Blaine's Grill & Bar

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 38 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Burgers + 9 more
84% of 25 votes say it's Celiac friendly

812 E Pkwy, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 Directions

(865) 430-1978
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    Celiac
    5 rating
    October 17, 2017

    GF bun was really good!!! Soft and very good flavor!!! Taste like a real bread. They don’t guarantee the fries to be GF due to cross contamination. However, I substituted for mashed potatoes. Food was tasty.

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    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    June 24, 2017

    Overall, I was very disappointed with Blaine's. I was informed that there is no dedicated fryer, so fries are not an option. I ordered a cheeseburger with a gluten free bun and specifically requested it not be toasted after they told me they toast all of the buns on the same place on the grill-not something you can do and have it be gluten free. Our waiter had next to no knowledge about gluten or Celiac disease, and when I asked to speak to a manager, the person that came over didn't know much more. He offered to tell the kitchen to specifically make sure the bun wasn't toasted and ask them to take precautions. When the food came out, the bun was definitely toasted. Not wanting to chance anything, I asked for it to be remade. A different manager came over and talked to us and apologized profusely, telling me that the owner's son has a gluten allergy and the kitchen is trained. They remade my food and didn't charge for it, but it was mediocre and obviously the kitchen wasn't "trained" very well.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    March 26, 2017

    Great place. I had the gf burger and mashed potatoes. Taste was great! Waitress was friendly and knowledgeable.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    March 14, 2017

    Gf menu. Great salad, great vinaigrette, great burger with yummy gf bun. Manager came out to personally verify meal order and tracked it in kitchen. They are up front that fried foods have a designated fryer but can't guarantee gf so discouraged risking for Celiac. Family of 4 ate under $40. I will be back!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    March 12, 2017

    Food is delicious! Fresh baked buns and hamburgers are so juicy!!!! They have gluten free buns and a dedicated deep fryer for French fries. No separate menu but they do have gf options. Only gf appetizer is the stuffed peppers. Son loved his gf fries and burger and wanted seconds!

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    5 rating
    March 09, 2017

    Separate gluten free menu, huge portions, great value for the money. The food was good, the waiter was exceptional.

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    5 rating
    November 06, 2016

    They had several options. Opted for the chicken strawberry salad. It was wonderful! The chicken was grilled and juicy. Server was very knowledgeable and conscientious and even put my husband's fries on a separate plate from his fish so I could have a few. The upstairs outside deck was lovely.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    October 29, 2016

    Sitting here having a wonderful burger. GF bun is perfect. Cheeseburger is cooked exactly as i ordered. Brandon, the waiter, was fantastic. He even asked me to let him know if i had any concerns that something might be contaminated. I'll revise this if i have a problem but at this point i plan on returning

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    1 rating
    June 30, 2016

    Very average. Had a burger and coleslaw. Burger was a frozen patty on a small gf bun. Coleslaw was dry. My wife had a "regular meal." It was average as well. Will not return.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    May 30, 2016

    Good burger! Several gluten free entree options, but only 3 side options(mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli, and cole slaw). The Deluxe Burger was very simple, but overall good. I will definitely visit again to try the other gluten free options.

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    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    May 29, 2016

    GF bun was covered in oil and soggy. Very insipid food. I got glutenened so it was not too safe either.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    May 14, 2016

    Ordered the strawberry chicken salad and the red sangria. Salad was delicious. Very sensitive celiac and had no reaction. Bartender double checked the sangria ingredients with me to be sure it was gluten free also. Decent menu with burgers and other options. Wasn't too pricey. $9 for the salad. Service was good.

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    April 29, 2016

    Ate here twice while visiting for a week. They have amazing burgers and they are not small! Their gluten free bun was soft and tasty. Their coleslaw is good. Had only 3 side options (coleslaw, mashed potatoes and ?) This was my first trip since being diagnosed Celiac. Never had issues after eating.

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    4 rating
    February 27, 2016

    burger with gluten free bun was excellent!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    February 13, 2016

    Great buns! very soft! and they know what they're doing with the whole gf thing! they also have color coded picks that go in your burger so everyone knows it's gluten free

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    November 11, 2015

    We ate here twice during or stay. The hamburger with the gluten free bun was great! A soft bun! Then the next time I had the broiled trout. On the second visit we found out that the owner has gluten issues and wants all of those who have issues to still have a great experience.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    October 04, 2015

    Just called they do NOT have gluten free buns

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    September 07, 2015

    The gluten free menu had a reasonable number of offerings for main dishes. I got the burger on a gluten free bun, and it was amazing! I'm only giving 4 stars instead of 5 due to the lack of side items.... Everyone else in our party was full after lunch, but I was still hungry after a tiny serving of mashed potatoes.

