Not Your Average Joe's

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 23 ratings
$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Burgers + 6 more
76% of 13 votes say it's Celiac friendly

239-245 Kentlands Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

(240) 477-1040
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    1 ratingMay 25, 2017

    Went there for Mother's Day with my Family. I told them I had celiac and waitress was on top of it, she informed manager and cook staff. I asked for gluten-free bread and within minutes, a different server came over and put bread on the table stating "here is your gluten-free bread". It was regular bread....... waitress and Manager both apologized but that doesn't fix the problem ......will never go back. Besides all that, Service was awful!

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    5 ratingMay 15, 2017

    Very good! The server asked as soon as we sat down if there were any food allergies. She informed us about a gluten free menu. Lots of options! We got a ton of gluten free bread that was bomb.com! So soft and fluffy!

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    1 ratingFebruary 04, 2017

    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

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

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    1 ratingAugust 15, 2016

    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 ratingJuly 27, 2016

    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 ratingJune 13, 2016

    Great service and the best GF bread! I highly recommend it. We had the chicken caprese and the steak wedge--both delicious.

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    5 ratingDecember 14, 2015

    Great gluten free bread and oil before meal. Vet extensive menu. Celiac friendly

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    5 ratingJuly 12, 2015

    Fantastic restaurant with superb service, and really great gluten-free options. Our waitress was very knowledgeable about Celiac, and made us feel at home. We will be back!

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    5 ratingJune 14, 2015

    They always go above and beyond!

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    5 ratingApril 21, 2015

    Food was great, staff seems knowledgable, love the gluten free bread they give you before the meal!!!! There is a separate gluten free menu with a decent amount of options. I have never had any issues at any of their locations.

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    5 ratingJuly 12, 2014

    I was really excited to eat here when I saw 5 stars from people. Looked at the menu and I was even more excited! I was certainly not disappointed. My own gluten free bread, gluten free rolls and gluten free carrot cake!!

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    5 ratingJuly 03, 2014

    I went to the Kentland's location of Not Your Average Joe's and fell in love! They not only have a gluten free menu, but they also bring out a GF bread basket when you first sit down with this amazing garlic butter dip. I ordered the gluten free cheeseburger and asked if I could have french fries with it. It's not on their menu, but they offered to bake the french fries for me so as to not fry them and contaminate them in any way. It took longer and they weren't ask crispy, but I enjoyed them! Their food is amazing and you also get a free meal and dessert for your birthday if you sign up for their members club email. It's now my favorite restaurant!

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    5 ratingNovember 21, 2013

    A serious commitment to great-tasting gluten-free food. Friendly staff $ great service, too! Highly recommended.

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    5 ratingOctober 12, 2013

    They take great care in preparing GF meals.

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    5 ratingOctober 08, 2013

    Food was great. Service was good too. Had the scallop appetizer which was excellent. Ordered the house salad in the small size. They delivered the large size. Just so much iceberg lettuce one person can it. Ranch dressing is the "real" deal. I will be back. Gotta try the burgers on gluten free bun.

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    5 ratingOctober 02, 2013

    Great GF menu and wonderful GF rolls.

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    5 ratingJune 08, 2013

    Very nice menu. Great service. Great quality!

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    5 ratingJanuary 05, 2013

    NYAJ is great. they work hard to accommodate my son's gluten allergy and will make him things not on the menu such as grilled cheese. we go a lot because of their knowledge of food allergies.

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    5 ratingSeptember 21, 2012

    Great place, but can get very busy at times especially on weekends. They have a pretty large gluten free menu. They will also bring out dipping sauce with gluten free bread. The food is fantastic. The waitress we had was very nice and knowledgeable about gluten free. They also have gluten free pasta.

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    5 ratingMay 14, 2017

    291 Turnpike Rd, Westborough, MA 01581

    Never had a problem when eating here. Awesome gluten free rolls and you're not heavily restricted to what you can eat. Will certainly be a loyal customer! Worth the 40 minute drive for me.

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    4 ratingMay 04, 2017

    793 Iyannough Rd, Barnstable Town, MA 02601

    Harvest Mac & Cheese (without the bread crumbs) is delicious. However, I had to send back the quesadilla. The tortilla was too hard and tough to chew. They have a burger but no sides to go with it.

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    2 ratingApril 29, 2017

    645 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476

    They went out of their way to accommodate my son's Celiac but he got sick anyways.

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    5 ratingApril 29, 2017

    1125 Fall River Ave, Seekonk, MA 02771

    Absolutely LOVED the service and food I have celiac and the accommodations for GF were amazing!

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    3 ratingApril 23, 2017

    645 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476

    Not bad. Way overpriced.

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    5 ratingApril 23, 2017

    Potomac Town Pl, Woodbridge, VA 22191

    Food is fantastic with a bunch of GF options. They even bring out GF bread with a separate dipping sauce for people with Celiac. The wait staff was very knowledgeable and made sure the risk of gluten exposure was minimized. This is easily one of the best places I've been to for GF food.

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    1 ratingApril 22, 2017

    70 University Ave, Westwood, MA 02090

    The bread was the worst gluten free bread I have ever had. My meal was just gross and the bun for my turkey burger was even worse. Also horrible service. Do not recommend!! It's just GROSS

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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 16, 2017

    Potomac Town Pl, Woodbridge, VA 22191

    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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    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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    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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    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.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Beer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
Monday
11:30 am - 9 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sunday
11:30 am - 9 pm
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