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About Not Your Average Joe's Gaithersburg

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!



245 Kentlands Blvd
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Dining Bar

Hours of Operation:
Sunday 11:30a 9:30p
Monday 11:30a 10:00p
Tuesday 11:30a 10:00p
Wednesday 11:30a 10:00p
Thursday 11:30a 10:00p
Friday 11:30a 11:00p
Saturday 11:30a 11:00p

Cross Street:
Booth Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(240) 477-1040

Website:
http://www.notyouraveragejoes.com/

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!

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

Executive Chef:
Jason Smith

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

Special Events & Promotions:
We host all different events for the Kentlands and Gaithersburg community! Happy hours? Check. Baby shower? Done. Engagement party? You got it! Give us a call, and let us know what you're looking for, and we'll figure out how we can help. We offer catering, are great for birthdays, and have a host of allergy-friendly options for anyone in your group.

We also host our own special events throughout the year as well! From wine dinners to fundraisers, beer dinners to brunches, we have it all. Check back on our website event page or on here to stay up to date on all of our upcoming special events!

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Private Dining

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.

Not Your Average Joe's Gaithersburg Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (18)
Great for Lunch (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
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Good for Groups (14)
Comfort Food (11)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Bar Seating (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Seasonal (8)
Business Meals (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Authentic (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Fun (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
Live Sports (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Cozy (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined a day ago

This restaurant has systemic problems. Every time we go we experience some kind of issue. They have perfected the apology and the remedy — an offer to take whatever had a problem off the bill. The manager comes over to apologize and make it right. But it’s a crutch. I would rather they get it right the first time and pay for my meal in full and avoid the manager drive-by remedy. The key is to not make the mistake in the first place. Tonight’s issue: they brought our appetizers at the same time as the main dishes. Not only was it annoying, but there was no room for everything on the table. We were sitting there hungry with no appetizers.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

Our service was wonderful (as always). Super accommodating for a gluten-free diet, friendly wait staff, and delicious food at a great price. This is without a doubt one of my favorite places to go no matter what the occasion!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Great service!!!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

NYAJ is one of my favorite places to eat. Everything is great and there are no bad menu items. Service is always great. The thing that bothers me is when the guests and staff drag chairs across the noisy floor, setting my teeth on edge. A stafg member was moving tables and kept dragging chairs for nearly 10 minutes. Both my table mate and I were bothered as were the people at the next table. This particular night was cold and windy, so I wish staff had spent more time keeping the inside door closed because the wind and chill directed straight at those of us at tables rather than those in booths. One man at the table in front of us kept getting up to close the inside door.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Valerie is great. Highly recommend her she is very accommodating!

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our third time, and very happy once again. Despite being very busy, our waiter (Elijah) did a great job. We will definitely be back!!

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

I love eating here, but I was a little disappointed last night. The food seem to be more salty than usual. When I booked the reservation on open table, I told them a corner table and how it is my mom's birthday. They gave us a corner table, but did not do anything special for her birthday. The server provided excellence service as he kept refilling our drinks without us asking and split our (my mom and I) meal in the back instead of us doing it on the table. I would still go back, but I'm hoping the saltiness is only for last night and not for another visit.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent service! Our waitress was Valerie! She was attentive, personable and had a fun personality. The food was superb! Generous portions, fresh ingredients and something for everyone. One of my favorite spots!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We had salads and pizza . PizzA crust was perfectly crisp, toppings we're fresh and flavorful. We had great service from Elijah.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 23, 2017

My husbands salad was wrong down to the wrong size and dressing. Service was slow. Average at best.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food is usually good. We did have two meals out of 6 that had issues this time (one was a steak that was not cooked properly and another was a pasta dish where the noodles were not cooked properly either). The concern I have is that the last few times we've been there the kitchen and bar has been very slow. We ordered a pizza for our 2 year old daughter and it took almost 30 minutes. Last time there was a long delay for her food too. Drinks took about 20 minutes this time for the first round.

Service was good overall though the delays make it much harder for the servers to be efficient and leads to customers getting frustrated as something the servers cannot control. The rating for Service is based on the kitchen/bar, without the food delays we are talking 3-4 stars for the servers

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

My daughter and I had a great dinner and a great time to get together.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I had a lovely lunch sitting outside with friends. The server was attentive and asked right away if there were any allergies. My veggie burger was delicious.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Excellent seasonal menu; very good beer selections. Friendly professional service. Best to come early.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Casual, Great Beer, Seasonal
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Consistently good food and service. Server Drew did a great job for us.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The waitress started with an attitude and this continued when she came back a few times. She was almost non existent. Very hard to find her. I had to track down with another waiter to assist us. Finally had to get the maitre’d to get us checked out. Received a fork only and no knife. Refills were hard to track down. Food not prepared as desired. Usually this is a great place with great service and great food. Amazing how one person who doesn’t care can change this perception.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The sauerbraten from the Octoberfest menu was excellent.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 5, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner very much! Service was excellent and our choice for dinner was great! We had selected one of the Octoberfest meals - our portions were large and served with their delicious freshly baked bread. A really pleasant weekday evening - we’ll certainly be returning for dinner again soon!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Authentic, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Was a nice lunch with the wife

