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Not Your Average Joe's Gaithersburg

3.9
3.9
1889 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

From our famous focaccia and dipping oil, to our legendary pizza, salads, and sandwiches, we offer something for everyone at Not Your Average Joe's. Come in for fan favorites like our Mustard Crusted Chicken or Steak Tips, stay for the extended list of wines, craft beer, and crafted cocktails. We serve an extensive gluten free menu, and have full-service lunch and dinner 6 days a week in the dining room or bar area.

Not Your Average Joe's in Gaithersburg is a family-style restaurant that offers a sports bar area as well as a main dining room. Our restaurant sits in the beautiful Kentlands Square, minutes from Seneca Creek State Park and Eisenhower Memorial Highway (I-270). Enjoy dinner with us, and a movie at Paragon Theaters, or shop at Whole Foods Gaithersburg, and grab a bite after. The options are endless in the neighborhood - and on the menu!



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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Dining Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 11:30 am–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (240) 477-1040

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jesse Williams

  • Catering

    We over our XL Style Party menu for large orders for the office, team, or whole family! Visit us online at nyaj.com/locations/maryland/gaithersburg/#/menu/ to see all of our menus, including our Party Menu!

  • Private party facilities

    We've hosted private parties of all types for the Gaithersburg community! From engagement and retirement parties to birthdays and business happy hours, we do it all. Call us at (240) 477-1040 to discuss options for your group.

  • Private party contact

    Jean Pierre Chaviano: (844) 244-4248

  • Neighborhood

    Gaithersburg

  • Cross street

    Booth Street

  • Parking details

    Parking in the Kentlands features free, public lots, including one right outside our door!

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Popular dishes

Menu

Warm Ups

  • Buffalo Caribbean Chicken Tenders$14.25

    hand-breaded and tossed with our addictive mango-buffalo bbq sauce, with pineapple-jalapeño salsa and blue cheese dressing

    • Sheet Pan Nachos$13.95

      crispy nachos with roasted chicken, smothered with creamy queso, pico de gallo, shredded lettuce, jalapeños and chipotle crema

      • Chicken Dumplings$10.95

        joe's take on pot stickers, bursting with flavor in a citrus soy sauce

        • Cheese Steak Egg Rolls$14.25

          thinly sliced sirloin, caramelized onions and cheese in a crispy egg roll wrapper with spicy mustard

          • Ahi Tuna Wontons*$17.50

            choose from chili-spiced crispy wontons or chilled cucumbers, topped with rare-seared sesame-crusted tuna, sweet soy glaze, pickled ginger and wasabi aioli

            • Crispy Bang Bang Shrimp$15.00

              lightly fried and battered over seaweed salad with toasted sesame seeds and sriracha aioli

              • Sweet & Spicy Cauliflower Bites$10.95

                fried to a crispy perfection with blue cheese dipping sauce

                • NYAJ Crab Cake

                  4oz maryland style cake with grilled corn relish and lemon aioli

                  • Market Price

                Soups & Salads

                House-made dressings: balsamic vinaigrette, santa fe ranch, champagne vinaigrette, creamy sherry vinaigrette, orange-sesame, buttermilk ranch, blue cheese

                • New England Clam Chowder

                  rich and creamy with bacon and potatoes

                  • Cup$7.75
                  • Bowl$9.75
                • Tomato Basil Soup

                  our ever-so-popular creamy tomato soup

                  • Cup$7.75
                  • Bowl$9.75
                • Joe's House$9.75

                  mixed greens, cucumbers, red onion, tomatoes, carrots, house-made focaccia croutons, choice of dressing

                  • Classic Caesar$11.50

                    crisp hearts of romaine tossed in lemon-garlic dressing with house-made focaccia croutons and shaved romano cheese

                    • Ahi Tuna*$24.00

                      seared rare with black pepper & toasted sesame seeds and drizzled with a sweet soy glaze, over mixed greens, arugula, seaweed salad, cucumbers, scallions, pickled ginger and diced mango in an orange-sesame vinaigrette

                      • Strawberry Fields$16.50

                        warmed almond-crusted goat cheese over baby kale, arugula, grape tomatoes, strawberries and candied pecans, tossed in champagne vinaigrette

