Not Your Average Joe's Gaithersburg

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1839 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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, happy hour, weekend brunch, and have full-service lunch and dinner 7 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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brendaa
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience4

The chicken tenders took a very long time to come and then they were over cooked. They were hard. The waiter had them taken off my bill. My Mediterranean Salad was half a bowl. I got 3 small chunks of chicken and handful of salad in the bowl. It was as if I paid for half a serving or someone just threw it together. Although it was tasty, just don’t know why I got a handful of salad. Asked for 2 medium rare burgers and we all got all 3 well done. Why ask our preference. The Sangria was terrible. Worst I ever had. Overall the food was not that good but I will try you guys again cause I like the server and the outdoor ambiance.

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vipAverageJane
Orlando
52 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mango shrimp and chicken bowl was delicious. My only (slight) issue is that when I made the reservation on open table it asked if we were celebrating a special occasion and I said it was my birthday-but not a thing happened, even no “happy birthday” from our server. Would have expected some acknowledgement sine you asked......

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vipDearDivorceCoach
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I honestly didn't expect to love this venue and I did! The social distancing and food handling while seated on the outdoor patio was terrific. The super crunch salad, with shrimp, exceeded my expectations. The service was stellar and prompt. I will return for lunch for sure!

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CarolB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

First venture to a restaurant since March. Good experience with friends like us. There were only 2 other tables with customers. Tables were spread out and that was very important to us.
Not Your Average Joe’s seemed to be taking good precautions

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Stella
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We ate on the patio and were very impressed with the safety measures put in place (no printed menus unless requested, paper napkins, lots of space, etc). I had the ahi poke bowl and my husband had the jambalaya pasta. Both were delicious.

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vipMalka
Washington DC
101 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Michele, was attentive and informative, espcially regarding my friend's gluten sensitivity. Our meals were great.

AJ
AndrewJ
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice birthday experience

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FloridaFoodie
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our favorite casual go-to place for delicious food, efficient service on a socially-distanced covered patio.

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vipSunny
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tried very hard to make everyone comfortable. Food was good but a little on the cold side.

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RitaW
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time to Gaithersburg location. Hard to find. Dined indoor for lunch. Social distancing was easily accomplished. Service was good. I’ll return.

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MaryG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a very enjoyable dinner on their patio on a Monday evening. Tables were well spaced apart, the food was very good, and the service was excellent. We will definitely return!

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vipStevenN
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience4

Despite two calls in advance of arriving - tables were not set up as discussed, food served without silverware or napkins, out of menu items - including decaf coffee! Service has clearly gone downhill since the pandemic. This restaurant has been a “go to “ since the week it opened - and they have a heated outdoor patio. - you’d think they’d want to keep whatever customers they could given the current situation.

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ThorLokismom
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious!

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CatherineD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor patio

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Usually we love Joes but service is down which I’m assuming is due to COVID. Hope they are back up to par soon!

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MaryM
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Food was so so. Usually had crab cake for lunch and was disappointed that it was’t available on Friday.

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denised
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating plus clean facilities. Food was great as usual. Service was attentive but not overbearing.

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vipLeslieS
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Miss some of the old menu items but great place overall

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AnnaM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food came out quickly. The service was great. We will definitely be back.

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vipBetty
Baltimore
33 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We so enjoyed sitting on the patio during this pandemic and were nicely spaced apart from other diners. We will return as this is a delightful way to have dinner.

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DroveFromDamascus
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We are glad the Gaithersburg NYAJ's has been able to use its outdoor patio during the COVID crisis. Food was good, but menu was limited (understandable) and left off a few of our favorites. Always a good experience there.

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FloridaFoodie
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

This was our second dinner at NYSJ within a week, and as always, the food was wonderful, and the distanced tables and masked and gloved staff outdoors were covid-compliant. The service this visit, however, was poor. The manager graciously apologized, explained the reason for the 50 min. wait our meals, and proceeded to comp deserts for our party of four - an appreciated, professional gesture. Glitches happen but the food remains fabulous.

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Cat67
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Always a good place to go for a nice dinner with the family. Love the bread and the fact they have gluten free bread is a major plus for our family. Nice size gluten free menu and from my experience they always take precaution when handling the food.

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Lamb
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great covered outdoor seating available to enjoy multiple menu selections.

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DanielleBI
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tables sterilized, definitely at social distance, Server , Sabrina, very pleasant, food great. Will not hesitate to eat here during this Covid pandemic.

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Jamie
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Outside seating was perfect with the fans. Food was great!

JM
Just4Me2
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Set up well for outdoor dining. Food and service great as ever.

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Lamb
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place to enjoy outdoor dining while still in the shade. Safety involving COVID-19 done at a positive level.

SJ
vipStaciaJ
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

My husband and I both ordered Chicken Ceasar Salads. About 60% of the salad were croutons with WAY too much dressing, and only 4 small pieces of chicken. Very sad for the price. The price of a $7 bottle of wine at $12 for 9oz is also horrible. I do not need a huge wine list, but to upcharge that much for a seven dollar bottle of pinot is disgusting. And I had to ask while sitting outside in MD in August for more water. I should not have to wave someone down for water. Both kids had cheeseburgers and they were happy. Disappointed they do not have a kids menu, as neither one of them could ever finish a large burger. A dinner for four at $108, you would expect a little better than average. Come on Not Your Average Joe's and step it up. We are very picky now with who we are going to give our money to, and this place will not make the cut again.

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vipChill
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love Joe's. Great, varied menu. Casual. Good outdoor seating (important these days). Always excellent and genuine service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent social distancing protocols. Server was amazing. Delicious food, as always.

SF
SusanF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

well planned dinner. really like Not our Average Joe's rules' for eating there.

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Tess
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a family member from out of town visit. We were very happy that NYAJ could accommodate 6 of us outside & there was covering. Storms were predicted but didn’t affect us.
Individual standing fans would be nice tho. The ceiling fans were not effective.
Cocktails were pre made and therefore not very good. It’s summer! Fresh is best!
Overall we had a nice time. Sabrina was very attentive & friendly.

DB
DanielleBI
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great and very accommodating. Food was great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant as the food was delicious and the service was friendly. Would def recommend to anyone. I had the salmon with rice and broccoli and it was fantastic

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NicoleR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I always love this place. Keep in mind with Covid the full menu is not available. The bread is still there!

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SofiaC
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fun, welcoming place to eat and enjoy delicious drinks with friends or family. Staff is very helpful and kind, and the food is always great!

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StevanF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Took the chance to meet with friends who had also stayed home four months. Glad we did.

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viptweetgood
Washington DC
116 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! The service was great as well! Our server never said happy anniversary to us. Otherwise, no complaints.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

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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 4.3 stars by 1839 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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