Not Your Average Joe's

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 23 ratings

Potomac Town Pl, Woodbridge, VA 22191

(571) 989-5637
100% of 15 votes say it's Celiac friendly
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    5 ratingMarch 16, 2017

    Finally a place to eat with the whole family, they even have GF bread! Staff knowledgeable and one has menu choices! Please bring back the GF carrot cake!

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    4 ratingJune 25, 2016

    I ate there twice in the span of two days and also got a to go order. First time in three years I've been able to have bread to dip in oil and it was the best! The bun didn't hold up but it was the best tasting and even reheated well in the microwave. After eating a basket of bread I could only eat half my sandwiches. One of the best burgers I've ever had and the bacon so good! The main thing I liked about the chicken was the bread. They had to cut the chicken in half and double it up. Four stars is because I

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    5 ratingJune 13, 2016

    I've been gluten free for about a year but my mom has been gluten free for over a decade so I've been aware and experiencing gluten free for a while, Not Your Average Joe's has, by far, THE best gluten free bread I have ever tasted. All of the food is super fresh and abounds with flavor. They are also VERY accommodating with any food allergy, wheat, dairy, etc. I wish we had one in my home town in Florida, but good thing they don't, my kitchen would fall into disuse.

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    5 ratingApril 23, 2016

    Always an enjoyable meal! Many options.

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    5 ratingApril 01, 2016

    I about cried happy tears when they brought me out gluten free bread to have before I ordered. The food was so delicious, did not have any reaction. Will definitely go back!

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    5 ratingFebruary 08, 2016

    The staff was very knowledgeable about celiac and the dangers of cross contamination. First time in a long time dining out didn't make me sick. Thanks so much.

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    3 ratingDecember 27, 2015

    Watch your order there. They brought me a salad that looked too good to be true and it was. Luckily I asked first as the gluten version would have made me very sick.

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    5 ratingAugust 12, 2015

    Seriously the best place! Our server was amazing, knew about crosscontamination, celiac, allergies, everything. The bread is DELICIOUS, best gluten free bread I've had, by Gilligan's Foods. He even gave us a couple to take home. Amazing food, service, and atmosphere.

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    5 ratingJuly 30, 2015

    Celiac disease is taken very seriously here and the service staff is knowledgable about the condition. A large selection of delicious food to choose from off of the gluten free menu!

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    5 ratingJuly 22, 2015

    BEST CELIAC RESTRAINT EVER!!! They have gluten free bread which is the best you will EVER taste! Very aware and knowledgeable about the menu. No stupid binder a real menu. And very well priced!!!! Great kids and adult menu RECOMMEND FOR EVERYONE! I have been 20+ times and NEVER got sick!

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    5 ratingDecember 28, 2014

    This restaurant has quickly become my favorite in the DC Metro area. Knowledgeable, accommodating, friendly staff who go the extra mile to make things right...every time. And the GF bread?! YUM! Two thumbs WAY up for NYAJ's!!!

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    5 ratingOctober 05, 2014

    Extensive gf menu plus gf bread for the table.

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    5 ratingOctober 02, 2014

    My favorite thing is they will serve you gluten free bread to start your meal. It is yummy!!

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    5 ratingAugust 08, 2014

    Lots of options! Including pasta!

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    5 ratingJuly 05, 2014

    Amazing place! Great food and knowledgeable staff. When you can go somewhere and get g-free bread it's a major plus as you don't feel your missing out in anything.

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    1 ratingJune 20, 2014

    Well it may be GF friendly BUT my husband and I ordered from the GF menu and get had an reaction. He missed 2 days of work. I complained, and Erik the regional manager personally delivered a $100 gift certificate which was nice of him but still bit weary of giving it another try to be honest.

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    5 ratingJune 06, 2014

    Great food and experience! Cool ambiance, large gf menu, and they even have gf liquor! Jambalaya was a generous portion and gf bread was soft and tastey. Wish they would open a restaurant in Virginia Beach.

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    5 ratingApril 08, 2014

    Awesome! Best GF restaurant I have been to. The whole staff is very knowledgeable about GF and good allergies. They have a great GF menu. They have delicious GF bread. If you ask they will changeout the fryer oil and you can have fries cooked in fresh gf oil. They take food allergies and gf very seriously.

