Tavern in the Square

3.5 stars 3.5 out of 5 17 ratings

730 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

(617) 868-8800
71% of 7 votes say it's Celiac friendly
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    5 ratingSeptember 25, 2016

    Great food, knowledgeable staff

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    5 ratingSeptember 17, 2016

    I had a great experience here. We went as a group of four (3 of us have celiac and one eats gluten free to prevent the rest of us getting contaminated) and ordered fried calamari, crab fritters, pizza, and two sandwiches. Everything was DELICIOUS and nobody had any reaction.

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    5 ratingAugust 12, 2016

    So many options and everything is really good (by the standards of what it is, which is your basic American pub grub). Order gluten free and your food will be brought out by a supervisor to confirm it is what it should be.

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    4 ratingMarch 01, 2016

    Amazing! Competent staffs

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    5 ratingSeptember 06, 2015

    Well, after having a bad experience at another location, I have been avoiding this chain. But recently was encouraged by a friend to give it try once more. At least at this Cambridge location, the staff appeared to be very knowledgeable, helpful and they say that there is always a dedicated fryer. I had a very good experience. So if I want to eat at a Tavern on the Square, I will go the extra miles to Cambridge. The staff and expanded menu made it worth the trip.

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    5 ratingAugust 11, 2015

    Tons of options. My waitress had Celiac which is always an extra layer of caution. Almost everything was gluten free on the menu, even buns and fried fish (which was delicious though the bun fell apart a bit). Dedicated fryer so could have not only breaded deep fried items, but also french fries. Yay! Two gluten free beers as well as ciders. Manager served me food. Very good. Waitress said pasta will be coming soon!

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    5 ratingOctober 01, 2014

    So many options! Careful though, no dedicated fryer even though fries are marked gluten free on the menu

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    1 ratingSeptember 13, 2013

    I had a gluten free veg burger. The next day I experienced severe gastric distress which lasted several hours. I have celiac and it is dangerous for me to have it and I got a bellyful l of it at this location.NEVER again!!!

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    1 ratingAugust 27, 2013

    The manager brought me a salad with my dreams-encrusted tuna instead of my mashed potatoes and green beans, but I was do hungry I didn't care. At the bottom of the salad I found a bunch of wasabi peas. Although I have seen these in gluten-free form it's rare. I want suspicious until I got back to the hotel, when severe cramps and diarrhea cimmenced for the test of the evening. I had to cancel my plans for that evening and the next day was still too sick to leave my room. I looked up the menu online, the wasabi peas were not included in the ingredients on the gluten free version. Great. One simple procedure, to notify the kitchen of a gluten free customer would have prevented this. Note it in the order and have the chef come out to talk to the customer. All this other contact with people who will not handle the food is meaningless if the chef has no idea.

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    4 ratingFebruary 12, 2013

    Got the turkey burger on gf roll... Very yummy! Server was nice, and made sure all food was OK. Only bad thing is that the fries are not safe.

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    4 ratingDecember 28, 2012

    Good size GF menu. Wait staff double checked on things for me and the policy was that when there are any food allergies the manager delivers the food to the table personally.

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    1 ratingDecember 01, 2012

    The gluten free menu did have lots of options and I was excited about getting a burger on a gluten free bun, but even after ordering from the gluten free menu and telling my server that I have Celiac disease, there were croutons on the salad. While the server seemed attentive to the gluten free request, the kitchen is clearly not practicing food handling that is mindful of gluten cross contamination.

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    5 ratingSeptember 29, 2016

    189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

    The menu has tons of options including gf bread, onion rings, etc. the staff was super cool and accommodating. They have a dedicated area to prepare food. They take it seriously there.

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    5 ratingSeptember 25, 2016

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    Our waitress did state their fryer was not dedicated and cross contamination was likely. For that reason, we did not try as many of the options as we may have otherwise. However, our food and drinks were great. And despite the fryer issue there were still plenty of options to choose from.

