Joe's American Bar & Grill

3.5 stars 3.5 out of 5 9 ratings

100 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110

(617) 367-8700
$$ $10-15 per entree
Gluten-Free Features

Celiac Friendly, Pizza, Burgers, Pasta, Bread/Buns

Categories

Restaurant, Local Chain

80% of 5 votes say it's Celiac friendly
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    2 ratingJuly 05, 2014

    The food was good, but the service was borderline atrocious. Waited 25 minutes for a glass of water.

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    4 ratingJune 11, 2014

    Bread, fries, pasta smart staff

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    5 ratingMay 08, 2014

    My friend and I, who are both gluten free, had an excellent lunch experience here! We sat on the deck on a beautiful day! We both ordered different sandwiches on gluten free rolls and gluten free fries. All were fantastic! The server was very friendly and knowledgable, as well. We will definitely be returning!

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    4 ratingOctober 19, 2013

    Our daughter is gf and lactose intolerant as well. The service was great and we were happy with the food. She loved the gf pasta and gf fries. They had lovely looking gf bread, but it had dairy in it, so she had to skip the bread. They were extremely careful with her food intolerances. We recommend this spot!

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    4 ratingSeptember 23, 2013

    the service was great and the gluten free meal was even better!

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    1 ratingAugust 13, 2013

    Terrible experience. Servers and manager was pleasant and cooperative however I bit into a crouton in my salad. Obviously they didn't charge me or the rest of my party for the meal that wasn't worth getting sick over in the first place.

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    1 ratingJuly 08, 2013

    The only good thing about this place was their drinks and leaving. I have a gluten allergy and have been dealing with it for over 7 years. So obviously I know my stomach well. I know I can always get a burger with no bun and be fine. So I ordered a regular burger with NO BUN and a baked potato. And the waiter definitely didnt write it down abd i knew there was going to be a problem. The food runner brought out my burger with a bun. ( I didn't even want to risk the so called "gluten free" bun.) long story short, I said I can't eat the bun, the waiter and a manager come over and make a big scene!!! I was so embarrassed because I am not that person to complain about food/the bill. They told me that It was my fault, I should have told them and then walked away. Then the manager brings back my burger with no bun and makes an even bigger scene whe she gives it to me saying "Here you go!! Everything's Gluten Free!!!" Seriously?!? Wtf? Just go away! It was not a fun experience at all...even my husbands food was bland and over cooked. Sigh. It wouldn't have been so bad if they wouldn't have given us awful customer service.....

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    5 ratingJuly 06, 2013

    when i get a chance i eat there excellent place !!!!! pizza burgers fries never got cross contaminated locations Peabody ma. Woburn ma.

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    4 ratingAugust 14, 2011

    Gluten free pasta & pizza available

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    4 ratingJuly 13, 2014

    181 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

    Had a great meal with no reaction! Gf Mac and cheese was good.

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    5 ratingJune 22, 2014

    181 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

    This place was awesome! Not only did they have GF bread brought out to the table before dinner, but they also made the extra (non-requested) step of keeping the queso (NOT GF) on a seperate dish than our salsa, AND frying our tortilla chips in the dedicated fryer so I could have GF chips!! Blown away!! The staff was very knowledgeable about gluten. I had the special, which was a Philly cheesesteak sandwich (GF roll!) and it was amazing! Highly recommended and Celiac friendly.

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    5 ratingJune 18, 2014

    1200 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills, NJ 07078

    Had a gluten free bun with my burger and French fries that were fried in a separate fryer. Manager came over to talk to me about it to make sure I was ok with how they were preparing it. Very impressed

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    5 ratingJune 12, 2014

    181 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

    I was in an urgent celiac situation where I had not eaten breakfast nor packed any food and got stuck in the city unexpectedly. As I was about to miss my 3rd meal I decided to risk trying a new restaurant and got delivery from Joe's. I ordered a salad and a side of veggies to pick something on the super safe side. It was tasty and I'm not sick! Thanks Joe's, you really helped me out.

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    5 ratingMay 30, 2014

    311 Mishawum Rd, Woburn, MA 01801

    Lots of options (even fries!!!) and really tasty food. I am pretty sensitive and haven't been sick after about five visits now.

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    5 ratingMay 28, 2014

    181 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

    wait staff very friendly, fairly GF aware. several choices, very reasonable. can modify even appetizers to accommodateGF diets. cool environment as well.

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    5 ratingMay 05, 2014

    311 Mishawum Rd, Woburn, MA 01801

    Lots of options - including French dip on GF roll!!

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    5 ratingApril 26, 2014

    1200 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills, NJ 07078

    Best pizza!!! Very sensitive to gluten allergies. Manager came to speak to us even.

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    5 ratingApril 20, 2014

    1 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01701

    great attention to detail. love this place!

