Eating Out

Please be aware that this list is meant to be a guide to help you find gluten-free food when you are away from your own home. Eating in any restaurant that isn’t exclusively gluten-free, bares a risk of consuming gluten due to cross-contamination in the kitchen and service areas. It is wise to let the manager, host, or wait staff know about your diet concerns before ordering or eating any menu items.

In addition, the restaurants, menus, and website links provided below can change without notice. If you find any that need to be updated or want to add comments about any eateries, feel free to leave your comments below or email me directly.

National & Regional Restaurants

Anthony’s Pizza and Pasta – gluten-free pizza crust available

Arby’smenu guide for items without gluten

Austin Grill (DC, MD, VA) — gluten-free menu

Bonefish Grillgluten-free menu

Boston Marketmenu with gluten content indicated (click on “Allergen Information”)

Boston’s Gourmet PizzaAllergy and Nutritional Guide indicates gluten-free crust is available

Bugaboo Creek Steakhouse (Northeast US Region) — gluten-free menu

Burger King — Gluten-Sensitive List indicates food items with no gluten-containing ingredients

Carlos O’Kelly’sgluten-free menu

Carl’s Jr. will serve burgers wrapped in lettuce instead of a bun. — Alternative Options for Gluten-Sensitivity and Allergen Information indicates wheat ingredients

Carrabba’s Italian Grillgluten-free menu

Cheeseburger in Paradisegluten-free menu

Chik-fil-agluten-free menu

Chili’sgluten-free menu

Chipotleallergen information

Chuck E. Cheese’sgluten-free options: cheese pizza and chocolate fudge cupcake

Costa Vida Fresh Mexican Grill — Their website Allergens Page says they have “worked diligently to remove wheat gluten from all [their] sauces, dressings, sauces and proteins.” Our experience was a well-informed staff that immediately changed gloves (without a request from us) and assembled our meals in a separate prep area to avoid cross-contamination.

Dairy QueenGluten Sensitive menu guide and Nutrition and Allergy brochure

The Egg & I Breakfast and Lunch (growing number of locations, primarily in the mid-west and south) — Their gluten-free menu is a list of menu items that can be modified to be gluten-free.

Fusion Pizza (in select states around the country) — gluten-free items

Glory Days Grill (MD, VA & WV locations) — gluten-free menu

Godfather’s Pizzagluten-free menu; search for locations that offer the gluten-free crust

Garlic Jim’s Pizza (CA, CO, OR, WA) — gluten-free menu; search for locations that offer the gluten-free crust

Hardees will serve burgers wrapped in lettuce instead of a bun. — Allergen Information Chart indicates wheat

Jason’s Deligluten-free menu includes soups, salads, sandwiches (with gluten-free bread!), baked potatoes, kids menu, etc.

Jim ‘n Nick’s Bar*B*Q  (AL, CO, FL, GA, NC, SC, TN) — no gluten-free menu available, but the wait staff has always been able to answer questions about the gluten content of menu items. At our last visit, I was told all the smoked meat is gluten-free, as well as the BBQ sauces, french fries which are fried in a dedicated fryer, fried catfish, fried green tomatoes, etc.

Maui Tacos (CA, DC, HI, ID,  MD, MN, NC, NJ, NY, TX, UT) — website claims all menu items are gluten-free except for meals with flour tortillas and enchilada sauce

McDonald’s – detailed list of menu items and ingredients

Mellow Mushroom (Southeastern US Region and beyond) — gluten-free pizza menu, vegan cheese available, also has an Allergen and Special Diets wizard to help you avoid additional allergens

Legal Sea Foods (Eastern US Region) — find the gluten-free menu at the location near you

Lone Star Steakhousegluten-Free menu

Not Your Average Joe’s (MA, MD & VA) — gluten-free menu

On The Border Mexican Grillgluten-free menu

Olive Gardengluten-free menu

Outback Steakhousegluten-free menu

Pei Wei Asian Dinergluten-free menu click on “Gluten Free to view GF options

P.F. Chang’s China Bistrogluten-free menu click on “Gluten Free” to view GF options

Qdoba Mexican Grill – allergen information. I like to order the naked burrito with shredded beef.

Red Robingluten-free menu

Romano’s Macaroni Grillgluten-free menu

Ruby TuesdayAllergen/Sensitivity Menu Guide

Sam and Louies New York Pizzeria (IA, MT, NE, and SD) — gluten-free menu

Silver Diner (MD, NJ, VA) — gluten-free items are marked on the menu

Smashburger — May 2014 press release announces that they are now providing Udi’s gluten-free buns at their restaurants. We were informed that the fries are gluten-free, too, but make sure you check at each location for cross-contamination issues.

