Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville

22 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Beer, Bread/Buns, Burgers, Dessert
87% of 16 votes say it's celiac friendly
6000 Universal Blvd
Orlando, FL 32819

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Celiac

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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?

— Poor

Updated 1 week ago read full review

Celiac

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Had a tasty burger on a gf roll. No issues!

Safety


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

— Very

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

Updated 2 months ago read full review

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The waitress was knowledgeable and helpful. She made sure extra precautions were taken. Due to covid the gluten free menu was not offered. I was able to find it online and she helped me know what was available. They did bring separate condiments and such.

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 4 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

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

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

Photos


Cobb Salad
Grilled chicken with mango salsa and fire roasted corn
GF menu
Gluten-Free Sandwiches at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville
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Celiac

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Horrible!!!! They glutened me! We ate here day one I then spent the whole vacation with a horrible rash! I have eaten here before without any issues so either the server did not relay my message to the kitchen that I needed gluten free or the kitchen just took zero precautions. I have celiac and eat out regularly and get this rash very very rarely so for me to have gotten it means they did nothing to make my food safe.

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 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The nachos were amazing. Maybe the best I’ve ever had. No Celiac incidents. Felt very comfortable here for my family.

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

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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There was a GF menu.

They have a menu that had GF options. I just followed what was on there. I had the cobb salad and it was average.

There was a covered patio area that we sat in and they had a musician that was good. It was very pleasant to sit outside. The inside had the A/C cranked up and it was freezing compared to the patio.

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?

— Not Much

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

— Average

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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GF menu. Took great care of us.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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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!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac Friendly Server and manager knowledgeable. I had a grilled chicken sandwich on GF bun and french fries. Fries have a dedicated fryer. Our waitress notified manager about gluten allergy and Manager checked in to see if there were questions.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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There was a gluten free menu and the staff seemed knowledgeable. Unfortunately I did not eat anything else before and did get sick. I had the chicken sandwich on gluten-free bun with gluten-free fries. My feeling was it was the fries only because they looked identical to my husband and sons but that is just a guess.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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While they have a separate gluten free menu and staff who are fairly knowledgeable about their supposed gluten free options and policies, this place is not celiac friendly. I got the kebabs, which is a very easy to make gluten free option, for lunch here and had horrible stomach pains and problems for most of the rest of the day ( a bad thing to have happen when you’re spending the day in the park. The two star are just because they have the separate gluten free menu.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Really good gluten and dairy free choices and meal. Chef came out and spoke to me, double checking my choices and confirming that everything was safe for me to eat. Really good experience!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The staff was knowledgeable on gluten free options and provided a gluten free menu. They have a separate kitchen space to cook gluten free and a separate fryer for the fries & chips. I do wish the gluten free items had a separate plate than the regular food items

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Absolutely amazing food and service for a celiac ! I visited here twice during our 10 day stay in Orlando and I couldn’t rave more about it . I told them on arrival I had celiac and was concerned about cross contamination etc - the server was really understanding giving me a gluten free menu & explaining that they take allergies and celiac very seriously there . She said she could have the chef come out & speak to me if I’d like and he can run through the process of how they make it safe. They even have a dedicated fryer for the gluten free chips & separate area in the kitchen . Food was so delicious- well worth a visit whether you are a celiac or not.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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Gluten free burger and fries. Great gluten free brownie sundae!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Enjoyed the blackened grouper sandwich on a gluten free bun and fries! They have a dedicated fryer! So good! Huge portion!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We are gf and dairy free. We had a hamburger on gf bun. It was delicious! They had fries and my kids loved them.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I have celiac disease and I loved the service here, the best I’ve ever had. The chef himself came out to my table and wrote my order down on a designated allergy sheet and made sure he knew what allergy I had and how to properly cook my order, I had a fantastic experience.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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Great experience! Good selection on gluten free menu. The Island Kabobs were delicious and well executed. I left feeling safe and satisfied

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Great service here and I felt safe. They have an entire gluten free menu. I enjoyed the steak dinner and a margarita. My server double checked with the bartender about what my safe options were. He was friendly and patient with my questions even though it was very busy.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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The staff seemed knowledgeable. After I ordered, the manager came out to discuss my meal and ensure me that they’d take care of me. I ate here twice without getting sick.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Had the GF grouper sandwich and fries. Chef came to the table to verify the options. UDI’s bun fell apart, but otherwise was a very tasty meal. Service was excellent and wait staff demonstrated an understanding of the seriousness of food allergies. Definitely recommend.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Staff was very knowledgable about GF. Separate GF menu for easy ordering.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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My boyfriend has celiacs, the waitress was very knowledgeable and made sure the chef came out to talk with us about options and reassure us he has taken specific classes on food allergies. There was a separate menu for GF. I highly recommend!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Burger and fries were good. No issues with anything. Buns are Udi's. Service was good too.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This is my favorite restaurant since my celiac diagnosis. Great gluten free menu, no cross contamination.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Awesome place, extremely knowledgeable about gluten free. Manager came out and spoke to us about gluten free. They even had an awesome GF brownie with ice cream for dessert. Everyone had something they loved, and the atmosphere was fantastic. Will definitely go back if I am in the area

