Not Your Average Joe's Methuen

4.2
1197 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1197 people are saying
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vipTallDark
New England
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

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RobertB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

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!

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vipTomF
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I’m tired of hearing how shortstaffed restaurants are. Figure it out and make those that come in welcome and want to come back

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience3

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.

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LouiseO
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall pleasantly surprised!! They had closed down for a little bit but food was delish land service was great!

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reggie
New England
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I'm never disappointed at NYAJ's. Food and service are always great.

SJ
SusanJ
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was

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MalissaO
New England
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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AlecW
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great gluten free options, great service and food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Food was overcooked and server was on phone a lot

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ABby
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

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

NH
NealH
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

6 people for lunch, all were happy with their selection. Service was very atentative, including assisting with the baby in the high chair.

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Kimbo
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

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.

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MaryjaneM
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

FJ
vipFastJohn44
New England
40 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Bill
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was good though slightly overcooked. Cabbage was very good.

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Bill
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Mona Lisa salad was delicious. I would highly recommend it.

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APnothappy
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

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.

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vipKaiaa
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding! Ate outside and it was relaxing and comfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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CherylM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

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.

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ShannonK
New England
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great with allergies!! Great food! Awesome service.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Super slow. App and main courses came out together. Waitress touched everything with her bare hands. Had to call for a refund

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AmyMarie
New England
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great meal - missed it so much. Food was awesome as always - felt bad for our servers ...there were only two for the whole place!

PB
vipPaulB
New England
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Ac wasn't working

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

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.

RD
RobertD
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

They need to fix the HVAC! It has not worked for some time and it is July. Yeesh.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Ordered salads with grilled chicken. They forgot the chicken/ service for a grilled chicken Caesar salad was 25 minutes long???
It was terrible

AZ
AshleyZ
New England
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Their AC was not working and waitress was too chatty but food was good as always.

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Jof1021
New England
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Very disappointed in the service and overall experience…

MG
MaddenGirls
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great service, excellent food/drinks!! I'll definitely be back :-)

JS
JimS
New England
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Glad to be back! Enjoyed dinner & drinks on the patio.

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hungrygirl
New England
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent, funny server.
Great attention to my friend's gluten free needs.

NP
NeilP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was nice to go to a restaurant that would take reservations for outdoors. Everything was great!!!

JG
JohnG
New England
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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VicO
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly enjoyed. Please bring back the Mona Lisa Salad, and need a rewards program for loyal customers.

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BAMM
New England
18 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Getting a bit pricey for what you get.

JM
JohnM
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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.

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vipkate
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service was very, very slow, and our order was wrong more than once. Waitress was sweet, though.

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