Not Your Average Joe's Peabody

4.3
254 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Has your father met Joe before? C’mon, they’re both great guys. Introduce them on Father’s Day while Dad feasts on everything from Seared Scallops to Thai Beef Noodle Salad to our awesome Backyard Burger.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

What 254 People Are Saying
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New England
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Quiet booth. Brandy our server was attentive and efficient.

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TC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server was very friendly and the food was very good as always. Highly recommend NYAJ. I just wish that they had not closed the Newburyport location.

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JM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Not up to par with other Joe's that I've been too. I've always raved about the food, not this time. Steak tips were warm and scallops were small. Very disappointed.

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

Made a reservation for 130 and the previous table was still seated. They did not get up until after 2. We were told they were a half our late for their reservation. At almost 2pm they put two tables together for our party of 8. The set up was uncomfortable. The manager who said he’d make it right with us was never to be seen again.
Our waiter was mediocre at best. No straws, no refills, no ketchup, no spoons for coffee. Told us there was a back up on bread when we asked for more and then gave us the check not asking if we wanted to wait.
Would not go back to the Peabody location.

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G
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the noise level was loud, not energetic??
everything else was awesome!!!!!!!

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PJ
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really nice Mother’s Day lunch. Service was a tad slow due to it being so busy. Everyone enjoyed their meal and the waiter was very nice and gave great suggestions . Would go back.

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EM
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I think they must have been training new staff. Food sat up under the warmer for 15 minutes. 8 people and four had issues with the dinners. Typically we love NYAJs

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

We took our daughter for her birthday prior to going to the circus nearby. We had excellent service - polite, funny, and efficient - but the food wasn’t good. The new chicken wraps were served with soaking wet lettuce leaves, and oddly, a large salad to put into the... salad. My tuna was cooked nicely but was bland, and my husband’s chicken parmigiana was dry and served with a sauce that was closer to crushed tomatoes, and a pile of noodles. We chose the restaurant based on convenience, and our server was lovely, but the food was below average, and I wouldn’t go back.

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New England
71 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My. Birthday celebration.
Great host, fabulous waitress
I loved my blue burger. My cousin said her salad was good.
Took home the extra bread and oil. Yum.

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HG
New England
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place to go for a quick meal or enjoy a leisurely dinner with friends. We were so impressed by the service and our waitress! Very attentive and was quick to meet our needs. Great food and drinks.

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l
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food and drinks were great never had a bad experience one of my favorite restaurants and loved trying there brunch menu! Mimosa and french toast were so good!

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JD
New England
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

No complaints, Food was very good, Server Jonathan was great! Thanks, J.

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M
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had an event afterward, so we decided to meet at NYAJs beforehand for a meal. Made a reservation, and everything worked great. Great bread, great food, great service. No hiccups.

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We picked it because it is one of our favorites! BUT was so DISAPPOINTED that our request for 2 tables was completely ignored and for NO GOOD reason other than that the host probably saw request for 2 tables one for adult and one for kids between ages of 9-13! When I arrived after the party was already sat with drinks bc I was looking for parking I asked to see if he just didn’t get request bc I made reservation on open table and his answer was no he received request and could move us now just thought booths would be tight one for 6 and one for 4 which is ridiculous bc other booths had that many people in it! I have to say was really annoyed as the other family was from Maine and we don’t get together often but when we do we like to visit Not Your Average Joe’s.

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C
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Restaurant was freezing and the quality of the food was average. Very convenient location.

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h
New England
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

It was great - ready for us, great table and really good food and service!

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JC
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

My Jumbalaya was tasty, but small portion and nothing with it to dress the dish up.

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JK
New England
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience, the food was good, it was clean and the service was great..

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Everything was great the chicken piccata was a little soupy almost like they gave my too much sauce. But it was still good!

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LC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I were celebrating my birthday with a free birthday meal. As usual, my favorite meal, Mustard Crusted Chicken, was cooked just right!

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CM
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good. Joe’s makes a great pizza! Our waitress at the high top table was so nice and attentive. An excellent experience!

