Fogo de Chao

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 15 ratings
$$$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Bread/Buns + 5 more
100% of 13 votes say it's Celiac friendly

1101 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004 Directions

(202) 347-4668
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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 months ago

    So many gf options, including dessert. There were only three items on the salad bar that weren't gluten free. The servers were very knowledgeable & friendly. Didn't get sick! Highly recommend.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    Almost everything is GF here :-). Love the unlimited cheese bread! And the yummy bacon and veggies. We did the lunch buffet bar option for $15. Best lunch for a celiac!!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    14 meats. All GF except chicken leg and sausage. Even have GF rolls.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    9 months ago

    Always a safe place to eat!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    There's only 2 things that aren't gluten free, it's a great restaurant and celiac friendly

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    This is a great stop for dinner!! There are more items to eat then not for a Celiac like myself! The salad bar was fresh and delicious, but that is not all! The cheese rolls and plantains weRe awesome!! I could eat twenty of these rolls. I loved all the beef served at the table as well. Feel free to openly mention that you cannot have gluten and they will tell you what you cannot eat. Enjoy:)

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Wonderful!! Yes, pricey--but worth it. The cheese bread is delish!!!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    A manager will come to speak to you about the GF options, but it's almost unnecessary because everything but the obvious breads and 3/12 or so meats is gluten free. And did I mention the GF cheesy bread? It's pricey, but 100% worth every penny for the amazing selection!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    This was our favorite restaurant on our recent trip to DC. We actually ate there twice. It is expensive but worth every penny. Since we are GF and DF there were only 3 meats we could not have: crusted pork loin, chicken legs, and the sausage. There were probably at least 10 other meats we could eat and they were so delicious. They also brought out polenta with no parmesan on it for us. And they walked us through the salad buffet and explained what was safe and what was not safe. You will definitely be stuffed and really enjoy your experience - highly recommend.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    excellent dinning. almost everything is gluten free. . they are well versed with celiac disease. .. even have gluten free bread. .yum!!! though it may b pricy but worth it!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 years ago

    Probably the best meal I've ever had. Most options are gluten free, many are dairy too. They were extremely accommodating, serving my table's polenta fries without the parmesan and walking us through the gluten and dairy free meats. It was expensive, but it was 100% worth it. It is all-you-can eat and very high quality.

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    5 rating
    4 years ago

    My family and I loved this place. I was pleasantly surprised when a server explained to me only a few items there are not gluten free. He was very knowledgable and told me every item that I could not eat. 1st time since I went gluten free that I didn't worry while eating out. Food was amazing and service was top notch. Perfect dining experience

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 years ago

    Awesome!! They brought fried polenta sticks for one of us that is GF and DF. So many GF options.

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    5 rating
    4 years ago

    Most awesome meal since becoming gluten free. We were touring Washington DC and looking for someplace to eat dinner. My husband was reluctant because of price range, but after eating said it was fantastic and he would recommend it. I loved that most of the food they serve is gf and I wasn't limited to a very few menu choices.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    5 years ago

    Highly recommend. All of their entrees are gf with the exception of the chicken wings and sausage, they are marinated in beer, but they serve then together so they don't get cross contaminated. Most of the salad bar is gf if you ask they can point out what isn't. And my favorite part, all of the appetizers that are included in the meal are gf, even the rolls (which are delicious)! Love this place!

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    5 days ago

    600 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202

    I went last night for the first time. when I asked if they are gluten free, she said mostly. And told me a few things. She said she would send a manager out to give me a more complete list. so I waited. after about 5 min I decided I could figure it out. after I finished my first plate the manager comes over to let me know that they are 95% gluten free! unfortunately I ate one of the items that are not. that's my luck. I think if the waitress would have known, or the manager had come sooner... but just so you know. don't eat the Cesar salad dressing. ugh

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 week ago

    8282 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

    The staff was amazingly friendly and helpful! Delicious food and an amazing variety!!! YUM!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 week ago

    645 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402

    Definitely celiac friendly. The bread served in the building is naturally gluten free and endless. Such a special treat to have a nice meal without worry. Great service, avoid peak times or be sure to make a reservation.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 week ago

    836 1st St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

    EXCELLENT! GF cheddar rolls without asking ... so good. Starts with a trip to the most extensive salad bar, which is a red wine pairing dream (wonderful meats, cheeses, fruits and salads).. then, when you are ready, they proceed to offer 16, yes 16, different protein offerings to your tableside. Incredible food and a fun experience. Attentive staff, highly highly recommended.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 weeks ago

    8282 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

    Hands down Celiac paradise. Slightly expensive but well worth it, even if you only get the salad bar. Don't be fooled, the salad bar has more than enough to keep you satisfied! They even have an allergy menu so you know what is "off limits."

