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About Not Your Average Joe's Methuen

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.

90 Pleasant Valley Street
Methuen, MA 01844
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Sunday 11:30a 10:00p
Monday 11:30a 9:00p
Tuesday 11:30a 10:00p
Wednesday 11:30a 10:00p
Thursday 11:30a 10:00p
Friday 11:30a 11:30p
Saturday 11:30a 11:30p

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(978) 974-0015

Website:
http://www.notyouraveragejoes.com/locations/massachusetts/methuen/

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!

Parking Details:
There is ample parking is available in the Loop parking lot.

Executive Chef:
Mario Perez

Private Party Facilities:
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Not Your Average Joe's - Methuen can accommodate all of your special event needs. Choose from three different Prix Fixe lunch and dinner menus, or order à La Carte!

Private Party Contact:
Gahiji Marhsall: (877) 778-0162

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We host all different events for the Methuen community! Happy hours? Check. Baby shower? Done. Engagement party? You got it! Give us a call, and let us know what you're looking for, and we'll figure out how we can help. We offer catering, are great for birthdays, and have a host of allergy-friendly options for anyone in your group.

We also host our own special events throughout the year as well! From wine dinners to fundraisers, beer dinners to brunches, we have it all. Check back on our website event page or on here to stay up to date on all of our upcoming special events!

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Not Your Average Joe's Methuen Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

service

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (23)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
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Bar Seating (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Good for a Date (10)
Special Occasion (10)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Healthy (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Fun (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Seasonal (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
People Watching (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Great Beer (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Romantic (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Authentic (3)
Cozy (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Spicy (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Business Meals (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined 4 days ago

Goat cheese on my salad would be better warm. The bread is incredible. Over all one of my favorite places to eat.

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

JOes is always great! Tim our waiter was great, food was great as always. Hostess staff weren’t as friendly as other locations I’ve been too as well as bathroom was really not clean!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Spicy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 5 days ago

My first time eating at Not Your Average Joe's and wasn't impressed. The bread with oil was good and so was the service, that's about it. I ordered clam chowder and a Caesar salad. The chowder didn't have any clam or potatoes, just chunky pieces of something (not sure what it was) and the Caesar salad had absolutely no dressing or taste to it. I'll definitely go elsewhere next time for my pre-movie dinner.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2018

My food was outstanding. The Vday menu was wonderful, espically the "burry me in bubbles" drink. Both myself and fiance love NYAJ. It is our go to date place. We drive about 45 mins just to go.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2018

We had dinner reservations on Valentine's day. Considering how busy it was, the service was great as was out meal and the staff. All around awesome experience.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Went to dinner on valentine day and our server Timothy was unbelievable. He was on top of everything and made sure we were all set and kept checking on us to see if we need anything. Food and service was great I will be going back again and bring some friends

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2018

I like Not Your Average Joe's. We go there regularly. It's a little on the pricey side, but not crazy. Drinks are expensive, but I rarely drink anyway. I ordered off the simply grilled menu. I got chicken and it was a little tough. They gave me two very thin breasts and overcooked them. Not so much that it was inedible or that I bothered to complain. The seasoning was very good too. I'll be back, I just might get the salmon instead. I like that to be a little overdone.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

When we arrive for our 6:30 reservation there was a line out the door. They said they were so sorry but all the tables were seated and they had multiple booked reservations as well as call ahead seating tables. Absolutely not acceptable to participate in a reservation system when you actually don't have tables to seat the people with reservations. There were at least 60 people who were expressing a frustration. All the hostess could do was shrug your shoulders and say I'll do the best I can.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We had reservations and still waited half an hour to be seated

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We've yet to have a bad experience at NYAJ. Everything was delicious and well prepared. I do have to say however, that the forno pasta was a bit on the bland side. Other than that, another great experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Even though we had reservations we had to wait in a crowded entryway for 20 minutes. We were seated next to the bathrooms in a booth that was squeezed in, not enough room for 4 people to sit comfortably. Our waiter was very slow. When the food came it was good, however. I probably won't go again on a weekend, though.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on January 30, 2018

THE HERB-CRUSTED HADDOCK. WAS AMPLE AND VERY TASTY, ROASTED CARROTS AND SPROUTS COOKED WELL BUT A BIT BLAND. THIS WAS MY WIFE’S ENTREE.

I LIKED MY PESTO SALMON WITH THE PECANS BUT THOUGHT THE SPROUTS WERE TOO FIRM.

WE BOTH USED TO THINK JOE’S FOOD WAS TOO HIGHLY SALTED BUT THAT SEEMS NOT TO BE THE CASE ANY LONGER. THANKS FOR THAT.

IS IT MY IMAGINATION OR HAS THE MENU CHANGED. THERE SEEMED TO BE FEWER APPETIZERS TO CHOOSE FROM.

