2514 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Fax Number: (386) 226-0162
Fax: (386) 226-0162
BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse
Cuisines: Brew Pubs, American, Take Out, Pizza
Alcohol: Beer, Full Bar, Wine
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Average
BJ Restaurant is one of our family’s favorite dining places within the Daytona Beach area. Aside from their wide choices of food and beverages, we like the quick service from the staff and the hip-and-lively ambiance. Be forewarned though, the waiting line can be long, especially during dinner service. But if you are looking for peace-and-quiet, this is not the place for you.
The other night, our family decided to eat dinner at BJ. On our way there, we were crossing our fingers, hoping for a shorter waiting period. We got lucky! We instantly got a table. The knight ordered his favorite New Orleans Jambalaya, which is really good. In fact, it was once my favorite, but I had to stop since I started my no-red-meat diet. Instead, I chose their Veggie Burger. The menu book does not really state what kind of patty they used, so I assumed that, it would be just like any other vegetable patty. I was wrong! Assuming is never good. The patty is basically just seasoned rice shaped like a patty. Perhaps, when the restaurant named it “Veggie Burger”, the vegetable part must refer to the lettuce, tomato and onion that come with the burger. Was I disappointed? Heck, yeah! It was all carb! A rice patty in a bun, that’s what it was to me. At the price of about ten bucks, it is not what I expected. But anyway, this does not stop me from dining there though. The other foods are too good to pass. Lesson learned – when in doubt, ask.
We arrived just before the dinner rush and took an extended look at the menu, even reserving making our dinner selection until after the arrival of our Thai shrimp lettuce wraps and an excellent 8 x 4 oz. sampler of their house beer ranging from a lower cal light pilsner through a very bannana estery hefeweizen, to a superb imperial stout.
The Thal shrimp lettuce wraps were excellent, but the spicy Thai sauce was too hot for my dinner companion, and bordered on too hot for this pepperhead- although it must be mentioned that ginger has a very different heat than peppers.
Both the porkchops my partner had, and the chili and cheese nachos I selected for our entrees were excellent as well- ample portions to eat and share.
The cookie and beignet-based ice cream desserts were very good and just right in size.
The ambiance and decor were that of a refined, somewhat sophisticated sports bar.
Finally, very well-earned kudos to Abby, our smiling friendly young waitress, who presented our food, making informed suggestions, and strongly repping for her restaurant. She was unflappably pleasant and good natured.