Silver Diner

3.5 stars 3.5 out of 5 19 ratings
$Gluten Free Menu, French Toast, Breakfast + 2 more
45% of 11 votes say it's Celiac friendly

10890 W Broad St, Glen Allen, VA 23060 Directions

(804) 346-2020
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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    ordered gluten free, not sure staff really understood. Pretty sure got cross contami ation here as was sick after.

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    10 months ago

    Ehh. Gf menu looks good but Not great food. If I have to pay extra for GF, I want my food to at least taste good. Didn't get sick but didn't really enjoy eating here.

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    Not celiac
    2 rating
    1 year ago

    The good - had Jack Omelette with home fries bacon and GFree toast - no symptoms. The not-so-good. Server was nice but slow. Food Pretty mediocre. For the money not worth a visit.

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Even though they clearly notate GF entrees on the menu, the waitstaff doesn't understand. I have been there many times and never had the food delivered correct the first attempt. Disappointed, especially for a place that prides themselves as allergen friendly.

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Great gluten free choices, including pancakes and french toast, and you can sub gluten free bread on a number of other items. Great for kids!

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    2 rating
    1 year ago

    The service was very poor And the food was ok at best. I would not go back.

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    Not celiac
    3 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    hit or miss. . not wheat allergy safe

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    Awesome milkshakes!

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    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    Perhaps breakfast is the best choice. Not sure the griddle is dedicated. I ate there for dinner twice - did not have pancakes. I had trouble afterward.

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    5 rating
    4 years ago

    Fantastic g free choices ... My kids and I each enjoyed our g free pancakes and French toast ... And nitrate free bacon and sausage. It is expensive, but worth it apart from the g free menu because they use locally sourced fresh food.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    Gluten free pancakes and gluten free French toast yum! Great ambience with oldies and fun music. Friendly staff.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    4 years ago

    had the quinoa coconut pancakes. they are wonderful! service was great.

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    5 years ago

    Although they have several GF items I consider "converted" GF (pancakes, etc.), I have found that they have a poor knowledge of the gluten content of the remainder of the menu. I called the main office and their staff was extremely friendly and able to look up details of various items on the menu. Per the home office, each store manager has access to a "master book" that identifies each item on the menu. Unfortunately, this location could not locate theirs when I visited. I also got the impression that the wait staff had a very poor understanding of gluten. Prior to my diagnosis this was one of my go-to spots, so my rating is with a heavy heart . . .

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    5 years ago

    Actual breakfast food! Gf kids French toast was awesome!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 years ago

    Superb! Outstanding atmosphere of an oldies diner and wonderful food-breakfast food too. i ordered the pancakes and my husband the french toast. Mmmm. Both delicious. Will be back to try the burgers. :-)

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 years ago

    First time I could actually eat breakfast food at a restaurant! The coconut French Toast was awesome. Will Def be back

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    4 rating
    6 years ago

    This modern take on the old time diner is a gem. Delicious food, friendly staff, and total awareness and sensitivity to GF. They serve Van's waffles, which are great. However - some normally GF items, like breakfast potatoes, are coated with breading. Make sure to ask!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 week ago

    2131 Rte 38, Cherry Hill Mall, NJ 08002

    the best gluten free brownie I've ever had. EVER.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    2131 Rte 38, Cherry Hill Mall, NJ 08002

    Love this diner. Server is having the kitchen make exactly what I want off menu.

