Not Your Average Joe's

(781) 643-1666 | View Website

645 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA | Directions   02476

42.415678 -71.153926

Open Hours

M-Th 11:30-10, F-Sa 11:30-11, Su 12-9

 
Restaurants, Traditional American, Pizza  more

Price: $$

Tags: Date Spot, Group Dining, Lunch Spot

Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Discover, Gift Certificate, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods:

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Menu
Carnivor Cabernet Sauvignon, Honor Red Blend, Dark Horse Chardonnay, Sparkling Fireside Sangria, Gingerbread Martini, House-Made Butternut Squash Ravioli, Roasted Beet Holiday Salad, Sage and Pecan Pesto Salmon, Chicken Pappardelle, Cider-Mustard Pork Tenderloin*... more

Reviews for Not Your Average Joe's

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Average – This place is such a hit or miss that I am ready to give up. The chain started out very strong and has some good ideas and some delicious dishes but the they just can't execute them the same way every the time. I have had great service here and really poor service.

Even minor changes or special requests seem hard for them to manage on one visit and are happily accommodated the next. I hope that they will put some time into training their people better and work on upgrading the kitchen standards a bit because I beleive they can do better.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

One of our favorites! – I love this place! The service is always great! I look forward to their bread and delicious dipping oil that they serve. We like to bring friends and family here when they come to visit, because we know we can always expect a good meal. Their rasberry mojitos are yummy, too!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Fantastic Food – Great food mostly the pizza!!

they have the best bread with dipping oil that I have ever had.

The only problem was it took seversal minutes at the Arlington location for some one to come and seat us we were waiting a while and had to track someone down but it was worth the wait hoping that was a one time thing, I have had great service at several of their other locations.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Below Average Joe's – Went to this location for the first time a few weeks ago, and the service did almost everything possible to drive us away:

1. They had no trace my friend's reservation, even though she'd called twice to confirm.

2. One person was about to seat us at an open table, but was overruled by the person running the floor, who gave the table to someone whose reservation they hadn't managed to lose.

3. Our waitress dawdled, mixed up orders (what's hard to understand about "no bacon, please"?), and did her level best to ignore us.

If we hadn't had a large group meeting us, we would've left to find a restaurant with service closer to average.

Recommends
3.5
over a year ago

With a lengthy menu of dependable comfort food and inventive pizzas, there's nothing average about this popular area chain. – The Scene
Each Joe's location handles a steady flow of hungry families and casual couples tired of national chains' bland cuisine and soulless atmospheres. While most nights bring standing-room crowds, waiting for a table can be avoided by sitting at the bar (the better to sample from a surprisingly varied, yet affordable, wine list). Servers, while kept in constant motion by the hungry masses, manage to keep baskets of spongy focaccia filled.

The Food
While most diners come for the eclectic, stone hearth oven-baked pizzas (shrimp and artichoke, spicy "voodoo" chicken), it's a mistake to ignore the rest of the varied menu. Start with a freshly-made cobb salad; full of grilled chicken, applewood-smoked bacon, and avocado, the heaping plate is large enough for three diners. Entrees consist of casual (savory Black Angus meatloaf) and contemporary (Mediterranean salmon with balsamic tomato-caper relish) options. Mammoth desserts include kid-approved favorites like strawberry shortcake.

 

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