Tavern in the Square

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 16 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Burgers + 7 more
85% of 7 votes say it's Celiac friendly

1815 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

(617) 354-7766
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    5 ratingMay 06, 2017

    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 ratingApril 23, 2017

    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 ratingApril 20, 2017

    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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    2 ratingNovember 27, 2016

    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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    4 ratingFebruary 16, 2016

    Manager typically serves. Can have several things- and breaded! They have everything but pasta. Service has really gone down hill here over the past year or so- as has the regular menu. I've had almost everything on the menu and I'm never disappointed. Just wish they would add pasta so I could enjoy their Mac and cheese! Note: pizza is just Udi's. Which the waitress happily checked on for us.

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    5 ratingJanuary 18, 2016

    Enjoyed a delicious quinoa veggie burger, sweet potato fries (hello, separate fryer!), and GF cider. Newly diagnosed with Celiac, I am so happy to have found a place that takes my order and questions seriously without any fuss. Manager brought out our plates and checked in again after 30 minutes or so. That evening, my only GI discomfort stemmed from how much I ate and how full I was from enjoying my meal! Highly recommended!

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    5 ratingSeptember 05, 2015

    Best service I've ever had! The server assured me they'd use a separate fryer for any fried foods. The manager brought the GF food out and chatted with us, eventually bringing out samples of their GF ciders for me to try. GF options include nearly every menu item (pizza, sandwiches, appetizers, burgers, sides) and everything I ordered was great! Can't wait to go back next weekend!

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    5 ratingAugust 01, 2015

    Servers are always incredibly nice and the gf selection is huge. They have a few different choices of cider on tap too.

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    5 ratingJuly 14, 2015

    Great options! Had the gluten free cuban. Delicious!

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    5 ratingJune 18, 2015

    Yum I love Tavern in the Square! A really extensive menu (including sandwiches, pizza, burgers, and a GF fryer) and they are always very careful about accomodating allergies.

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    5 ratingJuly 02, 2014

    Delicious food with many gluten free options. Also able to accommodate multiple other food allergies. A great find.

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    5 ratingOctober 12, 2012

    Great gluten free burger! Lots of gf options like nachos and lettuce wraps

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    5 ratingSeptember 06, 2012

    Delicious. Great menu

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    5 ratingMay 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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    5 ratingMay 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 ratingApril 29, 2017

    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 ratingApril 28, 2017

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    Many GF options. REAL onion rings! Great food

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    5 ratingApril 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 ratingApril 17, 2017

    189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

    Great menus. Safe for GF. Grass feed beef

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    5 ratingApril 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 ratingApril 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 ratingApril 11, 2017

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

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

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    5 ratingApril 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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    5 ratingMarch 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 ratingMarch 10, 2017

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

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

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    5 ratingFebruary 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 ratingJanuary 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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    1 ratingDecember 10, 2016

    318 Main St, Northborough, MA 01532

    Stay away from fryers although they tell you it's safe. Got sick- they are not doing something right here. Think it was the fries. Ordered GF steak with fries...

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    5 ratingDecember 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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    5 ratingNovember 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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    5 ratingOctober 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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    5 ratingOctober 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 ratingOctober 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 ratingOctober 04, 2016

    189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

    Large selection of gluten free options!

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    5 ratingSeptember 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 ratingSeptember 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 ratingSeptember 25, 2016

    730 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

    Great food, knowledgeable staff

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    5 ratingSeptember 25, 2016

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    The menu was such an amazing selection. My waiter was great when I said I had celiac. I wanted to cry to be able to have wings and oniom rings. I wish I lived closer.

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    5 ratingSeptember 19, 2016

    189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

    Plenty of GF options. The foods not the greatest but it's good enough.

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    5 ratingSeptember 17, 2016

    730 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

    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 ratingSeptember 11, 2016

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    Gf options were good. Had very tasty Quinoa bowl which was delicious!! Great place to eat!

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    5 ratingAugust 29, 2016

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    Incredible! GF menu is Off the charts! The Chicken fried steak sandwich 😳

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    5 ratingAugust 26, 2016

    189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

    My 11-year old son has celiac disease so we found Tavern in the Square on the Find Me Gluten Free app. We were visiting Salem for the day and needed a place for lunch for our party of 6. The gluten-free menu options were extensive, my son was thrilled to try onion rings for the first time. We all loved our meal, our server was attentive to the gluten-free needs of my son, our food was hot and delicious. Great place to eat with lots of gluten-free options.

