Get email alerts Get Celiac.com E-mail Alerts  




Celiac.com Sponsor:
Celiac.com Sponsor:




Ads by Google:






   Get email alerts  Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts

  • Announcements

    • admin

      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.

A List Of gluten-free Restaurants - Unconfirmed/confirmed.
2 2

35 posts in this topic

A coworker at my husband's work happened to have celiacs/gluten intolerence/I'm-not-sure-what-but-one-of-the-two. My husband expressed that I suffered, too, and she compiled a list for me of gluten free restaurants. I thought I'd share, though I haven't confirmed all of these, so use with caution. If anyone has confirmed, do let me know. If anyone has any other restaurants that they'd like to add, feel free to comment below.

 

Applebee's: They have a gluten free menu, but you have to ask for it, and they sometimes have to print it off the computer. (Confirmed).

 

Red Lobster: They have a good gluten free menu; you have to ask for it, though. (Unconfirmed).

 

Logan's Roadhouse: A small gluten free menu. (Unconfirmed).

 

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co: They have a gluten free menu. You have to ask for it. The restaurant I went to in Gatlinburg, TN, even was gracious enough to modify a dish for me by taking out the deep fried shrimp and grilling it instead. However, I think this would depend on the manager (he was a kind man), and there's no guarantee that they clean the grills, either (I'm gluten intolerent, so cross contamination doesn't affect me as much). (Confirmed).

 

Olive Garden: I was looming over a topic on here about OG, so I'm sure it's nothing new, but they have a gluten free menu, too (Confirmed).

 

Uno's: Gluten free menu. One of the best I've seen in regards to restaurants. Extensive, and there's choice! (Confirmed).

 

Chili's: They have a gluten free menu, confirmed through their website (see here). It's at the very bottom.

 

 

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:

Pei Wei - small but reliable gluten-free menu

PF Chang's - extensive gluten-free menu, most things on the regular menu can be made gluten-free, they cycle items thru the printed menu. Very reliable, read about them on their website

Applebys is a problem from what I have seen- they list foods that are gluten-free until they prepare them. For example the fries. They fry them in the same oil as all the inks with gluten, this making them no longer gluten-free. I think some other places are like that.

Red Robin - many people on here have had good luck with them. The fries are fried in a dedicated fryer.

With any restauraunt, they are only as good as the people working or the procedures in place. Alway tell them you need gluten-free even if an item seems to be gluten-free for everyone.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In N Out - I know it isn't sit down, but sometimes you're out and just need a quick bite. Just be careful on grilled onions, some stores will use the same spatula for onions and buns. They can make you fresh ones if you ask!

 

Rodizio Grill - they can provide you with a gluten free or an allergen menu when they seat you. Nearly everything the serve is gluten free, most notably the cheese bread! Yes, a restaurant that serves authentic, naturally gluten free bread. I can not say enough amazing things about this place. It is all you can eat meat so wear your fat pants and a belt with extra notches!

 

Just a note on two, I wouldn't eat at Applebee's or Chili's under absolutely any circumstances whatsoever. A gluten free menu does not mean a restaurant is capable of providing a safe gluten free dining experience and based on my conversations with staff in both of these places, they are far beyond incapable of providing safe meals. It isn't an issue with who I talked to or the location but simply that those types of restaurants are not equipped to handle our needs.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just a note on two, I wouldn't eat at Applebee's or Chili's under absolutely any circumstances whatsoever. A gluten free menu does not mean a restaurant is capable of providing a safe gluten free dining experience and based on my conversations with staff in both of these places, they are far beyond incapable of providing safe meals. It isn't an issue with who I talked to or the location but simply that those types of restaurants are not equipped to handle our needs.

 

Thanks for clarifying for dietry noobs like me! :P  I do know my experience at Applebee's have been mixed. Sometimes I have felt fine, and other times have felt like I'm struggling with an alien inside my gut. Best listen to the experienced, as yourself.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There are so many restaurants, many of them local places, that are comparably priced. It just seems silly to risk our health to places like those when we can be treated like individuals and have our needs addressed, possibly by the owner or chef, and come away feeling great and valued as customers. Not just another cog in the machine, thrown in, spat out and to hell with what happens to us once our check is paid. At a large chain we are one of many, at a local place we are simply one.