                        • Classic Chicken Caesar$16.50

                          crisp hearts of romaine with house-made focaccia croutons and shaved romano cheese, tossed in lemon-garlic dressing, topped with grilled chicken

                          • Crispy Southwest Chicken$17.50

                            romaine, mixed greens, grilled corn, shredded cheese, black beans and avocado tossed in creamy santa fe ranch, topped with crispy chicken tenders, pico de gallo and tortilla strips

                            • Waldorf$17.50

                              chopped romaine tossed with grilled chicken, dried cranberries, granny smith apples, grapes, candied pecans and smoked mozzarella with creamy sherry vinaigrette

                              • Super Crunch$17.50

                                chopped salad with grilled chicken, quinoa, apples, pistachios, avocado, spinach, oranges, cukes, mint, cilantro and orange-sesame dressing

                                • Cobb$17.50

                                  grilled chicken, crumbled blue cheese, grilled corn, avocado, bacon, tomatoes, romaine, arugula and hard-boiled egg with blue cheese dressing

                                  Pizzas

                                  We hand-form the dough, top it, bake it and brush it with our roasted garlic oil

                                  • Classic Cheese

                                    mozzarella and crushed plum tomato sauce

                                    • Small$10.00
                                    • Large$15.00
                                  • The Margherita

                                    fresh mozzarella, torn basil and rustic tomato sauce

                                    • Small$13.00
                                    • Large$18.00
                                  • Buffalo Chicken

                                    crispy chicken tenders tossed in our mango-buffalo bbq sauce with mozzarella, scallions and blue cheese dressing

                                    • Small$14.00
                                    • Large$19.00
                                  • White Pizza

                                    ricotta, mozzarella and grated romano cheeses with whole roasted garlic cloves

                                    • Small$13.00
                                    • Large$18.00
                                  • Shrimp Scampi

                                    garlic shrimp, diced tomatoes and mozzarella, sprinkled with our famous romano-red pepper cheese

                                    • Small$15.00
                                    • Large$20.00
                                  • The Mediterranean

                                    herb pesto, spinach, feta, roasted red peppers, kalamata olives, banana peppers and mozzarella cheese

                                    • Small$13.00
                                    • Large$18.00
                                  • Build Your Own Pie

                                    Start with classic cheese + add your favorite toppings. Toppings (Small +$1 / Large +$2): extra cheese, ricotta, blue cheese crumbles, feta, fresh mozzarella, pineapples, broccoli, banana peppers, fresh arugula, fresh basil, fresh spinach, minced garlic, red onions, white onions, kalamata olives, pesto, crimini mushrooms, sliced tomatoes, green peppers, roasted red peppers. Toppings (Small +$1.50 / Large +$3): italian sausage, prosciutto, meatballs, pepperoni, bacon, roasted chicken, bbq chicken

                                    • Small$10.00
                                    • Large$15.00

                                  Burgers & More

                                  substitute sweet potato fries +$1 | substitute mixed greens, house or caesar +$2.95

                                  • The Burger*$14.50

                                    Our classic burger on a martin's potato roll with joe's special sauce, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles and fries. Add your favorite burger toppings: $1 american cheese, white cheddar, blue cheese, pepper jack, fried egg, roasted mushrooms, caramelized onions; $2 avocado, crispy bacon, bbq pulled pork

                                    • Smokey Joe Burger*$16.95

                                      our classic burger with melted pepper jack, smothered with shredded bbq pork on a martin's potato roll with lettuce, tomato and pickles, topped with crispy onion strings served with fries and house slaw

                                      • "Impossible" Caprese Burger$16.95

                                        plant based burger topped with arugula, fresh mozzarella and roasted tomatoes on a martin's potato roll with fries

                                        • BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich$15.95

                                          tangy shredded pork on a martin's potato roll topped with crispy onion strings and pickles, served with fries

                                          • Mustard-Crusted Chicken BLT$15.75

                                            mustard-marinated and panko crusted with country bacon, lettuce, tomato and lemon aioli on toasted ciabatta with fries and house slaw

                                            • Chicken Caprese$15.95

                                              grilled chicken with melted fresh mozzarella, marinated tomatoes, pesto aioli and arugula on toasted ciabatta with fries or vegetarian style with extra cheese and tomatoes

