97% of 76 votes say it's Celiac friendly

181 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116 Directions

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2 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

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

Not celiac
2 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

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

Celiac
3 weeks ago

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!

Gluten Free Features

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

Categories

  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant

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Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

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.

Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

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

Not celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

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!

Celiac
4 months ago

Simply Superb! The waiters are very helpful and knowledgeable.

Not celiac
5 months ago

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

Celiac
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

(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).

Celiac
5 months ago

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.

Celiac
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

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

Celiac
6 months ago

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.

Celiac
11 months ago
Not celiac friendly

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
11 months ago

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).

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Excellent hamburger & a dedicated fryer. They understand GF

Not celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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

Not celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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
1 year ago

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

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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.

1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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!

1 year ago

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

1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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.

Celiac
1 year ago

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

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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.

1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

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.

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

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
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

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.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

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!

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

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!

Celiac
2 years ago

Very helpful with explaining what was gluten free

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

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

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

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.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Very gluten free friendly!!!

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

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

Not celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

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.

3 years ago
Celiac friendly

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!!

Not celiac
3 years ago

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.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

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.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

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.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

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.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

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!

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

I came here with my family (party of 11) for my college graduation dinner. Even with a large group, our waiter was calm and collected while accommodating my GF diet and honey allergy. He brought out separate chips and guac for my starter. He checked and told me that the GF rolls had honey in them (nice catch!) but I opted for a burger and fries anyway, despite having many other options. The sweet potato fries were delicious! GF dessert options were limited, but I did enjoy their ice cream, and I felt OK afterwards!

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

I would have given this place a 5-star rating and a glowing review, but the last time I went it was clear they were not going to bend over backwards for celiacs. I will say the food is tasty and they are safe, but they no longer have proper dinner rolls (they will bring a toasted hamburger bun) and the gluten free selection dropped quite a bit.

3 years ago
Celiac friendly

They go out of there way here to make you feel safe and taken care of. Extremely accommodating and one of my favorite places for gf nachos and fries.

Celiac
3 years ago

Yummy gluten free burgers!!!

Reviews of this Chain

Not celiac
2 months ago

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.

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

The pasta was nice and filling pasta

Not celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

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

Not celiac
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

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

Celiac
7 months ago
Celiac friendly

Very good, the staff was awesome. I liked the chili

Not celiac
9 months ago
Celiac friendly

Great food and friendly staff. The waiter double checked most of the order and had our meals come out separately to ensure no cross contamination. I got the standard burger with the GF bun and it was great. The nacho appetizer was slammin. The waiter could have been a but more attentive and the food did take a while to come out even after the lunch rush.

Celiac
1 year ago

What a find! Beautiful seats right on the harbor. We ate outside and the view of the Christopher Columbus garden and the harbor were awesome. GF items market on the menu. Our server was knowledgeable and accommodating! I had a chicken sandwich with French fries. Best GF bun I’ve ever had and they have a separate GF Frier for the fries. Also had black cherry lemonade-yummm

Not celiac
1 year ago

Everyone here is really knowledgeable and able to accommodate almost anything on the menu to be gluten free because it’s a from scratch kitchen staff is super helpful and polite and food is always amazing.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

GF items are clearly marked on the menu. Our server was very attentive to our daughter who haS Celiac, and actually made a point to thank us for letting her know. GF bread was offered to start off the meal. Very positive experience!

Not celiac
1 year ago

Best GF experience in the last two week. Our server was GF intolerant and very knowledgeable. The chef brought out our food and double-checked everything was in order.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

American Joe's restaurants are hands down one of mg favorite places for GF/dairy-free meals. They offer an extensive GF menu, GF options on their specials menu, pUdi's bread products, GF penne and dedicated fryers. The staff and management are extremely friendly and knowledgeable about allergies. I've eaten at this location 30+ times with only one incident, which I was able to detect when the meal was served. I've never been sick after eating here, and would recommend this location to anyone with a gluten allergy/celiac!

