Mckinney's Irish Pub

5 ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu
Safety Rating
3 ratings

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123 W 3rd St
Grand Island, NE 68801

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Celiac

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I will start by saying my husband enjoyed his sandwich. I have Celiacs and am very sensitive to croas contamination. My husband called ahead to make sure they had a Gluten Free menu. They did. I told the waitress I have Celiacs and she said she would tell the cooks to be very careful. After looking over the Gluten Free menu I noticed the onion dip was called the Guinness Onion Dip. I asked the waitress if this had Guinness in it as it's on the Gluten Free menu. She said it did. I then stated that it's not gluten-free then. She said "the Gluten boils out when we cook it". I wasn't going to order that, so I ordered the corned beef and cabbage. I had about 3 bites and started feeling very sick. I flagged down another waitress and asked if the corned beef was cooked in beer. She came back and said yes. At this point I was sick and mad. I told her, "This was on the gluten-free menu and it's not gluten-free and now I'm sick." The manager spoke to the owner who said "it's only 1 part Guinness to 4 parts water. The Gluten boils off" I told them that's not how Gluten works. You can't "cook off" the Gluten. They didn't charge me for my meal. But obviously I became very sick because of their lack of knowledge about Gluten and what is actually gluten-free and how things become cross contaminated. I will never eat there and if you have Celiacs I would NOT recommend it.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Had an interesting experience here. Just be careful to read the “fine print” of their gf menu..

I am going to share photos.. the last item on the Gluten Free menu lists out all of the components, and then the following line, says to make sure you as the customer sees this line and tells the server to not include a couple of the components so it will be gluten free…

Of course I didn’t read that far..

But out of general Gf paranoia my meal arrived with a dinner roll that looked to good to be true..

Phew!!! They do have a gluten free menu!!! But the devil is in the details and the server was not aware herself of the line to exclude the components either.

The error was corrected, we didn’t get charged for the mistaken meal.

That being said, the Irish Bowl was very dry without the gravy, so ask for lots of butter.. that will solve the issue.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Waitress brought out the gluten free menu and was very thorough putting in my order and tagged it with gluten allergy. They were also able to modify my Irish stew to take out the corn.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • None Listed

Categories

  • Dinner
  • English/Irish
  • Healthy
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Pub Food
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

Photos


Daily Specials
Wings are gluten free!!
Irish Bowl - NOT gluten free!! Bun and gravy have gluten
Irish Bowl - no bun no gravy
Gluten Free menu
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More Reviews


Celiac

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Gluten free menu available and they were able to answer my questions. I enjoyed the clam chowder and hot wings (they are baked). Can’t remember the last rime I had good hot wings!! I have celiac disease and did not react after eating here, would definitely go back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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This pub's menu has "Corned beef & cabbage" and "Soup & salad combo" marked gluten free. They don't have GF marked on their beer menu. I was fine with corned beef, so I didn't ask other questions. My group enjoyed trying a local place.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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