CJ'S American Pub & Grill

4.7
42 reviews
$30 and under
American

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Casual
CJ’s American Pub & Grill is conveniently located off of I-81 on East King Street in scenic Shippensburg, PA. You will love the great picturesque landscape and quaint hometown feel. Take a break from the hectic city pace and enjoy the simple pleasure of good food, drink and friendly companionship. Not far from Shippensburg University, CJ’s always offers you a good meal and a fun time.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff is vaccinated
What 42 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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Food
4.8
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Herbie
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I would definitely recommend CJ’s to anyone visiting Shippensburg. The food was excellent. We had a variety of foods — appetizers to entrees. All were thoroughly enjoyed. Our waitress was superb! The only thing I regret was the I was too full to enjoy dessert because the selection was wonderful!

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SuzanneR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. Enjoyed our dinner very much. The service was prompt, informative and friendly.

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Lewisb
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good and elegant place to eat. We go here on special

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MrOrangeCrocs
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The food was a mixed bag. The crabcake sandwich was good, but nothing spectacular. The worst offender was the pork barbeque wrap. I expect as wrap to be rounded from the ingesdients in it. This was a flat wrap, i.e. not much pork and some coleslaw. If the actual quantitiy of meat was served on a plate, it would have been laughably small.
Worse, there are only two restrooms, each with a locked doo. When the place is busy, you can wait a while to use the restroom. Not a strong plan after a couple of beers.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Ribs fell off the bone!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, service, and atmosphere were all simply outstanding! My salmon was absolutely delicious and my one friend said he had the best brisket he’s ever eaten—and he lives in North Carolina and he’s also eaten brisket in Texas numerous times—CJ’s brisket was the best ever!

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Herbie
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Everyone ordered different entrees including Oktoberfest. All were excellent. Service was superb! A treasure for the Shippensburg area.

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JanetF
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Most of the food was excellent except for the asparagus I found that to be tough. The service was ok could of been better. A manager or owner never stopped by our table. Someone running around with an iPad was more interested in that than the guests.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Octoberfest was outstanding!

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GeorgeI
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Menu selection is limited but the items are prepared well. Asparagus was a little tough.

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WayneS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was very good.
Service was excellent.
Dining room was a bit noisy for conversation.

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FredR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second time we have dined here. Food and Service were outstanding. The place was not crowded on a Saturday night, which was great for the dining experience, but others need to support with limited options in Ship.

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Becky
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Had a hightop table near the bar, so it was a bit noisy. Grilled veggies tasted like the grill. Okay overall, worth a try at least.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We went to CJs for a date night not knowing what to expect. We were blown away!! Our waitress (Shae, Shay, Shea) was FANTASTIC. She was so energetic and helpful with our first time being there. My husband had the ribs with the Texas heat sauce (fantastic) and I had the Chesapeake chicken (amazing!). We had the brisket nachos which were fantastic (we preferred the house made chips over the regular tortilla). Then we got two homemade cheesecake slices to go, which were also fantastic. Everyone was very happy and made us feel welcomed. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, better service!!! Superb place!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was good and service was very good!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious, me and my son had a steak, my wife has shrimp tacos. The food was great, the service was fast and the waitress was really nice. We'll be going back there soon

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EarlM
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Always good food. Service is usually 1st rate. Love their oysters

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

There for seafood fest and the food was amazing!!!! And our waitress was excellent!!!!

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Joanne
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Over all we had a very positive experience. The boom boom shrimp was outstanding!
The beer cheese and ore were not. Pretzels were stale and beer cheese was old. No problem tho the waitress took it back and took it off our bill.

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MelissaM
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

The coconut shrimp came to the table burnt. And the stuffed flounders sauce was incredible salty. Was our first time and I wasn’t wowed....

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BillF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

I like their variety of seating options and attentive staff. Their seafood was outstanding.

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ValerieD
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

I have had brisket at many locations but hands down this was the best brisket I have eaten. Can't wait until I get back again for it.

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DeborahK
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great but I’ve never seen a barbecue place without baked beans, really really would love to help them. The good ones with leftover brisket/bacon etc. Thank you! Oh and the hostess unfortunately was a little grouchy but our server was fantastic

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ANightOut
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first visit in a while, and CJ's did not disappoint. Food was great, as was our waitress!! A little noisy, but was expected for an open room.
First time making reservations, but will definitely do again!

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Ashley
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and fantastic service. We absolutely enjoyed the experience overall. Highly recommend.

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Kate
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always love eating at CJ’s, great food and great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We were just passing through for the night and found a place close to our hotel. Food was good, arrived quickly, and waitstaff was friendly.

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MichelleW
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and service as always. Great for both the family and date night.

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EricS
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time here and it was great. The food was excellent, the waitress very personable and the overall atmosphere enjoyable. We met some friends from Harrisburg because Shippensburg is about halfway, and CJ’s was well worth the drive. We will be going back!

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Ashley
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We all enjoyed our meals and had a great experience overall. The food was very delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Brisket nachos were fantastic! I had the duck special w risotto & broccolini. Everything was outstanding!

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KaraK
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Stick with the meat and you can’t go wrong….everything else was okay but ribs and brisket A+

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DustinS
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and staff were amazing. Will be back for sure

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ErinD
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fabulous food, great waiter, helpful hostess when I called to say we'd be late. Noise was a bit distracting but we're happy that people are out and supporting this gem. Worth the 40 minute drive we take through the mountains to get there

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everyone was great !!

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JoeS
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We went for prime rib . Our reservations were for 6 pm . Prime Rib was already sold out. The menu says Prime Rib available Fri and Sat after 4 pm. Disappointing. We got Charboiled Oysters , they were great . Two orders of crab cakes , very good also. I got Mahi-Mahi, over cooked . Nice place alittle overpriced although .

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Timothy
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

everything was good including service and the food

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KristinH
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We’ve been to CJ’s a few times now and we have not been disappointed. Great food & great service!

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vipKenneth
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, service, and opportunity to meet with folks.

FAQs

CJ'S American Pub & Grill offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (717) 532-5612.

CJ'S American Pub & Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 42 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.