About BJ's Steak & Rib House - Selinsgrove

Located in charming downtown Selinsgrove, just blocks from Susquehanna University. BJ's Steak & Rib House is housed in a historic old hotel dating to 1874.
Established in 1982, BJ's is known throughout the valley as the quality dining destination. The restaurant features thick-cut USDA Choice Black Angus Steaks, authentic smoked-in-house barbecue babyback ribs, fresh seafood selections, burgers, sandwiches, & salads - all served until closing! Our Bar & Cocktail Lounge features 12 fresh brewed beers on tap & a value priced quality Wine List. At BJ's you are assured quality food with personal quality service.

17 North Market Street
Selinsgrove, PA 17870
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steak, Barbecue

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 1:00am, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 2:00am

Cross Street:
Pine Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(570) 374-9841

Website:
http://www.bjsribs.com/

Parking Details:
Two hour street parking on Market St. up until 5:00 pm, then it is unlimited time. Also parking along side streets & behind the bank after hours.

Executive Chef:
Bill Shaffer

Private Party Facilities:
We can accommodate Private parties up to 60 guests on weekdays or weeknights. On most weekends, we can accommodate a Private party of up to 30 guests. We have special Party Menus available to meet your needs, but we will accommodate a full menu group.

Private Party Contact:
Heather or Danielle: (570) 374-9841

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wine

BJ's Steak & Rib House - Selinsgrove Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.3

service

4.6

ambience

4.0

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (9)
Casual (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
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Worth the Drive (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Fun (7)
Good for a Date (6)
Authentic (6)
Cozy (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Business Meals (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
People Watching (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Romantic (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Great relaxed atmosphere! Friendly, knowledgeable server! Very much enjoyed the raw oyster bar!

Tags: Comfort Food, People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Super fly and groovy place to eat. Prices are a tad bit high.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food is outstanding! Love the presentation! Wait staff always friendly!

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Cozy, Casual, Fun, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

We had no idea that downtown Selinsgrove is so quaint! Very happy we found BJ's!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

It was enjoyable. We will go again

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Favorite place to visit when we are in town. Great menu selection.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent every time!

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Good food Good service everyone is always friendly .

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We were in town for a wedding, we all met up the night before had dinner and drinks. Staff was very friendly food was good. We had a great time and would recommend for sure.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

we had an excellent experience. the food was great and plentiful. the waitress was excellent, very pleasant and attentive. the atmosphere was very nice. will be returning again.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

did not care for the ribs and the fries I thought were fresh cut but not so and the online menu is not up to date so I guess this a one and done for me.

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

The food was great. The wait staff was very helpful and friendly. I will definatly come back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Cozy, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

We were very please with the food and service we received that night. It was my wife's very first time being there. Thank you

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 30, 2017

BJ’s is my favorite restaurant in Selinsgrove. I just took my husband and son for dinner and we all enjoyed our meals.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

I have no idea how many times that my husband and I have dined at BJ's. We just keep coming back. It is a destination restaurant for us. The food is delicious and innovative. Usually, I order the New Bedford Scallops which I adore! The wine choices, the excellent cocktails and the scrumptious desserts all make for a fantastic dining experience!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Food was great and our waitress added to the experience. Very pleasant and checked on us just enough to make sure we had everything we needed without interrupting us every couple of minutes

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Oysters and calamari were excellent
Fried pickles soggy
Ribs were very average
Waitress was okay
Lady at front not nice at all

Tags: Happy Hour
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

We have dined many times at BJ's. Our service was excellent. The room (upstairs) was very hot, pretty tight, and loud. BJ's charges top dollar for most things, but can because they have no real competition in Selinsgrove. Overall I would recommend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

What a unexpected treat! We were meeting my sister and brother-in-law, who were visiting Harrisburg, for dinner while dropping our daughter back at college at Bucknell. We checked OpenTable to find a restaurant somewhere in between both areas and selected BJ's Steak and Rib House from the list.

The food was so delicious and inventive, server was friendly and the whole experience was wonderful. We would highly recommend BJ's to anyone visiting central PA. The folks who live in Selinsgrove and the students at SU are very lucky to have such an incredible restaurant to eat and hang out!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Groups, Fun, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

First time to dine at BJ's. We had shrimp, clams, ribs, steak, clam chowder, salad, fries, rolls, cornbread, etc. Every single item was absolutely delicious. I wish this restaurant was closer to my home. Will definitely eat here again. Our waitress was very good.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 4, 2017

This place is awful. We ordered their two signature dishes, the Chicago steak and the rack of ribs. The ribs came out like beef jerky. They were overcooked, dried out, tasteless and hard to cut with a steak knife. The Chicago steak came out burnt to a crisp for a medium order. By the time the second steak came out, I was done with my dinner. The French onion soup is microwave water with some onions and soggy bread. It is tasteless, clear, and bad.

