Race Street Cafe

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 14 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Burgers + 5 more
83% of 12 votes say it's Celiac friendly

208 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 Directions

(215) 627-6181
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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 days ago

    I really wanted to love this place. As far as American bar food goes, they have a fairly extensive gluten free menu. Unfortunately, they don't take gluten free practices seriously and are just catering to the "trendy gluten free" crowd. I called in and ordered a bunch of burgers for take-out, specifying that mine needed a gluten free bun. I live about 5 blocks away, so walked over and grabbed the food ($50.50 for four burgers) and headed back to my place to eat with some friends. When I got home and opened up the boxes, I realized that all of the burgers were on the same kind of bun, and none of them were gluten free. Yes I should have checked before I left the place, but I'd gotten a GF sandwich from there once before with no issues, so I'd assumed they'd get it right. This was frustrating, but mistakes happen, so I wasn't really upset. I called back and explained... the guy apologized and called it an oversight. I said I only lived a few blocks away so I'd walk back over to pick up a new one--I reminded him exactly what type of burger I'd gotten and he said he'd have one "hot and waiting." When I returned to swap out the sandwiches (I'd brought the non GF one in case they wanted to see it / take it back), the guy literally handed me a box with a gluten free bun inside. They didn't even remake the burger for me--literally just gave me a bun to swap out. It was the tackiest thing I've ever experienced. No new meal, no money back--just a bun. Lucky for me, I'm not hyper-sensitive to cross-contamination--I can eat a burger that's already touched gluten and not get sick. A lot of people with celiac aren't this lucky though, so this "quick fix" wouldn't have worked for them. I thought about asking them to remake the entire burger, but at this point, it was 9 PM and I still had to walk back to my place and eat. I let it go, and by the time I got home, the burger and fries were cold, and my dinner was pretty ruined. Moral of the story: if you have celiac and are looking for a place that takes it seriously, this is absolutely not your place.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    2 months ago

    I got the chili and it was really good. They said the chips were fine, but upon further investigation, they were fried in a shared fryer. They were friendly though.

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    7 months ago

    ordered a burger on gf bun. it was served on the same plate as a salad with regular croutons. service was slow at lunchtime also

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    11 months ago

    I had a choice of salads or one simple burger on a Saturday. None of the breakfast options would work

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    Celiac
    3 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Great chicken salad and sweet potato fries. The gluten free bun was a dried up hunk. It was inedible.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Great burger on a gf bun. Would be back if I lived in the area.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Cool atmosphere - solid options.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    2 years ago

    Good burgers and gf buns and beer. Not a ton of options.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Good selection. Knowledge staff.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Comfy, quirky and gf friendly in hidden part of Philadelphia. I am psyched for early birthday cake - gluten free at lunchtime!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 years ago

    Knowledgable, friendly, delicious gluten free options.

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    Not celiac
    4 rating
    4 years ago

    Great quinoa crispy cakes! Served with spinach and roasted peppers. Very good.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    Tucked away on Race Street, this pub-style venue reminded me of an Irish eatery - complete with yummy menu that doesn't disappoint those with gluten allergies. Mostly everything on the menu is available gluten free, including sandwiches and burgers. What's more, the gluten free bread is incredible, the best we've had, without question (thanks Taffets Bake Shop!). Highly recommend this cafe, gluten free or otherwise!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 years ago

    All sandwiches can be made with a delicious GF roll!Menu items are clearly marked to be GF.

Gluten-Free Features

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

Categories

  • Cafe
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
Monday
12 am - 2 am, 11:30 am - 12 am
Tuesday
12 am - 2 am, 11:30 am - 12 am
Wednesday
12 am - 2 am, 11:30 am - 12 am
Thursday
12 am - 2 am, 11:30 am - 12 am
Friday
12 am - 2 am, 11:30 am - 12 am
Saturday
12 am - 2 am, 10:30 am - 12 am
Sunday
12 am - 2 am, 10:30 am - 12 am
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