• 2 Toots Train Whistle Grill

    1 starsApril 13, 2013

    203 South Main Street, Bartlett, IL 60103

    This is a great place to take kids. There is a model train that goes throughout the restaurant, delivering your food. My kids loved it. But if you are looking for a place to eat gluten-free, this isn't it. While they offer a gluten-free bun, their grass-fed hamburgers and hotdogs are grilled on the same grill alongside their toasted buns, making a huge cross-contamination risk. The only thing I could find on the menu that was safe for me was the "large garden salad". It was large, but after the uncertainty of the hamburgers, I didn't even ask about having grilled chicken breasts added to it. If only they wouldn't advertise that they offer gluten-free items.

  • The Lucky Monk

    4 starsOctober 09, 2012

    105 Hollywood Blvd, South Barrington, IL 60010

    While they do not have a dedicated gluten-free menu, this kitchen and staff were VERY well-versed in how to prepare things gluten-free and how to keep everything safe. French fries are fried in a dedicated fryer, the buns (non-gluten free) are toasted in a separate toaster, so they do not contaminate the hamburgers! While they do not offer gluten-free buns, I was just happy to be able to get a safe hamburger sans bun, or wrapped in lettuce, if I wanted. Or fries! But they had several other options as well - the menu indicates some items can be prepared to accommodate gluten free or other allergy requests. The wild mushroom risotto was delicious! (I added chicken! Yum!) The waitress we had said they take allergies and gluten-free very seriously. They did advise that ingredients can sometimes change, so to check w/ each visit. The risotto sauce had recently changed, so I did wait a bit while they checked for the ingredients on it. But the management, kitchen and wait staff were all pleasant and great to work with. We did call ahead and I asked some questions when I made a reservation (we had a large party), but most of my questions were answered again by our waitress who was just as knowledgeable. Will definitely visit again! 4-stars only because no dedicated GF menu.

  • Olive Garden

    2 starsOctober 06, 2012


    Gluten free menu had to be dug up from the host stand and they weren't sure they had one. And then the salad I ordered was pitiful. Basically iceberg lettuce with parmesan cheese. And it was served when my husband's salad was and I had nothing else to eat while he had dinner. Needless to say I was starving the rest of our date night, but at least I didn't get sick (and I am very sensitive to cc). Not worth the money spent, but nice to know it was an option if family wants to go there. I will just also pack my own food to eat in addition.

  • Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

    1 starsSeptember 21, 2012

    1 S Roselle Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60193

    The pizza is good although you have to love sausage but the cc got me. Disappointed b/c Lou's was my fave pizza.

  • Fresh D'Lite

    2 starsAugust 18, 2012

    1402 Commons Dr, Geneva, IL 60134

    Tried based on previous reviews. Menu had many well-marked GF options. But when I asked about my cross contamination concerns the staff assured me the wrap I ordered ( with GF wrap) would be ok. Yet I had a reaction almost immediately. Would be unlikely to try this place again. And it is sad, bc they are well advertised as GF and the 2 reviews here were good.