80% of 25 votes say it's Celiac friendly

1 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19123 Directions

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Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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I was visiting Philly and first came here with friends around dinner time. It was crazy busy and there’s only one cooking area, so I didn’t get anything. Instead I showed up right before they opened the next day so I could get the first cheesesteak they made. The staff member who brought out my GF bread was careful and placed it high in the cooking area so nothing would fall on it. However, even though I specified I had an allergy, there was another staff member flipping bread on a grill top with his hands, and he went to package my sandwich without changing gloves. I stopped him and clarified it was because I didn’t want to get sick. The staff wasn’t super responsive, but since I was watching them (they cook right in front of you) I was able to make sure I was safe. They made my friend’s (non GF) cheesesteak right after mine, and the cook sent breadcrumbs all over the pile of steak cooking. Definitely not cross-contamination safe for celiacs, unless you’re willing to go first thing.

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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This place is not gluten free. If you have an allergy be careful because everything is cooked on the same fryer. Very disappointing.

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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GF Bun and dedicated fryer for fries! Amazing experience, amazing cheesesteaks! Staff was very knowledgeable and helpful

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Gluten Free Features

  • Allergen List
  • Bread/Buns
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Philly Cheesesteaks
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant

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You can choose gluten-free roll for an additional price.
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What heaven looks like
GF Chicken Cheese steak & fries
Cheese steak with onions and cheese wiz on a GF roll.
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Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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There is a lot of cross contamination. No dedicated prep space. Not celiac friendly at all.

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Staff was amazing; super nice and friendly. GF bun was dense and tasteless but you take what you can get with celiac you know? Non-gf rolls were too soft and soaked up whatever was on the roll and became mushy and the meat was okay at best. Soda was amazing, old bay fries were amazing. Didn’t try the shakes but they look amazing. Sadly the Only reason I’d go back would be for everything BUT the sandwiches.

Updated 8 months ago read full review

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Definitely need to stress the importance of GF. But they try their best and it’s so damn good I’ll never not risk it. They occasionally run out of GF rolls, but they’ll put it on top of fries or on a plate.

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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The sandwich is really big, I had to share it with my husband. The taste is good. They told me that the fries are frayed in separated pan.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Had it with no problems. Tastes so good!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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Do not go here if you have Celiacs. I went there and they assured me they would take precautions. I could see into the kitchen and the guy handling the bread also touched the cheese that was going on my cheesesteak. He then touched a regular sandwich and then picked up mine with the same gloves. I was fortunate and saw this happen so didn’t eat it. They took off $4 (did not refund us), but since the gf sandwich was up charged $2 it was only like we got $2 off for something I couldn’t even eat.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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Joe’s is great! I make it a point to go there every time I’m in Philly. It’s a big meal, but I eat every bite! I get mine with only cheez whiz and a side of fries. It’s delicious!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Great gluten free cheese steak! The fries were simple but very good and the vanilla soda was nice.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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All the staff were very knowledgeable and accommodating to me. I have never tried a cheese steak in my life, so it was a very exciting moment for me, and it did not disappoint!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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The gluten free bread was excellent! Delicious cheesesteak!! Cool diner vibe in a fun area of Philadelphia. Lots of locals there. My non gluten free friend also enjoyed her meal. The fries and milkshakes were great!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great place. I was pleasantly surprised with the gluten free bread. The cheesesteak and fries are great here

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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This place had the best gluten-free cheesesteak I have ever had!!! Well, also the only one I have ever had since I have not found one before. It was delicious and I had no reaction. This place will be my go-to for sure!!!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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🤗 nice to see such a popular little restaurant has gluten free

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great to be able to partake in a Philly food tradition! And good French fries. Daughter and I both feel fine after.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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My boyfriend is a celiac and we go here often! Their chicken cheesesteak with american cheese is amazing. The bread is homemade(or it tastes so at least!!). They have a small and a large size roll option. Their fries are gluten free too!!!! YUM

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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Not celiac friendly. They can't say they never fry chicken tenders in the same fryer as the fries. I specifically asked for them to change gloves and the cook did- after he put new meat on the grill with the same gloves he handled regular rolls. The regular rolls are grilled on the same cooktop and then placed where the meat and onions are to get the meat and onions on the roll. My very sensitive celiac daughter did NOT even eat her cheese steak. $12.69 later and I'm eating a mediocre cheesesteak. I'm partial to Jim's on South street. Joe's cheesesteak had less flavor - not counting the GF roll, which isn't that good either.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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They made our fries in a separate fryer. Made sure to be aware of the gluten free bun. Very friendly and great service. GF Bun was tasty!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Amazing authentic Philly Cheesesteak on a delicious gluten free roll! 😋

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Got carry-out for a birthday gathering. Three people in group had celiac. Everyone enjoyed their cheese steaks and fries. The people with celiac really enjoyed the roll. Staff member on the phone was helpful; took time to get our questions answered. Loved the pizza fries and the Old Bay fires. The (plain) fries need ketchup or some seasoning. The "Small" sandwich was pretty big and had a lot of meat (I recommend this size)

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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They have really good food for a good price. fries are gf. I was quite disappointed with the person from the waitstaff who was quite snappy with us when we asked about gluten free (since it's on the menu), saying that they just had a gf roll, and then just said curtly that they couldn't tell us if any of the meat had gluten in it. Made zero effort to answer those questions and seemed put off that we were asking. I try to do good research before going to a new place--from what I had read i was not expecting that. :/ Maybe they were having a bad day, but that was our experience. Anyways, I could see the cook change her gloves, and there was no issue with the food at all, which, as I said, was quite good.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Sooooo good! I always get the buffalo chicken one. I never get sick and they're super attentive to being gluten free.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Good cheesesteak and they don't toast gf buns so no contamination worries. A pickle bar too that was without contamination issues!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Quality steak and awesome meat to bun ratio!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Gluten free rolls offered and they are great with cross contamination

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They're good about cross contamination, kind staff, and the cheesesteaks are pretty good.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Amazing buns from taffets kept completely separate and they also only used meat from a grill that no bread touched. So good!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Not celiac

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Ordered a cheesesteak. It was pretty good. First cheesesteak I've been able to have on a roll since being gluten free.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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The gf roll is probably the best I’ve ever had, and they have vegan cheese too! One of my go-to spots

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Great bread for the cheesesteaks. Great fries. We come here at least once a week. Celiac approved.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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I had a GF Cheesesteak on a GF lg roll. It was delicious! I did not get sick, the roll was soft, and tasted greats

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