Applebee's

1 rating
$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu

Warning

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

1820 W University Dr
McKinney, TX 75069

Most Recent Reviews


Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


I love this place so much !! I usually get the Tex Mex Shrimp Bowl (ask to take out the tortilla strips, black bean corn salsa, with the chimichurri on the side in a container). I typically ask for things to be taken out like corn and dairy because i’m sensitive to most foods !! I usually get a strawberry lemonade to go with this but it’s your choice !!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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

Updated 3 months 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

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • 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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I made the mistake of assuming an item on the menu saying GS (gluten sensitive) would not have gluten. Strawberry salad said GS, but cane with gluten breadstick. The waitress got very defensive when I asked if it was gluten free. She said I never told her I was gluten free. Lesson learned. But, she dud not need to be nasty to me. My grandson got the breadstick.

Safety


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

— 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/None

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

— Good

Celiac

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Review


I ordered the balsamic chicken and strawberry salad, marked gf on the menu. I asked the server to make sure she alerted the kitchen to prevent across cross contact. She gave me an attitude and said 'it's marked gf on the menu, isn't it?' Lo and behold, when it was served to me, a delicious, steamy, fresh baked bread stick was sitting on top of it. This was NOT mentioned on the menu, and after telling the server I needed to est gf, I was not happy nor did I feel safe. Also, being reminded of what I'm missing out on by having this breadstick waved under my nose was really not an uplifting experience. If you have Celiac like me I'd stay away from his place.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Not Much

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

— Below Average

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


Went their with daughter who has celiac. Server was knowledgeable about celiac and brought out the manager to discuss our order. We opted for the Fiesta Lime chicken (without the tortilla strips). Meal was very tasty and no reaction to the meal. Would go there again.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Overall Rating

Review


Waiter was very abrupt and rude when we tried to ask about how GF foods were prepared, just kept saying where you see GS on the menu it will be Gluten sensitive but when I tried to explain that there needed to be a sense of comfort in how it's prepared for my celiac daughter he wasn't interested in putting my mind at ease. Lots available on the menu but didn't feel it was safe for my daughter based on the man's attitude towards questions. Wouldn't recommend based on this however lots of possibilities on the menu for it to be a great option of they would train their staff on sensitivity when it comes to Celiac disease.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Good

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


I tried ordering off the gluten sensitive menu and told the server I was allergic to gluten. I had symptoms exactly an hour after the meal. I may not have been clear enough with my needs, but I’m not sure I will risk it again.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Average

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