Mother's Restaurant

34 recent ratings
$$ • Cajun Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Safety Rating
28 ratings

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401 Poydras St
New Orleans, LA 70130
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Celiac

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Review


Very good food. Has a variety of gluten free options.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Had the shrimp creole (sausy dark red left in picture) chicken jumbalaya (right in picture), and fries. Everything was marked on menu and they notified me that the fries were in a dedicated fryer. Didn’t feel any issues after eating here. Everything was delicious!

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

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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We went three years ago for breakfast. The food was good and GF was clearly marked.

I went back today for dinner. The first time it was a sit down restaurant. For dinner, we waited an hour to order food at the counter and have it delivered to our table. My food was reheated food. It was not very flavorful and I was really disappointed.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Some

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

— Below Average

Updated 4 months 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

  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Cajun
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Gluten-Free at Mother's Restaurant
Gluten-Free at Mother's Restaurant
Ham & Cheese Omlette with Cheese Grits
Gluten-Free at Mother's Restaurant
Gluten-Free at Mother's Restaurant
Grilled gulf shrimp
Lots of options! (No GF bread) Grilled items, red beans, greens, fries, all the meats, and most sides. Excellent!
Mother's Restaurant gluten-free menu
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Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Got gluten poisoning. Believe it was from the jambalya which was marked gluten free. I also got fries but I think the jambalya was the problem.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Not Much

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

— Good

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Had the jambalaya, red beans & rice, and fries and was just fine!’ Definitely a must-go experience while in New Orleans.

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

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I was surprised to find many gluten free options and the menu is well marked. My son loved the jambalaya, and all the food was delicious. Mother’s is an institution. Don’t miss it, and you don’t have to,

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


The lady behind the counter seemed very knowledgeable. I had Jerry’s Jambalaya, Shrimp Creole, Red Beans and Rice, Jake’s Green Bean’s and Tomatoes and Potato Salad. It was all very good, but not extremely hot. I did not react to any gluten. 👍🏻

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?

— Good

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Since moving to New Orleans I have had to just risk it a few times despite usually being very careful since I have celiac disease. Going to Mother's was one of the times I risked it and trusted what was listed on the menu without cross-checking with any of the staff. I did not have any problems at all so based on that one experience I think what they list as gf is pretty safe! It was also tasty! I had the jambalaya, red beans and rice, and potato salad.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

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

— Excellent

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Was excited to get red beans and rice but they couldn’t confirm that it was gluten free and dairy free despite indicating on menu. All could get was salad with no dressing (that came out with ranch dressing on the side so the kitchen wasn’t monitoring the dairy allergy closely)

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/None

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

— Below Average

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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We finally ate here when the line slowed down & we decided to come for breakfast. I am not a big Cajun eater but I love breakfast & was hoping the protein would be safe and it totally was! I ordered a ham & cheese omelette with cheese grits on the side, just asked for no biscuit. It was great & I never had any problems!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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This is a great place for Shrimp Creole and Red Beans and Rice. and shrimp creole. Has other GF options as well!

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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This is a great place for beans and rice and shrimp creole. There is enough of GF options to get us celiacs full!!! Mimosas was delicious too!!!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Very busy place with a lot of GF options. I was worried about cross contamination so I kept it simple and got the jambalaya (which was good, not the best I’ve had but good). They did have many more options, but I’m super sensitive so just stick with that.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Some

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

— Average

Updated 12 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Delicious jambalaya. Not spicy but hot sauce was available on the table. Large portions. Great service. They accidently brought it with bread the first time but the guy who rang up the order was being trained. I watched our server go back, change her gloves, and prepare a fresh plate. No side affects so far.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— 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 breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Great classic southern food spot with a ton of GF options. I had the red beans and rice plate with the debris (roast beef) in au jus, turnip greens, and potato salad. I also tried the baked ham (prepared blackened) that my husband got. All of it was great in flavor and the atmosphere was good and very chill too. (FYI it’s in a busy area but they have a private paid parking lot which made it really convenient to come here for dinner!)

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Got the jambalaya and the potato salad, no reaction (the potatoes were bland, but that might have been simply compared to the jambalaya - that was delicious with chicken and sausage and I wish I had just gotten a bigger container of that alone).

Seems like a good chance of possible cc though since everything is cooked in a small space. No issues but worth mentioning just in case.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I got glutened after eating here. I had the veggie omelet which seemed safe but they brought it out with a biscuit on the plate, which I’m sure is what caused the issue, more than the omelet. I thought it would be fine but I was pretty miserable that night.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Some

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

— Below Average

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Wheat Allergy

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Written 24 hours later - no reaction. Menu marked. Had ham and cheese omelet. Very good.

