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Salted Caramel Pizookie - BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - San Mateo, Foster City, CA

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - San Mateo

4.3
4.3
38 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Barbecue, Pizzeria
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:00 am–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (650) 931-2990
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    San Mateo
  • 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 38 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

38 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was fine but our appetizer and both entrees were incredibly salty.
    BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - San MateoResponded on April 8, 2024
    "Sorry to hear you were disappointed with your meal. We want all our guests to leave with warm smiles and full stomachs. If you're ever unsatisfied with your order, please speak with an on-site manager, so we can fix it for you right away"

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  2. CaroleP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    McKkenna is the BEST waitress I have had in I don't know how long. She is very personable, friendly, funny, and a joy to talk to. Very attentive to all of her tables and customer requests. The food was fantastic, cooked perfectly and very tasty.
    BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - San MateoResponded on March 7, 2024
    Hey Carole! Thank you so much for your feedback. We pride ourselves on great service and food, and we are glad you had a great time – can’t wait to serve you again!

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  3. DanaG

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server was lovely. One of my guests has real allergies and the server took special care to check ingredients and ensure the food was truly gluten and dairy free.
    BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - San MateoResponded on April 13, 2024
    Thank you so much for sharing your recent experience. We are so happy you had a great time and enjoyed our service. We can't wait to see you again!

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  4. joekirbyis

    San Francisco

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Arrived on time and checked in at front counter. We were immediately seated. The restaurant was packed and a bit noisy. Food was great and delivered to our table quickly. Only drawback was that while eating I received an email from OpenTable informing me that my reservation had been canceled by the restaurant. I brought this to the attention of management, who were clueless about how to correct the problem. I went to OpenTable website the next day and provided a copy of my receipt and received credit for my attending my reservation. Suggest that everyone keep their receipt until you get confirmation that your points were posted. Other than that we were very pleased with our dinner and will return to this restaurant again and we highly recommend it to all of our friends and extended family.
    BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - San MateoResponded on February 12, 2024
    We're so glad to hear you were seated and served quickly. The only thing better than great food is great food served fast! We look forward to seeing you again.

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  5. joekirbyis

    San Francisco

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Arrived on time and we were immediately seated at a table, not a booth, as requested. Service was quick and very friendly. drink refills were taken care of without having to ask the waiter. The food was cooked as requested and tasked great.
    BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - San MateoResponded on February 12, 2024
    One of our goals is to provide an experience where everything falls into place. Looking forward to serving you again.

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  6. joekirbyis

    San Francisco

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were immediately seated upon checking in at the front desk. The service was exceptional. Food was delivered to our table hot and ready to eat.
    BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - San MateoResponded on January 19, 2024
    Thank you for this kind review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed the food and service you received during this visit. We can't wait to see you again!

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  7. RichmondW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Foods are all good to me and better than I expected.. Services are good and the waiter call back to my table very often to check my drink and also concern my feedback on my dish.... Also, the price is reasonable.... will come again.
    BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - San MateoResponded on January 8, 2024
    Hi Richmond. Thank you for your review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience, and we look forward to your next visit.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Service was terrible! We waited 30 mins. No one helped us. One server to 12 tables.
    BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - San MateoResponded on November 30, 2023
    We are so sorry to read about your recent experience. Our service wasn't up to par, and we apologize for having kept you waiting. Please don't hesitate to reach out to one of our managers the next time this happens. Our team will do everything we can to make it right.

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  9. ChelseaB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good. But we made a reservation for 5:30 and still had to wait 15minutes to be seated.
    BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - San MateoResponded on September 26, 2023
    We are sorry to read your recent experience with us was not up to par, Chelsea. We will work with our team to make sure this does not happen again.

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  10. PamH

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friend’s birthday
    BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - San MateoResponded on September 18, 2023
    Hi Pam. Thank you for your review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience, and we look forward to your next visit.

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  11. SandraM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great and kind waitress. Good food and fun ambience. Always fun!
    BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - San MateoResponded on September 5, 2023
    WOW! We loved your comments, thanks for the great “pat on the back,” we really appreciate it! Looking forward to serving you again.

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  12. Larry

    San Francisco

    123 reviews

    5.0

    123 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They have great Beer Club member options at this BJs location and provide the bull menu.
    BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - San MateoResponded on June 30, 2023
    Hi Larry. Thank you for your review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience, and we look forward to your next visit.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Can’t go wrong with Pizza and Pizookie! Would recommend for a family dinner
    BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - San MateoResponded on June 13, 2023
    Thank you so much for your kind words, we strive to always provide great food for our guests to enjoy. We’re glad you loved the food and hope to see you back soon!

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  14. P51Mustang

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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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  15. FosterCityFoodie

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely indoor meal!

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  16. quilting4fun

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    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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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Dining during the covid pandemic. Overall experience was good, friendly staff. Food was good!

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  18. JSG00

    San Francisco

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Consistent good food and service. Will be back.

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  19. maureene

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    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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  20. JSG00

    San Francisco

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, good service.

    1 person found this helpful

  21. RJDB

    San Francisco

    48 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Not great service. Seems like it going down hill.

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  22. MJJm

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is very expensive . Value no longer there. Only reason to go is convenience and TV screens .

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  23. JSG00

    San Francisco

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very good. And the service was excellent. Will be.going back.

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  24. Foodsquire

    San Francisco

    63 reviews

    2.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Disorganized and spotty service, food was ok, but overly salted

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  25. LisaR

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was very slow. Took 40 min to get our food.

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  26. GeorgeW

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    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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  27. Notavegetarian1

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    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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  28. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great and enjoyed the NBA finals.

    1 person found this helpful

  29. fastfingers

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    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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  30. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Such bad service. Not sure why we went back

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  31. AnnG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Something for everyone! Consistently ok, ahi salad rocks!

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  32. JorgewithaTwix

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    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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  33. sherifG

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  34. EmmetC

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    2.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Under staffed, very slow, feed average at best

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  35. MarieJ

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Fun place, very crowded and of course the food was delicious.

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  36. CarolynM

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  37. DinnerFor2

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    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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  38. JanetH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server, George (had only been working there 2 weeks) was exceptional. He absolutely made the evening stand out.

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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 4.3 stars by 38 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - San Mateo

2206 Bridgepointe Pkwy, Foster City, CA 94404-1569

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    San Mateo
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:00 am–12:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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