Gluten friendly menu; great burgers; delicious pimento cheese that’s gluten free
This was a disappointment. The server encouraged us to order fries even though it’s not a dedicated fryer. I had to dig and question what else was cooked in the fryer. They forgot the fruit as the side and left off our starter. When we inquired about the starter, they replaced it with a non-GF item. Maybe it was an off day for them. It was just an extremely frustrating experience.
My celiac child got sick after eating here last night. Had a supposed GF burger abd fruit but must have had cross contamination. Have rated here before without any issue but not last night
**FRIES ARE NOT GLUTEN FREE** My lowish star ranking is somewhat of a reflection on the reviews I read here prior to going to this restaurant, rather than the restaurant itself. With such high rankings here, I expected a lot, but what I experienced didn't live up to the rankings on this site. My burger on a gluten free bun was good, but nothing to write home about. I thought it was a bit pricey for what I got. I'd read a recent review here that said that the fries were safe, so I trusted that information. We went out of our way to go to this place, just to get there and find out that their fries are in no way gluten free. I like burgers, but burgers without fries aren't much of a treat, and I wouldn't have gone out of my way if I'd known that I couldn't have the fries. Going on 11 years with having celiac disease, I seek out restaurants that have gluten free fried food, because frying at home is messy and kind of a pain, so having fried food at restaurants is a huge (and rare) treat. So when I was traveling to Charlotte, I wanted to go to places where I could get fried foods. I did not get sick at Bad Daddy's, and my food was fine, but I found myself wishing we'd gone back to Burton's instead, where I could have gotten gluten free fries.
Love this place. They have their own GF menu with a nice variety the buns are yummy for being GF. Love the music they play in here as well.
I had a turkey burger on a GF bun and it was delicious! I also had the sweet potato fries and didn’t get sick. Everything was great and I cannot wait to go back!
Great GF burgers, lots of options!
Great burger! Best GF bun I have ever had. We'll be back!
One of the house specialties, the bacon cheeseburger, was absolutely the best hamburger I've ever had even on a gluten free bun, which often are dry and not tasty.The restaurant was so loud you really can't go there to have a conversation with anyone. The restaurant decor is fun to look at and the wait staff is helpful. Everyone at my table enjoyed their meal. I'm still thinking about how good my burger was and wish I lived close enough to visit again soon! If you're in Charlotte, don't miss it!!
Best burger I've had in a while.. Gluten free bun was great!
Great food! Great service! Ellie the bartender was amazing! I would definitely recommend this place. 😊👍👍
Great burger. Great atmosphere.
The food is great, but it's always so hectic here that I'm never 100% confident that my food will be handled carefully. They carry the table's food out (gf & non-gf) on a single tray, so if you're very sensitive be sure to ask them to plate it separately (I do every time, but it's always a crap shoot whether or not they will comply). Sides are limited but burgers and (tons of) toppings are fantastic!!! I skip the bun & go straight for a lettuce wrap eaten with fork & knife. They serve Cape Cod chips in individual bags or a fruit bowl on the side.
Kid friendly, casual atmosphere. Great burgers on ok gluten free buns. Better than Udis bread but not as fabulous as McMenamins buns. Fries are not gluten free and desserts are not dairy free so our options were limited. Service was friendly & prompt. We will return.
Really good burgers. Waitstaff understood gluten issues and explained they use a separate part of the grill though its the same surface so you'll have to judge for yourself. Spiked milkshakes are something else! No separate fryer.
Fantastic burgers and good gf buns ( not too thick like Udi's). This is a new favorite for our family.
Bad Daddy's gluten free buns are awesome!!! Best burgers in Charlotte! I miss eating their sweet potato fries and tater tots though.
Create a salad or a burger! The waitress was pretty knowledgeable about what contained gluten or not. On the sauce she wasn’t sure about, she went and asked. The chili cheese burger was amazing! I asked several times to verify the bun was gf because it was so good. The sides cannot be made gf because they don’t have separate fryers. I was served a bag of gf chips though!
