Charlie's Kitchen

3 recent ratings
$ • Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Beer, Bread/Buns, Burgers, Cider, Fries
100% of 3 votes say it's celiac friendly
10 Eliot St
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Well known, used to be dive bar, now with patio. Cross between a diner/bar/soda shop. Burgers!

All burgers can be made gf with gf bun. Had Chef’s Favorite Burger with gf fries from dedicated fryer. Super tall burger and delicious! Has bacon, lettuce, tomato, pickle, onion.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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 lunch
Updated 1 week ago read full review

Celiac

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Love Charlie’s! Honestly, I was surprised about how GF-friendly they are. Waiter was super attentive and knowledgeable and told me their fries have a totally dedicated fryer and they have GF buns. He was also super frank about what they did and did not make there (he said I might want to avoid the Beyond Burger since they don’t make it from scratch) and what could be eaten safely. Not a ton of vegetarian options, but lots of burgers for meat eaters. The fries are SOOOO good. Downeast cider on draft. Get a table on their patio if you can!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Dog friendly
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I got the beyond burger with fries, I thought they would have GF buns (see previous review here) but it looks like they no longer have them. I ended up eating just the burger patty with a single slice of tomato and a single slice of pickle, which was quite underwhelming. The fries were good though, and they had a dedicated frier. I’m fairly sensitive and I didn’t get sick, but nothing on their menu was labeled GF and the server wasn’t all that knowledgeable about cross-contamination (and seemed annoyed that I asked) so I may have just gotten lucky.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Poor

Updated 1 year 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

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Beer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Cider
  • Fries

Categories

  • Dog Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood

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Charlie’s Kitchen has been a Harvard Sq. Icon for years. I stopped in and inquired about what is and isn’t gluten free. They offer 6 shrimp cocktail for five bucks and Oysters that are 2 for a buck. They also carry Omission pale ale bottles and angry orchard. I asked about what they can cook gluten free, and the bartender stated they have gluten free buns to go with the burgers. I opted for just the shrimp, oysters and beer. Next time will inquire more about cross contamination and the burger and gf bun.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Been here like 5 times? The staff isn't especially knowledgeable but they can make a gluten free burger and they have a dedicated French fry frier!!! They also have cider and a gluten free beer. I'm just happy there is a cheap dive bar where I can actually eat. I'm a fairly sensitive Celiac and I've never gotten sick here!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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