Applebee's

2 ratings
$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns

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.

1155 Alloy Dr
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6M8, Canada

Most Recent Reviews


Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


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-contact?

— 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
Updated 9 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Easy to substitute a (good) gluten-free bun for any burger and most sandwiches. The gluten-free crustless cheesecake is really good.

Updated 5 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

  • Bread/Buns
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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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Reviews of this Chain

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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

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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

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


Horrible experience. Stressed to the server how important it was for the omelette to be gluten free (thought it was the safest option). Within the hour, was so sick. Terrible

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?

— Not Much/None

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

— Poor

Celiac

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Review


We were looking for a quick bite to eat because it was late and we had limited options with our party. Only thing I think was safe for him was a burger without a bun. We did not stay because my celiac son wasn’t having it.

It’s what you’d expect with a chain. They had limited GF options. (They indicated items as “gluten-sensitive.”) I wouldn’t trust cross-contamination protocols.

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?

— Not Much/None

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

— Poor

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Menu is marked “gluten sensitive” and staff is knowledgeable and able to help with questions. Have had good luck with the ribs.

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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