Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville

3.5 stars 3.5 out of 5 7 ratings

1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

(609) 431-4101
60% of 5 votes say it's Celiac friendly
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    2 ratingJuly 26, 2015

    Went there twice during our stay because few options for GF food. First time was ok. Server knowledgeable and helpful. Second time was a disaster: waiter brought out hamburger and tho it looked just like my partner's non-GF burger, he insisted it was gluten free. I almost ate it but doubting it was a GF bun returned it to the kitchen. After waiter doublechecked, realized they had mixed up the orders. Subsequently a burger was brought out on a gf bun. It appears their staff could use better training for customers with allergies.

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    2 ratingJuly 24, 2015

    Slow service, despite telling server repeatedly of my food allergies, food still arrived wrong. My husband was done eating before they brought my replacement which was still wrong but at least not containing foods I am allergic to. Would not go back.

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    1 ratingJune 27, 2015

    they dont make me breakfast and i was really hungry!!.if they can make burger for lunch wig is the problem with breakfast???? they made me insane!

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    4 ratingMay 20, 2015

    Nice gluten free menu. Have dedicated fryer for fries, but can't order the sweet potato fries. That's why only 4 stars.

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    5 ratingFebruary 14, 2015

    Dedicated fryer. Gluten free buns. Staff is knowledgable.

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    5 ratingJanuary 10, 2015

    I had the grilled chicken sandwich on a gluten free bun. It was absolutely delicious. The waiter knew exactly what celiac disease is and offered me other gluten free items from the menu. Great service, great food, didn't get sick..highly recommend!

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    5 ratingAugust 27, 2014

    Excellent food! I had the volcano nachos which were gluten free and amazing. Be prepared to share though they are huge, I split them with 3 other people and there was still enough left to be my entree. The gluten free brownie with Heath bars and ice cream was excellent as well. The staff was very gluten free friendly and I got no symptoms!

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    1 ratingJuly 27, 2016

    3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    I would give 0 stars if I could! I was so excited to get the GF nachos. They tasted great, but I haven't gotten this sick in YEARS. Something was way off!

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    5 ratingJuly 21, 2016

    Suite 6101, 130 The Island Dr, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

    They had a lot of options and the fries were delicious! I am very sensitive and had no problems.

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    4 ratingJuly 16, 2016

    16230 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413

    Very good food. Staff was attentive to my wife's celiac. Nice atmosphere.

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    3 ratingJuly 13, 2016

    3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    meh... it was ok. overpriced but they did have a gluten free menu. but the food was just ok. $15 for a gluten free cheeseburger in paradise or chicken sandwich. i probably wont be back with all the other choices around.

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    5 ratingJuly 11, 2016

    16230 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413

    Awesome meal. Very knowledgeable staff

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    4 ratingJuly 10, 2016

    500 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040

    They didn't have a gluten free menu available, but the waitress was able to tell me what was gluten free, including drinks. I had the Volcano Nachos and they were super tasty. And I didn't get sick so that's a bonus! I was told their fries are gluten free too as they have a separate fryer.

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    1 ratingJuly 06, 2016

    500 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040

    Saw online that they have a gluten free menu, which was the reason my family decided to come here. Got to the restaurant and found out that they do not have a printed out version. Spent 20 minutes on my phone to pull up the menu online only to find out that I originally saw the menu for the NASHVILLE location. They have different menus for each restaurant. We payed for our drinks and left. Felt like a bait and switch. Probably could have eaten but I don't like giving my money to a restaurant that makes me feel like I've been tricked. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. gluten free or not. (only gave one star because I had to)

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    5 ratingJuly 05, 2016

    3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    I ordered a cheese burger for my daughter and the bartender was very kind asking if she was celiac or just allergic because of the side dish, he gave us all the explanation, very kind

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    1 ratingJuly 03, 2016

    1114 Celebrity Cir, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

    Had the taco salad from the gf menu and got sick. Don't think the chips are gluten free. I felt my stomach swell up immediately.

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    1 ratingJuly 03, 2016

    1110 North Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

    Had the taco salad and felt sick afterwards. Don't think it was gluten free. The chips made me feel very bloated. Don't think they are gluten free.

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    4 ratingJune 28, 2016

    3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    This was my first time at Margaritaville. We came for the gluten-free menu. I was only disappointed that the brownie sundae on the gluten-free menu is no longer available--we were really looking forward to it. We got the volcano nachos to share (must be a shared item because it is HUGE). I was disappointed that there is a bit a gluten-free kids menu, I was going to ask for the Jr cheeseburger sans buns and pick apples or carrots for the side, but we decided to share instead (she's 7). We maybe ate half of the volcano, but I'm satisfied. The nachos were $15.99 and i know would have spent a lot more for less food elsewhere. I got the blended Who's to Blame margarita. $9.75 Not the place is done at regularly, but on vacation with few other gluten-free choices, absolutely.