Snooze, an A.M. Eatery (AZ, CA, CO) — The menu does not indicate gluten-free items, however the staff is happy to make modifications for your diet. They can even make gluten-free pancakes! I went with the delicious Breakfast Burritos with corn tortillas to avoid the buttermilk in the pancakes.

Sonic Drive-InAllergen Table indicates items with gluten

Steak ‘n Shake Ingredient and Allergen information

Subway – Allergy and Sensitivity Information

Ted’s Montana Grill – gluten-free menu

Uno’s Chicago Grillgluten-free menu

Uncle Maddio’s (GA, TN, NC, SC, FL, KY, and  expanding) — gluten-free pizza, beer, dessert, etc.; vegan cheese option

Wendy’smenu guide for items that do not contain gluten

Wingers Roadhouse Grill (ID, NV, OR, UT, WY) — gluten-free items marked on their menu as well as a gluten-free menu available.

zpizza — gluten-free pizza crust available at some locations

Local Cafes/Restaurants/Bakeries

Alabama

Jim ‘n Nick’s Bar*B*Q  (various locations) — no gluten-free menu available, but the wait staff has always been able to answer questions about the gluten content of menu items. At our last visit, I was told all the smoked meat is gluten-free, as well as the BBQ sauces, french fries which are fried in a dedicated fryer, fried catfish, fried green tomatoes, etc.

Arizona

Picazzo’s Organic Italian Kitchen (various locations in AZ) – from the website: “Nearly every item on our menu has a gluten-free option available. In addition, all our pasta, bread, and croutons are gluten-free.”

California

Asian Box (Palo Alto, CA) — authentic Asian street food, all gluten-free

Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria (various locations in CA) — gluten-free crust available at select locations

Art Cafe & Bakery (Atascadero, CA) — gluten-free, as well as allergy-free baked goods available

Babycakes NYC (Los Angeles, CA) – menu details gluten-free cupcakes and other confections available, vegan, kosher, casein-free, sugar-free, soy-free, egg-free

Mariposa Bakery (Oakland, CA) — gluten-free bakery, also find their pizza crust at various pizzerias

Pilothouse (on the Delta King in Old Town Sacramento, CA) — gluten-free items are marked on menus

Urban Solace (San Diego, CA) — you can find their gluten-free menus in pdf format on their website sidebar

* Read Alison’s review of Bay Area bakeries with gluten-free goodies at Sure Foods Living.

Colorado

Beau Jo’s Pizza (various locations in CO) — gluten-free options on menu (GF pizza crust from Deby’s)

Casa Mariachi Mexican Restaurant (Parker, CO) — The menu is being revised to indicate gluten-free menu items. There are plenty of gluten-free options, just ask your wait staff.

Coquette’s Bistro and Bakery (Colorado Springs, CO) — This wonderful restaurant is completely gluten-free, wheat-free, and soy protein-free. They also make their own gluten-free baked goods. Check out the menus for your favorites.

Deby’s Gluten Free Bakery & Cafe (Denver, CO)

English Tealeaves (Parker, CO) — A wonderful, traditional tea shop with a gluten-free menu that includes scones, soups, salads, and sandwiches with gluten-free bread.

Fat Sully’s New York Pizza (Denver, CO) — menu includes gluten-free option

The Gluten Escape (Denver, CO) — Their menu and products of wonderful baked goods are all gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free. They are also able to accommodate other food allergies. Our family enjoyed the four varieties of cupcakes we tried. All were moist and had great flavor. I was impressed that they didn’t have to add too much sugar and frosting to make these wonderful.

Hickory House Ribs and Barbecue (Aspen and Parker, CO) — This restaurant has re-formulated their barbecue sauce to be gluten-free. The menu does not indicate gluten-free items, but there is plenty to order. Just ask the staff.

India’s Kitchen (Parker, CO) — The majority of dishes on their menu are gluten-free, and are indicated as such on their menu. My kids enjoy the Chicken Pakora, which is chicken tenders dipped in a chick-pea batter and fried.

Jim ‘n Nick’s Bar*B*Q  (Aurora and Northfield) — no gluten-free menu available, but the wait staff has always been able to answer questions about the gluten content of menu items. At our last visit, I was told all the smoked meat is gluten-free, as well as the BBQ sauces, french fries which are fried in a dedicated fryer, fried catfish, fried green tomatoes, etc.