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    5 ratingMay 30, 2013

    We just ate there tonight... amazing enough to motivate me to sit down and review them immediately! We were given fresh and hot gluten free bread and dipping oil as soon as we identified ourselves as gluten free. The gluten free menu is amazing and contains more options that I have ever seen at a restaurant.. we all split the Salmon, the Rosemary Scallops, Chicken Quesadilla (yes- gluten free!), and a delicious grapefruit sorbet. It was amazing- my six year old even had a hamburger on a gluten free bun and was beyond thrilled. The prices were reasonable and the food was simply beyond compare!!!!!!!!!!

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    5 ratingMarch 20, 2017

    70 University Ave, Westwood, MA 02090

    Large menu. Didn't get sick. Manager brought out my salad.

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    5 ratingMarch 19, 2017

    645 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476

    Food was terrific. GF haddock was awesome. Great service as well.

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    5 ratingMarch 11, 2017

    291 Turnpike Rd, Westborough, MA 01581

    Very friendly and attuned to needs of those with Celiac. Great GF bread and dedicated GF menu. Will come back!

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    5 ratingMarch 03, 2017

    793 Iyannough Rd, Barnstable Town, MA 02601

    They were amazing! Brought me my own GF bread with my own oil to dip. First place I have gone to since my diagnosis that has GF menu!

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    5 ratingFebruary 24, 2017

    90 Pleasant Valley St, Methuen, MA 01844

    Being new to the Gluten free world, I've been afraid to go out to eat. I came here and instantly felt at ease with the knowledgeable and caring staff. They brought out gluten free bread and dipping oil for me, I was thrilled. I highly recommend Not your average Joe's.

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    5 ratingFebruary 12, 2017

    561 Glen Eagle Square, Glen Mills, PA 19342

    I'm new to the gluten free world. I don't have celiac but I'm very gluten sensitive/intolerant. Who knew. This place is great. Decent options on the menu from bread with a dipping sauce at your table through dessert. I just finished eating so I don't know about any cross contamination issues. They were very knowledgeable and friendly.

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    1 ratingFebruary 04, 2017

    239-245 Kentlands Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

    GLUTENED! We have the Nima and tested the Gluten Free Jambalaya. Positive for gluten! Terrible service to boot! Will never be going back! BEWARE!

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    1 ratingFebruary 04, 2017

    239-245 Kentlands Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

    Been there a few times. Last time, my wife who has Celiac got violently sick from gluten.

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    5 ratingJanuary 27, 2017

    561 Glen Eagle Square, Glen Mills, PA 19342

    Love the place! They actually have a menu that has quite a few choices. They seem to understand about celiac and gluten intolerance. Each time my meal was brought out separately.

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    5 ratingJanuary 26, 2017

    291 Turnpike Rd, Westborough, MA 01581

    Come here all the time without any reaction. They seem to really have a good understanding of Celiac and cross contamination.

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    5 ratingJanuary 25, 2017

    Warwick Mall, 400 Bald Hill Road, Warwick, RI 02886

    gf menu, beer, trained staff. love this place

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    5 ratingJanuary 15, 2017

    111 Pond St, Norwell, MA 02061

    They were very cautious and helpful!

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    5 ratingJanuary 14, 2017

    8661 Colesville Road, Suite C-153, Silver Spring, MD 20910

    amazing food. they give gluten free bread and dip with every meal; the bread is soft and delicious. if you get a salad, get the dressing on the side.

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    5 ratingJanuary 10, 2017

    291 Turnpike Rd, Westborough, MA 01581

    Just moved here a week ago and LOVE this place! Delicious rolls (you can purchase a pack if you want), food and great service. They are extremely careful.

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    5 ratingJanuary 03, 2017

    49 Saint James Place, Ardmore, PA 19003

    Amazing bread food and service !!! It's gluten free heaven .

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    5 ratingDecember 29, 2016

    49 Saint James Place, Ardmore, PA 19003

    LOVE NYAJs! It's one of the very few places that offer GF bread (and its caramelized onion bread that's served warm with my own dipping sauce). Their menu changes which gives new foods to try. I attended a GF 6 course wine pairing at the Glen Mills site and loved sampling more foods with other Celiacs and those with NCGS. I rave about this place at the NJ Celiac Support Association #9 support group.

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    1 ratingDecember 27, 2016

    10400 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814

    The quality of the food has gone down a lot.

