Mobile Mel


About Me

Slowly and safely venturing out of my own kitchen with Celiac Disease.


  • Epik Burger

    5 starsMay 06, 2015

    12740 Atlantic Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32225

    Most of the menu is gf. The cashier told me that everything that is placed on the grill or put in he fryer is gf. Excellent burger and sweet potato fries.

  • The Melting Pot

    5 starsApril 30, 2015

    840 Montlimar Drive, Mobile, AL 36609

    Extensive GF menu. Make sure you tell them you will need a dedicated fondu pot so they can sit you at a table with enough cook tops (if the other people in your party want to dip gluten items). A little over priced, but good.

  • Kitchen on George

    4 starsApril 10, 2015

    351A George Street, Mobile, AL 36604

    Excellent food and great service. I'm giving it four stars only because there wasn't an official printed gluten free menu, but the server had a hand written list from the chef with multiple gluten free entrees and salads to choose from. I had hummus with veggies as an appetizer, delicious shrimp and grits, a house salad, and creme brûlée.

  • Half Shell Oyster House

    4 starsJanuary 25, 2015

    3654 Airport Boulevard, Mobile, AL 36608

    Good fresh seafood. My waiter was not aware that they had a gluten free menu, but the manager brought me one. I had local ruby red shrimp (steamed) and asparagus. I had no gluten reaction and the shrimp were quite good. This isn't your typical "everything fried" seafood shack, so there seemed to be a decent selection with less risk of cross contamination.

  • The ClubHouse

    5 starsOctober 05, 2014

    Via Dè Ginori, 6, Florence, Italy

    They are endorsed by the Italian Celiac Association. I ordered a pizza and greek salad. Both were very good. The waiter assured me that there was no cross contamination for the pizzas. The chef uses separate utensils, puts down a sheet of paper in the oven to cook the gf pizzas on, and doesn't cook any regular pizzas at the same time.

  • Ciro & Sons

    5 starsOctober 04, 2014

    Via del Giglio, 28, Florence, Italy

    This is probably the most popular gluten free restaurant in Florence. I had a table by the door and 75 percent of the customers asked for the gluten free menu. The platter of Italian meats was good as an appetizer and the pesto pasta was good. The menu was a little over priced and the service was just ok because they were very busy. My husband liked his regular pizza.

  • Grom

    5 starsOctober 04, 2014

    Via del Campanile, 2, Florence, Italy

    Grom seems to work hard to control cross contamination. Just mention that you need your gelato "senza glutine" and they will scoop it from a reserved pan in a separate freezer. The pistachio and chocolate flavors were good.

  • Toscano

    5 starsOctober 04, 2014

    Via Guelfa, 70, 50129 Florence, Italy

    iToscano has delicious gluten free options. I had the bruschetta to start and pasta with a bacon, olive oil, basil and garlic sauce. They also make their own gf bread made in house. All of the ingredients were fresh and they seem to take a lot of pride in their dishes.

  • Švejk Restaurant U Karla

    5 starsOctober 01, 2014

    Křemencova 7, 110 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic

    Great traditional Czech dishes. Gluten free goulash, dumplings, bread, beer. Very tasty. Gluten free meals come out of the kitchen labeled.

  • Alriso Risotteria Italiana

    5 starsOctober 01, 2014

    Betlémské náměstí 11/259, Prague, Czech Republic 110 00

    Entire menu is gluten free. Gluten free beer. Great italian.

  • George Prime Steak

    5 starsSeptember 30, 2014

    Platnéřská 111/19, Prague, Czech Republic 110 00

    Delicious prime American beef. All steaks and most sides are gf. I had the bone-in ribeye, loaded baked potato and sautéed asparagus. The staff is very attentive and well trained. $$$

  • Restaurace Mlýnec

    4 starsSeptember 30, 2014

    Novotného lávka 199/9, Old Town, Prague-Praha, Czech Republic 110 00

    Although this restaurant did not have a gf menu, the staff (particularly the manager) was highly trained and the menu had many gf options. I could choose from all but two of the entrees. I had pan seared sea bass with mashed potatoes, a melon salad, and banana creme brûlée for dessert. Everything I tried was very good. The menu is a little pricey and the portions are on the small side as this is a semi-upscale restaurant. The setting is perfect overlooking the Charles Bridge, and the service was fantastic. I highly recommend for a nice dinner out in Prague.

  • Acre

    2 starsSeptember 06, 2014

    210 East Glenn Avenue, Auburn, AL 36830

    Yes, Acre has "gluten free" items noted on their menu, but my experience was not GF. Many of the entrees list fried items that are not fried in a dedicated fryer, so NOT gluten free. When I asked to substitute sliced tomatoes for the fried okra, my tomatoes came out with five or six croutons hidden underneath. Not great to be halfway through a dish only to discover you're being glutened. After reporting this to my waitress, the manager did come over and offer me a free dessert, which was nice, but I had already lost confidence and didn't want to eat anything else. My ribeye was fair. Overall, Acre needs to better educate staff.

  • Dockside Cafe

    3 starsAugust 02, 2014

    340 Marina Dr, Port St Joe, FL 32456

    I had the steamed shrimp (cooked in Old Bay and butter) and the potato salad without a reaction. I just carefully explained my needs to the waitress. There is no gf menu and it's a typical "everything fried" seafood restaurant, but there aren't many options in PSJ.

  • Sesame Burgers & Beer

    3 starsJuly 13, 2014

    675 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

    Tasty, but I got glutened. Also, my waitress told me that the fries are NOT cooked in a dedicated fryer, contrary to other posts.

