Red Heat Tavern

18 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
94% of 17 votes say it's celiac friendly
300 Lowell St
Wilmington, MA 01887

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Celiac

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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 1 month ago read full review

Not celiac

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I got the honey mustard chicken wrap and it was SO good! The wrap didn’t fall apart at all. It was chewy and delicious.

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 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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One of the most impressive gluten free menus I’ve found!! We can have everything fried since they have a separate fryer. I haven’t had fried chicken tenders in so long. It was good! My server was so knowledgeable. My food came out cold and the place is very understaffed. But even with that I will 100% be 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

Updated 2 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
  • Beer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Cider
  • Fish & Chips
  • Fried Chicken
  • Fries
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pasta
  • Sandwiches

Categories

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

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Overall Rating

Review


Red Heat and Burtons Grill do a wonderful job for modeling proper protocols for allergens and celiac. Protocols in place, dedicated kitchen space and fryers, different colored plates. Food is tasty and staff is helpful!

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?

— 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?

— Good

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Gluten free food is great. All fried items are GF so fryer is safe! Most if not all of the menu is offered gluten free

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 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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While much of the menu is alreay or able to make gluten free, the place is not very careful with allergens. My family has tried the restaurant a few times and every time allergens were in what we ordered. Last time I asked if the cheesecake could be made without the berries on it. The manager said yes,and l ordered the cheesecake. It came loaded with strawberries. I mentioned it and was told by the manager that I could just pick them off. After that I will never return because I can’t trust them. “Picking off” an allergen in a dish is not an acceptable reason. I specified multiple times every visit that I not only had celiac disease but also other anaphylactic food allergies including,m strawberries. I do understand no matter where I eat there is a risk of cross contamination, but when I’m told to pick off an anaphylactic allergen, I can’t trust any of my food being safe to consume.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Average

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Ate here a few months ago and didn’t get sick.

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 7 months ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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Excellent food and most servers are super understanding and accommodating. Bit pricier than other local places, but worth it. They are owned by Burton’s Grill (local to MA, also excellent). Owner is, I believe, also Celiac.

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 7 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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Staff was knowledgeable and so helpful! Great options and a dedicated gluten free fryer. Many appetizers, entrees and desserts all 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?

— 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
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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So many delicious choices. Very gluten savvy!

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 8 months ago read full review

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

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Great food and service and good drinks. I have multiple food allergies (gluten, soy, nightshades) and this is one of the few place I can eat - and eat well- without fear or restrictions. Do you have any idea how long it had been since I had fried chicken and corn bread!!! Also their Mai Tais are quite tasty.

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
  • 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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I’ve been ordering from here for a while. Staff is knowledgeable and I’ve never gotten sick.

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 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I have gotten takeout here numerous times and have never had a bad experience. Everything I have had has been delicious and has been clearly labeled GF. Most of the menu can be made GF. I have never gotten sick eating here. The GF southern fried chicken is my favorite, I have also had (and loved) the pulled pork sandwich, fish tacos, nachos and tempura cauliflower/broccoli. 100% recommend for anyone who is 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

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

Other


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

Overall Rating

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

Other


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

Celiac

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Awesome gluten free choices. They have gluten free chicken tenders - all in dedicated fryers. A lot of options that celiacs cannot get most places. I have gone multiple times and not been sick.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Everything on the menu can be made gluten free. They have separate fryers. The wait staff was very accommodating. The only downside was how small the parking lot was!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Red Heat was delicious.. Everything on the menu can be made or is already Gluten Free... Everyone was very friendly and nice... Did not feel out of place when ordering.... We shared the Tater Tots so yummy.... and I had the Hot Chix we sweet potato fries and regular fries.... I will go back 100%Safe

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Tons and tons of gluten free options! Everything on the menu can be made gluten free and they take it very seriously

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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If you like bar food just put the phone/tablet/laptop down and go now! A celiac’s paradise!!! Like 95% of the menu can be GF (and they keep improving on that). There isn’t a separate Gf menu bc of that. I think the only things I’ve been told can’t be made Gf is the pretzel appetizer, the pita which comes with the artichoke dip (they’ll give you tortilla chips instead), and the wrap sandwich (they’ll do it on a bun for you though). They do have GF Fried pickles, wings (including boneless!), ribs, artichoke dip, nachos (my fav! I get it with chicken and split it as a meal it’s so good and so huge!!), sandwiches and burgers galore, onion straws, bacon tater tots, fries (regular, sweet potato, garlic Parmesan), roasted Brussels sprouts or cauliflower, all kinds of smoked meat (which they do in house), amazing Mac and cheese, meatloaf, fried chicken, and it just goes on and on! Oh not to mention ALL the desserts are Gf - yeah! Including the upside down cheesecake with crumbled GF Grahams on top! They recently opened more locations and more are to come soon. Oh! Also the allergen plates are not only delivered by the manager but they are always red! Great way to identify a plate that needs extra caution through the whole process! Love it!! BTw this is a sister restaurant to Burton’s which is co-owned (or they are in the board) by a fellow celiac! Just go!! It’s awesome!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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My children have Celiac and they take it very serious. Amazing food and staff. Our favorite restaurant for sure.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Everything on the menu can be made GF. I have celiac and am very sensitive to cross contamination - I’ve gone here a few times and each time I have not got sick and the food is amazing. So happy with this restaurant!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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The tater tots are amazing! They have cheese and bacon in them!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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 =)

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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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.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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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!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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’.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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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!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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

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Celiac

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extremely delicious food

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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Everything on the menu can be made gluten free!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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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!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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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!!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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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!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Reviews of this Chain

Not celiac

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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

Gluten Intolerant

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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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