Arlene's on Asbury

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 53 ratings
$Celiac Friendly, Pancakes, Bread/Buns + 3 more
95% of 46 votes say it's Celiac friendly

624 Asbury Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226 Directions

(609) 399-3639
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    5 rating
    1 week ago

    Consistently great food, nice sidewalk seating, most of all, never gotten cross contaminated. I try to stop in every time I’m in the area.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    4 weeks ago

    They have a whole gf menu. And their cream of chipped beef is better then normal chipped beef! We’ve gone here twice so far in 4 days ha and I’m sure we will be going once more before we leave to go home.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    Arlene’s is my go to restaurant for breakfast and lunch. They have an extensive gf menu, separate toaster, and understand the needs of their celiac patrons. I had the crunchy French toast with fruit this morning and it was delicious!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    Rare combination of a traditional diner setting and being very knowledgeable about GF!! Separate GF menu including sausages, french toast and pancakes. The blueberry french toast was more of a cake than bread, but still delicious!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 months ago

    My son is an extremely sensitive celiac and we have eaten here at least a dozen times with zero issues! They have their own (large) gluten free menu and everything is delicious! It’s my sons favorite OC restaurant by far! Thank you Arlene’s!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 months ago

    They have a gluten free menu and dedicated cooking space. My husband has celiac. This place is a rare treat for us. We love the cheesesteak omelette and the crunchy french toast!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    Came here twice today. For breakfast had a tasty egg and sausage omelette. Came back for lunch and they accommodated me with a gf and df grilled chicken wrap. Very friendly and understanding staff. Will definitely be back :)

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    Owner’ son has celiac. Fairly large gf menu. Knowledgeable. I have celiac. Not only could I get a safe salad, which was huge and affordable, but we could sit outside with our docile, wheat-free Yellow Lab.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    Had blueberry pancakes and eggs. Both were great and portions are huge. Not too expensive either. Staff very friendly

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 months ago

    The BEST service with the most extensive gluten free breakfast menu I have ever seen. We ate breakfast here 3 days in a row and it was a HUGE serving that was delicious!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    Great place!!! So many choices and very friendly and VERY careful and knowledgeable staff. Don’t miss it!!! And don’t leave without one of their homemade GF muffins!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    9 months ago

    Love the gluten free pancakes. The atmosphere and people are lovely. Definitely worth a try

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Great service and very aware of cross contamination. The owner’s son has celiac disease so they truly understand. I had French toast and chip beef (they make theirs with corn starch) and it was all delicious! Would absolutely recommend to anyone!

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    We went for breakfast and we're given an extensive gluten free menu with breakfast and lunch items. Meals were large and delicious. Gluten free Crunchy French Toast was made with corn flakes as "breading". Creamy chip steak was also very good. Owner has Celiac and understands severity of issue. Fryer is NOT dedicated gluten free. Be aware of upcharges for gf bread/wraps and other items.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    probably the most gluten free options i've ever seen at a restaurant. owner was very knowledgeable and everything was absolutely delicious!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Absolutely the Best GF food in Ocean City !! You must have the creamed chipped beef for breakfast !!!

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    3 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    The person behind the counter told me due to the small kitchen size that it can't be guaranteed Celiac friendly (cross contamination). I would love to rate them higher due to their friendliness and how good the food looked, but I want to just warn others who have Celiac disease and get mislead by the gluten free labeling for those who just choose to be gluten free or only have the sensitivities.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Currently on vacation and loved coming here. It was great to be able to get crunchy French toast that was gluten free. Love it!!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Great GF French toast. Delicious. Homemade brownies and cookies bars were really good. Can't speak to cross contamination, but I had no problem.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Oh my gosh that gluten free granola on fruit and yogurt 👌

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Just came back from my first time and had a great breakfast sandwich! Lots of GF choices - an entire menu. The Owner has celiac and so does her son, so she is very familiar accommodating that diet.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    I've been going to Arlene's for a few years, and have always enjoyed the GF menu, but after this weekend I will not return. While waiting for the bathroom during the breakfast rush, I watched in horror as the GF breads were laid on the contaminated kitchen counter and passed between staff members with bare hands. I also saw the same batter being used for regular and GF French toast, and GF pancakes made on the same griddle as gluten. They were very busy, but that's absolutely no excuse for betraying their celiac customers in that manner, after repeatedly assuring us of their precautions. Terrible, terrible kitchen practices.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    The best food in OC! Celiac friendly. All home made food. GF and regular are delicious. I highly recommend any meal here

