100% of 24 votes say it's Celiac friendly

110 W Bailey St, Ponder, TX 76259 Directions

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Amazing!! The owner, Dave, is extremely knowledgeable and completely understands GF/cross contamination. He’s gluten intolerant. The food was amazing!! I had fried green tomatoes and the chicken fried steak. Fantastic. The gravy was fantastic.

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Best Thanksgiving Dinner ever. I was able to enjoy everything that everyone ate with out me having to leave out some of the most important parts of the meal. They are extremely knowledgeable, care about being careful. It was one of the best dinners I've had. Service was also amazing.

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Not celiac

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Wonderful awesome. Gluten free, celiac knowledgable. Chicken fried steak A+++++++

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Gluten Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Dessert
  • Fried Chicken

Categories

  • BYOB
  • Restaurant
  • Steakhouse

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Chicken fried steak with homemade gravy and a baked potato.
Fried green tomatoes
Gluten free chicken fried steak strips, fries and the best gluten free cream gravy. I get 2 meals out of this...see the to go box waiting. highly suggest adding an order gf fried zucchini/squash.
Lunch special with Gluten free chicken fried steak (gf cream gravy on the side) mashed potatoes, fries and roasted carrots
Gluten free fried zucchini. Yum
Gluten free chicken fried steak, gf cream gravy, gf fried zucchini, mash potatoes and fries. lunch portion. DELICIOUS 

I always call 30 mins ahead to allow them time to start the dedicated fryer.
GF chicken-fried steak and hand cut fries (from a separate prep area and fryer) and southern style green beans.
GF fried green tomatoes
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Fantastic chicken fried steak and fried green tomatoes! Definitely worth the detour if you are in the Dallas area.

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Perfet. Great staff seperate kitchen space including fryer. Best to call ahead so they can prep their kitchen foe the GF order. Was told they can custom make the desserts with week notice.

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing! Call 30 minutes ahead so they can get the dedicated fryer hot. Call the day before and they’ll make you a pie! Everything can be made gluten free. Seriously the best!

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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This place is amazing! Make reservations and tell them about gluten sensitivity. Dave, the owner, has been gf for almost 20 years. He shared his breading and gravy secrets, and told us about other restaurants with good and safe GF options! We had fried green tomatoes, fried cactus, chicken fried steak, calf fries, and it was all amazing! The gravy is something special! Definitely scratched an itch for my wife, who has celiac. Highly recommended!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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If you are driving along I-35 and want a GF taste of Texas, this is your place!! We have multiple dietary restrictions, including gluten free, dairy free, and an allergy to black pepper. The amazing staff took all restrictions very seriously. They even made a gluten and dairy free gravy. Every person on the staff was nice and wanted to make sure that we all got to “enjoy everything!” The owner has celiac and takes cc very seriously. Staff was well trained. There is a separate fryer and prep area.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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The staff is very friendly and accommodating. They even held a Gluten Free Thanksgiving. MUST have reservations. Dave, the owner is the one who is gluten sensitive. Call 30 mins ahead for the fryer to be warmed. They also have GF buns for burgers.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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This place definitely delivered. We called 30 minutes ahead of time so they were able to get the fryer going. The fried green tomatoes were amazing. The chicken fried steak was ok, but being able to eat safely out here is great in it of itself.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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This place is such a hidden gem! As mentioned in other reviews, giving them at least a 30 minute heads will allow them to get the GF fryer going and reduce your wait time. The friendly owner is celiac and takes all the necessary precautions to provide tasty GF fare: well-trained staff, separate prep area, and separate fryer. My non-GF friend and I both got to enjoy some delicious, coma-inducing fried green tomatoes and chicken-fried steak with gravy.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Very knowledgeable, staff was fantastic and the food was outstanding! Fried green tomatoes, chicken fried steak with gravy, hand cut fries. The food was so fresh( steak was hand cut in the back just before cooking). Just give them about 20 min notice you are on the way if you want fried food. Hubby had non gf chicken fried steak and decided mine was better than his!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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My husband and I were excited to find this gem with gluten free options for me. I had the chicken fried steak with gravy and veggies, all gf. He had a cheeseburger and fries. All was fresh, hot, and delicious. If you are wanting the gf and know what time you are coming call so they can get the separate fryer going so there won't be a long wait. Highly recommend and we will be back!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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So came here on Monday and back again on Friday. Owner can’t eat gluten, so everyone is well trained!! Everything you never get to eat - right here! Chicken fried steak and gravy, fried green tomatoes, you name it!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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What a diamond in the rough! The owner is gluten intolerant and has separate area for all gluten free food. The staff was incredible and the food was excellent! We ordered the chicken fry and chicken strips with gravy. By far one of the best chicken fried steaks we’ve ever had.... gluten free or not! If you order anything fried you need to call them 30 min ahead of time so they can heat the separate fryers. Please give this place a try, you won’t be sorry! The owner came and visited with us and shared his story. We were blessed to find this diamond! Thank you Dave and Lexi, You made our night!!! PS - we can’t wait to come back

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Another great gluten free meal!! Chicken fried steak with best gravy EVER! Owner Dave was sweet enough to make more gravy for me to take home with my leftovers. (Order the big one, you'll want to take some with you!) Topped it all off with Gluten free Apple pie. Yum!!!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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I had a baked potato and GF chicken tenders. Both were really good. As the previous reviews stated, call ahead for reservation. They have a dedicated fryer.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Call ahead for the fryer and the baked potatoes. They are well versed in gf with personal experience. Charming steakhouse with variety and character.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Absolutely awesome! I haven't had chicken or steak strips in years. They have a dedicated gf fryer and can make most things gf. Call ahead so they can turn on the free fryer ahead of time.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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A great place, down home atmosphere. Good comfort food. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Separate fryer for gluten free, call ahead about 20 min so they have time to get it hot for you.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Very pleased here! The owner spoke with my friend and I BEFORE we ordered as well as after our food was served. Being a celiac himself he takes cross-contamination very seriously. Here you will get more that grilled meats or salad. You will be able to eat foods that you couldn't eat at any other restaurant. Fried green tomatoes.... Chicken fried steak, etc.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing! We ordered the chicken fried steak and the owner came out to ask if we had any other allergies. We told them my husband didn't tolerate dairy well either and they made the gravy with coconut milk! Portions were huge! And pricing was VERY reasonable!! We did call and let them know we were on the way- they said they would start the separate fryer so that it would be ready for our GF meals.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Dave (the owner) is a celiac and knows the frustration of eating out safely. He has trained his staff in the importance of no cross contamination, the preparation and serving of gluten free glory. The chicken fried steak and gravy is amazing. If you want it fried, the folks at ponder can do it for ya. Call ahead for reservations and just let them know you need a gluten free entree. They also have gluten free desserts.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Amazing gluten free choices! Yummy gf pineapple upside down cake!!! Call in advance to let them know you will be needing gf free food so they can get everything ready!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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