1776 Restaurant

27 recent ratings
$$$ • Fine Dining Restaurant
dedicated gluten-free badge Reported to be dedicated gluten-free
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Burgers, Cheese Curds, Chicken Fingers/Nuggets, Cider, Dessert, Fries, Pasta, Salad, Steak
397 W Virginia St
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
From the owner

Women celiac owned restaurant. Re-defining what fine dining looks like because everyone deserves good food.

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Celiac

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It’s excellent. You must have the bread all GF

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated yesterday read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Absolutely amazing. Dedicated gf kitchen. Food was outstanding. Very friendly staff with excellent service. We got cheese curds, meat loaf, fingerlings, cooked carrots, mashed potatoes, steak, and a salad. Everything was so delicious. Best meal I’ve had in years. Also the best service I’ve ever had.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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Food is absolutely delicious! Higher end place. Cozy feel. Great service. All dedicated gluten free. It is amazing to have a full menu to choose from. This is my go to for special occasions.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Cheese Curds
  • Chicken Fingers/Nuggets
  • Cider
  • Dessert
  • Fries
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pasta
  • Salad
  • Steak

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Fine Dining
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly
Information contained in this listing is based on reports by the community. Please verify all information directly with the establishment.

From the owner


We feel that ‘fine dining caters to EVERYONE and provides the highest quality of food. A fine dining restaurant has AN ACCESSIBLE atmosphere WHERE YOU FEEL AT HOME. It’s a conversation; an authentic connection to others with a dynamic experience for your stomach, head, and heart.'

Ran and owned by a woman celiac. We cater to many with food sensitivities and restrictions. Our kitchen is completely gluten free and we have a strict protocol with all farmers and vendors to ensure the safety of our guests at all times.

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Steak fillet with mashed potatoes and mushrooms
Best cheese curds I’ve ever had (and I’m from Wisconsin)
Meatloaf, fingerlings, and cooked carrots
Gluten-Free at 1776 Restaurant
Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence
seasonal outdoor dining options
76er fries and hummus plate
Flank steak
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Celiac

They are steal! No COVID price gouging. It’s the exact opposite. Fantastic super safe curbside pick up. Weekly, Daily, & even curbside specials. The food is delicious. The owner, manager, & staff are incredibly knowledgeable. This is a celiac dream. I told my boss, who gives rewards w/ food even though we ask for spirit wear clothing for our school, that I want my retirement party here or I’m not coming.

3 years ago

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Celiac

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1776 is one of our go-to restaurants. Their entire facility is gluten free you don't have to worry about a thing. Yes their entire menu is gluten free. Excellent food. The service is excellent. The only thing you might have to be careful of is some of the drinks at the bar because not all drinks are gluten free. That's the only thing you have to ask about, otherwise everything is gluten free and it's really good food and service. Staff is extremely knowledgeable and the restaurant owner is Celiac.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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The food is amazing. The cheese curds are so good. Everything is GF. Just make sure you make reservations.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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So wonderful to be able to be able to order anything on the menu without worrying about cross contamination. The entire kitchen is gluten free! Highly recommend. Mushroom soup outstanding!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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What a fabulous restaurant! I had to drive over an hour to get here, but it will be a regular trip. It was so nice having everything gluten free, we ordered lots of things and I was able to try everything. We were told it was a new menu, we had crab cakes and Brussels sprouts and mushroom soup. The sprouts were superb and soup was excellent. I haven’t eaten crab cakes in a while, so that was fun. For entrees we shared pork, black cod, and salmon. Each wonderful, waitress was very nice. This is a must-go place for celiacs in chicago area.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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All GF confirmed with Chef and Manager. Owner has Celiac. Food is delicious, but a little pricey.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing food and completely gluten free.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 8 months ago read full review

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Amazing service and food. I had the duck leg confit and my daughter had the cauliflower steak. We also had cheese curds and hummus for appetizers. All of it was delicious. Wish we lived closer.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

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It’s the best around! Refreshing to not even have to mention celiacs/gluten allergy to eat here. The food is top quality for the whole family regardless of GF needs

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Always a great experience to not have to worry about gluten. Food is fantastic, very delicious. You'll pay the price, of course, but it's worth a night of good food devoid of worries.

If you have other allergies, they are either knowledgeable or ask someone who is.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing food! 100% GF kitchen! It's hard to describe being totally safe eating anything off a menu. The staff (Kelly) made me feel so good about all the choices. They also have an amazing wine list! We will back all the time. It's so worth the 35 minute drive!!!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 11 months ago read full review

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The best food! Servers are great! 100% gluten free with amazing taste. Great seasonal menu.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious food and great service. So enjoyable to be able to order anything off of the menu. Many at our table didn’t even know they were eating gluten free!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Best experience of my life. I had not eaten in a restaurant in 5 years due to bad experiences with cross contamination and the owner heard and came out at talked to me. She spent a decent time talking with me and commiserating with the difficulties with food allergies/intolerances. She explained how they can accommodate so many dietary needs. She was so down to earth and kind. The whole experience was so overwhelming for me that I cried happy tears. The food was so delicious. I loved every single thing. We even went back the next night. Delicious and safe and ran by the best people !

