Blackie's Bulldog Tavern

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 69 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Dedicated Kitchen Space + 10 more
94% of 51 votes say it's Celiac friendly

181 George Washington Hwy, Smithfield, RI 02917 Directions

(401) 231-4777
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    Gluten free menu with a lot of choices. Some local bakeries used for items. A great meal!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 months ago

    Had a huge gluten free menu, staff was so well educated on gluten free diets. Best burger I’ve had in YEARS and the sweet potato fries and wings were so amazing. Wings were crispy on the outside which I thought I had to give up! Have only been able to have chargrilled wings since going gluten free. I’ll be going back here over and over again :)

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    1 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    Read their warning on their Gluten Free Menu about possible cross contamination.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    Awesome !! Super accommodating and delicious dishes !!! They even switched up a drink so it could be gluten free!!!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    Great place except for the wait. But other restaurants should take note on Why this place is always Packed. Great gluten free options.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    Great place! I have celiac disease, and I thought they did a great job catering to me. I'm dairy free and gluten free... and ate paleo. Very good! When my food came out, it had a sticker of "this dish was made with your allergies in mind". I thought that was awesome! I will be back.

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    5 rating
    5 months ago

    Full gluten free and paleo menus. Many delicious options. Creative cooking! Expensive though so I can't go often.

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    4 rating
    5 months ago

    There is a large separate paleo menu. The gf veggie burger on a gf bun had a large option of toppings. I was impressed with the whole menu. From a celiac standpoint I’m not sure about cross contamination as I didn’t ask. Prices on Paleo menu was higher but it was okay with me.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    The best gluten free menu I have ever seen! Many many options!

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    5 rating
    6 months ago

    Amazing gluten free menu and awesome atmosphere. Only complaint was the service was slow but once the food arrived it was so delicious I got over the slow service.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    Separate multiple paged GF menu with a ton of options. Purple GF stickers on all plates for safety. Dedicated fryer and amazing staff. Great for a lunch out!!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    Fantastic!!! If you are gluten free or paleo, the food is delicious!!!! Separate menu. They use separate dryers, etc., but can't guarantee cross contamination. Paleo friendly! Be prepared to wait, though it's worth it!! And they use compostable take home boxes. Love it!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Menu has many options, separate gluten free/paleo menu. Portions are huge! A little pricey, but I have half my entree leftover to bring home that will work as another meal for me. And food tasted great. They have two desserts- I personally would recommend the cookie over the tart (which was more like a gelatin dessert). Plus the plates come out marked that they were prepared for an allergy. Service was great. Delicious!

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    When you have Celiac, you overlook negatives about a restaurant that would ordinarily make you hesitant to return. As others have stated, Blackie's is expensive. The classic cheeseburger was $15. And though it came with homemade chips, fries were $3 extra. While the staff was friendly and pleasant, we had overall poor service. BUT, we will return. GF food comes with a little sticker on the plate noting that it's an allergy. And that $15 cheeseburger? It was really, really good! It's served on Udi's toast and because it is a diner-type burger it really was best served on toast, so I didn't miss a bun. Dedicated fryer meant I could eat those $3 fries! So, next time I'm craving a proper burger and fries, we'll be off to Blackie's.

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    My favorite restaurant! 99% of their menu is gluten free/pales based. It such well crafted, delicious, yummy GF meals every single time I try something off the menu. I can't say enough good things!!

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    3 rating
    1 year ago

    Been here a ton of times, food is good but way overpriced. Atmosphere is eh, all the tv's on news when sports are on other channels is annoying. Who wants to watch the news while eating? Definitely a pub and not family friendly, ladies room is in the bar with no changing table. A waitress had some weird comments about my 3 yr old son being with us too and he was a perfect patron, so that was uncomfortable. Servers are always amateur at best.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Very extensive gluten free menu- food is delicious! Tags on the plate indicate allergen- free food. Highly recommended for those with celiac!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    One of my favorite places to go. Awesome food. Food come out with allergen tags on them. Never had a problem here.

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    4 rating
    1 year ago

    I am gluten and dairy free and Blackies is the first place I've found with so many options!! They even have dairy free cheese! This is a big deal to me! It took me forever to decide what to eat because I'm not used to having so many choices! I'll definitely be visiting again.

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Amazing rotating menu, very allergy friendly. All plates for those expressing allergens delivered with sticker expressing which allergies are ok. Food is amazing! Thoughtful chef/owner takes pride in extensive Gluten free/Paleo menu.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    I was sick for days. Not good at all

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Best gf menu in RI hands down.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    I've had the pleasure of eating at Blackies a number of times, each visit getting better and better. Expansive and delicious menu, terrific staff and all around must try.

