BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Columbia

4.3
129 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 129 people are saying
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CarolynP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

What else do I have to say after the previous ratings?

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Columbia
Responded on April 1, 2021

Thanks for your review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit to BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse. Kind regards, Katie Schuck

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined with my daughter. Waiter (Rick) was very personable - great service! The food was excellent! Snapped pics and sent to several friends.

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, food was great, made reservations and they seated us at the time requested.

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Columbia
Responded on March 10, 2021

Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Katie Schuck

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great. Fast service

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Columbia
Responded on April 1, 2021

Thanks for your review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit to BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse. Kind regards, Katie Schuck

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was absolutely amazing! He was very attentive and met all of our needs!

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Columbia
Responded on February 3, 2021

Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Katie Schuck

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SherW
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never dissatisfied when I’m here. Great good and drinks. Pleasant atmosphere.

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Columbia
Responded on February 3, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind words, we strive to always provide great food for our guests to enjoy. Kind regards, Katie Schuck

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Bleu
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Made a reservation and still had to wait 15 minutes once we checked in. Why take reservations?

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LisaG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was slow and no one was in the restaurant. Food was just ok.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
14 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our server Monte was superb. As fellow industry executives, we understand the need for great customer experiences especially with COVID-19. The restaurant was a little nippy but that may have just been me.

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Columbia
Responded on December 18, 2020

I would like to thank you for taking the time to fill out the survey from your recent visit. We appreciate you dining with us. I will share your rating with Monte and the team! We are thrilled you had a great experience. Your loyalty is very important to BJ’s. We never forget that you have many choices for your dining experiences and that it’s our privilege to serve you. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Katie Schuck

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vipNelson
Baltimore
134 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Generally, lunch time @ BJ's isn't too busy but on Veterans Day, it was. The food is good but due to the increased patronage, the food sat in the kitchen too long. My chicken was cool. The salad was great. Our waitress was very busy but tried her best to keep our lunch service moving. We will go back as we realize this was an unusual occurrence.

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PattyK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The food was ok but it took a little over an hour from when we ordered to when we got our food. An hour at a restaurant with two bored and hungry kids is not fun.

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Bday18
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Huge selection of food items including lower calorie options. Our large party fit in two tables close by. Server very pleasant. Social distancing measures in place. Great time to celebrate a birthday.

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Columbia
Responded on December 18, 2020

I would like to thank you for taking the time to fill out the survey from your recent experience. It is the feedback of our most Loyal guests that will give us the opportunity to get better as a restaurant. I will share your ratings with the rest of the team. Your loyalty is very important to BJ’s. We never forget that you have many choices for your dining experiences and that it’s our privilege to serve you. Kind regards, Katie Schuck

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Not happy with the way the host provides seating. I made a table reservation, showed up on time. People came after us seated first and they made us to wait appears unfair. After we asked, they showed us the table. I may not go again if host behaves like this!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very nice, except the hostess was very rude !

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Sara
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and service is always great but the ambiance always leave something to be desired.

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vipBrianC
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious beer was great and service was good would definitely go back

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RKJR925
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and the food was excellent

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vippadrinopetrini
Baltimore
62 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Although our intention was to sit outside in the "parklet", we ended up selecting an interior table due to the oppressive heat. We were the only occupied table in our section and one of half a dozen in the entire restaurant! As a result, we were a bit disappointed with the experience given the attention we should have been receiving. The service was both inattentive and inconsistent. The server forgot a few items we requested and didn't seem very familiar with the menu. The food was so-so, although my wife did seem content with her Pale Ale Chili.

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jamsr2112
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We’ve been 3 times since they’ve been able to reopen. Clean , good food and service each time.

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Jasmine
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

I went for my birthday . Due to covid the host told us they don’t accept reservations . I made one but they could’ve called and said that . We waited and for sat around 7:19 but we arrived around 6:45. Our appetizers came out around 8 and our food came out about 8:45. The orders were wrong it took like 10 minutes for drinks it just was a horrible experience

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jamsr2112
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We made three visits to BJs since they’ve reopened during the pandemic. The dining room is clean, servers are very good. We feel safe and relaxed with the precautions that are being taken. Food is well prepared, and served hot. These folks are doing a very good job under such restricting, and trying conditions. Well worth the trip!

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vipGerard
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great selection of healthy and delicious food and terrific service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Even though we had a reservation, waited 25 minutes with everyone else who walked in.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner at BJ’s. We had the Prime rib dip and the prime rib was very tender. The au jus sauce was very salty though. My husband got the spaghetti and meatballs and he said the sauce was too sweet for him. My grandson got the ribs and they were chewy. I will be back because I love their ham and cheese grilled sandwich on the parmigiana crusted bread which is my favorite. I just want to try something different.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Not all BJ Restaurants are the same. I have been to 2 or 3 others and had a great experience. I have tried this one in Columbia twice for dinner in the past 8 weeks. In both cases, the service was awful. Food was not served to the entire party at one time. Most recently, we were a party of 5 and instead of serving from both sides of the table, the server continually reached across or forced us to pass food and drinks across 2 others to get to the opposite side. You couldn't hear her to place your order so instead of walking around to the others side of the table, the server responded with an apology that her voice was soft, meaning "not her problem". I ordered a chicken entree dish and the piece of pre-sliced chicken was smaller than you would expect on top of a salad, much less a main entree. Bad service and poor controls of food leaving the kitchen is indicative of poor management. DON'T SAY YOU HAVEN'T BEEN WARNED!!

