BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Desert Ridge

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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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JD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Everything was fine except for the noise level because the place is large, holds many people and has no sound absorbing decor. I would not recommend it if you're looking for a peaceful meal on a Saturday night.

D
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We were seated 10 minutes after our reservation time. We received our food after two tables who came after us were served. The waitress looked like she was doing her best but it appeared that perhaps she had too many tables. It took her a long time to get back to us.Food was good but nothing to write home about.

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great evening. Our waitress was great and very personable.

AZ
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Six of us got a both in the back, which was quiet enough that we could enjoy the conversation. Food was very good as always. The IPA I had was a keeper -- forget the name, but it was the third IPA on the menu. We'll keep coming back to BJs.

SR
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and varied menu... great attempt to honor reservations

J
San Antonio
28 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

My meal was cold. I had the BJs pizza. They charged me 18.95 for the small and it was supposed to me 16.95, which was still overpriced for the size of the pizza received. Service ok... nothing special. Had reservation and it was still a 20 minute wait. Probably will not go back. Too many other good restaurants in Scottsdale to choose from.

A
Tallahassee
27 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience. Food was hot and tasty. Service was above average but to be fair the waitress was seated a20 tip just ahead of us. She did an excellent job under the circumstances!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambiance! We will return!

DB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday with family was fun!

KE
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Double pork chop is excellent as is the Asian Grilled Chicken Salad

JM
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love dining at BJ’s. Their menu is huge and everything is delicious!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience. Very reasonably priced. Didn’t have to wait more than 3 minutes for our table.

r
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This is a good place for family dining. They have a very large menu which is helpful for children as well as teenagers. Lively atmosphere, fun environment.

OT
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food good, service was lacking, of course especially when we had another engagement to get to

WM
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wish there was a BJ's in Utah. We went there 3 times during our week stay in Scottsdale.

OT
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We have been to BJ’s many times, and we are always impressed. We had the monkey bread pazookie for the first time, and it was incredible! The rest of the food was delicious as well.

D
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met up with a dear friend

BD
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

When we ordered appetizer and the meal, we got the meal within 10 minutes after receiving appetizer. We felt rushed.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very happy with our service and their ability to change our orders to accommodate Keto dieters in our group.

MC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places. Everything I have ever ordered has been very tasty or delicious.

Z
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall1food3service2ambience2

6pm reservation, 625 we left for a different restaurant.

AR
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We've always enjoyed dining at BJ's and it is never disappointing. We will be back.

OT
Phoenix
115 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family get together

BK
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Table Service was awesome. Noise level was beyond bearable, will avoid dinner hours in future. Food was way toooo salty for our taste.

TJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would return
Menu was huge but will meet anyone's dietary needs
Food was fresh and great flavor

LR
Phoenix
41 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service food was nice and fresh cooked just as we asked and manager even checked in on our table.

a
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Granted it was a Saturday evening, but food was not as good as we had previously at this same location.

DY
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and company! I order shrimp scampi and it was awesome! The portions are huge! Leftovers were my dinner the next night too!

OT
Tucson
36 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The seared ahi salad is very good, and so was the grilled salmon.

WT
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad we made a reservation on a Saturday evening. Food was awesome plus we took advantage of the free appetizer---spinach/artichoke dip (too good also!) Our server was the best--friendly, helpful, attentive etc. We all tried something different and no one had any complaints (other than we were too full for dessert ) Even took home leftovers. All said and done...we'll be back!

YY
Chicago
138 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice establishment that had a generous happy hour. We will return when we have a chance.

LR
Phoenix
41 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and service was great really enjoyed the evening and look forward to next time.

MM
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good, our server was very attentive. Overall, it was a pleasant experience. My only criticism was it was a little loud.

MS
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Decent food. Steak and seafood fare. Only real issue is happy hour. After you're seated you find out it's only in the bar despite no mention of that on the website. Friendly waitress.

D
Phoenix
43 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. They do take opentable reservations as well as call ahead so you can easily get a seat when it’s busy.

The food is always consistently good and the servers have generally been there a while so the service is good as well.

Perfect everyday place to go.

MF
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

I ordered the wedge salad and the lemon thyme chicken for my lunch. The salad was brought to the table and just as I was cutting and mixing my salad and had taken my first or second bite the entree was dropped off at the table. When the waitress passed the table she remarked oh they brought your dish right away. I said yes and now I will need a box.

The waitress brought the box and the check as I was still eating my salad and had not even began my entree.

I have dined here multiple times and this has been my worst service visit. I felt rushed and not taken care of and ultimately finished my meal at home from the take out box.

Serious lack of timing and recognition of a casual dining experience by the waitress.

LR
Phoenix
41 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

service was overall good just a few mishaps but corrected quickly. Food was cooked well and nice and hot from the kitchen. look forward to going back.

S
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took Granddaughter to BJ’s before a concert at the MIM. She had the Salmon meal and loved it. My husband and I shared an appetizer, the sirloin tip sliders and we each had the Tomato Mozzarella salad. Fresh, and just enough . Like their variety of drinks, appetizers, complete meals and or light fare.

JW
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience2

We keep having Customer Service issues at this location. Several of us share the same view.

OT
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This place really has to figure out the waiting situation. You walk in and are crammed in the face with people waiting in the doorway and all the way to the hostess tables. You can’t wait outside as it was 104 degrees outside. We counted 3 groups walking in, seeing the ridiculous crowd in such a small place and leaving. That’s lost money. The wait was well over an hour, so boy were we happy to have the opentable reservation! I don’t ever come here due to the waiting situation, but my dad wanted to come here. All of our friends say “that place is good but the wait is ridiculous so we go elsewhere ”. Low incentive to fix it though as they probably look at it as a weeding out process.