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    2 rating
    August 18, 2015

    The burger was ok, GF bun was very good. Didn't care for mashed potatoes at all, no one at table did, they tasted like gritty instant potatoes. We were disappointed after seeing such high reviews.

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    4 rating
    July 30, 2015

    Loved this place. Got to eat real mashed potatoes. Recommend highly. Service was great and the atmosphere was laid back. Lots of stairs but well worth it

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    3 rating
    July 06, 2015

    The GF buns here were some of the best that I have had. I was disappointed that a place that offers GF items didn't have a dedicated fryer. Service was good and not at all crowded during the holiday weekend.

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    4 rating
    December 21, 2014

    The gluten free buns were delicious, if not better than normal buns. I highly recommend this resturant. There was great service and options.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    September 24, 2014

    DO NOT EAT HERE!!!! I am very sensitive and know it is risky for me to eat anywhere. But generally, at most, I get cross contamination symptoms that, while painful, are bearable. My 2 year old son is NOT sensitive to cross contamination at all. I had heard and read reviews and decided this would be a great place. WRONG! We both became very ill after eating here, my son has had some of the worst symptoms he has ever experienced! It would be my best guess that they used wheat to thicken the chili. I had a side salad and chili off the GF menu, and I requested the chicken from one of the GF salads and broccoli for my son, however, he ate my chili and the broccoli instead. Save yourself the pain, so not go to this restaurant!

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    4 rating
    September 17, 2014

    Larger GF menu than most places and staff seemed to understand my needs. Not the best GF burger I've had but considering I didn't have to eat a salad... Pretty darn good!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 10, 2014

    My Daughter has wheat and soy allergies--so we normally order gluten free. The waitress was very knowledgeable about which items contained gluten--I believe she stated the owner was a celiac. She also went out of her way to check for soy in the menu items. The food was excellent and the service was great. Everything seemed very fresh. We would recommend Blaine's very highly!

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    August 06, 2014

    great lunch but no gluten free ribs. ..I had a filet mignon salad and awesome corn bread appetizer

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    April 18, 2014

    They offer a designated gluten-free menu. We ordered the burger w/gf bun and fries and broccoli. We also ordered the Smoky Mountain rainbow trout plate. The food arrived and it was amazing! The burgers were juicy, and the gf bread was delicious. The fresh-daily rainbow trout was delicious! The server was knowledgable. And even the server who delivers the meal was knowledgable about celiac.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    March 05, 2014

    Fantastic food and service! Everyone there is so kind, and the owner is gluten intolerant, so great care has been taken to have options available with careful preparation. We absolutely loved it!

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    5 rating
    January 12, 2014

    Fantastic hamburger with a delicious soft bun. Great service and quiet atmosphere right on the parkway. Lots of stairs but worth the climb. The address in here is NOT correct though. They are on the main drag at stoplight #8 across from Five Guys. If you use the directions on here, you'll end up at the Sleeping Bear Motel.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    December 29, 2013

    This place is always a great pick for gluten free. I finally dared the gf bun and I loved it. P.s. The buns I had to ask are made by canyon bake house. Canyonglutenfree.com

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    December 11, 2013

    I tried Blaine's while visiting Gatlinburg, TN. I had done some advance research and found out that they offered a Gluten Free hamburger so I thought I would try it. It was outstanding! I highly recommend it with the French fries. Outstanding service with a reasonable price on GF menu related items.

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    5 rating
    November 23, 2013

    Our server was very knowledgable! I ordered the burger with fries. The gluten free bun was awesome! Highly recommend eating here! Awesome experience!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 16, 2013

    Blaine's has a great atmosphere. They have a small Gluten free menu. I ordered the Gluten free Hamburger and it was delicious. The bun was good. The burger was cooked to perfection and extremely juicy. Going back soon. Try it out. The server was excellent. She was nice and friendly and very knowledgeable about the menu.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    August 19, 2012

    Very knowledgeable about gluten-free and cross-contamination issues. Somewhat limited menu, but at least they were aware of the issues.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Barbecue
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Happy Hour
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Sports Bar
Monday
11 am - 10 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 10 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 10 pm
Thursday
11 am - 10 pm
Friday
11 am - 11 pm
Saturday
11 am - 11 pm
Sunday
11 am - 10 pm
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