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Gluten-Free Options at Toledo Area Restaurants

FEATURED RESTAURANT

Organic Bliss Gluten Free Bakery and Deli

Rating: Ultimate

Location: 3723 King Road, Sylvania, OH 43617

Website: http://www.organicblissmarket.com/

Our Take: This is one of my favorite places. I walked into the bakery about a week after I went gluten-free. I almost cried when I found out everything in their bakery case was gluten-free. It was a beautiful sight. Their gluten-free pies and cakes are fantastic and their California Turkey sandwich is one of my favorites.

What makes them really stand out are their specialty orders. My husband asked if they made red velvet cupcakes (one of my favorite things before my gluten-free days). They went to the bakery where I used to purchase the not gluten-free cupcakes, purchased some, and came up with a gluten free version that was even better than the original. That is customer service! They even started occasionally offering it as one of the cupcakes in their case.

Make links to area of city on this page

West Toledo

Sylvania

South Toledo, Maumee & Perrysburg Area

Downtown/Central Toledo

Chain Restaurants – Multiple Toledo Area Locations

 

Rating System


Ultimate: Excellent food, many gluten-free menu options, kitchen and wait staff understand the allergy.

Good: Good selection of gluten-free menu items, good food, kitchen and wait staff willing to make accommodations.

Fair: Limited menu, kitchen staff can make accommodation. Staff not incredibly familiar with accommodations.

Ify: Despite claims to be gluten-free, restaurant staff struggles to understand what it means, and menu options are limited

Just No: I wouldn’t risk it. There has been repeated bad reactions to eating at the restaurant and I am done having it on my list. 


 *Remember that these ratings are based on how the restaurant is in regards to being Gluten-Free Friendly. Are the service staff knowledgeable? Is there a dedicated GF menu or is there a chef that can easily make substitutions or suggestions? At Disney, the chef often comes out to speak to the guest personally, even if it is a buffet. It could be an excellent restaurant in every way other than their GF options, but that is what we are rating on. If their only suggestion is that you can get a salad, it is not going to have a high rating.

West Toledo Area


bd’s Mongolian Grill

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Location: Franklin Park Mall – 5001 Monroe St., Toledo, OH 43623

Website: http://www.gomongo.com/

Kendra’s Old Take: This restaurant allows you to pick all of your own foods and sauces. Then, they grill it up for you. The sauces are all clearly labeled as to whether or not they are gluten-free. They clean the grill and use blockers to prevent cross contamination. However, if you would rather, they will cook it on the sterile grill in the back.

First Watch

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Location: 3410 Secor Rd Ste. 550 Ste. 550, Toledo, OH 43606
Website: https://www.firstwatch.com/
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Blaze Pizza

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Location: 3330 Central Ave, Toledo, OH 43606
Website: http://www.blazepizza.com/locations/toledo/ 
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Carlos Que Pasa

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Location: 3137 Central Ave, Toledo, OH 43606
Website: https://carlosquepasa.com/
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Zingo’s Mediterranean

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Location: 3154 Markway Rd, Toledo, OH 43606
Website: http://www.eatzingos.com/
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Sakura

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Location: 5294 Monroe St, Toledo, OH 43623
Website: http://www.sakuratoledo.com/ 
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Chain Restaurants – Multiple Toledo Area Locations

Chipotle

Red Robin

The Original Gino’s Pizza

Zoup!

 

Sylvania Area (Sylvania City and Township)


Organic Bliss Gluten Free Bakery and Deli

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Listed above as Featured Restaurant

 

Ameera Mediterranean Bistro

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Location: 5127 Main St, Sylvania, OH 43560 

Website: https://www.ameeramediterraneanbistro.com/

Our Take: Their food is made from all natural ingredients, so it easy for the server to tell you what you can have. They are more than willing to give you extra veggies in place of pita bread to have with their hummus.

Charlie’s Homemade Pizza & Italian Cuisine

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Location: 6600 W. Sylvania, Sylvania, OH 43560

Website: https://www.charlieshomemadepizza.com/

Our Take: Awesome gluten-free pizza that is not your traditional thin crust. Herbs are baked right into the crust. This pizza is pick up and take a bit good. There is no falling apart on this one. It is GREAT!

Amie’s Pizza Factory

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Location: 6710 W. Central Ave. Toledo, OH 43615

Website: www.amiespizzafactory.com/

Our Take: Awesome gluten-free pizza with white or herb crust. If you are looking for non-traditional pizza, this is the place.

