Not Your Average Joe's Bethesda

4.3
863 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Not Your Average Joe's Kitchen & Bar offers a menu inspired by American cuisine. Its menu is stylish, contemporary and includes fresh oysters, gourmet pizzas, rice bowls and a variety of burgers. During a daily Happy Hour at Not Your Average Joe's Kitchen & Bar, diners can also enjoy both drink and appetizer specials.

Along with an array of beers, its menu includes wines and a wide selection of specialty cocktails. You'll further enjoy a casual and pub like experience at Not Your Average Joe's Kitchen & Bar. Its décor includes an open kitchen, bench seating and a separate bar area with mounted flat screen televisions all around for watching sporting events.
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steveg
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our Server Tuana, was great. She was personable, efficient and checked on us appropriately.

The food is consistently good and reliable. The ambiance is great both inside as well as outside.

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EileenM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was beautifully prepared, and the portions were generous. Staff went out of their way to be friendly, helpful, and accommodating. We were extremely pleased with our experience, and will certainly return.

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PSof
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food and service were very good!

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vipRickL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great casual dining and watching sports. Recommend it to friends

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vipOpenTable Diner
Boise
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sat out front, it was a great experience.

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PatH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was good and served very warm. Our server was pleasant and helpful.

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LynJ
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was our first time at this restaurant and we would definitely go back.

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cynb
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

While the staff are very friendly and attentive, the menu is lacking a bit for those looking for a vegetarian/vegan selection. Nothing is vegan w/o altering a menu item and selections seem to be quite high in salt and fat content (of course, that seems to be the norm for just about any dining establishment these days)

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amateurchef
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great being outside. GF menu is outstanding
We have come many times to have lunch.

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KHnana
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Good food and wonderful service.

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DebbieF
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not Your Average Joe's is a favorite of mine because of their non-gluten menu, which is both good and reasonable.

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vipkeiths
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was able to get a table outside because the weather was great. Service was excellent and the food was great. Overall well done.

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MonecaH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food is always great but the place stinks! They really need to get rid of that sewer smell. It's hard to enjoy your food when the restaurant smells like a manhole.

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adriannegersh
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Vy is terrific and has been our favorite server since we’ve been going to NYAJ Bethesda. She is thoughtful, observant, kind and her service expedient. 5 stars!

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sTEVENw
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

A little short handed given Covid. Be patient and understanding. Service was excellent but food was just okay. Wife didn’t eat her entree (pizza) so they took off bill. It just isn’t the thing to order here. I had a chicken dish which was fine. Give them a try

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KimF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience3

Restaurant was about a quarter full but they bunched everybody up in one little section--there was zero distancing between tables. COVID is still very much around and this makes me uncomfortable. I'll probably pass unless we can eat outside or do take-out.

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myya724
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner very much. Casual place with very good food. Our server was attentive and we received our food pretty quickly. Would definitely return for another visit.

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KathyB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Very nice waitress, absolutely clueless. Poor thing has had no training. This is a reflection of management. I had to get up to find her for another glass of wine.

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carolq
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, ambience, quality/flavor of food, wide variety, size of portions, cleanliness of entire restaurant, staff adherence to covid protocols while still being gracious, enthusiastic, and warm - all EXCELLENT. Due to covid restrictions our group has not been able to meet for over 1 year. You all made our 1st reunion perfect. Thank you! The BEST. Carol

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jalhav
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good service, good food. Safety protocols adhered to. Enjoyable dining experience

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RollTideTerp
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The last time I came to this location, it was a hopping happy hour place, albeit super crowded.

Today was meant to be a quiet lunch for clients who came in from out of town. The service was great and it was nice and quiet at the 11:30 am opening.

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LaurenC
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was good enough to allow us to sit in an empty wing, even though that Inconvenienced our wonderful server. Thank you!

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elliottl
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A nice casual restaurant with good food, service and ambience.

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MaryC
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch restaurant. Delicious food, Great staff. Very welcoming. I'm looking forward to going again soon.

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FrancisC
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was great as well as the server. very attentive and recomended a great desert.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Menu changed… tuna in app/ salad not very fresh

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vipturtlefan
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Went for their lobster roll , one of my favorites.
Very disappointed. Ice crystals throughout the lobster.
Manager comped us items to make amends.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was fantastic, especially the server. One of us is gluten free and the other vegan. There were ample options for both and the server was knowledgeable about both dietary restrictions and ready with recommendations.
The food was fantastic, the place clean and well decorated, and eating on the patio was lovely.
I will definitely return.

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vipeatouter
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had heard tat they restaurant was closed, but recently learned it had re-opened. Our waitress ( and the waiter who assisted ) were both very helpful. We enjoyed our food and beverages.

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Marianne
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gisele was a great server and the food was fabulous. We loved our Sangrias!

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LorraineK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the chicken piccata and the service from Jason was excellent.

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EricG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have enjoyed dining at NYAJ's many times. The food and the service have been consistently excellent. The atmosphere is lively but not too loud or overwhelming. I plan to keep going back.

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macman
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was very good, but service was slow and some items were forgotten probably because our waiter was also serivcing a large party.

We also thought the upcharge to change from chicken to salmon in the chicken salad was way too high. Most other restaurants we have eaten at charge far less to do this.

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JillM
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience - the hostess accommodated our request for outside table and the need for an extra seat. The server saw that I didn't like my drink and substituted something else without having to be asked. She also supplied extra dipping sauce and salad dressing when requested. Great attitude, great service, great food. Took my leftovers over and enjoyed them all over again for dinner!

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KathleenM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant and lots of good choices. Staff are very responsive and positive.

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vipMackinac
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Service was excellent. Many are college student: friendly, efficient, and knowledgeable of menu,

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DeeOne
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A lovely lunch with an old friend whom I had not seen in years. We both enjoyed the ahi tuna salad. Very attentive server who was also very tolerant of us taking time to talk and catch up.

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vipWino
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service

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Trinigirl252005
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It took a little while for our waiter to greet us and bring us our drinks but all went well and the meal was pretty good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

There is always dirty plates on the table. We’re not cleaning them off the table when they were coming by, just kind of letting them stack up.

FAQs

Not Your Average Joe's Bethesda offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (240) 316-4555.

Not Your Average Joe's Bethesda is rated 4.3 stars by 863 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 reservations at the moment.

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