Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 22 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Burgers, Bread/Buns + 4 more
100% of 12 votes say it's Celiac friendly

76 Harbor Boulevard, Destin, FL 32541 Directions

(850) 460-7700
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    5 ratingFebruary 20, 2017

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

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    5 ratingOctober 16, 2016

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

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    5 ratingSeptember 17, 2016

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

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    5 ratingJuly 29, 2016

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

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    5 ratingJune 25, 2016

    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.

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    1 ratingMay 11, 2016

    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.

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    5 ratingMay 01, 2016

    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 👍💕🌴

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    5 ratingApril 06, 2016

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

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    3 ratingMarch 16, 2016

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

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    5 ratingOctober 13, 2015

    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!

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    5 ratingOctober 06, 2015

    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

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    5 ratingAugust 01, 2015

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

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    5 ratingJuly 10, 2015

    Loved it! Nice options to choose from.

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    1 ratingJune 26, 2015

    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.

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    4 ratingJune 21, 2015

    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.

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    5 ratingJune 19, 2015

    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!

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    5 ratingMay 24, 2015

    Food was awesome! No sickness

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    4 ratingJuly 30, 2014

    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.

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    5 ratingMay 06, 2014

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

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    5 ratingApril 09, 2014

    Great food. Very knowledgable.

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    5 ratingApril 06, 2014

    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!

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    5 ratingFebruary 18, 2014

    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.

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    5 ratingApril 23, 2017

    322 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201

    GF brownie for dessert!!! They were fantastic, took my order then the manager came over to double check all allergies were stated. Very knowledgable and awesome food

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    2 ratingApril 23, 2017

    3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    Does not have a dedicated fryer. They offer Gluten Free buns and no precautions for cross contamination. Service is slow but seems knowledgeable.

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    4 ratingApril 10, 2017

    3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    Server was amazing about my requirements. Sadly the kitchen sent my burger out with a regular bun so my meal had to be remade. I ate after everyone else was done.

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    5 ratingApril 09, 2017

    3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    volcano nachos are amazing

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    5 ratingMarch 29, 2017

    6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

    They have a dedicated fryer and my daughter got to have sweet potato fries for the first time in forever! Knowledgeable staff who took extra care to ensure her food would be safe. Great live music and great food.

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    5 ratingMarch 24, 2017

    500 Duval Street, Key West, FL 33040

    Ate here several times this week while on vacation. They were MUCH improved over my last visit a couple of years ago. Restaurant was recently renovated and has a new menu which very clearly calls out GF options. GF buns available and a dedicated fryer for fries! Chef visited our table on each visit to explain how the food would be prepared to avoid cross contamination. Very impressed with their focus and diligence. Highly recommend.

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    4 ratingMarch 21, 2017

    1114 Celebrity Cir, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

    I had the gluten free burger. I was really excited to see that they had the gluten free bun. The bun was dry and soaked up all the sauce. I'm allergic to gluten, had no allergic reaction. The burger was good just dry.

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    5 ratingMarch 19, 2017

    3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    Very friendly and great omelette for breakfast

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    5 ratingMarch 17, 2017

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

    Nachos as appetizer, many meal choices, and brownie sundae for dessert!

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    5 ratingMarch 11, 2017

    6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

    Good menu, gf brownie sundae for dessert, very knowledgeable and helpful staff

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    3 ratingMarch 11, 2017

    1114 Celebrity Cir, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

    Bummed. We've had great experiences at the one in Universal Studios Orlando but this one was a disappointment. We'd previewed the online menu to get an idea of our order only to find they had a "brand-new menu!" The fact that their gf dishes are designated with a tiny wheat shaft is probably pretty telling. Oh well. Proceed with caution.

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    5 ratingMarch 05, 2017

    1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

    kudos to Margaritaville! Exceptional service to gluten-free people. I eat in very expensive restaurants and never has the chef come out to speak to me. I had a hamburger with the gluten-free bun and fries which came from a dedicated fryer. I also had a angry orchard beer which is gluten-free. Everything was delicious !

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    5 ratingFebruary 26, 2017

    6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

    Made sure everything was gluten free. The manger and waitress checked up on me when I wasnt feeling well for a different reason to make sure it wasnt the food and that I was ok

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    3 ratingFebruary 25, 2017

    9090 Destiny USA Dr #306, Syracuse, NY 13204

    Limited menu options, service was slow at the bar.

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    5 ratingFebruary 23, 2017

    6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

    Excellent food. Dedicated fryer.

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    2 ratingFebruary 04, 2017

    3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    No separate prep surfaces. Had a steak that was tough. Server was knowledgeable - just not a good environment for someone with celiac.

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    5 ratingFebruary 03, 2017

    322 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201

    Knowledgeable servers...very accommodating. Dedicated fryers.