Our Blog Post About It: https://glutenfreetoledo.com/2012/04/13/cheese-burger-cheese-burger-pizza/.

City Barbeque

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Location: 7402 West Central Avenue Toledo, OH 43617

Website: http://www.citybbq.com/

Our Take: Their standard barbecue sauces are gluten-free as is all of their meat. Several sides, including smashed potatoes and baked beans are favorites of mine.

Zingo’s Mediterianean

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Website:
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Element 112

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Location: 5735 Main St, Sylvania, OH 43560
Website: http://www.element112restaurant.com/ 
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Grumpy’s

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Location: 34 South Huron Street, Toledo, OH 43604
Website: http://grumpys.net/
Kendra’s Old Take: Sandwiches served on gluten-free bread. Yes, they do exist, and this is the place. The desserts are pretty great too.
Another Take: http://gfreelaura.com/gluten-free-at-grumpys/a>

Mayberry Ice Cream

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Location: 5645 Mayberry Square E, Sylvania, OH 43560
Website: https://www.mayberryicecreamsylvania.com/ 
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Kotobuki

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Location: 5577 Monroe St, Sylvania, OH 43560
Website: http://www.kotobukitoledo.com/
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El Salto

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Location: 5817 Monroe St, Sylvania, OH 43560
Website: http://elsaltoinohio.com/menu/ 
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Shorty’s True American Roadhouse

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Location: 5111 Monroe St, Toledo, OH 43623
Website: http://shortystoledo.com/ 
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Pocco Piatti

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Location: 6710 Central Ave, Toledo, OH 43617
Website: http://www.pocopiatti.com/
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Chain Restaurants – Multiple Toledo Area Locations

CoreLife

Tropical Smoothie

Balance Pan Asian Grille

Outback Steakhouse

Buffalo Wild Wings

The Original Gino’s Pizza

South Toledo, Maumee & Perrysburg Area


Biaggi’s

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Location: Levis Commons – 1320 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg, OH 43551
Website: http://www.biaggis.com/
Kendra’s Old Take: While this is a chain restaurant, you would not know by the feel of it. This location perfected the chain’s gluten free options. Their Italian cuisine gluten-free menu is extensive and you do not feel like you are limited. The gluten free bread is delicious, and I could make an entire meal out of only this.

PF Chang’s

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Location: Fallen Timbers – 2300 Village Dr. West Bldg. #140, Maumee, OH 43537
Website: http://www.pfchangs.com/
Kendra’s Old Take: They are so used to serving gluten-free items, that the gluten-free menu is actually located on the back of their regular menu. The gluten free entrées even come on special plates, so you know that you are getting a specially prepared dish. You also get a separate set of gluten free sauces. Their chocolate dome flourless cake is fantastic!
Another Take: http://gfreelaura.com/gluten-free-at-pf-changs/a>

Cocina De Carlos

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Location: 27072 Carrando Drive, Perrysburg, OH
Website: http://www.cocinadecarlos.com/
Kendra’s Old Take: You do not feel limited with this menu.  There are many gluten-free options.  I am not sure all the staff completely knows what gluten-free means, but the food was good and we had no problems.

Carrabba’s

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Location: 3405 Briarfield Blvd., Maumee, OH 43537
Website: http://www.carrabbas.com/
Kendra’s Old Take: An Italian restaurant with a slightly different flair. Chicken Bryan is one of my favorite dishes, and it is a great place to order a gluten-free drink with dinner.

Zingo’s Mediterranean

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Location: 106 Lousianna Ave., Perrysburg, OH 43551
Website: http://eatzingos.com//
Kendra’s Old Take: Great Mediterranean food. They serve most of their dinners on rice pilaf (not gf), but will let you substitute hummus or lettuce for the pilaf. Lots of flavor.

