Applebee's

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 1 rating
$Gluten Free Menu, Appetizers, Dessert + 5 more

1303 Vaughn Dr, Ottumwa, IA 52501 Directions

(641) 683-1711
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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    They were knowledgable and friendly. Had the Salmon and it was very good.

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    Celiac
    3 rating Celiac friendly
    4 days ago

    5940 State Street, Saginaw, MI 48603

    They have options but they are limited. I am allergic to corn as well so maybe that made it VERY limited but the chicken and shrimp skillet was great as an option!

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    1 week ago

    24 Midway Rd, Cranston, RI 02920

    Not sure it is celiac friendly plus their gluten free menu is outdated. But I figure I am ok with a baked potato and fire grilled vegetables. Was tasty.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    909 North Dupont Highway, Dover, DE 19901

    Never again! They have a very hard to read allergy menu. Items that they say are safe on menu, are not. Everything is fried in same fryer. Different staff contradicting each other. Didn’t know what was safe. I’ve been told before they used a dedicated fryer. They do not.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    419 N Broadway, Pennsville, NJ 08070

    Last night I ordered the salsa verde nachos for curbside pickup & told them I’m gluten free when I ordered. The gm came out to the car & said they’re not gf. I told him that they’re on the gf menu, as are the fries that I order. He said they don’t have a separate fryer. It’s all cooked in the same fryer. I’ve gotten sick the other times I’ve ordered but assumed I was glutened someplace else or from home since they’re on the gf menu & the person in charge those nights would come over & talk with me before ordering. I’m hoping the gm is wrong & that I’ve gotten sick a different way. I’ll be calling cooperate on Monday.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    1010 E North Ave, Belton, MO 64012

    Not a dedicated spot on grill and skillets can be used for different foods still causing cross contamination.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    3 weeks ago

    1909-A US-421, Wilkesboro, NC 28697

    we called to order "to go" but the staff and manager on duty has no clue what gluten was or that they have a gf menu. We ended up at Olive Garden instead

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 weeks ago

    2321 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster, PA 17602

    they have an excellent allergen list that is very c omprehensive. being celiac and lactose intolerant nattows down my options. their staff was exceptional in helping me stay safe. it was Easter Sunday, they were crazy busy, they took the time to get it right . these guys were awsome.

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    Celiac
    3 rating Celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    107 Fletcher Pkwy, El Cajon, CA 92020

    Had the bourbon chicken and shrimp and it tested gf on my Nima

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    160 Tanger Outlet Blvd, Pooler, GA 31322

    Management seems very attentive to the urgency of Celiac requirements. Some staff also very attentive while others a bit less so stay diligent, making sure the waitstaff understands. We had no problems ordering but options understandably limited. Had a tasty grilled chicken, steamed broccoli and mashed potatoes. Chips are merely warmed in the store so the chips and salsa were tasty, and safe, as well.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    70 Worcester-Providence Turnpike, Millbury, MA 01527

    Awful. I got super sick. Please please please don’t go here if you have CD! You will 100% get sick. The staff isn’t knowledgeable about gluten free at all. I got a salad and had croutons on it and told me to just pick them out.

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    2 months ago

    27 N 500 W, Bountiful, UT 84010

    Limited options but what I got was yum!

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    1000 W Esplanade Ave, Kenner, LA 70065

    Limited options and I got sick. Also, terrible service 90% if the time.

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    2 rating
    2 months ago

    4929 East Pickard Road, Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

    Hardly any gluten free options and their gluten free menu is very hard to read

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    7 Fresh River Rd, Epping, NH 03042

    I've had several meals here, no issues.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    2333 Welsh Rd, Lansdale, PA 19446

    Staff is Fantastic!!! Regarding allergies, too difficult to read through a manual to determine what to eat. In comparison to most restaurants, they lack allergy acknowledgement for specific allergies within the menu.

