Not Your Average Joe's

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 26 ratings
$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Burgers + 7 more
92% of 14 votes say it's Celiac friendly

90 Pleasant Valley St, Methuen, MA 01844 Directions

(978) 974-0015
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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 months ago

    Loved the knowledgeable staff and large gluten free selection. They even give you a gluten free bread roll so you’re not left out when everyone else is enjoying the bread and butter.

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    1 rating
    5 months ago

    Every time we eat here they manage to screw up our order. I know it's hard to be picky but if you're going to bother with it, at least eat there rather than get takeout; you may end up waiting a half an hour but at least they can fix their mistake if they make one (they will). Whether or not the new dish is any good is a crap shoot.

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    5 rating
    6 months ago

    I love going here! I was so happy to find a place with several g.f. meals to choose from and the staff is very good

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    Being new to the Gluten free world, I've been afraid to go out to eat. I came here and instantly felt at ease with the knowledgeable and caring staff. They brought out gluten free bread and dipping oil for me, I was thrilled. I highly recommend Not your average Joe's.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    I was here in October 2015 for an exchange and they have a GF menu and they know a lot about celiac disease. Staff was very kind.

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    2 rating
    2 years ago

    It's a burger joint. 3 of us ate there only one of us is celiac. I was offered gf bread and seperate dipping. Very good. But we all ordered our burgers med and came back burnt n greasy yet still pink inside. I will not return. To high priced for quality of food.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    We ate here last night and the food and service were terrific. They have a huge and very impressive GF menu. Our server noticed immediately that I was looking at the GF menu and asked me if I wanted a GF roll. She brought out a delicious and very soft onion roll. I would definitely go back and recommend this place.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    2 years ago

    8/9/15 they have added GF Mac and cheese to kids menu and GF carrot cake to dessert options. 9/21/13 We've had takeout and ate at the restaurant at least a dozen times over the past year and we've had mixed experiences (missing items from takeout) but I'll bump up my rating because they appear to be improving. 10/25/12 GF rolls, separate GF menu. Not much for GF dessert except sorbet. Not much for my daughter except a burger (on GF bun). Waitress wouldn't bring out Hoodsie for her because she thought it was not GF (but it is according to Hood). 3 stars for a family 4 if you go w/o kids.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Outstanding. Probably the best GF restaurant in the Merrimack Valley.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Excellent gf options! Fantastic, knowledgable staff.

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    4 years ago

    I ordered out from here and it was disappointing. The GF roll on my sandwich was stale and they forgot my sister's pizza. They also didn't give me a GF roll or oil which is why I go here.

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    4 years ago

    Although Joe's offers a nice GF menu, I was not a fan of their caramelized onion rolls which is their bread alternative. My server was not very knowledgable with the gluten free options or which items of these were dairy free. Hopefully their staff will become more knowledgable and they will have other bread options soon!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    I fell in love with this place instantly. I am a very sensitive celiac and was good to go here. For the first time in about 2 years I had bread and dipping oil. It was unbelievably good. They make all their own gfree bread. I had the burger with a gfree bun. Their bread and buns are some of the best gfree breads I've ever had. Burger was excellent. They had heir own gluten free menu. Just love this place!!!!!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    So careful not to cross contaminate!! Give you a gf onion roll and seperate dipping oil. Food is brought over by the manager also. I had the chicken piccata with gf pasta and it was so good my mom was questioning if it was gf or not until she could taste the difference! There is gluten free done good and gluten free done right. Usually gluten free done right isn't good and gluten free done good isn't done right, somehow they managed to make it good and right! Really is not the average gluten free menu like it says!

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    5 rating
    4 years ago

    They were great! So careful to not cross contaminate and even have GF rolls. Different shaped plates to separate too!

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    5 years ago

    I was given exceptional service! My waitress was so kind, and my food was brought over by the manager. I ordered a Waldorf salad with low-cal Zinfandel dressing on the side. I didn't have the dressing, but the salad was wonderful! I was also given a a gfree onion roll (they are Gillian's brand). It was obviously microwaved, but it was still good. I was also given my own dipping oil. I didn't try it, so I don't know if it is any different from their regular dipping oil. Overall, pretty good place to eat out. Lots of options on the menu.

