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Not Your Average Joe's Bethesda, Bethesda, MD
Not Your Average Joe's Bethesda, Bethesda, MD
Not Your Average Joe's Bethesda, Bethesda, MD
Not Your Average Joe's Bethesda, Bethesda, MD
Not Your Average Joe's Bethesda, Bethesda, MD

Not Your Average Joe's Bethesda

4.2
4.2
1123 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Not Your Average Joe's Kitchen & Bar offers a menu inspired by American cuisine. Its menu is stylish, contemporary and includes fresh oysters, gourmet pizzas, rice bowls and a variety of burgers. During a daily Happy Hour at Not Your Average Joe's Kitchen & Bar, diners can also enjoy both drink and appetizer specials.

Along with an array of beers, its menu includes wines and a wide selection of specialty cocktails. You'll further enjoy a casual and pub like experience at Not Your Average Joe's Kitchen & Bar. Its décor includes an open kitchen, bench seating and a separate bar area with mounted flat screen televisions all around for watching sporting events.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Global, International
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (240) 316-4555
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Jason Orberg
  • Private party facilities
    We've hosted private parties and semi-private events of all types for the Bethesda community! From engagement and retirement parties to birthdays and business happy hours, we do it all. Call us at 240-316-4555 to discuss options for your group.
  • Private party contact
    Marc Handler: (240) 316-4555
  • Neighborhood
    North Bethesda
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 1,123 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

1,123 Reviews
  1. RoyceH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve always enjoyed NYAJ. Very nice menu, and good prices. Service was excellent, and the focaccia and Parmesan oil is just fantastic. My only issue was that the $14 drink was far too much ice and lemonade, but that seems the norm these days.

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  2. joeG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu and service. Comfortable seating - including our booster seat and high chair...oh, and great kids menu too!

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  3. Mirm

    Ulster, ROI

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the February specials and they were some of the best dishes we have had there.

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  4. dgmr

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    you were out of halibut which is what my wife likes.and it is the only fish dish available. my wife is gluten sensitive, not allergic or celiac. however she was told that the appetizer shrimp and the salad on the February specials menu would not be okay for her. I understand siding on the side of caution but these two dishes do not seem to have much gluten in them even if they are not truely gluten-free.

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  5. JenniferS

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great and server (Eleanor) was attentive to our needs.

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  6. megw

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The bar was waaaay too loud so we were moved to a quiet table. The peanut butter dessert was great! Service was great too

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  7. CORKyVino

    Washington DC

    104 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Reliable burger joint can surprise you with Italian, Chinese, and seafood favorites on the menu to give you new menu choices from your last visit good pricing on beer and wine by the glass. Service is friendly and present when you need someone.

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  8. JeniB

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Not your Average Joes because it has great food and many gluten free options including the very best Carrot Cake in the area...and it's GLUTEN FREE!!! Highly recommend~

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  9. JGB1

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Although there were four persons at our table, the server provided one brunch menu; it would seem to make sense to provide at least two for a table of four. Our server not in sight, we asked another for additional napkins. She brought the napkins ten minutes later; in the meantime, we had taken silverware/napkin rolls from the adjacent table to procure the napkins. Although our server cleared two places after the diners at such spots were finished, no one cleared the other places. We had to ask for the places to me cleared when coffee was delivered to the table.

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  10. karenc

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Pizza was very salty. 3 of the appetizer plates were dirty. Stuck on food.

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  11. JenniferS

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great dining experience at Not Your Average Joe’s. I always enjoy the food and drinks that I order and the service was great!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent. Our wait staff recommended the special—enchiladas—and they were wonderful!

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  13. Casey

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The gluten sensitive selections are some of the best tasting GF meals I’ve had in years.

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  14. Berkley

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The music was too loud for a mid-day lunch. I did not like the songs and it made it difficult to have a conversation. I am in my sixties and I find background noise distracting. I walked around the restaurant to try to find an area with the lowest music volume. It was the only negative and I did not find it "energetic." It was just too loud. If would recommend NYAJ to a friend, but I would caution them about the music.

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  15. AmyC

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    So disappointed at the quality of food. I've always like NYAJ.

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  16. JenniferS

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Not Your Average Joe's! The food quality is always good and the service is great!

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  17. LawrenceG

    New York City

    47 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The heat was off on the frigid Janice night I reserved a table, the place was empty. The food is passable but not noteworthy and the service, though I was nearly the only one in the place, was quite slow.

