Applebee's

5 ratings
$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
50% of 4 votes say it's celiac friendly

Warning

This is a chain, which typically means a high risk of cross-contamination. It may not be possible to dine safely at this establishment.

4101 Vine Street
Hays, KS 67601

Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

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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 1 year 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. ๐Ÿ˜•

Updated 6 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 7 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

  • Dinner
  • 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 7 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 9 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Symptomatic Celiac

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Good restaurant chain. They substitute for gluten free bun on their burgers. Fries are not safe so I normally get mashed potatoes. They added a rice chicken bowl on their menu and that's what I normally order. They are pretty cautious about gluten allergy and a specific/different server comes out to bring just the gluten free order to avoid cross contamination, I suppose. Their cheesecake with no crumb base is delicious. I have never gotten contaminated going there.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Reservations recommended
Celiac

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I called and spoke to the kitchen manager and they do not have any GF food and all the food is prepped and fried in the same area. Staff are NOT trained for any sort of food allergies.

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

— Average

Symptomatic Celiac

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DON’T TRUST IF YOU HAVE CELIAC!!!

I ate here a few months ago and got extremely sick. I ordered off the gluten sensitivity menu. I wasn’t sure what had made me sick so I tried it again a few days ago hoping the first time was just a fluke. I ordered the burben chicken and shrimp off the gluten sensitivity menu and got extremely sick.

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?

— Good

Celiac

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January 19, 2023. Ate dinner here with my wife and friends. I'm not crazy about their "Gluten Sensitive" menu, but I have eaten at other Applebee's in the past without issues. At the other Applebee's where I have had success, the staff has been very attentive to my gluten allergy. At this location, the staff could not have paid the allergy any less attention. I asked for the cooks to change gloves and use fresh serving utensils. I was told they were busy and short staffed. I ate the grilled chicken with garlic potatoes and steamed broccoli. I was sick before I left the restaurant. At this location, be very careful if you are sensitive to gluten exposure.

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?

— Average

Celiac

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Don't! The oil is NOT separate or GF according to kitchen No nachos ๐Ÿ˜ญ

Safety


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

— Not at all

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