Not Your Average Joe's Methuen

4.3
1117 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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 Methuen is located in The Loop shopping center in Methuen, MA, just off the 495 Loop Connector near the Merrimack River. We are the perfect dinner and a movie destination, with the AMC Methuen 20 next door. We are also a short drive to the Lawrence Municipal Airport, Bill Flynn's Far Corner Golf, and the always fun LaserCraze. Our nearest hotel accommodation is the Days Hotel & Conference Center - Methuen MA.

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Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Has your father met Joe before? C’mon, they’re both great guys. Introduce them on Father’s Day while Dad feasts on everything from Seared Scallops to Thai Beef Noodle Salad to our awesome Backyard Burger.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

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New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was great! Our waitress was wonderful. The only complaint we had was that the AC vent was right above us and it was cold! I had to keep my jacket on.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Sara was fantastic. We had a great meal and even better service!

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AS
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

My meal was mediocre and my rice was dry like it had been sitting all day. The kids even left hungry after their “meals”

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DH
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Unfortunately I am Gluten Free. The Gluten Free menu is very adequate. I ordered a sandwich and found the roll you are using is tasteless and that seemed to ruin the entire meal for me. I removed the contents and discarded the roll.
I would like to try your restaurant again and will not order a sandwich.
With all the gf bread choices out there I’m not sure why you are using that one.
Thought your quality control would like to know this.
Dianne Hinckley

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MP
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was Taco Tuesday and we both had the combo taco Tuesday (1 of each of 3-chicken, steak, shrimp).
Tasty and a great value. Thanks Joe!

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Mother’s Day... very busy as expected. Food was good but a bit less quality probably due to how busy it was. Great server... they even gave Mothers a small box of chocolates. Nice touch!

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M
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great waitress, good food and a nice atmosphere for Mothers Day

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KR
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Usually they always get our order right, even with special requests, however this was not the case on Saturday. They got my stepsons order wrong twice!!! First he ordered nachos with cheese only, everything else on the side. It came with the cheese AND chicken. We had to send it back because he didnot want the chicken, only cheese. Then he ordered a burger with cheese and bacon, nothing else which he made very clear to the waitress, however it was served with everything, lettuce, tomatoes and pickles. This also had to be sent back. Needless to say he had to wait another 15 minutes for his meal while the rest of us ate. I understand these were special requests but at NYAJ I expect better. Unfortunately, I dont think my stepson will be back to Joes.

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LM
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, consistent between visits. Great service. Really really good bread and dipping oil ! Love the salad choices.

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LW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Food was way worse. Usually very great! Today not so much.

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CD
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The medium-well marinated steak tips were actually well done - even charred. The risotto rice was dry. But the service and atmosphere was just fine.

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N
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Maybe it was an off night? Our food was average at best. Expensive dinner for average food. I probably won’t be back for a while

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GL
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They have a lot of great gluten free options. I love the 1/2 price appetisers before 6:00. Awesome staff.

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JR
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made a reservation for 5:45 pm, arrived a couple minutes earlier and we were seated immediately. Our wait server was excellent, the food was, as always, very good and the prices are in line with other restaurants. We go to NYAJ's at least 5-6 times a year and hardly ever are disappointed.

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Used to be in Newburyport, too, but I don’t mind driving here. Open table made it the easiest time I’ve ever had getting in for dinner. Always a great menu and food to match.

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J
New England
10 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Been there over 50 times. Best casual dining place for the quality and value

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CB
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding waiter!!! Food was delicious! (panko crusted chicken breast) (salmon also was good) We had warm bread w/oil...bloody mary drink...never felt rushed at all. Hot fudge sundae for dessert was very large for the two of us to share. Will definitely go back again....will try the lunch menu.

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p
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great before or after movie stop. Make sure you tell the hostess your preference of table or high top. They don't read that part of the reservation...

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m
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great as always. I was reintroducing a friend to the bread and dipping oil that she hadn’t had in 5 years. Wonderful dinner.

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BS
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We continue to have excellent experiences at Joe's. We booked on OpenTable on Friday afternoon for a 5 PM table for two. The reservation system works flawlessly, and we were seated within minutes of arrival. The menu is varied and often changes with the seasons. A combination of two appetizers, or an appetizer and a salad or soup, expands the possibilities even more.

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DD
New England
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I was really disappointed with the food quality. I had salmon, and it like it was frozen and not fresh.

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JL
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, great service! The only issue was the setting sun was brightly shining in our eyes and couldn’t be blocked. Everyone had to scrunch around the table to avoid being blinded.

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AL
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Not impressed this time with NYAJ. Use to be a family favorite.

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PG
New England
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent menu with delicious, fresh, healthy choices. Great service!

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New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

It was "ok" not great. It got busy real quick and service got slow and it got pretty noisy. Took awhile to get our food and they were all salads so that was disappointing. Busy area near the movie theatre so I get it but probably won't be back to this location.

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B
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was good, as usual. Some of the entrees have gotten a little pricey. Miss the bread being warm when it comes to the table.

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V
New England
32 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good local place to grab a bite. Our waitress Kristen was outstanding. Tried the Impossible burger for the first time and would definitely go for that again.

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k
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Taylor was an excellent server. She made us feel comfortable and was attentive to our needs. Enjoyed our birthday dinner and had a delicious dessert for St Patrick's Day! Taylor helped me decide on the awesome Guniness Stout Chocolate Cake which was delicious!

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J
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and great food!

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ED
New England
26 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The St. Patrick's weekend specials included corned beef, cabbage, boiled carrots and potatoes, and a Guinness chocolate cake. The corned beef was outstanding, made even more enjoyable when our waiter was able to provide full grained mustard, which the deliverer said was unavailable. The carrots were very good, but would have been even better if roasted (as accompaniment for another entree). The potatoes, cabbage and cake were good, but not as tasty as they could have been. The draft Guinness IPA was a perfect beverage for this meal.

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MM
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for the Corned Beef dinner special over St. Patrick's Day weekend. The corned beef was the best we have had anywhere.

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MY
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Attentive servers and management. Opentable reservations make everything easier.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Drinks were great but waitress didn’t come back until after dinner to ask for another order.
Food came out at different times and one item wasn’t ordered.

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ES
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always great not rushed service! Wonderful staff and the food is great! Potions are good size!

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A
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a reservation for restaurant side and they kept trying to seat at a high top. Took a while for a waiter to arrive and give bread and drinks. But the rest of dinner and service after that more than made up for the rocky start. Food was hot and delicious, server was pleasant and very accommodating.

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B
New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food and service was good. Liked the new shrimp dishes.

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d
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 4ambience 2

we waited 40 minutes to be seated which made me and my family late for the movie next door.
(we missed the first 10 minutes) during this time we witnessed many other parties being seated of witch most were walk-ins. seams that our open table reservation meant nothing.

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M
New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We've been regular patrons, but hadn't been in a few months. We always liked NYAJ. This visit was disappointing. The bread, which we've always loved, was cold (from the fridge) and hard. Our server didn't even bring the bread over until about 30 seconds before we got our appetizer. The appetizer (cheese steak egg roll) wasn't fully cooked to crispiness, and the dessert was just so-so. The menu could use some updating, it hasn't changed in years. For now, it's off our list.

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DH
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always liked the food at NYAJ's, & very happy with this visit. Methuen's such a convenient location too, to go to the movies right next door.

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MM
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We dine often at Not Your Average Joe’s. We came in tonight for their $10 off $30 promo. From drinks to salad to entrees, everything was tasty and well presented. Our wait staff person was engaging and knowledgeable. Overall it was a nice night out.

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