California Burger Company

20 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Burgers, Fries
94% of 19 votes say it's celiac friendly
1001 Heavenly Village Way #2b
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Top Reviews


Overall Rating

Review


Food was good. Service was slow. I got sick after unfortunately. $5 for a gluten free bun. Would recommend going elsewhere, unless in a pinch

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

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?

— Average

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Not celiac

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Menu is clearly marked with gf options, and the servers are all knowledgeable and accommodating!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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 dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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So good! Such great staff! We went for our anniversary. 1.5 hrs from home. The gf fryer wasn’t fired up when we arrive ([email protected] opening) but they got in it. They gave us a financial break for the wait. Cool, hip atmosphere. Manager came to check on us. Arianna was our server and she took really good care of us. The entire staff understands celiac. I recommend this place when you are in Tahoe.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

Updated 1 month 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

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Fries
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

Photos


Cali burger and fries!
Cali burger and fries from dedicated fryer!
The Californian and Sweet Potato Tots
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Celiac

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Food was just okay, conscious of gluten free needs. Liked the sweet potato tots, but beware the upcharges. $5 for a gluten free bun, $2 for NO bun on lettuce. $3.50 added on for bacon and another $3.50 for avocado that was supposed to be included on the burger.

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Average

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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My burger and Gluten-Free bun was delicious! They were also able to make gluten free fries. When I said I had celiac, they knew exactly what I was talking about and easily accommodated it. Most things on the menu were clearly labeled that they could be made Gluten-Free so I had plenty of options.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Second time eating here. My daughter had a burger no bun with cheese and the fries. I had the burger with the GF bun. The bun was tasty and did not fall apart. I didn’t eat much of it just bc I’m used to eating burgers with no bun and it was too much bread for me. Neither of us got sick afterwards.

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

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Very much enjoyed eating here. Waitress knew Celiac issues and told me what I couldn’t have cause most everything could’ve be made safe and with Udi buns. And the sweet potato taters are fried in their own oil! Food was great. And our waitress Reed was attentive to us all.

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Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I ordered a burger with a gf bun and before I could even finish my order the waitress asked if I had an allergy. I said yes and she said she would mark it so the kitchen staff knew. She also said the fryer was dedicated gf so I could have the fries. It was awesome that she was so knowledgeable. I felt like I was in good hands. My burger was delicious and the fries were so good!

Safety


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

— Very

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

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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They have AMAZING french fries and a dedicated gf fryer. If you eat nothing else, the fries alone are worth it. My family had regular burgers and they were good. Nothing exciting. Honestly, did not have a burger, but went with a caprese salad with chicken. Pretty tasty and felt the preparation was done well.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 10 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

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The GF bun was one of the best I’ve ever had. The tater tots were also incredible

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 11 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Most

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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

Overall Rating

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This place was on the ball! The servers and kitchen communicated and even checked to see if the dedicated gf fryer had been changed recently. I got a burger, and it was tasty, unfortunately the fryer hadn’t been drained in a couple of days, and they said stuff could fall in, so I opted for the salad. I had no reaction and I’m super sensitive. They were also good for my dairy intolerance too.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Our waiter was very knowledgeable about celiac and explained that the fries had there own fryer. They have gf buns, I had my burger on a lettuce wrap. Very good and def eat there again.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Went by here today. After being told everything was very safe and careful, additional process questions revealed that they run the udi buns through the same toaster conveyor as the other buns. Im no guinea pig, if things don't check out I don't try it. Through my research so far, none of the restaurants in south lake tahoe are safe.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff was very helpful! my son also has diabetes. The waitress went an looked how many carbs are in the hamburger bun and how many oz of French fries he will get with his meal. I was very thankful for the staff. We will definitely be eating there again

Safety


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

— Very

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Every burger/sandwich can be made gluten free, and they have a dedicated fryer!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • 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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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They are on top of gluten free. I live locally and this is hands down one of my favorite safe spots to eat. Being celiac, I always mention but have never had a problem or gotten sick.

Delicious burgers AND fries / sweet potato tots. 🤤

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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?

