BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Columbia

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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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Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We ate at the BJ's Brewhouse in Annapolis, so thought this one would be the same. The food was not as good at this location. The server was very nice and attentive, but the food was not worth it.

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c
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We frequent this particular restaurant at least weekly. The guacamole appetizer is plentiful and delicious. We enjoyed the jambalaya and tortilla soup. We noticed new items are added frequently to keep the menu interesting. Service is good, even when crowded. Managers interact with the customers and often deliver food to minimize wait times. Highly recommend this location.

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J
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a casual dinner w/ friends. Everything was very pleasant, actually. I would recommend for a nice casual dinner and if you go with those expectations you will not be disappointed. The food was good, the menu has plenty of options and the service was phenomenal. Diamond was our waitress and she was simply outstanding. She made two mistakes on our entire order (hey, let's not forget people are imperfect), acknowledged both and corrected them immediately.

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JW
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great menu with quality food. A very good value for the money.

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l
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food. Love earning points through the app too! It's pricey, though. For a party of 6, only 1 beer and 2 of the party of 6 ordering from the kids menu, our bill was $150.

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O
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall good, but service is a little slow. Make sure you save room for a pizzookie!

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h
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waitress was great and the restaurant was accommodating to our needs. They made our celebration a great one!

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MC
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great. Waitress was awesome, attentive and had a great sense of humor!! I have already recommended this restaurant and I can’t wait to come back!!

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L
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

My steak was OK, but not well seasoned. My wife did not enjoy her ribs. It seemed that they had been cooked well in advance and reheated. The asparagus she was served also were not cleaned properly. Kids' food was Ok. Also, the desert pizookie was not very appealing. Overall it seemed uneven in terms of food quality. However, the service we received was great.

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

Solid place to Eat. Must be doing something right because it was always crowded. I recommend using OpenTables becasue our wait was only 15 min with a reservation (over 1.5 hours without one). The Kitchen messed up and brought our appetizers late but the waiter was nice enough to take the appetizers off our bill. They were swamped so I understand how this can be mixed up. Food was a little over priced (Over $13 for a personal 6 inch pizza, Over $15 for a normal bacon cheeseburger), but it definitely was good. Beer list is great!! Best part about BJ's.

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

Just a very average restaurant, average food, average mixed drinks, average service & atmosphere.

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M
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

I ordered the chummichere chicken. My portions were small, sweet potatoes fried lukewarm and waiter was nice but all over the place. I will give this place another try before deciding if I would ever go back Alain

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s
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE!!!! Our salads took 50 minutes to come out and when they did, one of them was completely wrong. Our waitress would not come speak to us and a manager was condescending. HORRIBLE.

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KG
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good food

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K
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great beer and tasty HUGE menu

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CS
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 2

We had a reservation at 7pm and were told it would be 20 more minutes. It was actually only 10 minutes so that was not too bad. The Manager was very polite and got us the next booth as our reservation requested. Unfortunately, the delay was caused because there were two cooks out sick last night. We eventually waited over an hour for our food. When we received our orders they were either cold or undercooked. Luckily, the manager took care of us. That was very classy of him. I've been to this location before for lunch and only had good things to say. Next time on a Saturday night, I will give them another chance at carry out instead of dining in
5 stars for service and 2 stars for food and 2 stars for overall this visit.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

The food was cold. We were there 2.5 hrs and that still wasn't enough time to get warm food and dessert

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

The food was terrible. We were served cold nachos and a RAW Pizookie. I was there with family, and the company was great, but it was some of the worst food I’ve ever had out.

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a
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was slow, portions for children were not that great. Had to order additional food for my nine-year-olds.

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K
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I have been to BJs several times generally with complaints. I went the other day with my two younger children. our waiter was phenomenal! He was attentive without hovering, and managed to guess what we needed before we had to ask! He literally made the entire experience! The food there is consistent, and it is good. As a former server, I was very impressed with him!!

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ES
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Celebrating on New Year’s Eve.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Service was poor. Had us waiting and wondering where he was, or if he was even still on the clock. Unacceptable. Granted, it *was* New Years Eve, but the restaurant was packed, so staffing should not have been the issue.

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l
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

It wasn't super busy, but our server seemed to be. We had to ask several times for drink refills, sometimes twice for the same drink. Food took a while, but it was okay because we had chips & salsa. They refilled the chips but never the salsa. I got the ribs which were just okay. The meat was tough to get off the bone, but it was a decent sized rack. Mashed potatoes and fries were good. Brussell sprouts were good, but have been a lot better in the past. We skipped dessert because all 5 of us were out of drinks and it was easier to just pay and go rather than wait for her to come back. (Paid on the app so we didn't have to wait for her)
We do love it there most of the time and this visit was just ehh.. But for price we pay, we expect better service.

