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“Ok food, horrible service”
Review of BJ's on the Water

BJ's on the Water
Ranked #47 of 425 Restaurants in Ocean City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Manassas, Virginia
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132 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Ok food, horrible service”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

The food was ok but nothing special. The view was really nice. The place was really loud but it was Sunday and football was on so it's to be expected. Our waitress at first was decent but once our order arrived she completely disappeared.

  • Visited October 2012
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English first
Pennsylvania
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great Place!”
Reviewed October 27, 2012

Recommended by my sister who goes to O.C. several x's a year (this was our first time) -- we loved it! The view was fantastic, the wait staff was great, the food was very good! We should have gone back there again but instead went someplace else (where we could only compare to BJ's and wish we had been at BJ's instead!).

Visited October 2012
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Thank JMSPennsylvania
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Maryland
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A Prime Spot Not A Prime Restaurant”
Reviewed October 27, 2012

BJ's starts out as a real teaser. Great parking, excellent entryway with plenty of lights. A full parking lot usually means a great place to eat. But once inside, all bets are off. The seating is tight and uncomfortable. The bartenders (mixologist) way too busy chatting to customers to service people waiting for a drink. We waited almost an hour for seating (we were at OC between the 20th and the 22nd of October which is low season and many places were closed for the season and so everyone's choices are severely limited). The chairs really do not compliment the table. The tables are small and cramped. All but one person ordered a fish entree as this was a sea food restaurant. All the seafood dishes were such a disappointment. Mostly overcooked. The only person happy with their meal was the one who ordered a steak. Go figure that in a seafood restaurant the beef is better than the seafood.
In the middle of all of this was a local band playing that was really more suited for a bar than a restaurant. I was sorely unimpressed with BJ's.

Visited October 2012
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2 Thank olawsonii
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Silver Spring, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent and fresh food, courteous and efficient serving staff”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

Having visited Phillips so many times and other restaurants in the OC and Delaware area, and was greatly disappointed with quality of food more than service, it was a wonderful surprise to recently dine at BJ's bayside. View of Bay seeing ducks was a pleasure. I don't need sterile and shiny ultra modern tables, furniture etc. as long the food is great, prices are reasonable. I would glady dine at BJ's again.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank mary e
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Taneytown, Maryland
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good food, service & atmosphere”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

Our party was 4 adults and 3 children. Went on a Friday evening, off season. The place was very full but we had no wait. They were very decorated for Halloween and the kids loved it. The staff was very friendly, helpful and attentive. We were seated with a view of the bay and sunset. It was lovely. We all had sandwiches and they were delicious and reasonably priced. The menu prices for the entrees seemed a bit pricey, but those we saw delivered to tables around us looked and smelled great. It was during playoff season and there were enough TVs around so we could keep track of developments but not be distracted by them. We will definately visit BJ's again when we visit OC.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank domegnome2000
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