92% of 39 votes say it's Celiac friendly

528 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 Directions

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Food was good, my son and I didn’t get sick, managers attitude and poor customer service will be the reason I don’t return. I asked for a GF bun and was given a regular bun, when I asked to have a gluten free bun he accused me of not saying that I wanted 1. He re did my order but asked twice to make sure we paid the extra for the bun. Not once did he apologize. So I guess make sure you get a gluten free bun and say it’s allergy!

Updated 2 months ago read full review

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Good burger. They understand cross contamination. Didn’t have any issues.

Updated 3 months ago read full review

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I had the classic burger, fries (dedicated fryer) and a cider. The burger and fries were very tasty. The staff was knowledgeable on GF. I will definitely be back.

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Gluten Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Celiac Friendly

Categories

  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Buns are Udi’s buns
menu from July 2014
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Great burger! Definitely would eat here again.

Updated 6 months ago read full review

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I only ate here once but the service was great. Very knowledgeable and my food preparation was explained. The burger was very good and so was the bun. The french fries are technically cooked in a separate fryer...however...they explained that they merge the frying oils at the end of the day and reuse to fry. So the oil that makes the fries and the onion rings do get mixed together and it’s reused, so there’s cross contamination. It was a good dining experience

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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All burger options are safe here. I’ve eaten here a couple times and no negative reaction. The burgers are tasty. I would not recommend the fries as they are not cooked on a dedicated fryer. I had the side salad and it was very refreshing and filling!!

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Well...a double cheese burger with a GF bun and GF fries...topped off with a delicious iced tea...I was extremely satisfied...thank you burger lounge.

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Very knowledgeable. Food was okay but I really appreciated their attention to serving safe food.

Updated 10 months ago read full review

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Front staff did not know that veggie burger is not gluten free. Tested it with Nima and had to return it back. If I hadn’t, it would have been terrible. When I returned it back, his senior came and said veggie burger is not gluten free but didn’t have the courtesy to apologize. I would have fallen sick if not for Nima. They need to realize they are playing with people’s health here. Got a cheeseburger after that which tested safe with Nima! Three stars only for that effort. I wouldn’t eat here without checking the food.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Dedicated fryer for fries only, and GF bums available. I ordered the lounge burger with fries, good choice.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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We love the burger lounge! We had it for lunch and dinner while we were in town for the Holiday Bowl. Our two with Celiac eat safely here!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Fab burgers with a gluten free bun! Tasted great. I haven't had a full burger in ages as its hard to find places that do the gf bun. Fries were also gf and lovely

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Super juicy and delicious burger! Gf bun toasted just right so the texture was great. Fries were delicious. I have celiac and had no reaction. We loved this place! It’s casual with ordering at a counter. Top notch ingredients, including grass fed beef, no fake cheese, and even milkshakes with local produce. We were too full to get one though. Highly recommend this place!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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My brother and I both have celiac disease meaning we can’t eat any gluten because we are allergic to it. So, we ordered two burgers both with gluten free buns, bacon and one with avacado for pickup. The employee on the phone read back the order exact to us and when we picked it up it was completely wrong. When we picked them up, one had a regular bun on it and one had the correct gluten free bun. Also, one had bacon on it and the other did not. That being said, once they fixed it (I never got the bacon even after they remade it), the food was good but semi-expensive for relatively small portions. I would definitely not recommend it to anyone who also has a serious allergy.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Awesome burgers and they make their fries in a dedicated fryer. They use Udi’s buns. The milkshakes are great too!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Staff friendly and knowledgeable, good excellent, not far from petco park... What more can I say? Great place

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The manager was awesome. He told us they have a dedicated fryer for fries. Had burgers and fries. The manager knew what he was talking about and took care of us! The first employee we encountered when we walked in said nothing except the special gf buns is gf. Ask for the manager when you go in. Food was excellent! Burgers were juicy. They use Udi’s buns for their gf buns. They fry their French Fries in peanut oil.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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I've eaten here three times now and I have yet to get hives or have any other sort of allergic reaction, so I'd say they're safe! Not to mention the gf buns are soft and fluffy, and the burgers are really good.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Staff seemed knowledgable about gluten and went through our order a couple times to confirm that they had it right. Food was quite good. We were not warned about any cross-contamination with the fries as I've seen others mention here but also didn't seem to cause a reaction.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious! They make everything in house including the sodas. Grass fed, organic. and fresh. This place is a real treat. I highly recommend it.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent gluten free burger, very friendly staff.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Good burger but fries aren't gf and they make their milkshakes in same blender as malt ones.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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i am celiac. People working here are friendly and knowledgeable. I was about to take a bite into the burger when I thought to ask "this bread is gluten free, right?" (the bread just seemed too 'spongy' for being gluten free) and the young man looked and said no. so he took the entire dish back, apologized and told me I would get large fries without charge. and so it happened. the burger bread and fries were delicious! and I felt fine afterwards.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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awesome and celiac friendly you can: •find a green circle where you can have the gluten free version of the item in the menu •be reassured by the personal that are taking care of your food. •taste a great burger

