Felt very safe eating here, and felt very normal.
Great place for Gluten Free. So many options and they take it very seriously. They have a separate kitchen space too. Paleo Menu now too (June 2016)
It was good, but was disappointed after eating at a Burtons last year on our trip. Waitress said they changed the menu. Didn't seem to be as many GF options as before. No stuffed zucchini on the new menu. Had chicken artichoke Risoto and it was good.
Huge selection of GF and knowledgeable staff. Had a great meal.
gf df calamari!!! huge menu really fresh!!
Amazing food and service. Thank you. My favorite restaurant in Va Beach.
Favorite gf place hands down. I dream about the calamari and chocolate torte dessert
the best meal. we had the fried calamari and bang bang shrimp. I also had a cup of the she crab soup and the fish and chips dinner. I subbed the garlic parmesan chips for the plain fries. it was great. the breading is a corn meal / corn flour mix.
This place is a must while in Virginia Beach! Staff was very knowledgeable and hubby even had his own dinner roll! Very impressed!
They now have GF she-crab soup which I haven't had for 15 years. It was amazing.
Had fish and chips. Excellent. Haven't had those since been GF. Staff very knowledgeable on gluten free needs. Manager brings plate to you. GF food served on square plates so there is no confusion. Will go back.
The most AMAZING gf restaurant I have ever been to! I wish they had one back home. I go every time I visit Virginia beach. The staff is awesome as well!! Would highly recommend :)
My FAVORITE gluten free restaurant. They take it very seriously here. They have separate cook area so it's hard to have cross contamination. I love the fish and chips They have great menu and even have special gluten free events.
Gluten Free Utopia!! Finally bread served with dinner again and many choices such as fish & chips or delicious sandwiches. Fantabulous!
Options galore! Tito for Martinis, 1 true GF beer, beautiful setting, just awesome!
Amazing food, that's also gluten free. THANK YOU! Celiac approved.
I can't say enough good!!! Gluten free fried calamari, risotto, blue cheese chopped salad and chocolate torte!!!!!
AMAZING!! I can't tell you how happy I was to find this place on our vacation. The owner is celiac, they have a separate kitchen for allergies, they have a LAMINATED actual GF menu not a paper print off, and everyone knows about all sorts of allergies not just GF. I had restaurant french fries for the first time in a year and a half and loved every second. I only wish I didn't live four hours away. Definitely give this place a try!!!
This place is amazing. Do not miss it.
I loved this place! I just moved here not to long ago, and I tried this place during restaurant week and fell in love with it and so did my husband. We both got the gluten free cheese burger and fries and salad. It was so tasty!
I was visiting from out of town....the Food was great, Have the beer battered Fish...Super Yummy!
This restaurant has excellent service and a full GF menu, as well as GF beer and cider. The GF rolls are amazing. We had an amazing brunch this morning. If you call ahead a day or so, they will make a batch of gluten free pancakes just for you on Sunday morning.
Delicious battered fish!
If I could give it 6 stars, I would. Designated kitchen space and highly trained staff. We were told the owner's wife has celiac. These people know what they're doing. Even better, the food is the most awesome stuff ever!! We ended up going back 2 nights in a row. Even the kids begged to return. Best kids menu I've ever seen and only $7. If you don't go, you're missing out!
The food, service, atmosphere, and GF selections are excellent! The staff is very knowledgable of gluten and other food allergies, intolerances, and sensitivities.
Love this place!!! They know how to do it right here. Can not say enough good about it!
The best place at VA beach to eat!! They were able to accommodate my whole GF family. It was amazing and the food was fabulous!
Great food and great service. Very large portions. They also carry a nice list of local beer (not gluten free of course).
They totally cater to celiacs and other food allergies!! They have a system that assures the customer they gave received the gluten free items. Our server Vivian was so helpful!!!! Plus the food is delicious!!! And their gluten free menu is LARGE!
Love this place!! Great GF menu. Didn't have to have the "pep talk" with anyone. They accommodated my entire GF family. My kids (7&9) have never had a dinner roll.
Best GF we could find in VA Beach. Excellent menu choices. Very knowledgable staff. Food is awesome. I even got a GF dinner roll while my husband got his. I can't say enough about how GF friendly Burton's is.
