Not Your Average Joe's

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 26 ratings
$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Burgers + 7 more
77% of 18 votes say it's Celiac friendly

239-245 Kentlands Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878 Directions

(240) 477-1040
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    Huge gluten free menu! Gluten free bread servers very knowledgeable about celiac. I have full blown celiac and did not get sick from eating there. I would definitely go back !

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    Staff was kind and knowledgeable about Celiacs and gf options but at the end of the night I was glutened :( wonderful experience in the restaurant but probably not going back for a while.

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Great gluten free menu with a lot of option and also give you gluten free bread to start!

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Went there for Mother's Day with my Family. I told them I had celiac and waitress was on top of it, she informed manager and cook staff. I asked for gluten-free bread and within minutes, a different server came over and put bread on the table stating "here is your gluten-free bread". It was regular bread....... waitress and Manager both apologized but that doesn't fix the problem ......will never go back. Besides all that, Service was awful!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Very good! The server asked as soon as we sat down if there were any food allergies. She informed us about a gluten free menu. Lots of options! We got a ton of gluten free bread that was bomb.com! So soft and fluffy!

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    GLUTENED! We have the Nima and tested the Gluten Free Jambalaya. Positive for gluten! Terrible service to boot! Will never be going back! BEWARE!

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    1 rating
    1 year ago

    Been there a few times. Last time, my wife who has Celiac got violently sick from gluten.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    The one time I ate here, the gluten free bread on my sandwich crumbled like dust and they gave me a side of regular bread with my gluten free order.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Best GF local restaurant hands down! Our group ordered 2 Jambalaya's and mine came out as GF-prepared. I will be going to NYA Joe's often.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Great service and the best GF bread! I highly recommend it. We had the chicken caprese and the steak wedge--both delicious.

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Great gluten free bread and oil before meal. Vet extensive menu. Celiac friendly

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Fantastic restaurant with superb service, and really great gluten-free options. Our waitress was very knowledgeable about Celiac, and made us feel at home. We will be back!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    They always go above and beyond!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Food was great, staff seems knowledgable, love the gluten free bread they give you before the meal!!!! There is a separate gluten free menu with a decent amount of options. I have never had any issues at any of their locations.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 years ago

    I was really excited to eat here when I saw 5 stars from people. Looked at the menu and I was even more excited! I was certainly not disappointed. My own gluten free bread, gluten free rolls and gluten free carrot cake!!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    I went to the Kentland's location of Not Your Average Joe's and fell in love! They not only have a gluten free menu, but they also bring out a GF bread basket when you first sit down with this amazing garlic butter dip. I ordered the gluten free cheeseburger and asked if I could have french fries with it. It's not on their menu, but they offered to bake the french fries for me so as to not fry them and contaminate them in any way. It took longer and they weren't ask crispy, but I enjoyed them! Their food is amazing and you also get a free meal and dessert for your birthday if you sign up for their members club email. It's now my favorite restaurant!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    4 years ago

    A serious commitment to great-tasting gluten-free food. Friendly staff $ great service, too! Highly recommended.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    They take great care in preparing GF meals.

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    5 rating
    4 years ago

    Food was great. Service was good too. Had the scallop appetizer which was excellent. Ordered the house salad in the small size. They delivered the large size. Just so much iceberg lettuce one person can it. Ranch dressing is the "real" deal. I will be back. Gotta try the burgers on gluten free bun.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    Great GF menu and wonderful GF rolls.

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    5 rating
    5 years ago

    Very nice menu. Great service. Great quality!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    5 years ago

    NYAJ is great. they work hard to accommodate my son's gluten allergy and will make him things not on the menu such as grilled cheese. we go a lot because of their knowledge of food allergies.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    6 years ago

    Great place, but can get very busy at times especially on weekends. They have a pretty large gluten free menu. They will also bring out dipping sauce with gluten free bread. The food is fantastic. The waitress we had was very nice and knowledgeable about gluten free. They also have gluten free pasta.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 week ago

    561 Glen Eagle Square, Glen Mills, PA 19342

    Wonderful gluten free menu with many options. Scallops with roasted corn and tomatoes was excellent.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 weeks ago

    15101 Potomac Town Pl, Woodbridge, VA 22191

    The staff was very helpful even in ordering salad dressing and noting which were gluten free and which weren’t!

