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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

3.9

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (17)
Great for Lunch (15)
Comfort Food (14)
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Kid-friendly (11)
Good for a Date (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Fun (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Great Beer (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Healthy (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Business Meals (4)
Cozy (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Romantic (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Authentic (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Seasonal (2)
Spicy (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Worth the Drive (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Waterfront (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 20, 2017

We shared the chicken dumpling appetizer and the ahi tuna dinner entree. The dumplings were delicious but for us the ginger/soy sauce was overly pungent, and we like spicy food. The ahi tuna was cooked to our specs, the accompanying potatoes were excellent but the asparagus were apparently grilled for only a few seconds because they were raw. Friendly and efficient service. This is one of our neighborhood go-to restaurants, and we'll always return, but this time it was a little disappointing.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 18, 2017

I'll start of by saying that we always enjoy coming to this location where we are always greeted with a smile b y lovely manager Lauren. This time we brought friends from out of state who loved everything - the food, the atmosphere and especially the AMAZING service provided by our server Nick. He reminded me of a server who used to work in Medford for many years before they closed that location. I wish I could remember his name but he was older with a shaved head and goatee.
Anyway, we will be back and we will definitely ask for Nick as our server.

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, People Watching, Kid-friendly, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Great Location - Good Menu - Very Good Service - needs to spice up the cocktail selection

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Food is always great. Noise level is better if you sit in the bar area. Otherwise, very loud.

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 30, 2017

We enjoyed our meal and the excellent service provided by server Jackie. She was right on top of things and we had a wonderful meal and will be back soon!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Great as always! We love NYAJs and go back often. We've never had a poor meal. It's consistently good.

Tags: Seasonal, Happy Hour, Tapas, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 28, 2017

We had a great meal celebrating a graduation of our son who is moving on to College in September.

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Fun celebratory dinner for graduation. Great vibe. Nice staff, especially our friendly and outgoing waitress. Good service and consistently delicious food. Was served a scrumptious Cosmo straight away that really hit the spot! The summer scallop dish and the enchiladas were particularly good. One of our favorite restaurants and nice night to walk around downtown Arlington and people watch while eating ice cream down the street at the Chilly Cow!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on June 19, 2017

I appreciate the fact that the chef is willing to accommodate any modifications requested to the stated menu. Extremely accommodating to dietary needs/wants.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Wonderful as always! My favorite neighborhood place.

Tags: Tapas, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Casual, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Delicious & a little adventurous - as always. We like Not Your Average Joe's for special occasions and will definitely keep coming back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Had Sunday brunch there for the first time. The eggs benedict I had were delicious, but the brioche French toast my wife had was unbelievable. I was very jealous and will make the trip back some Sunday soon to get my own.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Dead fly on window sill; had to wait for waster refills; coffee spilled all over cups.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 31, 2017

We most certainly enjoyed our visit and our meal. Manager Sam was most helpful but sorry that we had just missed Lauren, the lovely GM.
We'll be back soon

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 (New England)·Dined on May 29, 2017

Our entire meal lasted 2 hours due to an inattentive waitress. Also, the portions always seem smaller here that at other locations. I always regret coming to this location despite being closest to my house...I always try to get it another shot and it is never worth it. My suggestion is go to the Burlington location instead, you will be much happier!

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 (New England)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Always great. I wish Newburyport was still open, but this is as good. Thanks again!!

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 (New England)·Dined on May 20, 2017

The food was very good. I enjoyed my gin and tonic, but my friend did not care for her margarita. The noise level was very high at the end of our meal, because the fire alarm went off.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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