The Sole Proprietor

3 recent ratings
$$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Appetizers, Beer, Cider, Dessert, Soy Sauce, Sushi
100% of 3 votes say it's celiac friendly
118 Highland St
Worcester, MA 01609

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Celiac

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This place is absolutely phenomenal. Stellar food, service, and experience - our waiter was wonderful and accommodating, and did a fantastic job of double-checking everything I ordered would be safe for me to eat. The goat cheese crostini (sans the crostini) and the honey mustard salmon were superb (and my boyfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed a selection of oysters). Highly recommend and will happily return!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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 dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 1 month ago read full review

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Amazing service, drinks and safety precautions. Almost all food is available gluten free including more than half of desserts. No gluten free dinner rolls but the quality of food more than made up for it.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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 dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I used to eat at the Sole weekly. There are so many options to choose from and I have never had any problems!!

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 11 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

  • Appetizers
  • Beer
  • Cider
  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Soy Sauce
  • Sushi

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
  • Takeout

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Celiac

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Incredible!! Had such a great experience. My server was very knowledgeable and took extra care!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Great food. Very careful with gluten

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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I was in town for a Micheal Buble concert and was nervous about finding a gluten free restaurant as I also have other allergies as well. We sat at the bar and Mark waited on us. He made me feel confident and was well educated on allergies. Food was great and so was the service. I'd highly recommend it!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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The food here is fantastic. My waitress was very knowledgeable and the kitchen changed gloves before handling my food to ensure no cross contamination. I would recommend this place to any seafood lover!

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Yes

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Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Decent GF menu but my food was really bland.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Very easy to find good choices for gluten free.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Separate gluten free menu

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Celiac

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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 :)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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