I've eaten here a few times and never had a problem. They have an extensive list of GF items. I just always tell them that I have a severe gluten allergy (I'm celiac) so I tell them to be extra careful to prevent cross-contamination when prepping my food and they seem to listen.
This restaurant has really stepped up in the last six months (in other words, disregard the Google reviews). Tell them you need completely gluten free and they clean the grill before cooking your food. GF items are listed on the regular menu. Breakfast is great. GF English muffins are not lip smacking but they are safely heated and a lovely gesture.
Found out that Denny's had gluten free items on their menu. I asked if they will clean grill and prepare in a different area to avoid cross contamination. They assured me that they would. We had a delicious omelet, hash browns and a gluten free english muffin. The manager knows what to do and a really nice waitress has a friend with celiac, so she knows how sick you can get if you eat gluten. We did not get ill. It was nice to eat breakfast out. We will definitely be going there again.
Like most Denny's, the menu has a limited selection of GF choices. For dinner, I had the salmon skillet with potatoes and broccoli, which was very good. Portion size was decent. Service was OK for our large party of 12. Seating us together was a bit complicated, but we were all in the same area.
Both my daughter and I are gluten intolerant and we ate here twice on a recent trip to San Diego. We had Heard that Denny's had a new menu with gluten free items on it. The first time was the middle of the afternoon and our waiter was great. He was super careful, talked to the cooks and they made our eggs in a separate pan. We had bacon, eggs, hash browns and evena gluten free english muffin. If I was rating based solely on this I would give it 5 stars. We went back late at night several days later. Totally different experience. Our first waitress thought we had an allergy to glue and after letting us sit for 45 minutes told us she was not sure they could cook our food in a separate place. After I insisted they could because they did it a few days ago she went and got another waitress. This new waitress was great and became our advocate. She even caught a cross contamination issue with the english muffin before it got to me. We did not get sick thanks to her. So clearly, while there are items that could be safe on the menu it depends on the time of day and who you get. They are not knowledgeable as a whole staff.
Denny's has updated their main menu to show many GF options, and even have GF English muffins (likely Glutino, they appear identical to ones I've bought from the store). As with all restaurants, it's always a good idea to alert your server, I cannot say for sure that it's Celiac friendly, but I have yet to become ill eating there.
Ate here one day with no problem. The next day they delivered an ordinary English muffin instead of a gluten free one. They ran out! Luckily I noticed and scraped the hash browns off which is where the muffin was. Did not get sick luckily. Spoke to the cashier about it. not sure she understood or did anything about it.
There are plenty of GF options for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. The menu is clearly labeled with its GF offerings.
Good food. No reaction. Fast service
Gluten free was clearly marked on the menu but staff seems very uneducated. They glutened me HARD with a plain yoghurt and fruit. Server Patricia couldn't have cared less about my celiac statement before ordering, I should have left then but I thought "how can they possibly f*ck up a fruit cup?". I even went over cross-contamination with her and she was just vacant and unresponsive, but we had limited time to eat as one of us had a flight to catch and couldn't re-situate ourselves. She offered me a gluten free English muffin but they cook it in the same spot as the regular muffins so they're rendered not gluten free and I don't think they should be allowed to mark it on the menu as gluten free. Within minutes of eating (I have a very fast response) I was vomiting and had diarrhea, which is great right before a 4 hour drive home. Thanks for ruining the end of my trip and the next 2 weeks, Patricia.
I am GF/DF, GF items are listed in the menu. they had a GF English muffin that was good, even my friend had it! I was very surprised when the waiter brought the cook out because I asked about my eggs and hashbrowns to not be cooked in butter as I am dairy free too. they made my food seperate as it took a little longer to make. I was really surprised at how accommodating they were and I thanked them for that. it's now several hours later and I feel great with no issues! I will be back! they don't have a dedicated area in the kitchen but I felt they did their best with my requests.
What I liked about Denny's is how they already have GF labels on the menu making it easier for us to know exactly what you can eat. I also let the waitress know my situation and they took good care of my skillet, which was delicious.