Joe's Garage

6 recent ratings
$$ • Cafe
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Burgers
Safety Rating
5 ratings

As rated by the community

19 Frederick St
North Dunedin, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand

Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Fantastic burgers, rated "best ever" by my son (coeliac). Staff appear well educated around coeliac & cross contamination. Crispy chicken a must-try! Fries cooked in dedicated GF fryer. Friendly staff, cosy atmosphere... highly recommend.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Fab food, seperate fryer for GF. We’re new to this (husband is coeliac) and they were really helpful. Great atmosphere and our toddler enjoyed it too.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Had the chips and squid, very tasty, the staff seemed to understand coeliac well and could confirm separate fryer

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year 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

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Cafe
  • Delivery
  • Healthy
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Takeout

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Overall Rating

Review


Fantastic place to eat. Staff were wonderful, totally understand Coeliac. Lots of GF options. No safety concerns for me. Had a great night. Everything was yummy. Will visit again and highly recommend.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Lots of gf options most of the menus can be made gf kids love going there and seem to be knowledgeable about coeliacs also have a separate fryer

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Very friendly and understanding staff, amazing food, especially the gluten free bread

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Fantastic food and very Coeliac friendly.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Fantastic food, seperate fryer, waitress checked things for me and made sure my meal was safe. Food was so good! Totally recommend

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for lunch
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


We’ve been to Joes Garage a few times and have always felt safe eating here. The gluten free options are marked on the menu and the staff are really knowledgeable and willing to answer any questions about what is coeliac safe. Last weekend the breakfast was safe & tasty as we have come to expect, we love have a safe option with reasonably priced options

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Dedicated fryer for delicious French fries. Fresh and tasty food, including a great gf bun for hamburgers. A semi-hidden gem

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


My celiac son wanted to post a review about this restaurant because he loved it so much. He liked the amount of gluten free food and the quality of it as well. He also liked how it was tucked away in a cosy spot.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Very understanding staff. They have a good separate GF fryer

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


The staff were very friendly and accommodating and the food was amazing. Will definitely recommend and go back.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Excellent staff, my Daughter was so happy to eat a burger and fries! They understand the difference between gf and coeliac. Plenty of options.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Celiac aware and many options. Good bar fare.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Joe's garage is very coeliac aware with lots of precautions in place and staff are knowledgeable. I was served before by a lady who's siblings had coeliac so I felt very safe. Dedicated fryer, gf pizza bases, burger buns etc. Lots of gf on the menu.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegetarian options
Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Have been here several times had have no issues. The staff there are very knowledgeable, one is even a coeliac and said she always eats their food. They have a separate fryer for anything gluten free, but most of their fried food is gluten free by default. They are part of a chain and all of the locations I have been to are safe as well.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegetarian options
Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Went there with my family for lunch. Was pretty quiet. I was clear and specific about coeliac requirements when ordering and the server was very thorough with her notes for the kitchen. We ordered 3 salads and a hot dish and waited over an hour for them to arrive. When I noticed that both tables either side of us had received their meals despite arriving after us I asked the server when we could expect our food and, after conferring with the kitchen, she told us it was a few minutes away. (I generally don't mind waiting a bit longer for food as I understand that the kitchen staff may be waiting to be able to clear surfaces to prep as coeliac safely as possible.) My mother initially ordered a salad with halloumi and was told 30 minutes after ordering that there was no more halloumi so to choose something else. She selected salmon. When our food arrived my partner's salmon salad came but my mother was told that there was no more salmon and that she could choose something else, again. She selected chicken. When my salad arrived (I'd ordered Caesar salad, no croutons, coeliac, gf) it looked amazing and I was excited to try it... Until I saw the croutons scattered through the salad underneath the egg and chicken. By this point I no longer felt safe to eat there so we left. Very unsafe food practices and a terrible experience for what looked as if it would have been delicious.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

FODMAP Intolerant

Overall Rating

Review


Very good food, menu has less GF options than Google suggested but still a good choice for GF and tastes delicious

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

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