Typical applebees experience
*** 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.
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.
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
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
Has a gluten free and allergen menu.
I went here to eat the other day with my boyfriend and was nervous. I looked at the allergen list and found a rack of ribs gf. I was so excited. The fries are also gluten free here too. We explained that How I can't have gluten and the first rack came out with coleslaw and I was throughly disappointed. I requested again for my order with the "gluten allergy" and it came out. IT WAS SO GOOD!!! I had a full rack of ribs, fries and steamed broccoli. I had enough after for two more meals. I will honestly come back and get these ribs again!!! Also saw on the allergen list that vanilla, strawberry and chocolate shakes were gluten free but didn't try one. I would recommend to others.
Do not have a gf menu but a list of allergens that does not consider cross-contamination at all!!! They say their fries do not contain gluten while they are fried in same oil as onion rings !!! So nothing can be considered gf because of that And not that many choices...
They have a separate menu dedicated for gluten and wheat sensitivities (as well as other food allergens), but the store manager will tell you straight out that it's possible to have gluten get in your food with its preparation. I've been burned here. Avoid it if you can.
Very limited options, difficult to decipher allergen menu, uninformed wait staff and after all the education and double checking.. still ended up contaminated. FYI- the allergen menu lists some items as free of wheat (salsa chips, French fries, etc.) but they are fried with wheat. Won't be going back!
We ate lunch at the Applebee's in Flint, Michigan. There are six of us, but only four have celiac disease. The single allergy menu that was given to us was very hard to read. It listed every item on the regular menu, and if an allergen was present, it was marked with an X. It did not indicate that many items, such as the fries and the chips, are cooked in shared oil, and are not actually gluten free. The staff did not seem to understand why we were so concerned about contamination, and did not have the answers to our questions readily available. The service was slow, even though the restaurant was not crowded at all. The music was loud, and the TVs were everywhere and very distracting. Although the food was good, we are very nervous that we might get sick from this trip. Perhaps it is just this particular Applebee's that isn't optimal for people with celiac disease, but safe to say we will not be eating at any Applebee's again unless we receive word that they have improved a significant amount.
It was almost impossible to find anything gluten free and dairy free. They have an allergy menu, but the fries are marked gluten free even though they are done in a fryer with other things. Baked potatoes are rolled in butter before baking. The one good thing was a knowledgeable waitress.
This Applebee's is wonderful!!! My daughter and I both have Celiac Disease and every time we eat at this location we always have a wonderful experience! The staff is always careful when bringing our food out as well as double checking everything we order with the manager to make sure there hasn't been any changes(to make sure the item is still prepared GF). They are AWESOME!!
My family and I have been to numerous Applebees before with no problem at all! But this particular one made both myself and my daughter very sick. I ordered my usual(sizzling chicken and shrimp with sweet potato fries --all of which is on their gluten free menu). My daughter order chicken grillers which were part of the their GF menu and she didn't even eat her applesauce just the chicken and we both got very sick! We both have Celiac so this is a major problem! I will never go back to this particular Applebee's again. I have been to the Applebee's in Pooler (not too far away) with absolutely no problems I always have a great experience!
This is the second time I have attempted to eat here. I made it VERY clear I had a gluten allergy and once again the gave me a salad with croutons . Avoid at all costs .
The waitress plopped a huge binder down for me to paruse that outlines ALL ingredients for every food, and not very clearly, then promptly disappeared for a very long time. It is extremely difficult to figure out what they do have that's gf. And even more difficult to ask questions from someone working there. It is not clear at all from the way it's written. Not to mention it isn't even up to date with their new menu. No one, not even me after studying this binder for a half hr, could tell me definitively what was gluten free. I did not get sick, shockingly, after picking something I thought might be ok, but didn't know at all for sure. I will never eat here again. From what I could tell, they literally had maybe 2 things that are celiac friendly. More if you include beverages.
They have updated their menu and I am sorry to say, have reduced the number of items that are GF. They provided their large allergen list and upon review, there is actually very little that is truly GF. It is unfortunate that at least at the nearest location to me, the manager was not helpful at all.
Their regular menu is so complicated and then to look each item up in a book of allergies. It's impossible. Waitress was no help, said they can't guarantee GF. Why have Applebees in this app? I went with the allergy menu and hostess digestion but was sickened.
The staff here is trained on how to avoid gluten, so just make sure you let your server know if you have Celiac, and they'll help you out. There's also a nifty little allergen list on their website that tells you whether or not a menu item you're looking at has gluten ingredients, which I found to be very helpful.The only reasons why I'm not giving this 5 stars are 1. because the menu itself does not specify what does and doesn't contain gluten ingredients, and they also don't offer GF substitutes for bread/pasta, so it's kind of difficult to find something to eat, and 2. because they don't have a dedicated GF fryer. Other than that, though, I thought they were very good. I got the Fiesta Lime Chicken and it was quite tasty. :)
I have celiac, I went to Applebee's at like 11pm after going to the casino. When I was being seated I asked to have a gluten free menu and she said she would send the manager out. This manager was horrible. She said that none of her back staff were trained and that it was up to me to figure it out. No promises. Then I tried to explain cross contamination hoping she could have them clean there work space and she kept repeating they can't promise anything and that they are not trained for this. Definitely not celiac friendly.
they got rid of my ribblets, which I never got sick on. new menu, waiter not educated on gluten. didn't get sick the first time, did the second trip.
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.
Gluten free menu isn't good. waitress was great about everything, but the food is never that great. Probably don't go here.
The "gluten free menu" consisted of a binder filled with tables that had columns for multiple different food allergies. You have to find your item, and then trace over and find the columns that correspond with your allergy. None of the prices are listed in the binder. I suppose this would be helpful for someone with multiple food allergies, but as a newly diagnosed Celiac, this was an overwhelming and cumbersome system.
They provide an allergen menu, however it was out of date. The items I tried to order from the allergen menu weren't even offered by the restaurant. My server was fairly knowledgeable, however, and offered suggestions. After cross referencing the allergen menu, I went with her suggestions of honey bbq baby back ribs and fries with a side salad. Unfortunately someone brought out the salad with croutons, but my server swept in and took control. She made a new, safe salad and brought it out, personally. It was a pretty good meal. I wish Applebee's was a little more up to date with a gluten free menu, but I seemed to luck out with a knowledgeable server.
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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."