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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

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Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (17)
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Comfort Food (11)
Kid-friendly (9)
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Good for Birthdays (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Seasonal (6)
Fun (5)
Great Beer (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Authentic (3)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
People Watching (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Business Meals (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Always a great time at this establishment

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·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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 (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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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 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 10, 2017

Always consistent! Manager and staff as a pleasure!

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·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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·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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·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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·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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·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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·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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 (New England)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Seasonal Oktoberfest menu was an excellent surprise and the pork schnitzel was very good! Also enjoyed the carrot cake for dessert.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Seasonal
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Our party of 10 came for lunch over the weekend. The first indication that this may not be a good visit, was that they hadn't made the sauce for one of their two advertised specials, so we could not order it. When our food finally arrived at our table, it had been 45 minutes since we had ordered it, 5 out of 10 of the meals ordered were cold, and our kids' pizzas looked like they had been sitting out for some time. Our waitress kindly brought the cold meals back to the kitchen, but returned with them less than 5 minutes later. We ate them but they were still just lukewarm. When we were finished our meals, the waitress came back out to tell us the manager wanted to offer our party desserts to make up for the meals, but at this point we had been there for over an hour and a half and the many small children with us were beyond exhausted. The last thing we wanted at that point was to wait for more "average" food to come. They did remove 2 meals from our bill, which was a nice gesture. We have not had a bad experience at Not Your Average Joe's in the past, but this experience was awful, incredibly disappointing, and below average.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

It was good food but I only ate half my meal and the remainder was never given to me to take home 😅

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Excellent service. Excellent food. Great flavored. Overall great experience. Kid-friendly.

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

We really like the food at NYAJ's, but as good as the food is it's the service that makes it our favorite restaurant. Both of my kids have food allergies, my husband is picky, and there is never any problem in having our orders tweaked to keep the kids safe and my husband happy. On top of that, the servers are always available if you need a refill on a drink or anything else, even on a busy Saturday evening.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Always delicious. Creative menu with seasonal specials. Cooked to order so you can customize to your taste or specific dietary needs. Staff are friendly and attentive.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Casual, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Feast Sunday celebration

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 (New England)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Enjoyable dinner for 5 of us. Good food and service. A go-to place for me.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Grabbed a bite to eat here before a movie next door. Sampled a few appetizers. All were tasty. Service was very good. Would definitely dine @ NYAJ again.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Quick Bite
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 (New England)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Never Fails - My 'GO TO' place I can always count on - hasn't let me down once!!

Tags: Live Sports, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on August 11, 2017

consistently good food and friendly service - nice spot to visit

Tags: Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Good gluten free options and drinks. The location is good too.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on August 7, 2017

Ordered the Prosciutto & Arugula Pizza - it was very disappointing. Little to no sauce, little to no cheese, the arugula "salad" was skimpy & not dressed. Others at the table were reasonably satisfied with their entrees but I wouldn't recommend a $13 pizza with $2 of ingredients to anyone and it doesn't make me want to return for another meal.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Some new menu items to try. Love how this restaurant keeps the food interesting.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Casual, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Love NYAJ! We are regulars here, there is always something on the menu to make everyone happy. Service is excellent, prices are reasonable, and location is convenient.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Authentic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 29, 2017

The food was not very good and the service was only fair

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 (New England)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Excellent service and attention and care in serving a gluten free diner.

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·Dined on July 28, 2017

We had a wonderful experience at this location. Our table was ready when we walked in and we were given our choice of booth, table, or high top. We chose a booth right by the window because it was a beautiful July evening and so we could people watch. All the wait staff were pleasant and attentive. The food was very tasty and a good value for the money. Can't wait to return and try something else from the menu.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, People Watching, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Glad to have made a reservation before the movie, though based on occupancy was unnecessary. We've had trouble getting seated before when arriving before a movie. Seated immediately in quiet area back of bar. Waitress was very good, visible when needed but otherwise unobtrusive. Food was good and plentiful. Great fries.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Food is usually always great. But today my warm goat cheese salad had cold goat cheese. Will not stop me from going back. But disappointing. The bread is fantastic. The menu changes seasonally which is nice.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Delicious food, excellent service. Our server was both helpful and friendly. As always, we started with Joe's delicious bread and oil, replete with garlic, red pepper and parmesan cheese.Since it is Summer, there was plenty of outdoor seating, although my wife and I chose a booth inside.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Frequent customer - because you never disappoint!
Love dining here!

Tags: Authentic, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Seated within 5 minutes of 7 pm reservation. Waitress very friendly and attentive, (Jenifer). I had Greek chicken salad..very good. My husband had personal size pizza he said was very good. I had cosmos and he had vodka martini. Joe's always makes good drinks. We like being able to make dinner reservations so we can be seated after a movie at AMC. We'll definitely be back!

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on July 7, 2017

We were seated quickly on a busy night. Great food and great service!

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating
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