60% of 5 votes say it's celiac friendly

191 American Way, Oxon Hill, MD 20745 Directions

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Loved the 1/4 chicken with grilled corn! At here for both dinners while at a conference in the nearby hotel.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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The staff have no clue about celiac disease. The greeter found a boiler plate allergen list but no one understood cross contamination as there are a lot of sandwiches on the menu. The person taking our order said there is no milk in the food so he should be ok. Miraculously our son did not have a reaction. Food was ok. Cashier was rude. Would not go back.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Absolutely the best food!! The vast majority of the menu is gluten free. The chicken is to die for. We got the chicken cooked plain(was still marinated for 24 hours) and put the sauce on it as we wanted it. The manager gave us free macaroons, hummus, and olives for our first visit. This is definitely one of if not our favorite restaurant now. Will definitely be back. Do yourself a favor and eat here...

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

  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Latin
  • Quick Service Restaurant
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Celiac

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Great place for grilled chicken. Spice range from mild to xtra hot. Lots of GF sides and have menu with GF options.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Staff was very helpful and knowledgeable on GF menu items (most of the menu is gluten free). Chicken skewers were recommended, and were excellent. Many sides are GF. Quinoa salad was great. Recommended restaurant.

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No

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Almost everything on this menu is gluten free except the wraps and pita.

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Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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They were so nice and helpful! They don’t have items listed on their menu however they were more than happy to pull out all of the allergies lists and go through my options with me! The person who helped me told me they only use the fryer for fries! The person who helped me also informed the kitchen of my allergy on top of putting it on the ticket! So sweet!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • 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?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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

— Excellent

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Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
Not celiac

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An international chain with a great reputation and tasty food. HOWEVER if you’re celiac I wouldn’t recommend this location. The staff seemed ambivalent to my GF questions and I only have a gluten allergy lol

Safety


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

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
Celiac

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The wings are gluten free and delicious. I have eaten here several times (only had a salad and wings each time) and never been sick.

Safety


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

— Very

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Food and drinks are so Awesome.

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Yes

Not celiac

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Staff was very knowledgeable about gluten allergies. All of the chicken is safe to eat, as well as the fries and sauces. They have a nutritional menu you can review as well. Manager confirmed allergies and labeled the boxes specifically for allergies.

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Yes

Celiac

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Food was really good and I did not feel I'll afterwards. Almost everything is gluten free

Not celiac

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I'm surprised to read the previous post saying there is flour in the PeriPeri salt. We always get the fries and my Celiac's son has never had an issue.

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Yes

Celiac

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There was a staff member training a new staff member to type in the allergy on the order and to tell the kitchen staff also. They have an allergy menu, and there are so many delicious options.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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The staff is very helpful in explaining gluten free options, they have an allergy guide...but its not clear whether vinegar used in most of their peri-peri sauce is wheat based or not... I do not get any evident symptoms after eating gluten but after eating at this place I did feel I had a small rash so probably the vinegar in sauce had something.

Celiac

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Great experience. Host checked the allergen list to confirm that the food I was ordering was GF. Delicious chicken and many GF sides, sauces, and Dole Whip!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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We stopped in here after reading the reviews, feeling optimistic. I spoke to several of the servers and none knew anything about what was gluten free or safe for me to eat. The manager came out and also wasn’t completely certain what was safe for me. She was very pleasant and if I wasn’t celiac, I’d definitely give it a try. But we left due to the lack of knowledge and reassurance.

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The staff was very knowledgeable and there were good options. The fries weren’t fried with anything else so I was able to eat them.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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I ate at this location while on travel. I have eaten at other Nandos locations have had great success.

Celiac

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Gluten free is not indicated on the in store menu but you can go on the website and find the nutritional guide .pdf which is very detailed and lists all allergens in each menu item. The cashier also cross checked that guide with my order to make sure all was ok. Fries are the only thing that go into the fryer, so that was safe and a treat! Sauces all appear to be gluten free as well. Very tasty!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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We have eaten here several times. Many GF choices including wings and fries. Ask for an allergen menu to check the ingredients.

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Yes

Celiac

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Great chicken! Love the corn on the cob.

Celiac

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Tasty and GF safe! Get the 1/2 chicken and chips !

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Excellent food. They have a menu with allergens that you can use when ordering. Knowledgeable staff

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Girlfriend who has Celiac's mentioned it to the person taking the order, and they made sure to walk back into the kitchen and have everyone change gloves and were aware of it. Dedicated fryer, and everything except the sandwiches, coleslaw, and garlic bread were gluten free. Good food too (she had the chicken bowl)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Allergen menu, spoke with the manager... fries in a dedicated fryer.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Our first time to this chain was a positive experience! The lack of a GF menu kept us away for a long time, but the high celiac ratings here were encouraging. No cross contamination reaction (whew), and the chicken was flavorful. We especially liked the mango-lime sauce. The peri peri bowl was a great way to get some fresh veggies too.

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Yes

Celiac

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Staff is knowledgeable about Celiac's and everything is gluten free!

