Joyland Restaurant

13 ratings
$ • Cafe
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Breakfast Sandwiches, Burgers, Sandwiches
70% of 10 votes say it's celiac friendly
901 Woodland St
Nashville, TN 37206

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Celiac

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When Joyland first opened, I ate there a handful of times with no issues. Most of the menu is available gluten free, including some of the fries and the fried chicken. However, last time I went there a few days ago, the place had completely gone downhill. The cashier taking our order was completely apathetic and clearly did not want to be there. I asked if they still had a separate space for cooking the gluten free items and she said yes without hesitating or double checking anything. Behind her, I could see the two guys working the grill and was not at all confident that there was actually a safe spot on the grill based on what I saw. We ended up getting a refund and leaving, because cross contact was clearly not a concern for the staff, and i felt extremely uncomfortable with the environment and risk I would be taking.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Average

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Wheat Allergy

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This was a great fried chicken sandwich! It was huge!!!! I ate the crinkle fries as they are gf. Super delicious. I will eat there again

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


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 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I have celiac and have to eat gluten free. I just ate at this restaurant for the first time and now I’ve been throwing up alll night….

I asked the guy if the milkshakes are gluten free, and he said “yes” and I said “which ones?” (knowing malt has gluten in it) and he said “all of them” and I said “are you sure?” and he said “yes, all of them.”

I ordered a gluten free chicken sandwich meal with crinkle fries and a chocolate shake. I am so sick. This has been horrible. Do NOT eat here if you have celiac.

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?

— Average

Updated 3 months 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

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Breakfast Sandwiches
  • Burgers
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Cafe
  • Delivery
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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I’ve eaten here about half a dozen times, both in house and delivery. I’ve never gotten sick from anything I’d eaten there. So far I’ve tried everything but the burgers.

I know that since this is not a dedicated facility some won’t feel comfortable eating here, but so far so good for me. I just really like that there’s something I can order that’s near where I work. I will note that I am generally fairly sensitive to cross contamination. Your mileage may vary. Eating out always feels like a 50/50 gamble to me either way.

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 5 months ago read full review

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Incredible. Best FRIED chicken sandwich I’ve had since getting diagnosed with celiac in 2014. And the crinkle fries are delicious 10/10 I’m coming back again and again!

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 6 months ago read full review

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DOUBLE CHECK YOUR ORDER before you eat it! I ordered delivery (didn't have a car) and I ordered crinkle fires, which are the only GF fries. The curly fries are NOT GF. When I got my ordered I noticed the fries were curly so I called the restaurant to make sure they were not safe to eat and they said yes. Unfortunately the fries had gotten into the rest of my meal and I couldn't eat any of it. The restaurant said they would refund me and could remake it but couldn't redeliver. I asked if I reordered, if they would double check it was GF and they did. The manager said he would be speaking to his staff about the mixup because they so pride themselves on safety. The new food I got was delicious and I would recommend them but double check everything.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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
  • 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 breakfast/brunch
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
Updated 6 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Have eaten here multiple times with no bad reaction. All gluten-free options are marked on online menu and staff is knowledgeable about Celiac and GF options. Items are always marked appropriately. Dedicated fryer for GF fries and chicken.

Almost all food items available gluten-free, including burgers, fried chicken, and waffle fries.

Great fast food option for Celiacs.

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
  • 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Ordered online and marked GF for each item ordered. Tested each item with my Nima only to reveal gluten found in each. Those with celiac beware. When I called I was told they take precautions but there is regular flour used in the kitchen. That alone will mean I will NEVER try it again. So disappointed.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Poor

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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We ate outside because of the Covid restrictions but everything was absolutely delicious. Can’t wait to go back.

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 year ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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Not gluten free despite having a conversation with them ahead of time. The food tasted great until I started swelling up because of the gluten. For those less sensitive they may be alright.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Below Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Emailed with the manager prior to eating at the restaurant, he ensured safety protocols. Spoke on the phone to place the carry out order, stating I had celiac disease. Tested everything in my Nina sensor- burger, corn dog, fried chicken sandwich- everything came back tearing positive for gluten.

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
  • 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?

— Poor

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I had been craving a very egg bacon and cheese McMuffin kind of breakfast sandwich. Sure enough, this was the gluten free equivalent I’ve been waiting for, and it’s delicious!! High quality foods and I believe they make their own gf biscuits. There is a separate fryer for the hashbrowns and fried chicken. Will be making this my regular go to place before my hikes!! Love this place!! Well done Sean Brock!!

Safety


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

— 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

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 takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing restaurant and owner. I’ve had the biscuit and the burger and both are excellent. I’m celiac and have yet to get sick here. I haven’t tried the fries but those are marked as containing gluten. Biscuits are great and are not the typical tough GF you have to settle for at most places that offer them.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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