100% of 8 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 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year 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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year 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
  • Burgers

Categories

  • 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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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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 1 year ago read full review

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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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

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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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!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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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 2 years ago read full review

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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.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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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 2 years 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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent gluten free burger, very friendly staff.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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

Updated 4 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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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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!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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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 4 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!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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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 5 years ago read full review

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

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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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.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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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).

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 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 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Have GF buns. no GF fryer so be selective

Updated 6 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 7 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 7 years ago read full review

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Pretty good burgers and salads. Great service.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 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 7 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 7 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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 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 7 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

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We had our food delivered to our hotel (we were tired of wearing our masks), ordered via their website. The food tasted great and was delivered promptly. My hamburger was made with vegan cheese (issues with dairy), on a GF bun and tasted the great.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

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Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Not celiac

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Best Burger & Roll in San Diego (so far) Iv had no problems the last two visits!! Staff is great!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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