Wilder Wood Restaurant and Bar

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 27 ratings
$$Dedicated Gluten-Free Facility, Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu + 25 more

1300 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702 Directions

(512) 628-0184
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    100% GLUTEN FREE!!! Everything is gluten free! I had the country fried chicken and it was killer. 11/10 recommend!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    We were so excited to have chicken fried steak and onion rings! They worked with me to help avoid other allergens, and the brussel sprouts, even without the sauce, were the best I’ve ever had!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    100% gluten free. The wings are delicious!!!! Great happy hour 3 to 6!!!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 weeks ago

    Absolutely deliciousness and no worries since this place is completely gluten free. I had their Chicken Fried Chicken and it was better than any I've had since not ok only was it was great but I didn't get that sick feeling I've always had when eating one of my most favorite food smothered in gravy. Their green beans were very tasty. I also had their cheesecake which was as good as it looked with it's chocolate crust. Took 2 days to finish because of the big meal and I savored every bite. Austin is our new weekend getaway and route option when traveling due to this baby and it's sister or should I say parent bakehouse.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    Okay, not sure where to start. Whether you are celiac, not doing gluten or along for the ride. You have to come here !!! This is an incredible place to eat . First, the onion rings are to die for.. The tacos so delicious! The enchiladas with the avocado sauce one of their specialty sauces so good that I can’t even put it into words. The margaritas...the best I’ve had in the last three nights I’ve been in Austin. I can’t wait to come back. If I lived in this area I would be there every day. I hope you give them a chance because they’re going to beat any expectation that you could possibly have. The night we went Saul was cooking. Taylor is the general mgr. The owner is great also. What wonderful people. Oh, btw the Shrimp Diablitos with habanero sauce.... so very good!!! That sauce., yummy! Thank you for a wonderful night with my family. I was the only one that had gluten issues (celiac). My family loved it as much as I did. You don’t have to ask if it’s gluten free because everything is even the most wonderful dessert!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 month ago

    Everything on menu was GF!!! Service was slow but we were sitting outside enjoying the weather and company so we didn’t care. Food was excellent. I am the only celiac but the others enjoyed it too!! Was disappointed they were out of desserts though. Would definitely go again when in town.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 months ago

    Simply divine. I live in the DFW area but eat here when I visit Austin. 🤗🤗

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    Excellent! Had a delicious meal, great service. Would highly recommend.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    Love this place! Such a cute place and it’s all gluten-free! I have the country fried chicken and the hubs had the chicken fried steak! Too much food! You get chips and salsa when you arrive.

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    3 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    While I appreciate a place dedicating itself to being gluten free, I found the food to be bland. Just because it's gluten free doesn't mean it can't have some flavor to it. That being said the onion rings were good and the chucker strips were good. The calimari was soaked in lemon juice so all you could taste was lemon. All in all this place was okay but I wouldn't go out of my way to go back.

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    2 rating
    5 months ago

    I wouldn't trust this place. Maybe it is a fully gluten free facility but we asked for the chicken tenders to be dipped in water instead of buttermilk because of a dairy allergy and I was already wary when they came out. They were served lukewarm, like old ones had been reheated, not made fresh without buttermilk. Sure enough, two of us now have diahhrea- one being my four year old, half an hour later. Like I said, this is pertaining to the milk but when it comes to allergies you need to go to a place that holds them in the highest regard. I read the ex employees review below but chanced it anyway, now I believe that he says is true.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    Totally GF! Safe for celiacs and I would know. In from out of town and glad to find this spot. GF onion rings were amazingly, so was everything.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    A Wild Wood Worker's Warning To my fellow celiacs: Do not trust Wild Wood's advertised 100% gluten-free claim. I worked as a cashier/barista at Wild Wood for a little over a year until I quit in December 2017. Like many of you, I was initially delighted a restaurant existed that catered primarily to the gluten-free community. However, I eventually discovered that celiacs' health and safety were not high on upper management's list of priorities. Dubious decision-making and reckless ingredient sourcing were somewhat common occurrences during my time there. Much to my chagrin, the responsibility often fell on me to ensure that the food being served was safe for celiacs. For instance, on several occasions, I caught cupcakes going out with unsafe candy toppers, ingredients whose containers clearly stated they contained gluten, purchased by the owner. My manager and I also constantly fought with the owner to stop serving beer, but to no avail. These and other highly alarming experiences led me to believe that Wild Wood as an institution does not have the best interests of the celiac/gluten-free community in mind. I write only now because after I quit, I trusted my coworkers, including my manager, to make sure things were kept safe. But they're leaving. And, to say the very least, current management is not to be trusted. As a celiac, I wouldn't feel safe eating there anymore, and I feel it's my responsibility to alert you to my mistrust. I'd like to stress that this message is primarily meant for celiacs and anyone sensitive to cross-contamination/trace amounts of gluten. As for everyone else, consider taking your business elsewhere, ideally to an establishment that does not hold a callous disregard toward the health of its patrons. Be safe, Justin #wildwouldnt

