The Sole Proprietor

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 20 ratings
$$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Beer + 9 more
100% of 14 votes say it's Celiac friendly

118 Highland St, Worcester, MA 01609 Directions

(508) 798-3474
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    4 ratingApril 30, 2016

    Decent GF menu but my food was really bland.

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    5 ratingApril 30, 2016

    I love this place! Awesome gluten free menus. Best GF clam chowder.

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    5 ratingMarch 25, 2016

    Very easy to find good choices for gluten free.

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    5 ratingJanuary 03, 2015

    This is by far my most favorite place to eat. Not only do they have a HUGE gluten-free menu, they make sure everything is up to code with preparation, playing and even down to the seasonings and dressings. My first g-free meal was the seafood sauté, which is delicious. I have also tried a shrimp and lobster salad that comes with tomato and avocado. Tonight, I tried a gluten free sushi roll that was to die for as well as the salmon with tomato basil vinaigrette. I've never had a reaction or a bad meal. I couldn't suggest a better place to dine gluten free than the Sole.

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    5 ratingNovember 24, 2014

    Excellent food. The waitstaff are very knowledgeable about the needs of GF eaters. I have eaten there three times and have not had a problem. If you can afford it, go here.

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    5 ratingMay 25, 2014

    Dedicated GF menu, and if you're seated near the bar the waitstaff are very knowledgeable about what drinks are safe to order (remember, not all vodkas are GF!). Outstanding range of choices, for an inland seafood restaurant~ all extremely fresh, especially the raw bar which was a delight. I grew up on the coast of Maine, so I've got high standards when it comes to fresh seafood. This place does it right. Waitstaff I dealt with were well educated in basic food allergies. Great afternoon.

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    5 ratingMarch 21, 2014

    Staff is well trained in allergies. Menu is huge! I had soft shelled crab that was sautéed - amazing. Also have a decent desert menu with a killer chocolate cake.

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    5 ratingMarch 01, 2014

    Separate gluten free menu

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    3 ratingOctober 28, 2013

    So, I am one of probably two people in Worcester who isn't a huge fan of the Sole. It is a wildly popular restaurant here in the city, and it is generally packed to the gills (heh). I've always found that my experience here is rushed and crowded, and I've never really gotten a dish that I just love, loved. Prior to my diagnosis, I did really enjoy the chowder (which is made with wheat flour), but beyond that, the Sole was always toward the bottom of my list of places to go. But like I said, I'm rare -- most everyone I know loves the Sole and goes there on special occasions or for business lunches, and certainly it isn't a bad restaurant at all. BUT, for this review, specifically on GF options, I think three stars is fair. For a seafood restaurant, I would think there would be more options, but they do have a separate gf menu and several choices (although not nearly as extensive as the regular menu -- I guess they do a lot of breading of their seafood). I'd put Sole as average for GF options. You won't find special bread, separate fryers, GF soy sauce for the sushi, etc.... All those things that are a nice touch from a regular restaurant. However, the servers are knowledgeable and you'll be able to eat something for an app, entree and dessert no problem. Just be prepared to be shoved out the door as soon as possible so they can use your table for the long line of people waiting to get in :)

Gluten-Free Features

  • Appetizers
  • Beer
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dessert
  • Gluten Free Menu


  • Asian
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
  • Sushi
11:30 am - 9 pm
11:30 am - 10 pm
11:30 am - 10 pm
11:30 am - 10 pm
11:30 am - 11 pm
11:30 am - 11 pm
4 pm - 9 pm

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