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    4 weeks ago

    301 W Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI 48084

    So gluten-free they have croutons that are and the whole menu is GF aside from the bread!!

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    836 1st St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

    Ate here last summer. Just getting to the review. The wait staff isn't knowledgeable, but the kitchen seems very professional. Celiac safe, just without the confidence a good waiter/waitress provides in this area. Food is good. Also expensive.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    661 N LaSalle Blvd, Chicago, IL 60654

    I’m not a huge meat eater but their cheese bread is the best I’ve ever had. Nothing compares. Definitely Celiac safe, well trained staff

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 month ago

    117 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

    Fantastic food and ambiance. Gf Brazilian bread and most of the meats. They have detailed info on what is gf on the salad bar.

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    5 rating
    2 months ago

    849 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205

    Amazing food and excellent customer service. Almost everything is GF including the cheese rolls. Yum. Remember to order the grilled pineapple for dessert... if you have room!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    1824 Abriter Ct, Naperville, IL 60563

    As soon as I said I was gf, they sent the manager over to talk about what I could and could not have. She was very knowledgeable and even offered to grab salad bar items for me from the back to avoid cc. She even had several items cooked just for me as they were not readily available. Amazing experience, will be back!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    200 Dartmouth Street, Boston, MA 02116

    Delicious!! Almost everything is gf except chicken legs ... if you ask for sausages from the back I will bring them out where they haven’t touched the chicken legs. Also lots of choices that are dairy free, including soup that we never get (this one is made with coconut milk). Excellent service and excellent food. Highly recommend!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    645 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402

    So good, like other said extensive options. Even many desserts with no gluten!

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    5 rating
    5 months ago

    117 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

    One of my favorite spots in Indy for an excellent gf meal. I never have to worry "is this gf" because other than two meats, EVERYTHING is gf! And the bread!!! To die for!!! My other suggestion to save $$$: go for brunch on the weekend. Just be a little more cautious as more things are non-gf.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    1337 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

    exelent meal almost 90 percent of everything was gluten free. staff was very helpful and knowledgeable about gluten free foods. They even had a couple of gluten free desert choices. although it was pricey I would recommend it.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    1337 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

    Almost everything was gluten free it was awesome. Meat tasted great. Even gf cheesy bread for the table.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    6 months ago

    1337 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

    Almost everything is gluten free! The manager came to our table to go over what was gluten free. We also had two lactose intolerant family members so they made the polenta without cheese. So many options including several desserts. The meats are just to die for! It is ridiculously expensive but incredible dining experience.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    1824 Abriter Ct, Naperville, IL 60563

    The bread they bring to your tables are Brazilian cheese buns which are naturally GF and made with tapioca flour!

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    5460 Park Pl, Rosemont, IL 60018

    Everything is gluten free except for the French bread, croutons, and chicken due to the marinade.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    645 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402

    AMAZING. Only 2 items had gluten. Celiac friendly and knowledgeable staff. One lunch, including tip, was $30. Very well priced for the incredible quality. I highly recommend it!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    8282 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

    The amount of food you can eat here is incredible. They have a GF menu, and everyone is very knowledgeable as well. It was amazing to have rolls at dinner, and I left very full.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    9 months ago

    836 1st St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

    Very nice place with good knowledge on GF topic by the boss. The Small cheese breads (pao de queijo) are very good and safe for me, had like 4 pcs. The meet is perfect, just avoid the chicken which is cooked in a beer sauce, so not GF. Wine list is extense. We had a very nice dinner here!