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    Stopped here while spening a few days in Austin. I was really excited to eat here when I saw that the menu was 100% gluten free. There is something really refreshing when the entire menu is available to you, and you don't have to pick and choose or make sure the server is aware of your allergy, etc. The menu had a lot of options, and I'm sure you could come back often and try new things all the time. That being said, I was extremely excited to order fried chicken and gravy since it had been years since I've had it, and I must say I was a little disappointed. Don't get me wrong, the food was good (especially the green beans), but it just didn't amaze me. Perhaps my expectations were too high, but I expected every bite of the chicken to cause me to relive all of my fried chicken experiences from my pre-celiac days and cause a nostalgic storm of delight. Are those expectations too high? In the end, glad I went there, loved the ordering freedom, but I was a little underwhelmed.

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    Not celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    Come to Austin for SXSW and to hang out with my brothers. Was so happy to find a place that served GF food my stomach is happy. The food was amazing but the stuff not so much. I hope when I come back to visit they are still there. But with better service.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    Amazing food . Sucks the service has always been mediocre. I have a feeling it’s not gonna last and I truly love the food. Nothing taste gluten free.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    We had calamari, onion rings, enchiladas, street tacos, and a burger...all delicious! I haven't had fried calamari since being diagnosed with Celiac 6 yrs ago...I was so happy! The breads and desserts are all made by Wild Wood Bakery, and everything is 100% gluten free. Good food, good service. We will be back!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    This place is AMAZING! Over my 5 day visit to Austin, I ate here twice. Everything is gluten free. Waffles, fried chicken, chips and salsa were great! It was the first time I had fried chicken since my celiac diagnosis 5 years ago. Definitely recommend it! Even my non gluten free family loved it.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    I’ve been eating at the original Wildwood restaurant locations for over 11 years now and I’m so excited to see this latest one open on the east side! Excellent menu, extremely friendly staff, and they now have a full bar. Their Sunday brunch also takes place at this location and is absolutely delicious! I also can’t wait to catch some of the live bands here in the future as well. Overall would highly recommend to anyone with celiac looking for a great restaurant to stop in at!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    11 months ago

    Best chicken fried chicken, onion rings are amazing! don't leave without a cinnamon roll!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    Yay GF restaurants! Everything is GF. The queso and chips were excellent. I also had a burger and fries. I will be going back!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    This is a new location. This place is awesome. Awesome/delicious food, very nice environment and friendly waiters.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    My wife and I were visiting Austin, TX this weekend and family recommended we check out Wilder Wood Restaurant and they did not disappoint. All the food is gluten free, prepared in a gluten free kitchen. The menu is Mexican and American fare with many choices including amazing appetizers including guilty pleasures I have eaten in many years like onion rings. Our favorites included: the chips and guacamole (which was 10/10), onion rings and guacamole burger. Our party ordered five different meals and enjoyed them all.Staff was helpful, friendly and attentive. Great experience all around.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Allergen List
  • Appetizers
  • Beer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Cider
  • Cocktails
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Dedicated Gluten-Free Facility
  • French Toast
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Onion Rings
  • Tacos
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Waffles

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Plant Based
  • Restaurant
  • Vegan Friendly
Monday
10 am - 10 pm
Tuesday
10 am - 10 pm
Wednesday
10 am - 10 pm
Thursday
10 am - 10 pm
Friday
10 am - 11 pm
Saturday
10 am - 11 pm
Sunday
10:30 am - 3 pm

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