5 Napkin Burger

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 18 ratings
$Celiac Friendly, Dedicated Fryer, Burgers + 7 more
100% of 6 votes say it's Celiac friendly

105 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02199 Directions

(617) 375-2277
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    5 ratingAugust 18, 2017

    Tour guide suggested 5 Napkin Burger out of all the burger places in Boston, and was not disappointed. Burgers were delicious and cooked perfectly. Love that they bring pickles to the table instead of bread! Knowledgeable about gluten free and cross contamination.

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    4 ratingJune 23, 2017

    The burger comes on a really hot plate so the bun got soggy pretty quickly. Other than that, the burger was perfect at medium well.

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    5 ratingJune 19, 2017

    Are waiter was nice. Are food came out fast. And was very good. My recommendation is the bacon cheddar burger.

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    4 ratingAugust 04, 2016

    Very good staff and good food. Loved the kale salad!

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    5 ratingJuly 25, 2016

    Great meal, super flavorful burger, safe fries, real gf beer available, and great staff. Thanks!

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    4 ratingApril 17, 2016

    Original Review: Have only had their flagship burger, twice. The second time was to give the burger another chance. Both times were mediocre. Their fries and drinks are good, though. Three stars b/c their fries and drinks were delicious but their **flagship** burger wasn't memorable by any means. Would I go again? Yes. But only to try a different entree. I would not order their flagship burger again. Update 4/17/16: Visited on Saturday 4/16/16, Scottie (the server) was very knowledgeable about the gluten free options and substitutions that could be made. They made a custom drink for me that was similar to the one I couldn't order b/c it wasn't gluten free. I wanted the Turkey Burger, but the turkey party isn't gluten free so Scottie suggested we substitute their regular beef patty. My "Turkey" burger was yummy. I would order it again. I am a whimp when it comes to spicy food, but the tomatoes gave just the perfect amount of kick to wake up the taste buds. Furthermore, the richness of the pesto and the cheese played perfectly together with the acidity and freshness of tomato jam and arugula. Would I order this burger, again? Yes. My boyfriend ordered the BBLT and a margarita. He loved both. Would I visit, again? Yes. In fact, this visit bumped my rating up from 3 to 4 stars.

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    5 ratingAugust 30, 2015

    Burgers were delicious! (My friend even loved her turkey burger) The GF bun was really good and it was an amazing bonus that the fryer was dedicated. I'm glad this place isn't close to me cause I'd be eating here all the time!

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    4 ratingNovember 02, 2014

    Staff was very cautious and helpful. Service was fast. Gf drinks on the menu. The bun is not the same as the 5 Napkin Burger in NYC, which was disappointing, and they burgers didn't taste the same, but we're still good.

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    1 ratingApril 27, 2014

    My family and I chose this place after reading an article on the Boston Visitors Guide website. It stated they had GF fries and chicken wings - not the case! The waitstaff were not very helpful or overly friendly! Only the beef burgers are guaranteed GF - they have GF buns (which were hard/dry) or lettuce wrap. No dedicated fryer. Unfortunately the burger was not even that great. Best part was coleslaw and guacamole!! Should've checked reviews here first.

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    2 ratingDecember 04, 2013

    Burgers not great. Staff not very knowledgable or competent. They Do have a dedicated fryer for fries but the staff said they didn't till I showed them the previous reviews. Then they said yes they do.

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    4 ratingOctober 21, 2013

    Restaurant is a bit expensive (for everyone, not just those avoiding pesky glutens) but food is worth it. Burger's are flavorful, buns okay (typical crumbly bun). Dedicated gf fryer is a added bonus for those longing fries. That said, if Boston Burger Co would get its act together and offer gf buns and dedicated fryer, I probably wouldn't return here. Burger co is cheaper and has better burgers and options.

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    5 ratingMay 23, 2013

    This place is amazing! They don't have a dedicated menu, but are very helpful and knowledgeable. They have a dedicated fryer and the fries are delicious! I was able to customize any.burger to make it exactly the way I wanted and had no problems afterward. Definitely eating here again! Highly recommended.

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    5 ratingFebruary 13, 2013

    I would never go here normally, but their burger is seriously worth putting up with the packed chain. Great staff, french fries, and the buns are unique and addicting!

