Food for Thought

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 94 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Bread/Buns + 6 more
96% of 61 votes say it's Celiac friendly

1647 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185

(757) 645-4665
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    5 ratingJuly 21, 2017

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

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    5 ratingJuly 07, 2017

    The gluten free menu has many options

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    5 ratingJuly 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 ratingJune 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 ratingJune 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 ratingMay 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 ratingMay 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 ratingApril 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 ratingMarch 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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    5 ratingMarch 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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    5 ratingFebruary 27, 2017

    Absolutely Amazing!!!

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    5 ratingFebruary 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 ratingDecember 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 ratingNovember 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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    5 ratingNovember 02, 2016

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

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    5 ratingOctober 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 ratingSeptember 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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    5 ratingSeptember 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 ratingSeptember 09, 2016

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

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    5 ratingAugust 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 ratingAugust 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 ratingAugust 24, 2016

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

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    5 ratingAugust 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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    5 ratingAugust 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 ratingJuly 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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    5 ratingJuly 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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    5 ratingJuly 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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    5 ratingJune 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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    5 ratingApril 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 ratingApril 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 ratingApril 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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    5 ratingFebruary 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 ratingFebruary 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 ratingDecember 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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    5 ratingOctober 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 ratingSeptember 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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    2 ratingSeptember 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 ratingAugust 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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    5 ratingAugust 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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    5 ratingAugust 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 ratingAugust 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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    5 ratingJuly 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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    5 ratingJuly 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.

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    5 ratingJune 18, 2015

    Awesome restaurant. The owner Howard will come and talk to you if you have questions. I have 7 food allergies as well as CD and they are able to accommodate me. The food items are made to order and other allergy items can easily be left out. They even have a wonderful GF dinner roll.

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    5 ratingJune 14, 2015

    We are here a few times while we were in town. The first day was fantastic--very knowledgeable server, excellent food. I can't say enough about the shrimp and grits!! The ahi tuna with GF tamari was good, but I like it with a tad more sear and still rare. There was another day where we had a different, clearly new server. She did not understand the GF menu or options. The BLT that I had bacon, tomato, a huge chunk of avocado that was not ripe. The bread the BLT was served on was okay, but not very toasty. The GF appetizer roll served with all of our meals was really, really good, as was the creme brulee and the GF fruity brownie thingy with ice cream. I would recommend this to other people with celiac, but make absolutely sure your server understands!!

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    5 ratingMay 26, 2015

    GF dessert was delish

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    5 ratingMay 24, 2015

    Fabulous!! If GF its a must, call ahead or be prepared to wait but so worth it. Will be back!

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    5 ratingMay 24, 2015

    Visiting from Brooklyn NY with our 10 year old w celiac, we were thrilled how knowledgable the waitstaff is and how extensive their gluten free menu is. The food was very good - he had GF chicken pad thai - and the price was right. I'd recommend calling ahead to place your name on the list to avoid the long lines for dinner. Definitely recommended.

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    5 ratingMay 11, 2015

    Amazing food. Had the caprese salad as a starter and pad thai with lime chicken. So good!

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    5 ratingApril 30, 2015

    This place is AWESOME! Extensive gluten free menu and fantastic tasting food! The staff was knowledgeable about gluten free and the server was able to tell me what were the popular options without even having to ask her. This is also the first restaurant ever that I've been to that offer gluten free dinner rolls before the meal! I will be eating here every day during my vacation.

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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