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About Not Your Average Joe's Arlington

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.

645 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA 02476
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Global, International

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

Cross Street:
Pleasant Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(781) 643-1666

Website:
http://www.notyouraveragejoes.com/locations/massachusetts/arlington/

Catering:
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!

Parking Details:
Street parking is available, as well as a metered lot behind the building.

Public Transit:
Mass Transit Bus: 67, 77, 79, and 350.

Alewife Red Line Station

Executive Chef:
Jorge Lopez

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!

Private Party Contact:
Lauren Dexter: (888) 918-4223

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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Not Your Average Joe's Arlington Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (28)
Great for Lunch (17)
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Kid-friendly (15)
Quick Bite (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Fun (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Healthy (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Great Beer (7)
Business Meals (6)
Seasonal (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Authentic (4)
Cozy (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Live Sports (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
People Watching (3)
Romantic (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Spicy (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Disabled Access, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Loved the pesto/pecan salmon. The Brussels sprouts were fabulous...so 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.

Tags: Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on December 22, 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

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Great Beer, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on December 19, 2017

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

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quick Bite, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (New England)·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.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great for kids

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·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!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Quick Bite, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Nice waitress nice experience

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 (New England)·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

Tags: Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Live Sports
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vip
 (New England)·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!

Tags: Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on November 21, 2017

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

Tags: Bar Seating, Live Sports, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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·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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Fun, Live Sports, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Good Food Good drinks reasonable prices good selection

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·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.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We always enjoy both eating in and take-out from NYAJ's. Dependable and lots of choice.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Family visiting and needed late night meal. Smooth reservations, timely seating, short reasonable wit for food, upbeat friendly staff, creative delicious food with special touches, wide variety of food and wine offerings. Something for EVERY taste and diet. Kudos to your restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Spicy, Casual, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Tried the new almond pesto salmon dish. The salmon was cooked perfectly. Great service.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This trip to Joe's was disappointing. I feel like other popular restaurants they start out great then over the years the quality starts to go downhill.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Food is just ok but it a good place for kids especially if you are lucky enough to have a booth by the window. Waitstaff are friendly.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Quick Bite, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great food, good price, generally fast service- and really family friendly!

Tags: Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Jackie is a fantastic server! You won't get any better. The food at NYAJs is always consistently good. They are creative too for a chain restaurant. NYAJs Arlington is sort of like Cheers for us. We go often and everyone knows our name.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Everything was excellent!!!!!!
Maybe the AC could have been turn down a little, it’s was kind of cold.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Excellent food, awesome bread, great service and nice table by the window

Tags: Great Beer, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Wonderful service - very friendly waitress who accommodated all of our party's special requests with a smile.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Frenetic server. In constant motion confusing activity with results. Had to to reminded multiple times to clear the table.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Had their Octoberfest specials. Excellent. Busy night but service was excellent. Best bread with evoo/garlic cheese dip anywhere!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 5, 2017

This was a going-away lunch for a friend. The food was good, and served promptly. What really impressed me was the service. Of the seven of us, I arrived 20 minutes late, and one of the guests had gotten up and left for about 20 minutes. Also, the restaurant was full and fairly noisy. Nevertheless, everything was taken care of. Orders were taken quickly, the food arrived promptly, and everyone got what they ordered with no mistakes! Incredibly, the waitress maintained a cheerful attitude the whole time, despite the confusion.

Tags: Disabled Access, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 3, 2017

this restaurant is tremendous for its selection and service. Waitstaff are pleasant and very knowledgeable.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

We were meeting family we had not seen in awhile and this was a convenient mid-way location for both parties. NYAJ is one of the few restaurants we go to because they are willing to accommodate special requests and because of their new "Simply Grilled" options that provide a tasty protein without added sodium or fat.

This would not be my preferred location only because of the distance to my home, which is closer to the Peabody location.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

This visit was extremely rushed. We hadn't even sat down and they had they were bringing the bread to the table. We hadn't even finished our appetizer when they brought our dinner. I would prefer finishing the appetizer before eating my dinner. Next time I will wait to order my dinner so that it does not come at the same time.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We go to Not Your Average Joe's when we simply want a night out. The food is always good, service is usually great!!

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Food was good. Service was very slow, and it was not even busy when we dined.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 30, 2017

We always enjoy NYAJ's in the Massachusetts/RI area. The complimentary bread and garlic/cheese dipping oil is incredible. The menu is interesting with unusual ingredient combinations and seasonal options. The Ahi Tuna won ton appetizer makes a great meal! And is half price during happy hour. We have had season selections that were amazing. Check them out.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Casual, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 26, 2017

They offer a dynamic, eclectic menu of delicious foods. They draw from a variety of ethnic influences. My go to dishes are the enchiladas and salmon. Last time I had the gouda infused meatloaf and it was delicious. The Nacho Average Nachos were surprisingly delicious.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Always good food. Always good service.
Wish it was a bit quieter.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Great bread served to table. Food ( Waldorf salads ) was fresh and well prepared with warm, tender chicken.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 11, 2017

The Fruit de Mar was MUCH TOO SALTY!!! The gluten free pasta was nice, not over cooked, the seafood was tasty but the broth was much too SALTY. Would have been nice if there were more spinach and tomato. The manager did take the entree off the bill for me. The Raspberry Mojito was very good!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 8, 2017

The food here is not as good as it used to be

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