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    5 ratingJune 25, 2016

    76 Harbor Boulevard, Destin, FL 32541

    Excellent experience here, twice. Separate prep area for gluten free foods, and follows proper prep protocol (fresh gloves, utensils, etc.). Drinks are pricey - they trade off Buffett's name obviously - but you're in the tourist section of the harbor, so I lived with it. Fun fact: Jimmy's sister Lucy Buffett owns Lulu's in Destin. Check them out too.

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    1 ratingJune 25, 2016

    700 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

    Fairly awful. The options were burgers and corn chips. Ordered a cheeseburger on gf bun. Got a sad burger missing cheese, pickles and onions. Left pretty hungry.

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    4 ratingJune 24, 2016

    700 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

    No allergen menu which is crazy, but waiter knew quite a bit about what was safe. Margaritas were good 😁

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    3 ratingJune 24, 2016

    500 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040

    Nothing spectacular here. Same old, same Old fast food fare and gift shops. Not really much to eat. Burgers without buns and potato chips. Don't eat their nachos. They are not celiac friendly.

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    5 ratingJune 22, 2016

    1114 Celebrity Cir, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

    Fantastic chicken sandwich and fries! Great staff. Didn't get sick.

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    3 ratingJune 17, 2016

    3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    Food was reasonable and my celiac girlfriend didn't have any after affects from eating here, but we found the staff to be quite rude. We first ordered drinks at the bar, but after the bar staff couldn't understand 'coke' 3 times, he just didn't serve us the drink. When I went over after we ordered food (and forgetting to order the drink) I was told I'd have to ask the waitress and waited another 15 minutes or order it.

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    5 ratingJune 14, 2016

    3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    We tried Margaritaville on the Vegas Strip last night. There is a good selection on the gf menu. Our waitress, Tess, caught my mistake of trying to order from the vegetarian side instead of the gf side. This small act saved me from a world of hurt. I'm so grateful for that. i ordered the volcano nachos. Do not order this if you are by yourself, you will never finish it. the portion is HUGE! And delicious. They have a dedicated fryer and are very careful & conscious when prepping food. I am so happy I have options when traveling. I am highly sensitive intolerant to gluten.

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    5 ratingJune 11, 2016

    3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    On holiday from the UK, the server had knowledge of gluten free items (I'm celiac) so have to be completely gluten free, great menu choice, gluten fee bun and nachos.

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    1 ratingJune 11, 2016

    1110 North Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

    We went here for our last night of our family vacation....Huge mistake! They had a 2hr wait but we were willing to wait due to the fact that my sister and two yr old daughter both have celiac disease and had heard this place was good about cross contamination. We had a large group of 16. 6 of those being children. When they took us to our table they split us up (which was fine) but both tables were dirty. When we asked if they needed to be cleaned a passing waiter said "That's as good as it gets." Really??? Ok so we cleaned the table and sat down. My sister and I made sure we sat at the same table to make things easier about the gluten free order. Unfortunately it took them 15 mins to take our drink orders. The other half of our group had their drinks before we could order ours. The waiter did seem knowledgable about gluten free options and was able to assure us that the food was prepared in a separate area. We didn't get our food until 45 mins later! When the food was brought out my sisters nachos were wrong and had to be fixed. My daughter's hamburger was also wrong but by this point she was half starved and I didn't want to mess with it. The waiter explained to the other table that he was normally a bartender but they were short staffed which may have been the problem that the service was slow and food was wrong but still when you worry that things have to be done right so your not horribly sick later than this service is not what you want. I don't recommend this place! To expensive for the taste of the food and the type of service! I can't recommend that this place is celiac friendly when I'm scared in the horribly prepared food and the shortness of staff that they didn't screw up our food and contaminate it.

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    5 ratingJune 10, 2016

    Suite 6101, 130 The Island Dr, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

    Stopped here for lunch a few days ago. Had a great experience. Staff was knowledgeable about gf and were very accommodating - no eye rolls or acting like it was a burden. Had the Cheeseburger in Paradise with fries. It was pretty decent - not the best burger I've ever had, but it was a good solid, SAFE gluten free meal. Would recommend.

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    5 ratingJune 09, 2016

    Suite 6101, 130 The Island Dr, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

    My family and I went here for dinner despite another person saying they were contaminated. We did Not share his experience. We had a wonderful meal! I had the fish sandwich on a gluten-free bun and the French fries. ( Yes they have a dedicated fryer) We ended up eating there twice while in Gatlinburg and both times had a great experience with knowledge staff who were very attentive to our gf needs.

