BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - McCandless

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$30 and under
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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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ScottB
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food. Good beer selection. The menu is a little large not quite as large as Cheesecake Factory but several pages. You also get about the same quality. Overall good.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Waited 40 minutes for our food
People who came in after us had food first!
No manager every walked around and explained why service was so bad!

Restaurant freezing cold.
Too noisy can’t hear people at your table!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, and ease of app great. Had 7:00PM reservation and was seated without delay.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Food was great and our server was great! We got a couple appetizers, house root beer and entrees. The only reason this wasn’t rated higher was that we were sat 1 HOUR after our reservation. Their host station was not organized. What is the point of a reservation if we were getting seating at the same rate as walk ins? It really created an issue for us to eat that late, especially with kids.
Just something to note when using this app to reserve tables at this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I got a chicken sandwich there and it wasn’t even that size of the bun. Also, my friends bun was burnt for her burger. Everything else was good! Everything is very high in calories here too. If your trying to loose weight I do not recommend this place at all!!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dinner at BJs.

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Donzie
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Glad I made a reservation using Open Table as there was a line waiting at 7:00 PM. The service was very good despite how busy the restaurant was.
The double bone-in pork chops were a hit with the men. Not only were the portions large, the meat was delicious. Both guys said they'd get the same meal again!
We'll definitely be back as there are many many options yet to try!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 3rd visit. It was delicious as always. We especially love the baby back ribs

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MaddyK
Toledo
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Root beer ribs and accompanied slaw were too peppery and didn’t taste right.

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PaulS
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great variety on their menu and excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great night staff was very accommodating

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vipBeckyT
Pittsburgh
16 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They are always PACKED but having a reservation helped get a seat far sooner. Great pub and huge menu

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vipWeekendWarrior
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BJs is a known commodity. Food is very consistent and well cooked. The complimentary fruit and garlic knot for the kids is a good move. For all the places you can go at this price, this place provides excellent value.

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Rozzy
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family birthday. Glad I had reservations and they seated us almost immediately. Great service and environment.

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SueW
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We always enjoy a fun atmosphere with a good beer selection and a large menu. I especially appreciate that you can substitute soup for a side.
Would recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our waitress was very attentive and friendly. Great service. Food was good.

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Localfoodie
Pittsburgh
15 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great every time!

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vipcookie
Pittsburgh
28 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was way too cold in restaurant. 3 of us too cold. Saw young boy walking by with his hood up! We asked for a/c to be raised.... don’t think it happened. Could not enjoy dinner.

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vipValerieM
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

I made a reservation through Open Table for 5:30 PM for 3 people. We were not seated until a little after 6 PM. So, why bother to make a reservation, and why would the restaurant accept the reservation if they could not accommodate us? Very poor scheduling. Be prepared to wait.

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vipH2P1980
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Not good. Problem w

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Piddler
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining at BJ’s after friends recommended it. We came on a Saturday night and it was busy. We had one of the burgers and one of the big salads. Both were excellent. Especially enjoyed the fries, which I don’t usually care for. They have a huge selection of beers and some decent wines by the glass. Our server was top notch. If you are looking for a quiet dining experience, this is not your place. It is very lively, however, we could still hold conversations at our table. Plan on going back and trying some other items. The cookie and ice cream dessert looked great, just didn’t have room for one this trip.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very timely. Our server was very attentive.

JK
JulieK
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This was our first visit to BJs Restaurant & Brewhouse. We were looking for somewhere different to eat after shopping. They didn’t disappoint. The menu is extensive and offered something for everyone in our group. Three out of four us had an amazing meal, the fourth didn’t prefer what he had ordered. We will definitely be back to dine again.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience4

