30 May 2007 ~ 6 Comments

Gluten Free Restaurants in Rhode Island

   Rhode Island probably has more gluten free restaurants per square mile than any state in the union. I haven’t done the massive research necessary to prove that statement, but consider what I have discovered and perhaps you will agree.


  The Outback Steak House has a restaurant in East Greenwich, (401-886-4543). As they do throughout the nation, the Outback offers a gluten free menu as well as great food and an awesome atmosphere.

  You can also enjoy a great meal at Carrabba’s Italian Grill, a subdivision of the Outback, in Warwick. Phone them at 401-827-8880). Click here for their gluten free menu.

  The Pinnelli-Mara Restaurant Group presents eight  (count them!) gluten free restaurants in Rhode Island. Check out their website, but I suspect that you’ll get useful information by consulting the list published by the Gluten-Free Restaurant Awareness Program (GFRAP), a project of the Gluten Intolerance Group. The groups newest restaurant, Waterplace in Providence, serves gluten free meals but is not yet  posted on the GFRAP list.

  The Kabob and Curry Restaurant in Providence (401-273-8844), has an inviting website, and is also featured on “Restaurant Awareness” page that I mentioned in the last paragraph. The same management operates the Rasoi Restaurant (401-728-5500) in Pawtucket, which features Indian cuisine and gluten free offerings.

  I’m anxious to try the cuisine at The Bugaboo Creek Steak House, even though all I know about it is its intriguing name. Its Rhode Island restaurant is in Warwick, 401-781-1400.

On the Border serves great Mexican food at its restaurant in Warwick (401-826-2987). For the location, click here , scroll down to the map, and click on the name of the state. This link will take you to the gluten free menu. This page will look almost exactly like the one you used to find the location. Scroll to the lower right corner of the screen, press the Allergens Information button, and follow the directions that will appear. This information is reviewed and updated monthly, so be sure that you have the latest version.

 Great food from Uno Chicago Grill is available in Providence (401-270-4866), Smithfield (401-233-4570), and Warwick (401-738-5610). Click on the restaurant name to get locations; click here to read their list of items suited to the celiac lifestyle.

Ted’s Montana Grill provides service in Cranston (401-275-5070). Click here for their list of gluten free menu items.

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You can dine at Chili’s Restaurants in all 50 states. There are six locations in Rhode Island: Providence (401-421-4850), East Providence (401-431-40620, Warwick (401-821-0310), Smithfield (401-232-2280), Lincoln (401-333-4085), and Middletown (401-848-9380). Chili’s cares enough about food sensitivities to provide a complete list of appropriate food and update that list every month.

The 99 Restaurants — a casual dining chain that seems to emphasize seafood — has three restaurants in Rhode Island: Cranston (401-463-9993), Newport (401-849), and Warwick (401-827-9903). Click here read their list of foods suited to the gluten free diet.

  Ask for the gluten free menu when visiting the Texas Roadhouse in Cranston (401-944-1900).

Romano’s Macaroni Grill serves Italian foods at its restaurant in Warwick (401-738-8179). Click here to find the exact location. To read their gluten free menu, move to the lower right corner of the same page, click on the Allergens Information button, and follow the directions that will appear. The food list is updated monthly, so be sure that you have the latest version.

Fresh City’s motto is "live life to the freshest" and offers its "fresh fusion" menu in Warwick (401-821-1700).

Every restaurant in the Legal Seafoods Chain features a gluten free menu. Their Rhode Island restaurant is located in Warwick (401-732-3663).

  Check out Smokey Bones (401-821-2789) in Warwick, Rhode Island. The website says nothing about gluten free barbeque, but the place comes highly recommended.

Coffee and gluten free cake and pastry are available at Ursula’s European Pastries (401-941-4122) in Cranston.

Finally, I recommend the Asian cuisine served at the PeiWei Diner in Cranston (401-464-9360). Click here to read their gluten free menu suggestions.

   Well there you have it: 32 gluten free restaurants in a state that is only 48 miles long! My thanks to Alan De Palo who contributed some of this information. Click here to read his entire message to me. If you know of other gluten free restaurants, please e-mail me at gfceliac@gmail.com.

   Given its size, I can’t imagine a Rhode Island vacation that does not involve crossing a state line, so I suggest that you read my articles  “Gluten Free Restaurants in New England” and "Exploring Gluten Free Boston". I have also posted articles on gluten free restaurants in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.

6 Responses to “Gluten Free Restaurants in Rhode Island”

  1. Tucker Harris 21 June 2009 at 5:45 am Permalink

    To Whom It May Concern:
    I have just added a gluten free menu, which takes everything that is on our regular menu and we have created the same dish, but gluten free. Our hostess is a Celiac and is working with me. I would very much like to know how I can link my menu with your organization. Thank you in advance for your help.
    Tucker Harris, Owner
    Tucker’s Bistro
    150 Broadway
    Newport, Rhode Island 02840

  2. dlh 16 April 2010 at 8:35 am Permalink

    This is in serious need of update. I went to Texas Roadhouse last night and they are no longer offering a gluten-free menu. They are reevaluating thier nutrition information. The Macaroni Grill has closed. The Pinelli-Mara I have tried, Twist, The Grill on Main and Pinellis at Night Cafe are all wonderful as is Smokey Bones. I have not made it to all of the others.

  3. Ryan 6 July 2010 at 3:39 pm Permalink

    You really need to include Tucker’s Bistro in Newport RI. My girlfriend (GF) and I went there and had the most amazing dining experience. Their competence in incorporating a gluten-free menu sets the bar higher than any other establishment we have (reluctantly) attempted to try out.

  4. Janice Gustafson 29 October 2010 at 6:08 am Permalink

    Encore on Charles St. Providence has a wonderful menu.

  5. Mary 20 August 2011 at 4:14 pm Permalink

    A great variety of products that are all gluten free….http://www.evaruths.com/

    Cakes, cupcakes, brownies, biscotti, bread, muffins, etc

    In middletown, close to Newport.

    Some goods are even sugar free, dairy free, or vegan.

  6. Lisa 17 December 2011 at 3:03 pm Permalink

    I LOVE the Eastside Marketplace and Whole Foods!

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