73% of 15 votes say it's celiac friendly
1534 E Oakton St
Des Plaines, IL 60018

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Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not at all

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 10 hours ago read full review

Celiac

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We have been making the 30 minute drive here for a while because of the quality and safety of the food. My celiac kid loves the GF shrimp. Fryer is dedicated GF. Everything is delicious and the staff is very nice. I love that they expanded the outdoor seating.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 5 days ago read full review

Celiac

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I am extremely upset and in utter shock with the experience I had at American Wildburger this afternoon. I frequent this location often due to having celiac disease and the precautions they put in line. Mind you me and my boyfriend travel an hour just to come enjoy food that is safe for me. I called 30 minutes before we arrived to see if they were accepting reservations for their out door cabins. I was told by a gentlemen on the phone that they are first come first serve and reservations are not needed, so we made the trip out. Once we arrived and before we ordered we asked if the cabins were available, we were told they are only accepting reservations that can be made online. We decided to wait for our food and eat in the car since we drove an hour away. The customers behind us were placing their order and a employee walked over to them and said they had a cabin open up. We then brought it to their attention that we just asked for a cabin and was denied, wondering why that was. The employee then told us that they gave it away to them and there was nothing they can do. Then, after standing for a few minutes in disbelief, we decided to ask for a refund on our meal because of the way we were treated. We were then approached by another gentlemen that we thought was going to make things right but instead aggressively started pointing out “all of the things we did wrong” and that we should of asked him instead of the cashier for a cabin. He then got extremely aggressive with his body language and told us we were trying to take a cabin away from a pregnant women when all we wanted was an explanation on why customers that were behind us were offered a cabin even though we called to confirm and asked right when we arrived. It’s unfortunate because we would never expect this from them being avid customers. I’m in disbelief over their customer service....

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

Updated 2 months ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Cookies
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Fries
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Healthy
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Celiac

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Dedicated gluten-free fryer! Nothing gluten goes inside (their fried shrimp and chicken tenders...those are deliciously gluten-free too!). The french fries are so crispy and so good. Make sure to say “gluten-free” when you’re ordering—the owners have trained the staff to be cautious. They have gluten-free buns or will do a lettuce wrap for your burger. The Wild Fries are astounding though. Portions are huge, ingredients are fresh, and there are a ton of combinations.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 5 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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We had gluten free chicken tenders, fried shrimp, and fries, which they confirmed to be in a separate fryer from gluten foods. We also had a burger on a GF bun. They marked our order as a gluten allergy to note needing extra care. The whole family loved the food. We will be going back again (soon).

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I told the cashier I had celiac & he nodded. I ordered what I believed was a gluten free meal & when the meal arrived it was covered in a sauce that was most definitely not gluten free. I ended up not eating at all

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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What a joke. Went here with my family based on good reviews. The cashier had no idea what celiac was and couldn’t even tell us what was gluten free. We were in and out in less than 2 minutes. Not sure where the other reviews came from but don’t waste your time.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Great gf burger, fries and chicken tenders. They also have some gf brownies for dessert.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Good food, gluten free buns, gluten free fryer, and knowledgeable staff! Great place!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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So amazing! Will go back for sure!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Chicken tenders and fries were excellent!!! Very good gluten free dessert and the employees know a lot about gluten! Highly recommended!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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Knowledgeable and very friendly staff. Yummy burger and fries. Everything cooked in fryer is gluten free, so fries are safe.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Truly a space where celiacs can feel comfortable eating. I asked the staff about cross contamination risks, prep procedures, and more. They prepare gluten allergy flagged orders in their own space separate from the gluten-containing orders. Their burger buns are gluten free and from a gluten free company. The family is firsthand aware of gluten free as although none are celiac they personally eat gluten free for other autoimmune reasons. The staff are so polite, knowledgeable, and positive. Will eat here again. Did not get sick. Ordered the gluten free build your own burger with turkey burger, cheddar cheese, ketchup, raw onion, and avocado.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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Fantastic gluten, dairy-free, and vegan options!! The impossible burger with a really big, yummy bun. The staff was quite knowledgeable and really friendly. They are constantly adding new GF options. Give this a try!!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Ate there and they took a lot of care with our GF burger. My impression was that the fryer was not safe, but I saw others in the app said otherwise so maybe I didn't ask the right questions. The food is fantastic too. I took a group of kids, only one of whom needed GF, and all the kids were happy with their food. Great place with an interesting and varied menu, levels above your average hamburger stand.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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They recently moved next door from their old location. There is now plenty of indoor seating. The burgers are fantastic and the gf bun is good. The fries are not contaminated and are very tasty. ***One thing to be conscious of is that they are not sure if the ketchup is gf.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The staff was accommodating, and my daughter told them she has an allergy, but based on her symptoms today, she got cross contaminated. Not sure if the staff didn’t change the gloves, or if they used the wrong fryer for the fries, but it is likely cross contamination happened at this restaurant as it is the only time she ate outside of our home yesterday.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Wow! I can’t say enough about this place. The employees were SO nice and told us a lot about the GF foods they have and where we can buy them, where applicable. They continued to check in with us to ensure we were having a great experience.

