Applebee's

2.5 stars 2.5 out of 5 3 ratings
$Gluten Free Menu, Appetizers, Dessert + 5 more

2840 South Highway 169, Grand Rapids, MN 55744 Directions

(218) 326-8878
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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    September 17, 2016

    I ate at the Grand Rapids Applebee's last night. The service was great, but their gluten free meals are not safe for people with Celiac Disease. I was feeling sick before I left the restaurant and was really sick by the time I got home.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    August 18, 2016

    Very limited gluten free options. Started to actually like the beef verde nachos (I think thats what they called it?) but then they changed from shredded beef to some sort of nasty beef- ground I think but chewy weird texture. Service the last few times has been really slow. I don't see any reason to go back. Even my gluten eating friends don't go there anymore.

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    4 rating
    April 13, 2015

    Typical applebees.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    November 17, 2017

    1950 Fort Harrison Rd, Terre Haute, IN 47804

    Bourbon Street Chicken and shrimp dinner posted as without wheat then served on a plate with deep fried potatoes

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    5 rating
    November 12, 2017

    39720 N 10th St W, Palmdale, CA 93551

    Their Chicken tortilla soup and Chicken Caprese salad are gluten free, amongst others. Applebee's also has a designated allergen book for you to choose what you are craving and what they offer gluten free/vegetarian/ vegan on their menu. So exited, thank you Applebee's! :)

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    2 rating
    November 06, 2017

    3100 Golf Road, Delafield, WI 53018

    We ate at an Applebee's last summer and I did well there. There were several options for me. This time, even the steaks were not gluten-free. And the waiter couldn't tell me if they could be cooked in a gluten-free manner. I was offered a burger with no bun or a salad without croutons. I wasn't impressed.

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    4 rating
    November 01, 2017

    125 Balsam St N, Cambridge, MN 55008

    Typical Applebee’s gluten allergy list... I’ve never gotten sick here

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    October 17, 2017

    7250 Valley Creek Plaza, St Paul, MN 55125

    I have had mixed experiences with Applebees, but having Celiac, a couple bad experiences is enough for me and sadly I won't be returning any time soon. I ordered off the gluten free menu and asked all the typical prep questions and still got sick.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    October 14, 2017

    1405 MN-33, Cloquet, MN 55720

    They have GF options, but I always leave Applebees unhappy and hungry. I think their portions are small and it's not the best tasting food either. So many other options out there.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    October 01, 2017

    1352 South Providence Center Drive, Cedar City, UT 84720

    There is a very, very small selection of what they call GF on their menu. It isn’t very good, and every time I eat here I get sick. I no longer trust the place at all.

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    1 rating
    September 30, 2017

    4981 Dressler Road Northwest, Canton, OH 44718

    The waitress wasn’t knowledgeable and still sent my salad out with croutons even after I requested not to have them.

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    4 rating Not celiac friendly
    September 23, 2017

    6871 Pearl Rd, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

    Although they did have a detailed binder, I would not consider this place celiac friendly. No dedicated friers and when asked about certain things, the answer was "we are not up to celiac standards". Salads can be a safe bet most of the time, but they have one that was celiac friendly. I did eat that one salad, modified slightly, and am ok so far. I just don't consider it celiac friendly if I have to work real hard to find something to eat.

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    3 rating
    September 04, 2017

    410 20th Street South, New Ulm, MN 56073

    always a chance at a big name place, but haven't gotten sick, just stay with the safe items.

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    September 04, 2017

    1935 N Ocean Ave, Farmingville, NY 11738

    Wheat free menu available. Very helpful.

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    1 rating
    September 04, 2017

    10243 Big Bend Rd, Riverview, FL 33578

    After making myself very clear that I have Celiac and cannot have gluten, even speaking to the manager before I ordered, they brought my salad covered in croutons. Will not be going back.

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    4 rating
    September 02, 2017

    111 Airport Rd W, Fort Payne, AL 35968

    They have a binder with all allergens. Gluten free options are very limited. None of the salads are GF.

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    Celiac
    2 rating Celiac friendly
    August 29, 2017

    2250 Division Rd, Windsor, ON N8W 3T4, Canada N8W 3T4

    Very limited menu. Some items listed gluten free on menu are not due to cross contamination in fryer. Service was good and server was knowledgable. I will not eat here again due to such a limited number of truly gluten free items.

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    3 rating
    August 15, 2017

    5070 Commercial St SE, Salem, OR 97306

    While they have an allergen list and the food was good, I did get sick after eating here. I'm willing to give it another try as I've eaten at other Applebees without trouble.