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    5 ratingSeptember 25, 2016

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    The menu was such an amazing selection. My waiter was great when I said I had celiac. I wanted to cry to be able to have wings and oniom rings. I wish I lived closer.

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    5 ratingSeptember 19, 2016

    189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

    Plenty of GF options. The foods not the greatest but it's good enough.

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    5 ratingSeptember 11, 2016

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    Gf options were good. Had very tasty Quinoa bowl which was delicious!! Great place to eat!

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    5 ratingAugust 29, 2016

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    Incredible! GF menu is Off the charts! The Chicken fried steak sandwich 😳

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    5 ratingAugust 26, 2016

    189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

    My 11-year old son has celiac disease so we found Tavern in the Square on the Find Me Gluten Free app. We were visiting Salem for the day and needed a place for lunch for our party of 6. The gluten-free menu options were extensive, my son was thrilled to try onion rings for the first time. We all loved our meal, our server was attentive to the gluten-free needs of my son, our food was hot and delicious. Great place to eat with lots of gluten-free options.

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    5 ratingAugust 22, 2016

    189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

    The menu is extensive with so many choices you just don't typically find gluten-free. The fried pickles were delicious, as were the turkey tips and avocado steak salad. Our trio agreed it was one of the best gf meals we've had! And the staff was fun, accommodating and knowledgeable. We'll be looking to come back some day.

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    3 ratingAugust 14, 2016

    318 Main St, Northborough, MA 01532

    the waffles fries are not gluten free, so where do they fry those ? in the psst I was told they have a dedicated fryer.

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    4 ratingAugust 13, 2016

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    Very good! Menu clearly marked. Lots of options.

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    5 ratingAugust 08, 2016

    189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

    Excellent GF choices! Great menu. My CD son had a burger & fries since they have a dedicated fryer.

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    4 ratingJuly 18, 2016

    1 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803

    Great selection. Knowledgable staff. Loved the fried pickles and turkey burger. The only place I've been able to find turkey burger that's truly GF. Plus the GF buns are great.

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    5 ratingJuly 18, 2016

    189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

    Our server had excellent knowledge of what was GF and when she wasn't sure she checked. 90%of the menu is GF or can be adapted great location and atmosphere. A++!!!

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    5 ratingJuly 18, 2016

    189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

    Our family ate hear while on vacation. We ordered 4 GF meals and loved each one. There are many choices and properly prepared. Highly recommend.

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    5 ratingJuly 18, 2016

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    Are here twice with the family while on vacation. So many GF options! We ordered four GF meals and shared. Good was fantastic. Our whole family lived this place. Ver wish they had one in Philadelpha area. C

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    1 ratingJuly 13, 2016

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    I was really excited to go here. After a long trip with no gf options available I was ready for a big meal. I talked to the server about my intolerance (extremely sensitive celiac) and they seemed to know what they where doing. I was so happy I decided to order and angry orchard cider while waiting for my food. The drink came out and without thinking I took a quick gulp from the cup... It was beer.....iv been sick for a week now... Thanks guys! ..... I hope this business does a better job in the future of educating their staff on celiac disease and how to bring cider to those who order it .... Great food but if you're a celiac watch out!!

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    5 ratingJuly 09, 2016

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    I had a great meal here after arriving at North Station en route to a destination with questionable GF options. Everyone I interacted with (hostess, server, manager) was extremely knowledgable about gluten free options and cross contamination and it's clearly something they take seriously. I had a more in-depth conversation with the manager, Sal, about kitchen practices and he inspired a lot of confidence. Plus, lunch was delicious. (I had the Southwestern BLT with sweet potato fries.) Definitely worthy of a return visit next time I'm in the area!

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    1 ratingJuly 04, 2016

    161 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA 02134

    I had read all the great reviews saying this place was celiac friendly and was excited to eat some normal bar food. Unfortunately, I got extremely sick after eating here. I would not return or recommend to anyone with celiac.