My kids had the chicken fingers, which is something they can’t often get eating out. They said they were great. Fries were excellent, too. Nothing non-GF goes in the fryer.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Staff specifically ask if you have an allergy when ordering. The best gluten free burger I’ve ever had!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Decided to stop based on FMGF reviews. Glad I did! Best gluten free turkey burger I have ever had hands down. Lots of choices for burgers and toppings. Great find! Will go back again when nearby.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Fantastic place, extremely careful about allergy...fries and burgers are amazing, lots of protein options beyond beef.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing gluten free fries and burgers! The staff was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. Best burger I’ve had in years.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I was there for the first time several weeks ago and the food was great and one of the best gf buns i have had. Had no issues with contamination either

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Love their burgers! They just opened a second location at 500 W Madison in Chicago, IL (The first floor food court of Ogilvie Train station. Perfect for those taking the metra into the city.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Good burgers and fries. Never gotten sick here.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent quality ingredients and allergens very clearly labeled.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Don’t let this tiny place fool you into thinking it’s not safe. I have gone here multiple times and have never gotten sick. I’m always impressed that such a tiny location can make fantastic burgers with gluten free buns and still make it safe for me. I’m a loyal customer and appreciate that I can feel like one of the gang while ordering a gourmet burger with wild toppings! Plus gluten free fries!!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Awesome! The staff was very knowledgeable. Even have gluten free wings!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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The staff was knowledgeable and careful. Dedicated fryer! Also, they had buns but I wouldn't suggest getting it as it wasn't great. A little pricey but for French fries in a chill setting, worth it. I plan to go back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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I'm in love with this place! The burgers are monstrous, fries are great, unique drink selection and I'm in love with the GF cookies when they have them. Sometimes they run out fast and won't have any for days.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Very delicious safe food. It's kinda pricy but they use very good ingredients. Grass fed beef, bison, fresh veggies, ext. not so fond of the drink selection and it's kinda small. A couple picnic tables outside literallyand one small counter inside. Very good portion sizes.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This restaurant is incredible! Gluten free buns, safe fries. So delicious! I have Celiac Disease and easy here safely and have never had a bad reaction. They're really careful with gluten free orders.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great place! Loved the options available..almost everything can be modified for gf.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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So happy to have found this place!! Dedicated fryer, amazing burgers, GF buns. It was excellent!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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great gluten free, good quality everything!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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This is gluten free heaven! Love the chicken burgers and kale burgers. They have gluten free buns and fries!!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Fabulous food. Knowledgeable staff.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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My wife and I got lettuce wraps, all American cheeseburger and wild fries. My wife has celiac. We split them and she felt great. The people that work there are extremely knowledgeable and informative with all our questions. We will def be coming back here. Found our new burger place. Dedicated fryer

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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i have never been dissaponted!! really amazing burgers!!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Not the best burger I've had for this price point, but absolutely Celiac friendly

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very delicious! We'll return!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Best burger ever!!! And I'm pretty sure best GF bun I've ever had too. Fries are amazing and staff is very careful and understanding. Yum...

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Very knowledgeable staff. Celiac friendly and super tasty burgers.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Go here often . They do a great job . The manage at this location has a family member who is allergic to gluten .

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Use to love this place, But recently changed their GF buns, and they are HORRIBLE! much better off w/a lettuce wrap. Still like that I can indulge in cheese fries here. Thats probably All I'll order from here. Sad old buns were much better.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Stopped there with my husband and daughter to have something to eat. They offer burgers on different types of buns (wheat, egg, gluten free and pretzel roll.) you can also get it wrapped in a Boston lettuce leaf. They offer cookies that are gluten free too.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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These guys are great and so are the burgers!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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I have been here several times over the past year, and the food is fantastic. The staff and owner are very knowledgable and it's great to not have to worry. I also can not have beef so the other meat options are awesome. My only issue with the place is the length of time it takes to get your food. I had one really bad experience with wait time but that has not happened again. I highly recommend ordering your food ahead of time online.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Great options for those with Celiac. Good buns. Knowledgeable staff. I hope they continue to be busy, so they can upgrade their location to accommodate dining in. We will be back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Absolutely amazing! The buns are extremely thick. The restaurant recommends you eat the entire bun the first time. When you come back, you can decide if that was too much bun and want them to cut it down.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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