Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville

4 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Burgers, Dessert, Fries
Safety Rating
4 ratings

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76 Harbor Blvd
Destin, FL 32541
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Most Recent Reviews


Symptomatic Celiac

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They have gluten free buns for burgers and sandwiches and a dedicated gluten free frier for their french fries. I got a burger and fries and it was delicious. Their margaritas are delicious too!

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Good

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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We had a good experience. The waitstaff was really nice and knowledgable about gluten. We had the burgers on GF buns with fries. Food was good and no issues after the meal.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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We visit Margaritaville restaurants all over the country because of the extensive gluten free menu and no issues. However, this restaurant added flour tortilla strips to my daughter’s salad and she ate it before realizing. We explained how serious the gluten free is for us and there bartender who took our order seemed to get it, but the kitchen staff did not. Plus it was NYE during COVID…a perfect storm for mistakes. She was super sick.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Updated 9 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

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

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

Photos


Gluten-Free at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville
GF burger and fries (separate fryer)!
Our view of boats floating by as we ate. Very nice!
Nice GF menu
gluten free taco salad, made with chili instead of taco meat. Very yummy and big.  From the GF menu.
GF chocolate sundae feeds four!
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More Reviews


Celiac

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We were so excited to try this place! But were sorely disappointed. My husband's chicken was overcooked. My food was disgusting.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Poor

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Specified I was GF and ordered salad without tortilla strips. Found 3 strips in salad.

Safety


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

— 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 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Waitress did not seem knowledgeable, ordered a garlic bacon burger without onion ring on it and side salad. The onion ring was on it and the GF bun was extremely hard.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Below Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Server was very knowledgeable about all gluten free items on menu. He explained all options to my son before ordering. He knew what sides and sauces were GF. My son was happy he got to have fries with his burger!

Safety


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

— 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?

— Most/All

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

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Went here because reviews said they have a dedicated fryer, but they do not. I got a burger and salad. Burger was average, but not worth it for the price.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Absolutely delicious! We loved everything we got here! Nachos, burgers and sweet potato fries were so good!

Safety


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

— 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

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Food was overcooked and cold. Salad was forgotten. Bacon was not added to my burger and brought out so cold the grease was congealed on it. I could have fries but the portion was extra small and they were cold too. The only upside is I didn't get sick.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • 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?

— Below Average

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Staff aware of cross contamination

Good quantity and tasty

Fun atmosphere!

Safety


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

— 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

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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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

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Wheat Allergy

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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.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Hey have a good amount of gluten free options and I got the cheeseburger in paradise on a gluten free bun and didn't feel sick at all after eating here!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Ate at this location for the first time but had eaten at another in the past. Had cheeseburger and fries. Was quite good. Didn’t care for the cheese because it was the salty American type. Server told me they cook in separate area and fries separate too. Felt quite safe here. Would come again.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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They have a lot of GF options. My one complaint was that the burger bun was hard as a rock. Overall we had a great dinner experience.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Always my favorite and they take GF very seriously. Order comes out separately and they prepare in different part of the kitchen.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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GF options clearly marked on their regular menu. SO GOOD! We went twice it was so good! Highly recommend!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent food and celiac friendly! Know what they are doing!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very yummy! Shrimp skillet appetizer was so yummy with gluten free bread! Gluten free menu and our waitress, Tiara, was so knowledgeable and caring!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious grouper sandwich and fries from a dedicated fryer that didn't make me sick! It was such a great meal!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Excellent experience here, twice. Separate prep area for gluten free foods, and follows proper prep protocol (fresh gloves, utensils, etc.). Drinks are pricey - they trade off Buffett's name obviously - but you're in the tourist section of the harbor, so I lived with it. Fun fact: Jimmy's sister Lucy Buffett owns Lulu's in Destin. Check them out too.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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I've been living with a pretty severe wheat allergy for close to 10 years now and have had a wide array of restaurant experiences some not so great but never truly bad until eating here.

I am typically very skeptical of trying new places but I was in Destin on vacation and this is one of the few places that seemed to have enough good reviews for me to try it.

I wish I hadn't.

A few hours after eating something from the gluten free menu I was feeling pretty bad; not horrible to the point that they botched the whole gluten free thing but more like a cross contamination issue. I would suspect the fries as the culprit but can't be totally sure.

I wish I could say that I had a great meal and got sick but alas I can't. The meal itself was pretty bad. I had the flat iron steak and somehow it came out tasting repulsive. Some of this can probably be attributed to it coming out rare (like still mooing rare) when I asked for medium but not totally. It tasted horrible either way.

I would have sent it back to the kitchen had the waitress come around before everyone else in my party finished their food. Which brings me to the service portion of of this review which can pretty much be summed up as appalling. We saw our waitress maybe 5 times and she was very unfriendly throughout.

So just to sum up everything I've said... Gluten Free friendly: no Food quality: terrible Service: appalling

Needless to say I won't ever try any of the restaurants in this chain again.

