BJ's Brewhouse

3 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Beer, Bread/Buns, Burgers, Dessert, Pizza

Warning

This is a chain, which typically means a high risk of cross-contact. It may not be possible to dine safely at this establishment.

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3 ratings

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5613 Paseo Del Norte
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Most Recent Reviews


Symptomatic Celiac

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I ate at the Newark restaurant. Online they state that they can make their steaks gluten free, so I asked the waitress, and she asked the chef. They couldn’t. I ordered the pizza and it was barely edible. They didn’t cut the crust all the way through, so I had to tear at it. Literally tear at it as was impossible to cut through. The taste was terrible as well. Too bad as I used to be able to eat there, but there were only a few things on the menu that I could eat, and I won’t be going back for the pizza. I do appreciate the waitress and the honesty of the chef.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Asymptomatic Celiac

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They have gluten free pizza, burger in a gluten free bun and a gluten free chocolate chip cookie "pizookie," which is a cookie with ice cream. We've dined here on several occasions in California and in Orlando and never had a problem with my celiac daughter.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

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I had the kale and roasted beet salad with salmon. The salmon was delicious and I ate it all right away. Overall experience was good.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Beer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pizza

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Sports Bar
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Celiac

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Food tasted great but they got my order wrong through the online order system. Also the salad portion was skimpy.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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I have enjoyed this restaurant before knowing I had celiac. The gluten free options were small. They had a chicken breast with a chimichurri sauce which was good, but small, some green beans and I traded out something for a small salad. It tasted good but was still hungry afterward. The waitress did talk to the cook and they made sure to check ingredients, and I wasn't glutened so it went fine.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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NOT CELIAC SAFE!!! Hostess provided GF menu. When I told the server I have celiac and asked him to let the kitchen know to treat it as a severe allergy he replied all he could do was type in “allergy” on the order. Sure enough, the 1st salad had tortilla strips (which were requested NOT to be on it per allergy menu!), which I discovered on my 2nd bite. He apologized and took it back to the kitchen. He brought another salad, which looked ok at the top but as I started eating, they had removed the chicken, but left tortilla strips throughout. I alerted the server and he apologized. Didn’t eat anything else, left feeling nauseous and spent the night being sick.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Gluten Free Pizookie!! super delicious, however only comes in the chocolate chip and I had a burger with gluten free bun and the bun was pretty flavorless and not a pleasant consistency.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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The waiter did not know much about how the GF food was prepared in the kitchen. Menu was not great. We are dairy free too.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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I want to come here on EVERY special occasion so I can get GF pazookie! (Fresh baked cookie with a huge scoop of ice cream on top) it literally melts in ur mouth. Their pizza was good although my GF go-to here is the Santa Fe salad

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Updated 11 years ago read full review

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Waiter was very well aware of gluten free menu and made sure to notify management that I was se stove to gluten!

Updated 11 years ago read full review

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I have celiac disease and I'm currently at a bj's in Carlsbad. There is a mistake on the menu. It says that you can have the seasoned wedge cut fries but NOT the kid's seasoned wedge cut fries. I just asked the waiter and they made a mistake. If you can't have gluten stay away from all of the fries at BJ's. Be careful guys! If I hadn't read every little thing I would have ordered fries and gotten sick.

Updated 12 years ago read full review

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Great service. Gluten free knowledgable. Great pizza.

Updated 12 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Asymptomatic Celiac

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They have a GF menu. I had an excellent “Santa Fe Salad.” Service was terrific.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

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I get chips and salsa, plus I get the wings and fries on a regular basis without a problem. I tend to have a pretty severe reaction to cross contamination and mixing friers but only once in maybe 2-3 dozen trips have I had even a little heartburn

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

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They have great options including pizza burgers and salads as well as some other item. Have never been dissatisfied as a customer and if you ask any staff they should know how to help you

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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The waitress was new, so I don’t think she could properly communicate gluten-free needs with the kitchen. It took a long time to get a gluten free menu and a while for her to go back and forth to the kitchen. Eventually another woman (I’m assuming manager?) came over to help and gave me a menu. While the service was blah, the food was great and I wasn’t contaminated 👍

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Gluten Intolerant

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Love the food here! They have a dedicated GF menu and know what is safe and isn't. They even have A GF pizooki for dessert which is a large hot baked cookie with a scoop of ice cream on it.. Tastes great!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended

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