Not Your Average Joe's Gaithersburg

4.4
1890 reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

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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 1890 People Are Saying
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LorenBullock
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food, beautiful presentation, excellent service from all. For my wife and me it's expensive, especially the wine, but we have accepted that, although it limits our visits. We appreciate the performance of all of your staff, especially with all the difficulties of the virus demands, and thank you for staying open through it all.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love it there and they have an awesome patio that is perfect for outdoor seating! Food is great!

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vipMich
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

It was a nice experience. Havent been to a restaurant (outside only) since nov. i felt they were really going above and beyond to keep everyone safe.

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vipMomNiteOut
Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service and food was fantastic!

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annie
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

We ordered two appetizers - ahi tuna wontons and the egg rolls. Won tons were great but the egg rolls we beyond salty. Our original server didn't tell us that they were closing within an hour of our arrival so we rushed to place an order before the kitchen closed. Two of us ordered the steak - which sits on a bed of mashed potatoes and sautéed spinach. Potatoes tasted dry and old, there was hardly any spinach and the combo of the pickled onions and balsamic glaze just put the entrée over the top and not in a good way. My husband ordered the salmon which was about $25 - it was a child size piece of salmon and a large amount of rice and broccoli. Flavor was good but not a good value. My mom ordered the veggie burger which was decent but not as good as times past. While we were eating out server left. So we then sat waiting for someone to tell them our steak meals were no good. Eventually a very nice young man came to assist and grabbed the manager on site. Both gentleman were wonderful and tried to resolve our issue with $15 off and a free pizza. Unfortunate that now the last 3 visits have been bad.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice staff and food was awesome!!!!!!!!

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SashaM
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was one of the worst dining experiences I have had in along time. I took my brother here to celebrate his birthday, we had reservations. We waited 20 min for a server to come even take our drink order. The host noticed us waiting so long and offered to bring us drinks. After another 20 minutes he finally came back to take our food order. We ordered appetizers and meals for 4 people. Another 20 min and all of the food came out at once. He did not come back for refills. My salad had no dressing, my sister's chicken was undercooked, my brothers burger was rare, and the fries were cold- the waiter avoided our table. Finally the manager came and asked us when we were done with our food if we wanted more drinks. It was not busy, there were maybe only 4 other families in restaurant. We originally came to try the famous "peanut butter" thing and we ended up spending 200$ on bad food and horrible service. This place was recommended to us by friends who raved about it, but we had a bad experience.

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vipSandy
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was good. Table was on an angle so glasses rolled into the floor. Waiter seemed very lethargic. Not rude but lacked any kind of enthusiasm.

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vipLovewine2
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

The food is very average here. I got the chicken and shrimp rice bowl for lunch, the chicken was over cooked and not much flavor. The service is very good and the outdoor patio is a plus.

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MollyT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time I ever booked a reservation where they actually acknowledged the special occasion I added in the booking. The host was great, as soon as we sat down he wished my friend a congratulations on her engagement. Mia was also great, nice and attentive!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Made a reservation for 7:45 but there were reservations available later. When we put our orders for drinks in we were told the kitchen would be closing soon so if we knew what we wanted we should order soon. They brought the appetizer out with the entrees. No one checked back with us about refills or takeout boxes till we were ready to go.

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Love2eatout
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Would definitely return. Food was good, felt very comfortable and safe in this current environment.

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Patti
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Donovan was such a fine person with his recommendations and smile!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was the best in years of going to NYAJ ❤️💙❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overall good

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TomC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good. Service was spotty (e.g. waiter did not come back to fill up drinks without me intervening). Prices are a bit higher than usual for this area, but maybe that's for the restaurant to recoup some of their losses during the last year.

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Laura
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Here they do outdoor dining well. The ventilation was correctly done and the overhead heaters kept us warm enough to take off our coats. We were there for lunch and our salads were yummy.

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GuyW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2021
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
2 reviews
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
7 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!

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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
13 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.

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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
10 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
67 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.

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vipChristineM
Washington DC
39 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.

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vipChristineM
Washington DC
39 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
28 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!

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 1890 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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