NEVERTHELESS, WE REALLY LIKE JOE’S, GO OFTEN EVEN WHEN IT ISN’T A BIRTHDAY, AND LIKE TO SEE NEW DISHES SEASONALLY. THE WAITSTAFF IS ALWAYS PLEASANT , EFFICIENT. AND ACCOMODATING. WE’LL DEFINITELY BE BACK.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite
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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Took us early, didn’t expect that although was certainly appreciated. Great service. Food is always excellent. Love it!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 22, 2018

We had a great time celebrating our Daughter’s 21st Birthday.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great experience!!!!! Our server was wonderful!...Food was delicious!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Menu is great and has plenty of different options. Great atmosphere and great for any occasion.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Tapas, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Authentic, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite
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 (New England)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great food and service, reasonably priced, friendly atmosphere.

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Love the Scallops! Other favorites also.. but this dish rivals what you'll find at upscale seafood restaurants!

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great food as always! Good delivery was slower than normal. Not sure why the delay. And my husbands beef was nearly raw not medium.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We usually have a good experience here. This time it was a mix. We waited for 35 mins despite having a reservation The host appeared to be seating in order of walk-ins versus reservations. Our waiter was awesome, very attentive and personable. Food presentation was good. Scallops were delicious

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food, NYAJ's menu has some unique dishes that you just don't see often.
I recommend you make a reservation. Place is always packed.
I made the reservation through open table and was easy as can be.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food is always good!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The server was outstanding as he enthusiatically described the dishes. Food was very good. Atmosphere was nice/modern. We had a business holiday lunch and NYAJ was the perfect choice.

Tags: Great Beer, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Casual, Spicy
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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Always a great time at this establishment

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 (New England)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Love that they now have a few vegetarian options

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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Mustard crusted chicken was outstanding. Pasta al forno was good but amount of food for value was under. Went for a birthday dinner which they acknowledged on check-in but waitress never mentioned it. Drinks were pricey for amount given.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

My usual place to bring my kids for dinner when I can't decide what I want to eat, specially their huge selection of kids menu which is usually my final decision on deciding where to eat.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Quick Bite
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Don't come here. They purposely over book or what I call profiteering at the cost of the customer experience. While sometimes that works for this place it doesn't. Even the hostess walked off the job - I am not kidding you. Service was rushed and disingenuous. There are other option in that area. Look elsewhere.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 15, 2017

A friend and I got together after a long time. It was nice to catch up and not feel rushed. We were able to talk and eat good food.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Always consistent! Manager and staff as a pleasure!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Not Your Average Joes is a fun place to go with friends or for a date night. It is causal enough to be comfortable, but still has a slightly formal, above average atmosphere. The food is delicious, and they have some of the best Sangrias. The wine list is good, but I'd love to see more local wines on it. Southern New Hampshire has some amazing vineyards whose wines would make a great addition to the list.

The service is fast and friendly. I love how management always checks in. I also love how they are willing to accommodate changes to menu items, like a veggie piccata instead of chicken piccata.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food, service, cleanliness are always reliably of high quality.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Always have a good meal at NY Average Joe's, the service is excellent but the noise level can be too loud when you're trying to talk to your own group.

Tags: Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on October 16, 2017

With our reservation, we were seated immediately. The service was excellent, and the half price appetizers are the best bargain around. We shared several with another couple, and ended up taking some home. It is always a pleasure to eat at NYAJ

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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Thanks for singing to me in my 30th! Burger cooked just right and loved your mock tails and desserts ☺️

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Ordered Steak Tips Medium, they were well done & burnt, not edible. The pizza had no flavor, barely any sauce on it, would have probably been good had it of had sauce on it. And the kids pasta with sauce had a teaspoon of sauce on it. I'm feeling like they don't like to give out sauce. Dip was delicious, filled up on that.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food and drinks here are always excellent. Service has gone very downhill past 2 or so years. Waitress did not clear our empty cocktail glasses when brought new ones and left them sitting on table all night. Who wants to look at dirty glasses or plates ? I still eat here regularly due to great food, outdoor tables, and convenient location. But there is something lacking with the service every single visit.

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Always solid & reliable. Well managed.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Lunched at NYA Joe's at a less busy time, so it was quieter and service more prompt (not that service is usually bad) than usual. We ordered an Oktoberfest appetizer, pretzel with cheese dipping sauce and it was tasty. Two of us ordered our main meals from the Oktoberfest specials menu - pork schnitzel and sauerbraten - and found them flavorful and satisfying. The third person in our party ordered a hamburger and fries and was happy with that selection. Our waitress was very attentive and refilled our soft drinks without our needing to ask. Since our meal was substantial we did not order dessert, even though there are many tempting dessert selections (which we have tried before).
NYA Joe's is one of our very favorite casual restaurants, as it offers reasonably priced, good quality meals with more creativity and flair than the typical casual dining establishment. We know we will be back to dine again at NYA Joe's.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The food was good and service ok. Waitress was conscientious and efficient.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive
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