Burger Lounge

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 10 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Burgers, Bread/Buns + 2 more
100% of 6 votes say it's Celiac friendly

406 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103

(619) 487-1183
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    2 ratingMarch 07, 2016

    I've gotten their burgers without the bun a few times and found them really tasteless.

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    5 ratingJanuary 25, 2016

    never gotten sick

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    5 ratingDecember 26, 2015

    GF burger to die for!!!

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    5 ratingOctober 16, 2015

    Let me begin by saying I've been diagnosed with Celiac for about 2 years now; so, needless to say, I've had my fair share of gluten-free burgers -- good and bad. The Lounge Burger was the best I've had, even factoring in the gluten filled burgers I had pre-diagnosis. The staff was beyond helpful, very knowledgeable and the owner was the kind of guy you would have a drink with. The restaurant had a great atmosphere, and was very well decorated. The menu had a healthy amount of options, but then again you don't go to a place called "Burger Lounge" for a salad -- especially when they have the best gluten free buns I've ever had. I took one bite, and had to ask him if it was gluten free, because it tasted so much like the real thing. I couldn't recommend an eatery more highly; now stop reading this and go already!

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    5 ratingJanuary 18, 2015

    Best GF burger ever, they have a dedicated frier and we loved the food..

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    2 ratingMarch 05, 2013

    good service. expensive meal. 12 dollars for burger and fries. no seasoning on meat, Thousand Island dressing, or french fries

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    5 ratingJune 15, 2017

    528 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

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

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    5 ratingMay 21, 2017

    1101 Wall Street, La Jolla, CA 92037

    Delicious. They ask if you have an allergy.

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    5 ratingMay 03, 2017

    528 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

    Excellent gluten free burger, very friendly staff.

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    3 ratingApril 16, 2017

    3730 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89158

    Nothing dedicated to GF, so 3 stars. The GF bun was great and didn't fall apart like most. However it goes through the same toasting mechanism as everything else so it's cross contaminated. I don't know if the bun had dairy - forgot to ask and hoped for the best. The avocado was excellent. The fries definitely have just one fryer so they don't recommend it (and they weren't awesome so you aren't missing much). They do have salads I realized later. Liked the fact they had turkey and veggie burger options. Lavender lemonade was decent. Free refill. Not much seating but near the restrooms so you can wash. Burger was good. But from GF perspective, nothing dedicated.

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    4 ratingApril 16, 2017

    528 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

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

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    5 ratingMarch 28, 2017

    528 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

    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.

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    5 ratingMarch 27, 2017

    4116 Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA 92116

    They get the celiac thing here: separate surfaces, change gloves, distinguish between gluten intolerant and celiac on the order instructions...even a separate fryer for the French fries (unfortunately it is right next to the regular fryer so we passed.)

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    5 ratingMarch 27, 2017

    1608 India Street, San Diego, CA 92101

    Everything about this place is awesome! Best gluten free bun I've ever tasted! And all the food was great. Super friendly staff that knows a lot about gluten. He asked right away if we had a sensitivity or severe allergy so he could let the staff know to use all fresh utensils and wear gloves. Lots of fresh and organic. If I'm in SD again, I would definitely come back!

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    5 ratingMarch 23, 2017

    1608 India Street, San Diego, CA 92101

    This place is great. Amazing GF bun, and burger was excellent. Very impressed

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    4 ratingFebruary 17, 2017

    281 South Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

    Amazing burger and the toasting of the Udi's bun was delicious!!! I had the side salad (again amazing!). They do not have a dedicated fryer, so fries and such are not an option for me (sensitive to cross contamination). Also, paper menu said Alaskan Cod was available in a gluten free option, but staff informed me it was made with Panko. Super knowledge and friendly - worth the visit!

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    5 ratingFebruary 13, 2017

    1608 India Street, San Diego, CA 92101

    Delicious! The gluten free bun and burger really hit the spot after a busy day. Avoid the fries (they are cross contaminated but they let you know that upon ordering). Staff is knowledgeable and very friendly. Super fast too! I'll be back!

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    5 ratingFebruary 12, 2017

    1608 India Street, San Diego, CA 92101

    Very knowledgeable about GF cross contamination. Burger and salad were DELICIOUS! Tested it with my Nima and it found no traces of gluten!

