Green Tomato Grill

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 37 ratings

1419 N Tustin St, Orange, CA 92867

(714) 532-1220
92% of 25 votes say it's Celiac friendly
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    5 ratingAugust 24, 2016

    Good selection of healthy, tasty dishes. Build your own options too which is good.

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    5 ratingAugust 10, 2016

    What a fun little treasure! Vegan but soy free friendly as well. Menu is clearly marked with gf. The Cali char burger is LIFE. It's a bit too messy as well but a pile of chili lime popcorn soaks that up. The crispy chick peas have a fun but not overbearing flavor and for dessert they have a pb and J parfait. HEAVEN!!!!!!

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    5 ratingAugust 09, 2016

    Love that I could eat and not worry about getting sick! Food was awesome!!!

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    5 ratingJuly 30, 2016

    I'm not celiac, but I'm always on the lookout, and I eat wheat free. LOTS of safe choices!

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    5 ratingJuly 30, 2016

    Have tried the panini and flatbreads so far, both were awesome! Don't recommend the cookies, very bland. The cheesecake was very good. Also had the fried green tomatoes, pretty good!

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    5 ratingJune 30, 2016

    Never been glutened and their BBQ pork paninis are KEY. They totally understand cross contamination and offer so many GF options. My friends weren't too impressed with the salad but WHO ARE YOU KIDDING, JUST ORDER THE GF PANINI, CELIAC!

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    1 ratingMay 22, 2016

    Staff are superficial; promised to change gloves and did not; cooks are low level and had an attitude - this place does not have quality control primarily because their staff - the non-English speaking cooks do not seem to care nor understand what GF for celiacs means. What was perplexing is the assurance given by the two extremely nice young ladies at the front taking the orders that they will change gloves and prepare in a safe environment and to actually see that the cooks did not. Extremely disappointing. When confronted, the front end girl insisted from Ben the backend, no-clue, high attitude cook that he change gloves which he made a big show of doing. One gal them stayed to look on and ensure the process was GF compliant; Kathy the front end girl was extremely gracious and apologized for the cook. The food was very tasty, especially the GF steak bowl and pulled pork flatbread melt. The deserts are from the dedicated gluten free bakery in Costa Mesa called the Royal Eatery. If the management were to invest in training the cooks more stringently, this place would be a 6/5.

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    5 ratingMay 03, 2016

    We eat here at least once a week. Owners mom has celiac and they train all their staff on cross-contamination. Never had an problem. Like all restaurants, some items taste better than others. Try Poke Bowl or Steak Chili verde bowl, both are very good!

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    5 ratingMay 01, 2016

    GF waffles are amazing!! The GF flatbread and wraps were pretty good too!!

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    3 ratingApril 23, 2016

    This place was a bit of a disappointment. Gluten safety-wise, I recommend this place, since the staff assured us that our meal was prepared to be gluten-free, which I appreciate as a celiac. However, the food did not live up to my expectations. I ordered a BBQ Crispy Tofu Bowl, since I choose to be a vegetarian, and a cupcake for dessert. The tofu was lacking flavor, and overall I wish the food had had more BBQ sauce, as it was a bit dry. The cupcake was pretty nice.

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    5 ratingMarch 21, 2016

    Ate there for the first time yesterday and really enjoyed it.I have Celiac,so eating out is always risky,but it tasted yummy and I had no problems! We will definately be back!

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    5 ratingMarch 03, 2016

    I love this place! I'm gluten and dairy free and they are so accommodating. I've never gotten sick and have eaten here countless times. Their food is affordable and amazing. Can't say enough great things about it. I recommend it to everyone I know, but especially to my other gf friends. The owner's mom is celiac so he totally gets it!

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    5 ratingFebruary 28, 2016

    Talked with owner before ordering and he explained how they are 95% gluten free and they understand and cater to dietary restrictions...we had the breakfast burrito and a Thai Rice Bowl...the tortilla was out of this world...was just like a flour tortilla without the gluten! Amazing flavor and texture. This is a great place for a celiac to eat and feel safe.

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    4 ratingFebruary 03, 2016

    So stoked to find gluten free, dairy free AND vegan options available! The manager waited on us, was very knowledgeable about each dish. And very fun. One star deduction because the fish tacos were just okay. But the crispy chickpeas were amazing! A fantastic French fry alternative, perfectly crispy and just salty enough.

