The Tav

5 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Beer, Bread/Buns, Burgers, Fries
Safety Rating
5 ratings

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117 W 4th Ave
Ellensburg, WA 98926

Most Recent Reviews


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Used to be a favorite of ours, but they got rid of their dedicated fryer. All fried foods use the same fryer. They said the new fryer was on back order for over a year. Now they don’t plan to replace it.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The Tav used to be a favorite of ours, but sadly not so much anymore. The last couple times the food has been lousy. The GF chicken strips were like cardboard , fries ok, staff not knowledgeable or caring. This last time, the gf fryer was broken, the burger was cardboard and I ordered a White Claw and was given a smashed can that I could barely drink out of it and they were too busy to even check back. This was someplace we looked forward to going while in town, not sure we’ll go back.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Not Much/None

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

— Poor

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Service was fantastic. I had the gf chicken strips and fries. Absolutely tasty. I had BBQ and ranch dips to go with. My husband had Non-gf fish and chips and they were really good. My husband is the main cook in our family and is very stingy with compliments.

Dedicated fryer. GF items are on the main menu

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years 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
  • Beer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Fries

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Celiac

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Have eaten here about one a month for the last year. Mostly good experiences, occasional minor issues but nothing that has made me instantly sick. Overall great place love there chicken tenders in a dedicated fryer!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

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

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Found not to be celiac safe. Called a few times with unclear answers. At a later date tried & went over celiac with employees who after asking around said they would try their best not to contaminate & made us feel confident and then got extremely ill after eating. Attempted a second try after some time went by due to hearing a family member has celiac so they understood & employees said not able to make celiac safe so we didn’t order. Orders were fries & GF burgers.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

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

— Average

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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FOOD POISONING! 3 of the 7 people in our family ate here and all had severe vomiting and diarrhea. Even those without Celiac or any gluten intolerance. Just straight up food poisoning. We will never ever go back. Everyone who ate somewhere else did not get sick.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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RUDE! I was traveling and did a quick search of gluten-free in this area I this restaurant popped up I saw that it was a bar and called ahead to make sure that I could place an order TO GO and go inside VERY QUCIK TO PAY CASH with my almost 2-year-old to pick it up the woman on the phone was extremely nice to me and said yes that would not be a problem. When I got there the woman inside was extremely rude to me at the The front door and I told her about my situation and then she told me that right across the street there was a gluten-free restaurant that was family-friendly and I was thinking to myself if it was really that big of a deal when the lady on the phone told me that ? If you have kids this is not the place for you. Next time we will try The palace! I did ask if they had a dedicated GF FRYER and she said yes. I wouldn't recommend based on service I received. Very upsetting when it's already hard enough to find a place to eat and then be recommended something else after VERY RUDELY is even more upsetting! Sorry I spent almost $15 at your establiment

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The chicken strips & shoe string fries were great! They also serve redbridge gluten free beer. And I loved the community atmosphere, it felt like everyone was comfortable & knew each other. If we pass through again we will definitely stop.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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This is the perfect "fast food stop" on road trips- we placed a to-go order & my daughter w/celiac was so excited to have chicken strips & fries gluten free, as they do have a GF fryer. My husband was especially excited to visit his old college stomping grounds. We will be back!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Great food! Gluten free chicken strips!

However, this is a tavern. It is 21+.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I have never had a reaction to the food here, and my meals have always been very good. It's nice to eat at a place where I don't have to be paranoid about cross contamination. Keep it up Tav!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Very much bar food, got sick. Not sure they're very careful with cross contamination. Won't go back.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Updated 8 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Awesome place. Good atmosphere, fast service, nice outdoor area. They do use udi's buns, but they are super fresh and not dry at all. Tasty gluten free fries as well. Been here 4 times within the last 2 weeks for work and everything has been excellent.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Just ate lunch there. Burger on GF bun, chicken strips and fries! Great food and they have Redbridge too!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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You have to be over 21 to enter but it was an amazing burger!! And the fries were the best I have ever had. Defiantly a favorite. Well priced also and took my order correctly. Thanks!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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One of the owners has Celiac so the staff is very knowledgable! They use a dedicated fryer for the fries, which I found to have the perfect bendy/crunchy balance fries shod have! I also ordered a cheese burger which came on a toasted GF bun that was very good. Great service, great food, great atmosphere! I'd go again.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Good food and service! Gluten free buns and separate fryer for gluten free. Very pleased:)

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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Fantastic fries cooked in dedicated fryer. GF buns available (Udi's, I think) but are dry and crumbly. Skip the burger and get extra fries.

Updated 11 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Offer burgers on GF buns as well as a dedicated frier for the fries. They also offer a few GF beer & hard cider options.

Updated 11 years ago read full review

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