Great Wolf Lodge

1 rating
$$$$
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Burgers, Cider
1700 Nations Dr
Gurnee, IL 60031

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Celiac

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Breakfast: the Breakfast buffet downstairs was great. We felt safe even though it's a buffet situation because all of the food is in separate containers with its own serving utensils, and all of the bread/toasters are on their own station on the opposite wall of the buffet area. They will also make gluten free pancakes upon request, just place the order with your server, they will cook them in the back and bring to your table. The server was very knowledgeable. We were very impressed.

Poolside cafe: they have a dedicated fryer and can produce an allergy information binder upon request. Apparently they serve GF fried chicken fingers and have Udi's GF buns, but unfortunately on the day we went there they were out of those, so our celiac kiddo just had fries and a burger patty. The gluten-containing food wasn't great either. On one day the staff was very knowledgeable about GF, and the next day they had no idea what I was talking about. I wouldn't recommend the poolside cafe for a meal, but a snack of fries might be fine.

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 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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
Updated 1 year 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
  • Cider
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch

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Celiac

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Soooo many safe options for celiacs!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Good

Celiac

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I couldn’t be happier with our stay. Myself and my 8 year old are celiac. We had supper at the buffet last night and I was both hopeful because of the reviews I’d seen but also skeptical because it’s a buffet. At the front when you are greeted they ask how many in your party and any allergies. I told them we were celiac. She wrote it down and seated us. Minutes later the sous chef came out and took us on a tour of the buffet and showed us what we could eat. And anything we couldn’t he described how he could make it safely out back and bring to our table as a ready to order meal. I almost cried. We were in our glee. Between the two of us we had ribs, chicken, steak and gravy, fries and gravy, pepperoni pizza, veggies, creme brulee, cupcakes, ice cream. There were seafood dishes, chilli, custard, jello and other stuff there we could have but we couldn’t manage to try everything. We tried. 😆 Breakfast didn’t have quite as many options but it had lots. Yogurt, fruit, beans, gluten free bread, bacon, ham, scrambled eggs, omelettes, he made us safe pancakes in the back and brought it to the table. The only issue I had was he told us the Lucky Charms were gluten free. I explained why they still weren’t safe for us and I don’t think he agreed. But neither of us wanted cereal anyway lol My daughter kept telling me ‘you have to tell everyone about this place! There was so much! Usually we can only pick one or two things! But here I can have anything! Can we move here?’

Safety


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

— 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

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/All

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

— Excellent

Overall Rating

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Chef came out to talk to us before breakfast and dinner at the buffet. Offered to cook gluten free meals in the back if there wasn’t enough at the buffet. Very friendly and helpful staff, and the food was delicious. Baked gluten free pizza for us for lunch. The only drawback was that there was no dedicated fryer. A wonderful holiday and great eating experience!

Safety


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

— 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

Symptomatic Celiac

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I was very specific with our waitress about my celiac diagnosis. The chef came to the table and personally guaranteed a gluten free meal. He took extra precautions and discussed them with me when he delivered the meal also. I had the chili lime chicken bowl and it was filling along with delicious!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner

Overall Rating

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They were great with our 7yo celiac. Pizza, fries (separate fryer), buns, pancakes, and more! The sit down restaurants send the chef out to the table and talk about the gf food.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

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

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