Not celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

A+ on allergy awareness. Really nice waitress, completely understood celiac and allergy issues. Very accommodating. French fries in separate fryer so gluten free. Food took a little while to come out. Fantastic experience.

1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Staff was knowledgeable, GF is clearly noted on items on the regular menu. The waitress had the bartender make me a GF sangria with Tito’s. (Which was delicious!) Brought me a GF roll in place of a bread basket. Steak was good. Outdoor dining with a nice view. Overall a great experience.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

**This location is permanently CLOSED as of 06/30/2018** American Joe's restaurants are hands down one of mg favorite places for GF/dairy-free meals. They offer an extensive GF menu, Udi's bread products, GF penne and dedicated fryers. The staff and management are extremely knowledgeable about allergies. I've eaten at this location 10+ times without incident, and recommend American Joe's to anyone with a gluten allergy!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

**This location is permanently closed** Love this Joe's location as well! Like all locations, Joe's offers GF/Dairy-Free bread, and gluten free pasta making almost all menu items interchangeable to gluten free entrees! Manager was extremely nice and waiter was very knowledgable, never a stomach ache after eating at Joe's!

Not celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

This place is absolutely celiac friendly. The managers do a great job making sure that your food is not cross contaminated and they bring it out separately even! Really good food too and a wide selection. They’re very accommodating.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Great service! Server was knowledgable and helped my 13 year old son with his questions. Manager came over to deliver food. Great experience!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

The staff is knowledgeable and they go above and beyond to ensure your food is safe. My son with celiac loves the burger on gf bun and the fries from the dedicated fryer.

Celiac
1 year ago

Previously had good experiences with good food. During our last visit, we discovered a regular noodle in Our gluten free pasta dish. The Manager could not explain how it got there but was apologetic. Thankfully my kid noticed it before eating. May not go there again.

1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Staff was very knowledgeable, separate oil to fry the French fries. My two kids and I all have Celiac and had plenty to choose from.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

I really question where all these good reviews come from. I had the chicken broccoli ziti (GF) and it was horrible. I couldn’t finish it. Furthermore, it was way too expensive for what it was. Bad service, bad environment/decor, overall pretty bad experience. They did have a manager bring out my meal and it was definitely GF, it was just awful. Wouldn’t even recommend for non-GF eaters. There are plenty of other places around to eat that have good GF options I hate salads but I regret not going elsewhere to just have a salad.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Always enjoy our visit here. The GF bun was ok. I really enjoyed the Devilish eggs. Our waitress, Heba, and the rest of the staff were super friendly and helpful. She made sure to ask if I wanted the GF fries instead of the wedges when I ordered the GF option.

Celiac
2 years ago

No gluten free menu but very knowledgeable, they can pretty much make anything on the menu GF (including pastas and pizza). Very good, great service.

Not celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Had my birthday dinner there last night after reading the reviews here. I was impressed to see how knowledgeable the staff was. They pretty much can do everything GF. GF buns, GF pasta, dedicated fryer. I had the Filet with sweet potatoe fries and spinach. And they got me the creme brulee as birthday dessert. Everything was delicious, I highly recommend it 😁

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

American Joe's restaurants are hands down one of mg favorite places for GF/dairy-free meals. They offer an extensive GF menu, Udi's bread products, GF penne and dedicated fryers. The staff and management are extremely knowledgeable about allergies. I've eaten at this location 5+ times without incident. I'd recommend Joe's to anyone visiting Legacy Place next door or traveling by on 95!

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Great food and fantastic service.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

This is one of my go to spots. I have Celiac and I'm sensitive even to cross contamination. I eat here all the time and have never gotten sick. They have a gluten free frier so you can request gluten free French fries.

Not celiac
2 years ago

I read great reviews about this place, so we decided to try it. I was not disappointed, our server was so knowledgeable and the manager even came over several times to answer all our questions about the menu. They were very careful and the rolls were delicious.