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    5 ratingDecember 22, 2016

    793 Iyannough Rd, Barnstable Town, MA 02601

    just had my first lunch out after celiac diagnosis and luckily picked this restaurant! The manager was so positive and helpful about selecting from their many choices on the gluten free menu. The waiter Daniel was also cheerful, helpful and attentive. will definitely go there again.

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    5 ratingDecember 13, 2016

    Warwick Mall, 400 Bald Hill Road, Warwick, RI 02886

    Excellent GF menu, attentive and well-trained servers, consistently safe for me (Celiac). Servers remember and confirm at every stage GF. I am comforted by their consistency and professionalism; even when in Philadelphia tried the experience there and was consistent and delicious! Great to feel safe and enjoy well prepared meal.

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    5 ratingDecember 07, 2016

    221 Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua, NH 03060

    Extensive GF menu, fast service and my husband loved the GF roll and separate dipping sauce! Highly recommend.

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    5 ratingDecember 04, 2016

    221 Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua, NH 03060

    amazing menu, you feel like a person when you eat here. love the bass dip

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    5 ratingNovember 26, 2016

    70 University Ave, Westwood, MA 02090

    love the large gf menu that seasonally changes!

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    4 ratingNovember 19, 2016

    291 Turnpike Rd, Westborough, MA 01581

    So, I did get glutened here, but I really don't think it is something that normally happens. That is why I am still giving them a 4 star. Ordered the Ahi Tuna Wontons. Someone in the kitchen made a mistake and they put regular soy sauce on it. They actually caught the error, but not in time. The manager came out asked me how sensitive I was. I have celiac, so, pretty sensitive. He was very upset that it happened. Our whole meal was free and he took my number to call me the next day to see how I was. We are always taking chances when we go to any restaurant. I really appreciated their honesty and they really could have not said anything to me at all, butnthey made a point to come and talk to me and I was really disappointed, but I could tell they were all very disappointed too. Even the server was so apologetic. I would still recommend this place, but if you get any Asian flavored food, make sure it is GF soy sauce. Side note: The GF onion bread and oil dip is amazing.

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    5 ratingNovember 13, 2016

    10400 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814

    Food was good and staff was knowledgable. The manager brought our our daughters food and talked to us about gluten free preparation. it was great and she didn't get sick!

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    1 ratingNovember 13, 2016

    109 Chapel St, Needham, MA 02492

    I've been twice, both times the food was raw and bland. Once they legitimately served me wheat pasta and I looked at it and told them it wasn't GF. They changed it out of course and apologized, but it shouldn't have happened.

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    5 ratingNovember 08, 2016

    8661 Colesville Road, Suite C-153, Silver Spring, MD 20910

    Good variety, knowledgeable about allergies, meal delivered by the manager. Food was good for GF and non-GF diners. Great GF bread.

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    1 ratingOctober 25, 2016

    10400 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814

    I got a carry-out and the pasta was already cold when I got it and the chicken was just a big over-cooked slab. The sauce was really salty and they put the potatoes in the same compartment so it was drowning in salty, lemon sauce.

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    5 ratingOctober 19, 2016

    793 Iyannough Rd, Barnstable Town, MA 02601

    Great service! Sat at the bar and he understood gluten-free menu, being celiac himself! loved it, can't wait to be back!

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    5 ratingOctober 15, 2016

    55 Main St, Watertown, MA 02472

    They are very knowledgeable about gluten, and their onion rolls are delicious.

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    5 ratingOctober 13, 2016

    793 Iyannough Rd, Barnstable Town, MA 02601

    Very good service!!! Most delicious GF dedicated menu.

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    2 ratingOctober 08, 2016

    19307 Promenade Dr, Leesburg, VA 20176

    My son was given regular pasta. He took 3 bites before we realized. Terrible experience.

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    5 ratingSeptember 30, 2016

    70 University Ave, Westwood, MA 02090

    Been here several times without incident with my daughter who has Celiac. Staff is knowledgeable. They always bring out GF rolls with the bread with separate dipping bowl.

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    5 ratingSeptember 20, 2016

    1125 Fall River Ave, Seekonk, MA 02771

    great menu and great food

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    1 ratingSeptember 19, 2016

    645 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476

    Waitress was helpful, but food came from a teenage food runner, not the manager or my waitress who I think said "no soy included" and ran away. I had to flag down my waitress to make sure the kitchen got the gluten allergy. She did, but still no manager. Food was gross. Chicken was like rubber. This is the first time I've ever sent my food back in a restaurant and it was my birthday. I've been to other locations and had better luck, but I won't be returning here.

