Eating Out:

Eating out is always risky given the opportunity for cross-contamination in busy kitchens. Many restaurants will take requests for GF food items, and will promise to be careful, but without a clear understanding of what's involved, some celiac patients are understandably hesitant to risk it.

Several local restaurants have (thankfully) taken it upon themselves to do what it takes to offer a GF menu. Here are the restaurants our members have had experience with. If you know of others, please share on the e-mail list. (Note - these are not endorsements, just sharing of experiences.)

Please let the restaurants know how much you appreciate their GF offerings!

Bonefish Grill - all locations
11395 Parkside Drive (Turkey Creek)
(865) 966-9777
(GF menu available at restaurant)

Five Guys Burgers and Fries
10922 Parkside Drive
Knoxville, TN 37923
Tel: 865-675-4897
(No printed GF menu. Several of our members have had their burgers (no bun) and fries. The fryer is dedicated to fries only.)

The Happy Badger
Delicious catered GF meals, and a regular vendor offering GF food at events around Knoxville
(865) 335-7526

Oriental Cuisine
624 Condry Ln
Maryville Tenn (off 129S./411S red light-turn left).
(No printed GF menu, but they can prepare any of their dishes GF, including fried rice and cold egg rolls. Ask for the GF soy sauce. Ping Ping and Mi Mi are very nice and careful.)

Outback Steakhouse - all locations
330 N. Peters Road
(865) 539-2540
(GF menu available at restaurant)

Pei Wei
11301 Parkside Dr., Suite 1200
(the Pinnacle at Turkey Creek)
(865) 966-1610
(GF menu available at restaurant)

P.F. Changs - all locations
6741 Kingston Pike
(865) 212-5514
(GF menu available at restaurant)

Season's Cafe
12740 Kingston Pike, Suite 106, Knoxville Tennessee
(GF menu available at restaurant)

Shono's In City
5 Market Square
Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 544 5800
No printed GF menu but the owner's wife has celiac and knows the routine, and the food is very good.

Something Savory Bakery and Cafe
541 High Street
Maryville, TN
GF pizza, bread, cakes, cookies

The Soup Kitchen Express
120 S Peters Rd # 3
Knoxville, Knox County, TN 37923-5200
Phone: 865-539-9864
(GF Tuesdays, GF cornbread, vegetable soup and chili.)

5018-A Kingston Pike
(No printed GF menu, but they can prepare several dishes GF)

Gluten Free Birthday Cakes
Daisy Cakes by Jen Goins

Knox County Restaurants that are Gluten Free Friendly

Benefit Your Life Cafe
Bistro by the Tracks
Bonefish Grill
Bravo! Cucina
Buddy's Barbecue
Calhoun's - expanded gf menu Aug 2011
Carrabba's Italian Grill
Chez Liberty
Chop House
Connor's Steak & Seafood
Copper Cellar
Cru Bistro and Wine Bar
Earth Fare Café
Echo Bistro & Wine Bar
Fan Chao
Five Guys Burger & Fries
Fleming's Steakhouse
Jason's Deli
Lakeside Tavern
Lemon Grass
Mellow Mushroom
Mimi's Café
Moe's Southwest Grill
Mulligans Restaurant
Northshore Brasserie
Outback Steak House
Parkside Grill
Pei Wei Asian Diner
Petro's Chili & Chips
PF Chang's
Puleo's Grill
Red Robin
Ruby Tuesday
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
Season's Grill
Shono's in the City
The Night Owl Café
The Organery
The Pizza Kitchen
The Soup Kitchen Express
Tomato Head
Wok Chow

Sgt. Pepperoni
Pizza (on Clinton Hwy)
Mellow Mushroom

Blount County Restaurants that are Gluten Free Friendly

Foothills Milling Company
Oriental Cuisine
RT Lodge
TC's Grille
Tellico Harbor Restaurant

Sevier County Restaurants that are Gluten Free Friendly

Bullfish Grill
Cherokee Grill
KT's Grill
Longhorn Steakhouse
Park Grill Steakhouse
The Chop House
Tony Roma's
Inside Dollywood:
Backstage Restaurant
Granny Ogle's Ham N Beans

Area caterers and personal chefs that are very knowledgeable about gluten free cooking, baking, and food preparation.

Cherokee Country Club
Creative Kitchen
Fox Den Country Club
Jill's Healthy Food-to-Go
Kevin Weeks of Kevin's Cucina
Raymond Bordelon, Fruitful
Vintage Chef
The Casual Gourmet / Tony Britz
The Foundry
The Happy Badger Catering
Touch of Love Catering

*Remember to inform the chef or manager of your food restrictions before ordering your food