Not Your Average Joe's Reston

4.3
504 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top tags:
  • Lunch
  • Casual
  • Group Bookings
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Burgers, Dining Bar
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Hours of Operation
Sunday 11:00a 9:00p
Monday 11:00a 9:00p
Tuesday 11:00a 10:00p
Wednesday 11:00a 10:00p
Thursday 11:00a 11:00p
Friday 11:00a 11:00p
Saturday 12:00p 11:00p
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Phone number
(571) 234-8200
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Payment Options:
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Jeff Rodger
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Catering
We over our XL Style Party menu for large orders for the office, team, or whole family! Visit us online to see all of our menus, including our Party Menu!
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Neighbourhood
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Cross street
Reston Parkway
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Parking Details
Parking is FREE and public. Turn down Fountain Drive off of New Dominion Parkway, and you'll see us in the corner of the lot across from The Container Store.
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Special Events & Promotions
We frequently host beer and wine dinners, craft beer pint nights, wine tastings, liquor tastings, and menu previews. Check back here for more details, or visit us at https://www.notyouraveragejoes.com/locations/virginia/reston/#/events/ for event information.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 504 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.3
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.1
Value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RL
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

I always enjoy eating here. The bread with seasoned cheesy olive oil is wonderful but I'm always tempted to eat too much. I love the rosemary skewered scallops, the simply grilled salmon, the sirloin tips, among others. The peanut butter thing is amazing, if a waistline buster. The service is usually good.

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B
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

I have been going to NYAJ for several years now and one thing that I absolutely love is the chef will usually accomodate something even if it is not on the menu. I asked the server about the Harvest Mac N Cheese and she said that the October Fest menu had just ended the week before. Not sure why she was telling me that as this particular item is a Fall Menu offering they do each year. I was waiting for her to offer to check with the chef to see if he could make, but she never did. Highly disappointed as that was the reason I came there that evening. Not sure I will be returning.

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JB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Have always felt at home each time i have been there.

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L
35 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Crowded restaurant with consistently good food. Waiters are friendly. Parking can be a problem is the restaurant is busy.

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DL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lunch for Boss's Day with five of us. Everything was great!

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R
11 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Reliably good food and great service. The noise level is moderate allowing easy conversations.

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B
3 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Have missed the NYAJ spot that closed near me so we visit this one to get our periodic fix. Never disappoints. Good menu options, great service and always busy so that should tell you something.

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CF
11 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Nicely varied menu with many options. Food was hot and great taste. Service was spotty at best. My wife arrived first and had to interrupt the staff at reception from talking with each other so she could provide our reservation details and be seated - like she wasn't even there when she walked in. Then, our server brought our drinks and that was the last we saw of her for the next half hour or more. We wanted more bread after our meals arrived but I couldn't find her anywhere in the dining room. Finally went back to reception and asked them for bread since we hadn't seen our server.

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OT
18 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Cheese Steak Egg Rolls is must have! Two Thumbs Up!

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SH
13 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

This is my favorite restaurant in Reston and have never had bad service until this last meal. The waitress seemed to have no personality or desire to serve, i.e. take the order and disappear until it was necessary to do the obligatory check-ins, which were rare in her case. On two occasions we had to flag down another waiter to get a refill on our drinks and replace a fork that had been taken away after the appetizer dishes were cleared. I will still go back to Not Your Average Joe's because the food is great the the atmosphere is energetic, and hope that we don't get that same waitress.

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LT
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Our server 'Dutch' was great. Friendly, efficient, attentive but not overbearing. I ordered crispy french fries and received crispy french fries. May sound small, but really one of my benchmarks for restaurants. My food was very good, one of our guests had the shrimp tacos and reported they were lacking in flavor but the plantains were delicious. Only improvements on service was that since there were several others assisting with our table, when drink refills were brought several times had to request to take the empty glass away. Also had to request a straw, okay that they are not automatically handed out, but would be nice if they were offered on the front end.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

It’s freezing cold in the restaurant. My order was messed up twice. The waitress was clueless. My steak was medium rare was terrible tough- I brought it home and gave it to my pup. The bathroom could have been cleaner. The only good part about this restaurant is the bread and olive oil. I’m in no rush to go back

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OT
38 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Great waitress
Ladies room needed help very dirty

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Meal not cooked

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T
5 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Kelly, our server was fantastic.

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TS
10 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great Octoberfest choices!

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d
32 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

We stopped in for lunch on a Sunday. We liked that the menu was varied and had brunch and lunch options. I had a Bloody Mary that was not the worst I’ve had, but close. The bacon add-on was cold and coated in clumped fat. The drink was diluted and the house mix was bland. The special soup was very good, but the everything bagel smoked salmon flatbread was doughy and soggy. My husband asked for horseradish for his sandwich, and it arrived after he was done. The waitress didn’t bother to ask My husband what size beer he wanted, so automatically brought the larger more expensive one. It was not busy, but clearly fake in her offers of help for anything. If we need a fast option while out in the area, we may try again, but not on a Sunday when staff are uninterested in their few tables.