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Ordered an excellent gluten free eggs Benedict--on gluten free bread (they use Udi's). $9 which was very reasonable. (2 eggs perfectly cooked). We sat outside--nice breeze, great server, very friendly employees. Only criticism is the outside chairs are those plastic flimsy things and very wobbly--my son fell backwards onto the sidewalk. (He wasn't hurt, but I thought I was next). Gluten free items on the regular menu, plus a separate GF menu with those specific items. 3 yr old had Mickey Mouse pancakes (huge serving) and bacon which he didn't eat. (But it looked good and was inexpensive!) definitely hit this spot at the end of Asbury Ave shopping. So yummy!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    yummy breakfast food. very careful about cross contamination. great find in oc.

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    4 rating
    2 years ago

    Lots of great GF options! Kitchen is not dedicated GF but staff was extra careful about cross contamination. We can't wait to go back!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Found this place on the app and based on reviews tried it out. One woed... AMAZING! We have 3 GF people in our family of 5 and we were all impressed. great food, Friendly service and just a cure place to visit. we will be back :)

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Superb! I never thought I'd go to a diner or cafe with my Celiac wife and child and feel so comfortable! We were greeted warmly and accommodated from start to finish. The food was OUTSTANDING in every way. It almost brought a tear to my eye as I sat there eating my eggs benedict, enjoying the kind of meal with my wife and son I thought we'd never be able to get. Those without Celiac or other medical dietary restrictions might not appreciate just how hard it is to relax in a restaurant and feel like a regular person. The folks at Arlene's get it. Thank You x1000!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Great place to eat GF. Food came out fast and was very tasty. Many options for GF. We will be going back again for sure.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Fantastic place, staff and menu. Huge GF menu with tons of options. If you are GF, you gotta eat here. Owner and her daughters are GF so they get it!!!

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    3 years ago

    Lots of gf options for breakfast and lunch. A great experience.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Awesome place! Nice and accommodating. Pancakes were a decent size and tasty too. Will definitely go back again and try other gf options!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Great French toast!! Lots of GF options like muffins, pancakes and bread. Definitely would recommend.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Amazing breakfast sandwich! The bagels were great! Great service. Only thing I didn't like was the home fries.

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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Amazing gluten free menu! Incredible service and delicious food. Two thumbs up :)

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    First time eating out for breakfast since diagnosis!! Extensive gf menu. Was told there are separate prep areas including the grill and toaster. They use Udi's bread and do not butter or even cut it in the back. Delicious and fresh. I am a celiac.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Best gluten-free breakfast we've eaten in years!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Great gluten free menu. Good food, good prices...can't go wrong here!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Great GF menu with lots of breakfast choices... great GF french toast, good coffee, fast & friendly service, outdoor seating. Recommended.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    The food is great! The gluten free menu is amazing! There are so many choices!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Went here for breakfast! Very good with a lot of options! Staff was very knowledgeable and understanding. Did not have any issues

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    We are local and have a 7 year old with celiac - we come here often. The breakfast and lunches are great!!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    The crunchy french toast was awesome. The selection was extensive. We will definitely be back.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    This is a very nice family home cooking type of restaurant. It's small and welcoming. I highly recommend Arlene's. We drove from AC for a good GF breakfast and that's what we got. We were happy to be handed a full GF menu with lots of options. We will definitely be going back to Arlene's the next time we are down the shore.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 years ago

    I highly recommend this restaurant! The menu is quite extensive with many GF choices. I had cinnamon raisin French toast with strawberries and it was truly outstanding. Arlene and Paul are very welcoming and sensitive to GF needs. I now have another spot that I have added to my "favorites" list! By-the-way, by husband is not GF and he enjoyed his Cinnamon Roll French toast immensely. We went back to have breakfast on our way out of town - omelets are terrific, too!

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    6 years ago

    Small store front restrauant only open for breakfast and late lunch. Food was good and they had a good selection more for breakfast than lunch but the lunch tasted very good.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Celiac Friendly
  • French Toast
  • Pancakes

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
Monday
7 am - 3 pm
Tuesday
7 am - 3 pm
Wednesday
7 am - 3 pm
Thursday
7 am - 3 pm
Friday
7 am - 3 pm
Saturday
7 am - 3 pm
Sunday
7 am - 1:30 pm
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