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    5 ratingJanuary 28, 2017

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

    Great experience for Celiacs - good gf options, cook came out on his own to assure us that they take it seriously and change gloves, etc. Waiter was fun, too. The fish sandwich was good, but a little dry - ask for extra sauce. Or get catch of day.

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    5 ratingJanuary 23, 2017

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

    absolutely wonderful experience eating here! i told the hostess upon our arrival that i had celiac and needed to be gluten free. she let our waiter know and he was just great. the manager even came to our table to make sure everything was okay and asking if we had any questions. the food was delicious (get the fish sandwich yummm!) and i am not sick :)) ps they have a dedicated fryer (but i wasn't feeling like fries so i had a salad)

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    4 ratingJanuary 22, 2017

    16230 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413

    We knew this was mostly a tourist place but went to have the legendary nachos. They were excellent. Disappointing was that even though it was a slow night (off season), the service was pretty slow and our waiter uninspired. The burgers were yummy and the GF bun was good. I would try it again.

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    5 ratingJanuary 08, 2017

    1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

    Gf veggie burger on gf bun is terrific Fries are gluten free -IF you tell them you are celiac. Apparently they cannot use the salt from the kitchen (it's got something in it that makes the salt not gf?) but you can just salt them when they arrive at the table The table salt is regular sea salt If you are gf, they immediately bring the chef out to speak with you-they handle it very well Salads, meats, they have a dedicated gluten free menu and can make many items gf if you request AND they have a Gluten Free brownie!!! Fun atmosphere, right on then boardwalk Fun music, music videos, live bands and fun drinks

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    4 ratingJanuary 06, 2017

    3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    Had a gluten free chicken sandwich. The bun was good and soft. They are very knowledgeable about gluten-free and have gluten-free marked on their menu.

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    5 ratingJanuary 03, 2017

    6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

    As soon as we told the server our son has Celiac's Disease he went and grabbed the cook to come to our table. The cook explained how everything was done and we felt very confident after that. My son has the burger with a GF bun as well as GF fries - he loved it! The cook also explained how they make the Volcano Nachos GF but we didnt order any. All in all a great experience!

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    4 ratingDecember 29, 2016

    6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

    Pretty good GF menu and they have a separate kitchen to avoid CC. Chef comes out to talk to you when ordering. Was disappointed that they no longer have fish and chips on the GF menu which I had read about in earlier reviews. I had the beef and chicken skewers with island rice and plantains. I eat Dairy Free as well as gluten free. Food was not the greatest, but still enjoyable and I didn't get sick, so we'll put this one in the W column!

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    5 ratingDecember 28, 2016

    3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    Ate here on Christmas day and was told they are now serving onions rings and that the fryer was no longer safe for celiacs. Still enjoyed the chicken sandwich, but with a side salad instead of my usual order of fries. I asked the server to make sure the rest of the staff knew to warn customers of this latest, disappointing development.

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    5 ratingDecember 24, 2016

    6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

    GF menu at the front and when you inform the server you have an allergy they bring the chef out to talk with you. I have a shellfish allergy as well as being Celiac and the chef took good care of me. The fryer for French fries is a dedicated fryer, and the chef is very helpful. He brought my food out to me personally. I had the grouper sandwich and it was amazing!

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    4 ratingDecember 18, 2016

    700 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

    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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    5 ratingDecember 06, 2016

    1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Montville, CT 06382

    I ate here Sunday with my family. I'm the only that has to eat gluten free they don't. I explained to my waitress that I have Celiac disease she told me after I place my order the chef would be out. The chef came out and they made my burger and French fries gluten free. Will be back.

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    4 ratingNovember 19, 2016

    3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    A good amount of choices for someone with Celiac. Gluten free dedicated fryer! Loved the fries and had those with a great tasting steak! Did not get sick!

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    5 ratingNovember 17, 2016

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

    Pleasantly surprised by the level of care taken with my food once I mentioned I have Celiac. I spoke with the manager who brought out their chef to detail how things are handled in the kitchen. Had the catch of the day (salmon), which was delicious!

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    5 ratingNovember 04, 2016

    3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    Good food and a knowledgeable staff!

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    5 ratingNovember 04, 2016

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

    We had a great experience here. Had the fish sandwich topped with coleslaw and great jalapeno tartar sauce. Typical Gluten-free bun but the fries were great. The fish was grilled but tasty and substantial! Staff was helpful and knowledgeable. Would return!

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    3 ratingOctober 30, 2016

    322 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201

    Okay food. Okay service. Expensive.

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    5 ratingOctober 26, 2016

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

    The waitress, Jessie was very helpful explaining the gluten sensitive features of the menu. They have dedicated fryers and segregated prep space. The manager came to the table and explained their food preparation procedures. The food tasted great.

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    1 ratingOctober 23, 2016

    6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

    They had a great gluten-free menu and I ordered the volcano nachos. 30 minutes later I am super sick. Ruined what should have been a great day.

