Ford's Garage

18 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Burgers, Cider, Salad
Safety Rating
16 ratings

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21367 Michigan Ave
Dearborn, MI 48124
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Symptomatic Celiac

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Ford’s Garage is one of my favorite dining options. I’ve never been given a GF menu, but the staff and chef are very knowledgeable and cautious. I get the grilled shrimp and Gorgonzola salad - which is so good! It has strawberries, blueberries, walnuts, dried cherries, and nice lettuce. I always state up front that I have celiac and my meal comes out double plated so it’s a further acknowledgement that it’s a known allergy and safe. They also deliver my meal separate from the others. Never had an issue eating at this location!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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 3 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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Decided to eat here because of the good reviews here in FMGF. I ordered the Bison Burger on GF roll. Server delivered what appeared to be a standard roll. I inquired about the roll and they remade my burger and this time it was delivered by a manager like others had mentioned. Fries are cooked in shared fries according to the server. I enjoyed the meal and would definitely like to return.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 2 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Very careful separation of celiac food. They even have dedicated servers to being the celiac food out and it has dedicated labels pinned to it.

Safety


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

— 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
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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 5 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

  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Cider
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Salad

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Gluten Intolerant

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I felt really safe eating here. A manager came out to deliver the food and explained that they double plated and had a manager cook it so that there wasn’t a risk of cross contamination. I got the blackened salmon and mashed potatoes and broccoli. Very good.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Awesome, above and beyond celiac safety. Manager delivered my food separate. Clearly marked gluten free. Employees changed gloves, aprons, and work stations to avoid cross-contamination. Food was delicious and service was awesome.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I always loved Ford’s Garage before my diagnosis, but this was the first time I’ve been there since. I didn’t ask for the gluten free menu as I had already previewed GF items on the website. However, the main menu does indicate a GF menu is available. I let our server know I have a “Gluten Allergy” as I verified the ChickenCobb Salad Is Gluten Free. She said she would flag my order so that the kitchen would know to be extra cautious and double check all ingredients. My food was brought out by itself. I was a bit confused, but the person who delivered it said, “we take your allergy very seriously. Making sure your food is safe is top priority for us. It has to be reviewed by a manager before being sent and has to be served separate from the rest of the order by a manager.” Wow! Color me impressed!! I’ll definitely be back!! Edited to add: on subsequent visits I was told that when an order is flagged for an allergy, staff preparing the meal are required to change gloves and aprons and prepare the food in a separate area to avoid cross contamination. Allergy meals are always double plated and always delivered by a manager. Love this place!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Updated 10 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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I told the server I needed to eat completely gluten free. I ordered the Chicken Cobb salad, which was noted as gf on the menu. She agreed that would be safe, and she agreed to find out what dressing would be gf as well. When my meal was served, it was doubled plated(some restaurants serve on unique plates), and served to me by the manager who said that it was a gluten free meal, prepared in a designated area to avoid cross-contamination. What a lovely experience!

Safety


Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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This was such a cool place to go before the Ford tour - lots of memorabilia - a great place for kids. My food was clearly marked gluten free and the burgers were decent, maybe a little overcooked.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Asymptomatic Celiac

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Server immediately verified the allergy need, explained food is prepare separate. Manager brought out GF food to maintain separate from the rest of the table, which came out a minute later. My son says the mashed potatoes were the best ever!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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Great meal and great service! I have a gluten allergy and the manager personally delivered my meal assuring me that it was prepared in a safe manner separate from other food prep. Great service, very pleasant staff, great atmosphere and awesome experience overall. Highly recommended!

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Great food! Lots of GF ciders and clearly marked GF food on the menu. Not a lot of GF options but a decent amount. Server immediately knew the precautions, best burger I’ve had in a while and the mashed potatoes were really good as well. The manager even ran the food to ensure it was safe. Will for sure be back soon.

Safety


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

— 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?

— 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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Excellent GF dining experience. I have celiac and was so impressed with the safety precautions and number of GF menu items. The manager personally brought the food to the table and explained all of the precautions taken to make sure my meal wasn’t cross contaminated and the food itself was delicious! Will definitely be dining here again.

