Gluten free, as well as vegan and vegetarian, is marked on menu. Friendly service- not always knowledgeable but most servers are happy to ask. Portabella pesto pasta, summer citrus salad and pesto burger with Udi's bun are all delicious. Also have gf bread for toast, pancakes, etc.
Food is all prepared in the same areas but the GF pancake breakfast is excellent. Served with strawberries and yogurt that are yummy. Also the salmon with capers is good. They do offer one GF dessert which is nice as well. Only complaint I have is the service. Every time I mention that I have celiac and need GF, I get heavy sighs or they try to up-sell something to me that's not even GF. I enjoy coming here for the pancakes and juke boxes though.
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.
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!!
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!
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.
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”.
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.