Jo's American Bistro

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 35 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Burgers + 11 more
96% of 32 votes say it's Celiac friendly

24 Memorial Blvd W, Newport, RI 02840 Directions

(401) 847-5506
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    Yes, they have a dedicated fryer for French fries. I'm not sure what else to say. Good prices, knowledgeable staff, delicious cocktails. Really a can't miss option.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    The staff was very knowledgeable about gluten free. I had roasted cod with tomato, fennel, potato. The best dinner I have eaten out in years. I highly recommend Jo’s. Can’t wait to go back.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    Great experience! They have many gluten free options. The staff made us feel safe right from the start. Allergy was clearly marked on our reservation, kitchen and other staff were notified when we came in, and manager checked in on us when main meal was brought to us. Food was excellent as well!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    The owner of this restaurant has Celiacs and you could tell that she trained her staff to be extremely careful when it comes to gluten allergies. I had lobster carbonara and it was one of the best dishes I have had since being gluten free. All of the gluten free food comes on plates with a blue rim so the staff knows to be very careful with it. They were very knowledgeable about the menu and very accommodating. I would highly recommend if you’re in the area.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    Excellent food, knowledgeable staff. They even changed up a cocktail a bit for me to make sure it was safe, and I had my own separate warm bun with butter too. Lovely meal!

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    Standard menu designates GF options and staff is knowledgeable. We were told that the kitchen has a designated GF area and dedicated fryer. Best GF bread and rolls (from Rhode Island commercial bakery wholesaler) that we have tasted and we have tasted many. High quality food, comfortable setting, and caring staff. FYI: I reserve 5 stars for the restaurant that causes the heavens to part and the angels to sing. Jo’ is a solid 4.5

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    11 months ago

    This review is from 7/28/17. Forgot to post. I am sorry to say I was glutened here. I was so disappointed because all the reviews said it was safe. The restaurant and staff were great. I had the Four cheese penne, rolls and a rum drink. Was assured all were gf. Within a half hour of eating my stomach blew up like I was 8 months pregnant. I am very sensitive, so could have been cross contamination but something was not gluten free here for sure.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Amazing food & service. Definitely safe for celiacs. I had a burger with fries that were cooked in a separate fryer. So many options! Workers were also very knowledgeable.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Food was excellent quality. salad was very tastey. Waitress was wonderfully cheerful and understanding of GF people! Atmosphere on rooftop was perfect. wine selection was good too! Fixed Price menu options were good too. i highly recommend!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Lots of good gluten free options. Food is delicious.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    I had the lobster roll with fries. It was sooo good! The bread was soft and the fries were made in a dedicated fryer to avoid cross contamination. The staff was super friendly and there was live music. I recommend this restaurant if you have celiac disease!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Dedicated fryer for French fries and delicious gluten free bread. this is the go to spot for anyone with celiac disease looking for a burger and fries.

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Lots of gluten free option and the staff was very knowledgeable and friendly! We had the lobster salad roll and the bacon jam burger and they were very tasty!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    GF labels on the menu, manager brought food out, the pasta was amazing!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Great service, great food. Celiac friendly

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    knowledgeable of gluten allergy and decent menu selection.

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Wonderful food! Great atmosphere! A lot of gluten free options!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Very tasty! Knowledgeable staff and good size menu

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Very accommodating and the owner said she can make almost anything on the menu GF because even the cooking stocks are made in house. The hand cut fries are awesome.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    One of the most amazing gluten free meals I've eaten! The staff was very Celiac knowledgeable and the food is fantastic. There are many options for appetizers as well as entrees and gluten free bread. The waitstaff were very friendly and our table was visited by the owner who checked to see that the meal was satisfactory. If you are a Celiac visiting Newport you don't want to miss this restaurant!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    They were so careful with us. Really had a great experience there!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Food was fantastic and wait staff knew what they were doing. Great location and atmosphere.

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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    I'm very sensitive to gluten and dairy, and Jo's were able to accommodate both. Nice setting, staff were knowledgeable about allergies and the food was delicious. A very pleasant and safe choice in Newport.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Most of the menu was available GF including fries with the burgers. The service was terrific and they made sure our entire table was prepared GF (except the one non GF person who ordered a sandwich). I love that my daughter felt safe sampling others foods and could eat almost everything on the menu!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Delicious food with a very knowledgeable staff. All items indicated gf or what can be made gf.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    this place definitely gets it. My son has celiac and they were very knowledgeable and professional. they didn't make a big deal out of it like we usually see and make my teenage son feel like an inconvenience. The food was fantastic, the restaurant and staff was very nice. Such a cool place. By far the best meal GF and non GF we've ever had in Rhode Island. I highly recommend this place for a great family meal especially with a GF family member.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    This place is AWESOME! They were very knowledgeable and attentive to gf needs, and had a great variety on the menu. Service was stellar. Food was delish. Definitely a new favorite place of mine!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Excellent burger w gluten free bun. great GF creme brulee - items marked GF right on menu. not as crowded as rest of Newport from outside looks to be small but nice inside and no wait for table around 6pm on Sunday. hidden gem in Newport!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    The gluten free selection was very large. The burger and fries were to die for. I would totes recommend coming here, it was FABULOUS😍

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    The staff was pretty knowledgeable. Much on menu is or can be made GF.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    I can't say enough about this wonderful allergy friendly restaurant! They went over prep methods with me twice and made sure everything was satisfactory and to my taste. It is so wonderful being on vacation and feeling comfortable about eating. If you are in Newport stop by to this restaurant! It is wonderful!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    My husband has raved about this restaurant for a while now. He usually takes the kids for GF wings, GF burgers and fries. The whole family went the other night and I cannot wait to go back. 5 of us are GF. I get sick from cross contamination. I had a four cheese GF chicken pasta dish that was to die for!! (I did not get sick). All four kids were happy with their meals. A total success. They also have Creme brûlée for dessert. Reggie is the bartender and makes Great Martini's. On the street parking or park behind restaurant on street or in lot. Enjoy!! 1/2 price bar menu Friday and Sunday. Check the time.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Appetizers
  • Burgers
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dessert
  • Fries
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pasta
  • Wings

Categories

  • Bar
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
Monday
5 pm - 9 pm
Tuesday
5 pm - 9 pm
Wednesday
5 pm - 9 pm
Thursday
5 pm - 9 pm
Friday
5 pm - 10 pm
Saturday
12 pm - 3:30 pm, 5 pm - 10 pm
Sunday
12 pm - 3:30 pm, 5 pm - 9 pm

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