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Not Your Average Joe's Acton

1035 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Comfort Food
From our famous focaccia and dipping oil, to our legendary pizza, salads, and sandwiches, we offer something for everyone at Not Your Average Joe's. Come in for fan favorites like our Mustard Crusted Chicken or Steak Tips, stay for the extended list of wines, craft beer, and crafted cocktails. We serve an extensive gluten free menu, happy hour, weekend brunch, and have full-service lunch and dinner 7 days a week in the dining room or bar area.

Not Your Average Joe's Acton is a family-style restaurant that offers a bar area, main dining room, and wide array of seating options from high tops to booths to community tables. Conveniently located near the Acton Bowladrome & Arcade and Roche Brothers Acton, there are places to shop and play for the whole family nearby. For lovers of the outdoors, stop in to see us after an afternoon at the Acton Arboretum, Great Hill Recreation Area, Nashoba Brook, or a wide variety of other nearby parks and conservation lands.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American, Dining Bar, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Sunday 11:30a 9:30p
Monday 11:30a 10:00p
Tuesday 11:30a 10:00p
Wednesday 11:30a 10:00p
Thursday 11:30a 10:00p
Friday 11:30a 11:00p
Saturday 11:30a 11:00p
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Phone number
(978) 635-0101
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
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Private party facilities
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Not Your Average Joe's - Acton can accommodate all of your special event needs. Choose from three different Prix Fixe lunch and dinner menus, or order à La Carte!
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Private party contact
Gregg Whiting: (855) 781-0580
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We over our XL Style Party menu for large orders for the office, team, or whole family! Visit us online to see all of our menus, including our Party Menu!
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Cross street
Massachusetts Avenue
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Parking details
We have a public lot conveniently located right outside our building.
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Special events & promotions
We host all different events for the Peabody community! Happy hours? Check. Baby shower? Done. Engagement party? You got it! Give us a call, and let us know what you're looking for, and we'll figure out how we can help. We offer catering, are great for birthdays, and have a host of allergy-friendly options for anyone in your group.

We also host our own special events throughout the year as well! From wine dinners to fundraisers, beer dinners to brunches, we have it all. Check back on our website event page or on here to stay up to date on all of our upcoming special events!
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1035 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.2  based on recent ratings
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FlyingScotsman09 (New England)
2.0  Dined 5 days ago

Food was not particularly interesting. Very limited vegetarian options. My wife had a badly upset stomach afterwards which we think might have been due to the lukewarm veggie burger. She called the manager next day and received only the response "All our food is prepared fresh". Service was very pleasant. Pricing rather high for the standard of food.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Always good food and good service. Ambiance leaves something to be desired and noise level is often higher than I like but neither is troublesome enough to make us stay home.

ESundy (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

My girlfriend and I took a long break from NYAJ. The last time we dined here we waited forever for service after our long wait things we wanted were not available, tonight was the polar opposite. Service was lightning quick, food and drinks came out quickly. We are firmly back on the NYAJ train.

OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Valentine’s Day

Kimberly (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Good gluten free options. They have gluten free bread for dipping in oil as well as gluten free bread crumbs on top of fish.

Debra (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I've been to this restaurant many times; every time it was fabulous. This time, however, the Waldorf salad left me totally unimpressed.

My soup was fantastic. The rest of the meal, excellent. The salad was a dud. No color, just a lot of lettuce and a few chunks of granny smith apples.

Nevertheless, I'll be back because my experiences have always been been very posttive.

Ambience is usually good, but the staff spent a lot of time cleaning up a cnadle that was dropped on the booth chair. Lots of 'goo removal' was being sprayed so I covered my wine, salad and meal.

Debra Neville

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Good food. Fast service that was attentive. Always reliable.

George (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

The food and service were both very good. The atmosphere was not. There was a very loud table nearby. They were yelling across the restaurant to another table celebrating a birthday. When we asked to be moved to a quieter section our server found us another seat. However, I would have expected the manager to ask the group to quiet down or acknowledge to the other diners that that's not the atmosphere that NYAJ's is happy with.

Monah (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

A great local restaurant - tasty drinks, delicious food and the bread & dip is to die for! A nice place to treat yourself to a nice night out!

GeorgieGirl66 (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

The food and drinks were great. The service from our waitress Julia was excellent! There were 7 of us and she kept an eye on the table at all times to make sure everyone had what they needed.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Overall a great experience. Our waitress proactively ensured that we were taken care of with the delay of our appetizer.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

The Herb Crusted Haddock was very good - always dependable. FF’s were soggy, Herb Carrots didn’t seem fully cooked and were tasteless – won’t order those again. The lemon tart was just average – still miss the Molten Chocolate Cake with sauce and berries. Otherwise good family restaurant.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

steak was tough (wedge steak salad) and meal overpriced

Guy5702 (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

We've dined at this restaurant many times and always had a delicious meal. This time both of us had the same dish, the mustard crusted chicken, and it was delicious. I am very disappointed that you have discontinued the onion strings as a side dish. Big mistake.

KellyC (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

The service was fabulous. Really the servers and a manger were terrific. The food was pretty horrible except the bread and my daughters burger.