I have celiac disease and have eaten here three times. First I got the seasonal shrimp and watermelon salad. Great stuff. The other two times I ate a burger with a gluten free bun. I ate the fries too. I did not get sick but I did not ask if there was a dedicated fryer for the fries so be cautious if you are extremely sensitive. I will definitely be back to try the beyond meat burger and other entrees. This place is always hopping so don't be surprised if the waitstaff is swiftly busting their ass. Lol!!
Gluten free and dairy free options. Staff seems very knowledgeable and always asks chef questions if unsure
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.
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”.
Ingredients were fresh and tasted great! Interesting gf options which were amazing and I would definitely go back!
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!
They are knowledgeable and able to accommodate helping find what the safest options are on the menu
I wish they had a dedicated fryer for gf items. Didn't want to risk the fries or sweet potato fries
Loved the organic quinoa pasta with turkey meatball !
They serve good burgers on gluten-free bread. There are also some salads and other menu options. I love their roasted veggies.
Very helpful, but limited menu. I'm sire they could do more, as they have great food
Yes they are very knowledgeable
— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu
I was very impressed to find out that they have a separate toaster for GF toast. The server wasn't very knowledgeable, but she was happy to check with the kitchen when I asked questions. I had the avocado toast with eggs and it was really good! I decided not to try the GF pancakes because they are cooked on the same surface as other foods, but they do clean it off before making the GF pancakes. Given my good experience, I may try the pancakes in the future since it seems they do a good job of preventing CC.
Gluten free items on the menu but the staff is very I knowledgeable when it comes to gluten free. Ordered a burger in a gluten free bun, made sure to tell them it was a severe allergy and staff still proceeded to bring out French friends with my burger. Had to explain that they could not just take the fries off the plate, it had to be redone as they were cross contaminated.
the food was so good!! I had a quinoa pancake and the manager came out to give me my food and changed gloves and everything when I told him I had a severe gluten allergy. Highly recommended with tons of options for us celiacs!
The staff was very attentive and friendly. Many gluten free items on the menu but they are prepared along side of gluten containing items. They are very clear with their marking. As a Celiac, I probably shouldn’t have eaten there and heeded the warnings. I ordered all GF things but still managed to get cross contamination. Not their fault if they didn’t claim to be celiac friendly. And.... I also didn’t tell the waiter. They get 5 stars for their service and attentiveness.
Very cautiously I call this celiac friendly. The Springfield location does much better. Menu offers a lot of options, I love the omelettes and the fish is always great.
Three visits, staff knowledge of menu, gf options, and cross contamination varied widely. Once glutened, though I asked several times if the fries were gluten free, if they’re fried in their own fryer, stating I’m celiac, wheat will make me very sick. Fries came out and after the first bite, I thought coated in batter. Yup, they are. When I flagged her down and asked they said, oh, I thought you were just asking if they were in their own fryer. 😕
Silver Diner has made great strides with their gluten free offerings and food handling protocols. A year ago, I became violently ill after eating some allegedly gf pancakes. Recently, I gave them another chance and the experience was wonderful. Waiter was knowledgeable, food was safe and delicious, and the menu has improved over all.
I wasn't in the mood to interrogate the server about all the kitchen's procedures to avoid cross-contact, so I just went with something listed GF that wouldn't need any substitutions: salmon on rice with veggies. It was pretty good, and I didn't have any reaction after.
I’d say some of the staff is knowledgeable about celiac, what is truly gf and about the issue of cross contamination. They really try and they listen. I’ve even had a couple conversations with the manager where she was very helpful and interested in how they were doing and what could help. I’ts good food and service. You will need to clearly communicate your needs not just rely on the gf menu listings. They have some tasty gf items on the menu and if you are clear with the servers about your needs they are great about making sure you have your food as you need it. I’ve eaten here a number of times—never got sick or felt bad afterwards.
The menu is confusing. Items that can be made gf are marked, but you have to figure out their system. There is no dedicated fryer, but there is a dedicated toaster. Don’t think they have much experience with the toaster since one side of the bread was burnt black. Not enough choices to risk it. Guessing, Cross-contamination is pretty much a definite. When the waitress thinks Oreo’s are gf, then red flags go up.
This is not the old Silver Diner - new “farm to table” menu with gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan options. I particularly like that they have 9.99 lunch specials M-F. Asian brown rice bowl with sole is a favorite.
I ordered a vegan dish (rice and veggies) thinking it might be a safer choice, given that there are few gluten free items available. I let the wait staff know about my need to avoid gluten and talked a bit about cross contamination, but several hours later I realize gluten was definitely in my food. I do not recommend this restaurant if you have celiac or are sensitive to gluten. Unfortunately I don’t think the staff is trained at all for food allergies, other than to possibly alert the chef.
Menu well marked for GF and looks like a lot of choices - including substitute GF bun or GF bread. No sickness afterward. We had the awesome vegetarian chili, which was just a little spicy but not so much to be detracting, and shared an order of lamb meatballs, which were nicely spiced, nice texture and served on a bed of wilted spinach. The soup states GF without crackers and we added, for a price, GF bread which came perfectly toasted and was very good bread. The Silver Diner is accessible to the A, B and C concourses but not to D or E. Pity since we usually fly on Delta out of the D but just happened to be on Southwest this time. Good but I don't think we'd go through security twice for it!
Food is so delicious that we went back 2 days in a row! Lots of gf options and vegan too. Lots of healthier options. They even have organic ketchup! The avocado toast on gf bread was amazing! My kids loved it too!
Good in theory, dangerous if you have the wrong person. I kept asking if my to-go order was GF. I asked for veggies with my burger. It came out with fries and a regular bun. Despite repeating several times that I am allergic to gluten, she didn’t seem to care.
Giving a 5 star simply because it is in the airport and there are slim pickings, especially at breakfast! I ordered two eggs with a side of bacon to go and the staff was very knowledgeable. I did not get sick and it was really nice to have something to eat that early in the morning
It’s not often you find a diner that is so gluten-friendly! They have a great GF menu, even gluten free French toast! I had the quinoa coconut pancakes with a side of bacon and a scrambled egg and had no issues. Everything was delicious and the diner itself is neat!
Great food and good service. The waiter knew what celiac disease was, and the manager (who was gluten intolerant) came out to talk to me to let me know their gf practices. They do not have a separate kitchen, but they will wipe down the grill and do glove changes. I was told that they have a dedicated toaster.
My sister and I ate her when we were stuck at the airport for an extra two and a half hours. We found the server to be very knowledgeable about precautions. They clean the grill/griddle, change gloves, and the toast has its own toaster. The GF bread was quite good. I gave fewer stars because our server forgot my sister's shake entirely and our meal came out missing toppings. I'd eat here again as I didn't get sick from the food.
They have gluten free buns for their awesome hamburgers!! I had a side salad instead of fries. I am sure their kitchen is not a gluten free environment so I made sure to take my Gluten cutter pill before I ate (to help in cross contamination issues). You can get those at CVS!
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.
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.