50% of 2 votes say it's celiac friendly

2120 Southlake Mall #500, Merrillville, IN 46410 Directions

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I am changing my review. I used to be able to trust this place no matter what, but before I left Northwest Indiana in autumn 2020, the last three or four meals that I received from CH got me very sick. Most of them were before Covid. There was one after Covid that was a carry out order, and we spent a fortune for it and I couldn’t eat it because they cross contaminated my steak with bread.If you order from there, I would recommend that you talk to a manager. Do not just give your order to the wait staff. They really need to work at getting their act together. This makes me very sad because I used to love Coopers Hawk. I went there for many many many years, and I recommended it to so many people. Worse yet, the last time I called to complain, they said they would send me some coupons, and I never received them. I had an entire group of people that I was going to bring there. Maybe they have it in the system that I called to complain previously, and they decided to ignore me, Or maybe they knew I was moving out of the area and they decided to ignore me. I don’t know, but I come into the area all the time and I would eat there all the time, except now I can’t trust them anymore.

Safety


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

— Not very

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?

— Poor

Updated 2 days ago read full review

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I ordered delivery because I am traveling alone on business. Very impressive GF menu options, it was difficult to decide. What got me to order was that they have a few GF dessert options. I ordered way too much food, but couldn’t decide. One thing, my food was delivered with a roll and butter, my instinct was that it wasn’t GF even though I have read reviews that they have GF dinner rolls, so I called the restaurant to confirm. It was in fact not GF. One thing my 9 years eating GF is .... if it looks too good to be true, it probably isn’t GF. I was a little bummed, but glad I caught it. The restaurant offered to have GF bread re-delivered. I felt too bad for the delivery person to have to deliver a single roll, and honestly, I could do without it.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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

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Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 4 months ago read full review

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You will not get sick here. They have a separate gf menu and are VERY knowledgable. One of the most knowledgable places ive ever ate at and i was dxed with celiac 15 years ago. It is pricey for the meals for sure and at its core a pretentious wine tasting place. I went there for my bday when i noticed they had a gf flourless choclate cake with whip cream, berries and a rasberry sauce. I would NOT order any entrees from here. Its a wine tasting place so theyre desserts and appetizers are what most people order with wine and not entrees. On a good note, the entrees ate the pricey thing. The appetizers and desserts are more like $$ than $$$. For an appetizer i ordered the mexican drunken shrimp. The entrees arent worth the money in terms of taste, but the appetizers and desserts were beyond incredible. Highly highly recommend this place for its safety, but also the taste of the food. Next time though im only doing the appetizers and desserts. Both of which have plenty of options for someone with celiac.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years 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

  • Appetizers
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Dedicated Kitchen Space
  • Dessert
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pasta
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Bar
  • Brunch
  • Delivery
  • Healthy
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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So so so happy to have found out this very nice place that take gluten free seriously! They actually had GF items in the kids menu for my celiac 3 year old! I called ahead and talked to kitchen manager and was told they do ALL GF in separate pans ,etc. Waitress confirmed same when we got there. they even had gluten free bread thay wasn't a hard for a 3 year old to eat Udi roll! So Happy!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Love that u have sweets and a variety of flavors for entrees.

Please find gluten free pasta that is also corn free pasta. It really is an issue. Besides myself, I know a lot of people who have corn issues along with gluten. There is quinoa (even better than rice) and there is rice pasta.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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This is my go-to restaurant for gluten-free dining. The food is delicious, and I know I can eat there safely, without the threat of cross-contamination or getting sick.

The dedicated gluten-free menu has a lot of options, including appetizers and desserts.

I do not care for their gluten-free pasta. It comes watered-down and lacks flavor. The last time I ordered a gf pasta dish, I had to send it back.

I wish Cooper's Hawk would use different hamburger buns. The ones they have now crumble, and sometimes they taste freezer-burned. It is impossible to eat a hamburger without using a knife and fork. I also wish they'd find a way to get a dedicated fryer for french fries.

Right now, if I want a burger, I go to Red Robin.Otherwise, it's Cooper's Hawk for me.

Their white chocolate truffles and dark chocolate truffles are gluten free, which is nice, but they do not taste nearly as good as they once did. They must have changed the recipe.

Wait staff is usually good. Find someone you like, get their schedule and then ask for that server when you come in. Otherwise, the service can be sketchy -- never bad, it's just that some servers are better than others.

For example, on one of my birthdays, they brought the usual white chocolate truffle and chocolate dipped strawberry, gratis, with a candle. That's their usual thing to do.

However, since I no longer care for the chocolate there, I would have liked to have ordered an additional dessert from the menu. My husband would have ordered something, too, along with enjoying the truffle. I also would have liked coffee. The server just plopped the plate down and walked away without asking if there might be something else we'd like, or if my husband would like to order dessert.Not only were we ill-served, the server lost money for Cooper's Hawk.

So, I gave my dessert to hubby and skipped my birthday celebration.

Cooper's Hawk: I love ya, but you still have a way to go to earn 5-stars.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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They have a separate gluten free menu! They aren't the cheapest place but they have great gluten free food options already available! Definitely worth the money.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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i have not been there yet, but the gluten free menu is awesome! they have gluten free burgers (with gluten free buns!), gluten free sandwiches (with gluten free bread!), desserts and more! its pricey but worth the splurge. and the wine looks heavenly!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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I’ve dined here several times and have always had a great experience. There are a lot of gluten free options, staff is knowledgeable, and the food is excellent! It’s the only place I’ve dined where they offer to bring gluten free bread to the table before the meal at no extra charge. They even have gf desserts.

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
Celiac

Overall Rating

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

Celiac

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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

Overall Rating

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Staff is not helpful. In fact, ordered extra meat for 2 orders and they split the meat and received less meat.

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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Celiac

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Cross-contamination all over

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Poor

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