Not Your Average Joe's Peabody

4.2
413 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
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 Peabody is a family-style restaurant that offers a bar area, main dining room, and wide array of seating options from high tops to booths to community tables. Our restaurant sits in the beautiful Northshore Mall near Sears, Legal Sea Foods, and the Sears Auto Center. Located just off Yankee Division Highway, it has easy access to Lahey Medical Center Peabody, the Salem Country Club, Bishop Fenwick High School, Endicott Square Shopping Center and more.
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maryannb
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently a great meal with wonderful service and atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We inadvertently booked close to closing time. Everything was fine but the staff was cleaning up around us so it was not as relaxing as I imagined when I booked the table. I totally understand where the staff was coming from; I just wish they didn’t let us make a reservation 45 minutes before closing time

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Marie
New England
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Easy to book and get seated. Great gluten free options for appetizers and meals. Prices are just right.

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vipGinny
New England
117 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good local place with consistency u can rely on

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

I didn’t like they only taking credit cards only no cash

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ChrisK
New England
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Easy to book on open table. Ready to seat us immediately. Michaela was efficient and attentive throughout our meal. Very accommodating when one of our diners opted to “try something new” and turned out not to be her favorite on this occasion. Excellent meal, great ambience, felt safe and looked after.

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maryannb
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service!

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vipJimtaz
New England
25 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 1st dine out since last fall, the spring weather gave us the opportunity to dine “outside”.
Wife had the Salmon and I tried a new chicken / shrimp rice bowl with stir fry veggies...excellent all around

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maryannb
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here! Service and food are excellent!

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vipRingleader
New England
14 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

In the age of Covid, this felt very safe and distanced. Our waiter had more tables to cover than would be normal, but he hustled and was great. We did a small plates night and it was delicious. From Ahi tuna to Carribean chicken tenders to potstickers, everything tastes great. ON SALE bottles of wine was a major plus!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Very limited menu with covid so we made due. The food was ok. Nothing special at all. Rather we ate home once we left.

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KathyO
New England
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Night out with my son. Had a great night. Food was great. Service was outstanding. Thank you.

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lauriec
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a valentine dinner with my parents at the Not your average Joe.
The food was great and they had it decorated with valentine balloons.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Manager was super rude!!’ Never will come back to this location again! Watertown and Seekonk much better!

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EricF
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience as always would not hesitate to go back

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maryannb
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful from the food to the service and the atmosphere!

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TimS
New England
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

NYAJ’s is an ideal place to meet up with family coming from many directions. First, you can book a table in advance via OpenTable, second there is plenty of free parking in a location right off the highway, and the service (5 stars) makes the better than average food taste great.

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vipBanger
New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Definitely never returning to any NYAJ, prices a rip off, the nachos are literally the worst I have ever had, service was distracted and COVID is not an excuse, zero ambiance. Covid weeds out the weak, including this poor concept. Buh-bye!

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PaulS
New England
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service. Decent food. Fair price and pandemic safe.

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viprosemary
New England
70 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad that you brought the rice bowls on the menu.
My husband and I both got the teriyaki salmon with the rice bowl.
Amanda was out waitress and she does an outstanding job. So glad that NYAJ's is staying open in Peabody.

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lauriec
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to dinner with my parents on a sunday afternoon. I made a reservation
and my dad didn't like where we were going to sit. They gave us another booth with
no problem. The food was great and the service was great. I hope the average Joe
at the peabody location stays open. I want to rebook a couple more times to have
dinner there.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We drove up to Peabody to pick up an order at Penney’s but it was closed. We decided to dine out before we drove home and Not Your Average Joe’s was such a wonderful experience. Our server was fabulous and the salads were very delicious. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to all.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

My anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

In times like these, good

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience2

The server really rushed us out... without asking if we wanted dessert or any more drinks.

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vipMommaMc
New England
27 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Place is quiet and currently very spread out which made us feel comfortable dining there.

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KenR
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NYAJ's is a long-time favorite and I am very glad they have outdoor seating with heaters. I hope it continues into the winter. The food was good and the service attentive. Enjoyed a great evening with family.

