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BJ's Restaurant & Brewery

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206 Bridgepointe Pkwy, San Mateo, CA
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 12:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 3
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Glory Be to the Sampler!

I enjoy their food offerings and have been pleased with most everything that i have ordered over the years. I am actually praising their beer sampler presentation which is outstanding. They have great beers and serve them under their table lights to great effect. The beer just looks so beautiful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 25, 2015
Central Point, Oregon
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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English first
Lafayette, Ca
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138 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the chicken with black beans and salsa and it was excellent. The service was great. The other people said their good was very good It was quite in that we could hear our selves very well

Thank Lesley H
Dallas, Texas
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

What does your mind conjure up about the kitchen when you walk in & see a dirty lobby, toothpicks, napkins and toilet paper on the floor? I immediately asked for RJ the manager --to be re-assured that the kitchen /my food would be sanitary. I explained to him that I went out of my way (raced to BJ's after just... More 

Thank ValueReveiwer
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Our waiter was excellent even though it was busy. We had 3 beer selections, all very tasty, very extensive menu, lots of options. The salmon, kale salad and shrimp scampi were all very good choices.

Thank RunSeattle
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159 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

BJ is a large chain of restaurants, using the same concept of catering and cooking. So the best thing is not to expect something special or off the paved road. I didn’t when I visited their local San Mateo restaurant. On the web their menu looked better than most of the other restaurants on walking distance of my hotel. My... More 

Thank AriedeG
Central Point, Oregon
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

I enjoy their food offerings and have been pleased with most everything that i have ordered over the years. I am actually praising their beer sampler presentation which is outstanding. They have great beers and serve them under their table lights to great effect. The beer just looks so beautiful that you have to enjoy it.

Thank rastacubbie
Trois-Rivieres, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Tried to get into this place the night night before but couldn't, wait time was 45min. so we came the following night, now we know why, food is great, my wife and I ordered from the light menu, both had fish that was absolutley delish !! Too bad this place is 4000 miles away ! ;( Highly recommend this place

Thank DanPep2015
New York City, New York
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

I normally shun these big sports bar/brew houses because of the big screens mounted in every angle of the place making it impossible to maintain eye contact with your dinner companion, but someone else in our group chose this one last night. First I ordered a Guinness from the tap...got a watered down flavorless beer that I sent back after... More 

Thank Eli H
San Mateo, California
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

BJ's is great place for friends or large groups for casual dining and very good beers! They have a full bar and a menu with a lot of variety. My favorite thing about BJ's is that they can handle a team post- game or a cast post- show! I have had 40-50 people there late at night, and there are... More 

Thank Lisa C
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Food is not bad. Bar is good for watching sports. I think they could keep the tables and mrnus cleaner. The menus are a little sticky.

Thank lorigogo
Redwood City, California
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88 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The menu has burgers, salads, fish and chips, chicken, lettuce cups, whatever you are in the mood for, they serve. It's reasonable and reliable. No complaits, but not fine dining.

Thank Fritzikay

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 206 Bridgepointe Pkwy, San Mateo, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children


Open Hours
12:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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