The gluten free menu is old and inaccurate. the soups on the gluten free menu I'm told now are not gluten free . so disappointed, hope that they get it togeather soon.
This restaurant has educated staff and a manager that is very aware of gluten free procedures. I ordered a grilled chicken with no seasoning, the manager came out to share the presoak marinade with me concerned for my safety. Kudos to you! One of the few places in Menifee I feel safe coming to. 8/27 I am adding to my original post. I visited this restaurant today and was given some cheapie, printed gluten free menu that didn't have all the pages. When I asked, I was told they ran out of the brochure menus and the manager provided me a new brochure. It was at that time, I knew I shouldn't eat there. If they do not think enough of their food allergy customers to keep a menu in stock, they surely cannot have the procedures in place to avoid cross-contamination. After I ate my dinner, immediately I was sick. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone with severe allergies to gluten.
Yes...the Gluten Free Menu is limited...but I was soooo HaPpY when I found out they had one. I chose a salad with GF ranch dressing and the GF cheese pizza~ but I asked for fresh tomato and basil to be added on it.(great addition) I received my meal and not only did it look delicious it tasted FABuLOUS!!! The GF pizza crust had great flavor and the texture was that of any other thin crust pizza. Really!! I was like a little kid grinning ear to ear. Best part was I felt perfect after eating my meal. I can't wait to go back!!
The gluten free menu was very limited. It listed a potatoe with creamy alfredo sauce, veggies and cheese and in parentheses at the end said no alfredo sauce. Also listed a blackened chicken/salmon with creamy chardonnay butter sauce, rice pilaf and veggies. At the end said no chardonnay butter suace and no rice pilaf. Very limited. Then when they put the tortilla chips on top that had been in the fryer with other gluten products the cook wanted to just take it off and said it would be just fine but the waitress made them remake it. If it werent for her I probably wouldn't have gotten a bad stomache ache
I call my order for take out. I told the girl working several times to make sure not to put French onions on the chicken. My boyfriend picked up the food without checking and I saw the onions all over my chicken. I called back so they could re make my order, the girl put me on hold to get a manger but never picked up the phone. I have to call back five times to get through a manger which took three hours. I am beyond frustrated with this place and will never go back.
I ordered the gluten free piazza and then ordered the gluten free pizookie cooky. I hot home and got so sick from pain I suffered all night. I wondered if there was cross contamination in the food somewhere. I certainly think twice before going back there
I usually have good experiences here but this time was different. They had GF buns for an extra cost but they fell apart not a big surprise! My food came out about twelve minutes later than the rest of my party's did. Some non GF food was burnt, cold and not good. Out of our party of 9 we paired for 5 meals because they made some of the meals free sense they were late or burnt plus they gave us two free meal vouchers.
This was the first time I ate here, I was amazed at how good the food is and how careful they were with my order. I have a severe case of Celiac Disease and I'm extremely sensitive. I didn't get sick at all after eating here!! I loved their GF broccoli and cheese soup and their roasted brussel sprout salad. It was delicious!!
They have a gluten free menu and I have eaten here a number of times without getting sick. Also they have ciders!!
We came to BJ's for two main reasons. 1st they were open until 12am (midweek) so we didn't have to feel odd for dining at 11pm when other places were getting ready to close or were already closed. 2nd we had seen on other sites that they were gluten Intolerant friendly. They even had their own gluten-free menu. I will agree, the Brussels sprouts were very yummy. I hate every one of them! I would definitely order them and recommend them. I had the jambalaya. It had a "blackened" flavor more so than a spicy or Cajun flavor. It was different than I expected, but still very good. My partner, who has celiac disease, ordered the gluten-free pizza. (I was allowed a small bite) The cheese was good. Didn't taste like your typical pizza cheese. For being gluten-free it was tasty. The other couple dining with us had the jalapeño burger and shrimp pasta. Both said they enjoyed there meal. Our waitress was awesome. Never an empty glass. She never made us feel rushed, even though we were the last people in the restaurant. It was a good dining experience and would eat here again if in the area.
Does have a separate gluten-free menu. Had the thin crust pizza. Was tasty but the crust was not crispy.
Nice people, but the worst gf pizza I have ever had! The crust - on all 4 pizzas - was hard and difficult to chew, the "extra" cheese was ignored, and there was not enough sauce to even cover the crust - even though we ordered double! We ate the toppings - scant as they were - and threw the crusts away. In fairness, the manager offered to replace them when I called, but we all decided to stick with PizzaRev from now on. UPDATE: I ended up returning on New Years Day and the pizza was much better this time. I learned that it is best to specify that you are ordering GF due to allergy so that a manager makes your food. Also, I let them know that I had a bad prior experience, which helped in getting my order right. Consequently I am revising my rating from 1 to 3 stars.
We always get the gluten free pizza. The crust is fantastic! The staff is pretty knowledgable about Celiac Disease and relaying the message to the kitchen that the meal is for someone with Celiac or a "gluten allergy". They assure that the staff changes gloves and the meal is cooked in a clean area. They also have a gluten free cookie desert that is super yummy! This is our kiddos favorite place!
Maybe this restaurant would be better in a town without other gf options, but we did not enjoy our experience at all. Being right down the street from Burton's with their endless choices, the small handful of options at BJ's left a lot to be desired. Their labeling system just complicated things. They handed us a brochure with every item marked as far as the top 8 allergens, and then their menu has a gf seal, as well. It took a lot of time switching back and forth between the two, especially being all out of order. We ended up with gf burgers, which are marked in the menu and come with fries. After my husband ate half of the fries, I noticed they were battered. WHY WOULD YOU SEND OUT GLUTEN FRIES WITH A GF BUN??? The manager came to assure me that they didn't bread the fries, only for our waitress to come to him with the cook's information that they are, indeed, breaded.
I have celiac and never had a problem here. Many GF Options.
GFree salads, pizza, cider, and full bar. They just added GF buns for their burgers. Server was very helpful and they have a comprehensive allergen menu. All of their specialty pizzas available GFree. Will dine here quite a bit after this first experience!
I celiac. This was my first time to eat at this location but I have eaten at several other locations of this chain and have never had any ill effects. I did not confirm preparation practices before ordering but I should have as this restaurant recently opened and they may not have things exactly as they should.They have a guide to help show what good have the top 8 allergens as well as gluten items marked.I have only eaten pizza and the Gf cookie.I feel like I had a little bit of a reaction but it could have been I ate too much or something else. Unsure if my reaction was cross contamination or not.They brought out a mini appetizer for my son and I was impressed by that.This used to be my favorite place for pizza but after discovering a freezer pizza by Fresecsa (spelling?) nothing is as good as it.This location pizza was not as good as I remember other locations being. I may have picked the wrong topping.I feel like as celiac I have to like stuff for what it is even if it's not as great as I would like.Just glad to have options!Please call ahead and ask questions if you need to be certain of their practices to make sure it is right for you.
I have celiac and am very sensitive. When I was less sensitive years ago I was okay, but now can't eat there, whether I get pizza or something else. I love their pizza and wish I could have it. Last time I was there the server was very nice, tried really hard, and had a relative with celiac so seemed to understand my concerns. Still got sick. I've gotten sick at multiple locations.