BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - McCandless

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$30 and under
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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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful!!! She was so well versed on different food allergens and was able to give our party tips on what they could eat that wouldn’t affect their allergies

The food was delicious and served rather quickly.

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nitmitt
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

burger was just OK. Guac was good. kids pizzas were so-so. fish tacos good. sweet potato fries good, potato fries ok. beer good. watermelon mojito not so good, too artificially sweet. use real watermelon juice, quality white rum, mottled together mint and lime and it would be good.

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GaryB
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything went fine: service food and pace.
Menu's are a problem for folks with flip phones. Fortunately they found a paper bmenu

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vipDougA
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very helpful, even when dealing with the CDC restrictions.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

2 people had the ribs so sticky ! Both got sick !

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jd47
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, service, and ambiance, despite limited clientele due to Covid-19

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DebH
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The restaurant wasn’t overly busy. We had reservations for 5:30 on a Thursday. We were seated at a table right next to the restrooms!! I didn’t appreciate that and made a comment to the waitress about it. The food was OK, but the fettuccine I had was a little dry ( I’ve had it before there and it was very good). The menu was a little limited, but under the COVID circumstances I understand that. We will go back

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Relaxing
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Finally opened to dine in. All staff looked like they were glad to be back to work. BJ's is our favorite restaurant and will go back soon. Always friendly staff and great service.

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JOHNK
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

have to download menu to phone. Service good. Food good as usual. Relatively empty due to social distancing.

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LorindaH
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Our server was great and we didn’t feel the rush like we usually do here. I liked the shortened menu better. My only comment is that a manager helped serve ( grey shirt) and his nose was not covered by a mask. I know they are a pain, believe me. But you’re the boss, sir.

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MarilynA
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was spotless, service was friendly and prompt. Food was delicious and we had the steak and loaded potato, burger and fries, and root beer wings. The root beer glaze is always a favorite!
Bjs is still a favorite and hasn't changed after the closing for the pandemic! Never a bad or even slightly bad meal or service!

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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
13 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

OT
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!

OT
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
4 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!

OT
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.

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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.

FAQs

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 4.5 stars by 119 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.