• LongHorn Steakhouse

    5 starsApril 26, 2012

    6750 Peach St, Erie, PA 16509

    One of my very favorite places to eat! Longhorn's GF menu has lots to choose from, which isn't the case in a good portion of restaurants. The MENU even lets you know which ingredients Longhorn usea that contain gluten. How awesome is that? Makes it a little easier to enjoy your dinner out when you're not worrying about how you feel later. :) The staff is friendly, and they are well educated in food allergies, sensitivies, etc.

  • Olive Garden

    3 starsApril 26, 2012

    5945 PEACH STREET, ERIE PA 16509

    Before I went GF, Olive Garden was a chain I frequented. I'd never once had a bad experience - Great service always accompanied the mediocre Italian food they serve. Regardless, I was pretty excited when I heard about the GF menu they put out, & decided to check it out for lunch. Sadly, I was not impressed at all. To start, the GF menu Olive Garden offers is limited. VERY limited. I decided on the GF penne rigate pomodoro with grilled shrimp & a garden fresh salad (sans croutons, of course). The salad was, as I expected, very fresh & delicious. The pasta was a different story. I chose the pomodoro over marinara (the ONLY other GF sauce option) just for the heck of trying something different. I wasn't a fan, especially paired with the GF penne rigate that's offered. Overcooked and flavorless, not to mention topped with that awful sauce and several equally as overcooked and flavorless shrimp, the pasta stands out in my mind as some of the worst I've ever had. GF Menu Options: 1.5 Stars (limited options) Execution of GF Menu Item: 2 Stars (salad was good, but entree was much less than satisfactory) Service: 5 Stars