While it can be challenging to find good gluten-free options for dining out, Newport & Bristol counties have no shortage of choices for you. Look no further than our guide to the best gluten-free eats around. Each of these spots has either a gluten-free menu or select dishes; the only trouble you’ll have is deciding on which of these amazing restaurants to go to. From nachos to pasta and even beer, you’ll be sure to find something you love at one of our favorite spots.

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Jump to gluten-free restaurants in:

Newport | Middletown | Portsmouth | Bristol | Warren | Barrington | Tiverton | Little Compton | Jamestown

 

NEWPORT

1 JO'S AMERICAN BISTRO

Jo's American Bistro wants you to enjoy a safe, delicious meal, which is why they have dedicated a section of the menu and website that denotes gluten-friendly items. Many dishes on their menu are already gluten-free, and several dishes can be prepared gluten-free as well.

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2 BRICK ALLEY PUB

The menu at Brick Alley Pub denotes a wide range of items that can be prepared gluten-free, from pasta and burgers to pizza and sandwiches. 

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3 THE FIFTH ELEMENT

The menu at Fifth Element denotes a wide range of items that can be prepared gluten-free, from pizza and burgers to seafood and salads. 

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4 DIEGO'S

Diego's, located in the heart of Bowen's Wharf in downtown Newport, offers a gluten-free menu complete with all your Mexican favorites like their original nachos, enchiladas, the perfect rice bowl and more.

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5 FLUKE NEWPORT

Everything on Fluke Newport's menu that contains gluten is clearly marked with a little G. We counted them up and found there's less than ten. We call that gluten-free friendly.

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6 THE MOORING SEAFOOD KITCHEN & BAR

Renowned for their seafood options, The Mooring offers a gluten-free menu starting with appetizers all the way down to dessert.

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7 O'BRIEN'S PUB

O'Brien's menu features a hearty gluten-free section including pizza - sign us up.

 

8 THE RED PARROT

The Red Parrot offers an array of gluten-free options for their sandwich rolls, pizza crust, pasta dishes, and even a decadent chocolate torte. We’ll take one of each!

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9 CORNER CAFÉ

Don’t miss out on your weekend brunch plans; Corner Café has clearly noted gluten-free options for your toast, breakfast burritos, wraps, and quesadillas.  Yes, please!

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10 22 BOWEN'S

22 Bowen's located in the heart of Bowen's Wharf, offers gluten-free options and denotes them on their menu's with a GF symbol.

11 WHARF SOUTHERN KITCHEN & WHISKEY BAR

Wharf Southern Kitchen & Whiskey Bar, the sister restaurant of Diego's, denotes gluten-free items with a GF label, PLUS they have gluten-free beer and cider.

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12 PASTA BEACH

Pasta Beach offers a variety of gluten-friendly options, from salads and small bites to a gluten-free pasta substitute. 

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13 BAR AND BOARD

Bar and Board Bistro clearly marks which items are gluten-free using GF on their menu, items range from tuna poke, shrimp & grits to Roasted Halibut and Bouillabaisse.

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14 BAR'CINO

Bar'cino is very accommodating to the gluten-free diner, simply inform your server before placing your order if a person in your party needs a gluten-free item.

 

15 SARDELLA'S

Pasta lovers, rejoice. In addition to denoting gluten-free items on their menu, Sardella's offers gluten-free pasta to satisfy all of your Italian cravings.

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16 BELLE'S CAFE

Belle's Cafe, one of Newport's "best kept secrets" offers gluten-free bread for their breakfast and lunch options. 

 

17 ANTONIO'S PIZZA BY-THE-SLICE BAR & KITCHEN

Craving Pizza? Antonio’s Pizza offers a 12' gluten-free crust for the price of a medium pizza (plus $4).

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18 CALEB & BROAD

The menu at Caleb & Broad denotes a wide range of items that are gluten-free (marked GF) and others that can be modified to be gluten-free (marked M). 

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19 CLARKE COOKE HOUSE

The menu at Clarke Cooke House denotes a wide range of items that are gluten-free (marked GF), from appetizers and salads to dinner entrees and seafood specials. 

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20 CRU CAFÉ

Take your gluten-free dining experience al fresco, to-go or dine-in at CRU Cafe. CRU offers gluten-free bread for their breakfast and lunch options. 

 

21 DRIFT CAFE

Drift Cafe offers many gluten-free items from blended, breakfast and lunch bowls to smoothies, specialty crafted coffees and tea. 

22 GAS LAMP GRILLE

The menu at Gas Lamp Grille denotes a wide range of items that are gluten-free, from appetizers and soups to salads and pizzas.

