Not Your Average Joe's Gaithersburg
A restaurant that goes above&beyondHave special dietary request...this is the place for you. Not
Your Average Joes is ready for any request. The mgmt will
even have the chef personally prepare a dish which is no
longer on the menu with a few days advanced notice.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOh That BreadThe bread and dip is simply divine. I think it should be a controlled substance because I cannot control myself when it reaches the table. Yes, the rest of the menu is good too. It is a good reliable neighborhood place.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMNeighborhood GemWe love the restaurant. Food menu is outstanding and specials are great and service is great. Never rush you. We all love it here.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFun ,lively atmosphere withFun ,lively atmosphere with consistently good food.gluten free and vegetarian menu options. The menu doesn't clearly define spicy foods items.If you cannot eat anything spicy/hot always ask before ordering.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is excellent, theThe food is excellent, the service is good, it is nice to see the specials (although the one that I wanted was all gone) on the menu
I would and have suggested them to several friends, based on what I have said and also the pricing is as easy to swallow as the food.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMUniqueThe food was different and unique from other restaurants. Great service and reasonably priced.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentGreat selection of standard and unique dishes. Service is very friendly and attentive. I've been there 5 times in 2 months and have loved everything I've eaten. Good beer selection. Calamari was awesome. Bread served is to die for. Short rib pot roast was delicious.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful AtmosphereMy friends and I had the opportunity to dine outside. It was very comfortable and pleasant. The service, food, and atmosphere was superb.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMMore than averageWe went in to celebrate a birthday and had a great time. We ran into friends and they joined us for dinner! We will be back soon5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMSomething for EveryoneFresh home-cooking. Nothing particularly unique but certainly good quality with a varied menu of soups, salads, sandwiches, and more robust entrees. Good desserts - not overly sweet. This restaurant is a step above and a better value than chain restaurants such as Red Robin, Friday's, or Ruby Tuesdays. A bit noisy but not horrendous.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food and valueThis restraurant has a wonderful menu. The food is excellent, the service is attentive but not disruptive. The bread is great and the portions are so large that my wife and I always bring home enough for another lunch.
They also honor Open table reservations. Amazing. We walk in at the exact time and they take us immediately to a table even thougth there are always people waiting to be seated!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMA Franchise That CaresJoe's may be a franchise but there is a local hometown feel to the place. The food has never disappointed and the service has always been outstanding.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food, great service,great food, great service, lots of fresh food varieties!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMOpen tableHas a 7.15 reservation and we were seated at 7.20. Many folks waiting and most were seated 45 minutes after us.
Use open table, it does work.....5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, good service.NYAJ has a diverse menu and the food is good. The prices are reasonable, except for cocktails (which are pricey). The service is always prompt and friendly.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat little hole in the wall.Food was great. Portions are a little smaller than I would like but the food is fresh and tasty. Hard to find locally especially in the ketlands. I would def recommend you come out and try. This was my second time coming here. First time was for happy hour and second time as an office group lunch. Everyone gave it great reviews and were grateful I recommended it. Three ppl had the lunch special peacan crusted chicken with sweet potatoes and slaw. Another person had balsamic salmon and another person had Thai salad. They all left full and happy. I've had the tuna wantons and they were to die for. The drink are not very strong but extremely tasty and very girly!5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGood for Lunch and Happy HourNice atmosphere for lunch and happy hour. Similar to a sports bar, but without all the televisions.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMStart with the Desserts!Make sure you save room for the desserts or better yet just start with them!5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMCould be great!Everything was great except for the service. The restaurant was not full by any means, but we ended up bussing our own table. Took forever to get refills, ketchup, etc. and we kept having to flag down waiters to figure out where our food was. Took almost 2 hours and we did not have appetizers. We were there to celebrate a birthday and while the dessert was delicious, the service had been so slow we just wanted to get home at that point.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMComfortableIt was a nice atmosphere, no pressure to hurry and order. Relaxed and enjoyable. Most places want to rush you through and get another group set up. Not over noisy and a calming environment.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWill be backHave dined at NYAJ before and have always enjoyed the meal. Have brought several guests.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect for Mother's DayI took my wife and two older boys here for Mother's Day. The food was great and the service was excellent. I know it is a little thing, but we especially liked the bread they served before the meal. My wife really liked the dip for the bread, too.
We would definitely come back again.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent attention and food.excellent attention and food. I especially like that any waiter will help you, and not just your primary waiter.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThey are attentive to foodThey are attentive to food allergies, which we appreciated. Food is excellent (though some dishes seemed old and pre-made including veggie spring rolls).5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAwsome Menu --great foodThere were so many choices of entres for dinner that are we were thrilled to find. Many of them not at most restraurants. The food was great and the portions were huge!
Also we had reservations for 7 pm and were seated within 1minute of that time.
