Bird & Jim

11 recent ratings
$$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Burgers, Cider, Dessert, Fries
90% of 10 votes say it's celiac friendly
915 Moraine Ave
Estes Park, CO 80517

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The food (both GF and normal) was disappointing. The gluten free bun on the hamburger was toasted to oblivion and the meat was overcooked and very charred. That being said I did not get sick, the staff was very nice, and the fries were good. Definitely not worth the prices they charge though.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Some

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

— Poor

Updated 4 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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Menu clearly labeled GF and there were many choices, including dessert! I had the trout…holy cow, amazing!! Although fries are marked GF, there is no dedicated fryer. Many other options. My whole family was extremely pleased with the food. They even have a kid menu. Highly recommend.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Had the burger with Jack cheese and gf bun. It was decent, but somewhat plain. It needed some spices I my opinion. Husband had the bison burger and said " it was nothing to write home about". Some of his sweet potato rounds weren't cooked all the way through, probably due to the different thicknesses. Overall, not worth it for the money.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Average

Updated 5 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
  • Burgers
  • Cider
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Dessert
  • Fries
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Vegan Friendly

Photos


Trout, holy cow amazing.
Great ambience. Dedicated fryer. several accommodations for GF and celiac disease.
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Tips


Celiac

Speak to management when you arrive, so they can work with your server and kitchen staff.

2 years ago
Celiac

No dedicated fryer, HOWEVER they cook fries separately in new oil on a pan.

2 years ago

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Our daughter has Celiacs, had a variety on the menu, GF fries, elk tenderloin and smoked bacon. Server was very aware of needs. If extremely sensitive, cooks will place fryer oil in separate pan if needed for fried foods (may take 40min for food or if busy may not be possible) or can use dedicated GF fryer. NO ILLNESS noted. Dedicated server brought out GF food separate to prevent cross-contamination.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

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We had reservations for 4 people and were seated after only a short wait. The restaurant was pretty crowded, so if you have any Covid concerns, this may not be the best restaurant choice in Estes park.

Our server was very good; she was friendly, answered all of our questions about dietary concerns, and provided the right amount of attention without being intrusive.

This restaurant has a very good wine selection with a number of European and North American choices at a wide range of prices. We ordered an Italian Sangiovese that was excellent for the $37 a bottle price. We ordered another half bottle and enjoyed every sip!

My partner had the Colorado lamb T-bone, and I had the Frontier trout, and the others ordered Buffalo burgers. The lamb was a little rarer than his medium request, but was tender and delicious. The trout dish was very good, but the garlic overwhelmed the flavors of the fish; the trout was cooked perfectly. Both burgers were great.

We've found that meats in this part of Colorado are served rarer than in other parts of the country, so our recommendation is to order meat more cooked than what you want. For example, if you want your meat medium rare, order it medium

GF is identified on the menu. They offer a GF bun for the burgers, but I didn't try one.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Some

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

— Good

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Great food and awesome service gluten-free friendly and they take it seriously. Can’t wait to go back and try some other things on the menu. Highly recommend calling for a reservation or come early and hope you can get a table

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
Updated 12 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I dined with my family here in December 2019 and was very disappointed. I called ahead, alerted our server, and was assured in both instances that there is a dedicated fryer. While ordering, I was met with rudeness, confusion from our server on several instances.

After speaking with the manager on duty and a follow up email with the owners, I was told they do not have a dedicated fryer, but rather heat up oil separately in a pan to cook gf fries. A totally fine practice - but not well-communicated by host and wait staff.

I would definitely ALWAYS recommend looping management upon your ARRIVAL here to ensure you have a safe meal. The management is awesome, as are many Celiac/gf reviews here. I hope I can return to give it 5 stars. It’s a great menu and a great atmosphere! My dining experience just did not at all reflect the great reviews here, and I spent every minute advocating for my health.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Answered all our questions and we're willing to modify dishes to be gluten free. Much of the menu is gluten-free, and they offer gluten-free buns and pasta for an extra charge.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Fantastic experience. Emailed ahead of time and they suggested letting them know when I made a reservation that I had Celiac. That way everyone knew I had Celiac before I walked in the door. Staff were very knowledgeable and supportive. Food was great, it was a really fun experience, and I didn't get sick.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I got the poutine and had no issues. Delicious!!!!!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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DO NOT EAT HERE IF YOU ARE CELIAC!!! Staff claims to be knowledgeable about gluten & cross contamination. But every time I’ve used my NIMA sensor, it’s shown up positive for gluten! The staff didn’t even try to correct the problem...instead the waitress brought me a to-go cup of olives when I showed her the Gluten positive tests. What the heck? Still paid for our entire meal. Called the manager after leaving, because we couldn’t even get the waitress back to our table after she dropped the check.

In conclusion, this place smells delish & is always super busy. So their food is probably amazing. Too bad they don’t cater to any level of gluten-free friendliness. The bummer is that they claim VERY fervently that they are able to make certain things GF. They’re nice as people. But DANGEROUSLY uneducated about gluten & too busy to care to train their staff properly. (Even my salad was glutened. Check NIMA’s reviews page for pics of my positive gluten tests at Bird & Jim’s)

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Very knowledge great menu lots of local options

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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