Food for Thought

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 101 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Bread/Buns + 6 more
96% of 75 votes say it's Celiac friendly

1647 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185 Directions

(757) 645-4665
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    5 rating
    November 04, 2017

    This place is definitely a must try. They have their own gluten-free menu. Served me a warm and tasty dinner roll wrapped in foil. I was undecided so I ordered the combo jerk chicken with mango salsa and the cilantro lime chicken. They both were excellent but I have to say my favorite was the cilantro lime chicken it was outstanding, with mashed red potatoes and grilled zucchini. The owner (a nice professional looking gentlemen) came out and introduced himself and invited us to come back for breakfast. The food was hot, the service was quick and overall it was a very pleasant experience. Enjoy!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    October 17, 2017

    The food here is always great. Yesterday was my first visit after becoming allergic to gluten. The server offered a GF menu right away with many options and even brought me a GF roll. I had the shrimp and grits and definitely enjoyed it. Highly recommend!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    October 07, 2017

    Excellent!!! It was a wonderful treat to have a healthy, well-rounded, and delicious meal in a touristy area.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    October 03, 2017

    Attentive staff regarding celiac needs and other allergies. Delicious food!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    September 27, 2017

    EXCELLENT! I have multiple food sensitivities (gluten and nightshades), and all levels of staff took them seriously. A manager sat down with me to discuss what they could do to accommodate me. She even brought one of the recipes out so I could double-check the ingredients! The gluten-free rolls arrived warm and toasty, in individual foil wrap to prevent cross-contamination. I highly recommend the Roasted Beet Salad. We ate dinner there 3 times on our vacation because the food was so good and they were so attentive. Can't wait to go back the next time we're in Williamsburg!

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    5 rating
    September 11, 2017

    staff and manager we're Amazing and very knowledgeable! the food was very good and fresh. Didn't have room for dessert but was so excited to see they actually had gf options. Will be going back again.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    September 01, 2017

    The ribs are fantastic! They have a gluten free menu with actual variety, amazing desserts, and they bring you a gluten free roll, wrapped in foil, with real butter. Amazing.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    July 21, 2017

    Great gf menu. Very careful. Owner has celiac. Great food for all.

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    5 rating
    July 07, 2017

    The gluten free menu has many options

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 02, 2017

    The waitress and manager were so very careful with my order! As I was perusing the gf menu they brought me a gf roll wrapped in foil and nice and hot! Lots of delicious choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    June 19, 2017

    It's a great place to eat if your looking for a gluten free/celiac friendly place to eat. The gluten free roll was one of the softest I have ever seen. I was with my non gluten free/ celiac parents and they said they enjoyed the non gluten free food. I would recommend eating here if your in the area.

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    3 rating Not celiac friendly
    June 06, 2017

    We ate lunch here and within 30 minutes I was having some gluten reaction issues. I can't be sure if it was this restaurant and food, but eat at your own risk.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    May 31, 2017

    Entire GF menu. So many options. High quality ingredients. Lots of kid options. Casual dining with excellent service. Definitely recommend for anyone staying in Williamsburg area and looking for a GF meal. Oh and incredibly fast food service.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    May 17, 2017

    Just AMAZING! Such a comfortable dining experience for people with Celiac Disease! Entire waitstaff insanely friendly and knowledgeable about gluten free. I had zero worries here. What a relief. This place is an hour drive for me and I would make it anytime in a heartbeat for the amazing food and service. I'm drooling now thinking of the filet mignon....creme brûlée! Need to go back nowwww!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    April 01, 2017

    They understand Celiac needs. Separate menu, waitress made sure I knew what was on the table that wasn't GF, she even stopped the server bringing non GF appetizer & told him I couldn't have it. GF warm roll brought to me wrapped in foil. Well done & food is good! Second time eating there.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    March 17, 2017

    Wow, this place was amazing! Was packed, but they got us in within a half hour. They have a separate gluten-free menu with many options. I had the "Stick to your Ribs" pork ribs, which was fabulous. Added quality touches: a warm gluten-free roll (!!) and gluten-free beer (!!!). A caveat for the beer -- it was Omission Lager, which is gluten-removed and not certified gluten-free. Very tasty, though. We were just visiting Williamsburg for a few days but it would be worth it to come back just for this place. Highly recommended!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    March 04, 2017

    Will be making a trip back to Williamsburg just so my non Celiac husband can try the food! Best options, best food and best service I have had in my 15 years gluten free as a Celiac! The shrimp and grits are phenomenal!! And to be served a hot roll beforehand was awesome! Desert was a slice of heaven! (chocolate torte) The level of attention by our waiter just made the meal. Just an all around GREAT dining experience!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    February 27, 2017

    Absolutely Amazing!!!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    February 23, 2017

    Best restaurant that I have been to in a long time. Came down to Great Wolf from NY and I wish I would have known about this place sooner!! If you can get Nicholas as your server, that's a bonus!! Great service and catered to my son's celiacs disease.