Maybe I just had a bad experience and all the stars aligned to create a truly awful time but I've shared my experience and you can decide if eating here is worth it.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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If you like fish, get the grouper sandwich here! It comes on a super delicious GF bun with some heavenly tropical coleslaw on top... It was amazing! I had mine with a side of fries and tried the GF brownie for dessert. The dessert was good, but a bit dry and crumbly.

Overall, we had a fantastic meal and and great waterfront view 👍💕🌴

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Ask for the gluten free menu. They have gluten free buns for burgers

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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It was a good burger. Fries left me uneasy and i ordered from the gluten free menu. I think they may have been tainted.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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I'm a GF vegetarian & they made some awesome nachos with black beans instead of chili. They were SO good! They have a separate GF menu but our waitress didn't seem to know a whole lot about GF. Be sure to tell them ahead of time & they put on the ticket to have the chef prepare it separately!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We ate here last night. Lots of choices and great service. I have celiac and get sick very easily. I had the cheeseburger with french fries and had no reaction at all. Also there is a gluten-free brownie dessert with ice cream and whipped cream was fabulous. We all shared it because it was very large servings. The waiter knew about select the seas no problems here Will definitely go again when we come back to Destin.jmo

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Good gluten free menu. Staff took the time to answer all of our questions. Celiac friendly.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Loved it! Nice options to choose from.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Terrible service. We were seated then waited for 15 minutes and were never waited on. We left and let them know how long we waited but they were very unapologetic. We went during lunch time and the restaurant was not busy.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Service was awesome, food was delicious, prices... well, more like $$$$. Much more expensive than we were led to believe. Ten dollars for a kid's meal is bit high.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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amazing food! I got the nachos as a meal instead of an appetizer and they were delicious. they have a nice gluten free menu and the restaurant itself is so beautiful!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Food was awesome! No sickness

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They have a GF menu with several items,including burgers, fish, and a couple appetizers. I had the taco salad, which had chili instead of taco meat, but it was yummy. The star is the GF brownie sundae, which fed four of us dessert for 7.99. You can sit inside or outside on a covered deck feet from the water, watching boats go by. Our total was $72 for 4 people. It is right next to a dolphin cruise, which we took right before we ate here, in the Marina in Destin, FL.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Drunken shrimp with GF bread to dip in the deliciousness!!! Yum!

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great food. Very knowledgable.

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Definitely GF friendly. I was told the Executive chef has a gluten intolerance. They have a GF menu and take great care and explained how everything is cooked in a separate area. I had not had a burger with gf bread and sweet potato fries in a long time. The menu had appetizer options and desserts as well. Definitely going back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This restaurant opened Feb 2014. They have a gluten free menu with a handful of options- burgers, grilled fish sandwich, salads, appetizers and desserts. The waitress also tols us the fries/sweet pot. fries were GF too. After we ordered, the manager stopped by to let us know that the chef had been alerted of our allergy order. He had us repeat what we ordered so he could confirm with the cooks. The service was a normal wait but the food came out hot. My husband had a cheeseburger and fries & I had a grilled fish sandwich with sweet potato fries. The GF bun was very tasty (same bun as Red Robin restaurants). We were very impressed with the food & facility and had issues.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Gluten Intolerant

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We got there about 3pm, but still waited for a table for 8 people. Our server was nice. Gluten free items were marked on the menu, but there weren't many choices besides salad and burgers. I got the volcano nachos and a side of fries because they had a separate fryer. I asked if the chili on the nachos was gluten free, and the server said it was. The nachos were tasty, but huge, and the fries were perfect. Nothing was marked from the kitchen, so I had to confirm with the food runner that my fries were gluten free. Made me nervous, but I didn't have any reactions.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch

Overall Rating

Review


Very fun environment at Pigeon Forge location. Our server was knowledgeable about gluten and we felt very comfortable. Gluten free items marked on menu. Fair variety but seemed like more burgers, fries, salads type place. We usually avoid appetizers because not many options at places, but they had huge table size GF nacho appetizer. My GF daughter loved it! We couldn’t even finish them all! Separate fryer and really liked the fries. Would go back if had the option.

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Excellent

Overall Rating

Review


Good food. Items are marked. Waitress was not knowledgeable on procedures for preparing food and food was not marked coming out. It makes me nervous as a celiac patient but we were on vacation and this a good stop.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Good

Gluten Intolerant

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Had a bunless burger (they do have GF buns but I just prefer it without) Waitress informed me the fries were gluten free and have a dedicated fryer. I did have a reaction to something. The fries did have seasoning on them. All plates came out the same and at the same time making me nervous from the start.

Safety


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

— Not 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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Review


We ate here during our day exploring Key West. My daughter with Celiac’s disease got the kids cheeseburger in paradise with fries. The server was very knowledgeable about food allergies. When our meal was brought out there was a ticket with my daughter’s meal to show that they had prepared the meal gluten free. This was a first for us and we appreciate the attention to detail. She enjoyed her meal and did not get sick.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

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