Firefly Restaurant

22 recent ratings
$$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Beer, Bread/Buns, Fried Chicken, Mac & Cheese
100% of 22 votes say it's celiac friendly
4288 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94114

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Celiac

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Review


Absolutely wonderful experience. We had five dishes split between the two of us including radish cakes, Brazilian bread, Mac and cheese, potato kugel, and dolce delectable dessert. Our bill was not obnoxious the staff was fabulous and the food was some of the best I’ve ever had. Highly recommend this restaurant to all.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Dog friendly
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for keto
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 3 weeks ago read full review

Overall Rating

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This place is worth a pilgrimage! The chef is celiac and 98% of the menu (including all the desserts) are gluten-free. Everything is delicious and they take nut allergies seriously too.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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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
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 2 months 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 dedicated kitchen space
  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Beer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Fried Chicken
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Mac & Cheese

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Dog Friendly
  • Healthy
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Gluten-Free at Firefly Restaurant
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Celiac

Since the pandemic Firefly now does takeout too.

1 year ago

More Reviews


Celiac

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This place is fantastic! Even my friends who are not celiac loved the food. It is delicious! Will definitely be returning again and again.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Finally went for the first time and can already say it’s my new favorite. The dishes were almost exclusively GF (when I went, only the biscuits had gluten), and were all interesting, delicious, and different from all the other GF options in SF. Our server was so friendly, and it seems like the restaurant had truly fulfilled its goal (see their origin story on the website).

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 3 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

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All gf restaurant, it was amazing. I’m celiac and very sensitive, didn’t get sick at all. I got the fried chicken with mashed potatoes and gf cornbread, it was incredible! Will have to go back and try one of their desserts (all gf!). The atmosphere is great too, no compromises there, and my non gf friends liked their food a lot too!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I’ve eaten here a couple of times and have loved it! Everything on the menu is GF except the biscuit (apparently it’s sooo good that they can’t get rid of it lol). The Mac and cheese was so good! And I love the Brazilian cheese buns. Even the dessert menu is all GF, and both things I tried were awesome. In addition, the staff are super nice! Highly recommend going here for a good experience.

It’s fun to get a few different things and share with your dinner companion!

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
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • 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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for keto
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I love this place, it is my favorite for special occasions; and they really get the GF thing. Nearly everything on their menu is gluten free, they are extremely careful and their staff very much understands "I have Celiac disease." Have eaten here many times and never once had any issues. I went there very recently and this time- the entire desert menu was completely gluten free: Yay!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 dairy-free
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Love their food. Only place I feel normal ordering. Everything is GF except the (clearly marked) biscuit. The fried chicken is to die for, and the peanut butter cookie dessert was heaven.

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 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing experience. Everything on the menu is gf except the biscuit. The food was delicious especially the fried chicken. We are very grateful for this gf restaurant.

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 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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We loved our experience here. Everything is GF (including beer/drinks) except the buttermilk biscuits (which leaves me wondering why they don’t just replace those with a GF option and become a dedicated GF restaurant!?!).

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
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main 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 9 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Amazing food.. very glad to have found this place with so many gluten free options (everything on the menu except for the biscuit is gluten free, and all of the ingredients are listen on their website)

Safety


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

— 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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 9 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Almost everything on the menu is gf except for the biscuit. Delicious food that tastes great.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The head chef and the owners children all have celiac. I've never felt safer dining anywhere since dx. The staff is incredible and mostly women...And I do love a lady-ran business! Everything was delicious. I had the short ribs, good size portion (rare in sf), the sauce (!) I don't know how you make sauce that good with no flour, and the meat was tender and flavorful. Mac and cheese was awesome but very dairy forward. Brazilian cheese ball things are sooo good don't miss em

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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We loved the food here and ordered almost everything. Fried chicken, mac and cheese, cheese bread, sweet potato appetizers, and seeded bread. Don’t judge us. It was worth it. We sat outside in the wind, but they had plexiglass and a space heater.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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What a great experience. Everything on the menu except one item was gluten-free. It was amazing!

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
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The staff is very knowledgeable of celiac disease. They have a few bread option and amazing fried chicken. I’m not usually much of a fried chicken fan, but had to try it as it is rarely an option anywhere. It did not disappoint! Nice intimate setting, but the place was bustling on a Saturday evening (pre pandemic).

