Joe's American Bar & Grill (Closed)

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 19 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Burgers, Pasta + 2 more
93% of 15 votes say it's Celiac friendly

298 Garden State Plaza Blvd, Paramus, NJ 07652 Directions

(201) 843-8858
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    1 rating
    2 years ago

    Very slow. Took a long time to get seated in a nearly empty restaurant, and even longer to get our food, which was only warm.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    We have been coming here for years. Great GF burgers and GF pasta dishes. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Kid friendly.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    The staff is very accomodating, and they have decent GF options. They no longer offer GF fries, which is a bummer. The GF hamburger buns fall to crumbs with the slightest touch, but they are at least edible. No upcharge for GF burger on the kids menu- that's very Celiac friendly in my book.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Staff was very aware of Celiac, manager came over and assured me that everything would be done separately, manager even delivered my food to assure there would be no CC. Fries were awesome and done in separate fryer. Best part was that I didn't get sick, I will definitely go back!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Was delicious! The manager even came out and walked through and promised my food would be cooked separately. It was great to have fries and delicious separate safe tasty food!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    anytime a manager follows up with the table after the order is made to to ensure safty score major points with me. They as good as PF Changs. Looking for frys and a great burger look no further. enjoy

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    4 years ago

    Used to be one of my favs... Now they don't have pizza anymore and the bun for the burger fell apart when I picked it up... Wings were great though

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    delish and many options

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    I called a week prior and the hostess answering the phone was able to answer all my questions about gluten free options and food preparation. Our waiter was extremely knowlegable about gluten free food preparation and menu options. Our food was delivered by the manager separately to avoid contamination. The food was cooked to perfection and was delicious. We enjoyed the brunch (egg omlette, bacon, fresh fruit & fresh squeezed OJ). Plan on returning quite often. I highly recommend for anyone with celiac disease or gluten sensitive. Also family friendly. The name does not do the restaurant justice...much nicer!

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    5 rating
    4 years ago

    The food here is so good. The entire staff here listen and take food allergies very seriously. I love the food and feel absolutely safe eating here.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    great food, good prices, nice staff with a good knowledge about the disease!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    5 years ago

    Had GF burger buns and fries which was a nice surprise. Take food allergies very seriously. Also offer GF pasta.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    5 years ago

    The staff is very helpful. As soon as your waitress comes to your table they ask whether or not you may have any allergen. Then they point out what you can eat on the menu and explain that your food will be completely cooked separately, and that it may take a little longer to prepare ( and it wasn't even that long). The manager comes to your table and discusses everything with you. There food is amazing and I will defiantly go back there.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    5 years ago

    Sooo good!!! The waitress was not that good and under educated she had no idea that they offered gluten free options we had to literally tell her . As soon as the manager found out he came right over and explained how things would be made and that he will make sure it is all good. Had the nachos and buffalo chicken pizza they were both delish!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    5 years ago

    Very knowledgable managers. Food was excellent. They fry the nachos in separate oil if you ask for gluten free nachos. Yum. Also buffalo chicken pizza was a 10!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    5 years ago

    Plenty of gluten free options including gluten free bread and French fries

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    5 rating
    6 years ago

    They have gluten free pizza and it's great. crust is good and kind of thick compared to other gluten free pizzas

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    985 Providence Hwy, Dedham, MA 02026

    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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    1 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    1 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01701

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    750 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824

    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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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    181 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

    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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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    181 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

    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.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    181 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    181 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 months ago

    311 Mishawum Rd, Woburn, MA 01801

    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.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    311 Mishawum Rd, Woburn, MA 01801

    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 😁

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    985 Providence Hwy, Dedham, MA 02026

    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!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    1 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01701

    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 Joe's to anyone with a gluten allergy!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    311 Mishawum Rd, Woburn, MA 01801

    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 20+ 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!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    181 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    181 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating
    6 months ago

    181 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

    Very helpful with explaining what was gluten free

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    311 Mishawum Rd, Woburn, MA 01801

    Great food and fantastic service.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    750 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824

    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.

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    5 rating
    7 months ago

    311 Mishawum Rd, Woburn, MA 01801

    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.

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    1 rating
    7 months ago

    100 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110

    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.

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    1 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01701

    great service, good options, good food.

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    3 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    985 Providence Hwy, Dedham, MA 02026

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    311 Mishawum Rd, Woburn, MA 01801

    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!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    181 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

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

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    1 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01701

    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.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    181 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    100 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110

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

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    3 rating
    9 months ago

    1200 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills, NJ 07078

    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.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    181 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

    Very gluten free friendly!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    1 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01701

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    181 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

    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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    Celiac
    4 rating
    1 year ago

    100 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110

    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!

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    311 Mishawum Rd, Woburn, MA 01801

    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!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    181 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

    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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    3 rating
    1 year ago

    1 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01701

    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.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    181 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

    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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    4 rating
    1 year ago

    181 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    181 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

    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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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    1 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01701

    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

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    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    100 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    181 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

    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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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    466 King St, Franklin, MA 02038

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    1 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01701

    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!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    181 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    181 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    100 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    181 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

    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!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    1 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01701

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    1 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01701

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

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    4 rating
    1 year ago

    466 King St, Franklin, MA 02038

    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!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    466 King St, Franklin, MA 02038

    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.

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