Not Your Average Joe's Reston

4.4
1175 reviews
$30 and under
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 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.

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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
  • Waitstaff 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 1175 People Are Saying
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SarahT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Waiter was superb. He gave us space and suggested a way to signal him when we were ready to order. This is preferred rather than waiter continually coming and checking/asking if we are ready to order. We were disappointed it was only lunch items and no breakfast/brunch items (eggs, etc) on menu. We enjoyed the experience and will return for lunch or dinner not brunch.

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KeithB
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my first time dinning here. The food I got was very good and the server was excellent. I look forward to returning and trying other entries.

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Coops
Key West
9 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always visit when we are in the area. One of our favorite restaurants.

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Reese
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Service was not good in the beginning as it took a long time to get our drinks. Service improved later and our server gave our girls extra I've cream cups the food was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was with two little boys (5 and9). The waiter was absolutely wonderful with the boys. He is truly an asset to the restaurant. The food was great and the service was perfect.

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vipffxdiner
Washington DC
171 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

This is a good place for lunch. They have a good clam chowder. The chicken Caesar salad was also good but the chicken was a bit overcooked.

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Kand3Js
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food is tasty but not very healthy. Portions were huge. Would prefer smaller, healthier portions. Restaurant is dark and quiet, no music playing.

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vipTaurusguy
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

It sucks that they canceled their happy hour. and $15 for a barely 9 ounce pour of a basic red wine?

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vipBrusier
Richmond
19 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

There were out of Cabernet, which was disappointing and initially brought the wrong drink order. My water had something floating in it too, so had to request another. After getting through those initial hick-ups the service and food were very good and we enjoyed are meal.

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vipJoyceH
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quick and attentive service.. Food arrived hot. Bread and oil always an added plus. Worth going for

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BobH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Had a party of four there on a Sunday night and noise level was pleasant. Great service, satisfying food and bar choices. Was a nice stop as we travel through town.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. I love coming here

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AmyD
Cancun
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Service at NYAJ’s is good and the bread and dip are to die for. The sirloin tips this evening were not very good the glaze was excellent but the meat itself was a bit gristly, not the normal for this dish. All other entrees ordered were very good.

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vipRozB
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Our greeter was great and he seated us in a quieter section of the restaurant as we requested. The food was good, although one of our party didn’t care for the fish and chips. The veggie bolognaise was good as was the poke bowl.

The best part was our waiter, Kohn, who was both professional and engaging in just the right way. When the fish and chips wasn’t well-received, he took care of the change with grace and no problems. I’d go back just to have him take care of us! LOL

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luv2dine
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Would have been great except for a seating issue. I requested an outdoor seat and with an 11:45 there were a lot of empty tables. My friend got there before I did and was in the total sun. I have a bad burn on my back and since nothing was ordered yet asked if we could not switch tables to one where there was some shade. At this point there were at least 6 or 7 unoccupied tables. We were 2 and the one with shade was a 4. I was told no that all tables were accounted for with reservations and we could not switch. Next couple, jus the two of them, came in and got seated at the table for 4 with the shade. Really bugged me and I was concerned that I was getting more sun on my already 3rd degree burn on my back. We got a different waitress part way in later who was delightful. Food was great and service was quick.

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MarthaG
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

We enjoyed the outdoor patio despite the drizzly weather. We both ordered salads which included old lettuce and over grilled chicken. Focaccia and Parmesan dip are one of my favorites but the bread was quite hard and we didn’t eat. Definitely not routine for the restaurant. It appeared that there had been rain damage that day as the indoor floors had standing water so perhaps they were distracted. I’ll give the restaurant another try but was a bit disappointed that day.

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NancyL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

The expression out of site out of
mind was what I felt tonight. Had a seat at a high top in a corner. I was half way done with my sandwich before our waitress came over to check on the food delivery and to offer drink refills, as my drink had been empty and I didn’t have water. My husband order a substitute side and he was half done before that was corrected. Took 15 minutes to pay bill once the check was given. Also, waitress was to bring us the October menu, never saw it. No straws!

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vipRdgelman
Richmond
28 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

During the week, the noise level is so much better than on the weekends. We had a great meal with friends in the bar area and were able to enjoy good conversation.

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JenniferM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice lunch. Waiter was awesome. Food was great

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Nancy
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food m, excellent service, staff always friendly and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

We enjoyed sitting on the Patio. But service was very slow, we would have liked more drinks and even would have ordered dessert, but were tired of the long gaps of service. The food was all large portion sized and decent flavors but almost seemed like someone was “trying to hard” . The pasta was drowning in sauce, the wraps were 90% lettuce. The server ad a good personality but was perhaps overwhelmed with other tables as the evening progressed? Was not my favorite visit to this location.

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ChristyL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience2

The food wasn't great although we had good service ! Looks like a place that is good for large groups.

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luv2dine
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome evening all the way around. We had a fabulous server, a young lady who waitresses after her daytime job. She was delightful. We asked for some time to relax and enjoy the wine before eating outside and we felt served but not rushed. There were plenty of other vacant tables. The meal was outstanding, I had the sirloin tips and my friend had the crusted haddock and said it was one of the best she had had in years. We had just a lovely experience all the way around. Will definately be going back. Great job NYAJ!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Great food

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Colin
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Family dinner. Great food and great service

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ToddC
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

I used to dine here a few years back and was always happy with the quality of service and food, but this is not the same Not Your Average Joes anymore. I’m afraid it is quite average. Very disappointed. Will not be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good all around though the menu looks a lot smaller after covid. will definitely dine again.

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KimberlyL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Not Your Average Joe's is one of my "go to" places for a late lunch with friends or colleagues. The food is excellent and the servers are top notch.

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vipMeme508
Richmond
22 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Came because of their reputation for Gluten free options. Not disappointed

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MartinG
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Ate outdoors. Food was decent. Service fine!................

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Hyfi18
San Joaquin
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely fantastic food and excellent service. Value was outstanding. We will be back soon!!

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SusanN
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Taste of food was good but my wife had sweet potato fries was bit over cook and my fish and chip was unbalance portion. Two thin piece of fish was not right portion along with tons of French fries. Other than bit of disappoint of food, staff was great and enjoy the time

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Preston
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and the food was really good but they sat us next to the server tables where a bunch of servers were just chilling and rolling silverware and talking (mind you this was at 6pm hours before they closed). Definitely odd considering there were so many available seats but our server was amazing and she was always on top of our refills.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Restaurant was packed.

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vipramosc
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

The chicken parmigiana was over cooked and had a taste like it was fried in old oil. Disappointing

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Coops
Key West
9 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of favorite places when we visit Reston. Have eaten there numerous times. Never disappoints!

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vipHappyOne
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was wonderful. The food was awesome and the service impeccable. We really enjoyed it and will be back.

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rose
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Our meal was fine but definitely overpriced for the quality. Also we were given a used small plate for our appetizer (like someone ate a chicken wing on it and left some sauce). Maybe it got skipped in the kitchen wash, but it wasn’t a big deal so we just set it aside. We had a kind server. Overall I’d say this is a mid-tier restaurant charging high-tier prices

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sharonS
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Joe's continues to have efficient friendly servers and delicious food. It's a great combo!

FAQs

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

Not Your Average Joe's Reston is rated 4.4 stars by 1175 OpenTable diners.

Not Your Average Joe's Reston does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.notyouraveragejoes.com/gift-cards/.

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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