Tavern in the Square (Closed)

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 22 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Burgers + 4 more
84% of 13 votes say it's Celiac friendly

730 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139 Directions

(617) 868-8800
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    Celiac
    5 rating
    7 months ago

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating
    10 months ago

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Great food, knowledgeable staff

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    I had a great experience here. We went as a group of four (3 of us have celiac and one eats gluten free to prevent the rest of us getting contaminated) and ordered fried calamari, crab fritters, pizza, and two sandwiches. Everything was DELICIOUS and nobody had any reaction.

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    So many options and everything is really good (by the standards of what it is, which is your basic American pub grub). Order gluten free and your food will be brought out by a supervisor to confirm it is what it should be.

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Amazing! Competent staffs

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Well, after having a bad experience at another location, I have been avoiding this chain. But recently was encouraged by a friend to give it try once more. At least at this Cambridge location, the staff appeared to be very knowledgeable, helpful and they say that there is always a dedicated fryer. I had a very good experience. So if I want to eat at a Tavern on the Square, I will go the extra miles to Cambridge. The staff and expanded menu made it worth the trip.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Tons of options. My waitress had Celiac which is always an extra layer of caution. Almost everything was gluten free on the menu, even buns and fried fish (which was delicious though the bun fell apart a bit). Dedicated fryer so could have not only breaded deep fried items, but also french fries. Yay! Two gluten free beers as well as ciders. Manager served me food. Very good. Waitress said pasta will be coming soon!

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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    So many options! Careful though, no dedicated fryer even though fries are marked gluten free on the menu

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    I had a gluten free veg burger. The next day I experienced severe gastric distress which lasted several hours. I have celiac and it is dangerous for me to have it and I got a bellyful l of it at this location.NEVER again!!!

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    1 rating
    4 years ago

    The manager brought me a salad with my dreams-encrusted tuna instead of my mashed potatoes and green beans, but I was do hungry I didn't care. At the bottom of the salad I found a bunch of wasabi peas. Although I have seen these in gluten-free form it's rare. I want suspicious until I got back to the hotel, when severe cramps and diarrhea cimmenced for the test of the evening. I had to cancel my plans for that evening and the next day was still too sick to leave my room. I looked up the menu online, the wasabi peas were not included in the ingredients on the gluten free version. Great. One simple procedure, to notify the kitchen of a gluten free customer would have prevented this. Note it in the order and have the chef come out to talk to the customer. All this other contact with people who will not handle the food is meaningless if the chef has no idea.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    5 years ago

    Got the turkey burger on gf roll... Very yummy! Server was nice, and made sure all food was OK. Only bad thing is that the fries are not safe.

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    4 rating
    5 years ago

    Good size GF menu. Wait staff double checked on things for me and the policy was that when there are any food allergies the manager delivers the food to the table personally.

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    1 rating
    5 years ago

    The gluten free menu did have lots of options and I was excited about getting a burger on a gluten free bun, but even after ordering from the gluten free menu and telling my server that I have Celiac disease, there were croutons on the salad. While the server seemed attentive to the gluten free request, the kitchen is clearly not practicing food handling that is mindful of gluten cross contamination.

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    318 Main St, Northborough, MA 01532

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    318 Main St, Northborough, MA 01532

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    161 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA 02134

    I've eaten at this location a few times (and other tavern in the square locations) they take celiac very seriously. Burgers are great dedicated fryer and boneless tenders. Definitely worth the drive

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    1 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803

    loved this place server was great and knew all about allergy!! had nachos, chicken tenders, fries, and beer can pesto chicken!!! I will be back and they had Glutenburg beer too!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    1 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803

    The staff was knowledgeable about allergies and made accommodations for a dairy allwrgy. Glutem-free and Vegetarian dishes are marked with special symbols on the menu and everything we ordered tasted good! We were happy with the selection, it's not like other places with one or two options total.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    Host was very knowledgeable of celiac. Regular menu notes which items can be made gluten free. We had the Nashville chicken tenders, truffle tots, and eggplant stack all made gluten free. Everything was absolutely delicious.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

    Delicious and safe! Things like nachos and fried pickles that are hard to come by gluten free are available here! Knowledgeable staff and many options!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

    They are very helpful and knowledgeable. I ordered the fish and chips not realizing they would leave off the tartar sauce because it contained malt vinegar. I asked for some mayo on the side as a substitute and the waiter was nice enough to mix it with some relish and made me some GF tartar sauce! The only thing they deep fry with gluten is their waffle fries. I was told they give that it's own dedicated fryer so everything else isn't cross contaminated.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    193 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury, MA 01545

    So many options to pick from on the menu . Fish & chips are a must.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    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
    4 months ago

    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
    4 months ago

    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
    5 months ago

    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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    5 rating
    5 months ago

    318 Main St, Northborough, MA 01532

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

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    318 Main St, Northborough, MA 01532

    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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    Celiac
    1 rating
    5 months ago

    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
    5 months ago

    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
    5 months ago

    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
    5 months ago

    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
    5 months ago

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating
    6 months ago

    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
    6 months ago

    1815 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

    This location is now closed permanently.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    6 months ago

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    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
    6 months ago

    189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

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

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    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
    6 months ago

    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
    7 months ago

    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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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    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
    7 months ago

    1 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803

    They have the best clam chowder!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    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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    5 rating
    8 months ago

    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
    9 months ago

    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
    9 months ago

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating
    9 months ago

    318 Main St, Northborough, MA 01532

    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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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    Many GF options. REAL onion rings! Great food

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    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
    10 months ago

    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
    10 months ago

    189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

    Great menus. Safe for GF. Grass feed beef

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    5 rating
    10 months ago

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating
    10 months ago

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    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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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    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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    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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
    1 year ago

    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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