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    836 1st St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

    Contacted the HQ they assured they couod handle the gf request. It was a special occassion and I wanted to be sure. HQ told me to contact the manager, which I did before hand. Which he assured me they could handle. When I arrived and asked for the manager, he refused to see me. The waitress assured me they were able to handle a gluten free meal. I never saw her again and Half way in I was feeling ill asked for the check and they brought me a chocolate cake as a celebration for me. THEY BROUGHT CHOCOLATE CAKE TO A CELIAC THEY HAD ALREADY CONTAMINATED! Stay away is my advise.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    645 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402

    This place is amazing! It's pricey, so definitely best for special occasions, but almost all of the food is gluten-free and delicious. The manager brought me a detailed allergen guide which was helpful. I tried many different things on the buffet, meats etc. and had no reaction after eating there.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    8282 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

    This is how to do gluten free ! Everything on the salad bar is gluten free and 14 of 15 meats! Our daughter ate her body weight in filet and the fantastic cheese bread that comes as a side - best gf meal ever

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    645 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402

    Very Celiac-friendly! The manager even stopped by our table to leave me a complete allergen guide that detailed every food item. I was able to eat almost everything...quite a treat!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    668 6th Avenue, San Diego, California 92101

    Mostly everything is gluten free minus some of the side dishes at the salad bar. Live the cheesy rolls, fried polenta, and carmalized bananas along with the meats! Very yummy and I didn't get sick at all! Double score!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    645 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402

    This restaurant was amazing! There is only 3 items that are Not gluten-free. They bring you bread to the table that is Gluten-free. Many meat options and huge buffet. It is most expensive but worth it for any special night out.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    6300 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

    Manager went above and beyond to make sure I found safe options( I have several food allergies plus celiacs disease)

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    645 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402

    Brazilian food. Lots of meat choices. Many things with no gluten. Highly recommend!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    8282 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

    Amazing! Arrive VERY hungry as 99% of the food is gluten free, including yummily Brazilian cheese rolls Staff is super knowledgeable

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    Celiac
    3 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    668 6th Avenue, San Diego, California 92101

    Ate here, food was meh aside from the meat. Sides came out cold and were nothing to write home about. That aside, I didn't get sick. but the waiter far from instilled confidence in me on what I could eat. I wouldn't go back honestly.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    1824 Abriter Ct, Naperville, IL 60563

    The food was fabulous. Very large selection of gluten free options. Only a few items that are NOT gluten free.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    645 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402

    This restaurant is a real experience but very expensive. This is fixed price all you can eat concept restaurant. Everything including fresh popovers except three items are gluten free. The salad bar very extensive and outstanding. Every kind of meat is freshly carved at your plate if you want it. I felt many of the meats were tough but some like the roast beef and steak were very good. Best of all I am a very sensitive celiac and did not get sick in spite of the fact I probably ate 20 - 25 different foods. I was wowed by the freshly baked gluten free popovers. I would return to the restaurant just for them.

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    3101 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

    Fantastic. Felt safe and delicious meats, Brazilian limeade, and salad.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    8282 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

    celiac and Dairy allergy. this place is the bomb.com. SOOOO MANY OPTIONS and the manager walked me around the salad bar, as well as gave me a nutrition package with all of the dairy listed. everything was delicious and well worth the money!

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    661 N LaSalle Blvd, Chicago, IL 60654

    So many gf choices! Manager came and spoke to us about ingredients and checked on us twice. Cheese bread is gfree. Salad croutons are made from yuca flour and are gfree. Good food. Good service.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    360 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169

    Delicious and server was knowledgeable. I recommend talking to the manager if you have questions. Basically sausages and chicken legs are off limits, most everything else is fair game.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    668 6th Avenue, San Diego, California 92101

    So delicious. Everything on the bar is gluten free except bread. They had candied bacon, olives, cheese, tomatoes, salad, grilled veggies, etc. They brought to the table fried bananas, fried polenta, mashed potatoes, and the BEST EVER gf rolls. They said the chicken drumsticks were marinated in beer and they were touching the sausage so those were not safe. But the bacon-wrapped chicken and filet mignon were amazing.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    200 Dartmouth Street, Boston, MA 02116