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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We love Jimmy so to find out they have a gluten free menu for my son was awesome. They had a gluten free menu and servers were helpful and knowledgeable. They offered to have chef speak to us but we declined. They had a dedicated fryer and even offered gluten free dessert ( brownie sundae)! We had another sever and a manager check in with us on our order also. The rest of us ordered off regular menu but our sever made good suggestions about what was gluten free and how they could adjust items . We ordered nachos and they offered to serve sauce on the side since it wasn’t gluten free. Overall we all had a great experience ( together)! Nice

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This is a great place to grab a bite. The wait staff will bring out the chef so that they can talk to you about the meal options and how they can modify for you specifically. Very friendly.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Good menu, gf brownie sundae for dessert, very knowledgeable and helpful staff. Fun place. Went in 2017 & 2018- def our first choice go-to place when in town

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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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!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Delicious food - fully aware of coeliac issues & no issues with sickness after. Nice to have more than the usual burger & salad options :)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Plenty of GF options (no one got sick) but the service wasn’t great. I had a fish sandwich (gf roll available) and my daughter had a burger.

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Celiac

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Very nice place. We ate here after a nice day at Universal Studios. Found it on the app and got good reviews. Waitress was awesome. First thing asked for GF menu and she gave it to us and immediately offered to have the chef talk to us. Amazing! Good selections from grouper or chicken sandwich to steak and burgers with GF buns. Had the chicken and beef kabob with rice with a Margarita of course which was also GF. Had the GF brownie and vanilla ice cream for dessert. Nice presentation given the simple ingredients. Staff great. Will definitely go back. A+

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Best cheeseburger, fries & nachos around!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I was at Universal Studios Orlando this past week and ate at Margaritaville. I ate the Bacon Cheese Burger w/ fries. I thought it was delicious! The burger came with a gluten free bun. I am highly sensitive to gluten and I did not get sick at all. I wanted to get the gluten free dessert brownie (since it's hard to find GF desserts) but I was so full from my yummy burger, I didn't get it. The server was helpful and there were several GF options to choose from. I would eat there again.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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We ate here because of the excellent reviews. My daughter has celiac and is extremely sensitive to cross contamination. I told our waitress who brought up the sous chef who seemed knowledgeable. They have a gluten-free and vegetarian menu but do not have any vegetarian options on the gluten-free menu. She does not really eat meat so ended up having a nacho platter. She had some of my french fries that were prepared in a dedicated fryer. Also had some of the gluten-free brownie sundae which was absolutely delicious. Unfortunately she did get sick. I cannot think of another food item she had that day that may have been the trigger so I suspect it was the dinner. I have the gluten-free burger with fries which was a decent burger with a gluten-free bun and great fries. My husband enjoyed the grilled grouper sandwich also gluten-free. The only thing I could think of is maybe the shredded cheese was cross contaminated sometimes there’s a cellulose product on the shredded cheese that is not listed in the ingredients we have a problem with that in the store sometimes.

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Not celiac

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Always great service & decent options.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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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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Reviews of this Chain

Not celiac

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If you have a soy allergy as well as gluten avoid. They do not understand. We discussed extensively and they still covered my hamburger plate with fries that had been cooked in soy. I drank my tea while my husband are his meal. Disappointing.

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?

— No gluten-free information on the 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?

— Poor

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

Celiac

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I felt very safe! Our waitress was amazing and the kitchen staff were very aware of celiac and cross contamination and made our experience fantastic. Three with celiac in our group and it was great. The food was great, too!

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?

— Not Much

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

— Excellent

Overall Rating

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My husband and I went last night and decided to share the nachos and a gluten free burger. I had eaten 1/4 of the burger and decided to ask if it was really gluten free. It wasn’t! And they “were sorry”. Ugh!!

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?

— Average

Celiac

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Dedicated fryer. Wait staff did great. Would recommend for all celiacs.

Glad there is a place in the river walk we are absolutely sure about.

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

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