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97% of 47 votes say it's Celiac friendly
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    5 ratingSeptember 20, 2016

    Fantastic! My 10 year old daughter is soy free and a celiac. They were great and she had a wonderful safe meal.

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    5 ratingSeptember 17, 2016

    Super gf for dinner breakfast and lunch Super staff assistance and the manager extremely open to menu and food suggestions!!! 5 star for Celiacs!!!!!

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    4 ratingSeptember 09, 2016

    Well educated, friendly staff. Sides were excellent, as was the GF roll. Ribs were ok.

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    5 ratingAugust 25, 2016

    Ordered a flavorful cilantro lime chicken without the bun and substituted grilled zucchini for the fries since fries are shared in the same oil as items with gluten. A delicious gluten-free dinner roll was provided before the meal. $1 extra for an extra roll. Oh well. Loved the conversation-starter cards on the table. Customer service - superb.

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    5 ratingAugust 25, 2016

    large gf menu that includes appetizers and desserts. knowledgeable, friendly and courteous staff. dined there on vacation. popular local restaurant, so be prepared to wait for a table, even at 8:30 on a wednesday night in august

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    5 ratingAugust 24, 2016

    Delicious food with many gluten-free options-including dessert!

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    5 ratingAugust 18, 2016

    My Celiac son loved his gf rolls and chicken mac n cheese. The family loved their choices and I had the best meal ever-crab cake over spinach stuffed portabella mushroom with cheesy grits!!!

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    5 ratingAugust 09, 2016

    Amazing experience! GF hot bread rolls are brought to your table instead of the gluten-filled cornbread. Menu is HUGE. I had the lime cilantro chicken and the kids had ribs and pasta. Very good experience and staff was very knowledgable.

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    5 ratingJuly 10, 2016

    we were here visiting Colonial Williamsburg we were interested in eating some authentic Southern food and food for thought as has the most delicious ribs. it's enough for two people and it's an excellent taste with barbecue sauce on the side and they give you gluten-free rolls and they're very gluten-free conscious I give them a two thumbs up if you did for the first time let them know and I'll give you a 10% off coupon for your next visit. The service was excellent we were in a hurry because we were going to a ghost walk in the evening and they accommodated us we had a service animal they accommodated us no questions asked and it's an amazing place and I highly recommend it. If you're in Williamsburg have dinner or lunch there and you'll be you'll be so grateful. The prices are great too.

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    5 ratingJuly 04, 2016

    I loved this restaurant last year before I was Diagnosed with celiac so I was so happy that they have so many GF options!

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    5 ratingJuly 02, 2016

    Meal began with us being served regular bread and my 12yo w/ Celiac receiving an individual plate with a warmed gf roll on it. It was brought by a different person wearing gloves. My daughter had a burger, no bun, mashed potatoes along with apple juice and the raspberry tort for dessert. Everything, all our meals, we delicious. Staff was friendly and courteous and knowledgeable about cross contamination. When waitress didn't know, she asked the manager. Expect a wait or call an hour ahead. Worth the wait for a meal that's safe! This was yesterday and she's had no reaction 😊

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    5 ratingJune 26, 2016

    I'm not sure why this is not higher rated. We go EVERY single time we are in/near Williamsburg, sometimes twice. The shrimp and grits are amazing. My super-sensitive celiac daughter has never gotten sick here (I have celiac too and no issues).

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    5 ratingApril 22, 2016

    awesome GF food!! even a bread roll while you wait for dinner. fantastic GF desserts not ice-cream thankfully I had raspberry hazelnut tort, to die for! service was excellent thanks Zack!

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    3 ratingApril 17, 2016

    We have eaten here many times. The food is great and they have been very attentive to the needs of celiac disease. Tonight the waiter forgot to tag the item as gluten free and my daughter was served a gluten version of her dish. He came over when we were almost done and said he forgot. The manager was very apologetic and asked what they could do to help medically but really there is nothing you can do. Very disappointing given how great they have been in the past.

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    5 ratingApril 04, 2016

    Very helpful with multiple food allergies. The manager spent as much time as I needed to come up with a meal that I would enjoy and that met all of my needs. I do have a soy allergy and there were several soy free options. She even brought out the GF roll ingredient list so we could confirm that it was ok.

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    5 ratingFebruary 27, 2016

    Delicious pad thai, fresh and full of vegetables. The bread is since of the best gf bread I've ever had! Sever was very knowledgeable. I have celiac and felt safe.