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Food is pretty good, not sure how diligent they are with GF but I had no reactions. For a place that’s pretty famous, the staff seems to have an “eat and get out” vibe. Not the type of joint you sit and enjoy the atmosphere, but the type of place you eat and go about your day. But the options are extensive and they do have mimosas and bloody Mary’s.

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?

— Some

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

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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I had the grilled catfish, greens, rice and beans. I didn't have any reactions and the food was great!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Some

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

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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I got glutened.

Appreciate the attempt to mark items on the menu, but it’s a bad sign when employees don’t know the difference between vegan and GF.

Crumbs everywhere in this place. Don’t see how it could ever be safe for celiacs.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Some

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

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Delicious. Got the combo plate to try some of almost everything. The jambalaya was great. Shrimp Creole and red beans were good too. My husband said the crawfish étouffée was amazing (not gf). Everything is marked. Staff was helpful!

If you go at a busy time be prepared to wait in line, maybe outside, but it’s worth it.

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Asymptomatic Celiac

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Gluten free fries! Available all day. Dedicated frier. Had mine with a ham and egg omelet and Bloody Mary - the base is only tomato juice and spices made on site. So good.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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This place was delicious! I got the combination platter with shrimp creole and cabbage. Told them I was GF due to food allergy and had no issues. If you are super sensitive to bread being in the same vicinity as your food, I would avoid this place because they have tons of French bread for the Po Boys around the food prep area.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Delicious! Menu is clearly marked for GF items, making it easy! I had red beans and rice, and they were very well flavored! Great spot for your Cajun fix!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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I don't know how anyone with celiac disease feels comfortable eating here. Walked in to find a ver small kitchen. Did not feel like the place was safe do to the amount of cross contamination. No dedicated area for allergy prep. The menu even says cross contamination is completely unavailable. I would stay away from eating here, especially if you are highly sensitive.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Some

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Honestly I was scared to eat here when I walked in. I emphasized gluten allergy multiple times when ordering and was hesitant to eat my food but I feel perfectly fine and I’m usually pretty sensitive. The food was great authentic southern food and I’m just so happy I didn’t get sick. I had fries, jambalaya, and cabbage.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Great food - super nice staff - gluten free designation on menu

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Walking in, I was afraid to eat here. The reviews encouraged me to go for it. The food was everything you would hope for in traditional New Orleans cuisine, and I didn’t have any reaction to the food.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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Has a good selection for GF. Is great for whole family even picky eaters.

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 breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Gluten free items are marked on the menu, and there’s a good portion of the menu available. I had red beans and rice and jambalaya that was absolutely to die for. Not sure if they have a dedicated fryer but fries were marked GF

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Awesome! So nice to have the menu marked AND choices!!

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Seems like a local hangout. My wife is highly sensitive to gluten and had the Jambalya with no problems. It felt a scary going in because there is a buffet looking bar where they make Po Boys but the other entrees some of which are GF items were prepared in the back. We avoided the sides.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Menu items were clearly marked Gluten Free. Jambalaya was AMAZING!

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I had an amazing experience here the jambalaya and potato salad were to die for. One of my favorite meals in Nola!

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

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Gluten free options are clearly marked on the menu.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Menu items are marked G. I had shrimp creole with green beans and turnips. Was good. Kind of hard ordering if you don’t already know what you want as you wait in line and place your order.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Menu is clearly marked and I ate here 3 times with no issues. Not sure how knowledgeable staff is, but food was delicious. I loved the red beans and rice!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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The food here is so good! I was glad to be able to go somewhere and eat something that felt more like the local flair. Gluten free options are clearly marked on the menu. It isn't a dedicated cook area, but as someone with Celiac I had no problems with there food.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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My son did well here and we were surprised! He is celiac and had the baked ham, red beans with rice and green beans. Food was really good

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Staff knowledgeable and helpful with GF selections. Had grilled shrimp, sausage, turnips, cabbage, and jambalaya. All excellent, didn’t get sick at all, no reactions. I am gluten allergic.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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All their meats, their grilled seafood and many sides are GF. Their main menu is marked and the price and serving sizes can’t be beat!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Omg...got the sample plate. The shrimp creole was so wonderful in addition to everything else. Menu labeled. I felt like I could really eat normal here.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Items are labeled GF, but extremely high risk for cross contamination. I ordered a salad and water to be safe and was very sick within the hour. Not safe for celiac. The wait staff were amazing, absolutely amazing, but the staff taking your order (you order when you first walk in not at your table) were rude and disrespectful.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Very high risk of cross contamination in the kitchen. The staff were very rude when we asked questions and wouldn't let us speak to manager. Definitely not a celiac friendly environment.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Tasty southern food! They have gluten free items marked on their menu. I ordered the red beans and rice platter with green beans, potato salad, and baked ham yesterday, and I haven’t had any breakout or stomach issues.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Really yummy food with a side of great history to the place.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Not fancy but good tasty New Oreans food.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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