Tavern in the Square

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 25 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Burgers + 4 more
95% of 22 votes say it's Celiac friendly

161 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA 02134 Directions

(617) 782-8100
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    Been coming here for a couple years now. By far the best sports bar for celiacs. I've brought so many friends and family here (especially out of town visitors). They clear their surfaces of gluten for preparation, the manager comes out to let you know about their procedure, and the food is great!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    I have eaten many dishes here and haven’t gotten sick- I am very sensitive. They recently changed their ability to accommodate and make all fried foods with rice flour! One of the only places I feel safe ordering fried chicken and French fries!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    Went for dinner with a group and highly recommend. Nachos, calamari, kids chicken fingers, very nice “Greek” salad. So nice to have good fried chicken (!) and the salad was very good, albeit not an authentic Greek salad.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    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 year ago

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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
    1 year ago

    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 Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    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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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    I had read all the great reviews saying this place was celiac friendly and was excited to eat some normal bar food. Unfortunately, I got extremely sick after eating here. I would not return or recommend to anyone with celiac.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    This restaurant was the best celiac friendly restaurant I have ever been in and the food was delicious!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Great food and I didn't get sick afterwards! I would totally come back here!.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    If you have celiac and miss bar style food, this place is the best. No cross-contamination, and tons of good fried options.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    I went for brunch and the staff was excellent! Very well informed and the manager even introduced me to the head chef and he brought me around the buffet to point out every item that was gluten free. So considerate. The head chef said that for future brunches they will mark all gluten free options with a sign. I would highly recommend coming here if you love brunch!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Always amazing about our allergies. I'm allergic to milk and my husband is celiac. He's never gotten sick and the menu has so many great options for him.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    great selection and always so good

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 years ago

    Manager came right over after I mentioned celiac, explained that he already told the kitchen. And brought out the food. Happened both times I have eaten there. Great food and atmosphere

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    Great gluten free menu with a lot of options, including burgers. They also have several ciders, including one I'd never heard of....I forget the name of it, but it was delicious! The manager also came over to verify whether my gluten free meal was for an allergy or preference, which was nice.

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    5 rating
    4 years ago

    It's great to finally find somewhere that serves gluten free bar food! I went to watch a game and tried the pizza, which was amazing. Spinach and artichoke dip was great too!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 years ago

    I always have a good meal here and they have bread. The managers even bring out your food and are knowledgable.

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    4 rating
    6 years ago

    This place has a pretty good gluten free menu. They even have gluten free rolls that they put the sandwiches on. The first time we went they were out of the gf au jous for my French dip. The second time around they were out of the cranberry chipotle chutney for my boyfriend's burger. Other than missing condiments, it's a pretty good place.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    Everything here is safe to eat! It’s the best place to get fried food. Everything is breaded in potato chips so its gluten free and safe from cross contamination. It’s my go to place!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    Every time I’m in the city I make sure to stop here atleast once. It’s a full gluten free menu and have great knowledgeable staff. The nachos are so good!

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    1 month ago

    318 Main St, Northborough, MA 01532

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

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 month ago

    318 Main St, Northborough, MA 01532

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

    Very knowledgeable staff, designated fryer and some delicious choices!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    100 District Ave, Burlington, MA 01803

    The staff is extremely knowledgeable and they are super careful, especially if you tell them you have an allergy. There are quite a few options, even some fried foods! It’s all very delicious. I just wish the Mac and cheese had a GF options!

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    3 months ago

    189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

    Something got me here, and I’m not sure what. The menu is marked, I asked questions, I even skipped the gf bread...the manager brought my plate out separate...and still, gluten. It was light, but contaminated...so it doesn’t matter. I had the chowder, and the eggplant stack. My theory is that when the entire menu is marked, the establishment becomes less diligent about XC...this seems to be more of a lifestyle choice gf-avoidance place. Also, it is a chain...so maybe other locations are safer.

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    4 months ago

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    Normally I give 5 stars to Tavern in the Square but beware- on “events” nights, they do not have a separate GF fryer :( Pretty disappointing

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    193 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury, MA 01545

    So many delicious and safe gf options! Love love the food and the knowledgeable staff.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    Cross Point, 900 Chelmsford St, Lowell, MA 01851

    It’s one of my staple go to’s for GF dining. Staff is knowledgeable and aware when presented with the GF allergy warning. Decent amount of menu options for both healthy and comfort food options

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    6 months ago

    318 Main St, Northborough, MA 01532

    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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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    The menu has items that can be modified to be GF marked as such. When we arrived I was shown the GF markings on the menu. We ordered the fried pickles and I notified the server that I had a gluten allergy. Our server stated that “the entire menu was gluten free” which was contradictory to the hostess we were also told that all their bread was gluten free. I was immediately alarmed due to the fact that on the menu an extra charge of $2 is added to substitute gluten free bread. If all of the bread was GF then why would there be an extra charge? We orders 2 sandwiches and I specified that I wanted the GF bread for both to which the waitress again stated that the “all the bread is gluten free”. One thing I do commend the restaurant on is that the manager brings out the GF food. In my case it was a good thing because when our food was brought out I immediately noticed that the two sandwiches had two different types of bread. One was on a gluten free bun and the other was clearly not. When I brought up the matter the manager apologized and took the one sandwich away to fix it. Bottom line is that if you have a severe allergy I would steer clear of this place. Had I took the waitress’s word I would have unknowingly consumed gluten. It’s clear that the waitress was not educated on gluten allergies and was giving out incorrect information. Management handled the situation well and took the time to explain the mistake to the waitress. My hope is that this can be used as a learning experience for the staff on the severity of advertising gluten free options and not being knowledgeable on the topic.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    6 months ago

    810 Constitution Ave, Littleton, MA 01460

    Lots of gluten free options but not celiac friendly. I’ve gotten sick all 4 times I have eaten there.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

    The eggplant stack was PHENOMENAL!! The rosemary tots were also amazing! They use a designated fryer, so I felt very safe. The waitress was awesome and the manager double checked that everything was safe! I’ll definitely be back!!!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    7 months ago

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    Excellent. Many options, chef comes to table to reassure GF meal, and delicious. Only drawback is dessert menu only offers ice cream.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    Cross Point, 900 Chelmsford St, Lowell, MA 01851

    We went to Sunday brunch the only option before noon was the buffet. I recommend you wait until noon for menu options. They do have an omelette station that was all gluten free as part of the buffet The chef came out to review what choices were gluten free on the buffet line he was very attentive and was willing to answer questions. That was an added bonus he was really nice. If you trust a buffet line there were several gf options To choose from including the fish and chips

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    8 months ago

    810 Constitution Ave, Littleton, MA 01460

    So many great options. Educated staff. A bit pricey but worth it

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    9 months 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
    10 months 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
    10 months ago

    100 District Ave, 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
    10 months ago

    100 District Ave, 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
    10 months 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
    10 months 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year 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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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 year 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
    1 year ago

    100 District Ave, 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
    1 year 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
    1 year ago

    1815 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

    This location is now closed permanently.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    1 year 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
    1 year 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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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

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

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year 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
    1 year 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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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year 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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    Celiac
    4 rating
    1 year ago

    100 District Ave, Burlington, MA 01803

    They have the best clam chowder!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year 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
    1 year 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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year 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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