Red Heat Tavern

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 53 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Dedicated Fryer + 9 more
92% of 50 votes say it's Celiac friendly

300 Lowell St, Wilmington, MA 01887 Directions

(978) 447-5669
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    Celiac
    3 rating
    1 month ago

    Food was safe, but disappointing! Fries were cold, you could tell they had been sitting for some time! Food quality was mediocre and portion size was small. I got pulled pork with fries which comes with fried pickles. I had more fried pickles than anything else. I’ve always wanted to eat here as we love Burton’s, but we won’t go back.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    We dine here very often with my son who has celiac and have never had a single problem. Almost the whole menu can be made gluten free and they have dedicated prep areas and fryers. The staff and management are well informed and the food is great.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 months ago

    I have eaten at both locations for many years, never contaminated, everything is amazing !! So thankful one of my favorite and safest places to eat =)

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    Angel is a great waiter, very attentive and took the time to share specials & what the different items in the menu are. My daughter & I have Celiac Disease & we had onion string, the Mediterranean Rice Bowl & the stuffed peppers. Everything was delicious! Thru use a corn starch based flour in their fryers, no gluten products!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    Easily my favorite restaurant for gf. The WHOLE menu can be made gf except the soft pretzels- even the deserts. It's amazing. I've eaten here many times and never have gotten sick. My favorite things are their breaded wings, nachos, burgers, steak tips, and homemade croutons for the salad. The chocolate cake is also delicious. Love it here so much.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    Staff is friendly and knowledgeable but I wouldn't go back. I have gotten sick twice now from their food. I have a gluten and dairy allergy but was told they could handle it. However, both times the chef talked me into eating French fries from their dedicated fryer, which I'm sure is the reason why I got sick from their food. I'm not convinced they don't put milk in batter for fries. Ok for GF for they do have a large selection and a "dedicated" fryer, but I would not trust them with celiac or dairy allergies.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    Almost everything is gluten free, and it’s so delicious. Definitely recommend, but the traffic in this area is absolutely horrible.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    Red Heat is one of the few places I go where I can order almost anything on the menu and not have to worry about getting sick. Everything is delicious at Red Heat!

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    The staff is not allergy knowledgeable. I have a soy allergy, manager said it is soy bean, not soy. ??? Most soy is cross contaminated with wheat because this is how farmers grow... If you have a soy allergy don’t even bother there’s pretty much nothing on the menu you can have Everything is fried in soybean oil I got rice with bland chicken breast when ordering Mediterranean bowl. If this were a scratch kitchen..the other items as listed could have been put in ‘un-soyed’.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    I love this place! The owner has celiac disease and almost anything on the menu can be made gf. Try the fried pickles and the veggie mac and cheese topped with corn bread. So good! I've never gotten sick here and I'm highly sensitive. Tell them you are celiac and they will take it very seriously.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    This place is great for you are celiac for so is the owner. Separate fryer for fries yummy. I eat here often and so can’t you

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    Great place! Nice atmosphere and nearly 100% GF. Almost everything can be made GF. Great food and wonderful service. Owner is celiac so you trust. Can't wait to return!

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    I love the fried pickles!!! The staff is very knowledgeable and are happy to help. Just about everything on the menu can be made gluten free and everything you get that's fried is crispy and delicious. You can't get that just anywhere.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    By far my favorite GF restaurant. EVERYTHING on the menu can be made GF (except the corn bread and a cookie). For the first time on years I have had a variety of food that I haven't dreamed of having. It's so delicious and worth the value.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Allows you to have a FULL safe meal, desserts and appetizers too. This place is remarkable.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    extremely delicious food

