Red Cow

8 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Burgers, Sandwiches
100% of 7 votes say it's celiac friendly
3624 W 50th St
Minneapolis, MN 55410

Top Reviews


Celiac

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Perfection! The GF selections were many and what we had, delicious.

Safety


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

— Very

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

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

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious for all that were GF and not. Knowledgeable staff, brought comfort the celiac in the group (my teenager daughter) would be taken care of. We are visiting the area and really enjoyed the meal.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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I don't have anything to add that hasn't already been said by other reviewers. Red Cow is great for celiacs, lots of GF burgers, always a cider on tap, and dedicated fryer for their amazing French fries.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 10 months 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
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Not celiac

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Dedicated fryer so do not skip the fries! My wife is celiac and had a delicious patty melt and fries on gf bread. They have knowledgeable and friendly staff and separate prep space in the kitchen. Absolutely no reaction other than being very full and happy after dinner.

Safety


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

— 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
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 dairy-free
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I have celiac disease and it is very difficult to find a casual dining restaurant that offers comfort food that is gluten-free. The Buffalo Cauliflower, wings, & burgers are wonderful! An actual GF bun that isn’t gross! Yippie!

The waitress did not make me feel high maintenance and was very understanding.

She also reassured me that they have a separate fryer that they use for a gluten-free items.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 12 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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All the burgers and most of the sandwiches can be GF with modifications. They have GF buns and the chicken needs to be grilled vs breaded and fried. I had the grilled chicken and whipped brie sandwich on a GF bun and tots as my side. The tots were great and the sandwich ok, but the bun was pretty bad. Turned to mush from liquid of the sandwich, it did not hold up at all. The taste and texture were not appealing at all and I ended up using fork and knife to eat it off the bun.

They bring beer and donuts to the table as a sample, neither GF.

Bloody mary was good!

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?

— Some

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

— Average

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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We went twice during our trip to the cities. Our first night I was really impressed! Dedicated prep and cooking space, dedicated fryer, GF buns, etc. our waiter was knowledgeable and immediately asked if there was an allergy when we asked about GF options. It was so refreshing to feel like a restaurant actually cared! I had the so cal Vegan burger. The first night was a little better than my second trip. The cheese was more melted and the toppings were more generous. My second trip wasn’t bad by any means, but just slightly less great than the first. Overall it was a positive experience as a celiac though! I will absolutely come back!

Safety


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

— 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?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main 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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Gluten free buns and dedicated fryer.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

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

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Ordered the patty melt and got extremely glutened.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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The staff was very knowledgeable about what was gluten free and not. The menu was very well labeled and anything I had a question about the staff was able to answer.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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I’m sad to share this but it is a lesson for due diligence on everyone’s part.

Before I ordered, I shared that I had celiac and was quickly assured that my meal would be made gluten free with diligence given to cross contact (changing gloves, dedicated fryer, etc). The server said that they were writing it down as serious and would talk to the kitchen staff. Later, when my meal came, I again asked for confirmation that it was gluten free and was told it was. I was skeptical because the bun looked the same as glutinous ones but I did not think to press it in the moment. While I was eating fries but before I bit into the burger, a manager came over asking if I had ordered a gluten free burger. After I said yes they apologized and took the plate away. The server came back over and apologized and said that it was the fault of the kitchen because they (the server) had asked the kitchen staff before taking it that it was gluten free. Later, the manager said that there were multiple points where both the server and kitchen staff should have caught it and is planning on talking to all of the staff because of this misstep. I thanked the manager because this is serious and many people’s health depend upon it, especially when Red Cow is often recommended on #GFTCMN.

TL;DR listen to your instincts and ask questions/ask to speak to a manager when ordering. But even when you do, mistakes still happen.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Have eaten here several times without issue, but my last visit, I got sick. We typically go during slower times, but this time was a very busy Saturday night. After reading other reviews, I would say that they are still Celiac Friendly, but you have to be diligent every time you go. I admittedly have become lax after several times of going, but just telling them I had celiac and needed to be gluten free was not enough the last time.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing gf options! Dedicated fryers too. We got to have french fries, I can't remember the last time I ate restaurant fries. Delicious!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Great spot for a patty melt on the patio! Good GF beer options and incredibly kid friendly...

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Lots of options, knowledgeable, dedicated fryer, good buns!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I have eaten here practically a million times, and NEVER gotten glutened! Consistently Friendly staff, get the Manhattan 2.0, it’s clearly the best on the menu. They also have a dedicated fryer!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The staff, for the most part, was extremely knowledgeable about gluten free items on the menu, and how to prepare everything safe enough for those of us with celiac. And when someone didn’t know, they always go and get someone. This has become our go-to restaurant. They even have a gluten free fryer!! Also VERY vegetarian/vegan friendly.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Great food and the service was very knowledgeable. They take good care not to cross-contaminate the food and the food itself is delicious.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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This place is great! The menu is well-labeled and the staff is very knowledgeable. They have a dedicated fryer for their hand-cut fries. Food is delicious.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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My celiac boyfriend’s favorite place. He said “Best burgers in Minneapolis and I haven’t had great French fries like this in 10 years.”

