Montana’s, St. Catharines, Ontario

Montana’s is another one of my preferred restaurants. As a celiac, I know I can go there and have plenty of options for lunch or dinner. They are very accommodating and they have an allergy menu in the restaurant and online. When I dine there I usually have steak or ribs. Because I cook steak on my barbeque when I have a hankering for it, 80% of the time I go there, I order the ribs. Their back ribs are sensational. They have 4 different rib sauces you can choose from, 3 of which, are gluten free. It is safe to have the Texas Bold BBQ, Apple Butter BBQ, or Honey Chipolte BBQ sauces. Unfortunately, Honey Garlic is not an option as it contains gluten. I am a fan of the Apple Butter.

Let’s Talk about side dishes. The fries are shared with other menu items containing gluten, so they are not a wise choice, but you still have plenty of options. You can choose from a baked potato, mashed potatoes, rice pilaf, baked beans, or coleslaw. I usually go for the mashed potatoes but sometimes I like to mix it up with the rice pilaf. If you are interested in soup and salad you can have the Apple Pecan Harvest Salad and the Harvest Butternut Squash Soup. You can add on their Skillet of Mushrooms, Fired Grilled Shrimp Skewers, or Seasonal Vegetable (all free from gluten) to your steak entrée.

Starters are a little trickier, as they are at most restaurants. Their Four Cheese Spinach dip is free from gluten, but both the pitas and the nacho chips are deep-fried, so you can’t have them. What good is the dip, if you can’t dip something into it, right? Well, this is a good dip, so just bring along some gluten free crackers in your purse. You could also order the chicken fajita platter without the wraps and bring your own with you. I haven’t tried doing that yet, but I have given it a good amount of thought. The sour cream, guacamole, and salsa are all safe to eat. It is a shame their nachos are deep fried because the ingredients they put on top don’t contain gluten. It would be really cool if they just happened to have a bag of store-bought tortilla chips in the kitchen for people who are celiac. If you go to your local Montana’s often enough, it might be worth mentioning to them!

Although I have always enjoyed my food and have never had any symptoms from cross-contamination, eating at any restaurant that prepares foods with gluten increases the chances.

If you want to see all of the options they have for you click here to see their nutritional and allergy information.

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