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I had dinner here while in town for a conference. I ordered a gluten free burger, and the woman who took my order asked if it was an allergy or just a preference. I told her I had celiac so she made a point of telling the kitchen staff to keep it separate from anything with gluten. The GF bun was unusually good, as was the rest of the burger, and the lavender mint lemonade was delicious. I had no trouble after eating here, and had such a good experience, I went again on my last day in town to make sure I would be okay on my flight home the next day. On that occasion, they were out of GF buns, so served my burger on lettuce with no up-charge. Equally positive experience. Highly recommended!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Felt fine after eating there. Also, the employees were really nice, and remade my burger for free when I forgot to tell them to make it gluten-free.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Burger with great gluten free bun. I had the one with the homemade thousand island dressing which was tasty. Fries are in dedicated fryer but nothing special. Lavender mint lemonade was awesome.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Very good, and a knowledgeable staff as well. However, in the height of comic-con, there is the possibility that they a) may not have gluten free buns, and b) may have issues with cross-contamination.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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We loved the burgers and fries here! The 3 members of the family who had gf buns said they were great. We were warned of the possibility of cross contamination with the fries even though they fry them separate from the onion rings. No one had a problem even our youngest daughter who has celiac the very worst. Such a fun find on our way to the Padres game!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They have gluten free buns, staff was quick to inform me that their fries were not considered gluten free. I have eaten here several times and have not had any issues.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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NO GF MENU, just GF buns. Staff has no knowledge of contamination issues.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Great burger. Awesome shake (it IS GF, other reviewers are incorrect ). if they had GF fries, I would give them 5 stars.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Cc was very high when we went in, seeing the kitchen made me nervous to eat here. sloppy prep areas=higher risk.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious! Ate here twice in two days and felt awesome after each time. Safe for celiacs! Fries are cooked in same oil as onion rings though so they aren't safe. I got the classic burger both times and they toasted the GF bun mmmm. I also tried the chocolate shake and the rootbeer float and they were both delicious.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Wow - I seldom go out for burgers anymore, but these are pretty fantastic. Very knowledgeable staff, and I ended up going back the next day and getting the same thing (classic burger w/ bacon, and ahi tuna burgers).

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Great gluten free bun. The staff was very knowledgeable. The fires are cooked in the same oil as the onion rings and chicken tenders. Lots of options for burgers and great salads!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Have GF buns. no GF fryer so be selective

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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The paleo burger was amazing! I will go back to one of their locations during my week in San Diego.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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This is possibly the best gluten free hamburger I've ever had. They have gluten free buns and a separate gluten free menu. The service is great, the atmosphere is laid back and the waitstaff are knowledgeable and friendly. They will specify to the cook staff if you have an allergy.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Gluten-free buns and french fries, very knowledgable, and the homemade ranch is amazing.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Pretty good burgers and salads. Great service.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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I thought the food was awesome and the service was great...had me dialed for gluten free. Will come again when I visit SD.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Best gluten free bun I've ever had. Customer service was excellent and they made sure to have the kitchen staff switch gloves before making my food. Fries are cooked in a separate fryer so they are safe too! <3

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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So delicious! Staff was excellent & food was delicious. Knowledgable about gluten free menu items, very patient staff! HIGHLY recommended. Wish we had Burger Lounge on the East coast!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Amazingly delicious, and they pay attention to GF issues. Also, they know how to cook grass-fed beef correctly (the fats burn more easily, but they know that and do it right.) Highly recommended. <3

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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The menu inside is not labeled gf but if you look online, they have a gf menu. Staff was knowledgable. I wasn't going to order fries but the waitress said they were gf. I ordered them, had second thoughts bc they were not listed on the website as gf, and then we asked if they were cooked in the same oil as any other foods and we were told that all foods fried are cooked in separate oils (100% peanut oil). They do have veg and vegan options - the quinoa salad was great. My husband had the lounge burger and he said it was really good also. The fries were so good and they were served on a separate plate so we could share (as my husband had a non-gf burger). That was nice of them. You order your food as you do in a fast food restaurant and then you pick a table and you are served. Honestly, service was exceptionally good. The wait staff was very attentive and very nice. Neat little restaurant.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Not celiac

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The staff was very friendly, helpful and accommodating. Even though I ordered my burger wrapped in lettuce (they do offer gf buns), the server said he would still make a note “gluten allergy” for the kitchen, so that they could be extra careful

Celiac

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Have been multiple times and never been sick. Decent gluten free bun and very good meat. Fries are cooked with gluten items

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Just wish the vegan burger was also gluten free, like a beyond meat or impossible burger

Celiac

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gluten free buns, but the fries are in a shared fryer with the onion rings. delicious burgers!

