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BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse

££ - £££
American, Bar
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2206 Bridgepointe Pkwy, San Mateo, CA 94404-1569
6509312990
Today
11:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 01:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri 11:00 - 01:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very understaffed & a cook that after 3 attempts still could not cook a medium rare burger. Our waitress could not care less and manager was not any better. Won't ever go back to the BJs in San Mateo

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

The food and selection at BJ's in the Tanforan Mall is outstanding. Went there for dinner and had to wait. There were a lot of locals both young and old waiting for a table. Which is a good sign. If the restaurant were bad it would have been empty. There is a sports bar where you can catch the sports... More 

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Thank Cary M
GADSDEN
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We had dinner here one evening while in San Mateo on business. They've got one of the biggest menus that I've ever seen! I ended up getting the fish and chips and it was delicious! The staff was friendly and efficient too. Everyone in our party was happy with their meal. I would definitely dine here again!

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Thank TOMMY B
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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516 reviews
309 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Went here a couple of times for dinner and it's a nice place with a good atmosphere. I like their lower alcohol home brew beer - tastes great. Had the spicy peanut chicken with soba noddles which were excellent. Also tried the house special pizza which wasn't bad. It gets busy so you may have to wait for a table... More 

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San Francisco, California
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168 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Invited our CIO's assistant for a working lunch after one long year of hard work. The service was quick. With a very short wait, we had our calamari ready. Crispy and tasty. I was looking for some healthy salad but quickly abandoned the idea when I saw Bjs Bacon Cheeseburger($9.95). I can't skip this: grilled bun with applewood smoked bacon,... More 

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Thank Phil Y
Bengaluru, India
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52 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I like this place in particular as quality of service as well as food is extraordinary. There is a slight rush on weekends but the kind of place this is will bring you again and again!

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Thank Pranjal S
Foster City, California
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I have never had a bad meal at BJ's. Food and service are very good........... great variety of foods, served in abundance.

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Thank shariwilliams
Pacifica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Handcrafted beer, lots of TV's and a crowded bar - sometimes hard to get a seat, service is spotty. That being said, food is good too - Flat bread Pizza was great! If what you want is a 'sports bar' kind of environment but with better food, this is the place.

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Thank Manalani
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

If you would like a rowdy place to eat and enjoy Mediterranean-style meal - be it salad or pizza - this is the place for you. It's a fast-paced sports bar with delicious food to munch on and cheer on your favorite team. Come enjoy the fun and the good eats!

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Thank Sandra M
San Mateo, California
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Almost every time I come here there is about a 10 to 30 minute wait. The food is consistent and for a "chain" restaurant it is above average. It is a bit noisy for s meeting but great for friends and family.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 01:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2206 Bridgepointe Pkwy, San Mateo, CA 94404-1569
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: 6509312990

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?