I ended up getting a rib platter with fries(done in own fryer) from Trappers Smokehouse. The meal was good, but I was so worried about getting sick because the protocol they have in place is not good. After waiting in line for about 45 minutes I had to go to a cashier and ask for a manager. The manager didn't really know what was gluten free and what was not. I ended up getting the ribs because a lady in front of me in line also had the allergen card and she said she was "allergic to bread." So I think Busch Gardens needs a new protocol dealing with allergens of all types.
Do not consider grogans grill gf friendly. All they had available when we were there this weekend was salad and French fries. The fries are done in their own fryer so no cross contamination there. Supposedly, there is a packaged gf pizza at festhaus and Marco Polo marketplace might have options. We just did not make it there to see.
Not much in the way of options, but if you go tonDas Festhaus they do offer a GF pizza. It is in a sealed bag (they cook it in the sealed bag) and comes with its own packed (throw away) pizza cutter. If you have ever eaten Chuck E Cheese GF pizza it is the same one. Pizza isn't great, but it is at least a meal. You have to ask for the GF pizza as it is not on their big menu. Also got a cup of mixed fruit.
I found nothing about this place "friendly". Grogan's Grill was closed. We went to Trapper's Smokehouse. Had to wait in line to speak with manager. I told her gluten free. She mentioned items that had gluten. I said I can't eat these. She rolled her eyes. When asked to have just chicken and corn they said they couldn't do corn as a side. Finally they allowed it for me. Very difficult
Mixed experiences here. I had the chicken platter at Festhaus, which was okay (not great). They also say some of the sausages are gf, BUT they are put on the same grill as the beer sausages. I do have to say that, once I located a manager and identified myself as a Celiac, the process of getting my food was painless and efficient, other than the difficulty over the sausages. All the German food at Festhaus is in a cafeteria-style line, so there is risk for cross contamination. The pizza there is probably safer. Apparently there are also gf options at the smokehouse, which I'm looking forward to trying. Other than managers at those two locations, don't bother asking any of the staff at the park, including food service staff at any of the other restaurants - you'll get a blank stare, then they'll take 10 minutes to produce a binder with allergy info sheets that don't list gluten (only wheat) and are only ingredients, not accounting for CC.
I was nearly in tears searching for lunch for myself and my two daughters. The website made it seem as if there would be lots of choices. We were repeatedly told Marco Polo's in Italy would be the best place to go but the staff there said only the salads were GF and sent me to Ireland where Grogan's was closed. I wasn't willing to waste more time walking to Germany to find out Das Festhaus was closed or no longer had options. We got pub nachos at a pub in Ireland. The chili contained beer and they could not charge us differently so I paid $8 for potato chips and cheese. :( I should have packed lunch.
Very few options anywhere
Very few options anywhere, esp considering the amount of time you spend in the park. There were fruit chunks at Fes House I considered safe. I couldn't even find plain potato chips anywhere. As one person noted on another review, they were told the sausage was GF but were soaked in beer, so I can't say that gave me any trust in what anyone said here. I drank a lot of water!
I liked the pizza at Das Festhaus. Spectacular gourmet pizza? No. It reminded me in taste and texture of school cafeteria pizza, which I never found to be bad at all. I also felt secure in knowing it came sealed in its own bag and with its on pizza cutter. It does take some time to get, as it has to run through the machine several times, but if you're there to catch the show, the wait is not bad and well worth it. I recommend. Other gluten free options include the chicken, German potatoes and red cabbage. Kitchen supervisor informed me all other meats have risk of cross-contamination as they are prepared on the same grill top as one of the sausages cooked in beer.
We ate at Trapper's Smokehouse in New France. It's BBQ and they showed us a book listing ingredients. There were several safe options but just to be sure, the manager prepared my daughter's meal herself. They even had David's GF cookies and brownies at the register. The manager was so accommodating! She was just lovely to my daughter who has celiac. Other venues did not have many options. The website is not helpful at all.
We ate at the Festhaus in Octoberfest. If you ask for a supervisor (dressed in red), they will tell you what is safe for Celiac. I got the sausage, potatoes salad and red cabbage...and Angry Orchard Apple Cider. It was goid, but my son got the gf pizza...took 20 minutes to prepare and he said it tasted awful. At least they didn't charge us extra for it (could have been a fluke though). We also got Gelato in Italy. it was really good!
Sealed gf pizza with separate cutter at the German place. As of 9/2015 the German sampler and roast chicken without bun are gf. Salads and fruit available. One gf hard cider. There are various icy machines and dip n dots scattered around.
we ate at the German October fest hall for dinner. I had the chicken, German potato salad and red cabbage. it was great! my husband had the ribs and sausage. the supervisor came out to help with our order and made sure the server changed her gloves and utensils. it was really good especially for park food.