190 Nut Tree Pkwy, Vacaville (across the street from Ross)
1200 Roseville Parkway, Roseville
2730 East Bidwell, Folsom
1689 Arden Way in the Arden Fair Mall
3531 N Freeway Blvd at the Sacramento Gateway in Natomas
9237 Laguna Springs Drive, Elk Grove
(707) 359-2200
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Vacaville - 2006-02-15

A restaurant and brewery, BJ's is known for their brew, their Chicago style pizza, and their dessert. Their Pizookie dessert is infamous - freshly baked cookie in the pan topped with a couple scoops of ice cream. They brew a large varieties of beer, and root beer too. The food portions are are very large for the price. It's very crowded, and there's usually a pretty long wait, so plan to get there early and put your name down (or go sit near the bar). The bar area is large, and features a giant tv split into 4 screens, and a couple normal tvs. Each one usually shows a different ESPN channel, and one is usually on the news. Their special drinks menu features a lot of unique concoctions, and credits the inventor/submitter by naming them and their hometown.

Happy hours are M-F 3-7pm, and Sunday-Thurs 10pm-12. Happy hour specials: $2 off appetizers, $1 off of well-drinks, $1 off of BJ's Pints, and 1/2 price mini-pizzas.

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2006-03-06 22:13:55   Has anyone tried the pizza here? I was excited to see a Chicago-style pizza place open up near town; is it anywhere close to Zachary's in quality? —KevinChin

2006-03-06 23:17:01   This place is awesome!! The Pizookie is delicious! The drinks are pretty nice too. This chain just opened a bunch of Norcal locations around the same time. I had the pizza in a bay area location; but I've never been to Zachary's. —ES

2006-03-25 17:57:31   my manager went on and on about this place and told me i had to eat there. so eat there i will, and get a good photo for this wee little page. —MichelleAccurso

2006-03-26 14:32:58   I've been to the one in Westwood (UCLA area) and the food was quality. Like most SoCal restaurant chains the portions were unnecessarily huge, but if I'm going to eat a meatball sandwich I want to be stuffed anyway. They're famous for their pizookie (a deep dish chocolate chip cookie served piping hot with vanilla ice cream on top) and I recommend trying it. Just make sure that even with the big portions you leave room for dessert. —JillWeinstein

2006-05-04 20:18:37   It's not just near Zachary's in quality...it far surpasses any restaurant that has ever been located on the planet Earth. And I'm not just saying that because I work there. —JamesWilk

2006-06-04 17:43:02   OK, they serve Pan Pizza. It has a thick buttery crust, which eliminates if form chicago style immediately. But it tastes like a Pizza Hut Pan Pizza. Its good pizza, and it may be Chicago Inspired, but... its not Chicago Style any more than the local Pizza Hut equivalent. I will go there again to try the other menu items, and for the large portions, the prices for entrees seems to run in the 12-15 dollar range, so its a pretty good value, if you box up half and eat it for a later meal. —RogerClark

I see from your page that you lived a good portion of your life in Chicago. Which must automatically give you authority on judging what is and what isn't "Chicago-Style" correct? Pardon my childish ignorance and arrogance, but I believe that it's not your Chicago Style pizza. It's not the thing you crave that you remember from your childhood memories. For the rest of us, it's as close as we're going to get to deep dish, "Chicago-Style" pizza. The bottom line is it's really good. -TusharRawat

2006-10-02 02:04:51   this place is soooo goood. i get so full when i eat there —MichelleAccurso

2007-04-14 19:28:40   BJ's pizza is not Chicago style pizza. BJ's pizza is more like pan pizza or pizza with fluffy dough and buttery crust. If any of you tried pizza from pizzeria Uno you can see and taste the difference. I'll come back here to try the other food. I forgot to mention their root beer is awesome. —SimonFung

2007-04-15 21:11:59   I went to the BJ's in Natomas last week and had the appetizer sausage/basil pizza and a glass of their blonde. The beer was surprisingly mediocre for a brewpub blonde, and the pizza was flat out horrid (all I could taste was butter and grease). I would have been embarrassed to serve a pizza that bad. I hope their non-appetizer pizza is better (I suspect it is) but I won't be going back to try it anytime soon. That said, their pizookie was VERY good and I can see why it's popular. But overall, between the mediocre beer, bad pizza, and ambience that was so loud I couldn't hear anybody who was non-adjacent to me, I'm not planning on going back anytime soon. —AlexPomeranz Edit: I went back as part of a group. Had their regular, non-appetizer pizza and it was _fantastic_. This time I tried the stout and it was surprisingly mediocre for a brewpub stout. Oh well, at least the pizza was really good.

2009-03-30 21:24:18   Best Pizza in Vegas! From Chicago and love deep dish.

Appetizers and salads are very good as well. Beer is above average. But lets talk more about the pizza! —rcain8

2009-03-31 22:51:59   My fiancee and I are obsessed with this place. Their pizza is the best! Nothing in Davis compares and is worth the short drive to Natomas. —EricaMacGregor

2010-02-10 22:26:31   BJ's is a fun chain that I'd say is an upscale Applebee's with good beer. The Vacaville location is packed on Friday and Saturday nights, so be prepared to wait for a table. —bear

2011-03-08 18:39:24   Beers and Pizza are unbelievably good here. —nqbui89

2011-04-16 08:05:58   The food here is amazing but I stopped coming here when I found out that each meal is equal to or more than 1000 calories. I don't know about that, but I would think that that is half the amount of calories a person needs to thrive on a daily basis. But the pizzas are great! —peacefulsparrow

2011-04-18 02:37:32   Curious as to why this page exists since there is really no connection to Davis... But, I've eaten at the one in Natomas and Elk Grove a few times and I have to say... not too impressed. Their food isn't bad, it's just that I don't understand why people are willing to wait like an hour for a spot (which is what me and a few friends had to do one time) at a place that's basically a sports bar. —CecilioPadilla

2011-12-03 17:35:08   Another Dining disappointment. Went there for lunch, fish tacos tasted like old burnt fried oil. The clam chowder, maybe somebody dropped the salt shaker into it? And my sister-in-law didn't even get her lunch. But they made it real clear, they took it off the bill. What a joke. —Theangrydiner

2013-01-09 16:36:46   It's got decent date atmosphere! Very lowkey and quiet. It's kind of pricey, though... You should probably share the Pizookies :P —HannahToru