The Twisted Tail

4 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
100% of 3 votes say it's celiac friendly
509 S 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

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Overall Rating

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Fantastic meal! No gluten-free menu but chef worked with me. Super friendly service too.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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 dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Let the staff know I was celiac with a tomato allergy. They catered to everything to meet my allergy needs. We did family style so the chefs were able to replace items that they couldn’t alter for my allergy ( like mussels in tomato sauce). The waiter was so attentive when one item came out he came running to tell me they’re making a special dish for me since the nuts were In The deep fryer. 10/10 would ABSOLUTELY come back to this establishment!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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They took excellent care here. Asked for immediately if anyone had allergies. The manager even came out to talk to me and told me that all staff, including the chef, were informed. Would definitely recommend. Also open for outdoor dining during covid

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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 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

  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Bar
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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While I’ve had good experiences in the past here, there are some waiters who are very misinformed about what can or can’t contain gluten. I was told very matter of factly that ALL alcohols are gluten free because of the way they are made and that ordering Tito’s was unnecessary because it was just a marketing tactic to take advantage of people who didn’t know better. I had to explain to them that there are various factors that could affect people with celiac disease such as flavoring that contains gluten (that the drink I wanted to swap out had), the distillery using flour to seal barrels, or just general cross contamination from being made in a gluten containing facility.

They also look down on you and try to convince you to order something else if someone else at your table has ordered the same item as they expect you to share. I can’t exactly eat off of people’s plates so let me order what I want next time. Especially when there’s only one GF dessert, it makes no sense to hassle customers to order different things when they both wanted the GF one.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I had an amazing gf meal. Complete with dessert!! 4 options which I never get! I chose cookies and some flan like creamy deliciousness. I highly recommend the sea bass. Service was on point as well as drinks.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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I just had the BEST experience here. I feel bad that so many people had a bad experience in the past. I spoke with my waiter who was very informed about celiac, the menu didn’t specifically say what was gf but the waiter went through the entire menu with me and told me what could be made gf with certain adjustments etc. I chose chicken wings bc they don’t fry them, they bake, smoke and grill them! So good and I got the smoked duck which was out of this world. I admit I’m struggling a few hours after eating but to be fair not only do I have celiac & a dairy intolerance but I also had my gallbladder removed so I struggle to process super greasy fat foods aka I think my struggle is coming from the duck itself and nothing else. I will definitely be coming back and I’m trying the ribs next time!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Findmeglutenfree should offer an option of ZERO stars, because this restaurant deserves it. After speaking to multiple members of the staff—including management, waiters and the kitchen—to make clear what the celiac needs were and being assured the meal would be gluten free, the meal that was served was contaminated and served with flour-based ingredients. You cannot trust this restaurant’s gluten-free assurances. It appears they only want to take responsibility after the damage is done, and even then blame “miscommunication” amongst them as the culprit. That is unacceptable and an all too common excuse provided by an establishment more interested in getting your money than providing you the service you expect and deserve. If you are celiac, save yourself from giving this establishment your money. Do not go here.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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The items marked gf on their brunch menu were not celiac friendly because of common cooking areas. I am appreciative that they knew to warn me but disappointed that there was then only one real option to eat which was a frittata with no taste.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Super nice staff, everything that's GF is marked on the menu, server even told me not to get the vodka drink because it's made with grey goose which isn't gluten free! I had no idea. Definitely coming back again asap!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Numerous, clearly marked gf menu options.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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