                                              • Turkey Avocado Club$16.25

                                                house-roasted turkey, avocado and country bacon with lettuce, tomato and mayo on toasted multigrain bread with fries

                                                • Grilled Cheese & Tomato Basil Soup$12.95

                                                  ooey gooey cheese on toasted multigrain bread with our creamy tomato soup

                                                  It's a Wrap

                                                  Served in our freshly baked wrap with french fries. Substitute sweet potato fries +$1. Substitute mixed greens, house or caesar +$2.95

                                                  • Chicken Caesar$16.95

                                                    grilled chicken, romaine lettuce and shaved romano in our lemon caesar dressing

                                                    • The Veggie Special$16.00

                                                      warmed goat cheese, baby spinach, roasted vegetable mix and pesto mayo

                                                      Mains

                                                      add small joe's house, classic caesar or mixed greens with any main dish +$2.95

                                                        Joe's Favorites

                                                        • Mustard-Crusted Chicken$17.95

                                                          We hand-bread it, pan-sear it and let the flavor speak for itself. Mustard-marinated and panko crusted, with seasonal veg and mashed potatoes

                                                          • Sirloin Tips*$28.95

                                                            marinated, grilled and served over mashed potatoes, sautéed spinach, pickled red onions and balsamic glaze

                                                            • Herb-Crusted Haddock$25.95

                                                              baked to perfection, served with mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli

                                                              • BBQ Meatloaf$18.50

                                                                grilled meatloaf made with beef, pork, smoked mozzarella, veggies and herbs, with a tangy bbq gravy, mashed potatoes and seasonal veg, topped with crispy onion strings

                                                                • Beer Battered Fish & Chips$19.95

                                                                  fried to crispy perfection, served with french fries, tartar sauce and coleslaw

                                                                  • Chef Bryan's Jambalaya$21.95

                                                                    packed with flavor! chicken, shrimp, andouille sausage and veggies simmered in a cajun broth with seasoned rice

                                                                    • Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes

                                                                      two 4oz pan-seared maryland style crab cakes with old bay potato wedges, simple green salad and lemon aioli

                                                                      • Market Price
                                                                    • Oven-Roasted Cauliflower Steak$20.95

                                                                      roasted and grilled, served with quinoa rice and a mediterranean salad of red peppers, feta cheese and baby arugula with garlic tzatziki

                                                                      Bowls

                                                                      • Teriyaki Glazed Salmon*$26.95

                                                                        grilled atlantic salmon with citrus teriyaki glaze, sprinkled with sesame seeds over pineapple fried rice or simply prepared with seasonal veg and quinoa rice

                                                                        • Chicken & Shrimp Rice Bowl$21.95

                                                                          stir fried veggies tossed in a soy-ginger-garlic sauce over rice with mushrooms, mango, avocado, broccoli and toasted sesame seeds

                                                                          • Ahi Tuna Poké Bowl*$22.95

                                                                            diced ahi tuna in a citrus ponzu with avocado, quinoa, brown rice, mushrooms, fresh veggies, pickled ginger & toasted sesame seeds, drizzled with sriracha aioli and topped with crispy wonton straws

                                                                            Pastas

                                                                            • Twisted Pulled Pork Mac & Cheese$16.95

                                                                              tender shredded pork tossed in tangy bbq sauce over creamy pepper jack mac 'n cheese, sprinkled with toasted focaccia crumbs

                                                                              • Penne alla Vodka$18.95

                                                                                simply delicious in a light tomato cream sauce with prosciutto, basil, arugula, roasted red peppers and shaved romano cheese

                                                                                • Chicken Piccata$20.95

                                                                                  lightly breaded and pan-seared in a lemony cream sauce with linguini and capers

                                                                                  • Chicken Parmesan$20.95

                                                                                    romano-crusted chicken, pan-seared and topped with melted mozzarella over linguini with house-made tomato sauce

