Island Ono Loa Grill

33 recent ratings
$ • Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Burgers, Fries
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31 ratings

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75-5799 Alii Drive
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
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Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

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Had the macadamia nut with goat cheese burger and fries on GF bun. The burger was good (but not great) and the fries were over cooked but we’re going to go back again in a few days to try their regular burger.

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 2 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Applewood burger great, fries not so great - all gf so very pleased to find this place. Perhaps just needed new oil in the chip fryer!

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?

— Average

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Amazing burgers, great GF buns. Very conscious staff, very good food.

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 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
  • Fries

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Dog Friendly
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Wheat Allergy

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Review


Delicious burgers with gluten free buns! My wheat allergy son didn’t have a reaction here.

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 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Delish! We went three times during our stay. We had the cheeseburger on the gluten free bun and fries! It is was so yummy and worth the hype!

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

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Fantastic spot, I had the fish sandwich with sweet potato fries. The fries were probably the best I've ever had, and they use a dedicated fryer. I didn't get sick.

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Great burger! GF bun. I little challenging to find but well worth it.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Asymptomatic Celiac

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Review


Great burgers and French fries, all burgers possible in 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 5 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


Delicious burger on a gluten free bun. They have a dedicated fryer. Tested with my nima twice out of paranoia and came back smily face both times!

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious! My kids and I all have Celiac Disease. The fish tacos with corn tortillas were great as well as the Mahi sandwich on a gluten free bun. The best part is the dedicated fryer for French fries 🙌

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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It was amazing the person who helped us her name was Emma she was super nice and very knowledgeable. They even have a celiac button and a dedicated fryer

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

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

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Burgers and fries with gluten free bun were delicious! They were very careful and took celiac disease serious.

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

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Fish tacos were amazing! Also thrilled they had a dedicated fryer for fries and other GF items.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Food is pretty good! I got the fish tacos with pineapple slaw with an additional side of fries. The guy taking my order was very knowledgeable about GF. You don’t get as much food for the price as expected but it’s Hawaii. There’s not a lot of seating indoors or outdoors.

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?

— No gluten-free information on the 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
  • Dog friendly
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 8 months ago read full review

Asymptomatic Celiac

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Review


So delicious! Dedicated fryer for the fries. Get the goat cheese!

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

Updated 8 months ago read full review

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This place was amazing!!! Both my husband (who eats gluten) and I thought the food was delicious! I’m a silent celiac so can’t speak to getting sick, but we ate here 4 times during our week on the island, and each time when I told them I had celiac, they described the options they had and seemed very knowledgeable and careful. Also have a dedicated fryer.

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


This place was SO GOOD! I got the macadamia nut pesto burger and fries. Was seriously delicious. I tested with my Nima tester because I have severe reactions. All smiles. Server was knowledgeable and kind.

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

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Ate here for lunch our last day on the big Island. Wish we would have stopped earlier. Note I am not celiac but I do abide by the diet due to a wheat allergy, my wife is Celiac. I had the BBQ pork sandwich and my wife had the fish Tacos (corn shell available) with Coleslaw. We enjoyed our meal, GF buns are additional cost but one of the best bus I have ever had. The Buns are baked on the Island, and the Beef is raised on the island as well. They have a dedicated frier & oil for fries. Does not appear to have a dedicated section for GF for those with a severe Celiac.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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/All

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
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 10 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


I wish I would have tried this place first on my trip. They have a reality good GF burger bun, three fries are wonderful, the burger read amazing! I'll be back before I leave the island for sure!

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 11 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Review


Amazing ahi fish tacos and sweet potato fries. I’d like to come back and try the hamburgers.

Safety


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

— 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?

— 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


Fantastic very good food definitely recommend I have had it multiple times and it has a gluten free fryer. The fish tacos and the sweet potato fries are amazing if you are in town you need to try it.

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


This cafe was amazing. Great service and food, with seperate gluten free fryer. Perfect if you are a coeliac.

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 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Great experience and clearly they have plenty of GF customers. They have a dedicated fryer for their regular fries AND sweet potato fries (yum!). All burgers had the option of a GF bun, which my husband said tasted better than the usual Udi's that most restaurants use. Cashier knew exactly what to do and no digestive issues after. A win!