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    5 ratingJune 07, 2016

    Suite 6101, 130 The Island Dr, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

    Very accommodating to our food allergies. Out server was nice and checked on several items for my boys. They are gluten, dairy, and soy free and I am gluten free. They each had a child's hamburger plain with no cheese. One had lettuce on his. The had apple slices for sides. I had the chicken with mango salsa. They loved the burgers and my food was excellent.

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    5 ratingJune 04, 2016

    322 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201

    Love the cheeseburger in paradise! We told the staff to mark it for a good allergy and made sure they cooked the fries in a separate fryer I never got sick! We stopped here twice on our visit.

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    4 ratingJune 03, 2016

    3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    Cheeseburger with gluten free bun, GF fries in separate frying. From GF menu. Did not get sick

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    5 ratingJune 03, 2016

    6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

    dedicated fryer and the fries were amazing! the bar was able to accommodate my needs and the burger/gf bun was amazing. Entertainment was a Bonus and I didn't get sick!

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    4 ratingMay 31, 2016

    1114 Celebrity Cir, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

    As a celiac vegetarian, it's hard to find options on most meat-based GF menus. Margaritaville is similar, but the server allowed me to get the chili on the side of my nachos so my boyfriend could have it instead. The nachos were great, and HUGE, and apparently safe from cross contamination! I really appreciated that the bartender was cautious when I ordered my drink, as he wasn't sure the watermelon flavoring was GF. The only hiccup was when our food was delivered all together – the server ended up dropping a crouton from my boyfriend's salad into the edge of the serving plate my food was on. I saw it immediately and removed it before it could touch my food, but it would have been a nightmare had it fallen into the actual food. I know the restaurant is busy, but this is why it's helpful to have a second server or manager deliver allergy-prepped food!

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    5 ratingMay 24, 2016

    Suite 6101, 130 The Island Dr, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

    Celiac / gluten-free review Fantastic service and concern for gluten free. Not my favorite food or prices but will support regardless due to fantastic diligence and support for rating gluten free. Even had dedicated gluten free menu. + Gluten free chili nachos!!! 😃

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    1 ratingMay 22, 2016

    322 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201

    Not celiac friendly. I got very sick ordering off the gluten free menu. I got the volcano nachos as an appetizer and the grilled chicken sandwich for my entree. I am not sure where it went wrong. Probably just cross contamination. Not worth it. Just don't go.

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    1 ratingMay 14, 2016

    Suite 6101, 130 The Island Dr, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

    Ordered from the gluten free menu the volcano nachos for an appetizer. Was told that the gluten free chips were fried in a different dedicated fryer. 15 mins from my first bite and I was in a full blown wheat/gluten ingest reaction not just a contamination. We had to leave and immediately return to the hotel room. Worst reaction I've had in 15 years of diagnosis. Would not recommended this to anyone with celiac.

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    5 ratingMay 13, 2016

    3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    Separate GF menu is always a good sign! I had a burger in a GF bun and fries. Delicious! Waitress seemed knowledgable enough and I did not have any reactions. I plan to go back while I'm in town and try the nachos.

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    5 ratingMay 12, 2016

    Suite 6101, 130 The Island Dr, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

    Our waitress was awesome and very helpful with helping me with gluten free alcohol drink. she went to ask the bartender about some gluten free drinks I could have. she even made sure to tell me that the french fries were gluten free and were fried in a separate fryer then any of the other foods.

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    1 ratingMay 11, 2016

    76 Harbor Boulevard, Destin, FL 32541

    I've been living with a pretty severe wheat allergy for close to 10 years now and have had a wide array of restaurant experiences some not so great but never truly bad until eating here. I am typically very skeptical of trying new places but I was in Destin on vacation and this is one of the few places that seemed to have enough good reviews for me to try it. I wish I hadn't. A few hours after eating something from the gluten free menu I was feeling pretty bad; not horrible to the point that they botched the whole gluten free thing but more like a cross contamination issue. I would suspect the fries as the culprit but can't be totally sure. I wish I could say that I had a great meal and got sick but alas I can't. The meal itself was pretty bad. I had the flat iron steak and somehow it came out tasting repulsive. Some of this can probably be attributed to it coming out rare (like still mooing rare) when I asked for medium but not totally. It tasted horrible either way. I would have sent it back to the kitchen had the waitress come around before everyone else in my party finished their food. Which brings me to the service portion of of this review which can pretty much be summed up as appalling. We saw our waitress maybe 5 times and she was very unfriendly throughout. So just to sum up everything I've said... Gluten Free friendly: no Food quality: terrible Service: appalling Needless to say I won't ever try any of the restaurants in this chain again. Maybe I just had a bad experience and all the stars aligned to create a truly awful time but I've shared my experience and you can decide if eating here is worth it.

