The River and Rail Restaurant

14 ratings
$$$ • Restaurant
100% of 3 votes say it's celiac friendly
2201 Crystal Spring Ave SW
Roanoke, VA 24014

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Celiac

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Traveling through Virginia so decided to have dinner here! The staff was super friendly. The waitress was knowledgeable and on the couple of things she wasn’t sure if she went and asked the kitchen. We had brambles which were perfect. I had raw oysters and the hanger steak all prepared perfectly and no stomach issues after. Definitely recommend for gluten free just let them know you are gluten sensitive or if you have celiac disease like I do.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 week ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent food with a knowledgeable staff to help you make the right choice and advise what your options are for those of us with food allergies.

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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff was wonderful. I have gluten sensitivity. Had duck with Farro Verde. I asked for GF food and double checked 3 times. Did not use my nema b/c I was super hungry and food took a long time to come out. Now I am very itchy. Farro Verde is not GF. I should have looked up Farro Verde before eating it. The food was excellent otherwise and staff were great.

I did call on Monday night and spoke to a manager who assured me that the staff will be re-educated.

Updated 1 year 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

  • None Listed

Categories

  • Healthy
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Celiac

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Staff is very friendly and sandwiches with gluten free bread were excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff was knowledgeable about cross contamination. Waitress knew of me having Celiac before we were seated (I called ahead of time to make sure I would be able to eat.) Excellent (safe) food and service!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Knowledgeable staff and great gf options. Brunch is my favorite time to eat there.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This is by far my favorite restaurant. I’ve never felt more comfortable about ordering GF because they’re so understanding and respectful. Because of the food, though, even if I didn’t have Celiac this place would be my favorite. Everything I’ve had here has been absolutely heavenly!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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My experience at The River and Rail was the best one since I was diagnosed almost 2 years ago. The wait staff was knowledgeable, friendly and understanding! I had included a note on my reservation that I was gf (Celiac) and the server was aware before greeting our table. Almost the entire menu could be made GF and I even had dessert!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The lamb sausage and lamb chops were excellent. The staff is knowledgeable and most of the menu options are GF or can be modified. Fresh ingredients and tasty drinks in a relaxing atmosphere.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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A wonderful meal! Beautiful drum fish, shaved vegetable salad, heirloom carrots. But there many options, including various meats, root vegetables, and other seasonal sides. Knowledgeable staff from host to cook. I did make my usual phone call to the hostess before which helped get everyone on the same page BEFORE arrival.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Farm-to-Table, seasonally inspired restaurant. Many gluten free dishes. Helpful staff. Tonight I had wild striped bass with clam chowder and it was freakin' amazing.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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