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BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Gainesville

4.1
4.1
48 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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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Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Barbecue, Pizzeria

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (352) 331-8070

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Gainesville

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Menu

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What 48 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. EF

    EllieF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    This is a great location and fun atmosphere, the menu is very comprehensive and the food is delicious, cost is average and friendly staff and good service. I had a reservation for Easter through open table, and got right in, no wait so it was worthy.

    BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - GainesvilleResponded on April 19, 2022

    Hi Ellie. Thank you for your review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience, and we look forward to seeing you soon! Before your next visit sign up for Premier Rewards PLUS and snag a free Pizookie®!

  2. YD

    YolandaD

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4

    Had the rib/chicken Ribs didn’t taste good & chicken was dry

    BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - GainesvilleResponded on March 29, 2022

    We are sorry to have disappointed you, Yolanda. Our food should have been much better than what you have described here. Please know that we will address this with our team, and thank you for taking the time to leave us your review.

  3. BT

    BillT

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    I had a reservation for 7 and we were promptly seated. The food was good. Beer selection is great. Beverages were slow to make it to the table though, however it was very busy. I will definitely return again.

    BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - GainesvilleResponded on March 17, 2022

    Hi Bill it's reviews like this one that really help to make our day great. We're so happy to hear you had such a great experience. If you haven't already done so, sign up for Premier Rewards PLUS before your next visit and snag a free Pizookie®!

  4. B

    Brigette

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    The traditional chicken wings and Margherita flatbread pizza are delicious!

    BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - GainesvilleResponded on March 10, 2022

    Hey there Brigette! Thanks so much for your feedback about our food! It's always good to hear that we're making people happy. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  5. EI

    EdIndy

    Indiana

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    Had to ask twice when our salads were coming and got them after entree served.

    BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - GainesvilleResponded on January 30, 2022

    Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We are terribly sorry for our service during your visit. Our staff should be much more attentive, and we will address this with them. We hope you will give us another chance and if anything about your experience can be improved, don't hesitate to bring it to the attention of one of our managers.

  6. SD

    SDJ22

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Server was completely clueless. Please..Write it down if you can’t remember order!!. Got ham pizza instead of pineapple. We never once mentioned ham!? We wanted just pinnacle, on half. Very greasy and not even close to the pizza we ordered. Couldn’t eat it. Server offered to bring cold pinnacle to put on our already cooked pizza but never offered to make it without ham. BJs could do much better . Food was gross and server seemed like she was on something with her eyes half closed and inability to remember a very simple order. This dinner was a waste of time for us. Would not recommend.

    BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - GainesvilleResponded on December 3, 2021

    Hi. We are so sorry for the service you received from us. We would have felt the same way you did about this visit. Our service should be much better. We will address this with our staff and hope you can give us another chance. Thank you for your feedback. Please swing back by our location and personally share this experience with the manager so we can do right by you.

  7. M

    Michellec

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We arrived to watch the football game. Had a reservation. Confirmed with hostess when we were seated that one of the many TVs would have our game. We arrived 30 min before kick off. 5 min after kickoff we’re still waiting for game t

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    The food was great. The service was good. The only problem we had was it was super noisy you could hardly hear the people across from your talking and the sound seemed to vibrate and roll across the whole restaurant.

    BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - GainesvilleResponded on November 5, 2021

    Thank you for your review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us... We look forward to your next visit! If you haven't already done so, please sign up for Premier Rewards PLUS before your next visit and snag a free Pizookie®!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    Good service, drink options, the food was so so.

    BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - GainesvilleResponded on September 20, 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.

  10. CP

    ChrisP

    Miami

    14 reviews

    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    Worst experience yet at a BJ’s. First time in Gainesville. Server was terrible. Table was not set up when we arrived (had reservations). After the appetizers were delivered to the table, server asked us if we needed silverware….seriously? After we were done eating our calamari and dumplings, she came back and asked how was everything….to which I replied….it would have been better if we had silverware, napkins, and small plates. Dinners eventually arrived but all three were missing their sides. But don’t worry, they arrived at the end of our meals when we didn’t want them. Lemon Drop martinis were absolutely terrible. Pretty much everything from start to finish, dinner was terrible for a party of three. $150 later, we paid our check. We will never be back to BJ’s in Gainesville.

    BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - GainesvilleResponded on August 16, 2021

    Hi Chris. We are so sorry you were not satisfied with your BJ’s visit and hope you can give us another chance. Next time, if anything about your experience can be improved, please let our managers know so we can make it right while you are dining with us. Thank you for your feedback.

  11. SW

    SusanW

    Phoenix

    15 reviews

    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2021

    overall2food3service2ambience4

    Took. For. Ever. The table that sat after us had their food before we even had our drinks, despite our order being placed before they arrived. Waiter was nee (2nd day), but it seemed like no one was helping him. Managers were apparently all in the kitchen cooking food. Food wasn’t all correct, but we weren’t about to send it back because we had already been there far too long.

    BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - GainesvilleResponded on July 26, 2021

    Hi Susan. We are so sorry you were not satisfied with your BJ’s visit and hope you can give us another chance. Next time, if anything about your experience can be improved, please let our managers know so we can make it right while you are dining with us. Thank you for your feedback.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience3

    Brought my husband’s food out and waitress said mine was coming (soup and salad). 20 minutes later he is finished and I still have no food. I canceled that and ordered a cookie with ice cream with strawberries. Another 15 minutes go by and I ask about my order again and she said they have to bake the cookie. My thoughts- they were busy but not a full house by no means. How hard is it to ladle soup from a pot and throw a salad together. The cookie was good but I should have been informed about the fact that they were baking the cookie. I had ordered that because I thought it would be quick——again put a cookie in a bowl with a scoop of ice cream and some strawberry sauce!!! They didn’t charge me for the dessert - she was writing it off as a birthday reward. Gee thanks!

  13. R

    Redacted

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    We enjoyed our meal but the staff is not careful with gluten free food and even served us a beer instead of Angry Orchard cider.

    BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - GainesvilleResponded on April 16, 2021

    Thank You for dining in with us, glad to hear you enjoyed your meal. Being served a beer instead of angry orchard should not have happened and I will follow-up with my team to ensure this does not happen again as we do take all types of allergies seriously. Thanks, Kevin Arjoonsingh Dining Room Manager

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Date night with hubby! First one since Pandemic

    BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - GainesvilleResponded on April 16, 2021

    We're glad you had a good time dining in with us! We look forward to seeing you again. Thanks, Kevin Arjoonsingh Dining Room Manager

  15. P

    Prezjohnnyjo

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2021

    overall2food3service3ambience3

    Wasn’t the best experience to say the least. Our salads and soups came out great but when our entrees came they were missing the steak on my daughters plate and the onion strings for my order. Also the prime rib I ordered Rare came out medium well instead. It was interesting because my sons burgers were ordered medium rare and were good. Our server was very nice and doing a good job but it took over twenty minutes for the steak to come out which is when we were already done with our meal. As I said our server was very nice and trying her best but it wasn’t a good day. Also a manager never even came out to talk with us and that was the most disappointing part of the experience. I am not sure if there was an issue that night but it didn’t seem like the restaurant leadership was present at all to address it.

    BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - GainesvilleResponded on April 10, 2021

    I am so sorry about your recent visit with us. I would like the opportunity to speak with you about this, so we can make things right. You can reach me at karjoonsingh@bjsrestaurants or at 352-331-8070. Thanks, Kevin Arjoonsingh Dining Room Manager

  16. JP

    JalynneP

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great customer service and great food. I have started coming here recently. They have daily specials and family bundle packs for take out.

    BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - GainesvilleResponded on March 29, 2021

    We're glad you had a good time dining in with us! We look forward to seeing you again. Thanks, Kevin Arjoonsingh Dining Room Manager

  17. MC

    MagdaC

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    My food was very cold after I waited about an hour for it. I understand our server was new but it took her 20 mins to greet us. It was an over all wait of 1 hour and half. First time I get a negative experience at this restaurant. The appetizer was delicious so was the pizzookie.

    BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - GainesvilleResponded on March 25, 2021

    I am so sorry. This is in no way acceptable, and I will follow up with my team on this. Regarding your visit I would like to speak with you to make things right. You can reach me at karjoonsingh@bjsrestaurants or at 352-331-8070. Thanks, Kevin Arjoonsingh Dining Room Manager

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    BJ’s has a vast variety of menu items. Quality of food is above average. Staff is always welcoming and friendly.

    BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - GainesvilleResponded on March 25, 2021

    We're glad you had a great time dining in with us. See you again next time. Thanks, Kevin Arjoonsingh Dining Room Manager

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Restaurant good choice for outside covid dining and for gluten free food allergy accommodations.

  20. LM

    LaurenM

    Key West

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2021

    overall1food4service1ambience2

    This was quite possibly the worst dining experience I have ever had at BJ's. My first silverware roll up was wet and filthy with food attached to the fork. I asked the waiter for another, I received an equally dirty and wet rollup. When the food runner brought out food, 3 of us received our food. I was left waiting and no word as to what was the hold up. The waiter came back to check on us after about 10 minutes to see how food was and asked where mine was. That was my question. He went back to kitchen and came over an apologized that he forgot to put my order in. My entire table ate and was ready for dessert before my dinner came. In the process, I went to the ladies restroom where there was NO toilet paper and the trash was overflowing. By the time my dinner came it was 2 hours from when we sat down and I boxed it up. We paid 54 dollars for the two of us and literally won't be back for a very long time. No manager apologized at all. Very disappointing Saturday evening for sure.

    BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - GainesvilleResponded on March 14, 2021

    We're so sorry you had a bad experience. We strive to make sure every guest has a good experience here and we missed the mark. Please contact me at 352-331-8070 or at karjoonsingh@bjsrestaurants.c o m so we can make this right. Thanks, Kevin Arjoonsingh Dining Room Manager

  21. JT

    JohnT

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Food was just ok. The appetizer potato skins were 99% potato and .5% scallions. Please, when you charge $9 for an app, do pile it with cheese and bacon. Entrees were fine. Salmon was tasty. Ribs were very tough.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Had a business meeting with 4 people, will do more meetings in the future.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    Overall it was a great place for our date night! Location awesome! First time for both of us and def not the last....

    BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - GainesvilleResponded on February 5, 2021

    We're so glad you had a great experience! Can't wait to see you again next time. Thanks, Kevin Arjoonsingh Dining Room Manager

  24. CG

    ClorethaG

    Greensboro

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything and our server was fantastic

    BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - GainesvilleResponded on February 5, 2021

    We're so glad you had a great time! Can't wait to see you again! Thank you, Kevin Arjoonsingh Dining Room Manager

  25. OP

    OrangeParkGuy

    Jacksonville

    27 reviews

    2.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2020

    overall2food3service2ambience2

    I had a reservation for 7:00 pm. I was about 5 minutes behind schedule due to traffic so I called the restaurant and alerted them that I would be 5 minutes late arriving, I arrived at 7:05 and was not seated until 7:20 pm. No reason, excuse, justification, or apology was offered. My visit was on Tuesday, December 22. The restaurant was noisy and conversation was not very easy. The service was adequate but not exceptional. The food was acceptable but this is definitely not a four-star restaurant. If my date wanted to return to this restaurant, I would not object, but i would not suggest this as a destination if you want a good dining ecperience.

  26. EW

    ElaineW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is always great! Good covid precautions. Would love a BJ's in Ocala. Recommend highly.

  27. AM

    AMC124

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    I wish they could enforce the county mask mandate without being harassed by patrons. May guest would walk in without it and cough.

  28. DS

    DonS

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We arrived early for a 7pm reservation. We were seated and our waiter took good care of us.

  29. R

    Rolex1954

    Orlando

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2020

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Service was great! Chicken Wings were very small!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My niece has a gluten allergy and they were very helpful and accommodating.

  31. CA

    CAROLYNM

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Julianna was a fantastic waitress kept our glasses full

  32. VK

    VerdantKitty

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2020

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    Understandably, things are stressful during these times. But you would think, at half capacity, the service and food would have been better. Our waitress was sweet, but my drink was forgotten and watered down by the time I received it. The mozzarella sticks were tasty but the large amount of parsley thrown on top was not appealing. The flavor of the salmon was good, even it was a bit dry. But the real issue in my meal was the asparagus. It was limp and way over cooked. I could have eaten several more helpings of the couscous, however. The star of the meal was the Pizookie. We got the Trio (salted caramel, brownie and strawberry shortcake). They were absolutely delicious. If we were to patron Bj's again, it will be a take out order of couscous and Pizookie! But I don't think it is worth the drive or the price tag.

  33. JJ

    JJjj

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Reservations were great. Service was great. Using cellphone for menu and payment was nice. 3 out of 4 meals were very good.

  34. DS

    DonS

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dining with a friend. Secluded table Enjoyable evening

  35. RM

    RMyers

    Cincinnati

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Server was very busy as well as the restaurant at the time of dinning. She did the best she could to provide average level of service and attention given the amount of tables she was juggling. She was very efficient and wasted no time or trips to the tables. Food was consistent with other locations. Not bad not especially special. Wish I would have tried location during a slower time.

  36. DW

    DianeW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    booth seats need repadding. Customer Service from start to finish was excellent.

  37. KJ

    Kand3Js

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    1.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    I don't really know how the food or value was because we never got seated. When we arrived, they said they did not have our reservation. I showed the hostess the Open Table confirmation and she offered to put us on the call ahead list for the time of our reservation, but said it would be a 30-40 minute wait. We could not wait that long to be seated as my son had a hockey game and that would be cutting it close. To make matters worse, we then got an email from Open Table saying the restaurant had marked us as a no-show. I responded to that and explained and got an acknowledgement from Open Table. I don't know which party was at fault, but it was not a pleasant experience. We ended up across the street at a pizza place. :(

  38. LO

    LaurelO

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We booked this New Years Day, it was pleasantly busy. We ordered burgers and salmon. Whoever cooked the salmon, it was perfect! Nice service, our waitress was new, super nice but a little flaky. I think she'll be great with more experience.

  39. c

    clarkrodjoy

    Richmond

    15 reviews

    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    As always Gainesville BJs is great in every way, even when we are not planning on eating out

  40. MR

    MariR

    Naples

    67 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Can’t go wrong with BJ’s. We’re lucky to get reservations on a busy weekend and didn’t have to wait long. Service was good as was food. We will return. Location and parking good.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Gainesville using the Order Online button. BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Gainesville also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (352) 331-8070.

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Gainesville is rated 4.1 stars by 48 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 4 times today
Google Map for BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Gainesville

6611 W Newberry Rd Gainesville, FL 32605-4350

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Gainesville

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Barbecue, Pizzeria

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

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