Clearly marked gluten free menu, plenty of options! Some of the best nachos I’ve ever had
Abby Lane has their menu marked "gluten free" on the appropriate items. It's a fairly standard list-they have gluten free pizza crust and sandwich bread, and most of the salads are on there. However, exercise caution when ordering (read on for details). Have been here twice. First time (4/16), ordered the nachos, which we were assured were fried separately and a pizza. My girlfriend (celiac) had no issues. We returned in 10/16, planning to order the nachos (since they are so hard to find). We asked the waitress if they were still fried separately. She said, "no, but the chef tells me the gluten from other products in the fryer gets cooked off in the process." Obviously, this contradicted what we were told last time, along with common sense and basic food science. Our waitress had the good sense to say that she really didn't trust that logic, and that we best stay away from the nachos. We did, and had no issues. I followed up with the manager, who stated that the menu has changed, and that the nachos are now subject to cross-contamination in the fryer. She did apologize that the theory about gluten being cooked off had made it to the wait staff, and said they would be re-training their staff. However, it definitely raised some red flags about how careful the kitchen is about cross contamination, since they seem to not understand it. This is why I didn't rate it Celiac friendly.
When ordering I let our server know of my dietary restrictions. He assured me no problem and offered to answer questions. In addition to gluten I cannot digest onions or garden. I ordered a burger on a gluten free bun without onions. I was served a burger on a regular bun with onions. When I informed the server he rushed my plate away and quickly returned with my "corrected" order. He had just swapped out the top part of the bun and wiped off some of the onions. Not only was there onion on my plate after my order was corrected, the bottom part of my bun was NOT gluten-free. I ate half of it before realizing this.. I have been sick for hours now. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone with any kind of dietary restrictions, though everyone else in my party enjoyed their meals.
Great food great service and very gluten free aware.
The staff is knowledgable about gluten problems and can accommodate your order to make it gluten free. The fries and desserts aren't GF, but the burgers are great (without the bun, of course).