Gluten Free at Tavern in the Square

118 ratings

Gluten Free Menu, Burgers, Sandwiches, Bread/Buns + 2 more

Celiac

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Got takeout. Was nice to see a lot of items listed as gluten free on the menu, including ones that wouldn’t normally be. We got the Mediterranean chicken sandwich and fish and chips. We requested both to be made gluten free and dairy free, and this was noted on the bag when we picked up the food.

We both tried the fried breaded fish and agreed it was really good. My friend can have dairy and we did request they send the tartar sauce. The chicken sandwich was alright but didn’t have a lot of flavor. The fries and sweet potato fries were good but pretty typical/average for restaurant fries.

They said they put an “allergy alert” for no gluten and no dairy for both of the items and I emphasized that I had celiac disease but I didn’t have a thorough conversation with the person taking the order about what precautions they take. Based on the other reviews here I’m more excited to eat at and support establishments with 100% positive reviews since at least a couple people who wrote reviews for this place have gotten sick over the years, but it was close by and I decided to try it for one time. I don’t get symptoms if I’m exposed to gluten so I can’t report on how well they did that way.

I gave 4 stars because I can’t guarantee how gf it is, my sandwich wasn’t that tasty, and also because with the indoor dining we saw when we picked up our food they had some folks sitting at booths right next to eachother (instead of with an empty booth in between), which doesn’t seem safe. They did have little plexiglass barriers between the booths but they don’t go up that high and air can obviously transfer between tables.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— Most

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

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Had the Mesquite Chicken Bowl. Very good. Spoke to manager - he was very knowledgeable (his girlfriend has Celiac). FYI - the cornflake coating they use does not have malt and is safe.

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Manager brought out our food and everything was marked with an allergy toothpick on the dish!

Great for bar food stuff that’s not normally gluten free-we had the chicken tenders, truffle tots and wings-all good!

Quick service and the perfect place to go for a quick bite before the bruins game

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • 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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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?

— Excellent

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Got the gluten free mac n cheese- best i’ve ever had! They’re cauliflower crust is amazing as well and the service and precautions were excellent.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • 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?

— 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 for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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I ate here with my family and I asked if I could get something (I forgot) and I asked if they could make it gluten free in a separate area and they said yes. The food was amazing and I did not get sick. I strongly recommend this place.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • 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?

— 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 for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Great gf options.

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
Celiac

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My new favorite restaurant. GF fish and chips were tasty, crisp, and portion was generous. Also had GF cornflake chicken tenders with sriracha sauce - amazing. Crispy and flavorful. My husband had Buffalo chicken Mac and cheese. Lots of chicken, huge potion, and great tasting. He was very satisfied with his regular version. Can’t wait to try many other GF options. I have high expectations.

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
Celiac

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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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
Celiac

Overall Rating

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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DO NOT GO HERE if you have a food allergy or intolerance.

Please share for people with allergies!

I got deathly ill 45 minutes after consuming the food.

I have never been treated so rudely or disrespected from a establishment with no care to fix this situation. I knew it was the right thing to do to alert anyone and everyone with allergies with this review to stay as far away as possible from this establishment!

I have celiac disease and got poisoned by their food. I made all the right steps to tell them it was a allergy. I have not gotten sick at a restaurant for several years.

After being sick for countless hours, not being able to open my eyes from the pain I called to speak to the manager at North Station. Management (Nick Santamaria) refused to acknowledge what happened to me and kept saying it was there fault and would not comp me for the gluten filled food.

The manager kept repeating, I know we followed protocol and there is nothing else i can do for you other then talk to the kitchen and make sure this never happens again and that's it.

If management is so confident on their protocol then why are there multiple reviews stating they have gotten sick from there food?

You never keep a customer in blame. I was so offended by management telling me it must of been a mistake on MY end and continuing to talk over me and not answer any of my questions. My mistake was ordering from this establishment in the first place.

A restaurant cant be 100% confident that they could not of made a mistake just because they have a protocol.

End of the day you DO NOT blame a customer or refuse to help them.

I understand management cannot heal my internal damage but management can ATLEAST refund me for getting food poisoning from their restaurant.

absolute disgrace. NEVER eating here or recommending anyone to the restaurant chain AGAIN.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Poor

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • 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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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The chicken fingers are not GF (cornflakes used in batter are not certified gluten free), so everything fried is contaminated. Mgmt is aware, but doesn't want to change the recipe.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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?