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    5 rating
    3 weeks ago

    12276 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852

    I had the gf summertime cod and it was delicious! Silver Diner has been great so far. Really great ingredients and a variety of options without compromising taste.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    3081 Festival Way, Waldorf, MD 20601

    This diner was a great find! So many gf options. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and checked on an item she wasn’t sure about. Our group of 4 are all gluten intolerant and had no issues afterward. I had the turkey platter and the rest had burgers on gf buns.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    1 month ago

    3081 Festival Way, Waldorf, MD 20601

    My daughter's and I had a great experience at Silver Diner in Waldorf. Great atmosphere, great staff. Only downside is there fryer is shared so no fries to go with our burgers. We had side salads instead which were tasty.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    12276 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852

    I didn’t felt safe -staff wasn’t knowledgeable of gluten free diet/items on menu. I was told to look for gf on the menu. Children’s menu gf choices- gf spaghetti and lamb meatballs (no information if they were gf), quinoa pancakes, and grilled cheese sandwich. Adult had very few choices with gf by it. I had to ask if they could make my daughter, 9, a gf cheese hamburger from adult menu - it wasn’t marked as gf item. I was told that a gluten free bun cost extra. Order came cheese wasn’t on the hamburger, my barbecue sauce for Barbque burger was missing - I asked for it to on the side, and daughter’s requested mayonnaise was missing. They never came to offer refills, if we needed anything, or ask if we wanted dessert. I had to flag down the waiter to get my bill. The restaurant was at quick pace but not “bust”.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    2131 Rte 38, Cherry Hill Mall, NJ 08002

    Not celiac friendly, I got so sick!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    8101 Fletcher St, Vienna, VA 22182

    Dedicated gluten free toaster for GF bread. Server knew all GF options. Manager stopped by to ensure that we were doing well.

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    14375 Smoketown Rd, Dale City, VA 22192

    This diner is much better than the one in Springfield. Service was very nice & the food was really good. I stop here every time I'm in the area. Love it!

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    3 rating
    4 months ago

    6592 Springfield Mall, Springfield, VA 22150

    The quality of food & service has gone downhill. We go to this diner every time we're in the area. This time the servers acted like they didn't have a clue. The food just wasn't as good this time. Yes they had some gluten free options but it wasn't very good. I was disappointed.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    4 months ago

    3200 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201

    So good! Several items are automatically served gluten free, such as the French toast and pancakes. Love silver diner!!

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    Not celiac
    1 rating
    5 months ago

    3081 Festival Way, Waldorf, MD 20601

    I ordered the Coconut French Toast and they were burnt. I won't be going back to the Waldorf location but the Greenbelt MD location is the best!

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    4 rating
    5 months ago

    BWI Airport, Concourse B, Baltimore, MD 21240

    A limited set of options, but there’s some variety, and far better than I find in most airports in terms of gluten free options.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    12276 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852

    Ingredients were fresh and tasted great! Interesting gf options which were amazing and I would definitely go back!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    7 months ago

    12276 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852

    server understood celiacs. serves udis bread. i would say, so far, so good. i don't feel like i do when glutened.. i like tje atmosphere too!

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    8 months ago

    8101 Fletcher St, Vienna, VA 22182

    good food... But I was definitely glutened.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    8 months ago

    12276 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852

    They are knowledgeable and able to accommodate helping find what the safest options are on the menu

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    14375 Smoketown Rd, Dale City, VA 22192

    Went in for breakfast early on Sunday morning. Ordered a GF breakfast and asked them to please do an allergy alert or whatever was needed to ensure GF. Within an hour, I was very sick. This was serious cross contamination and put me down for over a day. I have eaten at other SD locations without an issue but we definitely will never be back to the Woodbridge store.

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    Not celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    BWI Airport, Concourse B, Baltimore, MD 21240

    Staff was clueless, and there was very little on the menu.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    10 months ago

    6592 Springfield Mall, Springfield, VA 22150

    Our waiter was knowledgeable about basic gf but for the tougher questions he was willing and did ask his manager any questions we had. We had the warm roasted local veggie salad and the philly steak omelet. Both were great. We also tried the brownie decadence dessert which was amazing!! The brownie had a nice flavor and texture and was loaded with ice cream, whipped cream, hot fudge, caramel, and two cherries on top. The only reason I didn’t give this 5 stars was the menu was a bit confusing. Some things were labeled gf, some things stated ‘do this —— to make it gf’, but some things, like basic fruit, weren’t labeled at all while other basic things were. Most of our questions stemmed from not understanding the menu labeling and whether or not things were gf. Our waiter was able to clarify our questions but it shouldn’t be that difficult. Overall we were very satisfied with our food and my boyfriend didn’t get sick so win-win!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    6040 Greenbelt Rd, Greenbelt, MD 20770