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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We were here on Mother’s day and didn’t realize there was a special menu. The hostess was able to point out everything on the menu that was gluten free. We ended up coming back later to order off the regular menu and had outstanding service!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Had a delicious burger with fries. The fries are cooked in a GF dedicated fryer! Items on menu are labeled GF.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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Celiac

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Celiac- sick the two times I ate here. I won't be doing that again... :(

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Dedicated gluten free fryer, and a delicious gluten free bun. Did not get sick, and the food was absolutely wonderful.

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Not celiac

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Had a delicious gluten free grilled cheese and tomato soup. Restaurant offers a ton of GF options. Reasonably priced and great service.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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gluten free corn puffs coveted in caramel and bacon were great. breakfast burger with a gluten free bin was awesome. Separate boiler for fries. They even have gluten free beer options. Super celiac friendly.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Have separate fryer for French fries. Sweet potato fries are NOT gluten free. Tell them of the allergy and very accommodating. Great burgers!!

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Delicious! I had the turkey burger with fruit and shared the apple/bacon/blue cheese poutine as an appetizer. I wouldn't definitely go here again!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Severe celiac and I ate here twice. They have a gf bun and a menu, better for gluten intolerant.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Common fryer for gluten and non gluten items. Gotten sick twice from eating here.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Celiac and have never had a problem here. Love the food!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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severe celiac... have given this place 2 chances do to the good reviews, both times burger with an untoasted bun to make sure, with fries, both times severe digestion issues - won't go back - when busy expect cross contamination

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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I went to dinner on a weekday evening, probably around 8:00 p.m. and clearly explained to the server that I have celiac disease and I'm very sensitive to cross contamination. He ASSURED me that they are very careful and use separate surfaces for gluten free food.

When he brought the fries out, I asked again if they were done in a different fryer that had not seen any gluten. He said NO, and proceeded to tell me that when the restaurant is busy, they don't use a separate fryer for gluten free items because it slows down the kitchen. (And he would not have told me this had I not asked.) My fries that night were cooked in the same fryer as cheese curds and onion rings that are coated in flour (Very thankful I didn't eat them, I could not imagine how ill I would've gotten.) When I explained to my server that I can't eat the fries because I will get extremely sick from them, he didn't seem to care.

It seems they care more about the flow of their restaurant rather than the well being of customers.

I do not recommend eating here if you are very sensitive to gluten, although they try to make it seem like they know what they're doing, they clearly do not and frankly don't care.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Food is tasty but I am a celiac and I have eaten here twice and felt uneasy about it afterwards. Mindfog and mild bloating. Not sure where in the process cross contamination would occur but it can be very busy in the evenings

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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fantastic GF food!! very GF aware, knowledgeable staff. outstanding service and atmosphere. we will be back, and we are telling everyone we know how great this place is!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Wonderful! Great selection of Gluten Free options, with so many burgers/sandwiches to choose from. I Told the host and waitress I have celiac and they were very cautious. The one burger I really wanted wasn't GF but she modified it by removing the chips and it was excellent. The GF bun was possibly the best ive ever had. The other guests enjoyed their meals as well. cool atmosphere and great food. Thank you, from a happy Celiac

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Red Cow serves their GF burgers on a GF bun with NO upcharge! They have a dedicated fryer for their fries, so those are GF as well. They have 2 Omission beers and a rotating GF bottle available in addition to several ciders. They don't charge more for those either. Fantastic place for Celiacs!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I had a delicious salad with arugula, quinoa, etc. I wasn't feeling like interrogating the server about the other gf options since the salad sounded safe and I just wasn't feeling like launching into interrogation mode. The salad was safe, filling and tasty. And there were multiple gf beer and cider options to choose from!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Excellent gluten free options, knowledgable staff - and most important - Carmel bacon puffcorn

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Wonderful menu and food. Definitely will be back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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Food was great, an they have a dedicated fryer for gluten free

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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I had a burger the tots and cheese cake. Great options and staff seemed knowledgeable. The food was great! And it was fun to be able to order cheesecake which was wonderful.

Safety


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

— Very

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

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

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
Celiac

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I really enjoyed my experience at Red Cow. The manager and server were REALLY helpful and welcoming. They explained that the restaurant has a separate allergy preparation area and a dedicated fryer. Most everything can be prepared as GF. I had the Brussels sprouts as an appetizer and a burger and fries for dinner. Soooo good! My plate came out separately from my not GF dining companion’s. The outdoor seating area is delightful. I am in town for a conference and plan to go back before I leave.

Safety


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

— 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


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Dog friendly
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Red Cow is one of the rare places where I’m comfortable ordering fries! They really know their stuff, and it’s always a delicious gluten-free treat to eat here.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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

Celiac

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Had a fantastic meal: boneless wings (Japanese sticky sauce) , buffalo cauliflower, mushroom Swiss burger with truffle fries. All were amazing! Waitress was very knowledgeable.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating

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