Got celiac disease? Yeahhhh...no. Better off going elsewhere. Food’s ok tasting, but you’ll likely get glutened.
Wish their selection was bigger though. Great service, though!
No GF bread or many GF options.
This restaurant is not gluten free friendly. There is no gluten free menue they have one binder thst lists nutritional information and each meal by catagory with allergen warnings. General manager seemed to be accomidating as I advised of my needs.The food seemex ok but bland.With in an hour or so of eating the supposed. gluten free meal I had a serious reaction with abdomial cramps and diarhea. all night. Stay away from. Applebees!
I'm not impressed with the selection, not even steak can gluten-free because of the seasoning. The list of choices is a very short list. Very short, I wouldn't waste time and money going to the restaurant (I have found that every branch is the same) If I could choose 0 stars, I would.
We went here knowing that Applebees in general offers a pretty good and tasty gluten free menu. I have Celiac disease and am highly sensitive to anything with gluten, no matter how tiny an amount. After my husband and I were seated, our waiter came over. He was one of those who would start talking to you from twenty feet away, so you're completely unaware he's even trying to get your order. Once we figured out he was talking to us, it was hard to keep his attention, but we still made sure to mention (numerous times) about my food issue and he acknowledged. I figured my food would be fine. I was wrong. Normally I can finish off my meal there, I don't do appetizers or desert and so I feel satisfied, but not full after. After just a few bites, my stomach doubled in size and I felt full...something that never happens unless it's bad food. I spent the rest of the day asking my poor husband to stop at a number of restrooms throughout our travels home...oh and having to literally run through the mini golf course in a hurry is not fun with an injured knee!! (Thank you folks for letting me cut off your games!) Though I don't like putting down a restaurant, I just don't want others to suffer. Applebees overall is really good, this one in Manchester has potential, but I think our waiters inattentiveness may have played a huge part. I am also emailing the manager there so as to avoid any issues for others who attend. I plan on sticking to the Applebees in Concord as I have had multiple successful plates there and the staff are amazing.
Never again! They have a very hard to read allergy menu. Items that they say are safe on menu, are not. Everything is fried in same fryer. Different staff contradicting each other. Didn’t know what was safe. I’ve been told before they used a dedicated fryer. They do not.
Last night I ordered the salsa verde nachos for curbside pickup & told them I’m gluten free when I ordered. The gm came out to the car & said they’re not gf. I told him that they’re on the gf menu, as are the fries that I order. He said they don’t have a separate fryer. It’s all cooked in the same fryer. I’ve gotten sick the other times I’ve ordered but assumed I was glutened someplace else or from home since they’re on the gf menu & the person in charge those nights would come over & talk with me before ordering. I’m hoping the gm is wrong & that I’ve gotten sick a different way. I’ll be calling cooperate on Monday.
they have an excellent allergen list that is very c omprehensive. being celiac and lactose intolerant nattows down my options. their staff was exceptional in helping me stay safe. it was Easter Sunday, they were crazy busy, they took the time to get it right . these guys were awsome.
Management seems very attentive to the urgency of Celiac requirements. Some staff also very attentive while others a bit less so stay diligent, making sure the waitstaff understands. We had no problems ordering but options understandably limited. Had a tasty grilled chicken, steamed broccoli and mashed potatoes. Chips are merely warmed in the store so the chips and salsa were tasty, and safe, as well.
Awful. I got super sick. Please please please don’t go here if you have CD! You will 100% get sick. The staff isn’t knowledgeable about gluten free at all. I got a salad and had croutons on it and told me to just pick them out.
Not very many gluten free options here. Was given an allergy menu but many of the things listed as not having gluten are not really gluten free (French fries, nachos, and anything else fried as they don’t have a dedicated fryer). Wait staff was nice and tried to be very accommodating of my allergy.
This was a unique experience for us. There was no gluten-free menu, or marked menu items, but the manager sat down with us and an allergens binder, and went over the safe-to-eat menu items with us. He was very friendly, very helpful, and went out of his way to make us feel comfortable eating here. If you eat here, ask for Jason (the manager).
Said they had a GF menu. Manager came out with a binder that I couldn’t look at. Steak isn’t even safe. Only two options available and I had to sub my side. Although manager was friendly and they said it was flagged allergy I ended up having an attack. I will avoid in the future.
Overall the food is cooked well and tastes delicious. They don’t have a GF menu. They just have the Giant file for allergens tat doesn’t even include the newer items. If you don’t have hours to figure out what you want, you can just stick to the basics and be fine. I didn’t get sick from cross contamination but the staff didn’t seem to know much about GF either so it might have just been luck.
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! :)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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"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."