    Lots of GF options. Knowledgeable staff. Fun atmosphere.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    11951 Killingsworth Ave, Reston, VA 20190

    Specific gluten free menu items. Creative options for celiacs.

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    Not celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    BWI Airport, Concourse B, Baltimore, MD 21240

    GF Bun questionable on burger ? My daughter got sick after 1 bite. Nice but clueless skip for sure :(

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    14375 Smoketown Rd, Dale City, VA 22192

    Friendly service, gluten-free menu items for breakfast, lunch & dinner. I've dined there for over a year and have NEVER had a bad experience.

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    6592 Springfield Mall, Springfield, VA 22150

    gluten free quinoa pancackes and gluten free french toast!!!! never had any issues eating these two.

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    1 rating
    1 year ago

    6592 Springfield Mall, Springfield, VA 22150

    food wasn't as good as before. Beware of servers asking for a bigger tip, prior to existing.

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    6592 Springfield Mall, Springfield, VA 22150

    This is my go-to spot for safe burgers & breakfasts! When I was first diagnosed with celiac, I would go to a variety of places and order gf food, but would then get sick. I've always felt good after eating here. They use udis bread/buns and the mashed potatoes are the alternative to fries.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    8150 Porter Rd, Falls Church, VA 22042

    Excellent GF options clearly marked on the menu.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    14375 Smoketown Rd, Dale City, VA 22192

    Knowledgeable friendly staff, never had a problem and I have tried all of their GF menu items. It is a standby for me in the Woodbridge area!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    8150 Porter Rd, Falls Church, VA 22042

    any of the breads can be gluten free keep in mind its a shared

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    2131 Rte 38, Cherry Hill Mall, NJ 08002

    Yummy yummy breakfast, I had no reaction to the food and it wasn't expensive!! :)

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    2131 Rte 38, Cherry Hill Mall, NJ 08002

    UPDATE February 2017. They have segregated their fryers so it is safe to have french fries. This is not true for all Silver Diners but this location has made the change. Thank you! Now if we could only get this chain to use better GF buns on their hamburgers.....

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    8150 Porter Rd, Falls Church, VA 22042

    They serve Gluten free bread and their menu is well marked!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    2131 Rte 38, Cherry Hill Mall, NJ 08002

    They have a dedicated fryer now!!

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    1 year ago

    6592 Springfield Mall, Springfield, VA 22150

    I've been to Silver Diner a number of times over the course of the past few years and they have never given me a bad meal, the food is good and they have had a gluten free menu for a few years now. The atmosphere is always good and the service has never been a problem. I always eat the fries although they insist there is a risk of cross contamination, never an issue tho. I recommend the bison burger, cheese fries, and chilli. They offer a specifically gluten free part of the menu but I've only have the ultimate waffle which was so-so at best in my opinion tl;dr - will go again. good atmosphere. eat a burger. the fries are dicey but good

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    2 rating
    1 year ago

    6592 Springfield Mall, Springfield, VA 22150

    They said they would substitute UDIs and make French toast and clean the grill prior to making it and that they had a designated GF toaster. When they brought out the FRench Toast it was clear to me it was not GF bread. It was much larger than the toast (which was the usual UDIs). They insisted it was but I was afraid to risk it. They did take it off the bill which I thought was nice.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    14550 Baltimore Ave, Laurel, MD 20707

    Update: unfortunately this silver diner closed. 😟

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    5120 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, MD 21704

    Nice gluten free breakfast options labeled on menu. I had gluten free french toast which was excellent. They also have hormone antibiotic free meats. I would recommend this diner. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable.

