Applebee's

5 ratings
$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
50% of 4 votes say it's celiac friendly
4101 Vine Street
Hays, KS 67601

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I called the restaurant before we went and asked for a manager. I told her I saw on-line that the nachos are gluten free. She agreed they are. I asked if the chips came from the same fryer as other items like breaded chicken. She said, “yes they are”. I said, oh so then they are cross contaminated? She corrected then and said, “well we are gluten sensitive, not gluten free.” That was enough to make me not trust eating there.

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?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Giving this a 3 star because my celiac did not get sick. She got the bacon hamburger without the bun and a side fries. They did have some gf options on the menu. However, the menu is not exactly a menu. It's several pieces of paper with the ingredients listed and and the allergen is x marked. So, be prepared to read through that. :)

But, the service was extremely slow on top of waiting 25 minutes to be seated.

We had a party of 6 (baby was sleeping) and we saw several other parties of 3-5 show up after of us, order, serve and leave.

Our waitress was trying, but the kitchen staff just did not seem to care or they forgot about us. My food as well as my husbands was cold. A few managers came by to check in us. They microwaved the food, discounted our meal $25 and gave us a $10 voucher, so they tried to make it right. We were never rude about it, but as weary travelers we just wanted to eat and get back on the road. By the time we got through we were there for over 2 hours. 😕

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Asked for a GF menu at the door, was at the table within minutes of us sitting down. Pretty decent amount of choices. The waitress was very helpful and remembered I was gluten free and checked on is often.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years 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

  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant

Notes


"As America’s Favorite Neighbor, the health and safety of our guests are top priorities at Applebee’s. As part of our commitment to you, we provide the most current allergen information available from our food suppliers on eight common allergens plus gluten and added monosodium glutamate (MSG), so that our guests with food allergies can make informed food selections. 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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Celiac

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If your GF don't waste your time here. Requested GF menu and they never brought it. Not wanting to hold up everyone else at my table I ordered a dinner salad with no bread. When I asked about dressings they had no clue. Oil & vinegar is what I had to get.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They were very helpful and attentive. They brought a gluten free menu and the manager stopped at our table to check on us.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Celiac

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Nov 22, 2021. Ate lunch at this restaurant. Their menu items are marked as "Gluten Sensitive". I had a grilled chicken salad and did NOT get sick.

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?

— Excellent

Celiac

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Good food no cross contamination server understood GF.

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

Celiac

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So little available gluten free and no certainty that they understood enough to be careful.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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?

— Below Average

Celiac

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Had not been to an Applebee’s for several years because of lack of awareness of staff. But they now have several options on the menu - many of them are fried so I didn’t consider them. But I got the grilled chicken and thought it was excellent. I would try it again.

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

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