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Permanently Closed - Not Your Average Joe's Lansdowne

4.2
685 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
  • Kid-friendly

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. 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 Leesburg is located in the Lansdowne Town Center in Leesburg, VA. We're only a few miles from the Marketplace at Potomac Station, Leesburg Executive Airport, and The National Conference Center. Outdoor enthusiats can come in for lunch or dinner after a day at the Two Creeks Trail Area, Belmont Country Club and Golf Course, or the Kincaid Forest. Local hotel accomodations include the Lansdowne Resort and Spa, Best Western Leesburg Hotel & Conference Center, Clarion Inn Historic Leesburg, and Homewood Suites by Hilton Leesburg.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Dining Bar, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Sunday 11:30a 9:00p
Monday 11:30a 9:00p
Tuesday 11:30a 10:00p
Wednesday 11:30a 10:00p
Thursday 11:30a 10:00p
Friday 11:30a 10:30p
Saturday 11:30a 10:30p
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Phone number
(571) 333-5637
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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
Allyn Barrack
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Private party facilities
We've hosted private parties of all types for the Leesburg community! From engagement and retirement parties to birthdays and business happy hours, we do it all. Call us at 571-333-5637 to discuss options for your group.
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Private party contact
Donald Bloss: (866) 592-5758
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Catering
We over our XL Style Party menu for large orders for the office, team, or whole family! Visit us online to see all of our menus, including our Party Menu!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Belmont Ridge Road
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Parking details
Street parking is free in Lansdowne Town Center
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Public transit
Riverside Parkway and Belmont Ridge Rd
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Special events & promotions
We frequently host beer and wine dinners, craft beer pint nights, wine tastings, liquor tastings, and menu previews. Check back here for more details, or visit us at www.notyouraveragejoes.com/locations/virginia/leesburg/#/events for event information.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2based on all time ratings
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4.2
service
4.0
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4.0
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on November 29, 2017

After 11 years at this location, Joe's is closing down in Landsdowne. While there is now a Reston VA location, we will surely miss having this one right in Loudoun County. We came here on the last day it was open and still had the usual great meal at an unhurried pace. Sad to see this place leave!

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1.0Dined on November 25, 2017

I have always enjoyed their bread but it was too doughy. Several appetizers we ordered was not tasty at all. It was either too well done or under done.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Great place but Landsdown is closing Nov. 29. There is a reston location still open though.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Food wasn't up to the usual standards of Joe's, but the service and beer were excellent. Shame that the Leesburg location is closing, as it was one of my favorite restaurants. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

When I arrived, the area near the hostess was crammed full. I'm so glad I made a reservation in advance! We were seated in just 5 minutes. I was really sad to see the sign that this location is closing in just a few days. I'm not sure if it was happenstance, or my request for a quieter spot (in my reservation) was the reason. The wait staff was very attentive. The food was excellent.

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5.0Dined on November 15, 2017

We are so sad to hear this location will be closing at the end of this month as it's been one of our favorites for years. We celebrated finding out we were pregnant here, had many date nights, Mother's Day brunches, dinners with friends, wine dinners and endless fond memories. Food and service is always impeccable. Truly will be missed!!!

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4.0Dined on November 12, 2017

I I was disappointed and the service this time. They had just released that morning that they will be closing November 29th. So we decided to use our gift cards to have a nice dinner. The server was inattentive and not social at all. My husband had to ask for drink refills several times. After being told it would be 5 to 10 minutes for bread it was close to 20 and then we never got a bread refill. This was definitely an unusual occurrence as we have dined there many times over the past 11 years and have NEVER had an issue with service before.

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2.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Our waitress was rude and seemed not readily available to anyone. Many tables she was waiting on had the same experience: we all didn’t get service for refills, we had to ask for bread, and she acted very out out when we reminded her that we needed refills. Her attitude was apathetic and almost rude.
Food was cold, bland and the food servers were confused as to what order went to what table.
We will be hard pressed to go back here. We’ve had good luck before but this visit made us rethink returning.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Great service and good food. Seasonal menu and cocktails were fantastic.

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2.0Dined on October 15, 2017

Previous visits have been better. Servers were busy and rushed; food was just average. Hope it gets back on track

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2.0Dined on October 5, 2017

Salmon was burnt, the Manager was quick to replace it which was good. However the chicken tenders were very bland- rice pilaf would have been better out of a box, and the service was very slow. Based on this experience I do not believe we will go back again.

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5.0Dined on September 29, 2017

This place has a great menu made of fresh local ingredients. Most menu items are available gluten free, and they have more than a few vegetarian options. Food is always fresh and tasty. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on September 22, 2017

Fun place, great service!

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5.0Dined on September 20, 2017

Had a pleasant dining experience. Service was outstanding.

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1.0Dined on August 31, 2017

Don't even ask it was that bad

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4.0Dined on August 30, 2017

The food is good and we've been a handful of times. Ask for Rodney - he is great server and offers great customer service

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2.0Dined on August 26, 2017

The service was OK. However, the meal took forever to get to us. After a long while the manager came by to say that the di9sh I had ordered (their barbecue meatloaf) had to be redone. When my meal finally came, the two sides were cold apparently because they had just sat there while the new meatloaf was being prepared. My wife's fish was also only warm and was a very small portion with some very ugly fries that looked like they came from the bottom of the fry basket.

The manager came by and asked how we liked our meal. We expressed our displeasure. He offered to not charge for my wife's meal, which we accepted.

