Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville

50% of 2 votes say it's celiac friendly
700 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

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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

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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 🙄

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I went there when it wasn't busy (there was only 1 other table) and still got glutened. The waiter was nice, nothing wrong with the actual restaurant, it's just not gluten free.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 years ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Dessert
  • Fries
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood

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Great outdoor dining with view of Chicago skyline!

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Waiter was extremely knowledgeable about gluten free and Celiac. Dedicated fryer for fries! Would definitely return!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Waiter & Chef were brilliant at listening to my gluten free requests & taking me seriously on cross contamination. Delicious grilled chicken & rice and my celiac daughter had the gluten free cheese burger in a gluten free bun & salad & fries done in a seperate clean frier! Safe place to eat. Thank you. 💞

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Fairly awful. The options were burgers and corn chips. Ordered a cheeseburger on gf bun. Got a sad burger missing cheese, pickles and onions. Left pretty hungry.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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No allergen menu which is crazy, but waiter knew quite a bit about what was safe. Margaritas were good 😁

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Waiter was helpful and although they didn't have a dedicated menu, they do provide GF bread and buns.

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No longer have expanded gf menu. Disappointing...

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Until recent changes, this was an excellent GF restaurant. They can no longer make GF fries or nachos, also said that the grill is cross contaminated. We were offered salads and declined. The Nordstrom Cafe saved the day!

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Closed until April!!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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We visited Navy Pier for the day and had lunch at Margaritaville. My daughter has celiac disease, so cross contamination is a big concern for me. After talking to the hostess, so gave us a gluten free menu with appetizers, sandwiches (Udi's buns), and even a dessert. It was loud and at a busy lunch hour so I was nervous. Tyrone was our waiter and everything was easy. They had GF margaritas and cider. We had chips and dip for appetizer. My daughter had a GF hamburger and I had the cheeseburger. They have a designated French frier. All was delicious. We ended the meal with a gigantic GF brownie dessert. It was fabulous. There was a mistake with my order, but Tyrone had it on the table within 5 minutes and comped it from my bill. Very lovely establishment.

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Navy Pier location - Dedicated French Fry fryer. Server could answer all my questions and everything was correct for a Celiac diet. Ordered GF cheeseburgers, fries and fish sandwiches.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Me and my son are both Celiac and both got sick after eating here. I had nachos and he had burger with gluten free bun. Not Celiac 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?

— Not Much

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

— Average

Not celiac

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Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

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

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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I love Margaritaville. The food is excellent, and they even have a dedicated GF fryer, so I am able to eat fries!! Lots of good GF choices. The waitstaff is very considerate. They aren't allowed to bring GF food out on the same tray as the regular food. It is always kept separate. There aren't a lot of safe GF places to eat in the Riverwalk, so I actually ate here twice. Plus, the music is good too!!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Not celiac

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AMAZING food and very helpful and knowledgeable staff! Burgers scrumptious can do mashed potatoes or side salad and nachos were HUGE portion. House margarita- perfect! No dedicated fryer for fries but good if you can eat them.

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?

— Not Much

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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We were very pleased with our experience here. Lots of traffic makes it a bit tricky to get here and park during busy times FYI. They take allergies seriously here and informed us they would change gloves and that they have a dedicated fryer for their fries, etc. The server also mentioned they have a dedicated fryer for their seafood (NOT GF) that allows those with seafood allergies to safely eat fried food as well. Their fries were delicious and I got a chicken sandwich on the best Gf bun I’ve ever had. Thoroughly enjoyed. Felt good after eating here. Definitely recommend!

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?

— Excellent

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