Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville

3.5 stars 3.5 out of 5 12 ratings
$$Gluten Free Menu, Dedicated Fryer, Burgers + 8 more
70% of 10 votes say it's Celiac friendly

700 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 Directions

(312) 496-3840
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    11 months ago

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

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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. 💞

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    2 years ago

    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.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    2 years ago

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

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

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

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    No longer have expanded gf menu. Disappointing...

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    4 years ago

    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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    1 rating
    4 years ago

    Closed until April!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 years ago

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    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.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 days ago

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

    The menu is marked but we asked for a manager to be sure. The chef / manager came out and was extremely friendly and accommodating. The food was good and the chef came out to check on us again to make sure we were happy and to reassure us about the food being gluten free. With this kind of service and attention to detail we will definitely eat here again!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 week ago

    16230 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413

    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!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 week ago

    6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

    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

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    1 week ago

    1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Montville, CT 06382

    The waitress and staff seemed to be knowledgeable but the food was very poor. I had the Asian salad and the lettuce was soggy. One of our quests had the non GF fajitas and she thought they were horrible. Won’t be back.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    1 week ago

    16230 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

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

    Waitress was a little shaky on her Celiac/GF information but I asked for a Manager. He came right out, explained everything they do in the kitchen, educating the waitress, as well and I felt comfortable ordering. Was told they have a separate section in their kitchen for GF prepping. I did not get sick. Will go again.

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    4 rating
    3 weeks ago

    2 Marina Drive, Paradise Island, The Bahamas

    Blackened Mahi Mahi was safe along with the peas and rice, also had a side salad.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

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

    Don't bother with this location. We have been to other locations and had great experiences. Server not knowledgeable about gluten free procedures or even if fryer is dedicated or not. Managers did not follow their own procedures regarding speaking to guests with celiac disease or allergies. Waited too long to get average, cold food. Spend your money somewhere else in Pigeon Forge.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 weeks ago

    1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

    Went for dinner and got the cheddar BBQ turkey burger with a gluten free bun and it was delicious! the waiter knew right away to tell me that the fries are in a dedicated fryer! And went again for breakfast and the waitress was very accommodating and helped out with making an eggs Benedict gluten free!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    322 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201

    Waitress knew what was safe and not. Offered suggestions and had manager tell kitchen to prepare safely. Thanks!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

    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

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 month ago

    3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    Great staff, very knowledgeable. I had the burger and it was very good.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

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

    Gluten free options are clearly marked on their menu. The server was knowledgeable with the gf menu items. I had the catch of the day which was salmon, served over rice with mango salsa and broccoli. It was delicious and very generous portions.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

    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!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    16230 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413

    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!! ❤

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    500 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040

    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!

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    1 month ago

    3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    I would not recommend this for celiacs. They do not have a dedicated flyer. My daughter asked for the Asian salad which is marked gluten free and the waiter told me they use regular soy sauce. She ended up ordering the taco salad without the tortilla strips (which contain gluten) and it tested negative for gluten on our Nima.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    Had a Caesar salad, it was decent. They have lots of options, but I wasn’t super hungry.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    322 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201

    Went out of their way to assure my food was gluten-free, including one of their margaritas. The GF brownie dessert is a must have!

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    5 rating
    2 months ago

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

    great! chef came out and explained precautions. gluten free fries - separate fryer. a bit pricy but fun atmosphere.

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    Not celiac
    4 rating
    2 months ago

    1114 Celebrity Cir, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

    Small selection available. Great nachos

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

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

    We ate there twice during our week in Pigeon Forge. Both times the chef came to our table to discuss the order and assured us that they take Celiac very seriously. We felt very confident in eating there and did not experience any problems. Gluten-free items are marked on the menu.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    3 months ago

    16230 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    322 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201

    I asked the hostess when we walked in if they had a gluten free menu and she showed me on the regular menu that everything that has a picture with a wheat symbol is gluten free. She was knowledgeable. Our waitress was new and if she wasn’t quite sure of an answer she would go check and come back and let me know. They took it very serious even on an extremely busy Friday night that I have celiac.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    1114 Celebrity Cir, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

    I am severely allergic to gluten and they made sure all my food touched nothing that contained gluten. They have a different fryer for anyone with a gluten allergy

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 months ago

    500 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608

    The staff is very knowledgeable about gluten allergies. The menu has a little gf next to it if the item is gluten free. All burgers can be made gf with a gf bun and fries are good as well!! Best burger place ever!!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    3 months ago

    3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    Had nachos...they are BEYOND huge! Enough for 3 men! No effects...yeah!

