Deschutes Brewery & Public House

60% of 10 votes say it's Celiac friendly

1044 NW Bond St, Bend, OR 97701 Directions

Top Reviews


Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

Love the elk burger but reAlly have to emphasize my allergy each time I go in.

Celiac
1 year ago

Very kind, knowledgeable waitstaff but extremely few options for gluten free unless you want meat & salad. No dedicated fryer, no kid-friendly options. Their homemade root beer was gluten free & tasty.

1 year ago

They have certain items on their menu listed as ‘gluten friendly’. I was really excited about the dedicated fryer for fries when we arrived but apparently they share the basket with gluten items, so I didn’t risk it. The gluten free beer was tasty.

Gluten Free Features

  • Beer
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Late Night
  • Restaurant

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GF NW pale ale. Just a touch hoppier than the non-GF version
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2 years ago
Celiac friendly

They have a gluten free menu. Our outstanding waiter Howard gave us all the details. They have a dedicated fryer for gluten free fries, although I wasn't blown away by the fries. They also have gluten free buns and a gf IPA-style beer which was better than most gf beers I've had.

Celiac
3 years ago

This is a great place for everyone - gluten free people, friends, children, everybody. My husband (not gfree) favorite beer on the planet, plus great gluten and gluten free food. I went there twice on my trip - had the gluten free steak salad and the hamburger. Both were great. They say they can't guaruntee 100% that there is no cross contamination, but I had no problems. I suggest if you are worried, to stick with things like the steak salad that don't have any bakery type items in the dish. But seriously, I love this place.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Always a place for a beer and a gf elk burger! But things have changed on the beer side. Stopped by to have a beer and found they are no longer making gf beer. Making a cider instead. Left wanting the beer they have had for almost 10 years. Food is still good and always have the gf menu

3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Great GF bun burger selection

Celiac
3 years ago

They do have a separate GF menu but they let you know there is no way to be 100% sure of no contamination since it is a working brewery. I stuck to a salad to be safe. They have ciders and one GF beer that was just okay. They serve it with a colored rubber band around the pint class so you feel more secure that it's the GF one, although I do get nervous drinking a draft beer. My brother (also Celiac) ordered a cider that tasted more like a beer and felt sick later. He thinks he may have been served the wrong drink but it's hard to say.

Not celiac
4 years ago

Service was a bit slow but GF buns/ burgers and GF hot wings were well worth the wait. Great atmosphere, family friendly. Only one GF beer offered- decent.

Not celiac
4 years ago
Not celiac friendly

Delicious and many options. The homemade gf bun was almost like a biscuit, very tasty. We also had the gf brownie with ice cream, yum!

4 years ago

Deschutes Brewery in Bend seems very intent on being at least "Gluten-free Friendly" while not claiming to have a dedicated fully Gluten Free Kitchen. The current chef seems to have brought this restaurant a long way toward gluten-free knowledge! We spoke to him about it when we ate there and he said it was a personal interest of his due to his son's food allergies. The staff is very well-informed.

Not celiac
5 years ago

Incredibly friendly, knowledgable staff. Good gluten free selection, excellent gluten free beer and one of the best gluten free buns I've had yet.

5 years ago

good options and it tasted great1

5 years ago

While they have a gluten free menu, I question how safe it is. Fries are listed on GF menu, but cooked in same fryer as everything else, so not GF. After questioning the waitress I was able to order safely (I think!) but think they need some work to be GF. The Portland location is much better about it.

Not celiac
6 years ago
Not celiac friendly

GF beer with a close replication of there regular brews. GF menu short but adequate for my intolerance needs.

7 years ago
Not celiac friendly

My husband, a doctor in Central Oregon specializing in celiac disease and food allergies recently did a gluten-free review on Deschutes Brewery after dining there. In a nutshell, even though this restaurant offers a "gluten friendly" menu, the food does not appear to be safe for those with a gluten intolerance or celiac disease. This may be a decent place for those who have gone gluten-free as part of the ever growing fad, however for those with a serious sensitivity or celiac disease Dr. Kremer does not recommend dining here.

7 years ago

Limited menu but decent GF beer

7 years ago

Has a "gluten free" menu, but I got VERY I'll from eating "gluten-free" here. Food isn't that great anyway....Bend has better places to eat.

7 years ago

Our chiropractor & his wife dined there with a very poor GF result.

