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Not Your Average Joe's Newburyport

4.1
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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Cuisines
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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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View
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3.9
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4.1
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!!!

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2016

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

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1.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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).

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2016

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

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2016

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

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2016

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

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4.0Dined on July 4, 2016

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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..

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4.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined on May 14, 2016

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

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3.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2016

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

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2016

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

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3.0Dined 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 locations...it would be great if NYAJ could expand its selection

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2016

We love NYAJ! Was just a little disappointed that they were out of Ahi Tuna Wontons because that is my absolute favorite there but I can understand because we went so late in the evening they must have just had a lot of orders of it that day. Other than that the waitress was great and everything else was great!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2016

Wine was disappointing we ended up ordering other wines! Food very good and always love gluten free menu! Server was not very attentive and slow service!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2016

We are never disappointed. Wonderful meal. Wine specials are always a great value.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2016

We decided to go out for Easter and glad we did. We really enjoy Sangria Sundays and decided to go to Newburyport. We are so glad we did because Bo was an AMAZING server - very professional, friendly and customer oriented. So glad we were lucky enough to have his help and we will certainly ask to be seated in his area in the future.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2016

Always a great choice

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2016

I was really impressed that there were several dishes for vegetarians. The food was delicious. I did not realize that this is part of a Resturant chain, and am thrilled to see that there is one near my hometown. ☺️

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2016

We dine at NYAJ at least once a month; it is one of our go-to restaurants in Newburyport. Our experience is consistently good, and for this visit was exceptional-especially the server

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2016

Six adults met for an early evening dinner on a Sunday to celebrate two birthdays among friends. We have widely varying tastes in food and everyone found a favorite dish to order and we all enjoyed our dinner. Really appreciate the choice of either a 6 or 9 ounce pour of wine. Our server was efficient and cheerful. All around nice experience. Definitely will return.

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2.0Dined on February 13, 2016

I was there Saturday night after other plans fell through. We were able to get a reservation last minute for 630. It was bitterly cold and they sat us next to a drafty door, but encouraged us to change seats. Once we did, the power outage occurred and we lost the area heaters in the "porch" area by the patio, and the hood above the grills weren't functioning properly.

The place started to fill with smoke, but wasn't the restaurant's fault dealing with power issues. Our food made it before the power shut down the oven but others weren't so lucky. Their computers went down, so we paid cash, and realized after we left we were overcharged for our meal (that is avoidable unlike the power issues.)

The manager did come around and apologize to those that wouldn't be getting their food, but no one was comped any food or drink, which I would expect based on the circumstance and what has happened to me at other restaurants, for lesser issues.

It started to get cooler as we were leaving, and since it was the night it hit -8 in Newburyport, I'm surprised it took at long as it did with that and the wind.

I can forgive the heaters, lights, smoke, and computers. I can't forgive the overcharge (even under stress your servers have to get this right), and not comping at least one item. I worked in restaurants and happily paid for customer drinks when food orders were wrong or circumstances out of our control ruined the experience.

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2.0Dined on January 29, 2016

While the descriptions of each of our entrees sounded appealing, the meals themselves were really disappointing. The menu contains lots of creative looking options, but the taste of what we received was bland. We have had very good meals at the Methuen NYAJ, so we had high hopes for Newburyport.

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4.0Dined on January 23, 2016

We arrived 15 minutes late for our reservation due to a snowy drive. There was no snow in Newburyport though. We were seated immediately. The service was great and our food was good. At the end of the meal, our server said she had heard us offer a Happy Birthday toast to one of our party. She handed a menu to the birthday girl and told her to pick out a dessert on the house. Nice touch. We will return.

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5.0Dined on November 21, 2015

I go to this restaurant all the time and have a great time every time I go the food is great it is kid friendly the service is great and it is always busy which is a good sign during the summer you can go and have a nice outdoor lunch and during the winter you can have a cozy indoor dinner

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5.0Dined on November 21, 2015

Sharron is a great server

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2.0Dined on October 9, 2015

Two main complaints: 1) Waiter never told us the specials, a basic for a good server.
2)We had the forno baked chicken quesadilla and chicken enchiladas, both were just bland.

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4.0Dined on September 17, 2015

Great place for a business lunch and does not break the bank...

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2.0Dined on August 26, 2015

Our order was lost. Waited while we watched people sit, eat, leave. Waitress offered us $10 off which would have taken the sting out of it if the meal had been great. Mustard crusted chicken was good, chicken enchiladas not so. Don't order Mexican here.

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5.0Dined on August 14, 2015

I love going to Not Your Average Joe's, we always have great food, great service, great drinks, and an amazing time!

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2015

We go to Joe's often and like sitting outdoors in the back with a view of the park. Their focaccia bead and oil dip is awesome and goes great with. Glass of red wine. The summer menu has some good choices. As always, service there is friendly and efficient.

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3.0Dined on August 1, 2015

Very average!

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4.0Dined on July 31, 2015

Always a solid and good meal . Good wine. The The ahi tuna won tons were great!

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