 

Don't get me wrong, I'm not opposed to chains. There are simply some that aren't suited to providing for us. Red Robin on the other hand I have heard nothing but amazing things about and I nearly talked my husband into taking me there over the weekend. Nearly. <_<

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites




Let's not forget Outback Steakhouse, one of the first to specifically cater to our needs.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lintz Brother's Pizza in Hermosa South Dakota has a gluten-free pizza. They have family members with celiac so they know how to make it without CC. It is actually made in a different room (with a closed door) from their regular pizza. I haven't eaten there yet but a lot of my gluten-free friends eat there and none of them has ever had a problem.

 

I know it's not a chain so if you don't live here it'll do you no good, but if anyone wants to come see Mount Rushmore and the beautiful Black Hills sometime, ther IS a safe place to eat.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Let's not forget Outback Steakhouse, one of the first to specifically cater to our needs.

 

Thrilled! As an Aussie living in the states, I had to wonder. Thanks!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bonefish Grill is another chain, run by the same company as Outback, and they do a good job with gluten free as well.  Bit more expensive, though.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi I am new the website just recently developed celiacs. I wanted to say red lobster is very good they have very detailed menu for all allergies. UNOs and outback are also very good. I find my problems most times are with uneducated people and even if you tell them they don't fully understand.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

BJ's Brewhouse has a gluten-free menu, including pizza, and even a hot cookie and ice cream dessert.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had Outback last night and it was pretty great. I also saw Capitol Grill got great reviews on another board. it is pretty pricey but we have always gone for our anniversary which is this week, so I may try it. will report back.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Beau Jo's pizza -Colorado & S Dakota

Minksy's pizza - Kansas City

Waldo pizza -KC

 

Vinnys in Frisco Colorado   http://vinnysfriscorestaurant.com/location/

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I know this is super local, but for anyone who ever ends up in the Salt Lake area Eleanor's is positively divine. They are completely gluten free and mostly advertise as a bakery but also do pizza and arepas that are absolutely to die for. I would recommend not missing a chance to stop in if you're ever in the area.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In the New England area, Burton's Grill is WAY beyond fantastic, with a dedicated fryer and

honestly really good food. They're in CT/MA.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've had good luck with texas roadhouse grill.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you are in southern California 2 great places for pizza that are GREAT with gluten-free are:

 

AJ Bariles Chicago pizza in Yucaipa CA

 

Bill's Pizza in Palms Springs CA

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What about in Canada????

 

 

Anyone can add to this list, even people in Canada.  :D

 

 

There have been many threads on here about places to eat.  Maybe if you used the google function in the top right corner?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We have had good luck with Macaroni Grill.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My favorite quick spots are: 

 

Chick-fil-a (as far as I know this is regional to the South).  They don't put anything in their fryers but fries and their grilled chicken is gluten-free as well as many side items.  

 

Chipotle: Most of their food is gluten-free.  Get the bowl- obviously.  Oddly the guac is not gluten-free.  

 

Five Guys Burgers and Fries (can't live without it).  Employees are trained in how to handle food for gluten "allergies".  Fries are the only thing to go in their fryers. I feel very safe at this restaurant.

 

Of course, depending on your sensitivity, you can ask for them to change gloves (5 guys does it as part of their training).  I have never gotten glutened at any of these places and some times I have asked them to change gloves and sometimes I haven't asked for it and things works out fine.  Traveling in the south quite a bit, I've been to many different locations (but only one Chipotle).  

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've only been gluten free for a month now, but have dined out.

 

Outback Steakhouse - I know a few of you have mentioned it already - but just want to say how SAFE I felt dining there. Even the server knew my meal was gluten free which means the waitress told the chef who told the server.

 

Pizzeria Uno's - was very impressed with the options and with the fact that it's in their regular menu and didn't have to ask for a special menu when I got there.

 

I've also found that smaller mom and pop diner/restaurant/pub places will do a lot to accomodate me --  more so than the bigger chains.

 

Supposedly McDonald's french fry fryers are ONLY for the fries, but I haven't gotten up the nerve to try them yet.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Chipotle: Most of their food is gluten-free.  Get the bowl- obviously.  Oddly the guac is not gluten-free

 

Really? I thought the flour tortillas were the only thing not gluten-free at chipotle. Is that new?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Chipotle: Most of their food is gluten-free.  Get the bowl- obviously.  Oddly the guac is not gluten-free

 

Really? I thought the flour tortillas were the only thing not gluten-free at chipotle. Is that new?

Not according to their website.

http://www.chipotle.com/en-us/menu/special_diet_information/special_diet_information.aspx

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can confirm Red Lobster. My adoptive mom is celiac (and I'm just starting to eat gluten free), and it's one of our favorite places to eat. They have a gluten free menu she requests every time we go there. She's never had a problem with getting sick from there, so they seem to be pretty good about watching out for cross-contamination as well. Or at least, the particular restaurant we go to is. 

