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Permanently Closed - Not Your Average Joe's Medford

340 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Kid-friendly

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Not Your Average Joe's in Medford, MA is a quality eatery that is a perfect space for families who are looking for some quality American fare. The environment is welcoming and the service is outstanding. Of course, people keep returning to the restaurant because of the fantastic food.

Not Your Average Joe's in Medford features some incredible items on the menu. Some of the types of items you can find include shrimp & wild mushroom fettuccine, grilled North Atlantic salmon, flatbread, cheese steak eggrolls and the Thai lettuce wraps. Not Your Average Joe's in Medford has something for everyone. The eatery also has a menu just for the kids.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Monday-Wednesday 11:30am- 09:00pm
Thursday- Saturday 11:30am- 10:00pm
Sunday- 12:00pm- 9:00pm
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Phone number
(781) 393-9681
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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
Manny Garcia
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Private party facilities
Our Private Dining Area is the perfect room for all special occasions. We have an area which is separate from the main dining area for privacy for you and your guests.
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Private party contact
Manager: (781) 393-9681
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We offer family-style catering as well as a la carte options for groups of any size. We can customise to your liking no matter the size of the group you are trying to feed.
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Cross street
Route 16
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Parking details
We have parking available at both entrances of the restaurant. There is a 2 hour lot in the center of the complex, as well as a complimentary parking garage located under the building.
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Public transit
We are located in the Station Landing Complex, across the Skywalk from the Wellington T stop on the Orange Line.
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Special events & promotions
Join us for half price Happy Hour!! Full Portions, for Half the price from 3-6PM M-F in the bar area...

Dinner and a Show: Discounted AMC Movie Theatre Tickets available for $9.00. Bring them back to receive 15% off your dinner!
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TracyC (New England)
5.0  Dined on June 28, 2016

NYAJ's is a staple in my my dining out repertoire. This is the first time to the Medford location. It was a bit noisier than I expected, but service and food was great, as always.
Unfortunately, the website informed us that this restaurant was less than one mile from our destination of Kurios at Suffolk Downs when in reality it was almost 7 miles away! We got to the venue just in time!

vipAMFSept (New England)
5.0  Dined on June 20, 2016

Since it was Monday, you were running the 'light bite' menu; I had the salmon which was absolutely delicious! Also, the wine pairing was perfect with the salmon. We sat outside on the patio and it was a lovely. The only thing i would suggest for the outside patio is a bit more organization out there; i.e. umbrellas, etc. and maybe some bug pre-spraying...there was a lot of bugs out there that evening. Otherwise, we had a wonderful experience!!! Keep up the great work.

annawee (New England)
5.0  Dined on June 19, 2016

We love n a j....good value, good food, great bread! We always have a good time at n a j! If there is ever a problem they handle it very well!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on June 17, 2016

As far as chain restaurants go, you could do much worse. They have a great variety of cocktails and a commendable wine list, plus they make a strong effort toward seasonal foods. There's really something for everyone here, from the pickiest eater to those who enjoy more challenging foods. The two hours of free parking don't hurt their case, either, and the service was great.

livetoeat (Richmond)
3.0  Dined on June 3, 2016

While staying at a nearby hotel this restaurant became our dining room. The service was speedy and considerate. Big variety of entrees, with large servings. Staff willing to split dishes for smaller appetites. We were a group of 8 for one dinner and the staff managed us well.

vipursulas (New England)
4.0  Dined on June 2, 2016

My two pet peeves happened though - this was business lunch and we had not met before. We had reservations and both were seated separately even though we had given the hostess each other's names. It wasn't crowded and it took us ten minutes to realize this had happened.
My other pet peeve is when one person is finished and the other isn't, the finished plate should not be removed until the last person is done. It wasn't like we were lingering and they were trying to turn the tables.
Having said that, I really like this place for its great menu choices for lunch, it's good for business conversations, it's convenient and the food is consistently good and the service is generally really great.

vipJimmieTimmy (New England)
5.0  Dined on May 22, 2016

What to do an a dreary Sunday? Head to NYAJs in Medford, grab a table or a seat at the bar and get ready to have your taste buds tickled! Everything we tried was fantastic and we will definitely be back for more!

Donna (New England)
4.0  Dined on May 8, 2016

Waiter was very attentive

vipFoodlover (New England)
4.0  Dined on May 8, 2016

Their service is superb. I love them!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on May 7, 2016

Came for my son's First Communion luncheon with family and friends. As always, loved the bread and dip. Nice selection of drinks for the grown-ups. The food is fun and tasty. The service was slow but friendly. Overall, a good lunch pick!

staniro (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on May 5, 2016

Good neighborhood family/casual restaurant. Good service. Good prices. Diverse menu selections

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on April 24, 2016

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spaz (New England)
5.0  Dined on April 22, 2016

I visited with a gorup of 7. We made last minute reservations on Open Table. We arrived a few minutes early and were seated right away. Our server was friendly but seemed a bit stressed and the kitchen had some trouble with two of our meals. This is the first time it's happened at this location so we took it in stride. The one person in our party with a gluten allergy was treated well and eve though her meal came out wrong they fixed it right away.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined on April 9, 2016

We had kids and they put us in a side area. Our waitress came by so rarely. It took 45 to order our food. Drinks were forgotten. We had to get the included desserts to go as it had been 2 hours and the kids were exhausted. Our food was not great. Never again.

vipBravo (New England)
3.0  Dined on April 8, 2016

Not Your Average Joe's is usually great - food and service. Service was painfully slow, and the server mixed up order. When we wanted the check, we waited at least 15 minutes to find our server and that only happened because another server saw us looking. It was disappointing.