78% of 23 votes say it's Celiac friendly

239-245 Kentlands Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878 Directions

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Celiac

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Sadly, my daughter got glutened here at our last visit. We said many times that she had celiac and no gluten. She had salmon and mashed potatoes.

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Yes

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The server introduced themself and immediately asked if anyone at the table had food allergies, wrote them down, and asked any questions I had. I'm also dairy free, but they still brought out a gf roll and plain olive oil to dip (their usual oil dip has parmesan cheese in it). I had their jambalaya, which was huge and had amazing flavor! The manager brought my dish out separately from the others and verified gf/df before placing in front of me. An entire menu within their menu is dedicated to those with special diets. Can't speak highly enough of them!

Updated 8 months ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Delicious! Lots of choices! Even from the seasonal 'specials'! I c oi yld order a Lobster Roll if I wanted! Instead of feeling like a problem child due to my Celiac, I felt welcome! Combine that with deliciously made fresh food ... you have a true WINNER!!!

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Gluten Free Features

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

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant

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Wow!  They serve warm gluten free bread with dip while you wait for your meal!  And it tastes delicious!
Gluten free bread!
Thai lettuce wraps-- gluten free option!
Waldorf salad with the gluten free salad dressing
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Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

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The staff was very accommodating, even had delicious gluten free starter bread! Wide variety of food on their GF menu, including pastas that tasted like regular pasta. Passionate about allergies and very knowledgeable about celiacs. Would recommend to anyone gluten free or not, very good experience!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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The staff was so knowledgeable about gluten free options and the GF menu was extensive. Had the lettuce wraps, clam chowder and grilled scallops. Phenomenal food. Such a great experience.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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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 !

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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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.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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No

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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!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

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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!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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No

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

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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No

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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.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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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.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

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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!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They always go above and beyond!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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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.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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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!!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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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!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

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They take great care in preparing GF meals.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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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.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

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Great GF menu and wonderful GF rolls.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Very nice menu. Great service. Great quality!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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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.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Celiac

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Been there 3x, got sick all 3x at this location. Not worth the risk.

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Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

On Safety

Owner came over and brought out my gf meal separate from my families dishes to ensure no cross contamination happened between other meals. Very very happy with that and gf menu is great!

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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Update: I’ve been glutened at least twice. I’m sad to say I can no long trust this place. 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! Edit: came back to eat, the roll was amazing!! Such good dip too.

Not celiac

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Safe for celiac, very knowledgeable staff! Wish they could offer French fries!

Not celiac

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Menu clearly marked, server knowledgeable, I ate a veggie based ragout which was served with very soft gluten free rolls. No reaction. Would recommend!

Celiac

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Extremely disappointed in NYAJ. Used to be my favorite restaurant as I am celiac and have to eat gluten free. Almost all appetizers have been eliminated and only tuna wontons now. The chicken quesadilla used to be fantastic. Had an awful experience in Warwick. Your prices are outrageous now for the quality of food. I ordered gf haddock and the entire meal was terrible. The fish came out smelling like fish and the gf crumbs were not even baked on. The mashed potatoes were like glue and the broccoli well undercooked. My husband and I paid $60 for two meals that we could have gotten at a Chili’s for much less. What has happened? I used to love NYAJ and went at least twice a month. I do appreciate eating gluten free, but the quality of the food ...

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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They came out with gluten free rolls and oil that was amazing. My dinner was really good too. They took precautions to prevent CC. Didn’t get sick.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Ask for Mason if you have Celiac's, he is a server whose sister has it. He has taken fantastic care of me the last half dozen times we have been here. He remember my three orders that I flip between (Ahi tuna salad, ask for the orange sesame dressing with it, impossible caprese burger and the squash bolignese.) Yummy food, good care, great place.

Celiac

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Yes

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Great and consistent gf although their options have changed recently.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

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The staff was the best I’ve come in contact with since my diagnosis. Our waitress asked right away if we had any food allergies and brought me out delicious gf rolls right away. So many options and I had no problems. We will definitely be back!

