Islands Restaurant

3 recent ratings
$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Burgers
50% of 2 votes say it's celiac friendly
72 CA-111
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Top Reviews


Overall Rating

Review


Server was somewhat knowledgeable. They had a specific GF menu but shared kitchen spaces. My husband ordered off the GF menu and the server told us she would make sure to emphasize. Husbands tacos came out on flour tortillas… they remade and manager brought them back out and apologized. Didn’t get glutened once they brought us the correct tacos though.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 month ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


The waiter was helpful about the gluten-free options and they have a separate gluten-free menu. But I got contaminated and was I’ll for the next day.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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?

— Poor

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


I love this place! As soon as I asked for a gluten free menu, the staff reassured me that they made everything separate from items with gluten. I got tacos, cheesy fries and a sundae, no issues at all! GF menu isn’t huge but does have nice options and dessert. Would definitely come back again!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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
Updated 5 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

  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant

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More Reviews


Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Now have gluten free buns! Yay. Nicole in the bar is great.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


The staff understands perfectly what celiac is and are super friendly. Food is super good, 100% would recommend!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Gluten free menu with a few choices. The burger was great with a lettuce wrap and dedicated fryer for the French fries! Also, I had cheese melted on the fries. Would definitely recommend!!!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Overall Rating

Review


I would never go back here. Terrible service and little concern for gluten allergies. Yes, I know celiac is not an allergy but that is what we tell the servers to avoid confusion when we go out. They brought my Celtic daughter’s food stacked with all the normal buns. Everything touching. The waitress was rude when I mentioned the gluten allergy as well. Island’s is usually better. Steer clear of this location.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Average

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Great place to stop while traveling on the 101. Right off the freeway, lots of free parking, rapid service, large portions, friendly staff, lots of gluten free options. I get the hamburger with gluten free bun and fries. Never a problem.

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
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


They were absolutely fantastic. I highly recommend. Drinks were cheap too!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Very clear allergen menu online and server understood about cross contamination.

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

Overall Rating

Review


Dedicated gluten free menu available that lists food choices available. Just ask server for the separate menu.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating

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