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    3 ratingMay 05, 2012

    When I went, they had just gotten an entirely brand new (regular) menu, so our waitress was still learning it. She was very helpful in finding out as much as she could about what was gluten-free and what wasn't, and really wanted to make sure I had a meal I would enjoy. It wouldnt be my first choice restraint, as I had limited options, but I would go back if my friends were eating there because I know I'd have great service and help finding GF meals.

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    5 ratingSeptember 11, 2017

    630 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    very knowledgeable & nice. the bun is toasted (my fav) but is also drier than other buns I've had at burger places with gf buns- so crumbles easily. other than that, the burger was awesome & fries were delicious!

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    4 ratingSeptember 09, 2017

    150 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003

    No printed gf menu, but the staff was knowledgeable

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    4 ratingJuly 28, 2017

    630 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    GF pickles for the table and fries have a designated fryer. Yummy burger w gluten free bun. I was a little annoyed when they brought me my burger the first time and it had cheese on it, but they fixed the mistake pretty quickly.

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    5 ratingJuly 01, 2017

    630 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    The best burger ever with a GF bun and GF fries. Great service.

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    4 ratingJune 24, 2017

    630 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    Knowledgeable staff, super quick service. Great burgers and fries with a bun!

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    5 ratingJune 16, 2017

    630 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    Awesome ciders and my burger was great. Fries are good too. Didn't get sick!

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    5 ratingJune 03, 2017

    150 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003

    This place is HEAVEN!!! I just can't get enough!! I've been going once a week since I discovered it and never been disappointed... The staff is always very attentive and seems to be well informed on gluten sensitivity! They have a dedicated fryer for their fries, which are amazing! And their beef patties are so delicious, I wouldn't be mad if I had to eat it without a bun, which I don't because they have GF buns and I've been told by my non-gf friends that they taste just as god as their regular buns..

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    5 ratingMay 29, 2017

    630 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    Was a little worried as the male host was clueless about "Celiac" and "cross contamination". Sat at the bar hoping to talk to a manager and met James the bartender. James kept this family of four here as his knowledge of celiac, gf, cross contamination and allergy friers assured us that our Celiac daughter could eat here worry free! Drinks by James are fantastic with some Stanley Cup hockey! Dinner should be amazing! One gf tuna burger, one gf avocado ranch burger,one gf allergy waffle fries and one gf regular fries. The gluten flouting in the family ...not sure what they ordered.

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    5 ratingMay 24, 2017

    150 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003

    If you like burger and beerπŸ”πŸΊ Both gluten free burger bread & beerπŸ‘ŒπŸΌ everything was amazing and good service. Soo happy i found this place. The none gluten intolerant also LOVED IT 😍

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    5 ratingMay 13, 2017

    630 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    Dedicated fryer Staff was accomendating

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    4 ratingApril 21, 2017

    630 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    Ordered kids cheeseburger well done, comes on GF full sized bun, included shoestring fries. My daughter said it tasted great.

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    5 ratingApril 05, 2017

    630 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    Opted for a salad instead of GF roll and was definitely not disappointed, a lovely meal and definitely GF 😊

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    5 ratingMarch 24, 2017

    150 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003

    This rating is for the burger, which is the only thing I ever have at 5 Napkin! It is a massive, juicy, seriously delicious burger. I'm a very sensitive celiac and I've NEVER GOTTEN SICK IN THE SLIGHTEST! Huge!!! Knowledgeable wait staff, great drinks.

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    5 ratingMarch 18, 2017

    150 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003

    4th visit to 5Napkin always AWESOME. Staff is very knowledgeable about gluten on other allergies. I Love the dedicated fryer for fries (regular and sweet potatoes). My favorite burger is the 5Napkin. GF Buns for any burger. They take extra precautions in kitchen in minimize possibilities of cross contamination. A++++++

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    5 ratingMarch 13, 2017

    630 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    Server very knowledgeable about celiac. Food was excellent.

