Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville

3.0 stars 3.0 out of 5 25 ratings
$$Gluten Free Menu, Burgers, Bread/Buns + 4 more
66% of 18 votes say it's Celiac friendly

500 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040 Directions

(305) 292-1435
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    2 ratingAugust 07, 2017

    The food was decent. The waiter was incompetent and just plain obnoxious. Two of us got the same dish. I asked the waiter to let the chef know that I had celiac and to take extra care not to cross-contaminate. But when the plates arrived, he couldn't tell me which one was mine. And advice from the gluten question, he constantly questioned my judgment. And it took me patiently explaining twice what our whole table's orders were. Was he stoned? Or just no good at his job? I wouldn't go again. I'll know if he screwed up the gluten thing in two days, that's how long it takes to show symptoms.

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    5 ratingJune 27, 2017

    I have eaten here three different times. Did great

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    5 ratingMarch 24, 2017

    Ate here several times this week while on vacation. They were MUCH improved over my last visit a couple of years ago. Restaurant was recently renovated and has a new menu which very clearly calls out GF options. GF buns available and a dedicated fryer for fries! Chef visited our table on each visit to explain how the food would be prepared to avoid cross contamination. Very impressed with their focus and diligence. Highly recommend.

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    4 ratingJuly 10, 2016

    They didn't have a gluten free menu available, but the waitress was able to tell me what was gluten free, including drinks. I had the Volcano Nachos and they were super tasty. And I didn't get sick so that's a bonus! I was told their fries are gluten free too as they have a separate fryer.

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    1 ratingJuly 06, 2016

    Saw online that they have a gluten free menu, which was the reason my family decided to come here. Got to the restaurant and found out that they do not have a printed out version. Spent 20 minutes on my phone to pull up the menu online only to find out that I originally saw the menu for the NASHVILLE location. They have different menus for each restaurant. We payed for our drinks and left. Felt like a bait and switch. Probably could have eaten but I don't like giving my money to a restaurant that makes me feel like I've been tricked. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. gluten free or not. (only gave one star because I had to)

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    3 ratingJune 24, 2016

    Nothing spectacular here. Same old, same Old fast food fare and gift shops. Not really much to eat. Burgers without buns and potato chips. Don't eat their nachos. They are not celiac friendly.

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    1 ratingMarch 27, 2016

    no gluten free menu even thoug the app and website claims it has one.

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    3 ratingJanuary 06, 2016

    Wouldn't recommend coming here if you are looking for a lot of options. They offer gluten free buns but you can only have a plain cheeseburger because the rest include sauces that contain gluten. The service was horrible. When I asked to see the gluten free menu that they advertised the waitress wouldn't give it to me and rudely replied "All we have is gluten free buns and kettle chips." Also was given kettle chips with my meal instead of fries without being asked. I'm not celiac so I don't worry about cross contamination. Service was horrible, for was mediocre

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    3 ratingJanuary 05, 2016

    Servers were great and understanding, I went for drinks and apps and she went and asked bar which margaritas were safe. Just two. I got the loaded nachos which were really good though were made from kettle cooked potato chips instead of tortilla, which worked fine for me.

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    3 ratingDecember 31, 2015

    Hamburger was good. Gluten free bun. Waitress was aware of celiac. The two main options were a nacho app. Or a hamburger variety .

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    1 ratingNovember 14, 2015

    Asked the waiter for gluten free options was told the volcano nachos were. Was never informed that the nachos would be made with lays potato chips. The nacho was horrible! The potato chips were not an adequate substitution and were rather nauseating in the meal. Have been to several margaritavilles and had an amazing experience and more options. Would give this one the lowest rating of them all.

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    4 ratingAugust 15, 2015

    Service was okay, they were busy. My husband did not get sick, and he has celiac. So that's good with me:)

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    5 ratingJuly 25, 2015

    Awesome place and atmosphere! Very knowledgable about gluten free, buns are the best gluten free ones I've had!

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    4 ratingJuly 12, 2015

    Great burger, good gluten free bun. Wish they had gluten free fries instead of just having to eat chips! Read more: http://glutenfreecarolinagirl.com/2014/08/11/eating-gluten-free-in-key-west/

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    5 ratingJune 07, 2015

    No gluten free menu but very helpful and willing to check ingredients! I would highly recommend eating here. I had a delicious grilled chicken sandwich on a GF nun and a side salad with creamy Italian dressing.

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    4 ratingApril 23, 2015

    Had the cheese burger and Volcano Nachos, both made gluten free. GF bun was surprisingly good and not hard like some you might buy at the store. Nachos used kettle chips instead of the tortilla chips. Overall, a solid GF option in Key West.