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    5 ratingMay 04, 2016

    Suite 6101, 130 The Island Dr, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

    Great gluten free menu, even had pricing listed. No reaction and I'm very sensitive.

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    5 ratingMay 04, 2016

    3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    Gluten free menu, good burger & fries.

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    5 ratingMay 01, 2016

    76 Harbor Boulevard, Destin, FL 32541

    If you like fish, get the grouper sandwich here! It comes on a super delicious GF bun with some heavenly tropical coleslaw on top... It was amazing! I had mine with a side of fries and tried the GF brownie for dessert. The dessert was good, but a bit dry and crumbly. Overall, we had a fantastic meal and and great waterfront view 👍💕🌴

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    1 ratingApril 29, 2016

    322 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201

    Went here with my daughter who is highly allergic to wheat and is thought to have celiac for appetizers and to listen to music. The people were all very nice and They have a very small gluten free menu from which we ordered the shrimp which came with gluten free bread. It seemed to be a very popular appetizer as many people ordered the same thing around us. When the server came out with our appetizer they were unsure who it was for. Finally decided it was for us and gluten free. I questioned them multiple times about it and they insisted it was gluten free. Well as we were eating my daughter started to get an allergic reaction. We had to run 4 blocks in the rain to get Benadryl until we could make it to the emergency room. She also had a rebound reaction a few days later. She is now experiencing all the horrible symptoms that come along with a glutening and it ruined our trip to Nashville. Would not recommend eating here unless they change how they mark gluten free plates in the kitchen.

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    5 ratingApril 29, 2016

    3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    First place that had a separate gluten free menu and I have been here for 3 days!!!

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    4 ratingApril 28, 2016

    3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    Our waitress, Claire, was very knowledgable. Made recommendations on some items to avoid on the gf menu since they were changing vendors and she wasn't sure they were safe. Had the cheeseburger on gf bun with sweet potato fries and it was good.

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    5 ratingApril 28, 2016

    322 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201

    It's the epitome of chain restaurants, but the food is safe and the staff is well trained. I've eaten at Margaritaville at least half a dozen times and have never gotten sick. My order was wrong once and the manager walked the 2 blocks to my place to hand deliver a safe version of my carry out order along with a sincere apology a promise to review the importance of detail in gf orders. Plus, I can actually have fries!

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    5 ratingApril 27, 2016

    6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

    The volcano nachos were amazing!!! Dedicated fryer for the chips!!! I had the grouper sandwich with GF bun and OMG! Amazing. Fries are also cooked in dedicated fryer!

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    3 ratingApril 25, 2016

    3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    Overpriced for sure. Gf burger was good, but the nachos were not worth it. Drinks were good but tiny!

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    4 ratingApril 22, 2016

    3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    They have a special gf menu with different options, went for the gf burger with gf bun (hard to find in restaurants). It was good. Waiter Jeff knew what he was talking about and he was a total sweety. The others had the NY strip which was very good. Would go here again for sure.

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    5 ratingApril 18, 2016

    6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

    Fabulous GF meal. Volcano nachos were great. Server was extremely knowledgable.

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    3 ratingApril 16, 2016

    3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    The menu seems great. I am having the nachos (amazing) without the queso (queso not gluten free). The chips are in a dedicated fryer. However if you want to eat rooftop and want anything other than nachos it is not available. This is why I gave 3 stars. After waiting 15 minutes I found this out. Frustrating but now we know 👍 should have asked.

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    4 ratingApril 09, 2016

    Suite 6101, 130 The Island Dr, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

    Great bun on my burger! Burger itself was a bit over cooked and service was friendly but slow. The waitress double checked at the bar to find me a GF margarita and it was fantastic!

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    5 ratingApril 06, 2016

    76 Harbor Boulevard, Destin, FL 32541

    Ask for the gluten free menu. They have gluten free buns for burgers

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    2 ratingApril 06, 2016

    3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    They are Gluten friendly but most of our group felt ill after eating there. No one else was gluten free just myself. The food was ok we think it was a bad day. Also they were out of brownies.

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    5 ratingApril 01, 2016

    3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    Really enjoyed my gluten free eating experience here. Had the fish sandwich and the bun was good and the fries are cooked in a dedicated fryer. Waitress was knowledgeable. Fun and safe place to eat on the strip!

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    5 ratingApril 01, 2016

    6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

    Great meal! The gf taco salad is good. Made with chili and not over spicy. I also had the gf brownie sundae which was terrific! Hostess asked if we needed a gf menu before we were even seated. My meal was delivered by a separate waitstaff member but at the same time.

Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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