Gluten Free at Metro Diner

98 ratings

Gluten Free Menu, Burgers, Sandwiches, Bread/Buns + 5 more

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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Good selection, no confidence in staffs knowledge of celiac. Definitely not a dedicated kitchen.

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Safety


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

— Very

On Safety

Very careful with our gluten free order! Also very safe with covid protocol!

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

On Quality & Quantity

We loved our breakfast. The gluten free toast was awesome!

Other


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Staff very friendly

Celiac

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Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 breakfast/brunch
  • Good quality & quantity of healthy options
Not celiac

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Safety


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

— Very

On Safety

The waitress and the manager were super helpful. The menu is smaller currently due to COVID-19 but still plenty of options and gf bread. I enjoyed a Metro patty melt on gf toast with hash browns. Will definitely go back.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

On Quality & Quantity

Really good!

Other


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My husband loved what he ate as well, he is not gluten free and ate items I could not. Looked good for sure.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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First time I’ve been able to actually go into a sandwich diner and have a sandwich that was GF And the sandwich was really good

Celiac

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Dedicated gluten free menu that can be adjusted if it comes with anything you can't eat (like regular bread). I would highly recommend the breakfast pie GF with sausage. They make the bottom of the "pie" with sausage patties. And the flavor is amazing! As I am celiac, this didn't irritate my stomach at all!

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The staff was familiar with the menu and alerted the manager to my needs. Food was delicious!

Not celiac

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Gluten free bread and dedicated toaster. Enjoyed having toast with my eggs and bacon. They also carry Dickson's jelly and had blackberry, my favorite. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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Ordered GF avocado toast and a fruit cup, and was very clear about having Celiac, and using their allergy protocol. When it arrived, the hash and some toast bits from a different order were spilled into my fruit cup. They brought me a new one; then I asked about the avocado toast, to double check whether it had been made in the regular toaster. It turned out it had been. So they re-made that for me, toasting the bread in the oven this time. So 2 near misses.

Not celiac

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They had a separate gluten friendly menu with options and substitutions, including GF toast. They asked if I had a gluten allergy and said they would cook it separately. Even my hash browns came after my meal because they were being cooked separately. Pretty good food and some good options. GF toast and bread available.

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. They have a separate toaster for the GF bread. Lots of options and very reasonable.

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Staff was very knowledgeable. Big GF menu. GF bread was very good. Make sure to tell them it’s an allergy so they take extra precautions and don’t toast the bread on the grill. Had a breakfast sandwich that had tons of meat! Very good and not super expensive! Definitely will be back!

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Never gotten sick eating here and lots of choices.

Not celiac

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They have a full gluten free menu with a variety of sandwiches and gluten free sides, as well as several breakfast options and salads. Service was friendly and my Reuben sandwich was delicious!

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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The staff was knowledgeable and the food was delicious. I had a 2 egg breakfast with hash browns and bacon. My meal came with gluten free toast ($1 up-charge). They cook everything separately for gluten free customers.

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Wonderful diner, GF knowledgeable, with gluten free menu and choices.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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They have many options for their gluten friendly menu. Good tasting food.

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These guys were great and they have two locations

Celiac

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Had GF grilled cheese and chili. The grilled cheese was barely toasted. The chili was good. My plate came with gluten CLUB crackers that were wrapped, but I didn’t end of getting sick, so that’s good

Not celiac

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Clean traditional style diner in a small strip shopping plaza; quick, friendly service. Good variety on the GF menu, with breakfast and lunch/dinner selections. Knowledgeable wait staff. Good food at good prices. Would stop here again in our travels. Menu says they can't guarantee that there won't be cross-contamination during busy periods, but we were here on a Sunday while it was packed, and didn't get sick, so I think they try to pay attention to it.

Celiac

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Service is great and they take every effort they can but are up front about possible cross contamination.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Gluten free menu. Many good choices. Large portions. Delicious. We've eaten here twice. Great service. Excellent food.

Not celiac

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Decent food, but really expensive for what you get. They charge extra for everything.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Pretty extensive gluten free breakfast menu! They don’t make you feel like you are limited in choices at all. I also asked for everything to be cooked with the least amount of oil possible and everything was cooked to perfection! Very fast service

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Have had many great experiences here. Always delicious! Staff are well informed and attentive.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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I have celiac and am super sensitive, and had no trouble eating breakfast here. The waitress told me that while she didn’t know much about celiac, she was noting it carefully and that the kitchen staff was all knowledgeable. They even have gluten free bread. The food was great and I did not get sick!

Celiac

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Had lunch and ordered a burger. They have gluten free buns. My allergies are more than just gluten and they were very accommodating.

Not celiac

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This is a really cool place. Lots of GF options and most are very unique.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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I eat here all the time. Best gf toast ever!

Not celiac

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Been here twice. I’m not celiac but have gluten allergy/intolerance. Both times I left very happy. They have gluten free bread so a club sandwich and corned beef Reuben hit the spot for me! I don’t need to avoid cross contamination so it’s been GREAT for me! I’d say check it out if you want some really fulfilling food!

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Separate gf menu. Aware of allergy. No dedicated gf fryer but still decent options.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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We eat here a lot at home. Tried this location and was very happy with their knowledge and the food.

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So yummy! GF menu, knowledgeable staff, and delicious fluffy omelets. I can’t wait to go back and try lunch!!