                                                                                    Sides

                                                                                    • French Fries$5.00

                                                                                      • Sweet Potato Fries$6.00

                                                                                        • Jasmine Rice Pilaf$5.00

                                                                                          • Mashed Potatoes$5.00

                                                                                            • Sautéed Spinach$5.00

                                                                                              • Seasonal Veg$5.00

                                                                                                Desserts

                                                                                                • Peanut Butter Thing$10.75

                                                                                                  our legendary concoction of peanut butter and chocolate chunks in vanilla ice cream, rolled in oreo crumbs, topped with whipped cream and drizzled with hot chocolate and caramel sauces

                                                                                                  • Carrot Cake$10.00

                                                                                                    with cream cheese icing and caramel drizzle

                                                                                                    • Chocolate Mousse Cake$10.00

                                                                                                      a dreamy dessert for your inner chocoholic, rich chocolate cake layered with white and milk chocolate mousse

                                                                                                      • Joe's Key Lime Pie$10.00

                                                                                                        joe's grandma's recipe, classically prepared with graham cracker crust, strawberry sauce and fresh whipped cream

                                                                                                        Kids

                                                                                                        Designed for 12 & under. All kid's selections are served with a bottomless fountain beverage and an ice cream cup

                                                                                                        • Chicken Tenders$8.50

                                                                                                          hand-breaded with choice of fries, fruit or veg

                                                                                                          • Mac & Cheese$8.50

                                                                                                            pasta in our creamy cheese sauce

                                                                                                            • Cheeseburger*$8.50

                                                                                                              with american cheese, choice of fries, fruit or veg

                                                                                                              • Pizza$8.50

                                                                                                                our classic cheese pizza

                                                                                                                • Pasta$8.50

                                                                                                                  with butter or tomato sauce

                                                                                                                  • Pasta with Meatballs$9.50

                                                                                                                    pasta with mini meatballs and marinara

                                                                                                                    Bevs

                                                                                                                      Bottomless Drinks

                                                                                                                      $3.50

                                                                                                                      • Freshly Brewed Iced Tea

                                                                                                                        Fountain Soda

                                                                                                                        $3.50

                                                                                                                        • Coke

                                                                                                                          • Diet Coke

                                                                                                                            • Sprite

                                                                                                                              • Ginger Ale

                                                                                                                                • Orange

                                                                                                                                  • Coke Zero

                                                                                                                                    • Barqs Rootbeer

                                                                                                                                      Specialty Drinks

                                                                                                                                      • House-Made Lemonade$4.50

                                                                                                                                        regular, mango, strawberry, watermelon

                                                                                                                                        • Arnold Palmer$4.50

                                                                                                                                          freshly brewed iced tea and lemonade

                                                                                                                                          • Strawberry Lime Rickey$4.50

                                                                                                                                            lime juice, strawberry and soda water

                                                                                                                                            • Pomegranate Fizz$4.50

                                                                                                                                              all-natural pomegranate juice, oj and soda water

                                                                                                                                              • Bottled Soda$5.00

                                                                                                                                                root beer, orange cream

                                                                                                                                                Bottled Water

                                                                                                                                                • San Pellegrino Sparkling

                                                                                                                                                  • Small$5.00
                                                                                                                                                  • Large$7.00
                                                                                                                                                • Panna Still

                                                                                                                                                  • Small$5.00
                                                                                                                                                  • Large$7.00

                                                                                                                                                Hot Drinks

                                                                                                                                                • Cappuccino$4.50

                                                                                                                                                  espresso with steamed and frothed milk

                                                                                                                                                  • Espresso$3.50

                                                                                                                                                    the perfect pick-me-up

                                                                                                                                                    • Cup of Joe-Bottomless$3.50

                                                                                                                                                      freshly brewed lavazza - regular joe or decaf

                                                                                                                                                      • Tea$3.50

                                                                                                                                                        an assortment of teas

                                                                                                                                                        • Hot Chocolate$4.50

                                                                                                                                                          with whipped cream & chocolate drizzle

                                                                                                                                                          Last updated: May 4, 2022

                                                                                                                                                          What 1,889 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                                                          3.9
                                                                                                                                                          3.9 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                                                          • 3.8Food
                                                                                                                                                          • 4Service
                                                                                                                                                          • 3.8Ambience
                                                                                                                                                          • 3.6Value

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                                                                                                                                                            Robin

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                            15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined today

                                                                                                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            Hostess was clearly doing other things & was bothered by having to check us in - we came in earlier than our reservation & wanted to have a drink in the bar while waiting for our friend. Bartender Kaitlyn was great!! Super knowledgeable & made great drinks. When our friend came went back to the hostess stand to ask if we could have a table in the bar….she was again busy making a table for a large group & ignored me. Finally someone else came up & helped us. Rating would have been a 5 if not for ether hostess , actually probably should have been a 3 overall, but we liked the bartender.