Celiac

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My celiac son and I had turkey burgers. No issues at all. Staff seemed very knowledgeable about cc.

Celiac

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Counter staff is aware of allergies and there is dedicated space on the flat top (not grill) for burgers. Excellent gluten free buns, not your typical Udi's, etc. I've had good luck with both burgers and salads.

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Over the last 2 years the food is consistently yummy and I’ve never had an issue :)

Celiac

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Staff knowledgeable about gluten/ cross contaminants. GF buns, yummy burgers! Unfortunately fries aren't safe.

Celiac

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Went here specifically because of reviews on this app. They were extremely knowledgeable about my celiac. They have a dedicated dryer but the grease can have cross contamination. I had the fries and had no problem but be aware of that. Amazing GF bun - it did not fall apart. Overall, delicious burger and fries. I totally recommend.

Celiac

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After a discussion about gluten free due to being celiac.... I was told they had a dedicated fryer. My fries had a chunk of onion ring on them! I’m sick now.

Celiac

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Great experience and quick. You can get a bun and fries. They also have chicken if you’re not feeling a burger.

Celiac

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5 star burger tasted awesome. I got their classic burger and asked for no sauce, no fries and anything that could be "iffy." I am lazy and do not bother with getting ingredients to sauces and just nix them. To make it "easy" on everyone, I even told him to have the chef nix anything on the burger not ceiliac safe (bad idea... should have done the usual 20 minute grind before ordering... so not entirely their fault). I should have looked closer at the ingredients list and itemized for the server, because my burger came with pickles... not all pickles are safe. I paid the price the next morning. For all I know, it may have been other cross-contamination in the kitchen. So, mainly my fault for not micromanaging. 4 star rating since I know they probably tried to be accommodating, but I doubt cross-contamination is at ceiliac or severe intolerance level. Those with allergy may be fine since they can have a slightly higher gluten tollerance than celiacs (yes, I am taking you guys seriously). FRIES ARE A NO! They may have separate fryers, but share the same oil as breaded products.

Celiac

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I enjoyed my lounge burger and fries!

Celiac

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We got the featured paleo burgers and mentioned I am veryy gluten allergic and they were nice and said they would take extra care. Delicious and grass-fed meat- so glad to have tried this place!

Not celiac

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FIVE MILLION STARS!!!!! GF burger AND bun!!!!!!

Celiac

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I asked at the front counter if their fries were in a dedicated fryer and was assured, yes they are. I got a burger in a lettuce wrap and fries and was sick all night. Not safe!!!

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Excellent burger. Uses Udi’s restaurant hamburger buns. I wouldn’t say it is celiac friendly due to the fact that their fries share a fryer with onion rings. But it was delicious and I’m sure if I would’ve asked them to cook it on a separate grill they would have.

Celiac

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Staff was understanding of Celiac issues and knew that the bun and patties needed to be prepared separately. Excellent GF bun and I felt fine.

Celiac

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Staff was extremely knowledgable and helpful in making sure the burger was safe to eat. Fresh lettuce, tomato was cut in back to avoid CC. They have a separate thousand island dressing set aside for those eating it on Gf bun. Also advised that the fries are blanched in the morning with gluten ingredients but are fried in separate fryer.

Celiac

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Great place to eat. Staff was very knowledgeable and the food was good. Had GF burger and GF grilled chicken sandwich. Disappointed there was no dedicated fryer so we couldn’t get the fries. Will go back for sure!

Celiac

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I had the Fresh Vegetable Salad. I asked if the dressing was GF and the lady showed me a laminated card she had next to the register. It was. Very good salad. I forgot to have her tell them to change gloves.... ugh! Hopefully I’m all good...

Celiac

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Their burgers can be made gluten free, as can their salads. And they’re delicious! Be warned, though: Fries here are fried with oil that’s contaminated, and milkshakes may be contaminated by them not fully washing their equipment after making Malt milkshakes.

Celiac

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I came here three days in a row and got a burger and one of the breakfast sandwiches - it was great! They seemed to understand methods to prevent cross contamination. I didn’t get sick.

Celiac

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Very accommodating. Delicious bun.