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    4 ratingFebruary 01, 2017

    16490 Paseo Del Sur #105, San Diego, CA 92127

    Great burgers. Great service. Buns were good, but were better at the location in the Gaslamp area.

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    5 ratingJanuary 11, 2017

    40695 Winchester Road, Temecula, CA 92591

    Delicious Gluten Free bun. Best I've ever had. I haven't had any problems or cross contaminations issues out of the 8 times I've eaten there. Just say you want the gluten free bun and it's an allergy. Fries are cooked in a separate fryer so you're good to go!

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    5 ratingJanuary 09, 2017

    528 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

    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

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    5 ratingDecember 17, 2016

    40695 Winchester Road, Temecula, CA 92591

    I have eaten here several times and have not gotten sick. The staff including the manager get me and understand my fears of cross contamination. I like the Junior Burger with no sauce and no cheese with a GF Bun that is delicious! I like the side salad with no onions or cheese. Only thing that would make it better is a designated fryer for some yummy fries. The restaurant all the way to the bathrooms are kept pretty and clean! Burger Lounge you are doing it right! Thank you! 💟

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    4 ratingDecember 13, 2016

    1608 India Street, San Diego, CA 92101

    Delicious quinoa burger with GF bun. It fell apart but I just used fork and knife. My friends hamburger was delicious too as were the fries. Not greasy at all.

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    3 ratingDecember 03, 2016

    3730 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89158

    They have GF buns which is awesome! The burger was good, too, however the service was not great at all. I had to send my burger back twice for being wrong. I can't do dairy either, so the first time they put grilled onions on it (butter) and buttered the bun. They also didn't put on the pickles or bacon I ordered. Second time they at least left off the grilled onions and the ungrilled bun, but still didn't put bacon or pickles on it. By time I got my food, my husband had finished his.

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    5 ratingNovember 23, 2016

    217 N Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90004

    Very knowledgeable staff. Got a burger on gluten free bun, and the staff advised me to avoid the fries, because although they are cooked in a gf fryer, they are blanched in a mixed use fryer in the morning during prep.

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    5 ratingNovember 17, 2016

    528 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

    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!

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    5 ratingNovember 07, 2016

    3730 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89158

    Not well advertised but they are very accommodating to people who are gluten free. Burgers, turkey included, are excellent and GF buns are available as well.

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    4 ratingNovember 03, 2016

    281 South Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

    I have now had the GF lounge burger several times without getting sick. I have celiac and am very sensitive. But stay away from the fries. Dedicated fryer supposedly, but it's either too close to the other fryer that does breaded products, or they aren't careful enough.

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    5 ratingOctober 16, 2016

    528 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

    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.

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    5 ratingOctober 09, 2016

    4116 Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA 92116

    One of he best burgers I've ever had. Staff knowledgeable and very friendly.

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    5 ratingOctober 04, 2016

    40695 Winchester Road, Temecula, CA 92591

    It as so nice to have a burger with a bun.... and it was delicious. I was bummed that the fries were fried with the onion rings.... especially when I called ahead and was told the were cooked on their own. Thankfully the girl at the counter warned me not to get them if I had an allergy.

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    5 ratingSeptember 06, 2016

    922 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118

    Love this place! So glad they opened one on Coronado and I don't have to drive to San Diego anymore. Fries are not truly gf as they are cross fried but I eat a couple and am fine.

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    5 ratingSeptember 02, 2016

    1608 India Street, San Diego, CA 92101

    "The Husky" burger was amazing.

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    4 ratingJuly 31, 2016

    528 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

    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.

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    4 ratingJuly 20, 2016

    528 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

    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.

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    5 ratingJune 19, 2016

    281 South Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

    I love the GF lounge burger!

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    5 ratingJune 19, 2016

    4116 Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA 92116

    The burger was amazing, but they said their fryer for the fries is right next to another fryer that does stuff with gluten and things easily fall into the fryer with the fries so they said they didn't recommend them for people who have Celiac Disease. It was great for a tasty burger though.

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    5 ratingJune 18, 2016

    1101 Wall Street, La Jolla, CA 92037

    Very knowledgable about cross contamination

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    4 ratingJune 15, 2016

    528 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

    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!