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                                                                                                                                                            RestaurantHaunter

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                            Excellent service and a nice spot for a date night.

                                                                                                                                                          3. FH

                                                                                                                                                            FrankHague

                                                                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                                                                            31 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            31 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                            Good place to grab a quick bite a reasonable price.

                                                                                                                                                          4. K

                                                                                                                                                            Kenny

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            17 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                                                            17 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall3food2service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                            Waitress was very thoughtful and attentive, even brought a separate cheese-less bread dipping sauce for my wife without our asking. I had the fish and chips, which were somewhat overcooked and quite “bready.” When I was done, my plate was filled with fried dough that contained no fish. This is a quality restaurant, and I’m sure they will do better next time.

                                                                                                                                                          5. BF

                                                                                                                                                            BarbaraF

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                            2.0

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall2food3service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                                            I miss the old menu.

                                                                                                                                                          6. OT

                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

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                                                                                                                                                            4.0

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                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 25, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall4food2service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            Waitress was wonderful. She was one of 2 working the entire restaurant. Chicken on salad was overcooked and dry.

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                                                                                                                                                            Gastronomy

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            13 reviews

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                                                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                                                            13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                            Food was expensive and disappointing.

                                                                                                                                                          8. C

                                                                                                                                                            Craigs

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            7 reviews

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                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            Ate outside and it was wonderful!!!

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                                                                                                                                                            MeganJ

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

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                                                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall3food2service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            Only the bread was worth returning for. The quality has gone down greatly. The pasta and pizza were very salty.

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                                                                                                                                                            Techsan68

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            176 reviews

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                                                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                                                            176 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall3food3service5ambience2

                                                                                                                                                            My visit was not my best dining experience. I had the Impossible Burger. It came without trimmings -- no tomato, no lettuce, etc. Not worth the premium price. The draft beer was good. The service was fast and attentive. The restaurant decor was pedestrian -- it reminded me of a museum cafeteria.

                                                                                                                                                          11. E

                                                                                                                                                            Enjoygoodfoodandservice

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                            2.0

                                                                                                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall2food1service2ambience2

                                                                                                                                                            Quite a limited menu and the food was just not that good. Not planning to go back.

                                                                                                                                                          12. OT

                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            7 reviews

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                                                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on March 25, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall3food2service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                            Not like previous visits. Inadequate menu, very limited and different than prior visits. Nice but slow service. For the price there are other better options.

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                                                                                                                                                            JamesM

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            1.0

                                                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall1food1service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                            Below Average Joe’s! I really wanted to enjoy this meal. Unfortunately the fundamentals just weren’t there. The disappointment begins as soon as you walk through the door as you are greeted with unpleasant smells. While difficult to describe it just smelled unclean. What did NOT greet you was a well staffed hostess stand. Walk into many other local restaurants (Bonefish, Coalfire, Outback, etc) and you are immediately greeted by one if not two smiling hostesses. At Joe’s the hostess seemed to be a manager who was absent. Back in the kitchen or busy managing something else. A properly staffed and managed restaurant knows the importance of not having a ‘jack of all and master on none’ trying to mismanage and disappoint. Next, the host asked us to wait while he insured our table was sanitized. Much appreciated. Except the table was sticky and didnt seem clean. My son informed me there was something sticky next to him in the booth. The table had a pronounced slope so the waitress cautioned us to be careful with our drinks so they don’t slide on the floor. She wasn’t kidding as throughout the meal we noted our glasses slipping towards the edge. Speaking of floor, there was a hunk of brick hard dried table bread under our table too. We went to the restrooms to wash ‘the sticky’ off my sons fingers and that was the end of any chance we would be returning. The bathroom was what I would expect from a downtown bar at 2am on a Saturday night. Smelly an unclean. It left you feeling as if the whole restaurant was dirty. The food itself might had been tolerable provided everything leading up to it wasn’t so repulsive. In real estate the 3 rules are location, location, location. In restaurants the 3 rules are presentation, presentation, presentation. The plating of the food was okay. But the restaurant itself did not present well. Smell, cleanliness, bathrooms, booth quality, the whole experience was bad. Overall the food was unremarkable. Waitress was superb!!!