    Nice salad bar, many options without gluten - in fact very few with any! I didn't have any of the meat, but the very specific allergy Lust they provided showed only one having gluten - so that's 15+ without.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    8250 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77063

    DO NOT EAT HERE IF YOU HAVE CELIAC. I did all that I could to ensure the staff knew about my Celiac Disease. I noted it on the reservation, I emailed the manager, I got a .PDF of the allergens, and I alerted our server. She couldn't remember what was gluten free. That was fine because I had the .PDF with me. She checked with the manager and told me what was off limits. I went to the salad bar and fixed my plate and after I had started eating, she came back and in horror told me she had "FORGOT" to say the dressings contained wheat. I had already eaten most of my salad. She got the manager and he said "The dressings might have gluten." I repeated, in disbelief, "They MIGHT have gluten?" then he corrected himself saying "They DO have gluten." Offered to remake my salad but what was the point? I'd already come in contact with my allergen. The server then stood awkwardly by our table for at least 15 minutes asking if I needed to leave. I explained I wouldn't need the hospital, I'd just get very sick for the next two weeks. She asked if we were going to leave once more and I said No, this is my husbands birthday and Im not going to ruin it for him. After we finished dinner she brought us the check without a single word. I stopped her saying we wanted dessert. It's his birthday, after all. She said none of the desserts are gluten free. I knew Creme Brulee should definitely be gluten free, and asked her to check. I knew then that they had NO idea what gluten was. Why else would she tell me all desserts are off limits without even checking? She brought the dessert and then the check without much of an apology. After all the trouble, they did not even comp my meal. I am the LAST person to ever ask for a manager, send back food, or raise a fuss, but this to me was ridiculous. After being given an outdated allergen .PDF (which is illegal by the way), server "forgot" my allergy, and the rude service, we will NEVER come back to Fogo de Chao.

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    360 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169

    My husband & I ate at this restaurant tonight . We had a wonderful experience . The staff were excellent . Professional but friendly & very helpful . The concept of the restaurant is very interesting . But you have to go to experience it . All the food is delicious . & an added bonus for me is the majority of it is gluten free . We will be back & would highly recommend eating here . Thank you staff

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    8282 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

    Carnival for the Carnivores!!!! Everything is GF except chicken legs. Impeccable service, especially if you go before the dinner rush. Creme Brûlée is our favorite dessert! Go hungry and wear loose pants 😊

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    930 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204

    amazing food... ! my wife has Celiac's and there were only 2 things she couldn't have.. chicken and sausage. definitely recommend !!!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    836 1st St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

    Absolutely wonderful!!! So many options and the staff were very knowledgeable. I would give this place six stars if I had that option.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    8282 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

    Fantastic place! The entire buffet is GF! All served carved meats are GF except the chicken legs. The food is fantastic and you can not stop eating the GF rolls at the table. The service is top notch. Expensive but worth it on a special occasion!

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    200 Dartmouth Street, Boston, MA 02116

    I visited this past weekend. 100% GF salad bar. The only meat option I couldn't have were the chicken drumsticks b/c they're marinated in beer. There are a decent amount of GF dessert options. But the plantains that they bring you with the meat service are GF and they're yummy enough to serve as dessert (and you can get as much as you want)! The complimentary cheese bread is also GF and absolutely divine. I did not feel limited at all at Fogo De Chao and the food was absolutely delicious! If you have food allergies, they have a comprehensive book that outlines common food allergens in each dish. Just ask the server. The unique experience is also something fun and to be enjoyed.

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    360 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169

    So many options! It is also fun to have the meat brought around to your table. You do need to ask for a tour of what you can and can't have. If it seems unclear ask for a manager and then be prepared to eat a lot!

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    360 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169

    Almost all naturally gluten free and the staff is very helpful and knowledgeable. The gluten free bread at the table is the best I've ever had!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    3101 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

    Enjoyed myself. Went for a birthday dinner, I called ahead and checked the menu online and double checked on the buffet tour. It was nice to eat with everyone else

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Brazilian
  • Dairy-Free
  • Lunch
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Restaurant
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm, 5 pm - 10 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm, 5 pm - 10 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm, 5 pm - 10 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm, 5 pm - 10 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm, 5 pm - 10 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sunday
11:30 am - 9 pm
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