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BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse

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5800 Northgate Mall, San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 755-6250
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Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Friday afternoon lunch

We arrived at 1pm, were seated promptly, hostess was polite. Waiter served our booth in a reasonable time. The bbq bacon burger with fries was cooked as requested Med/rare and was extremely good. My girl friend had the tortilla soup and salad and said it was good. We got free refills on our sodas... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
thomas y
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Corte Madera, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Black tea arrived with cream, but no sugar and no spoon. The server returned with sugar and a soup spoon that would barely fit in the cup. The hamburger came on a thin metal pan that wouldn’t stay put on the table, covered by a thin sheet of paper that quickly soaked through and stuck to the food. After four... More 

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Thank Kelby J
Corte Madera, California
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at 1pm, were seated promptly, hostess was polite. Waiter served our booth in a reasonable time. The bbq bacon burger with fries was cooked as requested Med/rare and was extremely good. My girl friend had the tortilla soup and salad and said it was good. We got free refills on our sodas. Good experience.

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Thank thomas y
San Francisco, California
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Never had clam chowder soup that tasted fresh, cooked right without being saturated with potato cut-outs, and in a toasted sourdough bread bowl lined with cheddar cheese. I believe it was the touch or sprinkle of the cheddar cheese at the rim of the bread bowl and also under the lid that made it delectably delicious and memorable.

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Thank 99MD2015
Richmond, California
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146 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I'm not a big fan of Mall Restaurants, however, if you are shopping at Northgate and like the atmosphere of a Sports Bar/Brew Pub, BJ's is the place to go. You won't be disappointed and you definitely won't leave hungry. The portions are gigantic! I ordered the baby back spareribs. A half-slab is more than enough. The ribs were succulent,... More 

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Thank Jim B
San Diego, California
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

A very well run chain brewpub. Great burger and fries. Piranha ale is very good. Service is friendly and efficient.

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Thank RJB1945
Sonoma County, Callifornia
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102 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

This particular restaurant in the BJ's chain is outstanding. Hubby and I have been sorely disappointed other BJ's restaurants, including the one closest to our home, but never here. We often stop here for a meal when driving between San Francisco and our home in Sonoma County, which is what we did recently returning home from a plane trip out... More 

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Thank helmerphud
San Rafael, California, United States
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

I wrote a report a couple of months ago shortly after the menu changed on how back service and food was. Chris, the manager, has rectified this bringing the restaurant back to pre-change. Total enjoyment and service is great and amiable, always responding to your needs and foreseeing them.

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Thank Bill M
London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Typical American sports bar/restaurant but with Great selection of home brewed beers. The menu is extensive, there are choices for anyone, from standard burgers and stakes to healthy options, very well presented. The services is good and I especially liked their large selection of house brewed beers.

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Thank RinaldM2014
Slidell, Louisiana
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Family friendly, but also great for couples and game day gathering. Restaurant is very clean and food was hot and delicious. I would definitely recommend it to friends and family.

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Thank Watkinsnc
San Rafael, California
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37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

If you want sports on TV, bar nibbles and drinks, this place works. The calorie counter for each menu item, however, can be sobering.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5800 Northgate Mall, San Rafael, CA 94903
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Rafael
  • Phone Number: (415) 755-6250

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Pizza, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
10:00 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?