Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville

88% of 50 votes say it's Celiac friendly

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

Top Reviews


Celiac
1 month ago
Not celiac friendly

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

Celiac
2 months ago

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

Celiac
5 months ago

Only about 6-7 items to choose from but was delicious and loved it last night. Paying for it today! Hurting. Something must not have been gluten free or cross contaminated.

Gluten Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dessert
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant

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Kids cheeseburger, Udi’s bun. My daughter said it’s the best burger she’s had since diagnosis!
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Celiac
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

The menu is clearly marked which items can be gluten free. They are careful in the kitchen, new gloves etc. I got burger, fries & margarita no problems. I will eat there again.

Not celiac
6 months ago

Lots of gluten free options!! Very friendly and knowledgeable staff.

Celiac
6 months ago

This place was awesome, I have very severe celiac disease so going out is always a gamble. Well right off the bat the manager reassured me that the staff knew about the disease and how serious it is. He also sat and went over the whole menu with me and recommended what he felt was safest. I got a burger in paradise with fries, the fries are the only thing that go in that fryer as they have separate fryers for all other fried foods. It is very pricey but the amount of food that you get is amazing. P.S they have a gluten free brownie sundae that is off menu that is to die for!! I felt 100% safe eating here. Also ask for patty she was the best!

Celiac
9 months ago
Celiac friendly

Celiac friendly. I’d recommend the burgers. I made a mistake and I ordered a salad. Didn’t get much for the price. It was like $0.20 worth of lettuce and half a chicken breast. But - the GF burger my son ordered looked much better.

Celiac
11 months ago
Celiac friendly

waitress was knowledgeable, confident. Food was excellent. everyones food was excellent. Neat atmosphere, not too loud, but comfortable. Great location near Gatlinburg TN, Located in Pigeon Forge TN. Very happy with service and food.

Celiac
11 months ago
Celiac friendly

The staff was knowledgeable and to made sure my order was gluten free she wrote “Celiac” on the order! Yummy hamburger!! And fries!!! Looking forward to going back in the future.

Not celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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.

Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

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.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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.

1 year ago

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

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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

1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

The paradise margarita is fresh squeezed, so no prob with any gluten mixes. We had the volcano nachos and split the bison burger and fries. Lots of options, menu is clearly marked and food was delicious. Sides are not marked but waitress assured me the fryer was designated for fries only.

Celiac
1 year ago

gluten free options, more than one!!! French fries are always gluten free the waitress said!!!

Not celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Chef comes to your table to discuss your order and how they take precautions in the kitchen! Servers are very knowledgeable! Lots of food choices!

Featured Reviewer, Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

This is probably one of the best GF experiences I have ever had at a restaurant. Our server's name was Jasmine, and she went above and beyond to ensure that my meal was definitely gluten free. Margaritaville has a great gluten free menu to begin with, including GF buns for their burgers/sandwiches, and they also have a dedicated GF frier - which the fries were amazing! I had the Volcano Nachos as an appetizer, and the Cheeseburger in Paradise with fries. I so wish I could have tried their GF brownie, but I was so full! I would go back to this restaurant in a heartbeat.

1 year ago

Really good food, family had gf burger, had gf chicken sandwich, & sirloin steak. The FF r cooked in a dedicated frier. Had many options on the regular menu listed as gluten free option available. It was Saturday night & they had a live band that was really good.

Celiac
2 years ago

Food was excellent! I had the cheeseburger in paradise and fries, no problems. Service was also very good. Prices were a bit high and I thought the music was too loud. Other than that, great GF meal!!

Celiac
2 years ago

Unless you get a burger, there are very few options. I was very disappointed. It was so loud that conversation at our table could not happen. The ribs were dry and horrible. The waitress never refilled water. Did you ever eat hard pepper coated ribs with nothing to drink. I paid $26 for my meal and left hungry. Never again!!!

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Thank you for having a gf restaurant in a land of pseudo gf restaurants. Tourist areas seem to have a lot of places that say they are gluten free, but they know little to nothing about what gluten is, cross contamination, or why we are so concerned about it. Margaritaville gets it. After frustrating attempts at other places, I always know I can get a safe meal here! I may just eat here every night of our next trip and save myself the headaches.