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    5 ratingApril 16, 2016

    8553 Irvine Center Dr, Irvine, CA 92618

    I had the turkey burger here on a gf bun and it was fantastic! I also had the fries as they were in their own dedicated fryer. So delicious!

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    4 ratingApril 01, 2016

    13455 Maxella Ave, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

    Yummy burgers with GF buns, good side salads. Friendly service.

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    5 ratingMarch 24, 2016

    922 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118

    Beautiful burgers, and even better, I didn't get sick. Went two times over the course of our trip and loved it both times. The fries are made in the same fryer as the onion rings so I couldn't eat those, but the burger with a gluten free bun was more than enough to fill me up. Great place for the whole family to eat and their sodas are amazing.

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    4 ratingMarch 19, 2016

    1608 India Street, San Diego, CA 92101

    The manager was great! I was ordering the kale salad and he explained that while they fry sweet potatoes in a separate fryer when the open there is a period where the fries are in mixed oils and although it seems ok for sensitivity he recommended that those with celiacs leave it off. He was knowledgable and forthcoming. Definitely recommend!

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    5 ratingMarch 03, 2016

    922 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118

    This was the best GF turkey burger I've ever had. Don't have the fries if you are celiac because they are cross-contaminated. However, I had the burger with the gf bun and it was filling enough with no side. So delicious!

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    4 ratingFebruary 21, 2016

    528 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

    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.

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    1 ratingFebruary 17, 2016

    922 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118

    I read these reviews before going, and I asked about the gluten free bun prep before ordering. They told me that they are prepared in a separate area, so I assumed their procedures had changed. I got serious cross contamination flu like symptoms within a few hours after. Definitely not celiac safe!

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    1 ratingFebruary 15, 2016

    528 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

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

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    5 ratingJanuary 25, 2016

    1101 Wall Street, La Jolla, CA 92037

    have eaten here. numerous times and have never gotten sick from cross contamination, just let them know you're celiac

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    5 ratingJanuary 11, 2016

    4116 Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA 92116

    Someone posted that the fries aren't gluten free, but when I asked them, they said they use a separate dedicated fryer for them and that they are gluten free. I ordered the fries and didn't have a problem. I am not celiac but gluten intolerant, FYI.

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    2 ratingDecember 30, 2015

    922 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118

    Have been to several other Burger Lounge locations where there is clearly a lot of care put into avoidance of cross contamination. This location does not seem to be making this a priority. When asked about if GF buns or other burger components are toasted in a separate area the staff seemed uncertain and told me that they don't have standards that are safe for those with allergies/celiac. I have celiac disease and for me this is too risky.

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    3 ratingOctober 12, 2015

    922 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118

    I asked my usual questions about food prep and was assured I could have a safely prepared gluten free burger. When I got the burger my gluten free bun was toasted. An alarm syarted in my mind, so I asked for the manager. Sure enough, it was was toasted with the standard buns. The manager was apologetic and personally prepared me a new burger with an untoasted bun.

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    1 ratingSeptember 14, 2015

    281 South Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

    Got super sick, immediate reaction

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    5 ratingSeptember 02, 2015

    8539 West Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069

    They are always incredibly helpful! Burgers are delicious. Avoid the fries.

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    5 ratingAugust 24, 2015

    1101 Wall Street, La Jolla, CA 92037

    Would give it 6 stars if I could. Loved this place! Gf picky son loved his burger and bun! He even got to eat the fries! Non gf kids loved their food too. Very friendly and knowledgable staff. Wish they had this place in MN!

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    5 ratingAugust 14, 2015

    1608 India Street, San Diego, CA 92101

    Lamb burger just became available on the menu today. The guy working the register said we are the first to try it!! He also said the fries are cooked in a separate fryer. They also have gluten free buns! Just got done eating my burger...holy cow it was sooo delicious!!! There is jalapeño relish on it but you cannot taste the spice if you can't handle it. The French fries are also so delicious!! I will be coming here again!!! Amazing!!

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    4 ratingAugust 13, 2015

    528 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

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

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Celiac Friendly

Categories

  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
Monday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10 pm
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
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