8 years ago

The BEST gluten free beer I have ever had. It's a pale ale with hops you expect. My guess is that it could be passed of as a normal pale ale and none would know. I can't wait till they start bottling it. It will put the other brewers thinking!

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac
1 month ago

gluten free beer, IPA. really good. no dedicated fryers or spaces. gets pretty busy, i’m not 100% sure i would trust it unless you’re getting something simple like a salad. three stars because i don’t like when places label things that are GF when they’re really not.

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Great gluten free options. Had the pub burger and it was delicious!

Not celiac
3 months ago

They accommodate food allergies. I called to ask about their menu and they put the chef on the phone. He said he would accommodate my daughter’s peanut, tree nut, and wheat allergies. She ordered the ribeye with mashed potatoes and fried green beans. We also ordered the pork and grits. Everything had great flavor! So good! My husband loved the beer choice our waiter recommended. This place is awesome and the atmosphere was so relaxed.

Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

They DO have a dedicated fryer per my server today! The fries with manchengo and aioli were delicious. I had a cider and the burrata and beets salad - the granola croutons were left off. Great food and great service.

Celiac
5 months ago

House made GF bread? Yes!! Elk burger is outstanding. Staff is amazing, knowledgeable, honest! No, they don't have a GF fryer but every server tells you that right away. Props for honesty and knowledge. Not celiac friendly. Beer is amazing!

Celiac
10 months ago
Not celiac friendly

I wish they would bring back the gf ale. Not an ipa fan. EDITED TO UPDATE: I feel they used to be safe and ever since about a year or two ago, they have changed their menu and food handling practices in terms of shared fryer, etc. I only will drink the beer now with extreme caution and since there are other safer, GF breweries in town, there is no reason to go there unless your there with out of town folks. Bummer! I deleted the part about being yummy and celiac safe. I’m sure it’s still yummy, but way too busy for safe celiac measures.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Great drink options. 2 ciders and GF IPA. I was really disappointed that they no longer have a separate fryer. Cannot get Pig Wings, French Fries, anything fried :(. Please please get a separate frylator

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

A lot of GF options for both food and drink. Server was very knowledgeable of allergy list and double checked everything with the chef.

Celiac
2 years ago
Not celiac friendly

Very little I could eat (they managed to give me a steak with kale chips on the side, that's it.) Also had the gluten free beer. I got VERY sick. Don't know if it was the food or the beer... they make the beer around a bunch of gluteny beers, so I'm sure it's not 100% safe. Will never eat here again!

Celiac
2 years ago

They share fryers.. had mashed potatoes..have gf beer on tap and cider

Celiac
2 years ago
Not celiac friendly

FYI: there's no longer a dedicated fryer.

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

I have celiac disease and my wife and I have eaten here more times than I can count. Awesome burgers, fries and a sorghum beer that is great. always awesome service. never have had a reaction. Love this place!!

Celiac
2 years ago
Not celiac friendly

I've gone here three times. The first two times went great, but the last was during a very busy night and I got very ill. Celiacs take caution when it's crowded.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

I have Celiac disease and ate at the Pearl Deschutes brewery with no issues. Our waiter was knowledgeable about cross-contamination and told me their cooks are too. They have a separate fryer and a few good GF beer options.

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Was nervous given we went on a busy Saturday night and it's a brewery! Experience was excellent. Waiter very knowledgeable and kind. My daughter who is very sensitive did not get sick. We ordered very simply- burger with no sauces and plain fries.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

gluten free IPA, mid rare burger with amazing bread, fries, good service. happiness.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

The best steak frites - and a dedicated fryer

Celiac
3 years ago

Several gluten free options. Their gf bun was great. Super soft. They had GF Groundbreaker IPA #5 on draft as well as a cider made in their main brewery. Both were great. The waitress was great at helping with questions. Ate here two nights. Would go back again!!!!

3 years ago

Meh. I was hear 4 years ago and it's more or less the same. They offer gluten free bread for your sandwich/burger and that's fine. They didn't have any gluten free beer (just cider). The food was ok and service was ok. I'd recommend trying one of the many many other places with gf options that Portland has to offer.

3 years ago
Celiac friendly

One of my best GF meals ever! Server was super knowledgable. Highly recommend.

3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Best gluten-free beer ever! My favorite place to eat in Portland. Super yummy burgers and fries (try the garlic ones). And super yummy desserts. Try the GF peanut butter icebox pie. Also very kid friendly.

