Gluten Free at Arooga's

69 ratings

Gluten Free Menu, Cider, Wings, Tortilla Chips + 4 more

Celiac

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Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering

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I'm not sure how this place had so many good reviews. We asked two different servers and neither were knowledgeable about GF. When asked about the potato chips, he said, "well, potatoes are gluten free.". I would definitely say NOT celiac friendly.

Safety


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

— Not 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

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

— Average

Celiac

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I have eaten at Arooga’s several times since moving to the area recently and have felt fine after each meal. I have celiac and often react to cross contamination so this is a win! I have had the wings, burgers, tater tots, salads, and baked potato soup. All amazing!

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
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Celiac

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I had very high hopes for this establishment after reading the many glowing reviews on how good the food was and how knowledgeable the staff was on gluten free. I unfortunately have to say that this was not the case in my experience. Many of the items were marked gluten free on the menu, including the traditional wings. When I went to order the traditional wings I was told that they were fried in the same fryer as the fries which contain gluten. I then ordered the “guiltless wings” which are just baked pieces of chicken breast with sauce. I was then asked if I wanted a side of tots, I then asked if they were fried in the same fryer as the fries and wings and was rudely told that they were gluten free and why would I be offered them if they weren’t gluten free, so I ordered them as well. When I received my food I was very underwhelmed and when I tried one of the tots they tasted old and like fish, which makes me believe they were sitting out for a long time and were possibly fried in the same fryer as the fish and chips that are offered on the menu, I ended up not eating any of the tots and only ate a couple pieces of my baked chicken chunks which were underwhelming in taste as well. When I got my receipt I was shocked to see that there was no allergy notice or allergy flag placed on my meal.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Most

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

— Below Average

Celiac

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There menue is a little confusing due to it being a new location. Offer many gluten free options, burgers, nachos, wings and gluten free tater tots.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Good

Not celiac

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I eat here regularly. Menu is marked, they always have cider in bottles. Ask for your tater tots or wings to be made in the dedicated gf fryer. They have gf buns for burgers and sandwiches.

Not celiac

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Really hit or miss. This place has gf food, but both times I was there the dedicated fryer was down, they didn't have any gf rolls, and the server was not knowledge at all about food sensitivities.

Not celiac

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Closed during Covid! Usually this place is fantastic andy go to. Sad they are closed right now, but it's understandable.

Celiac

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We were very pleased with the staff knowledge of celiac and available gf menu items. Gf items clearly marked on the menu. I had no issues with the "guiltless wings" although my personal opinion was they were not the best wings I've had. Next time I will try the regular wings which are listed as gf. Several sauce options as well which was good to see. A gf cider on tap for those looking for something other than soft drinks.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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Best place around for wings! Dedicated fryers, knowledgeable staff.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Inconsistent with Gluten Free Safety. We ordered from there the other night. GF Arooga burger and Truffle Parm Tots. There were french fries in the same container as the GF burger and the fries are not GF, there is cross contamination.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
Celiac

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Honestly they worry for you so you don’t have to worry at all. It’s great. I can finally eat care free. It’s my go to restaurant.

I wish they had more but the tater tots make it worth it. Delicious and safe. Love it here.

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?

— Good

Celiac

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Not Celiac friendly and poorly trained wait staff.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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The restaurant has been approved by Beyond Celiac, and staff has been very knowledgeable every time I’ve gone here. They have great GF wings, buns, and more. Their fries are not GF, but their tater tots are!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Really awesome gluten free wings and soups! Thanks to Lenny above my review for recommending! Will definitely come again

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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My first time here, for lunch on feb 3, 2020 (My bday). I had the Guiltless wings with the "kinda hot" sauce. For kinda hot this sauce definitely had a good kick to it. What made this even better is they offer alot of gluten free choices. I definitely recommend this place. I'll see you guys soon!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Super awesome sports bar atmosphere with plenty of GF options! Fries are not cooked in a dedicated fryer, but they have tater tots instead. They also offer gluten free wings as well as beer! Tasty buffalo chicken dip!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Edit: I used to eat here regularly but things have changed and I haven’t been this sick in awhile. The service is still bad and the wait time is long but the food used to be good and safe. Be cautious of new staff that might not know much about gluten free prep

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I’ve loved every location I’ve been to until this one! Terrible service! Waitress was uneducated on allergies and only had two tables yet we got two drinks in an hour and 45 minutes! Almost two hours for lunch and only four tables of people. Then I got sick from the food. BEWARE of this place and go anywhere else!

