The Cove

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 36 ratings
$Celiac Friendly, Dedicated Fryer, Burgers + 9 more
85% of 14 votes say it's Celiac friendly

606 W Cypress St, San Antonio, TX 78212

(210) 227-2683
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    1 ratingMarch 02, 2017

    Cross contamination! If you just want to pay $2.25 for a gf bun, this place is probably great. If you have celiac, stay away. Wheat buns on top of fryers, same hands/gloves touching all food in an assembly line, grabbing each other's butts, eating off the plates they're preparing, one tiny grill for all food... you can wait in line for 30 min like we did, or just walk to the front and take a look at the kitchen yourself. I really wanted to like it because it's a cool atmosphere, but was too afraid to even eat there after seeing the mess of a kitchen. I'm not even sure how they pass health inspection to be honest.

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    5 ratingSeptember 15, 2016

    Gluten free hamburger & fries with a good gluten free bun. They understand celiac disease & are attentive. Great place in San Antonio. Looking forward to eating here again.

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    5 ratingAugust 03, 2016

    Vegan bacon cheeseburger w GF bun is to die for!!! Nice that the vegan burger patty is gluten free as well. --hard to find that!!! I have to visit this place every time I'm in San Antonio. Gospel brunch Sunday's are a must see! 😄. Great experience all around.

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    5 ratingMarch 18, 2016

    Fun atmosphere. Family and pet friendly. Nachos were good, the yard bird was good sans bun. The sweet potato fries were so good!

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    4 ratingJanuary 10, 2016

    I had the Yard Bird chicken sandwich on a GF bun. Hubby got a GF beer with his burger on a GF bun. They told me that their fryer is only used for fries. Interesting bar/bohemian atmosphere. Good place to bring small kids and sit outside since they have a playground in their courtyard. Good food and relaxed atmosphere.

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    4 ratingJuly 30, 2015

    I would give 5 stars but the price is a little higher than the $ listed. Once you ads $2.25 for a gluten free bun plus dies sold separately it can add up quick! Excellent meat though.

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    5 ratingJuly 25, 2015

    Came here while driving through San Antonio - what a great spot! The gluten free bun on my burger was great and I even got a good gluten free beer. It was a fun atmosphere and great place to stop for an hour or two before we got back on the road, with live music and a lot of patrons who seemed to be enjoying themselves.

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    5 ratingNovember 14, 2014

    I had the seafood sampler with spinach salad, agave wine-rita, and brownie. The food was amazing, atmosphere was very relaxed. I asked the staff several questions and they were very knowledgeable about their product. I had no negative reactions and felt very comfortable. If I lived in San Antonio, this would be a regular stop for me.

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    5 ratingNovember 01, 2014

    I had the 09er burger, no cheese, on a gluten-free bun and it was phenomenal! The wine-a-Rita was delicious as well. My husband is not a fan of anything gluten-free and he was raving about the burger. Great place to hang out and listen to live music, I will definitely be back.

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    5 ratingSeptember 26, 2014

    Great! Anything on thee I can be gluten free. Gf buns and brownies too! Ice house type atmosphere. Outdoor play are for kids. Live music.

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    5 ratingAugust 19, 2014

    Always get a good hamburger with Little Aussie bun. Sweet potato fries and dipping sauce is the best ever.

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    5 ratingMarch 19, 2014

    Very cool atmosphere, great and helpful staff. Almost everything can be ordered gf. My hubby & daughter loved the gf bugers, the tacos were wonderful...just a fun hang out...2 bars with local gf ciders & beers...a playground for kids, a place for your dog's to hang out! when driving there we were concerned with the area but it was the best little find while in San Antonio.

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    1 ratingMarch 07, 2014

    great gf beer, but in NO WAY celiac friendly. high schools kids plus huge cross contamination = hellsnaw. GIG is the worst trading program.

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    5 ratingFebruary 27, 2014

    First off let me say I am one of many now that suffers from gluten(Celiac) allergies. When I was looking up gluten free friendly places to eat in San Antonio I came across The Cove. This place is righteous!! The People are super rad and the location is unique in itself. They offer not only great food and drinks but to my benefit gluten free food and brew! Couldn't ask for anything more. I could only rate it as high as a 5 star but it's blown off the charts for myself. Grass fed meat, fresh locally grown veggies and much more. I am super stoked to know and to call The Cove from now on my joint to hit up. Can't wait to go back soon and enjoy great food that makes me happy and chillin in a rad environment. Much Thanks to The Cove and I would highly recommend it to anyone and everyone. If your is San Antonio The Cove is a must check out spot.

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    4 ratingNovember 21, 2013

    Great food. And a nice place for my child to play while we eat.

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    5 ratingNovember 10, 2013

    Gluten free options including buns for burgers, desserts, and drinks

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    5 ratingOctober 21, 2013

    Love the fish tacos!!

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    3 ratingSeptember 29, 2013

    a selection of gf beers, but forget eating anything. divey with a huge beer garden. Wendy at the bar is great - she knows the flavor profiles of all the gf beers! gig certification is such a joke. the staff in the kitchen were clueless

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    5 ratingSeptember 02, 2013

    My favorite place in SA!!!! :-)

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    5 ratingAugust 17, 2013

    The place was fantastic! Not only is everything there organic and local, it was by far the best burger and best GF bun I've ever encountered. They had a selection of 4 GF beers and some ciders. The atmosphere is wonderful too! Not at all what I expected when we pulled up to a car wash and laundromat!! This is a must go to in the San Antonio area.

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    5 ratingMarch 26, 2013

    Awesome! Sooooo trained! Buns, burgers, fun dive!!!!

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    4 ratingNovember 24, 2012

    Great burgers on normal size buns. Sodas made with natural ingredients. Taste like regular coke. French fries cooked in seperate fryer.

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    5 ratingOctober 17, 2012

    Love it

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    4 ratingSeptember 28, 2012

    This place is a favorite of my wife and I not only because the food is outstanding, but also because the atmosphere is lively and entertaining. It has both indoor and outdoor seating, with the indoor seating Looking kind of like a family-friendly dive bar with long communal tables. Outdoors there is a ping-pong table a basketball court (very kid friendly) and there is usually live music on the weekend evenings. The gluten-free lamb burger is one-of-a-kind and very tasty. Highly recommended.

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    5 ratingJuly 12, 2012

    I got the vegan bacon cheese burger on a gluten free. with sweet potato fries.... Yummo!!!!!!!!!!! If you live in or visit San Antonio I highly suggest eating at The Cove!!!!!!

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    4 ratingJune 24, 2012

    Loved the naked burger and I'm not one for soft drink/ sodas but they are really good as well :-)

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    5 ratingApril 27, 2012

    I love this place. I can get a gluten-free veggie burger, the best fries anywhere, and brownies for dessert, completely worry-free. They even have Dr Dublin on tap. If you like AWESOME places, give them a try.

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    5 ratingApril 25, 2012

    great burger & GF fries too! atmosphere extremely laid-back. looking forward to my return

Gluten-Free Features

  • Appetizers
  • Beer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Dessert
  • Fries
  • Tacos


  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
11 am - 10 pm
11 am - 10 pm
11 am - 10 pm
11 am - 11 pm
11 am - 11 pm
11 am - 9 pm

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