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    BWI Airport, Concourse B, Baltimore, MD 21240

    Not real sure about this place. They did not answer the typical questions well. No much on gf menu. I am not sure about cross contamination. They said the use the same flat top grill for gf. Decided to go elsewhere in BWI.

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    3 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    2131 Rte 38, Cherry Hill Mall, NJ 08002

    I imagine this place is great if you have kids or if you really like sweet foods, but personally I don't have any kids and prefer savory foods. Their savory menu is pretty limited and pricey and the menu is difficult to decipher. I would only go here for dessert but not an actual meal as the food is just ok, but at least it is safe.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    2131 Rte 38, Cherry Hill Mall, NJ 08002

    Amazing food and so many GF choices, including the kids menu. I had a question about one of their specialty burgers, and the manager came over to talk to me. One of the burger toppings was a breaded tomato - which has gluten. But then the manager said he could make a gluten free version with a fresh tomato and corn meal/egg. He not only went back to the kitchen and prepared it himself, but he also instructed the other cooks on how to substitute it too! Incredible experience and we will be back!!

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    Not celiac
    4 rating
    1 year ago

    11951 Killingsworth Ave, Reston, VA 20190

    We love Silver Diner! Quick, inexpensive, and family friendly! Many options for those with allergies or health conscious. My kiddos love the GF pancakes or the Triple Decker Club on GF bread. It's not often the get GF bread (not just a bun) at a restaurant.

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    11951 Killingsworth Ave, Reston, VA 20190

    My 7 year old who is gluten intolerant was excited to have "brinner" (breakfast for dinner) here! Service was great! They have Udi's buns so next time my son is getting a hamburger so he can get a milk shake!

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    11951 Killingsworth Ave, Reston, VA 20190

    Maybe it was a bad day for them, but the food wasn't very good and the service left a lot to be desired as well. Hopefully it's improved since the last time I was there. update 8/2016: coffee was terrible, good service, the gf pancakes and I did not get along. I've been sick all morning, sadly

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    BWI Airport, Concourse B, Baltimore, MD 21240

    They have a dedicated gluten-free toaster!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    8150 Porter Rd, Falls Church, VA 22042

    Lots of options that are gf AND dairy free. some that are gf and VEGAN, which is what I am. That is VERY hard to find. Everything is clearly labeled on the menu, too, so you don't have to rely on asking an inexperienced waiter a million questions. And the food is consistently good. If you have multiple sensitivities, this is the best place around, hands down!!

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    1 year ago

    BWI Airport, Concourse B, Baltimore, MD 21240

    staff is aware that the menu has GF next to items that are gluten free. however only 2 salads on entire menu are GF nothing else.

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    Not celiac
    4 rating
    2 years ago

    3200 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201

    Though I usually do low carb, the omelette so here are not GF! Apparently they add batter to them. But treated myself to tummy GF coconut/quinoa pancakes. One star off for adulterating the omelettes!

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    5 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    3200 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201

    I am egg, dairy (cow), soy, gluten intolerant. Silver Diner is farm to fork offering locally sourced ingredients. I was so happy to find the diner (breakfast). I fully expected to eat only a bowl of fruit or salad as usual. The facility was spotless, The employees friendly and professional and patient with my requests.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    5120 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, MD 21704

    Very good menu with lots options! Service and staff were knowledgeable and friendly. Food was tasty and delivered hot!

Gluten-Free Features

  • French Toast
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Diner
  • Late Night
Monday
6:30 am - 12 am
Tuesday
6:30 am - 12 am
Wednesday
6:30 am - 12 am
Thursday
6:30 am - 12 am
Friday
6:30 am - 12 am
Saturday
12 am - 2 am, 6:30 am - 12 am
Sunday
12 am - 2 am, 6:30 am - 12 am
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