Lil’ Ricci’s NY Pizzeria (Parker, CO) — gluten-free menu

Mellow Mushroom (Park Meadows/ Lone Tree, CO) – gluten-free pizza menu, vegan cheese available, also has an Allergen and Special Diets wizard to help you avoid additional allergens

Monsoon Cuisine of India (Southlands shopping center in Aurora, CO) — “Fresh, Authentic Indian Cuisine free of Preservatives, artificial ingredients, and Dyes.” There are plenty of items on the menu that are gluten-free, but make sure to ask the staff when ordering.

O! Pizza (Boulder, CO) — menu includes a gluten-free specialty pizza

Outside The Breadbox (Colorado Springs, CO) — wide variety of gluten-free baked items

Posh Bakery (Parker, CO) — a wide variety of gluten-free treats and desserts

Rheinlander Bakery (Arvada, CO) — Sweet Deliverance gluten-free options

The Rib House (Boulder & Longmont, CO) — see a review at Adventures of a Gluten Free Mom

Zolo Grill (Boulder, CO) — gluten-free menu

* Check out Kelly’s favorite places to eat gluten free in Longmont and Boulder at The Spunky Coconut.

Florida

Babycakes NYC (Downtown Disney/Orlando, FL) – menu details gluten-free doughnuts, cupcakes and other confections available, vegan, casein-free, sugar-free, soy-free, egg-free

Cafe Luna (Naples, FL) — gluten-free items on the menu include pizza and pasta

Gourmet Pizza Company (Tampa, FL) — the menu details gluten-free crust and vegan cheese available

Jim ‘n Nick’s Bar*B*Q  (Niceville and Destin) — no gluten-free menu available, but the wait staff has always been able to answer questions about the gluten content of menu items. At our last visit, I was told all the smoked meat is gluten-free, as well as the BBQ sauces, french fries which are fried in a dedicated fryer, fried catfish, fried green tomatoes, etc.

Georgia

Jim ‘n Nick’s Bar*B*Q  (various locations) — no gluten-free menu available, but the wait staff has always been able to answer questions about the gluten content of menu items. At our last visit, I was told all the smoked meat is gluten-free, as well as the BBQ sauces, french fries which are fried in a dedicated fryer, fried catfish, fried green tomatoes, etc.

Iowa

Sam and Louies New York Pizzeria (IA, MT, NE, and SD) – gluten-free menu

Maryland

Austin Grill (DC, MD, VA) – gluten-free menu

Freedom Bakery (Severna Park, MD) — gluten-free menu

Glory Days Grill (MD, VA & WV locations) – gluten-free menu

Great Sage Organic Green Cuisine (Clarksville, MD) — menu includes gluten-free options

Lilit Cafe (Bethesda, MD) — gluten-free menu

Not Your Average Joe’s (MA, MD & VA) – gluten-free menu

One Dish Cuisine (Ellicott City, MD) — This Cafe, Deli, and Bakery is peanut-free and gluten-free. They also accommodate multiple food allergies. Check out their menu of Salads, Sandwiches, Pizza, and Appetizers Menu.

Sweet Sin Desserts (Baltimore, MD and surrounding areas) — product can be found at a variety of grocery stores, or contact directly for special orders

Tenzo Artisan Chocolate, Pastry & Catering (Baltimore, MD) — gluten-free info

Massachusetts

The Boynton Restaurant & Spirits (Worcester, MA) — gluten-free items indicated on their menu, including pizza and chocolate mousse

Chatham Fish and Lobster Co. (Chatham, MA) — Home page indicates traditional fry batter is gluten-free; GF baked goods also available.

Not Your Average Joe’s (MA, MD & VA) – gluten-free menu

Peaches Bakery & Deli (Harvard, MA) — menu includes gluten-free options

Nebo Pizzeria • Enoteca (Boston, MA) — 90% of menu items are gluten-free

Michigan

Celiac Specialties Bakery (Chesterfield and Novi, MI) — wide variety of gluten-free/nut-free baked items

Montana

Sam and Louies New York Pizzeria (IA, MT, NE, and SD) – gluten-free menu

Nebraska

M’s Pub (Omaha, NE) — gluten-free menu

Sam and Louies New York Pizzeria (IA, MT, NE, and SD) – gluten-free menu

New Jersey

Green Cuisine (Stone Harbor, NJ) — open seasonally offering gluten-free salads, wraps, sandwiches (including GF bread), etc.

