Awesome no stress experience for my daughter and I, both of us have Celiac. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was fun!
Why go there? Food average at best, loud place with slow service, no AC. Just not worth it. Only real good thing I can say is you get allot for the price but again average at best. Gumbo and peel and eat shrimp were average
The level of care and attention to allergies gets 10 stars from me. Dedicated menu and a manager takes and delivers your order. The environment is a plus, too. Fun place with live music, waterside bars. The food is good. Not amazing or anything super memorable, but solid. It’s a great option for me still because gluten free restaurants in Destin are still hard to come by.
Amazing food and atmosphere. The staff is knowledgeable about GF, they have a manager take and bring the order. We will visit LuLu’s anytime we are near one. I had GF crab melt nachos, my daughter had GF jerk chicken nachos and my husband had a GF catch of the day fish sandwich. All of it was delicious! I think it was the best GF food we’ve had in a restaurant. Completely Celiac Friendly
As a person with celiacs this place was amazing! The have an entirely separate kitchen where they cook the food for people who have food allergy needs. The manager comes over to take all special orders and ensures that everything will be Gluten free. They have good food, a great atmosphere, and this was probably the safest restaurant I have ever eaten at.
very nice gf menu with plenty to choose from. Managers take GF orders. Fresh local fish too.
Nice to have a menu that lists by allergen, so you don't have to ask. Gluten, dairy and soy free options, including hamburger buns. Had tuna dip as an appetizer and the grilled sword fish. Definitely return. Love the atmosphere.
Very good and attentive. Great menu with other dietary needs too. Great place!
Great chips and guacamole. Lots of gluten free options. Manager takes order and brings out food to ensure allergen specifications are met.
I had the peel and eat shrimp as an appetizer and grilled Mahi with coleslaw and veggies as an entree !! Amazing food and no reaction !!!!
I was very impressed. Even though they were Super busy, the manager came out to talk with me after the order was placed and was called over before we checked out. The food was So delicious! ! also the menu options were many.
they even had gluten free beer
Went twice in two days because they did a great GF plus really good good. The server told me the manager has to be there to take the GF order and wrote the order on a special orange form. I did not have any issues getting sick and did not feel that I really had to worry. The blackened fish was super!
Fun place! Waited awhile(45 minutes) because it's super popular but manager personally took my order. Food was great! No issues.
I had high hopes from all the great reviews, but I ended up having a reaction before I finished my entree. While the manager did come talk to us, it seemed like our waitress was him do it more as a formality as she took my order then the manager followed behind us listening to us repeat them. The waitress seemed visibly unhappy to wait on us repeating the order and her having to stand around while we did. While the entree was brought out by the manager, the chips and queso was not and it was after finishing some of that that I began to have trouble breathing, felt nauseated, etc. A few red flags I ignored and paid the price for it. I say if your waitstaff/manager isn't paying you much attention or don't seem to be taking your GF needs seriously ask to sit somewhere else as I feel this reaction may have been an isolated incident at this Lulu's location.
Very impressed! Separate gf menu & a manager comes to take your order. Food was great & atmosphere was awesome! Lots of things for the kids to do! Right on the water. Beautiful location!
Great gluten free selection. The manager comes to the table to personally take the gluten free order. Prepared in a gluten free space. The pork tacos were delicious!
They have a great Gluten Free menu and they take such care and concern for your allergy. The manager came and took my order himself and he was also the one to bring my food . I've never been so impressed as I was with LuLu's !
This place has allergies covered! They have an entire 'allergy dedicated menu' (individual gluten, dairy, eggs, nuts, shellfish + soy free menus, also available on their website). The manager personally takes every allergy order and delivers the order as well. Lulu's has two bars (one indoor, one outdoor), a little sandy beach with activities for kids right next to plenty of seating, live music and is directly on the water. I ate here twice, awesome food and never got sick! I highly recommend!
Eating out with Celiac is horrible, however, Lulu's got it right! I am blown away by the careful attention they pay to seriously allergic people ... including all allergies. Gluten, shellfish (I am also highly allergic to shellfish) and everything else. Besides that, food is superb, staff is superb and atmosphere is awesome. Quite a vast menu. Will go back again, and again, and again ..... try it and you will LOVE it! Thanks, Lulu, and Staff!!!! P.S. Also the absolute BEST gluten free burger Ive ever had....
Can't say enough good things about this place. EXCELLENT food, gorgeous atmosphere, live music, and a little beach for the kids to play! Manager came and took my food order from a special allergy menu. He was very reassuring and told me they have a separate kitchen for allergy food, and that its only handled by him and the cook. I had the fish tacos and my husband had the shrimp salad. It was amazing food and no one got sick! 👍👍👍
Dairy free, soy free and gluten free options. Manager took our order. They brought out our food out separately from the rest of the table. There is a large selection to chose from. Even a separate prep area in the kitchen. Safest place we've found in Destin.