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    3 months ago

    16230 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    great food fun atmosphere. very celiac friendly just need to speak up. lots of choices. ate here 3 times during our stay.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 months ago

    2 Marina Drive, Paradise Island, The Bahamas

    They didn’t have gluten free buns for hamburgers and I was told it was not a dedicated fryer so I just had the nachos. I didn’t get sick and considering gluten free seems to be non existent here unless you eat somewhere expensive, I’m happy!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    5 months ago

    344 E Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425

    Excellent GF deep fried, battered fish sandwich!!! Crunchy, delicious! GF Bun and fries too! Volcano Nachos were really CRAZY BIG!!!!! Very good. Could be a meal for 2. Highly recommend just for the fish!

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    322 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201

    Got really sick here even after explaining to the waitress that I have celiac. BEWARE!

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Montville, CT 06382

    It was my first time eating out since being diagnosed. I was nervous and I had a lot of questions but the waitress was still so kind and helpful. It’s been a couple hours since I ate there and no symptoms.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    344 E Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425

    Staff was very knowledgeable about gluten free and dairy free. I was not able to get a gluten free bun for my burger because it has dairy in it. But I had a hamburger with no bun with French fries and it tasted very good. I will be back.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    500 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040

    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!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    2 Marina Drive, Paradise Island, The Bahamas

    The chef came out and spoke to us. The gluten free bun (burger) was delicious, and the fries are cooked in a dedicated fryer. Very pleased.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    6 months ago

    1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

    The chef came out and spoke to us. They had gluten free buns for the burgers, and the fries are cooked in a dedicated fryer. Great experience!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    Great food. Fries are OUT, but all the salad dressing is gluten free. I ate there 2 days in a row and loved it. no problems.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    6 months ago

    1114 Celebrity Cir, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

    Gf buns and fries. Overall what you would expect at a chain. It’s a solid bet that makes it easy for those with Celiac.

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    6 months ago

    9090 Destiny USA Dr #306, Syracuse, NY 13204

    My family of 4, with our 2 celiac children, came here to eat lunch before a movie based on the reviews on this app. It was early, not very busy. I asked for a gluten-free menu at host stand, they told me all items were marked on regular menu. While placing our order I informed server that my children have Celiac Disease. I asked her about fryer for French Fries, she took Ltd me that the fryer was gluten free. I ordered my kids a Paradise burger on a gf bun with fries. I repeated gluten free at least 3x. After about 30 mins of waiting she told us she would check on order. At 40 mins since entering the restaurant our food was brought to our table. I could instantly tell that it was not a gluten free bun. I asked, he checked the order and said there was no note for gf bun. We left, despite the fact that I didn’t want my food anymore either, they wouldn’t take it off bill. They removed my children’s meal and boxed my meal and my husband’s. I would give 1 star except: I appreciated that the food runner told me the truth (although he did ask if I still wanted to give it to them) and they did have many options on the menu. Overall, it was a disappointing experience. We won’t be back.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    7 months ago

    6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

    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
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

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

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    seemed very knowledgable and accommodating. I had the chicken sandwich. the waiter went and double checked with the chef that they were using a dedicated fryer for their french fries. He confirmed that they were (but this suggests that it nay not always be the case so double check before ordering).

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    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    76 Harbor Boulevard, Destin, FL 32541

    not too impressive. The gluten free bun was hard. the kids meals are $10 even to feed a 1 year old. so instead of me ordering what I wanted I had to order what my grandson could eat. (we are both gf but he can't have beef) They brought my burger out with a regular bun. so then we had to make a 1 year old wait for a whole new meal to be made AFTER waiting 45 minutes for the wrong meal to arrive.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

    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+

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    8 months ago

    6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

    Best cheeseburger, fries & nachos around!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

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

    Great food. Lots of options clearly listed. They get pretty busy but we love the food and the choices. Nachos and burgers were great.

Gluten-Free Features

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

Categories

  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
Monday
10 am - 10 pm
Tuesday
10 am - 10 pm
Wednesday
10 am - 10 pm
Thursday
10 am - 10 pm
Friday
10 am - 12 am
Saturday
10 am - 12 am
Sunday
10 am - 10 pm
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