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Are you Gluten Free? No Problem at The Nodding Donkey!

According to Gallup, 1 in 5 Americans include gluten free foods in their diet. Some do it to eat a more health-conscience diet; others do it because they have Celiac and it’s a necessity. Either way, gluten free eating is on the rise – and not going anywhere anytime soon.


The Nodding Donkey knows what a pain it can be to go to a Dallas restaurant and bar and not have anything gluten free on the menu. So we’re made it easy for you. Across various categories on the menu you can find something delicious to eat, all while avoiding that disruptive gluten:


Appetizers: Homemade Jalapeno Skins

What’s not to love about deep fried jalapenos?! Our take on the classic bar food favorite: jalapenos stuffed with ooey gooey Oaxaca cheese and chorizo, then wrapped with bacon and fried. So good you’ll need two orders.


Salad: Famous Silver Bowl Salad

Naturally gluten free, our original Silver Bowl Salad has it all!  Spicy glazed chicken, grapes, bell peppers, bacon, and oranges are layered on a bed of romaine, then drizzled with not one – but two – delicious dressings: Caesar and balsamic.


Sandwiches & Burgers: Gluten Free Buns Available!

It doesn’t matter which Dallas sandwich or burger suits your fancy, all are available to order with a gluten free bun. Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, Pulled Pork Sandwich, Uptown Ham & Cheese, or a Bacon Blue Cheese Burger – the choice is completely yours!


Brunch: Salsa’d Eggs

Looking for a brunch spot offering gluten free items and a great atmosphere? Head to The Nodding Donkey and order the Salsa’d Eggs. It’s scrambled eggs sautéed lightly in fresh salsa, then topped with avocados and pico. Corn tortillas are also available on the side.


These are just a few of the gluten free menu options available to you at The Donkey. As always, if you ever have a question about the menu, or whether or not something is gluten free, just ask your server!

Join us at The Nodding Donkey this week for lunch, dinner, Dallas happy hour, or a weekend brunch.

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The Nodding Donkey is Gluten Free Friendly!

Over the years, we have noticed that the incidence of customers requesting dietary restrictions – such as gluten free menu options – has grown substantially. For many people it’s a dietary requirement, for others they just feel better and more healthy when they cut gluten from their diets.

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At The Nodding Donkey, we never want anyone to feel like they can’t have an amazing meal just because they need a meal that is gluten free! With the launch of our new menu options, providing gluten free entrees, appetizers, and brunch offerings were one of our highest priorities. So if you’re someone who suffers from Celiac Disease – or just wants to cut gluten – here are a few of the options available for you at The Nodding Donkey!


How about trying our Smoked Guacamole? It’s made fresh to order with chunks of fresh avocado, pico de gallo, roasted fresno peppers, and smoked bacon. It’s a twist on the traditional favorite that you are sure to love! Served with corn tortilla chips.


If you want a salad, then you’re in luck – because all of our salads except the Texas Baja salad are gluten free! That means the Original Silver Bowl Salad, the Texas Cobb, the Mediterranean, and the Miso Tuna Salad are all gluten free! The Miso Tuna is definitely a standout favorite: Sesame Tuna is seared rare then placed atop a bed of fresh napa cabbage, carrots, jicama, cucumber, and cilantro.

Sandwiches & Burgers

All of our sandwiches and burgers are available with gluten free buns, you just have to ask your server! So there is no need to miss out on the delicious tastes of our famous BBQ Brisket Grilled Cheese, brand new Grilled Ham & Cheese, or a good old fashioned Saloon Burger.


Our Salsa’d Eggs are just what you need! Delicious local, free range eggs are scrambled, then sautéed in salsa and served with avocado, pico, and corn tortillas.

At The Nodding Donkey we are proud to offer gluten free menu options in Dallas!