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    5 rating
    December 14, 2016

    This is one of the best places I have eaten since finding out about my gluten allergy. Gluten free menu and informed waiters. I had a great grilled chicken sandwich and fresh side salad. But the cherry on top, for me, was a warmed up GF roll with butter.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    November 26, 2016

    Delicious food, numerous gf options! Knowledgeable staff, menu well marked. Stopped here while on vacation, wish there was one in my hometown!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    November 02, 2016

    This is my favorite gluten free friendly restaurant! The staff is very knowledgeable and very personable.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    October 17, 2016

    Super helpful staff and the manager reviews each order to make sure it is actually gluten free. Delicious food and they even bake gluten free dinner rolls to serve in place of bread before your meal.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    September 20, 2016

    Fantastic! My 10 year old daughter is soy free and a celiac. They were great and she had a wonderful safe meal.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    September 17, 2016

    Super gf for dinner breakfast and lunch Super staff assistance and the manager extremely open to menu and food suggestions!!! 5 star for Celiacs!!!!!

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    4 rating
    September 09, 2016

    Well educated, friendly staff. Sides were excellent, as was the GF roll. Ribs were ok.

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    5 rating Not celiac friendly
    August 25, 2016

    Ordered a flavorful cilantro lime chicken without the bun and substituted grilled zucchini for the fries since fries are shared in the same oil as items with gluten. A delicious gluten-free dinner roll was provided before the meal. $1 extra for an extra roll. Oh well. Loved the conversation-starter cards on the table. Customer service - superb.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 25, 2016

    large gf menu that includes appetizers and desserts. knowledgeable, friendly and courteous staff. dined there on vacation. popular local restaurant, so be prepared to wait for a table, even at 8:30 on a wednesday night in august

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    5 rating
    August 24, 2016

    Delicious food with many gluten-free options-including dessert!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 18, 2016

    My Celiac son loved his gf rolls and chicken mac n cheese. The family loved their choices and I had the best meal ever-crab cake over spinach stuffed portabella mushroom with cheesy grits!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 09, 2016

    Amazing experience! GF hot bread rolls are brought to your table instead of the gluten-filled cornbread. Menu is HUGE. I had the lime cilantro chicken and the kids had ribs and pasta. Very good experience and staff was very knowledgable.

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    5 rating
    July 10, 2016

    we were here visiting Colonial Williamsburg we were interested in eating some authentic Southern food and food for thought as has the most delicious ribs. it's enough for two people and it's an excellent taste with barbecue sauce on the side and they give you gluten-free rolls and they're very gluten-free conscious I give them a two thumbs up if you did for the first time let them know and I'll give you a 10% off coupon for your next visit. The service was excellent we were in a hurry because we were going to a ghost walk in the evening and they accommodated us we had a service animal they accommodated us no questions asked and it's an amazing place and I highly recommend it. If you're in Williamsburg have dinner or lunch there and you'll be you'll be so grateful. The prices are great too.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 04, 2016

    I loved this restaurant last year before I was Diagnosed with celiac so I was so happy that they have so many GF options!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 02, 2016

    Meal began with us being served regular bread and my 12yo w/ Celiac receiving an individual plate with a warmed gf roll on it. It was brought by a different person wearing gloves. My daughter had a burger, no bun, mashed potatoes along with apple juice and the raspberry tort for dessert. Everything, all our meals, we delicious. Staff was friendly and courteous and knowledgeable about cross contamination. When waitress didn't know, she asked the manager. Expect a wait or call an hour ahead. Worth the wait for a meal that's safe! This was yesterday and she's had no reaction 😊

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    June 26, 2016

    I'm not sure why this is not higher rated. We go EVERY single time we are in/near Williamsburg, sometimes twice. The shrimp and grits are amazing. My super-sensitive celiac daughter has never gotten sick here (I have celiac too and no issues).

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    April 22, 2016

    awesome GF food!! even a bread roll while you wait for dinner. fantastic GF desserts not ice-cream thankfully I had raspberry hazelnut tort, to die for! service was excellent thanks Zack!

