Jo's American Bistro

31 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
100% of 25 votes say it's celiac friendly
24 Memorial Blvd W
Newport, RI 02840

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Overall Rating

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Had a delicious gf meal here tonight. So many gf options! Staff very knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend, did not disappoint!

Safety


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

— 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 2 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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Food was fantastic and waitstaff was super attentive. Got the Caesar salad with salmon and had no issues. Will definitely go back!

Safety


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

— 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

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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Had a great meal here. Waiter was very helpful. Substituted GF pasta. Menu easy to navigate. Nice atmosphere.

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 4 weeks 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

  • Appetizers
  • Burgers
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Dessert
  • Fries
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pasta
  • Wings

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Bar
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Gluten free bun that actually stayed together for every bite.   Fries were the best I’ve had.  Dedicated frier
The gluten free lobster roll with fries. Amazing!
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Celiac

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Felt very safe. Service was excellent and knowledgeable.

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

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Not celiac

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Excellent and safe food . Kids have celiac and they were fine . Most of menu is either gf or can be modified gf . Menu clearly states what is gf . Allergy dishes have a blue rim around it so you know it’s gf . Seperate fryer and 2 desserts .

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— 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

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent food. On top of the nuances of gf food preparation. Plus the food is excellent.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • 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

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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good gf options

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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Great gf food! Service was a little slow!

Safety


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

— 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?

— Good

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Really great place! Waiter was knowledgeable and so kind. Kids got burgers and fries (separate fryer!), great Caesar salad, steamed clams, and lobster roll. Even had a chocolate tort for dessert. So happy to have found this spot!

Safety


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

— 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 kids
Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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My son had GF Caesar salad and lobster carbonara and raved about both. He is extremely sensitive to gluten and had no issues. Would return!

Safety


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

— 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

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— 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 takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 6 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Wife and kids have celiac. We have eaten here three times with no issues. They have separate fry a laters to avoid cross contamination. Gluten free bread available and French fries are a must. Staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Family owned restaurant and worth the trip. Best place to park is across the street on America’s Cup Ave.

Safety


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

— 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

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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My 10 year old daughter has celiac disease and we felt very comfortable having her eat here. The staff was knowledgeable, the manager brought her lunch out separately from the rest of our meals and hers came on a different colored plate. She chose a cheeseburger and fries (they have a separate dedicated fryer) and said it was delicious. She’s picky about gf buns and really liked this one. There were several GF options and the overall menu was very good. We all enjoyed our meals. We also felt safe eating there as this is the first time we’ve eaten inside of a restaurant since Covid. We ate upstairs in the smaller room behind the bar which was lined with windows, the manager opened several for us as well the door, we felt safe and the service was wonderful. We would definitely eat there again.

Safety


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

— 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
  • 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?

— 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
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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They have separate plates to signal gluten free. Very knowledgeable staff about options to make a dish gluten free

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • 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

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Gf food came out on a blue lined plate. The food was excellent. Staff was very knowledgeable and accommodating. What a treat!

Safety


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

— Very

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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The staff here is amazing. Food was so good. Service is phenomenal

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Great atmosphere and food was great. I felt safe here and the staff made it very clear to the back that I had celiac. Very happy I didn’t get sick the day after! Definitely coming back

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Lobster roll was amazing. Great atmosphere, and friendly staff.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I ate there 2 different times. The first time the burger was ok (Jo's burger). The ceasar salad was great. The second time I took a chance on the bacon jam burger. That is solidly in the top 5 burgers I've ever had! If you like bacon and sauteed onions get that burger. I have celiac and didn't get sick. They are VERY well informed about gluten. With or without celiac it's a good place to eat at.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff was excellent and made sure all of our food was safe. Food was fairly mediocre though.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Oh my! I mean, they had a dedicated gf fryer so that was enough to get my kids through the door. But the food was amazing. I loved my lobster roll and chocolate mousse. Definitely a win for our family! Felt very safe here.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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I was in Newport and looked on find me GF and tried Jo's.. Steamers were excellent , lobster roll was generous. This is my new favorite restaurant in Newport..

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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This restaurant was amazing not only for us as “regular diners,” but for my celiac daughter! They greeted us immediately and when we mentioned to them about my daughter, the owner came right over! She was well informed and super attentive! Told us to have her only eat from a plate with a blue rim, and yes they have a dedicated fryer!!! My daughter was so happy with the bread and butter, a hamburger on a bun and French fries!!! The owner came a few times to check in and was simply amazing! Our waitress was also very knowledgeable!! We will be back for sure!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The staff is really nice and they have a lot of gluten free options and gf bread and buns. I highly recommend it! Good food, too!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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The manager and the owner came by our table to make sure that we were happy with our gluten free choices. They toasted us some gluten free buns without asking so that we had warm bread and butter at the table.

Very happy with how respectful they are towards celiac disease.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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GF options clearly marked on the menu in two separate categories: one for items that are always GF, and another for items that can be prepared gluten free. The staff knew what they were doing; the manager brought out my dish separately and announced it as the "gluten free shrimp risotto." The food was amazing, one of my favorite dishes ever.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great restaurant for celiac. Staff is very knowledgeable about gluten free food. They use differently-colored plates and bring gluten free food to the table separately from other dishes. I felt safe and did not get any reaction afterwards. That said, the food, while safe, was unremarkable. I had a steak, which was slightly over cooked, and my husband had a pork chop, which was somewhat dry. The food was not bad, just not amazing. However, as safety is my first concern, I would recommend it to others and would come back when I am in Newport again.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Majority of the menu is gluten free or can be made gluten free.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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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!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Lots of good gluten free options. Food is delicious.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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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!!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great service, great food. Celiac friendly

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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knowledgeable of gluten allergy and decent menu selection.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very tasty! Knowledgeable staff and good size menu

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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