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lauriec
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was great. It was nice and quiet.

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NickandSam
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to go to NYAJ -- excellent food, service, and atmosphere. We got one of our go-to meals and a Thanksgiving special (the turkey sandwich). Both were phenomenal, as always, and the Thanksgiving-oriented menu makes me appreciate how NYAJ is able to adapt their menu for the season and sprinkle in their NYAJ creativity to make unique, yet familiar, dishes. Oh, and we had the peanut butter thing for dessert -- a must-have! Thanks, NYAJ, see you soon!

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vipDavidB
New England
21 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

I have been a fan of Joe’s for a while. Interesting dishes, good prices, and pleasant ambience. My second “iffy” experience, at two different restaurants, this time at the North Shore Mall in Peabody. The food experience started with my request for lobster bisque which you were out of (at 6:30 on Saturday night... really now!) then a request for anchovies on my Caesar Salad. Although they eventually arrived, they arrived direct from the fridge, with plenty of congealed olive oil, well after my salad was gone (I thought they had just forgotten, so I ate the salad).

The next was the mustard encrusted chicken. To our surprise there was NO, and I mean NO, mustard flavor. Just bread crumb encrusted pan-fried chicken. We asked our waitress, Ashley, about the mustard and she told us that the chicken arrived pre-prepared. Thanks for letting us know that your food isn’t freshly done. Glad we know.

My turkey dinner was okay, but a loaf of stuffing? Guess that want in the bird.

The Pecan pie dessert was good.

I can also report that the Manhattan was very good, as she liked it very much.

Uninspired Kendall Jackson Chardonnay for me. It is pretty sad when I can tell just by the mediocrity of the wine. It was overpriced to boot. The rest of the list was pretty much the same. (Guess I should have gone for the el cheapo bottles).

Server Ashley was pleasant and friendly, and explained my own stupid misreading of the bill helpfully.

To sum up this experience at Not Your Average Joe’s, it was... wait for it...

Less Than Average Joe’s.

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KBBos
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the food was delicious as usual!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was good!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

One out of my 3 meals was Good, the plates that they provide me for the bread were dirty, i mentioned to waitress, she didn’t even bother to bring new ones, the glass of my drink was sticky, needless to say i didn’t want to order another one.
Disappointed because i usually have a good experience but not this time

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Laurie
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I really like that during the pandemic that even though the weather is getting colder there is still outside seating that is covered and heated but not tented on the sides.

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vipJimtaz
New England
26 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very comfortable "outside dining" experience at the Peabody location. Chilly nite, heaters were very welcoming. good meal and wait staff was very attentive

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FrancaG
New England
14 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect distancing for Covid. Very safe. Food always good. Staff and waiters excellent..,

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viprosemary
New England
71 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried the pork schnitzel on the new fall menu. It was fantastic. There were 2 huge pork cutlets, cooked perfectly, served with a creamy sauce. The side dishes were a potato pancake and great red cabbage which complimented the pork. We brought home one of the cutlets because there was so much food.
I got a succulent grilled salmon with sauteed spinach and broccoli.
Running back for more of the schnitzel before it goes off the menu.
Our waitress, Amanda, did a fabulous job of taking care of us and checked in with us numerous times.

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Billy
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good food and service, something weird in drink but it was great overall.

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LindaK
New England
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always! It was great to finally eat there again!

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SueM
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

3 of us dined here on a Saturday. We have been here many times before & 2 of us always order the Mustard Crusted Chicken! It was TERRIBLE!! We both had a VERY SALTY chicken. Only ate 1/2 of one piece. The rest of meal was good. We commented to the waitress who was very sympathetic & efficient. Both Chickens were taken off the bill. Another friend ordered Sambuca after her sandwich (very good) and it (unbelievably) did not smell or taste right. That too went back to the bar.
Usually have a good meal & drink here but not that night!
They handled it nicely and we will be back & try again. Really like that chicken dish.
Chalk it up to 1st meal there after Pandemic?

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Not Your Average Joe's Peabody is rated 4.2 stars by 413 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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