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    4 weeks ago

    793 Iyannough Rd, Barnstable Town, MA 02601

    Separate gluten free menu. I had the chicken quesadilla and did not get sick

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    4 weeks ago

    10400 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814

    Very good service. They had a separate gluten free menu and were very clear that they didn’t contaminate. The bread was delicious and so was the food.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    8661 Colesville Road, Suite C-153, Silver Spring, MD 20910

    Soooooo good for celiac! We had the GF pasta 4-cheese with the sausage option. Didn’t get sick and it was good! lots, Lots, LOTS of options! A fantastic place which is cognizant of celiac and GF people!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    8661 Colesville Road, Suite C-153, Silver Spring, MD 20910

    Best GF experience ever! Very big GF friendly menu with GF knowledgeable and accommodating staff!

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    221 Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua, NH 03060

    Waiter didn’t even ask about allergies. Stay away!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    16 Mazzeo Dr, Randolph, MA 02368

    Probably the best place I’ve been to. It’s the only place that I’ve been to that brings gluten free bread out before the meals. Their gluten free menu is great!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    4 Wayside Rd, Burlington, MA 01803

    I ordered take out, and there were so many options! The food was delicious. I’m not sure if the bread roll I got was GF so I didn’t chance it, but it looked good!

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    1 month ago

    221 Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua, NH 03060

    Joe’s has an extensive GF menu, GF bread and GF rolls (both caramelized onion), and GF pasta, however, depending on the wait staff and how busy it is, you need to be careful to ensure you meal is actually prepared GF. I have had a few instances where I have asked the staff who delivers my meal if it is both GF/DF and they were unsure about one or both allergens. Ultimately, an awesome menu but you need to be proactive about advocating for yourself.

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    3 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    561 Glen Eagle Square, Glen Mills, PA 19342

    Separate menu, free GF bread (not bad). Most items are gf replacements though. I’d like to see less replacement bread and more options that are naturally GF. Burger wasn’t bad. I’d go back I think.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    221 Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua, NH 03060

    Staff is trained and very knowledgeable. Great food and atmosphere. GF food is amazing!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    15101 Potomac Town Pl, Woodbridge, VA 22191

    Honestly, probably the absolute MOST allergy friendly place I have eaten at. The Gluten Free menu options that I have tried are great, and the servers are always so vigilant for food allergies!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 months ago

    291 Turnpike Rd, Westborough, MA 01581

    The menu selection is awesome. Food was amazing and the bread with dipping oil was to die for!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 months ago

    561 Glen Eagle Square, Glen Mills, PA 19342

    The food was great. The homemade hamburger rolls were delicious, the tomato soup tasted really fresh and had a nice flavor, and the pasta was good. I'll definitely be back!

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    5 rating
    2 months ago

    49 Saint James Place, Ardmore, PA 19003

    The fact that they have a gf dinner roll to begin with is amazing but it’s also DELICIOUS. Would go back just for the bread but the rest of the menu is also great and extensive.

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    3 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    793 Iyannough Rd, Barnstable Town, MA 02601

    Had a good choice of GF options. Waitress was new and she said she wasn't sure about some things but was willing to find out for us. Brought a separate dipping dish with the GF roll. It was warm and tasty. Food was okay overall.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    561 Glen Eagle Square, Glen Mills, PA 19342

    It has been 3 months and I must say Joe’s has done an awesome job at redeeming themselves. I contacted the head office and they were wonderful at addressing the issue ( see below). I have eaten there 4 times since June. They put in the computer that I need to speak to the manager before ordering due to gluten. The manager makes sure the kitchen is aware and then he brings the food out. I don’t know if there has been a change to the kitchen, but in the past 8 months, I have had issues with cross contamination. Twice with barley in my food, which they said was due to a cutting board to close to the gluten food, and tonight I found a piece of pasta in my green beans. The manager said chances were that it was regular pasta. I loved this place and trusted them. Love the place! They actually have a menu that has quite a few choices. They seem to understand about celiac and gluten intolerance. Each time my meal was brought out separately.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    793 Iyannough Rd, Barnstable Town, MA 02601

    Has stuff for everyone great place to go on a date service is great especially from nick he takes every step to make sure you are safe and feel comfortable just relaxing and enjoy your meal with fear of getting sick.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    Warwick Mall, 400 Bald Hill Road, Warwick, RI 02886

    An entire separate menu dedicated to people with gluten allergy/intolerance. I felt so welcome! They even have gluten free bread to snack on. My waitress was very knowledgeable about cross contamination and gluten in general.