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    4 rating
    5 years ago

    Love the chicken piccata with gluten free pasta. Great drinks

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    5 rating
    5 years ago

    I love them, they are great about the gluten allergy and they use gillians rolls.

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    4 rating
    5 years ago

    could use more gf dessert options.

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    5 rating
    5 years ago

    One of the few places that have gluten free rolls for their burgers. Excellent staff and I will come yet again.

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    5 rating
    5 years ago

    Excellent GF menu, and strict GF policy. The manager carried all of my dishes over while the server carried everything else, which guaranteed no cross-contamination. As soon as I ordered an entree off the GF menu, the manager came over and I asked if I wanted the GF bread & oil before my meal. Felt safe eating here, and got a great meal!

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    4 rating
    6 years ago

    Dedicated GF menu, educated staff, GF rolls, excellent cocktails, good vibe.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 days 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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    4 rating
    1 week 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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 weeks ago

    793 Iyannough Rd, Barnstable Town, MA 02601

    I have gluten and dairy and they were excellent to deal with. Separate gluten free menu and gluten free rolls to start! I would definitely recommend.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    Potomac Town Pl, Woodbridge, VA 22191

    One of my go to places for gluten free, the bread they bake is awesome and they always give me some to take home. Can’t ask for a better menu, never had any issues.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 month ago

    561 Glen Eagle Square, Glen Mills, PA 19342

    AMAZING. GF Menu, allergy exacting! Food was more flavorful than I have ever had. Seriously, Chipotle Quesadilla with Pineapple Salsa. Bread is awesome. Waldorf Salad exceptional.

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    239-245 Kentlands Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

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

    The staff is great. Have a dedicated gluten free menu. Have gluten free bread and will give you your own dipping sauce. I’ve never gotten sick eating here.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    1 month ago

    10400 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814

    Went on Monday for lunch with 6 people including my 5 year old celiac child. Was impressed with the breadth of the GF menu. She was thrilled to have some GF bread. Unfortunately, while she was eating the GF macaroni, I realized there was a curly noodle in the middle of her GF penne. The kitchen said they think a noodle from a regular mac and cheese just accidentally slipped into her dish but I don't see how that is possible if any sort of basic precautions are being made. She woke up in the middle of the night with cramps. We will likely try another location of this chain again due to the broad options but I was pretty disappointed in their safe food handling.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    49 Saint James Place, Ardmore, PA 19003

    6 stars if I could have. Amazing gf bread and extensive menu. They prepare your food separately with only one chef to avoid cross contamination. For a chain this is incredible!

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    1 month ago

    645 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476

    It's a relief to go here, though you pay a bit more, that's no surprise. Every been several times and have always been served by the chef or very particularly by a lead server. More recently they offer a roll, which I appreciate. Pasta is great, salmon was good (a bit of an odd combo - squash, pesto, salmon), burger (yum), tried their carrot cake - they didn't let this thaw properly, it was 'ok' - a bit to sugary like some GF stuff tends to be. I don't recall getting sick, but I did have a rough morning after my most recent visit, can't be sure it was NYAJ's. I'll definitely be back there.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    221 Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua, NH 03060

    Twice now, I’ve been served gluten at this location. First, a burger with a gluten roll (make sure your roll has small pieces of onion, which is the GF version) and second I suspect was the pasta in the pasta al for no. Either the pasta wasn’t GF or it was cooked in the standard pasta water. They have GF options but I think they can be sloppy on the follow through. Days of suffering result!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    16 Mazzeo Dr, Randolph, MA 02368

    I have never seen such a large gluten free menu offered at a restaurant before. You just have to ask for the separate menu. They even offered gluten free dinner rolls that were soft and delicious! Everyone at my table actually liked them better then the regular rolls. Waitress even gave me my separate dipping oil without me having to ask, didn't have to ask for the gf rolls either! I had a burger on a gf bun (same bread as dinner rolls) with a side of mashed potatoes. Did not get sick at all. Our waitress was awesome and was very knowledgeable. When she brought food to the table that was not gluten free (for the others with me) she made sure I knew that it was not gf. It's the little things like this that makes eating out for someone like me enjoyable again!! Thank you! Very impressed!!