3 years ago

Love the choices. They even had a GF crusted bread like a baguette. I had the elk burger on a GF bun. Super good bread and salad. Great GF beer. Awesome.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Celiac friendly and great food! The gf beer on tap is a dedicated gf tap line, so no cross contamination! I also appreciated how CELIAC aware the staff is.

Celiac
3 years ago

I have been told by several servers there that there fryer is not a dedicated gluten free fryer but "gluten burns off at such a high heat so it's safe." That is not how it works and could make someone with celiac severely sick!! They may have other things that are safer but I have to give them 1 star for the misinformation they are passing on!

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Great food!!! I have celiac and didn't get sick afterwards. I order a burger and the bread was really good (I think they make it in house)! So much better than any gluten free bun you can buy at a store!

Celiac
4 years ago

Gluten free beer was great! I had the grill cheese and tomato soup! So good!

4 years ago
Celiac friendly

More stars!! Loved this place is incredible and reliable, they understand!

Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

celiac friendly! knowledgeable and helpful wait staff for dietary restrictions, especially celiac. the kitchen and cooks followed through, I was not gluten'd.

Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

Had a huge GF menu and a delicious GF beer in on tap! They have a disclaimer about the kitchen being open-air so cross contamination is a possibility but that is true at any kitchen that's not 100% GF and the waiter took extra care (beer came with a special rubber band around it to identify). As a highly sensitive celiac I had no symptoms after eating here! And it was delicious!

4 years ago

Incredible house made burger bun. Wonderful gf beer! Delicious choices, can't go wrong!

Celiac
4 years ago

Had a delicious GF Steak Caesar Salad. It was perfect and just what I needed. Lots of gluten free options and staff was open to my questions regarding celiac safety.

Celiac
4 years ago

I have celiac disease and ate here with no problems. The food was amazing and the waitstaff was very knowledgable. We will definitely go back when we are in the area again!

Not celiac
4 years ago

Great food. I liked the GF beer. I ate the spinach and beet salad with salmon. It came with GF breadsticks that were a nice treat!

Celiac
4 years ago

best rating possible no question because they have gf beer on tap!

Celiac
5 years ago

Went here twice while in Portland. All around great experience, great food and great beer! Didn't have any issues!

5 years ago

Has separate GF menu. Very much enjoyed the chimichurri fries (appetizer) and the Mango Black Bean Chili. Chili came with a wonderful GF bread (substitute for the cornbread that came with the non-GF option). Just disappointed with portion sizes...seemed a bit small for the price...otherwise would have given a 5 star. VERY busy on a Saturday night. Although it was loud, it was a place that still allowed you to talk at the table.

Not celiac
5 years ago

Great food. They once made a cross contamination error during a rush, but usually have great practices. Good beer too!

Not celiac
5 years ago
Celiac friendly

Wow-great variety of gluten free including beer! The bread tastes house made.

5 years ago

The best GF bun!! Going back a week later! They have goat cheese for dairy-free humans. Just beer and wine.. No liquor.

5 years ago

Nice variety for the whole family & it was absolutely bustling. Love that it's kid-friendly without being an annoyance to non-parents.

Celiac
5 years ago

Yummy! Had the grilled cheese dipped in ranch and the red sauce they give you with a cider. I was a happy girl! They are kid friendly too!!

5 years ago

I'd skip the wings, but the grilled cheese is great. So is their aioli that comes with the gluten-free fries.

Celiac
5 years ago
Celiac friendly

Gluten free beer on tap and some great food options.

Celiac
5 years ago

Absolutely love this place. The GF beer on tap all the time is amazing. Food is your typical bar food but they have GF rolls which are pretty decent (just a little delicate and easy to fall apart or get soggy).

Celiac
6 years ago

Great burger and fries. Buns fall apart easily.

Celiac
6 years ago

Absolutely amazing! Great gluten free menu complete with tap gf beer AND the best house made gluten and dairy-free bread/buns ever! Sadly, they said they can NOT sell just the bread/buns, so whoever wrote the previous review saying you could was mistaken. I highly recommend the quinoa burger and fries :)

Celiac
6 years ago

They will even sell you their hamburger buns which make incredible French toast! This place is awesome! Try the sweet potato fries.

Celiac
6 years ago

Loads of gluten free options, lots of food, good prices, knowledgable staff and tap GF beer.

6 years ago

Fantastic GF beer and a great GF menu all at a very reasonable price. Can't wait till I'm in Portland again.

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