Celiac

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Called because if I am going to eat a burger, I want fries! According to who I spoke to - While their fryers are technically separate, the oil filter is common so they all share oil. Which is dumb and not safe for us. Lame!

Celiac

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One of the best burgers I have ever had! Didn’t get sick and they promised I wouldn’t. No fries though :(

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This is great food! I got a turkey burger on a gf bun. I haven’t been diagnosed with celiacs but I try to eat like it since I’m intolerant . I didn’t have any pain and the bun was actually fluffy! Recommend to anyone!

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Doesn’t seem to be gluten free. Staff had no knowledge.

Celiac

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The staff really cares that you have a good experience while dining here. They have a dedicated cooking area for gf and warned of any foods to avoid do to possible cross contamination. Good food and I didn’t have any symptoms after eating.

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WARNING! I had previously been told their fries are GF and cooked in a separate fryer. Today when I called to order the guy asked if it’s allergy or preference and then told me the fries aren’t safe because at the end of the night they drain all the oil into the same bucket and then reuse it after the dryers get cleaned. So the breaded stuff frier oil gets mixed into the fries only frier oil. The burgers are still great and I believe they handle the food well. But that was a nasty surprise!

Celiac

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My burger on GF bun was delicious. They assured me it was GF and I believe it was since I’m very sensitive and had no reaction.

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Burger was great! Staff was very friendly and helpful.

Not celiac

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The gluten free bread was great and it was a delicious hamburger. I do not have celiac so I didn’t ask for a glove change note did they ask me. I did overhear other gluten free conversations so I think it’s a well know gf spot

Celiac

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The gluten free bun was delicious, I thought it wasn’t gluten free when I first tried it. The flavours of everything were good, I am definitely coming back.

Celiac

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Great burgers and sodas! The fresh ingredients made the burger.

Celiac

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Okay. The burger itself was really good but they have generic GF Udis buns which we personally don’t like. The kids size burger was tiny and didn’t take up half of the GF bun. Fries were not in a dedicated fryer and were cool and not flavorful. We ate here late at night so not sure if that’s why our food wasn’t great? Our extended family ate at a different location a day earlier and loved both the burgers and fries however they are not GF. So not sure why our experience wasn’t as good as theirs.

Not celiac

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Very good gluten free meal. Knowledgeable staff.

Celiac

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Staff was knowledgeable as to what was gf. Advised us that the fries could be cross contaminated and to avoid it. My daughter (celiac) ordered a side salad with her gf burger. All drinks are gf.

Celiac

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They have one of the best burgers my husband and I have had. The manager came out from the back with a big smile and was extremely helpful. It was my first time there and they went over the menu with me which was great having celiac and all. Unfortunately he told me not to get the fries if I had celiac

Celiac

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This place is so delicious. Great burgers, sodas, fries and milkshakes. A must for an amazing gluten free burger.

Celiac

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Eat here probably once a week. It's the best burger in town. I loved this place before being diagnosed celiac, and love it even more now being gf. Buns are great. No issues with fries. They always ask if it's an allergy. I never get sick. Love this place.

Celiac

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Great Paleo burger, and dedicated fryer. So glad to find this place as a Celiac! The only complaint I had was that the burger was undercooked. Great food otherwise.

Celiac

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GF burger buns, no cross contaminations, went there twice while in San Diego. Cashier asked both times if we were asking GF because of diet or allergy, they all seemed very knowledgeable

Celiac

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Ate here twice—decent burgers but the staff all understood allergens so it was easy and safe

Celiac

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Burger was good. Fries are Not in separate fryer

Celiac

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We were very nervous about the burger after the Cashier who took our order seemed confused and annoyed by our questions. The fries are not even in a dedicated fryer. But the gluten free burger came out separately from everyone else’s order, and my daughter did not get violently ill, though she had some stomach pains, but I can’t say if it was from this place, or not. She certainly enjoyed her burger though.

Not celiac

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Our favorite GF burger place. Bun can fall apart a bit though.

Celiac

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The staff was very accommodating. Best burger I’ve had in a long time!

Celiac

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Super soft GF bun for the burgers. Options were reduced due to a shared fryer, however settled on the kettle chips which were bland. Overall food seemed to be lacking in flavor for the price, however didn’t get sick in anyway which is sometimes priceless...

Celiac

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Delicious burgers with gluten free buns. They have a separate gluten free menu available online. I had a half caesar salad without the crispy taro and it was great. I normally feel sick with cross contamination but didn’t feel sick after eating here at all. Milk shakes were also great! Nice location with outdoor seating in prime La Jolla shopping area. No dedicated parking lot, so need to find street parking.

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