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Not Your Average Joe's Arlington
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Sweet Potato Fries
a joe's classicmustard-marinated and panko crusted, pan-seared and served with seasonal veg and mashed potatoes; gluten-free version available
The staff was great! They added to our overall experience.
We have used NYAJ for go to family meals for a while now. I’m sure it is due to the pandemic and most likely staff turnover, but the food wasn’t quite as good as it has been on past visits. The service was wonderful as always. We like it enough that we’ll try again in the future.
Great neighborhood restaurant. It was unusually quiet, probably because our party of four was the only one inside the restaurant. People need to come back.
I am a regular customer because of the sustained quality of your offerings.
Great service. Great food. Have always enjoyed it here!!!
Recommend all of us when able and comfortable, to get back out there to help our local restaurants and businesses. We were the only diners there in Arlington that night and the staff was so nice and thrilled to see us. You can also get takeout there if you are not quite ready to dine in. The food was excellent and the wait staff so nice and appreciative of us being there.
The mustard crusted chicken is always tasty and they provide you with 3 pieces. The mashed potatoes are always good too.
It's hard to compare to past restaurant experiences in these COVID times, but aside from reduced crowds and noise, it made me feel like we're getting back to normal so I'd like to express my appreciation to Not Your Average Joe's for contributing to that.
Excellent, so glad the restaurant is finally open again for indoor dining. Staff was very attentive and meals were great.
Staff is very nice and helpful. Our waiter was friendly and attentive.
Delicious swordfish at a great price. All the food was fabulous.
Pleasant experience, will definitely return to Not Your Average Joes.
Janet is one of the best servers/bartenders at this place.
The seared tuna with wontons and cucumber was excellent. My friend loved the crunch salad with salmon substituted for chicken. The dressings on both salads were very flavorful. The service was prompt and friendly. Come back, friends. It's safe to dine out when all protocols are observed.
Janet was our server.. she was spot on!
A true asset to your company
Glad to see NYAJ's in Arlington Center has reopened. Service was excellent, good selections on the menu, excellent social distancing precautions. The food was great as usual.
Went for my birthday. Glad they are open and you can dine inside. Always have a good experience there.
Great to be back eating inside my favorite restaurant.
All the employees are working hard doing there best under the circumstances. They still smile, and say hello to me and the manager’s too.
Had great first experience in a while eating inside, Not Your Average Joe’s m nice seeing family, friendly faces, friends I have that work there, food was fast, and server, I finished my meal impossible burger with sweet potato fries.
Joe P, our server, made the evening extra special. The food was good and atmosphere made it easy for my friends and I to chat.
Never my favorite. Service extremely slow but waitress was friendly and attentive. Food average. Menu average.
Wonderful as always. Our waitress was amazing!
My husband chooses NYAJ for his birthday dinner every year. It's not fancy but it's comfortable, the food is good, the service is great, the drinks are tasty. What's not to like!
It was packed.
Quick service for the child’s meal, as requested. Service staff attentive though busy.
Requested seating Away from draft during reservation process was not honored when seated.
Great food, fast service. Server was disappointed in her tip and ask if she had done something wrong. A simple math error but embarrassing for all at the table.
The food is very good, and the value is quite reasonable! I like the fact that they take a reservation!
We had a great server, Joe! He quite entertaining! I was with my 98 year old mother! Sister in law and niece. We had a lot of laughs with him, and he did not rush us at all! Very enjoyable dinner!
Excellent meal and our server was top notch. Will be back again soon!
We are regulars here, and just were disappointed in the attention of our server, who disappeared for long stretches of time.
We have been regular customers at this location for years. Over time, the exceptional servers and management have moved on and it genuinely feels like they no longer care about their customers. While the food is still great, the last four times we have dined we have been served by Jackie, who is one of the remaining long term servers. She has always been slower and less aware of her customers, but the last few times have been progressively worse. My family dined here on my birthday, served by Jackie. She took a long time to acknowledge us. She walked off mid way through us ordering and didn’t return for 10mins. She never asked if we wanted drink refills, and we spent a large amount of time trying to waved her down to ask her for them. Much of her time was spent standing at the booth next to our’s talking to friends, often for 10-20mins at a time. She would periodically look over at us and her other tables, and ignore any attempt from any of us to wave her over. We had small children with us, and another family with young children were also in her section. Both of us were visibly irritated by this. It didn’t redirect her attention from her friends. She brought the bill before we were done and we had to ask for drink refills then. After being loyal customers for a long time, it may be time to find a new place to take our business
Tried something new-very tasty. Indulged in dessert--decadent. Our wait person was great. A favorite of a good friend and mine.
Valentines Day dinner
Came here on Valentine's Day night for dinner as it was convenient to an event we had in the area. Probably wouldn't have thought to come otherwise. We were pleasantly surprised. They had specials for Valentine's Day and the restaurant was nicely decorated with balloons. Service was great. Food was good. They surprised us with a little box of Valentine's chocolates with our bill. Nice touch! Will definitely return.
Wish you still had the half sandwich and soup at lunch.
Our waiter was exceptional-I always feel very welcome and special when he is there. His service is excellent and he is one reason I prefer the Arlington vs Burlington location.
Had dinner with extended family including 4 children. Service was good, menu had something for everyone. Food was ok and pricing was moderate. This is a nice place for larger parties.
What day do they do well.Nothing to write home about, but perfectly adequate. I appreciate their courage in posting the calorie counts.
Food and service were as we expected......excellent
Our waiter Tony was the best we’ve ever had! Patient, cordial, helpful and on point!!!
Good food reasonably priced. The wait staff could have been a bit more attentive. Overall a good experience
Not Your Average Joe's Arlington is rated 4.5 stars by 848 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.