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Not Your Average Joe's Methuen

4.3
938 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Casual
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Great for Lunch
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American, Comfort Food
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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
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Phone number
(978) 974-0015
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mario Perez
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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!
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Private party contact
Gahiji Marhsall: (877) 778-0162
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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!
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
There is ample parking is available in the Loop parking lot.
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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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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 938 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.4
service
4.0
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4.1
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

I love this restaurant for their unique options! Always be on the lookout for their Chef’s menus, always something new and delicious to try!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

A person in our party has severe food allergies. Not your average Joes is one of the only restaurants that will bend over backwards to accommodate her.

If you are looking for a great value and a place that actually cares about their customers then Not your average joes is your place!

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Went for the "Tuesday Double Cheeseburger" special and it was excellent. For $12.99 you get a burger, fries and a beer along with their famous bread and dipping oil - such a deal!

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Slight delay being seated, very noisy. A reservation should hold a table open. Another time we will not go on Saturday evening. Food was very good. Service was good once we were seated.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

A rare chance for my husband and I to get out early! Waitress was fun and attentive (but not too attentive) Drinks and appetizers came fast... Food was delivered with perfect timing. Scalloped were perfectly seasoned and cooked. Seafood Alfredo delicious!
Nice evening 😃

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Excellent service and atmosphere was wonderful as well

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Service was an A+. Server was very aware of our needs and others. Fresh bread was great. Server very pleasant and worth going back because of his service and the food.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Built one of these in Manchester NH please!!!!!!!!!

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Service was good. Waitress attentive and friendly. Food was mediocre at best. Typical chain restaurant processed, bland food.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

They were very busy but service was very slow.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Always a good Meal at NYAJ. My husband got the corn beef special for St. Patrick's Day and really enjoyed it. Our waitress was very nice.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

I was supposed to get $10.00 off my bill because I went thru Open Table but that didn't happen it wasn't offered.
I had the Haddock with a crust on top. The piece of Haddock was so thin it looked as though it had been frozen and then thawed out. Exactly what I have seen in the super markets in the frozen food area. The cole slaw was very good as was the mashed potatos. The bread as always was delicious with the dipping . The wait staff was excellent as always.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Great all around eating establishment in an easy to get to location.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Disappointed in the Spaghetti squash Bolognese. More like a stew.

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3.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Scallops were good & the carrot cake was excellent. It was ok for me on business however, ambiance is more of a “Friday’s” type establishment.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Came here for a mid-day weekend date with my husband prior to seeing a movie next door. As always, great food and drinks! Price is a little high but standard for the area

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We always enjoy having lunch or dinner at Not Your Average Joe's because the food is great and the service is usually great too. If you make your reservation on Open Table though you may want to confirm with the restaurant directly. I had the confirmation from Open Table but the restaurant never received the reservation. They said I was the second person that had happened to that day. They got me seated close to my reservation time anyway, but if it is super crowded they may not be able to do that.

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2.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The clam chowder was horrible. This is the 2nd time I had it there. Word that comes to mind is rancid

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Food was very good. It got busy quickly and consequently our service was a bit slow. Other than that we enjoyed it.

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2.0Dined on February 23, 2018

I have been to NYAJ many times and always had a good experience and decent food.

Friday the service was very lacking. First, I ordered a side salad that had blue cheese crumbles and came with a horseradish dressing. I asked for no blue cheese and a substitute ranch dressing. Neither request was met and there was a hair on my plate. I noticed immediately when the waitress set it down, and let her know. They brought me another salad, but the requested changes still were not met. At that point it wasn’t worth sending back, I just skipped it and ate the rest of my meal. They did comp it, so that was nice. My friend ordered a second drink and the waitress came back with it as we needed to leave for a movie, 20 minutes later.

It wad her first time there and these things didn’t make a good first impression for her. I’ll be back, but hope to have a better experience next time.

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3.0Dined on February 22, 2018

I was surprised no one mentioned the birthday I was there for since when I booked the reservation it asked me if it was a special occasion. The menu doesn't seem to change much, i was looking to try something new but ended up getting the same ole steak tips which were somewhat bland. I do like this restaurant and will come again.

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

The food was outstanding. I had the meatloaf and my husband had the shrimp fettuccine. Both were excellent. The service was on point. Our server Kayla was very attentive and personable.
The drinks were also very good. Overall a great time.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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!

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2.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on January 22, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Great food and service, reasonably priced, friendly atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2018

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

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