Joe's American Bar & Grill

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 19 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Burgers, Pasta + 4 more
100% of 8 votes say it's Celiac friendly

311 Mishawum Rd, Woburn, MA 01801 Directions

(781) 935-7200
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    5 ratingAugust 21, 2017

    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 ratingJuly 29, 2017

    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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    5 ratingJuly 11, 2017

    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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    5 ratingJune 12, 2017

    Great food and fantastic service.

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    5 ratingJune 09, 2017

    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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    5 ratingMay 02, 2017

    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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    4 ratingOctober 29, 2016

    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 ratingFebruary 02, 2016

    Great! Even split a burger with a gluten eating friend and she was happy. Buns are great. Salads are great. Pasta is great. Beer is great. Awesome service as well!

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    5 ratingDecember 29, 2014

    yes they offer excellent GF. Separate fryer..excellent sweet potato fries! was glad to hear this chain does GF this well..separate wait staff person brings order to table.

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    5 ratingJuly 24, 2014

    Consistently great on GF. Just had GF chicken piccata. Awesome. Best GF rolls also.

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    5 ratingMay 30, 2014

    Lots of options (even fries!!!) and really tasty food. I am pretty sensitive and haven't been sick after about five visits now.

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    5 ratingMay 05, 2014

    Lots of options - including French dip on GF roll!!

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    4 ratingMarch 05, 2014

    Decent Fries and burger. Wish that their chips and dip were gf.

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    3 ratingSeptember 18, 2013

    My first 2 times here, I had an excellent GF experience. The next few times, the wait staff had trouble understanding what I needed for gluten free options. The last time, the waiter assured me there was no such thing as gluten free- when I asked him to speak to the chef, he immediately returned with recommendations. They need more consistent training. The food has been very good, but if I am put in the position of potential cross contamination, I am not willing to accept a crap shoot.

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    5 ratingMay 25, 2013

    Server was extremely helpful in navigating options. The gluten-free roll was very tasty. Decent GF pizza but it isn't a replacement for the real thing

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    4 ratingMay 04, 2013

    Gluten free buns and pasta. Fries are excellent.

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    5 ratingSeptember 11, 2017

    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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    5 ratingAugust 24, 2017

    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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    5 ratingJuly 11, 2017

    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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    5 ratingJuly 11, 2017

    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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    5 ratingJuly 11, 2017

    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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    5 ratingJuly 10, 2017

    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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    5 ratingJuly 10, 2017

    181 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

    Very helpful with explaining what was gluten free

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    5 ratingJune 10, 2017

    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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    1 ratingJune 02, 2017

    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 ratingMay 21, 2017

    1 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01701

    great service, good options, good food.

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    3 ratingMay 21, 2017

    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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    5 ratingApril 21, 2017

    181 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

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

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    5 ratingApril 19, 2017

    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 ratingApril 15, 2017

    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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    5 ratingApril 13, 2017

    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 ratingApril 12, 2017

    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 ratingApril 03, 2017

    181 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

    Very gluten free friendly!!!

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    5 ratingApril 01, 2017

    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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    5 ratingFebruary 19, 2017

    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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    4 ratingDecember 10, 2016

    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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    5 ratingSeptember 28, 2016

    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 ratingAugust 22, 2016

    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 ratingAugust 15, 2016

    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 ratingAugust 09, 2016

    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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    5 ratingAugust 04, 2016

    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 ratingAugust 02, 2016

    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 ratingJuly 28, 2016

    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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    5 ratingJuly 28, 2016

    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 ratingJuly 26, 2016

    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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    5 ratingJuly 16, 2016

    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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    5 ratingJune 30, 2016

    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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    5 ratingJune 29, 2016

    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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    5 ratingJune 26, 2016

    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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    5 ratingMay 10, 2016

    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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    5 ratingApril 16, 2016

    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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    5 ratingApril 15, 2016

    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 ratingApril 13, 2016

    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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    5 ratingApril 11, 2016

    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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    5 ratingApril 04, 2016

    181 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

    So good! Brought GF bread to table; was able to make their Mac 'n cheese GF :)

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    3 ratingMarch 26, 2016

    181 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

    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.

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    5 ratingMarch 23, 2016

    100 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110

    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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    5 ratingMarch 05, 2016

    100 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02110

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

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    1 ratingFebruary 25, 2016

    250 Granite St, Braintree, MA 02184

    I have never written before but felt this was important because when I emailed the restaurant I got no response. I asked hostess for GF menu and was told there was a separate section in the menu. When I looked though the menu, there was no such section. I asked the waitress and she flipped through the menu, confused, and said there used to be..she then proceeded to tell me about GF bread and pasta and to ask about other items. I ordered the ribs and sweet potato fries after I was assured the sauce was GF and that they use separate oil for allergy requests. The food was good, but was surprised not to be visited by a manager as is typical at most restaurants. Turns out, I had a very definite reaction to the food. I know eating out is at my own risk and I do not hold the restaurant responsible. However, the staff (hosting, server, chef) need to be better educated about this issue. I wrongly assumed they would want to know that this happened. .but again..no response. I will not eat here again.

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    1 ratingFebruary 21, 2016

    148 Providence Pl, Providence, RI 02903

    Bad news folks this location has closed.

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    5 ratingFebruary 08, 2016

    181 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

    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.

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    5 ratingFebruary 02, 2016

    1 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01701

    They pay special attention to gluten free needs and every time I've been a manager has always brought my meal out comforting me that it's gluten free. They also have gluten free rolls which is a great treat!

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    5 ratingFebruary 02, 2016

    181 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

    Yummy gluten free burgers!!!

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    5 ratingJanuary 20, 2016

    310 Daniel Webster Hwy, Nashua, NH 03060

    Very very knowledgeable! Food AND service terrific. First time we've been there in years but now that I know I have celiac, I have a new appreciation! Separate fryer and separate preparation area!

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    1 ratingDecember 27, 2015

    298 Garden State Plaza Blvd, Paramus, NJ 07652

    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 ratingDecember 11, 2015

    148 Providence Pl, Providence, RI 02903

    Manager and server were very knowledgeable and super accommodating for our gluten and dairy free needs. The French dip was very good and a nice change from the burger I usually end up with when I go out because that is the only option. My daughter was thrilled to get gf pasta with marinara. Highly recommend this place.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Pasta

Categories

  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
Monday
11 am - 11 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 11 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 11 pm
Thursday
11 am - 11 pm
Friday
11 am - 11 pm
Saturday
11 am - 11 pm
Sunday
10:30 am - 11 pm
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