Not Your Average Joe's Methuen
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Mustard-Crusted Chicken BLT
mustard-marinated and panko crusted with country bacon, lettuce, tomato and lemon aioli on toasted ciabatta with coleslaw
grilled atlantic salmon with seasonal veg and rice pilaf
an assortment of teas
Super vibe - everyone seemed happy to be there. The chicken piccata was great, and sausage was the perfect addition to the penne with vodka sauce.
It had been awhile since eating at this restaurant. We decided to go to this restaurant as they were open on Christmas Eve. The bread and oil delivered to you at setting is good, but the kids didn’t like the chicken tenders over cooked. Another ordered the fish and chips which was not very good! Kids hamburger was over cooked also. They used to be a very good place to go for a good meal but now on the bottom of our list of places to go. Sorry Not Your Average Joe’s!
I’m tired of hearing how shortstaffed restaurants are. Figure it out and make those that come in welcome and want to come back
Went here at 1:15pm on a busy Friday but the restaurant was quite empty. Service was fine but when I got my old fashioned it had a bug in it. Another waitress noticed me holding up my drink looking at it and quickly took it away and got me another one. We ordered our meals and both came not fully cooked. My wife got fried fish and the fish wasn’t a normal cod or white fish but something else. Not bad but the batter could have used another two minutes in the fryer. I ordered a pepperoni and prosciutto pizza and it was way undercooked. It could have easily used another 3 to 4 minutes cooking. Also the prosciutto was very chunky which was surprising and not all the flavorful. Could have easily been just regular diced ham. All in all a very disappointing experience but normally this restaurant is quite good so perhaps this was just an off day.
Please bring back the Mona Lisa salad! Was disappointed that it wasn't available when we dined in Methuen on DEC 14. Also, we couldn't get the salmon, since we were told they didn't have it. The room temp was a bit cold for my liking -- food gets cold very quickly with air blowing on you. Other than that, we enjoyed our meal and night out. Thank you.
Overall pleasantly surprised!! They had closed down for a little bit but food was delish land service was great!
I'm never disappointed at NYAJ's. Food and service are always great.
We took my dad out for Veterans Day on Sunday, since he was busy on the actual Veterans Day. It was pretty quiet in there, which was great for us. We had an awesome waitress and everyone loved their food c
Great gluten free options, great service and food!
Food was overcooked and server was on phone a lot
My friend and I took our three kids there after the bounce park and all of us except for the smallest had chicken of some kind and we all got sick the next day
6 people for lunch, all were happy with their selection. Service was very atentative, including assisting with the baby in the high chair.
Server was amazing. Not sure what was going on with the kitchen, took 45+ minutes for two sandwiches and four salads to come out. The vegetarian got bacon on their impossible burger. Overpriced for what we got. Again thanks to our amazing server, not her fault.
We enjoy dining at NYAJs when we can. They have their standard menu, and a few new items added seasonally. We were late for our reservation due to a long running movie, but they still accommodated us.
Our drinks arrived promptly, bread & oil enjoyed while waiting for our meals (I could make the bread my meal)! And meals were cooked to order and delicious.
After reopening post Covid, NYAJs struggled s bit.
However, they are definitely are back on stride again!
Pork Schnitzel was delicious and the service was perfect! Welcome back. See you soon.
Food was good though slightly overcooked. Cabbage was very good.
The Mona Lisa salad was delicious. I would highly recommend it.
It had been a long tIme since going out to dinner at Not Your Average Joes, unfortunately it will be a long time before I go back.. No air conditioning and was told by the waitress it’s been broken for months. Order an ice tea and it was basically water. When I sent it back the waitress told me they have been getting complaints about the tea ALL WEEK. . Mmm maybe someone should fix the problem. Order a Cob Salad which turned out to be a bowl,of lettuce. My guest ordered a burger which was over cooked and incredibly dry. I could go on an on but the bottom line is I CAN NOT RECOMMEND.
Service was outstanding! Ate outside and it was relaxing and comfortable.
Other than the air conditioner not working properly on an extremely hot day we enjoyed the overall night. Started at a high top but since our waitress had to leave prior to us ordering, the bartender Michael let us move to the actual bat. So glad we did. He made our night. Meals were great, enjoyed our drinks and the fun we were having.
With Covid issues as a consideration our experience was average compared to pre-Covid times. However actually the last time and this time the restaurant was pretty empty yet it took more than 10 minutes for a server to acknowledge our presence. The time before this it was over 20 minutes and they were attending to the people that came after us. As far as the food goes, it was average Joe. The Waldorf salad probably had 2 or less ounces of chicken on it, the piece of haddock on my entree was a good size and well cooked but the mashed potatoes were goopy like they were trying to stretch out the potato supply with lots of butter and cream of some sort. Also being not a huge fan of broccoli I asked what the seasonal vegetable was and the only other option was spinach (not the seasonal option). But broccoli and tarter sauce made it more palatable. Our server was very nice and a familiar face from the past which is good.
Great with allergies!! Great food! Awesome service.
Super slow. App and main courses came out together. Waitress touched everything with her bare hands. Had to call for a refund
great meal - missed it so much. Food was awesome as always - felt bad for our servers ...there were only two for the whole place!
Ac wasn't working
I ordered the super crunch salad and it was missing 1/2 the ingredients noted on the menu. The olive oil is apparently 1/2 olive oil and 1/2 canola, because they said they can’t get olive oil, what???!!! My sons chicken parmigiana was hard and overcooked. The place is disgusting as far as cleanliness, finger prints all over windows, dirty floors and dirty restroom. We have gone here in the past and had a very good experience but not this time.
They need to fix the HVAC! It has not worked for some time and it is July. Yeesh.
Ordered salads with grilled chicken. They forgot the chicken/ service for a grilled chicken Caesar salad was 25 minutes long???
It was terrible
Their AC was not working and waitress was too chatty but food was good as always.
Very disappointed in the service and overall experience…
great service, excellent food/drinks!! I'll definitely be back :-)
Glad to be back! Enjoyed dinner & drinks on the patio.
Excellent, funny server.
Great attention to my friend's gluten free needs.
It was nice to go to a restaurant that would take reservations for outdoors. Everything was great!!!
NYAJs is one of our favorite places to eat. My wife has food allergies to milk and soy, which are in almost everything. NYAJs has always been helpful with that regard in making dishes that she can eat. The management is very accommodating of food allergies. The food is always good and I enjoy the variety of special menus. The service staff is also always top notch and helpful.
Truly enjoyed. Please bring back the Mona Lisa Salad, and need a rewards program for loyal customers.
Getting a bit pricey for what you get.
Food was excellent, service great. We reserved a table easily. I also must say the price was exceptionally reasonable. My son and I have been repeat customers for many years, and will continue.
Service was very, very slow, and our order was wrong more than once. Waitress was sweet, though.
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Not Your Average Joe's Methuen is rated 4.2 stars by 1197 OpenTable diners.
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