Celiac

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Gluten free menu, lots of options. The burger was 8oz of tender, juicy Angus beef. The red skinned mashed potatoes are like back home. Staff is completely knowledgeable and super nice.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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I ate here twice; had dinner and breakfast and all of it was delicious with no problems! They double checked that I had an allergy and I am a sensitive celiac and they were fantastic and attentive! Great service!

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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Do NOT go here if you are celiac! I don't care what they tell you about their gluten-free bread and their gluten-free menu. It is NOT safe! They cross-contaminate EVERYTHING, and the chefs do NOT know what they are doing. I have a friend who works there, and the chefs are not trained in allergy prep. Many of them are also out back smoking weed on their breaks. I went in 3 times, and they always contaminated me. I ordered a simple breakfast with hash browns. I spoke with the manager when I ordered and stressed to her the need to prepare my food in a separate skillet and NOT on the communal grill. She assured me that everything would be fine. While eating my hash browns, I bit into something chewy and sweet. I spit it out, and it was a cooked chunk of pancake batter. They had cooked my food on the same grill as everyone else's food, and they hadn't cleaned it at all. I caller the manager over, and she was EXTREMELY rude to me and all but accused me of lying. She said "That's impossible. I don't know how that could happen." I asked if my food was cooked on the griddle, and she lied and said it was done in a separate skillet. My server later verified out of the manager's earshot that is WAS in fact done on the same grill as everyone else's food and NOT in a separate clean skillet. The manager was so prideful and determined to not admit the mistake that, instead of apologizing and trying to rectify the situation, she flat-out LIED to me and said that it was impossible that anything happened. I showed her the pancake batter on my plate and said "do you think I brought this in with me?" She scoffed at me and walked away. No apologies, no offer to remake the meal, no discount, NOTHING. I can't speak for other locations in the chain, but the Metro Diner in Venice, FL is completely and utterly incompetent when it comes to safe food preparation. They serve gluten-free buns and bread, but then cross-contaminate everything. Even their fryers are not isolated. They don't do potato products in a dedicated fryer, yet they list french fries on the gluten-free menu. They do chicken strips in the same fryer as fries, even though they have multiple fryers and COULD do it safely. These people are rude, accusatory, inconsiderate, incompetent, and haughty. They absolutely refuse to admit when they are wrong. All of this happened to me when the place had been open less than 6 months. If you are merely gluten sensitive, be VERY careful, because you WILL get cross-contamination. If you are Celiac, do not set foot in this place under any circumstances. They made me very ill, and I will NEVER return to this location or this company!

Celiac

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Have ordered food from here 3times now. They have gluten free bread and huge portions!! I have celiac and have not had any complications after eating here.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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Update: my daughter was Glutened here. It was the first time since going GF and I was ready to take her to the ER. My co-worker who has Celiac, said both times she ate here she has had reactions from gluten. Our first waitress was horrible, treating both my wife’s raspberry allergy and my daughters celiac as a joke. We talked to a manager and got a different server who took great care of us. The manager also gave us 20% off of our check. Our daughters split an omelette with hash browns and it included GF toast.

Celiac

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Not GF. Got reaction twice..Great menu if you ok with gluten.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Gf menu, awesome homemade crowned beef hash and a huge club... no reactions, recommend, I have celiacs.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Excellent food! We had brunch and it was delicious and served quickly. I ordered the protein platter and had eggs, sausage, and bacon. Highly recommend!

Not celiac

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Friendly , attentive staff and several GF options.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Went on a whim and returned three times that week. Two sided gluten free menu with plentiful breakfast and lunch/dinner options. Fantastic grits, good gluten free toast, nice burger, good omelette, bacon cooked how you like it best. Attentive staff who made us fee very comfortable with the kitchen practices to prevent cross-contamination. We’ll be frequent diners here.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Staff very knowledgeable about Gluten Free. Biggest gluten free menu I have seen! I had the BLT and it was fabulous. Will definitely go back again and again!

Celiac

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They do prepare food in a separate area they say but I started to itch and had a bad stomach ache the next day.. The gluten free bread was terrible.. But the restaurant is great just not as gluten free as it could be

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Fabulous atmosphere, knowledgeable staff and a really yummy GF sandwich. There were plenty of GF choices. My only wish would be for more desserts, but maybe it is healthier for me that there wasn’t.

Not celiac

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very good staff very knowledgeable about gluten allergies

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Lots of options, friendly and aware. Pretty sensitive and didn’t get sick. Excited for a breakfast place close to the house!

Celiac

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Celiac friendly and guest friendly. It's a wait to get seated, but very worth it!

Not celiac

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Dedicated Gluten Free Menu with plenty of options. Food is good and service too.

Gluten Free Features
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Sandwiches
Categories
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast All Day
  • Brunch
  • Diner
  • Kid Friendly
Gluten free Metro patty melt & Hashbrowns.
Breakfast menu. They asked if it was a gluten allergy to cook is seperately.
Lunch menu. They asked if it was a gluten allergy to cook is seperately.
Reuben sandwich on gluten free bread
Good food, although I ordered a gluten free grilled cheese, and it was barely toasted. This chili was good though. However, my plate came with gluten crackers, so there’s that. But, I didn’t get sick
Also had gluten free toast not pictured here
Gluten Friendly Breakfast Menu
Gluten Friendly Lunch & Dinner Menu
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BLT on GF bread. Delicious! And no bad reaction.
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