Not celiac
2 years ago

if you have allergies eat with your epipens out here, they do not pay attention to allergies and put up a good show to appear like they do.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

great service, good options, good food.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

got some options on menu but service was slooow when it was busy. and quite noisy.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Great! So many gf options. GF buns. Separate fryer for fries. Very knowledgeable and helpful. Weird thing is - no gf menu or even gf notes on menu - BUT they are as GF friendly as any place I have been. Normally no menu - we are out - but comments here on this site convinced me to give it a shot- glad we did!

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

We ate at Joe's American Bar while in Boston for the marathon weekend. Table staff was very friendly and reviewed the many GF options. The restaurant manager brought my meal to our table indicating that it had been prepared GF. The meal was perfect and very enjoyable.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Wonder wait staff and great food. I have celiac and they did really good.

2 years ago

I LOVE the gluten free rolls, and gluten free pizza. The gluten free mac & cheese tastes great but ALWAYS makes me sick. They also always bring out the manager to talk to me when I order gf which is annoying, but it's nice to know they care.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

They have strict allergy protocols, it's a scratch kitchen, and everything tastes so amazing. The servers are very knowledgeable and friendly.

Celiac
2 years ago

Waitress was very knowledgeable and told me they take GF very seriously. Separate fryer for fries and Gf rolls. Food was great! And one extra layer of importance was once the food came the manager told me Again the fries were gf!

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

they were very carefull with ceoliac, the food was good but the food was à little bit missing Spice (tuna tartare)the salade was great!

Not celiac
3 years ago

There's not too much on the menu to choose from that IS GF. They have gluten free pasta and bread but a lot of the ingredients within the sandwiches and burgers aren't GF.

3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Staff is very knowledgeable and food is always brought out by a manager which is very reassuring. Delicious food, the pasta is always cooked perfectly

Celiac
3 years ago
Not celiac friendly

Walked by the server after we placed our order and he was making fun of us and my order. Food was OK, didn't get sick. But I wish I'd been able to just leave once I knew the server didn't take my disease seriously.

Not celiac
3 years ago

they were so nice and accommodating! first, they vaguely told me that almost the whole menu could be made gluten free. I asked if that included the fried chicken. I wasn't expecting them to have gluten free flour and sure enough they did not. but the waiter was so nice and willing to ask the kitchen about it to make sure. I went with a Burger with sweet potato fries. yum! the sweet potato fries were amazing! the Burger was very good too and the bun was nice and not crumbly.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

I had one rough incident a few years ago where the waitress didn't communicate the allergy to the chef, and served me an appetizer that wasn't gluten free. My entire family ate free that night because of how sick I was going to get from their mistake. I have never had a single problem since then, and it's my go-to restaurant. They ALWAYS send the manager out with my food to confirm that it's gluten free. I'm a big fan of their fish sandwich and their portobello sandwich. They're able to make their fries gluten free, which is always a plus. Highly recommend for a good gluten free restaurant with plenty of options!

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Extremely accommodating. They will make the French fries in a separate fryer for you, and the gluten free bun is pretty good.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Went for the burger and fries. The GF bun was tasty, and a dedicated fryer made the fries safe.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Excellent food and very cautious and aware of allergies! Can not wait to come back here again! The burgers and fries are wonderful!

Not celiac
3 years ago

Been here more than once, food was safe both times. Fries 2nd time were safe but way over cooked. Meal delivered by manager to ensure safety. Overall good experience!

Celiac
3 years ago

Amazing options! Our waiter informed me that 75 % of the menu can be made gluten free. They have a separate fryer and the manager made sure everything was made properly and then hand delivered my plate to me. I don't typically love chain restaurants, but I will definitely be back.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

I always go for the burger with an Udi's GF bun and sweet potato fries (dedicated fryer!!). I've never been disappointed, and neither have my non-GF friends.

Celiac
3 years ago

excellent service - great gf options! Really know what they are doing with gf!

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