BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Bowie

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$30 and under
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American

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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.
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OT
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family enjoyed their food.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

VG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great waiter! Good happy hour prices and selection.

MH
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 1

The food was cold and unappetizing. Very disappointed

OT
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, enjoyable food !

c
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

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
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and server was very personable!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Birthday dinner

JM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

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
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter did a phenomenal job with everyone's order

2
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was slow!

DA
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

MH
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service.

OT
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

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
78 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food. Fresh and good portions.

D
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

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
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

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
13 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was good.

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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

J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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.

MN
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food and atmosphere were great. However, the service could use some improvement.

MG
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 2

Pretty noisy but good place for big groups. Large menu like Cheesecake factory.

DG
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I will not visit this restaurant again. The best thing about my family’s visit was being able to make reservation online and being seated within 5 minutes of arriving. It went downhill from there. After being seated, we waited about 10 minutes for a waiter to come to our table. We received 2 rolled cloth napkins with dirty silverware. One had a sticky substance on the knife and napkin. Caesar salad was missing croutons. When I asked Mgr, she said they ran out. No one told us beforehand, and when I told Mgr I shouldn’t have to pay for this incomplete salad, the Mgr said, “because of croutons?” Unbelievable! Ribs were over cooked and almost bones. Coleslaw was cabbage pieces dumped into a bowl. Whole chunks of cabbage. Waiter took too long to come back to our table to give drink refills, we had to ask him to remove empty glasses and plates, and I even had to drop off payment with someone else on the way out. This ranks as my worst restaurant experience!

L
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The deserts are to die for! Those pizettos are seriously worth every penny. Our second time at BJs. First time the service was horrible, server and manager screaming at each other, server walked out. We thought we'd try again. Service was better, but still lacking. Wait time for drinks, appetizers, dinner, all took a long time. Salad came out without dressing, took 15 more minutes. Drink refills took another 15 minutes, and then only half. The food was tasty, nachos were fantastic. If the service could only improve, this could be a regular stop for us.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The food was okay but overall my experience was great. I had the pleasure of being served by Jaila. She was very attentive and took care of any issues that came up. I would definitely recommend her for anyone who wants to dine here.

NL
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

My ears are still ringing from the noise. Three food items were wrong. One was left off the plate and never given, one was not prepared as requested. The last the waiter said they do not prepare frozen Margaritas. I had to ask for a check 6 time, the seventh I had to walk over to the hostess who sent the manager over.

KL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I would give it another shot. It's nice having a different option in Bowie. The food was fair. There was a lot of variety, including a lot of healthy options. Nothing innovative that really jumped out at me though. I would highly recommend they invest in a dedicated person to bus tables. The appetizer plates were left on the table until we stopped someone to ask them to take them away. We had to ask for more water, and instead of refilling, they brought more water glasses out, while leaving the old ones on the table. I saw many tables with tons of glasses on them after the customers had left. Our dinner plates were left on the table even as the check was brought. We had to stack and move some out of the way just to make room to sign the check.

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