O'Toole's Restaurant Pub

7 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Beer, Bread/Buns, Burgers, Mozzarella Sticks, Sandwiches
Safety Rating
7 ratings

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1814 Central Ave
Albany, NY 12205
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My daughter and I showed up on a Monday for breakfast, but we ended up there before they were open. The owner and chef were there, and accommodated us even though they weren't fully ready. The owner could not have been nicer. I got a bacon egg and cheese on a GF bun. The chef did smashed tater tots with salt pepper and onions (they also have dedicated fryers for lunch items). My daughter had the same but with a regular bun. Nice GF menu. Food was excellent. I highly recommend checking them out. They made this Celiac very happy.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Pretty bad experience here after having two really good experiences, so I’m a bit torn. Someone was having a birthday party so the whole joint was pretty loud but service in the actual restaurant was lacking. Bathroom had a broken soap dispenser, stalls missing TP, waitress never checked in on us or filled up our water. I go here as a Celiac because of their great gluten free options. I ordered fajitas for the first time and they came out sizzling but totally tasteless. Waitress was happy to get me some wings as a replacement but they came out tasting a bit bland and were a totally different color than the last time I ordered them with the same sauce. I Waitress was either talking with other staff or not in sight to flag down for help, which affected the service that could have helped remedy the meal. Id still come again based on previous positive experiences, but this was really disappointing.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • 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?

— Separate gluten-free menu

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?

— Below Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Separate gf menu and the bread is good! My burger was amazing. I ordered online and noted my allergy in the comments of the order. I am pretty sure (?) they have a separate fryer bc u can get a lottttt of options including fries. I got some which tasted like they were baked but I don’t really know. Also they have a deal on burgers on Tuesdays which was dope. I would come back for sure. I don’t think I got sick from this place at all but I’ve been recently glutened so its hard to tell.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 1 year 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

  • Reported to have dedicated kitchen space
  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Beer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Mozzarella Sticks
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Reuben Burger
Gluten-Free Mozzarella Sticks at O'Toole's Restaurant Pub
GF beer
GF chicken fingers and GF fries
GF menu side 2 of 2
GF menu side 1 of 2
See, ASK US FOR OUR GLUTEN FREE MENU.
chicken parmesan and pasta... pasta was lacking flavor, but the sauce was good and the chicken was excellent. Would probably go for the sandwich next time since it's on Sherry Lynn's bread.
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Celiac

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Very disappointing visit. There were so many 5 star reviews, I was excited to try this place. We went the Monday after St. Patrick’s Day only to find out they were sold out of many GF items including rolls/bread. I ended up getting fish and chips and it was horrible. The fish was over cooked. One piece was so dried out, it was like eating jerky. There was too much batter and it was rock hard. Nothing was flavorful. I do believe this is a safe restaurant and they take cross contamination seriously. It’s nice they have a dedicated fryer. I just wish I could have tried the chicken tenders or mozzarella sticks but sadly they were both sold out.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Below Average

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

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The food and service is great. It is one of very few places my husband (who has extreme sensitivity to gluten) can eat and not have symptoms of cross contamination. We eat here nearly every week.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Ate here a few weeks ago. Food was safe. Would recommend the rueben.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Great GF burger and GF bun. Gf menu with lots of choices Driving through on vacation used Find Gluten Free app. Thanks

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Completely dedicated gluten-free kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The food tastes great - and they’re very safe about cross contamination. The mozzarella sticks, chicken parmesan sandwich, and the chicken tenders are some of my favorite!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

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 breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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They have dedicated fryers and separate toaster

The chicken tenders were delicious and we had the “nugget bowl” which was full of flavor

The food is great. The GF beer is better. Dedicated fryer and local bakery provides the bread and pasta. We had a take out for the movie meal all GF including a bag of popcorm

Safety


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

— Very

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

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Chicken Parm sandwich was very tasty. Roll didn't fall apart and was from a local GF bakery. Fries are cooked in dedicated fryer. Definitely would recommend this place.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Ordered 2 dinners and 3 appetizers To-Go and was not disappointed! First time, in over 5 years, having mozzarella sticks & wings! Nice place for lunch/dinner so you can feel normal and go out with friends/family!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


They have a separate fryer for gluten free food. They also have a big selection of gluten free food such as bread, fries, and mozzarella sticks.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

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

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • 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


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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 delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Love this place. I eat here once a week. Good food, big portions and they are always doing amazing new gluten free options. Very celiac friendly

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Had the gf wings and fries - DELICIOUS! Our server was awesome! We have the complication of dairy free/nut free as well and he took the time to carefully check with the kitchen if our order was safe for us. They really cater to the gf crowd and I only wish we lived closer so we could come more often!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I haven’t had potato skins in years 👏🏼 👏🏼 So happy and everything was delicious.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff is very helpful. Gluten free menu with a dedicated fryer. Staff told us they have a gluten free buffet they do from time to time. We will be back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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The first time I ate here I had no problems. The second time visiting I got sick. I’m not sure if they made a mistake with what frier they used but I’m too nervous to try this spot again.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The food is really mediocre here but they do GF well. Big GF menu plus dedicated fryer. Would like to give five stars but can’t because of food quality.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff is not just GF accommodating, but welcoming. They have a GF specific menu, and even do GF brunches and events. (Wow!). Items like a GF chicken parm sandwich and fries were things I thought I would never enjoy again. Not only could I order them, but O’Tooles made them delicious. The hand breaded, fried chicken breast was moist and delicious. I will be going back SOON!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Celiac

