Metro Diner

5 ratings
$$ • Diner
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Burgers, Sandwiches
Safety Rating
2 ratings

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2050 Gadsden Hwy
Birmingham, AL 35235

Most Recent Reviews


Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

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I love Metro Diner. They are incredibly accommodating, have a large gluten free menu, and take careful precautions. Their gluten free substitutions are very high quality (the sandwich buns are some of the best gf buns I’ve had, you can’t even tell) and many of their items are already gluten free. I’ve never gotten sick here, or at any Metro location, and the waitress here even went above and beyond to make sure I was safe and comfortable. Delicious food, fun atmosphere, and I feel great!

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
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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 keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Not very confident that they take allergies seriously. I didn’t feel very comfortable after speaking with my server but was with a group of people so crossed my fingers and went with it. I did ask if they had separate toasting area for bread but my server said they did not. I ordered a burger with a GF bun that was toasted with the burger. I did not get sick but the burger was pretty awful. Go to baha burger if you want a great GF burger or Big bad breakfast if you’re craving breakfast/brunch as I know they have separate toasting areas and take allergies seriously. They did have a separate GF menu which was nice but I would not recommend and unfortunately won’t be back.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Poor

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for lunch
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Great variety of gluten free options and my choices were well-made and delicious!

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 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

  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast All Day
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Diner
  • Dinner
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

Photos


Today I got the gluten free veggie omelet and the gluten free Philly cheese steak sandwich- so good!!! Everything pictured is gluten free, delicious, and safe.
Reuben sandwich on gluten free bread
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More Reviews


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Review


They have a full gluten free menu with a variety of sandwiches and gluten free sides, as well as several breakfast options and salads. Service was friendly and my Reuben sandwich was delicious!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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This is a really cool place. Lots of GF options and most are very unique.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Overall Rating

Review


They have a gf menu. Our server was knowledgeable and made sure everything was safe. I’d eat at this location 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?

— Excellent

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


A diner is a little bit of a scary adventure for a gluten free person. They have a GF menu online and in person, and I planned to order a salad. Then I suddenly ordered a BLT (club) which was a big risk for me personally. The waiter showed me how they toast the gluten free bread on a plate instead of on the rack. I could see it toasting. I chose mashed potatoes as a side with no gravy of course. No issues 12 hours later. I’m feeling great so they did it right. They have a full bar too.

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?

— Good

Gluten Intolerant

Overall Rating

Review


Had a dedicated GF menu that was mostly offering GF bread in place of regular bread for sandwiches and burgers, but there were a lot of breakfast and lunch options. The GF toast for the avocado breakfast sandwich was very good.

Server asked if GF was allergy to inform the kitchen.

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

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


had a gf menu. lots of options for breakfast and lunch/dinner. gluten free buns and bread

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

Gluten Ataxia

Overall Rating

Review


We were excited to hear that the kitchen manager is actually celiac so she’s super strict with her staff on cross contamination. My husband enjoyed his gf hamburger! Wish they had gf fries!

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?

— Excellent

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