Safety


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

— 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
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


GF items are marked on the menu, many can be made gluten free. The floor manager came out to my table to check on my dairy allergy as well and offered alternative options to my sides because there was milk. She then hand delivered my plate, told me they used new gloves and prepared my meal in a completely separate part of the kitchen.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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They try their best to prevent cross contamination. They are trained on allergy protocol and the staff is always reassuring and kind. Haven’t had their burgers but I always get the blackened salmon with a couple of their gluten free sides (mashed potatoes, coleslaw, or broccoli) I haven’t had any issues & it’s always delicious! I highly recommend it.

Side note: I was informed that all of their dressings are house-made and are at a high risk for contamination, so stay away from any side salads!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


Ate here awhile back and didn’t have any issues

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Awesome food, you can get the burgers with a gluten free bun, they clean the area before ..

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Very good food and I felt safe! No issues after I ate at all. Good GF bun too.

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?

— Average

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I love their safety protocols in place. The food is always good but limited options. It’s nice though ti have someplace to relax and have a meal.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Terrific GF burger buns. Many options for GF dining. Excellent waitstaff knowledgeable about Celiac. Side dishes clearly marked if GF. Great choice if you want dinner after visiting local attractions, including the Henry Ford, Greenfield Village, the Rouge plant, and the Fairlane Estate.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


This place already has a lot of positive reviews, and now we see why! Kitchen is extremely careful in preparing gluten-free. A chef brought the gf food out separately and talked to us about how they take care in making they’re gluten-free orders. Everything tasted great! They do not have a separate fryer so no GF fries. Fun atmosphere! Great experience.

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Review


Amazing food! I had the cheeseburger, coleslaw and mashed potatoes, all delicious. The staff takes allergies seriously and it was great to feel at ease knowing my meal was safe. Definitely would eat here again!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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First time customer. I was thoroughly impressed. The manager came out to bring my side salad and explained that anything marked as a food allergy is double plated and is brought out separately by a manager and is kept separate from the rest of the tables order. I ordered a black n bleu burger with turkey instead of beef. It came on an udis bun. And I got the cheddar mashed potato side. I will definitely be returning

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Burger was to die for! And they had gluten free buns! Fries unfortunately weren't gluten free. But the mashed potatoes were super tasty. Can't wait to come back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Excellent meal and knowledgeable staff!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Gluten free menu and the udi’s bun was yummy! Not dry as they usually are!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The staff was very helpful in explaining their processes for cooking food from the gluten free menu. The menu had decent options as well. Unfortunately, as knowledgeable as the staff was, the food itself left something to be desired; it wasn’t awful, but it wasn’t great. Overall, just OK. Kind of a let down.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very cool restaurant, disappointed that they glutened my 5yo, (he ordered grilled chicken and steamed broccoli). Reacted within 90 minutes of eating.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Server and manager seemed aware of cross contamination and were very helpful with menu options that I could eat. Will go back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The restaurant has an awesome theme and dedicated gluten free menu.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Symptomatic Celiac

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We had 4 with gluten and dairy allergies who got gf buns, mashed potatoes, the strawberry dressing was wonderful on my salad. Very happy with our service and experience.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

Symptomatic Celiac

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I’ll start by saying I love eating at the Dearborn location and have never had an issue. But we ate at the novi location about a month ago, and my typical salad with no dressing and grilled shrimp tasted different. I suspect they use a different spice on the shrimp than Dearborn, because without a doubt I was gluttened from eating there. Staff also didn’t seem very knowledgeable about allergies. As a celiac I would not recommend this location.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


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

— Good

Celiac

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We sat at the bar and got a very friendly and knowledgeable about GF bar tender which was encouraging and didn’t require pulling over the manager. However I did call the manager that afternoon so they were expecting us. They have a decent GF menu - mostly burgers ( turkey, beef, chicken) and sides - but they make a great burger and the GF bun was fine. I always have ordered the turkey burger with Swiss and mushrooms. Love it! We asked for a new ketchup bottle and it was immediately delivered without question. Since we both ordered GF we didn’t have to worry about the servers putting a non-GF plate next to ours when carrying over to our seats but I was watching. We very much enjoyed our meal and are going back again soon.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Review


Had brisket sandwich on GF bun. No reaction and I’m a very sensitive celiac. Would eat here again.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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

Celiac

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Husband got a burger and I got the Cobb salad. Burger was good quality half lb burger. Salad had excellent fresh made dressings. Burger bun was microwaved to thaw it so it was chewy. Good was marked and double plated. Probably wouldn’t go back except atmosphere is pretty cool and it’s very close to Greenfield Village and the Henry Ford museum. Must to go to those!

Safety


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

— 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?

— Not Much

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

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free

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