100% of 3 votes say it's Celiac friendly

500 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040 Directions

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A good number of clearly-marked GF items on the menu. I really enjoyed the GF burger and fries! It was a pleasant surprise!

Updated 8 months ago read full review

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Had the ultimate Burger with fries. It was very delicious and I didn’t get sick! :)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 months ago read full review

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Excellent meal; best I've had for the entire week we've been in Key West! The service was great. The hostess, when I asked for a gluten free menu, asked if it was for an allergy. I told her yes and she immediately said she would have the chef come and speak with me. Not only did he come straight over to the table, but he has a wife with severe food allergies, so he's very knowledgable and answered all of my questions. He personally took my order and delivered my food! What a treat! I will definitely eat here again and feel comfortable doing so.

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Gluten Free Features

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

Categories

  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant

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I did not feel confident eating here. We went to Margaritaville after a great experience at the Las Vegas restaurant. The server had a severe lack of knowledge - she could only confirm that the bun and burger were actually gluten free. No knowledge of allergens in terms of sides, salads etc. Never fed back when I asked to confirm if the fries were cooked separately. I didn’t get sick but it was not a good experience.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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They have a GF bun that looks so good I wasn’t sure it was! Did not get sick and my burger was amazing. So many options and listed right on the menu. Very impressed and love that they have bread, finding burgers and sandwiches are difficult!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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So disappointed. Our teenage son loves Margaritaville and we've been to several all around the country and Canada and have always had a good meal and a good time.

This time, it was like pulling hens teeth to get someone to discuss gluten free. The hostess looked at us like we had two head when we asked and she went to the bar to ask. In the meantime another server came up to seat us and when I asked she said Yeah it's on the menu. (Ok).... She was curt and rather rude.

My son was so nice to her and she was apparently done for the day as they were changing shifts as we found out after we ordered and ended up with a different server. Our original server was taking off soon but had 35 minutes to stand around and make small talk with a table next to us while completely ignoring us.

Our new server was too busy talking to the hostess with her back to us to waste her time answering any questions or getting a refill for a drink for a really dried out sandwich.

Was definitely NOT expecting this level of "service". We were in there when the place was slow. Maybe they need more incentive to move but just kind of ruined my son's first experience in Key West and he assumed everyone was rude going forward. He was tired, hungry and treated poorly so kind of ruined his mood (and mine since he was so disappointed).

Yes I get it we all have people who could be nicer at times, but these people are used to first time visitors so if you don't want to get yourself in a mindset to be happy and take care of them then maybe you should move on?

We are always polite and thankful for those restaurants who care about gluten free and so appreciate their efforts but rude servers isn't something anyone should tolerate.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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The worst dining experience I have ever had! The restaurant was dirty and run down. The hallway to the bathrooms had vomit and according to my husband, the men’s room was covered in vomit. (No vomit in women’s room but it was dirty and smelly.) 3 of our plates came out wrong so we sent them back—1 had a regular bun and 2 had cheese (my kids have dairy allergy too). Then one still came out wrong the 3rd time! The waitress said the kitchen was full of Haitians that don’t speak English so that did not make me feel safe. Then the manager came out to ask (in an accusing way) why we were sending food back instead of apologizing to us. Then when the bill came, all those extra meals were listed with a lump some subtracted at the bottom which was very confusing. I still think we were overcharged, but we were about to miss the sunset, so we paid it. I cannot believe Jimmy Buffett would allow his name on this dump! They don’t even deserve 1 star!

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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The staff and chef were so helpful. They even made me special gluten free French fries!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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They have an updated menu with gluten free items clearly marked. 4 of us eating are all celiacs and we ate Cheeseburgers on Gluten Free buns with French fries and had no issues. Waitress was very knowledgeable and answered any questions we had!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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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.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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I have eaten here three different times. Did great

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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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)

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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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.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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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

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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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.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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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/

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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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.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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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

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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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.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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GF menu with gf buns/bread

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Good experience, items gluten free are clearly marked on food menu. Would be nice to have marked gluten free drinks but ingredients are listed which makes it a little easier. Good burgers and fries. Separate fryer. Good place to go for a burger and margarita. Friendly bar staff.

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

Celiac

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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!

Safety


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

Celiac

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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
  • 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?

