318 Main St, Northborough, MA 01532 Directions

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I can see why there are mixed reviews on here. Went here Sunday during a busy brunch and ordered off the menu. Everything they fry is rice or corn flour so it’s all safe the manager assured us. My husbands burger came out on a regular bun and the waitress said “my bad” like it was no big deal. The manager and other waiter apologized profusely and neither of us felt sick after. Definitely go here, but be sure to overly mention the seriousness of gluten free.

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Unfortunately, this location is not up to par with other Tavern in the Square restaurants. Per their manager, their chicken/steak has a high risk for cross contamination due to being cooked on the same grill and was less than helpful when asked if a separate pan could be used. There is no dedicated fryer at this location either. Due to risk for cross contamination and unwillingness to accommodate, I would not recommend this location.

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No

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I am celiac and was sick as a dog after eating here. Stay away!

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This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten Free Features

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

Categories

  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant

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Fantastic!  Had the GF fish & chips. It was positively delicious. The atmosphere of the restaurant was really great. Can’t wait to return
Gluten free fish & chips !!
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Not celiac

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If you’re looking for gluten free fried chicken this is your place! I also like how the plates are marked as “allergy” and brought out by a manager.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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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.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Not sure what happened but my celiac son got sick from eating here tonight. He ordered a gluten free hamburger and the bun was clearly gluten free but he still got sick. They had the manager bring out his food so I wonder if it was cross contamination in the kitchen. Guess we won’t be eating here again.

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No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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I live right near this one and have never had any problem at all. I check the reviews and went in and asked them a bunch of questions. They swear that they do have a dedicated fryer, the manager always brings out gluten-free dishes, and I have never gotten sick with a very severe form of celiac.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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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!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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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!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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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!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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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.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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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.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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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!

Celiac friendly?

No

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Not celiac

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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All the gluten free food is amazing

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Not celiac

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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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!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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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 :(

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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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

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Best gluten free menu around including fries and rolls.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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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Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Celiac

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Excellent experience. I ordered take-out along with my partner that is not celiac. Both of our orders came in separate bags. I had the burger, tots, and fried pickles. It was excellent. Highly recommended!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

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Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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My first time going out to dinner in over a year and I really enjoyed it. The menu has changed a bit since the pandemic, but there are still SO MANY gluten free options! I had the Sesame Salmon Bowl, it was delicious. When I told our server I was gluten free she asked if it was "an allergy or a preference". I told her I have Celiac and it was duly noted, my meal was brought out separately and had an allergen flag. No ill effects the next day, so I feel confident they took all necessary precautions.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
Celiac

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Got takeout. Was nice to see a lot of items listed as gluten free on the menu, including ones that wouldn’t normally be. We got the Mediterranean chicken sandwich and fish and chips. We requested both to be made gluten free and dairy free, and this was noted on the bag when we picked up the food.

We both tried the fried breaded fish and agreed it was really good. My friend can have dairy and we did request they send the tartar sauce. The chicken sandwich was alright but didn’t have a lot of flavor. The fries and sweet potato fries were good but pretty typical/average for restaurant fries.

They said they put an “allergy alert” for no gluten and no dairy for both of the items and I emphasized that I had celiac disease but I didn’t have a thorough conversation with the person taking the order about what precautions they take. Based on the other reviews here I’m more excited to eat at and support establishments with 100% positive reviews since at least a couple people who wrote reviews for this place have gotten sick over the years, but it was close by and I decided to try it for one time. I don’t get symptoms if I’m exposed to gluten so I can’t report on how well they did that way.

I gave 4 stars because I can’t guarantee how gf it is, my sandwich wasn’t that tasty, and also because with the indoor dining we saw when we picked up our food they had some folks sitting at booths right next to eachother (instead of with an empty booth in between), which doesn’t seem safe. They did have little plexiglass barriers between the booths but they don’t go up that high and air can obviously transfer between tables.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Had the Mesquite Chicken Bowl. Very good. Spoke to manager - he was very knowledgeable (his girlfriend has Celiac). FYI - the cornflake coating they use does not have malt and is safe.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Manager brought out our food and everything was marked with an allergy toothpick on the dish!

Great for bar food stuff that’s not normally gluten free-we had the chicken tenders, truffle tots and wings-all good!

Quick service and the perfect place to go for a quick bite before the bruins game

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

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