Gluten-Free at Carolina Ale House

Restaurant
7 ratings
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options may be available.
Symptomatic Celiac

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Waitress was fine, I've been there twice but they don't seem to understand the severity of needing to make sure my salad has no croutons... There's not many options. Maybe 3 options? One is a salad, the others are expensive.

Safety


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

— 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/None

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

— Average

Gluten Intolerant

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When we sat down we asked the hostess about a gluten free menu or options and she said she would ask the manager. When the waitress came to take our drink orders she asked if we had asked about gluten free options. She told us that nothing on their menu could really be considered gluten free and they don’t really do that. She was nice but seemed annoyed at the request. I got a grilled chicken cob salad and it was pretty good and at least pretty low gluten but more than likely had some cross contamination.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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/None

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

— Average

Symptomatic Celiac

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The waitress tried her best to make sure my meal was gluten free. Unfortunately it was not. All of the sauces are made in house, but the kitchen staff was unsure what was in it. Wouldn’t recommend

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

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

— Poor

Celiac

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I ate here last night and ended up getting sick afterward. The staff were friendly, answered my questions, and checked on things with the kitchen. I wouldn’t say they were knowledgeable, but were willing to help. However, I still ended up not feeling well.

I got the Ribeye steak, mashed potatoes, and grilled vegetables. Based on their allergen menu, this was all no wheat, no other gluten labeled. Im not sure what went wrong, but I wont be back and I wouldn’t recommend. Nit many GF options at all.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

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

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Dog friendly
Celiac

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I was excited because my waitress, when I said I have celiac disease, said they have a gluten free specialist in the house. She came over and asked me how sensitive I was to gluten - obviously I said I could have none (celiac) - and she gave me a good list of recommendations. I ended up eating the spinach dip with fresh carrots and celery as well as the salmon, which I was told both were safe. I was glutened unfortunately :( if you are going for “gluten free” this is a totally fine place to go but for gluten sensitive and definitely celiacs im not sure this is safe… I am so grateful for the waitresses who helped me but this did not work for me :/

Safety


Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Offers outdoor seating

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As kind as they are, The Ale House isnt the place to go if you have celiac. I asked about gluten free and was directed towards the vegetarian options. When I explained that I was vegetarian, my wait staff went to the kitchen to ask about what I could eat. She returned and asked if I could eat pita instead of a bun. She tried, but it's clearly not the place to eat if you have any allergy.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

Overall Rating

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Would give no stars if I could. I was told there were no gluten free options or choices and they didn’t not even attempt to accommodate me. Couldn’t even help me find an gluten free mixed drink. I drank wine and will not be back ans neither will my fam🙄😒

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/None

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

— Poor

Overall Rating

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No gf options. The server wasn’t even sure what gf meant. Fries are beer battered, so even a burger with no bun and fries wasn’t an option. Ended up sharing a salad as a last resort.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Good

Celiac

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Doesn't have a lot of gf but I ate a steak, veggie and loaded mashed and did not get sick. It was so good! You can also get grilled wings with sauce that are gf.

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Very limited dairy free items. Basically wings and meat are fine to get. Staff is very unknown about what is dairy free,

Celiac

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No gluten free options or menu.

Celiac friendly?

No

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I had such a hard time fining a GF meal here. The waitress wasn’t knowledgeable but she was willing and very nice. However, after a long debate and her running back n forth between the chef and me finally was able to come up with a meal. When my plate was delivered, however, there was barely any food on it. When my friend and I left i was still hungry.

I will not be back here, i feel i was ripped off because i was also charged an arm n a leg for what I received! I would have given 1 star or none but the waitress was so nice, that it was worth mentioning.

Celiac friendly?

No

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I would give a 0 rating if possible. Worst restaurant I’ve ever been to at accommodating gluten free. Literally could not serve me anything.

Celiac friendly?

No

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They do not have a GF menu, but there are still a few GF choices. Grilled chicken, grilled shrimp & steak. Salads too, but only honey mustard dressing

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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No GF menu or GF options at all.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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No longer offering GF options, so I would not recommend.

Celiac friendly?

No

Gluten Intolerant

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They dropped the GFree menu... :-( Very good dry rub wings and ribs. Pub food. Cider, spirits and GFree Omission Beer. Staff not really aware but try to be helpful. Great sports bar if you are careful and ask about ingredients. Tons of TVs.

Celiac friendly?

No

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No options, asked the server if there was an allergy menu or a Gluten-Free menu she said no. I then asked if I could talk to someone and she said there wasn't anything they could do. I chose not to eat anything due to the lack of knowledge . Was very disappointed considering the last review

Celiac friendly?

