Yankee Rebel Tavern

7 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
85% of 7 votes say it's celiac friendly
3 Astor Street
Mackinac Island, MI 49757

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Celiac

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I was blown away by how knowledgeable our waitress does. She said most things can be done gluten free. She knew the menu inside and out. She knew salad dressings, soy sauce and mayonnaise. Everything. Gluten free pasta and bread available. 3 gluten free orders. 2 celiac. Everything was amazing. I sent my brother with a celiac son there 2 days later. No problems there either. Even had 2 gluten free desserts

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
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
Updated 1 week ago read full review

Celiac

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Went above and beyond, not only for celiac’s but my other allergies to beef and chicken and created me my own gf spaghetti, even though it isn’t on the menu. Was AMAZING, my family couldn’t even tell it was gf!

12/10!!

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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While the gluten free options aren’t marked on the menu the staff is knowledgeable on what can be made gluten free. I had the pasta and it was excellent.

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?

— Some

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

  • None Listed

Categories

  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant

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Gf bun with chicken salad.  Chips.  Fries not safe.  Shared fryer.
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Celiac

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Asked waiter about GF options as menu instructs. Very inpatient and vague, recommended the spinach and artichoke and either a salad or burger with GF bun. Ordered the dip with kettle chips and a salad. Instantly sick.

Safety


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

— Not very

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

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

— Poor

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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When asked for gluten free the wait staff checked and then informed us what was gf

Had the prime rib which was excellent. Wait staff checked to make sure the au house was gf. Which it was.

Other non gf food was excellent as well.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

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

Celiac

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Waitress was awesome at asking cooks about seasonings/marinades. She was spot on about gluten free options. Made my experience excellent!!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Our waitress was knowledgeable! Gluten free buns and pasta (at dinner). The food was okay, but filled us up for biking around the island. Wish their fries were gluten free since the chips were pretty basic kettle chips.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Waitress was very knowledgeable and accommodating. No dedicated fryer but have GF chips. GF buns available. Bun was a bit dry but it was good to have a sandwich.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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No GF menu, but very knowledgeable and accommodating with celiac. I had a BLT on a GF bun which was good, but a little bit dry and crumble-y. I didn’t have any desert, but they had many GF options. Definitely recommend!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Waitstaff was very knowledgeable!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Knowledable. Aware of gf options. Gf buns.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Several gluten free options available here. I am also dairy free and they were very accommodating. I ordered a plain salad with romaine, cucumbers, onions and tomatoes with olive oil and lemon as my dressing along with salmon. It was excellent!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They were very accommodating for my son with celiac. Made him a "Grilled cheese" on a gf bun with kettle chips.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing staff! Very knowledgeable regarding cross contamination. I ordered a turkey sandwich with kettle chips. Delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very knowledgeable server! She let me know that could make most things gluten free!! Offered a gluten free bun and kettle chips. Enjoyed a chicken sandwich!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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No GF menu but the server (Aaron) was very knowledgeable. He would ask questions of the kitchen and did an outstanding job. We had the tomato bisque (very good), pistachio encrusted whitefish ( perfectly cooked), and ice cream sundae no brownie. Definitely go back here.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Good options! But no GF menu. It is so much easier and comforting when there is a GF menu because you are not putting your health in the hands of your server's memory. Our server needed to check on whether or not the fries were GF. They are NOT.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Don't go here. No allergy menu and the Waiter wouldn't work with us. He tried to steer us wrong so we ended up leaving.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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I was really disappointed in our meal. It was only a mediocre burger on a dry bun. There was no gluten free menu or allergen list. Our server was great and helped us out quite a bit. They switched to their dinner menu an hour early making prices higher and options fewer.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Menu was easy to navigate and staff very kind & knowledgable. They have gf buns so I had the tavern burger which almost made me choke bc it was so dry & tasteless. My son had the cowboy burger on a regular bun & also said it had very little taste. Everything else concerning food safety was stellar. You can tell these folks have a handle on food allergies. Expensive for such poor food quality though. Might try a salad if ever in the area again.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Told the hostess we needed gluten free and asked if they had options. She said yes and we decided to give it a try. My son had a cheeseburger on a gluten free bun with gluten free kettle chips. They do not have a dedicated fryer. The food was prepared in a separate area from the other food and his bun was even toasted! The bun looked home made, too. Waitress knew what he could have and was patient with our questions. No reactions and he has Celiac disease. We will go back next time we are on Mackinaw Island.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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I liked this restaurant even before my celiac diagnosis, and now it is my favorite on the island. We sat at the (well stocked) bar, where I could see an allergy awareness poster tacked on the wall. Our bartender, Stephanie, was knowledgeable about gluten and celiac disease, and even checked to make sure that I didn't have other food allergies because she knew that they tended to cluster. I got the excellent walnut summer salad with chicken, but was assured that most of the menu was already gluten free or could easily be made so (GF sandwich buns, no croutons, avoid the salad dressings with soy sauce).

