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BJ's Restaurant & Brew House serves a menu of American Classics alongside fresh, handcrafted beers in a casual, lively atmosphere. One of many BJ's locations nation-wide, the restaurant follows in the traditions of the first BJ's, which opened in 1978 as a Chicago Pizzaria in Santa Ana California. Their menu features options for pasta dishes, pizza, burgers, salads, soup, sandwiches, not to mention beer, wine, and cocktails. They even feature a gluten-free menu, curbside takeout, and online ordering options. As for their hand crafted beers, BJ's is known for their unique brews they serve in house, such as BJ's Brewhouse Blonde, Piranha Pale Ale, BJ's Jeremiah Red, P.M. Porter, and many more. Reliable food, craft beers, and warm, family-friendly service makes BJ's a great casual dining experience.

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Restaurant Info

  • Address: 5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa CA 91941
  • Cross Street: Center Drive
  • Location: East County | La Mesa
  • Cuisine: American |
  • Cost: $$ | Inexpensive | $25 - $50
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Unknown
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner | Late |
  • Parking:
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: (619) 589-7222

Business Hours



  • Full Bar
  • Late Dining
  • Takeout Available
  • Lounge / Bar


  • Child Friendly
  • Dining Alone
  • Business Dining
  • Meet for a Drink
  • People Watching
  • Quick Bite


F.A.Q. - Frequently Asked Questions


Restaurant Address: 5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa CA 91941

User Reviews


while visiting in San Diego I decided to have dinner at BJs GRossmont.  The meal was timely and tasteful. Jacob Johnson, our server, was a delight. He was exteremly courteous and friendly which made our visit even more wonderful. I will return to visit and will recommend BJs to others. Thank you for a great evening.

Nice,casual place for dinner  

If you're looking for a nice "neighborhood" joint, BJ's has good service and a nice variety of fun pizzas. The place has an overall warm and fun feel to it. It's like a big sports bar. A good place to take friends and family alike.

If you miss Chicago  

BJs has the best Chicago style pizza I have found in San Diego. The toppings are excellent, my favorite is Meatballs. They have good microbrew to wash it down with, and of course the deep dish cookies - pizzookies - for dessert.

Pizookie Rules!  

The food is just OK and the beers on tap are slightly better. BJ's does have one of the best brewed root beers I have tasted, not bitter at all. They also feature GIANT baked potatoes with all sorts of fixings although those will definitely not be popular with the Atkins crowd. But the reason to visit BJ's is the Pizookie dessert. It's a giant just baked cookie of your choice (I get chocolate chunk) with a scoop of vanilla ice cream over it. Fabulous and big enough for two to share!

BJ for lunch or dinner  

BJ is a nice family restaurant and has a friendly atmosphere. The menu is easy with plenty of comfort food there is a good selection for salad lovers. Very nice place to stop for a nice quick meal.

I don't know about this place...  

I came here on a date and our server's name was Becky. Becky brought us menus and then stood aside and started reading The Brothers Karamazov and didn't put it down until she finished. When I asked the other servers for help they pointed to their nametags and asked if they said 'Becky' on them. When I said no they said, "I didn't think so." and sighed or said "Jesus!" as they walked away. When Becky finished her book, I ordered a cheeseburger and what I got was a glob of cream cheese with some gravy on it. I told her that isn't a cheeseburger and she said yes it is. There was a man at another table eating a cheeseburger and I pointed it out and she said that's split pea soup. I told her I wanted split pea soup and she said that was the last one. (I overheard the man order a cheeseburger) when I looked at the bill I saw that she had written "cream cheese with gravy" instead of cheeseburger. My wife ordered a salad and did not recieve it until well after I had finished my meal. Becky kept saying they were still mixing it and hang on. My wife ordered ice tea and Becky brought hot tea then orange juice then coke and similar things about 11 times without ever bringing the ice tea. When Becky was bringing my wife a Shirly Temple that we didn't order, another waitress complimented my wife's dress and the two waitresses proceeded to laugh for two minutes. Later Becky gave my wife a wet willy and once she told me she had a secret and then yelled in my ear. It really hurt. When my wife's salad finally arrived there was about an inch and a half of murky water at the bottom of the bowl and the leaves looked suspiciously similar to the leaves on the bushes outside. When we confronted Becky she said no one else had ever complained and we couldn't leave until we finished our meals. I told Becky it was my wife's birthday and she said, "No wonder she looks so old." The table was very wobbly and I know things like that happen but when we were leaving I noticed Becky take a ring out from under one of the table legs and put it back on her finger. We're just a 70 year old couple trying to enjoy a special occassion and I don't see why Becky needed to call me Wrinkles.



It Sucks  

Sucks HARD!

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