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BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse

5613 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008-4434
760-579-4440
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Ranked #57 of 270 restaurants in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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New England
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128 reviews 128 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This was our third visit. We go early (before 5pm) to avoid the wait, noise, and general rush. Bar area is great for TV watching and drinks; restaurant caters to families especially those who just left Legoland (as in lots of tired, cranky kids and parents). Our server was very attentive and helpful but did not rush us. One of... More

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Campbell
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We sneaked into the bar during a crowded Friday night and our bartender/server was great. He made suggestions and was quick to check on us throughout our dinner and drinks. The flatbread was very good as was the burger. Fun spot with nice menu and tvs for sports action.

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San Diego, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We stopped in to enjoy a nice meal as this place was recommended by a friend. We were not in a hurry as it was during the dinner rush. Once seated all went down hill from there. The waiter was preoccupied with other tables as he seemed to be the social butterfly. Tea & water glasses were not promptly refilled... More

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Carlsbad, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This place can be a little crowded but it's good, comfort style food. Great beer list and if you go for happy hour, it's a better deal!

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San Diego, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We met another couple for dinner to celebrate his birthday. The waiter was not friendly, and seemed to be having a tough day, and taking out his frustration in his job. Not impressed. The food was good - the deep dish pizza was tasty and filling, and the pasta was delicious. We might go there again, but it wouldn't be... More

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Del Mar, California
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393 reviews 393 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We were with family shopping at the Carlsbad outlet mall and decided to try this BJ's which is across the street. We have eaten at other DJ's in California and always have had very good meals. We had lunch and everyone was happy with what they ordered. If we're in the area again and looking for a place to eat... More

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Cape Carteret, North Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Very California modern and a place that could handle a crowd. Beautiful back bar with I think I counted 24 different beers on tap. I tried a sample of four and enjoyed the diversity but did not find anything I need to come back for. Reasonably priced beer and food but nothing I could not get someplace else. Lots of... More

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bloomington, IL
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63 reviews 63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We stopped for dinner after being at the Premium Outlet mall. We had to wait awhile to be seated. The large restaurant/bar is very noisy and dim. The decor is very nice. Our waiter was very attentive. I ordered spaghetti, veggies and garlic bread. It was good, but not remarkable in any way really. My husband ordered the pork chop,... More

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Carlsbad, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

the waiters just serve the stuff. Training needed. I suspect its boil in bag prepared food. OK if you need a lunch for a group.

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Carlsbad, California
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112 reviews 112 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We went there for lunch--5 of us and were completely underwhelmed by the food, atmosphere and general ambiance of this restaurant. None of us will go back.

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