— Average

Celiac

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Very friendly waitress and hostess. The bathrooms are clean as well as the establishment. They labeled the food with an allergy stick so it would be identified, which I liked to see. The fried pickles, tater tots, chicken tenders and pizza were good. As well as the honey peach Melba dessert! Very happy and would recommend!

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
  • 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?

— 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
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Came for dinner for the GF pickle chips. The food was very good. We got the pickles, buffalo cauliflower and Brussel spouts. They were all very good. Also got the fish tacos and the Mac and cheese, the tacos were good. The Mac and cheese was good just had the wrong type of GF pasta. They used a lentil pasta which get dried out quickly and when they baked the Mac and cheese it became dry. But it had great flavor.

Overall very happy with the experience and the service.

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?

— Good

Other


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

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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?

— Excellent

Celiac

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Ate at this location once, lots of gf options, food comes out with allergy flag, server did say dedicated dryer, but didn't seem positive, so I stayed away from that option, no issues, will eat here again!

Celiac

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Ate at this location once, food came out with allergy flag, almost anything can be made gf, no issues , will eat here again !

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The Fried chicken sandwich was Awesome!

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
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating

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Have been to other locations of Tavern on the Square, all have been good about the gluten allergy and this one was no exception. Good menu, clearly labeled. The chicken fingers and fries are in a separate fryer (and fish and chips!)...which is always a win with the kids!

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

Not celiac

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So many yummy options for GF. Everything is marked on the menu. I had the pulled pork sandwich on a GF roll. Family enjoyed their meal.

Celiac

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Claims there is no cross-contamination, but seeing as I have gotten sick every time I’ve eaten there, this is not to be believed.

The taste is fine, sure, but each time I’ve eaten there I end up violently ill for days afterwards. NOT SAFE for people with celiac.

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?

— Poor

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This place is my favorite everytime we go into Boston. Even my non GF hubs has liked all the GF things hes tried of mine. There bang bang chicken tenders are awesome! Very good when it comes to being safe. Eaten there 4 times and never been sick. Headed back today for my 5th time! Highly recommend this place!

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Got curbside due to the pandemic. Menu marked with gluten free items. I ordered menu items marked gluten free. Southwest tots, cornflake fried chicken and buffalo cauliflower were the menu items I ate. Either they weren’t prepared gluten free or some of it got contaminated. The night we ordered I had a rash and a migraine but didn’t think it was the food because of the listing of gluten free. I had leftovers the next day and that’s when I knew rash again migraine and my insides were on fire. Not sure how they go about gluten free in the kitchen and precautions to prevent cross contamination. Something went wrong.

Good selection of gluten free on the menu, I felt safe placing an order before having the food and reactions. I have ordered from other places that have marked gluten free items and haven’t had problems.

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Offers online ordering
Celiac

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Nachos! Gf Everything I have had here is excellent. I am very sensitive celiac never an issue if you stick to the gf menu

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Went here with my family today this place is amazing. I have celiac disease and no problems. Waitstaff is wonderful and helpful. I would recommend this place.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Very knowledgeable, great selections, frequently updating the menu with new choices. Best GF option in the area. I visit often, and am pretty sensitive, and I always enjoy it.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Eat here frequently. Always careful about allergies.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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As a sensitieve celiac I had no trouble eating here!

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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
Celiac

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Jury is still out. I wanted to love this place , especially since they were at the gf expo. The waitress was very knowledgeable and my food came out with allergy flags. However my dessert did not end it was stated this was all safe foodZ however 45 mins later I was very ill at home and all night. I did call the next day and the managers are looking into heat ingredients in the flourless cake is not safe as I definitely was glutened.

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Omg, the bang bang broccoli was so incredibly good. Also had the pickle chips and fish and chips. So many options it was hard to make a decision.

Celiac

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Went here before a concert. Talked to a manager David via phone beforehand. Asked about the farro in one of the GF salads - he said if you tell your server you have CD, they know to remove the farro. Their menu is labeled for things that are GF and also things that can be accommodated to be GF. Multiple GF fryers! Pizzas! Normally I strongly dislike chains but I’ll be back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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Love it! Mostly everything is gluten free. Not crazy for the bar atmosphere but food was good😋

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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My waitress told me she had celiac disease and I could have cried. I got fried pickles, Mac and cheese, and chocolate cake. All gluten free. It came out with an allergy flag in it. They have safe protocols and dedicated fryer. All of it was delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Excellent every single time we go there

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Awesome mac n cheese! And I'll have plenty leftover for breakfast!