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    5 ratingSeptember 13, 2016

    19307 Promenade Dr, Leesburg, VA 20176

    Fantastic bread and oil for the table. Plus clear GF options that they take seriously. Been there 3 times and will keep going back.

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    5 ratingSeptember 11, 2016

    49 Saint James Place, Ardmore, PA 19003

    My very first restaurant experience after my celiac diagnosis was at the Glen Mills, PA location. Our server immediately noticed my GF menu and was kind, knowledgable, and helpful. He made recommendations (which I followed) and the food was delicious. I had the grilled chicken caprese. The food runner delivered my food by saying "here is your GF chicken caprese," which I appreciated. From start to finish I felt as though my allergy was being considered and taken seriously.

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    4 ratingSeptember 07, 2016

    49 Saint James Place, Ardmore, PA 19003

    NYAJ is one of the few chains I feel confident eating at when traveling. This location was no exception; friendly staff and seamless accommodation. Waiter brought gf bread to the table with a separate dipping sauce dish without being asked, and a different person brought out the gf meals separate from the regular ones. Would have been five stars if the sandwich was as good as I've had at other locations. The grilled chicken was a bit dry and there was a single pale tomato slice instead of the sundried tomatoes advertised. Still, I'm always happy to be eating somewhere safe!

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    5 ratingSeptember 05, 2016

    1125 Fall River Ave, Seekonk, MA 02771

    Large GF menu. Delicious food.

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    5 ratingSeptember 02, 2016

    Warwick Mall, 400 Bald Hill Road, Warwick, RI 02886

    They have a separate gluten free menu. Great selection :) I was a very happy diner. Definitely recommend, I'd love to try more from the menu!

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    4 ratingSeptember 02, 2016

    561 Glen Eagle Square, Glen Mills, PA 19342

    We go to the Glen Mills, PA location. They really try here. We don't usually like chain restaurants but we have found they really try to provide fresh, imaginatively prepared food suitable for those with celiac. I have celiac and have eaten there numerous times and have never had any problems afterwards.

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    5 ratingAugust 29, 2016

    645 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476

    Best GF dining experience since having to go gluten-free! Wonderful waitress, too.

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    5 ratingAugust 20, 2016

    111 Pond St, Norwell, MA 02061

    The management was absolutely phenomenal with accommodating my husband's low fodmap diet which includes gluten, onions, garlic and peppers among other things. White glove treatment!

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    1 ratingAugust 15, 2016

    239-245 Kentlands Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

    The one time I ate here, the gluten free bread on my sandwich crumbled like dust and they gave me a side of regular bread with my gluten free order.

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    5 ratingAugust 13, 2016

    793 Iyannough Rd, Barnstable Town, MA 02601

    My family has been eating at Not Your Average Joes for years, and when I was recently diagnosed with a gluten intolerance, we found out about the gluten free menu! There are so many great options and even some you won't find on the regular menu! They also give you a really good gluten free roll. I'd highly recommend the salads, the gluten free chicken picatta, or the pesto gnocchi (not sure if this was a summer special or not.)

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    1 ratingAugust 10, 2016

    561 Glen Eagle Square, Glen Mills, PA 19342

    I'm a celiac and not your average joes claims to be gluten free however they gave me bread with gluten in it and the manager and wait staff both assured me in person it was indeed gluten free however an hour after eating it, I was sick for days. They are not celiac friendly.

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    4 ratingAugust 09, 2016

    90 Pleasant Valley St, Methuen, MA 01844

    I was here in October 2015 for an exchange and they have a GF menu and they know a lot about celiac disease. Staff was very kind.

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    5 ratingAugust 04, 2016

    291 Turnpike Rd, Westborough, MA 01581

    Dedicated gluten free food area Very safe for celiac

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    5 ratingJuly 30, 2016

    Warwick Mall, 400 Bald Hill Road, Warwick, RI 02886

    Many gluten free options. Separate menu. Really good food.

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    5 ratingJuly 27, 2016

    239-245 Kentlands Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

    Best GF local restaurant hands down! Our group ordered 2 Jambalaya's and mine came out as GF-prepared. I will be going to NYA Joe's often.

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    5 ratingJuly 26, 2016

    561 Glen Eagle Square, Glen Mills, PA 19342

    My go to. Best gluten free restaurant in the area.


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