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    5 rating
    3 months ago

    111 Pond St, Norwell, MA 02061

    Offered a gf menu when I walked in and was automatically brought the gf warm roll, didn’t have to make a special request for either. Really big gluten free menu!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    291 Turnpike Rd, Westborough, MA 01581

    My waitress made sure to confirm I wanted GF fir Celiacs

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 months ago

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

    Not only is the gluten free menu amazing but the servers are ALL knowledgeable about celiac and extremely helpful. We love eating here and have never had a bad experience!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    16 Mazzeo Dr, Randolph, MA 02368

    Order the gluten free mac and cheese and had gluten free dinner rolls and didn't get sick. Greatly enjoyed the meal .

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    3 months ago

    111 Pond St, Norwell, MA 02061

    They've gotten my to-go order wrong a few times and are not consistent on what dressings are or are not gluten free.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    16 Mazzeo Dr, Randolph, MA 02368

    Dedicated gf menu, caring wait staff and general manager. I've eaten there many times without a problems.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 months ago

    561 Glen Eagle Square, Glen Mills, PA 19342

    Love this place! We come here all the time and their gluten free bread is just like normal bread, possibly even better!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 months ago

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

    staff is very knowledgeable! they're gf food is amazing! I always feel safe and full after! no anxiety or belly issues! love nyaj's! they're the best!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    49 Saint James Place, Ardmore, PA 19003

    The good was AMAZING!! Honestly best gluten free food I have had in a while. Server was very away of my Celiac. 100% recommend even if you're even close to this place, go!

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    5 rating
    4 months ago

    305 Main St, Acton, MA 01720

    GF menu. Lots of great choices Staff is knowledgeable. Even GF options on the daily specials. The gf bead and dip is to die for!

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    2 rating
    4 months ago

    55 Main St, Watertown, MA 02472

    Slow service and no flavor in the food.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

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

    Great selection of food! Staff was extremely attentive! The bread and dip to start the meal! Amazing!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    49 Saint James Place, Ardmore, PA 19003

    Amazing!!! Seriously. Go here!!!

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    5 rating
    5 months ago

    1265 Main St, Waltham, MA 02451

    huge gluten free menu. staff asked if I was gluten free when I asked for a table. the Jambalaya was really good.

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    5 rating
    5 months ago

    55 Main St, Watertown, MA 02472

    Upon telling the server I was celiac they immediately got the manager. Who washed all items used to cook my food twice. I've never received such VIP celiac service. Absolutely amazing--yummy too

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    793 Iyannough Rd, Barnstable Town, MA 02601

    The gluten free menu was extensive. The waitress was very attentive of my food restriction which was very reassuring. I had a gf roll, the haddock with mashed potatoes and peas, everything was delicious and didn't get sick. I was really impressed. Would definitely come here again when I visit the Cape!

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    5 rating
    5 months ago

    49 Saint James Place, Ardmore, PA 19003

    A must try! The best GF menu I've ever seen! GF bread as a free starter!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    221 Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua, NH 03060

    Our waitress Ashley was so attentive and nice. Totally ask for her! The GF rolls were amazing! No joke amazing! And the GF menu had a lot of options. I got the chicken caprese it was phenomenal. There was so much of it I took half of it home for dinner!

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    5 months ago

    70 University Ave, Westwood, MA 02090

    I've eaten at Not Your Average Joe's a few times and honestly the service is terrible. Last time my food was made wrong twice. I haven't gotten sick so I gave them 4 stars, but the service is so bad I don't think I'll eat there again.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    49 Saint James Place, Ardmore, PA 19003

    This restaurant has amazing gluten free food starting with their bread and appetizers and ending with at least 3 delicious choices for dessert. You never feel like a 2nd class citizen here.