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KatelynM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food4service2ambience4

The food at BJ's is always good. I think that is why I keep coming back. BUT the service either hit or miss. During this visit, I decided to make our reservation through OpenTable. When I arrived with our group of 6, I checked in at the hostess stand and was told we had to wait 2 hours for a table! Even with a reservation. The hostesses were very rude. We left and went to another restaurant instead. Then came back when our reservation was called 45 minutes later. They set us down at a very small booth when I had requested a table on our reservation.

Thirty minutes after our initial 45 minutes, we were seated at a table. But they had two larger parties and sandwiched us in between them. They moved those tables so close to use, we couldn't get out of our seats for the entire meal and our server (who was great, but overly busy) could barely get through with our food and drinks.

I love their food but I'll never go back on a weekend again.

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vipKdsims
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We have attempted to go to BJs several times (10) and i can state that sadly we have only received a combination of good food and good service one time.
Today, my sons birthday, the food was beyond bland the tortilla soup was over salted and my medium rare steak had to be sent back because it came out alone before all of the other entrees. None of this was the servers fault. The table was never bussed before the food came out we had to stack the plates ourselves the server was slow coming to check on us after the food was dropped and they didn’t celebrate my sons 12th birthday at all I was told by the server ‘we aren’t allowed to do that here’ and my reply was ‘anymore??’ He flat out lied and said yes. That IS the servers fault. I spoke to a female manager and her reply regarding the steak coming out early was pointless and the server just shrugged his shoulders and said i don’t know what happened. And walked away. After this experience my son finally understands why I don’t like eating here so we won’t be back. Spending over $200 for dinner is fine spending it with lack luster service and bad food should not be a thing. Beyond disappointing.

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TiffanyH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Had a reservation that was made a week ahead at 3
2:30pm, wasn’t seated until after 3pm. What’s the point of a reservation?

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ChristinaS
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time for my mom's bday! Would recommend , just make sure you.make a reservation it's pretty busy.

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JohnL
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

We made a 6:30 reservation and didn't get seated until 7:10.

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JenniferM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here never disappoints. The menu is expansive. I really appreciated that when I called to let BJs know that we were running late it was not an issue. When we arrived later than planned...it was not an issue and when half of our party was not there because they were traveling from Gaithersburg and got stuck in traffic, they still seated us. This will be our family "lets go out and celebrate" something spot!!!

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MaynardG
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

In general it was a great time. We like BJ's.

Tonight, despite a request in Open Table AND a verbal request when we arrived for a table "off to the side" and "not in the center", we were placed at a table, not a booth. In the center section. That table was next to the servers ramp and the restrooms, right in the main traffic flow of the restaurant. We got it straightened out eventually, but not without feeling like we were significantly inconveniencing the staff.

After that, the meal was very pleasant.

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vipMichael
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Typical sports bar fare with perhaps a few more options than most places. Food can be hit or miss between locations, but our Columbia visit left everyone pleased.

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cawngf
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The servers at BJ's are always so friendly and helpful AND patient. The menu has a variety of choices, many with a unique and tasty treat. I had the clam chowder soup bowl, where the restaurant even buttered and toasted the cap taken off to pour in the soup. With it a had a delicious Calabrese side salad--each ingredient was fresh and flavorful. So glad I've discovered this wonderfully atypical brewhouse.

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JonathanB
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food took longer than normal.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Horrible service.

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ToniM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We waited 30 minutes past our reservation time then when we were seated, no one even acknowledged us for another 30 minutes. When we asked for a server we were told that the hostess would let someone know. She had an attitude and never did tell anyone. After receiving a waitress she never came back to check on us. The restaurant wasn't super busy either. We watched other families leave because they had been waiting so long as well as ask why no one acknowledged them for long periods of time. If I could give 0 stars I would. We were there for almost 3 hours and were only spoken to maybe three times. Unless you want to be disrespected and have 3 hours to waste, don’t go here for not so great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The server provided lackluster service, however the food was delicious.

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MMG75
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The Hostess had trouble finding my reservation so we had to wait, and then large parties that came after us were seated. We waited a long time and the food was cold. Tevin took excellent care of us despite the wait.

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vipRoux
Baltimore
75 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fun place, great staff. Very busy!

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You can order delivery directly from BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Columbia using the Order Online button. BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Columbia also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (443) 393-8600.

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Columbia is rated 4.3 stars by 129 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.