82% of 17 votes say it's celiac friendly

624 Asbury Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226 Directions

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Celiac

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Ordered a sandwich on gluten free bread with no issue.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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All the reviews of this place are true! Amaaaazzing gluten free options. A whole packed menu full of it! The owner and some family are celiac so they understand us 😭🙌🏽

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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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Food was delicious! Ask for gluten free menu... there is plentyyyy to pick from. Also wait staff is aware of what gluten free is and is very friendly

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Updated 6 months ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • French Toast
  • Pancakes

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Soooo good cinnamon raisin french toast. She has a huge gluten free menu. Great company and great food.
Blueberry pancakes
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Celiac

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This place is a find!!! The gluten free menu is wonderful! Entirely safe place to eat. The staff is lovely! I had crab spinach and provolone cheese omelet. Their homemade gluten free bread and hash browns. I had a taste of banana nut French toast with fresh bananas yummy!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Arlene and her kids have Celiac disease so they know the struggle! They have an entire gluten free menu! I got the French toast and poached eggs made with the bread of the day (which is baked fresh by Alene!) and it was fantastic!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Cute little place with lots of GF options. All the years spent in OC NJ, we have never been to this restaurant (before knowing about Celiac). We will definitely go back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Had nice GF breakfast which included large omelette, toast and potatoes. Nice little place with friendly service. Would go again if in the area.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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While the food is not the best, the owner's kid has celiac so they do understand and offer proper options prepared independently. They are also open year round but only for breakfast and lunch. But in a town without many options, it's an oasis

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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We ended up at Arlenes after starting at Jon and Patty’s. When they told us they make their gluten free pancakes on the same grill as everything else, we knew we couldn’t eat there. They directed us to Arlenes which has a separate gluten free menu and staff is very knowledgeable about celiac. Apparently someone in their family has disease. Everything was wonderful, lots of options

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Came here because of all of the reviews! I ordered an omelet due to some of the reviews saying cross contamination was an issue with the French toast. My father, who also has celiac, ordered the cinnamon raisin French toast and he was fine afterwards with no reaction. Arlene’s has an extensive gluten free menu! Will come here again if we have the chance!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Huge gluten free menu including pancakes, French toast, and bagels. Had the best fruit pancakes that I’ve had in years. Will be back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Amazing amount of options for breakfast! I had the Eggs Benedict Florentine and it was delicious. It wasn’t really on a gf muffin, it was just gf toast but it was still great and I would order it again. Quick and kind service and a very clean place!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Got gf French toast today. Immediately felt sick. They must use the same bowl for regular French toast. I’ve had the gf pancakes before w no problem but they’re usually over mixed so they’re tough thought I’d try the French toast. Bad idea.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Very celiac friendly. Owner said she had celiac (along with a few close family members) so they understand GF and cross contamination. A lot of great GF choices. Food was great!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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One of our go to for lunch and breakfast, have been going here for 4 years Omelettes, burgers, chicken sandwiches....very knowledgeable.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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I can’t explain how awesome it is to find a restaurant for breakfast that is so knowledgeable and caring regarding gluten free options and celiac friendly! The staff is excellent and very knowledgeable, the owner is very friendly and cares about her customers.

The breakfast is fantastic, very few places have GF toast and I got eggs over easy!!! I usually have to have an omelette so to limit the cross contamination issue, but not at Arlene’s! My wife ordered the cinnamon French toast( not GF) and she said it was amazing! So we have a new favorite place to go, can’t wait to go back for lunch!!!

Thanks, Jim W.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Got the gluten free crunchy French toast and bacon and immediately got sick. Definitely not celiac friendly. Lots of gluten free options but I’m guessing it was the cross contamination that got me.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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Had the French toast with almonds and banana made by Arlene and it was great. Returned later in the week and had the Caesar wrap both great

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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GF menu on website, don’t know if they have physical copies in store. Wait staff up to speed on GF orders & heard them called back to the kitchen explicitly as GF. No reaction to their GF pancakes (assume shared griddle however). Second time eating here & good experiences both times.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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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.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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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.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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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 :)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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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!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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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.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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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.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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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!!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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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 :)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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