It is gluten friendly but not suitable if you have celiac. We tried it twice and she was sick both times. They specify that it is not gluten free but she liked it before she got diagnosed so we wanted to give it a try. Unfortunately it didn’t work out.
nice servers, gluten SENSITIVE menu. not suitable for celiacs, sorry. dogs allowed on patio. fun atmosphere. menus are available online. I had the flat-iron steak, and it was very yummy. However they only get a 2 star rating because they almost killed me. My gluten free meal was jam packed with gluten and it landed me in the hospital with inflamed intestines, out-of-control Multiple Sclerosis neuro symptoms and a lost week of productivity. Let's not mention the metric-ton of laundry due to loss of bladder and bowel control. What should have been a lovely mid-range date night dinner turned into one of the worst dining choices of my gluten free life.
The staff were really nice and tried to be accommodating. They have a gluten free menu however they outright state that they are NOT a gluten free kitchen and there is chance of cross contamination in their kitchen so it’s not celiac safe. My lunch mate said the food is pretty good, though she is not gluten free.
Long story short... I ordered my food off of the gluten free menu, specifically noting that it is not a "preference" and to please note "allergy". The meal I ordered is shown on both menus, and I was not the only one ordering this dish... so I wanted to make it clear. My meal arrived the same as the other, and the server was not aware of one being gluten free. We asked to talk to our waitress.... I was told that it was gluten free and she questioned me on why I didn't trust it. She had 2 other people come out to confirm that it was gluten free... I still didn't trust it due the potato side that is typically made with flour. Finally the GM came over, told me that the dish is gluten free noting that he discussed it with the chef. OK, I feel better. As he turned to walk away, he turned back to me and said "Unless you can't have the flour in the potatoes"... we blew up a little, and he grabbed my plate and stormed off saying "I told him that the flour might be an issue!". He brought my plate back with a different potato option, clarifying that it is definitely gluten free. Our waitress came back a while later to check on us... out of curiosity we asked if she noted the order as gluten free. She said "No, I didn't. The dish is shown on the gluten free menu and the regular menu so it should be gluten free". We let her know that the gluten free menu has substituted items to make it gluten free, and that I could have been seriously ill if I had trusted them. She blew it off as a menu issue and not her fault. In the end, I was still sick that night. Not as severe as it could have been though. The waitress, general manager, and the chef failed to know what needed to be done for a dish on their gluten free menu to actually be gluten free. Major fail, and I have no intentions of trying again.
I ordered off the “Gluten Sensitive” menu. Good selection and a nice choice of sides. Even a dessert! I got the Grilled Shrimp tacos and let the Waitress know that I am Celiac not just “sensitive” and they were delicious and I have had No issues! Yay!
They have amazing options on a GF menu. The servers are aware and friendly. My favorite to get is the Chicken Tortilla Soup and also the Hummus with Vegetables which is huge and very flavorful. There are tons of options. Definitely a place I attend regularly.
Wide variety of options and cuisine. A “something for everyone” place. Love that they have a separate printed GF menu with safe choices or items that can be modified. Rice bowls, chicken entrees, lettuce wrap burger, some salad options. Fun vibe and friendly staff that was familiar with needs of a GF diner.
Always have had a great gluten-free experience at Lazy Dog. Staff have been very knowledgeable and careful. And it’s great that you can bring your dogs if you eat outside on the patio. They’re very doggie friendly. They always bring the dogs water and even have a doggie menu. Nice restaurant!
They are a Lazy Dog when it comes to their gluten free menu. The regular menu is filled with mouth watering selections. They hand you the gluten free menu and it looks like a weight watchers menu, such as hamburger patty on a slice of lettuce. Very disappointing. Many of the regular items look like they could make it a gluten free option like a salad without croutons, but they don’t make an effort to customize their menu to give you a bigger selection. Wont be back. It took too long to figure out what I could eat.
Great experience. The gluten free menu says across the top "ask your server to notify management about your allergy." I did so, and the manager was very helpful and attentive. I had Tex-Mex salad without tortilla strips (we weren't 100% sure about the fryer) and the GF lemon cake, which was delicious. My Nima tester failed on the entree (bad capsule), but gave me a GF result for the cake.
I have Celiac. I ordered the gluten free Hawaiian fried rice and tested it with my Nima Sensor, which determined it was gluten free. The waitress asked about specifics of Celiac so I was happy she wanted to learn.
We are a bit disappointed with the selection. Even though they have a full page of gluten free menu, but if you take out the drinks, brunch, lunch specials, and desserts... you pretty much left with not much to choose from.
They had a pretty extensive GF menu. The server wasn't very knowledgeable, but offered to double check and was friendly. The GF food and regular food was mediocre. My husband got a beer sampler and really only liked one out of six.
I have celiac and am very sensitive. The server was really nice and helpful and patient, but unfortunately I got glutened anyway, so I'm afraid I can't eat here again. But they tried. Pry someone in the kitchen was just lazy and absent mindedly X-contaminated something. I may try them again sometime in the future in case it was a fluke.
Small gluten free menu, chicken, salmon or steak or salads, plus a shrimp taco option only available for lunch. Food is ok but not cheap. This place is fine if you want to eat something in a group with none celiacs and just eat something safe but for the price it's rather boring choices.
I sat at the bar and the bartender was very informative about their menu and preparation. It's always reassuring when the staff at a restaurant are able to answer all of your questions without you even needing to ask. Well done Lazy Dog Cafe.
There are tons of gluten free and dairy free options and the staff are generally well trained about gluten free. If you're very sensitive, ask for Nick or Sam as they are experts regarding gluten free options. The fryers are *not* free from cross-contamination, so avoid the fried tortillas or anything else fried.
The atmosphere is fun and the customer service is spot on! I ordered the New York strip and had it butterfly -well done. It came back more burnt than I was expecting and the waitress Patty immediately said, she was going to have them remake it. I declined, but she insisted! I was so relieved because I was eating the charred parts 1st. The 2nd one was PERFECT! Looking forward to many more visits at this Lazy Dog! The manager was awesome and went above and beyond to find out about a gluten-free dessert. I had almost thought he had forgotten, but he was doing his research! Thank you Brian, it meant a lot! I can't say enough about this place. My husband said his pizza (not GF) was delicious!
They have really improved over the last few years. They have several good gf options and non of them have ever made me sick. I'm also dairy free and they make me gf, df tacos that are good! Not the most diverse selection, but good, safe, and tasty food!
I am thrilled that Lazy Dog has such a fantastic Gluten Sensitive Menu! Additional Notes about their Gluten Sensitive Menu: - It's incredibly helpful that the GF menu is also posted on their website because people with food sensitivities and allergies tend to plan their meal choices ahead of time. - The servers seem to be familiar with the menu and don't miss a beat when you mention it. - When the food is delivered, they mention that the item is gluten free, which adds one extra layer of assurance.