BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Columbia

3.6
143 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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Casual
Great Beer
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 143 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Making a reservation does not guarantee you a time - just puts you on the list. Food was ok, server was nice.

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vipjamsr2112
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tavern food. Overall very good, except hamburgers. I can’t understand how this place cannot make a good tasting hamburger when everything else is above average. Excellent service. Cold beer!

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Grillgod
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Bison burger was overcooked. (was never asked how I wanted it cooked) No chicken thighs.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice and relaxed, nothing out of the ordinary for a regular sports restaurant

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vipDisappointed
Dublin
9 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Very expensive and disappointing. Not really considering returning. Food was not hot. The wait staff were very friendly.

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vipRoux
Baltimore
77 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fun, good food at good prices! Going with a small or medium group ads to the fun.

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iTpW
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Food was great, service was great. BJ had a history of not checking in Open Table reservations properly.

Not I have to deal with the day after “Open Table” did we make our reservation process thanks to an inadequate hostess.

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tinag22
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The waiter was excellent. The food was just ok. It was burger night and the burgers were just ok. The bun was hard and fries were warm slightly cold.

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KelleM
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

It was supposed to be a friend get together for Cinco de Mayo but my friend canceled last minute. So I drank margaritas by myself!

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Columbia
Responded on May 9, 2021

Thanks so much for your four-star review. We look forward to seeing you again soon, and we'll try for that fifth star and another margarita! Kind regards, Katie Schuck

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LuannM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The service was very slow
Good food but waited a long time for drinks & spoons for dessert

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Columbia
Responded on May 7, 2021

Thank you for the review and we are glad you enjoyed the food. We will follow up with our service team to ensure that we are responding quickly to our guests needs. We hope to see you again soon. Next time we will try for that 4th and 5th star. Kind regards, Katie Schuck

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Pizza was cold but wings were good.

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Columbia
Responded on May 7, 2021

We are glad you enjoyed dining with us. Thank you for the review and we hope to see you again soon. Next time we will try for that 5th star. Kind regards, Katie Schuck

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vipDCeater
Phoenix
48 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good tritip steak. Unusual cut. Good flavor and value.

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Columbia
Responded on May 7, 2021

We're so happy you enjoyed our food and atmosphere. Thank you for the kind review and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Katie Schuck

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OrethaP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food and atmosphere was good. Adrian was our waiter, he appeared to be a bit curt when he initially waited on us, but appeared to get better as the evening went on.

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Columbia
Responded on May 7, 2021

We're so happy you enjoyed dining with us. Thanks for the kind review and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Katie Schuck

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CarolynP
Baltimore
2 reviews
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
2 reviews
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
Baltimore
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
15 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
136 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
65 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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vipjamsr2112
Baltimore
18 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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vipjamsr2112
Baltimore
18 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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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 3.6 stars by 143 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.