BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Bowie

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$30 and under
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American
Time counts at BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse. Since our humble beginnings back in 1978, we've continued to refine our brewhouse experience to make BJ's a place where you can make the most of any meal. We want BJ's to be a place where the moment you leave is the moment you plan on coming back. We pride ourselves in our craft and attention to detail. Our guests come here for our award-winning handcrafted beer. They come here for the Southern California twist we've put on the Chicago-style deep dish pizza. And they come here for our Pizookies®, our world-renowned dessert. But above all we know people come here to make their good times better. So in many ways we haven't just crafted a brand, but a mindset. And our guests are the reason for this. And it's because of them we're continually striving to make sure every moment they choose to spend with us counts. Welcome to BJ's, a restaurant with a Brewhouse soul.
What 75 People Are Saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
3.9
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4.0
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4.0
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3.8
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LD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They were very accommodating when the number in our party changed last minute. Food was great and portions were plentiful. It was quite noisy but we knew that before we went. Prices were reasonable.

ST
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The server was attentive, and the calamari was good. I ordered the Crispy Jalapeno Burger which looked and tasted great, but was a bit messy. I didn't know it came with special sauce AND mayonnaise, so that made it extra slippery and hard to hold on to, and I ended up eating it with a fork. Also, the server charged us for a drink that was not provided, but was expedient about correcting the error. Overall, a good experience and I will dine here again.

S
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Veteran’s Day celebration!

WW
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I place was comfortable with a relaxed atmosphere. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The ribs and chicken were somewhat tasty but not hot enough. The table was united on the service in that the waiter was slow in providing the required services – he was bit slow on the refills and the clean-up on an accidental spill. Service was friendly and the food was affordable.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter Chris was amazing. He was very accommodating for the restaurant to be very busy. Food was good with a great atmosphere.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for our family dinner (7yr old and 4 yr old)!!

OT
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband loves the ribs. I enjoyed myself my dish as well.

OT
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family enjoyed their food.

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall2food5service3ambience3

Service was absolutely horrible. My husband didn’t get his food til 30 minutes after we had already eaten and drinks took almost 45. Food was great but service has much to be desired.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our meals had excellent flavor and we're very good!

VG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dominique & Andre were outstanding. Dominique is an exceptional representation of your establishment. This was the best service I’ve ever received at this location. Because of her I will return.

MA
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Food was ok, but the service was really slow. We waited 22 minutes for our waitress to come to our table, my kids enjoyed timing it.

GF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great waiter! Good happy hour prices and selection.

MH
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience1

The food was cold and unappetizing. Very disappointed

OT
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, enjoyable food !

c
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food came it piece meal, one meal was ice cold. The kitchen was not operating on all cylidners.

J
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Best server EVER!! REGINA M. was AMAZING!!! Thank you😊

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We had to wait a long time for our food. While we were eating servers repeatedly came asking if food was ours because they weren’t sure of where the orders went. I was just very disappointed. We tried the restaurant again after the last time when the power went out. I do not believe I will eat there again

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience4

Was only able to order appetizers. The power went out. Was pretty disappointed. We were meeting family there and had to leave and go find somewhere else to eat.

BF
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and server was very personable!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Birthday dinner

JM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The appetizer came at the same time as the entre. The server was pleasant but seemed to have to run to other tables. We had dishes from appetizer and drinks that piled up on the table. The amount of broccoli on the plate was vastly different from my counterpart. The baked potato that I asked to be fully loaded was not pleasing. (It looked like a white sauce than sour cream and cheese.

J
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was fine. Our service was very nice, but soooo slow. We waited forever to order, then to get our drinks, then half the food came eventually, and we had to ask for the rest. Even the process of getting our bill took forever. It’s too bad, because the place has potential. This was our third time with bad service. We won’t be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter did a phenomenal job with everyone's order

2
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was slow!

DA
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoy the food, service and atmosphere. I still need to come during happy hour and enjoy the bar scene.

MH
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service.

OT
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Graduation celebration

Food was ok would have been better if the pork chop was available.

Service was slow and it took us a long tine for us to. order

OT
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Wait staff need to be more attentive. Cheese steak was not up to par. Had to send back for a chicken sandwich.

n
Washington DC
79 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

We had asked for separate checks at the start of the meal. The first and second checks were incorrect. The appetizers for two at our table with the main course. The food and beer was were very good.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Love the food. Fresh and good portions.

D
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

This location has been better — like when they first opened. The level of attention to detail to their own menu would serve them well. A customer doesn’t want to have to point out that their salad was made incorrectly. The ingredients are in the menu, even down to the type of greens required and for it to be missing what makes the salad desirable is not appreciated. No one wants to send food back for obvious reasons. Yes, this is casual dining but the level of accuracy and customer service should never decrease. They have been better, they need to get back to that.

DM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The food service was Poor...the waitress did her best to accommodate us. Our food was intially recieved cold. It was sent back, Some of the food came out cold. One of the orders cane back with just hot toppings and the food was still cold. This is my third time at the Bowie location and each time I have received the same results, Poor food service. I reluctantly want to send my food back to the kitchen because of lack of trust.

JP
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

BJ's has an interesting menu with enough variety to please almost any group of diners. The service is attentive but not "smothering" and the food is delicious and attractively presented. Great choice for an office lunch or time out with friends.

R
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

My waiter was not friendly. I believe that being friendly and courteous to Customers will be how the waiter will be tipped. I had a young man. My first time there. The food was great. Thank you for having us.

F
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The server and the bartender were outstanding, but the host was rude "Fred". No only to us but also to one of the other customers that was waiting to be seat. I would have left due to my interaction with him, but this was a memorial dinner and I didn't want to upset everyone else.
The server was outstanding, this was her second day on the job. She was Johnny on the unfortunately I don't remember her name. Your host is the face of the business, I don't know if he was new, but I am going to stick with the B.J's in Laurel. We are always greeted and treated well there.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good.

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We just wanted to try something new. And, that was a good choice.

J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible wait time...30 plus minutes after reservation. The waiter was polite but overworked, he had too many tables. Food was wanting in quantity and quality. Could have been tastier.