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Not Your Average Joe's Arlington

607 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Casual (23)
  • Good for Groups (11)
  • Neighborhood Gem (10)
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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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 607 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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bostonfolks (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 10, 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.

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on November 8, 2017

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

Delighted (New England)
2.0  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.

vipEatsoutoften (New England)
3.0  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.

IMRIV (New England)
4.0  Dined on October 27, 2017

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

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  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.

MargieL (New England)
5.0  Dined on October 19, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on October 15, 2017

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

ChuckP (New England)
5.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
3.0  Dined on October 12, 2017

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

oldnwise (New England)
5.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  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.

viptoyo52mk (New England)
5.0  Dined on October 3, 2017

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

Mimi (New England)
4.0  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.

Delighted (New England)
3.0  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.

vipNewcomer (New England)
4.0  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!!

mea1 (New England)
3.0  Dined on September 5, 2017

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

Shelly (Denver)
3.0  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.

vipJimK7 (New England)
4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on August 14, 2017

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