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    793 Iyannough Rd, Barnstable Town, MA 02601

    The staff was knowledgeable. My son had a cheeseburger and mashed potatoes. He loved having a GF roll to start the meal. They do not have a dedicated fryer so no French fries. Menu was extensive! Would def go back!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    1265 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451

    They have a menu that’s well-labeled for GF

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    2 months ago

    305 Main St, Acton, MA 01720

    Normally they do fine with GF but this time we had a really really crappy waitress who took no care with my allergy and after we ordered some gluten-free bread she told us that the wheat bread had gluten clearly to get a better tip.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    291 Turnpike Rd, Westborough, MA 01581

    This place is fantastic!! There is an entire Gluten Free Menu. A full menu not just salads or burgers! Chicken parm, scallops, lots of G F pasta plus lots of good sides plus desserts not just ice cream. Staff is knowledgeable about GF. And kitchen understands cross contamination. Very good will come again. Fresh food nothing canned. Prices are good considering the large portions. Will not be disappointed

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    2 months ago

    16 Mazzeo Dr, Randolph, MA 02368

    My daughter, mother and myself are wheat and gluten sensitive. My daughter also has a dairy allergy. We received Excellent service. The staff was very accommodating. Our waitress was knowledgeable and friendly. This was the best GF meal we have had eating out in a long time. Will be returning here soon.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    2 months ago

    291 Turnpike Rd, Westborough, MA 01581

    Amazing! Our waitress was so accommodating when she found out that I was the GF one out of our party of 6. She brought me GF bread to start and even asked if I needed separate dipping oil. When I ordered she verified that it was gluten free. They even had a separate person drop off my meal and he verified again it was gluten free. I’ve never been out to eat and felt so normal! Such a great experience!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    561 Glen Eagle Square, Glen Mills, PA 19342

    Best bread ever! I don’t recall gluten-containing bread being this good. Have had celiac for 2 years now and this stuff is GOOD.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    8661 Colesville Road, Suite C-153, Silver Spring, MD 20910

    Love this place! And, the food is yummy. The carrot cake is amazing.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    1125 Fall River Ave, Seekonk, MA 02771

    Gluten free bread, good gf menu. They are not cheap though, should be 2 $ signs not one.

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    Not celiac
    2 rating
    3 months ago

    305 Main St, Acton, MA 01720

    I've been here twice this spring and have unfortunately had cross-contamination symptoms both times. The first time I visited, my GF bread was delivered with obvious residue from the regular onion bread on the base of the roll - it seems like they may not know to change their gloves. The second visit, I opted to forgo the bread, but felt mildly ill 24-48 hours later, which is my usual response to cross contamination. I'm extremely sensitive, so those who are not may have better luck!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    70 University Ave, Westwood, MA 02090

    Have eaten their 20+ times and never got sick. Staff and managers know about Celiac. Food options are good. Bread is ok, but not nearly as good as Legal's. Love the GF Glutenberg IPAs-best GF beer available. Highly recommend NYAJ if you have Celiac.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    291 Turnpike Rd, Westborough, MA 01581

    The menu is to die for ! The bread and dipping oil is heaven .

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    10400 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814

    The waiter brought me warm spongy delicious gluten-free buns and Parmesan dipping sauce - and I was in heaven! That alone was enough - so delicious! Then my hamburger in a gluten-free bun came, and I was so happy to enjoy that rare treat. The staff are very attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable. They told me the fries are not gluten-free so that was a disappointment - I hope they can change that in future. Overall, it was a wonderful experience! I’ll definitely go back!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    15101 Potomac Town Pl, Woodbridge, VA 22191

    Incredibly celiac and allergy friendly. There are few celiac friendly restaurants in Woodbridge, but this is a safe place with knowledgeable staff. They have a large GF menu, and if you say you have celiac the manager/chef will probably come by or may even wait on you. Several good experiences. Did have one waitress once who was a little off her game since it was a very busy late night and slipped up with regular bread, but I checked before eating it since I’m careful, but it was a good reminder to be extra vigilant.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    8661 Colesville Road, Suite C-153, Silver Spring, MD 20910

    Amazing GF menu selection: appetizers, burfgers, pasta, dessert. Had a hard time choosing but went with 4 cheese pasta with added steak tips. Bread and dip were delicious.

