GCDC Grilled Cheese Bar

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 55 ratings
$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Dedicated Fryer + 7 more
91% of 46 votes say it's Celiac friendly

1730 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20006 Directions

(202) 393-4232
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 week ago

    Amazing grilled cheese sandwiches, and they say they are familiar with cross contamination!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    Good food and a great place for trusted GF meals! Owner and servers are very aware of need for truly GF food and take all precautions to prevent cross-contamination. Most menu items are available as GF, just ask the server. As a bonus, Tuesday evenings are completely GF - all gluten-containing items are removed for the evening. It’s a very popular spot for GF get-togethers. Highly recommended.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    We ate here with my son who has celiac and is super sensitive, and he had no issues. Big win for on-the-road eating!!! So far it’s one of his favorite things about DC ☺

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    Came during the lunch hour rush. I was super nervous about being cross contaminated, but they took care of my meal properly. Thank you!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    The grilled cheese was amazing!!! I loved it so much and had no problems, the tots were very good also

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 months ago

    Gluten Free Bread and great service.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    This has become a favorite spot of mine since being diagnosed with Celiac. Good bread and a large selection of GF beers. Staff is well trained.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    5 months ago

    I’m a very sensitive celiac and had no issues here! The loaded tots were great and the gf bread is really good!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    I’m a super sensitive coeliac. Knowledgeable staff, dedicated fryer, delicious GF grilled cheese. Served on separate tray from the gluten food. LOTS of GF options. Tater tots were super good.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    Lots of choices, friendly and knowledgeable staff --local bakery supplies GF bread--and they've got a delicious GF cider on draft--

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    Not celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    Ate here based on reviews and believe I received a gluten free sandwich, but something must have gone wrong because I got very ill. The sandwich was fantastic, but not at the cost that came with it.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    Ordered a GF sandwich and tots. Server seemed knowledgeable about cross contamination. My meal was delivered by a different server than took my order. Halfway through, my original server arrived and said I’d been given a non-GF meal by mistake. She ordered me a new meal and sent the second one back when it was also non-GF. The kitchen’s 3rd attempt was correct, but I was already feeling ill by that point. The server and managed were very apologetic and comped by meal but the damage was done. Not sure what’s going on in the kitchen, but can’t recommend them without a clearer system to track allergy meals.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    7 months ago

    The gluten free bread was so good! My non-gf husband couldn't tell a difference. Only two sandwiches couldn't be made gluten free. Fun atmosphere, knowledgeable & helpful staff. Didn't get sick!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    This place was incredible. Had the the chicken parm grilled cheese, and my boyfriend had the lobster grilled cheese (so obviously I tried both). Omg, both were SO. GOOD. I didn't have any Celiac response, but I did go on their "Gluten Free Takeover" night when everything was GF, so I can't speak to their usual ability to avoid cross contamination. That being said, I spoke to a manager who said they frequently have Celiacs in there and obviously they had a whole night just for gluten free people, so I feel comfortable with their ability to serve Celiacs any night, so I'll be going back! So delicious.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    8 months ago

    GF grilled cheese and a dedicated fryer. Had the poutine tots... omg yum! It was a bit busy. They didn’t cut my sandwich (to decrease cross contamination). Tomato soup is a plus with your grilled cheese sandwich.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    Amazing! Almost all of the sandwiches (except one I think) can be made gf! Also got the loaded tots and tomato soup and all were amazing and taken seriously in the kitchen! Definitely recommend for celiacs in DC - also is a favorite of non celiac friends

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    Staff was very knowledgeable and can make most every sandwich gluten-free. And they made us think it wasn't really a burden to do it. The fryer is gluten-free, so the tater tots are an option.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    Staff was lovely. Extremely knowledgeable, made grilled cheese is separate tray, changed gloves to handle it, etc. Have gf fryer for tater tots. Was delicious as well. Would definitely recommend it whether gluten free or not. Based on two visits.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    We are here as a family. It tasted great and was reasonably priced. I was very pleased with their knowledge of separation to keep it Gluten Free.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    Fantastic options and delicious food! Very careful with gluten free orders.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    11 months ago

    Update: they now consistently carry Rise Bakery bread. Fast service with innovative grilled cheeses and an amazing gluten-free bread option with only small upcharge

