66% of 27 votes say it's Celiac friendly

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.

Updated 8 months ago read full review

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No

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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.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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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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 1 year 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 2 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.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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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.

Updated 2 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 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.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Yes

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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.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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 4 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!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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

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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!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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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 :(

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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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 5 years ago read full review

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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 5 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 5 years ago read full review

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Best gluten free menu around including fries and rolls.

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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

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

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This place is my favorite everytime we go into Boston. Even my non GF hubs has liked all the GF things hes tried of mine. There bang bang chicken tenders are awesome! Very good when it comes to being safe. Eaten there 4 times and never been sick. Headed back today for my 5th time! Highly recommend this place!

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Safety


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

— Not very

On Safety

Got curbside due to the pandemic. Menu marked with gluten free items. I ordered menu items marked gluten free. Southwest tots, cornflake fried chicken and buffalo cauliflower were the menu items I ate. Either they weren’t prepared gluten free or some of it got contaminated. The night we ordered I had a rash and a migraine but didn’t think it was the food because of the listing of gluten free. I had leftovers the next day and that’s when I knew rash again migraine and my insides were on fire. Not sure how they go about gluten free in the kitchen and precautions to prevent cross contamination. Something went wrong.

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

On Quality & Quantity

Good selection of gluten free on the menu, I felt safe placing an order before having the food and reactions. I have ordered from other places that have marked gluten free items and haven’t had problems.

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Other Characteristics
  • Offers online ordering
Celiac

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The chicken fingers are not GF (cornflakes used in batter are not certified gluten free), so everything fried is contaminated. Mgmt is aware, but doesn't want to change the recipe.

Celiac

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Nachos! Gf Everything I have had here is excellent. I am very sensitive celiac never an issue if you stick to the gf menu

Celiac

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Went here with my family today this place is amazing. I have celiac disease and no problems. Waitstaff is wonderful and helpful. I would recommend this place.

Celiac

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Very knowledgeable, great selections, frequently updating the menu with new choices. Best GF option in the area. I visit often, and am pretty sensitive, and I always enjoy it.

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Eat here frequently. Always careful about allergies.

Celiac

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Safety


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

— Unsure

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

On Quality & Quantity

As a sensitieve celiac I had no trouble eating here!

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Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
Celiac

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Jury is still out. I wanted to love this place , especially since they were at the gf expo. The waitress was very knowledgeable and my food came out with allergy flags. However my dessert did not end it was stated this was all safe foodZ however 45 mins later I was very ill at home and all night. I did call the next day and the managers are looking into heat ingredients in the flourless cake is not safe as I definitely was glutened.

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Omg, the bang bang broccoli was so incredibly good. Also had the pickle chips and fish and chips. So many options it was hard to make a decision.

Celiac

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Went here before a concert. Talked to a manager David via phone beforehand. Asked about the farro in one of the GF salads - he said if you tell your server you have CD, they know to remove the farro. Their menu is labeled for things that are GF and also things that can be accommodated to be GF. Multiple GF fryers! Pizzas! Normally I strongly dislike chains but I’ll be back!

Not celiac

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Love it! Mostly everything is gluten free. Not crazy for the bar atmosphere but food was good😋

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My waitress told me she had celiac disease and I could have cried. I got fried pickles, Mac and cheese, and chocolate cake. All gluten free. It came out with an allergy flag in it. They have safe protocols and dedicated fryer. All of it was delicious!

Celiac

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Excellent every single time we go there

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Awesome mac n cheese! And I'll have plenty leftover for breakfast!

Celiac

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Waitress asked if we had a gluten allergy and almost everything on the menu can be made gluten free!!! Different staff bring out the dishes and there’s even an “allergy” toothpick stuck in the food! They are very responsible when accommodating gluten free customers

Celiac

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Great food- everything on the menu can be made gluten free- tons of vegetarian items too. Note- SUPER noisy - so bring ear plugs if you’re sensitive 5 stars for food, minus-1 for volume

Celiac

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Great GF food. Most things are GF for everyone, not just special made. Great Mac and cheese as well as eggplant and chicken parm!! Came two days in a row!

Celiac

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The staff was very knowledgeable about gluten free. In fact the waitress alerted the kitchen as soon as I told her I was celiac. Gluten free items were marked on the regular menu. I had the most delicious chicken tenders and fries. And I did not get sick.

Celiac

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Most menu items can be made gluten free- pizza, fried foods, sandwiches/burgers. Knowledgeable staff, food comes out marked as “allergy”. They now have gf pasta!

Celiac

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This used to be my go-to place but not anymore. I ordered to-go and was very clear about my order being gluten free. I got home with my meal and they gave me a regular bun for my burger. I called up, explained I have celiac disease and then explained the problem. The person on the phone asked me if I was sure- to which I replied that there is a distinct visual difference in GF and regular buns. I asked to speak to a manager who asked me to describe the bun and he confirmed that it contained gluten. He was very apologetic and did refund my meal, but I told him that I now no longer feel safe eating there.

Not celiac

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Lots of gluten free options! Everything is clearly labeled on the menu and the manager always delivers the gluten free items to the table separate from everything else.

Celiac

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It was so good! Many gf option

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Cannot rave enough about this place! Everything came with allergy sticks to ensure we were kept food safe. We have dairy allergies which they accommodated as well! Enjoyed so many amazing dishes. We had: Fried pickle chips Guacamole and chips Fish tacos Beef tips French fries And all dairy and gluten free!!!!!!!! The menu is amazing. They even have dishes like general Tso chicken gluten free. Will be returning soon!!!!

