Not Your Average Joe's Silver Spring

4.2
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301 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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 Silver Spring is located on the corner of Fenton Street and Colesville Road in Ellsworth Place. We are the perfect option for dinner before a movie at the Regal Cinemas Majestic 20 & IMAX or AFI, or for post-show drinks at The Fillmore Silver Spring. Nearby lodging options include the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC, Hampton Inn Silver Spring, Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel, and Courtyard by Marriott Silver Spring Downtown.

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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.3
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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We were seated and then ignored by the waitstaff for 10 mins despite repeated looks from the manager. Moved to the bar where we had to literally wipe down the bar ourselves and got no interest from the bar tender. We left after telling the manager about our experience. He of course didnt care

H
New England
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Fast casual, food was pretty good & it was very popular.

F
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Buffalo wings were not typical Buffalo, they were barbecue sauce, not Buffalo. I didn’t want the sugar that was in the sauce.

CW
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good and service was great. Will come back again soon.

JB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Their name says it all...very "average." I ordered the margherita pizza and it was terrible. The cheese mozzarella was clumpy and slid right off the crust. But others in our party were happy with their food, most of which was cheeseburgers and wings.

MD
Washington DC
68 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two of us dined there and thoroughly enjoyed the mustard crusted chicken entrees. It was delicious as were the accompanying mashed potatoes and roasted veggies. We also enjoyed excellent service.

S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Very few food options and it was very generic. Too expensive for nothing special. The service was okay. I wouldn’t go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday and our server Phillip took great care of us. The hostesses were also wonderful.. we went to the Bethesda location by accident and they held our reservation for 30 minutes until we got there. Had a blast!! Thank you!!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

K
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good good and service. Wished it had more brunch type items.

MD
Washington DC
68 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food - great service!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Overall okay experience. Long wait time for a server to come over, long wait for drinks. Food was pretty good.

H
Washington DC
67 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

A reliably good meal at moderate prices. Service, however, is spotty—sometimes very food, other times only fair. The bread with olive oil, cheese and herbs is outstanding. However, it reminds me of the old commercial:
“Bet you can’t eat just one.”

It is also very noisy.

Especially great as a place to go before or after seeing a movie at the AFI Silver

AA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious peanut butter dessert!

M
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Hadn’t been to one of your restaurants since I left the Boston area (the Watertown location) for many years. I missed the mustard crusted chicken AND your awesome bread and the Romano cheese/pepper flakes/garlic/olive oil to dip it in! It was just as I remembered it. The service was really good. I was facing the open kitchen and didn’t have much of a view— it was my birthday— but I could have picked another place to sit. My fault. The Watertown restaurant is really cool looking inside, but your Silver Spring location could use some sprucing up with a few layout changes. That’s just my opinion. I really enjoyed my time there nonetheless.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated immediately, and in a great table, thanks to Opentable.

GG
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Two friends and I were getting together for lunch for the holidays. It was a perfect!

OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Based on the reviews I was weary about going but I'm glad that I did. The food was very good and our waitress was wonderful.

M
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress was amazing! Made excellent recommendations and helped with drink choices. Looking forward to going back!

p
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good and service lovely. Price was a little high for what we selected but overall very happy with dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

The food just didn’t taste good. My shrimp bowl was smothered in sauce the overwhelmed the dish. Less than average chain restaurant

YN
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The food and drinks were excellent. The server, however, was very much less than excellent. Once we were seated, she walked past our table several times before she came to take our order. She was very friendly and returned with our drinks in a reasonable amount of time. However, when I started to give her my order with ,y salad selection, once she wrote that down, she turned to my friend for her order, not giving me the chance to order my entree. She was actually surprised that I wanted to order something n addition to my salad. Once she took our orders it was at least 15 minutes before I had to wave her down and ask about my salad. She then told me she put the order for the salad to come with my entree. She never asked me this when taking my order and, again, was surprised that I wanted my salad before my entree. Maybe she was new to waitressing, I don’t know, but it was definitely not the service I expected from this restaurant.

DS
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Average at best.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

It was a nice experience, a few people in my party were not impressed with their food

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Vegetarians should avoid this restaurant. Ordered the IMpossible burger, took one bite and knew a mistake had been made. Was served contaminated meat instead (either cooked in animal fat or actual animal product). Server took it away and initially agreed that it wasn’t an impossible burger. She came back 7-10 min later and said she “tasted” my burger (ewww) and had a picture and it was impossible meat. She had something in her hand that I’m not sure was even my original food. I’ve been a vegetarian for over 30 years and I’ve had several IMpossible burgers, I know contaminated food when I’m served it.

A
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Celebrated a friend’s birthday and they were super patient and friendly with our large group.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New menu...easier to read

r
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Good food at a good price. Lots of unique dishes. Good sized portions.

AC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Everything from beginning to end, aside from the service which I would consider just okay. We have a one-year-old who naturally has little patience so as soon as we sat down, we ordered his food. Our server who repeated the order (incorrectly 2-3 times, because she didn’t write it down) still failed to put in the order. When it came out, it was 1/2 incorrect. Thankfully the manager brought it out correctly but then we were charged for the mistake. Once I flagged it, they removed it from the check immediately. I found that it could have just been a much better experience if our server would write down the orders because this way we could all avoid this uncomfortable situation. We were overall not in love with our dinner experience but we are grateful for how open they were to fixing the situation.

JL
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

I would have understood if the restaurant was crowded. I would have understood if they were short-staffed. None of those things happened. If they had, we would have given them the benefit of the doubt. The manager said it was a timing issue with the kitchen. We gave it 40-45 minu