Bayside Bistro

13 ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Crab Cakes, Lasagna
Safety Rating
11 ratings

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2704 18th Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201
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Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Donavon was the greatest waiter, he explained the whole menu and did not hurry us while 8 of us ladies chatted away. Food was very good and celiac safe. Will go again when I’m in town.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Good

Updated 3 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Celiac safe - Great From Scratch Cooking. The owner was training a new server while I was there on how they keep everything safe for celiacs. She came to my table to ask if I was celiac to ask some questions to help inform the server. She was an absolutely wonderful person and seemed dedicated to serving incredible gluten free food.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast
  • Good for brunch
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Fantastic! They have a dedicated fryer for GF cheese curds, chips, frog's legs (don't knock it til ya try it!) They've said they want every person with celiac to know that they are a safe place to eat ❤

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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 lunch
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 month 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

  • Reported to have dedicated kitchen space
  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Crab Cakes
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Lasagna

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

Photos


Gluten-Free at Bayside Bistro
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Gluten-Free at Bayside Bistro
Baja Chicken Bowl with Coconut Rice
Menu front 2023.07.13
Menu back 2023.07.13
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Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Phenomenal! Go here! Such a dream to have a delicious celiac safe restaurant. Wish I lived closer so I could come more often!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


The food here is delicious! I have eaten here several times and each time is wonderful! I love this place, the food is always safe and always delicious. As noted on their menu, 98% of items are gluten free or can be made gluten free. Great service and lots of options. I definitely reccomend for celiacs!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for keto
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 2 months ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

Overall Rating

Review


Great experience here. Tasty food and most importantly, didn’t get sick.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


Based on reviews here, we tried to eat here once in 2022, around 1:00. It was an incredibly unprofessional and useless waste of our time. Went in, and about 5 other people were there eating. We were given menus. We found approximately 1 item on the list that sounded okay to eat, then went to the kitchen area to order. Then we were told they were all out of that meat (and several other standard items). They had no GF bread either. They didn't even seem bothered by this lack of food on the menu, like it's normal for a restaurant.

Will not go back there again. I can't even recommend it to normal diet eaters.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

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

— Poor

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Very delicious food and friendly staff!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Wonderful service and the food was great!

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


So worth the stop! Food is so good and large portions. Waiter was very knowledgeable with menu items and helpful

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Waiter CARED about providing a GF meal for me. So many options it was difficult to choose. Seafood is never frozen — AND they have GF crabcakes!

Dined on their new outdoor seating under a shade umbrella, enjoying some delicious homemade arnold palmers. My meal was amazing..

I’m a highly sensitive Celiac who rarely dines out. It’s been several hours and I can confirm no cross-contamination.

I’ve found a new place to eat out and excited to head back soon!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


As a family with celiac, this place is a godsend. The service was wonderful, quick, and helpful. The food was great and the menu was extensive. We even met a woman whom I assume was the owner; she came out and chatted with us, discussed her recipes and any potential tweaks. She made us feel like old friends. We love this place and are coming back for sure!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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


Wonderful! Menu is 98% gluten free. Also fresh and delicious!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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