Celiac

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Waitress asked if we had a gluten allergy and almost everything on the menu can be made gluten free!!! Different staff bring out the dishes and there’s even an “allergy” toothpick stuck in the food! They are very responsible when accommodating gluten free customers

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Great food- everything on the menu can be made gluten free- tons of vegetarian items too. Note- SUPER noisy - so bring ear plugs if you’re sensitive 5 stars for food, minus-1 for volume

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Great GF food. Most things are GF for everyone, not just special made. Great Mac and cheese as well as eggplant and chicken parm!! Came two days in a row!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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I can see why there are mixed reviews on here. Went here Sunday during a busy brunch and ordered off the menu. Everything they fry is rice or corn flour so it’s all safe the manager assured us. My husbands burger came out on a regular bun and the waitress said “my bad” like it was no big deal. The manager and other waiter apologized profusely and neither of us felt sick after. Definitely go here, but be sure to overly mention the seriousness of gluten free.

Celiac

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The staff was very knowledgeable about gluten free. In fact the waitress alerted the kitchen as soon as I told her I was celiac. Gluten free items were marked on the regular menu. I had the most delicious chicken tenders and fries. And I did not get sick.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Most menu items can be made gluten free- pizza, fried foods, sandwiches/burgers. Knowledgeable staff, food comes out marked as “allergy”. They now have gf pasta!

Celiac

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This used to be my go-to place but not anymore. I ordered to-go and was very clear about my order being gluten free. I got home with my meal and they gave me a regular bun for my burger. I called up, explained I have celiac disease and then explained the problem. The person on the phone asked me if I was sure- to which I replied that there is a distinct visual difference in GF and regular buns. I asked to speak to a manager who asked me to describe the bun and he confirmed that it contained gluten. He was very apologetic and did refund my meal, but I told him that I now no longer feel safe eating there.

Celiac friendly?

No

Not celiac

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Lots of gluten free options! Everything is clearly labeled on the menu and the manager always delivers the gluten free items to the table separate from everything else.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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It was so good! Many gf option

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Cannot rave enough about this place! Everything came with allergy sticks to ensure we were kept food safe. We have dairy allergies which they accommodated as well! Enjoyed so many amazing dishes. We had: Fried pickle chips Guacamole and chips Fish tacos Beef tips French fries And all dairy and gluten free!!!!!!!!

The menu is amazing. They even have dishes like general Tso chicken gluten free. Will be returning soon!!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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The staff seemed knowledgeable, but when examining the menu noticed that the Berry & Cheese option had farro in it although was marked G for gluten free. Decided not to risk it.

Celiac friendly?

No

Gluten Free Features
  • Appetizers
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Sandwiches
Categories
  • Restaurant
Fried pickles, buffalo cauliflower and Brussel sprouts.  All Very good. (Cauliflower is a tad spicy if your sensitive to spice)
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Cranberry margarita
GF fish and chips
Fantastic!  Had the GF fish & chips. It was positively delicious. The atmosphere of the restaurant was really great. Can’t wait to return
Fish tacos!!
Menu marked full of Gluten Free options, however the Berry
Three layer dip with house made tortilla chips and house made plantain chips.  Absolutely stunning presentation and even more delicious !!!
Eggplant parm sandwich, fried pickles, honey mustard chicken tenders. All delicious!!!!
Chicken tenders
Buffalo cauliflower
Pizza. Crust was had in some places but I think I got a bad batch or something. Would give another try
Tater tots
Flourless chocolate cake.    O M G !!!!!!!!   Seriously sinful.
They recognize it as a “wheat allergy”.  This sign will be on your food.   So you know it’s gluten free.
Fish and Chips.  AMAZING!!!   Made to be gluten free. Ask for pickle sauce.   Tartar sauce isn’t gluten free
General Tso chicken.  Made gluten free.  AMAZEBALLS
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Certified Gluten Free Brownie 💗
Certified GF Brownie 💗
Dessert menu with Certified GF desserts
Gluten free margarita pizza with bacon! Absolutely delicious the best crust I have found in RI!
Buffalo cauliflower gluten free