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Our waitress did an outstanding job! We had a young child and baby in our party. She was particularly attentive to their needs. Food was good except for eggs Benedict which were raw....whites were even runny. Our waitress removed those and substituted French toast which was tasty but very sweet.
I would not recommend the brunch menu but the rest of our food was good. It was a nice birthday celebration for my daughter.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Excellent food and outstanding service. Our server, Michael, was fantastic and made great entree recommendations.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The Oktoberfest pork schnitzle, spaetzle, red cabbage, hot pretzel, pumpkin/apple soup and Hoffbrau beer were all very tasty. Portions are huge!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Was not the greatest experience but I believe our waiter was new so I'm trying to be sympathetic.
We first got there and were seated immediately even though we were a little late. We sat outside and our waiter came right away so we ordered cocktails and when they were delivered and then we ordered our appetizer and meal. They put bread on table but no silverware or napkins. Napkins came but we were told silverware was backed up in kitchen, really? Silverware finally showed up then dinner came but no appetizer so sent dinner back and asked for appetizer first. Like I said Wasn't the greatest experience but I'll come back to see if it gets better.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Food and drinks are always good and their bread and dip just rock. Even better... they always take such care with my serious allergy.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Our waitress, Victoria, was fabulous!! Always a fun time!

Tags: Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Have eaten here at least 60 times since it opened in 2012. It's gotten a little too pricey lately, however, and some of the seasonal meals have been disappointing. We prefer to stick to the favorites.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 13, 2017

My three siblings and I brought our mother to NYAJ two nights ago to celebrate her being 5 years removed from her last chemotherapy treatment. We had previously dined at NYAJ 5 years ago when she'd at that time just had her last treatment. The staff and management could not have been any kinder and genuine to us. From random staff members approaching our table to inquire and to share their own cancer stories, to management sharing such kind words and asking to take a photo with our family and the entire staff, to our own server giving us dessert for free and a large percentage off of our bill, NYAJ unequivocally made our dining experience all the more celebratory. Each one of us left that evening feeling both blessed for our mother and super special thanks to NYAJ's generosity and hospitality. And, of course, the food was DELICIOUS!

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Good meal, great service; worked out very well! Enjoyed our experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Our first time at this restaurant. The food was really good, and the focaccia bread and dipping oil was especially tasty. They had a nice selection of draft beers. Unfortunately, our waiter was clueless and forgetful. We'll still give it another try, and hope for a more knowledgeable and attentive server. The gluten-free menu was impressive. There was ample parking in the strip mall lot, which was a plus.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Food was good but the waiter made a mistake on one of the dishes but it was quickly rectified

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 31, 2017

One of the worst culinary experiences ever. The scallops were undercooked (raw), the fried chicken was overcooked (tough and dry), the clams were sandy, the fish sandwich was watery (mushy), the broccoli rabe was extremely salty, the crispy potatoes were flabby, and the "warm"
almond encrusted goat cheese was actually frozen! When I told the server I didn't like anything on my plate, he thought I was kidding and never returned until I complained to another server. They did remove the two most objectionable items from the bill, and gave me a free salad (with the frozen goat cheese). The service was adequate, and the patio would have been lovely except for the incessant flies. People really seem to like this restaurant, but I can only assume it's because they don't have taste buds.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 26, 2017

This is my third time at 'Joes' in the past month. They have a good thing going and it shows in the food they serve..The BEST pork chops .. Once is good but twice is outstanding,,,

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Outside seating area was delightful. The servers were very friendly and diligent. The food was good. I ordered the tuna steak rare. It was cooked medium. The sides of potatoes and asparagus were a strange pairing, but tasty.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Outdoor chairs could be more comfortable

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 24, 2017

In need of a get together with friends and one suggested the Gaithersburg location of Not Your Average Joe's. Upon entering, was greeted by the host, and led to the table where one of my friends was already there...the third trailed behind me. I was surprised at how quiet the restaurant was compared to the Bethesda location. We could actually have a conversation! LOL! Food was satisfying but, I really think the ribs could have been a tad more tender...it was good since I ate it. It was a great place to get together and our server took care of us...was there when needed. There's a nice outside area to sit and chat which was nice.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Seasonal
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 24, 2017

This restaurant has steadily going downhill since it's opening. The food keeps getting worse and worse and they were always shorthanded with staff. What a shame because it was such a great place to eat lunch or dinner!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Outdoor seating was very nice but for the noise of the occasional trucks that passed close to the restaurant. Not a significant problem but did temporarily halt conversations. Service was pleasant and knowledgeable but sort of slow for a period when the restaurant did not seem to be too busy.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on August 22, 2017

We attended a fund raiser for House With A Heart Senior Dog Sanctuary. I had never been there before. All my neighbors attended. They were happy to come to the fund-raiser because they recommended the restaurant. We'll eat there again. Marlon was a good and patient waiter.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Clean, comfortable except for chairs, quiet. One of my friends commented that chair seats have lost their firm padding. Had to ask waitress for refills on several things, bread, coffee, water. Food so-so. I wouldn't order the haddock sandwich again. Fries were hard and stale, probably from frozen.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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