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BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - La Mesa, La Mesa, CA

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - La Mesa

4.2
4.2
30 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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Barbecue, Pizzeria

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (619) 589-7222

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    La Mesa

  • 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

What 30 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. TH

    TrinaH

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From entering and being sat down to our food and our waitress, it was great. I hope it actually remains this way because it has been really quiet and, I love it.

  2. MB

    MalissaB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2020

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    The service sucked waited a long time for food they ran out of bacon when both the meals we ordered had bacon and never was informed by the manager.

  3. V

    Vangel

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    They treated us very well. The service was perfect and the attention given to my dietary needs superb. The food was over the top.

  4. CR

    CraigR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The Thursday night Rib special was great, really fills you up! Service was very good since the server has to get everything for you, nothing on the tables now! Still a little noise in there, was was very nice overall.

  5. c

    chuck

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our first time back after they reopened for dine-in service. They did an excellent job of social distancing, and safety measures with their servers. The food was as good as always and our service was outstanding. I also forgot my mask and they had one for me.

  6. J

    Julie

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food tasted great, we had a fantastic server, and they followed COVID precautions perfectly. I felt safe and satisfied!

  7. VW

    VictoriaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Their food is always delicious, and I love that they have gluten free menu items.

  8. GE

    GEPL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It's the first time I actually enjoyed dining at BJs because of the reduced capacity. It's one of my daughter's favorite places but it is usually SO loud it's hard to really enjoy. I will miss social distancing :(

  9. L

    Linsplytime

    Las Vegas

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great craft beers!

  10. F

    Fgoldie

    San Diego

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Really nice wait staff and the food was much better than I expected for a chain restaurant.

  11. SS

    SherryS

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was attentive and the food was excellent! We came to celebrrate our husband’s service for Veterans Day....thank you for your commitment to honor them!!!

  12. RC

    RebeccaC

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    Great service for a change!

  13. J

    Janc

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2019

    overall2food2service4ambience2

    I had the fish and chips Almost all fried batter Another friend ordered the ribs with asparagus Ribs were stringy and the asparagus was very tough

  14. DH

    DonaldH

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Noise level much lower than most similar restaurants, thank goodness. Food was good. Service was good. Well taken care of, overall, by the staff.

  15. DB

    DoloresB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2019

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    Disappointed in the menu. I ordered prime rib which was good, but my green beans were very tough and unseasoned. My son ordered a thin crust pizza which he did not eat. The crust was a cracker, not a thin pizza crust and he wanted a marguarita which does not have red sauce but this item did. My daughter ordered a house salad and cheese curds, a clear sign the menu did not appeal to her either. My granddaughter ordered a sirloin steak that was extremely small. She wanted bearnaise sauce but you don't offer it. I chose BJ's because it used to offer a wide range of menu items - now you offer variations of grains and greens served as salads, a bison burger served on a parker house roll? really?? The rest was uninspired or simply had too much sugar to be appealing as a savory dish. Hope this helps but I'm not planning on returning.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Our server was grrreat! She was busy & still had time to talk with us, work stuff!!

  17. VF

    VFoster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Table was ready right away. Service was excellent. Food was amazing.

  18. VN

    VivianN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2019

    overall3food4service5ambience3

    too loud to carry ion conversations w/people across he table.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were there to celebrate my son's college graduation. We had a large group and the waitress was excellent. She was attentive, hardly letting a glass empty before refilling. The food came quickly and tasted great. My husband got the Buffalo chicken pizza and did have to ask for more Buffalo sauce because there wasn't enough on it for him, but other than that, everything was perfect.

  20. BM

    BonnieM

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waitress was very good and friendly. She helped us to enjoy the Gender review, she videoed it for us so we could all be in it.

  21. C

    Cassandra

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall2food1service1ambience3

    We came in at lunch time and four of us chose items from the mon-fri lunch specials. Waitress went to find out and said yes. We could order the lunch specials. When bill came, three items were DOUBLE THE PRICE. MANY. Pricing errors!! Would not fix. We paid and left! Never will go back!! We feel cheated out of a good $50!!!!! Very sneaky place!

  22. CC

    CandiceC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2019

    overall2food4service2ambience3

    We made a reservation and still had to wait an hour after that time to be seated. Also, one of the orders didn’t come out until the end after everyone was done eating. The food was good but it was not worth the wait. It’s a little ridiculous that I made a reservation over the phone as well as through open table and still had to wait an hour after my reservation to be seated.

  23. LS

    LindaS

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was abundant & delicious! Plenty to choose from, esp. since the menu has 24 pages. Our waitress was a sweetheart, always refilled our drinks accordingly. Love the pizookie for dessert! If you haven't had it yet, you have got to try it!!!

  24. ES

    ErikS

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding!

  25. BG

    BrantG

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We were seated right away. The staff was very friendly and helpful. There's something on this menu for everyone. Great beer selection and my kids really enjoy the home made soda flavors.

  26. D

    Djs434

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Daughters 30th birthday

  27. DM

    DerekM

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience2

    Very noisy at peak time as we had to almost shout to each other in our group to communicate. BJs actually design the restaurants to be noisy as they want to turn over the tables fast so they can make more money. You don't go to BJs for the ambiance that's for sure. The food is very good for the price and if you don't mind the noise or fast turnover this restaurant is a very good option.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2018

    overall1food4service1ambience2

    Despite making a reservation, we waited 15 minutes. Once we were seated, we were not approached until we had to ask for someone to tend to us after sitting at the table for 10 minutes. We also had to ask for silverware and plates when our appetizer was brought to us. There was a crowd of servers chatting next to our table when a drink spilled and not one server even flinched. We had to flag one of them down in order to get assistance. We used our own table tables before we were given towels to clean up our spill and then didn’t even bother bringing us new ones. Overall the service was awful but the food was good.

  29. T

    Theatregoer

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    First my Open Table reservation was cancelled 2 hours before our lunch. I remade the reservation and when I asked them about it in the store they said "sometimes our computer just cancels reservations". What??? That's crazy. The Jambalaya was terrible. No flavor. There was 6 of us and they sat us at a table with 6 place settings but in reality it would sit 4 comfortably. It wasn't crowded so there was no reason to sit us at such a small table. About 10 minutes into the meal, we told them about our problem with lack of room and they said they would address it. This took forever. In the meantime, we were spilling water, making a mess and moving everything around every time a drink or plate arrived. Finally we cleaned a nearby table ourselves and pulled it over so we could have more room. I will not return. Also our waitress thought she was cute with her snide comments which were actually bordering on rude.

  30. S

    Sharkman

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Decent but not above average. Felt slightly rushed by the server. We would/will likely return due to its proximity. Host could have seated us better given our early arrival. No major complaints but no major compliments either. My initial beer tasted a little bit odd like the co2 lines should be cleared/attended to.

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 - La Mesa using the Order Online button. BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - La Mesa also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 589-7222.

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - La Mesa is rated 4.2 stars by 30 OpenTable diners.

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

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Google Map for BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - La Mesa

5500 Grossmont Center Dr La Mesa, CA 91942-3016

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    La Mesa

  • 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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