BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse

6611 W Newberry Rd, Gainesville
(352) 331-8070

Recent Reviews

ch le

At a time when people are not eating out much, you would think that restaurants would be bending over backwards to earn your dollars. They are not. Except BJ's. We ate lunch here today and they were exceptional. Our waitress was personable, friendly and efficient. We had a small problem with our pizza and the manager handled it superbly. He replaced our pizza and even came back to check on us. This is the first time in 3 months that we have had great service and food at the same time.

Robert Peters

Honestly it was just okay. The cheese curds were room temperature when they came out, our main meals were decent I had to Salmon, my wife had the parmesan crusted chicken and they were okay. For desert we had the cookie ice cream things and the cookie dough was completely Raw not cooked all the way. We are aware that many places are still trying to get back into the grove, so we will probably stop back again the next time we're in town.

Randall Moore

Went with coworker for lunch, was seated and served right away. Took us a bit to figure out our choice. Salad came out quickly and entrees right on time. Waitress was very attentive and in control, food was fresh and drinks stayed full. Good job!

Larry S

had burger with brisket(waiter said 2 oz's)$14.75....brisket was barely visible....the waiter brought another 2 oz's....when I complained...the taste was good....but if you are expecting a big burger...DON'T.....WAS SHOCKED....clearly hurt by closing....safety features are good...

Elizabeth Powers

The food was great!! Lovely experience. Karen was our server/bartender!! Drinks were amazing as well. I'm super satisfied thanks! Especially being our first time!! Will definitely return. Thanks???

Nathan B.

The waiter refused to get the manager to answer why 6 of us had to be at this small table instead of putting two tables together so we could spread out. Waiter said the other tables can't be moved because of the coronavirus policy. I honestly can't believe the stupidity. So because of coronavirus, we have to sit near each other. BJs at 6611 W Newberry Rd Gainesville, FL 32605

M Femi

Saw ad on IG and decided to order yesterday. Picked up today at time designated on my order. Fries were very cold and salt loaded on way too much. The chicken wrap was disarrayed in the container and also had sauce on the sides of the insides. Looks as though the food was made yesterday and kept overnight or at least it appeared that way. The wrap breading was soggy. All the food was cold. Food actually looked nothing like what was shown from the ad. Terrible.

Ken D.

Do not do take out here during the lockdown. I'm sitting here over an hour since I placed and paid for with a over the top top. At this time my order is really late, they know it and are trying but I don't have my food. Try another place and come back when the lockdown is over but for SURE DO NOT GET TAKE OUT THEY CANNOT HANDLE IT!

Debra M

This was our first time here and we did the carry out service due to the shut down. We ordered two Santa Fa chicken salads. $31 for two salads is ridiculous, especially when the chicken is pre-made chucks and some were like rubber. Also there was no avocado, no tomatoes, no pepper jack cheese & hardly any cheddar cheese. So we paid $31 for lettuce, corn, rubbery chicken & a few tortilla strips.

Kris C.

We love their pizzas but not enough after today. We tried to order food during the COVID stay at home order and won't be a patron until this is all over, if they survive. We tried to order delivery from their online website but it kept crashing. Their website also advertised we could order a growler from them but when you got to the beer selection page, it said we couldn't order anything. So we then tried calling because I offered to pick up our order on my way home. My husband was the #7th caller in line. He was not able to get through to a person to place an order for pick up in the 20 minutes it took me to drive from my place of work (after working a 10 hour shift) to their location. I don't want to sit in my car for an hour waiting for a pizza and a growler of beer after working a 10 hour shift. So I didn't stay and went home. We tried again several times on their website and via phone app. WE TRIED SO FREGGIN HARD!!! We tried for an HOUR! Yelp defines a one star review as "Methinks not". I'd like to add "www.nope.com" as a description as well. I tried to spend my money here and I tried to support them in this time of uncertainty. They kept me from supporting them. If you can't pivot and change according to your climate you will lose business. Upgrade your phone system to have multiple lines and join up with another delivery service. You are amateurs compared to Five Star and Papa Johns. They have it down and they much smaller ... #%@$*?!

Angelo

Got some take out from there yesterday. We sat at the bar and waited for the food and had a drink. The bartender was very very sweet and very outgoing. She came back every couple of minutes and asked us if we were ready to order And if we needed another drink. We both got the Honeycrisp chicken salads and they were absolutely delicious! Their menu is a book LOL. Lots of stuff to choose from so anybody and everybody could find something on that

X T

When you go to BJs you know you are paying for the environment, the quality and the service. If you are going to complain about the price of everything, this is not the place for you.

Heitor Tremura

I've been to this BJs a few times, and they do an excellent job. The servers I've had have always been kind and attentive while speaking clearly. I like to come here with family and friends every so often.