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    4 ratingApril 05, 2014

    985 Providence Hwy, Dedham, MA 02026

    Better than average selection of kid friendly options and at the Dedham location the manager always comes over and often serves our food. Braintree is a bit spotty when they are busy.

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    4 ratingMarch 15, 2014

    181 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

    Food was great!! Especially the sweet potato fries. I also am Df and the waitress brought out the gluten free label for me to read!!

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    5 ratingMarch 15, 2014

    985 Providence Hwy, Dedham, MA 02026

    Why so many negative reviews on here? We had an excellent waiter, and the gluten free bread was really tasty! Will be returning!

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    4 ratingMarch 09, 2014

    1 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01701

    very good options and attentive to food allergies.

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    1 ratingMarch 07, 2014

    181 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

    No clue why this place has so many positive reviews. Service was slow and food was pricey and mediocre.

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    4 ratingMarch 05, 2014

    311 Mishawum Rd, Woburn, MA 01801

    Decent Fries and burger. Wish that their chips and dip were gf.

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    3 ratingJanuary 21, 2014

    210 Andover St, Peabody, MA 01960

    I have to change my 5 star review to a 3 star-I am very disappointed that Joe's got rid of pizza from their menu. (all pizza nut just GF) their GF pizza was my favorite, I was so upset when I called to order & they told me they no longer have pizza on their menu...I have ordered their gf blackened chicken pasta & it is pretty good. the staff is very knowledgeable about GF & cross contamination - so that is good!

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    5 ratingJanuary 20, 2014

    250 Granite St, Braintree, MA 02184

    Great awareness about gluten free needs. Great food and great service! Only drawback I've faced is an extremely long wait for a table.

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    5 ratingJanuary 11, 2014

    466 King St, Franklin, MA 02038

    Gluten free pizza is good. Gluten free options are many. Food is good. Manager brings you your food so I feel like they are serious about ensuring your meal is safe.

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    5 ratingJanuary 08, 2014

    310 Daniel Webster Hwy, Nashua, NH 03060

    American Joe's restaurants have the best GF selection! GF pasta, fresh local baked bread from Buckwheats Bakery in Nashua (All dairy-free too) and even a dedicated fryer for French fries! The staff is all very knowledgable and the manager always comes to make sure everything was served correctly, I've even had the manager serve me the meal himself, I highly recommend eating here!

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    5 ratingJanuary 08, 2014

    181 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

    American Joe's restaurants have the best GF selection! GF pasta, fresh local baked breads and even a dedicated fryer for French fries! The staff is all very knowledgable and the manager always comes to make sure everything was served correctly, I highly recommend this place!

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    5 ratingDecember 31, 2013

    181 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

    I'm never disappointed at Joe's. They have a wonderful staff that is very knowledgable about the gluten free options, and they're incredibly cautious about cross contamination. They even have a dedicated fryer for french fries!

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    4 ratingDecember 21, 2013

    181 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

    With a daughter, newly diagnosed with Celiac 2 months ago, this was out first dine out experience. We could not have been more impressed with the attention the Joes staff paid to our GF needs. Not only was the waiter aware of the situation, the manager came over to discuss and the GF food was delivered directly from the chef and confirmed to be GF. Kudos to Joes and their staff. THANK YOU!!!!

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    5 ratingNovember 27, 2013

    298 Garden State Plaza Blvd, Paramus, NJ 07652

    anytime a manager follows up with the table after the order is made to to ensure safty score major points with me. They as good as PF Changs. Looking for frys and a great burger look no further. enjoy

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    5 ratingNovember 22, 2013

    310 Daniel Webster Hwy, Nashua, NH 03060

    Absolutely best accommodations I've ever had in any restaurant ever! Extremely knowledgable staff!

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    5 ratingOctober 26, 2013

    1 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01701

    I work near there and go on break to get their gf food as frequently as I can. They have an AWESOME gf menu. I have never gotten sick from eating there. Their burgers and sweet potato fries are to die for. Their salads are even great and I'm not a big salad person. I guess I had been chatting with the district manager while I was waiting for my to go about how fantastic their gf menu is and didn't know it. Next time I came in the waitress said he'd said my next meal was on the house. So I left (having been having a crappy day) with an amazing gf dinner for free. I love this restaurant. Nicest staff. Best food.

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    5 ratingOctober 19, 2013

    181 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

    Have always had a great experience with no contamination issues. The sandwiches and fries are great!

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    5 ratingOctober 19, 2013

    148 Providence Pl, Providence, RI 02903

    Excellent menu choices and were very concerned about the allergy. The manager and chef checked in with me. Great service!

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    5 ratingOctober 12, 2013

    1200 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills, NJ 07078

    Pizza was ok in my opinion but the gf pasta is so great! They even made me fresh gf nachos in a separate fryer and they can make French onion soup wo bread. So Delicious and knowledgeable.

