Freshies Restaurant & Bar

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 25 ratings

3330 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

(530) 542-3630
94% of 18 votes say it's Celiac friendly
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    5 ratingDecember 04, 2016

    My new favorite place in South LakeTahoe.

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    4 ratingOctober 16, 2016

    The ribs were great. Pretty much everything is gluten free except the bread. I got the curry soup which was not the best but the ribs made up for it. I probably should have gotten the fries.

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    5 ratingSeptember 08, 2016

    Staff very helpful in choosing gluten free. They use rice flour and dedicated fryer. Excellent food.

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    5 ratingAugust 26, 2016

    Wide selection of gluten free items. The service is excellent and the food is very good. Many of the homemade sauces and dressings are gluten free as well. The staff is very helpful and pleasant. Sit upstairs for a great atmosphere at sunset.

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    5 ratingJuly 23, 2016

    Great staff and great food. Totally celiac safe. Yum!!

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    5 ratingJuly 22, 2016

    almost entire menu gluten free plus a yummy flourless cake dessert. love going here

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    5 ratingJune 26, 2016

    So incredible! My friends and I are all celiac and came here to eat twice over the weekend. We all ordered different things each time and had the most awesome experience! I highly recommend this place!

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    5 ratingJune 14, 2016

    Freshies is a wonderful Celiac friendly restaurant with so many options. We drive up from Stockton just so my wife can have some choice. Nice staff with excellent service

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    5 ratingMay 18, 2016

    Freshies is my go too place very time we visit Tahoe. I have Celiac Disease and am always nervous about eating out but I've never had an issue at Freshies. the staff is very nice and the food tastes great....their Pho, tacos, and chicken strips are my faves. great housemade drinks as well. Only complaint is that the service is slow, so not a good place to go in a hurry.

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    4 ratingAugust 07, 2015

    I ordered the chicken tacos. It came with rice and beans and some chips. I had no problems with this meal. I felt fine after eating. the meal itself was a bit bland. however they had a gf brownie dessert. it was excellent. Very nice waitress Victoria.

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    5 ratingAugust 01, 2015

    Very yummy!! Would go again. Not Gluten friendly necessarily but I just ordered my sandwich without the bun.

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    3 ratingJuly 14, 2015

    I've eaten here twice, in 2011 and 2015, and have never been convinced it's as safe as other people think it is. They don't have a gf menu, but if you ask you'll learn their fryers are gf, the breaded items are rice flour, etc. They do have sandwiches on non-gf bread. The kitchen is small though, and I'm a highly sensitive celiac. This week I had fried fish tacos and salad and had GI problems afterwards, but maybe my body just isn't used to fried food. My personal belief is that they don't indicate anything is gf because they dont want the liability and there is a high risk of xc. If the food was better, I'd go back again anyway because maybe I've just had bad luck, but my husband makes better fish tacos and salad at home. Oh the french fries were delicious though! And who knows maybe the fries weren't gf, hard to feel confident without an indication on the menu. I felt like my server didn't know as much about gluten as she should have but she asked her coworker for me.

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    5 ratingJuly 11, 2015

    Amazing. Super celiac friendly. Lots of tempura battered options made with rice flour. Also delicious. Small space.

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    5 ratingFebruary 28, 2015

    My friend and I enjoyed our gluten-free meals so much after a day skiing nearby recently (OUTSTANDING food at fabulously reasonable prices) that we are driving a 4.5 hour round trip just to eat at this restaurant again tonight. Every dish was so fresh and so beautifully prepared, and portions were generous. The only thing that would improve the food from my personal POV is that one of the dishes had a touch of anise flavor in it, and I dislike that. But the sheer number of gluten-free options, and the friendliness of the servers is such that this will definitely be my restaurant of choice whenever I'm in the area. I tried 3 different dishes and they were all excellent.

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    5 ratingFebruary 20, 2015

    So many gluten free options and great service. Fish and chips, calamari, chicken fingers, and more!

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    5 ratingSeptember 30, 2014

    Celiac friendly! Staff really knows about cross contamination. The best dessert of our trip: Dark Chocolate Brownie Cake!!

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    4 ratingAugust 30, 2014

    great food. all fryers are GF. had fish and chips my husband had chicken and chips. could have had more seasoning but it was light and thoroughly enjoyed it. staff is friendly and attentive. will definitely eat here again.

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    5 ratingAugust 13, 2014

    Glad we stopped in on our drive around the lake. Food was great!! The service was great!! The wait staff was very knowledgable and took the time to answer all our questions. We will definitely be back.

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    5 ratingJuly 06, 2014

    Most everything is gf with a few exceptions; they use a rice flour tempura and all tamari soy sauce. We had fish n chips, fried calamari, and the chicken sesame salad. Excellent quality. Just make sure to say no to the malt vinegar. Most desserts are not gf.

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    5 ratingApril 08, 2014

    Excellent food!! Almost everything is available GF. My son had the GF fish and chips and lived them. I had a fish taco and my other son had shrimp tacos. Everything was delicious and fresh. Staff is friendly and our waitress was very knowledgeable about our needs.

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    5 ratingJanuary 11, 2014

    Delicious GF fish and chips!! Make sure to try the tri-fries. Great place to stop for lunch or dinner!!

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    3 ratingOctober 26, 2013

    Really good french fries. Yummy portabella mushroom curry appetizer. My fish tacos were disappointing as they tasted very strongly of mayonnaise and the rice and beans were covered in a sesame dressing (made with tamari they said). Many menu items are gluten free. My husband's mana meal (described as vegetarian comfort food) was really good. I'd try this restaurant again but next time order a salad.

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    5 ratingSeptember 27, 2013

    Stopped here on my way through town on business. Staff was very well informed and polite. They do not fry anything with gluten in their fryers. They use rice flour only for breading. I was able to order fish and chips! Very highly recommended!

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

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