No

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Appalled. When I came in I asked the hostess if she had a gluten free menu and she showed me that the menu had calorie counts. My waiter laughed when I asked if he knew of any gluten free options. When I asked if he could check on salad dressings, he laughed again, and said the only thing they could "guarantee" was the oil and vinegar. It was like he didn't even check. He was obviously not interested in helping me find something I can eat. I had a small side salad with oil and vinegar and the grilled boneless wings with buffalo sauce. I'm disappointed because I just got diagnosed with celiac's and feel embarrassed as it is. I hate having to ask about gluten, so to be laughed at was discouraging.

Celiac

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Update: February 2017. They no longer have a gluten free menu.

Update: October 2016. I ordered the grilled chicken tenders with honey buffalo sauce off of the gluten free menu and confirmed the gluten free status and careful preparation with my server. However, after I had eaten a couple of chicken tenders, I noticed there were fried bits in the bottom of my plate. It was too late as I had already eaten half my meal. I was sick all afternoon. I'm hoping it was a fluke but will be extra careful if I make any future visits there.

Extensive gluten free menu and very knowledgeable staff! Not to mention delicious food!! My waiter actually made the kitchen remake the spinach dip prior to serving me because he knew it had been cross contaminated with tortilla chips. FYI they serve the dip with carrot and celery sticks to make it gluten free and it was amazing! I'm celiac and I enjoyed a delicious meal and did not get sick. Will definitely be back!

Celiac friendly?

No

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As of now, this place is suspect at best. Was just in to have an Estrella, and the bartender have me the regularly brewed version (not gluten removed). The labels appear so similar I had to google to confirm. Thanks god I did! I pointed it out to them and how dangerous it is to have it listed on the menu as gf, but not receive it. Another bartender came over and asked what kind of beer I liked even though she overheard the previous convo. Clueless. Asked for a manager just to reiterate the need for further staff education and was told that the staff had already spoken w/ them. Again, I asked and received the same response. Can't speak to the menu bc I'm vegetarian and have a dairy allergy in addition to the Celiac, so wasn't in the mood to peruse it after my former experience.

Celiac friendly?

No

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was not offered a gluten free menu. was told they did not have one.

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Not enough options on the gf menu

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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I asked for a gfree Estrella damm Duara and the waitress served me a regular one. Then i ordered a sale and again mentioned I needed it gluten free and came out with tortilla strips on it. I was very disappointed with my visit. I did not feel like she took me having to be gfree seriously.

Celiac

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My waitress went above and beyond making sure my chicken was cooked in a separate pan! Good was very good. Fries are cooked in a shared fryer so I avoided them.

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server was knowledgeable and helpful. they have a gluten reduced menu but not gluten free.

Celiac friendly?

No

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Their GF menu was extremely limited, salads and random appetizers. And it was very expensive for the quantity and quality.

Celiac

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Friday night was my first time ever at CAH. I was with 6 friends and we had a wait for a bit, but it wasn't a bad wait! When we were seated, we were placed inside next to the projected screen. Immediately the flashing of the projector began to bother my sister, who has epilepsy. After explaining that to our server, and asking if we could get a different table, she immediately went to see if we could be moved. She explained that we were being moved to the patio. Once we were outside, we met our new server, and she was awesome! I had heard that CAH had a pretty good Gluten Free menu. The food was so good! I didn't become ill, which is a huge plus for me. Not only did they make sure my sister would have an uneventful and enjoyable evening, but the food really was Gluten Free.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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They did have a Gluten Free menu, but there were no gluten free substitutes for things like bread, buns, pizza crusts. I ended up eating a salad with no croutons & added salmon. Both were good. But.... sadly, this is my choice at many restaurants that don't offer substitutes.

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no menu asked waitress what to order. they suggested grill wings and french fries. I asked 3x about fries to be sure they were okay. I got sick afterward because they are beer battered. Very upset with their lack of knowledge of their products.

Celiac friendly?

No

Symptomatic Celiac

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Great gf buffalo wings. Other options available too (not extensive).

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The Carolina Ale house technically has a gf menu - a very limited one. A couple apps, grilled meats, steamed veggies. Tried the grilled wings with sauce, sauce was so thin it didn't stay on the wings, which were very chewy. This place has the potential to do better if they wanted - add a gf bun and it opens up almost the whole menu - add a side besides steamed veggies!

Celiac friendly?

No

Asymptomatic Celiac

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They no longer have gluten free menu. Staff was not knowledgeable. Gluten free options are very limited. Staff kept saying that they couldn't guarantee that anything would be gluten free. Thus if you are super sensitive be wary of cross contamination.

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Several Gluten free options. Staff wasn't sure if the chips for chips and salsa were gluten free.

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The gluten free menu is small. I had the grilled dry rub wings with no effects. I ordered nachos and then remembered to ask if they were fried in a shared fryer (they are). Close call. It made the g-free menu even smaller. I shouldn't have to ask a million questions to ensure a safe meal.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Does have a small gluten free menu, but no fries because they are dipped in a beer batter. The waitstaff was accommodating,knowledgeable and helpful. I will definitely return.

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They have a little of everything. BBQ to hamburgers and steak

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Categories
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant

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