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California Pizza Kitchen

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7101 Democracy Blvd, Montgomery Mall, Bethesda, MD 20817-1018
+1 301-469-5090
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Bethesda, Maryland
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282 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Even though this place is a chain it has great food and outstanding service. The fact that this place is ALWAYS busy attests to this fact. Because there typically is a 20-25 minute wait for a table on a Friday or Saturday night we usually opt for sitting at the bar. Most times we are served by FRANK. He is... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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282 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Wayne, our server was fantastic! I started with a "Two In The Bowl" bowl of soup 1/2 SEDONA TORTILLA & 1/2 BAKED POTATO. Very good! For my main entree, I ordered the THAI CRUNCH salad: Crisp veggies and fresh cilantro with chicken and the crunch of peanuts, wontons and rice sticks. Tossed in Thai peanut dressing. Incredible. I washed it... More 

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Thank DaveHRoe
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

I know this is a chain, but the kitchen team here rocks! We sat at the bar and watched all the food prep logistics. Frans, the bartender is fantastic. He tended to 15 customers while making drinks for others in the restaurant, and my water class was never empty. (I drink lots of water.) We had two specials from the... More 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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181 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Been to this restaurant a bunch of times at other locations and the pod is always great and the service always stinks. First time at this location and my 5 year old wanted to get lunch here...I was dreading the experience. However to my surprise, the service at this location was fantastic!! Very nice and attentive waitress. Will definitely come... More 

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Thank Voyager0021
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2016

I used to frequent this CPK regularly when I worked closer, but I've found my old love again, I remembered the customer service in the call ahead ordering is really good. They try to make sure they get your order correct, although, that doesn't always happen but they do make the concerted effort to try. The food is always tasty... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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555 reviews
387 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2016

I love eating at CPK because you get so much for the buck! I usually get my chopped half portion of chinese chicken salad as an appetizer. As a main dish the buffalo pizza, thai pizza, and classic cheese are good ones to consider. The whole wheat crust is REALLY good but doesn't work with some of the flavor profiles.... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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244 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2016

My daughter and I stopped in for lunch one day when we were shopping at the mall. We don't live close to a California Pizza Kitchen so we like to eat there when we are nearby. The BBQ Chicken Pizza is a favorite with the right amount of BBQ sauce and a nice thin crust. The pizzas are a little... More 

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Thank 10isgirl
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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232 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

This CPK inside westfield Montgomery Mall is a terrific valye and an astounding gem. This cafe with an extensive menu for all tastes serves up surprisingly fresh food and is definitely striving for new heights. They've just introduced a halibut entree worthy of a five star fine dining place. The lettuce wraps are tasty & interesting and cedar plank grilled... More 

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Thank lsihrofhhisc
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154 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2015

I've gone to this restaurant, on and off, for years. It's okay. Nothing special. Their salads often use lettuce that is too hard. I would throw that part of the lettuce in the garbage at home. Their pizza varies from very good to maybe the oven wasn't working well that day. Nice people working there. The food has been going... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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114 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2015 via mobile

It's an average place to eat. Ok food, decent prices. It is what it is. Pizza is good, but nothing to write home about. Service is ok, but it's really busy and the servers are a constant flurry of motion. Little too busy for me. Also parents seem to bring their kids here and having to listen to kids screaming... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 35
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7101 Democracy Blvd, Montgomery Mall, Bethesda, MD 20817-1018
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-469-5090

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?