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Very celiac friendly. They have a large dedicated gluten free menu that talks about their separate deep frier and toaster. They also have a gluten free beer on the menu, which I’d never tried before. It is kinda like beer... if you were already drunk and your eyes were closed 😉

I had the GF chicken fingers. They were alright. Mostly, it just felt nice to feel somewhat normal. Looking forward to coming back to try some of the GF buns and bread.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Knowledgeable staff and well marked menu. Dedicated fryer and toaster. Many GF choices, including apps, entrees and at least one dessert. GF beer and cider. I had a chicken parm sandwich with fries. Tasty pub food and friendly service.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great size menu for gluten free, great options. Even had gf alcohol as well. Great customer service - our server Zachary was amazing. He wasn’t bothered when i asked about how things are prepared. They have separate kitchen, fridge, cutting boards, and even a separate chef!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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One of the best gf meals I have had in a while with respect to having food that isn't normally offered gf. I had wings, fries, and the Reuben. The gf bread was so good, could barely tell it was gf and dedicated fryers for the wings and fries. $5 margaritas was an added bonus! Will definitely come back next time I'm in the area.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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this place was so good! i really didn’t know what to expect but was so pleased. i had the reuben with fries and buffalo wings which were all great. it took a long time to come out but i can appreciate that because it means they really are making everything gluten free. so far no symptoms of gluten one day later.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Reassuring waitstaff, lots of options, great (kid friendly) food, and have never been glutened. local gf bakery provided breads, separate cook areas, good bar fare.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Gluten Free wings, Sherry Lynn's Gluten Free breads, GF beer - Eat Gluten Free on the patio! Casual pub with great food.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Used my Nima to test the chicken fajita. It came back as having “gluten found”. The manager was very nice and took it off the bill and offered me other things, but questioned me saying she couldn’t understand what had gluten. I tested French fries as well and they came out safe. I wouldn’t come here again.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Come here often because of all the choices!! Let’s change that to used to come here. Changed the menu, manager very rude, arguing with me that the menu wasn’t smaller. Never again and we used to come about once a month.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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The hostess was rude when I walked in with my fiancé and family. She said you god with a high top? I said, no can we please have a booth. She’s like sure, I guess. Anyway, I asked for a gluten free menu and she said no whatever is marked GF in the menu is what you can eat. Well, I looked at the front of the MENU AND IT SAYS MAKE SURE TO ASK FOR OUR GLUTEN FREE MENU!! So, I asked our waiter for the menu... he’s like no, that’s your menu. Wasn’t very friendly, again very rude like the hostess. Also, the guy in slacks, shiny black shoes and a button up, probably the manager walks around like he’s better than everyone. Overall, I “can’t wait” to try my Ruben... I wonder if they did away with the dedicated space and fryer. Anywho, if you want rude and unknowledgeable staff DONT COME HERE, unless you like that type of shit. Lastly, they did away with a lot of gluten free items. It use to have an 90% out of 100 votes say it’s celiac friendly. Well, can’t say that now!

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Lots of options, separate GF menu, dedicated fryer. Chicken tenders were juicy & perfect texture--kids loved them, along w GF pasta. I had GF Reuben on bread from a local bakery--Sherry Lynn's. Delicious GF,DF flourless chocolate cake for dessert. Chef was friendly & clearly committed to GF--is about to offer a new item: GF spaetzel.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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It was such a pleasure to go out and have so much to choose from. The Irish nachos are fantastic. The French fries are some of the best we've had and are gluten free! Be sure to order off of the GF menu. They say that there is dedicated cooking space And a dedicated fryer. We had fried wings. what a treat. Definitely celiac precautions here. Enjoy.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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GF Rueben and fries excellent. GF beer saison is okay but expensive. O'Toole chop salad very good.

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Celiac

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Great gluten-free menu. Staff is very knowledgeable and food is excellent. Dedicated fryer, locally made rolls, and beer menu

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Excellent GF menu. Dedicated fryers and great buns. Try the gf chicken parm!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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I like this place and i've been a few times and it was good but the last time I ate there I was glutened. Not sure what happened but I don't know if I will be back. Also, they fry in soybean oil so if you have a soy issue avoid fried foods.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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SO EXCELLENT!! So many choices, and everything I tried was wonderful!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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simply loved eating here. we are gluten intolerant and loved the fact we could eat a sandwich and not worry. all gf bread comes from a local bakery. delicious food.

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absolutely wonderful! Great choices with a dedicated prep area and fryers. had the Irish nachos and an actual chicken parm sandwich (GF breading) on a GF roll from a local GF bakery. was also able to have a GF oatmeal stout! will be going back for sure.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Best meal I've had since I went GF!

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Fantastic! Wonderful food and atmosphere. Wait staff and owner attentive and very friendly. Highly recommend.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Gluten free bread is fantastic. I really encourage to get a sandwich! Really great place.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Very good food. Knowledgable staff. Seperate gluten free menu!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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