Applebee's

1 rating
$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Salad, Steak

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.

3001 Lefevre Dr
Brookings, SD 57006

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Celiac

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Your stereotypical Applebees, I’ve eaten here multiple times without getting sick. Typically get the ribs with a side salad.

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
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


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

Updated 1 month 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
  • Salad
  • Steak

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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Gluten Intolerant

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chicken is always safe so is the oriental chicken salad with grilled chicken.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


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?

— Excellent

Gluten Intolerant

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Ate here 2 days ago with friends with a normal diet haven’t had issues at the location closer to me. Did my order of a salad that technically didn’t contain anything I should be allergic to according the list of items in it. I told the waitress my allergies were gluten and dairy she told me she can’t do anything to help me and I need to know every ingredient of the salad and the dressing before I order and tell her what I can’t have because she can’t do anything to find out the ingredients or talk to the cooks She also refused to write down my allergies on the order slip. If I would’ve been alone I would’ve have left but my friends didn’t see anything wrong with the interaction since they don’t have any allergies Sure enough I got very sick about an hour later probably from cross contamination

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?

— Below Average

Crohn's

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Has some items marked on menu as Gluten Sensitive, but doesn't have alternate bread options or a gluten-free fryer

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


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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Review


The menu had GF next to the items.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

Symptomatic Celiac

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I ordered the Blackened Cajun Salmon and ultimately sub’d the mashed potatoes for white rice.

GS options on menu (these items don’t necessarily exclude gluten but you can request the gluten items be removed or sub’d). As expected, the waiter wasn’t knowledgeable but when I explained that I celiac and need to be sure about cc he got nervous and said he would send his manager over because he didn’t want to make any mistakes. I very much appreciated that. It’s one thing to not be knowledgeable and another thing to own it and be sensitive to the needs of the customer still. Thankfully, the manager was very knowledgeable because she has a family member who the celiac (very lucky for me!) and she introduced me their online interactive allergen menu. We looked through ingredients together and we both thought I should be safe with my order but we decided on alternative if they had it available in the kitchen. She personally spoke with the chef. As with all chains (any restaurant really, right?) there’s risk of cc but I had no issues on this particular visit, I’m sure thanks to this manager being so knowledgeable, deliberate, and hands on.

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/None

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

— Average

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