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Not Your Average Joe's Bethesda

4.3
280 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch

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, tacos 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.


Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Global, International
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Hours of operation
Sunday 11:30a 9:00p
Monday 11:00a 9:00p
Tuesday 11:00a 10:00p
Wednesday 11:00a 10:00p
Thursday 11:00a 10:00p
Friday 11:00a 11:00p
Saturday 12:00p 11:00p
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Phone number
(240) 316-4555
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Richard Goldsmith
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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.
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Private party contact
Marc Handler: (855) 995-4972
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Neighborhood
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 280 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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food
4.2
service
4.1
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 4 days ago

restaurant is well named...everything is average...it is good casual dining..wait staff hurried ...but I still recommend it for a quick meal if you are in the neighborhood or as an alternative if you are going to an event at Strathmore...very easy to get there from here and better than some ot the others in the area...

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

i would say it is a more casual clyde's with comparable menus.....a good alternative when looking for a typical american fare restaurant ...not too expensive....good portion size....i had haddock which was fine...my grandson had chicken parm which looked typical...but a very generous portion....thought the staff was very friendly but appeared to be rushed.....little more training needed here...same with the front desk....friendly ...courteous....

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Good variety of food selections. Not a vegetarian, but had a vegetarian dish, and it was delicious. Service was solid. Nice casual atmosphere. If I lived closer, it would be one of my go to choices. Will definitely be back when I am in the area.

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Our server was not very attentive.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Love NYAJ -- comfortable - delicious food - menu variety

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Our waitress Bridget was the best server we’ve had here, ever. And we’ve always had good service. She was attentive, helpful and our glasses were never empty.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The food is consistently good, but there was a shortage of wait staff on a Friday night! Our server did the best he could, but he was handling a number of tables and we had to wait longer than usual for silverware, drinks, food. Not quite sure why the restaurant was shorthanded on a Friday night!

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Quality & presentation of Tuesday cheese burger special was xtremely disappointing. One is better off ordering a burger from the regular menu prepared to your liking and choosing any beer of your choice.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We went for brunch with a group of 12 that included kids and adults - the service was terrific and everyone found something they enjoyed at a good price. Lots of reasons to go back!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food and service were quite good as usual. Easy dining knowing everything is consistent.

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

food was good; environment was frenetic and loud. Not the most relaxing place.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We come here when we visit family. The food is very good and the service is even better. Great for families. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Outstanding service, food, and location. We eat here about once a month and have always had a great experience. Easter brunch was no different. Thank you!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter Sunday brunch was great - the eggs benedict was great and being early It was very quiet !

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We have eaten often at NYAJoes and have always enjoyed it. This time we shared the ahi wonton appetizer which is really outstanding. My husband had the chicken Parmesan which is a very generous portion. I had spaghetti squash bolognese and it was delicious. Unfortunately there are very few vegetarian dishes and no vegan courses.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

I have been there several times and I shall most likely return. One problem this place has (Bethesda): The coordination relative to the serving of courses needs to be improved. On two occasions the person bringing the entre was, literally, three steps behind the person SERVING the appetizer.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Loved our waiter! Made the whole experience at least a star higher!

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Despite the name, this restaurant really is just average. I had specifically reserved a "regular" table, but we were at first seated in a booth with higher than normal seats and a bar for your feet, which was positioned in the wrong place for my husband's comfort. Fortunately they were not too busy and were able to reseat us elsewhere. The noise level was a little high, but it got better after a couple of large groups left; I suspect that it's too noisy for comfortable conversation on really busy days. The food was okay. The roasted vegetables (brussels sprouts for me, carrots for my husband) were underdone, with the largest pieces being too firm to eat.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Brunch menu has 2 items. That’s not brunch. Brunch food was mediocre. Lunch items were better.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Definitely Gluten-free friendly. Including GF bread at table before dinner and a full GF menu. American fare. Customer service outstanding.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We were disappointed this visit. Food was not the usual standard.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Good food great cocktails good service

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1.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Horrible service and food. Will not go there again

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We always like Not Your Average Joes. The good and service are great!

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We enjoyed the food choices & our waitress was wonderful

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

It's our go-to place when cooking is not going to happen. The burgers are super good and the pizzas excellent as well. Servers are fun and informative. Food is not fancy but good and "homespun" - think fried chicken, meat loaf and occasional steaks. Salads are good as well.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Food was very good and there was a ride range menu items. Wide range of parking right in front. Located in a strip mall, but without strip mall feel.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

While it was a Saturday night, this is an established restaurant who should be used to busy weekend dinner hours. Our server was difficult to find at times. Meals came staggered to the table. One of the orders was completely wrong, and the server never acknowledged it or offered to do something about it. It is a loud restaurant, but we expected that going in.
Food was okay- not as good as it has been when we have previously dined there. I likely would go back, but NOT on a weekend.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

My wife had the corned beef special for St. Pat's, I had the steak wedge with blue cheese. Both great, service beyond wonderful.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Tuana was a fabulous waitress

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Food is very good. Waiter was a little unfriendly but it was very busy.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Enjoy it every time. Just can't pass up the focaccia bread and dip.
Tried the meatloaf today and found it flavorful. Love their sage pesto salmon and typically order salads (they're always very flexible about substituting ingredients. Service is typically above average.

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

The steak tips were tasty, cooked properly rare, but very tough and hard to eat

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Good beer selection. Wonderful appetizers (some enough for lunch) and tempting e trees.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Introduced the restaurant to my family member with celiacs disease. He was delighted with all the choices. Service was great. The manager came by to wish us a happy birthday. Great lunch!

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Delicious food, including the best gluten-free bread I've ever tasted, terrific service, and not too noisy to hold a conversation with my special someone. We'll be back again!

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Meet my sister at the Bethesda location frequently. My Dad's favorite spot, but he passed away a year ago Jan. Love the steak wedge salad. And potstickers appetizer. Salmon hasn't been cooked enough last time I ordered it, so won't get that anytime soon.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Our meals were very good, especially like the gluten free options.
The mixed drinks were another story. Sent back the special Joe's Margarita, it was very sour, wouldn't have know it was a margarita if they didn't tell us it was. Someone in our party ordered another mixed drink (don't know which one) and we all agreed that wine is the best option at this restaurant.

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2.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Service began well but once order was taken the server was virtually unreachable. Hamburger was so overcooked that it was inedible. On the plus side, the cost was taken off the bill. Grilled chicken totally overcooked also, it was really dry.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Steak tips were actually cooked medium and tasted really good. The person I was with had the Mona Lisa salad which is the best salad on the menu. They really enjoyed it

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