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·Dined on July 29, 2017

We actually came for the oyster bar, however, the prices were outrageous so we had shrimp instead. The wine was good but $8.50 for a quarter glass was ridiculous. The BJ platter was overcooked and dry. The food is not worth the exhorbanat prices charged. We eat out at different restaurants every weekend and I rate this as the top worst so far. Also, I asked for a booth, which we got, in the bar! This information should be on the reservation as I do not like to eat in the bar, it is noisy and obviously the ambiance sucked.

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·Dined on July 21, 2017

So...we were in town for an event and needed a place to eat. I found this place on OpenTable and made a reservation. Let me just say that it was the BEST decision! My husband and I both had absolutely wonderful meals! The waitress was great and kept the food coming with perfect timing. I got oysters for an appetizer and my husband got the shrimp cocktail. All was very fresh and tasty! For dinner, we each got a different type of steak and sides. My husband literally said it was the best steak he had ever eaten (and this is coming from a man who really likes steak!). We did not get dessert because...quite frankly, we had no "room" for it, but I saw some of the desserts going by and they looked amazing. I wish we lived closer so we could go again! If you want a great meal...stop in!

Tags: Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Excellent food, attentive service. Recommended for dinner/drinks.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Food was good. Atmosphere nice. Friendly waitress too. Overall nice experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 13, 2017

We were seated as soon as we arrived. Our waitress was prompt, friendly, and helpful. The food quality was exactly as it always is, very good. Just wish BJ's would re-open in Danville. Selinsgrove is a bit further to get to.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Local beer, great oyster bar and excellent steaks!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Disappointed. This was to have been the prelude to seeing "Wonder Woman" on a rare Friday night date night. When we arrived, despite wide open space everywhere, we were seated by the men's room. We ordered cocktails, which were yummy, followed on their heels by our apps. Their bleu cheese dressing is to die for, so we always order the wings and a wedge, and this did not disappoint. BUT within 5 minutes of getting our apps ... our entrees arrived! The waitress just said, gee, guess the kitchen is on point this evening. My crab cake was unadorned in a small ramekin; my husband's soft shell crabs were swimming in a sea of overly sweet mango salsa. As we were waiting for the check, we happened to look at the booth cushions we were leaning against ... and they were not clean. The leather/pleather had drip marks and stains, and some particulate matter. We opted not to go for dessert - and were out of there in 30 minutes - and had over an hour till the movie. I would have rated this overall higher except it was not a pleasant dining experience ... and if the seats are dirty, what does the kitchen look like? We won't be back in the near future.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 28, 2017

The amount of food we got was embarrassing. I ordered a steak and scallop combo. I received a very small steak....maybe 4-5 ounces and 3 SCALLOPS for $22.00 The only person out of 5 of us that got a decent portion was the rib, chicken, and shrimp combo. Service was great but I would be embarrassed to have served such small portions.

Craig Peters

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 27, 2017

The wings and raw bar at this place are phenomenal. Service is always spot on and their taps are right.

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 (Poconos)·Dined on May 19, 2017

My dry aged Ribeye was cooked if perfect. For eating all over the country I was very satisfied finding a great dry aged steak along our small river towns!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The ambiance is very nice, the food was good, and the staff were very attentive. We arrived about 30 min before our reservation, but they were able to seat us immediately. The only downside, and we knew this going in, is that there are no real vegetarian options. The vegetarian in our group is used to this and orders from the appetizer or sides menu, but it would be ideal if this restaurant offered at least one vegetarian option.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Outstanding service and delicious meal. A great Mother's Day meal was enjoyed by all. Keep up the great work. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Very enjoyable

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Mom and I first went to BJ's for Mother's Day 2 years ago, and it was the best dining experience we ever had. We went back last year and this year, and still it was the best dining experience we ever had. We definitely will go again next year!!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Food was great and service was awesome

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 29, 2017

All the menu items are very good, but the clams casino, and the sandwiches are outstanding as well as the service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 8, 2017

We meet friends from the Harrisburg area at BJ's. It is halfway for both couples. We try other restaurants for our get-togethers but BJ's is our favorite! Love the food, oyster bar, pressed coffee and delicious desserts! It never disappoints.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Loved that they had Open Table available. First time I ever used something like that and was pleased.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 27, 2017

Food was good. Only odd item was salads were served at the same time as our main course. Long pause them too much food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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