2 years ago

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

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

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.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

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)

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

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!

Not celiac
2 years ago

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!

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

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.

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

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.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

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.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Awesome selection and knowledgeable staff

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

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!

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Two members of our party have Celiac. One ordered a gluten-free hamburger with fries and the other ordered a chicken Caesar salad. The gluten-free burger was prepared correctly however the salad came with croutons on it. The croutons were not gluten-free. The manager was sincere in his apology, however the damage was done. The manager did comp us a gluten-free brownie for the mistake. Aside from the croutons, the gf burger was good and so was the service.

Celiac
2 years ago

They had a lot of options and the fries were delicious! I am very sensitive and had no problems.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Stopped here for lunch a few days ago. Had a great experience. Staff was knowledgeable about gf and were very accommodating - no eye rolls or acting like it was a burden. Had the Cheeseburger in Paradise with fries. It was pretty decent - not the best burger I've ever had, but it was a good solid, SAFE gluten free meal. Would recommend.

Celiac
3 years ago

My family and I went here for dinner despite another person saying they were contaminated. We did Not share his experience. We had a wonderful meal! I had the fish sandwich on a gluten-free bun and the French fries. ( Yes they have a dedicated fryer) We ended up eating there twice while in Gatlinburg and both times had a great experience with knowledge staff who were very attentive to our gf needs.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Very accommodating to our food allergies. Out server was nice and checked on several items for my boys. They are gluten, dairy, and soy free and I am gluten free. They each had a child's hamburger plain with no cheese. One had lettuce on his. The had apple slices for sides. I had the chicken with mango salsa. They loved the burgers and my food was excellent.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Celiac / gluten-free review Fantastic service and concern for gluten free. Not my favorite food or prices but will support regardless due to fantastic diligence and support for rating gluten free. Even had dedicated gluten free menu. + Gluten free chili nachos!!! 😃

Celiac
3 years ago
Not celiac friendly

Ordered from the gluten free menu the volcano nachos for an appetizer. Was told that the gluten free chips were fried in a different dedicated fryer. 15 mins from my first bite and I was in a full blown wheat/gluten ingest reaction not just a contamination. We had to leave and immediately return to the hotel room. Worst reaction I've had in 15 years of diagnosis. Would not recommended this to anyone with celiac.

Celiac
3 years ago

Our waitress was awesome and very helpful with helping me with gluten free alcohol drink. she went to ask the bartender about some gluten free drinks I could have. she even made sure to tell me that the french fries were gluten free and were fried in a separate fryer then any of the other foods.

Not celiac
3 years ago

Great gluten free menu, even had pricing listed. No reaction and I'm very sensitive.

3 years ago

Great bun on my burger! Burger itself was a bit over cooked and service was friendly but slow. The waitress double checked at the bar to find me a GF margarita and it was fantastic!

3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Excellent service and amazing gf hamburgers & FRIES!!!! Delicious!

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

They had an awesome GF menu and knew exactly what to do when I said Celiac! My meal was great, the service was great, and no symptoms!

Celiac
3 years ago

Amazing cheeseburger on extremely edible gluten free bun. Fries are made in dedicated fryer & no joke, they were so good I almost saved my burger for later do I could eat them all. Server understood cross contamination and was NICE- no eye rolling & wasn't a bit bothered by questions. In fact, she explained how they do things when I asked for the gf menu.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Burger w/ gf bun was excellent! Fries & ranch dressing also gf!

3 years ago

Great menu and great food.

Reviews of this Chain

1 week 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
1 week 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 weeks 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
1 month 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.

1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Who's to blame marg and nachos ❤

Celiac
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

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

Celiac
2 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
2 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.

2 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.

Not celiac
3 months ago

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

Celiac
3 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
3 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!

3 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
3 months ago

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

Celiac
3 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
3 months ago

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

Celiac
3 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
3 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
3 months ago

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

Celiac
4 months ago

Permanently closed at Mohegan Sun.