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Had lunch here today, and was totally impressed with the knowledgable waitstaff. They don’t have a separate GF menu, but their menu is clearly marked GF, and has many choices. They do have a separate prep station for preparing GF foods. Our waiter Alexander was exceptionally knowledgable about celiac disease. The only thing you have to be aware of is their french fries although being GF are not cooked in a dedicated fryer, so cross contamination is a factor. The manager gets involved in all allergy orders. The food was very good, and I will definitely be going back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Alexander made our first visit to this restaurant an enjoyable experience. Assured us that they have a dedicated fryer for their gluten free selections as well as a dedicated preparation area. He was very knowledgeable. The fries are not gluten free so he offered us the homemade chips instead. Would definitely go back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Great food. Gluten free bun is one of the best I’ve had. I was told the staff prepares the food separately to not cross contaminate.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Had the truffle tots and the impossible burger on a gluten free bun! So good!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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Folkes please , don’t be fools. These resteraunts are NOT gluten free. They cross contaminate no matter what the menus claim. Waitresses should NOT be responsible for lying to you so I don’t blame them when they’re not willing to pass on the BS. BUY AT STORE AND COOK FOR YOURSELF

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Too expensive for the quality of the food but knowledgable about gluten nonetheless.

Not celiac

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Way overpriced and Overrated. Food quality eh. Nothing exciting. Lots of different flavor but burger was blah. Ribs were fatty. Both kids have celiac and had Gluten free burgers which were way overpriced with rolls being more doughy than burgers. Menu Had limited GF options. Servers wasnt pleasant. Maybe she had bad day? Wouldn’t return.

Celiac

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2 celiacs in my party and neither had an issue. The manager was responsible for bringing out our meal. I thought our server was well informed and understanding of all the questions we had. I got the tater tots and they were great; bigger than normal and super crunchy. I would eat here again.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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I ordered the GF wings with a GF wing sauce and I was glutened. I missed work and it took me 4 days to get back to feeling better. That ruined me with Arooga’s. That’s very disappointing especially when they have items listed as GF because they don’t understand how it affects people who have severe reactions to gluten.

Celiac friendly?

No

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I do not like there GF bread but they have awesome GF pulled pork.

Celiac

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The staff was very knowledgeable of gluten free safety and there were tons of gf options available including gluten free buns! The food was amazing and affordable!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Dedicated fryer. I had truffle parmesan tater tots and wings. Could also have burgers and some other things.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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Burger was great! Staff was ok. Boneless wings were just grilled chicken. But drinks were good too! Definitely going back!

Celiac

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We were driving down the turnpike and found this on the Find me GF map. We decided to try it based on the GF reviews and the kid friendliness. It was delicious, easy to get to from the highway, fast and no reaction! We will probably stay here again on our way to or from the NJ shore.

Celiac

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Clear menu, knowledgeable staff and delicious food. Dedicated fryer and GLUTEN FREE WINGS omg I was so excited and there are like 20 safe sauces to choose from plus appetizers and burgers. Highly recommend the truffle tots

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Food was delicious and manager assured that delicates fryers were used and cooks change gloves, etc. But runners bring out food instead of waitress, and he had no idea which wings were gluten-free. Had to send them back just to make sure. And still, when they were served there was no identifying mark to make me feel confident that they were indeed gluten-free. Told manager but he didn’t take my suggestions of using different colored plate or some type of marker. He said runner should just know. Well these are high school kids....and no they don’t know.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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There were a few options, but I would not recommend this place for a person with celiacs. I got sick from this place.

Celiac

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My celiac son likes the naked wings and tater tots (dedicates fryer or oven for those, but fries are made in gluten fryer). Salads are also an option here. Menu is clearly marked, but you do need to ask more detailed questions bc some of those options become off-limits for celiac/anaphylaxis peeps.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Staff was knowledgeable. One of the servers actually had celiac so that was helpful. They have a dedicated wing fryer so I got wings which was awesome because so few good wing places have a dedicated fryer. Food was delicious. Will definitely be back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Gf buns, tater tots, wings, etc

