Islands Restaurant

2 recent ratings
$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Burgers
Safety Rating
2 ratings

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2255 Otay Lakes Rd
Chula Vista, CA 91915

Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Got a burger & fries, did not react. Food was decent, gf items clearly marked. Server knew what she was talking about.

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

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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Per server today (Dec. 22, 2023), there is no longer a gluten-free menu. There are still GF buns and a dedicated fryer for fries. However, server also gave a verbal cross-contamination warning for the fryer, stating "oil sometimes gets mixed".

At lunch, food came out fairly quickly, fresh, & hot. Service was good.

GF bun is of a type that could easily be mistaken with a regular bun, which is a bit nerve-wracking.

Good food, but would recommend caution.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 7 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


My kid has gluten anaphylaxis and am thankful for their gluten free menu and care

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years 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

  • Dinner
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Celiac

Overall Rating

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I had the basic burger (can’t remember the exact name) on a gluten free bun and fries. Confirmed dedicated fryer. Definitely nice to be able to enjoy a good ol’ burger and fries. As we all know with Celiac, sometimes it’s the little things. Our server was kind and knowledgeable. There were lots of options so good crowd pleaser!

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?

— Good

Wheat Allergy

Overall Rating

Review


Gluten free buns AND fries. They use a separate 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


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

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Ate here after a graduation so pretty late. Felt really unconfident about everything but the server assured me that the allergy fries are cooked in their own fryer. I just got regular fries with some type of vinaigrette. Didn’t get sick but could’ve had a better meal. I don’t feel safe with items that have to be touch by hand like cheese or ketchups on the tables. I’m just very wary of people cross contaminating like cooks being busy and not changing gloves or when people touch their foods with the ketchup top. Me just being me but with how cautious I am, this spot didn’t get me sick. They have gluten free tacos and such but I just had something in my gut telling me not to so I don’t know. Ask your server about any questions!!!

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?

— Some

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

— Average

Wheat Allergy

Overall Rating

Review


I’m here now based on the app saying they had a gluten free menu. The menu and waitress show they have gluten friendly items so they may have cross contamination and don’t have a separate fryer.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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

Overall Rating

Review


I eat there often as they have a dedicated gf fryer and I can actually order fries! A decent amount of gf options and staff is knowledgeable about cross contact.

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?

— Some

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

— Average

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