BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse Serves Dozens of Dairy-Free Dishes


Updated in 2021! BJ’s started as a California pizzeria, over 40 years ago. Today they serve a huge menu of dishes, from boisterous salads to steak and seafood in a spacious brewpub environment. They also keep an allergen menu that is frequently updated, for the most current information. For dairy-free diners, there are dozens of options right on the menu, in addition to many custom order choices.

BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse Dairy-Free Menu Guide - over 200 locations in the U.S. with expansive menu options

Dairy-Free Menu Guide to BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse

We’ve always found the restaurant staff at BJ’s to be very helpful with questions and special orders. Their allergen menu is helpful, but lengthy and doesn’t quite cover custom order details. We include custom order dairy-free details here when available.

Appetizers & Snacks

  • Ahi Poke
  • Chicken Lettuce Wraps
  • Chicken Pot Stickers
  • Chips and Fire Roasted Salsa
  • Housemade Guacamole and Chips
  • Sliders (not the BBQ Tri Tip Sliders)
  • Sliders with Fries (not the BBQ Tri Tip Sliders)

Heads Up! The wings, ribs, and egg rolls at BJ’s surprisingly contain milk. The sriracha sauce on the brussels sprouts also contains dairy. And yes, sorry, but the calamari contains milk.


  • Vegan Lentil Soup with Ancient Grains

Heads Up! Skip the sourdough loaf bread bowl at BJ’s – it contains milk.

Entrée Salads

  • Asian Chopped Salad
  • Seared Ahi Salad
  • Honey-Crisp Chicken Salad

Dairy-Free Dressings: Balsamic Vinaigrette, Honey Ginger, Honey Mustard, Italian, Oil & Vinegar, Rice Wine Vinaigrette, Strawberry Vinaigrette, Thousand Island

Heads Up! All of the salads on their standard salad menu (non-entrée) do contain dairy, but most can be special ordered without dairy.

Other Entrées

  • Baby Back Pork Ribs with Peppered BBQ Sauce
  • BJ’s Classic Rib-Eye
  • Cherry Chipotle Glazed Salmon
  • Chimichurri Chicken
  • Double Bone-In Pork Chop
  • Lemon Thyme Chicken
  • Mandarin Orange-Glazed Pork Chop
  • Pacific Poke Soba Noodles
  • Peruvan Quinoa Bowl (Vegan or with Chicken, Salmon, or Shrimp)
  • Slow-Roasted Tri-Tip
  • Tri-Tip Combo with Chicken or Ribs (not the shrimp scampi)

Entrée Add-Ons: Bacon Jam, Grilled Onions, Chimichurri Sauce, Blackened Chicken, Blackened Salmon, Blackened Shrimp, Flame Broiled Salmon, Grilled Chicken

Custom Order Options: Their Fresh Atlantic Salmon entrée is served with a Chardonnay Butter, but it can easily be modified for dairy-free customers.

Heads Up! Surprisingly, the Spicy Peanut Chicken with Soba Noodles and Jambalaya at BJ’s do contain milk. The Prime Rib meal does, too, mostly due to the accompaniments.


  • Slow-Roasted Turkey Club with Fries

Build Your Own Burger

  • Buns: Gluten-Free Bun
  • Proteins: Brewhouse Burger Patty, Loaded Burger Patty
  • Add-Ons: Avocado, Bacon Jam, Fried Egg, Guacamole

Heads Up! When ordered off the menu, BJ’s Classic Burger does contain milk. You can special order it with the options above, plus regular condiments like mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup, lettuce, and tomato.


  • Asparagus
  • Broccoli
  • Fries
  • Quinoa and Brown Rice Blend
  • Rice Pilaf
  • Sautéed Green Beans
  • Sweet Potato Fries
  • Turmeric-Roasted Cauliflower


  • Broiled Shrimp
  • Grilled Chicken
  • Pasta with Marinara and/or Grilled Chicken
  • Apple Sauce
  • Brown Rice & Quinoa
  • Fries
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Garlic Knot (no parmesan)
  • Happy Face Potatoes
  • Steamed Broccoli
  • Sweet Potato Fries

Heads Up! Sorry kids, the mini burgers, chicken tenders, corn dogs, and wings at BJ’s do contain dairy.

Sunday Brunch (select BJ’s locations)

  • Avocado Toast
  • Bacon
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Ham
  • Sausage Links
  • Seasoned Country Potatoes

This Post is for Informational Purposes Only

Menus, ingredients, kitchen procedures, management, and restaurants are subject to change at any time. Always read the menu and discuss your dietary needs with the staff before ordering. Make sure that they can accommodate your situation. This post is for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as advice.

There is always a risk for potential cross-contamination of allergens in any commercial kitchen. If cross-contamination is an issue for you, always speak with the manager to ensure that your meal can be safely prepared. Listings here do not guarantee that a restaurant is safe enough for your individual needs. Only you can make that decision.

BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse Dairy-Free Menu Guide - over 200 locations in the U.S. with expansive menu options

Where to Find BJ’s Brewhouse

BJ’s has over 200 restaurant locations in 28 U.S. states. See their website below for addresses, hours, and online ordering.


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Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. I had a great experience at BJ’s in Austin. They have a very detailed online allergen menu that is super helpful. I chose a few selections based on my multiple allergies and then called to speak to management before going to the restaurant. They were extremely helpful and I felt confident that I could eat there safely. Our server made a special note of my allergies. When a different person brought out my food, he specifically mentioned that it was my food and that he was aware it was a special order. I rarely eat out anywhere, so this was a nice experience and I really enjoyed my meal without worrying that I would be sick later. I will definitely go there again and look forward to a night off from cooking once in a while!

  2. Do you know if their pizza crust itself is dairy-free, so one could order a cheeseless pizza for example? That was the only difficulty I had with their allergy menu: menu items that contained cheese didn’t say whether or not they were dairy-free if the cheese was left off even if that was an easy substitution (like on pizzas and sandwiches).

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