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BJ`S Oceanside

Praia do Almargem, Quarteira 8125, Portugal
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Ranked #8 of 106 restaurants in Quarteira
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

First time in this beachside restaurant - seems like one of the originals, authentic and more concerned about quality of food and service rather than aesthetics. Really helpful waitress got us a table even though the place was pretty full and we hadn't booked. Very relaxed atmosphere amongst the staff and diners, there was a 2 piece playing in the... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We went for lunch today, and had a brilliant afternoon, at BJ's, and on beach. Food is what it is; spot on. The wine was perfect, and the service was just fantastic. We enjoyed the whole experience, with the dressing up box, etc! Staff are a credit, and can't wait to go again. Thanks to all! Any negative reviews, just... More

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Yatton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

From a far this place doesn't look like much but it's amazing, the staff are very attentive, the food is fresh and delicious, and the pancakes are out of this world, great atmosphere and lovely venue, highly recommend a visit, we go every year, at least twice a hols, may be worth booking though as the reputation is so good... More

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London
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Visited BJ's tonight for the first time and wish we has discovered it earlier. It's got a great vibe and superb service from the young English staff. Some nice touches too which for me set it above Julia's / Maria's / dos Passos. For example the dressing up box with hats and wigs which will keep your young ones entertained... More

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Big crew of us went here for long lunch. Fast service, awesome piri piri chicken and sea bass. Great for a chilled afternoon watching the waves crash in on the beach. Food was all fresh and price was not bad considering location and time of year. 9/10.

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london
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25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We have eaten at BJ's on numerous occasions. I did comment that the house wine was borderline drinkable and that the alternatives were rather expensive or too fruity and tropical to be an appropriate pairing with seafood. The food and service is good. Other beach restaurants like Izzy's and Maria's have managed to find a good quality white house wine... More

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Bex99Portugal, Owner at BJ`S Oceanside, responded to this review

For the benefit of other trip advisor users this gentleman is the same man who posted a review saying that another restaurant served frozen lobsters...........He hadn't even been in the restaurant or if he had he is blind because they have a large tank of live lobsters just inside the door. He has since been told of his error and... More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

For me this is possible one of the best casual dining venues in the 'golden triangle'. Mr and Mrs BJ are very welcoming and massively accommodating. Food is perfect for the venue, music great....teenage daughters describe the place as 'tripping', I'm sure that will mean something to someone! Great for beach lunch and dinner. Love it!

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Glasgow
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

Went for lunch with a large group, the service was prompt and the food was excellent. Try the piri piri chicken as it was fantastic! The band that played provided great entertainment and it was generally a really friendly atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My husband and I had a great Friday lunch at BJ's after receiving the recommendation from a friend. We chose to book on Friday because there is live music. We parked the car in Vale do lobo and walked along the beach to the restaurant instead of parking in Quarteira. The website says it's a 20 minute walk from Vale... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I thought the food was very good but the restaurant at night was a little cold and I should have brought a jumper. Overall service was good and much better than there posh neighbours at Maria and izzys down the coast. I would go back but definitely with warmer clothes even in August

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Bex99Portugal, Owner at BJ`S Oceanside, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of BJ's. I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the food and service and am sorry that you felt cold. The whole restaurant is outdoors and we have had some very chilly evenings over the last few weeks. As a result we have been supplying blankets to keep clients warm after the sunset, i... More

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