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OT
6 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Enjoyed our Octoberfest meal. Service provided by Val outstanding.

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MB
3 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Our server Indy (#448 according to my receipt) was fantastic.

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CH
12 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had an early business lunch with a new acquaintance. The menu looked great but we decided just to have starters. We had the Thai chicken lettuce wraps which was really enough for an entree and we shared that along with an Ahi Tuna wonton starter. That was delicious. Both of them were delicious and enough for entrees but we share them. Service was good the place is busy so I would suggest making a reservation and this was Thursday afternoon for lunch at 11:30 by 12:30 it was packed. What does that tell you? That it's popular for good reason.

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PE
14 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Service was a little slower than expected for a work day lunch out of the office. Food was very good though.

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OT
18 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Good value & unexpected delicious & delightful
Cheese Steak Egg Rolls, Jambalaya & Peanut Butter Things are must try! 👍👍

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JD
3 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Cool place with great service and very tasty food. Waiter was extremely attentive and seeking
approval that the food was prepared to our liking. What’s not to like about this place.

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SW
35 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

The food was good but the waiter disappeared after giving us the menus and water - had to wait a long time to order

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E
22 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

So full disclosure we were regulars at NYAJ Leesburg before it closed in 2027.

Honestly the seasonal menu a year plus later was uninspired. Less menu choices . Our meals were satisfactory, not outstanding. Requiem for a favorite.

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S
27 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was amazing. Food, service, atmosphere. Even got a table visit from Chef Ingrid. We can't wait to go back. Alot more on the menu that we are dying to try.

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WI
10 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Food and service are of a higher quality than most restaurants in the area.

Bar is really nice, too-- well trained bartenders. Selection of whiskies and wines is extensive and well thought out.

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s
23 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Not Your Average Joe's always hits the spot with extremely well prepared dishes and fresh ingredients in all of their menu items. You can always count on their seafood items as well as the comfort food. This was the last day for their summer BBQ specials and the fried chicken was great. Key Lime pie was excellent too. Not a bad way to end Labor Day!

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B
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 4

We have been to Joe’s many times however this was not a positive experience. Beginning with the bathrooms that were dirty and had no soap ( how does the kitchen staff wash their hands without soap? ) The appetizers came after the entrée and the hamburgers were very raw.

Very disappointing

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d
4 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

We used to like it better. We diner there two nights ago, and noticed that the service appears to have dropped off dramatically (we have always had great servers) - it took awhile to be greeted, to get drinks, and to get both our appetizer and our dinner. It isn't just the server, it is the overall sense of urgency of the restaurant. From being seated, it took about 10 minutes to order drinks, and another 10-12 to get them. The appetizer took almost 20 minutes, and we finished it 10-15 minutes before dinner hit the table. It was busy, but there wasn't a wait, and the dining room wasn't full - so it wasn't that busy.

We will likely stay away for awhile and hope they improve.

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j
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

More like Below Average Joe’s ... food was oily, greasy; description of Haddock didn’t mention that it was breaded (which it was), and the description of another fish didn’t mention that it had bacon (which it did) ... if we had known, we wouldn’t have ordered ... and when we mentioned these concerns, the server made no attempts to address them nor offered any refunds. This was also our 10-year anniversary, notes in Open Table, but no mention of that either.

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AB
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Waiter wasn’t attentive- had to ask a few times for water and drinks were weak.

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AL
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Service is friendly and professional. I like everything about Not Your Average Joes except the food. I think it's average and could be so much better. I had a new featured salad: watermelon, burrata cheese and tomato over arugula. Unfortunately, there was little watermelon and cheese but lots of tomato.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Good food and service, although a bit pricey. Overall I would recommend this place.

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MB
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and food. A bit overpriced on some items but I would definitely go back.

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J
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed your Lansdowne location- but Reston is growing on us. We’ve had good service, great food. It all keeps us coming back!

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KM
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

I asked specifically if the Chicken Enchiladas were made with white meat. I was told that they were. They were not - they were made using dark meat. Had I known that, I wouldn’t have ordered them. And the tortilla shells were soggy and gooey - the whole meal was off. In hindsight, I should’ve complained and gotten something else, but that’s not my style. If the manager had come by our table I would’ve said something though.

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CP
24 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

An above average suburban chain. Good food with very attentive service.

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DB
3 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We had a very pleasant dining experience. The food was delicious, the service was spot on, and the selection on the kid’s menu made it easy to find something for everyone in the family to eat. The restaurant has a nice ambiance with the industrial elements, colorful accents, and soft Edison bulb lights. The only minor downside is that our table on the bench seat felt a little close to the next table. We had to move our table so the guests next to us could comfortably exit. Would definitely dine there again!

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N
8 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great staff , friendly and timely service. Good quality food , nice presentation and taste good. Excellent value for your money.

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