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Locations:Multiple see below
Specialties:Kid Friendly, Lunch, Dinner, Family Style
Category:American Restaurants
Other Ideas: Halfway Cafe; Jasper White's Summer Shack; Bullfinch's; CLOSED: Durgin Park; The Ninety Nine

Not Your Average Joe's is a colorful, playful dining venue with a most casual feel. In fact, diners are encouraged to wear comfy clothes as they relax is cushy booths-eyeing their selections being prepared in the spacious, open kitchen.

The menu is a virtual melting pot of Cajun, Tex Mex and Californian dishes …And of course, there's a kids menu too.

Mon.-Thurs. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. (bar and pizza until 11 p.m.);
Fri.-Sat. 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. (bar and pizza until midnight);
Sun. 11:30 a.m. -10 p.m.

Appetizers are all less than $10, entrees ranges from $7-$19 and most desserts are around $6….meaning you and the kids can stuff yourselves silly without breaking the piggy bank.



Acton(978) 635-0101map305 Main Street, Acton, MA, 01720
Arlington(781) 643-1666map645 Mass. Avenue, Arlington, MA
Beverly(978) 927-8950map45 Enon Street, Beverly, MA
Dartmouth(508) 992-5637map61 State Street, Dartmouth, MA
Hyannis(508) 778-1424map793 Iyannough Road, Cape Cod Mall, Hyannis, MA
Lexington(781) 674-2828map1727 Mass. Ave., Lexington, MA
Methuen(978) 974-0015map90 Pleasant Valley Street, Methuen, MA
Needham(781) 453-9300map109 Chapel Street, Needham, MA
Newburyport(978) 462-3808map1 Market Square, Firehouse Center, Newburyport, MA
Randolph(781) 961-7200map16 Mazzeo Drive, Randolph, MA
Watertown(617) 926-9229map55 Main Street, Watertown, MA

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  • Not you average's website offers a sign-up for free birthday meals as well as coupons when you sign up for their email club.

4-starDelicious In Newburyport
The dipping oil and onion bread were fantastic! I could have eaten only that for dinner had I know just how good it was going to be! But I was glad I ordered the balsamic glazed salmon. It arrived with the best restaurant grilled asparagus I have ever tasted. .. Perfectly seasoned with a a crisp crunch! Yum. The salmon not only looked amazing with char lines, it had a wonderful smokey flavor from the grill...after all the oil, bread, asparagus and salmon, I didn't have room to try the rice, but it looked great and I have no doubt that it was.
5-starDinner Tastes Best When It's FREE
You say it's your birthday? If you're signed up to get emails from Not Your Average Joe's, dinner's on the house! I ordered my birthday dinner to go -- anything on the menu! -- and my ice cream dessert (included) came thoughtfully packaged to prevent a mess. Of course I ordered another entree, which is the point, but there is nothing more delicious that a free dinner!
3-starGood But Not Great
We visited the Acton location, started with the Voodoo shrimp we we all really enjoyed. Great presentation and very tasty bordered by onion strings. I had the Chicken Oscar - which while good overall, it left a little to be desired. The rice was great. The side Cannenolli mash was kind of dry and not something I'd order again. My husband got the Grecian Chicken, which again while good, nothing to run back for. The ambiance was very nice - colorful and fun. The wait staff was very accomodating and friendly.
5-starNewburyPort MA - Appetizer
The VooDoo Shrimp and scallop appetizer is incredible. The presentation was great. 4 Skewers containing a scallop surrounded by a shrimp grilled in a spicy sauce are speared into a fresh circle of pineapple with slightly toasted onion rings placed to one side of the pineapple.The sauce for dipping is a great combination of sweet and spicy. I wish I had the recipe.
5-starBaby and all
Our favorite restaurant with the baby is Not your Average Joes in Watertown Square. The menu is filled with wonderful options - pizza, steak, seafood, pasta. the Cobb Salad or grecian chicken is among our favorites. You can't order a bad meal there. It has nice lighting and decoration, and our sonis usually so distracted he either stares into space or goes to sleep. The service is always wonderful too - swift food delivery and friendly staff.
5-starWe love Not Your Average Joe's
Great Caesar Salad with chicken! Great bread with olive oil! Excellent pizzas! Very accomodating staff - can't beat the can-do attitude and attentive service. Ambiance is kid-friendly without being completely kid-dominated - possible to have a conversation and still ensure that the family is comfortable!
4-starFamily favorite
Service and Ambiance is great, staff very friendly, always willing to give you the seat you want.
5-starGreat place
Our favorite menu items are Crab cakes, Grilled Sirloin Tips, Grecian Chicken, Pan Seared Scallops, Garlic Mashed Potatoes. The Serviceis excellent! Plus they have promotional coupons, birthday coupons, lots of specials. They are very accommodating for large parties as well. Wait staff is attentive but not intrusive. They are also patient with special requests.
5-starOur favorite local restaurant here in Arlington
Our favorite local restaurant here in Arlington is Not Your Average Joe's. There is a lemon/chicken/capers dish I like and my kids like the chicken fingers or the personal pizzas. The service is friendly whether I am with my family or out with friends (they even give moms a rose on Mother's Day!) It is a nice place where you can bring kids but you don't feel like you are at a 'kid's restaurant.' You can get adult food and drinks and the kids can get food from the kid's menu. Everyone is happy. And the decor, lighting, artwork, etc. is fun.


NOT your average Joe's, Grade 4 Student
This Not Your Average Joe's is not average. They have kiddie pizzas, and the waitresses are very friendly to everyone. We sat outside at a nicely shaded table and watched the people walking by. Afterwards we walked through Newburyport because there was a festival going on with music and sidewalk shopping. It was very fun!!


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