They have a GF menu which includes 2 appetizers and then the GF options from the build your own burger and build your own salad menus. This includes a GF bun, a lettuce wrap, and no bun. I wasn’t totally confident they knew what they were doing but it was a good burger and I didn’t get sick. It is a bit expensive by the time you add extra for the gf bun and ‘premium’ sides but not unreasonable.
The service was as excellent! They have a HF beer and amazing GF buns. I would highly recommend it.
Ate here on a busy Saturday night & did not get sick! I’m not a huge fan of burgers, but these were delicious I can’t wait to go back. My non-GF group really liked the burgers too. As other reviewers say the chips are safe but fries are not. Waitress was super helpful
Staff very friendly, well informed about gluten allergy and they make every effort to accommodate. No dedicated fryer so avoid fries if you are worried about cross contamination. Great choice if you are in downtown Raleigh.
I was going to lunch with a large group of coworkers and I’m recently diagnosed so asking a bunch of questions and making a fuss in front of my peers is still embarrassing for me. I called twice to ask questions (spoke to the bartender Mike who was wonderful). They have extremely good practices against cross contamination, extremely knowledgable on the disease. When the waiter came to take my order, he told me he already knew it was for an “allergy”. So not only was the staff amazing, but the food was DELICIOUS! Best GF bun I’ve had and the chips & pimento cheese are AMAZING! Felt very safe and included eating there.
Unfortunately this restaurant gave me the worst reaction I ever had. I also ordered a salad which was even more disappointing when I got sick!
Gluten-friendly menu and waitstaff claimed to understand celiac, but I requested a lettuce wrap after reading other reviews here (see bun) & my burger came on a bun. Waitstaff explained that it was a GF bun - still not what I ordered. My actual order tasted good - but I am concerned about cross-contamination. Additional notes - our drinks were spilled on the table by waitstaff and we weren't given silverware.
Very good, I went without a bun since I find them to be too heavy, and built my own burger. I had gf chips and on tap cider. Delish! Then got a to go order for my non GF husband as he flew in that evening. He also enjoyed his burger. I would feel safe eating there again.
DeVonte is the best waiter. I ordered the Sam I Am burger with a gf bun. I asked for them to change the gloves when they placed my burger. Make sure to ask for DeVonte
Definitely helpful but given the extensive menu the gluten free options were EXTREMELY limited and I ended up with the most boring and expensive burger I ever had. Despite ordering clearly it was the last thing I ate before becoming super sick too. Idk if it was from there but I definitely reacted.
They have good GF hamburger buns. My 4 yr old thinks she got glutened there though. Hard to know for sure. They said they wiped the pan down and didn't use the seasoning.
Double check your order. I ordered a burger and a side salad. Salad came with croutons. I sent the salad back. Just check to make sure you don't get something with gluten. The wait staff did know that my request was serious and took off the charge for the salad. But it wasn't a seamless experience.
IF YOU ARE CELIAC, THIS IS NOT THE PLACE FOR YOU. If you’re just trying to limit gluten in your diet because you have a little sensitivity, perhaps it’s OK. My daughter is 14, she was just diagnosed with Celiac, her endoscopy to confirm is Tuesday. Their menu states that none of their kitchen staff or wait staff have been trained on Celiac. It is apparent that they know nothing about cross-contamination. My daughter has only been off of gluten for five days, but by the time we got into our car, she had a severe stomach ache. It’s OK for us, her endoscopy isn’t until Tuesday, but if you’ve already been diagnosed, had your endoscopy, go elsewhere if you are Celiac. I prefer it to Red Robin, right down the street, because they offer grass fed burgers, I don’t like the ethics of factory farming, and healthwise, I don’t like ingesting the stress hormones from factory farmed beef, but unfortunately, we won’t be back.