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    5 ratingJuly 01, 2016

    189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

    Huge gluten-free menu and vet large portions! Gluten-free beer also. Definitely going back!

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    4 ratingJune 30, 2016

    189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

    This place has an EXTENSIVE GF menu! So there are a ton of choices. Also, you can get French fries, sweet potato fries, tator tots, fried pickles, onion rings -- all the tasty fried foods that you typically cannot get! We had a burger & fries and it was great. Everyone loved their meals (steak tips, turkey tips, etc.). I would have given this place 5 stars but the one GF dessert which was the Greek Yogurt Brûlée was awful. We ordered 2 for the table and out of 7 people No One liked it. It was bad -- just like eating some Greek yogurt from the supermarket. So I don't recommend doing GF dessert there -- other than that everything was very good (drinks, appetizers, entrees and service). So all they need to do is offer a better GF dessert and this place would be 5 stars!

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    5 ratingJune 26, 2016

    161 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA 02134

    This restaurant was the best celiac friendly restaurant I have ever been in and the food was delicious!!

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    5 ratingJune 25, 2016

    161 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA 02134

    Great food and I didn't get sick afterwards! I would totally come back here!.

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    5 ratingMay 27, 2016

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    Get the gluten free pickles! They are awesome. The other food was great too and the manager addressed all the gluten / allergy concerns we had.

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    4 ratingMay 14, 2016

    189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

    Great food, menu is well marked with foods that have a gluten free option

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    5 ratingApril 30, 2016

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    I had the Southwestern BLT and it was beyond delicious. No side effects! Shoestring French fries were great, too.

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    5 ratingApril 24, 2016

    318 Main St, Northborough, MA 01532

    Great place for celiac! There is no dedicated fryer-but EVERYTHING is battered in corn meal. So there is no cross contamination issue with the fried items in the menu! It's awesome. I highly recommend it!

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    5 ratingApril 16, 2016

    318 Main St, Northborough, MA 01532

    This is our go-to when eating out with our Celiac kids for special occasions. It's a little pricey, but so worth it! GF chicken fingers are fresh and juicy, GF fish and chips are amazing, GF fried calamari - where else can you find that?! Service has been slow on occasion. Bartenders (when we've been sans-kids) are awesome. Just for the food options and quality, this place deserves 5 stars!

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    5 ratingMarch 28, 2016

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    Absolutely delicious fish & chips; I'm just gluten sensitive but wait staff made every effort to accommodate my additional food allergies and had a great experience here. Would definitely recommend!

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    5 ratingMarch 08, 2016

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    very gluten free friendly. awesome food. huge portions. great service.

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    5 ratingMarch 06, 2016

    161 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA 02134

    If you have celiac and miss bar style food, this place is the best. No cross-contamination, and tons of good fried options.

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    5 ratingFebruary 26, 2016

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    I go here all the time since it opened and never had an issue. The staff is very knowledgeable . One of my favorite places!

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    5 ratingFebruary 21, 2016

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    super place to go for those with celiac!

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    4 ratingFebruary 16, 2016

    1815 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

    Manager typically serves. Can have several things- and breaded! They have everything but pasta. Service has really gone down hill here over the past year or so- as has the regular menu. I've had almost everything on the menu and I'm never disappointed. Just wish they would add pasta so I could enjoy their Mac and cheese! Note: pizza is just Udi's. Which the waitress happily checked on for us.

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    1 ratingFebruary 14, 2016

    318 Main St, Northborough, MA 01532

    I had a horrible experience and will never go back. I ordered the quinoa bowl and informed my waitress that I am celiac and am gluten free. My food arrived covered with something that was shredded and looked deep fried. I asked the waitress what it was. She told me she thinks it is onions or carrots. I asked her to find out for me. We waited atleast 10 min for her to come back. When she finally came back i asked her again and she said she does not know but it is ok because she told the kitchen I was gluten free. I asked for the manager. He offered to bring me something else. But I just sent it back. I was no longer comfortable eating there. They have gluten free on the menu but I do not feel they take it seriously.

