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!
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.
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!
The quality of the food has gone down a lot.
Food was good and staff was knowledgable. The manager brought our our daughters food and talked to us about gluten free preparation. it was great and she didn't get sick!
I got a carry-out and the pasta was already cold when I got it and the chicken was just a big over-cooked slab. The sauce was really salty and they put the potatoes in the same compartment so it was drowning in salty, lemon sauce.
The food was great, plenty of gluten free options, including dessert. The waitstaff was knowledgeable and very considerate about Celiac. They brought out gluten free bread to start with--it was awesome. My young daughter is the one who has Celiac, so she was disappointed not to see gf fries, but they said they could make some for us in a pan. It was very busy, yet the manager came over and let us know he knew we were eating from the gf menu and they would take it seriously and pay special attention to our food preparation. The combination of their attention to gf needs and delicious food means we will definitely be back!
Wonderful attention to needs of food challenges.
Great food, fairly extensive list of entrees, gluten free rolls and bread that's pretty good, and a lot of attention paid to my celiac.
This place is awesome. Very well educated staff and managers come and speak to you and actually bring all of the GF food. Strong processes. Great menu. We will be back many many times. Finally a place in Bethesda with a GF menu.
YOU GUYS. This place is unreal. Fresh, delicious bread, ridiculously good food, and even a dessert option or two. I was so grateful to have such an amazing meal I was nearly in tears. And they were VERY careful, even announcing with my entree, "no gluten has been near this dish." Can't wait to come back.
Best GF experience ever! Very big GF friendly menu with GF knowledgeable and accommodating staff!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
Love this place! And, the food is yummy. The carrot cake is amazing.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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!
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!!
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.
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.
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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