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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We had such a wonderful experience we went back again two days later! Wonderful food, wonderful service. Highly recommend the grilled cheese sandwich - best I’ve had in the last five years! Staff were wonderful with questions and kids.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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100% recommend. Fantastic place and totally safe for us celiacs.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


It was wonderful to eat delicious food in a safe environment! The owner was very hospitable and has Celiac.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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The food was amazing! Staff very friendly. Enjoyed the experience and really grateful it’s dedicated GF.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Absolutely amazing experience. It’s pricey - but worth it. GF fine dining and absolutely delicious.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Amazing experience! All the food was delicious! And that s’mores pie was to die for!! So nice not having to worry about cross contamination.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Amazing experience. Staff very knowledgeable, menu is creative and everything we’ve eaten at 1776 has been fantastic. We need both dairy free and gluten free and they can accommodate it brilliantly.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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100% gluten free. My husband has celiac and a dairy allergy and they are very accommodating. They good and drinks are amazing! Highly recommend!!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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150%+ recommend this amazing restaurant!

The food start to finish was delicious and one of us went off server recommended dishes and loved it even more than we thought as it wasn’t a dish we’d normally pick (tomahawk pork).

We were very impressed with the fact that the restaurant kitchen is 100% celiac safe (gluten free). One of us is celiac.

There’s a enormous wine bottle list with great glass wine choices. We even enjoyed a pinot noir which isn’t usually a personal choice.

Finished with a turtle pie and tawny and it capped a fabulously delectable meal!

The service was impeccable and the food to die for. We will be back and highly recommend for your next night out!

We also had a filet that was moist cooked to temp preference and cut like butter.

Cheese curds highly enjoyed as its an uncommon available app for folks with celiac!

Chocolate torte was extremely moist and scrumptious and also pairs well with tawny.

The owner was very knowledgeable in celiac and food allergen issues. It was refreshing as someone with celiac to experience a restaurant and dinner with out feeling like a burden to the staff due to eating issues.

Thank you for a wonderful evening.✨

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Love the food!!!! Great service

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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They cater to all allergies and we had the most wonderful experience. My celiac daughter said it was the best pizza ever and the wine list was exceptional for the adults. So worth the drive!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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100% GF kitchen. Owner has Celiac and the food is amazing.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Awesome exclusively gf restaurant with delicious food. The appetizers are great including the crab cakes and cheese curds. I also had Jambalaya for my entrée and the peach pie for dessert was to die for. Excellent wine list!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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So good. Seriously. A few things on the menu were EXCEPTIONAL: cheese curds and flat bread. Underwhelmed by the chicken teriyaki. They can’t all be winners but just being able to get anything on the menu and being able to share with other people is such a novelty. I drove more than an hour to get here and it was worthwhile. If you’re anywhere nearby… consider making this very special trip.

Pro tip: I got fries and cheese curds to go and reheated them the next day in the toaster oven. The cheese curds were perfect again! The fries were not. Get stuff to go; you won’t be sorry!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The food is wonderful and it’s all gf! A great experience. I wish there were more restaurants like this.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The owner has Celiac so the entire restaurant is safe! Love it here so much! It’s a Celiacs dream come true.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Friendly staff. Best gluten free restaurant I've ever been to.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Everything is gluten free and delicious.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This is a celiacs paradise! Everything on the menu is 100% Gluten Free. The food, service and atmosphere were wonderful. Will defiantly be coming back.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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This is our go to place as a family with 2 celiacs. We always feel safe here and the food is excellent. Since CoVID we have been getting pick-up and the food quality has remained excellent - and is well “plated” in the take out boxes.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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12/20 Update - still entirely GF facility.

Everything is gluten free and safe for those with celiac. The peanut butter chocolate pie was the best thing I’ve ever had!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Total menu is gluten free. If you are cemiac, you can eat absolutely everything! Appetizers are over-the-top. Cheese curds just fabulous. We had 2 orders to start and took 2 home. Also took home extra deserts. Love the entire menu.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Fantastic restaurant. It’s our new favorite. 1776 offers fresh, farm to table dining with locally sourced ingredients. Truly a great food and dining experience. All the food on the menu is gluten free and celiac safe. This place is a great find for anyone suffering from celiac disease.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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A hidden gem! Absolutely delicious and seasonal specials. Love that they support local farms. Everything GF except for beer!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Absolutely delicious. Owner has celiac and the entire restaurant (minus a couple liqours) is gluten free

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Completely gluten free restaurant! Owned by a celiac.

Huge menu selection and delicious food. Honestly this is some the best food I’ve had in a long time - including at restaurants that serve gluten. If I didn’t move so far away I’d be here once a week easily. And it Made my celiac so happy to have good food she didn’t need to worry about.

Service is impeccable and lovely decor

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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I cannot possibly overstate how incredible this place is! It is a completely gluten free facility and the food is SO INCREDIBLE. One of the best meals I've had in a long time and I'm not actually gluten free, my boyfriend is. We both had such an amazing experience dining here. The food is so so so delicious and thoughtfully crafted and plated and everything is locally sourced. Our server told us they even source from local hydroponic farms so they can still have local produce in the winter! She was so patient and friendly and knowledgeable and so was the rest of the staff. The drinks were fantastic too. We're so excited that we found out about this place and will definitely be back many times. This place is such a gem!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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I was told that the entire kitchen is gluten free. They should denote that on their website, because this place is like finding celiac heaven.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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100% GF RESTAURANT!!! Also very friendly for other food allergies!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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