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    3 ratingFebruary 03, 2016

    This is great for Gluten Free only people! If you can't tolerate soy do NOT go. Anything they Cooke that requires an oil they use a soy blend!! Other than that the food was great and they have gf rolls, but they contain soy too!! 😬

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    5 ratingDecember 27, 2015

    Good place knowledgeable staff. There are not many restaurants where I can enjoy bread before meal. So liked that. Had ribs and pad Thai. Tasted great.

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    5 ratingOctober 21, 2015

    This place is wonderful! My boyfriend and I had ribs and Jamaican jerk chicken. Chicken is a bit spicy for those who don't usually eat spicy food. Large portions of food served, service was excellent, and desserts were nice. We chose the chocolate torte and the cherry brownie. Brownie didn't have cherry flavor but we were happy about that and happy also that the brownie was like a milk chocolate brownie rather than the dark chocolate you find so often in gf. And I don't want to forget the dinner rolls which were wonderful! Excellent texture and taste!! We are planning a return visit for the creme brûlée.

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    5 ratingSeptember 06, 2015

    fantastic. we had dinner and breakfast. they have dinner rolls and I ordered extra. they were that good. my husband had the pad Thai and I had the veggie bisque and the lumb crab caesar salad. we had the cherry chocolate brownie with ice cream for dessert. the next morning my husband had the gf french toast. delicious and I had the apple, brie and bacon omelet. amazing. the home fries were good too. fantastic service both times.

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    2 ratingSeptember 03, 2015

    The gluten free options are plentiful and I'm grateful for that but the food is mediocre, unfortunately. My fiancé and I both found the food to be lackluster and flavorless, not terrible but also not exciting. The staff was great and returned my salmon without any trouble.

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    5 ratingAugust 31, 2015

    Had a wonderful dinner here, the Crabby Caesar Salad w/ Bacon. Crab was tender and fresh. The highlight of my meal was the GF dinner roll served before my meal. It was hot, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. It had good flavor and the fresh smell was a delight. I had to order a second to go with my dinner it was so yummy, $1. up charge for additional roll, so worth it. They have a large selection of GF entrees to choose from. The waitress was friendly & very knowledgeable about celiac and other allergies. The atmosphere was family dining style but not loud or annoying. They have cards on the table to inspire thought and conversation, so but your phones away and enjoy the company of your party.

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    5 ratingAugust 23, 2015

    Fabulous!! They even have fresh dinner rolls just for Celiacs!!! The choices for meals are delicious!! AND ... They have gluten free desserts besides a bowl of ice cream!!! I wish we had one of these in Falls Church!

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    5 ratingAugust 04, 2015

    Excellent food and excellent service. This place has the best ribs (with or without gluten). Awesome breakfast too. Get ready for a long wait because this place is ranked #1 on Yelp as the best restaurant in Williamsburg.

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    5 ratingAugust 03, 2015

    LOVE THIS PLACE!! They are very knowledgeable about my mom and I's allergies and have very delicious options and even gluten free rolls!! The waitress and owner was very nice and understood how hard it was to eat out. And also was right up the street from our hotel!! Will definitely go back when in Virginia again. Definitely recommend it for all ages!

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    5 ratingJuly 13, 2015

    Awesome all around!!! Their GF pasta was really tasty, GF roll was unexpected and also tasty! Good desserts and really fast/friendly service!

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    5 ratingJuly 10, 2015

    Delicious!! Will definitely visit again next time I'm in town. A lot of gluten free options & staff is well informed and take gf seriously.

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    5 ratingJune 18, 2015

    Awesome restaurant. The owner Howard will come and talk to you if you have questions. I have 7 food allergies as well as CD and they are able to accommodate me. The food items are made to order and other allergy items can easily be left out. They even have a wonderful GF dinner roll.

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    5 ratingJune 14, 2015

    We are here a few times while we were in town. The first day was fantastic--very knowledgeable server, excellent food. I can't say enough about the shrimp and grits!! The ahi tuna with GF tamari was good, but I like it with a tad more sear and still rare. There was another day where we had a different, clearly new server. She did not understand the GF menu or options. The BLT that I had bacon, tomato, a huge chunk of avocado that was not ripe. The bread the BLT was served on was okay, but not very toasty. The GF appetizer roll served with all of our meals was really, really good, as was the creme brulee and the GF fruity brownie thingy with ice cream. I would recommend this to other people with celiac, but make absolutely sure your server understands!!

