BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Allentown

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$30 and under
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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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F
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Fun place to gather with friends, service was great super friendly, food was not as good/fresh tasting as the last time I was there. There was a slight mix up with a friends order which was quickly corrected perhaps too quickly salmon was very small and dry. Will be back again to try something different as the menu offers many selections.

BG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Past meals have been quite good but this time we struck out. Dishes had minimum quality and a lot of filler. I feel certain menu items are less of a value than in the past. I had jambalaya and seasoning was overpowering, only one bite of chicken in it and a few small shrimp. My husbands Sante Fe salad was bland and mostly iceberg lettuce. We left most of it. Service was good but appetizer came out after main course-- however they did take it off the bill and apologized. It was a packed Saturday night so we understand. That wasnt the issue. It was the food that was disappointing.

We will wait awhile before returning and will choose dishes like steak or other single protein that offer better value than mixed ingredient items.

OT
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love their sangrias and my boyfriend and I have our regular meals and we used a coupon too which helped the costs.

ML
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Exceptional quality food, great ambiance and helpful staff. Came for dinner at 5pm and felt like we were being rushed out of the table during our 75 minute meal. Only reason for 4 stars, otherwise excellent.

MT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Menue

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Took 20 minutes to get our first drinks ordered another 15-20 after that to get our appetizer and the drinks we ordered our food was horrible my salmon was dry typical of frozen fish my wife’s parmigiana crusted chicken was more like dusted chicken. Then there was the waiter Nick absentee to say the least. It was an absolute disaster of a dinner . Will not be heading back

OT
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and beverages. Friendly server.

SG
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Ordered calamari for a appetizer and it tasted like it was heated up in microwave. I ordered a ribeye medium which was good and cooked correctly. My wife ordered a prime rib medium, which came out well done. Manager offered to refund calamari and prime rib. He stated they both look not to our standards. Neat atmosphere but 1/3 on food, not worth trying again.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made a reservation and was seated early. Food was fresh and very tasty. I had the ribs, smokey flavor came thru the sauce. Tanya was our server, she was very nice and friendly. A great night out!

BB
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful server!! She made us very welcome and engaged in conversation with my wife and I. Not sure if her name, but please find out and give her much thanks!!
Ken R.

OT
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a reservation but got there early and were seated immediately. Waitress was friendly and very efficient. Food was delicious.

T
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our service was fantastic! $3 pizookies were fabulous! Great menu selection

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall, we had a good experience. Food was good as was the beer.

M
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Slow food preparation

KI
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 1food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is tasty, good value. Restaurant has a tendency to be extremely cold.

SH
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visitor. Glad I made a reservation! Waitress was wonderful and sweet. Food came fast. I would come again to try other things!

JS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Large menu with a variety of choices. Although the restaurant was packed our service was still excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

The best part of our visit was our waitress. She was very attentive and accommodating. That is about where the good ends.

Our meals came before our appetizer. Our waitress was very quick on her feet and offered to remove the appetizer from our bill.

We both ordered burgers. Mine was cooked as requested. My husband's was very overcooked. We didn't complain and just stuck it out.

The bathroom was not attended to. No toilet paper, trash cans overflowing, actual trash on the floor.

This was our 2nd visit. The 1st wasn't bad. I don't know what was going on but I'm not sure I'd return again.

IK
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent, as was the food. We’ll be back!

CM
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we eat here, I find a new favorite. Looks like we'll need to keep working our way through their delicious menu!

BR
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good, ambiance good, waited a little long for the food, but not a biggie.

PH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, table was ready when we arrived. Food was delicious however a little too noisy.

M
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Our experience was mixed. Booking and seating was handeled beautifully. Our server was attentive and very capable. She did not rush the meal , nor did she become obtrusive in constantly checking back. She was perfect. The food was good. The burgers were done well and the pizzas were tasty.
However if someone has a disability as one member in our group , the floors were extremely slippery and hard to navigate. The chairs were very slippery , whatever was on the bottom , made it hard to pull and have chairs stay in. One mother, as I was going to use the restroom, was having trouble getting her toddler out of the highchair because it would not stay still,but slid everywhere.
It was a buzy day and the noise level was very high. Additional soundproofing might have helped.

b
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Large menu but everything we have had there was very good. Service is always good. Bar drinks are a little lacking so we will stick to water and ice tea in the future. We like this place and would recommend it. Making a reservation through Open Table is a big help especially on weekends when they are super busy!

JJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was very slow otherwise food and drinks were good

i
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great place for good food varied menu and great service.

HW
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We were seated very quickly. Our server was great and the food was very good. A bit loud but okay.

LL
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Both meals were incorrect. We did get credit for one of them. Then our bill was also incorrect.

TA
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Casual NOISY family sports type bar/brewery/restaurant. Food was very greasy. Had to get paper towels to hold my burger to absorb the grease. On my way to the restroom, I noticed the floor was also greasy!! I was wearing rubber soled shoes and was sliding as I walked!. They must clean the floor with not very hot or dirty water. This kind of grossed me out. Screaming children added to the mix while my party was there. Restaurant is a large box space with poor acoustics. A tragic sign of how some of America dines out! Service was fine. The staff hustled around to provide ample assistance. Don’t think I’d go back ever again!

F
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great upscale bar food. Good for families. Excellent service. Noisy but tolerable. Have been here before and plan to return

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

My food was great but my friend ordered a cheeseburger well done. It came out pink in the center. The waitress had them make a new one and the manager apologized and the second one came back the same way. They were very apologetic and took care of the whole bill. It was our first time there. Would try it again since everyone around us enjoyed their food and they did the right thing, just couldn’t believe it was that hard to cook a burger well done 2 times, but they did right and were very customer focused about it.

BH
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I had the calamari appetizer. Horrible! Way to much breading cooked to hard and tasted burnt. Husband steak was tough and one large lump piece of meat. Waited 15 minutes past reservation time. I thought the reason for making a reservation was to have a seat at that time.

NW
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great and varied menu with outstanding menu choices. Service is great and quick. Recommend reservations. 5 pm on a Saturday is packed. Good for families as well as couples.

JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is great and the service is some of the best I have had in Allentown.

HH
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent, food was great with a nice variety, especially since I can't have gluten, eggs, soy or cows milk, there is a wonderful variety. I could also enjoy conversations with my family.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I really enjoy the extensive 25 page menu and beer choices. The flight of beer is great to sample a few. The only problem is the wait. Even using opentable app, it is more like call ahead seating at this place. Still expect to wait 10min or so for your table. My experience with other restaurants on open table has been very different.

MM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Menu is huge, large variety, fresh ingredients, service excellent except for bar service, very slow for draft beers.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

The food was some of the worst food I’ve ever had. The server was super nice but when my husband politely advised her about how fishy the tuna was she got the manager. The manager just responded with “wow. That’s our most popular dish” There wasn’t much of an apology, nothing removed from the bill and just terrible. The kids didn’t even touch their meals. I’ve never had a worse dining experience. I would never go back and not recommend it to anyone. The atmosphere was awesome if the food and service just matched it would be great.

SB
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Got a gift card for Christmas and so we went for an early dinner. Nice variety of beverages and quite a lot of choices for food. Service was outstanding and our meals arrived quickly. Food was tasty and since one of us got the daily special a small dessert was included as part of the meal. What a great treat!

TA
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to "pull off a surprise". Thank You everyone for your help on 2/15/19 approx. 7:30pm.