94% of 75 votes say it's Celiac friendly

2328 2nd Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203 Directions

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Celiac
2 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

My son and I are celiacs and stopped in based almost solely on the name. Dedicated fryer. Waffles. Grilled chicken. Wings. FRIED GF OREOs! All were safe. No issues. The staff was charming. We will go back.

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

This place is amazing! The staff is so friendly, kind and they have an amazing energy throughout the entire staff. Everything is GF and they have GF Mac n cheese on tuesdays and I was pleasantly surprised to find out they had GF deep fried Oreos too when I visited! Only heads up are the limited hours. Amazing experience ❤️

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

WOW! Great food and so many gluten free options INCLUDING fried chicken!! Can I get an Amen?! Definitely going back in the future! Had their French toast and that was probably the best GF French toast I’ve ever had! As someone who has celiacs, I would definitely recommend to anyone who has an allergy. They take it seriously!

Gluten Free Features

  • Appetizers
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Waffles
  • Wings

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood

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Gluten free deep fried oreo. It’s not on the menu but you can ask for it
Gluten free gumbo!
GF chicken and waffle! Amazing! You never know it’s gluten-free
Awesome GF chicken sandwich. It’s not always on the menu, but just ask for it!
Super moist GF chocolate cake!
Best GF burger ever!
Best chicken ever! And always gluten free!
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Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

This is the best place I have ever been. My father was diagnosed with celiac in November of 2018 and he said he has never felt as full after eating a meal. He got the gluten free shrimp and grits and he said he feels like a fat man after eating it because it was soooooo good. I myself got the gluten free chicken and waffles but was weary when the chicken came out fried, after confirming that the chicken was gluten free I dug in and was not disappointed to say the least. That fried chicken was the crunchiest, greasiest, and best fried chicken I have had in my whole life gluten free or otherwise. Could not recommend more!!

Not celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

YOU GUYS. Stop what you’re doing, drive 100 miles if you have to and visit Yo Mamas. 3/4 of our family is wheat allergic and we had the best breakfast of our lives, ha. Just to clarify, the place is not 100% GF but they are very careful and knowledgeable.

Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

The staff was very friendly and everything on their menu is gluten free. They are very knowledgeable. The restaurant is very clean and nice on the inside and outside. Would definitely come back!

Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

Wow! Gluten free fried food! I had shrimp tacos and a few bites of my hubby’s fried chicken! Wish more places were like this. It’s so hard to travel, having to find new places with “safe” foods.

Celiac
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

This is the second time I have eaten at yo mama's without a reaction. I had fried chicken, cheese grits, fries, Spanish Rice, and fried oreos. All gluten free. It's the fried side of heaven.

Celiac
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

Such an awesome find when traveling. Can’t believe I was able to enjoy southern fare in this dedicated GF quaint restaurant. Staff was super friendly. You can even purchase their GF breading to take home. Great experience!

Celiac
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

Delicious options for casual dining. Had my first fried shrimp since my diagnosis just over a year ago. It was bliss!

Celiac
9 months ago
Celiac friendly

This place is AMAZING! My 8 year old has been GF for 2 years now. The only fried chicken/chicken strips he has loved. The waffles were amazing. They treated him like royalty with some cheese grits, some fries, some extra chicken. We are 2+ hours away, but we will be coming back for sure. Amazing staff, amazing GF food (you wouldn’t know it’s GF if you just had it). Definitely earned everyone of the five stars

1 year ago

Absolutely delicious and scrumptious southern food. GF chicken and waffles that taste amazing, not just amazing for GF. Fried catfish. This made my day every time I needed a break from the conference food. Told them they needed to franchise out in my hometown.

Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

Not very disabled friendly. I have severe back problems. I sat down while my family was in line. A server working there told me I could not sit that I had to wait in line, did not give me a chance to explain. She was very rude. I went outside to sit. When family got to the counter they were out of a lot of menu items. When ask what they had gluten free they said they don't guarantee anything gluten free.

Celiac
1 year ago

amazing chicken and waffles. you would never guess it was gluten free. only open at lunch time but worth the visit for sure. I was in fried chicken and waffle heaven!