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    5 ratingAugust 22, 2016

    189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

    The menu is extensive with so many choices you just don't typically find gluten-free. The fried pickles were delicious, as were the turkey tips and avocado steak salad. Our trio agreed it was one of the best gf meals we've had! And the staff was fun, accommodating and knowledgeable. We'll be looking to come back some day.

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    3 ratingAugust 14, 2016

    318 Main St, Northborough, MA 01532

    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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    4 ratingAugust 13, 2016

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    Very good! Menu clearly marked. Lots of options.

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    5 ratingAugust 12, 2016

    730 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

    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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    5 ratingAugust 08, 2016

    189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

    Excellent GF choices! Great menu. My CD son had a burger & fries since they have a dedicated fryer.

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    4 ratingJuly 18, 2016

    1 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803

    Great selection. Knowledgable staff. Loved the fried pickles and turkey burger. The only place I've been able to find turkey burger that's truly GF. Plus the GF buns are great.

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    5 ratingJuly 18, 2016

    189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

    Our server had excellent knowledge of what was GF and when she wasn't sure she checked. 90%of the menu is GF or can be adapted great location and atmosphere. A++!!!

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    5 ratingJuly 18, 2016

    189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

    Our family ate hear while on vacation. We ordered 4 GF meals and loved each one. There are many choices and properly prepared. Highly recommend.

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    5 ratingJuly 18, 2016

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    Are here twice with the family while on vacation. So many GF options! We ordered four GF meals and shared. Good was fantastic. Our whole family lived this place. Ver wish they had one in Philadelpha area. C

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    1 ratingJuly 13, 2016

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    I was really excited to go here. After a long trip with no gf options available I was ready for a big meal. I talked to the server about my intolerance (extremely sensitive celiac) and they seemed to know what they where doing. I was so happy I decided to order and angry orchard cider while waiting for my food. The drink came out and without thinking I took a quick gulp from the cup... It was beer.....iv been sick for a week now... Thanks guys! ..... I hope this business does a better job in the future of educating their staff on celiac disease and how to bring cider to those who order it .... Great food but if you're a celiac watch out!!

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    5 ratingJuly 09, 2016

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    I had a great meal here after arriving at North Station en route to a destination with questionable GF options. Everyone I interacted with (hostess, server, manager) was extremely knowledgable about gluten free options and cross contamination and it's clearly something they take seriously. I had a more in-depth conversation with the manager, Sal, about kitchen practices and he inspired a lot of confidence. Plus, lunch was delicious. (I had the Southwestern BLT with sweet potato fries.) Definitely worthy of a return visit next time I'm in the area!

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    1 ratingJuly 04, 2016

    161 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA 02134

    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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    5 ratingJuly 01, 2016

    189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

    Huge gluten-free menu and vet large portions! Gluten-free beer also. Definitely going back!

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    4 ratingJune 30, 2016

    189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

    This place has an EXTENSIVE GF menu! So there are a ton of choices. Also, you can get French fries, sweet potato fries, tator tots, fried pickles, onion rings -- all the tasty fried foods that you typically cannot get! We had a burger & fries and it was great. Everyone loved their meals (steak tips, turkey tips, etc.). I would have given this place 5 stars but the one GF dessert which was the Greek Yogurt Brûlée was awful. We ordered 2 for the table and out of 7 people No One liked it. It was bad -- just like eating some Greek yogurt from the supermarket. So I don't recommend doing GF dessert there -- other than that everything was very good (drinks, appetizers, entrees and service). So all they need to do is offer a better GF dessert and this place would be 5 stars!

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    5 ratingJune 26, 2016

    161 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA 02134

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

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    5 ratingJune 25, 2016

    161 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA 02134

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

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    5 ratingMay 27, 2016

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    Get the gluten free pickles! They are awesome. The other food was great too and the manager addressed all the gluten / allergy concerns we had.

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    4 ratingMay 14, 2016

    189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

    Great food, menu is well marked with foods that have a gluten free option

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    5 ratingApril 30, 2016

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    I had the Southwestern BLT and it was beyond delicious. No side effects! Shoestring French fries were great, too.

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    5 ratingApril 24, 2016

    318 Main St, Northborough, MA 01532

    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!

Gluten-Free Features

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

Categories

  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
Monday
11:30 am - 1 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 1 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2 am
Saturday
11 am - 2 am
Sunday
10 am - 1 am
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