Hat Creek Burger Co.

15 recent ratings
$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Burgers, Chicken Fingers/Nuggets, Fries, Salad
Safety Rating
14 ratings

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7633 N Loop 1604 E
San Antonio, TX 78233
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Most Recent Reviews


Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Nice burger 🍔 spot. Gluten Free buns available, and all of the sides are GF! The fries were great.

Service was quick and the food was good. Space was a little dirty but they are clearly very busy on Saturdays.

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Good

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


I have a couple kids with celiac disease. We just moved to town. They are super happy that we found a fast food restaurant where they can eat safely and feel like all the other kids who get to go to McDonald's and Chick-fil-A and play on the playground. We have gone there multiple times since moving here and neither of them have ever gotten sick. One of them loves the chicken nuggets and fries. I tried the gluten-free cheeseburger with the sweet potato fries and it was really good. I would liken the taste of the burger to In-N-Out. Obviously, it's not exactly the same but you can see it from there.

Everything that goes into their fryers is gluten-free and they know how to do allergy protocol. They change their gloves and make the food in a separate area. They use the same grill for their burgers and buns. However, they put down parchment paper or foil onto the grill first, which is exactly what we do for our kids when we grill at our relatives' houses and they never get sick. All in all, we are very happy with this restaurant!

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
  • 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/All

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

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 months ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

Overall Rating

Review


I had GF chicken nuggets and fries. The nuggets are whole pieces of breast meat and quite good. The fries were just okay. There were many GF options.

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Good

Updated 4 months 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
  • Chicken Fingers/Nuggets
  • Fries
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Salad

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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More Reviews


Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Such a treat! Celiac safe. Fries and totes - as well as chicken - are to die for and make a celiac feel normal!

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Food is decent. Nice to order something fried safely. Never had issues in 10+ visits. The ‘fry sauce’ is not gluten free and isn’t clearly marked as such. Somewhat skeptical of cross contamination but order safe and smart and you’ll be okay.

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?

— Average

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Did a great job with my food. I had a burger in a lettuce wrap and sweet potato fries. Nice place to get a quick meal while traveling

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

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Asymptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


I've eaten here before and after my Celiac diagnosis. We're not impressed with the burgers (they're just alright), but dang is their chicken good! Juicy, real chunks of meat in a buttermilk coating, fried in soy oil. (so, be careful if you're allergic to milk or soy!) Surprisingly, I did not react to Hat Creek's soy oil! I do react to Raising Canes' oil (pre-diagnosis).

This was my first visit after the diagnosis, and I ordered the chicken nuggets. (I haven't tried their GF buns, yet.) Their fried chicken, all sides, and all sauces/fry seasoning are gluten free. Thus, their fryer is dedicated to gluten free.

The cashier was quite knowledgeable about what was and was not gluten free. Hot dogs and some shakes are not gluten free. He did not name all the non GF shakes, but my husband ordered the Birthday Cake one, and it has sprinkles in it which are not gluten free.

What I don't know is if they toast their buns on the griddle. So, if they do, you might need to be careful when ordering a burger with a GF bun. I'll try to remember to update this review if I ever find out.

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
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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

Other


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

Overall Rating

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?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Amazing find while visiting San Antonio! A fast food establishment where all fried foods are gluten free including fried chicken sandwiches, a variety of fries and Nuggets! The gluten free bun and chicken were great, along with the sweet potato fries. Fast, easy and safe. Couldn’t ask for a better experience!! I am very gluten sensitive and had no reaction.

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
  • 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?

— Most/All

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
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Great burger and REALLY GREAT bun! Best GF burger bun I’ve had in 14 years! The seasoning on the regular fries is not the best but the sweet potato fries are great!

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
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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

Other


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

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Everything fried is gluten free and they have their own great gluten free buns, which means you can get a good old fried chicken sandwhich. It was so good 😭. All their fried chicken and chicken nuggets are buttermilk style fried chicken. Great sauces too. Overall really good and happy to enjoy a good chicken sandwich that I haven’t had in years.

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Staff takes cross-contamination very sseriousl and most items are gluten free

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Clearly marked GF on the menu. Fried pickles and loaded tots are amazing! Love that they have GF fried chicken.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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/All

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 with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


So far so good. Been eating there once a month for the past 3 months and I haven’t had a reaction. I have celiac disease and extremely sensitive. Burger, fries, and shake are awesome. It's the place to go if your craving a burger with a bun instead of a protein style with is just a lettuce wrap. Will definitely keep going back

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


The gf bun was delicious and doesn’t crumble like a lot of others. The fried chicken nuggets are also gluten free and you can tell they are made with real chicken. Would definitely recommend and I will be coming back.

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Wheat Allergy

Overall Rating

Review


First time visiting Hat Creek. I was so excited to try gluten free fried pickles and fried chicken nuggets. The nuggets were juicy on the inside and crispy on the out. The fried pickles are sliced and we’re done to perfection. They have a great “fry sauce” too. Well worth the visit. I will absolutely be back the next chance I get. I may request it as a special birthday meal - I don’t live in the area but I would say well worth the 3 1/2 hour drive to eat here again (I was down visiting family this trip). I’ve been trying to figure out how I can get back there again before I go home.

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Their gluten-free bun tastes awesome! The chicken flashers and sides are gluten-free as well and taste great.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


This is the only place I know of where I can get a GF fried chicken sandwich or fried chicken nuggets through a drive through!

Even a couple of milkshakes are GF 😭💓

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


All fried foods are gluten free. Separate toaster for GF buns.

For the main food, only the regular buns have gluten.... everything else is gluten free, so anything ordered with a GF bun is GF. All fried items are gluten free.

Tasty food! Best GF buns in SA!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Gluten Intolerant

Overall Rating

Review


ordered the double bacon cheese burger with lettuce wrap. It was very good. I did notice on the order sign a gf option bun is available.

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

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for corn-free
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Gluten Sensitive

Overall Rating

Review


Love it! All apps are gf and chicken nuggets are as well! They have gf buns for the burgers. I got nuggets and fried pickles. All very good! Will come back next time we are in town.

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Great place! Yummy options. Staff was knowledgeable about cross contamination. 10/10 for family! Felt good not to worry about gluten!

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Hat Creek is a quick and easy place to go on my lunch break! Especially since there are no other gluten free options in Lakeway. I go at least once a week and tell them I have a wheat allergy and I have never been glutened! Love it there!

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

Overall Rating

Review


Hat creek is amazing. I can safely eat here with no issues. Everything fried is in gluten free oils. No cross contamination! If you say celiac they tell everyone preparing the meals. The best thing is all the sauces are GF!

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
  • 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/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating

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