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Able to order gluten free and dairy free easily. Wait staff know what questions to ask and clarify if there are any questions regarding your allergy. Complimentary gluten free roll and oil (make sure to request without parm if dairy free) available! Food is always delicious!

Not celiac

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I really enjoy going here! The menu is limited and I don’t enjoy a lot of things they have on it but the pesto salmon is so good. I also order the Ceasar salad with Gf croutons (which isn’t even on the menu). The carrot cake is naturally gluten free. The bread they serve as an appetizer has recently improved. It used to be an onion loaf and now it’s plain buns that are pretty good in the oil.

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Have eaten here 7 times, most recently this week, and always had a fantastic food experience. I have a dairy allergy as well as gluten issues and am always pleased by the number of options, even a dessert! Make sure you ask for their gf bread too!

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Food was delicious and the server was very knowledgeable. They brought out hot gf bread and dip. I had the jambalaya, and it was a--mazing!

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Delicious food! The staff was knowledgeable and they brought Gfree rolls to the table. They also had gfree breadcrumbs. I have celiac and was completely fine eating here

Celiac

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No

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This is my second time I have been sick from this location. This time I got a plain burger, no bun. No toppings. With mashed. I was assured everything was gluten free and she was aware of my severe allergy. I still got vey very sick. The other locations like Westwood Ma i have been to multiple times and have never been sick. Norwell is NOT CELIAC SAFE.

Celiac

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I've eaten here many times and never gotten sick!

Celiac

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Great GF options- very accommodating menu. Staff is very knowledgeable

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Good menu of GF options. To start, they bring bread and oil dip, ask for the GF bread (and its super tasty).

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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This chain has always been good with my gluten and dairy allergies. However, they first reduced the gluten free menu to an allergen menu and now they have reduced that. They’ve made the gluten free selection limited to almost salads. Then I ordered a salad, and after eating it at the bottom I found a white creamy substance that may be dairy. Regardless, it shows that the faculty is not safe for crosscontainmination anymore. I was worried when I saw the limited menu and this proves my suspicions true.

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I have eaten here several times with no issues. Tons of gf options. I always stress the importance of celiac/avoiding cross contamination and they seem to be good about it. They have gf bread options.. food is pretty decent too!

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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They understand cross contamination here and do a great job with safe food prep. I had an impossible burger on a GF bun and didn’t get sick! I’d definitely eat here again.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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I’ve gotten sick here so many times I just stopped coming. The manager kept apologizing and giving me free meals to make up for it, but my health just isn’t worth it. It may be OK to eat in, but my experience was with to go orders, and they consistently packed my food so it would be in the same bag as other, gluteny food (for my family), often under their food. This despite me always telling them to pack my items in a separate bag. Take-out is just too complicated for this restaurant, which in my time eating there never once explained packing rules to their host staff, and who ignored my pleas to protect the food I’d ordered from cross-contamination in the bag. The kitchen also made errors, like undercooking food (that I had to finish cooking at home). I live a half mile away, but after a year of fighting with them, I just can’t eat here anymore.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Great menu, both food and drink options. Staff seemed knowledgeable about contamination issues. The gluten free rolls are great.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

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The waiter was great, the food was amazing. I loved they even offer gluten free rolls for me while my family had the regular bread. A very good GF menu with many options.

Celiac

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This has been a mainstay for us until today. We had an awful experience here. They refused to accommodate our needs, as they only had a set brunch menu. Not only did they not accommodate us, they were rude and had little to no understanding of our gluten free needs. Sad to cross this off our go to list.

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Good stuff. Never made me sick.

Celiac

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Disappointed,my two reasons for coming the lettuce wraps and the fried are no longer offered gluten free

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Wait staff very knowledgeable! They are careful to keep cross contamination at a minimum. Been several times, 4 with celiac and never had a problem

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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I so appreciate the gluten free menu with Paleo and keto options and the flexibility to substitute. The customer service was also excellent all around, from Chef Jeff to our server!

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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The staff was so careful when they found out we had celiac. Delicious rolls with olive oil. Loved my club sandwich. My daughter enjoyed her plain pasta with butter. The dessert was out of this world - the chocolate cake was like cheesecake consistency and fantastic! Happy to see GF beer on the menu, didn’t try it this time but will be back.

