Hat Creek Burger Co.

8 recent ratings
$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Chicken Fingers/Nuggets, Fries
87% of 8 votes say it's celiac friendly
5400 Burnet Road
Austin, TX 78756
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Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


I tried the fries and tater tots twice and had issues both times. Now I stick with the chicken burger on lettuce (no bun) and I haven’t had a reaction. Pretty good fast food, just a shame the fries aren’t gf safe.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Good

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Overall Rating

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This was my first place that’s not 100% gluten free after getting diagnosed with celiac- it was tasty and I had 0 reaction- they use different fryers for breaded/non-breaded but shakes are all the same blender!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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

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

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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All fried stuff is gluten-free, including their fried pickles and chicken nuggets. Can also get a gf fried chicken sandwich here bc they have the gf bun. Or you can get a burger with gf bun. So nice to have a gluten-free fast food/fried food place, because that is usually where I struggle to find something I can eat safely. I basically almost cried when I discovered Hat Creek’s gf options lol.

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

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 dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
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
  • Chicken Fingers/Nuggets
  • Fries
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Brunch
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Celiac

Overall Rating

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Got the fried chicken patty on GF bun and seasoned fries. I really enjoyed my meal especially getting to try it with the fry sauce and Hat sauce. Decided I liked the Hat sauce the best. Did not get sick. Avoid the happy sauce because I was advised that it is not gluten-free. In a previous review someone said the mustard was not GF so I avoided their mustard but that reviewer may have been referring to the Happy sauce.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

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 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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This is the only fast food place I can eat without getting sick. Their chicken flashers and all the fried sides are gluten free because they use a corn based batter and there’s no cross contamination. All the sauces are Gf except for the mustard. Some shakes are gf but there is cross contamination from the shake machine.

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 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Outstanding. Great food friendly staff. Gluten free and safe eating, 5 stars

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Love Hat Creek, so many safe GF options!

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 breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

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It’s so nice to finally have a drive-thru burger again!! Never have gotten glutened and the GF buns are amazing! Just be up front about being Celiac/gluten allergy and they make sure you’re safe.

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 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Morons for food allergies. Hand you a sheet for allergies with zero modifications done. So is basically useless for knowing what you can order. And can't tell you what is in the gluten free bun. I won't chance it here. Texas sucks for allergies.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I love this place. It’s my new favorite GF burger. We go so much now, they know my daughter’s name! Super friendly staff, and they know their stuff. Fries are delicious, and their sauces are great! Also, I’ve been doing low carb and their Paleo bowl is great!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Super easy and delicious! Very helpful gluten free menu, knowledgeable staff, dedicated friers. I had the chicken fingers and they were delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Let them know it is an allergy when you order and they will prevent cross contamination. GF is marked on the menu and they have a dedicated fryer. The chicken flashers were good and I even tried fried pickles for the first time.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Hamburger bun did not fall apart and the meat had a good, fresh flavor. Chicken nuggets are very good too. Love the sauces especially the fry sauce. Staff is always friendly.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Dedicated fryer. Daughter did not get sick.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They are very gluten friendly. All of the sides are gluten-free and nothing with gluten is fried so the French fries are safe. GF is marked on the menu. The salad dressings are gluten-free, but the self-serve sauces over by the fountain machine are not. It appears that the grain burger is not gluten-free. But there are options for meat-eaters as noted on the menu.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Almost everything is GF. The Flashers are great. The hamburgers are good. All the sides are GF. For some crazy reason, however, the have all these GF options but no GF buns. Still really good.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Chicken Flashers (nuggets) are GF as well as ALL sides! Fun place for kids. Super friendly staff.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


celiac friendly, GF burgers and chicken nuggets. dedicated fryer. the Holy grail for a fast food joint.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


My daughter loved the chicken nuggets- and fried pickles-what a treat for a kid with celiacs

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Finally got to have gluten free fried pickles.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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So exciting to have chicken nuggets!!! Their fryer is only gf so it's safe. Very yummy!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Best chicken nuggets I've had since being diagnosed with celiac almost 10 years ago!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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They seriously need GF buns!!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great if your craving chicken nuggets & deep fried pickles (they are as amazing as they sound). Always have had super friendly service and it's a fun location to take friends or family when they come into town.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This is my go to place for fries!!! I also love the salad with their chicken flashers (it's not your usual fast food salad). Taste great and no icky side effects due to gluten exposure.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Hat's off to Hat Creek Burger Company for ONLY offering Gluten Free chicken nuggets, aka "Flashers." So crispy and delicious! Only wish there were more locations!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

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-contamination?

— 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

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
Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


I always feel safe when eating here!

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
  • 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

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


For persons with multiple food sensitivities: While the fried pickles are coated in a GF mix, they are marinated in Buttermilk (dairy). All the fryer oil is soybean oil.

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


For persons with multiple food sensitivities: While the fried pickles are coated in a GF mix, they are marinated in Buttermilk (dairy). All the fryer oil is soybean oil.

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


For persons with multiple food sensitivities: While the fried pickles are coated in a GF mix, they are marinated in Buttermilk (dairy). All the fryer oil is soybean oil.

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