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BJ's Restaurant and Brewery
Ratings and Reviews



BJ's Restaurant and Brewery
2730 East Bidwell Street
(916) 404-2000

Total Rating
3.5 star rating
(7.7619)
Based on 21 votes



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2016/7/19 15:52:04
Anonymous
4.5 star rating
Rating: 9.0000



2011/3/13 16:40:19
Anonymous
5 star rating
Rating: 10.0000



2007/11/5 12:46:51
yes no
1.5 star rating
Rating: 3.0000

many mistakes
"I used to take my familiy there often. Hubby liked the chicken fried steak and sour dough burger. I would get a sandwich or salad. They often made mistakes on our order or would take a long time and they'd make up for it by giving us a free pazookie. Once they dumped a tray of ice waters and diet sodas all over my husband and teenage son and gave us two free t-shirts for them to put on right away cuz they were soaked! The food aint the best. Pazookies are yummy. Don't go on Friday or Saturday unless you plan to wait a long time for a seat. A good place to drink beer and/or take loud kids. I choose the latter."


2007/10/30 13:15:05
Marianne
3.5 star rating
Rating: 7.0000

"The food is ok, not great. Usually a good quantity, but not good quality. One very good menu item is the avocado rolls. Good beer selection, just takes a long time to get it delivered. The last two times I dined there, the napkins had a lot of lint on them - was rather gross. The music is often too loud, we cant even hear each other across the table."


2007/7/23 10:31:16
Anonymous
3.5 star rating
Rating: 7.0000

Not bad for a commercial joint...
"We have been to Bj's a couple times now. I really love how it realizes the needs of people and stays open after 9. That is a real plus for Folsom and El Dorado Hills...Coming from a town where everything is open until midnight was hard to come to Folsom for food. As for the food itself, it isn't too bad. Their happy hour is decent and the prices were good. We love the beer, my man and I are huge fans of the tonka stout. We have eaten a variety of things there. Stay away from the Nacho's they are gross! But the wings are good love the extra dipping sauce. The sliders are delicious. The pizza is really good but really awesome bruchetta! Nice dark beers and good apps not bad! One con though, I am here visiting from AZ for the summer every time we go in they take my i.d. for hours and show it to like every manager. It is quite annoying and embarrassing."


2007/7/11 10:27:55
Jon J
1.5 star rating
Rating: 3.0000

Bring your Pepto
"I've been here a total of five times, four in Folsom, once in Roseville. Each visit I've tried a different menu item looking for something good. Many items on the menu are greasy and will give you an upset stomach and make you feel sick. Beer = great, food = tastes ok, but will hurt you in the end. (no pun intended) "


2007/6/22 12:34:33
Scott
2.5 star rating
Rating: 5.0000

Bleh!
"I'm a bit suspicious when people say places like BJ's serve "excellent, quality food". Either they don't know what well prepared food actually looks or tastes like or they work for the estalishment. The food here is just bleh. It's not good, it's not bad. It's just there and it fills your stomach...sort of. For me, the litmus test of any restaurant is how well they prepare a salad. Salad is one of those menu items that they can make a 300% return on their costs if they skimp and shave. Unfortunately, BJ's is one of the skimpers. Everyone knows how much a head of iceberg lettuce costs, about 99 cents. So when a salad is made of all iceberg lettuce (no romaine or spinach) and has a few cherry tomatoes, a half breast of chicken and a heaping mound of fried twisty things on top to hide the skimpiness and still costs $10 then you know you are getting ripped off. That being said, if you are the type that thinks artery clogging food dripping in grease and oil is "excellent, quality food" then this place is for you. Bleh!"


2007/5/18 18:25:06
nicole budd
5 star rating
Rating: 10.0000

good
"i personaly like every thing on the menu it is all good infact it is all really good"


2006/11/19 19:40:28
Annon.
5 star rating
Rating: 10.0000

"BJ's is a fun, exciting atmosphere with awesome service! I recommend it to all..."


2006/11/13 20:15:28
Anon
4.5 star rating
Rating: 9.0000

RE: Order to go and RE: Bishop Brown
"I have returned to BJ's since my horrible experience, and have encountered wonderful service. It would seem that particular night was a one-time-only situation, and I've enjoyed my time there ever since. It's a wonderful place to go for small parties, or even larger ones. The staff at BJ's accommodates your needs, although sometimes the wait can be rather long on those prime nights. Just a response to "Bishop Brown", do you really think someone that got "toasted" the night before, and acted in such a way that you stated would be able to write such a coherent rating on a website the next day? Yes, there are two sides to every story, but the second side was not that my friends and I were "toasted" behind all comprehension. Perhaps the waitress just learned that her husband left her, or that she had to bail her son out of jail? It's sad that you think the rest of the world is busy spending their time getting drunk and screaming at waitresses, attempting to make everyone else's life a living hell. Although, you spend your time observing and writing about the **CONSITANCY OF SOAP**. The service we had was horrible, and another waitress even stepped in and apologized for the other woman's behavior. I hope you don't continue to make assumptions about every person you encounter in life. ( Perhaps that's why you end up spending so much time with your mother - Only a face a mother could love? Does this guy remind anyone else of Norman Bates? ) To wrap everything up - BJ's is a lovely place to go for lunch, dinner, or even a late night bite to eat. I actually haven't tried any of the alcoholic beverages yet, but from what I've heard, they are nice as well. Go ahead and give BJ's a try, or hey, if you feel like it, order out."