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    1 ratingMarch 15, 2015

    They DO NOT understand the concept of gluten free here. I ordered a grilled chicken sandwich on a gf bun. The waitress brought out a chicken breast topped with BBQ sauce (not gf) and onion straws (also not gf). When I brought it to her attention she came back with a new sandwich on the same bun soaked in BBQ sauce.

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    5 ratingMarch 03, 2015

    We only went in for nachos and margaritas but they had a decent gf menu and the food was good! No bad reactions so that's always a win.

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    2 ratingDecember 05, 2014

    celiac friendly and have separate gf menu but food was extremely sub par... we were very excited to go here but letdown at the bland mediocre food we were served

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    5 ratingNovember 15, 2014

    Gluten free nachos made with kettle chips on menu. Had the GF cheeseburger with a GF bun, pickle and kettle chips on the side. Staff friendly and gluten free aware! Would recommend for a good burger down in KW!

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    2 ratingMay 08, 2014

    friendly staff, but the gluten free burger made me very nauseous after a few bites.

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    1 ratingFebruary 08, 2014

    They refused to try to serve me food or drink. Unlike its counter part in City Walk (Orlando) which provides over 5 star Celiac service, this Key West location deserves 0 stars.

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    5 ratingMay 16, 2013

    GF menu with gf buns/bread

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    5 ratingSeptember 20, 2017

    6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

    Large GF menu. Chef came to table to discuss menu and prep. Nachos are unbelievably Good! Decent service and atmosphere.

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    5 ratingSeptember 12, 2017

    1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

    Server was knowledgeable about celiac and told chef about my allergy. She was going to bring the chef out but she said she could just tell the chef what I was interested in and he would tell me if it's good to go or not. I ordered nachos and they were great, with no problems.

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    5 ratingSeptember 09, 2017

    322 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201

    They explained the menu to me even when it was out the door busy. Our waiter was so kind to double check ingredients with the manager. I had the GF bun and it was okay but not my favorite.. the brownie was pretty good!!!

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    5 ratingAugust 25, 2017

    6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

    Always great service & decent options.

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    5 ratingAugust 20, 2017

    Suite 6101, 130 The Island Dr, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

    gluten free options, more than one!!! French fries are always gluten free the waitress said!!!

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    1 ratingAugust 19, 2017

    1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Montville, CT 06382

    Not GF Had lunch with my wife and kids and made sure that the waiter knew I had celiac and within an 30 after eating I was sick with nausea and cramps. Will not go back ever.

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    4 ratingAugust 15, 2017

    1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

    Went there twice and food was delicious and both time had no symptom (ate burger and nacho volcano) very good service and staff very knowledgeable

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    5 ratingAugust 13, 2017

    100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608

    Great Gluten free menu and attentative staffI had the ribs, prepared Gluten Free, with fries and cold slaw. Another had the Salmon (also gluten free).No illness an we had a great time. Total cost about $30 each for meal and drinks.

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    5 ratingAugust 11, 2017

    Suite 6101, 130 The Island Dr, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

    Chef comes to your table to discuss your order and how they take precautions in the kitchen! Servers are very knowledgeable! Lots of food choices!

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    1 ratingAugust 10, 2017

    1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

    Terrible food... extremely disappointing. I got really sick after eating the gluten free fries

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    1 ratingAugust 09, 2017

    1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

    I just finished eating a meal here and had an awful experience. The staff originally came out and seemed very knowledgeable on cross contamination and even sent the chef out to speak with me and take my order. However, when my food came out my sandwich had the same bun as all of the other normal sandwiches. I did not feel comfortable eating the food they brought me when they replaced the incorrect order and definitely will not be coming back.

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    5 ratingJuly 31, 2017

    1114 Celebrity Cir, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

    Nachos are amazing. My family shared them as an appetizer. (I've also ordered in the past as my meal!) I also got the grilled chicken sandwich on gf bun (was good) and yummy French fries. So nice to be able to eat fries at a restaurant!

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    5 ratingJuly 30, 2017

    3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    Ate breakfast here for every morning of my stay, 4 mornings. Omlettes were delicious, I did eat the hashbrown also, they warned me it is gf, but on same griddle as pancakes ( but not same place). Gave choice of bun or fruit instead of toast, at no extra charge. Happy I found this place first day.

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    2 ratingJuly 30, 2017

    1114 Celebrity Cir, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

    Not gf and vegetarian friendly. Two year ago it was and now is a major letdown. Called ahead and we were told the veggie patty was gf, asked the host on arrival and were told veggie patty was gf, server was nice but not knowledgeable of gf. They screwed up our nachos twice. They told us the veggie patty was NOT gf as they delivered all the other meals. Of the five items our table ordered 4 were incorrect. Complete waste of time to go here.