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    4 ratingFebruary 13, 2016

    1 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803

    More options than most places and the food is great! Have had good experiences!

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    5 ratingFebruary 06, 2016

    318 Main St, Northborough, MA 01532

    Excellent GF menu! I've had a great meal each time we have been there. The sandwiches and burgers have a nice bun and fries are available as a side, which many restaurants don't do.

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    5 ratingJanuary 18, 2016

    1815 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

    Enjoyed a delicious quinoa veggie burger, sweet potato fries (hello, separate fryer!), and GF cider. Newly diagnosed with Celiac, I am so happy to have found a place that takes my order and questions seriously without any fuss. Manager brought out our plates and checked in again after 30 minutes or so. That evening, my only GI discomfort stemmed from how much I ate and how full I was from enjoying my meal! Highly recommended!

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    5 ratingJanuary 14, 2016

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    TITS (Tavern in The Square) is an awesome treat! Staff were very knowledgable about allergies and can make almost everything GF. They have dedicated fryers, Udi's buns and GF beer. Additionally they have GF onion rings and battered chicken fingers (however these do contain dairy). I will definitely be back next time I'm headed to a game at the garden!

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    5 ratingJanuary 05, 2016

    318 Main St, Northborough, MA 01532

    All of the fried food is gluten free since they use a potato chip and corn based batter. Onion rings, calamari, fish and chips are available. They also have non-fried food meals. And gf clam chowder! So good every time. I'm gluten intolerant and did not get sick.

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    2 ratingJanuary 03, 2016

    318 Main St, Northborough, MA 01532

    Used to be great, menu changed a year or so ago. Also, majority of items labeled as gluten free are cooked in the same oil. With a wheat and dairy allergy and being vegetarian, I almost had to walk out after we ordered because they couldn't make what I ordered or anything else on the menu! Very misleading to mark so many things as gluten free when they're not!

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    5 ratingDecember 28, 2015

    1815 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140

    Fried chicken is an option, as is fish and chips. Only thing they are missing is pasta.

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    4 ratingNovember 17, 2015

    318 Main St, Northborough, MA 01532

    The food was amazing!!! For sure, will go back again!

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    5 ratingNovember 10, 2015

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    Most of the menu items can be made gluten free. I had a burger and the GF bun was awesome, soft texture. They also serve GF onion rings that were great. Staff was very knowledgeable and careful. I have Celiac and had no reaction.

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    4 ratingNovember 07, 2015

    189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

    Much improved! A better menu, staff better informed and pricing is fair. I would avoid the Sunday Brunch, but any other time is a great experience😃

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    5 ratingOctober 31, 2015

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    Really good food. Go and enjoy!!

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    5 ratingOctober 28, 2015

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    Love the nachos and gluten-free beer

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    5 ratingOctober 23, 2015

    189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

    Lots of choices that you don't normally get - like onion rings. I had to have my mom taste mine to make sure they were different than the regular ones (because they were so good it was hard to tell!). The part that could be improved is the kids menu - a gluten free pizza or pasta would be great - or even gf/df chicken tenders.

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    5 ratingOctober 10, 2015

    1 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803

    I always make sure to talk to the manager first and never go if it is crowded. I have had nothing but fantastic experiences going here.

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    5 ratingOctober 04, 2015

    1815 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140

    This is the best restaurant I've been to so far! They have a great menu😎

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    1 ratingOctober 02, 2015

    318 Main St, Northborough, MA 01532

    Unfortunately if you have Celiac disease, this is not the restaurant for you.. I did my research and there is no dedicated frialator and there are no efforts made to address cross contamination issues.

Monday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sunday
10:00 am - 1:00 am

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