Brookside Restaurant

7 ratings
$$ • Restaurant
50% of 2 votes say it's celiac friendly

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Asked the hostess before sitting down, and she said they had bread, buns, and pasta. There was also a small sign by the register. I ordered the club sandwich on GF bread and coleslaw, so far no issues. I am sensitive but not Celiac but we had a good experience.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
Updated 3 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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Went twice in one weekend and had two very different experiences. Would note that going in I took a known risk with cross contamination and knew there may be an issue there. The reason I picked it however was that they sold gluten free bread and pasta. Talked with waitress on first trip and she said that they had gluten free bread for sandwiches, got the Brookside Club, it was great, and the bread really did look/taste gluten free (not bad, but thin and smaller then regular bread). No dedicated fryer so did not get fries. Second night I went back (out of town, few options) and asked for same sandwich. Waitress said they only had gluten free buns not bread and “wasn’t sure” what they gave me the other day. I think it’s possible that the waitress was new or uninformed but was so disappointing that I might have been given bread with gluten. I ordered a gluten free hamburger this time and it was definitely a gluten free bun (mass produced, they all have a similar look). So overall I would say Celiacs shouldn’t go here and if you do go assume cross contamination, talk about GF options with manager beforehand. and only order food with hamburger bun or something that would be naturally gluten free. Food was good but very high risk for Celiacs and I wouldn’t have come back had my first interaction gone like my second one did although I think this might have just been an uninformed staff member. Definitely due your own research!

Safety


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

— Not very

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

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

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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The owner has someone close to them with celiac. They make their own gf bread. The tuna sandwich was soooooo goooood!! Not to be missed as you can check out the peacocks that are next to the shady creek where they have some older plastic tables set out for anyone who wants to enjoy a meal in the shade. They will make you PB and J to take on skyline dr or to Luray caverns for an easy picnic. I was so nervous to order here because I’m so sensitive and have been gluten many times on vacation but I felt fine. The sandwiches were so good too!!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 10 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
  • Pasta

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
  • Southern
  • Takeout

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Great place to get gf sandwiches for a picnic on the trail.

10 months ago

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Delicious gluten-free burger with a gluten-free bun. Nothing marked on the menu, but the server was friendly and knowledgeable. One downside was shared fryer—so no fries!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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They have pasta and bread that is gluten free! Cooked to order and understood our daughter Celiac need for gluten free! Very friendly waitress.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Good was great, very unexpected. Homemade gluten free bread was some of the best I've had. And to top it all off the staff was super nice😊

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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I had broiled cod with green beans. Tasty! Excellent service, but I didn't find out about the GF bread and pasta until after lunch. Next time, I'll ask!

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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