88% of 9 votes say it's celiac friendly

181 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116 Directions

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The staff was very knowledgeable on GF items. The flatbread pizza was amazing! My server Also offered to bring GF bread with dinner.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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It had been years since I’ve eaten here, but positive reviews on this site prompted me to try it when I was in Boston recently with my young celiac daughter.

The wait staff was surprisingly knowledgeable and accommodating. Their online menu is misleading as there are many more options available than the menu implies. For example, the buffalo chicken dip is GF if served without the bread bowl. My daughter had the ribs and thought there were great. They aren’t smoked (baked is my guess), but I had to agree they were pretty good. Even the GF roll was tasty.

I will definitely come back the next time we are in town.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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I’m so impressed with this place! I had the lobster Mac and cheese. Our server was very knowledgeable about cross-contamination and was reassuring about kitchen procedures.

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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

  • Beer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Fries
  • Pasta

Categories

  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant

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Ordered the quinoa salad and creme brûlée, both of which I was assured were GF. Ended up in horrible stomach pain within 30 minutes, and was sick for a day. I don’t know what it was that caused it (the salad or the dessert), but I was definitely glutened. I don’t recommend.

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No

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Staff was great - the kids enjoyed the burgers and fries!! Love that they have a dedicated fryer!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Would come back. Some of the best food and great atmosphere. Waitress was very knowledgeable and took food allergy seriously.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Let me start off by saying the food was great! There were many GF options, but I think the staff may need a little more training in what constitutes GF. I ordered a side salad and unfortunately it came with croutons (of course you’re able to “just pick them off”, but it’s definitely not reassuring in what is actually happening in the kitchen!) That being said, it was a great atmosphere and good food, so I’ll give them another try some day!

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The baby back ribs were my favorite in Boston before getting diagnosed and I’m so happy that I can still them as they are gluten free. They have a dedicated fryer so you can eat fries and they can bring you a gluten free roll if you ask for one. I’ve been here multiple times and haven’t gotten sick.

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Yes

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The staff was knowledgeable. The Nachos were great and our Gluten Detection Service Dog, Bohdi, “all cleared” them for gluten!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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I went here for a function and I was blown away. They are super accommodating. We were approached by a waiter who showed us our Gf/dairy free options. And get this..we were served first! At many restaurant I am typically served last and sometimes waiting 10 minutes after everyone has received their food until receiving mine. Not here! Food was great! I got the chicken club with fries. Felt fine afterwards. They also have a crem brouille for dessert. (not dairy free) It was great!

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Yes

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Simply Superb! The waiters are very helpful and knowledgeable.

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Delicious lobster roll on GF bun! They have a couple of ciders too. Nice atmosphere on Newberry St.

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(Updating review for April 2019: seems like a few things they can do gf like Mac n cheese, onion soup etc they removed from the menu but they can do a lot of things GF still. Worth talking to your server when you sit down. They still advertise burgers, nachos, steak but you may have to ask for some of the other options).

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Yes

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I ate there in March (2019) and they said they had prepared everything separately and gluten free, but I got sick afterwards. I’m still new to this so I don’t really know for surewhy I got sick but it seems likely there was some gluten contamination. I see other people posted similar reviews and I hope they will figure out the issue and improve, since they seem to care about offering gluten free options.

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Great meal! Server was knowledgeable and helpful when making choices. Separate fryer for fries, and a GF bun. Several options.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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I'm not the best indicator of gluten compromise because I'm newly diagnosed and still figuring out how I react. I can tell you that I didn't have any tummy discomfort, but I did have diarrhea the next day. Can't tell you for sure if that was connected to dinner. We were not offered gf bread like others have mentioned. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and willing to accommodate; she went back to the kitchen to ask the chef if the pecans or dressing on my salad were definitely gf. Tasty food and good options.

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WARNING! I had the same experience as the person below me- 24 hours after them. They came to the table with a chef and handed me the food and explained it had been prepared separately. I was ill immediately after. I believe there had to be someone new in the kitchen who was unaware of cross contamination.

Celiac friendly?

No

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Not suitable for celiac people. The service was really nice and they told us that they could make any dishes without gluten (gluten free) and I really enjoyed the meal. But almost immediately after eating there, I've got really sick (probably because some crossed contamination).

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Celiac

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Excellent hamburger & a dedicated fryer. They understand GF

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Many things can be made gluten free. Food is delicious. Staff is knowledgeable. They even have us gluten free buns for dinner rolls!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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They take celiac very seriously and chef delivered food to table. Brought out a GF roll while rest of family had bread. Ordered great GF nachos and cheeseburger with French fries. Loved our friendly and attentive waitress Paula!

Celiac friendly?

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Food here was really good. Great selection and clearly marked gf options. I was able to have gf sweet potato fries and my sister had gf regular fries. Dedicated gf fryer and awesome nachos.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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We got a burger with fries and the nachos. Our service was very nice and knowledgeable and the chef brought out our food and confirmed this was a gluten free order. Didn’t get sick! Will definitely go back

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Staff was very knowledgeable about celiac and cross contamination and I felt very safe eating here! I enjoyed a great burger and fries and was even provided with a gluten free bun while the rest of our table had their bread!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Excellent meal. 80% of the menu is or can be made gluten free. Dedicated fryer and the chef delivers your meal directly to you. All food tested safe on my Nima sensor.

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Yes

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Great service! Knowledgeable and friendly staff went out of their way to make our celiac kid comfortable- manager brought our food. Fries cooked separately too! Delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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The staff was very knowledgeable and the menu was well labeled. I would definitely recommend it!

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All GF items on menu were clearly marked. Good cross contamination protocol. Went here for lunch food was good, wait staff was super attentive and manager brought out our food. A must try !