Excellent. Staff was great. Process was great. Food was great. Fun family atmosphere. Will definitely go back.
Excellent job at avoiding cross contamination. My food order was taken by a manager, protocol when ordering GF, and cooked in a separate kitchen. No problems at all.
What an awesome place to eat Gluten free. We ate here tonight. I have Celiac and am very sensitive to any gluten.They have many options. The manager. Comes out and personally discusses your allergy and talks with you regarding any questions you have. He is also the one who brings your meal to you. The waitress was very knowledgable regarding the training they go through to make sure there is no cross contamination. A definite 5 star. They really understand food allergies and how one little bit of gluten can cause serious problems.
excellent gluten free service! !! delicious food. I had the pulled pork sandwich on an udi s gf bun. great view too!
Amazing food and view! I got the crab melt nachos. The manager ensures your food is gluten free.
The best gluten free experience. They took great care to assure my food was safe. Highly recommend.
10 stars but they only have 5. Excellent understanding and care with
I had a severe gluten reaction last night after dining here (I had grilled shrimp, Gouda grits, tartar sauce), despite speaking with a manager and carefully ordering off the gluten free allergy menu. For those suffering with Celiac Disease, it seems more care needs to be taken so be careful when eating here. Update: after speaking with a manager today, we figured out that the grits were cross contaminated and they are removing them from the menu until they can get a safe option.
This place takes food allergies seriously. They have a manager take the order of anyone with an allergy which makes you feel like royalty instead of a second class citizen like at other restaurants. There is a separate menu with many gluten free options including some of the recommended house specials. The food was tasty and the view of the water and bridge is spectacular. There is even a dock with boat parking available. If you are in the area and have any sort of food allergy you must stop here.
They were awesome!! Manager came to my table and he was always the one who served me. They were extremely careful about cross contamination. If there is one place in Destin to go for a celiac sufferer....it's here! I have never been to a place where they were so carful! Wish I could give them 10 stars!
Very knowledgable and shrimp was delicious!
I have celiac disease and a soy intolerance and I felt very comfortable eating here. They have separate menus for gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, and seafood allergy. They have a designated kitchen prep area for people with allergies. A manager comes out to take your order and delivers your food to you to make sure it's all prepared without cross contamination. Great service and the food was delicious. I wasn't expecting much because it looks like a pretty standard chain but I was impressed. They make their salad dressings in-house and they used real butterleaf lettuce (instead of iceberg) in their salads. (I ordered the Big Ole Salad with Grilled Mahi Mahi). We will be going back.
Great atmosphere with GREAT staff. Separate allergy kitchen space. Kids menu has grilled shrimp, chicken fingers, grill fish and cheese burger. Separate allergy menu. Loved it.
I ordered the chicken tacos off of the gluten-free menu and place my order with a manager. The manager was very friendly and brought my food to the table herself. I tested the corn tortillas with my Nima sensor and it came back gluten found. I spoke with the server and they had already taken the entree off of the bill because they had burned the corn tortillas twice and had some technical difficulties in the kitchen. It was a bummer I could not get a safe meal here because I had heard so many great reviews about how Celiac friendly they were. We were there as soon as the restaurant open so it could not be blamed on a busy kitchen.
Ate here twice in 3 days. That should say enough. They aren't the fastest, but 1) they are super popular and 2) I think they tend to run more on "island time," at least that's the feel of this place. You have to ask for a GF menu from your waiter, but there are lots of options, including appetizers. They won't let your regular waiter take your GF order - they call out a supervisor who takes the order, sees it through prep, and brings it out to you. Both times they asked if I ate GF due to allergy / Celiac or dietary preference. Some say it shouldn't matter but I personally appreciate them taking the time to know I really need it GF. I'd eat here plenty more times. 3 kids, not GF, and 2 adults GF had no trouble finding good meals. Side note, if you're here during typical eating hours, be sure to reserve a time or to plan to spend time browsing Barefoot Landing. We had a 2 hour wait today! They'll take your picture and offer you two prints for $20. We bought them both times. Lol. Waitress day 1 was Kaila. Water today is Michael. Both were great!
This restaurant is a Celiac’s dream! The biggest allergy friendly menu I have ever seen. The manager came out to take my daughters food order and made sure to explain to us they have a separate cooking area. Food was yummy, service was excellent, and daughter enjoyed a great meal on vacation.
This place was amazing. We had someone with Celiacs and someone with a dairy allergy. Both were taken care of. We told the server that we had allergies and they went and got their supervisor to explain to us their kitchen setup. They have a dedicated are of the kitchen and even a dedicated cook that prepares any allergen sensitive meals. They make sure to change gloves and cookware. Both meals were fantastic and no one got sick
The manager came to the table stated they have a dedicated chef and dedicated section of the kitchen and cooking tools for allergies. The manager takes your order to make sure it’s correct. The chef checks the food and the manager double checks it. They were amazing and accommodating. There is a lot on the menu for allergies. super impressed.