                                                                                                                                                          14. OT

                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                            Portugal

                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            2.0

                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on March 19, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                            Found plastic in our salad

                                                                                                                                                          15. OT

                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                            1.0

                                                                                                                                                            10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on March 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall1food2service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                                            Sold out of all corned beef specials for St Patrick’s Day by 6:00 p.m. Out of Guinness, out of wine, out of fish. Poor, slow service—waited for check in excess of 20 minutes after asking for it multiple times and finally retrieved server from kitchen to pay it. We used to frequent NYAJ’s almost weekly for happy hour or as a family but feel that the quality, menu and service has declined steadily over the pandemic and not bounced back. Super disappointed we chose to go here for the holiday after a marketing email.

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                                                                                                                                                            Kaygeesie

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            1.0

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                                                                                                                                                            Dined on March 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall1food1service2ambience2

                                                                                                                                                            I am not one to write a bad review, however, our experience was not good. I made a reservation for St Patrick’s Day, we met another couple for dinner to celebrate, drink a Guinness and have a corned beef meal. My husband and I arrived first, we were greeted by a nice server, we told him we were waiting for another couple. We sat there waiting, hoping he would come back and ask us if we would like to order a drink while waiting, no, that didn’t happen. when our friends arrived, it was at least 10-15 mins before he came over ( restaurant was not busy) , ok we thought now we can order some drinks, we all asked for a Guinness , he politely looked at us and told us they were out of Guinness, seriously? Then he proceeded to tell us they were out of the corned beef dinners! Really? It’s St Patrick’s Day! So we left, it wasn’t the servers fault, he was a nice young man. Aside from all of that, the table was sticky and smelled like a dirty dish rag. We won’t be returning. I know that it’s still a tough time for restaurants, I just don’t understand what happened to that location, it use to be a place we looked forward to going to.

                                                                                                                                                          17. GG

                                                                                                                                                            GG55

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            22 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            2.0

                                                                                                                                                            22 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on February 26, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall2food5service5ambience1

                                                                                                                                                            Our server was fantastic and the food was really good as well, but their front door doesn't work and every time someone came in or out, we got an arctic blast. We did move a bit farther away and squished five of us to a table for 4 which made the temperature a bit better, but we still got cold blasts and it still was not a relaxing eating experience.

                                                                                                                                                          18. r

                                                                                                                                                            robis

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on February 26, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                            Everything was great except we ate in the outside area and it was cold. The heaters were on but I don't think they all were working correctly.

                                                                                                                                                          19. n

                                                                                                                                                            nicksim

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            100 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            100 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on February 20, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                            The food was first rate. Their New England Clam Chowder is as good as it gets, and my Tuna Poke' bowl was super. I think they're having trouble hiring wait staff because we did have to wait a bit. But, all in all, excellent.

                                                                                                                                                          20. OT

                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on February 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            It was a great time, good service, food was very good, nice vibe & not crowded

                                                                                                                                                          21. OT

                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on February 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                            The restaurant was called when we arrived. Our appetizer came out timely but we asked the server to take her time in placing our salad and dinner order. I think she did however the kitchen delivered both salad and main entrée simultaneously. We were under the assumption that they would be staggered.

                                                                                                                                                          22. DE

                                                                                                                                                            DavidE

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on February 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                            Elevated food in a casual atmosphere. Recommend it!

                                                                                                                                                          23. DP

                                                                                                                                                            DenoP

                                                                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            2.0

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on February 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall2food2service3ambience2

                                                                                                                                                            The room was cold. The cole slaw and green beans did not have much taste. The cocktails were full of ice with little drink. The price seemed a little high. Overall, not a great value. I expected more from a place in the Kentlands.

                                                                                                                                                          24. LK

                                                                                                                                                            LKP1

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                            2.0

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on February 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall2food2service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                            Food has gone downhill.