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    5 rating
    5 months ago

    1845 Fountain Dr, Reston, VA 20190

    Great!! Many clearly labeled gluten free items on the menu. They even have gluten free bread to bring out as an appetizer, gluten free desserts, and gluten free kids items (a huge plus for my GF daughter). Highly recommend.

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    5 rating
    5 months ago

    561 Glen Eagle Square, Glen Mills, PA 19342

    Best lunch ever!! The gluten free bread they serve is to die for. Great service, thank you Courtney. Thank you Logan. Great staff great food and great service!

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    6 months ago

    291 Turnpike Rd, Westborough, MA 01581

    I wish I had a gluten tester like the other reviewer, because after eating here I ended up becoming VERY ILL for a long time and the only thing I could think of was they must've fed me straight up gluten. Yes, the way they behave in the front of house make you feel safe, and the gf selection is huge, but whatever is actually going on in the kitchen is NOT safe for Celiacs in my opinion. I don't think I've ever been sicker in my entire life like I was after eating here. I struggled with writing this review, but I feel like reviews like this are important because places like this are why I never eat out anymore.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    6 months ago

    19307 Promenade Dr, Leesburg, VA 20176

    Great GF options. Even bread to have before dinner. Love this place.

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    5 rating
    6 months ago

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

    My son ordered chicken quesadilla and the salmon meal. He loved them both. Staff friendly and very attentive to all allergic people.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    55 Main St, Watertown, MA 02472

    Gf menu and knowledgable staff. I've been there several times and never had any contamination issues.

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    5 rating
    6 months ago

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

    Great gluten free menu and bread! Courteous service too. Good for groups and outdoor seating.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    6 months ago

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

    Excellent food and service!! New favorite place!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    49 Saint James Place, Ardmore, PA 19003

    Have an entire gluten free menu that has a lot of options and is delicious too!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    10400 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814

    The gluten-free bread was the best i have ever had! I ordered the Tomato basil soup and the gluten-free chicken quesadillas which were absolutely delicious!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    793 Iyannough Rd, Barnstable Town, MA 02601

    So good!! Had the Cobb salad and a cocktail with out getting sick. GF menu is extensive and staff is knowledgeable. Even have GF rolls for the table before your meal!

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    1 rating
    6 months ago

    Potomac Town Pl, Woodbridge, VA 22191

    It seemed great at first. We even got gluten free bread for the table. Turns out, bread was not gluten free. I ate the whole basket. Now I am Incredibly sick

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    4 rating
    6 months ago

    645 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476

    SO YUMMY! Best bread for the table I've ever had. They even made me a gluten free dairy free lobster roll!!!!!!!!!! Also the sorbet was amazing. However I did feel kinda iffy the next day so I am not sure if this restaurant was the culprit or not (thats why it lost its 5th star)

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    291 Turnpike Rd, Westborough, MA 01581

    First restaurant to offer warm gf rolls along with the the regular rolls!! They are delicious and soft and you can ask for a separate oil dip! The gf menu has lots of variety and the food is always delicious!

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    Celiac
    3 rating Not celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    291 Turnpike Rd, Westborough, MA 01581

    I'm so sorry but I'm going to have to give this rating. The menu looked great; huge gf. The food looked good. The staff was amazing. Chef and 2 managers talked to us. First dish came back with gluten after testing with Nima. 5/6 of us had already eaten. Tested next 5 dishes. All had some gluten (one was high). Tested this later with EZ gluten strips. Same result. May be from airborne flour. They are trying very hard and want to do this right but something went wrong. 4 of us had small reactions the next day but were minimum bc we only ate one thing. Could have been worse.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    19307 Promenade Dr, Leesburg, VA 20176

    Always a great and safe choice!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    1125 Fall River Ave, Seekonk, MA 02771

    Awesome food amazing gluten free/allergy menu and precautions. As a bonus you can buy a 6 pack of their g-free rolls for $4.

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 - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11 am - 11:30 pm
Sunday
11 am - 10 pm
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