BJ's Brewhouse

6 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Beer, Bread/Buns, Burgers, Dessert, Pizza

Warning

This is a chain, which typically means a high risk of cross-contact. It may not be possible to dine safely at this establishment.

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6 ratings

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665 N Krocks Rd
Allentown, PA 18106

Most Recent Reviews


Gluten Intolerant

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Burgers on lettuce, pizzas, and a quinoa and rice concoction… lots of choices on the menu for gluten sensitive folks. PIZZZOOOOKIES are good for a sugar fix!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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 for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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My daughter gets the GF pizza and has never gotten sick. We have eaten in the restaurant and done take-out as well. Everyone we’ve encountered has always been helpful. I only took a star off because there aren’t too many choices.

Safety


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

— 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 11 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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June 19, 2023- Passing through Allentown, PA, I ate a GF dinner at this restaurant and did not get sick. However, my experience was not great at all. All that I wanted was a salad. I told my server that I needed a GF meal and also told him that the gluten sensitive items on the menu did not match the gluten sensitive items on the website. The server brought back the manager. Contrary to other reviews for this location, the manager was rude and not accommodating. He was unwilling to address any of the items listed on the website because the photos did not match. I wanted a BBQ chicken salad that would not have the gluten containing onion straws. I could not get it and the only reason given was that the website showed a photo of a wedge salad. I was disappointed. What if I had done the online ordering? What would I have gotten? Instead, I ordered a brew house salmon bowl. It was tasty and GF, but not what I wanted. Overall bad experience.

I'm providing the website menu for gluten sensitive items for what it is worth.

https://www.bjsrestaurants.com/menu/gluten-sensitive-options

Safety


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

— 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?

— Not Much/None

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

— Excellent

Updated 12 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

  • Beer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pizza

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Sports Bar
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Celiac

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Update: My server and manager were excellent again and explained that for allergies, they pull the ingredients out of the back, not off the line, so their produce remains safe. I had an amazing burger. The manager also explained that the fries aren't safe due to a wheat coating, not just a shared fryer. Definitely recommend!

Our waiter was very knowledgeable about gf items and preparation. At a different location, I had tried the gf pizookie multiple times- it was always undercooked and waitstaff would be confused as to why my "cookie" was dripping off my spoon. Here, our waiter simply said they have to bake it twice. First time I was able to enjoy their pizookie! My meal was also great.

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

Symptomatic Celiac

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Had a delicious pizza from here after a long Roadtrip! Our server Craig was so knowledgeable about coeliac disease and assured me of everything, bringing me a gluten free menu and advising me not to share the chips with friends as they are coated in gluten. Will definitely be back here again!

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
  • 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?

— 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— 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?

— Not Much

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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The pizza was awesome from this place! Seemed very knowledge about gluten free and celiac disease. Definitely trust this place and will go back!

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?

— Some

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

— Good

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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There were lots of options to choice from and the waitress was very knowledgeable on the menu and changes that could be made.

The thing that I liked the best was the gluten free pizookie with ice cream. It was amazing and I don’t know the last time I had such a good dessert at a restaurant.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I had a great experience again! The manager came to the table to talk about the measures they would take in the kitchen to make sure my food would be safe. I had the chicken with rice and beans dish. In the past, I’ve had their pizza several times and the warm chocolate chip cookie and ice cream. Delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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My waitress was very a knowledgeable. She warned me that the grill and fryers can both be cross contaminated so I couldn't get burgers or steaks but their gluten free pizza and cookie dessert is phenomenal. She told me they cook the pizza in a separate pan in the oven. All toppings except meatballs are GF. Best pizza ever. Will go back.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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UPDATE: Returned and was told by the manager that they do not have a separate fryer and they do not recommend anything fried. GAH. I wonder if they had recently changed the oil the last time I ate here.. so upset that I was lied to the first time. Didn’t get anything fried this time and had a small reaction to gluten...

Oh my goodness, I had a burger topped with bacon and brisket with BBQ sauce and a side of fries. It was phenomenal. Also had chips and guacamole for an appetizer (separate fryer) and ice cream for dessert! No reaction and I’m very sensitive. Definitely feel safe here after ordering so many different items during rush hour on a Saturday night. Will be back.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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The Caesar salad with grilled chicken is delicious

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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The staff here was incredible with my gluten free needs. The waiter made sure to mark that all of my food needed to be cooked and watched carefully. He assured me that the head chef would be cooking mine and keeping close care. He even sent the manager over to my table to let me know how serious they were taking this. I felt so comfortable eating my food, and it was delicious! The tomato soup is to die for!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The gluten free pizookie is so good!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The gluten free pizza is amazing. The crust was crispy all the way to the end of the slice. No sagging slice syndrome.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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I was surprised at how knowledgeable the whole staff and kitchen were about Celiac and steps necessary to prevent cross contamination. I have no reaction eating here. I had the tomato mozz salad and a burger. Both were good. My bun was a typical GF bun that crumbled, but that's expected. No dedicated fryer, so that was disappointing. Service was excellent!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— 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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch

Overall Rating

Review


My waiter at BJ’s was very informed and reassured me that there was no cross-contamination in the pizza oven.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Good

Asymptomatic Celiac

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Loved BJs before I was GF. Their deep dish was elite. I got the pepperoni extreme pizza this time on the gluten free crust snd was delightfully surprised how good it was. Also got the GF pizzooki. Waitress was knowledgeable about celiac and cross contamination.

Safety


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

— 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

Celiac

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I appreciate the GF chocolate chip piezookie!! Craveable… Quality is inconsistent. Just ordered to go and it was almost burned. Restaurant itself is sketchy.

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?

— Average

Celiac

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Review


I have eaten in several all over the country and they have gone out of their way to make sure I am safe. They will change items to be gf.

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?

— Not Much

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

— Excellent

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