Celiac

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Amazing experience as usual. The staff are super knowledgeable and the head chef came out to speak with us. Very sensitive Celiac and never get sick with dips, wings, and tots.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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This place is the best!!! I have celiac disease and it is so bad I cant even have my food prepared on the same area as other food or I get sick. I have been here a few times and not a once have I been sick from eating. It is our new spot to eat that we drive 25 minutes just to get some takeout, or if we have time we sit and eat. Not only is the food great but the staff is phenomenal and have great procedures when it comes to food allergies. Not only do I recommend this place to my friends with no allergies, but I almost push people with gluten intolerance and celiac disease to go and try the food. I cant say enough about this place.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Be careful when ordering from here as you need to micromanage and double check your order. They have used regular buns SEVERAL times despite asking the person taking the order to make the kitchen aware of an allergy. We no longer order from here.

Celiac

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Really great GF and vegetarian options! They really know what they're doing with protocols and ingredients. The waitress was super nice and the manager came out to confirm things with me and talk about options. I'll update after some time passes to be sure I had no reaction. I had the Beyond bratwurst appetizer (not listed GF on the menu, but it is) and the Tray of Spuds (tater tots and chips, the fries are not GF) with a sauce flight (the three I chose were Cajun ranch, horseradish aioli, and buffalo blue cheese). Very tasty and I'm super excited to have more than one option!

Update: No reaction here! I'm super sensitive, so they're doing things properly.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Lots of GF options clearly marked on the menu but server was not at all knowledgeable about GF and couldn’t answer questions. Service was insanely slow - took longer than 90 minutes to get in and out. Unfortunate, but won’t be back.

Not celiac

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Very good wings, tator tots boring but they have many gf options

Celiac

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I felt very safe ordering here staff was very well educated. Even told me they have separate prep areas and fryers for GF foods. Menu was very well labeled makes it so easy to see all my options! Food was delicious. I actually questioned in my head if the bun was indeed GF cuz it was delicious!! Only downfall was there was no GF dessert options :( I LOVE dessert! And was very disappointed after an amazing GF menu that there wasnt a dessert option for me.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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We thought the staff was considerate and knowledgeable about Celiac. There were GF ample options available. I selected chicken wings cooked in a dedicated fryer. They were enjoyable.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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We tried three times to make sure and the three times it was bad, the food is mediocre, wings were nasty, one time I got frozen tater tots, another day I got bread on top of my ribs so I told the waiter remember I said I was GF? I can’t eat this food now so the manager came and told me they ran out of ribs and they didn’t have anymore for me. I do not recommend this place

Celiac

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When I visited on Aug. 5th, the staff was kind and courteous, and the atmosphere fun, retro, and relaxing. Aroogas even advertises a gluten free menu (and has received excellent reviews on FindMeGlutenFree for having a kitchen trained in dietary restrictions). However, even after explaining the severity of my celiac disease to the waitress and the need to order solely off their gluten free menu, I still ended up receiving my order with potato rolls (which contain wheat) rather than gluten free buns. I realized this after eating one bite, and the staff was very kind and genuinely apologetic and quickly fixed my order. However, as anyone with celiac disease knows, the damage was done, and it has taken me about two weeks to start regaining my energy and overcoming abdominal cramps.

I blame myself for not talking to a manager first when I arrived and for being too trusting, especially since I rarely eat out due to the severity of my celiac. That said, a restaurant should not advertise gluten free if they cannot make good on it, especially since this can severely affect someone's health - it's not a fad for me, it's avoiding chronic pain and staying healthy. Again, the staff was very kind and apologetic, but the restaurant needs to take gluten-free off the menu. If you do not have any food issues, then this likely would be an enjoyable and fun dining experience. However, if you have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, then stay far, far away. Risking your health is not worth it.

Celiac friendly?

No

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Dined here because they were rated highly by others, as well as claim to have trained staff in preparing safe gf meals.

Daughter was glutened here, even after telling our server she was eating gluten free for medical reasons.

Will never eat at any of the Aroogas ever again-and will not trust restaurant reviews on Find Me Gluten Free.

Biggest mistake I ever made.

Celiac friendly?

No

Gluten Free Features
  • Appetizers
  • Beer
  • Cider
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Wings
Categories
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
Guiltless wings
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Gluten Free sauce list (not sure why it keeps rotating the picture...)
Tray of Spuds (fries are not GF) with a sauce flight and Beyond Bratwurst appetizer.
Has indoor and outdoor seating :)