This was the most accommodating place I've ever been to! EXTENSIVE gf menu, extremely knowledge staff, AND all of the gf items cane on square plates (as opposed to round for non gf). Food was outstanding, and they had free gf bread before the meal and gave is some fresh pieces to take home when we left.
Best gluten free friendly meal we have had in a long time. Calamari was delicious. My husband was thrilled to find gluten free fish and chips. On the expensive side but if you are looking for a nice dinner with good food and great service I highly recommend it.
My tummy is happy! Loved the GF calamari, and the Mediterranean chicken was wonderful :) the creme brulee was also just prefect
So wonderful!! My sister, gf AND vegetarian, was thrilled to be handed a separate menu! They have a new deal as well, 1/2 price burgers Sunday-Thursday from 3-6. It was great and allowed our family of seven to keep from breaking the bank! :-)
Great menu and food. Very knowledgeable staff. Would highly recommend it!
They know gluten free for sure! Awesome fresh food too. Yummy gluten free rolls too. Update: March 2014 Still an awesome place to dine
We have had another excellent gluten free dining experience at Burton’s. This restaurant does not disappoint. Any other restaurant offering gluten free selections should aim for the standard set by this restaurant. This is the second time we have dined at Burton’s, and in a different location. The staff is knowledgeable, friendly, and the food is out of this world good! This visit I had some of the best gluten free pasta I have tasted so far. Keep up the good work Burton’s! You are light years ahead of the rest. Oh, and please open some restaurants in Pennsylvania.
Love their gf rolls. The butter upsets my stomach though. I love their calamari! I never thought I would have it again! Such a nice place :)
Best gluten free restaurant I have EVER IN MY ENTIRE LIFE been to! They have gf rolls! Definitely worth every penny.
I love this place!
Square plate is Gf, round is not, awesome service, extremely knowledgable wait staff, Fabulous menu with many options mainly fish, also chicken and beef, fried calamari, dedicated fryer for French fries, all delicious, upscale but kid friendly.
ok this is one of my favorite place's and one of the best for an educated staff! they use square plates fir gf meals versus round for non. High quality food. enjoy this one is really good. did I mention fried calamari? :)
This is my go-to gf restaurant. Their salmon piccata is on point!
Amazing! They take good care of you! Free gf roll as a starter. They have gf burger buns and quite a few tasty options.
Great restaurant! Most of their menu is naturally gluten free, they understand cross contamination, their fryers are not cross contaminated, and overall just very knowledgeable. Waitress said that the owner (or might have been manager, can't remember which one) has celiac disease. I highly recommend!
Great GF menu. This is the first place I have eaten at where they actually asked if we needed a GF menu before I asked for it. Great service.
You need to eat here if you are gluten free! Very knowledgeable. They even have gluten free bread.
My ultimate fav!! I have driven 2hrs just to have dinner here! They are very familiar with gluten free and offer items you cannot get anywhere else.
Superb establishment for gluten-free food consumption. The hostess offered a gluten-free menu without me having to ask. A few gluten-free items that stood out to me on the menu include: CRAB CAKES, bread before the meal, General Tso’s chicken, and calamari. 10/10 would recommend, great environment and even better food.
My absolute favorite GF restaurant. The food is always amazing. So many GF options virtually everything on the regular menu is offered in a GF version. Staff is super careful about keeping your good GF. A manager usually brings the GF good out separately so you knows it’s GF.
Excellent for my very contamination sensitive gluten free boyfriend. The owner is celiac too and you can tell. The waiters are clearly trained, they confirm specific kitchen utensils, grilling area, and frier specifically for celiacs.
LOVE this place. Before even leaving the hostess stand, as they were grabbing menus to take us to our table they asked in a friendly way "would anyone like a gluten free menu" without any prompts. Wow!!! They also cater very similarly to other allergens and eating styles. The menu its self was jam-packed with awesome options that were GF (it wasn't a ton different from the regular menu). The waiters seemed very well educated to answer concerns, and my coworker that had a fish allergy - he was able to calm her fears! All allergen/special orders like GF come out specifically from a manager (be understanding, your food may come a minute or two later.... safety is more important here... dont complain!!!). Food was awesome, very awesome! No problems, no concerns. Worth every penny, and the experience was so awesome. Probably my favorite local spot right now.