Gail M

Stopped here for dinner and it was Happy Hour. Had some of the best nachos and a couple drinks for $16. You can't beat it.

Mirellys J P.

I loved the dessert cookie with the ice cream on top. As for the boneless chicken wings...yeah no ty. There was more batter on the wings that they were hard as a rock, than there was chicken.

Mj G.

I don't think I'll get from bjs again. I ordered door dash kind of late at night about a week ago. I figured the food wouuldnt be that great because it was late but I figured since it was so good back home I was like it's worth it. smh. I proceeded to order about $40 worth of food (pizookie trio, cheesy bacon potatoeskins, and some kind of grilled chicken pita) When the food arrived, i was so excited about the skins but they were literally baked so long you could snap parts off them in half and parts of the middles were like chewy you could tell it was not fresh at all, they really didn't have salt either so I'm like um okay let me try something else. when I try the grilled chicken pita I wanted to like it so bad but the feta cheese and Tzatziki sauce literally smelled like old spoiled dairy that's gone bad I i was to hesitant to continue eating. Literally the only good thing was the pizookie and vanilla ice cream

Ashley Nicole

Unfortunately Bj's is a great spot for a drink, not food. Went last night for dinner and it was not good. The artichoke dip had no flavor and tasted like it came out of a bag. I notice when restaurants have a really big menu they tend to fall short with quality and that seems to be the case here. Service was good, drinks were great but we won't be stopping by here for dinner anymore.

Acct 4 Dedo

We went as a very large group. The service was very good, from the hostess to our server they were all pleasant and friendly. Our food was very good. We had drinks from the bar which were done right. The bar was not lite on the alcohol. Great casual atmosphere. We got served quickly and all our orders were correct. Great place?

Dean Hall

We went as a very large group. The service was very good, from the hostess to our server they were all pleasant and friendly. Our food was very good. We had drinks from the bar which were done right. The bar was not lite on the alcohol. Great casual atmosphere. We got served quickly and all our orders were correct. Great place?

GEORGE HOLCOMB

The Pizza was Amazing, the service was Outstanding! Our server, a lady named Karen, had the most wonderful personality and was truly dedicated to making our meal special. Her attention to detail was incredible. We were blessed to have her at our table.

Nancy

An ok family-style restaurant that has a bit of everything. Everything tastes pretty decent, but nothing in particular stands out. I appreciated that my Moroccan Chicken still came out moist and the sweet potato fries were crispy. Service was fast and friendly. Prices were fairly reasonable, especially if you take advantage of happy hour. I liked the casual atmosphere as well.

Amy Kittling

My friend and I had lunch with friends here on Friday. When we arrived around 11:30am, the restaurant was almost empty. We were quickly showed to our table, beverage and meal orders were taken, and we settled in. Our drinks were quickly delivered and shortly our meals were served. Our waiter was very efficient and our meals were excellent. Shortly following noon, the place was packed but we were not rushed by our server. By the time we departed the waiting line outside continued to gather. Bottom line, food was exceptional; service was great; and the place was packed. So, recommend going early!

T330NYkellym

When I travel, I get excited about trying new places This was just a weird experience. A previous post talked about how long it took them to get seated when the restaurant was 1/2 empty. I thought it might have just been a one off but the same thing happened to us. We waited about 10 minutes for a table at a rather empty restaurant. The server Kat (sp?) was fantastic and attentive. I ordered the bacon jam wings which were the best! My mom ordered the bison burger medium and it came out raw with wrong toppings. The pizza was perfect for my husband and my dad got the spaghetti and meatballs lunch portion which were also good. If you would like a mediocre experience and food, this is the place for you. I would not seek this out and I was not excited about my choice.

Janet L.

This is a very upbeat place for everyone of all ages. Great draft beers and super happy hour prices on appetizers, wine and martini's. India was our server and her service was amazing even on Christmas Eve.

Andy H

I don't know how they do it but the ice water here is absolutely amazing, it's the perfect temperature. Excellent food, service, and atmosphere as well

Billy E

My wife and I had lunch with friends here on Friday. When we arrived around 11:30am, the restaurant was almost empty. We were quickly showed to our table, beverage and meal orders were taken, and we settled in. Our drinks were quickly delivered and shortly our meals were served. Our waiter was very efficient and our meals were excellent. Shortly following noon, the place was packed but we were not rushed by our server. By the time we departed the waiting line outside continued to gather. Bottom line, food was exceptional; service was great; and the place was packed. So, recommend going early!

Linda Lounds Beaty

Great food and amazing service!

Betsy Lunsford

Good burger, great beer! Will drive this far just to get some Jeremiah Red

MGRichter

This BJs restaurant was decent enough, we didn’t have the best food or service as in other locations.

