Tavern in the Square

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 25 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Burgers + 6 more
75% of 16 votes say it's Celiac friendly

318 Main St, Northborough, MA 01532 Directions

(508) 393-3111
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    5 rating
    September 14, 2017

    Love this place. so many options. the hostess has CD as well.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    September 08, 2017

    I think this place has made some great changes to their GF menu and service protocols. The manager brings out your GF ordered food and confirms the order. They are serious and careful. I've been back twice now and things have really improved. I even tried their fried tortilla chips with guacamole recently. Dedicated fryer. They were great.

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    5 rating
    April 29, 2017

    Great experience here! My daughter and I have a gluten and dairy allergy. The waitress was very helpful if she didn't know the answer she had the manager come help us. They were VERY knowledgeable about food allergies and cross contamination. GF rolls were good, burger a little bland. Was able to have onion rings for the first time since I was diagnosed 6 years ago! I'd definitely go back!

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    August 14, 2016

    the waffles fries are not gluten free, so where do they fry those ? in the psst I was told they have a dedicated fryer.

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    5 rating
    April 24, 2016

    Great place for celiac! There is no dedicated fryer-but EVERYTHING is battered in corn meal. So there is no cross contamination issue with the fried items in the menu! It's awesome. I highly recommend it!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    April 16, 2016

    This is our go-to when eating out with our Celiac kids for special occasions. It's a little pricey, but so worth it! GF chicken fingers are fresh and juicy, GF fish and chips are amazing, GF fried calamari - where else can you find that?! Service has been slow on occasion. Bartenders (when we've been sans-kids) are awesome. Just for the food options and quality, this place deserves 5 stars!

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    February 14, 2016

    I had a horrible experience and will never go back. I ordered the quinoa bowl and informed my waitress that I am celiac and am gluten free. My food arrived covered with something that was shredded and looked deep fried. I asked the waitress what it was. She told me she thinks it is onions or carrots. I asked her to find out for me. We waited atleast 10 min for her to come back. When she finally came back i asked her again and she said she does not know but it is ok because she told the kitchen I was gluten free. I asked for the manager. He offered to bring me something else. But I just sent it back. I was no longer comfortable eating there. They have gluten free on the menu but I do not feel they take it seriously.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    February 06, 2016

    Excellent GF menu! I've had a great meal each time we have been there. The sandwiches and burgers have a nice bun and fries are available as a side, which many restaurants don't do.

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    5 rating
    January 05, 2016

    All of the fried food is gluten free since they use a potato chip and corn based batter. Onion rings, calamari, fish and chips are available. They also have non-fried food meals. And gf clam chowder! So good every time. I'm gluten intolerant and did not get sick.

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    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    January 03, 2016

    Used to be great, menu changed a year or so ago. Also, majority of items labeled as gluten free are cooked in the same oil. With a wheat and dairy allergy and being vegetarian, I almost had to walk out after we ordered because they couldn't make what I ordered or anything else on the menu! Very misleading to mark so many things as gluten free when they're not!

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    November 17, 2015

    The food was amazing!!! For sure, will go back again!

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    October 02, 2015

    Unfortunately if you have Celiac disease, this is not the restaurant for you.. I did my research and there is no dedicated frialator and there are no efforts made to address cross contamination issues.

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    5 rating
    August 27, 2015

    All the gluten free food is amazing

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 22, 2015

    Great gluten free options and great food. They were cautious and the manager brought out our food!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 18, 2015

    They have SO many GF menu items (fish and chips, Hello!?!)! The management cares and will talk with you about your needs. Btw, food is yummy!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    June 18, 2015

    Nice restaurant in itself, wide variety of options for food and beverage

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    October 22, 2014

    Argh!! Have been twice and they told me both times they had a dedicated fryer-they don't!!! I ate nachos (chips are fried there) and French fries -all contaminated. I did not find out until my third visit upon speaking with a manager (I always have ?s) that there is **no** dedicated fryer. The nachos on the menu are labeled GF! They obviously are not. It's a real shame because the food and atmosphere are great. I know about 10 celiacs-if they would have done it right I'd bring them a lot of business. This is a real shame I'm beside myself that I trusted them and ended up eating a bunch of contaminated food :(

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    1 rating
    October 19, 2014

    I was pretty disappointed when the "gf" salad that I ordered had croutons on it. Attention to details is important and this restaurant did not pay attention. I ordered the pizza and wasn't impressed with that at all. I'll stick with the gf pizza and Northboro House of Pizza and the fabulous menu and attentive staff at Not Your Average Joe's.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    August 30, 2014

    I had the Margarita Pizza with Onion Rings and it was amazing!! The onion rings were so good. The pizza sauce had a little spice to it. The manager brought my food out to me while our waiter brought the other food out. It really helps you feel that the food is safe. The gluten free food is also made on the opposite side of the kitchen with its own space. I will definitely be coming back to try new things

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    5 rating
    August 21, 2014

    excellent burger with the roll and onion rings. very knowledgeable and courteous staff. also a from scratch kitchen with dedicated fryer. will visit again, absolutely excellent

