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Not Your Average Joe's

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245 Kentlands Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-5446
+1 240-477-1040
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 11:30 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Rochester, Minnesota
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180 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our waiter made it very clear right from the start that every meal could be tailored for tasted, allergies, and special needs. That was nice. We had a large group but was able to get a nice table for conversation and enjoy a terrific meal. Personally I had the mustard-crusted chicken and it was superb. Everyone at the table has... More 

Thank DrMarkES
Bethesda, Maryland
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287 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant serves consistently high quality, fresh, and delicious food. The menu is creative, the staff are always friendly and the prices for Washington, are surprisingly reasonable

Thank Bethesdashrink
Downingtown, United States
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

Do NOT recommend for teams or large groups with individual checks. Food was average but the staff did a terrible job managing the large group with individual family checks. We were the last family to get our check and ended up being required to pay for all the random items that were not put on the correct family bill. No... More 

Thank Nancy R
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Good food, good atmosphere, prompt service, menu prices mid range, conveniently located with lots of free parking

Thank Bea M
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We've been going to Not Your Average Joe's in Gaithersburg literally since the day it opened. We impatiently waited as the restaurant was under construction, and then we met the mother of the opening manager when we introduced ourselves to each other while sitting at a summer concert. On our first visit, we introduced ourselves to the manager as "the... More 

Thank Patricia L
Germantown, Maryland
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Been here 3 times in past 3 months, each time at suggestion of friends we were meeting. Next time, it will be our suggestion. We like the menu and the wait staff is very helpful and friendly with their suggestions. Separate bar which seems to always be buzzing with people. On cold days, the restaurant is a bit chilly, so... More 

Thank nwillens
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87 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Food cooked on site. Loud music, farmed fish and no grass fed meat. But nicer than average American restaurant for the price point.

Thank 50statetraveler
Not Your Averag... J, Guest Relations Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

I am glad to hear all the pluses and having a made from scratch chef-operated kitchen allows us to make just about everything to your specifications. I hope you'll be back in to see us real soon. Best, Jimmie More 

New York
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140 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

We stopped by to grab a bite to eat and watch the football games. We ordered from the seasonal menu. The spaghetti squash bolognese was outstanding. It is served with a light sauce of mushrooms and tomatoes. Of course the bread is always warm, served with a nice blended oil with cheese...delicious. My husband ordered his usual mustard encrusted chicken... More 

Thank gjkNY
Not Your Averag... J, Guest Relations Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

Thank you for review. I am glad we helped make your Sunday night perfect. Come on back anytime...we'll do our best to make any night of the week perfect! Jimmie More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We love NYAJ's. The atmosphere is nice, food is consistently good and the staff and management are beyond accommodating. It's great to have them in the neighborhood!

Thank MiliLiv
Not Your Averag... J, Guest Relations Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

We're glad to be here for you and we're glad that we were able to be part of your Birthday celebration. I hope we'll see you again real soon. Jimmie More 

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112 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

We went for the first time for dinner and were impressed by layout, menu and concept. However what we witnessed was a very untrained & unprofessional team. The server came to the table three times to either ask us again or update us on size or type of beverage ordered, my wine was served 6oz I ordered 9oz & my... More 

Thank Dakine13
Not Your Averag... J, Guest Relations Manager at Not Your Average Joe's, responded to this review

Hello, I am actually appalled to read your review. Everything about this goes against what we stand for as a company. Please accept my most sincere apology. I will be contacting you privately to discuss this further and hopefully make things right for you. Best regards, Jimmie More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene
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: 245 Kentlands Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-5446
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Gaithersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 240-477-1040

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?