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    3 months ago

    3905 Lamar Ave, Paris, TX 75462

    I would give it a 5 stars if it had a bigger gluten free menu. You have to ask for the gluten free menu. It was kept in back last I asked for it. I have to eat gluten free and I never had a problem here if I stick to the gluten free menu.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    3169 Princeton Rd, Hamilton, OH 45011

    My experience was that The server was not very knowledgeable and the menu was very restricted. Not much offered that was gluten free

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    2 rating
    4 months ago

    4981 Dressler Road Northwest, Canton, OH 44718

    Not very many gluten free options here. Was given an allergy menu but many of the things listed as not having gluten are not really gluten free (French fries, nachos, and anything else fried as they don’t have a dedicated fryer). Wait staff was nice and tried to be very accommodating of my allergy.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    2333 Welsh Rd, Lansdale, PA 19446

    This was a unique experience for us. There was no gluten-free menu, or marked menu items, but the manager sat down with us and an allergens binder, and went over the safe-to-eat menu items with us. He was very friendly, very helpful, and went out of his way to make us feel comfortable eating here. If you eat here, ask for Jason (the manager).

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    7790 Peach Street, Erie, PA 16509

    They have a BINDER with menu items' ingredients. They only had baked potatoes for my Celiac daughter. WHY is it on the list?

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    1 rating
    4 months ago

    251 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Waterville, ME 04901

    Said they had a GF menu. Manager came out with a binder that I couldn’t look at. Steak isn’t even safe. Only two options available and I had to sub my side. Although manager was friendly and they said it was flagged allergy I ended up having an attack. I will avoid in the future.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    14990 E Orange Lake Blvd, Kissimmee, FL 34747

    Would never recommend Applebee's for GF. Their idea of Gluten Free is to hand you a binder with Xerox pages, and you more or less figure out what you can eat for yourself. Would love to give them 0 stars if I could. They have nothing!!

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    4 months ago

    19 Mall Road, Barboursville, WV 25504

    Overall the food is cooked well and tastes delicious. They don’t have a GF menu. They just have the Giant file for allergens tat doesn’t even include the newer items. If you don’t have hours to figure out what you want, you can just stick to the basics and be fine. I didn’t get sick from cross contamination but the staff didn’t seem to know much about GF either so it might have just been luck.

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    581 Second Street #581, Manchester, NH 03102

    Got celiac disease? Yeahhhh...no. Better off going elsewhere. Food’s ok tasting, but you’ll likely get glutened.

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    525 Sleater Kinney Rd SE, Lacey, WA 98503

    There are a number of choices on their menu that can work well for gluten-intolerant people. Ask the waitress for a gluten-free menu, they keep a notebook that lists all of the allergens in everything they serve.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    1950 Fort Harrison Rd, Terre Haute, IN 47804

    Bourbon Street Chicken and shrimp dinner posted as without wheat then served on a plate with deep fried potatoes

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    5 rating
    5 months ago

    39720 N 10th St W, Palmdale, CA 93551

    Their Chicken tortilla soup and Chicken Caprese salad are gluten free, amongst others. Applebee's also has a designated allergen book for you to choose what you are craving and what they offer gluten free/vegetarian/ vegan on their menu. So exited, thank you Applebee's! :)

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    2 rating
    5 months ago

    3100 Golf Road, Delafield, WI 53018

    We ate at an Applebee's last summer and I did well there. There were several options for me. This time, even the steaks were not gluten-free. And the waiter couldn't tell me if they could be cooked in a gluten-free manner. I was offered a burger with no bun or a salad without croutons. I wasn't impressed.

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    4 rating
    5 months ago

    125 Balsam St N, Cambridge, MN 55008

    Typical Applebee’s gluten allergy list... I’ve never gotten sick here

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    7250 Valley Creek Plaza, St Paul, MN 55125

    I have had mixed experiences with Applebees, but having Celiac, a couple bad experiences is enough for me and sadly I won't be returning any time soon. I ordered off the gluten free menu and asked all the typical prep questions and still got sick.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    1405 MN-33, Cloquet, MN 55720

    They have GF options, but I always leave Applebees unhappy and hungry. I think their portions are small and it's not the best tasting food either. So many other options out there.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    1352 South Providence Center Drive, Cedar City, UT 84720

    There is a very, very small selection of what they call GF on their menu. It isn’t very good, and every time I eat here I get sick. I no longer trust the place at all.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    6 months ago

    4981 Dressler Road Northwest, Canton, OH 44718

    The waitress wasn’t knowledgeable and still sent my salad out with croutons even after I requested not to have them.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Not celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    6871 Pearl Rd, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

    Although they did have a detailed binder, I would not consider this place celiac friendly. No dedicated friers and when asked about certain things, the answer was "we are not up to celiac standards". Salads can be a safe bet most of the time, but they have one that was celiac friendly. I did eat that one salad, modified slightly, and am ok so far. I just don't consider it celiac friendly if I have to work real hard to find something to eat.