  • Mirko Pasta

    4 starsJune 28, 2014

    9 Du Rhu Dr, Mobile, AL 36608

    I enjoyed dinner at Mirko. I started with the mussels in white wine, had the house salad and then gluten free pasta with spicy pancetta tomato sauce. Everything tasted great. I double checked with the waitress that the gf pasta is cooked in a separate pot of fresh water. I gave four stars because my gf pasta was kind of broken up into short pieces, and the portion was much smaller than all the other entrees I saw. Overall good.

  • Chipotle

    4 starsJune 07, 2014

    3871 Airport Blvd, Mobile, AL 36608

    Good fresh Mexican. Their website says everything is gf, except for the flour tortillas. I had a chicken salad loaded with rice, beans, guac, cheese and salsa. Very good.

  • Grazing Here

    5 starsMay 20, 2014

    2808 Georgia 54, Peachtree City, GA 30269

    Almost everything on menu is gf. They offer gf hamburger and hotdog bugs and the fries are gf. Great tasting burgers and nice atmosphere.

  • Bantam & Biddy

    5 starsMay 19, 2014

    1544 Piedmont Rd,, Suite 301, Atlanta, GA 30324

    Excellent GF menu. I had rotisserie chicken, duck fat fries and fresh fruit. Meal came with a GF cornbread muffin. Everything was great and I didn't have a gluten response. My dad, who doesn't have gluten issues had the gluten free chicken tenders and said they were great.

  • Publix

    5 starsMarch 09, 2014

    2370 Hillcrest Road, Mobile, AL 36695

    Lots of Gf options. The Goodbye Gluten wraps on the Gf aisle are delicious. They make great burritos. I also love the Against the Grain frozen pesto pizzas.

  • Jimmy's

    4 starsFebruary 27, 2014

    104 S 8th St, Opelika, AL 36801

    Jimmy's does not have a gluten free menu, but the staff seemed knowledgable. The chef will modify most dishes on the menu to make them GF, if they aren't already. I ordered a filet of beef and it came with a stuffed potato (looked like one of those frozen potato boats from the 70's) and tasty sautéed summer squash. ($30) The steak was tender and perfectly cooked. My companions had rice based dishes and the rice appeared mushy (although they liked them). Overall, the food was good. The atmosphere was pleasant, but not fancy. The wine list was good.

  • Farm Burger

    4 starsDecember 28, 2013

    4515 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338

    Burger was served in an average (not great) gf bun. The fries are not gluten free. They have cider and omission beer.

  • Barberitos

    2 starsDecember 27, 2013

    1739 Maybank Hwy., Charleston, SC 29412

    The staff was relatively unaware of gluten. They did not have a gf menu and there is major cross contamination issues. It might be fine for gluten sensitivity, but I wouldn't go back with celiac.

  • Vino Venue

    5 starsDecember 27, 2013

    4478 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338

    Excellent wine bar with extensive GF dinner/appetizer menu. The owner is a celiac and the regular menu has all of the items that are gluten free clearly marked. I spoke with the owner and she said that the kitchen staff is well educated about cross contamination and most of the menu can be made gf. They also have gluten free desserts. Highly recommended.

  • Chicken Salad Chick

    4 starsDecember 20, 2013

    2370 Hillcrest Road, Mobile, AL 36695

    Great tasting chicken salad. I tried the trio platter - with the classic, Dixie and nut salads. All were great, but the Dixie was my favorite. The manager said almost all of the chicken salads are gf. I'm giving 4 stars instead of 5 because it was a little pricey (almost 10 bucks for 3 scoops and a pickle) and the regular girl at the counter didn't seem very knowledgeable and needed the manager's advice. Hopefully that will improve.

  • The Bull

    4 starsApril 08, 2013

    609 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL 36602

    Although this restaurant did not have a gf menu. My server told me that most of their menu items were, or could be made gf. The Bull is moderately priced ($20 to $30 for dinner.). I had a ribeye with purple mashed potatoes and sautéed spinach (I left off the blue cheese topping). My waiter told me he would go verify all of my selections with the chef and make sure there weren't any hidden marinades. My steak was delicious and I didn't get a gluten reaction.

  • Zoes Kitchen

    4 starsFebruary 15, 2013

    9 Du Rhu Dr, Mobile, AL 36608

    They keep a gf menu at the register and seem pretty knowledgable. I ordered the fruit and chicken salad plate ($8.00). It was a big serving and I didn't have a gluten reaction.

  • Mellow Mushroom

    3 starsJanuary 22, 2013

    5660 Old Shell Road, Mobile, AL, 36608

    Mellow is great for diners with gluten intolerance, but maybe not for celiacs. I wouldn't order a salad because I've watched the cook make a large sandwich and reach into all of the salad ingredients without changing his gloves. After doing that multiple times a day, I'm sure the ingredients are quite contaminated. Too bad.

  • Risotteria

    5 starsJanuary 21, 2013

    270 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

    Gf heaven. My party shared the portobello risotto and a thin crust gf pizza and had gf red velvet cupcakes for dessert. Everything was awesome.

  • Bloom's Delicatessen

    4 starsJanuary 21, 2013

    350 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016

    Large gf menu.

  • 5 Napkin Burger

    4 starsJanuary 21, 2013

    630 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    They have gf buns, but no gf menu. They also say they will use a separate fryer for gf fries. There is nothing that indicates that the fries were cooked separately when your plate comes out, so you have to have faith in the kitchen. It made me a little nervous.

  • Nizza

    4 starsJanuary 21, 2013

    630 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    Extensive gf menu including dessert. Knowledgable staff.