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    5 ratingFebruary 01, 2016

    We stopped here for lunch yesterday on our way from San Clemente to San Jacinto. We were not disappointed! We found Green Tomatoes here on find me gluten free. I am extremely sensitive and become ill very quickly with the least bit of cross contamination. Since we were doing a lot of driving and going to celebrate our grandson's first birthday getting sick was not an option. My husband and I both loved our meals. The selection for me was very large and I even got to have fried green tomatoes, such a treat. The food was fresh and flavorful and the service was speedy for a made to order place. Now my only complaint is, why don't you have a store in South Orange County? We will definitely stop here again.

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    5 ratingJanuary 27, 2016

    "A carnivore, a vegan, a celiac sufferer and a vegetarian walk into a bar...". But seriously, all of these folks could get what they want from the menu at GTG. We have a variety of friends and family members with various dietary concerns or food allergies. All are happy here!

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    5 ratingJanuary 09, 2016

    Not only gluten free options but gluten free vegan/dairy free options too!

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    5 ratingJanuary 07, 2016

    My young daughter has Celiac. We eat here regularly and have never had an issue. The food is always fresh and the service is friendly.

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    4 ratingDecember 29, 2015

    I thought this place was delicious with so many gluten free options. And gluten free fried green tomatoes! I have never even had them before. THE BEST Wedding cake cookie I have ever had. They have so many sauces for dipping and we tried about 4 of them and we found them a little lacking in flavor.

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    1 ratingSeptember 26, 2015

    I had the steak salad and got sick. Ruined my vacation. I have Celiacs and was super hopeful after seeing the reviews, but sadly can't recommend this place.

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    5 ratingSeptember 05, 2015

    A safe place for a celiac to eat! The chef is very knowledgeable and the food tastes great. Thanks to the chef. Rose

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    5 ratingAugust 29, 2015

    Excellent food! We all four loved everything we had, and they were extremely accommodating of all kinds of food allergies. Will definitely return to this fabulous find.

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    5 ratingAugust 23, 2015

    The food was outstanding, it's vet kid friendly and the service was friendly and prompt! I will definitely go again next time I'm in Orange!! Thank you!

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    5 ratingJuly 19, 2015

    I love love love this place! There are so many GF options! Almost everything on their menu is GF. All their dressings are GF too. They really pay attention to detail and the staff is so nice there. I have also have a soy allergy and I can have only the Poke Bowl there and I modify it and they are so good about it! it's so yummy and I trust them with my dining needs! Be sure to check them out!

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    5 ratingJuly 06, 2015

    Excellent. I have CD, and Green Tomato Grill is the place to eat and enjoy every bite. Fried green tomatoes are so good. My friends loved the menu also. Very fresh. Can't wait to come back.

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    5 ratingJuly 03, 2015

    Delicious, lots of gluten free (and celiac friendly) options, friendly staff, clean restaurant and an inviting outside patio. It's great good and a trendy look inside; seriously a DELIGHT to eat here!

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    5 ratingJune 18, 2015

    Green Tomato Grill made me feel very safe while dining here. Seemed like all their staff had a good working knowledge of gluten sensitivity and recipe knowledge. The chef went out of his way to talk to me about the evolution of the menu and how every menu option has a GF version. Good news for me is that all of the fried items are GF and no potential for cross contamination in the fryer. I got to eat GF breaded green tomatoes and they were so good. This place really has excellent service and they must be doing all right because there was a line to the door at lunch. The poke was amazing too! I will be back C

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    5 ratingDecember 15, 2014

    My favorite gluten free restaurant also suitable for vegans and vegetarians! Most of their menu is already gluten free and they can easily make anything gluten free. They have gluten free vegan waffles and desserts that are so delicious! They also have gluten free wraps and flatbreads from Sensitive Sweets. The staff is very knowledgable about special diets, food allergies, and celiac.

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    5 ratingAugust 26, 2014

    I looked up GF places in Orange and came across this awesome, awesome restaurant! This would be a favorite even if I weren't celiac. The food is fresh and delicious. Many gluten-free options that are clearly marked on their menu and the staff is knowledgeable and helpful. I had the Thai Chicken Salad and it was fabulous! My family had rice bowls and stews that they enjoyed equally. Try the adobo lime popcorn! We were only in Orange for 3 days, but ate there twice for lunch because it was so good. Wish we had one in NorCal!

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    5 ratingJuly 25, 2014

    95% of the menu is Gluten Free! Staff is very knowledgable. They have been converting the menu to be more GF friendly since the day they opened. There's usual a chef around to help customers with special dietary needs too. Makes you feel safe with someone like that putting so much care into the product. The Gluten Free Flatbreads are made by sensitive sweets. So good. The GF Tortilla is made by Udis. Every dessert Is gluten free and has vegan options too. Gluten Free Beer too!!!

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    5 ratingJuly 12, 2014

    Love everything here! !! they even have GF deserts!

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

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