66% of 3 votes say it's Celiac friendly

2053 S Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34293 Directions

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Do NOT go here if you are celiac! I don't care what they tell you about their gluten-free bread and their gluten-free menu. It is NOT safe! They cross-contaminate EVERYTHING, and the chefs do NOT know what they are doing. I have a friend who works there, and the chefs are not trained in allergy prep. Many of them are also out back smoking weed on their breaks. I went in 3 times, and they always contaminated me. I ordered a simple breakfast with hash browns. I spoke with the manager when I ordered and stressed to her the need to prepare my food in a separate skillet and NOT on the communal grill. She assured me that everything would be fine. While eating my hash browns, I bit into something chewy and sweet. I spit it out, and it was a cooked chunk of pancake batter. They had cooked my food on the same grill as everyone else's food, and they hadn't cleaned it at all. I caller the manager over, and she was EXTREMELY rude to me and all but accused me of lying. She said "That's impossible. I don't know how that could happen." I asked if my food was cooked on the griddle, and she lied and said it was done in a separate skillet. My server later verified out of the manager's earshot that is WAS in fact done on the same grill as everyone else's food and NOT in a separate clean skillet. The manager was so prideful and determined to not admit the mistake that, instead of apologizing and trying to rectify the situation, she flat-out LIED to me and said that it was impossible that anything happened. I showed her the pancake batter on my plate and said "do you think I brought this in with me?" She scoffed at me and walked away. No apologies, no offer to remake the meal, no discount, NOTHING. I can't speak for other locations in the chain, but the Metro Diner in Venice, FL is completely and utterly incompetent when it comes to safe food preparation. They serve gluten-free buns and bread, but then cross-contaminate everything. Even their fryers are not isolated. They don't do potato products in a dedicated fryer, yet they list french fries on the gluten-free menu. They do chicken strips in the same fryer as fries, even though they have multiple fryers and COULD do it safely. These people are rude, accusatory, inconsiderate, incompetent, and haughty. They absolutely refuse to admit when they are wrong. All of this happened to me when the place had been open less than 6 months. If you are merely gluten sensitive, be VERY careful, because you WILL get cross-contamination. If you are Celiac, do not set foot in this place under any circumstances. They made me very ill, and I will NEVER return to this location or this company!

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Staff very knowledgeable about Gluten Free. Biggest gluten free menu I have seen! I had the BLT and it was fabulous. Will definitely go back again and again!

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Great GF menu. Staff very aware of our needs. Food is fantastic! The omelets are huge & yummy!

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Gluten Free Features

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

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast All Day
  • Brunch
  • Diner
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch

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I was surprised to not find this on the app as a gf option in our area. Took a chance and went in. It did not appear like they had separate prep area for gluten free, however this was ok for me as I only have a sensitivity not Celiacs. Minor cross contamination doesn’t bother me. Others be cautious. I was happy to see they had gluten free bread and buns for sandwiches or burgers. They also had a separate GF menu. Service was great

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Ordered GF avocado toast and a fruit cup, and was very clear about having Celiac, and using their allergy protocol. When it arrived, the hash and some toast bits from a different order were spilled into my fruit cup. They brought me a new one; then I asked about the avocado toast, to double check whether it had been made in the regular toaster. It turned out it had been. So they re-made that for me, toasting the bread in the oven this time. So 2 near misses.

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They had a separate gluten friendly menu with options and substitutions, including GF toast. They asked if I had a gluten allergy and said they would cook it separately. Even my hash browns came after my meal because they were being cooked separately. Pretty good food and some good options. GF toast and bread available.

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The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. They have a separate toaster for the GF bread. Lots of options and very reasonable.

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Staff was very knowledgeable. Big GF menu. GF bread was very good. Make sure to tell them it’s an allergy so they take extra precautions and don’t toast the bread on the grill. Had a breakfast sandwich that had tons of meat! Very good and not super expensive! Definitely will be back!

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Never gotten sick eating here and lots of choices.

Not celiac

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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!

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The staff was knowledgeable and the food was delicious. I had a 2 egg breakfast with hash browns and bacon. My meal came with gluten free toast ($1 up-charge). They cook everything separately for gluten free customers.

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Wonderful diner, GF knowledgeable, with gluten free menu and choices.

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They have many options for their gluten friendly menu. Good tasting food.

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These guys were great and they have two locations

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Had GF grilled cheese and chili. The grilled cheese was barely toasted. The chili was good. My plate came with gluten CLUB crackers that were wrapped, but I didn’t end of getting sick, so that’s good

Not celiac

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Clean traditional style diner in a small strip shopping plaza; quick, friendly service. Good variety on the GF menu, with breakfast and lunch/dinner selections. Knowledgeable wait staff. Good food at good prices. Would stop here again in our travels. Menu says they can't guarantee that there won't be cross-contamination during busy periods, but we were here on a Sunday while it was packed, and didn't get sick, so I think they try to pay attention to it.

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Service is great and they take every effort they can but are up front about possible cross contamination.

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Gluten free menu. Many good choices. Large portions. Delicious. We've eaten here twice. Great service. Excellent food.

Not celiac

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Decent food, but really expensive for what you get. They charge extra for everything.