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
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I’m so confused by Firefly. They seem like they are very aware of allergies - but compromise their totally gluten free kitchen by having a biscuit that isn’t GF. They also have very few dairy free options and seem annoyed by explaining what is dairy free on the phone. The food is OK - but not great.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Gluten free fried chicken! Can’t get much better than this. I’ve had GF fried chicken in only a few places and this one is awesome! Don’t miss this place!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing food. Very knowledgeable about gluten and dairy allergies.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Food was wonderful and the staff were awesome. If in SF this place is a must!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Everything is gluten free which was fantastic. The over use of garbanzo bean flour in the fried chicken and cornbread ruined the meal 😭

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This place is one of my favorites in San Francisco. Amazing food (fried chicken!)Great atmosphere. Kind staff. The best.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Fantastic! This is a small neighborhood bistro. Almost everything is GF and they immediately knew about Celiac disease. They were also completely accommodating for dairy intolerance. Dinner with the family was a little pricey but worth it for the delicious food. We will definitely be back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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GF Fried chicken, y’all! What else do you need to know!?!? Delicious.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The wait staff is on it! They are very familiar with all allergies and asked every table if they had any before ordering. They were able to easily customize my meal to be totally gluten free. They also surprised us with candles on our dessert to celebrate our anniversary. Really nice touch. Wonderful place with a fun vibe. I’d come back in a minute!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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The chef and two of her kids are celiac. So while the serve some things with gluten the entire staff knows how important it is not to cross contaminate. Food was delicious and my son (who is celiac) was able to enjoy a wonderful night out without getting sick. Highly recommend!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious food and knowledgeable staff.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Met the chef who has Celiac disease herself. Food was fantastic and the waiter was knowledgeable. Got to eat fried chicken and corn bread which is almost never gluten free!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Can’t say enough good things about this restaurant. Food is delicious and almost entire menu is gluten free. Never have an issue eating here.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Amazing place - the fried chicken was unreal. Extremely safe for celiac - they were incredibly aware of what was GF and take extreme precaution. They even have a GF s’more made from scratch that was to die for. A must go-to spot!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Go! It’s such a sweet restaurant. From what I recall the owners have two kids who are celiac, and so there aren’t just gluten free options but they are meticulous about cross contamination... with dedicated toasters and being mindful of the order in which they cook desserts to avoid problems, with a good scrubbing in between.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Had a lovely meal here for a special occasion. They definitely accommodate Celiac with a safe GF menu. It's so fun to be able to order anything on the menu (except the bread or biscuit). The ambiance was pleasant and the food was tasty. Would definitely recommend.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Perfect for celiacs. Pretty much everything is gluten free

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent staff, super knowledgeable and the food was amazing. You must get the street corn and fried chicken! 👌🏼

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious fried chicken! Creative seasonal menu. Only two things were not gf on the entire menu...a bread and a biscuit. Expensive, but worth the experience.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Hands down the BEST gluten free meal I have ever had! Our server was very kind, attentive, and charismatic. Not to mention the assurance that anything I ordered was safe! If I lives in SF, this would be one of my go-to spots! I will be back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Ahhhhmazing food! Hands down my families favorite GF meals! Restaurant is almost 100% gf... and they get cross contamination!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Excellent choice for out anniversary dinner. I must eat gluten-free because of celiac disease and almost every item on the menu was gluten-free. The food was delicious and proof that you don't need gluten to make things taste good. Thank you!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Wonderful!!! Had awesome fried chicken. The chef, who also has CD shared the recipe!!! Worth the trip from Seattle!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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The staff was so attentive and kind when they learned I had Celiac. It was so nice to feel safe and not feel like I’m inconveniencing the kitchen by needing food GF. On top of that, the food was delicious and the atmosphere was great!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Outstanding menu for GF folks. The chefs are celiac and have created a GF menu that includes a number of items that I can’t normally have, including of all things fried chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy. Quite yummy. Many other items were also delicious and all GF. Outstanding neighborhood restaurant with friendly service. They have a kids menu as well. Great place. Highly recommend.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Almost everything is gluten-free, including desserts. Their homemade GF seed loaf is delicious and unique. It's a little pricey so good for a nice night out.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Highly recommended for gluten free meals. The stuff are very nice and friendly. The foods were fantastic. We are only in town for a summer but will surely make regular visits.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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