Capital Ale House

13 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Beer, Bread/Buns, Burgers, Cider, Sandwiches, Wings
100% of 13 votes say it's celiac friendly
41 Court Square
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Top Reviews


Celiac

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Gluten-free menu available. Seemed very knowledgeable about cross contamination.

Safety


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

— Very

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

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Not celiac

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Gluten and dairy free. Terrific GF bun. Bacon GF as well. They have a dedicated air fryer for GF french fries that were great. Will was our waiter and he went above and beyond.

Safety


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

— Very

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

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Had a great experience and felt lucky to find a gf place while on vacation. First, they had a separate gf menu that spelled out any cross contamination (the fried foods!). And it was a full menu not just we are using a gf roll for the burger. I informed our server and he was very respectful about it, and made sure the kitchen staff understood thr situation. Had a lovely NY strip with mashed potatoes and a side salad. I would go to this restaurant again!

Safety


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

— Very

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

Updated 1 month 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
  • Cider
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Sandwiches
  • Wings

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Capital Ale House gluten-free menu
Black and Blue Salad with steak skewers and GF bun in place of bread
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Overall Rating

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We are looking at JMU for our celiac daughter. This place came highly recommended, so we gave it a shot. The service was a little slow to start, but our server explained that someone had called out, and we were totally fine with the delay. Once we explained our food allergies and celiac the server told us what could and could not be prepared safely. Their fryer is cross contaminated and they are super clear about it, so we stayed away from fried items. We have three GF family members: one person had a bacon cheese burger with a gluten free bun and mashed potatoes…and the other two had chicken caprese with a polenta cake that was very enjoyable. We value safety over variety in terms of dining out, and this place totally delivered. Communicative wait staff and kitchen staff makes all the difference. We will definitely be back again.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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They have a full gluten free menu with a lot of items. I had the French dip & it was awesome! First one I’ve had since I was diagnosed over 20 years ago. My wife ate the gluten free shrimp tacos & they were delicious as well! They had quite a few ciders on tap also. I had the Bold Rock Honeycrisp & it was good. They were very knowledgeable about gf & told me they didn’t have a dedicated fryer so I’d stay away from anything fried to be safe. Overall it was very good and great atmosphere! I’d recommend it & would eat there again!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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?

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

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We had a great experience here! They were very knowledgeable and ensured they took all precautions to prevent cross contamination. They baked the fries separately for my kids instead of in their fryer and the gf menu is large and has great variety. Service was great. Would definitely recommend and visit again when in the area!

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Excellent

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Dedicated gluten free menu with a wide variety of sandwiches, entree, salads, sides, even a dessert! There is not a dedicated fryer but the kitchen will bake fries and clean the kitchen accordingly to avoid cross contamination. The food was fantastic!

Safety


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

— 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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for lunch
Updated 11 months ago read full review

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Visited for lunch. The staff member I spoke with was very knowledgeable about celiac and understood what precautions to take. He explained that the fryer was not a dedicated fryer. I got the gyro burger with gf bun with a side salad - absolutely amazing. I also got a brownie sundae that was gf! I ate with no issues and did not end up sick! I will definitely visit again!

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?

— 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?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious food and a dedicated gluten free menu. No dedicated fryer, but the server was very knowledgeable about cross-contamination. The gluten free brownie was absolutely amazing!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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The gluten free buns for the burgers were some of the best I have had at a restaurant. Their burgers are amazing. They did say they could bake the fries if we wanted to avoid cross contamination.

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?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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We are here for dinner on New Year's Day, one of few GF options open for dinner this day. They have a GF menu and the staff are very knowledgable and even offered items that were not specifically listed in the menu. We had burgers with GF buns, and they baked wings and fries for us to be safe. We will definitely return the next time we are in the area.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We often go down to Verona va to visit the Large antique mall. We stopped in Harrisonburg va for lunch at the Capital Ale House. Let me say this place is ammmazing. They have a nice sized gluten free menu. And even though they have a shared fryer, they will bake the items on request. The baked fries were some of the best I ever had. The Smokehouse burger(minus onion straws) is the bomb. They lose a star for using Udi’s buns. They are the worst in the industry, but the good outweighs the bad— at Capital Ale House Harrisonburg.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Had pass on on this one as they also use canola oil.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Burger was good with a gluten frer bun. Nice gluten free menu. They warned me that fries were fried in contaminated oil. Good service.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This place is not safe for celiac. They've gotten me glutened multiple times. I had a manager tell me fries were safe and done in a gf fryer only to find out after 2 years of eating them that they were never safe. Then was directed to mussels which are on the gf menu and was just informed no mussels are gf despite being on gf menu. If you have celiac disease stay far away. If you're only sensitive, their food is delicous; enjoy. 5heyre very ignorant for gf and celiac

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Has GF menu, nice atmosphere. GF bun was excellent, not the tyical, dry sand a lo gf breads are like.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Our server worked here for 4 years and had never heard of them having a GF soft pretzel as another person shared (the whole reason we came here). They do not have hardly any vegetarian GF options; I got the steak salas without the steak. Server seemed annoyed that I asked questions about ingredients. Not awful, but not really recommended.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff was very helpful and checked on questions I had. My husband was very happy with the gluten beer options. The fryer is NOT dedicated, but they are up front about it, which I appreciate.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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lots of options. gluten free rolls and even gluten free soft pretzel. I have eaten here many times and never gotten sick.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Fantastic gf salad options! we had the ahi tuna and steak salads both were cooked to perfection. Staff knows about gluten free options as well as what dressings paired well with our salads. Our waiter helped us decide what to order and was very friendly as were the hostesses. Service was fast, restaurant was clean and nicely decorated. They had a number of gf alcoholic beverage options and a good sized gluten free menu. Overall great experience!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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I ordered a simple hamburger with onions and tomato from the gluten-free menu. I was brought a regular hamburger bun. I asked if it was the gluten free bun, and the waitress was like, whoops. She took the meal back to the kitchen to have it redone. Good news: they comped my meal. Bad news: my lips and throat swelled up a bit after eating the burger. Either the cook just moved the contaminated burger from wheat bun to gluten free bun, or there was something in the bun that i reacted to.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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very good gf menu!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great place! Burger was delicious.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Delicious lamb burger.. gf bun was your typical but food was really good, super healthy options. Service was great, prices decent, good atmosphere..

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Pretty extensive gluten free menu. All burgers come with gluten free buns. Great list of gluten free beers and ciders. Food was excellent!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Overall Rating

Review


Really good food. Separate gf menu on website.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Excellent

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


This is a go to place for me when I don’t want to risk getting sick. The servers are receptive to food allergies and the kitchen uses different spaces for your food. They had a GF Deep fried but apparently they screw that up. Currently they bake the GF food like fries and wings.

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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I got the sausage and cheese board which was quite filling on my most recent trip. They brought it out with regular bread, but knew when I asked and took it back. It arrived back about 5 minutes later with a heaping pile of gf bread that was pretty good. I’ve gotten the Greek lamb burger on a gluten free roll multiple times too. They have a GF menu that does specifically say no dedicated fryer, which is sad but I appreciate them being upfront about it.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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

Overall Rating

Review


Food was delicious and the menu was extensive - especially for an Ale house. I had the tostadas and the black and blue salad. The fryers are shared so avoid fried food. Can’t wait to return!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— 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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
Celiac

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Good good but the menu specifically says the fryer is used inn preparation of gluten-containing foods. So there is NOT a dedicated fryer.

Safety


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

— Not very

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?

— Excellent

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