— Not Much

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

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent. Menu clearly indicates gf items and staff are familiar with gluten allergy practices. I ordered the spinach salad which had house made bacon bits, dried berries, almonds, mushrooms and vinegarette

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Friendly knowledgeable staff! Dedicated fryer! And buns for your hamburger!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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The staff was killing the gf game... I’m talking separate fryers, separate dishes when my non-celiac boyfriend and I wanted to share his fries, they asked immediately if it was an allergy or preference. Food was incredible and came quickly. Great vibes, inside and outside seating. Highly recommend.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great food, gf burger buns, and great whisky!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Yum! Staff was knowledgeable. They have gluten free buns (udi’s) and a dedicated fryer for sides. The Bob’s burger with sweet potato tots was delicious.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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The server was knowledgeable about Gluten Free and was helpful. I had a Blues Brothers burger with the gluten free bun and fries. Asked that the kitchen staff change gloves. The burger and fries were amazing. No adverse affects or reactions of any kind from the food. I would definitely eat there again.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Dedicated fryer and very knowledgeable and accommodating staff!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent place to eat. Gluten Free items on the menu, dedicated fryer, plenty of options to choose from and best of all it was good food. Servers were very aware of gluten free items and restrictions. Had the Beef Chili, Bob’s Burger with French Fries.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great spot! They have gluten free items denoted on their menu and the waitress was very helpful and friendly! Some items may be in a shared fryer though, always double check!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Mediocre food... knowledgeable though.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Friendly staff who were knowledgeable about gluten free- delicious burger and fries all gluten free

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Great location, had a nice view and listened to live music. Food was okay and had knowledge staff, but overpriced. I wanted to order a teriyaki pineapple burger, but was told in order to make it GF they couldn't do the teriyaki. That defeated the whole purpose, so I ordered something else. Ended up just getting a cheeseburger on the Udis bun, with the sweet potato tots. Burger wasn't anything special, but tots were good. Didn't realize it was an extra $3 for the bun, until the check came out. If we knew that, I would have done the lettuce wrap. Milkshake was okay. Good atmosphere, decent food, didn't get sick, but a bit overpriced.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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My family and I ate there last night. I explained to the waiter that I have Celiac Disease and he assured me that the kitchen staff was knowledgeable. I ordered a cheeseburger with a gluten free bun. Unfortunately, after a few bites I noticed that my bun was the same as the non gluten free buns. So for that, I give this restaurant a 3/5. What stopped me from going lower was that the manager comped our entire tables dinner and drink bill.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff was super knowledgeable about GF. Dedicated fryer for the fries.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Fantastic GF burgers, fries, and wings! Enough said.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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A++++ The greatest service ever. So kind and helpful. They know what they’re doing here. I am a very sensitive Celiac and I did not get dick. Food was delicious. Great live music and nice outdoor eating area. They were more than accommodating !

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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All their sandwiches and burgers could be made with gluten free buns/bread. Designated fryer for GF French fries. Great hamburgers!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Great menu. GF buns were great! Did not fall apart... like real buns. Great ambiance with outside seating. Local musician was great.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Yummy food, GF buns and fries! Fabulous view of the gondola, patio and live music! Bravo! I'm super sensitive to gluten, this place is great!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Menu is well marked with asterisks next to items that can be made gluten free. I had the California burger on a gluten free bun and sweet potato tots. They have a dedicated fryer for tots and fries, etc. Nothing made me sick and it tasted great! Our server, Nick, was very friendly and service was fast.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Fantastic food and great service. So many gluten free options! We went 2xs during our spring break trip and never got glutened. Love the sweet potato tots and fries. The super slaw was delish along with the CA burger. Yum. We'll be back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I've had better burgers but was still pretty good. Felt fine eating there and the staff was really friendly. I didn't get the sweet potato tots but just regular fries. They have a separate fryer. Good atmosphere.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Really had high hopes! I had been craving a burger with a GF bun for along time. My son and I both have Celiacs so we saw the reviews and chose to go here. Our whole family went for lunch and as much as we all thoroughly enjoyed the meal... my stomach did not later on. My son was fine so I am assuming it was the sweet potato tots as he did not have them. Anyways, the service was okay and the food was good but definitely not something to write home to mom about. 😬

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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So many gluten free choices. Loved the Californian burger and sweet potato tots! Fun hip atmosphere.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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They are super careful and well educated about gf issues - they told me the burger would be delayed due to the fact the grill would need to be cleaned to heat up a gf bun in a safe non contaminated place - amazing. There is a separate fryer For fries!! Amazing burgers in an unexpected place - don't hesitate to eat here after you talk to the friendly staff.

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Celiac

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Amazing food and didn't make me feel like an inconvenience. This is my new favorite place!

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Gluten Sensitive

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We had an excellent GF/DF experience here! The burger was amazing (they use Udi's buns). My son had the regular fries which he loved and I had the sweet potato tots ... never had anything like that before; they very unique and delicious. They have a dedicated GF fryer. Also, somebody else wondered how their buns got toasted so I asked. They have a dedicated grill that they use. I definitely plan to frequent this place. Just great to have a safe and delicious burger and fries again! Probably the best burger we've had GF/DF! Staff was very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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I ate here twice when I was in town. They are great!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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They were very accommodating to be GF friendly. They have a dedicated GF fryer for fries! The Californian burger with lettuce wrap was delish! I would come here time and time again.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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