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    They use Rise gf bread. Preparation on trays so each prep surface is clean. Would be even better if they had dairy free cheese.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    I'm Celiac. This was the best grilled cheese. Loved the tots. Service was excellent. My husband is allergic to soy and the servers went out of their way to learn what he could have and when they noticed I was getting something with soy they came back to note that he couldn't have what I was ordering due to the soy. I definitely felt safe and I felt like they were very knowledgeable.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Lots of options. Sandwiches were great. Very aware of GF.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Excellent grilled cheese! I had the jalapeno bacon, 4 cheese grill cheese with tater tots. The owner was super nice and while we were waiting to be seared inside he asked us if he could get us some drinks and offered for us to sit outside. I highly recommend this place.!

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    Celiac
    3 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Sandwiches were good, but nothing special. Cant say they were 100% safe for celiac. Didn't like that they brought out the GF plates out touching the gluten plates. Also, a little pricey for what we got.

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Limited menu if Dairy free also. Sandwich I had was very good.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Was single handily the best grilled cheese I've eaten. Service was awesome, and I loved the restaurant itself. I had a 10 minute wait for a big party, which made it even better. Very accommodating, and I definitely will come back.

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    Not celiac
    4 rating
    1 year ago

    Delicious! Tater tots are GF and all but one sandwich (can't remember which, possibly the lobster) can be made with GF bread. Indoor & outdoor seating. Knocked off a star because, for a seemingly popular place, there really isn't a waiting area.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Staff was knowledgeable about gluten free. The sandwich and Tator tots were really good. Ordered a chicken Parmesan without the crumbles. My Nina tested it gluten free plus I did not get sick.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    We arrived at 2:50 on a Sunday, because the app said open till 4. Which normally they are. But the sign said closing at 3 today. The staff was very accommodating and did not bat an eye that they were about to close. Food was yummy! We will return our next trip toD.C.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Wow...oh my gosh. I ordered a cheddar and tomato grilled cheese on gluten free bread. I spoke with the staff to ensure they would avoid possible cross contamination, and they were amazing. This was one of the best grilled cheese sandwiches I've ever had!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    The food was really good and the wait staff was VERY knowledgeable about what had gluten.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    All the stars for GCDC! Delicious chicken parm sandwich and the tomato soup was the perfect combo. Gluten free bread was awesome!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Amazing gf bread! Waiter was knowledgeable and said they could make almost everything gf. I would definitely eat here again.

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    4 rating
    1 year ago

    Good was amazing, server was great but the hostess was incredibly rude.

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    Not celiac
    3 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    No seperate GF menu was available, but we were told that basically all items on the menu could be made GF. Staff was Gluten aware and server was attentive.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    This place is amazing. gf bread available

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Wonderful Sandwich options-they were able to make most sandwiches with the gluten free bread that was hearty. Sides were all gluten free.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Wow! Knowlegable server, huge gf menu, amazing food. The bread was so good. I had the classic grilled cheese with bacon and a salad.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Amazing!! Don't miss this one!!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    I love GCDC! Their GF bread is really great & their loaded tots are a must have!

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Food was really good and they avoided cross-contamination. Service was mediocre.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Don't miss CBDC! Totally safe

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    2 years ago

    Have gluten free bread and tater tots. Got super sick after I ate there.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Loved the gf bread. Awesome restaurant. Eat here!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Awesome place to eat! Very friendly & knowledgeable staff. They have a dedicated gluten free fryer & can make almost everything on the menu gluten free.

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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    My daughter who is GF and very picky loves all the food here. Sandwiches, tots, and desserts all have GF options.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Bruce, owner, is a fantastic guy. Really took care of us!!!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    It was nice to go to a place in DC and get to order "normal" food! They have gf bread, and you can choose which grilled cheese you want with the bread substitute. Their soup and tater tots were also gluten free. The workers were aware of what was or wasn't gluten free and extremely helpful. They also have a selection of gf cider. I will be going back!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Beer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Lunch
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Vegetarian Friendly
Monday
11 am - 3 pm, 4 pm - 9 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 3 pm, 4 pm - 9 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 3 pm, 4 pm - 9 pm
Thursday
11 am - 3 pm, 4 pm - 9 pm
Friday
11 am - 3 pm, 4 pm - 9 pm
Saturday
11 am - 6 pm
Sunday
Closed

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