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Had the walnut summer salad and it was amazing. Sat at the bar and the male bartender was very knowledgeable about gluten free. He was honest that the gluten free buns were small dinner rolls and suggested the salad, which was one of the best I've ever had!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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No dedicated GF menu. We had the Rueben and philly cheese steak. Both on GF buns with kettle chips. Rueben had more taste. It was good, not great. Good staff. Would go back to try something else.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I got the chicken sandwich on a gf bun. The waitress let me know that the fries weren't safe due to cross contamination (which is the case for major places) but made me feel better that she presented the information to me so she knew about the importance of being safe. Excellent meal with the kettle chips and reasonable prices!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I had dinner here with my wife and two teenage daughters. Finding food I can eat is difficult, as I have celiac disease. However, they have a good range of gluten-free foods, and were very helpful in letting me know what was and was not safe. They have some gluten-free pastas and gluten-free rolls, but they don't have a dedicated fryer, so anything fried is not an option if you have celiac. They do have gluten-free chips to substitute, however.

Food quality was excellent. My wife and I shared the walnut cherry blue cheese salad, which I highly recommend. My older daughter was happy with her burger, and my younger daughter enjoyed soup and the Asian Chicken salad.

A tasty meal, with helpful staff, and a good option if you have special dietary needs.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Yes! This place is a must! Great gf options and good food! One of the sailboat teams was celebrating the end of their race at the table next to ours and was a good time. I will definitely be returning!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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So, they were very welcoming, explained my menu options, and have lots of GF options. I carefully discussed my order and my needs in advance and when at the table. I ordered fish and risotto and I was SO SICK within 30 minutes of finishing my dinner. It was very busy last night (sailboat racing weekend) and I suspect my meal was not prepped on a cleaned grill as claimed (they warned me that they have shared cook spaces, but that they would be cleaned).

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Excellent choice while on the island. Our server was excellent and the food was great and did not mess with me. I got a burger with a GF bun. FYI the fries are breaded so for anybody even thinking about it, don't try them.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Visited last month. Lots of GF options on the menu. It Was hard to decide, but settled on the pot roast which did not disappoint. Very generous portion.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious! Dined here twice during our stay on Mackinac Island, dinner and then lunch. Servers were very knowledgable about which menu items could be prepared GF. Most of their sandwiches could be prepared on a GF bun. They also have GF pasta. I had the salt and pepper shrimp for dinner and it was amazing! For lunch I had the grilled chicken sandwich in a GF bun served with kettle chips. Very good!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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My girls loved the gluten free bun. The waitress was knowledgeable about cross contamination issues, no French fries because they also fry breaded white fish. The food was amazing and the lunch bill for 5 was $91. We were all very happy and full.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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very knowledgeable waitress and good food. had prime rib and tried the pot roast. as for cost....nothing on the island is cheap....at least this was good

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Celiac

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Waiter was very knowledgable and helpful. Checked and the gf bun was also dairy free. Substituted chips for fries.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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There is no actual gluten free menu there are a few items that are supposedly gluten free on the menu. That night I had awful stomach cramps after eating the supposed gluten free item and my tummy hasn't been right since. It also didn't taste very good and was a bit expensive for the quality in my opinion.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Had gluten free options that were pretty extensive. Food was good.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Everything on their menu is gluten free apart from the fried food items. They carry gluten free pasta but ask that you allow 30 minutes for the dish. No problem! You get to eat pasta. They are incredible when it comes to dealing with allergies.

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Not celiac

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fantastic gluten free smoked giuda mac n cheese!!!!

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Celiac

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Best pot roast I have had in a long time. Waitress was knowledgable of gluten free items and helped me make my choices. She said things are made to order. Wish I could go back again tonight

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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No dedicated gluten free menu so you still have to ask about sauces and options, but much of the menu can be made gluten free. Including pasta and buns. Great pot roast sandwich. The pistachio encrusted whitefish was not battered. No fries since they have a common fryer. No cream sauces - apparently thickened with flour. But I also got hard cider and GF dessert was Creme brûlée!

Good food, lots of options, delicious food. Would rate it higher if I didn't have to ask about each and every item I was interested in.

Good option on Mackinac Island!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Had an excellent meal (prime rib). Service was excellent and our waitress (Karri) was very knowledgable on gluten

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Very nice place: good menu, Michigan beers and wines. Our server was very knowledgeable about gluten free items on the menu (even said that she might have a gluten free chocolate cake for dessert), and was able to walk me through my gluten free meal options with obvious knowledge of safe gluten free dining.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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I had a TERRIBLE experience at the restaurant. I ordered a BLT on a gluten free bun with homemade potato chips. First of all, there was barely ANY bacon on the sandwich. Next, I have feeling that the chips were fried in the same oil as their breaded items, as I felt awful later. Lastly, as we received our bill, I was shocked and frustrated that there was an extra charge for my bun that was not previously stated by the wait staff or the menu. When I tried to address my waitress about this, she gave me attitude about how it's just their charge for the buns, and they are passing it on to us. She didn't seem to get the fact that I was frustrated because of the hidden charge. I don't think I would EVER go back there.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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