McAlister's Deli

8 ratings
$ • Deli, Sandwiches
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Sandwiches

Warning

This is a chain, which typically means a high risk of cross-contact. It may not be possible to dine safely at this establishment.

Safety Rating
3 ratings

As rated by the community

70 Riverton Commons Plaza
Suite 70, Front Royal VA 22630
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Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

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I informed person taking order that 2 sandwiches were for people w/celiac. I’ve eaten here many times before with NO problems. This time that was not the case. Sandwich had identifiable ingredients not in my sandwich along sliced areas of bread, there was mustard on bread (only Mayo on sandwich). Obviously gloves were not changed, clean knife was not used. I have to assume that there was not attention to application of Mayo as well. I was severely disappointed when I had typical cross-contamination symptoms that 30-45 minutes after eating. This was my first bad experience with the deli. I love the quality & care that USED to go into my food prep there. The manager (I spoke with her the first time I visited this deli) has been super educated and is very knowledgeable about all gluten sensitivities. She explained their procedures for making sandwiches (which was same as other McAllisters I’ve eaten in back in Midwest). I felt very confident about ordering my food yesterday. That was a mistake. I do not know that I’ll ever eat there again. You can’t see the prep being done, so you are at the mercy of whoever is making your food. And it appears the attention to procedures and protocols regarding allergies is not strictly adhered to. Beware and eat at your own risk no matter how delicious the food is. The pickles have great dill flavor and crispiness. (I hate to not say something good about the food.) Service at counter was very good. It was the actual sandwich prep that was the problem.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Most/All

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
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 4 months ago read full review

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Had great gluten free bread! I think it was Udis brand. Staff was very nice and the sandwich was very good.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Ordered online for pick up. Specified GF bread - got the order home & sandwiches had been made with whole wheat.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 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
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Deli
  • Delivery
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Vegan Friendly

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The ITALIAN on GLUTEN FREE bread! Delicious!
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Oh man, DELICIOUS!!!! On vacation, and stopped in thanks to FMGF reviews.... SO GLAD WE DID!!! 👏🏼 BLT on GF bread was so good! Ordered THE ITALIAN on GF to take with us and DUDE! Amazing!!!!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great place for gf that I found from this app. We tried it and it was excellent. Many sandwich options that you can get on gf bread which was very good. Overall great gf lunch with no bad side effects.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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They do have a gluten free menu...sort of. It is a printed list of foods that are gluten free. They need to update their list, but at least they have one.

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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We stopped here on our way to Luray Caverns and I was very pleased with the options that I had. The girls at the counter were willing to let me see their allergy information (specifically gluten free) and I saw that I had a good number of options. I ended up getting the Chicken Caesar wrap but made as a sandwich and the gluten free bread was delicious. It was reasonably priced as well. Would definitely recommend if you're taking a road trip! Not sure about cross contamination in the kitchen, but I had no symptoms afterwards!

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I was shocked and pleasantly surprised to find out that they can serve all of their sandwiches on gluten free bread. The bread was delicious and the server was great about making sure that everything on the sandwich I wanted was gluten free.

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Hashimoto's

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This is no longer there!!!!

Gluten Intolerant

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I got a potato. Felt totally safe. The menu is marked with gluten free options.

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

Symptomatic Celiac

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The Memphis on GF bread was good with a side of broccoli.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Excellent

Symptomatic Celiac

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Lovely gluten free bread, and lovely food in general. Never had an issue with getting sick. I do prefer the Hewitt location.

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

Sjogren's

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They have Udis gluten free bread! I got a sandwich and bowl of tomato soup. Great service and no issues.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Excellent

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