Mary's Restaurant

18 ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Cookies, Dessert, French Toast, Muffins, Sandwiches, Waffles
Safety Rating
8 ratings

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616 Virginia Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

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So, went there based on reviews and tried. Staff said that the items that are gluten free are labeled. Breakfast sides are not labeled so I asked which ones were. Waitress said, "Well potatoes have gluten so guess not that." Since I know she was wrong and it's all about how they are prepared, I decided to stick to fruit. Had the Country Omelette and did not have a reaction. Asked about cross-contamination and was told "it's prepared away from bread." Staff didn't seem knowledgeable, stuck to stuff that I was hopeful they couldn't mess up. Overall my food was good, just a bit disappointed that they weren't educated more, despite the labeling on their menu. Final verdict: Safe, but be cautious with order unless you get a knowledgeable waitress.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Mary's used to be our go-to breakfast spot in VA Beach. However, as of this year the owner decided to eliminate previously available GF items. No bread, pancakes, waffles. Nothing but eggs and that's even risky since they're probably cooked on a flat top where other non-GF items are prepared. While the food is excellent for anyone who does not have to eat GF, and it certainly is, Mary's can no longer be a recommended place for GF dining.

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/None

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

— Poor

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Had no gluten free at all unless you got eggs. Says they don't serve it anymore.

Safety


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

— 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

Updated 2 years 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

  • Allergen List
  • Bread/Buns
  • Cookies
  • Dessert
  • French Toast
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Muffins
  • Sandwiches
  • Waffles

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Southern

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Pecan waffle.  Crispy outside and fluffy inside.
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Currently have no gluten free pancakes or bread of any kind due to Covid and limited menu.

Was very disappointed because I went for the gf pancakes but the eggs, bacon and hash browns were good.

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?

— Good

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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We eat breakfast here everytime we visit. Plenty of GF options including gf toast. Try the crab omelette and home fries, delish!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Delicious with so many GF options. This is our second visit of a long weekend visit to Virginia Beach. I highly recommend.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Gluten free is labeled on the menu but there were constant mess ups.

They put fries on the gluten free kids grilled cheese. Pretty sure they just wiped the fries off and reserved the plate. We cut off the crust l. Thankfully my kiddo doesn’t show signs of celiac like his mom.

Crab cakes have crackers in them (menu says items in that section can be gluten free).

I ordered mashed potatoes and they put gravy on it. I asked if it was gluten free. The server said probably. And I asked her to clarify with the kitchen. It had flour in it.

I ended up not eating anything at all and leaving hungry. Perfect combination for a pregnant woman.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Girlfriend came home feeling weak and threw up after eating the GF waffles. I had the same and was fine. She is not celiac just sensitive to gluten. Staff was helpful while we were there and the reviews for this place were stellar. Could very well be an unknown allegory or something but I would make sure to ask about cross contamination if you go.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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GF menu and great staff that explained the kitchen has a dedicated GF area and toaster. Belgium waffles are good but dense. 3 celiacs in group and we had no complications. Waffles and sausage GF.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Wonderful restaurant with a homey feel. The staff was great, food was delicious. There were quite a few gluten free options including gf toast.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Very knowledgable staff and dedicated toasters too! We at breakfast there all week without any issues, I would go back anytime!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Wonderful staff. Dedicated toaster, fryer and cooking space. The staff seemed very knowledgeable.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Was pretty good diner style food. They have lots of options and the waitress was nice.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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You wouldn't expect this southern-style restaurant to be so gluten-friendly, but it was impressive. Serves breakfast and lunch, 6-3. They have which items can be prepared GF clearly marked on menu with a GF symbol. GF items included Belgium waffle (freshly cooked), sandwich bread, wraps, and burger buns - thus, many of items on the menu could be prepared GF, especially breakfast, which is served all day. Plus omelets, bacon, etc. The staff was knowledgable and assured me that they have a dedicated GF waffle iron, and the menu notes that “they try to keep their gluten-free items separate”. It sounds like most of their breads were Udi’s; the waffle mix (she showed me) was Golden Malted GF Pancake and Waffle Mix. They had a pre-packaged brownie and choc chip cookie at the checkout counter, which were “David’s” brand. Server said they dont do pancakes since their griddle isnt big enough for a dedicated area (which tells me they are trying to do things safely!). The GF Belgium waffle cost $1 extra (regular waffle $4.99), which wasn't noted on the menu. Very warm, friendly staff.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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I was really excited about this place. They have a great breakfast menu with lots of gf options but not celiac safe. My omelette came out with home fries on it. The home fries are not in a dedicated fryer so I asked for them in separate plate for my kids. A different server brought them out and was completely unaware of why this was a problem. She told me potatoes don’t have gluten and asked if I wanted the omelette on a new plate. After talking they made me a new omelette. The waffle was in a dedicated waffle maker but was not very good. They have Udis toast but not sure if it’s in a dedicated toaster. Couldn’t get a clear answer on brand of syrup and if it was safe.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Great breakfast. GF items marked on menu.

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Celiac

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Excellent pecan waffle made in dedicated GF waffle iron. The sausage was also GF.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Great service with gluten-free options for many menu items. Gluten-free options are clearly marked on menu.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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