Red Heat Tavern

8 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Beer, Bread/Buns, Burgers, Cider, Fish & Chips, Fried Chicken, Fries, Pasta, Sandwiches
83% of 6 votes say it's celiac friendly
152 Great Rd
Bedford, MA 01730

Top Reviews


Overall Rating

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Nearly everything on the menu is gf. The burger bun is not so big you can’t get it in your mouth, and it’s tender, not tough. Great burger. Fries have salt and pepper and possibly some cheese. Very tasty. Everything we have had here, over a period of a few years, has been good. Service is good. What’s not to like?

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

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We love coming here.

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Horrible experience here. Great options listed, but not only did my food arrive on a dirty plate (old ketchup), it was cold, AND my child with celiac was glutened by their grilled cheese. They tried to rectify it with comping our dinner, but the damage was done. Will not be going back.

Safety


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

— Not 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

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

— Poor

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 a dedicated fryer
  • Beer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Cider
  • Fish & Chips
  • Fried Chicken
  • Fries
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pasta
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Overall Rating

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
Updated 11 months ago read full review

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Amazing food, I wasn’t expecting there to be that many gluten free options but I got tater tots and an amazing salad with steak. They even have dessert options like cheesecake that are gluten free. No reaction to any of the food and the service was amazing.

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?

— 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
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 11 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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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?

— Average

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I have been coming to both locations, bedford and Wilmington for many years !! The food is always amazing, never any issues, almost the whole menu is gf, so happy for red heats options, always eat like a queen 👑!!

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I’m not sure how I first heard of Red Heat. What I did hear was that the owner has a niece that has Celiac and he wanted her to have a safe place where she could eat everything on the menu. I’m not sure if this is the accurate story but I decided to try it and I was pleasantly surprised that everything on the menu can be prepared gluten free! I have eaten there many times and have never been sick! I have had the fish and chips and it is delicious. I’ve had the burgers and again, great. One of my favorite things is the Asian salad with crispy chicken! I order that quite frequently. I have recommended Red Heat to several folks and they loved it and keep coming back! They drive up from Waltham to eat there and are quite pleased that Kimbles is right down the road so they usually pick up ice cream for the ride home!!

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

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These folks are so awesome asking the right questions and guiding a large party with mixed gluten sensitivities!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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I usually visit the location in Westborough but was in the area! I love that anything on the menu can be made gluten free and how knowledgable the staff is about food allergies. Food is served on a red plate to notify of an allergy and is usually brought to the table by a manager. If you have a sweet tooth, make sure to try to desserts! They are delicious.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I will simply agree with the other reviews here. Love and trust Burtons, but this menu is a bit more casual (maybe even more fun) and prices very reasonable. Great, safe place!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Tried the new Red Heat part of Burtons.. very ceiliac friendly. Everything on the menu is GF.. I enjoyed the GF chicken fingers.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Owner has celiac. Wings absolutely scrumptious.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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I love how they serve my food on a red plate

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Same owner as Burton’s Bar and Grill (who has celiac). Everything except the pretzels are gluten free or can be made gluten free. Staff is very knowledgable. Gluten free items served on red plates.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Best GF restaurant in eastern MA - wish their was a location closer to Norwood. Almost everything on their menu is GF and delicious. The macaroni and cheese with pulled pork is ridiculously good. Dedicated fryolator so all fried food is GF. My only complaint is the beer. Used to have Glutenberg (best GF beer available) and now have a beer called Celia - not as good. I've been there about 20 times and never got sick.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Pretty much everything on the menu can be made gluten free, staff is knowledgeable. Good comfort type of food in a relaxing setting.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Almost 100% of menu is gluten free. Have celiac disease and have tried many different things and have never gotten sick. Have great GF options for keep safe too!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I am often sick here and found it is they use only Soy oil. (Soy is naturally contaminated with wheat during growing).

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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excellent GF menu!! ALL MENU ITEMS GF except a pretzel! Celiac owner. Had breaded fried chicken breasts w mashed and gravy, sweet potato fries, cheesecake - all fresh & GF - ******AWESOME FIND!!!****

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Hands down the best GF restaurant around. Anything on the menu can be made GF!!!!!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Love this place! It's owned by the same parent company as Burton's grill and one of their executives has Celiac. So, I felt comfortable going in and ordering (I have Celiac). We had the giant Tater Tots both times and they are fried in a dedicated fryalator. I have tried the steak tips and burgers too- all so good. The manager brings out the GF food on a different colored plate and the servers were really attentive. My husband, who doesn't have any food intolerances, raves about it too! I live about 30-40 mins away and it's with the drive every time.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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I love this place. Great food. Great Atmosphere. You know it's gluten free because the food is on a different colored plate (red atm). The Thai chicken wings, fried pickles, and pretty much everything else is top notch bar fair.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Everything on the menu can be made gluten free! The GF fried pickles were awesome. The pickles were sweet and crispy with a little bite. I had the GF veggie mac and cheese which was good but a little rich. I also had the GF cheesecake. The pickles were my favorite. I gave the High rating because of how understanding about Celiac Disease they are and the strict attention they gave to taking care of me.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Will make just about anything on menu GF Great vegetarian options friendly staff

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Best GF bun I've ever had! I also got to enjoy gluten free fried calamari. On the menu it says "all items can be made gluten free" I don't think I've ever been so happy with a restaurant! I heard through the grapevine (and this app lol) that the owner is either gluten sensitive or has celiac disease. I have celiac disease and didn't feel awful like I typically do if there's any cross contamination.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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It was tasty. Seems to be a more "fried" food type place. My kids loved it!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This place is off the charts! Owner has celiac and staff is extremely well trained and knowledgeable. Any item with the exception of corn bread can be made gluten free. This is the same owner as the Burtons chain. Got the rib and tip combo and it was amazing!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Everything on the menu can be made gluten free (besides the cornbread). I asked about the cooking procedure and they use corn flour to eliminate the chance of cross contamination. Food was delicious as well!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing food and menu choices! Tried the GF fried cheese curds and Reuben w/ fries, and all were delicious. This restaurant group knows what they're doing. My new local favorite.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Been here a few times and love the huge GF menu. Try the tater tots -- you won't be disappointed!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Red Heat is owned by the same group that brought us Burton's. One of the owners has celiac so they do it right. All items either are or can be made GF except the corn bread. They don't even have flour on the premises to alleviate cross contamination concerns. We have already eaten there many times and have thoroughly enjoyed it with no concerns

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Awesome place whole entire menu is gluten-free they have gluten free buns. The only item not gluten free is there corn bread. Good prices too.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing finding this new restaurant in Bedford. The whole menu, I repeat, the whole menu could be gluten free, even the kids menu. Our server was very knowledgeable. Perfect experience.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Not celiac

Overall Rating

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Very accommodating to GF and other allergies. Even has separate cooking equipment for GF. Owners have a daughter with celiac.

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
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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 dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Always good food we always go here. I get chicken tenders, and the menu is basically all gluten free except 2-3 things. GF food is surved on red plates if you get a non red plate send it back.

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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Love Red Heat especially since they will make just about anything on the menu GF.

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Overall Rating

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The server came over 15 minutes after we order our food and told us that I am chicken tenders would not be allergy free and safe so we decided to go with french fries as an appetizer and we’re still waiting 15 minutes for a side order of french fries the service is extremely slow I can’t wait to get our food I’m sure we’ll have to wait another 40 minutes

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

Celiac

Overall Rating

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

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