Burger Lounge

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

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961 Palomar Airport Rd
Carlsbad, CA 92011

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Celiac

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Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Update: as of latest visit (4/15) it appears they no longer have a dedicated frier. I think this may be due to the addition of chicken nuggets to their menu. Sadness. And they managed to make my Celiac hubby very sick with just the burger & bun. Very sad. The good news is we found Pure Burger just a few miles away. The burgers are much better, GF sauces, toppings etc are clearly marked on the menu and they will be careful if you ask.

*************** Delicious everything. They have GF buns. They are knowledgable about cross contamination.

It was my understanding that they *do* have a dedicated frier that only fries are fried in. This does vary from location to location. However, the employees are quite clear that this frier is in close proximity to the onion ring frier & it is theoretically possible for an onion ring or crumbs to fall into the French fry frier. I specifically asked if the two friers shared oil or recirculated oil & was told that they do not. I've eaten at this location twice (most recently 12/14) & was given this exact same answer re: the friers both times. And my super sensitive Celiac hubby has had no reactions from eating here. So we feel reasonably comfortable eating here on the rare occasion that we take the kids to Legoland.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Good knowledge (they ask if it is an allergy or preference) though there is no gluten-free dedicated fryer so fries are off the table if you have Celiac.

Updated 9 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
  • Burgers

Categories

  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Great knowledge of celiac and gluten sensitivity. Also, grass fed beef!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Symptomatic Celiac

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They have separate toasters and mean well but twice my son experienced cross contamination.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


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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I had a gluten free cheeseburger and the bun was delicious. Very soft and not dry at all. I am definitely going back and recommend it to others

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Gluten Intolerant

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We eat here when we are visiting our daughter, and she eats here almost weekly. It is her favorite burger place and she has never gotten sick. She is not celiac but is pretty sensitive to gluten.

Quality & Quantity


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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Have only gone one time so far but staff was very well aware of cross contamination and allergies. All of the burgers can be subbed with gf and they have separate areas. When I went, the manager had said their toaster has been down for a while so they’ve switched to using the grill and they made a separate spot for the gluten free buns! Fries are NOT gf due to shared fryer, but the craft soda is. Kids also eat free on Tuesdays (1 kid per 1 adult entree) and their beef is 100% grass fed. Gf bun was soft and buttery

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Symptomatic Celiac

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Spoke with manager at counter. Was advised they can do gluten free without cross contamination. They have gluten free buns available. They have a separate part of the grill for only gluten free. Manager knew ingredient information and said she trains employees on not cross contamination food. She said the fryers are NOT gluten free so no on the fries.

Safety


Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen

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