McAlister's Deli

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 3 ratings
$Allergen List, Vegetarian Friendly, Deli + 2 more
50% of 2 votes say it's Celiac friendly

1645 Reservoir Street Ste. 185, Harrisonburg VA 22801 Directions

(540) 437-9619
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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    gluten free bread for any of their sandwiches!

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    3 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    This location only had an allergen list when I asked for the menu. (though I later found a gluten sensitive menu on their website.) I was told that they had gluten free bread and they could make any sandwich with it. I was given the allergen list when I asked if any soups were gluten free. I was feeling very rushed to order as you order at the register and there were others behind me in line. I was not really thinking and ordered an open face sandwich on gluten free bread that had gravy on it. (obviously, I know gravy isn't gluten free, but as I said I wasn't thinking and was feeling rushed to order.) No one knew or mentioned about the gluten in the gravy being poured over the gluten free bread. When food was delivered, I realized what a huge mistake I had made, but also knew that is what I ordered, so it really wasn't their fault. As I am not celiac, I decided to eat it and suffer rather than waste my money and time and food. Again, I am aware that it is my fault that I got "glutened" but clearly the staff is not aware of the needs of those who cannot eat gluten. (Still giving 3 stars as there is gluten free bread, and it was decent. but definitely not celiac friendly.)

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Great gluten free soup and sandwich options!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    yesterday

    319 Weir Road Suite 3, Russellville AR 72802

    I had a great experience. The manager went to tell the kitchen staff to take extra precautions and marked it on my ticket. I’m super sensitive and I didn’t get sick.

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    3 rating
    yesterday

    217 Mississippi 30, New Albany, MS 38652

    No gluten free bread. They’ve never had it.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    2 weeks ago

    1603 Highwoods Boulevard, Greensboro NC 27410

    There are gf options, but it is no longer celiac friendly.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    2 weeks ago

    1940 Skibo Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28314

    It’s a chain restaurant but I’ve never gotten sick at one.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    5870 Samet Drive Ste. 119, High Point NC 27265

    Not gf folks 👎😩. Everything on their website did not meet what the menu or staff said in the restaurant. The only choices were gluten sensitive. Not gf

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    1000 South Commons Drive, Ste. 5, Myrtle Beach SC 29588

    When the person at the register wasn't sure of the gluten content of an item, she called the manager. I had many choices and the staff was willing to offer adaptations to make a menu item gluten free. Really good tasting food and I didn't get sick. This means a lot to me as I have celiac diseaseand it is hard to find good gluten free restaurants.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 weeks ago

    2108 West 27th Suite A3, Lawrence KS 66047

    The food is great!! I’ve never had a reaction ever and if I have any questions I can talk to the cook or manager.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 weeks ago

    1401-A Woodruff Road, Greenville SC 29607

    I have eaten at this restaurant several times, had gf bread available every time. Although staff doesn’t seem to be very knowledgeable about celiac disease, I’ve never had an issue with contamination or getting sick. Food has always been good.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 month ago

    465 US-89 & Hwy 64, Cameron, AZ 86020

    Handled gluten free well. Good sandwiches!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 month ago

    601 River Highway, Suite C, Mooresville NC 28117

    I love the options here But I usually stick with a potato But the do have gf bread!

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    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    8529 N. 129th E. Avenue, Owasso OK 74055

    Every time I get a "GF sandwich", I get sick. The salads don't bother me. But I've been twice to get a sandwich and sick both times. No more McAlister's for me!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 month ago

    2288 Gunbarrel Road, Chattanooga TN 37421

    The one on Gunbarrel has gf bread for sandwiches. They checked sauces when I asked.

