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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- Fresh Fruit
- 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.
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.