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    5 ratingMay 26, 2015

    GF dessert was delish

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    5 ratingMay 24, 2015

    Fabulous!! If GF its a must, call ahead or be prepared to wait but so worth it. Will be back!

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    5 ratingMay 24, 2015

    Visiting from Brooklyn NY with our 10 year old w celiac, we were thrilled how knowledgable the waitstaff is and how extensive their gluten free menu is. The food was very good - he had GF chicken pad thai - and the price was right. I'd recommend calling ahead to place your name on the list to avoid the long lines for dinner. Definitely recommended.

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    5 ratingMay 11, 2015

    Amazing food. Had the caprese salad as a starter and pad thai with lime chicken. So good!

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    5 ratingApril 30, 2015

    This place is AWESOME! Extensive gluten free menu and fantastic tasting food! The staff was knowledgeable about gluten free and the server was able to tell me what were the popular options without even having to ask her. This is also the first restaurant ever that I've been to that offer gluten free dinner rolls before the meal! I will be eating here every day during my vacation.

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    5 ratingApril 09, 2015

    This was THE BEST! Lots of GF options--so delicious! Even desserts--and homemade dinner rolls. Everyone (gf and not) had a great meal! Excellent service!!! Call ahead to put your name in to avoid the long wait (although the wait was worth it!!!!)!

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    5 ratingMarch 23, 2015

    This restaurant was wonderful!. Waitress was very knowledgeable. Gluten free rolls before dinner, extensive gf menu which included actual desserts. Also, lots of gf items on the kids' menu!. And, VERY yummy! My kids (all gf/df) said it was their new favorite restaurant!

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    5 ratingFebruary 04, 2015

    Amazing! We can't wait to go back. Best gf meal we have had for a great price!

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    4 ratingNovember 15, 2014

    A pretty good menu selection. Staff was friendly and the owner even came to say hello. Finding a GF meal is sometimes hard and very frustrating. This place makes you feel like you're eating what "normal" people eat ;). I will go here again. The food was so yummy.

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    5 ratingNovember 13, 2014

    They even have gluten free soy sauce! Great food and service.

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    3 ratingNovember 01, 2014

    While I was so thrilled with the full GF menu & including a GF roll, the quality of the food and environment wasn't my favorite. The salmon was quite fishy, the ribs tasted "off," and it just wasn't quite the quality I expected for dinner. From a gluten perspective, however, they did a good job.

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    5 ratingOctober 11, 2014

    Excellent options, knowledgeable staff, delicious Pad Thai. I want to go back!

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    1 ratingOctober 03, 2014

    It looks like they are no longer open for breakfast. We showed up at 9:00a.m. on Friday and their posted hours on the door say they open at 11:00 a.m. Might stop back for dinner, but will call first.

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    5 ratingSeptember 05, 2014

    This place is awesome! Great food, they're more than willing and careful to take care of your needs. Gf rolls served before dinner. Great service. Can't say enough...go there!!

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    5 ratingAugust 26, 2014

    Amazing food cooked perfectly. Great staff And varied selection including drinks, apps, rolls, and desserts. Would highly recommend. Was wonderful!

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    5 ratingJuly 30, 2014

    Awesome food accompanied by great service

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    4 ratingJuly 28, 2014

    Good roll. Good food. The creme brûlée was all right. The torte was very good. They also have gf cider and beer.

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    5 ratingJuly 18, 2014

    Very aware celiac and have a wonderful selection of items. I had the Jamaican Jerk Chicken and it was excellent. They have hot GF rolls that they serve while you wait. I would come here again!!

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    5 ratingJuly 13, 2014

    My wife, who has celiac disease, loves this restaurant. The staff are always friendly and knowledgable about all items on the menu. The gluten-free menu has many choices. The owner has been in the restaurant every time we have been. The food is excellent!!!

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    5 ratingJune 24, 2014

    Awesome food and a modified menu for us Celiac/gluten allergy/gluten sensitive types. Would recommend to anyone, my wife loved her portobella-eggplant stack and the kids dig their Mac n cheese and burger.

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    5 ratingMay 26, 2014

    Very good service, good options and the gluten free brownie was divine. The GF roll at the beginning had the best texture I have tasted!

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    5 ratingMay 25, 2014

    The food is fantastic! Breakfast and dinner were delicious. Had no problems -- not sick at all. Staff is very helpful

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    5 ratingMay 11, 2014

    Great food. Great service. Hot GF rolls while you wait for food.