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    5 ratingJuly 26, 2017

    1114 Celebrity Cir, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

    Best food and service in Myrtle Beach! Menu is easy to navigate and their GF buns are delicious.

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    5 ratingJuly 26, 2017

    700 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

    Staff is very knowledgeable about al gf options. Have many different things to choose from! BEST GF BURGER AND FRIES!

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    5 ratingJuly 24, 2017

    1110 North Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

    Had a burger with gluten free bun and side salad. Tasted great! Service was wonderful and very helpful! Had no celiac reaction.

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    5 ratingJuly 18, 2017

    6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

    Like his sister's "Lulu's" chain, Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville does a great job with GF, Celiac-friendly dining because the siblings have a family member with Celiac. They have a great menu and we ran into no trouble with cross contamination. BONUS: Margaritaville even has a GF dessert!

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    5 ratingJuly 16, 2017

    Suite 6101, 130 The Island Dr, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

    Really good food, family had gf burger, had gf chicken sandwich, & sirloin steak. The FF r cooked in a dedicated frier. Had many options on the regular menu listed as gluten free option available. It was Saturday night & they had a live band that was really good.

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    4 ratingJuly 15, 2017

    76 Harbor Boulevard, Destin, FL 32541

    They have a lot of GF options. My one complaint was that the burger bun was hard as a rock. Overall we had a great dinner experience.

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    5 ratingJuly 13, 2017

    Suite 6101, 130 The Island Dr, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

    Food was excellent! I had the cheeseburger in paradise and fries, no problems. Service was also very good. Prices were a bit high and I thought the music was too loud. Other than that, great GF meal!!

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    5 ratingJuly 09, 2017

    1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

    The staff is very knowledgeable, our waitress even had the chef come out and ask about my allergy and wanted to be extra careful with my food because of my celiac. Love it!!!

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    1 ratingJuly 05, 2017

    Suite 6101, 130 The Island Dr, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

    Unless you get a burger, there are very few options. I was very disappointed. It was so loud that conversation at our table could not happen. The ribs were dry and horrible. The waitress never refilled water. Did you ever eat hard pepper coated ribs with nothing to drink. I paid $26 for my meal and left hungry. Never again!!!

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    5 ratingJuly 04, 2017

    1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

    knowledgeable staff, a tasty GF burger bun that didn't fall apart while eating and good view.

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    5 ratingJuly 04, 2017

    9090 Destiny USA Dr #306, Syracuse, NY 13204

    A decent amount of options. Options are marked on regular menu. Gluten free bun option and I was told they have a dedicated fryer for french fries.

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    5 ratingJune 30, 2017

    9090 Destiny USA Dr #306, Syracuse, NY 13204

    GF options are clearly marked on the menu. There are several options to chose from, including GF rolls for sandwiches and burgers. I had the grilled fish sandwich and it was delicious!

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    4 ratingJune 27, 2017

    3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    Food was surprisingly good for in in-casino Vegas experience. Seriously loud and raucous but still felt like they took the gf requests seriously. And my chicken sandwich was excellent.

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    1 ratingJune 24, 2017

    1114 Celebrity Cir, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

    Totally disappointing. Ridiculous wait. Absolutely stiflingly hot with zero air movement in the restaurant. The food itself came after another ridiculously long wait and it was barely even warm. It wasn't even that busy. Pick another location for your dinner.

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    5 ratingJune 01, 2017

    1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

    The normal menu denotes the gluten free options. There were quite a few options for entrees and sides. The waitress was sufficiently knowledgeable because it was on the normal menu. My boyfriend didn't get sick afterwards. It is a little pricy and our waitress wasn't very attentive, but I would recommend it because the view was nice and the other waitresses seemed better than ours.

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    5 ratingMay 31, 2017

    1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

    I've always been anxious about traveling due to the fact that I have celiacs and am afraid there won't be many options to eat. I'm SO happy to say that Margaritaville takes extreme care for people who have food allergies! The chef came out and showed me the options and I didn't get sick! Dedicated fryer for fries and has a nice choice of options for people who have gluten allergies!

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    1 ratingMay 30, 2017

    16230 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413

    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.

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    5 ratingMay 21, 2017

    1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

    GF modifications all over the menu! I told the server I have Celiac and food allergies and the chef came out and asked what I would like to eat and how he would make it safe for me. The best Cheeseburger and Fries I have had in over a year.

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    5 ratingMay 21, 2017

    76 Harbor Boulevard, Destin, FL 32541

    Always my favorite and they take GF very seriously. Order comes out separately and they prepare in different part of the kitchen.