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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The food was relatively good and they knew about celiac. The service was slow, but they put GF bread on the table before our meal came and it was delicious. I did not get sick, either.

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Yes

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The food was good, nothing too exciting. The staff was very knowledgeable about gluten free and cross contamination. I liked that the chef brought out the food.

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Excellent options, good attention to gluten allergy. Very nice food

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Very knowledgeable staff! The Chef personally delivered our food. Great GF burgers and fries. Make sure you ask about their GF Mac and Cheese! Our new favorite spot when we visit Boston.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Great burger and fries (dedicated fryer). They do have a gf df bun. Chef Lylly came out and personally made our food. Highly recommend!

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Yes

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The GF menus were being reprinted, but my server said she would double-check my order with the kitchen and explained that the restaurant had GF bread and a completely separate fryer. My food was hand-delivered by the chef so there were no mix-ups, an extra step I really appreciate. The server even brought me a toasted GF roll when she brought regular bread for my husband. Excellent experience and tasty food—I would definitely eat there again.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Found Joe's American Bar and Grill on "Find Me Gluten Free" but was a little concerned about "no gluten free menu" comments from other posters. Checked the restaurant home page and it specifically mentioned "gluten free" so decided to give it a try.

As soon as I told our exceptional waitress - mad that I have forgotten her name - that I couldn't have any gluten; she immediately replaced my menu with a gluten free one! It is very similar to the version online with the main change - Gluten Free Bread. I did notice that The Crispy Calamari was not included and the crispy onion straws were not on "The Cure" but very similar.

My meal was very good - even delivered by the chef who described it as "gluten free meal" so I had no concern that there was any food mix up - we all ordered burgers. I couldn't taste the others but they said it was very good.

The serving staff were very attentive but did not hover. Over all a great experience and I will go there again.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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They are great with cooking gf for people with Celiac or allergies here! I was a bit concerned because we got there late and it was really busy. The chef brought out our food personally and even came out and apologized for the wait when he decided to remake our nachos when he thought they weren't up to his standards. The nachos were fabulous as were the burger and the ribs and we had no reactions.

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American Joe's restaurants are hands down one of mg favorite places for GF/dairy-free meals. They offer an extensive GF menu and have local bread (this location only, not dairy-free), Udi's bread products, GF penne and dedicated fryers. The staff and management are extremely knowledgeable about allergies, and I'd recommend this location to anyone in the city!

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Yes

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OMG!! The best gf Mac and Cheese ever!! Staff very helpful and very (!) knowledgeable about gf options (handling of food, etc.). They even brought out bread while we were waiting for our food!! I'd always go back!

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Very helpful with explaining what was gluten free

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Helpful staff. Even provided gf bread while we waited for our meal.

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Meticulous on details even on what could be argued was the busiest day of the year. Everything is from scratch so they even pan seared calamari for us with aeoli for dipping. Gluten free buns before the meal. Designated fryer delivered regular fries and sweet potato fries that were perfect! Two burgers on gluten free buns, one was the the 'cure'- served with ribs and an egg on top, and one classic cheese- perfectly medium rare. My southwest salad was delicious too. Thank you for making our Boston family meal easy and tasty.

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Very gluten free friendly!!!

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Fabulous gf food! Fantastic service with lots of care for my celiac daughter! Love this place ! Our favorite in Boston ! A++

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I've been to several Joe's around Boston and I love them. I'm not celiac just gluten sensitive so I can't speak for those who are super sensitive but I've never had any issues and the food is excellent.

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Our server claimed their restaurant was #1 in Allergy-friendly practices in the city. The restaurant itself was CRAZY crowded, but we were assured they're well-versed in GF cooking. Fries are prepped in a dedicated fryer, which was great. I got a rack of ribs and our daughter got chicken/broccoli and penne in a garlic cream sauce. Our meals were excellent. Bread came out ahead of our meal...it was a grill-top toasted hamburger bun, but it was fresh and warm, so no complaints there! To bolster my confidence in the meal being safe, it was a pleasant surprise to have had our meals delivered by the chef personally. Really great experience!!

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Staff went out of their way, even with the cook delivering my food, to ensure my food was prepared GF. Dedicated fryer and GF buns. Nothing labeled as such on the menu which seems strange since they are so accommodating. Good burger and fries.

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Pasta was so good! The waiter was great! They have a separate place to prep gluten free food and only mangers can bring it out.

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Yes

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Friendly staff. Wonderful deviled eggs with a sweet, crunchy bacon. I'm gluten-free due to severe allergies, the staff was familiar with their menu and the GF options. Even brought us some GF bread and butter. Fries were crispy and made in a dedicated fryer.

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Yes

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Had an awesome lunch with our celiac little one. Dedicated fryer, pasta and the chef even brought out plain ice cream himself for dessert. And they even brought out gf bread.

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Yes

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One of my favorite go-tos! They have great selections and I haven't met a staff member that didn't take care of my needs to a T. Great nachos, salads and they have a dedicated fryer! Hello sweet potato fries!

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I love this place. The first thing the waiter asked was if anyone had any allergies. They had gluten free bread and buns. They had gluten free flat bread pizza. The menu was marked for gf and vegan. The food was amazing and the staff was definitely open and accommodating. Overall, this place was amazing.

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Had the lobster roll and it was good. The gf bun was the best part, I've never had one that tasted so good. The black cherry lemonade was also so good.

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The pasta was nice and filling pasta

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Yes

Not celiac

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Separate frier for french fries, good gluten free rolls. Had the prime rib au jus sandwich, was delicious.

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Yes

Not celiac

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I am highly allergic to wheat and they accommodated me and left with a great meal with no problems

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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