Celiac and loving it here. Their GF buns are wonderful. The staff is pretty knowledgeable on allergens. Their tator tors are also GF and the best I have ever had!
Has a gluten sensitive menu. The burgers are DELICIOUS!!! I haven't had a reaction here yet.
Delicious gluten free bun! Best gf burger in town
My family loves this place. The burgers are truly fabulous and the gf bun actually has the taste and texture of a regular bun. The first time I went in I got takeout (we have eaten in the restaurant since) - and I explained I am a celiac and they went through the menu with me to help me order. They do not have a dedicated fryer and will quickly warn you to substitute the fries with either potato chips or fruit, however they do have a separate frying pan to cook gluten free burgers in to avoid cross contamination. I have never been even remotely glutened here.
Eaten her multiple times. The staff is knowledgeable and is helpful choosing items. They are great to let you know cross contaminated items and true GF items. GF buns. My son likes them. I usually get a salad with the burger or chicken on top. Always a great salad and good place to eat.
Asked for the GF bun and served me the a non GF bun. Good thing I asked before I ate it. Brought it back out and asked if they remade it; they reassured me they did. ( Felt that was strange since we had to wait 30 minutes for the first burger to come out while the replacement was brought back in about 5 minutes.) I think because I ended up being really sick during the meal I didn't get a new burger....
I have never had any issues here. I usually get the gluten free hamburger.
The manager brought out the custard mix so that I could check the ingredients. They were very thorough and thoughtful. The food wasn’t bad but it wasn’t great. If you’re in the area it is certainly better than Teds nearby.
They have a GF menu and the staff was knowledgeable about both gluten allergies and Celiac Disease. I ordered a cheeseburger with the GF bun and a few toppings and it was delicious! We will be going back again soon.
Celiac Daughter: Very helpful staff. They made sure my daughter’s plate stayed without cross contact. We don’t live near her so we asked the staff where they got their buns from, as my daughter really liked them. They not only told us the company but the distributor. They had a huge variety of salad toppings to make your own salad and a gluten-free menu.
We’ve been road tripping and it was hard to find celiac friendly things. I was super hungry after living on luna bars for two days. We ordered two burgers ($30). I asked for medium well and said I didn’t want any pink. Both burgers were not even cooked enough to eat. But I was starving so I took the patty, which fell into three pieces and microwaved it. The bun was not good either. It was slimy. Not on the inside from the raw meet, but the outside. My daughter couldn’t muscle through hers so I had to find something else for her to eat. My stomach hurts, but it could just be the grease.
Went right after they opened and haven't been back. Experience was embarrassing and my friends felt bad for choosing this place after my food finally got to the table. Really don't understand why this place is so popular.
Good flavor and happy to have a burger. I opted for a lettuce wrap as I can’t stand Udi’s buns, though they offer them for $1 extra. No dedicated fryer so no fries, but you get a bag of boulder canyon chips on the side. Usually I love lettuce wraps but they put so little lettuce on it that it fell apart half way through. Needs better execution to warrant the high prices. They seem to go out of their way to add gluten to some things... for example their deviled eggs are fried which makes them unsafe, when they could’ve simply not fried them.
Delicious burgers with a tasty gf bun, and some good sides to choose from (not fries). They carry a gf beer as well, lately the Omission Lager so it's a gluten removed beer. They likely have cider as well.
Bad Daddy’s does offer a gf bun but I am not a huge fan of gf bread so I did it as a lettuce wrap. The only reason they are not getting 5 stars is the lettuce wrap is not actually a wrap. It lettuce use more as a bun but is much smaller than your burger, so it hard to eat it that way if you have a lot of toppings. I ended up cutting my burger and toppings up and eating it like a burger bowl, which is what I’ll do next time and skip the lettuce wrap. Everything was very good. I had the bison burger and it was great. The side of fruit was very good too. Staff seems knowledgeable.