Not Your Average Joe's Reston

4.5
1123 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer 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 1123 people are saying
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Rick
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We had great food, good service and the seating inside seemed nice but the outdoor seating was just ok. Chairs were not the most comfortable. That plus the restaurant’s location on the corner of 1 busy street and 1 slightly less busy made the outdoor dining less fun than we had hoped. Overall really like Joe’s.

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vipRdgelman
Richmond
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The server was fantastic, I had the best Kentucky Mule I’ve had in a long time, but the sautéed spinach was so salty I couldn’t eat it (the server brought me broccoli no charge, which was delicious). That never used to happen before

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KNair
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. Eagerly waiting for the Happy Hour to commence!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

...enjoyed dinner. Options, dinner & drinks, for each of us from picky eater to vegetarian. Lucas, our server, was a bonus - friendly and attentive.

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vipEnjoygoodfood2
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Big thanks to John for making this a fun evening and for the great food and beverage suggestions!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible experience. Will never go back again

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vipLauraS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food mediocre

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vipEoin
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great value. Excellent food and service, with a good variety of choices on the menu. The General Manager, Matt, always gives a friendly greeting and makes sure the patrons are well taken care of.

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maikew
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Casual dinner experience. Food was mediocre and sitting near the bar caused there to be an increased noise level. Service was good and servers were attentive.

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Tony
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was just ok. Really dry chicken on my salad. Service also not great.

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Happymeal
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Things have significantly changed due to COVID. Atmosphere is much more subdued and less personal. Close coffee bar by 8pm, wow!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good experience!

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vipSetpoint
Richmond
66 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

The restaurant was out of straws and there were no draft beers as their machines were broken.

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Fred
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great lunch with plenty of yummy choices on the menu. Friendly & attentive wait staff. Great spot for lunch.

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Business
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Waiter had a fun personality and gave excellent service. Food is high quality & was delicious!

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vipJWhisler
Phoenix
30 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, an amazing place to meet for business.

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vipHappyOne
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and Service. John was awesome. Thanks for a great evening meal.

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EileenM
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants for both take-out and dining-in.
The dipping oil with cheese is incredible. The bread is wonderful. The Ahi Tuni Wontons are fabulous. My personal favorite entree is the mustard encrusted chicken.
Sunday brunch is excellent.
Gluten free dishes were given two thumbs up by a friend I took here.

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TiffanyR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fathers Day and a Birthday celebration

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Rcepuch
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outdoors for the second visit in recent weeks and the server was terrific. He recognized me and welcomed me back! Excellent place to reunite with old friends over tasty food and drink. It got a bit noisy due to what was probably a night-before bridal party and a few idiots driving past without mufflers, but that's not NYAJ's fault. Very good and reliable place, and it avoids the confusing and stupid paid parking issues that plague nearby Town Center.

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HotelBrandGuy
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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DanU
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The bread is awesome! The food is really good too.

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Sarah22
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was a very nice family dinner. My pick son ate his entire chicken Parmesan without a crumb left!

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vipBethK
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Our waiter seemed very harried & pretty much disinterested in us. The first basket of focaccia seemed stale. We later asked fir a new one and finally another waiter brought it. We were never asked what type of salad dressing we wanted. Also, the Joe’s regular salad was pretty sad & uninteresting. When we handed chicken on it it was an additional $7!!! Pretty pricey for just a sale of greens, tomatoes, cucumbers & carrots. Also , croutons were rock hard.

I understand that the waiters had no back up help & had to do everything- bus tables, orders etc. But, a little explanation as to why they were busy would have helped!!!

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CherylW
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting menu options, we enjoyed salmon, haddock, stacked chicken tortilla entrees. Server Avery was attentive and helpful. Excellent choice for us!

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BOBModo
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Big fan - seemed like they were a little short on staff

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Robert
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit in about 17 months -- we did not dine out during the worst of the pandemic. We were delighted to see that our favorite place was still operating AND that the menu and service were still great.

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BenG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Considering that restaurant was understaffed, it was still a wonderful experience. Our waiter worked really, really hard. Since we were there for a relaxed casual lunch, he matched our flow.

Kudos to the entire staff for making it all work.

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Eric
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The waiter was very personable and friendly. But the kitchen staff did a poor job at preparing the food for a not busy lunchtime crowd, resulting in our party having to send two dishes back. The restaurant was great and professional at correcting but in general the dishes were just okay. For instance, the one dish we didn’t send back was the salad which while the tuna was good, the salad overall was quite soggy and had no crunch. Will be hard to justify going back especially at the prices. I had been once before prior to covid with a better food experience so may be better again after getting the right chefs back into the restaurant.

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vipJackieV
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were using our birthday credits and enjoyed our meals. I had the ahi tuna salad. My husband had the mustard chicken sandwich. The service was very good. Not only our waiter checked on us and was friendly but another waiter (I think) asked us several times if there was anything we needed. The place wasn't crowded for a Sunday night. Enjoyable meal.

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michaelw
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had terrific outdoor seating and our server Casey provided excellent service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner portions were generous and the food was very good.

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JeffM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

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vipFoodieVA
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

We had a 1 week advance notice so could have picked anywhere. Chose this because if another NYAJ location in Glen Mills. Very disappointed in the so-called “outdoor seating,” and the inattentive service.

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RonniejeanI
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service was above and beyond...
Luncheon was at 11:30 outside...we switched to inside.
We started with 4 and ended with 8 with accommodations being made smoothly and ATTENTIVELY.
Very excellent experience.
sweet potato fries are wonderful.
all portions are generous.
definitely recommended.

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NannetteL
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic funny, e knew what we wanted

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu has such a great variety of food and the service was amazing!

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Coops
Key West
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! One of my favorite places when we are visiting Reston.

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PaulM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I did not have any noise issues. The sound level was reasonable for a restaurant.

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 4.5 stars by 1123 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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