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Not Your Average Joe's

645 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-5004
+1 781-643-1666
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good45%
  • Average22%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“salads” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
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645 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-5004
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

Great place to stop in for a casual meal, dont expect 5 star gourmet cusine-thats not what NYAJ IS ALL ABOUT but the price is right ,the food is good and the drinks are satisfying.

Thank joe d
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Salads are good, but often over dressed. Great drink selection but pricey cocktails with not a lot of booze.

Thank Tracy L
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a simple but tasty meal and got it at this resturant. Environment was casual and family friendly. Next time we will try some of their signsture dishes

Thank thankfulnewburghNY
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Many of the restaurants in Arlington Center are not open for lunch on Mondays. We wound up at NYAJ; our experience with the Waltham branch had not been overly successful. I started with the chicken dumplings; the stuffing was bland and the dipping sauce was...More

Thank Scanner_Lewis
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Joe's is our default eating place. Do not expect fine dining here, just good food at very reasonable prices. They try to be innovative and multicultural, and sometimes succeed. Do not overlook their pizza - it is excellent. Joe's bread is served with garlic-infused olive...More

Thank Dick C
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

I used to live in Arlington and this was one of my regular haunts. Since I moved to Nashua, NH I still stop in from time to time and it hasn't changed a bit. Still great food and selection of local brews and reliable wait...More

Thank Ron C
Reviewed 16 February 2017

NYAJ's as we call it around here, is a great local restaurant. The bar is right in front of you as you walk in. They have some limited seating there, at the bar and at small tables. There's a sports channel on tv to watch....More

Thank Paula Z. T
Reviewed 14 February 2017

My favorite thing here is the nachos. They are not your typical nachos. We have also eaten at other NYAJ locations, and like the cheese steak egg rolls as well (what can I say, I love appetizers). There are many interesting looking things to try...More

Thank LoriLovesFood
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Let’s start with the water and coffee. It was nice to have a slice of lemon with the water, and I always measure a restaurant by the coffee they serve. My choice is black and unsweetened, and the coffee here was excellent – so we...More

Thank Guy B
Not Your Averag... J, Guest Relations Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2017

Hello Guy, Thank you for the great review. We'll be looking forward to welcoming you to the neighborhood when you do move :) Until then, stop in and see us at any one of you 24 other locations. Best regards, Jimmie

Reviewed 23 January 2017

I can imagine it's a trick to expand while keeping that one-off allure that has locals coming back. Not Your Average Joe's pulls if off, and the downtown Arlington location leads the way with friendly service, creative dishes and community engagement. Each month they will...More

Thank Jon from Dallas
Not Your Averag... J, Guest Relations Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2017

Hello Jon, Thank you for the excellent review. I am so pleased to hear that we keep you coming back. I also want to thank you for recognizing the fact that we try to give back to our community as well with our Not Your...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 645 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-5004
    (Pleasant Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 781-643-1666
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What does creative casual cuisine mean? Exactly what it says. We"re creative, because we reject the same-old-same-old in favor of tastes that are interesting and unique. We're casual because while our food may be worth getting dressed up for, we invite you to come as you are. We're all about cuisine in the sense that our chefs apply high standards of culinary art. There it is. Creative. Casual. Cuisine. If it sounds like your kind of place, then you – like us- are not your average Joe.
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