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    5 ratingMay 16, 2017

    6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

    absolutely amazing service!! such an amazing experience every time I go!!! I highly recommend this place to everyone I know!!

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    3 ratingMay 15, 2017

    1114 Celebrity Cir, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

    In general: the food was okay. I spoke with a manager and decided on the gluten free burger on Udi's bread and apple slices without the caramel (because we couldn't veridy if it was gluten free). My child had a gluten reaction to something. milk? lettuce? tomato? beef patty? Who knows...? *I did call to let them know what happened and they did promise to figure out the glitch so future patrons will be safe.

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    4 ratingMay 14, 2017

    1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Montville, CT 06382

    Had gf burger and fries (dedicated fryer) - so far so good - no signs of cross contact

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    1 ratingMay 13, 2017

    6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

    AWFUL. Please do NOT eat here if you have Celiac. I was so excited to see their separate gluten free menu with plenty of options, but I couldn't have been more disappointed. They had the set up to be great, but the execution was terrible. I ordered the gluten free version of the nachos and what came did not include half of the items listed on the gluten free menu. When I asked the waitress about these missing items she blamed it on being the gluten free version. She told me sour cream is unsafe because it always contains gluten. It was $16 for tortilla chips, salsa, and shredded cheese that wasn't even melted. I decided on the burger and was told the fries would be made in a separate fryer. I got very very sick during a special occasion. I would not recommend this to anyone with Celiac or serious gluten sensitivity. Not to mention anyone else because the service was awful.

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    5 ratingMay 12, 2017

    Suite 6101, 130 The Island Dr, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

    Thank you for having a gf restaurant in a land of pseudo gf restaurants. Tourist areas seem to have a lot of places that say they are gluten free, but they know little to nothing about what gluten is, cross contamination, or why we are so concerned about it. Margaritaville gets it. After frustrating attempts at other places, I always know I can get a safe meal here! I may just eat here every night of our next trip and save myself the headaches.

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    5 ratingMay 11, 2017

    6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

    Great GF burger and fries. Shared the GF version of the Nachos (no queso) with my wife which was also really good. Staff was very knowledgeable.

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    5 ratingMay 05, 2017

    3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    I ate here twice during my recent visit to Las Vegas. I ordered the cheeseburger, on the first visit I was informed by my server that I am unable to have the fries only a side salad. On my second visit, the server seemed a little bit dosey when it came to Gluten free and he offered me the fries. I ordered the cheeseburger with a side salad again to be safe. When the burger comes out it will have a stick to signal it's Gluten free. I did not get I'll after eating here but I would recommend to Be Cautious when ordering sides if you have Coeliac disease.

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    5 ratingApril 23, 2017

    322 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201

    GF brownie for dessert!!! They were fantastic, took my order then the manager came over to double check all allergies were stated. Very knowledgable and awesome food

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    2 ratingApril 23, 2017

    3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    Does not have a dedicated fryer. They offer Gluten Free buns and no precautions for cross contamination. Service is slow but seems knowledgeable.

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    4 ratingApril 10, 2017

    3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    Server was amazing about my requirements. Sadly the kitchen sent my burger out with a regular bun so my meal had to be remade. I ate after everyone else was done.

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    5 ratingApril 09, 2017

    3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    volcano nachos are amazing

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    5 ratingMarch 29, 2017

    6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

    They have a dedicated fryer and my daughter got to have sweet potato fries for the first time in forever! Knowledgeable staff who took extra care to ensure her food would be safe. Great live music and great food.

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    4 ratingMarch 21, 2017

    1114 Celebrity Cir, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

    I had the gluten free burger. I was really excited to see that they had the gluten free bun. The bun was dry and soaked up all the sauce. I'm allergic to gluten, had no allergic reaction. The burger was good just dry.

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    5 ratingMarch 19, 2017

    3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    Very friendly and great omelette for breakfast

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    5 ratingMarch 17, 2017

    Suite 6101, 130 The Island Dr, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

    Nachos as appetizer, many meal choices, and brownie sundae for dessert!

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    5 ratingMarch 11, 2017

    6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

    Good menu, gf brownie sundae for dessert, very knowledgeable and helpful staff

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    3 ratingMarch 11, 2017

    1114 Celebrity Cir, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

    Bummed. We've had great experiences at the one in Universal Studios Orlando but this one was a disappointment. We'd previewed the online menu to get an idea of our order only to find they had a "brand-new menu!" The fact that their gf dishes are designated with a tiny wheat shaft is probably pretty telling. Oh well. Proceed with caution.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Dessert
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
Monday
11 am - 11 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 11 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 11 pm
Thursday
11 am - 11 pm
Friday
11 am - 11 pm
Saturday
11 am - 11 pm
Sunday
11 am - 11 pm
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