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BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse

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2206 Bridgepointe Pkwy, San Mateo, CA 94404-1569
+1 650-931-2990
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11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 10:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat 10:00 - 01:00
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Sacramento, California
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The service was terrible, but the food was good, somewhat making up for lousy server. I ordered a bowl of Chicken tortilla soup and the New Orleans Jambalaya, both of which were very good. The problem started when they brought my soup, but I had no utensils. Then they brought out the Jambalaya before I finished my soup. I finished... More 

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Thank Michael H
San Mateo, California
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a noisy restaurant. Food is good especially pizza and pasta. Great place for kids and young adults.

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Thank Frances O
Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The lunch special is a great deal, and the service is quick, which is very important for lunch! Had the soup/salad combo, both were delivered quickly, and with a smile!

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Thank twiethof
London, United Kingdom
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200 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

If you're a party of one, my advise as the restaurant is busy is take a seat at the bar. The guys will take excellent care of you with speedy service!

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Thank S6blr
San Mateo, California
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66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This meal was not very good. Also the asparagus was like dried out straw flowers. I couldn't believe they would let this come out of the kitchen let alone expect someone to eat it or not complain about it. They did replace the asparagus tho. The salmon had a weird flavor. The grilled salmon with some kind of rice with... More 

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Thank Sel S
Sin City, Nevada
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281 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Pretty much as the other BJ's I've been to... Same beer, same food, service was poor compared to the San Bruno one. I had a bacon blue-cheese burger which was very good. Cooked perfectly, lots of bacon & blue-cheese. Also, finally tried the pazookie! Outstanding! Lots of TVs for games.... Not a great place, but good, familiar and consistent.

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Thank bu1larry
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 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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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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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544 reviews
328 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 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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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
USD 15 - USD 25
Cuisine
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 00:00
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
Saturday
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2206 Bridgepointe Pkwy, San Mateo, CA 94404-1569
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-931-2990

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