50% of 2 votes say it's celiac friendly

4251 Campbell Ave, Arlington, VA 22206 Directions

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I was glutened here. I love the mission and service of this restaurant, but not all of their dishes marked gluten free are safe from contamination (the GF brussel sprouts are cooked on a surface that also cooks gluten items). The wait staff was patient and checked on a few items for me, but even though they assured me that the fried chicken (which was marked GF) was safe, I ended up with a stomach ache. I’ve had their sweet potato dish without a problem, but I now hesitate to try any other item on their menu. Sadly, I don’t think Busboys and Poets is safe for someone with celiac.

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No

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Celiac

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Staff is pretty knowledgeable about gluten allergies, they've always been helpful and let us know what could possibly have cross-contamination. I've had breakfast (eggs and fruit) and lunch (Cobb salad with grilled chicken) here with no issues. Only 4 stars bc food is good but not amazing

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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Gluten free marked, good service, food is consistent and a great place to bring groups as there’s something for everyone. Their sweet potato fries are safe and delicious.

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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

  • Fried Chicken
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pizza

Categories

  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Not celiac

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My husband and I have been eating here regularly when we are in town. First of all, the customer service is excellent. As for the food, the gluten free options are plenty and they even have GF fried chicken! Yes indeed!

Every staff member that we have encountered is knowledgeable about their gluten free items. That says a lot for how they are trained. Also, if a menu item (mainly the sandwiches) are not marked GF, often it’s just swapping out the break for GF bread, which they have... and it’s good GF bread. All y’all out there that know what I’m talking about understand this. It matters. I’m not sure why they don’t state it on their menu. They really should.

I have not been disappointed once eating at any of the Busboys and Poets. Love the coffee drinks too 😁.

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Yes

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Celiac

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I love this place. And the toasted GF bread is awesome. I appreciate that this is something available to me.

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Not celiac

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Gluten free French toast! The staff is extremely friendly and very knowledgeable. Items are marked on the menu “gluten free friendly”, they also have gf bread to substitute.

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Not celiac

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The GFF French toast was a heavenly treat. Our server was incredibly knowledgable. I will be back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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Lots of delicious options including quinoa tabouleh, fried chicken, etc. everything clearly marked. Knowledgeable staff.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Eaten here many times (breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner) and had never had a problem. I'm always very clear that the GF is medical, and ask them to indicate that on the ticket. Once they came back and said that the fries were being friend in the shared fryer due to a malfunction in their separate fryer. Despite the disappointment, I appreciated the heads up.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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We ordered 3 items, all labeled gluten free: wild rice and beans with chicken, pan seared chicken and the nachos. The gluten-induced migraine kicked in about 45 minutes later. Unfortunate, since we enjoyed the food, but we won't be going back.

Celiac friendly?

No

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Went there tonight and I'm very sick! Stomach is VERY bloated and I'm in extreme pain. Very disappointing. If you have Celiac Disease, please don't put yourself through this pain and sickness! 😂

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Went on a Saturday after reading a local write-up about how gluten friendly they are for brunch. The only real brunch items that were made with gluten free ingredients were eggs with no toast/wrap. They didn't have breads, pancakes, granola, or oatmeal. GF brunch fail.

Celiac friendly?

No

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Not celiac

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Love the gluten free friend chicken and mashed potatoes and collard greens!

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Went there for lunch on a Saturday. Said they couldn't absolutely guarantee gf due to volume. Decided to try anyway. Sat down and the only gf option on their brunch menu was beef chili. No options. So we left.

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No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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I had missed fried chicken so much and their gluten free chicken is just delicious.

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Not celiac

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gluten free fried chicken

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Celiac

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Lots of GF options for my Celiac son. He got a pizza, but tasted my chicken and my wife's basil tofu.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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went for brunch and staff was helpful and accomodating for my gf and dairy free etc needs. I prefer their dinner food but it was good. service great.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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I'm gluten free dairy free which

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Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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Gluten free fried chicken! Fun atmosphere

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

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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After reading several good reviews my experience at the Hyattsville location was not good. After discussing gluten free options with the server he brought out French toast that was definitely not gluten free. I asked about the bread when it came out so luckily did not eat it. He did apologize and offered to remake gluten free but I was already uneasy after they’d completely messed up the order. They never brought the correct food order out. Everyone else at the table finished and ready to leave and I still didn’t have a replacement. The manager did take my order off our check and gave 10% off our other items but I left without getting anything besides water. One of the worst experiences I’ve had and I’ve been gluten free for many years. I think being very clear with the server would help because ours didn’t seem to have a clue about gluten free and was likely the one that brought the wrong food due to entering the order wrong.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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This is my second visit! I ordered the gluten free fried chicken the other night and it was amazing!! I'm ordering the nachos tonight, and confirmed GF so I think results will be good. Nice place with wonderful people. Feels good here! I'm Celiac and it's been good!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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This location has moved across the street to 450 K St., NW. Tasty food, lots of options. I have eaten here safely many times.

Celiac

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The gluten-free fried chicken and french fries were delicious. And I had no negative reactions. They use a dedicated fryer.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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