Not Your Average Joe's Reston

4.5
1100 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 Reston is located just outside of Reston Town Center at the intersection of Reston Parkway and New Dominion Parkway. We offer free parking, an expansive patio, an open kitchen, bench seating and a separate bar area with mounted flat screen televisions all around for watching sporting events.

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
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 1100 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.4
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4.3
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Sarah22
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was a very nice family dinner. My pick son ate his entire chicken Parmesan without a crumb left!

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vipBethK
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Our waiter seemed very harried & pretty much disinterested in us. The first basket of focaccia seemed stale. We later asked fir a new one and finally another waiter brought it. We were never asked what type of salad dressing we wanted. Also, the Joe’s regular salad was pretty sad & uninteresting. When we handed chicken on it it was an additional $7!!! Pretty pricey for just a sale of greens, tomatoes, cucumbers & carrots. Also , croutons were rock hard.

I understand that the waiters had no back up help & had to do everything- bus tables, orders etc. But, a little explanation as to why they were busy would have helped!!!

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CherylW
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting menu options, we enjoyed salmon, haddock, stacked chicken tortilla entrees. Server Avery was attentive and helpful. Excellent choice for us!

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BOBModo
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Big fan - seemed like they were a little short on staff

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Robert
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit in about 17 months -- we did not dine out during the worst of the pandemic. We were delighted to see that our favorite place was still operating AND that the menu and service were still great.

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BenG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Considering that restaurant was understaffed, it was still a wonderful experience. Our waiter worked really, really hard. Since we were there for a relaxed casual lunch, he matched our flow.

Kudos to the entire staff for making it all work.

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Eric
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The waiter was very personable and friendly. But the kitchen staff did a poor job at preparing the food for a not busy lunchtime crowd, resulting in our party having to send two dishes back. The restaurant was great and professional at correcting but in general the dishes were just okay. For instance, the one dish we didn’t send back was the salad which while the tuna was good, the salad overall was quite soggy and had no crunch. Will be hard to justify going back especially at the prices. I had been once before prior to covid with a better food experience so may be better again after getting the right chefs back into the restaurant.

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vipJackieV
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were using our birthday credits and enjoyed our meals. I had the ahi tuna salad. My husband had the mustard chicken sandwich. The service was very good. Not only our waiter checked on us and was friendly but another waiter (I think) asked us several times if there was anything we needed. The place wasn't crowded for a Sunday night. Enjoyable meal.

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michaelw
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had terrific outdoor seating and our server Casey provided excellent service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner portions were generous and the food was very good.

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vipJeffM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

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vipFoodieVA
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

We had a 1 week advance notice so could have picked anywhere. Chose this because if another NYAJ location in Glen Mills. Very disappointed in the so-called “outdoor seating,” and the inattentive service.

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RonniejeanI
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service was above and beyond...
Luncheon was at 11:30 outside...we switched to inside.
We started with 4 and ended with 8 with accommodations being made smoothly and ATTENTIVELY.
Very excellent experience.
sweet potato fries are wonderful.
all portions are generous.
definitely recommended.

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NannetteL
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic funny, e knew what we wanted

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu has such a great variety of food and the service was amazing!

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Coops
Key West
5 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! One of my favorite places when we are visiting Reston.

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PaulM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I did not have any noise issues. The sound level was reasonable for a restaurant.

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HappyDiner
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate Mother's Day. We felt totally save (Covid related). The food was very yummy. We got the Buffalo Chicken Tenders and Sheet Pan Nachos to share. Both were very good and filling so we all only ate half of our entrees and was too stuffed for dessert. Can't wait to go back and try the Peanut Butter Thing.

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WayneP
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We were here for Mother’s Day. All was well until the food came out. One order was completely wrong and the pizza was undercooked and soggy. By the tome the problem was fixed it had been an additional 20 minutes. By that time we were ready to go as the rest of the table had been waiting on refills and another round of drinks.

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RubinaB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Our whole experience was good except for the service. Our server took forever to take our order and we would always have to look up before reordering. Thanks to the bartender who was paying close attention we didn’t have to wait too long coz she would fill our server’s spot when she was not around.

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vipSweatybiker
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience. Sirloin tips were underwhelming, but dealt with swiftly. Highlight to eat there is John, the server, he is a top guy.

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KathyM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our waiter, John, was fantastic!!

The only problem was that a group of 6-7 women were seated very close to us and were a little loud.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great.

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Rcepuch
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Terrific place for the first outside meal in ages, outdoors with friends!

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vipSusanH
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The waitress was very nice and attentive. We sat inside in bar area and was a little close to the door - making it a tad cold (it was cold outside and there were tables braving the cold during COVID). Food was a tad in the salty side

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

NYAJ’s is always a solid choice for a friends night out. Something on the menu for everyone.

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vipEoin
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food, and very friendly staff. Excellent value.

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vipMDF1
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was too cool to sit outside but we were easily accommodated to indoor seating. Very nice work lunch.

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vipJWhisler
Phoenix
30 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place for a business meal. Spacious,safe, and great service continue to make it an enjoyable experience.

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vipJohn
Washington DC
85 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a pleasant experience for dinner. The food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Restaurant had three people call out, but overall handle themselves professionally. They made it happen.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Dined on Saturday, 4/10 outside. Nice patio covered with a white tent. Being able to make a reservation for outside is a plus too. Service was excellent from the hostess and waiter. Unfortunately, the food was mediocre. We used to love their jambalaya and pork chop. Neither item is on the menu anymore.

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vipstephanie
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was good, the location is great and our server did a great job.

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vipHappyOne
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly atmosphere, great food, wonderful location and outdoor seating was fun. Went for Easter Sunday, but any occasion would be good for this restaurant that has an extensive menu for any taste.

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vipKristinaL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was easy to book the reservation through open table. Our server was very attentive and provided us with great dinner choices.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt very safe given we are still in the midst of a pandemic. Great service and food and everyone was seated within a safe distance.

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SharonD
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

As always, the food was excellent. It wasn’t super crowded, but they must have been short staffed bc our waiter disappeared after our food came. We waited a long time for the check, then had to ask someone else to take our CC. Other than that, we were very pleased.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Food was eh. Service was excellent

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vipAndreaT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. John was super busy with many tables, but provided excellent service.

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vipHappyOne
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome for any time. The service is outstanding. The food is 5 star and the restaurant is clean and inviting. One of our go to for fun locations.

FAQs

Not Your Average Joe's Reston offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (571) 234-8200.

Not Your Average Joe's Reston is rated 4.5 stars by 1100 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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