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Everything on the menu can be made gluten free!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Almost all items can be made gluten free! It costs a tad more than most Taverns but worth it!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Entire fry-ilator is gluten free, along with 90% of everything they have. Staff is very knowledgeable, helpful and caring! Great food (especially the fries!) and the manager came to make sure everything went well and to share the mission of the restaurant. Great experience!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    This place has been a Godsend since my teen was diagnosed a few months ago. As of the latest menu, they said they could make all but 2 items GF - how awesome is that??!! We order from there at least every other week, and have liked pretty much everything so far (though i was not a fan of the soggy fish tacos that I got while dining in there; all other meals have been great). They show particular care in handling & discerning GF orders from the non-GF orders (different color plates- a whole separate kitchen). Servers have been great every visit; more knowledgeable & cautious than most any other restaurant that we've been to. I rave about Red Heat to anyone & everyone!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Great and affordable GF restaurant! There were so many gf options, almost all menu options could be made GF! The staff was very fun and knowledgeable of allergies. I have celiac and did not get sick! The rest of my party (no allergies) also enjoyed the restaurant too! And large portion side dishes as well. Great experience, will definitely be going back!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    This place is incredible. Everything on the menu can be made GF. Have been several times and never sick - we get take out from here fairly frequently, too. So grateful to be able to eat like a "regular" person!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    This place is awesome! The gluten free fish and chips are the best ever. I know I can order anything on the menu and they will make it Gluten Free. I have never been sick after eating there. I recommend Red Heat wholeheartedly for anyone who must stay away from Gluten. As always, mention your issues to the server. Bon Appetite!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    This is the biggest and best GF restaurant in the area. The servers are outstanding and the menu is 95% GF. They have GF apps, mains, sandwiches, and desserts. We have been there 6 times in 6 weeks. I have 3 celiacs in my immediately family and nobody has gotten I'll. This is owned by Burtons and I was told the owner is celiac. It's food quality is at Burtons level with a lower price point. Please go and eat up!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Love everything about this place! Best buffalo wings ever. Husband thinks it's gluten free heaven. All but one of their desserts are GF.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Holy moly! This place is amazing! I had foods I haven't had in 7 years: calamari and fish and chips. The food was insanely good and the portions were huge. Best place I've been in a long time and no ill effects. Loved it!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    This place in unbelievable!! They claim EVERYTHING on their menu can be made gluten free, so I tested it. Calamari, juicy burger, fries, dessert...no ill effects whatsoever. The staff is knowledgeable and obviously the kitchen cares. I will be going back often.

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    Not celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Two times eating here. Two times sick.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    When they say everything can be made gluten free they mean it, including onion rings, mac'n'cheese, and cupcakes.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    This is THE best gluten free restaurant I've ever eaten at. Cheese curds, jalapeño poppers & buffalo wings all delicious. Peace of mind for celiacs -- you can't eat like this everywhere! Will be back every time I'm in town 👍🏼

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    They have meatloaf!!! It was amazing. I will be back again.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    We eat here every time we travel from Burlington, VT to Boston. The owner's wife has celiac and the staff is great at explaining and understanding gluten issues. The fried chicken is boneless - like great big chicken tenders! Top it off with French fries and the new chocolate torte. I know, it isn't healthy but it is a treat and definitely worth it! The burgers are great, too.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Amazing place, greeting at door by a gentleman and excellent knowledge of how kitchen ran for Gluten Free. Cute waitress, thank you Sarah! My fish basket and fried pickles was great and filling. Had to take the GF Chocolate torte home for later ;) Will definitely come here again. Thank you to my GF Restaurant App!!!!

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    I almost gave it 5 stars simply for the fried cheese (listed under snacks and not identified as gf on the online menu but is on their physical menu and I checked before I ordered). I am extremely surprised no other reviewers have mentioned it. I honestly wish I live closer so I could have them more often. I dream about them. They are *that* good. Unfortunately, nothing else I've tried on their menu quite lives up to them, so thats where the four stars came in. I think thats mostly a personal preference, though. I think other people would like them.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    The food was excellent and the staff took great care with the gluten free request.

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    Not celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    The server was clearly well trained and all allergen orders are checked by a manager and bused out by them on a red plate. He caught an oversight by our server and came out to tell me my substitution options. The gluten-free fryer meant I could have wings and fries for the first time in forever and they were delicious!

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    I got very sick at this restaurant, it wasn't contamination. I was given gluten and was sick for days.

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    Not celiac
    4 rating
    3 years ago

    Great food! Large selection. Delicious gluten free fried foods (including gluten free French fries). The service was a little slow, but it's definitely worth the wait.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Phenomenal place! I can't sell this enough!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Best gluten free onion rings I've had!

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    The gluten free fried chicken is worth the trip! And good thing you get more than enough and very satisfied, because there is no gluten free dessert just yet. Only reason they do not get 5 stars.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    3 years ago

    Dedicated fryer! Yummy GF chili!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Many gluten free options with a dedicated fryer!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    All the menu's are labeled with gluten free items. All the batter used for the restaurant is gluten free so the fried chicken to the fish to the fries are naturally gluten free but they also have a dedicated gf fryer! My son had chicken tenders and fries while the other had fish and chips, and everything was gf naturally. Great experience!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Beer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Chicken Fingers/Nuggets
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Fish & Chips
  • Fried Chicken
  • Fries
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Bar
  • Late Night
  • Restaurant
Monday
11:30 am - 10 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11 pm
Sunday
11:30 am - 10 pm

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