Saturday, April 06, 2013


The bread and that blend of olive oil & cheese. No matter who you talk to about Not Your Average Joe's, they will no doubt rave about the bread and that magical, yet simple concoction of oil, cheese and spices. Every meal starts out with it and once you've tried it, you're hooked. There's no turning back. It's just so damn good. 

There's a full bar and if you stop by now between Monday and Wednesday, they'll let you sample one of their many wines. I tend to order one of their seasonal beers. Lately, I've been going for their sangria. They give you a full wine glass, which is more than enough to last through your meal.

The entree selection is endless. There are salads, stone-hearth pizzas, sandwiches and burgers. I tend to order off of the "Joe's Creations" and "Joe's Favorites" sections of the menu. Here, you'll find their specialties. I can recommend the chicken piccata with fettuccine, the herb-crusted haddock and the chicken farfalle wth fresh mozzarella. They don't skimp on the portions. All of their meals will fill you up. Last night, I went for something I hadn't tried before: the mustard-crusted chicken. My God, was it good. Two big chicken breasts soaked in their three mustard marinade. They're breaded, pan seared and served up with green beans and a hearty portion of garlic mashed potatoes. You know you've had a good meal when you're stuffed full and are still craving more. That's how I felt about the mustard-crusted chicken. 

If you still have room for dessert, there most popular dessert is the "Peanut Butter Thing," a huge hunk of peanut butter ice cream cake covered in Oreo cookie crumbs. It's perfect for two or three people.

Olive oil, cheese and spices dip
Generous hunks of their soft bread, with onion crust

Locations: Acton, Arlington, Beverly, Burlington, Dartmouth, Hyannis, Medford, Methuen, Needham Newburyport, Norwell, Randolph, Seekonk, Watertown, Westboro
Deals & Discounts: NYA Joe's has the best birthday deal. When you join their email club, you'll get a coupon for a free entree AND dessert. You can get the most expensive meal on the menu and a dessert and it's still free! It doesn't get any better than that.
Social Media: NYA Joe's is all over social media. Find them on Foursquare, where they always have a deal in the works. Right now, you can get a large cheese pizza and two apps for $19.99. You can also follow them on Twitter @NYAJoes.

Mustard-crusted chicken
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1 comment :

  1. LOVE Not Your Average Joe's birthday deal. They grabbed my free dessert to go since I was so full from dinner, great deal!