Celiac
4 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
4 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.

Celiac
4 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.

Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

Limited options of basically a hamburger or a fish sandwich with a salad and veggies, but they made safe food and I didn't have a reaction.

4 months ago

Awesome atmosphere and awesome food! I had no issues! Loved the taco salad.

Celiac
4 months ago

I asked if they have dedicated fryer, chef came out and said he did for fries, and made sweet potato waffle fries for me in that fryer. They made sure we were taken care of!

Not celiac
4 months ago
Not celiac friendly

No GF menu. Waitress couldn’t tell me what was GF. So I picked catch of the day (seemed safest) which comes with peas and rice and veggies. I had her go ask about this menu item. She said peas and rice were not GF. No substitutions. Mashed potatoes also not GF. So I said, fine, just bring rice on the side and my husband can have it. Took 1 hour to get our meal (not busy) and my fish came on top of the bed of rice she said was not GF. This place is very unsafe and does not care about allergies. Horrible service too. 40 minutes to bring our kids drinks. Gratuity is included, so they just don’t care about getting things right or service. Big problem for people with food allergies.

Celiac
4 months ago

I asked the waitress if they had a gluten free menu and she replied they could make almost anything gluten free, but did not go into more detail. The service was very slow and food was mediocre. It did not make my son sick, however we will not go back.

Celiac
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

Awesome bison burger with a GF bun! Fries are even cooked in a separate frier! Delicious!

Celiac
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

I have celiac disease and I loved the service here, the best I’ve ever had. The chef himself came out to my table and wrote my order down on a designated allergy sheet and made sure he knew what allergy I had and how to properly cook my order, I had a fantastic experience.

Not celiac
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

Great experience! Good selection on gluten free menu. The Island Kabobs were delicious and well executed. I left feeling safe and satisfied

Not celiac
5 months ago

I had the burger with a GF bun and sweet potato fries and a daiquiri. 10/10 recommend. Very delicious!!! My waiter was very helpful with my allergy needs.

6 months ago

I ordered nachos because of a review I read here even though it was not marked as Gluten Free. They prepared it with shredded cheese instead of queso, it was delicious and I didn’t got sick.

Celiac
6 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Food was cross contaminated at some point. I think when my food was on the same tray as the other food. Mild reaction, but I definitely reacted.

7 months ago
Celiac friendly

There weren’t a lot of options, however the waitress was very knowledgeable and patient with my questions. We got the gf versions of the nachos and cheeseburger. Both were very very good. I had angry orchard to drink while the others in my party had regular beer.

Celiac
7 months ago
Celiac friendly

Our waitress was very knowledgeable. They only have two entrees listed as gluten free on the menu but they have gluten free buns and a dedicated fryer for the fries. The chef modified the taco salad for me and the waitress said they can modify most dishes.

7 months ago
Celiac friendly

Great service here and I felt safe. They have an entire gluten free menu. I enjoyed the steak dinner and a margarita. My server double checked with the bartender about what my safe options were. He was friendly and patient with my questions even though it was very busy.

Celiac
7 months ago
Celiac friendly

Staff is knowledgeable and cares. Just be specific about cross contamination being an issue as some of the gf items on the menu are cross contaminated.

Celiac
7 months ago
Celiac friendly

The staff seemed knowledgeable. After I ordered, the manager came out to discuss my meal and ensure me that they’d take care of me. I ate here twice without getting sick.

Celiac
7 months ago
Celiac friendly

Had the GF grouper sandwich and fries. Chef came to the table to verify the options. UDI’s bun fell apart, but otherwise was a very tasty meal. Service was excellent and wait staff demonstrated an understanding of the seriousness of food allergies. Definitely recommend.

Celiac
8 months ago

Ate here a couple times on our week long trip. We stayed at Flamingo so it was very convenient. Nachos were fantastic and my fiance and I shared a burger on gluten free bun. Bun stayed together and was not dry. Very tasty!

Celiac
9 months ago
Celiac friendly

Staff was very knowledgable about GF. Separate GF menu for easy ordering.

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