Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville

8 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Burgers, Dessert
50% of 6 votes say it's celiac friendly
16230 Front Beach Rd
Panama City Beach, FL 32413

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Not celiac

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Friendly and staff seem knowledgeable.

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?

— Some

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

— Good

Updated 2 weeks ago read full review

Not celiac

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GF choices were marked on the menu. Food was good. Had a grilled chicken sandwich with sweet potato fries & the nacho appetizer. Waitress seemed helpful and knowledgeable.

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

Celiac

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We got the nachos as an appetizer. They were absolutely delicious!! They had a decent amount of gluten free options. I ordered the original burger on a gluten free bun and sweet potato fries as my side. delicious burger and the bun was very good! I felt a little nauseous after, but I probably just ate too much.

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?

— Excellent

Updated 2 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
  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant

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Gluten Sensitive

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The servers are always great about gf. I always get the taco salad and have never gotten sick. I do go without the tortilla chips as I'm not sure on the cross contamination with the fryer there. But their menu is marked well for gf and we love it.

Safety


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

— 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 7 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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They have cut there GF options down and I was told all Sides except a side salad had gluten. Ridiculous and I won’t be back! I’m sitting in margaritaville as I write this review not eating as my family does.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— None

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I was really looking forward to eating here. Unfortunately my experience wasn't good😕 I asked my waitress about a gf menu and she couldn't have cared less, and told me to look for the symbol next to things on the menu for gf. I only asked because the menu screamed cross contamination to me. I asked if the fries were done in a dedicated fryer because of my level of sensitivity. She seemed annoyed by my asking and quickly brushed me off and said "yes". She might as well have rolled her eyes. My gluten free order came out and thankfully I opened my sandwich before taking a bite. In between my GF bun was fully a fully breaded onion ring. My waitress hadn't even come back to the table to check on our food after the kitchen staff brought it to us. I had to have another waiter send it back. All of a sudden after they served me the exact allergen I'd been trying to tell her about she acted concerned and came to let me know she'd thrown it away herself (seemingly just to save her tip at that point). I doubt I would ever return to this establishment. There were much better options I found with people who at least attempted to be concerned about celiac.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Poor

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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This is my 2nd time and I was disappointed in the food. In all fairness, it was during the pandemic; however the quality of the food was not like what we have had here before.

Portion size is good.

Went to eat with in laws who are not gluten free. They ordered an appetizer and it just so happened that I could have it too! :). My meal was really good as well! Very happy experience!

Quality & Quantity


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?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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The server was very knowledgeable and took our medical allergy orders first. The manager brought out the meals. It was very good and my girls did not get sick! They had burgers on gluten free buns with fries.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We had an amazing experience here in July 2019! Our waiter was so understanding and accommodating to my daughter's Celiac needs. We started out with the Volcano Nachos for appetizer while the lady on stilts made her a balloon animal (too cool). For the main course, she had a burger on a GF bun and fries cooked in a separate frier. The best part was the GF brownie desert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and whipped topping. Overall, it was a great experience with no tummy aches to follow!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I asked the waitress if they had a gluten free menu and she replied they could make almost anything gluten free, but did not go into more detail. The service was very slow and food was mediocre. It did not make my son sick, however we will not go back.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Awesome bison burger with a GF bun! Fries are even cooked in a separate frier! Delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Had the catch of the day fish sandwich (grouper) w/gf bun and fries. No idsues and delicious. The jalapeno tartar sauce is to die for. Didn't miss or have room for dessert. Yummy!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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I was pretty disappointed honestly. I used to go there because they had a gluten free brownie dessert. Well that is no longer on the menu. The burger was mediocre and the bread was dry. Bad waste of $50 bucks for two people.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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They are all awesome!! Food was great! We always get the volcano nachos with grilled chicken!! Justin G was an outstanding server! Have a gluten allergy, he was knowledgeable, and explained process. A manager brought our food out!! We have never gotten sick from cross contamination here!!! Always our go to while in PCB!! ❤