                                                                                                                                                          25. SP

                                                                                                                                                            SwatiP

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                            Good place and casual. Food was good. However, vegetarian options are extremely limited - no vegetarian/vegan appetizers and only one item on the menu for vegetarians. A bit pricey for the portion sizes. Good one time place for us.

                                                                                                                                                          26. ZB

                                                                                                                                                            ZachB22

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            36 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            36 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on February 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            Not Your Average Joes is a "go-to" spot when dining with my three teenage boys and a group of 6-8 people. The drink menu is great and the food menu is expansive. It also has a vibrant bar scene for when I'm not with my boys, complete with a number of TVs for watching sports. Although I haven't dined in their heated outdoor section, there are TVs there too, so I assume it's great for groups during sporting events.

                                                                                                                                                          27. TF

                                                                                                                                                            TomF

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on February 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                            NYAJ in Gaithersburg is usually a solid choice for us, and this visit lived up to expectations. Service was good, food was good and came out quickly. No complaints. It's been a while since we've been there, but we did note that the menu seems simplified with less choices overall. We easily found something we both wanted, so more of an observation vs a complaint.

                                                                                                                                                          28. RJ

                                                                                                                                                            RichardJ

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            29 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                            29 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on January 30, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                            Joe’s is still a good option, but with the smaller menu and without the good crowd vibes, it’s just not as much fun right now. The Buffalo Chicken pizza was great and so was my Maple Old Fashioned. The side salad and chicken Parmesan were ok but a bit pricey for what you got.

                                                                                                                                                          29. T

                                                                                                                                                            Talmidah

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on January 26, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                                            I know servers' jobs are difficult, but our server was not having her best night. It was in the middle of the week in the middle of the winter so the restaurant was not busy. That said, she was not very attentive, e.g. I asked for another napkin but never got it, I asked for water and she never brought it, and she gave us an incorrect receipt. She just seemed harried and not too organized. We gave her a 20% tip because where you get seated and who your server is a just a matter of luck and it is possible she was being asked to do more than she could handle. Most importantly, the food was delicious though and that is why we chose the restaurant.

                                                                                                                                                          30. OT

                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on January 21, 2022

                                                                                                                                                            overall3food2service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                            Great staff, not great meals

                                                                                                                                                          31. JQ

                                                                                                                                                            JoanQ

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on December 20, 2021

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            Delicious food and great service!

                                                                                                                                                          32. J

                                                                                                                                                            Jhill

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            1.0

                                                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on December 18, 2021

                                                                                                                                                            overall1food1service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                            The gluten free mustard chcken was terrible. The dish looked so bad it should not have been sent out to the table. Their excuse was that they had to cut it up to put in the pan. It was also so overdone. If they can’t make it right it should be taken off the menu. No one there would take responsibility. They had so many excuses. I cook gluten free at home and my chicken cutlets doesn’t look like that!

                                                                                                                                                          33. G

                                                                                                                                                            Guest

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            12 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                                                            12 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on December 18, 2021

                                                                                                                                                            overall3food2service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                            Got there and it wasn’t busy. Still took a very long time for food to come. Server was great and took correct order. Felt bad for her. Kitchen did not cooperate. Allergy was one issue and if they followed directions was easy to solve. Sent 2 dishes back. Overcharged for salad that didn’t come with any meat.

                                                                                                                                                          34. a

                                                                                                                                                            ajay

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on December 17, 2021

                                                                                                                                                            overall3food2service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                            Didn't like the burger or the fish ordered. Instead of olive oil/bread they serve corona oil/bread. Not too many people even on a Friday evening.

                                                                                                                                                          35. OT

                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            2.0

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on December 14, 2021

                                                                                                                                                            overall2food5service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                            Food was great, but our server was very rude and ignored us.

                                                                                                                                                          36. S

                                                                                                                                                            Stella

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                            15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on December 4, 2021

                                                                                                                                                            overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                            Not Your Average Joe's is usually reliable and we are always happy with a few items on the menu. The tuna poke bowl was outstanding and has become one of my favorite dishes there. We always love the delicious bread and olive oil mixture to dip it into. My husband ordered a hamburger medium rare and it came very well done. The manager took it back and had it redone. It was still barely medium but my husband said it was fine because he didn't want to complain again. In the past, we've been comped that part of our meal, which is one reason we've always gone back. I understand they may not be doing that anymore because of cost. As we live very close, we'll be back, but it isn't our first go to.

