The Elephant Room

9 recent ratings
$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Cider, Fries, Waffles
100% of 8 votes say it's celiac friendly
439 E Congress St
Detroit, MI 48226

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Celiac

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Amazing food!!! Dedicated fryer and almost everything can be made GF. Brings you back to the days when you could eat food just like everyone else.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Awesome place! The owner has celiac disease, so everything is safe !

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Edit: I’m pretty sure that now they have both gluten free and regular fryers. Be sure to specify your need! Also the menu changes every week, check out their website!

Everything they deep fry is gluten free! House made chicken strips, wings, fried pickles, fries. OMG yes! They also have GF bread, which I haven’t tried yet. I did try the waffle, and I didn’t love it. Everything else, I fully recommend.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

Updated 5 months ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Cider
  • Fries
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Waffles

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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The Elephant Room gluten-free menu
Gluten-Free at The Elephant Room
Menu February 2019
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Celiac

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I ate here once so far! It was good and I didn’t get sick! The staff is very knowledgeable! I wish they had more menu options but I guess they had some problems in the kitchen that is why the menu was limited. I will definitely eat here again!

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Good

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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They opened their kitchen just for me as I reached out to them a few days in advance because of my work stay in Detroit. There was a modified menu and as I’m vegetarian I picked the pasta with grilled veggies. The owner with celiac helped me feel safe about the cross contact protocol and the chef came out to walk me through how he prepared it (the kitchen hadn’t been used that day so everything was still clean, they don’t have a separate space). He really put effort into it and also gave me the extras that he had left-over. Which was great for lunch at work the next day. They were super kind and accommodating, would definitively return!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers delivery
Updated 9 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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The owner has Celiac so they’re super careful and can make just about anything on their menu GF including the French Dip sandwich in a GF baguette with the best GF au jus. It was seriously the best French dip I think I’ve ever had! All made from scratch too and the servers and owner were all so accommodating and super nice! Will definitely go back!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good vegan options
Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The chef came out to personally explain that the owner has Celiac‘s so everything on the menu could be done GF minus the egg rolls. They use a rice flour for items like calamari and fried perch in a dedicated fryer. Although the menu didn’t indicate these innovations, the staff were very happy to explain them. The chef is currently developing an Italian zeppole.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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My husband and I LOVED this place! The food was sooo good! And the staff is amazing! Cannot wait to go back!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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The chicken tenders were SO GOOD! I double checked after I ordered that the waiter heard me say “gluten free” (I’m paranoid) and he was like, everything in the fryer is GF, you’re good. :) I’ll definitely be back!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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OMG!!! So happy we found this place! Fryer is GF, buns are GF, food was great.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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I met the owner and he told me they had gfree options before I even told him I was gf. Got chicken tenders with house rub and cajun fries. They were spicy! Couldn't eat them all. Definitely recommend!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing food and amazing service. Best chicken fingers I’ve had since going gf!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Tried the breaded chicken strips and cajun fries both were awesome. I definitely ate more than I should have.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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one of owners Celiac so entirely understanding of gluten free. can get almost everything gluten free with bread or deep fry mix. delish and friendly

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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