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Not Your Average Joe's Gaithersburg

1381 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Casual (27)
  • Great for Lunch (24)
  • Gluten Free Options (17)
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Dining Bar
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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
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Phone number
(240) 477-1040
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jason Smith
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We over our XL Style Party menu for large orders for the office, team, or whole family! Visit us online at to see all of our menus, including our Party Menu!
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Cross street
Booth Street
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Parking details
Parking in the Kentlands features free, public lots, including one right outside our door!
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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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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

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What 1381 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipHopewel1975 (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Had the Wedge salad with salmon - good, not great. My wife had a salad with steak on the side. The steak was very chewy and needed some spice. Server was great and my drink was excellent, not measured. Cool decor and seemed like a fun place for locals.

4.0  Dined 4 days ago

We had a nice meal with excellent service from Marcus.

The only issue was that having made a reservation, there was still a 20 minute wait for a table.

5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Went there on Valentine's Day so they were busy. I had reservations & were seated pretty close to schedule. Two guest were late but we were seated at our table anyway & could order. Had to switch tables after being served drinks & bread. Our waitress was very accommodating as we went in a different section. Each of us received a little snack gift all wrapped up & had red ribbon. Such a nice touch for such a busy evening. Could see the effort stuff made on Valentine's Day. Drinks & food very good.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Very pleasant, especially considering it was a hectic Valentine's Day! Staff was so friendly and the good was delicious!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined 6 days ago

Food was not good but service was great

vipBirthday (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

Reserved an indoor table and was walked to an outdoor table manager was not able to manage the reservations. Service was super slow.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined 6 days ago

Attempted to give this restaraunt a second chance due to a bad 1st experience at a different location. 0/2

SaraM (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We go to NYAJ a lot. We LOVE the Caribbean Buffalo Chicken Tenders so my husband decided to get the buffalo chicken pizza... But it was not good. They were kind enough to take it off our bill. We've had several good experiences here and a few not-so-good ones. Service is sometimes very slow with a lot of mix ups, but we still keep going back because we enjoy most of the food.

vipretreatgal (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Despite reservations, had to wait 15 minutes at 6pm for our table. Took 30 minutes from ordering dinner to getting our food -- and the Valentine cocktail wasn't served until after dinner (so we weren't charged--but still...!!) Lovely server, but took too long for our food and table

juliet (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Good food and great service. Will definitely meet up with friends again at this restaurant

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Service was great - we had a friendly and competent server. However their signature dish of enchiladas was very bland, had little protein (mainly rice). This dish used to be great - and now I would not order it again. This was a disappointment.

helcat224 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

This restaurant has exceptional salads and entrees. They make everything from scratch, and everything tastes delicious. I highly recommend the Mona Lisa Salad.

viptweetgood (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food and service!

DORO (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

My friend wanted to try the spaghetti squash bolognese dish she’d heard so much about. If you have movie or time-specific plans after dinner, factor in the wait. The restaurant was quite busy so we weren’t seated until about 20 minutes past our time. That wasn’t a big deal for us, though, as the waiting area was comfortable. The fresh bread with olive oil and Parmesan was addictive. That was a good thing because we got left behind for a bit because the waitress had a large table of 10+. She was apologetic and kind, but still not as attentive as we would have hoped (as in, forgot to take our entree order after we received our appetizers.)

Speaking of appetizers, don’t miss the nachos! If you’re looking for average California-style nachos, these aren’t the ones. Fresh bites of guacamole and cumin-spiced sour cream covered light, crunchy tortilla chips that were dripping with cheese. They’re worth a trip back for Happy Hour.

I wouldn’t judge the restaurant on that evening’s experience. In general, it seems like a wonderful restaurant with friendly servers. Be sure to factor in the popularity and add a few minutes to your designated dining time. Enjoy!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Fun, enjoyable food, good every time.

Diner101 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Daniel was a great waiter and the food was great.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We were one of a few groups of dad's that took their daughters to dinner prior to the Brownies annual Father-Daughter Dance. This is our fourth year picking Not Your Average Joe's and we keep picking Joe's (and will again next year) because it is a great place for dads and daughters alike. The kids loved their meals, as did the dad's - plenty of clean plates.
The staff was AWESOME - really went out of their way to make the evening special for the girls (and dads).

Fridaynightdate (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

First, there is an entire gluten free menu, which is amazing and rare! The food gets an extra star just for that. However, the gluten free bread starter was noticeably less abundant than the gluten bread starter, which sat on the edge of the table with our discarded appetizer plates for a good 20-30 minutes before wait staff cleared them. Our server was nice, but the place was surprisingly empty for a Friday night and service was still super slow. I suspect they cut some wait staff early.
I ordered a gluten free chicken sandwich, and my SO ordered a gluten free burger, both with a side of sauteed spinach. Burger was fine. Gluten free bread was great. Chicken was dry, and overall the sandwich was uninteresting and bland. The spinach was inedible, nothing but salt. Also, presentation of the food was seriously lacking. House cabernet was decent.
I've been here a few times before, and been happy enough with food & service. This was definitely the worst visit, so maybe they were having an off night.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was good
Drinks were yummy
Would love like to come back for happy hour

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
3.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Food was good, but a bit pricey. Service was terrible. Our server spent a great deal of time speaking with two customers across the restaurant. He eventually sat down in their booth! We waited for a water refill and had to ask another server for boxes!