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    5 months ago

    61 State Rd, Dartmouth, MA 02747

    The menu is good.. this particular sites execution of the menu is not good. I love the GF menu items at not your average joes but not this location. Always over cooked pasta and extra fillings in this to beef up volume of food instead of quality.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    49 Saint James Place, Ardmore, PA 19003

    We were excited to go here after reading the reviews but were sorely disappointed. The utensils and plates were dirty, our waters had floaters in them and my celiac daughter was ill right after she ate. She had the gf bread which a piece looked like it had some green mold on it (she didn’t eat it)and had a hamburger and fruit. Hamburger was not good and bun was average. Not impressed with serving staff either. Would not recommend d for celiacs.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    5 months ago

    8661 Colesville Road, Suite C-153, Silver Spring, MD 20910

    Great food. This location in Silver Spring was a little chaotic. We had all the gluten free bread and cider and seafood pasta he could eat, but he was glutened and had a headache and issues within a couple of hours. No problems at other locations.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    1845 Fountain Dr, Reston, VA 20190

    Lots of options and very knowledgeable about Celiac and cross-contamination. Separate prep and cooking space. They even brought me a separate basket of GF bread and dipping sauce! I would definitely return.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    305 Main St, Acton, MA 01720

    This is one of our favourite local restaurants. They always have lots of GF options & take great care with their food prep. I tried the GF pasta with four cheese bake this time & it was delicious.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    8661 Colesville Road, Suite C-153, Silver Spring, MD 20910

    The staff takes gluten allergies/celiac disease very seriously. The manager has to personally deliver every gluten free meal ordered to ensure its safe. I had the gf bread with dipping sauce (they brought me out my own separate dipping sauce dish), Thai lettuce wraps, and the burger on the gf bun. All were delicious!!! The gf bread is really the star. I had no problem afterward and didn’t get ill!!

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    6 months ago

    15101 Potomac Town Pl, Woodbridge, VA 22191

    The food was VERY good, but service was absolutely poor. The service was poor enough that the manager got involved and comp’d our 4 person meal plus a free dessert. The appetizer bread and dip was DELICIOUS! And save a piece for the tomato basil soup. I didn’t love the rosemary mayo on the turkey club, but the sandwich itself was great. My family is all GF(true celiacs) and had the 4 cheese pasta, piccato and jambalaya with NO complaints 👌🏻 the gf carrot cake was a nice change for dessert options.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    1845 Fountain Dr, Reston, VA 20190

    Amazing restaurant and very safe! Leaders in the restaurant industry when it comes to cross contamination. Had the burger with and awesome gf bun!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    61 State Rd, Dartmouth, MA 02747

    Best GF bread I’ve had!! It’s soft and perfect.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    221 Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua, NH 03060

    Amazing food! I'm celiac and RARELY have this many options! Separate menu with some many things to choose from - even dessert! The service was super friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Atmosphere/decor is cool as well. DEFINITELY will be coming back!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    15101 Potomac Town Pl, Woodbridge, VA 22191

    I have been here three times, and it is one of my favorite restaurants. They bring out great gluten free bread with a delicious olive oil dip. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. I have Celiac Disease and I was totally fine eating here!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    8661 Colesville Road, Suite C-153, Silver Spring, MD 20910

    This place was great. The bread and dip was wonderful. I had the four cheese pasta. It was cooked in fresh water which a lot of places don't do. The menu had a lot of choices. The manager brought everything out to me so he knew I got it safely. I can not wait to go back.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    61 State Rd, Dartmouth, MA 02747

    From start to finish, you never feel excluded in the dining out experience. I love how they have gluten-free rolls as an alternative to the oil and focaccia. Servers will gladly provide you with your own oil dish to ensure there is no cross contamination. The meals are delicious and there are many choices. They take celiac seriously and it’s a great place to go with friends.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    7 months ago

    1845 Fountain Dr, Reston, VA 20190

    Lots of great gluten free choices and even gluten free appetizers. The food is great and not cross contaminated. I highly recommend this place 😀

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    Not celiac
    4 rating
    7 months ago

    49 Saint James Place, Ardmore, PA 19003

    Very good service. GF menu with lots of choices. Wish they had a dedicated fryer, but still lots of good options.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Beer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
Monday
11 am - 10 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 10 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 10 pm
Thursday
11 am - 10 pm
Friday
11 am - 11 pm
Saturday
11 am - 11 pm
Sunday
11 am - 9 pm
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