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Like always we had a great time! The food was a amazing. Always glad that they have a gluten free menu for my fiancé.

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B
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We were a little disappointed. Our reservations were for 5:30. We went for the St. Patrick's Day special. Everything on the main dish - the corned beef, carrots and cabbage was overly salty. The waiter was just okay. He didn't follow up with us. The restaurant wasn't that busy so it shouldn't have been that he was overly busy. We ordered the special St. Patrick's day cake, but they were out of it so we passed on dessert. We'll probably go back another time, but if the food doesn't improve it will be our last.

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w
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Did not take one of our birthday discounts, only took one, bad policy .

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r
New England
42 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Today the chef did something a little different with my grilled salmon. He added the candied pecans to the pesto which kicked it up to another level. Along with sautéed spinach and baby brussels sprouts this was a real winner. My husband had the mustard chicken that was so tender you could cut it with a fork. We think the yummy mashed potatoes have some added sour cream which makes them taste like a baked stuffed potato.
Ever smiling Amanda, made sure that everything was perfect and came back frequently to check on us.

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J
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

Drinks were wrong. Some meals cold and at different times. One meal not as described

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D
New England
15 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We love nyaj! It was a little loud and I could tell our waitress was very busy. It was my uncles birthday, and They didn’t do anything special for him even though I put a note in the comments. We forgot his birthday coupon and we were unable to locate it. I later found it on my email even though they said he didn’t have one. Food was good as usual but not the service I’m used to from them. Overall, we had a decent time.

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r
New England
42 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down, NYAJ has the best pizza around. At lunch my husband orders the large cheese mushroom spinach pizza for himself so he will have leftovers to take home.
My favorite is the perfectly grilled salmon with a great cilantro walnut pesto served with baby spinach and mashed sweet potatoes.
Amanda is a wonderful server with a big smile. She always comes by to check on us to make sure everything is perfect.

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K
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

This used to be a decent restaurant. Last experience was awful. Some food was inedible. We won’t go back.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very well taken care of

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O
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

$6 tacos were just ok - no guacamole? What’s up with that?

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JT
New England
55 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner at this restaurant. Service was efficient and the meal was excellent. Everything was cooked to perfection and the sangria hit the spot. I would recommend to all - hard to believe it's in a mall - it's that good!

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AC
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding location, staff, and food. The server was very compassionate to the food allergies at the table. The vegetarian burger is amazing and I cannot want to return for another. They did not rush the party out as we were really enjoying the visit. Thank you Not Your Average Joe's Peabody!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Valentine’s Day

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AL
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Valentines day

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KK
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding! Wish I could’ve left a bigger tip. Food was delicious. My valentine cocktail was delicious but pricey. My daughter did not like her drink, even though the server and bartender went over and above to try to fix it. We were all pleased with the service and freshness of the food.

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was great, noise level too high to hear background music, waiter polite but inefficient - brought dessert but didn’t leave the check, left us waiting 10 minutes after desserts were finished, did not have our check with him when he reappeared so then we had to wait some more. Also neglected to offer the person holding the gluten free menu GF bread when he showed up with the bread and dip for the rest of the table

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KA
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Even though it was a busy Friday night they were able to seat us immediately. Our server was really nice and attentive and the food was delicious

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r
New England
42 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

NYAJ's checks all of our boxes...good food, good prices and great service .
Amanda is wonderful at her job and we make a point of asking for her. She knows what we like and takes great care of us with a big smile.

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r
New England
42 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What can I say...if you read these reviews you see that I am a loyal NYAJ customer.
I keep coming back for the great service and great food.
Today, Lisa, the manager, let me taste a vegetarian item on the menu that I never tried. The spaghetti squash Bolognese was wonderful and is on my list. CUDOS TO LISA. GLUTEN AND VEGAN FRIENDLY.
I am someone who wants their fish cooked on the rare side so as to enjoy the freshness without dryness.
NYAJ is used to my crazy order of RARE salmon and sends it out perfectly with cilantro pesto on the side.

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