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    5 ratingDecember 16, 2013

    Phenomenal food with a long list of options in every course. They even provide gluten free rolls before your meal. Staff was extremely kind and eager to accommodate. A new favorite restaurant.

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    5 ratingDecember 07, 2013

    Before we even moved to Williamsburg, this was my favorite restaurant. Hands down, they model what a real GF-friendly place should be. Delicious food, knowledgable staff, and completely amazing with wide variety of selections.

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    5 ratingDecember 01, 2013

    Best deal for gluten free in town. They really care and they know what they're doing. They also bring hot gluten free rolls to the table to start the meal. Oh, and the food is delicious besides all that. Just not crazy about the whole political themed dining experience, especially when you kinda get the idea that the owners are staunch republicans.

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    5 ratingDecember 01, 2013

    I ordered the cheesy grits with shrimp. Yummy.

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    5 ratingDecember 01, 2013

    BBQ ribs were amazing. Dessert (brownie and ice cream) was delicious. They even had Bards Tale beer. Best GF meal I've had in a long time. Call ahead and get priority seating to save time as this is a very popular restaurant.

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    4 ratingOctober 17, 2013

    nice to have a place that can offer GF rolls before the meal. great service and knowledgable staff. separate GF menu with a lot of options. only downfall is no GF sandwich bread. just pasta.

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    5 ratingOctober 06, 2013

    We had an awesome experience here. We went for dinner and loved it so much that we went back for the gluten free french toast the next morning. (french toast is only served on Saturday & Sundays)

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    5 ratingAugust 31, 2013

    I found this restaurant via this app. I'm so glad I did! Upon request I was given a gluten-free menu. It is very difficult to find a gluten-free menu with meal options that sre not prepackaged or "grilled". The options amazed me and I was pleased with my shrimp and grits. It was delicious!! My husband and kids ordered regular items from the menu & they all enjoyed their meals.

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    5 ratingAugust 04, 2013

    Awesome menu, they get the celiac thing, delicious food great service would recommend and would go back, we were traveling thru and found this place, so good!

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    5 ratingJuly 30, 2013

    Excellent and attentive service! I had Down South - grits with shrimps. It does get a little crowded, so be ready to wait fir a table.

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    5 ratingJuly 26, 2013

    excellent selection of gf meals. gf dinner rolls are soft and delicious. Dog fish head tweason ale gf is great. Price and service is good to. No complaints. We came here twice in a week on our vacation.

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    5 ratingJuly 08, 2013

    By far the most allergy conscious restaurant I've been to since going gluten/dairy/corn free 10 months ago. My lunch was so amazing we went back for dinner. My husband, 7 year and 9 year old were also very pleased. Great atmosphere and wonderful staff. Eat in peace without wondering if your meal is safe:). Enjoy!!!

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    4 ratingJune 22, 2013

    Thanks to this App, we found this place! We stopped here for lunch and came back the next morning for breakfast. Really great. Quality food, nice GF options, and very accommodating. They offered to bake the kids "skinny fries" to avoid cooking in a shared fryer. Yum! GF bread comes from a bakery in Richmond. The French Toast was Delish! Service was great too.

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    5 ratingApril 02, 2013

    Huge GF menu... even Have GF biscuits and bread. I ordered a grilled cheese which was Brie, apples, strawberries, and red onion... Delicious! Even have GF desserts!

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    5 ratingJanuary 26, 2013

    Great service, friendly and knowledgeable staff! I had the gluten free pasta, didn't have the chewy texture of most gluten free pastas and the description of the dish was SPOT ON. My companion agreed about hers, no surprises and excellent food. Great atmosphere, will be back when I'm in town again!

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    5 ratingDecember 02, 2012

    Fantastic restaurant!!! Best breakfast I've had since going gluten free! French toast was amazing as was everything else.

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    5 ratingOctober 26, 2012

    I'm so sad I don't live in Williamsburg, because in 9 months of living GF I have never had such a great dining out experience. A GF roll to vein with, GF menu that is full of entrees, sandwiches, and desserts (that's right, more than just a couple salads!). Or server was sweet, and the manager who stopped by our table was gracious. I will return. Period.

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    5 ratingOctober 21, 2012

    This place is phenominal!! First time I've been offered gluten free dinner rolls anywhere...and they were served warm and tasted great!! Very attentive to our needs, and great gluten free menu!! Would definitely come again when in the area.

Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm

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