Celiac

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No

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Been here multiple times and enjoyed the food. The staff is knowledgeable on celiac disease. *update- the last two times I've been here I have gotten sick.

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They are not quite like they used to be. In the past, the gluten free plates were a different color, the manager brought the food over and the servers were very aware of cross contamination. The last two times we have been the servers did not know what celiac was, th food was delivered together and the plates were the same. We asked numerous times to confirm it was gluten free and it was, but the care they used to take is now gone.

Not celiac

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Great gluten free menu. Food was great we go here often.

Celiac

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I used to love going to NYAJ. Have had a few poor experiences now, at least for this Warwick location. Burnt chicken. Over peppered spaghetti sauce. Over cooked gluten free noodles. And worst of all, their endless gluten free rolls are now small, dry and don’t have that fresh baked feel or taste. And to top it off, we had poor service. I won’t be going back nor recommending it again.

Not celiac

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The best GF bread in God’s world! Plus a a whole separate GF menu, full of flavor! This place proves gluten-free doesn’t have to mean delicious-free!

Celiac

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Their cheeseburger is amazing! I also loved the gluten free chicken parm AND the warm roll. They go to a lot of trouble and if shows.

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Plenty of Gf options, girlfriend with Celiac's had no problems and staff were very aware of the situation.

Celiac

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Dude. They have their own GF menu! I'm living for this restaurant. Highly recommended.

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Wait staff very knowledgeable, menu with GF marked dishes available. Manager and cooks all notified about allergies, wait staff even have rules about what they can touch for cross-contamination. And the food was very good, too!

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Disappointed as the menu is not as robust as it used to be and the bread is now a tasteless roll.

Celiac

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Awesome place! Takes allergies and Celiac Disease seriously!

Celiac

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I’m not sure yet if it was safe but the quality of the food is definitely not worth the price. My son found a large piece of fatty chicken skin in his nachos and it went downhill from there.

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My wife and I ate there two nights in a row while visiting the area. The food was very good, and the wait staff was awesome (Big shout out to Claudia!). They really get it regarding Celiac preparation and cross contamination. Highly recommend this place and wish they would open some up in the Phoenix area!

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The jambalaya is BOMB but the last few times I had a sandwich, their buns were too small to hold the contents in. Still an excellent option with a great gluten free menu. Their gluten free bread served with olive oil and parmesan to dip is however amazing.

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This restaurant offers lots of gluten free options including bread and pasta. The warm gluten free dinner roll was super soft and squishy, and the carrot cake was delicious and moist. Those two items are the best gluten free items I’ve ever had. You would never know that they were gluten free. Highly recommend this place.

Celiac

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Separate gluten free menu but the quality has really gone down since they opened. I paid $13 for a chicken breast on a stale bun. I would recommend the jambalaya.

Celiac

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I don’t think I got glutened but the food is not good here and I don’t feel good after eating here—not a full celiac reaction but definitely bloated, tired etc. It’s like a 1980s menu—chicken Parmesan etc. If I were eating a meal on a layover at an airport between two long flights I would be ok I guess with the meal I had just because I didn’t get glutened but I didn’t enjoy it. Also they delivered our entrees and totally forgot our apps until we asked. It’s basically just a restaurant for people who aren’t really into food. The waiter was nice though and they seem to be careful about cross contamination. This restaurant would probably work for older visiting relatives or kids.

Celiac

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All I can say is AMAZING. Just went in for burgers. The buns were a little dry like most gluten free, but the flavor is good. The burgers themselves were delicious as were the mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli. My daughter got the kids meal gluten free mac and cheese which was to die for. Finished off with a piece of gf carrot cake. Our waitress was attentive, but not invasive. Manager brought my food to the table as I also have shellfish and dill allergies. I have never had this level of service outside of Disney World. Will be back, even if it is two hours from home.

Celiac

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Great service. I'm GF and DF. Manager came to the table because she has DF allergies too. There wasn't much for me in regard to menu items because of being DF, but from what I saw, everything GF looked good! Server and manager kept coming back to check up on me. Great job!

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