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23 KARMA PIZZA CO

Craving Pizza? Karma Pizza offers a gluten-free crust! 

24 KNOT NORMS CATERING CO.

Knot Norms, a new kid on the block, denotes gluten-free items on their menu with a special symbol. 

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25 THE LANDING RESTAURANT

Catch a sunset and enjoy a cup of gluten-free chowder, along with other gluten-friendly options at The Landing. All gluten-free items are clearly marked on their menu with a symbol.

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26 THE LOBSTER BAR NEWPORT

Catch a sunset and enjoy a cup of gluten-free chowder, along with other gluten-friendly options at The Lobster Bar. All gluten-free items are clearly marked on their menu with a symbol.

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27 NIKOLAS PIZZA

Craving Pizza? Nikola Pizza offers a gluten-free crust *priced same as the large

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28 THE NITRO BAR

Both Newport locations of The Nitro Bar offer gluten-free bread (for $1 extra), be sure to try their B.L.A.T (bacon lettuce avocado and tomato for short) sandwich, it is a crowd favorite.

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29 THE REEF RESTAURANT

The Reef offers a wide variety of gluten-free items. Be sure to check out the starred items on their menu, which indicated the items that can be prepared gluten-free. 

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30 VIESTE SIMPLY ITALIAN

Vieste just re-opened their doors on Thames Street and are ready to serve you gluten-free pasta (for a small fee).

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MIDDLETOWN

1 CARMELLA'S PIZZERIA

Carmella's Pizzeria offers a range of gluten-free menu options, such as individual pizzas and specialty wraps.

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2 DIEGO'S BARRIO CANTINA

Diego's Middletown, offers a gluten-free menu complete with all your Mexican favorites like their original nachos, enchiladas, the perfect rice bowl and more.

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3 FLAT WAVES FOOD SHACK

Flat Waves Food Shack, a fun, fresh cali-mexi-fusion restaurant offers gluten-free Pitaya, Acai, Rice and Poke Bowls, along with tacos (corn tortillas for the win) and gourmet salads. All gluten-free items are clearly marked on their menu.

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4 GANSETT WRAPS

Gansett Wraps, formerly known as Pick Pockets, offers gluten-free wraps for their sandwiches.

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6 MISSION

Who is hungry for burgers? Mission has you covered, with the convenient option to sub a gluten-free bun (for $2.50) or opt for no bun at all!

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5 JOHNNY’S RESTAURANT & PATIO BAR

Johnny's Restaurant, located inside Wyndham Newport Hotel, denotes their gluten-free items on their menu. They have gluten-free wraps and muffins, along with many starters (raw bar included!) and entree options. All items are clearly marked with GF.

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7 PLANT CITY X

Plant City X, a Plant-Based fast food restaurant conveniently located on West Main Road offers a wide range of gluten-free items. Try their gluten-free mac & cheese or sub a gluten-free bun on one of their plant-based burgers. Everything (including substitutions) is clearly marked GF on their menu. 

 

8 TICKETS BAR & GRILLE

Ticket's, conveniently located opposite First Beach, offers any of their sandwiches on a gluten-free bun (for $1.50 extra). 

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PORTSMOUTH

1 15 POINT ROAD RESTAURANT

15 Point Road, situated along the Sakonnet River, offers a variety of gluten-free appetizers and entrees clearly marked (GF) on their menu.

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2 STEVE'S FAMOUS PIZZA

Your gluten-free pizza experience continues in Portsmouth at Steve's Famous Pizza with entire gluten-free pizza menu.

3 KAFFEOLOGY CAFE PORTSMOUTH

Newly opened, Kaffeology Portsmouth (their second location) offers gluten-free salads and bowls. Ask the barista's for other seasonal gluten-friendly options.

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4 BLUE ANCHOR GRILL

The Blue Anchor Grill, located in Island Park denotes gluten-free items on their seasonal menus with a GF.

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5 GULF STREAM BAR & GRILLE

Located at Safe Harbor Marina in Portsmouth, Gulf Stream offers many gluten-free items and clearly marks them with a gluten-free symbol.

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BRISTOL

1 BAR 31

Bar 31, a family-owner tapas-style bar, denotes which dishes are gluten-free with a GF symbol on their menu. They have many appetizers and entree options to chose from, such as carne asada and baby back ribs.

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2 THE BEACH HOUSE

Enjoy a gluten-free lunch or dinner on the waterfront at The Beach House in Bristol. Each gluten-free dish is clearly marked on their menu with a GF symbol, from their Beach House classics to their soups and appetizers.

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3 THE BEEHIVE CAFE

The Beehive Cafe, a small two-story cozy cafe in downtown Bristol offers gluten-free bread (for an extra $2.00) for their breakfast and lunch items. 

