Not Your Average Joe's Gaithersburg

4.4
1872 reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

Top tags:

Casual
From our famous focaccia and dipping oil, to our legendary pizza, salads, and sandwiches, we offer something for everyone at Not Your Average Joe's. Come in for fan favorites like our Mustard Crusted Chicken or Steak Tips, stay for the extended list of wines, craft beer, and crafted cocktails. We serve an extensive gluten free menu, happy hour, weekend brunch, and have full-service lunch and dinner 7 days a week in the dining room or bar area.

Not Your Average Joe's in Gaithersburg is a family-style restaurant that offers a sports bar area as well as a main dining room. Our restaurant sits in the beautiful Kentlands Square, minutes from Seneca Creek State Park and Eisenhower Memorial Highway (I-270). Enjoy dinner with us, and a movie at Paragon Theaters, or shop at Whole Foods Gaithersburg, and grab a bite after. The options are endless in the neighborhood - and on the menu!



Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1872 People Are Saying
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GuyW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Enjoyed immensely. Service was A+.

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ElaineR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food, great getting out! The manager was very welcoming

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

V day dinner

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James
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience1

Food was greasy and the taste just wasn't there. The ketchup they gave me was old not even the french fries could pierce the hard top layer of dry ketchup.

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GretchenT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice to get out of the house after being locked up during pandemic. Our food was great, server was polite, efficient and masked. We are outside in a tent under heaters and we were quite comfortable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate a birthday. Totally understand not being offered a complimentary dessert but to be charged almost $10 for a small slice of cake, seemed a little over the top!

KB
KaniB
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You guys did a great job keeping us warm during covid season- we would definitely return as the drinks were great and the service was amazing

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vipTanew
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff (Terrance) was a wonderful breath of fresh air! Keep up the great service

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LisaC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the service was terrific! NYAJ's Gaithersburg staff made us feel very welcome and took care of us.

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PeteP
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the few good places around nearby where we can still dine comfortably in an outdoor, heated, patio.

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GigiG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

The table was dirty and it rocked. The ambiance 👎🏼. We didn’t even order we left.

MP
MicheleP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is so nice to be able to go out for dinner to celebrate my husband’s birthday. I’m grateful we have outdoor seating at Gaithersburg.

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vipFunFoodie
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chris is awesome (and so was our food)!!

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ADdddddddd
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Pretty bland and unremarkable. Not terrible no but didn't leave an impression. Ive had better for the price. Also outdoor seating only kinda sucks. Heaters or no its still to cold.

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vipJohn
Washington DC
59 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! One of these days we'll get there for dinner. The nicest servers too!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Servers and managers were so attentive!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We keep trying to love NYAJ but there is always something wrong. This time we were served raw bread!! We were seating in their ample outdoor seating area, with very little light but it was in fact raw, cold, dough!! My husband ordered a pepperoni pizza and confused the server by asking for the "joe schmo" salad. They brought him a jow schmo pizza instead. They quickly threw some pepperoni on it and brought it back, and added it to the tab, charging for 2 pizzas. The server still was amazing and promised if we come back HE will make sure we have a perfect meal.

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FloridaFoodie
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A meal at NYAJ's in Gaithersburg is always a satisfying experience.

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vipGeorge
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great outdoor space with powerful heaters. Food was good and service was fantastic. Love their gluten free options too.

CM
vipChristineM
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate an early birthday dinner. We received gift certicificate from restaurant and used it.My husband had their burger and really enjoyed it. I ordered the chicken Parmesan...it was delicious and enough for a second dinner. Very good outside dining and Covid standards...we were at the Kentlands location.

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TonieR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The bread was very stale. French fries came out cold and hard. We usually have no problems at NYAJ, it was strange.

CM
vipChristineM
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I took my 2 teenage granddaughters for Sunday dinner. We enjoyed our meals and the service was very good. They are doing a very good job during the Covid crisis...the outdoor dining was pleasant and toasty warm under the heaters.

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Ivorygirl
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They have a nice outdoor seating area with heat lamps. Love that they have a menu to scan and if needed a paper menu upon request. I ordered their clam chowder and it was good, not too salty as some chowders can be. The crunchy salad was delicious and the grilled chicken on top came out steaming hot! Husband ordered the Thanksgiving Turkey special and he cleaned his plate!

JP
JohnP
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This a great restaurant. Very good service and amazing food

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KristineA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience1

They have outdoor dining but they zip up the patio so it really isn’t safer than indoor

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TRacey
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great option during Covid ! Great food, heated lamps, plastic sided tent and socially distant tables. Just needs more dessert options !

LW
vipLeslieW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Dinner menu not as satisfying as a recent lunch.

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RandiW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Was disappointed to find some menu changes since we had last been there - they no longer have sweet potato mash, the jambalaya is now a pasta, and they seem to have changed their lemonade - it was EXTREMELY tart. They also had the front door ajar, so the restaurant was chilly, and service was slow, despite not having many in person diners. But food was good, and would still go back.

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Madders
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Arnold Palmer I ordered tasted like water with a bit of lemonade.

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vipJonbrom
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very pleased with the quality of the outdoor patio setting and the food was its usual very good quality.

MN
MissingNonni
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Terrific set up for outdoor dining, covered with the flexibility to open and close flaps. A great place to catch up with a friend

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was very good but the service was super slow compared to usual. It turned into a two hour dining experience.

MN
vipMomNiteOut
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Great outdoor space. Food was delicious. We were overcharged for wine but the manager corrected the issue & was very apologetic. Our sever must have been new (or I hope she was) - she was scattered & inattentive most of the night - but very nice. Overall great evening!

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brendaa
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience4

The chicken tenders took a very long time to come and then they were over cooked. They were hard. The waiter had them taken off my bill. My Mediterranean Salad was half a bowl. I got 3 small chunks of chicken and handful of salad in the bowl. It was as if I paid for half a serving or someone just threw it together. Although it was tasty, just don’t know why I got a handful of salad. Asked for 2 medium rare burgers and we all got all 3 well done. Why ask our preference. The Sangria was terrible. Worst I ever had. Overall the food was not that good but I will try you guys again cause I like the server and the outdoor ambiance.

AJ
vipAverageJane
Orlando
52 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mango shrimp and chicken bowl was delicious. My only (slight) issue is that when I made the reservation on open table it asked if we were celebrating a special occasion and I said it was my birthday-but not a thing happened, even no “happy birthday” from our server. Would have expected some acknowledgement sine you asked......

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vipDearDivorceCoach
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I honestly didn't expect to love this venue and I did! The social distancing and food handling while seated on the outdoor patio was terrific. The super crunch salad, with shrimp, exceeded my expectations. The service was stellar and prompt. I will return for lunch for sure!

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CarolB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

First venture to a restaurant since March. Good experience with friends like us. There were only 2 other tables with customers. Tables were spread out and that was very important to us.
Not Your Average Joe’s seemed to be taking good precautions

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Stella
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We ate on the patio and were very impressed with the safety measures put in place (no printed menus unless requested, paper napkins, lots of space, etc). I had the ahi poke bowl and my husband had the jambalaya pasta. Both were delicious.

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vipMalka
Washington DC
104 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Michele, was attentive and informative, espcially regarding my friend's gluten sensitivity. Our meals were great.

AJ
AndrewJ
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice birthday experience

FAQs

Not Your Average Joe's Gaithersburg offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (240) 477-1040.

Not Your Average Joe's Gaithersburg is rated 4.4 stars by 1872 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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