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    5 rating
    1 month ago

    3525 West Memorial Road, Oklahoma City OK 73134

    We eat here often, it’s one of the only local places that we feel relatively safe. They now have a gluten sensitive menu at the counter that includes nachos, potatoes, veggie chili, and sandwiches on gluten free bread to name a few. Don’t get your sandwich toasted as the press is used for the regular sandwiches too, and if you order the Ultimate Nachos, be sure to have them use the veggie chili because the regular chili is not gluten free. Lots of selections have dairy, beans, or spice, so if you have issues with any of those you’ll be more limited in choices.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    1 month ago

    3021 Tyler Road, Northport AL 35476

    I absolutely love eating here! They have gluten free bread and my favorite sandwich to get is the smoky pepperjack turkey! I left off one star because they switched from Lays chips to their own brand and after eating their brand of bbq chips, which according to the website are gluten free, I did get sick the next day. But other than that one time I've never gotten sick after eating here, so maybe just avoid the chips and get the fresh fruit instead!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    454 Army Trail Rd, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

    Love all the options here. Can get gf bread, potatoes, nachos. Great option

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    1 month ago

    319 Weir Road Suite 3, Russellville AR 72802

    Not celiac friendly. Husband worked there and saw their "precautions".

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    1000 West Esplanade Suite A13, Kenner LA 70065

    We order takeout from here all the time and have no problems with getting sick. Just have to call and let the kitchen know there is a gluten allergy. Took one star away because the actual food quality is hit or miss... sometimes the potatoes are old or they forget part of your order. But it is convenient and lots of choices.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    9864 Rea Road, Ste. A, Charlotte NC 28277

    If you tell them when you order you are celiac and ask them to change their gloves they are very accommodating. Our go to is a baked potato with fruit. They do. Ow offer GF bread but we haven’t tried it yet.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 months ago

    465 US-89 & Hwy 64, Cameron, AZ 86020

    Many gluten free options and are willing to substitute for other allergies! I thought the food was very good. The options are displayed nicely too, so the menu is easy to follow!

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    480 Park Dr., Grand Junction CO 81505

    I was given regular wheat bread at this location causing me anaphylaxis. I asked multiple times about safety and they assured me. This place had about the worst service ever. Poor management. Maybe another McAllister’s is good but this location is horrible.

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    Not celiac
    1 rating
    2 months ago

    10041 Forest Green Boulevard, Louisville KY 40223

    This was not a good experience. They said they knew as bout gluten but I got cross contaminated here. I was told the potatos were gf, but when they came out I knew they had been in a fryer. So I did not eat the potatoes, just the omelet but I still got sick.

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    1 rating
    2 months ago

    931 SW 25th Street, Moore OK 73160

    Too spicy and questionable gluten free options when asked about. Their staff knows nothing about GF and the service was horrible

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    Not celiac
    4 rating
    2 months ago

    414 E Commerce St, Brownwood, TX 76801

    Only a few options, but tasty!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    2288 Gunbarrel Road, Chattanooga TN 37421

    Been here several times and they take the allergy seriously. There menu has a gf symbol next to the safe items and you can get your sandwich made with gluten free bread.

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    Not celiac
    4 rating
    3 months ago

    15140 Creosote Road, Gulfport MS 39503

    Baked Potato options as well as a vegetarian chili my GF child enjoys.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    663 Lake Cook Rd, Deerfield, IL 60015

    The staff is very familiar with celiac. I eat there almost daily as my son works there. They are very careful. I have never been sick

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    3784 Parkway, Ste. 103, Pigeon Forge TN 37863

    GF bread options. Hubby and kid did NOT get sick

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    3512 East Race Street, Searcy AR 72143

    Management personally made our food. They went above and beyond to make sure our Celiac family could eat safely.

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    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    312 Great Place Drive, Edwardsville, IL 62025

    They were helpful up front but something got cc'd in the back. My daughter was sick within an hour. She ate a baked potato with bacon, a few sips of tomato bisque soup, and a few bites of a turkey and cheese sandwich on gluten free bread. So disappointed, was hoping she'd be safe based on other reviews of this location. We may try again but just a potato to see if she gets cc'd.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    3 months ago

    2249 Michigan Ave, Arnold, MO 63010

    The gluten free bread here is great! I also get no cheese for a dairy allergy and the staff has only given me cheese once in two years, which is pretty great for a take out restaurant. Definitely gluten free friendly with several soups and side to choose from as well!

