Joe's American Bar & Grill

72% of 25 votes say it's Celiac friendly

100 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110 Directions

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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.

Updated 9 months ago read full review

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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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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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!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Fries
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Pasta

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  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant

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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.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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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.

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

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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.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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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!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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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.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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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.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Went on a busy Saturday evening with a small group for a friend's birthday. I asked the waitress which items could be made gluten free and let her know that I had celiac and was a vegetarian. She started rattling off items at high speed and I finally asked her if I could just have Mac and cheese using the gluten free pasta. She seemed very confused and asked if I wanted Mac and cheese put ON the pasta... I re-explained and eventually she said yes. She brought bread for the table but no gluten free rolls. My order came out with everyone else's, with another plate on top of mine. There was a small piece of lobster in my dish, but since I couldn't find the waitress, I took it out and ate my meal. I felt sick within a half hour. They may be more diligent about gluten-free food prep during the week, but I'd definitely advise against going here during peak hours; they're clearly too busy to care.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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I had the house salad (no croutons) and a side of the gluten free Mac and cheese. The waitress noted that I have celiac and double checked with the cook to make sure the Mac and cheese was gluten free. The manager delivered my food to confirm with me that it had been made separately to avoid contamination. The food was delicious.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Unfortunately I was sick immediately. I don't think they understand Celiac disease. They must change their gloves and watch cross contamination. I could not finish my salad as I felt ill within minutes of eating

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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After explaining to the waitress that we needed gluten free we were assured that what we asked for could be made gluten free. Within minutes of eating, one of our party was vomiting and another was feeling sick. By the time we got back to the hotel, three of us were showing signs of being glutened. The only item we had in common were the gluten free rolls.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Service was good, but the food was tasteless. Gluten free buns were gross. They were mealy, dried out and had a very odd taste to them. The gf rolls are not rolls, but their gf hamburger buns grilled. The French fries were thick, but soggy and completely tasteless. 2 people in our group got sick from the food. My son with a serious gluten problem became ill within minutes of eating.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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I ordered the GF Mac and Cheese with GF Fries and it was amazing. The fries were thick, warm, and crispy. They werent those skinny little french fries. They had "meat" to them which I loved. The Mac and Cheese was a little heavy on the cheese but I still loved it. Also got a GF roll. It was warm & soft. Great service & a great atmosphere to be in. Definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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If I could give them twice as many stars I would!!! Warm GF rolls to start. Delicious balsamic on the salad. Best GF mac and cheese my non GF boyfriend has ever had (with lobster). The burger and sweet potato fries were glorious. Absolutely coming back!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Worse service than some of their other locations. The food seemed to taste worse as well. These servers didn't seem to know as much about the menu and which items were gf or not.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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The salmon was fresh and the spinach and artichoke side was delicious. The assistant manager ensured the dish was safe. The view was relaxing with boats in the harbor and planes taking odd in the distance.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Blah food. I was pleased that the waitress checked with the chef to see if the sliced prime rib with jus was gf. However, the steak was well done and the jus is not gf. She never mentioned that to me, so it was quite dry. They did put the sandwich on a gf bun for me. She didn't refill water and brought an ice tea after the meal was finished. As others said.its not very timely.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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The food was good, but the service was borderline atrocious. Waited 25 minutes for a glass of water.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Bread, fries, pasta smart staff

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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My friend and I, who are both gluten free, had an excellent lunch experience here! We sat on the deck on a beautiful day! We both ordered different sandwiches on gluten free rolls and gluten free fries. All were fantastic! The server was very friendly and knowledgable, as well. We will definitely be returning!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Our daughter is gf and lactose intolerant as well. The service was great and we were happy with the food. She loved the gf pasta and gf fries. They had lovely looking gf bread, but it had dairy in it, so she had to skip the bread. They were extremely careful with her food intolerances. We recommend this spot!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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the service was great and the gluten free meal was even better!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Terrible experience. Servers and manager was pleasant and cooperative however I bit into a crouton in my salad. Obviously they didn't charge me or the rest of my party for the meal that wasn't worth getting sick over in the first place.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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The only good thing about this place was their drinks and leaving. I have a gluten allergy and have been dealing with it for over 7 years. So obviously I know my stomach well. I know I can always get a burger with no bun and be fine. So I ordered a regular burger with NO BUN and a baked potato. And the waiter definitely didnt write it down abd i knew there was going to be a problem. The food runner brought out my burger with a bun. ( I didn't even want to risk the so called "gluten free" bun.) long story short, I said I can't eat the bun, the waiter and a manager come over and make a big scene!!! I was so embarrassed because I am not that person to complain about food/the bill. They told me that It was my fault, I should have told them and then walked away. Then the manager brings back my burger with no bun and makes an even bigger scene whe she gives it to me saying "Here you go!! Everything's Gluten Free!!!" Seriously?!? Wtf? Just go away! It was not a fun experience at all...even my husbands food was bland and over cooked. Sigh. It wouldn't have been so bad if they wouldn't have given us awful customer service.....

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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when i get a chance i eat there excellent place !!!!! pizza burgers fries never got cross contaminated locations Peabody ma. Woburn ma.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Gluten free pasta & pizza available

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Reviews of this Chain

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

Celiac

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

Not celiac

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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

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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!

Celiac

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The pasta was nice and filling pasta

Celiac

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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.

Not celiac

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

Celiac

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

Not celiac

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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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Simply Superb! The waiters are very helpful and knowledgeable.

Not celiac

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

Celiac

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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).

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

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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.

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

Not celiac

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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.

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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.

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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).

Celiac

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Excellent hamburger & a dedicated fryer. They understand GF

Not celiac

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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!

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!

Not celiac

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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

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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.

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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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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

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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.

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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!

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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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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!

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

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**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!

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**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!

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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

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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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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.

Not celiac

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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