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    3 rating
    April 17, 2016

    We have eaten here many times. The food is great and they have been very attentive to the needs of celiac disease. Tonight the waiter forgot to tag the item as gluten free and my daughter was served a gluten version of her dish. He came over when we were almost done and said he forgot. The manager was very apologetic and asked what they could do to help medically but really there is nothing you can do. Very disappointing given how great they have been in the past.

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    5 rating
    April 04, 2016

    Very helpful with multiple food allergies. The manager spent as much time as I needed to come up with a meal that I would enjoy and that met all of my needs. I do have a soy allergy and there were several soy free options. She even brought out the GF roll ingredient list so we could confirm that it was ok.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    February 27, 2016

    Delicious pad thai, fresh and full of vegetables. The bread is since of the best gf bread I've ever had! Sever was very knowledgeable. I have celiac and felt safe.

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    3 rating Celiac friendly
    February 03, 2016

    This is great for Gluten Free only people! If you can't tolerate soy do NOT go. Anything they Cooke that requires an oil they use a soy blend!! Other than that the food was great and they have gf rolls, but they contain soy too!! 😬

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    5 rating
    December 27, 2015

    Good place knowledgeable staff. There are not many restaurants where I can enjoy bread before meal. So liked that. Had ribs and pad Thai. Tasted great.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    October 21, 2015

    This place is wonderful! My boyfriend and I had ribs and Jamaican jerk chicken. Chicken is a bit spicy for those who don't usually eat spicy food. Large portions of food served, service was excellent, and desserts were nice. We chose the chocolate torte and the cherry brownie. Brownie didn't have cherry flavor but we were happy about that and happy also that the brownie was like a milk chocolate brownie rather than the dark chocolate you find so often in gf. And I don't want to forget the dinner rolls which were wonderful! Excellent texture and taste!! We are planning a return visit for the creme brûlée.

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    5 rating
    September 06, 2015

    fantastic. we had dinner and breakfast. they have dinner rolls and I ordered extra. they were that good. my husband had the pad Thai and I had the veggie bisque and the lumb crab caesar salad. we had the cherry chocolate brownie with ice cream for dessert. the next morning my husband had the gf french toast. delicious and I had the apple, brie and bacon omelet. amazing. the home fries were good too. fantastic service both times.

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    September 03, 2015

    The gluten free options are plentiful and I'm grateful for that but the food is mediocre, unfortunately. My fiancé and I both found the food to be lackluster and flavorless, not terrible but also not exciting. The staff was great and returned my salmon without any trouble.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 31, 2015

    Had a wonderful dinner here, the Crabby Caesar Salad w/ Bacon. Crab was tender and fresh. The highlight of my meal was the GF dinner roll served before my meal. It was hot, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. It had good flavor and the fresh smell was a delight. I had to order a second to go with my dinner it was so yummy, $1. up charge for additional roll, so worth it. They have a large selection of GF entrees to choose from. The waitress was friendly & very knowledgeable about celiac and other allergies. The atmosphere was family dining style but not loud or annoying. They have cards on the table to inspire thought and conversation, so but your phones away and enjoy the company of your party.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 23, 2015

    Fabulous!! They even have fresh dinner rolls just for Celiacs!!! The choices for meals are delicious!! AND ... They have gluten free desserts besides a bowl of ice cream!!! I wish we had one of these in Falls Church!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 04, 2015

    Excellent food and excellent service. This place has the best ribs (with or without gluten). Awesome breakfast too. Get ready for a long wait because this place is ranked #1 on Yelp as the best restaurant in Williamsburg.

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    5 rating
    August 03, 2015

    LOVE THIS PLACE!! They are very knowledgeable about my mom and I's allergies and have very delicious options and even gluten free rolls!! The waitress and owner was very nice and understood how hard it was to eat out. And also was right up the street from our hotel!! Will definitely go back when in Virginia again. Definitely recommend it for all ages!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 13, 2015

    Awesome all around!!! Their GF pasta was really tasty, GF roll was unexpected and also tasty! Good desserts and really fast/friendly service!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 10, 2015

    Delicious!! Will definitely visit again next time I'm in town. A lot of gluten free options & staff is well informed and take gf seriously.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dessert
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Kid Friendly
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Vegetarian Friendly
Monday
11 am - 9 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 9 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 9 pm
Thursday
11 am - 9 pm
Friday
11 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
8 am - 9:30 pm
Sunday
8 am - 9 pm

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