Celiac
1 year ago

Really disappointed that we didn't get to eat here. Searched for this place online before we left Florida and was a planned stop for lunch on our way to Huntsville. After reading all the reviews was looking forward to the visit and drove out of our way to get here. It was posted online that it was open. When we got there it was CLOSED! It wasn't even posted on the door when the plan was to open. After looking again online it was updated on Yelp as being closed until Jan 2nd. Boo...

Celiac
1 year ago

Great tasting food that makes you think, “Is this really gluten free?! It’s too good!”🤔😲 But with confidence from the workers, all fryers are gf, and the waffles have their own station, I ate happily and had no reaction. Def a must visit when in Bham

Celiac
1 year ago

Chicken & waffles, plus sweet tea was great. They have many gluten free choices and a nice variety. Would recommend.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

If you’re not eating at Yo Mama’s right now, YOU’RE A FOOL!! Being Celiac it’s near impossible to find GF chicken and waffles anywhere. Amazing comfort food, great atmosphere and a warm welcome makes you feel right at home from the time you walk in the door until you make a happy plate and walk out utterly satisfied. Will definitely come back every time I’m in Birmingham. Would have taken a picture of my food, but I ate it too fast.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

The best period. Great chicken and waffles.

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

These reviews are no joke; this place is amazing! Never expected to have the best chicken and waffles of my life AFTER going GF! Been waiting to taste food like this again for over 6 years -- made me tear up a bit honestly. The service was also unbelievable; every single person was kind, patient, and helpful. Being able to take my kids somewhere they can choose anything on the menu, having it be delicious and served by awesome people -- priceless in my book.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

The food was outstanding and the young man waiting on us was very kind and helpful . It's hard to find delicious food a celiac can eat. Thank you very much.

Celiac
2 years ago

great food, first time having GF Fries and Fried Shrimp, . yeah Gluten Free at Yo Mamas!5

Celiac
2 years ago

You can order ANYTHING off of there menu and they can make it Gluten free!!!!!! Amazing food!! Great chicken and waffles! Yes you can get them Gluten free;)

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Celiac owner An very good food.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

My family order the chicken and waffles and shrimp plate, both were hard to believe they were gluten free. It was refreshing to see everything on the menu was gluten free or could be made that way. The staff was also knowledgeable about the importance of avoiding cross contamination.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Oh. My. Gosh. This was the first time I had ever had fried chicken since I was diagnosed with a severe case of Celiac in 2nd grade! Everything they fry is gluten free, because they realized they weren't actually Celiac friendly without doing it that way. I had the chicken and waffles and it was phenomenal! No reaction, other than sadness that I wouldn't be back anytime soon!

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

It was AMAZING! I had chicken and waffles. I was initially hesitant because it tasted that good! It did not taste gluten free. It was just delicious. The staff was educated about cross contamination. Very happy I went there and I will be back!

Not celiac
2 years ago

I love this place! The chicken and waffles are awesome! The Hot Wings Plate are probably some of the best wings I have ever had. Great folks running the place!

Celiac
2 years ago

This place is amazing. I had the burger and omg it's amazing. The woman who is one of the owners waited on is and is so helpful I will be back and you should just try it. Like I said it's amazing

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

AMAZING. I had chicken and waffle, with fresh fruit topping and whipped cream. The chicken was crispy and well seasoned, and the waffle delicious. Also fish tacos were great. Will definitely go back next time I'm in the area.

2 years ago

Shout out to Crystal 😊. We planned our whole trip around eating at Yo Mama's in Bham. It was way outta the way but always so worth it. The nicest people ever. Dawson and I both LOVE fried shrimp and we never have that option eating out anymore. Yo Mama's makes it happen for us. Thank you so much for another FABULOUS meal and wonderful service!! Until next time... ❤❤❤❤ Much love. Thank you for having so many GF options for me and my baby!!

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

the food is so good, and man is the owner the nicest lady alive!

2 years ago

I have never had gf chicken and waffles and I'm so glad I started with Yo Mama's!!! BEST BEST BEST! The waffle was perfect and the chicken was amazing and seasoned so well. I could have eaten SEVERAL servings!!!!!! If I'm Birmingham, definitely check this amazing place out. Wonderful friendly service and vibe too!