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    5 ratingOctober 21, 2016

    6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

    We were happy to see they had a gluten free menu and had plenty of options. We got an order of the volcano nachos and I got the cheese burger in paradise on a gf bun. The nachos were HUGE and amazing! The burger was average but the fries (made in a separate fryer) were perfect! We left there so full I never wanted to eat again but I didn't get sick at all so mission accomplished!

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    4 ratingOctober 10, 2016

    322 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201

    Server was very knowledgeable and outlined the steps kitchen takes to ensure GF including Separate prep area. GF marked on menu. Shared nachos with my husband and they were very good.

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    5 ratingSeptember 25, 2016

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

    Our first time eating here and we really enjoyed it! The atmosphere can be a bit noisy, as a heads up... choose your seating wisely. Menu-wise, they have dedicated gluten-free AND vegetarian menus! Such a plus. The green beans (vegetarian option) impressed us the most. Not overly salty or buttery, just a refreshingly balanced seasoning.

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    2 ratingSeptember 16, 2016

    6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

    Good GF menu- however I ordered the chicken breasts and the chicken was still raw so they made me a new one and once again the chicken was raw. It was a shame because it looked like a good place for gluten free.

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    5 ratingSeptember 13, 2016

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

    I recently visited Pigeon Forge and decided to try Margaritaville. We ended up going twice during our trip. Our waitress was very nice and seemed to know about the importance of Gluten free food. I had the cheeseburger in Paradise and never got sick. Except for eating too much. Our second visit was a little different. Our waiter was nice and seemed to know a little about gluten free but he told me that someone would come and talk to me. What I am guessing to be the kitchen manager or someone along those lines came out and said, "so we have a gluten allergy / someone with Celiac Disease over here?" I said yes. he said " well you have no need to worry, just sit back and relax and we will take care of you. I will personally bring your food to you." i said thank you and we waited for our food. the food came out great and once again I didn't get sick other than eating too much. I plan to return during my next trip.

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    4 ratingSeptember 10, 2016

    8330 Riverside Pkwy, Tulsa, OK 74137

    They have a great selection! Yummy shrimp and nacho appetizers and sandwiches. and a gluten free brownie! Atmosphere is wonderful!

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    5 ratingSeptember 04, 2016

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

    Awesome selection and knowledgeable staff

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    4 ratingSeptember 01, 2016

    1133 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

    Drunken shrimp skillet was very good! It came with gf bread and being able to dip it in the garlic butter sauce made me feel like a real person (I hope that makes sense) I also had the burger and fries, very good and even a gf dessert option that I'm currently too full to try but is a brownie and ice cream.

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    5 ratingAugust 27, 2016

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

    Fries are prepared in a dedicated fryer. Son didn't get sick. He had the burger with a gluten free bun & he said the bun was "decent" but was thrilled to be able to have fries!

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    5 ratingAugust 26, 2016

    1114 Celebrity Cir, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

    I had the chicken sandwich and French fries. They use Udi's buns for the bread and they also have a dedicated fryer. They also said they have a separate kitchen area where they prep all of the gluten free food. The waitress was very knowledgable and very kind in answering in questions I had! The food was wonderful and I no sickness 😍😍

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    4 ratingAugust 26, 2016

    3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    Had the grilled chicken sandwich. Best GF bun I've ever tasted, my partner was worried it wasn't GF it was that good. Our waiter Chris was very knowledgable and attentive, reassured me that he will have a word with the chef as I'm celiac. Loses one star as he came out and told me there was an issue with the fries and I couldn't have them, but I'm glad he let me know!

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    5 ratingAugust 22, 2016

    6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

    Enjoyed the GF grouper sandwich on a flavorful bun. Avocado and bacon accompanies the sandwich. gF fries too! I believe our server 'took care of me'.

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    5 ratingAugust 20, 2016

    1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Montville, CT 06382

    the safest place to eat at Mohegan Sun. Separate prep area, dedicated fryer. Had the grilled chicken sandwich with fries and it was really good but best of all, did not get sick!! Highly recommend.

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    3 ratingAugust 07, 2016

    3555 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    good place for a burger or nachos. Has dedicated fryer for fries. Staff is very well trained. Loses a star for having an amazing dessert on the menu but not carried anymore. Talk to Wyndham scammers enough to get free drink ticket with 25 purchase Update: 2 out of 3 good experiences. third we got onion petal fragments all over food. Nobody knew how it happened but we got a comp meal...

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    5 ratingAugust 04, 2016

    16230 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413

    Waitress was very helpful and understanding regarding my Celiac's disease. I ordered the Cheeseburger in Paradise on GF bun and fries. They use a dedicated fryer for the fries and they're always GF! It was very good and I felt "normal" being able to eat a bun with my burger!!! Recommend!

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