Smoke House Cafe

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 26 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Burgers, Bread/Buns + 7 more
100% of 14 votes say it's Celiac friendly

31 Scotts Wharf, Newport, RI 02840

(401) 848-9800
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    5 ratingMay 14, 2017

    great bbq, great drinks and knowledgeable staff. definitely celiac friendly.

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    5 ratingMay 06, 2017

    Be sure to ask for the gf menu when you get seated. Big menu, buns are good, and the waitress we had was very knowledgeable.

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    5 ratingSeptember 11, 2016

    Had a nice gluten-free menu, the food was awesome, and the manager delivered my meal himself and assured me that they were aware of my allergy in the kitchen. Would highly recommend this place! Casual, BBQ atmosphere.

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    5 ratingAugust 20, 2016

    Fantastic! The gf menu is pretty big & the food is amazing. The drinks are great too! Awesome atmosphere and centrally located! Highly recommend!

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    5 ratingAugust 06, 2016

    Lobster roll with gluten free bun was excellent! Their gluten free menu is basically the same as their regular menu. Fries are just fried in the same oil! Loved the atmosphere!

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    5 ratingJuly 20, 2016

    Wonderful!!!! Got the Barbeque pulled chicken sandwich!!! Yummy!!!!

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    5 ratingJuly 09, 2016

    Great experience today. The menu GF has a ton of options, including GF bread for sandwiches and both their signature BBQ sauce--and both the waitress and manager were great with communication about my GF needs. Manager brought over the GF apps and my meal separately and both times confirmed they were GF. We got deviled eggs for an app (yummy!) And I got a pulled pork sandwich on a GF bun- which was delicious! Great meal all around!

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    4 ratingJuly 05, 2016

    Deviled eggs appetizer were excellent, also the hogs wings appetizer also excellent. Had GF chicken entree, excellent. My husband had a full rack of ribs, were good but a bit dry not as tender as you would expect but good. **I ordered a strawberry dacquri which tasted very good but must have had a gluten containing alcohol because my stomach was exploding all night - it is my own fault because I forgot to remind our server to make sure the bartender used GF, usually it's just rum which is safe. I don't think there was gluten in any of the meats or sauces so it had to be the drink - my reminder to ALWAYS REMIND about GF!

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    5 ratingJune 25, 2016

    We came here two years ago with friends and loved the food. We brought our kids this time and still loved the food (GF and non Gf). We had no issues with cross contamination. Great place to get a gf meal in the heart of the wharf.

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    3 ratingDecember 13, 2015

    Beware... I was excited to go here but found that they are only open seasonally...have not had the opportunity to try it yet.

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    5 ratingOctober 05, 2015

    Top notch for people with food allergies. We have complicated dietary restrictions and the he server and manager did a great job of accommodating.

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    4 ratingAugust 21, 2015

    Good ribs, good slaw. Beans suck, don't get them. Love that they add watermelon to each meal.

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    5 ratingAugust 18, 2015

    Pulled pork was awesome! So was the Texas mule made with titos gf vodka

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    5 ratingJuly 11, 2015

    Awesome food and wide selection for GF options. Waitress was very knowledgable about food sensitivities and the manager brought out my food and specified each time that the cook was aware of my allergy. The waitress even wrote down the brand of sandwich rolls they used and researched the local store I could buy them. Highly recommended!

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    5 ratingJune 08, 2015

    Large GF menu, lots of choices. Had a sandwich on a GF roll that was delicious. Manager served my food to ensure that there was no crossover. Even have GF beer. Will definitely go again, food was amazing.

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    5 ratingMay 23, 2015

    Delicious sampler. Even sauces and chili are gf. Friendly staff and manager delivered my meal and a gf roll heated. Top with Eatrella beer from Spain. Highly recommend.

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    4 ratingSeptember 13, 2014

    It's nothing fancy but always leave happy and most importantly- not feeling sick.

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    5 ratingAugust 21, 2014

    This is a fantastic restaurant!! The staff was very friendly and attentive to my family's gluten free needs. The food is delicious and they give you plenty to eat. Definitely will be going back there again and highly recommend that anyone in the area give it a try.

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    5 ratingAugust 18, 2014

    They were very very attentive to every detail- right down to the cocktails thy offered. The BBQ was great- the bun it was served on was yummy. Great selection or gf offerings!!

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    5 ratingJuly 23, 2014

    great food and friendly service. portions are huge and the place is very clean and cool by the water. would absolutely come back again. gluten free vodkas and beer

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    5 ratingJune 19, 2014

    We were in Newport on vacation, and looking for a place that had an extensive gluten free menu. This one does! They have sandwiches, salads, and appetizers. The manager came out to deliver my food and ask if I needed anything. Great food and great service.

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    5 ratingMay 18, 2014

    Can't say enough positive things about this restaurant! They definitely catered to my GF needs! Food was delicious, the service fantastic, and the attention to my gf needs were the best I've ever had! I only wished the restaurant wasn't an 8 hour drive, I'd go back every week if I could!!

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    5 ratingJuly 29, 2013

    We are vacationing in Newport, and my husband is a big BBQ fan, but I am also a vegetarian. I saw the GF menu on here and wanted to give it a try. They had yummy Estrella beer, GF buns, and a dedicated fryer. I asked if they could grill up some veggies and make me a sammich. They were more than happy to do that. It was seriously delicious! Go there!

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    5 ratingJuly 20, 2013

    Wow! One of the best GF menus I've seen. The staff was incredibly knowledgable and the manager made a point of serving my food since wait staff handle gluten food. Excellent food, many options, all in a great open air downtown Newport location. Did not get sick which says a lot since I am highly sensitive.

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    4 ratingJuly 05, 2013

    Our family has been there twice. Some fun and unique apps. Gf Beer to die for and French fries made in a dedicated fryer. Ribs, chicken, burgers are fantastic. Mgmt wants to do gf well. They are owned by The Mooring. Service is great. Didn't give another star as wrapped non gf cornbread ended up on plates. Oops.. They promptly corrected. I didn't get sick from the food and I am extremely sensitive to cross contamination. Enjoy!!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Appetizers
  • Beer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dessert


  • Barbecue
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
11:30 am - 12 am
11:30 am - 12 am
11:30 am - 12 am
11:30 am - 12 am
11:30 am - 12 am
11 am - 12 am
11 am - 12 am

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