Josie Kelly's Public House

19 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Beer, Bread/Buns, Burgers, Cider, Fries
Safety Rating
19 ratings

As rated by the community

908 Shore Rd
Somers Point, NJ 08244
From the owner

Dine with confidence that we take precautions to avoid cross contamination.

On safety—Many items are naturally gluten free and some items can be modified to become gluten free. Servers clearly communicate modified items with the kitchen as well as mark gluten free items with an alert when the order is sent. The kitchen crew changes their gloves, sanitizes their tools and stations (including the grill). Designated Gluten Free Fryer.

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Most Recent Reviews


Gluten Intolerant

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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 1 week ago read full review

Celiac

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Knowledgeable about CC felt safe and food was great. The only downside is food took quite a while but it was well worth the wait

Safety


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

— Very

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 2 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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Josie Kelly’s Public House in Somer’s Point is near Ocean City. It has a separate GF menu & dedicated fryer for fries. Felt comfortable eating here with my son who has Celiac. Great selections and food was delicious. Will definitely be returning!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 weeks ago read full review

Gluten-Free Features

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

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly
Information contained in this listing is based on reports by the community. Please verify all information directly with the establishment.

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Gluten-Free at Josie Kelly's Public House
Gluten-Free at Josie Kelly's Public House
Gluten-Free at Josie Kelly's Public House
Cheeseburger & fries in separate fryer
Exclusive Gluten Free Menu.  Our regular menu has GF items marked accordingly.
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More Reviews


Celiac

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Have visited multiple times and always a fabulous experience. They have a gluten free menu and a dedicated fryer. The staff was very knowledgeable about celiac and precautions for GF diets. Many GF beer options and appetizers.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 weeks ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Great atmosphere, great waitress, & great food!! They are educated in gluten free and super helpful! I Loved my food and no cross contamination!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 3 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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We visited 2x while on vacation. They have gf beer- Glutenberg and Redbridge, hard ciders and Stateside vodka seltzers. I had the pork chop both times. It was delicious and I normally steer away from goat cheese. I couldn’t taste the cheese, it blended into the sauce and just made it creamy and perfectly yummy. Most of my party got the fish and chips both times. They said it was very tasty, though sadly that isn’t gf. I would say that this isn’t a place for a quick meal. We waited at least 1/2 hr both evenings for our entrees, but the servers were nice and the food was worth the extra wait.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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Cute neighborhood English pub/bar/dining room. They have a separate GF menu with lots of options. Our server seemed very knowledgeable about celiac and cross contamination. Will definitely go back again.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

Updated 3 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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GF items clearly marked. They are aware of cross contamination procedures and use new cookware and glove changes. Dedicated fryer.

Possible chance of cross contamination but I did not get sick.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— Good

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Designated gluten free menu with many options to choose from. Great atmosphere. Our server, Bonnie, was awesome. They have live music every Sunday and many other night's during the month.. Would highly recommend this pub to anyone.

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


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


I have eaten twice at Josie Kelly’s and had a good experience. They have a separate gluten free menu and the wait staff have been very knowledgeable and helpful.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


Variety of options, knowledgeable staff, good food

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 5 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


A wonderful experience! The gluten free items are clearly marked. When I told them it was a serious allergy they guaranteed there would be no cross contamination. The food was really good, and everyone I was with loved it. They do have a shared frier, so I stayed away from fried items even though the menu says they fries are gf.

Update: This place is seriously such a gem. The food is amazing. They now have an extensive gluten free menu (with vegetarian and vegan options). They now have a separate fryer, cauliflower crust, and bread for grilled cheese. The waitress was so knowledgeable and shared with me all of the precautions they take to prevent cross contamination.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

Owner Response


We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience! We now have a dedicated fryer! Hope to see you sometime soon!

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Not what you would think of when you think of "Irish Pub". The atmosphere was warm, welcoming, and very clean. Regular menu has GF items clearly marked. Our server, Kayla was not only knowledgeable, but I could tell that she was invested in making sure we were safe. They have a dedicated fryer and the kitchen crew changes out gloves and cleans their stations.