 

Here is their allergy information webpage with a downloadable PDF. 

 

http://www.redlobster.com/health/allergy/

 

Plus Red Lobster is really awesome in general with special requests, and you can make up your own menu if you want. 

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
2 2

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      103,337
    • Total Posts
      917,377
  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Gluten ataxia...?
      I was explaining that some people have other trouble that is immune related and caused by eating gluten, but doesn't effect the gut in a noticeable way. According to the paper that I quoted there are some people which have different types of brain problems but don't have inflammation when tested by a biopsy.  The author used the term "non-Celiac gluten sensitivity" to refer to anyone who has any brain trouble that can be traced to gluten but without obvious gut inflammation.  There are a lot of different possible ways gluten can effect the brain some may not be related to the gut.  It could still be an immune system problem.  Normally "non-Celiac gluten sensitivity" refers to just a food intolerance.  Withdrawal symptoms are not normal and could be indicative of an immune system response of some sort, but I don't know for sure.        
    • Weird Reaction
      Hi Richie I've put the above in quotes as you have described in the first and second sentence how I felt six months prior to my DX.   In my own case, in the end I concluded it was anxiety after consulting Dr Google!  It was such an alien feeling to me, I couldn't even think what it was, particularly as life was pretty good at the time.  Anxiety is a problem for a lot of celiacs prior to diagnosis, and often after glutening after going gluten-free. You mention breathlessness, this of course can be for reasons such as anaemia (again a common celiac problem, I had this prior to DX) but of course also can arise if you are anxious.   Re 'gluten free' - Flowerqueen is right, from what I have read on this forum some people really do seem to react with less than 20ppm.    But perhaps some other things to consider...  could there be something wrong with the batch you have consumed?  Might it be worth contacting the manufacturers?   That said, you could , as Flowerqueen suggests, have a problem with another ingredient, in the product or something else you consumed. In the past I have had a terrible reaction - fever, trembling, diarrhea, stomach cramps that lasted up to three hours the last three times I ate..... broccoli, of all things.    Who would have thought that possible?  I have often thought I should try it again, just to be sure it was the broccoli, as it is a 'super food' that I ought to have in my diet, that I like very much, but the thought of having such a reaction again has put me off. I do hope you will find some answers soon.  
    • Weird Reaction
      Hi Richie,  I've not heard of this drink before, as I live in the UK, but any drink made from barley is something you should avoid.  There's a brand in the UK that makes lemon and barley water and orange and barley water and Coeliac UK say it is not safe for people with Coeliac disease.  (Our labelling laws in the UK changed a couple of years ago).  You say the drink you had was under 20 ppm, which is acceptable (usually) for coeliacs, but a lot of people are super-sensitive to gluten even in very small amounts.  I recently had a similar problem with something which was supposed to be okay for coeliacs, but when I checked the website of the product, for all it said there were no gluten containing ingredients, it was produced in an area where gluten was present, which was enough to put me off and must admit, the symptoms you describe sound very much like I experienced at the time.  (Personally I'd be avoiding that particular drink like the plague from now on). One other thing though,  have you checked the ingredients to see if there could be anything else in it which you may be intolerant to? 
    • Confused
      I have not. I'll talk to my doctor about it
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Entries

  • Recent Status Updates

    • ChiaChick  »  Peaceflower

      Hi Peaceflower, Just wanted to say thank you for the chat.
      · 0 replies
    • ukuleleerika

      Hello! I am new to this Celiac website... Is there anyone out there with Celiac AND extensive food allergies? My allergies include shellfish, dairy, eggs, cantaloupe, kiwi, mango, nuts, oranges, red dye, and more I can't think of. I went to the allergist about a year ago to see why I wasn't feeling well, and once everything was eliminated, I still didn't feel well. We did more testing to find out I had celiac as well as allergies to cattle as well as rye grass (I live on a farm basically). This was back in January 2016. I recently had my endoscopy with the gastroenterologist a week ago. I have no idea what to do or what to eat... So fish and potatoes for me!
      · 2 replies
    • SLLRunner

      Week 4 of the gluten challenge- wheat cereal every morning, regular bread every day, and wheat tortillas for my lunch wraps. Right now, body aches that seem exercise related (weight lifting and running), even though I am doing the same intensity of weight lifting and running I've always done.  Just a few more weeks until my blood test. Counting down the days.
      · 0 replies
  • Who's Online (See full list)

  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      60,470
    • Most Online
      1,763

    Newest Member
    Kiwiana
    Joined