Restaurants with Gluten Free options in Ridge Spring, SC

Restaurants with Gluten Free options in Ridge Spring, SC
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I am always looking for gluten free restaurant options in Aiken county and the CRSA. Ridge Spring is an adorable quaint little town near Aiken South Carolina. The town motto is “take time” and I highly recommend that you do. Take the time to eat and explore. There are several adorable stores such as Haley Bee Boutique as well as antique shops lining the streets. As I have a gluten allergy, I am always looking for delicious gluten free food no matter where I am. There are many Restaurants with Gluten Free options in Ridge Spring, SC. From local farm to table cuisine at Juniper, to Mexican food, to burgers and wings, and BBQ, there is something here for everyone

As I mentioned above, I have a gluten allergy/sensitivity, not celiac. If you or a person in your family has celiac disease, the best thing to do is contact the restaurant to discuss what they do for food safety precautions. Please double check that these places still offer gluten free options, as restaurants can change a recipe at any time.


640 E Main St

Juniper is an absolutely incredible family owned farm to table restaurant in downtown Ridge Spring. I love how Juniper works with local farms such as Yon Family Farms, Watstonia Farms and others to source locally raised and grown ingredients. Everything tastes garden fresh and made with. love.

You can dine in or get take out . We have had amazing experiences with both. When we went for dinner on a. Saturday evening, there were four delicious specials to choose from. I got the creamy shrimp with peas and pancetta, and a house salad with no croutons. I also ordered a glass of Chardonnay. While we waited for our meal, our server brought out appetizers to try – pasta salad and fried green tomatoes ( which to my delight were gluten free. She. also brought out bread, (GF bread. for me too) with house made strawberry cinnamon butter, it was delicious. All of of the food was fantastic and even though we were full, the dessert menu for the evening sounded too good to pass up.

Dessert offered several gluten free options, Beignets, Creme Brûlée, Bananas Foster. I chose the Creme Brûlée and it was easily one of the best I have had. I loved that the custard was not overly sweet and the sugar topping was perfectly browned.

We have also gotten take out for dinner made to order. Juniper was excellent with gluten free accommodation for take out as well.  Pictured below is corn meal crusted pork chops with mashed sweet potatoes & kale, pan fried southern catfish with adluh grits & summer squash & Juniper’s delicious black eyed pea salad.

Juniper also has special menus and events for occasions such as Thanksgiving and Mother’s Day and they have have even made me gluten free pies upon request.

Our family will definitely be regulars at Juniper, the food is spectacular, the customer service fantastic, and the entire staff goes above and beyond to accommodate safe dining for those who need to eat gluten free.

I recommend that you follow Juniper on Facebook to keep with with their daily specials and events.

Blue Canoe Cafe

618 E Main St Ridge

The Blue Canoe Cafe is my boy’s favorite place for wings and fries. It is a very cool spot that has transformed a bank into a fun place to grab a burger, salad, pizza, wings, ice cream and more. They also have specialty coffees, breakfast sandwiches and muffins. You can dine in, or go through the drive through. The gluten free food options that I have seen on the menu are salads, most of the wings, and they also have a cauliflower crust pizza ( which I have not tried yet). The wings are on point. We have gotten, buffalo, hot honey, and garlic Parmesan, each of these are. are gluten free and they are so good. They also make some of the best homemade ranch I have ever tasted so be sure to ask for extra! I usually get a side of steamed broccoli with my wings. I also really loved the house salad with grilled chicken.

For dessert, there are many ice cream flavors. The peach milkshake is one of our favorites! The specialty coffee drinks at the Blue Canoe Cafe are also delicious and I love that they offer a plant milk substitute for those that cannot have dairy.


104 Town Square

Miguelitos serves up very good authentic Mexican food. They have a very large menu. In my opinion, your best bet here for gluten free is to order things that you know will be gluten free such as fajitas or tacos with corn tortillas, you definitely want to be careful with sauces and deep fried items. When in doubt always ask the restaurant. We ordered chicken tacos, chorizo & papas tacos, carne asada tacos, rice, beans, & guacamole. I love that the street tacos are. served with plenty of cilantro and fresh onion just like the ones. I had when I lived in San Diego. We also ordered queso because it is my son’s favorite and he gave it two. very enthusiastic thumbs up. We have gotten take out a couple times and really enjoyed it.

Rikard’s Roadside Bar-B-Que

905 West Main Street

I am always happy to find a good BBQ place, and Rikards in Ridge Spring has a great menu with BBQ and yummy home cooked sides such as fresh cooked vegetables, and salads. You can dine in or get take out. We tried the ribs, chicken, brisket, and pulled pork, baked beans, potato salad, green beans and Cole slaw. The meats were gluten free and the sauces are gluten free as are most of the vegetables. All of it was delicious! The brisket and pulled pork were the favorites. We also. ordered Mac & cheese. which is NOT gluten free but I wanted to mention it because my boys consider themselves mac & cheese connoisseurs and they were big fans! We are looking forward to taking our family members who are big BBQ lovers to Rikards when they visit!

Take time to check out the gluten free options in ridge spring

As you can see there a many restaurants with Gluten Free options in Ridge Spring, SC. I recommend that you try them all because each one is unique and has something different to offer the gluten free foodie. Take Time and visit Ridge Spring, you will be so very glad you did.

 Have you found a great place. in Ridge Spring with gluten free options that isn’t on this list? I would love to hear about it!

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