Elizabeth B.

Alright, sit down and prepare yourselves for the ultimate BJ's review. This girl is about to educate you all on how to get the best deals here. The number one reason why I absolutely love BJ's is their potato skins. I am absolutely obsessed with potatoes and any variation of cheese fries with bacon, sour cream, and green onions. BJ's has by far the best ones. Happy hour is every day before 7 pm and ONLY in the cocktail area. Basically, if you come before 7 pm you get 50% off appetizers, $3 wines, and a variety of other deals. The best day to come is on Tuesdays before 7 pm. Why is that, you ask? Because you get 50% off appetizers PLUS your drink deals PLUS $3 pizookies. You absolutely can't go wrong with their cookies and cream pizookie. Like, if you don't get the oreo one, did you even go to BJ's??? My friend and I came one time for happy hour and each got a glass of wine, split 2 appetizers (which are HUGE by the way), AND a pizookie and each paid less than $10. WHAT. Where else can you get that amount of food, wine and dessert for that price? I'll tell you: nowhere. Favorite appetizers: crispy potato skins (of course), bone-in buffalo wings, and mozzarella sticks. The avocado egg-rolls were just ok. All of the appetizers come in huge portions so are definitely share-able, but the nacho one is the largest of them all. If you order that, be prepared for it to take up about half the table. If you are a regular like me, you should also sign up for the rewards. Once you reach a certain amount of points you get $10 off, plus any deals they are offering emailed to you. Something I just noticed today is that they are doing a $6 take-home entree deal (select entrees only) with a minimum $9.95 food purchase. So if you want lunch or something for the next day it's a total steal!! At BJ's, you can eat WELL on a budget. In case you can't tell, I'm obsessed but I don't care. 10/10 recommend!!

Tristan Crawford

Has a very wide verity of cuisines, though the ones ordered were not very good. Clam chowder good, but nothing special. Prime rib was obviously over cooked, dry, and bland. The rice pilaf was very oily. Also to top it all off, it took over 30 minutes to get a recipe to pay for what was a bad meal.

Irene Chan

best service and food

Jailine H.

Great place to come and watch the game. The sampler is massive me and my boyfriend share it as a meal!!! I recommend getting the root beer glaze for wings!

Lee C.

My favorite waitress is in the bar area, her name is Karen. The best dish to me is the Jambolaya even though it is very spicy. I also love the Asian chopped salad.

Nancy Si

An ok family-style restaurant that has a bit of everything. Everything tastes pretty decent, but nothing in particular stands out. I appreciated that my Moroccan Chicken still came out moist and the sweet potato fries were crispy. Service was fast and friendly. Prices were fairly reasonable, especially if you take advantage of happy hour. I liked the casual atmosphere as well.

Wayne and Betty Hettinger

We are new to the area and yesterday was our second visit to BJs. The food was excellent. Our server Karen made our day. An elderly gentleman came in using a walker and with one eye bandaged. It was raining and Karen made sure he was seated comfortably and got a towel and dried his walker. Her compassion speaking to and helping him was so refreshing. Karen was responsible for 15 tables by our count and it was quite busy. She went to each table and talked to folks like they were family.

Leonardo R.

This is the best place to go when you have family! The atmosphere is perfect and smells like good set

Erich C.

I was impressed. Very nice atmosphere, but not too dressy. Lots of food to choose from. I just got wings and a burger and fries. The wings were cherry flavored and crazy amazing!! They were cooked perfectly! I ordered their darkest craft beer, and it turned out to be a more sweet than bitter stout called Tatanka. The burger and fries were good too. Can't wait to go back!

Cathy Bliss

My Ahi Poke appetizer was good, and was my meal. Question: how does a place that serves pizza "run out" of small and med. pizza dough but have large? 40 years in the restaurant business and this is the first time I have ever heard of this. If you can make a large, doesn't it make sense that you can make smaller? Or, are they premade? If so I'm glad I didn't get it. Service was good.

Kimmy B.

I know this is a chain restaurant and all but they work hard to make a good product. Service is fine, it's a big place and when they're full it will take a bit longer to get your stuff, but the servers are friendly! I read Yelp reviews, I write Yelp reviews, and I'm telling you, this place deserves more than three stars! Believe it or not craft beer snobs, BJs has great original brews! This BJs pumpkin ale brew I'm drinking right now is crisp, flavorful, and very smooth. I really like the hint of cinnamon I taste. If there's a problem with this menu, it's that everything is high calorie. We got a deep dish pizza that tastes delicious and I know it's high calorie, but that's why we work out, right?!? So thank you Alison for a great experience and great service. We will come back soon!