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 07, 2014

    Best gluten free menu around including fries and rolls.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 05, 2014

    Amazing food! Had the Cuban sand which, tater tots and cider. The manager Sal is very knowledgable and attentive. Will even tell you if a drink has "natural flavors" as an ingredient. Will be coming back to try more

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    October 15, 2017

    189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

    Ordered a burger which was AMAZING. Giant and delicious! The fries also were made in a separate fryer. Amazing

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    5 rating
    October 08, 2017

    189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

    Very helpful staff! Answers my questions. They have a gluten free label and fries can be made gluten free

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    October 06, 2017

    189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

    A huge GF selection, all clearly labeled. I was able to get the “breaded” fish sandwich (sans tarter sauce) with onion rings (dedicated fryer). Very friendly staff!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    September 16, 2017

    Cross Point, 900 Chelmsford St, Lowell, MA 01851

    The tater tots are 100% gluten free. I just asked the executive chef.

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    1 rating
    September 08, 2017

    Cross Point, 900 Chelmsford St, Lowell, MA 01851

    Had some drinks and and appetizer of the truffle tots. It was cooked in a dedicated frier, but when I asked a manager he said they order the tots and he wasn't sure they were gf, very frustrating.

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    5 rating
    September 02, 2017

    189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

    Had a lot of GF options! Their bread was delicious. The manager came up to me to inform me how seriously they take their gluten free food so I felt safe! Most importantly I didn't get sick.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 30, 2017

    189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

    Fantastic all the way around! They have a dedicated fryer. I had the fish and chips "the best ever"! Staff is great and well informed. Our server let me know the tarter sauce was not gf but offered to make some for me. Amazing! Well worth checking out!

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    5 rating
    August 26, 2017

    1815 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

    Lots of options for vegan and gf. Kid friendly gf menu too! Manager brought out her dish! Desserts come with meal are gf too

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    August 25, 2017

    1 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803

    Knowledgeable staff and very understanding. They have The best GF clam chowder and I've tried it from other restaurants. Almost everything on the menu can be made gluten free. I love the fried pickles. Couldn't be happier when I eat here.

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    5 rating
    August 17, 2017

    189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

    They offer a lot of gluten free options! The fried pickles and the fish and chips were amazing!

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    August 17, 2017

    1815 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

    This location is now closed permanently.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    August 16, 2017

    810 Constitution Ave, Littleton, MA 01460

    Fried pickles in dedicated fryer, however they are spears and not the circles. 110 grill is better. The prices on their drink menu are very high. Many empty tables and we had to wait 15 mins to be seated.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 16, 2017

    189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

    Was a great experience, son has celiac and waitress was knowledgeable about gf and manager brought out food and verified his order, all the food tasted excellent too.

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    5 rating
    August 05, 2017

    189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

    Let's put it this way: gluten-free fried pickles.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 29, 2017

    Cross Point, 900 Chelmsford St, Lowell, MA 01851

    They had gluten free fried calamari, gluten free buns, gf clam chowder, gf sandwiches etc. It was amazing and had great service!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 22, 2017

    161 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA 02134

    I ate all the fried things. Pickles were a good deal. Calamari was as good as I remember when I could eat non gf! I had a glutenburg IPA and was so happy when they didn't pour it in a pint glass (beer glasses at bars seem to poison me)!

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    5 rating
    July 10, 2017

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    Excellent service! Excellent food! Had a salad and fries. Manager came out and talked me through gluten and dairy free options several times! Would highly recommend!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    July 09, 2017

    730 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

    I informed my server I was GF due to Celiac. She was knowledgeable and informed.. stated she would have items prepared in dedicated fryer. The onion rings were on the menu as gf.. I asked about the batter and they were prepared with crushed potato chips. The manager brought out my meal certifying it was prepared gf.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 08, 2017

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    The service was excellent & they were very cautious with making sure to note the Gluten allergy. I did not have any Celiac Disease reactions at all after eating here so I know they are very careful with not cross contaminating. I highly recommend this restaurant!! It was the first time in years I was able to eat onion rings and they were amazing!

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    4 rating
    July 07, 2017

    1 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803

    They have the best clam chowder!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    June 28, 2017

    189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

    GF options indicated on the menu. They have a dedicated fryer just tell them you have an allergy. I did and didn't get sick and I am extremely sensitive.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    June 24, 2017

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    1. Had gluten free beer! (Glutenberg) Not just cider. Cider is cider, not beer. 2. Tons of GF options- gf buns, gf pizza, gf fried food- all cooked in a separate friolater to keep safe from cross contamination 3. Waitstaff told dedicated manager who made sure he watched and then delivered the food. Food was great! Felt safe and was like everyone else, able to eat just about everything. (Like gluten food didn't even exist.)

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    June 04, 2017

    730 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

    A lot of options (including fries!) safe for Celiac. I've been there 4+ times and have never had a reaction. The manager always brings out the gluten free meal separately. Never disappointed!

