Quick Guide to Girls Against Gluten Dining:
Celiac Safe Options: Yes
Gluten-Free Friendly Options: Yes
Gluten Free Menu: No
Peanut Allergy Friendly: Yes
Tree Nut Allergy Friendly: Yes
Soy Allergy Friendly: Yes
Joe’s American Bar and Grill is one of the most allergy friendly American style restaurants I have been to. The restaurant is located inside of the Short Hills Mall and there is plenty of parking. There can be a long wait, so I would recommend calling ahead. If you do end up having to wait there is plenty of shopping to do. The mall is on the more expensive side, but Joe’s is priced relatively average compared to other restaurants in the area.
They don’t have a specific gluten free menu which is disappointing, but I can tell that they pride themselves in safely serving customers with allergies. They have many gluten free options including pasta, pizza, burgers, french fries and even dessert. The french fries will be fried in a separate fryer if you let them know that you have Celiac disease.
Not only are the food options amazing, but the service is excellent. The best part about Joe’s is that if you tell them you have an allergy, the manager always comes out to speak to you. I wish more restaurants would do that. I even have had several waiters there that have Celiac disease and it’s comforting to know they know what I am talking about.
My favorite meal is the blackened chicken pasta. It is escarole and red peppers sauteed in olive oil and tossed with gluten free pasta, blackened chicken and a zesty parmesan sauce. It can be made completely gluten free, soy free and nut free. I have also tried the burgers, french fries and the salads. The serving sizes are huge and there is always enough for leftovers. The food is absolutely delicious and the best part is not getting sick at the end of it!
Have you ever been to Joe’s American Bar & Grill? Comment and let me know how your dining experience was!
Address: 1200 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills, NJ 07078
Dishes: American, Bar Food
The kitchen does contain allergens so be sure to notify them of all food allergies to reduce the risk of cross contamination.