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    4 ratingSeptember 22, 2013

    181 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

    Loved it. Gluten free shrimp pasta dish was really good. Eat it all

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    3 ratingSeptember 18, 2013

    311 Mishawum Rd, Woburn, MA 01801

    My first 2 times here, I had an excellent GF experience. The next few times, the wait staff had trouble understanding what I needed for gluten free options. The last time, the waiter assured me there was no such thing as gluten free- when I asked him to speak to the chef, he immediately returned with recommendations. They need more consistent training. The food has been very good, but if I am put in the position of potential cross contamination, I am not willing to accept a crap shoot.

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    2 ratingSeptember 14, 2013

    298 Garden State Plaza Blvd, Paramus, NJ 07652

    Used to be one of my favs... Now they don't have pizza anymore and the bun for the burger fell apart when I picked it up... Wings were great though

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    5 ratingAugust 31, 2013

    181 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

    100% accommodating to gluten allergies! Lobster Mac and Cheese was AMAZING, and gluten free. Chef personally delivered my appetizer and meal to me to ensure that both dishes were gluten free. Can't wait to come back.

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    4 ratingAugust 28, 2013

    310 Daniel Webster Hwy, Nashua, NH 03060

    They have a limited menu but their nachos are so yummy!! I have been there many times and have never been sick.

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    5 ratingAugust 17, 2013

    210 Andover St, Peabody, MA 01960

    Great pasta, great pizza and awesome buns for before your meal!

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    1 ratingJuly 22, 2013

    250 Granite St, Braintree, MA 02184

    Got glutened here even though I have been here a bunch of times before. Really disappointed

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    2 ratingJuly 20, 2013

    750 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824

    Great atmosphere, huge menu, and they seem to be knowledgeable about gluten free diets. BUT, I got so sick from this meal. I had a delicious dinner of chicken and penne pasta and either the sauce or the pasta was not GF. I really feel this must be an exception but don't be afraid to ask several times if its GF!

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    5 ratingJuly 18, 2013

    310 Daniel Webster Hwy, Nashua, NH 03060

    Awesome and accommodating !! Onion soup, pastrami everything delish!!!

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    5 ratingJuly 11, 2013

    298 Garden State Plaza Blvd, Paramus, NJ 07652

    delish and many options

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    5 ratingJuly 04, 2013

    466 King St, Franklin, MA 02038

    Good GF nachos, pasta, burgers. Manager takes care so no cross contamination.

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    3 ratingJune 24, 2013

    310 Daniel Webster Hwy, Nashua, NH 03060

    Ask at Joe's and they will tell you that they can provide most everything on their menu GF. They have a dedicated fryer and offer burgers on GF buns. Their BBQ sauce is GF too.

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    5 ratingJune 23, 2013

    148 Providence Pl, Providence, RI 02903

    They took my gluten allergy very seriously and insured no cross contamination. The gluten free pasta was amazing!!! So much better than I've had other places!

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    5 ratingMay 26, 2013

    298 Garden State Plaza Blvd, Paramus, NJ 07652

    I called a week prior and the hostess answering the phone was able to answer all my questions about gluten free options and food preparation. Our waiter was extremely knowlegable about gluten free food preparation and menu options. Our food was delivered by the manager separately to avoid contamination. The food was cooked to perfection and was delicious. We enjoyed the brunch (egg omlette, bacon, fresh fruit & fresh squeezed OJ). Plan on returning quite often. I highly recommend for anyone with celiac disease or gluten sensitive. Also family friendly. The name does not do the restaurant justice...much nicer!

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    5 ratingMay 25, 2013

    311 Mishawum Rd, Woburn, MA 01801

    Server was extremely helpful in navigating options. The gluten-free roll was very tasty. Decent GF pizza but it isn't a replacement for the real thing

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    5 ratingMay 18, 2013

    298 Garden State Plaza Blvd, Paramus, NJ 07652

    The food here is so good. The entire staff here listen and take food allergies very seriously. I love the food and feel absolutely safe eating here.

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    4 ratingMay 04, 2013

    311 Mishawum Rd, Woburn, MA 01801

    Gluten free buns and pasta. Fries are excellent.

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    5 ratingApril 29, 2013

    298 Garden State Plaza Blvd, Paramus, NJ 07652

    great food, good prices, nice staff with a good knowledge about the disease!

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    5 ratingApril 27, 2013

    148 Providence Pl, Providence, RI 02903

    Both of us had gluten free meals...pasta was really good and cooked perfectly, and the hamburger bun was great, not too thick and just the right density.

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    3 ratingMarch 29, 2013

    1200 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills, NJ 07078

    Was there twice and their GF pizza was great but the buns they used for their burgers weren't that great, a bit crumbly and dry.

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    5 ratingMarch 27, 2013

    181 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

    They have gf pasta, pizza, burger buns and they fry their fries separately for gf needs! Knowledgable staff and varied menu! Highly recommended!