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No

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The staff seemed knowledgeable, but when examining the menu noticed that the Berry & Cheese option had farro in it although was marked G for gluten free. Decided not to risk it.

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They brought my son a grilled cheese on gluten bread, even though I asked the waitress literally 5 times to make sure that it was GF. I even asked again after she brought it out as it didn’t seem like GF bread and she said it was. I asked a manager and it wasn’t - it was regular bread. Unfortunately my son had already eaten half of it. The waitress was also extremely rude and had major attitude, on top of being totally incompetent (I think her name was Maritza). The waitress also told me that the chicken tenders did not have dairy (the other allergy my other GF kid has), but when I asked her to confirm it turns out they are cooked in buttermilk. Unbelievably horrible service. Avoid this place as they hire incompetent waitstaff who will put your health at risk.

Celiac

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Staff knowledgeable about Celiac disease and the GF options. Dedicates fryers for GF fried food, GF pasta and burger buns. I had the General Tso's Chicken, which I love but haven't been able to eat in 15+ years. It was delicious, and big enough portion that I took half home for lunch the next day. I recommend highly, and look forward to going back.

Celiac

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Highly recommend this restaurant- fantastic atmosphere, food and service. Our motivation to come here tonight was because of their extensive GF options. My daughter has celiac disease and they were able to provide safe gluten free options so readily and attentively. They have a separate fryer- She even enjoyed fried pickles for the first time ever! VERY SAFE RESTAURANT and enjoyed by us all! We are especially thankful to and for our waitress Victoria also- who served us with such warmth and ease. She really helped to make sure this was the best experience.

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Thank you for so many gluten free options! It was wonderful.

Celiac

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Great food! Many options and dedicated fryer. My son had tons of options and knowledge staff. Highly recommend!

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Awesome fried pickles. Next time - I won’t share! 😊 General Tsao’s Chicken was good (and s bit spicy, as it states), too, except the chicken wasn’t battered and it was overloaded with sesame seeds. However, tempura broccoli - yum!

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What an awesome meal! They’re on it! Having celiac disease sucks, they’re so good with allergies they’ve got awesome selection and great taste with no repercussions!!

Celiac

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Service and food was fantastic! I was so happy to have so many gluten free options! They even have a dedicated fryer!! I would definitely be back

Celiac

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Requested gf, came out with allergy flag, still got sick. :-/

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This place is amazing!!! Gluten free clam chowder, fried pickles and tots from a dedicated fryer, and the burgers are SO GOOD! Ask for Mary, coolest waitress EVER!!! Can’t say enough good things, made our whole day in Boston!

Celiac

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Took my grandkids out to dinner before a Bruins game. I was surprised at the number of gf offerings in the menu. I had a Japanese noodle dish; it was ok but contains an unidentifiable spice I don’t like ( perhaps cilantro). I ate all the veggies instead. The girls were delighted with their meals and ate every bite, which is unusual for them. Server was attentive & considerate of both my dietary needs and the kids’ excitement, which I appreciated as it was very busy. Would recommend.

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Excellent food, friendly staff! We are all at home gluten-free for various reasons including celiac and gluten intolerance. Found them to be helpful in helping us decide.

Celiac

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Lots of options (including on the kids menu and dessert menu), a very conscientious staff and everything I’ve tried is delicious.

Not celiac

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Staff asked if I had a gluten allergy and the food came with an “allergy” toothpick in it. Large selection of menu items that can be prepared gluten free.

Celiac

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Gluten free fried pickles. You’re welcome.

Not celiac

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Lots of yummy GF options. Staff is knowledgeable and they have a dedicated fryer. I love their corn flake coated chicken tenders!

Celiac

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The food was delicious and the staff was knowledgeable. Music was way too loud and it was impossible to carry on a conversation without shouting however.

Celiac

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Just went there tonight and it was the best gluten free experience that I’ve had in a bit. Dedicated fryer. Very knowledgeable staff !! I would highly recommend this place !!! I had the fish and chips, ( no tarter sauce though ) the fried pickles ( amazing ).

Celiac

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Many gluten free options. Very knowledgeable. I had gluten free burger and fries (dedicated fryer).

Celiac

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Will definitely return!! Not the largest selection I’ve seen but definitely enough to choose from and totally worth it! Comes marked with an allergy “flag” so you know it was made with care. Staff was knowledgeable. Delicious food. Only downside for some times is that it was rather loud. Okay for this occasion but may not be on others.

Celiac

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I have now been here a number of times and food has been great, lots of GF options. Each server I’ve interacted with was allergy knowledgeable. Feel comfortable recommending for fellow celiac folks.

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Come with a couple of drinks and get the specials. Closes late even on weekdays! Awesome staff and sick (in a good way) drinks!

Celiac

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Great gluten free options. It's always a treat to have fried calamari and fish and chips. Really friendly staff and a great atmosphere!

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I was visiting Boston for the day earlier in the week when I went here for lunch. I explained to the server that I had a severe gluten and dairy allergy. They assured me that getting a turkey burger on a gluten free roll with steamed broccoli was safe for me. I asked about cross contamination and they assured me there was a separate grill and it was totally safe for me to eat. Unfortunately, within 30 minutes of eating only half of my meal I was running to the bathroom. It took me 3 days to recover from this poor meal. I was extremely disappointed because the reviews were great and the server seemed knowledgeable. I would not recommend going here if you are very sensitive.

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Actually obsessed with this place! So many options. Got a whole spread and shared and it consisted of a gf pizza, buffalo cauliflower, chicken tenders and tater tots. They had allergy labels and the manager came and spoke to me. Definitely going back soon

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