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Not Your Average Joe's Newburyport

457 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Lunch

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Not Your Average Joe's in Newburyport offers an eclectic take on American bar food. It features a lovely outdoor seating area and views of the water.

At Not Your Average Joe's, the appetizers include Buffalo chicken nuggets, tuna wontons, Thai chicken lettuce wraps, nachos and quesadillas. For the main course, you can choose from chicken parmesan, enchiladas, mac and cheese, jambalaya, scallops, grilled BBQ meatloaf and many types of burgers, sandwiches and pizzas, including some gluten-free options. Not Your Average Joe's has many desserts and a full bar with a creative selection of cocktails and an ample range of beers and wines.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Monday thru Thursday: 11:30am - 9:00 pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:30am -10:00 pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00 pm
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Phone number
(978) 462-3808
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Heribeto Martinez
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Private party facilities
With postcard views of Waterfront Park and the Merrimac River, it’s a great venue for holiday gatherings of up to 65 guests. (Keep it in mind for rehearsal dinners, anniversary celebrations, cocktail receptions and retirement parties too.) Available September through May.
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Private party contact
Mark Main: (877) 571-2782
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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pickyeater (New England)
3.0  Dined on September 9, 2016

I have been to this chain before, not this location. We were seated immediately. I had ordered their seasonal margarita, was surprised it wasn't served in a margarita glass. Ordered the pork, the waitress informed us it is cooked medium. In case we wanted it cooked to a different temperature. It came out well done, crispy, and dry. And where the pork comes out already sliced, anyone could see this. The waitress was not very friendly, she seemed bothered that she was even there. It was not the typical experience I have had at these restaurants. It was my birthday and this made it difficult to enjoy and celebrate.

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined on September 4, 2016

The waitress was upset that we asked for new plates, due to the current / existing plates being dirty at the table. She then disappeared for a while after replacing the plates. It looked like she was upset that we asked for new plates. I am sorry - but when you goto a establishment, you expect certain basics that you expect.

ElinorV (New England)
5.0  Dined on August 5, 2016

I received a birthday coupon, so my daughter and I drove up to Newburyport from CT to enjoy lunch and the town. It was a long and crowded trip, but it was worth it! Our lunch was great; we enjoyed a drink to toast to my birthday. The service was quick and presented with a smile! After our experience just getting there, this was all greatly appreciated!!!

OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on July 24, 2016

Our meal was delicious. Our server was attentive and pleasant.

JenniferW (New England)
1.0  Dined on July 21, 2016

good afternoon - we have been to not your average Joe's many times and this time it was less than stellar - food wise - our server was wonderful but my wife had to send back her salmon twice to be cooked correctly and my fried chicken was incredibly dry and the mac and cheese was cold with cold ritz crackers on top

vipGinny (New England)
5.0  Dined on July 19, 2016

Great location in a lovely spot in Newburyport. Had lunch with our grandchildren ages 3 and 6. Service was good. Food tasty and a good value. Predictable as a chain restaurant which makes it a good choice.

ElizabethW (New England)
3.0  Dined on July 18, 2016

Fair food and good beer, but marred by extremely loud screaming children even though I had reserved a table in a quieter area because one member of the party wears a hearing aid. We were unable to converse at all until the children finally left to go to bed (after 6:30).

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on July 13, 2016

Good food at fair prices. Great views of Merrimack river.

MattA (New England)
5.0  Dined on July 8, 2016

This was our 3rd time here and was just as good as the first time great menu lots of choices

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on July 8, 2016

Great fun reasonably priced Newburyport restaurant. Watch the downtown scene or sit out back and enjoy the park and waterfront/

FarishH (New England)
4.0  Dined on July 4, 2016

Food and service are very good. I enjoy this restaurant and the food and service are never a surprise.

JillO (New England)
4.0  Dined on July 3, 2016

We had five diners with varied tastes that ranged from vegetarians to meat eaters so it was a real joy to find a restaurant that satisfied everyone. We didn't feel rushed which was great as we were celebrating three birthdays and a new job. Our waitress had a great sense of humor and the food was good. The only downside of dining in Newburyport is finding a parking space.

AnnD (New England)
4.0  Dined on July 2, 2016

We went on the 3rd of July. Needed a place for lunch that had a diverse menu and good food. This restaurant met our expectations. Wonderful wait staff. Mew will be back..

dianeme (New England)
4.0  Dined on May 27, 2016

We were seated in the back, getting a view of the Newburyport Harbor. Great food choices -- the salmon was terrific and one of our party had the steak tips. Another in our party requested gluten free choices, and there was no problem, plus there were plenty of gluten free choices too. Our server, Nick, was very engaging with us, yet still provided professional service. My only complaint is that it was a bit too noisy, though conversation was still possible at our table. I would definately go back to NYAJ's.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined on May 14, 2016

Food was just okay - nothing great. Bland and frozen tasting. The best part was the bread and oil - delicious!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on May 14, 2016

The open table reservation worked great. We were able to get an outside table (which is the reason we went to Not Your Average Joes). We live within walking distance and have many restaurants to choose from, but we like NYAJ for outside dining. The food was so so this time around, but the waite staff was very good.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined on May 11, 2016

Did not offer gluten free bread, eventhough I Identified as GF. Asked for it after drinks were served, but server did not bring separate oil dip. Ordered substitute veggie instead of potatoes, but request not met. Friend's order came with potatoes instead of rice, and frankly meal was not exactly what was ordered.

Would have been nice if manager offered to adjust bill, so we could consider going back. Disappointed birthday night out.

WeLikeFood (New England)
4.0  Dined on May 6, 2016

We visit Joe's often. They consistently provide good food and great service. The location has some great outdoor dining.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on May 5, 2016

Service was terrible. So slow and forgetful. Food was great as always.

vipGaryT (New England)
3.0  Dined on April 29, 2016

We dine at NYAJ generally 2 to 3 times a month and were surprisingly disappointed with our most recent visit. Generally we can always count on a nice selection of menu options with some creative choices available. Not so this visit...Soup wasn't hot and when returned and brought back, it still wasn't hot. Service was somewhat scattered, with no real check in to determine how food was or whether we wanted additional drinks.

There seemed to be a lot of new help so perhaps that was a reason, but with so many choices in Newburyport and more on the way, hopefully this won't be a constant with expectations.

One other note- For the past several months, I have asked what the seasonal selection was for draft beer, and the answer always is they have "just run out." The remaining selections tend to be 'corporate' choices, and with several local breweries in the area...all served at other NBPT would be great if NYAJ could expand its selection