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    5 rating
    August 03, 2017

    6871 Pearl Rd, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

    I'm not usually a big fan of chain restaurants due to staff not usually paying attention to allergy needs, but I had an incredible experience. I had forgotten to ask for a gluten free menu when I walked in, but when we got to the table I mentioned I had an allergy. The hostess went and got the manager, who brought me a binder of all of the foods they serve (was very updated), and what type of allergens you may find in them. It was a little hard to operate, but was very in depth. Our waitress even ensured I didn't have any questions before ordering and made a note that my food preparation be handled differently as to not cross contaminate. I always worry about getting ill, but I felt perfectly fine after. I was very pleased with how knowledgeable the staff was, and how wonderful they were taking care of me while I dined out with my family.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    July 26, 2017

    1200 Ohio 303, Streetsboro, OH 44241

    I've eaten here many times with very few problems but suffered from cc last visit. For the most part, they are very knowledgable & accommodating. Beware, the tortillas & strips are fried in a shared fryer. I love their chopped chicken salad.

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    5 rating
    July 20, 2017

    3067 W State St, Olean, NY 14760

    Good selection on the gf menu. Menu broken down by different allergies is helpful if your allergic to more than one thing.

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    1 rating
    July 19, 2017

    909 North Dupont Highway, Dover, DE 19901

    "We do not have a gluten free menu and cannot guarantee that any of our foods are gluten free" manager on shift.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    July 14, 2017

    4981 Dressler Road Northwest, Canton, OH 44718

    online menu lies not all that is says is gluten free really is at restaurant nachos and many others

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 13, 2017

    3944 Grandview Dr, Simpsonville, SC 29680

    Gluten friendly options ... fiesta lime chicken ... substitute seasoned rice...

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    July 10, 2017

    980 Razorback Dr, Houghton, MI 49931

    Some of the cooks are aware of what Celiac Disease is. The Manager/Waitress Mandy is very knowledge about it. she can keep you safe. if you're not a Celiac, it's fine. If you are, stick to a salad. They can make those 100% safe for you

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    July 09, 2017

    5158 North Carolina 42 W, Garner, NC 27529

    I haven't been impressed of late

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    4 rating
    July 07, 2017

    1901 S Business 45, Corsicana, TX 75110

    the server took good care of my CD daughter. she got a a baked potato and grilled shrimp. No issues!

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    5 rating
    June 28, 2017

    1009 Bichara Blvd, Lady Lake, FL 32159

    Staff is very friendly and familiar. They have a allergen menu with several GF items. Very pleased.

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    4 rating
    June 24, 2017

    505 Apache Dr, McComb, MS 39648

    Good service, salmon was tasty

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    June 23, 2017

    870 North Lee Highway, Lexington, VA 24450

    They're GF menu is poorly edited. It even states the fries are GF, but the friers are contaminated.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    June 17, 2017

    199 Northtown Dr NE, Blaine, MN 55434

    I visited Applebee's with my celiac daughter. The waitress (I believe her name was Kerra) was very knowledgeable about celiac and went through the menu options with us. She ensured the kitchen staff was aware of our needs and told them to clean the cooking surface and keep our food separate from gluten. The manager was notified and he stopped by to visit us to make sure our needs were met. Overall it was a stress-free experience.

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    1 rating
    June 16, 2017

    8322 Lewiston Road, Batavia, NY 14020

    Ordered a burger on a bed of lettuce, telling them I had Celiac and cannot have any bun at all. It still arrived on a bun. Sent it back to kitchen and they made a new burger, but served it on lettuce on the same plate covered in crumbs from the bun. Left extremely disappointed.

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    5 rating
    June 13, 2017

    4100 W 10th St, Greeley, CO 80634

    they were very helpful, they sat down with me and went over what I wanted and figured it out. Most of the sides are gluten free. The service was fantastic.

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    May 24, 2017

    581 Second Street #581, Manchester, NH 03102

    Wish their selection was bigger though. Great service, though!

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    May 19, 2017

    3067 W State St, Olean, NY 14760

    I asked if they had a gf menu and I was handed the binder. It's difficult to read and figure out what is actually gf? Once the waitress came back to take our order I said I was really confused as what I could actually eat because I had celiac. She said well that's why we give you the binder . When it came around to take my order I decided to pass. All I wanted was a salad but I did not feel safe eating here. Come on Applebees you should have a gf menu!

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    Celiac
    2 rating Celiac friendly
    May 15, 2017

    3990 Hinkleville Rd, Paducah, KY 42001

    Have a gluten free allergen menu few options. They same in website. Not all Applebee's serves the same dishes so be aware. Are there several times and have done good.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    May 13, 2017

    4700 4th St N, St Petersburg, FL 33703

    No gluten free menu, just a book of allergens. This book was brought to me by a manager who made it clear that the establishment is not responsible for any cross contamination. He said that the dedicated gluten free fryer would sometimes be used for fish and chips when the place got very busy. At least he was honest. As a person with Celiac disease this will be a restaurant I will have to avoid.