New York

Babycakes NYC (New York, NY) — menu details gluten-free cupcakes and other confections available, vegan, kosher, casein-free, sugar-free, soy-free, egg-free

Bar Breton (New York, NY) — a wide variety of gluten-free items indicated on menus

Friedmans (New York, NY) — gluten-free options indicated on menu

Mozzarelli’s (New York, NY) — Pizza, pasta and desserts gluten-free menu

Risotteria Restaurant (New York, NY) — Pizza, pasta, desserts and gluten-free beer

Sherry Lynn’s Gluten Free (Latham, NY) — Bakery and Diner serving gluten-free breakfast, lunch and dinner

North Carolina

Jim ‘n Nick’s Bar*B*Q  (Steele Creek and Concord Mills) — no gluten-free menu available, but the wait staff has always been able to answer questions about the gluten content of menu items. At our last visit, I was told all the smoked meat is gluten-free, as well as the BBQ sauces, french fries which are fried in a dedicated fryer, fried catfish, fried green tomatoes, etc.

Ohio

Cameron’s American Bistro (Columbus, OH) — gluten-free menu

Oregon

Bellagios Pizza (Portland, OR area) — gluten-free menu

Corbett Fish House (Portland, OR) — gluten-free information

Hawthorne Fish House (Portland, OR) — almost entire menu is gluten-free information

South Carolina

Jim ‘n Nick’s Bar*B*Q  (Bluffton, Charleston, and North Charleston) — no gluten-free menu available, but the wait staff has always been able to answer questions about the gluten content of menu items. At our last visit, I was told all the smoked meat is gluten-free, as well as the BBQ sauces, french fries which are fried in a dedicated fryer, fried catfish, fried green tomatoes, etc.

South Dakota

Sam and Louies New York Pizzeria (IA, MT, NE, and SD) – gluten-free menu

Tennessee

Jim ‘n Nick’s Bar*B*Q  (Memphis, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Smyrna) — no gluten-free menu available, but the wait staff has always been able to answer questions about the gluten content of menu items. At our last visit, I was told all the smoked meat is gluten-free, as well as the BBQ sauces, french fries which are fried in a dedicated fryer, fried catfish, fried green tomatoes, etc.

Utah

Red Iguana (Salt Lake City) — Although not indicated on their menu items online, both gluten-free and vegetarian items were indicated on the menu at the restaurant. The wait staff (at W North Temple location) was well-informed and helpful with ordering items that were gluten-free and dairy-free. And the food was delicious!

Wingers Roadhouse Grill (UT, ID, NV, OR, WY) — gluten-free items marked on their menu as well as a gluten-free menu available.

Virginia

Austin Grill (DC, MD, VA) – gluten-free menu

Coastal Flats (Tysons & Fairfax) — “low gluten” menu available at the restaurant

Copper Canyon (MD, VA) — gluten-free menu available at the restaurant

Glory Days Grill (MD, VA & WV locations) – gluten-free menu

Not Your Average Joe’s (MA, MD & VA) – gluten-free menu

Rustico Restaurant and Bar (Alexandria, VA) — menu includes gluten-free options

Silver Diner (MD, NJ, VA) – gluten-free items are marked on the menu

Tony’s NY Pizzagluten-free pizza, pasta, and other entrees listed on their menu

Washington D.C.

Austin Grill (DC, MD, VA) – gluten-free menu

Glory Days Grill (MD, VA & WV locations) – gluten-free menu

Jaleo tapas-bar (DC, Bethesda, MD, and Arlington, VA) — find the gluten-free menu link near the bottom of the page

Pete’s Apizzamenu includes Kyra’s Favorite Gluten-Free Apizza; also serves New Grist gluten-free beer

Wisdom Cocktail Palour (Washington D.C.) — serves Green’s gluten-free beer and a few GF tapas, too

International

Australia

Gluten Free Pages — Gluten Free Pages contains details of GF events, eating places, retailers, manufacturers, new products, a gluten free Forum and expert articles aimed at making a GF life easy.

Other Resouces to Check

Find Me Gluten Free - A website and FREE iPhone and Android apps that help you find gluten-free friendly businesses. Share photos, ratings and reviews with other gluten free diners.

Gluten-Free Registry – “Free, searchable database of over 14,100+ gluten-free friendly business locations to find one near you or your travel destination. Also available to search on your mobile phone, mapped on your iPhone or GPS, and as a full color print magazine.”

GlutenFreeTravelSite.com – A database of user-submitted gluten-free dining and travel reviews from all over the world. You can search the reviews of restaurants, stores, hotels/resorts, and college campuses by state or country — or even narrow your search down to the city or zip code level — and map the results. The mobile version also makes it easy to check your dining options with your smart phone while on the go.

Triumph Dining – A printed guidebook of thousands of restaurants in the US that provide gluten-free options. They also have a grocery guidebook and dining cards available.