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    5 rating
    May 28, 2017

    189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

    absolutely the best fish and chips that I've ever had which glutenfree! try the smoke cheddar fritters which has mango an apple shaving with delish reduction... even this sangria is! fantastic service! go there!!!!!!! yum!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    May 20, 2017

    189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

    Extensive gf menu, servers are knowledgeable. They have a dedicated fryer and take precautions to avoid any cross contact. We have had multiple good experiences here with our daughter who has celiac disease.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    May 18, 2017

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    I have eaten here several times before games and the staff is always knowledgeable about allergies. They have an extensive GF menu, and can make almost anything GF. They have Udi's buns, pizza crust, beer, and a dedicated fryer. They also have GF onion rings and battered chicken fingers (however these do contain dairy). Since the fryer isn't safe for my dairy allergy, they cook fries and tater tots in the oven for me and they're just as good! I've yet to be disappointed with their food, I highly recommend stopping here!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    May 06, 2017

    1815 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

    Easily the best GF menu I've ever had. Probably 30+ options, good food, great service. Even the fried stuff is GF! Poutine, fish n chips, calamari, burgers, etc. Celiac friendly, too. P.S. Manager makes a special appearance when they serve a plate for someone with celiac/allergy to make sure you feel comfortable.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    April 28, 2017

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    Many GF options. REAL onion rings! Great food

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    April 24, 2017

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    Lots of GF options. Dedicated fryer! GF beer. Well, one GF beer but better than lots of other places that only have cider.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    April 23, 2017

    1815 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

    I've eaten at multiple locations many times and have never had an issue. GF menu always seems to be growing!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    April 20, 2017

    1815 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

    The gluten free buffalo chicken tenders are super delicious. One of the best places to get fries in the area because of the separate fryer!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    April 17, 2017

    189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

    Great menus. Safe for GF. Grass feed beef

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    April 17, 2017

    730 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

    Almost the entire menu can be made gluten free! Prices are on the medium high side with an additional charge for gluten free buns, BUT it is worth every dollar!

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    5 rating
    April 12, 2017

    189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

    Servers seem aware (ours mentioned before that the owner is familiar with celiacs). Extensive menu; food is good.

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    5 rating
    April 11, 2017

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    Amazing place with very good food. Great gluten free menu.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    April 08, 2017

    161 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA 02134

    Super knowledgeable staff, dedicated fryer, extensive gluten free menu. Great service, great atmosphere, great food. Would highly recommend!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    March 24, 2017

    730 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

    Great burger joint and celiac friendly. I've eaten there a couple times and it has always been an enjoyable experience

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    March 10, 2017

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    Great gluten free options. French fries, nachos and more.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    February 21, 2017

    161 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA 02134

    Great pub style food. It's awesome to get a burger and fries and not worry about cross contamination! They have a dedicated fryer and are very aware of celiac.

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    5 rating
    January 22, 2017

    Cross Point, 900 Chelmsford St, Lowell, MA 01851

    My 5 year old with Celiac got chicken fingers and French fries. There was nothing left on his plate so they must have been good! There were a few other options from the kids menu that he could have had.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    December 09, 2016

    730 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

    excellent GF options. Waitress double checked everything for us. My teenage son with Celiac was able to have chicken wings, a burger with a bun and french fries. life is good

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    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    November 27, 2016

    1815 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

    We used to eat here a lot until recently the food started to make me feel sick. We ended up going back today just for appetizers, but I got cross contaminated. definitely won't be returning.

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    5 rating
    November 11, 2016

    Cross Point, 900 Chelmsford St, Lowell, MA 01851

    Dedicated fryer, items clearly marked on menu and a lot of options! meal delivered by manager after confirming food allergy at table. Have been here 4x so far without a reaction.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    October 27, 2016

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    Absolutely excellent. Most of the menu is or can be made gluten free. plenty of options that you wouldn't normally see gluten free such as fish & chips, onion rings, poutine, fried pickles, and more! Everything I ate was delicious!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    October 13, 2016

    161 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA 02134

    Great time lastnight! Was able to have the Cobb salad, and was able to talk to the manager about cooking process to ensure their would be no cross contamination! I'd recommend!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    October 04, 2016

    161 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA 02134

    Staff is very knowledgeable and careful. They clearly have policies and procedures in place to keep food safe. Management is proactively aware of allergies, delivered my meal, and discussed cooking process.

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    5 rating
    October 04, 2016

    189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

    Large selection of gluten free options!

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    5 rating
    September 29, 2016

    189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

    The menu has tons of options including gf bread, onion rings, etc. the staff was super cool and accommodating. They have a dedicated area to prepare food. They take it seriously there.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    September 25, 2016

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    Our waitress did state their fryer was not dedicated and cross contamination was likely. For that reason, we did not try as many of the options as we may have otherwise. However, our food and drinks were great. And despite the fryer issue there were still plenty of options to choose from.

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    5 rating
    September 25, 2016

    730 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

    Great food, knowledgeable staff

Gluten-Free Features

  • Appetizers
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
Monday
11:30 am - 11 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 12 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12 am
Saturday
12 am - 1 am, 11:30 am - 12 am
Sunday
12 am - 1 am, 10 am - 11 pm
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