Joe's American Bar & Grill

100 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110 Directions

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Not celiac

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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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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 2 years 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!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years 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
  • Fries
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Pasta

Categories

  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant

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Not celiac

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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 2 years 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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Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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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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Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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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 3 years ago read full review

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

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Yes

Updated 4 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 4 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.

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No

Updated 4 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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 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.

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Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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

Updated 5 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.

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No

Updated 5 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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 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

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No

Updated 6 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 6 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.

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No

Updated 6 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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 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 6 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 6 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.

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Yes

Updated 6 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 6 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 6 years ago read full review

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Bread, fries, pasta smart staff

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Yes

Updated 6 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!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 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.

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No

Updated 7 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 7 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.

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Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Gluten free pasta & pizza available

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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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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Yes

Celiac

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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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Yes

Celiac

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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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Yes

Celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

No

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