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

AMAZING!!!! I have Celiac and this place made my southern food dreams come true 🍗😍🎉👌🏼Get the chicken & waffles... and sweet tea!! Yum!!! They're open certain Saturdays 9am-1pm, so we got lucky!!

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Gluten free french toast with house syrup was amazing. Can't remeber the last time I had fried chicken and theirs was fabulous! Also tried the shrimp and grits with smoked sauage which I would also be raving about if it hadn't been for the French toast. Never been to Birmingham before but definitely ready to come back anytime just for the french toast.

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

This is an absolutely wonderful place to visit. My sister and I visited on out of town trip. We came here based on the reviews of both TripAdvisor and find me gluten free, and I only did it not disappoint but exceeded our expectations! It was awesome! We had chicken and waffles and fried shrimp and grits and homemade french fries. My sister is gf and she ate everything and felt great all day! Owner's daughter visited every table able to make sure everything was perfect.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

It is SO EXCITING to find a restaurant like this where you honestly can't even tell that the food is gluten free! The food was absolutely amazing! Tasted so good that we had to meet "Mama" ourselves and rave about how good our meals were. She was so sweet! Several of my family members have celiac disease and the fried chicken and shrimp were such a treat for them! Thanks Yo' Mama's! 😊

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

This was the best gluten free restaurant I have been to! The fried shrimp was light and crispy and the waffles were fluffy (not gritty). New favorite!

3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Recently, on the way home to New Orleans, stopped in a nice "GF oasis" in downtown Birmingham. Small, busy eatery specializing in GF chicken wings, waffles, shrimp / grits. Owner has a close friend with Celiac, and wanted to start a business that would help the GF community. They use GF bean flour to dredge the wings. A "must" stop if you're traveling through.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Had the GF chicken and waffles! Soooo good!!

3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Excellent food and service! Business was based on serving Celiac and GF community. Must visit!

3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Stopped here for lunch while we were on our way from Texas to Pennsylvania - wow! Super good food and almost EVERYTHING on the menu was gluten free - something they take very seriously! The service was amazingly good too.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Awesome food! Very knowledgable and friendly staff. Will definitely be back!!!

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

great shrimp and grits. just wish they had more options on the menu.

3 years ago

Unreal good, you have to go here. Super nice staff too. Killer lemonade

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Awesome! Great food and service! We all love it! Best fried chicken I ever ate! Waffles were so good didn't taste gf at all! The syrup was crazy good, homemade by mama! You have to eat here! I told them I might take a trip just to eat here ! Super nice people.

3 years ago

Delicious!!! Great staff. Very friendly and helpful for a Celiac.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

This place is amazing. The service and knowledge of the staff was seriously impressive. My boyfriend had the fish plate and said he couldn't tell at all it was gluten free...now on to the waffle Crack. The waffle is amazing, the fried chicken was juicy and would make you cry it was so good...but seriously the syrup they give to you is waffle crack...it's heaven in a tiny cup. I will drive the 4 1/2 hours to eat here again...go here!!! Order the waffle with addicting syrup!

Not celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

I am visiting from Pensacola, and I finally made it to Yo' Mama's. My friend and I came in today just around lunch rush. The restaurant was busy but not overwhelmingly so. Every employee was friendly and helpful, and they take allergens and cross-contamination seriously. I was even informed about their second Saturday events where they have gluten-free French toast, build-your-own omelets, etc. I want to come back for this! And the food...my gods, the food. The crust on the chicken made me seriously question the gluten-freeness, but it's legitimately GF. It's just that frigging good. I don't know what kind of sorcery they have going on in that kitchen but it's magical. I almost cried from the happiness! Go to Yo' Mama's. It's amazing food.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

I cannot express enough how amazing the food was! I decided on the fish plate with grits and fries, my daughter chose the Bbq burger, both perfect! For dessert the fluffy steaming hot waffle with fruit and homemade syrup. So much food we had to take some home. Best food ever! The owner and her family where so kind and knowledgeable it just made the trip perfect.

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