Safety


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

— Very

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

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


Delicious! Had a cheeseburger with sweet potato fries and they were great! When ordering I spoke with the staff and they were very knowledgeable and said they have a lot of regular customers with celiac disease. Only “bad” part was the 35 minute wait for food…. But the tasty food and knowledgeable staff was totally worth the wait!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 lunch
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


We loved eating here. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. It was so nice to be able to eat a burger with a gluten free bun with a side of fries. The fries are made in a dedicated gf frier and the burgers were made safely. We ate here a couple of times without any problems!

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Had Udi’s buns and a dedicated fryer for the fries. Excellent food.

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?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Nearly everything either comes gluten free or has a gf option. Fries have a dedicated fryer!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Went here for dinner my first night on the island. Based on the reviews here, I double checked they had a dedicated fryer. Had the bacon cheeseburger on a Gluten free bun (definitely udis) and French fries. Did not get sick! And it was delicious. I’d go back.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Other


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

Overall Rating

Review


Goat cheese burger was yummy. They let me know they have a dedicated fryer. Seemed like an udi’s bun. Would eat there again.

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?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Burger was good. They had a GF Bun and a dedicated fryer. Definitely recommend.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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


Ordered takeout fish tacos. Mediocre at best. Came with about 400 bell peppers just dumped on top. More bell peppers than fish!

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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?

— Below Average

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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We walked to the counter and they were friendly and attentive. Food tasted great, and came out quickly. A large line formed after we got our food, and we could see why! Delicious! Close enough to hear the nightly entertainment.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


The have dedicated kitchen space and a dedicated fryer

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • 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?

— 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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Review


The food is delicious at Island Ono Loa Grill! Dedicated fryer for the super yummy french fries, and gluten free buns! They do not toast the buns, so no cross contamination. We came back a second time because the food was so good, and we got Loco Moco without the gravy (the gravy is not gluten free), and it was good, too! They have grass fed beef, which is also a plus. My husband and daughter have silent celiac, so they don’t get symptoms if glutened, but it seems like they are very careful 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
  • 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?

— 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

Other


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

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


You order at the counter (fast casual) and there are a few tables within the restaurant and outdoors within the shopping plaza. They have Udi gluten free buns and they have a fryer that they use to only cook fries. Burger was delicious, buns were a bit crumbly as usual, and fries were good. The staff seemed pretty knowledgeable. I'm very sensitive to cross contamination usually, so I think there was a bit of that after I ate here but nothing too serious luckily.

Safety


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

— 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?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Food is tasty fresh and full of flavor. Willing to accommodate vegan burgers. Dedicated fryer means fear free fries!! Yes this is a must. This is second time first time just as great!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Please don’t go here if you’re a Celiac. I told them I was a celiac and asked if it was possible to eat gluten free. Yes ofcourse, they said. And then they asked to define gluten.

So I did, and also explained that it was important that there wasn’t any contamination. They said they understood.

When we were waiting while our food was prepared, I noticed that they put the glutenfree bun on the normal grill, against a gluten bun! I went and told them that it was not OK, and they threw away the bun and put my burger on a few pieces of lettuce.

I thought it was safe now, but unfortunately I got sick...

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. They have a dedicated GF fryer and they use Udi’s hamburger buns. However, they messed up our order and it took a long time for the food to come. When the food did come, it was just average, fine for a quick lunch but not great. I didn’t get sick and the servers were friendly but the food isn’t 5 stars.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious burgers with toasted GF bun (Udi’s) and dedicated fryer for fries (medium thick cut, delicious),but not onion rings. My young celiac daughter had a hot dog which they chopped and served on GF burger bun since they don’t have GF hot dog buns. She gave it a thumbs up.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I would give this place 10 stars if I could!! We absolutely loved our lunch here after a long day at the beach. I got a grilled cheese that may have been the best I’ve ever had. The gluten free bun tasted like sourdough and they have a separate fryer for French fries (which were also delicious)! We loved it so much we wanted to come back for lunch 2 days later but it was unfortunately closed on Wednesday’s. Definitely a must!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The girl at the front was not sure about GF products so she went ask the owner and he confirme that I could chose any burger with GF bun and the fries have a dedicated fryer 😬 it was delicious !

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great service and friendly atmosphere, with knowledgeable caring staff . Delicious burgers with great (toasted) GF bums. Dedicated GF frier and GF in-house dressings. We've gone back almost every day in Kona.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Has gluten free buns and a dedicated fryer for the fries. Great food.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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