BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - La Mesa

4.7
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.

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 30 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TrinaH
San Diego
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.

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MalissaB
1 review
Dined on June 28, 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.

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Vangel
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 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.

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CraigR
1 review
Dined on June 25, 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.

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chuck
San Diego
3 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.

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Julie
San Francisco
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!

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VictoriaW
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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GEPL
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 :(

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Linsplytime
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great craft beers!

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Fgoldie
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

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SherryS
San Diego
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!!!

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RebeccaC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Great service for a change!

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vipJanc
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 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

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DonaldH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 24, 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.

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DoloresB
1 review
Dined on August 24, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

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VFoster
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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VivianN
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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BonnieM
San Diego
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.

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Cassandra
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!

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CandiceC
1 review
Dined on March 14, 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.

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LindaS
San Diego
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!!!

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ErikS
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

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BrantG
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 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.

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Djs434
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughters 30th birthday

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DerekM
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 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.

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Theatregoer
San Diego
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.

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Sharkman
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on April 20, 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.

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 4.7 stars by 30 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.