Eaten there several times over the years. But last night I ordered strictly off their gf menu and got seriously sick. I think it was their appetizer Blue Chips that made me sick. I got blisters on my tongue and ended up throwing up and getting a migraine. I'm celiac. Manager was uncaring and acted like it wasn't their fault. Just be careful if you go here.
Server lacked knowledge. Ordered the pork chops and even though the gf menu said it comes with sauce and applesauce for a side, they didn't put either on the plate. Had to ask for it. Again, poor effort from our server to make sure we had a great experience.
We are there for an evening meal. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and helpful. I ordered only from the gluten free menu asking for the substitutions given. I had the artichoke dip, salad and the Molly steak. All the the substitutions. The best steak I've had in years! I highly recommend it. I'm very sensitive and had no problems whatsoever ever.
The waitress was exceptional and very knowledgeable. There is a separate gluten free menu that has quite a few options. It was the best food we ate in the Destin area by far. There was one weird occurrence though. We ordered the potato skins appetizer and my non-gluten free family members couldn't figure out what would be in them that wouldn't be gluten free, but they weren't listed on the gluten free menu. We asked the waitress why they weren't gluten free and she said they were. My boyfriend ate them and didn't get sick, so that was a little weird.
The staff was very friendly and did what they could. Yes there is a gf menu, but no gf brunch menu. Had the grilled chicken- it is 2 big breasts(but was bland and dry)! All portions are HUGE. Lamb and steak were very good. Could not guarantee omelettes gf for celiac level and cross contamination. Fun atmosphere and options for dinner or lunch but do not do brunch.
Having been my first gluten free trip to Destin, my dining experience at McGuire's was one of the better ones I've ever had in Florida. I'm the only gluten free eater in my family and my meal was VERY good. We had the spinach artichoke dip as an appetizer and I requested corn tortilla chips (which, according to my family, were better than the ones that came with the dip). For my entrée I ordered the grilled chicken which was moist and had a sweet, citrus flavor. I also got their signature bean soup which was surprisingly super good! Everything I ate was off of the gluten free menu, which- in my opinion- wasn't limited at all. If you're worried about running into complications, I suggest double checking with your server when you order so that they understand exactly what you want and what you don't want.
If you have a severe allergy I suggest not coming here. While they do have a "gluten free" menu it is limited. My steak came with onion rings on it even though it was ordered off the gluten free menu. My steamed veggies where still half frozen as well. After sending it back 2 times it finally was delivered correctly. Everyone was done eating by the time I got to eat. And they didn't even take it off my bill.
The food was not good! They loaded everything with pepper and made it taste horrible. I alerted my server of my severe gluten allergy and when they brought my steak out it had onion rings on it. I should have sent it back but it took 45 mins to get our order that I didn't. It was overpriced for the quality of the food. The potato was hard as a rock...BLEH! I wouldn't recommend this restaurant to anyone but especially not someone with an allergy to gluten!