All in all a very disappointing dining experience.

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3.0Dined on August 25, 2017

We enjoyed the atmosphere, the wait staff was great, but the food was mediocre. Might try again to see if different menu items would be better. Typical chain food based off of what we had.

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5.0Dined on August 25, 2017

NYAJ's never disappoints. The food is always good, portions big, and service is great.

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4.0Dined on August 19, 2017

Consistently a very good meal with equally good service. Always makes things right, if there is an error or oversight. Nice friendly atmosphere. Welcoming.

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3.0Dined on August 10, 2017

Being gluten free it's hard to find restaurants that have Gluten free options. So it's great to know NYAJs provides that option. But they don't need to take away the seasonings. Otherwise the GF bread is amazing.

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4.0Dined on August 7, 2017

We are regulars and live local - we're there every month, maybe more now that you're back on Open Table. Tonight, as usual the food was awesome, the service was terrific, but the fruit flies made the evening almost unbearable. If you do not take care of those and fast you will lose 2 dedicated customers.

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2017

We had last been to Joes in Wilmington, DE area shortly after it opened there. It was good, but much different from now. We decided to try it because we live close by, and now they have several locations in Northern VA. We were very pleasantly surprised. Great menu selections, nice layout, reasonable prices and outstanding service by Sheila (Sp?). Food was excellent. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2017

The service was great! We had a party of 7, complicated orders, and everything came out right and they did a great job of keeping on top of our drinks.

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3.0Dined on July 28, 2017

Salad portion was very small. Service was outstanding. Good for lunching with a friend. Food quality is oneven. Sometimes it is very good and other times it is just okay.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2017

Great lobster dinners! Everyone in our party of 7 enjoyed their meals. Service was terrific. We had a person that was wheelchair bound and they made every accommodation possible for him to enter/exit the building and be seated near the entrance. We have eaten in the Landsdowne restaurant for many years and have always found that they are consistent with the food and service.

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2017

Outdoor seating area is very nice. Excellent server, attentive manager. Very accommodating with food allergies!

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3.0Dined on July 7, 2017

This particular NYAJ/Lansdowne was great when it first opened but now it seems to have slid down a few notches. My dinner was good but my husband's dinner (chicken caprezzi) was very drab. Didn't have any taste and there was hardly any pesto to speak of. Our other dining partner's meal (pork chop) looked tasty.

I think the Reston location is probably a bit better. It's fresh and the menu seems a bit different.

Still the best part of meal I love about NYAJ is their bread and olive oil/cheese mixture. THE BEST.

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2017

We had a very good bottle of wine(winesday), good dinner and wonderful bread! Service was very good!

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2017

We love this place for their menu variety and especially because it has lots of gluten free options. Always good service, friendly and good food.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2017

Lobster Roll excellent, much better than Ford's Fish Shack by far. My wife's haddock was also very good. Just don't sit next to the kitchen area, it is very noisy.

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2017

You are a great excuse to meet with friends and do something fun, innocent and good for us!
The food was terrific...most pleased! Service was friendly and timely...and patient! ( with four friends busily talking away! )...Your "birthday card" is a lovely way to treat oneself - and to encourage more business...because who wants to eat alone?!! ...one brings friends along with them! I appreciate the Not Your Average Joe's in Lansdowne, VA...so glad you are there!

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2017

I've been going to this particular Not Your Average Joe's for several years. Between my husband and I, we've tried nearly everything on the menu. There is nothing we don't like. The menu changes every three months to feature seasonal items. We definitely take the time to see what's new. My husband's go-to meal is the Chicken Enchiladas. Mine is the Sirloin Tips. I'm so excited they brought back the Carrot Cake for dessert. Though I don't need gluten free selections, it's nice to see a gluten free dessert that isn't a flourless chocolate cake. (Don't get me wrong, I like a good chocolate cake, but I know it's hard to find variety for those who need a gluten free menu. BTW, Joe's has a good gluten free menu.)

I like this particular location because of the wait staff. Everyone is friendly and upbeat. When I can't decide what I want, there are a couple of waiters I've simply asked them to surprise me. They'll ask a couple of questions about what I like and don't like, then bring me the dish when it's ready. I'm always pleased!

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2017

We had a father's day brunch. The service was great and the food good.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2017

Quick service, delicious food, close by. Sunday nights are a great night to go if you don't want a wait for a perfect restaurant experience.

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2017

our visit was great, the manager made us feel special, kudos to him, we will return

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2.0Dined on June 7, 2017

Server was great! He was wonderful! The food was terrible. The restaurant smelled like fried food and stale oil. The wood floor was greasy.

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2.0Dined on June 5, 2017

We were disappointed with the burgers....rolls were soggy fries were soggy and tastless.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2017

Great place for the whole Family to grab a bite. Various item on the menu ranging in all Categories.

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3.0Dined on June 2, 2017

Very disappointed! My meal was very tasty (chicken enchiladas) but it was served cold! Two of us at the table ordered the same thing and both meals were cold.

The other problem...restaurant was very noisy. Loud music, clanking dishes heard from kitchen, waiters talking, loud group next to us.

Finally, we were seated at a round table that was a square made round by lifting up these extensions that were under table . The problem was these extensions were not level with table and the dishes, with your dinner on it , kept sliding toward your lap.

So, this is why it was not a good dining experience for me and my party at Not Your Average Joe's.

Janice DiPietro

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