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zachsmom

Carabbas.. Outback And Bonefish Grill?

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I remember reading here that some of you guys had cesear salad at out back.. I didnt realize that it was related to the gluten free menu...

Has anyone eaten at Outback and Craabas and not been sick from it .

( I took the baby to the doctors and his nurse practioner is CELAIC and I asked her a buch of questions and she told me that she has been safe at these places. )

Is it true ????

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I only have an Outback around my home so I can give you my advice on them. I have never had a problem. I actually had a real good experience with Outback when I ordered a side (we were using the curbside service) the server actually called me back to tell me if wasnt gluten free and they wanted to make sure I didn't get sick and had a good meal. She helped me pick something new.

I had one instance where I did have a server who was not helpful, and to be honest she was clueless. I asked for the manager and things were better from that point on.

I had all good trips to Outback but there are posters here who have not, so it all depends on location and staff, but if you feel you are not getting the service you want ask for managers. Don't sit back and feel like you are a pain...ask for what you need. It is your meal and it is not worth being sick :)


~~~~Gluten Free since 9/2004~~~~~~

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I had a problem at Outback but I don't know if it was from a grill that wasn't clean or cream in the mashed potatoes that I couldn't tolerate or something else. I have had good experiences at Carrabas everytime. I order off the gluten free-menue. Last time I had shrimp scampi for my main dish, garlic mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables. I've also had the salmon with tomato basil vinagrette and the Chicken Masala, but it had cream in the sauce which was a no no for me. I've found the staff to be well trained compared to other restaurants. They seem to be more careful on the whole, even if I have to explain things.


Me: GLUTEN-FREE 7/06, multiple food allergies, T2 DIABETES DX 8/08, LADA-Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults, Who knew food allergies could trigger an autoimmune attack on the pancreas?! 1/11 Re-DX T1 DM, pos. DQ2 Celiac gene test 9/11

Son: ADHD '06,

neg. CELIAC PANEL 5/07

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All 3 have gluten-free menus and all 3 are generally dependable, although eating out anywhere is a risk. If I remember correctly, the Ceasar salad is gluten-free without the croutons.

richard

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I've eaten successfully at my local Outback many times. I would say about 95% of the time I don't get glutened. When I do get glutened, it's not very badly and I can generally barely tell, just a bit of bloating. Do be careful ordering any salads as they are the easiest to get glutened via cross contamination. I think all of the times I've been glutened it's been either because of a salad (which I won't eat there any more, just order an extra side instead) or from a dirty glass that had a bread crumb baked to the side from the dishwasher. Other than that, they're really good about things. Ask them to rinse your glass and plate before serving you just to be extra safe. I have great luck with my Outback.

Carraba's I haven't been so lucky. However, to their credit, the Carraba's in my town is very new and they don't have near the experience dealing with Celiac as our Outback. Perhaps they will get better about things over time.


~Angie~

Gluten free since May 2004

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I've eaten successfully at my local Outback many times. I would say about 95% of the time I don't get glutened. When I do get glutened, it's not very badly and I can generally barely tell, just a bit of bloating. Do be careful ordering any salads as they are the easiest to get glutened via cross contamination. I think all of the times I've been glutened it's been either because of a salad (which I won't eat there any more, just order an extra side instead) or from a dirty glass that had a bread crumb baked to the side from the dishwasher. Other than that, they're really good about things. Ask them to rinse your glass and plate before serving you just to be extra safe. I have great luck with my Outback.

Carraba's I haven't been so lucky. However, to their credit, the Carraba's in my town is very new and they don't have near the experience dealing with Celiac as our Outback. Perhaps they will get better about things over time.

I have never been to Carraba's. I got very sick at the Outback but I think I am in the minority. The server and the manager seemed extremely attentive to my Celiac. I did get the Ceasar salad and I am guessing some crumbs got in my salad accidentally.

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Outback is one of the few restaurants that my dd has eaten successfully at.

However, on vacation, we ate at one in Ft. Lauderdale FL and it was a bad experience. But, it was everyone's food that was wrong, not just hers.


Mom of:

Carleigh~ 10 years old, allergic to wheat, milk, peanuts, strawberries, and many EAs. She is currently soy-light and egg-light ~ celiac testing inconclusive by allergist.

Gluten-Free since 10/05 She's a gymnast. : )

Nick ~ 13 years old with no known allergies.

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I was going to try it this weekend but the wait was 80 minutes!

If you go on their website, they have a gluten-free menu...BUT it's really the menu with suggestions on how to order it so that it is gluten free - you would still need to tell the server what to do. ALSO, on the salads they say to tell the server to have the salad made in a "new bowl". I guess they reuse the bowls when mixing the greens and ingredients before putting in the dressing?

I haven't tried. I'm leary. We ende dup going to Ruby Tuesdays and I TRIED to do the best I could ordering and I got "sort of glutened". I was really bloated and thought I was going to have D. Never did "get it" But I was SOOOO tired, I went to bed at 9:30 and was tossing and turning all night.

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well this gives me hope that my son wont die ... when he travels in the future.. and that his life wont be full of daily glutens.....

I am trying so hard to do the right thing..... Its like hours of studying and just freezing before trying any thing new... even if I am told over and over that its okay..... I feel like I am going insane

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Outback has ALWAYS been great for me. I've never been glutened. I understand its scary eating out, trusting pretty much your life in someone elses hands, but outback actually worked side by side with the gluten intolerance group (GIG) and came up with the menu. Everyone who works there in any restaurant i've ever been to is well trained, just be sure to ask for a gluten free menu when they seat you. if you get a waiter who looks confused, speak to the manager, or if you're nervous, speak to the manager, it can be really satisfying actually going out and having a safe meal, and outback and carabbas are both places where you have a safe place to eat. Good luck with everything!!!


Gluten Free since April '04

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I, too, have had great experiences at Outback, Carrabas, and Bone Fish Grill. I have had a few problems over the last year (being gluten-free), but considering how much I eat out, I have had far more experiences that were wonderful.


EnteroLab test positive for gluten intolerence and 2 gluten intolerence and celiac genes

DQ2 and DQ3 sub type DQ7 in December 2005

Gluten-free since Enterolab test, December 2, 2005.

Lame Advertisement Test positive for gluten intolerence in Sept 2005.

THEN found out that my fathers mother had nontropical sprue, she passed away at 40 from (stomach) cancer, had holes in her intestines when they caught it. I had no idea....

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Carrabba's does a pretty fantastic job for being a "chain" Italian restaurant.

Remember to order your food without grill baste.

I highly recommend the Pollo Rosa Maria -- SOOOO GOOOOOOOOOOD!!!!

I went to the Bonefish Grille that just opened in Vegas and my fish had boes in it.

I wasn't sure if it was a joke or part of the name sake?

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