Wow! We were surprised to find gluten-free symbols on the standard menu at this Irish pub! Grumpy Doyle’s is a family friendly restaurant and bar serving traditional Irish food as well as gluten-free alcohol (Redbridge, Magners and Strongbow Cider) and American fare too!
Sherpher’d Pie, Fish n Chips, Grilled Jameson Steak tips and Colcannon are just a few of the Irish offerings. Daily specials may offer even more!
Rather than Irish fare we decided to sample a more Asian inspired dish~ the Lettuce Wraps. I must admit that part of the reason for our choice was due to the uncertain response from our waitperson as to whether the fried items were cooked in a dedicated fryer. But, later, after speaking with the chef, we found that there is indeed a dedicated fryer for French fries and this is also used for gluten-free fried orders. The Lettuce Wraps consisted of tender pieces of marinated, grilled chicken served with garnishes of water chestnuts, mushrooms, scallions, cashews, rice noodles and lettuce for assembly, along with two dipping sauces (a red chili sweet sauce and a peanut sauce). Normally offered as an appetizer, we were satisified to have this as our entree!
The Chef also emphasized that while he will do his best to provide a gluten-free meal, there is no separate prep area in the kitchen. I suggest going at a less busy time of day.
Shuttle service and seasonal outdoor patio dining available.
Check out their sister restaurant, The Port Tavern, in Newburyport, Ma!