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Not Your Average Joe's Arlington

608 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Casual (25)
  • Good for Groups (12)
  • Comfort Food (11)
Not Your Average Joe's Kitchen & Bar offers a menu inspired by American cuisine. Its menu is stylish, contemporary and includes fresh oysters, gourmet pizzas, tacos and a variety of burgers. During a daily Happy Hour at Not Your Average Joe's Kitchen & Bar, diners can also enjoy both drink and appetizer specials.

Not Your Average Joe's Alrington is located in the heart of Arlington Center right on Massachusetts Avenue. We're surrounded by attractions like the Capitol Theatre, the Cyrus Dallin Art Museum, Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington Children's Theater, or Arlington Fox Branch Library. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy Spy Pond Park or the Minuteman Trail. Local hotel accomodations include the Homewood Suites by Hilton Cambridge-Arlington, and the enVision Hotel Boston-Everett.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Global, International
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Hours of operation
Sunday 11:30a 9:00p
Monday 11:30a 9:00p
Tuesday 11:30a 10:00p
Wednesday 11:30a 10:00p
Thursday 11:30a 10:00p
Friday 11:30a 10:30p
Saturday 11:30a 10:30p
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Phone number
(781) 643-1666
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jorge Lopez
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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 - Arlington 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
Lauren Dexter: (888) 918-4223
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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
Pleasant Street
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Parking details
Street parking is available, as well as a metered lot behind the building.
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Public transit
Mass Transit Bus: 67, 77, 79, and 350.

Alewife Red Line Station
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Special events & promotions
We host all different events for the Arlington 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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Gift Card
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 608 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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foodie4ever (New England)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Joe's has been a fixture in Arlington Center for several years and it continues to offer tasty American fare at very reasonable prices. There was a slight mix-up on my order but it really didn't cause any problem. The server and the manager both came to my table and apologized. They also made an adjustment on my bill which they really didn't have to do. They fully deserve the five-star rating I gave them. I'll definitely go back again, and soon.

KathyD (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Local restaurant in town.
Convenient to bus line and stores.

vipCaroliso (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Thank you NYAJ's for my annual birthday coupon. I went on the spur of the moment to the Arlington MA spot with a friend and we were not disappointed. I had a margarita and the chicken enchiladas, which were delish and generously portioned. My pal had the raw tuna appetizer which she loved, and a white pizza with spinach which was yummy. The waitperson was a delight and let us take our time -- was happy to keep coming back until we were ready to order. We split a key lime pie dessert and it was tasty and HUGE. Will be back!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Very good, except the waiter he did not come to our table very often

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Prompt seating. Waitress was cordial and kept our water glasses full. Food was very good and timely as it was NY Eve and we had a show to get to. So overall everything was just fine.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

For value and food I would usually put 4 stars. However two dishes were served cold this time. They were quickly reheated and money knocked off the bill but this really shouldn't happen.

vipdiner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Loved the pesto/pecan salmon. The Brussels sprouts were happy to have that choice available with several other vegetable sides. They were incredibly busy, so host helped to clear tables to shorten the wait for those in line. He and waitress were very friendly and professional.

vipJimmieTimmy (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

Once again, we had excellent service and the food was amazing. Love the seasonal specials! We will definitely be back again real soon.
Great to see managers Lauren and Sam as always

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

We enjoy the broad range of menu options. Great casual dining with friendly, attentive service.

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

Great for kids

edcmacd (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

Noisy, busy food was very tasty but meat was cool when it arrived st the table. Not enough time to reorder. Disappointed.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

Went for lunch to celebrate my granddaughter's birthday and the staff could not have been more welcoming! Our waitress Zoe was especially wonderful and everyone there had left messages and signed a card for my granddaughter, who was thrilled. Several of them brought out her complimentary dessert and sang to her. Good food as well. All in all, a memorable experience. Now we all want to come back here for our birthdays!

Lanie (New England)
3.0  Dined on December 7, 2017

Nice waitress nice experience

David (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 6, 2017

On a previous visit a week before, two of us shared two appetizers, chic.pot stickers & crab cakes. Both were disappointing and unappetizing. We would not order them again or recommend them. Other than that the food is generally very dependable with a good selection

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

We go new often. Convenient and reliable.Menu gets updated frequently and this visit the special was great. From hostesss to busin, including bar staff and our wonderful waitrwss, the service was great.

vipAverageArlington (New England)
3.0  Dined on November 22, 2017

NYAJ Arlington again disappoints. We sat at a high-top in the bar area, but the clueless bartender ignored us. After 25 mins I got her attention and she acted confused as to why no one was waiting on us. We ordered several "Happy Hour" half-priced appetizers and a beer. After another 20 minutes or so, we finally got apps, but were never offered the focaccia NYAJs if known for. The apps were good, but the tuna wontons were not as good as ones I've had at other NYAJ's - both smaller and not enough wasabi sauce. Prices have gone up, so half-priced apps are a good deal, but not the amazing deal they used to be. We ordered the updated "Rosemary Skewered Sea Scallops" for dinner. At $25, its good that you now get 9 or 10 scallops. However, these were the SMALLEST SEA SCALLOPS I've every been served.(Scallops were much bigger at the NYAJ Waltham location!) They even skimped on the rosemary; providing two small spring ends instead of a full skewer as described. Again we were NOT OFFERED BREAD. This was a real lack of service from the bartender. Don't know if she's new or just inattentive. We tipped on the full price of everything but really should not have!! I continue to prefer the Not Your Average Joe's Waltham or even the Watertown location. We miss the NYAJ's Medford location!

bd2438 (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 21, 2017

The food and the service were great! The menu changes seasonally so there is always something new to try!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 19, 2017

NYAJ is a comfortable, consistent place for a casual family dinner. We often see local friends there. The bread and dip at the table are amazing, better than competitors. Meals are always delicious, flavorful. At times it can be noisy because of the bar & TV, but most of the time that's not been a problem.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

Good Food Good drinks reasonable prices good selection

DLDL (New England)
2.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

We had to wait 20 minutes in a huge crowd outdoors even though we had a reservation. Server was extraordinarily rushed and, though not rude, brusque to the point of rudeness. Would not return on a weekend. Weekday experiences have been much better.