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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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4.2

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4.3

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4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (27)
Great for Lunch (24)
Gluten Free Options (17)
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Comfort Food (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Special Occasion (14)
Good for a Date (14)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Healthy (12)
Business Meals (11)
Bar Seating (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Fun (8)
Seasonal (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Live Sports (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Cozy (4)
Great Beer (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Authentic (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Romantic (3)
Organic (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Good meal. Service was not on par for NYAJ's. Disappointed that when the server knew it was my wife's birthday they didn't offer a small desert for her so we could sing happy birthday. He wanted us to BUY deserts...:(

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 (Baltimore)·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.

Tags: Bar Seating
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·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.

Tags: Seasonal, Comfort Food
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·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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly, Quick Bite, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was not good but service was great

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vip
 (Washington DC)·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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

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

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 (Washington DC)·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.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 7, 2018

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

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food and service!

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 (Washington DC)·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!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Cozy, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Fun, enjoyable food, good every time.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Daniel was a great waiter and the food was great.

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 (Washington DC)·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).

Tags: Great Beer, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Sports, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·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.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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

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 (Baltimore)·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!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 23, 2018

NYAJ is always a good experience. We had great service, excellent food, and a good time.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Lunch with friends and my spouse. We love this place. One pizza, one salad with Mona lisa chicken, one salmon, and one linguine with shrimp. All delicious. Or server was busy but she remembered everything we asked fir like sugar for the iced tea, more bread. The noise level is great. We were in a booth and had no trouble hearing or being heard; at the same time there was enough noise to give the place energy. Can't say enough about the bread. We will all be back

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Sub par service

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Good service. Good food.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Food was ok nothing exceptional. Enchiladas had always been a favorite but after tonight I will not order again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 15, 2018

My husband and I enjoyed a date night eating buck a shuck oysters and martinis. Good food and service.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 15, 2018

My wife and I recently visited this establishment after a work out at a nearby gym. We found the food very good, the cocktails well-made, and the service excellent. Our server gave us the attention and time that made the evening very nice. We will definitely return.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 11, 2018

And enjoyable place to have dinner waiting on the neck that’s not

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 8, 2018

The wait was minimal for our table and our waitress was lovely . The food was delicious and it came out pretty quickly. I would highly recommend this restaurant to others for lunch and dinner.

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Love the food. Always very tasty. Bring back your sweet potato potato salad.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a great New Year's Eve dinner here. Food and drink is always great at Joe's

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

My husband is from New England. We discovered the Bethesda location of this restaurant and probably dined there 5 times.

Gaithersburg: Nicer staff, nicer layout. We've now been to Gaithersburg twice and we won't go back to the Bethesda one.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

DONT fill up on bread. the food is LIT. service is on point. totally worth it.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Went with extended family for Dec 26 dinner. Waitress was new but service was fine. Roasted beet salad was great and a large portion - had I known I would have just gotten salad + soup. Enchiladas were good but not stellar. Most everyone liked their meal. Coat hook near table was appreciated.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 22, 2017

I’ve been to other NYAJ’s locations and the food was excellent. I ordered the same thing here and it was very poor. The food was lukewarm when it arrived. In addition, you could tell the good had been frozen or reheated. The vegetables were chewy and flavorless. The meats/fish were also without much taste.

We won’t be back to this location.

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

Out of state guests

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We come here every couple of months. We are mostly retired from the government and meet just to catch up. Food is always good.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Overall a very nice experience. The music was a bit loud so, even with a small party of 6, it was frequently difficult to hear the conversation all around. I loved my salad, but the person who ordered the fettucine with shrimp and mushrooms said it was too salty. She said that she often finds the food here salty, but I probably haven't eaten here enough to comment. Service and timings were good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Overall, everything was fine. However, the server was way too persistent and aggressive with the upselling, to the point of annoyance. I got to the point where I wanted to tell her to stop.

I'm not sure if it was done on her own initiative or by management's, but it does make me not want to schedule another team luncheon there, as a result.

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