Manger comes to table and takes order to make sure there are no issues. They have a dedicated kitchen space to make sure no cross contamination. Lots of options on gluten free menu, always disappointed though when the fries aren't gluten free. Everyone enjoyed their food and kids loved the play area (bring a change of clothes or swim suit - there is water)
The food was delicious! My husband and I shared a cheeseburger with veggies and grilled shrimp. The seasoning on everything was so good and the burger bun was somehow way better than the store Udi buns (I asked and it’s a slightly different version than what Udi sells in stores). I have CD and was impressed with their process. The manager handled our order from start to finish and was great. My husband who does not have CD thought it was all amazing as well and I did not get sick so very happy with experience.
Has an allergen menu. GF buns available. Ordered a grilled fish sandwich on a gluten-free bun and fries and had no reaction. I also have issues with garlic/onion, so I have to be careful with cross contamination for seasoning. I was able to get the fix seasoned with just salt and pepper.
Fabulous experience! My server sent her manager to take my order when she found out that I was ordering GF because of an "allergy" and I was assured that 1/2 of their kitchen was dedicated to allergen cooking, their menu was great! GF bun for my pulled pork sandwich and no reaction later in the day.
WOW!! Blown away by the allergy menu ! One of the best gluten free dining experiences we have had in a restaurant! There is a crew supervisor who comes over to deliver the food made in the "allergy kitchen" ... great attention to detail and they have a separate cooking area for gluten free foods. Huge number of foods on the menu to choose from! They bring you a separate "allergy menu". I cannot say enough nice things!! Highly recommend!
this is my favorite restaurant, because of how conscientious they are with food allergies. they have an allergy menu for gluten, dairy, shellfish, eggs, etc... the manager comes out and takes your order separately from your server and also brings it out to you. outstanding service, great food and drinks, lovely atmosphere.
They have manager come out to take your order special and are very knowledgeable regarding allergens, even MSG! They cook food in a dedicated area as well! Great view and sandy area with toys for kids to play in. Great atmosphere, but the music wasn't my taste. (Hillbilly country). Highly recommend to anyone needing to avoid any allergens! Prices could improve though. $90+ for 6 people.
Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable on food allergies. They have several "allergy menus". Manager comes to take the order for people with allergies. He explained they are very careful with food allergies. Ordered a Burger with GF bun. The manager informed us the French fries are preseasoned and may have gluten in it so he let us pick a different side. Picked the guacamole and chips. It was all delicious.
Absolutely love it! They are extremely cautious and listen to your every need. The food is excellent and they take allergies very seriously. We vacation in Destin for this reason. I can't say enough about Lulus. It's our #1 go to restaurant and I have never had any issue.
I was so happy the staff is well informed about food allergies! The manager takes your order to make sure everything's correct. I had the Mahi tacos, which were delicious! The corn chips that came with it though, tasted like they needed to change the fryer oil. And they could have had more gf beer options or hard ciders. Otherwise they would've gotten 5 stars.
Oh my gosh, run, don't walk there! Best GF burger I've ever had. Best allergen friendly service I've EVER received. Managers come over personally to take your order and the GF options are great! I have celiac and felt completely confident in their food and did not feel sick one bit! I'll be back again!
This place is a must if you are celiac and want an amazing gluten free fun restaurant. This restaurant is huge and we had no wait we got to sit outside and our son got to play on there sandy beach while my husband and I enjoyed our appetizer. You can get blackened fish, chicken, tacos, or burgers with a bun!!! We got chips and queso dip and stuffed ourselves!! I loved the atmosphere! It's a must go gluten free or not!! Awesome. Will be back!! Great staff and dedicated area for making food!
Excellent experience, twice. We have a 9 yr old celiac son. Lulu's has a very detailed allergen menu covering all the major allergens, not just gluten. When ordering from the allergen menu, the manager comes. Very knowledgeable. Order goes in via separate bright pink paper. They verified whether my son had any other allergen issues besides gluten. The manager brought out the GF appetizer and meal. They checked on us several times. They have a separate prep area in the kitchen for allergen free foods, and follow proper prep protocol (fresh gloves, utensils, etc.). It's a great family restaurant with great live music when we were there. I highly recommend. Fun fact: Lulu's is owned by Lucy Buffett, sister of Jimmy. Margaritaville also accommodates GF very well.
I can't say enough about Lulu's. They have multiple allergy menus including gluten-free, and a separate space where they make the allergy-safe food. A manager comes over to take your order and brings your food to you, so you know the order has been controlled. Our manager, Justin, said his daughter has similar allergies to our son and couldn't have been nicer. We manage D, W, PN, TN, fish, sunflower seed and banana allergies. My son literally gave it two thumbs up at the end of the meal.