BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Carlsbad California

View Larger Map

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse

5613 Paseo Del Norte
Carlsbad, CA 92008
(760) 579-4440
BJs on Urbanspoon

Economics: The BJ’s Party for Two special was a great deal ($19.95). It included two small salads or soups, any medium signature pizza (with as many toppings as you like) and one of BJ’s delicious Pizookie desserts.

Atmosphere: BJ's had a fun and relaxed environment with a sports bar vibe to it. The inside had dimmed lighting which made for a romantic yet casual dining experience (perfect for a fun night out with friends and family or a date). There was plenty of seating inside and outside in a heated patio area.

Taste: The deep dish pizza we had was excellent. It was very filling and came loaded with fresh toppings. The house salad was good. And the Pizookie dessert was to die for!

Service: The service was fast and friendly. The workers seemed cheerful and upbeat which added to the fun and casual dining experience. It can get quite busy on weekends and during peak hours. Upon ordering we were given a pager which notified us when we were ready to be seated.

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse Carlsbad CaliforniaWe hadn’t been to BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse (BJ’s) in years. But when we heard about their “Party for Two” special ($19.95 for two starters, a medium pizza and a Pizookie dessert) and received a coupon for a free birthday Pizookie dessert via email it seemed like the perfect time to go. And we’re so glad we did!

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse Carlsbad California Inside SeatingThe first BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse opened in 1978 in Orange County, California (it centered on bringing the unique flavor of deep-dish pizza to California). As of August 2011, BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. owns and operates 109 locations throughout the United States with locations in California, Texas, Arizona, Colorado, Oregon, Nevada, Florida, Ohio, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Indiana, Louisiana and Washington. The BJ’s we visited is located in the city of Carlsbad (in North County San Diego) just off the 5 freeway on Paseo Del Norte between Cannon Road and Palomar Airport Road.

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse Carlsbad California Inside BarThe BJ’s in Carlsbad had a fun and relaxed sports bar atmosphere with dimmed lighting which made for a romantic yet casual dining experience (perfect for a fun night out with friends and family or a date). It had a clean, modern and industrial design with a warehouse feel to it with its high ceilings, openness, exposed pipes and four huge roll-up windows (that resembled large roll-up industrial garage doors).

BJ's Restaurant Carlsbad California Pizza, Salad, PizookieWe ordered the “Party for Two” special ($19.95) which included two small salads or soups, a medium signature pizza and one of BJ’s famous Pizookie desserts. We also had a free Pizookie birthday coupon for an additional dessert.

BJ's Restaurant Deep Dish PizzaOn the medium pizza (8 slices) we had half BJ’s Favorite and half Gourmet Five Meat. We also added extra cheese to our pizza and pineapple on half. There was no additional cost with this special for adding toppings which was really nice! The deep dish style pizza was delicious and very filling (2-3 slices each was more than enough).

BJ's Restaurant BJ's Favorite PizzaThe BJ’s Favorite pizza half was delicious. It came with oven baked meatballs, pepperoni, Italian sausage, mushroom, green peppers, black olives, white onions and seasoned tomatoes. We removed the green peppers and added pineapple and extra cheese.

BJ's Restaurant Gourmet Five Meat PizzaThe Gourmet Five Meat pizza half was also super tasty. It came with house-made meatballs, pepperoni, oven roasted ham, salami, Italian sausage and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. We also added extra cheese.

BJ's Restaurant House SaladFor our starters, we had a small house salad and a mozzarella and tomato salad. The small house salad came with iceberg lettuce, red cabbage, cucumbers, carrots, cucumber slices, tomatoes, croutons and topped with our choice of dressing (we chose blue cheese). The salad was fresh, crisp and very good.

BJ's Restaurant Mozzarella Tomato SaladThe small mozzarella and tomato salad came with fresh mozzarella balls, tomato wedges with basil, red onion and Parmesan cheese drizzled with balsamic glaze. Overall, we thought the salad was just ok. There was one piece of lettuce and the salad filled about a third of the plate.

BJ's Restaurant PizookiesThe Pizookie desserts were to die for! We chose the Red Velvet Pizookie and we also had a birthday coupon for a free original Pizookie.

BJ's Restaurant Red Velvet PizookieThe Red Velvet Pizookie was amazing. It came in a deep dish with freshly baked red velvet cookie, sweetened cream cheese chunks, white chocolate chips, and topped with two scoops of vanilla bean ice cream.

BJ's Restaurant Original PizookieBJ’s Famous Pizookie (the original Pizookie) was also excellent. It came with a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie topped with two scoops of vanilla bean ice cream.

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse Carlsbad CaliforniaOverall we really enjoyed our experience at BJ’s. We felt the party for two special ($19.95) was a great deal. It was more than enough food for two. The deep dish pizza was delicious and the Pizookie dessert to die for! For a fun time out with friends, family or your date, BJ’s pizza will not disappoint! If the Party for Two special is running be sure to check it out (you’ll definitely get your monies worth)!

Speak Your Mind