Burger Bench

3 ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Cider
Safety Rating
2 ratings

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237 E Grand Ave
Escondido, CA 92025

Most Recent Reviews


Overall Rating


Ordering process was rather confusing from a gf standpoint. They essentially told me my food would be cooked on the meat-free grill and in the meat-free fryer because those are also the cooking apparatuses that aren’t used for gluten-containing ingredients. I feel like they maybe had that backwards, but I trusted that they know their kitchen better than I do. Fast forward to the near end of my meal and the stomach aches and headache kicked in indicated that I’ve been glutened.

Garlic aioli with the sweet potato fries were tasty, and the gluten-free bun was actually decent but ultimately pointless if the food can’t be made truly gluten free. The burger itself was nothing exciting - got the Swiss mushroom burger.

They were dog friendly and provided a water bowl for my little guy which was very nice of them. However, the outside seating area smelled and looked like it is regularly used by the homeless population as a bathroom. Glad I brought a little mat for my dog to sit/lay on as that can be washed rather than giving him a bath after our visit.

Staff was friendly.


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?

— Below Average


Other Characteristics
  • Dog friendly
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 5 months ago read full review

Overall Rating


I asked if the fries were Gluten Free, "yes but they are fried with the other foods (or Onion Rings)... then they are NOT GLUTEN FREE! Gluten free bun was good but I believe I was cross contaminated. Celiacs beware!!

Celiac friendly?


Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Love this place! I order either a burger or grilled cheese with a gluten free bun! The bun is made locally too. Salads are gf and you can sub croutons for a gf bun turned crouton. Wash it down with a Turquoise Barn cider :)

Updated 7 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

  • Bread/Buns
  • Cider


  • Dinner
  • Dog Friendly
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant


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