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    5 ratingMarch 12, 2017

    630 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    Great burger w/ delicious gf bun - and awesome French fries in dedicated fryer! Staff was very knowledgeable- we are very sensitive celiacs and had no issues. Definitely recommend

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    5 ratingDecember 26, 2016

    630 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    Fantastic GF buns with your burger! Great service and really great [email protected]

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    5 ratingOctober 16, 2016

    630 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    Delicious food and more than willing to cater to my gluten and dairy allergies!

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    5 ratingOctober 12, 2016

    2315 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

    Great GF Burger! Staf knows about the products! I recomend this place!

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    4 ratingAugust 06, 2016

    211 Market Street, Yonkers, NY 10710

    Decent food, gf buns and a dedicated fryer! Fixed errors with the order promptly; manager came out to apologize and ensure that it was correct the second time. No concerns about gf; daughter says burger was good. Fries were oversalted

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    5 ratingAugust 03, 2016

    211 Market Street, Yonkers, NY 10710

    Servers very helpful to ensure my child's meal was completely gf and not cross contaminated.

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    4 ratingJune 28, 2016

    630 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    Food was delicious. They had a dedicated fryer so the fries were safe. The only negative is that the menu wasn't marked so the waiter had to verify a few items for me.

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    3 ratingJune 18, 2016

    2315 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

    Milkshake was great! Didn't love the food, but gluten-free was taken very seriously.

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    4 ratingMay 27, 2016

    211 Market Street, Yonkers, NY 10710

    Server took extreme care to ensure that we stayed gluten free.

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    4 ratingApril 23, 2016

    211 Market Street, Yonkers, NY 10710

    Pretty good. The gf buns were great and there is a dedicated fryer!!! Burgers are big. I only gave it 4 because the waitress was new and not trained on gf. I asked for the manager and he was knowledgable. Fries were hand cut and yummy. $55 for 2 kids burgers and 2 adult burgers (all came with fries). The kids meals do not come with drinks, it's an extra charge.

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    5 ratingApril 14, 2016

    150 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003

    Knowledgable. Finally had fries again. Thanks for the dedicated fryer.

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    4 ratingFebruary 21, 2016

    211 Market Street, Yonkers, NY 10710

    Lots of options that are not just a salad. Burgers are huge and the gf buns were good. Loved the fries! So happy to hear they have a dedicated gf fryer. Only thing I was bummed about was that I don't really eat beef burgers, I always go for turkey or veggie and both are not gluten free. Waitress was very knowledgeable and said the cook has celiac or knows someone who has celiac (can't remember) but made me way more comfortable knowing the cook knows to be extra careful.

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    5 ratingFebruary 14, 2016

    150 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003

    Yes!! Knowledgable staff! Delicious burgers and dedicated fryers for the fries!!! So good!!

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    5 ratingJanuary 29, 2016

    211 Market Street, Yonkers, NY 10710

    staff made a small mistake in taking a gf order with non gluten free sauce - the kitchen rejected the order and sent it back for correction. That's trustworthy to me; 2 catching mechanisms.

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    5 ratingJanuary 24, 2016

    2315 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

    You have to ask the staff to make things separately if you are celiac but I found them to be very knowledgable about cross contamination and they went out of their way to accommodate my daughter.

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    5 ratingDecember 12, 2015

    211 Market Street, Yonkers, NY 10710

    Staff was very knowledgeable. Most burgers are GF. They have GF buns (at no extra charge!) and a dedicated fryer. Server told us a few of the salads and sushi items are also GF. Excellent burgers.

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    5 ratingNovember 28, 2015

    630 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    The best gf bun I've ever had and a dedicated fryer! I'd definitely eat here again!

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    5 ratingNovember 03, 2015

    150 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003

    So good! Burger, shake, fries... Perfect.

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    5 ratingOctober 08, 2015

    630 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    The burger was great with a GF bun. The gluten eating people with me enjoyed the gluten filled food too!

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    5 ratingJuly 12, 2015

    630 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    Delicious burger, tasty fries, great location! Read more: http://glutenfreecarolinagirl.com/2014/11/03/gluten-free-at-5-napkin-burger/

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    5 ratingJune 13, 2015

    150 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003

    We had the most amazing burgers and fries at 5 Napkin! They have a dedicated fryer and my celiac son LOVED being able to order fries at a restaurant again. Food was amazing and staff we educated about celiac disease. They also have GF beer for the adults. Can't wait to go back next time I am in New York.

