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Not Your Average Joe's

€€ - €€€American, , Pizza
645 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-5004
+1 781-643-1666
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good46%
  • Average22%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“waldorf salad” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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645 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-5004
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Think meatloaf and mashed potatoes and throw in some carrots. Booths and tables and a lively bar. Very accommodating wait staff. Good place for a casual dinner with family or friends.

Thank cgny1fwd
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We go for Robyn, the bartender and Lauren, the manager. The buck a shuck oysters are a fun draw, but the people keep us coming back!

Thank luluU
Reviewed 2 October 2017

There are a number of Not Your Average Joe's around the metro Boston area, This one is close to my home, NYAJ features good food at reasonable prices, Occasionally they feature a gourmet main course, and often an international main course. All of these are...More

Thank Dick C
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Not your Average Joe's has different flavors that I would not have thought to put together. The service is great and staff knowledgeable.

Thank Joan S
Reviewed 5 September 2017

My family enjoyed joes quite a bit when it first opened. We were ALWAYS in the Medford location. We got to know all the servers and cooks. (The Medford location is now closed) As part of my culinary training I asked Steve if I could...More

Thank Kris K
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Although a restaurant chain, the food is very good and has seasonal menu items. The herb-crusted haddock and BBQ meatloaf were excellent dishes. Also a treat was the sweet potato salad. Full menu is available at the bar and the bar service is outstanding and...More

Thank perkie1
Reviewed 8 August 2017

1/2 price appetizers on weeknights I believe from 5 to 7. Lots of good options. Fairly good service.

1  Thank Herb912
Reviewed 2 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 18 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 16 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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