Great place for a celiac! The waitress was great about handling allergies and my food was brought out separately. On the higher end of the price range but with so many options of food to choose from and the special care they take its worth it.
I’ve been eating at Burton’s since being diagnosed Celiac 4 years ago and never had to worry. This was my first visit to this location. I informed my server of my need for gluten free and my burger was brought out on a square plate ( which is how Burton’s identifies allergy plates). I was suspicious of the bun and had my non Celiac partner try it who confirmed it was not gluten free. We sent it back and the manager who brought out my meal apologized profusely but for a restaurant praising itself on allergy accommodation this is an alarming mixup especially since it appears the last reviewer had the same problem. I’m lucky we caught this before I ate it and got sick but this definitely erodes my confidence.
100% celiac friendly. Hostess asked us if we needed a gluten free menu (my husband has celiac) before we even had to ask. Loads of delicious gluten free options. Wait staff is very knowledgeable. My husband always has to worry about cross contamination and he had no issues.
This place is supposed to be the gold standard for celiacs but I’m not sure. We told the waitress at least 5 times that our son had celiac and his order needed to be GF. She repeated it back to us. Yet when his burger came out, it was not on a GF bun. They apologized profusely (although didn’t credit his meal). Anyway, the lesson is, if you have celiac you always have to be vigilant.
I had previously reviewed this location and given it five stars based on multiple visits all with great food and service as well as super safe for celiacs. Unfortunately my last visit was a totally different experience. When we ordered appetizers the server told me that I could eat the spring rolls even though they would not be on a square plate because almost everything the restaurant makes is naturally gluten free. I told the server that the spring rolls are not gluten free. Luckily I knew that but another patron might not have known. The three of us ordered the haddock with the crab topping. Mine was ordered gluten free and served to me on a square plate by the server. All the meals looked the same although the other two were not gluten free and the topping was not gluten free. I do not know if the wrong fish may have been put on my plate or if mine was just not made gluten free. I also had calamari and pumpkin brûlée both of which I was told are gluten free no matter who orders it. Based on how sick I got I don't believe it was a case of cross contamination. I feel like I was served gluten. I did talk to a couple Managers last week but they were not able to determine what happened. I know we always take a chance when we go out to eat but I had always considered this place to be my safe place. It was my favorite restaurant and we would drive an hour so I could eat here. I have not eaten out since and right now I am reluctant to do so. This is a restaurant that I know does take allergies seriously but they definitely had an off night the night I visited.
Shortly after you walk in the front door, they introduce themselves as specializing in food allergies, and support that statement throughout the meal. Fabulous selections cocktails, appetizers, entrees, and desserts. DEDICATED FRYOLATOR FOR FRENCH FRIES! We have eaten there several times with no issues. Recommend it highly.
GF menu and all allergy meals brought out by the kitchen manager. They come out and talk to you and cook it on different areas in the kitchen. The plates are diff sized so you know there is no mix up in any way. They made custom dishes of stuff that wasn't on the menu. COMPLETELY SAFE.
What a great place. Just opened but they seem to have their act together. We had the maple chicken sandwich on an Udi’s bun & shared the chicken risotto. My step-son ordered steak off the kids menu which they made sure was gluten free. Very happy with the service & nice ambiance. 👏👏👏👏👏
Our first time here. I have celiac and I was so excited to try it out from the reviews. I got the crab cakes and Sangria mimosa, so good. My husband got a burger from the regular menu and said it was the best burger he ever had. We will definitely be back. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about gluten sensitivity. The manager even brings out the gluten free order to your table. It is a more pricey restaurant but so worth it to be gluten free. Definitely a date night atmosphere.....
Burton's Grill really knows how to do gluten free safe for celiacs. I've eaten at another location multiple times never having a problem. The food and service at the Shrewsbury location were excellent. They lost a star because they have chosen to not offer complementary bread with herb butter at new locations. Although I was so excited that there was going to be a location closer to my home, the lack of their delicious bread will keep me from returning.