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    5 ratingApril 15, 2015

    630 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    Best gf burger I have tasted. Wait staff all knew their stuff and there's a separate fryer for fries. It's only their burgers which are gf on the menu but I asked if they could do any of the beef burgers as a chicken burger and this was no issue! Are here 4 times in my 1 week trip

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    1 ratingJuly 20, 2014

    630 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    Went here based on the location to theatre and prior reviews listed below. Music was terribly loud and we were unable to have conversation over this music. GF burger and fries were average at best. Would not recommend.

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    4 ratingJuly 13, 2014

    150 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003

    Great gluten free burger - attentive, thorough staff.

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    5 ratingMay 14, 2014

    630 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    So good! They are able to make any of their burgers GF and are also able to make a couple other dishes gluten free. The staff was very knowledgable and was even attentive enough to let me know which dishes my family had ordered I could and could not sample. The GF bun was one of the best I've had and the burger was DELICIOUS as were the fries! Would definitely come back!

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    5 ratingApril 03, 2014

    150 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003

    Fantastic! Waitress was very knowledgable, she asked if it was preference or allergy, and suggested their expanded GF beer selection. They have 3 GF beers (and a handful of ciders!). Burgers are great and they had GF buns (even though they're not on the menu?).

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    5 ratingJanuary 19, 2014

    150 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003

    Juiciest burger & loved the skinny fries.

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    3 ratingJanuary 14, 2014

    35-1 36th Street, Astoria, NY 11106

    This location is closed

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    4 ratingNovember 11, 2013

    630 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    I only gave it 4 because you can only order a burger. It was a great place, just wish they had a separate gf menu with more options.

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    1 ratingOctober 22, 2013

    35-1 36th Street, Astoria, NY 11106

    I came here twice as a friend lives in the area. The first time the waiter seemed confused but I was fine. I thought the bun did not hold up well and it was nothing spectacular but it is a burger joint. I came here again as we needed a quick bite to eat later at night. First of all that time I had the hardest time ordering as the waiter could not tell me what I could eat and kept getting confused. He tried to tell me the fries were not GF as they were frozen and they did not know what the supplier did with them before they got there. Then when my food came out (someone else said to order the fries) I thought the bun was wrong. My waiter argued but I asked him to check. He said it was a regular bun, but not his fault as it was so dark in there he couldn't see my food. I got my "new" GF burger about 10 minutes later. I was afraid of the bun at that point even though it was the GF one so I just decided to eat the patty. I noticed it was very overdone, but then realized half way through, I think they just reheated the one that was on the regular bun! Sure enough a few hours later I was violently ill after only eating a few bites of food. I would not recommend this place to anyone who needs to avoid gluten.

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    5 ratingOctober 13, 2013

    630 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    Absolutely a great place. Order any burger you like and they'll make it gluten free. Fries also are cooked separate so no cross contamination. My mother is very sensitive and we had No issues! Highly recommend!

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    3 ratingSeptember 16, 2013

    2315 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

    Good burger place. I wouldn't try to eat a whole burger with fries because of the grease - get a side salad. You have the ask the waiter to check what foods are gluten free. Some burgers like turkey are not gluten free. Would get more stars if separate gf menu and gf soy sauce for they sushi.

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    4 ratingSeptember 15, 2013

    2315 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

    Really tasty burgers! They have GF buns but the burgers are so massive I got mine on a lettuce wrap instead. They have a dedicated fryer and the fries were awesome.

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    5 ratingAugust 03, 2013

    630 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    Best burger I've ever had. Amazing Gf rolls. Great separate gf fries. Didn't make me sick (and I'm very sensitive). They don't have a separate gf menu but wait staff was knowledgeable. Don't go here if your not looking for a burger because they don't offer much else other than very tastey burgers.

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    2 ratingJuly 06, 2013

    630 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    Underwhelming burgers offered on GF buns. Nice that they offer the option, but I won't go back.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Beer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Fries

Categories

  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Vegetarian Friendly
Monday
11:30 am - 11 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12 am
Saturday
11 am - 12 am
Sunday
11 am - 11 pm
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