— 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 takeout
  • Good with other allergies
Celiac

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Staff aware of cross contamination

Good quantity and tasty

Fun atmosphere!

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

Celiac

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My sons are both celiac. The wait staff was very helpful. The manager even came out voluntarily to ask our needs and make sure we were safe. They understood exactly what we needed. Food was delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Gf hamburger and fries. Gf chips and salsa. Waitress was knowledgeable. Food is just meh.

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GF menu. Took great care of us.

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Had a burger, came with gf bun...no concerns, felt great after!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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

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Awesome atmosphere and awesome food! I had no issues!

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They are NOT Celiac safe. Do not trust the. I am sick as a dog. I was told they have a specified fryer. And i was safe to order FF or Onion Rings. As i bit into an Onion ring, I thought about the breading. I spit it out and asked the waitress wheter the breading was GF. To my panic I was told Sorry No! TO LATE NOW. I will now spend the rest of my time in Vegas sick. I was offered the right to fill out a report and they wod not charge me for my meal.

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Great for GF options, just like every other location. Nachos are a must, and the NY strip was great too. Tried the Perfect margarita which was even better than my usual Who's To Blame

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Yes

Celiac

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They know gluten free! They have special chips, fries in a dedicated fryer and Udi’s buns. Our server let us know how serious they take gluten issues and celiac. Loved our meal.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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They offer gluten free buns, but when my burger came out it was on a regular bun --- glad I asked if it was gluten free. Had to send it back and wait for a new one. Also... no dedicated fryers at the Las Vegas location so salad was the only side option. Waiter made me feel like a burden, will not return

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No

Celiac

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Fun atmosphere and great food. Not as many GF options as we hoped, but our son thoroughly enjoyed his grilled fish and rice. Would eat here again!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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DONT USE THE STRAWS. apparently some of the paper straws contain gluten. Decent selection food wise and our waiter was very knowledgeable. He made sure to alert the kitchen of my allergy, and a manager took the time to come to the table to make sure my food was perfect and allergen free.

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Had the impossible burger on a gluten free bun and sweet potato fries. Waiter was super friendly and confirmed it was a separate fryer! Expensive but worth it! Great view and great service!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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The staff was helpful, and I had a lovely burger with gf bun

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Had a wonderful meal here. Enjoyed a delicious burger on a great gluten free bun. Did have a small stomach ache a few hours later. Unsure if it was related to the meal or not.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Vary few GF options, no dedicated fryers

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Good food. Dedicated fryer and informed waiter. Had the grilled chicken sandwich with sweet potato fries, Top Shelf margarita and gf brownie sundae. Pricey, but was good and no reaction.

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Great burger and margarita! I am severe celiac and had no reaction!

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Yes

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Margaritaville is always an easy place for me to eat. They always have a dedicated fryer and gluten free buns as well as a gluten free menu. (Be sure to always double check on the fryer) I've eaten at the Las Vegas, Cancun, Cozumel and Nashville locations and they have always been accomodating to celiacs !! Highly recommend.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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The staff double checked everything for me. I would recommend following what the menu says NOT online because some of their items they listed on the website were not GF at the restaurant.

I ended up getting the tortilla soup with a side of rice and beans. A+ on soup, C+ on the sides. Margarita was great.

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Yes

Celiac

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Ask for Mary B she will hook you up. I always love this place!!!!! Wow amazing. The chef cane out to explain they change gloves, prep my stuff with new cutting board and knives and that the fries were in a dedicated fryer. He assured me they take this seriously and as I celiac I did not have to worry. No worries here and amazing food especially the fries!!!!

Ps if you stay at the margaritaville hotel you can get GF room service from this restaurant. Woo hoo

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Yes

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Love their food! Especially the nachos. And our waitress was very knowledgeable.

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I think that this is a great choice if you only have celiacs and no other dietary restrictions. But the food seems a bit high in price for not being that great. Someone else in my party got the filet mignon which was $28 and he finished it in two bites so I say stay away from that at least since you will still be very hungry. But the volcano nachos were gigantic so if you can eat chili I can see those being worth it.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Gluten free Volcano nachos...enough to feed my family of four! Staff made sure to repeat and ensure safety “gluten free nachos” repeatedly.