Ordered the Fried Brussel Sprout Appetizer, highly recommend. Came out super crispy and had sweet and spicy notes. For my entree I ordered the Irish Cobb Salad and added Salmon.... WOW! So tasty! The salad dressings are all made in house, so no gluten to preserve them! My friend had the American Burger with a GF bun and their fries are also GF for the win! They even had a Flourless Chocolate Cake for dessert, it was absolutely decadent! Came with Vanilla Ice Cream and a strawberry sauce. Finished the evening with a round of Irish Coffee, and I must say that was the best I have EVER had!

Really excited I that found this place and I can't wait to go back to try more!

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?

— Separate gluten-free 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 dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
Updated 6 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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There is no separate menu but the main menu has items marked. They have gluten free buns for burgers. Even some specials of the day were gluten free, and they had one beer.

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?

— Good

Owner Response


We have added a Gluten Free Menu!

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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I went to Josie Kelly’s tonight based on the previous, edited review. Our server was knowledgable and able to answer all of my questions. I got the American Burger with a side of bacon Brussels sprouts and a pickle. I think that ordering a burger from a bar/pub is a really good way to get to know the food at a new restaurant, and this burger was no joke. I felt very safe and will definitely be back next time I’m in town.

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


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 dinner

Owner Response


We are delighted that you felt safe dining with us! Happy to hear that you enjoyed your American Burger! Thank you so much for sharing your experience!

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The food was always great as far as I remember before Celiac diagnosis few months ago. Now, there aren’t many options due to cross contamination. According to the waitress, their fryer isn’t dedicated to gf items, so everything is fried in the same fryer. She said they offer gluten free bun but they can’t guarantee any food marked gf is free from cross contamination. So unfortunately it’s a NO for me.

Edit: Apparently I’ve been misinformed by the waitress. The owner responded to a post in the local FB group to another person who was given the same information as me. Here’s what she said:

“Unfortunately a newer member of our team was misinformed and gave guests incorrect information about some of our menu items. For those of you that have previously dined with us and trusted us - I hope you can understand how devastating this is.

I would like to re-assure you that we do have a dedicated gluten free fryer.

Our wings and fries are 100% naturally gluten free. Wings are baked with a dry rub first and then flash fried to order. We are able to bake them to order if that is what you prefer.

Many items on our menu can be modified to become gluten free. I am currently working on a separate menu to help guests navigate those modifications.

I have and will always be personally dedicated to creating a safe and worry free environment for anyone that chooses to dine with us. My sister has celiac disease, and she finds eating out is very stressful. It’s important to me that our guests have confidence in our practices so that they can truly enjoy their visit.

We encourage all guests with allergies and dietary restrictions to always notify our team so the kitchen crew can properly clean their station, utensils, the grill, as well as change their gloves to avoid cross contamination.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Sincerely, Kathleen Lloyd Bean An Tí [email protected]

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— Most/All

Owner Response


Thank you for sharing your experience. We now have an exclusively Gluten Free menu to make it easier for our guests to navigate their options!

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Great experience. Bartender was knowledgeable, the wings were baked and delicious. They have a gf fryer as well. Gf markings on the menu.

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

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Awesome experience. Plenty of options. Menu has GF marked items. Fryer is dedicated gluten free. They are extremely aware of all allergens and change gloves. The owner has immediate family with celiacs so she is super attentive to cross contamination. Definitely going back again. Lots of options. Vegan and dairy allergy friendly as well. Also a great atmosphere.

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

Owner Response


We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for sharing your experience!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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The Brussel sprout salad was so good! Also enjoyed the wings. Didn’t get sick. Owner has a family member with celiacs. Sometimes they have GF bread but not always.

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?

— Not Much/None

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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I got violently sick on my way home. I couldn’t even make it someplace safe before getting sick. I was super confident given how the staff spoke about their process. I stayed away from the shared fried and double checked everything with the waitress when ordering and when she dropped the food off at the table. I will not be returning.

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?

— Not Much

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

— Average

Owner Response


We are so sorry to hear that you did not feel well after your visit. We now have an exclusively gluten free menu, a dedicated gluten free fryer and our staff receives thorough training and education. Hopefully you will try us again sometime soon.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Items fried in a shared fryer are marked GF on the menu. Very few items are actually GF. Waiter seemed unsure but did ask the kitchen for me. I ordered the scallops, they were ok, but overpriced, $30 for 4 small scallops.

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?

— Not Much

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

— Below Average

Owner Response


We have a dedicated gluten free fryer, an exclusively gluten free menu, and our staff now receives more thorough training and education. We hope that you will come back and try us again soon!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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