If you’re a family or group with small children and need a table for 7+ BJ’s IS NOT FOR YOU!! They will not allow you to call ahead for reservations they expect you to stand in line and wait as you only option. Yes, count me in for waiting 90mins in a lobby with 6 kids under 12 when it could be so simple. So I did what anyone would do which is I reserved 2 tables both at 5:30. I called to let the restaurant know what I was doing. I explained that if we couldn’t be seated near the kids it was going to be difficult. They said they wouldn’t guarantee anything. I told them I couldn’t guarantee anything either and good luck to them if we were not close to the kids as I’m sure it would be a less than ideal experience for the diners around the kids table. I tried speaking to a manager but they assured me the manager would have the same response. So we forged ahead. When I got to the restaurant there were several doubles near a 6 seater. We asked if we could have 2 of the doubles and the 6 seater. We were told it wasn’t an option for us to get 3 tables. On a side not those tables stayed open through our entire dining “experience” and generated no revenue and thus no tips. We were told that it would be 60-90mins until two table would be open near each other to accommodate our group. So they suggested we sit at two table across the restaurant from each other if we didn’t want to wait. We did so. As you can imagine the kids were kids. Actually they weren’t that bad all things considered. Whatever brainiac they had seating people decided to sit two 70+ yr old ladies next to them who eventually complained. Also the kids food came out 20 mins before the adults so as you can imagine after they finished eating they had to sit there forever and started to get restless. Anyways as we were paying bill manager came to tell us there were complaints. I explained I warned them of the potential. She told me I needed to “control my kids” We has some words and she stormed off. 👎🏻👎🏻

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vipMcCandless
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only issue, we had 2 checks and both are premier members for points the server didn't know how to handle this so we could mobile pay.

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vipDanielR
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was very good overall however the flat bread (particularly the California Club) was very poor. It was dry with not a lot of toppings at all.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing it’s just very pricey

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vipcookie
Pittsburgh
29 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

I eat there quite a bit....and love it. I was off work and so a friend & I decided on BJ’s. Found out they had 1/2 off pizza.
I got the cheese/tomato pizza. That pizza was awful..... hardly no cheese and some tomatoes thrown on. It wasn’t worth the $10 half off.
Other than that, I love everything else there.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was fine but even with our open table reservation it took 45 minutes to get seated

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Very long wait , almost 45 mins longer than reservation time before being seated. Almost just as long to get food. Food was very good but long wait with kids was rough.

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MilanGirl
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I took my 3 kids out for dinner after our movie and we had a great meal! It’s very kid friendly and a nice variety of kid’s meal options. My son loved his shrimp! Our server, Vienna, was excellent! My only complaint would be the burger buns are too big for the burgers, especially the kid’s one. Otherwise the food, atmosphere and experience was very good!

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Sailorpat
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Good service, huge menu . Makes for a nice sociable, relaxed evening

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was really nice! The waiter could have checked on us a bit more but other than that it was perfect!

J
vipJuliew
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food is very uneven. Prime rib special was very good and perfectly cooked. However the fish in the fish and chips was mostly breading. Cauliflower appetizer was tasty. The salad with pecans, grapes etc tasted good but could have used more lettuce. They use “runners” and our entrees did not come all at once. The special came with a pizookie which we took to go. When we got home we discovered that it was burned to the point where some spots were black. Honestly can’t believe they let it leave the kitchen. The service was fine. The whole place is a bit zoo-y on a Saturday evening. Saw a woman may have been a manager [had on a black coat as if cold-this detail so they can identify and praise her] working like a dog. They try very hard.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday dinner with husband and friends. Didn’t tell anyone but the waiter asked. He said I could get any pizookie for free. I said it wasn’t worth it if people were going to sing. He said humorously. I promise I’m not singing. He was excellent all around and definitely added to the experience.

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bobg
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Food was very good. Service was ok . Noise level was very high hard to hold a conversation

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TimP
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been there twice and the food was excellent!

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Nosloc
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The service, or lack there of, set the tone. The food came out and it was very underwhelming. I’ve had better cafeteria food.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Staff was competent on important issues- my date was early and was already seated when I got there, and they identified it and pointed it out to me.

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BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - McCandless does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - McCandless also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (412) 748-1470.

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - McCandless is rated 4.4 stars by 108 OpenTable diners.

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