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Yes

Celiac

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Of course I had to a have cheeseburger in paradise.....on a gluten free bun that was outstanding....and I was in gluten free heaven with a designated fryer for the fries. Awesome meal and knowledgeable staff. Perfect place for celiac people to go.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Ate the gluten free nachos without the queso (not GF). Nima tested safe. Sensitive celiac and no reaction. Angry Orchard also.

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Yes

Celiac

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Gluten free menu! I had the rancho deluxe burger with a gluten free bun and French fries! I made sure fries are in a designated fryer!!! No issues and staff was knowledgeable!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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They have a pretty good sized gf selection. I had a turkey burger with a gf bun, I have Crohn’s so no beef. It was the best turkey burger I think I’ve ever had. Bun wasn’t too bad either. Started to come apart a little but nothing terrible and I was able to eat the whole think! Staff was also knowledge of what sides were gf.

Not celiac

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I had a delicious cheese burger with sweet potato fries. The chef came by the table when the food was ready and spoke with us. I didn’t get sick or have any rashes yet so they did a good job!

Celiac

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Went in the off season, so not busy...with that said I had a cheeseburger on gf bun and fries (from the dedicated fryer). Both were very good. Not a lot of fries. Server must have been new as they asked a more knowledgeable server for assistance but I was glad for the extra assurance! Did not get sick, burger was good.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Clearly marked menu. Dedicated fryer. Delicious food!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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A lot of GF options. Burgers served with GF bred and they have dedicated space to prepare the gf food. It was delicious.

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They have a separate gluten free menu. I ordered the pork ribs and asked to change the sides to broccoli and some black beans. (These were sides to other gf options and I was tired of fries by the 3rd day of eating at Universal) Beans were great! Broccoli had zero seasoning, so I added salt. Ribs were your restaurant quality St. Louis ribs, nothing that would blow your mind, but a good switch up compared to other meals. Sauce was good.

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Yes

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We visited Margaritaville twice while in Nashville. The first experience was ok, didn’t get sick. The second experience was PHENOMENAL! It was a crazy busy Saturday night and we were sitting in the bar. Our waitress took such great care to make sure my food was correct. I thanked her for this and she made such a sweet comment about nothing bad happening on her watch!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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My husband ordered a GF bun for his burger - mine was regular. They brought both burgers on GF buns. His was grilled/burnt and mine was cold. The cheese wasn’t melted and lettuce & tomatoes were the only dressing. Horrible food!

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One choice of starter.... guac and chips. That was nice nice. Two choices of main course. I got the salmon and rice and black beans. The rice was microwave rice standard and the salmon must have been cooked for an hour. Completely dry and practically tasteless. So little choice and not good quality food at all.

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The staff was knowledgeable- the food was “good”

Celiac

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We sat at the bar outside and the server was knowledgeable about celiac and recommended what drinks were GF. My husband had no reaction to the drinks or GF nachos. A little pricey but good.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Menu lists Gluten Free selections and also calories. Server was knowledgeable and confidently stated that the French Fries were GF and prepared in a dedicated fryer. I had “Cheeseburger in Paradise” with GF bun and fries. Burger was good (GF bun was weakest part, but sadly they always are) and I really enjoyed the fries (awfully rare to be able to enjoy safely when dining). Margaritas were excellent. Very nice outdoor dining area for view of Chicago skyline, boats, and people watching. Nice place to eat or drink at Navy Pier.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Don’t bother! GF buns disintegrate as soon as you pick up the burger. Food expensive for what you get. French Fries came out cold 🙄

Celiac

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Had the Caesar salad with grilled chicken and felt great after.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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Has fish sandwich on a GF bun and our server stated that the fries were now 100% gluten free. They were exceptionally delicious. The bun didn’t fall apart and they made me plain baked fish, not blackened or fried.

Not celiac

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Our server was very helpful, the manager came out to officially take our order and deliver our food, and we had no gluten issues during our visit. My boyfriend is celiac and was able to enjoy his meal without incident. Everyone in our party enjoyed their food (both gf and non-gf) and we also had some amazing drinks!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Celiac friendly. I had the impossible burger on a gluten free bun and fries. They have a dedicated fryer for fries. Neat that they have vegetarian and vegan options that are also gluten free.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Knowledgeable staff and did not get sick! They have designated items on their menu that they can modify to make gluten free.

Celiac

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Very good! They have a dedicated fryer, so fries with my gluten free cheeseburger in paradise.

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