Favorite Gluten-Friendly Restaurants in Nashville

9 Fruits
How could fresh fruits NOT be gluten free?  They make the most delicious smoothies you'll ever taste.  All ingredients, including protein powder, are gluten free.  And 9 Fruits is just a great place to be.  The owners are great guys who are focused on health and providing you with the best-tasting smoothie in town.  Stop in for a smoothie and a little brightness in your day.

I haven't been there since they added their gluten-free menu, but I'm always happy to promote a restaurant that finally gets with the times. 

Bonefish Grill 
Favorite, favorite, favorite.  When you're a California girl whose landlocked, it's hard to please in the area of fresh seafood.  But Bonefish does it.  And their gluten-free menu is extensive.  Love, love, love.

Cantina Laredo
Finally a Mexican restaurant where you can feel safe.  They have a gluten-free menu, and their tableside guacamole is out of this world.  Their dedicated fryer is only used for the tortilla chips, however, the manager claims that they can't watch their employees at all times to be sure.  I've thoroughly enjoyed their chips and salsa (only the Red Salsa is gf) and have never gotten sick.

Carrabba's Italian Grill
Yeah Carrabbas!  Now all they need to do is get a gluten-free pasta in there.  It's hard to go to any Italian restaurant and not be envious of those eating delectable pasta dishes.  Come on, all the cool kids are doing it!

Gluten-free muffins, cookies, cupcakes, cakes, soups, bread, pizza...  It changes every day.  Every SINGLE thing I've ever eaten there has been a special treat.  All of their gf goods are safely stored in the kitchen and not in the display case to prevent cross-contamination.  They get it.  Call ahead or join as their Facebook friend to get daily updates on what they have available.  Or special order gluten-free cakes for a celebration.

Maggiano's Little Italy
I love their corn pasta.  Every time I've eaten at Maggiano's the chef has come to my table to discuss my options.  There was a time that I was unable to eat soy or dairy, so the chef even modified the sauces to meet my dietary needs.  Delicious food all the time. 

Matteo's Pizzeria
Best gluten-free pizza I've ever tasted, and I've sampled a lot.  Good thing Matteo's is on my way home from work.  Even the Husband prefers this pizza over any others.  When my entire gluten-free family came to town to run with me in the Country Music Half Marathon, Matteo's provided our recovery meal.  They ALL agreed it was the best pizza they'd ever eaten.

Midtown Cafe 
Need a good date night restaurant?  The Husband took me out for birthday dinner at Midtown Cafe. The first words out of the waiter's mouth were, "I hear that you have a gluten allergy. You can order anything from our menu, and we'll make sure to make it gluten-free."  Relax, know you're safe, and have a great time.

Outback Steakhouse
Always a good standby, but don't finish your meal.  Leave room for the Chocolate Thunder from Down Under - gluten-free brownie with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, and chocolate sauce.  It's enough to make you feel "normal".

Pei Wei Asian Diner
No time for P.F. Chang's?  Make a quick stop for gf Asian food and dine in or take it home.  Love their Vietnamese Chicken Wraps.

P.F. Chang's
How do I love thee?  Let me count the ways:  Chang's Spicy Chicken, Chocolate Dome, Lettuce Wraps...  And here's a little secret.  If you go when it's not busy, and you have a good waiter, they can make almost anything on the menu gf for you.  I've actually had the Husband's favorite Kung Pao made gf.

The Wild Cow
Happy find in East Nashville!  Great vegetarian, vegan restaurant with an extensive gluten-free menu.  GREAT gluten-free bread for sandwiches as well as Chocolate Heaven Cake made by Aunt April's Bakery.

The Yellow Porch 
Absolute favorite special occasion restaurant.  The chef understands gluten and will steer you in the right direction.  Incredible ambiance, food that will tantalize your taste buds, and memories that last a lifetime.  Go there.