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Not Your Average Joe's

90 Pleasant Valley St, Unit 200, Methuen, MA 01844-7212
+1 978-974-0015
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good44%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bread” (22 reviews)
“pizza” (17 reviews)
Opens in 10 min
All hours
American, Bar, Pizza, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
90 Pleasant Valley St, Unit 200, Methuen, MA 01844-7212
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been going here for years and have always had great food and great service. Tonight I was excited to share this restaurant with my family who was visiting from out of town, we had a 6:45 reservation and didn’t leave until 9pm. When...More

Thank Michelle Muller D
Reviewed 6 January 2018

NYAJ used to be so good every time. We tried it again on Friday. New menu with kale on every dinner. Little creativity.They need higher quality food and more mainstream dinners. It is winter and cold, we look for comfort food. I had barbecue meat...More

Thank grammyhall
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

The ever changing seasonal menu as well as the wonderful regular items, nice atmosphere and constancy make this a family favorite !

Thank Goldie_in_Mass
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

We loved everything ordered, including wines, crab cake appetizer, side salad, scallops and pork chop. Service was prompt and accommodating.

Thank Allen P
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

We went there for dinner.Had a lovely time there. We had ordered zombie which is supposed to be the best drink. Loved it. Food was excellent. Service was great too. Its very near my house so has become a favorite of me & my hubby...More

Thank Sarsita2209
Reviewed 4 November 2017

We returned here (after an AMC movie again) for dinner recently. I avoided that Chicken Caprese salad, which was not a good meal last time. This time we did better. I promised Jimmie, who reached out to me after my last review, that I would...More

Thank VistaGirl39
Reviewed 3 October 2017

NYAJ's seems to use fresh ingredients, which makes for a good meal. The bread with the dipping sauce is amazing. All the meals I've gotten have been very good.

Thank RamRom080410
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Oh, how I hate negative reviews! It’s too easy to write one when you’ve had a bad experience and it takes far more thought to commend good when experienced. When the bad review is of a place that I have previously enjoyed (see my October,...More

Thank RiverRev
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We love their bread and dipping oil!! The price for the quality and quantity is a good buy. It's a go-to place for variety of food as well as service.

Thank Smiley14355
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The food is a bit better than average. The steak tips are good but the mashed potatoes are mostly not hot. The pizza is good. My husband likes the mac and cheese and the meatloaf. They allow dogs to sit outside of the patio so,...More

Thank Dawn M
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Questions & Answers
7 April 2016|
Response from Yvonne S | Reviewed this property |
Don't know about that one. Remember that restaurants have to follow the regulations from the board of health - so it's best to give them a call first.
7 April 2016|
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Response from Nene C | Reviewed this property |
I am also not sure this is the right environment for kids..you can try but I feel it's more an adult place where you go after work have drinks and eat..sorry for the delay answer...good luck and happy bday to your kid
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Bar, Pizza, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 Pleasant Valley St, Unit 200, Methuen, MA 01844-7212
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Methuen
  • Phone Number: +1 978-974-0015
  • E-mail
What does creative casual cuisine mean? Exactly what it says. We"re creative, because we reject the same-old-same-old in favor of tastes that are interesting and unique. We're casual because while our food may be worth getting dressed up for, we invite you to come as you are. We're all about cuisine in the sense that our chefs apply high standards of culinary art. There it is. Creative. Casual. Cuisine. If it sounds like your kind of place, then you – like us- are not your average Joe.
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