HIghly recommend.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were greeted and seatedWe were greeted and seated promptly. Our waiter was courteous and patient (we were first time patrons), and our food was particularly delicious. I will definately recommend this restaurant to others.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great serviceHad dinner here following a drive up from Florida. Food was outstanding for our threesome - ahi tuna wontons, buffalo chicken pizza, sausage and onion pizza, NYA salad, house salad and balsamic glazed salmon over jasmine rice with asparagus. Even bought a gift card for a Mom-day present. Our waiter's service was right on target. We don't live in the area but on the past two visits to MD we have had dinner here and it was
great both times. Definitely looking forward to dining here again on our next trip to MD.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGFGreat gluten free options. Wait staff seemed knowledgable5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat birthday!Had my birthday party here and it was perfect. There was a big table set up for all 11 of us outside on the patio around sunset. The server was very friendly and attentive but not overbearing.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat MenuThe menu was extensive to accommodate anyone is a group.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday DinnerWe came to NYAJ's on this visit to use the Birthday gift certificate I got for being a member of Joe's email club. Not only did I get a free dessert (Creme Brulee Cheesecake) but my entree (Anything but Average Meatloaf) was comp'ed also. A very generous treat from a favorite dining spot.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was great apartEverything was great apart from the slow service. Considering we had three kids in our group, our waitress would stay away for 10 minute blocks. I had to hunt down other waiters for service. Also, I would also recommend always asking if we want the kids meals out early. We had to wait more than 20 minutes.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMour server, daniel, was excellent!our server, daniel, was excellent! very professional and attentive.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMVery much enjoyed our lunchVery much enjoyed our lunch there. The restaurant was quieter than most, service excellent!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMTop of my listConsistently good place for a meal and drinks. Always look forward to going.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always the food was good.As always the food was good. The staff is always great. I highly recommend this spot.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMJust a great restaurant forJust a great restaurant for our neighborhood. Food is wonderful and service is great. The outdoor dining is very nice.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThis night was very specialThis night was very special as they were donating 10% of the proceeds to help Boston. I thought this was the nicest and thoughtful thing to do. I made a point of showing up as did a lot of other people in the neighborhood. There food is really good and the service is always fast. The waitstaff is wonderful and very attentive. I would definitely come back again.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMA Night At Your Average Joe'sMy wife and I have eaten here on many occasions. While this is a well run establishment, the wait staff seemed very frazzled the Saturday evening we were there. The timing of our dishes tended to be a big problem. Before we had finished our salads the entrees were brought out and had to be taken back. When they were returned to us, the dishes ( which were supposed to be served hot) had gotten cold. We called over a Manager who took one of the entrees back to the kitchen to be re-heated. When it was returned I was told that the Chef had prepared a new dish and that the dish would be taken off of our bill. That was the right thing to do. I still have confidence in this establishment, and chalk this episode up to an inexperienced waiter.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's a No-Brainer!We're NEVER disappointed -- and always amazed that it just gets better and better. So sorry to all the other restaurants in the area (and there are a LOT) -- when we treat ourselves to a meal out, we go to Not Your Average Joes!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWeekday LunchServer arrivedWeekday LunchServer arrived soon after we sat down to take drink orders. Was very timely with order taking, and food arrived quickly. Our second time as a workday lunch and again had good food, good service, and ability to return to work in a timely manner. My only complaint would be that it is very noisy, but tables are far enough apart that you weren't hearing others' conversations, just a hubbub. Would definitely eat here again and would like to try for dinner.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was great and theThe food was great and the waitstaff were attentive.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this place but...Be careful what you order, sometimes you can make the same things at home.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWent with the family for grownWent with the family for grown daughter's birthday. Food was very good. They now have a handfull of $25 wine bottle specials and $10 pours of select outstanding wines.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe ate outside as it was aWe ate outside as it was a warm, spring night. The restaurant has set up a beautiful ambiance but it is on a fairly busy corner so the loud sounds of the cars sometimes ruined the ambiance the restaurant is trying to create.
The food and presentation was fantastic and the wait staff were very attentive. I even ordered one particular item and our waitress asked some questions of my "likes and dislikes" and then steered me towards another item that was similar to what I had ordered but fit my answers better. Very impressive.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMRave reviewLove eating at Joe's have experienced nothing but great service, prompt delicious food and super friendly staff. We love it!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat crab cake BLT. GoodGreat crab cake BLT. Good atmosphere and selection of food and drinks. The bread and oil sauce combo is a wonderful free treat with your dinner. Almost better than an appetizer. Just make sure to get a reservation through open table otherwise the wait can be frustrating and slightly biased.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous time! Great food!Awesome food, trendy environment and waitress all so friendy! We all had a really nice time and the blueberry sangria is a must! So good! We defintely will go back again to try other dishes.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was great. One of theFood was great. One of the salads came out a little small, so we made a comment to the waiter and next thing we knew we had a new salad.
My only complaint would be that we had 2 babies with us, and Not Your Average Joe's didnt know that until we showed up, even though we had it in the requests section on Open Table. Luckily they found us a table, but it could have been a problem.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMSecond time just as goodThis was our second visit to NYAJ and it was very good again. This time I had Salmon Vietnamese and it was very good. We skipped appetizers this time and split a dessert among the four of us. Had a nice bottle of wine and the total bill was $135 including tip for the four of us and we ate well.
We will go again.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AM