                                                                                                                                                          37. OT

                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on December 4, 2021

                                                                                                                                                            overall3food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            We were sat at a table that wasn’t cleaned and it took a while to get someone to respond and clean it. Other tables had sanitized signs on them so I’m not sure why we were sat at a table that wasn’t. Our waiter seemed super new or just really distracted. Food was good. Everyone had masks but the kitchen staff had them around their chins, so really what’s the point. Probably won’t be going back for a while

                                                                                                                                                          38. CA

                                                                                                                                                            ChrissyAnnV

                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on November 28, 2021

                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                            Kaitlin was very attentive and a wonderful server.

                                                                                                                                                          39. OT

                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on November 20, 2021

                                                                                                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                            I had a Cobb salad that was good off the regular menu . I was with 3 others who all have celiac disease and they all enjoyed their GF meal: GF rolls, chicken Parmesan, mac n cheese, and carrot cake. They were out of all their lemonade flavors, but we were all able to find another drink option.

                                                                                                                                                          40. OT

                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            1.0

                                                                                                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                            Dined on November 17, 2021

                                                                                                                                                            overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                            Showed up for my reservation and the place was closed with a sign on the door to visit them in Bethesda instead. I would have expected a call, text or email to inform me of this and allow me to proactively make other plans since I had a reservation.

                                                                                                                                                          Safety precautions

                                                                                                                                                          • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                                                                            • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                                                                            • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                                                                                            • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                                                                                                                                            • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                                                                            • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                                                                                            • Contactless payment available
                                                                                                                                                          • Physical distancing

                                                                                                                                                            • Limited number of seated diners
                                                                                                                                                            • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                                                                                                                            • Extra space between tables
                                                                                                                                                          • Protective equipment

                                                                                                                                                            • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                                                                                                                            • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                                                                                                                                          • Screening

                                                                                                                                                            • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                                                                                                                            • Staff temperature check required
                                                                                                                                                            • Contact tracing information collected

                                                                                                                                                          FAQs

                                                                                                                                                          Not Your Average Joe's Gaithersburg offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (240) 477-1040.

                                                                                                                                                          Not Your Average Joe's Gaithersburg is rated 3.9 stars by 1889 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                                                                          Not Your Average Joe's Gaithersburg does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

                                                                                                                                                          Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                                                                                                          Google Map for Not Your Average Joe's Gaithersburg

                                                                                                                                                          245 Kentlands Blvd Gaithersburg, MD 20878

                                                                                                                                                          Additional information

                                                                                                                                                          • Cross street

                                                                                                                                                            Booth Street

                                                                                                                                                          • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                            Gaithersburg

                                                                                                                                                          • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                            Mon–Wed 11:30 am–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

                                                                                                                                                          • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                            Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Dining Bar

                                                                                                                                                          • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                            Casual Dining

                                                                                                                                                          • Dress code

                                                                                                                                                            Casual Dress

                                                                                                                                                          • Parking details

                                                                                                                                                            Parking in the Kentlands features free, public lots, including one right outside our door!

                                                                                                                                                          • Payment options

                                                                                                                                                            AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                          • Executive chef

                                                                                                                                                            Jesse Williams

                                                                                                                                                          • Additional

                                                                                                                                                            Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                                                          • Phone number

                                                                                                                                                            (240) 477-1040

                                                                                                                                                          • Catering

                                                                                                                                                            We over our XL Style Party menu for large orders for the office, team, or whole family! Visit us online at nyaj.com/locations/maryland/gaithersburg/#/menu/ to see all of our menus, including our Party Menu!

                                                                                                                                                          • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                                                            We've hosted private parties of all types for the Gaithersburg community! From engagement and retirement parties to birthdays and business happy hours, we do it all. Call us at (240) 477-1040 to discuss options for your group.

                                                                                                                                                          • Private party contact

                                                                                                                                                            Jean Pierre Chaviano: (844) 244-4248

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