This is apparently our second time going to this restaurant. We actually didn't remember going there the first time, until we saw a previous review we had left on a different website - both of these occasions were while traveling. To put it simply, they don't disappoint. I have Celiac and thus must eat gluten free - not because it's the "cool" thing to do, but because I'll get sick otherwise. First, the restaurant is VERY accommodating. They have LOTS of options for appetizers, entrees, and desserts. One of the best out there. Additionally, our server tonight was Eric (Erik?). He was Very good. He was extremely knowledgeable of the menu and Celiac/gluten free dining needs. He was able to explain and suggest dinner options like he wrote the menu himself. He even suggested I try a combination of risotto and sauce that I would not have tried otherwise, but at his suggestion, it was delicious!! Kudos to Eric. Kudos to Burtons. If in the area again, we will certainly return!
Update: We ate here again tonight and our service was even better than last time! Our server, Eric, was excellent and very knowledgeable about gf. He explained the processes at Burton’s for ensuring gf every time and was so accommodating to us. We felt very safe eating here and our food was wonderful. We shared the steak kabobs (menu special) and the California chicken sandwich. We also tried the torte again and had the ‘trio’ which consisted of chocolate cake, mascarpone cheesecake with blueberry compote, and a berry cheesecake. Each came in a little single-serve jar. The experience was excellent and definitely safe for celiac!! Original review: Boyfriend had swordfish risotto and I had a steak sandwich. Meal was good but the dessert is where it's at!! We had the chocolate torte with raspberry sauce and ice cream and also the pecan praline tart (?) which was warmed and deliciously smothered in caramel, served with ice cream. We would go back for the dessert alone!
We've eaten at other Burton's locations before and we're so happy to have one relatively nearby. The Shrewsbury Burton's is as safe and delicious as their other locations. The hostess asks if you need a gluten free menu and the server asks if anyone at the table has any allergies or dietary restrictions. The manager brings out the GF food and it's served on square plates. When the manager brought our food he said, "No cross contact." 😁 I feel as safe as I can eating out when I eat at Burton's. Burton's is a scratch kitchen, so the food is especially tasty. The rosemary parmesan fries are delicious! Very much celiac safe!
I had forgotten about this place when we got here. After a 20 min search online under hangry conditions, I finally came across Burtons again. I was SO RELIEVED! They really are a rare treat. The manager prepared my meals and brought them to me. They take every precaution to keep you safe and fed well. I can't say enough good about their food and service!
Separate GF menu offering paleo and vegan options! Super accommodating with allergies and are sure to avoid any cross contamination by having designated plates to signify allergy as well as the manager bringing the food out and reiterating the allergy. 4 stars bc alcoholic drinks are hit or miss. Sometimes outstanding and then just flat out poorly made😱 but food is a definite go! Tacos, Fries, Fried calamari, Beet and goat cheese salad are my go toos😋
Staff asks right away if there are food allergies. You get a special plate and manager brings food with gloves.
If you have an allergy of any sort I highly recommend them! Several Gluten Free options From your normal salad options to crab cakes!!! Very allergen conscious from wait staff to kitchen, kitchen is open so you can hear them discuss their allergy protocols. Very impressed!
Best service since diagnosis of celiac. Asked about allergies from the host to the server and beyond. Had my first gluten free crab cake that wasn't like eating sandy crab. Highly recommend.
I am. SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW. I knew Burton's had a gluten free menu.. but they have THE MOST DELICIOUS savory bread. I actually cried at the bar. I'm so happy right now!!!!!!!!!! I got the GF stuffed zucchini and buffalo chicken dip!! Amazing!! Highly recommend for any of my GF friends!
Staff were very knowledgeable. Gluten free menu was extensive and delicious!
There are two menus. Gluten sensitive and the regular menu. My boyfriend ordered the cauliflower bites for an appetizer. When they arrived the waitress put it down and left before i could make sure they were GF so i waited until she came back to ask. She looked shocked when I asked and said they weren't gluten free. I thought since they were on the regular menu and GS menu they would be safe but I guess you have to be specific. Just make sure you say gluten free in front of everything you order and they're great. Food is delicious too. HIGHLY recommend. Just make sure you're specific. Update: I went again, the waiter i had told me that they had specific plates. Square plates and bowls are GF and round are non GF. Good to know!!!!:)