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Dedicated gluten free kitchen. Best restaurant experience since my celiac diagnoses. If you are close come here, it is what all restaurants should be. My family all enjoyed their meals as well.

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Great food if you can get a table. We always have to wait for hour to get seated and the parking lot is awful.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    I love Blackie's! They have a full GF menu, not just a few items. It's the only place I can enjoy Fried Calamari. It's so delicious that all of my friends and family love it! Fish & Chips, sandwiches, desserts, pizza, beer, many items we Celiac people just can't enjoy out are available here!! I highly recommend this great restaurant . You can like them on Facebook and Twitter. You will be updated on their newest creations!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    So many gf options which is such a nice change!!!!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Huge gluten free menu and they have the best pulled pork nachos!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Ah-Mazing! Fabulous GF options, not the usual half a page, but three entire pages of Delicious GF choices. Yes, THREE pages of gluten free! I got Cod loin with broccolini and Kale with cranberries off the paleo section, which was health and yummy. My husband got gluten free buffalo grilled cheese, which was unbelievable. I know it was unbelievable because I ate a good deal of it as well. We were told there was an hour wait for our party of 6, so we waited in the lounge upstairs, which was very cool. However our wait was not that long, probably a half hour. It was Very busy there, even at 5pm on a Friday, and got busier the longer into our visit, but WELL worth the wait. Food is freshly prepared with amazing attention to detail and there is something on the menu for everyone, from super healthy paleo, to the best gluten free options I've seen, to super decedent, yummy sauce lathered burgers.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    2 years ago

    Great menu choices. The food can sit heavy, but it is bar food so it makes sense. Need to make a reservation. Even on typically slow nights.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    This is a wonderful place, with a great ambiance and creative GF & paleo menu items. Ate here 3xs on my recent trip to RI from Florida. Place can be pretty jamming. Call ahead to get on the list. Thurs night was buzzing but the 2 other nights we got right in. Highly recommended. Your non GF friends will love it too

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Excellent gluten free menu with many choices, including desserts, and the food is always amazing!

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    very expensive, always busy and very loud. otherwise great staff and good food. good for parties and nights out that aren't about deep conversation

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Cutie Girl's Mom and Dad say: great food, extensive GF menu. Lots of things you don't usually see in GF. Try the zucchini fries! True to their tag line: "Expect the unexpected"

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Such an amazing expansive menu! This is a must go place, you might have a wait but it is worth it!

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Food is absolutely delicious, and they have a wide variety of gluten free food (even dessert!) The wait was a little long so would be good to plan ahead. This will def be a regular place now that I know I can enjoy food somewhere without getting sick.

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Best gluten free menu I've found. Burgers, sandwiches, wings, pizza, chicken fingers, calamari, fish and chips...the list goes on. All delicious.

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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Best gf place with biggest gf menu. Hands down. Everything is delicious and inventive and seasonal. If only every place thought like this!

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    3 years ago

    Got so sick from eating here. I still can't believe it because of all the good reviews.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Awesome wings and tuna burger!!! Will definitely go back!!!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Great food, great service and definitely celiac friendly.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Many choices and gf beer!!Very good service;)

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Burgers and fries awesome also has some cool drinks

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Great menu! Dedicated fryer! GF Choc-PB brownie was awesome!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    omg! so good, chef Angie knows how to make GF takes normal! have not had a bad meal yet, and her desserts, well make sure you leave room!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Really good food. Great menu choices. Waitress had Celiac as well, so I was in good hands.

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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Great service, atmosphere and food! I would bring my family here.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    Such an extensive gf menu. Delicious food and great knowledgable staff. We will be back often!

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    5 rating
    4 years ago

    Absolutely wonderful! Found you via this app when visiting my in laws. We all know eating out gluten free is hard especially with a group...well we added my two month old son into the mix too now. Food was amazing! Love that it was obviously fresh and "real". We took a takeout menu home and the guys were plotting their meal for our next visit! Thank you ! You made us all very happy yesterday!

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    5 rating
    4 years ago

    A lot of options on a separate menu, great atmosphere!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Appetizers
  • Beer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dedicated Kitchen Space
  • Dessert
  • Fries
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pizza
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
Monday
11:30 am - 12 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12 am
Sunday
10 am - 12 am
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