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    2721 South Hurstbourne Parkway, Louisville KY 40220

    The staff had no knowledge of any gluten containing items and were unwilling to listen to requests as simple as “please change your gloves”. No allergen menu offered and no gluten-free bread like other locations carry. If you have Celiac or are gluten sensitive at all, DO NOT EAT HERE.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    740 East Town Center Ste. A, Waynesboro VA 22980

    Awesome service, friendly staff and delicious corned beef and Swiss on gluten free bread. Love!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 months ago

    3106 Ross Clark Circle, Dothan AL 36303

    Disregard the previous user review from 3 years ago. Luckily my wife and I walked in to check it out and were very happy with our visit. Lots of choices and the managaer and staff were very helpful in making sure of no cross contamination. We found another gluten free favorite in Dothan! Yesssss

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    3 months ago

    2511 Beene Blvd., Bossier City LA 71111

    Staff very unknowledgeable. Manager even more so. Refused to change gloves and said no gluten free options. I was unable to eat with my family.

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    7170 North Academy Boulevard, Colorado Springs, CO 80920

    The gluten free sandwich I had was amazing! However, they do give you a warning that it is NOT celiac friendly and there is a high chance of cross contamination. I tried it out and unfortunately got sick after. If you are celiac, don’t take the risk.

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    5 rating
    3 months ago

    10736 Kings Road, Ste. 1000, Myrtle Beach SC 29572

    I loved it. I just ordered baked potato bc I knew it would be ok. We don’t have this restaurant where I live and I enjoyed the change.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    740 East Town Center Ste. A, Waynesboro VA 22980

    The staff where very nice so was the manger and I got the Italian chopped salad and when they where coming out with the food they almost got to are table before they forgot if they changed there gloves or not so they went back and made the whole salad over again. (Ps I did not get sick and on a scale from 1 to 10 I am like a 12 when I eat gluten.)

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    2865 Dixie Hwy., Crestview Hills KY 41017

    Gf bread options for any sandwich!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    2885 Tazewell Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918

    We are three celiacs and one gluten sensitive in our family. Katelynn our host (cashier) was very knowledgeable, patient, and helpful. We all selected very different items and enjoyed every bite.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    3954 Central Ave., Hot Springs AR 71913

    The Hot Springs, AR location has gluten free bread and they are knowledgeable about allergens. They make the sandwich on a separate board with new gloves. Other GF items are marked on the menu

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 months ago

    3425-17, Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32308

    Gf options include potatoes and nachos. Spud max was really good. Nachos were ok. Celiac. Did not get sick.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 months ago

    2230 Rangeline, Joplin MO 64804

    McAlisters doesn’t disappoint! They use Udi’s bread and are careful to be sure you receive the correct order. This is a clean and friendly location. We look for it when in the area.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 months ago

    1154 E John Sims Pkwy, Niceville, FL 32578

    Nice quick lunch! Several items can be made GF. They used Udi's whole grain bread for my sandwich.

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    2 rating
    4 months ago

    3815 Frederick Avenue, St. Joseph, MO 64507

    The gluten free bread was hard as a rock. Some parts were literally uneatable. Not cool

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    2901 Preyde Boulevard, Lansing MI 48912

    My daughters favorite safe place to eat! She loves the club, on GF bread, NOT TOASTED. Also the potato’s and salads!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    1140 Evelyn Gandy Pkwy Suite 10, Petal, MS 39465

    They have a separate gluten-free menu, and the server knew of it. More info available online. I chose the Pecan-berry salad.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    4525 Sherwood Way, San Angelo TX 76901-5600

    Horrible experience, avoid this place if you have celiac disease or any other food allergy. I ordered a sandwich with “gluten free” bread, but the cashier was very unprofessional and laughing as I was ordering and did not take my order seriously. After eating 1/4 of my sandwich I felt weird about it and ended up finding out that it was made on whole wheat bread.If you have any food allergies don’t risk eating here.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    2220 N Green River Rd, Evansville, IN 47715

    I had a chipotle chicken sandwich and it was yummy! Lots of gluten free options and staff well aware what is safe. Was assured no cross contamination and I had zero issues.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    3425-17, Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32308

    Their menu has items identified as gluten free. I ordered the Spud Max and didn't have a reaction.

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    5 months ago

    8355 East 116th Street, Suite 101, Fishers IN 46038

    They have gluten free options, but it is not a gluten free kitchen. They use the same utensils on everything in the kitchen.

Gluten-Free Features

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Categories

  • Deli
  • Lunch
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Vegetarian Friendly
Monday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm

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