Benchmark Eatery

10 ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Beer, Burgers, Fries, Tacos
Safety Rating
10 ratings

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1201 State St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

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Review


Asked about precautions. They said they consulted with a dietician who said gluten is killed at 300 degrees. I had the margarita for dinner. The one star is strictly for the GF issues. The rest of the party really liked their food.

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

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

— Poor

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The menu marked many items as GF. However, as other comments have mentioned, there is no dedicated fryer so many of the GF notes are false. The staff said things were “gluten free…but with cross contamination”. I ordered a burrito bowl (without chips due to cc) which seemed like a safe order. It came without rice and upon asking, was told the RICE had GLUTEN. They did not specify why it was not gf, but rice is a very easily gluten free item. They could have warned me so I could have had more than lettuce with meat.

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

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

— Poor

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I thought the gluten free chopped salad was safe. Found out later it was not

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

Updated 2 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

  • Beer
  • Burgers
  • Fries
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Tacos

Categories

  • Brunch
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Celiac

Overall Rating

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

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 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


They no longer have a dedicated gluten free fryer so no fries or other options are available. They do have burgers and salads and the food is very good.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


I’m celiac & they warned me to not eat there & they DO NOT have a dedicated fryer

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?

— Poor

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Food was amazing, my wife has celiacs disease and where we come from it’s almost impossible to find a gluten free restaurant to eat at. My wife had the braised beef bowl with the tortilla chips and salsa. She also ordered the side of French fries with sriracha Mayo which were both amazing, she didn’t get a reaction from either of those. The young lady that took our order was very sweet and informed us that there was a dedicated fryer for gluten free items separate from the other fryers which was amazing to hear. To top it off I believe the manager asked if we needed a lid for our soda on the way out, awesome experience we will definitely be coming back, loved the customer service, keep up the great work.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for takeout
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Extensive menu options labeled GF. Brussels sprouts were amazing. Fries were very good. BBQ chicken salad was ok. Didn’t get sick!

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Always enjoy this place when I visit. Have gone here several times over the past few years. Never any issues. Some options and they're good

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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GF options on the menu. Great Brussels sprouts and the braised beef tacos were amazing.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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