Plenty of GF options. The foods not the greatest but it's good enough.
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.
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.
Excellent GF choices! Great menu. My CD son had a burger & fries since they have a dedicated fryer.
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++!!!
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.
Huge gluten-free menu and vet large portions! Gluten-free beer also. Definitely going back!
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!
Great food, menu is well marked with foods that have a gluten free option
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😃
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.
We have 2 kids (9 and 12) and an adult with celiac. The Tavern has GF buns, fish and chips, and pizza!! This is a huge GF menu. They have outstanding sides Including fries, tater tots and everything almost that is on the normal menu! They messed up once on a GF meal and they comped it and immediately corrected the issue. However, we have been there many times with outstanding service. They take the GF menu very serious and this is our go to restaurant along with Woodman's in Essex!
This is a great restaurant for groups because the menu is extensive and offers something for everyone. I love the fried pickles, they are my weakness
They sometimes have a dedicate fryer for gluten free. Call ahead and make sure. Had gf fried pickles and buffalo chicken !
Contrary to another post, tavern in the square does NOT have gluten free friers. Went once when I was first gluten free and the server told me they had a separate fryer. She must not go in the kitchen. Ever. Went back a second time and asked for fries after telling our server I was gluten free. She stopped me and said they only have one frier and it is not gluten free. The second server was wonderful to mention this and also double and triple check with the manager. The friers are most certainly NOT gluten free. Would give them great ratings based on second waitresses' commitment to accuracy but the first waitress who made this awful mistake drags down the whole gluten free endeavor. The team needs to be better educated on what cross contamination really means.
I used to eat/drink here all the time, and one day they came out with a GF menu...and that was the last time i will ever eat there. They have no idea what they're doing in terms of GF. Served me items from GF menu that were the regular version. I sat forever for the waitress to come back so I could question it while my friend ate her meal. The waitress was clueless, the manager came out, took the food away, put more in...it was a whole embarrassing ordeal. By the time my dry chicken breast sandwich came out my friend was done eating. They didn't offer to comp anything or do anything for us. Bottom line-if you truly have to be GF, don't eat here.
Great options we had the nachos and my wife had a burger with fries all friers are gf now! They were great and our server dan was great!
I visited the tavern over this past weekend. My husband and I almost did not go because of the review on here, but I looked up reviews on other sites and they seemed pretty good. I'm so glad that we gave it a chance! There were several appetizers, sandwiches, meals, and sides to chose from. We had the classic nachos and I had a cheeseburger on a gluten free bun with a side of roasted vegetables. French fries are not made in a dedicated fryer, but with all the other options I was okay with that.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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!
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!
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.
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.
More options than most places and the food is great! Have had good experiences!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Best service I've ever had! The server assured me they'd use a separate fryer for any fried foods. The manager brought the GF food out and chatted with us, eventually bringing out samples of their GF ciders for me to try. GF options include nearly every menu item (pizza, sandwiches, appetizers, burgers, sides) and everything I ordered was great! Can't wait to go back next weekend!
So many great options here from pizzas to sandwiches to burgers. Most sides are gf as well, and there's a good selection of beers and ciders. Staff is really helpful. I've never been anything but pleased!
I went for brunch and the staff was excellent! Very well informed and the manager even introduced me to the head chef and he brought me around the buffet to point out every item that was gluten free. So considerate. The head chef said that for future brunches they will mark all gluten free options with a sign. I would highly recommend coming here if you love brunch!
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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