64% of 14 votes say it's Celiac friendly

700 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 Directions

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Celiac
3 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

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
3 weeks ago

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
7 months ago
Not celiac friendly

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.

Gluten Free Features

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

Categories

  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood

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Celiac

Great outdoor dining with view of Chicago skyline!

3 weeks ago

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Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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

Celiac
2 years ago

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

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

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
3 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.

Celiac
3 years ago

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

Not celiac
4 years ago

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

Celiac
4 years ago
Not celiac friendly

No longer have expanded gf menu. Disappointing...

Celiac
5 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!

5 years ago

Closed until April!!

Celiac
6 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.

Celiac
6 years ago
Celiac friendly

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.

Reviews of this Chain

4 days ago

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.

Celiac
1 week ago

The staff was knowledgeable- the food was “good”

Celiac
2 weeks ago

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.

Celiac
2 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

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
3 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

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

Not celiac
4 weeks ago

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
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

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
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

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
1 month ago

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

Celiac
1 month ago

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

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Awesome staff who knew what I could order- meal was great- we shared the nachos!

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

I have eaten here several times and have never had issues and the food and service was wonderful

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

We had an amazing experience here in July 2019! Our waiter was so understanding and accommodating to my daughter's Celiac needs. We started out with the Volcano Nachos for appetizer while the lady on stilts made her a balloon animal (too cool). For the main course, she had a burger on a GF bun and fries cooked in a separate frier. The best part was the GF brownie desert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and whipped topping. Overall, it was a great experience with no tummy aches to follow!!

2 months ago

I love love love margaritaville! I have been to a few locations, but this was my first time at the one in AC. The server got a manger who came to talk to me and then relayed what I needed to the chef. He came out a few times to clarify to be sure they were giving me a safe dairy free and gluten free meal. I had a pulled pork sandwich on a gluten free roll with fries and bbq sauce. I did misunderstand and expected the pulled pork to come in a sauce of some sort, but it was plain. So the server gave me bbq sauce on the side which I put on the sandwich myself. It was soooo delicious and I did not get sick! I also had a strawberry daiquiri which was safe and yummy too! I was so pleased with the service and understanding of allergies. I am hoping to try the breakfast here too before my vacation is over because I was just over the top happy with my experience!!!

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Chef came out to table to ensure they would take extra precautions. The burger on gluten free bun was delicious and the fries were safe to eat. Went back it was so good

Celiac
2 months ago

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.

2 months ago

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.

Not celiac
2 months ago

Excellent service and delicious food. I enjoyed my paradise burger and fries.

3 months ago

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.

Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

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!

3 months ago
Not celiac friendly

My 12 year old daughter received full on gluten at this restaurant not just contamination. The taco salad which was requested "Gluten Free Modified" contained tortilla strips with wheat (they were not supposed to be added to the salad)! She was sick for a full 24 hours. The manager and her staff could have cared less about the incident when it was brought to their attention. Their excuse, it was busy and we didn't call a manager (none were available at the time)!! Please don't eat here. I would hate for anyone to get sick. :-(

Celiac
3 months ago
Not celiac friendly

The people were very nice, but manager came over to the table and said they had nothing safe for a Celiac. They can't guarantee no cross-contamination. I appreciated their honesty, but had to go somewhere else.

Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

Delicious food. Great ambiance. My daughter enjoyed a safely toasted gluten free bun on her burger with a side of black beans and rice. We’ve successfully eaten at this restaurant in 2 states now.

Celiac
4 months ago
Not celiac friendly

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.

Not celiac
4 months ago

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!

Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

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
4 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Have celiacs and was glutened here. Got the taco salad and it was nasty. Truly regret going here.

Celiac
4 months ago

You need to let them know that you need gluten free. There are small changes they can do to some dishes to make them safe. I had a salad and I had no problems.

Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

Who's to blame marg and nachos ❤

Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

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
4 months ago

Delicious food. Celiac friendly. I had the bison burger with a gluten free bun and fries. They have a separate fryer for gf. My waitress was knowledgeable. I didn't get sick after eating here.

Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

The waitress knew what celiac disease was and she assured me the fries are cooked in a separate fryer. The buns tasted like Udi’s but I didn’t confirm. Meal was good. Menu is clearly labeled.

Celiac
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

Gluten free bun was good. Cheeseburger in paradise on a gluten free bun!

Celiac
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

It was draft weekend so they were super busy but, the waitress said they’re very conscious of their GF not being near other food and they have separate friers for their tortilla chips and fries! The nachos were so good! And they have GF buns.

Celiac
5 months ago
Not celiac friendly

They are not overly careful they served me their chicken sandwich on a regular bun and said it was gluten free. Sent it back and they sent back the same sandwich and just pealed the bun off leaving all gluten bread in the cheese.

5 months ago
Celiac friendly

Wonderful! The chef came to the table, asked about my sons allergens, and assured us his food would be cooked safely with no contamination (dedicated GF fryer). He never got sick and everything was delicious.

Celiac
5 months ago

Not a huge GF selection, but the GF burger is really good.

Not celiac
5 months ago

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

Celiac
6 months ago

They are no longer in town but a few miles down where the cruise ships dock. You can’t get in unless you have a pass to get back in one of the ships. The Guard had sympathy for me because I had four celiac children and couldn’t find anywhere else to eat he let us in. when we got to Jimmy Buffett we were told there is nothing celiac safe, that they risk of contamination is very high. We ended up leaving very frustrated and sad because we’ve always had good luck with Jimmy Buffett’s.

Celiac
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

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

6 months ago
Celiac friendly

Very experienced with Gluten Allergy- they have a menu which states the mortification that can be mad. I had a fish sandwich with fries and the gluten free bun. - 3 days later im still excited to have found this gem.

Celiac
6 months ago

Being able to have gluten free nachos is amazing!!! Wish I was hungry enough for a burger on gf roll!

Celiac
6 months ago

The place never let's me down. Waitress well aware of gluten allergy and the new menu points out GF options with a wheat symbol vs having a separate menu. Had the burger on GF bun with fries. Fries are cooked in separate fryer. The waitress even came back and alerted my wife who got the veggie burger if she was ok with gluten since I ordered a GF entre a she said she was fine with gluten. The veggie burger is apparently not GF for those that may not know. Anyway, great meal, environment and staff. Always love eating here, the one in Orlando is great too!

Celiac
6 months ago

No gluten free menu. Music was blaring so loud the waiter couldn’t even hear me. We got up and left.

Celiac
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

Ate there twice while in San Antonio. This is one the Rive Walk. I was leery since one had reviewed it, but with a dedicated fryer, it was worth a shot. Spoke to the cook, both times, and was assured my food would be gf. They even brought my food out separately! I have the ‘Cheeseburger in Paradise’ without the bun, but it was still delicious. They do have a dedicated fryer, & the fries were yummy! Just be sure to speak with the cook, and note the wheat symbol on the menu for the gf options. ❤️

Celiac
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

Had an awesome experience - our servers name was Jared and he was SUPER awesome and even had the chef come out and speak to me. As a celiac with Type 1 I highly recommend - ask for Jared!! He rocks!!!

Not celiac
6 months ago

The menu was clearly marked and our waiter was very knowledgeable.

Celiac
6 months ago

Permanently closed at Mohegan Sun.

Celiac
6 months ago
Not celiac friendly

I was with my family in Vegas and my wife is a Celiac And Type-1 diabetic. We explained this to the server twice when ordering. He said no problem and she had the chicken salad listed as celiac friendly, 2 hours later she was vomiting which dropped her sugar and she ended up in hospital. Not a good scene, we know there is always a risk but really? She could have died but was ok. Thank god for travel insurance since we are Canadian, the hospital bill was $4700.00 for the ambulance and 6 hour hospital stay.

Celiac
7 months ago
Celiac friendly

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

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