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    4 rating
    May 05, 2017

    3067 W State St, Olean, NY 14760

    This is more a criticism of the chain rather than this particular location, but I wish they'd print an actual gf menu rather than have the giant, difficult to navigate binder. That said, they do have a few appetizers that are gf. I had the nachos, and they were tasty and generously sized. Staff was friendly and attentive.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    April 29, 2017

    346 Hauenstein Rd, Huntington, IN 46750

    They have a list of foods that are allergy free

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    Celiac
    3 rating Celiac friendly
    April 24, 2017

    1501 NE Douglas St, Lee's Summit, MO 64086

    *** Please write honest reviews so others have up to date information on choices*** Annoying allergen book so it takes forever to order. Very limited options. Staff is not knowledgeable. The last time I took my child, who got mac n cheese, I asked for no mushrooms but got them anyways, took one bite of my chicken when he needed to go to the bathroom, again, and when we got back to the table the mac n cheese had been scooped into my food because two full plates of food and a full plate of yogurt gave the bus boy the impression that we had left... got a new plate still with mushrooms, ate, paid full price, tipped and left.

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    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    April 19, 2017

    70 Worcester-Providence Turnpike, Millbury, MA 01527

    Unfortunately I don't feel they make it particularly easy to dine at their restaurant if you are trying to eat GF. Granted they will bring you the allergy binder but as far as making recommendations the staff are either not trained or not very interested.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    April 13, 2017

    511 S Bishop Ave, Rolla, MO 65401

    Handed me a notebook with a list of allergens and their regular menu. Waste of time. Almost all of their steaks and salads still listed gluten as an allergen, and waiter and chefs could not explain why.

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    3 rating
    April 11, 2017

    8380 East Point Douglas Rd S, Cottage Grove, MN 55016

    I would never rate them a 5, they have the most unorganized way of a notebook to cross reference the menu vs a GF menu. It takes forever to order. The food was tasty but beware of cross contamination

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    5 rating
    April 10, 2017

    1020 East State Highway 152, Mustang, OK 73064

    They have an appetizer Salsa Verde Nachos they claim is gluten free. I do not have celiac but seem to get gerd and other digestive problems if I eat gluten. But these nachos were da bomb. hint; order them with some shredded lettuce and sour cream! delicious

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    April 09, 2017

    2036 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone, NC 28607

    Outside of handing you an allergen menu, they have no clue about keeping someone with Celiac disease safe. I ordered salmon and mashed potatoes. When I spooned out a bite in the middle of my mashed potatoes, there were 2 pasta noodles! Never again!

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    April 08, 2017

    635 N Utah Ave, Idaho Falls, ID 83402

    No Gluten Free menu, which made choosing a meal difficult. Staff no up to speed on Celiac.

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    5 rating
    April 08, 2017

    9319 US 49, Gulfport, MS 39503

    Has a gluten free and allergen menu.

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    5 rating Not celiac friendly
    April 05, 2017

    2810 Alexandria Pike, Highland Heights, KY 41076

    Really good food. Enjoy going to Applebee's.!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    March 19, 2017

    1909-A US-421, Wilkesboro, NC 28697

    The waiter was very attentive and went out of his way to find out which items on the menu were gluten free and as celiac friendly as possible. He even brought out a notebook filled with every menu item's allergen information. I was really impressed!

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    4 rating
    March 10, 2017

    1514 Mt Vernon Ave, Marion, OH 43302

    Good food, good service, the lunch specials for a good value. I got the fiesta lime chicken. My only complaint is the bathrooms were dirty.

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    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    March 02, 2017

    1323 US-22, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

    Salad had wonton strips on it when I specified my issue. Salad was returned to me with them picked out and crumbs still in there. They didn't make me pay, but it's scary to think someone would just pick something out when you have an issue.

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    5 rating
    February 21, 2017

    650 John R Junkin Dr, Natchez, MS 39120

    Great option for avoiding allergens in Natchez

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    February 18, 2017

    1501 NE Douglas St, Lee's Summit, MO 64086

    The manager made everything simple. A lot of choices.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Appetizers
  • Dessert
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
Monday
11 am - 12 am
Tuesday
11 am - 12 am
Wednesday
11 am - 12 am
Thursday
11 am - 12 am
Friday
11 am - 12 am
Saturday
12 am - 1 am, 11 am - 12 am
Sunday
12 am - 1 am, 11 am - 12 am
Notes
"As America’s Favorite Neighbor, the health and safety of our guests are top priorities at Applebee’s.  Our commitment to you is to provide the most current allergen information available from our food suppliers. The menu items listed on this page are not prepared with gluten or made with ingredients that contain gluten when prepared according to the standard recipe.  Please be aware that during normal kitchen operations involving shared cooking and preparation areas, including common fryer oil, the possibility exists for food items to come in contact with other food products. Due to these circumstances, we are unable to guarantee that any menu item can be completely free of allergens."
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