2006/11/2 16:12:24
Bishop Brown
4 star rating
Rating: 8.0000

Very very good restaurant
"I took my mom to BJ's for her 78th birthday two weeks ago and we enjoyed the restaurant. Unlike that person above, we had excellent, friendly service. I was telling my mom & sister that someone rated this restaurant (at this site) very low and said they had a terrible waitress; I say that there is two sides to every story and from that person's review, they are only telling their side - who's to say that this person and their group wasn't rude to the waitress at first? Not agreeing that it's okay for a waitress to be rude in return, but still - if a service person was that bad, tell the manager and have someone else wait on you. From the sounds of it, they sound like they got toasted (during "Happy Hour") and was rowdy; I wouldn't want to serve a bunch of drunks either and I too would rather go home. But enough of that, I didn't stop that review from trying this restaurant out. I ordered a small BBQ chicken deep dish pizza and small salad. I love pizza and normally can finish a large Pizza Guys combo all by myself (not in one sitting but over a couple hours), but I was only able to finish half of the small pizza from BJ's; It was really delicious. It was $12.35 - quite expensive for such a small pizza, but then again, you get what you paid for, and in this case, it was some excellent pizza. Too bad this restaurant is more than 30 miles away from where I live, otherwise, I'll eat their pizza more often. My mom had the Jambalaya but didn't realize that it came loaded with spices and salt - not good for her high blood pressure. She wasn't able to finish all of it but took it home and "watered it down" with some steamed rice. My sister had some sort of pasta, which she enjoyed, and my neice had the roast beef plate. At the end, they gave my mom a free Pizookie for her birthday - with a candle in it; that was very nice. Over all, I gave this restaurant an 8. I would rate it higher, but I'm not one for a "noisy sports bar" restaurant. They had plasma TV's in every corner of the restaurant and other areas where they could squeeze them in. Baseball was on, so the "crowd" was getting into the game and the place was really loud. Like I said, I don't really care for that type of crowd, however, the food was excellent and we received great service, too. In comparison, I say this restaurant ranks on Par with The Elephant Bar and Claim Jumpers. These other two restaurants *may* be slightly better, IMO, because they are not sports bars and are not quite as loud. I just remember something else, there was another section away from the main section and I assume it was quieter and no TV's, but we were not offered any accomodations over there, plus Mom always got to have booth seating. I don't think there are any booths in that section. BTW, just an FYI - when using the restroom, the soap is really sticky. It must be mixed with glue or something else. When I was washing my hands, I had a hard time getting the residue off. I said to the man next to me, "Is it me or is this soap really sticky?" He said, "I know, I was just thinking that myself". In retrospect, it made my hands smell nice, though."


2006/10/3 21:16:25
Pauline
5 star rating
Rating: 10.0000

"GREAT FOOD, GREAT SERVICE, GREAT TIME. BEEN THERE SEVERAL TIMES AND WILL KEEP GOING BACK"


2006/6/30 8:07:11
anon
1.5 star rating
Rating: 3.0000

Not Impressed
"Not worth the wait. Place can be noisy, and the food is no big deal. Do it once, then save your money."


2006/6/21 14:17:03
Anonymous
5 star rating
Rating: 10.0000



2006/5/28 15:17:03
Anonymous
5 star rating
Rating: 10.0000



2006/4/1 18:14:20
annon.
5 star rating
Rating: 10.0000

Great!
"I love this place! I had excellent service and an awesome meal. My server was very on top of things, and ensured us a great time. I definately recommend this restaurant to all!"


2006/2/10 14:45:31
Anon.
3 star rating
Rating: 6.0000

Don't dine in. Order to go! Service = not so good.
"Went there late one night, and brought a bunch of my friends. We were told it was "Happy Hour" and to ask our server about that. We were seated, having a great time, then we encountered a HORRIBLE waitress. She was unhappy that she even had to serve us. Kept insisting that she wanted to leave. Said we were keeping her there at our post. Would not tell us the "Happy Hour" specials, threw our food down on our tables, was snappy, rude, and made rude comments as she left our table. She didn't even give us our CHANGE back for our meal! We asked where the change was, and she rolled her eyes, and asked if she really had to go and get change. It was the most horrible service I have ever had in my life. But besides the service, the food was great. It was really wonderful quality and taste, the portions were perfect. It's sad that bad service can ruin your experience. I've been there about three more times and had "okay" service. The food is great though. My Advice: ORDER TAKE OUT. =)"


2006/1/25 14:20:22
Michelle
5 star rating
Rating: 10.0000

"For awhile my husband and I were there 1-2 times a week! The menu is very extensive so we try different things all the time. The pizza is very good but very rich. If you come here you have to try the Pazooki! I tried mine with half chocolate chip and half peanut butter with vanilla ice cream. Sooooooo yummy! "


2005/7/25 17:28:49
Anonymous
5 star rating
Rating: 10.0000

Awesome Place
"We had a great time here. the waitress was great very friendly have lots of time to assist with explaining different items on the menu. The place was very busy. Per my husband the pizza is great.. I had a chicken salad (more food than one person could eat). But we had to have dessert - we decided on the brownie. It was served hot out of the oven with Ice cream and hot fudge. we recommend this place to everyone we know. Our rating is Love it"


2005/6/21 22:08:31
Jill Marshall
1.5 star rating
Rating: 3.0000

bar service
"they never smile and it takes 25 minutes to get any food you order, even a cup of chili. Over priced for the quality of food. After you eat at the one in Maui, you know what it should taste like. "


2005/2/3 10:04:39
Keri Junk
5 star rating
Rating: 10.0000

"I love everything about this place. Good food, good service, great bar!"