El Salto

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Location: Golden Gate Plaza, Maumee, OH 43537
Website: http://elsaltoinohio.com/menu/ 
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Jacky’s Depot

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Location:  130 W Dudley St # C, Maumee, OH 43537
Website: http://www.jackysdepot.com/ 
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Benchmark Restaurant

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Location: 6130 Levis Commons Blvd, Perrysburg, OH 43551
Website: http://benchmark-restaurant.com/ 
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Poco Piatti

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Location:  3155 Chappel Dr, Perrysburg, OH 43551
Website: http://www.pocopiatti.com/ 
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Chain Restaurants – Multiple Toledo Area Locations

CoreLife

Tropical Smoothie

Balance Pan Asian Grille

Chipotle

Buffalo Wild Wings

 Downtown/Central Toledo


Grumpy’s

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Location: 34 South Huron Street, Toledo, OH 43604
Website: http://grumpys.net/
Kendra’s Old Take: Sandwiches out, served on gluten-free bread. Yes, they do exist, and this is the place. The desserts are pretty great too.
Another Take: http://gfreelaura.com/gluten-free-at-grumpys/a>

Registry Bistro

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Location: 144 N Superior Street, Toledo, OH 43604
Website: http://registrybistro.com/
Kendra’s Old Take: Fancy, tasty food.  This is a date night restaurant for sure.  It is not your typical food, but be ready to have your eyes opened.

Mancy’s Steak House

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Location: 953 Phillips Ave., Toledo, OH 43612
Website: http://asoft4249.accrisoft.com/mancys/mancys-steakhouse/mancy-s-steakhouse/
Kendra’s Old Take: While there is no gluten-free menu, they can more than accommodate you. The chocolate sac is gluten-free and delicious.
Our Blog Post About It: https://glutenfreetoledo.com/2012/03/24/a-steak-and-a-sack/.

The Chop House – Toledo

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Location: 300 N Summit St #140, Toledo, OH 43604
Website: https://toledochophouse.com/ 
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Brim House

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Location: 444 N Summit St, Toledo, OH 43604
Website: http://brimhousetoledo.com/ 
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Carlos Poco Loco

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Location: 1809 Adams St, Toledo, OH 43604
Website: http://carlospocoloco.com/ 
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Real Seafood Company

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Location: The Docks, 22 Main Street, Toledo, OH 43605
Website: http://www.realseafoodcorestaurant.com/pages_new/Toledo/home.html
Our Take: Their actual gluten free menu leaves something to be desired because they have a weekly menu. Their gluten-free menu is actually a menu from several months prior, with (gf) marked next to the menu items. However, what their menu lacks, it is more than made up for by their managers and kitchen staff. Simply ask about what you want to order, and the staff will tell you what will work and what will not, and they will make sure that you get a great gluten-free meal.

Pocco Piatti

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Location:  6710 Central Ave, Toledo, OH 43617
Website: http://www.pocopiatti.com/ 
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Chain Restaurants – Multiple Toledo Area Locations


CoreLife

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Location: Multiple Locations
Website:
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Tropical Smoothie

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Location: Multiple Locations
Website:
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Balance Pan Asian Grille

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Location: Multiple Locations
Website:
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Outback Steakhouse

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Location: Multiple Locations
Website: http://outback.com/index.aspx
My Take: My husband and I are such frequent customers of the curbside takeaway that the staff knows our car. The servers seem to be well trained on the gluten-free menu.

Chipotle

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Location: Multiple Locations
Website: http://www.chipotle.com/
My Take: One of the few quick food places that is gluten-free friendly. There burrito bowl and hard tacos are gluten-free, as is everything that you can put into them. If you are very sensitive to gluten, ask the crew to change their gloves before they prepare your food.

Five Guys

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Buffalo Wild Wings

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Location: Multiple Locations
Website: www.buffalowildwings.com
My Take: All of the rubs, and all but two of the sauces are gluten-free. Your server should be able to help you. They have allergy charts readily available. 

 

Red Robin

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Location: Multiple Locations
Website: http://www.redrobin.com /
My Take: They now have buns, that make a burger worth while. They are not required to have dedicated fryers, so check before order the fries to see if the location does have dedicated fryers. This is a kid friendly restaurant, so a great place to take your child if they have allergies.

The Original Gino’s Pizza

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Location: Multiple Locations
Website: https://www.originalginos.com /
Old Take: They serve a very thin crust gluten-free pizza. It requires a fork because otherwise, it will fall apart in your hands. It is a great, get-it-in any part of town option.

Zoup!

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Location: Multiple Locations
Website: http://www.zoup.com/
Old Take: They guarantee to have at least two gluten free soups every day.

Rosie’s Italian Grille

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Location: Multiple Locations
Website: https://www.rosiesitaliangrille.com/ 

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