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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I ate here twice on my recent vacation. One dinner, I had a grilled grouper sandwich on a gluten free bun with french fries cooked in a dedicated fryer. The other time I had a blackened grouper sandwich on a gluten free bun with french fries cooked in a dedicated fryer. Both times the waitresses were attentive and rung in my order as an allergy. They told me it would take longer for our food since the chefs would change gloves and utensils. We did have to wait a little longer for our food, but it was well worth the wait.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Gluten free choices, fries in different fryer just not the best service.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Overpriced and not good. My food was cold and the service was mediocre. The best part was the woman on stilts making balloons for our kids.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We knew this was mostly a tourist place but went to have the legendary nachos. They were excellent. Disappointing was that even though it was a slow night (off season), the service was pretty slow and our waiter uninspired. The burgers were yummy and the GF bun was good. I would try it again.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Waitress was very helpful and understanding regarding my Celiac's disease. I ordered the Cheeseburger in Paradise on GF bun and fries. They use a dedicated fryer for the fries and they're always GF! It was very good and I felt "normal" being able to eat a bun with my burger!!! Recommend!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Stopped by for a bite before leaving town. Still serving breakfast. The waitress Jessica was understanding and check with the kitchen before I put in my ordered . The kitchen even heated me a GF bun since bread wasn't a option.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Food was marginal. Our waitress knew about the gluten free menu, but didn't know anything else. We had the nachos, a cheeseburger, a chicken sandwich and sweet potato fries between us and we both got glutened. :(

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Very good food. Staff was attentive to my wife's celiac. Nice atmosphere.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Awesome meal. Very knowledgeable staff

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Great gluten free nachos, burgers, and fries (dedicated fryer). There are other options but we havent tested anything else. Service generally depends on the time of the year as it is a tourist location. Their GF buns are the best we've had with the exception of a few GF bakeries.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Grilled chicken platter was ok.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Margaritaville has a gluten free menu, and their servers don't look at you, panicked, when you speak of celiac. This location is no exception. We have eaten here twice with my son who has celiac with no problems. Fun atmosphere, kid- and adult-friendly. Although we did not eat them on this trip, they have GF nachos that are amazing, as well as a GF dessert optiin-- I believe a brownie. Safe bet.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Yum! Delicious place in Panama City Beach! I thoroughly enjoyed their Cheeseburger in Paradise on a gluten free bun (not many places offer gluten free breads) & was overjoyed to learn that the gf cheeseburger was the same price as the regular! Way to help people feel like you care about their allergies! Had a few issues ordering sides though. I ordered sweet potato fries, the waiter came back to say the manager said they weren't gf, then came back again to say the chef said they were. Anyway, at the end of the day, I thoroughly enjoyed the fries and burger. Thanks, Margaritaville, for a delicious gf meal!!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I got gluten-sick on their big nacho plate which is supposed to be GF. HOWEVER, that said, everything else is EXCELLENT. If you have celiac disease you gotta try it.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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FOOD: fast, fresh and good.

SERVICE: friendly and fast service

MENU: good selection, gf food cooked separately from the other foods. staff seemed knowledgeable and careful.

PRICES: reasonable, no over charging like at some gf joints.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Enjoyed a great sandwich on gluten free bread.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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gluten free fries and buns!

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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We came here for dinner last week and both had burgers, mine on a GF bun with a side salad instead of fries. The burger was pretty tasty, the bun not so much (pretty hard and very Udi's-like) and the iceberg side salad was pretty lackluster. The drinks were good too, and I didn't have any reaction the next day. Margaritaville wouldn't be my go-to but worked in a pinch when we arrived in town and realized we didn't have a reservation anywhere and most other places had 1 hour + waitlists.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • 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?

— Not Much

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

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Celiac

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Overall I did not get sick, but food was average, service was ok, but the restaurant itself needed a little better upkeep. I got a burger (no bun) and fries and a margarita. We also ordered chips and salsa. I would not go back bc of the poor service and overall look of the restaurant( dirty bathrooms, no A/C, etc)

Quality & Quantity


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?

— Average

Celiac

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So pleased to hear one of the first two questions asked by our waiter, was if anyone had food allergies! I explained I had celiac disease and he totally understood and rang in my food as Gluten Allergy. I had the cheeseburger in paradise and the bun was the best GF bread I’ve had! Also great to know they have a dedicated fryer! Had no reaction!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Offers outdoor seating

Overall Rating

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Awesome experience. We had a massive plate of nachos, gluten free burger and DESSERT! My celiac son was a HAPPY BOY! Service was great.

Safety


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

— 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

Celiac

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The menu was marked with a little wheat sign to let you know it was able to be made without gluten. There wasn’t too much to pick from but they were on point with making sure it was gluten free. I had a southwestern salad which was delicious!

Safety


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

— Not very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • 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?

— 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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options

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