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    4 ratingMarch 09, 2013

    1 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01701

    Love this place. The attention to gluten free is fantastic. Managers come by and confirm, giving me peace of mind.

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    5 ratingDecember 30, 2012

    298 Garden State Plaza Blvd, Paramus, NJ 07652

    Had GF burger buns and fries which was a nice surprise. Take food allergies very seriously. Also offer GF pasta.

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    5 ratingDecember 29, 2012

    298 Garden State Plaza Blvd, Paramus, NJ 07652

    The staff is very helpful. As soon as your waitress comes to your table they ask whether or not you may have any allergen. Then they point out what you can eat on the menu and explain that your food will be completely cooked separately, and that it may take a little longer to prepare ( and it wasn't even that long). The manager comes to your table and discusses everything with you. There food is amazing and I will defiantly go back there.

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    4 ratingNovember 14, 2012

    210 Andover St, Peabody, MA 01960

    Very good pasta. Very good service. I asked what could be made gluten free. They are very happy to tell you all of your options. If you are planning to have a burger or sandwich, then you may want to forgo the strawberry shortcake for dessert. But the shortcake is delicious as well as the burger. Together they are just a bit too much. I do plan to come back and try some other things.

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    5 ratingNovember 12, 2012

    250 Granite St, Braintree, MA 02184

    great gluten free rolls, gluten free pizza. they have rolls for burgers and rice pasta. dedicated french fry cooker. very accommodating and allergy friendly!

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    5 ratingSeptember 24, 2012

    181 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

    Delicious GF pasta, wonderful atmosphere, great service. Highly reccomend.

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    5 ratingSeptember 22, 2012

    298 Garden State Plaza Blvd, Paramus, NJ 07652

    Sooo good!!! The waitress was not that good and under educated she had no idea that they offered gluten free options we had to literally tell her . As soon as the manager found out he came right over and explained how things would be made and that he will make sure it is all good. Had the nachos and buffalo chicken pizza they were both delish!

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    5 ratingJuly 23, 2012

    298 Garden State Plaza Blvd, Paramus, NJ 07652

    Very knowledgable managers. Food was excellent. They fry the nachos in separate oil if you ask for gluten free nachos. Yum. Also buffalo chicken pizza was a 10!

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    2 ratingJuly 21, 2012

    310 Daniel Webster Hwy, Nashua, NH 03060

    Went to this restaurant for my birthday based on a suggestion from my sister whose daughter also had Gluten issues. I have both Gluten and Dairy allergies and other restrictions. I asked first before being seated and told no problem. The menu was limited, they couldn't offer much for Gluten free especially when it came to a substitution. An example would be that I ordered steak tips but they had no sauce they could use except catsup. They knew their sauce had soy in it, but didn't bother to buy ingredients without soy. I asked for rice as a substitute for mashed potatoes - due to using butter and not margarine, they didn't have any. I changed to a different dish, but had problems with that also. Absolutely nothing on the dessert menu for me. Gave them two stars because they tried for a few things, but they didn't even offer to take anything off the bill. Overall a very poor experience.

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    5 ratingJune 25, 2012

    181 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

    Great place! Staff is trained, manager checks in. ANYTHING on the menu can be made gluten free and is made in a separate section of their kitchen. They have not one, but two choices of beer as well. And for Boston, very inexpensive: four beers and two burgers came in under $50.

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    5 ratingJune 09, 2012

    298 Garden State Plaza Blvd, Paramus, NJ 07652

    Plenty of gluten free options including gluten free bread and French fries

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    5 ratingFebruary 12, 2012

    750 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824

    Attentive manager with many gluten free options including gluten free bread and French fries

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    4 ratingJanuary 22, 2012

    1200 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills, NJ 07078

    Manager was on top of our meal. Very accomadating. We did have long waits from time of ordering and time of delivery. Most reasonably priced GF meal we have had to date!

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    5 ratingDecember 05, 2011

    298 Garden State Plaza Blvd, Paramus, NJ 07652

    They have gluten free pizza and it's great. crust is good and kind of thick compared to other gluten free pizzas

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    5 ratingNovember 06, 2011

    750 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824

    After years of not having any decent casual ding near my in-laws it was nice to discover this place. The food is quite good, the portions generous, and the prices are reasonable. They are acquainted with GF dining, offering GF pizza, pasta & burger buns along with a number of great entrees. We were there just last night and had a very good half baked chicken with mashed potatoes. I was also able to get a GF bun with my meal for a ¢.75 charge.

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    5 ratingJuly 07, 2011

    1200 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills, NJ 07078

    delicious. allergy friendly and great manager attention. confident no contamination. Gluten. free buns and pasta.

Monday
11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am – 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am – 12:00 am
Sunday
10:00 am – 11:00 pm

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