Be sure to stop by their sister store, The Beehive Pantry for more goodies (including gluten-free chocolate chip cookies).

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4 BRISTOL HOUSE OF PIZZA

Craving Pizza? Bristol House of Pizza (aka BHOP) offers a small size gluten-free crust for $2.00 extra. 

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5 JUDGE ROY BEAN SALOON

Judge Roy Bean, an old fashioned saloon/ restaurant offers gluten-free buns (for an extra $2.00) as a substitute for their sandwiches and burgers. 

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6 LEO'S RISTORANTE

Leo's Ristorante makes the gluten-free dining experience simple by denoting all gluten-free menu items with a GF (gluten-free) and GFF (gluten-free-friendly) symbol. 

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7 THE LOBSTER POT

The Lobster Pot serves gluten-free pasta and has rolls ($1.25 extra) upon request, just inform your server prior to ordering for more gluten-free options.

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8 PORTSIDE TAVERN

Modern dining meets pub-style favorites, including many gluten-free items, at Portside Tavern in Bristol. All gluten-free dishes are clearly marked with a GF symbol, and those that can be prepared gluten-free are marked (GF) respectively.

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9 QUITO'S RESTAURANT

Quito's Restaurant, a waterfront coastal eatery in Bristol has a dedicated gluten-free menu. Be sure to check out their fried seafood platers (available during the off-season for a small fee). Did we mention they have a gluten-free menu? Oh, we did. Just checking.

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10 ROBERTO'S RESTAURANT

Roberto's serves gluten-free dishes, just ask your server about their offerings prior to ordering.

11 THAMES WATERSIDE BAR & GRILLE

Catch a sunset and grab a cocktail while enjoying one of many gluten-free options at Thames Waterside Bar in Bristol. All gluten-free items are clearly marked with a GF symbol on their menu.

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WARREN

1 BLOUNT CLAM SHACK

Blount Clam Shack offers gluten-friendly options, ask a server prior to ordering.

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2 FEDERAL HILL PIZZA

Federal Hill Pizza offers a variety of gluten-free specialty 10" pizzas and penne pasta options.

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3 HUNKY DORY

Hunky Dory, newly-opened, clearly states which items contain gluten and which are gluten-free (like their vanilla ice cream with a dulce de leche swirl) on their menu. 

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4 PALMER RIVER GRILLE

Enjoy gluten-free rolls (available upon request for $1) at the Palmer River Grille in Warren.

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5 THE REVIVAL CRAFT KITCHEN AND BAR

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6 RHODY ROOTS

 

 

BARRINGTON

1 BARRINGTON PIZZERIA

2 BLUEWATER BAR & GRILL

 

TIVERTON

1 BLACK GOOSE CAFE

Black Goose Cafe offers gluten-free bread, soups and a selection of bowls that are clearly marked with a GF symbol.

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2 EVELYN'S DRIVE-IN

Evelyn's Drive-In, a local favorite, offers gluten-free rolls (for an additional $3 - that includes their lobster roll!), along with other appetizers and entree options, all clearly marked with a GF symbol on their menu.

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3 THE MOOSE CAFE

"The Moose", as known to most, offers a gluten-free bread option for their breakfast and lunch dishes. 

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4 PLOUF PLOUF GASTRONOMIE

Enjoy traditional fine French cuisine at Plouf Plouf Gastronomie in Tiverton, gluten-free of course! All gluten-free dishes are clearly marked on their menu with a symbol.

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5 SAKONNET RIVER GRILLE

Enjoy gluten-free rolls (available upon request for $1) at the Sakonnet River Grille in Tiverton.

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6 SPRING PRIMAVERA RESTAURANT

Spring Primavera serves gluten-free dishes, just inform your server prior to ordering.

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LITTLE COMPTON

1 SIMMONS CAFE

Simmons Cafe, a lively café and marketplace specifies which dishes contain gluten on their menu and also offer gluten-free bread (for a $1.00 extra) for their breakfast and lunch dishes.

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JAMESTOWN

1 SLICE OF HEAVEN

Boston Creme Pies, french toast and gluten-free cookies make Slice of Heaven an absolute must-stop...Did we mention the Boston Creme pies? Oh, we did? Just making sure.

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2 VILLAGE HEARTH BAKERY

The locally owned and operated bakery, Village Hearth, offers a gluten-free bread substitute on all sandwiches for $2.

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3 WALRUS AND CARPENTER OYSTER BAR AND FARM STORE

Enjoy raw oysters, cold beverages & simple fare at Walrus and Carpenter Oyster Bar.

 

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