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“Perfect location, good food”
Review of BJ`S Oceanside

BJ`S Oceanside
Ranked #35 of 404 Restaurants in Quarteira
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Once found! the location was perfect for a relaxing evening meal, bubbly staff, good menu and wine. Caesar salad was one of the best I've ever had. Set on the beach, Bex who is a great hostess/owner welcomes you with a big smile and nothing is a problem. The kitchen is small and orders are staggered, so please don't be in a rush or you may be disappointed. Personally I would recommend that what ever time you wish to eat arrive at least an hour in advance. This allows you time to sit back relax and take in views and if kids are with you (as i had) they can simply play on the beach whist you wait. Thanks Bex enjoy your winter and see you next year.

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Reviewed September 1, 2013

My sister raves about this restaurant, but until this holiday we had not tried it. But thank goodness we did as I could have stayed all afternoon.
BJ's is right on the beach (kids can play on the sand and you can still keep an eye on them) down an unmade road, but boy is it worth it. We were lucky enough to get a table, so a good call is to book ahead as there were a few people turned away after we planted or bums securely on our seats.
The staff are really friendly and it seems like nothing is too much trouble. The menu is plentiful with a good range of dishes to choose from and the staff are happy to explain anything to you and/or make alterations to the dishes (within reason I would guess) to suit any palate.
The nibbles are huge. We chose the homemade humous, pitta, carrots and olives. It would have catered easily for 4 people, but the two of us managed to make a huge dent as it was all so fresh. Hubby then had Sea Bream which was offered to be cooked whole, butterflied or filleted. He chose butterflied and it was cooked to perfection and very tasty. I had the BJ's burger. Make sure you are hungry as it was enormous. Both came with chips and salad, again huge and really good. The kids meals were of a generous size and the kids were very happy with their burger and chicken nuggets.
I can't wait to go back. The sun was shining (brilliant sun shade too so no lobster faces), the atmosphere was relaxed, the food was great and the live music was fantastic. The only downside was that a) we were driving otherwise it could have gotten very messy and b) we were leaving for the airport that afternoon, so we couldn't soak up the ambience for as long as I would have liked.
If you are on holiday in the Algarve, get yourself down to BJ's. You certainly wont be disappointed.

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Reviewed August 27, 2013

Into week two and slightly fished out, we went for various chicken dishes and immediately had food envy when we saw the next table's fish choices. That said, our food was perfectly decent and my wife's Caesar was the best salad of our trip. Another plus was that decent wine could be ordered by the glass.

Top notch service- it's not easy to get the balance right between a relaxed beach vibe and appropriate attentiveness. A minor bill clarification was sorted out generously- other restauranters should take note as it is was paid back in the tip and our whole-hearted recommendation here.

It's good to see the owners respond to feedback on TA. As a punter who was put off making a reservation by the sneery responses of their counterparts at Julia's (go on, have a peek for a laugh) can I suggest they continue simply to make factual responses (which almost always puncture ludicrous complaints) and not engage in the unbecoming arsiness of the competition.

1  Thank Hildenbro
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

Excellent seafood, great wine, great for the family, friendly staff, glorious beach and surroundings, see you next time

Thank JimmyJasper
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Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

Our family of four came back to BJs for the 4th year in a row and continued to be wowed by great local seafood, friendly service & fantastic location. Keep it up and we'll see you next year.

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Thank Lisbaun
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