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Pretty extensive gluten free breakfast menu! They don’t make you feel like you are limited in choices at all. I also asked for everything to be cooked with the least amount of oil possible and everything was cooked to perfection! Very fast service

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Have had many great experiences here. Always delicious! Staff are well informed and attentive.

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I have celiac and am super sensitive, and had no trouble eating breakfast here. The waitress told me that while she didn’t know much about celiac, she was noting it carefully and that the kitchen staff was all knowledgeable. They even have gluten free bread. The food was great and I did not get sick!

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Had lunch and ordered a burger. They have gluten free buns. My allergies are more than just gluten and they were very accommodating.

Not celiac

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

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I eat here all the time. Best gf toast ever!

Not celiac

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Been here twice. I’m not celiac but have gluten allergy/intolerance. Both times I left very happy. They have gluten free bread so a club sandwich and corned beef Reuben hit the spot for me! I don’t need to avoid cross contamination so it’s been GREAT for me! I’d say check it out if you want some really fulfilling food!

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Separate gf menu. Aware of allergy. No dedicated gf fryer but still decent options.

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We eat here a lot at home. Tried this location and was very happy with their knowledge and the food.

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So yummy! GF menu, knowledgeable staff, and delicious fluffy omelets. I can’t wait to go back and try lunch!!

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Gluten free menu, lots of options. The burger was 8oz of tender, juicy Angus beef. The red skinned mashed potatoes are like back home. Staff is completely knowledgeable and super nice.

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I ate here twice; had dinner and breakfast and all of it was delicious with no problems! They double checked that I had an allergy and I am a sensitive celiac and they were fantastic and attentive! Great service!

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Have ordered food from here 3times now. They have gluten free bread and huge portions!! I have celiac and have not had any complications after eating here.

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Update: my daughter was Glutened here. It was the first time since going GF and I was ready to take her to the ER. My co-worker who has Celiac, said both times she ate here she has had reactions from gluten. Our first waitress was horrible, treating both my wife’s raspberry allergy and my daughters celiac as a joke. We talked to a manager and got a different server who took great care of us. The manager also gave us 20% off of our check. Our daughters split an omelette with hash browns and it included GF toast.

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Not GF. Got reaction twice..Great menu if you ok with gluten.

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Gf menu, awesome homemade crowned beef hash and a huge club... no reactions, recommend, I have celiacs.

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Excellent food! We had brunch and it was delicious and served quickly. I ordered the protein platter and had eggs, sausage, and bacon. Highly recommend!

Not celiac

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Friendly , attentive staff and several GF options.

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Went on a whim and returned three times that week. Two sided gluten free menu with plentiful breakfast and lunch/dinner options. Fantastic grits, good gluten free toast, nice burger, good omelette, bacon cooked how you like it best. Attentive staff who made us fee very comfortable with the kitchen practices to prevent cross-contamination. We’ll be frequent diners here.

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They do prepare food in a separate area they say but I started to itch and had a bad stomach ache the next day.. The gluten free bread was terrible.. But the restaurant is great just not as gluten free as it could be

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Fabulous atmosphere, knowledgeable staff and a really yummy GF sandwich. There were plenty of GF choices. My only wish would be for more desserts, but maybe it is healthier for me that there wasn’t.

Not celiac

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very good staff very knowledgeable about gluten allergies

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Lots of options, friendly and aware. Pretty sensitive and didn’t get sick. Excited for a breakfast place close to the house!

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Celiac friendly and guest friendly. It's a wait to get seated, but very worth it!

Not celiac

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Dedicated Gluten Free Menu with plenty of options. Food is good and service too.

Not celiac

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They have a nice gluten free menu and were very accommodating to make my meal dairy free as well. The food is very good here too! They also serve gluten free bread with your dinner!

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There is a decent menu with gf options HOWEVER the gf bread they offer is toasted in the same toaster as normal bread. 😐She said everything else I ordered (eggs, bacon, hash browns) has its own pan and only ever has those items in it. Let’s hope!!

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Serving staff was very knowledgeable, explained that they had separate cook ware, toasters, and prep space. I had the meat lovers omelette with gfree toast and hash browns. No reaction (and I'm super sensitive to cross contamination), and delicious food.

Not celiac

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The staff don't know where their GF menu is. And the waiters and manager are clueless. When I finally got the GF menu...it was ALL EGGS! The only non-egg item was avacado toast. 😐 Seriously?!

Not celiac

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Great gluten free menu. Love the hot turkey!

Celiac

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It had a good variety of gluten free options on their gluten free friendly menu, including bread for sandwiches and buns for burgers.

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The food is delicious. The staff takes precautions when preparing gf items, but some items may be made on the grill with non gf foods.

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Delicious gluten-free BLTs!!! I’ll definitely be back.

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The staff was very knowledgeable and asked if I was intolerant or Celiac. I am Celiac and did not have a problem at all. They have a separate GF menu. I had a huge BLT on GF bread (for only $1 more), coleslaw and a pickle. I will be going back for sure.

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They have good menu options and a separate gluten friendly menu. We sat at the counter and heard them calling out orders that had gluten allergies. They cooked the hash browns in a separate pan, not on the griddle with the others. They don’t claim to be totally GF, which is understandable, but they try really hard. I would definitely go back.

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