Busch Gardens Tampa

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 19 ratings
$$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Allergen List + 5 more
82% of 17 votes say it's Celiac friendly

10165 N Malcolm McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612 Directions

(813) 987-5000
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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 days ago

    The supervisor at the Dragon Fire Grill really knew what he was talking about! He told me a mixture of everything available down to the gf brownies they keep hidden behind the counter. He said if I was not happy with the selections he could try and make me something even. It is so nice to go somewhere and not feel like my restriction is a big inconvenience.

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    Not celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    Its a struggle to order gf, employees running around trying to get help. Got frustrated at smokehouse, walked out with no food. At another place that had a sign advertising gf buns, but were "out" 3 hrs after park opened. Ordered lettuce bun, and cheese & bacon on burger, employee questioned me if I could have cheese & bacon. They told me strictly "no fries", then a few minutes later, after more employee confusion, they loaded my plate with fries. They need to send a trainer to Disney to learn how to be accommodating, then train their employees.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    We went to the buffet on the top floor of the Serengeti Overlook and told our waitress that we needed to be gluten-free, so she went and got the chef. He happily walked us through the buffet and told us what we could and could not eat. There was a decent amount of selections including a salad, mashed potatoes, green beans, shrimp and grits, and shakshuka. We we're even able to order the gluten free pizza (took 15 minutes). Two of us have Celiac and did not have any issues here. Normally they have a chocolate torte that is gluten-free but they were out at the time. Instead we had a raspberry sorbet which was okay. I preferred the food over the dessert. I would definitely go back.

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    Some staff were very knowledgeable- others not so much. There are GF options- just need to know what to ask for at some of the restaurants. Our food was prepared separately, we did have options ( ribs, chicken, pizza, burgers with decent gf buns), be prepared to wait about 20 minutes for your food, which was fine for us as we knew it meant being safer. Three of us did well all day. Buy the meal plan if you are going to be there a full day- well worth it.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 months ago

    So happy to have GF options. I had a GF turkey burger, w a GF bun even!! staff served separately and was carful to nut touch any other of my gluten kids food to mine. Ate later n was overjoyed to have GF pizza! Made my day to have options to eat something other than a salad! Purchased the all day dining plan and was well worth the price!

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    3 months ago

    GF pizza is the only option at Serengeti. Passable. Check out other restaurants.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    Best gluten free pizza I have ever had! They cooked it in a separate bag and gave me my own pizza cutter. Also, the ribs at the smokehouse were amazing also!!!!

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    There are a number of restaurants that had gluten free options, however the choice is limited. I had the gluten free pizza at the Serengeti Overlook (the only gluten free option other than fruit). The pizza is cooked and served in a paper bag so no risk of contamination. I also ate at the Zambia Smokehouse where they can cook most of the meats separatley without the sauces in a dedicated kitchen space - i had this with a side salad and grapes/strawberries for dessert.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Gluten free pizza! With own cutter! Gluten free cookies and brownies as well. Brilliant!

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    Celiac
    3 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Least accommodating of all theme parks (Disney, Universal parks are much better). Few restaurants have GF choices, hard to find knowledgeable server. No GF baked goods at all (not even wrapped cookies for kids) in most places. They have GF info sheets at the guest services desk though.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Zambia smokehouse is delicious and they have woodchuck cider at one of the beverage carts by the log flume - 4 stars for limited options- it's no Disney World but the food was great!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Had a great giant turkey leg! They even brought out the label for us to read since we said we were celiac!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 years ago

    Made me my own personal gluten-free pizza. Even gave me my own pizza cutter that was wrapped up and labeled "gluten-free."

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    Upon arrival at Zambia Smokehouse, I asked for the supervisor. She was very nice & brought out a binder to show me what my choices were. There were only a few, but I was thankful none the less. I opted for the 1/4 chicken (without bbq sauce) & a side salad with oil & vinegar. It came out on a plate wrapped in plastic wrap. They seemed to take it seriously and used care preparing my meal. I was very appreciative. The chicken was flavorful, moist & delicious.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    Zambia smokehouse has knowledgable staff- chicken without bbq sauce, side of fruit, corn on the cob without butter. They make everything in the back for you and despite the mass crowd the woman who was helping me gave me her full attention, was so helpful and knew allergen /Celiac safe. Pricey but after eight hours sans food tuning around the park it was the best thing ever to eat more than lettuce and chips.

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    4 years ago

    Food was ok. Chicken and grapes was all I was told I could eat. Employees made me feel like it was bothersome.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    Arriving at 11am (opening), Mgr prepared order, changed Gloves, granted the Meat Platter, was naked, NO BBQ Sauce. But Fabulous! ...And if you have to have BBQ Sauce, get a handful of Ketchup and packs of sugar at check out, mix and make your own, right on your plate.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 years ago

    All of their meats are gluten free at Zambia Smokehouse. Let an employee know and they will go in the back and tell you what you can have! Chicken, Pork, Ribs, Smoked Turkey are all safe! No roll, and switch out any side for the fries. Very knowledgable!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Allergen List
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Barbecue
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
Monday
10 am - 5 pm
Tuesday
10 am - 5 pm
Wednesday
10 am - 5 pm
Thursday
10 am - 5 pm
Friday
10 am - 6 pm
Saturday
10 am - 6 pm
Sunday
10 am - 6 pm
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