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Yes

Celiac

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Staff was very knowledgeable and helpful. They have a dedicated fryer for French fries . Chicken was delicious!!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Most of the menu can be made gluten free, however this particular location was not understanding of cross contamination and I got very sick while I was eating there. I explained profusely about cross contamination and the cashier indicated my food would be made in a clean area, but you can see them prep the food and they did nothing differently with mine. I will not be back to this Nando’s, and honestly don’t know if I ever want to try another.

Celiac friendly?

No

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Easy to find GF and dairy free options here. Chicken and rice were great. Pineapple are canned and coleslaw lacks flavor.

Celiac

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No rating as we opted to skip. We entered right at opening and the very helpful person pointed out the significant opportunity for cross contamination. He felt comfortable suggesting the half chicken, cole slaw and corn. My daughter felt unsafe so we opted out.

Celiac

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April 16, 2019. Fantastic GF place to eat. Only crutons, sandwich bread and pita chips have gluten. Easy to eat off the whole menu.

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Yes

Celiac

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Great food! No issues! Will be going back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Good food, with gluten-free options. Service was a bit lax.

Celiac

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Staff was knowledgeable and friendly. The chicken with peri-peri sauce is gf (all spice levels). I got a 1/4 chicken with fries and mixed green salad and it was so much food! Fries are gf by default because they don’t fry anything else in a fryer. Highly recommended!

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Yes

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The wings are amazing! Love the “chips” here as well. I have never felt sick after eating here and I go here quite often.

Celiac

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Delicious chicken, incredible fries. All sauces are gluten free, most items are gluten free except for the bread itself

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Yes

Celiac

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90% of the menu is gluten free and their fries are made in a separate fryer. Lots of options and their sauces are gluten free!

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Yes

Celiac

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90% of their menu is gluten free and they have a dedicated fryer for their fries. Lots of choices.

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Yes

Celiac

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Staff is very knowledgeable and they have a separate allergen menu. I still ask them to change their gloves, but would definitely go back!

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Yes

Celiac

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Staff not super knowledgeable (at least on day I went). They were willing to check though. Almost everything is GF and their website clearly marks what isn’t.

Celiac

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My family eats here all the time and they're great! The food is amazing, and almost anything can be made gluten free! And I know that most people don't come for the fries, but if anyone needs to know, the fries have their own fryer, so theyre gluten free!

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Yes

Celiac

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Almost everything there is GF so even though the staff weren't super knowledgable, cross contamination seems unlikely because there just isn't much of it in the kitchen. I got medium spicy chicken and two veggie sides (seasonal brussels sprouts and peas). Tasty and no symptoms. Was a little crowded and noisy at lunch time.

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Yes

Celiac

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This place is fantastic! So much is GF! Wings, fries, all the sauces! All the chicken is GF and no cross contamination. Only sources of gluten are obvious, like breads, wraps, etc.

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Yes

Not celiac

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We frequently eat here an my Celiac son has no issues. Food and service are quite good.

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Yes

Celiac

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The staff was very knowledgeable. I got a peri peri bowl and it was perfect!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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When I went, the waitress said that basically anything with bread is obviously not gluten free and everything else is gf. I love their bowl and all the different sauces. Would definitely recommend.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Food is really good, you need to do your own research though. I'd give this place 1 star in terms of value, as their prices have gone up. The staff isn't the most knowledgeable. But they have an allergen menu by the counter. It is a little spicy but I like it, they have any sauces and they are mostly gluten free.

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DO NOT GET THEIR CHICKEN. Corporate says they are gluten free but they, every night, soak the chicken in WHEAT vinegar therefore they cannot be gluten free and as a result i was in the hospital for a whole two weeks because of their disregard for our health. They do have a gluten free frier but if you get here ONLY get the fries. Only thing genuinely safe.

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No

Celiac

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This is a good place to eat for gluten free because all the chicken is safe to eat. Don't order the fries though because the "peri-peri" salt has flower, it is also added to the brussel sprouts so don't get those. Mash and rise are safe, corn on the cob ect. Salads are iffy because they have interesting toppings like crunchy chick peas that are fried and coated with the same peri-peri salt. I would ask to see the allergen menu as a lot of the staff are highschool kids and don't know.

Celiac

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The staff was not very knowledgeable about what “gluten” even was, so it made me nervous even just ordering seemingly safe boneless chicken. Overall, it was gluten free and I had no symptoms afterwards, but the chicken was incredibly dry and overpriced for the amount of food received.

Celiac

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YES YES YES JUST GO!!! Nando's gets it.

All the sauces are GF and the grilled chicken is just amazing. My fave is to order it plain and layer the garlic sauce. Nice dedicated french fries also! OH MY my mouth is watering just thinking about this. We ate here twice!!!

Get some wine and eat some chicken!

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Yes

Celiac

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The chicken is delicious and they have a wide variety of gf sides.

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Yes

Not celiac

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Amazing chicken, a good portion of the meal is gluten free and allergen info is available. The fries are gf IF you have them put nothing on them. I have them go straight from fryer basket to container and haven’t had any problems doing that!

Celiac

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Came in not knowing what to expect, but it was so good. I had the mango and lime chicken bowl, I will be eating it again.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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