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    3 rating
    7 months ago

    410 20th Street South, New Ulm, MN 56073

    always a chance at a big name place, but haven't gotten sick, just stay with the safe items.

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    1935 N Ocean Ave, Farmingville, NY 11738

    Wheat free menu available. Very helpful.

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    1 rating
    7 months ago

    10243 Big Bend Rd, Riverview, FL 33578

    After making myself very clear that I have Celiac and cannot have gluten, even speaking to the manager before I ordered, they brought my salad covered in croutons. Will not be going back.

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    4 rating
    7 months ago

    111 Airport Rd W, Fort Payne, AL 35968

    They have a binder with all allergens. Gluten free options are very limited. None of the salads are GF.

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    Celiac
    2 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    2250 Division Rd, Windsor, ON N8W 3T4, Canada N8W 3T4

    Very limited menu. Some items listed gluten free on menu are not due to cross contamination in fryer. Service was good and server was knowledgable. I will not eat here again due to such a limited number of truly gluten free items.

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    3 rating
    8 months ago

    5070 Commercial St SE, Salem, OR 97306

    While they have an allergen list and the food was good, I did get sick after eating here. I'm willing to give it another try as I've eaten at other Applebees without trouble.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    8 months ago

    6871 Pearl Rd, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

    I'm not usually a big fan of chain restaurants due to staff not usually paying attention to allergy needs, but I had an incredible experience. I had forgotten to ask for a gluten free menu when I walked in, but when we got to the table I mentioned I had an allergy. The hostess went and got the manager, who brought me a binder of all of the foods they serve (was very updated), and what type of allergens you may find in them. It was a little hard to operate, but was very in depth. Our waitress even ensured I didn't have any questions before ordering and made a note that my food preparation be handled differently as to not cross contaminate. I always worry about getting ill, but I felt perfectly fine after. I was very pleased with how knowledgeable the staff was, and how wonderful they were taking care of me while I dined out with my family.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    8 months ago

    1200 Ohio 303, Streetsboro, OH 44241

    I've eaten here many times with very few problems but suffered from cc last visit. For the most part, they are very knowledgable & accommodating. Beware, the tortillas & strips are fried in a shared fryer. I love their chopped chicken salad.

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    5 rating
    9 months ago

    3067 W State St, Olean, NY 14760

    Good selection on the gf menu. Menu broken down by different allergies is helpful if your allergic to more than one thing.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    9 months ago

    909 North Dupont Highway, Dover, DE 19901

    "We do not have a gluten free menu and cannot guarantee that any of our foods are gluten free" manager on shift.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    4981 Dressler Road Northwest, Canton, OH 44718

    online menu lies not all that is says is gluten free really is at restaurant nachos and many others

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    3944 Grandview Dr, Simpsonville, SC 29680

    Gluten friendly options ... fiesta lime chicken ... substitute seasoned rice...

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    9 months ago

    980 Razorback Dr, Houghton, MI 49931

    Some of the cooks are aware of what Celiac Disease is. The Manager/Waitress Mandy is very knowledge about it. she can keep you safe. if you're not a Celiac, it's fine. If you are, stick to a salad. They can make those 100% safe for you

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    9 months ago

    5158 North Carolina 42 W, Garner, NC 27529

    I haven't been impressed of late

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    4 rating
    9 months ago

    1901 S Business 45, Corsicana, TX 75110

    the server took good care of my CD daughter. she got a a baked potato and grilled shrimp. No issues!

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    5 rating
    9 months ago

    1009 Bichara Blvd, Lady Lake, FL 32159

    Staff is very friendly and familiar. They have a allergen menu with several GF items. Very pleased.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Appetizers
  • Dessert
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
Monday
11 am - 11 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 11 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 11 pm
Thursday
11 am - 11 pm
Friday
11 am - 12 am
Saturday
11 am - 12 am
Sunday
11 am - 10 pm
Notes
"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."
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