BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - San Mateo

3.9
25 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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Casual
Live Sports
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 25 people are saying
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3.9based on all time ratings
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3.7
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3.7
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3.7
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P51Mustang
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The calamari appetizer was small relative to price we paid. Also, it was hardly seasoned but did provide two dipping sauces. The tortilla soup was extremely salty. The deep dish pizza we had was very good and to of us could not finish the medium size pie. The COVID-19 protocols were reasonable and staff wore mask continuously. Our server (Bryan B.) was very sociable and new menu items extremely well!

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vipFosterCityFoodie
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely indoor meal!

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quilting4fun
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience1

There were only 12 patrons in restaurant. Soup took a long time to come. No hot beverages since machine was broken. Could have been better prepared for customers

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dining during the covid pandemic. Overall experience was good, friendly staff. Food was good!

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vipJSG00
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Consistent good food and service. Will be back.

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vipmaureene
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was fine but when I went to the bathroom I slipped as the floor had a film of cleaning solution on it. When we brought it to the attention of the hostess she didn’t really care. Nor did the manager. Just trying to save you a lawsuit... lame

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vipJSG00
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, good service.

RJ
vipRJDB
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Not great service. Seems like it going down hill.

MJ
vipMJJm
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food is very expensive . Value no longer there. Only reason to go is convenience and TV screens .

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vipJSG00
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was very good. And the service was excellent. Will be.going back.

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vipFoodsquire
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Disorganized and spotty service, food was ok, but overly salted

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LisaR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service was very slow. Took 40 min to get our food.

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GeorgeW
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

We have visited 2 different locations in the last week and realized both were very slow with service. Nothing to do with our waitress or waiter. Kitchen staff seems to be lacking. Took 45 minutes to hour for food to get to the table. Our visit at both location was for 2 hours sitting and waiting for our drinks, food and their famous Pazookies. If you have time it’s a nice place to visit.

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Notavegetarian1
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

We were asked to wait an additional 10 minutes even after making an online reservation. There was 5 in our party and we were seated in a very crowded part of the restaurant where the tables are very close together. This place is ALWAYS overcrowded and the wait can sometimes be up to 1/2 hour or more. The waiter was good and the food OK. I only try to go to BJ's once in a while.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great and enjoyed the NBA finals.

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vipfastfingers
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

This is NOT a fine dining restaurant and it is also not a fast food restaurant but BJs needs to figure out what is an appropriate amount of time one should have to wait for service/food, etc. In my opinion, the wait for food is ALWAYS way too long. Requests for service are rarely responded to a timely manner -- ask for cream for your coffee and your coffee will be way too cold by the time you get it; ask for extra BBQ sauce for your sandwich and you will have finished your lunch before you receive it. This has always been a problem at this BJs -- since it opened!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Such bad service. Not sure why we went back

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AnnG
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Something for everyone! Consistently ok, ahi salad rocks!

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JorgewithaTwix
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Service was slow. There were 15 servers/bus people but oddly enough most tables still had menus so it was safe to assume orders had not been taken yet. The appetizers came out after the entrees and the salad meant for an entree came out well before anything else. We were never checked up during the meal and drinks went dry without offering any refills. For the number of servers walking around, I would expect better service. I don’t know if the exciting NBA game on the tv was distracting, but the service was noticeable.
I do appreciate that our reservation was accommodated 30 minutes early.

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sherifG
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had so much fun, it was my 5 years old son birthday and we had free cake for his birthday, I highly recommending this place

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vipEmmetC
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Under staffed, very slow, feed average at best

MJ
MarieJ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Fun place, very crowded and of course the food was delicious.

CM
CarolynM
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, service was not ok, it was possibly during a shift change, it was hard to know who was our waiter as their were so many waiters in the back area, talking around tables.

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DinnerFor2
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The server was very hard to hear, but he did a great job. He was very nice, but I don't remember if he said his name. The food was AMAZING. I treated myself, and was not disappointed. Grand Kudos to the chef!

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JanetH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server, George (had only been working there 2 weeks) was exceptional. He absolutely made the evening stand out.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - San Mateo using the Order Online button. BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - San Mateo also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 931-2990.

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - San Mateo is rated 3.9 stars by 25 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.