Jolly Pumpkin Café & Brewery

8 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
83% of 6 votes say it's celiac friendly
311 S Main St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

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My husband has a gluten allergy and is sensitive to cross contamination. Our waitress was knowledgeable enough to let us know that he should not order anything fried because it all shares the same fry oil. The menu didn’t have any allergy listings so we had to ask the waitress about every item we were interested in. My husband picked a salad with fingerling potatoes that the waitress thought were boiled. She listed his order as gluten allergic and when the food arrived, it didn’t have any potatoes on it. When we asked why, she reported they were fried and thus removed. They didn’t try to offer a substitute of any kind and the salad was kind of lackluster without all of it’s ingredients. I ordered the nachos, thinking we could share and asked the waitress to confirm the chips weren’t fried in the cook oil. She forgot to ask and when the meal arrived, I had to ask again. She went back to the kitchen and confirmed the chips are fried onsite and weren’t safe to share. In all, it was a very frustrating experience trying to advocate for a gluten allergy at this restaurant and I don’t think we will be back to try again.

Safety


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

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

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

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Absolutely delicious and the staff was very knowledgeable. Gluten free bun and their sandwiches were supper yummy

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 4 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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Has Golden Manatee Belipago on tap. Separate gluten free dinner menu. Server was knowledgeable about kitchen and fryer use.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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

  • Beer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Vegan Friendly

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A cool place and has some good options. I would say in terms of food it’s either really good or a little lackluster. I have been disappointed in terms of flavor at times. My go to would be the BLT option. They do have amazing drinks. I recommend their gf vodka. It’s very tasty. I love to get a vodka sprite here.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Great gluten free IPA! Food is good as well. Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Always a favorite when I come to town!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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After a few bites into my sandwich, I noticed there was one fry sitting under the sandwich. The fryer is a shared fryer. This made me wonder if they put fries on my plate and then took them off once they realized it was a gluten free plate. The waiter was very nice about it and a new meal was brought out. They have a GF IPA Beer on tap that was delicious.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Love that they have gluten free menu! But ordered the gf Brussels sprouts and they accidentally brought the regular Brussel sprouts. they corrected it... after a few bites in

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I have eaten here twice. The waiter was very knowledgeable. I’ve had a delicious salad with lots of toppings, and last time had the burger with a GF bun. Good place to go with a mixed group of diners.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Had the warm olives and steak salad. One of the best meals I've ever had.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Gluten-free menu available. They were also very accommodating about my allergies, casein (dairy) and tree nuts. Food was good--but was so good I was nervous it wasn't GF! Did not crumble and had great flavor. The lamb burger was a bit on the bland side but I will definitely go back--that is just a personal preference, not a GF issue. Service was excellent--she checked her chart for allergens and also confirmed with the kitchen. No adverse reactions!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Awesome Gf meal. I felt very safe ordering since I have Celiac. Waiter was helpful. I had the lamb burger, which has cumin, which at first I thought might be spicy, but it wasn't too much, it was perfect! So glad I tried that since it was recommended. Delicious, juicy, tasty, and I loved every bite! Great place!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I had the lamb burger with a gluten free bun and a salad. The food was good, the waiter knowledgeable and I didn’t get sick. I’m very sensitive and asked questions about cross contamination and the waiter assured me they take extra precautions and use a separate area for prepping. The only sad thing is they don’t have a dedicated fryer.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Any of their salads or hamburgers can be made gluten free- not pizza, which they're known for. They have some gluten free beers. I got a hamburger on a gluten free bun, which was amazing. I got a side salad instead of fries because they share friers.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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GF menu and beer. Fun atmosphere and good food!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Their gluten free burger buns are delicious! Plus they serve gluten free beer called the Golden Manatee 😂 Love this place, highly recommended

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Extremely knowledgeable staff, immediately knew what celiac was and even brought up preventing CC before I could mention it. GF beer/food was terrific. I miss having beer on tap, so I'm stoked I didn't have a reaction to drinking it. This is my go-to anytime I'm going out with friends.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Good gf sandwiches. Staff was knowledgeable about Celiac.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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As a GF (Celiac) vegetarian, there weren't a TON of options (and the truffle fries are out, due to a shared fryer), but the server was incredibly knowledgeable, and even doubled checked on a few items (like the special was a risotto, which WAS GF, but wasn't vegetarian). So glad I read these reviews - the bun was delicious, and as soon as I said that, my partner worried I was going to be glutened, but it was actually a tasty GF bun. Shocking!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Enjoyed one gluten free beer and had gluten free steak tacos which were on a specials menu, but the meat was more like slow cooked pot roast to me.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Gf buns are a treat. Their food is very good, including burgers. Wish they had a gf fryer though.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Delicious food and delightful service. They even had a gluten free IPA on tap when I can in! I'm a celiac and Ate here twice this week with no issues. Local and housemade ingredients; try a sandwich on gf roll!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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GF buns are available for burgers. Great food!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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maybe the menu changes...but I didn't see any burger except lamb on the menu.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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GF bun option opens up nearly their entire menu up to gf people! LOVE the GF burger with Brie. Wish there were a JP where I live!!!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Incredibly knowledgable, responsive

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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