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  18. InmiG

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Heating was broken so we had to eat in the cold. Otherwise food and service was ok

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  19. SusanE

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My first time there and I found it comfortable and had a wonderful time. Food was very good as well.

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  20. macman

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a very nice dining experience at the Bethesda Not Your Average Joe's. Service was very courteous and efficient. The food was very good but somewhat pricey. The table we were originally given was next to a very noisy party and we were promptly moved to a quieter area. All in all a very nice night out.

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  21. EricW

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was tasty, service was fine, but the dining room was freezing - even with added heat lamps. Mgmt needs to fix this ASAP

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  22. Panache

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Normally we enjoy this place for lunch. But this time the food and service were very poor. First, the focaccia was dry and cold. When we asked for another batch, same thing and additional dip was not provided. Our 2 salads arrived 30 minutes after we ordered with no apology. Our iced tea was not cold and served with no ice. Very disappointing.

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  23. WhitneyR

    Columbus

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    There was a hair in my food and my friends food was so overcooked that we ended up sending both dishes back. The server was suppose to split the cost of the bill between what my friend and I got individually but she ended up splitting in half. So I ended up paying double.

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  24. AnnaS

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! Will definitely return again!

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  25. RicardoH

    Chicago

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food. Great experience. And super friendly staff.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food here is amazing! So fresh and well-prepared! There are plentiful portions (leftovers for tomorrow), such inventive ingredients, like chopped Brussels sprouts on the holiday turkey sandwich on ciabatta bread. So many flavors of lemonade—we enjoyed the mango version. The desserts looked fabulous. We were full, but ordered some to go.😊

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food have always been top notch during at NMAJ in Bethesda!

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  28. Fan4Fish

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
     This was a very disappointing experience. The service was extremely slow. I ordered the turkey sandwich. It did not fit the menu description. It was missing the stuffing. The cranberry pecan pesto did not taste like cranberries with pecans. The shaved brussels sprouts were missing from the sandwich.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was tasty and arrived promptly as ordered except for one burger which was slightly overcooked. Casual ambience and friendly service. Perfect for our largish party.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lively bar/lounge area especially during happy hour.

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  31. JJmom

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Booked for bday which put in reservation but the waiter didn’t even ask if we wanted dessert. Plates were not cleared, no water refill, and I had to ask for warm bread. Entree was good but I have had better visits in the past.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    It was very off The food was burned, and the waiter was absent. Definitely not their norm.

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  33. SteveRS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Service slow, appetizer came out with main dish and not hot. Got comped a desert which took an extra 15 minutes to come out. Managers always trying to make it right and gave gratuitous discounts to meal. But waitstaff was either understaffed, inexperienced, or both Willing to give it another try

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  34. sbmcreat

    Washington DC

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great and plentiful. However, very noisy and difficult to carry on conversation.

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  35. asava

    Washington DC

    125 reviews

    3.0

    125 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a reservation for 6:45 and were seated promptly. Our food had still not arrived at 7:30!! Was the kitchen staff backed up? We were never told. Our server was very nice, but... kept being told it would be soon...

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  36. Kendra

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place, delicious food, and attentive and friendly staff.

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  37. Lila8884

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Joes is delicious, the service is good, it’s never crowded. Underrated restaurant! We love Joes!

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  38. tchrms

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service is always solid, the wait staff are quite attentive. The food is always dependable and a nice place to eat lunch.

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  39. TomL

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good - only had a Cobb salad and a burger.

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  40. ElizabethC

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    When I got there they said they didn’t have my reservation and could only seat us in the bar area, however I confirmed the reservation and had the calendar holds as well. We were able to get seated in the dining room but I had to insist that I had a reservation. It was very frustrating.

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FAQs

Not Your Average Joe's Bethesda offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (240) 316-4555.

Not Your Average Joe's Bethesda is rated 4.2 stars by 1123 OpenTable diners.

Not Your Average Joe's Bethesda does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Not Your Average Joe's Bethesda

10400 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    North Bethesda
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Global, International
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jason Orberg
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (240) 316-4555
  • Private party facilities
    We've hosted private parties and semi-private events of all types for the Bethesda community! From engagement and retirement parties to birthdays and business happy hours, we do it all. Call us at 240-316-4555 to discuss options for your group.
  • Private party contact
    Marc Handler: (240) 316-4555
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