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BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse

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5800 Northgate Mall, Suite 159, San Rafael, CA 94903-3691
+1 415-755-6250
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat 10:00 - 01:00
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Moline, Illinois
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The grandkids love the dessert cookie from this place so we decided it might be a good place to treat the family to dinner. From previous visits we know they are rather slow, but this was ridiculous. It was a disaster from start to finish. The service was terrible. We had to flag down our waiter every time we needed... More 

Thank Corkysan
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6 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

the food is pretty typical for an American fare restaurant, and similar to other BJs around the country. the service was really slow. Went for lunch and waited 10 minutes before the waiter even stopped by to acknowledge we were there, then left again for another 10 minutes. Another day, ordered take out dinner, and waited almost 30 minutes past... More 

Thank Nancy E
Novato, California
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is a nice brew-pub in convenient location at a corner of Northgate Mall. The venue is cute and appropriate as a sports-bar/ casual restaurant. The ambience is nice; the staff friendly. I was there for an afternoon beer and snack with a friend who's life story I wanted to hear. He's from Manchester, England and has an interesting back-story,... More 

Thank Frederer S
Beverly Hills
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Never had a poor or great meal, but easy for taking my family, watching a ball game on the TV's and letting my granddaughter enjoy the menu and restaurant

Thank Andy K
San Rafael, California
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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We went to BJ's when it opened and was astonished as to how many dishes had 1000's of calories, that was 3 years ago. After a movie the other night we decided to try again, because it was close. The menu had added many items with fewer calories. Food was good and wine excellent. If you have stopped going there,... More 

Thank Chuck K
San Rafael, California
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We've been to BJs fairly often and like it for casual dining fare. Our favorites are the jalapeno burger and the spare ribs. Fair pricing and decent service are worth the visit. Nothing fancy yet always tasty. The Jeremiah Red beer is consistently good.

Thank Raggcm
Spicewood, Texas
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268 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Two of us had dinner on November 7, on a Monday night. My Son had the sirloin steak with baked potato. I had the ribs, mashed potato and wedge salad. His steak was under cooked but quickly corrected. Baked potato was perfect. Being from Texas, I thought the ribs had a tasty sauce but average. Not bad but not mesquite... More 

Thank Jerry G
Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped for lunch on our way to Northern California. We had a Santa Fe salad and fish tacos. The food was fresh and well prepared. Fish tacos were especially good.

Thank Birdy929
San Francisco, California
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93 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We had drinks here last weekend and dinner last night. The restaurant is large and has a nice interior. The first time we came we sat in the bar and had a drink and a couple of plates of fried calamari. They have multiple big screen TVs and you can see just about any live sporting event on mainstream media.... More 

Thank Cincin2100
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134 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We have eaten at numerous BJ's in many states as there is always something good to eat (vegetarian and carnivore). This was our 2nd visit to this particular location and we were disappointed on both occasions by the service. On both occasions there was a protracted delay after we were seated before we had a server take our drink orders.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5800 Northgate Mall, Suite 159, San Rafael, CA 94903-3691
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Rafael
  • Phone Number: +1 415-755-6250

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?