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c
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Not too crowded. Ordered the guacamole appetizer, a great value. Got soup and salad ...tortilla soup was loaded with chicken and spicy. Jambalaya was spicy and plentiful. Used frequent diner value to get a discount. Overall, good experience.

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BM
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

This chain is nicely managed. Great food, beers, service and lively sports bar vibe. Teens and up is the proper age.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My job went to BJ’s in Columbia for our Holiday Dinner. We had an amazing experience while we there. The food was awesome. The service was impeccable. It was just a great experience there.

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F
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The waitress seemed distracted and disinterested. The food was cold. Side dishes and condiments missing. Slowness blames on Veterans Day specials. Overall underwhelming experience.

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F
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for a girls night out and the service was amazing! The food, drinks, beer were all amazing!!! I recommend the root beer glazed boneless chicken wings for appetizer!! Delicious! The pizzas are all incredible.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had Andy as our server and he was absolutely amazing. It is hard for us to dine out with a one year old, and Andy was super on top of it! Upon our first initial greeting and before taking any orders, he told us we already had a baby fruit plate coming. As the night continued Andy was very attentive, assuring us food was in the way, asking if it came out alright, clearly plates as we finished them, and refilling beverages as necessary. As we ended the night with a dessert, he even suggested a better deal, that was more for the money (which was greatly appreciative). And before having the chance to even ask for the check, he already had it in hand. I wish I could have tipped him myself because he deserved 35+% (as my father in law paid) because he made our night. This is something we always encounter as parents of a toddler, SLOW service. It makes a HUGE difference. I’m always so grateful we get served by someone who just gets it, even if they don’t have kids. I was former F&B associate for over 10 years at a major hotel company, and I have to say y’all did a great job hiring this man! Hold on to this one! Great service!

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VL
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was delightful, the service was great and the food was delicious!

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M
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Placed a reservation online hours ahead of time, still sat and waited for over 30 minutes after our reservation. The food we ordered came out wrong, the waiter never asked if we wanted another round of drinks, didn’t dare to order dessert after the food was messed up and took forever. Awful night. Thanks for ruining my bday dinner!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

They don’t take reservations seriously. There is no point to make a reservation.

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B
Baltimore
144 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

This is not my sort of place -- plastic menus ala TGI Fridays and huge portions of mostly ordinary food. But my young friend wanted to go there for her birthday and she loved it, choosing the chicken and quinoa salad and a strawberry margarita. My Thai noodle dish was fine. My partner had a huge fish and chips serving with more chips that three people could share. Our server was pleasant, but weirdly the menus did not match and mine had food smears on it. The craft beer selection is formidable. It was economical: four of us ate and drank for $100 including a generous tip.

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e
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Service was good. Weren’t rushed. Pleasant evening with friends.

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Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

While the service is good, it is slow and you have to plan accordingly.

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CD
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We like the restaurant but service was really slow.

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MG
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wan and Ryan were great servers. Very knowledgeable about the vegan and gluten-free options.
The snacks for kids was a great touch!
The Open Table needs to be updated to book parties greater than 6. I booked the table for 6, then called 1 hour before my reservation to advise the staff; this worked out.

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Jackson Hole
9 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

We came in specifically for the Avocado Egg Roll appetizer, having had that a number of times previously while visiting in California. The egg rolls were okay, but were not quite hot, nor were the wrappers crispy. And they really skimped on the tamarind dipping sauce. The Couscous Macaroni & Cheese was quite tasty, but the Spicy Thai Noodles were missing the broccoli listed in the menu and the serving size was paltry. It was a mostly disappointing meal and we are not eager to return.

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K
Baltimore
66 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

We had a very disappointing visit to BJ's to celebrate my husbands birthday. Service was awful, it should not take 2 hours to eat a meal here. Meals were delivered cold and long gaps between meals and desserts brought out. Our waitress was no where to be found many times. She seemed overwhelmed by a party of 12 that she was dealing with.

One other note, we had a reservation for 6pm, upon arrival I was told that it was not in fact a reservation but just placing our name on a wait list. I have no issues with call ahead seating but you need to say that in advance. I was under the impression that reservations made on open table were in fact reservations.

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Wasn’t busy, but service was very slow and inattentive. Food took a long time, came out just warn and was just meh. Only reason to really go here is the pizookie

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