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Not Your Average Joe's Arlington

4.5
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848 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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, rice bowls 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 848 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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DottieC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff was great! They added to our overall experience.

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CJfromAK
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

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.

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vipPeter
New England
71 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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.

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ManuelR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I am a regular customer because of the sustained quality of your offerings.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food. Have always enjoyed it here!!!

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Dalton47
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipFinefoodlover1
New England
22 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mustard crusted chicken is always tasty and they provide you with 3 pieces. The mashed potatoes are always good too.

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Terry
New England
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipPeter
New England
71 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent, so glad the restaurant is finally open again for indoor dining. Staff was very attentive and meals were great.

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vipannie
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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MichaelT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Janet is one of the best servers/bartenders at this place.

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Loulou
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

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RobynP
New England
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Janet was our server.. she was spot on!
A true asset to your company

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vipPeter
New England
71 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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JoJo
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my birthday. Glad they are open and you can dine inside. Always have a good experience there.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back eating inside my favorite restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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SandraA
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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.

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vipKimO
New England
87 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Never my favorite. Service extremely slow but waitress was friendly and attentive. Food average. Menu average.

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vipMojo
New England
19 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always. Our waitress was amazing!

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vipSomervilleoldtimer
New England
21 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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!

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vipAndrewD
New England
22 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was packed.

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SusanL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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Dohdon2
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

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.

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AnneMarie
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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!

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viplocallady
New England
20 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and our server was top notch. Will be back again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

We are regulars here, and just were disappointed in the attention of our server, who disappeared for long stretches of time.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

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

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SharonS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried something new-very tasty. Indulged in dessert--decadent. Our wait person was great. A favorite of a good friend and mine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day dinner

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mabiobabe
New England
33 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipJackF
New England
21 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wish you still had the half sandwich and soup at lunch.

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Rangreen
New England
27 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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Johnny
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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madrikh
New England
31 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

What day do they do well.Nothing to write home about, but perfectly adequate. I appreciate their courage in posting the calorie counts.

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westmedforddiners
New England
14 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were as we expected......excellent

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JeanmarieM
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our waiter Tony was the best we’ve ever had! Patient, cordial, helpful and on point!!!

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Hudman
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food reasonably priced. The wait staff could have been a bit more attentive. Overall a good experience

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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.

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