Sadly I wanted to love this place as they seemed knowledgeable but I am Celiac and this was one of those instant sick reactions after the first few bites and not worth risking trying again.
The kitchen staff and servers are very careful about cross contamination. If you are super sensitive I am sure they can safely serve you a burger and fries without making you react. I am both dairy free and gluten free and I opted for a salad because I don't like Udi's buns. Their bun vendor changes regularly so you might have better luck. I also like that they donate to local school fundraisers.
They can keep you safe, but because of my other dietary issues, the only thing I can eat and that I like on the menu is salmon. I just spent about a half an hour sitting at the restaurant only to be told that they ran out of salmon. I’ve had salmon before and it tasted good, so I guess just check the menu on your phone and call ahead if you want seafood before you eat here...
The staff at McMenamin’s was extremely helpful in helping me find a safe meal to eat due to my special diet with celiac disease. The location on Broadway had a separate GF fryer, and gluten free items on the menu. They also rewashed the pots and pans and cleared out the area in the kitchen where my meal was prepared. Thank you McMenamin’s for the great experience!
This is my 3rd time here. Prior to this time, I would have given it 5 stars. This time was very disappointing. I ordered the Maui rice bowl which was clearly marked as gluten free on the menu. The ingredients listed were gf. My order was served and I began to eat it. After several bites, I noticed that there were coated, deep fried onion strips included. These were not mentioned in the ingredient lists and were clearly NOT gf. Needless to say, I was angry as I knew what this would mean for me (nausea and vomiting for hours). When I asked the server, she was very nice, but that was no comfort. The manager apologized and did send me home with a complimentary order. I most likely will go back, but will be very cautious. My advice is to be very explicit and careful.
Small overall menu, and small selection of gluten free foods, buns available for burgers (I was told Udi’s), and also pizza for $3 more (for a small 😒). I ended up ordering the Jamaican rice bowl and it was delicious. A very creamy (possible curry) sauce in the bowl that was also dairy free. Vegan options available too. I asked about the fries here, and it was one frier for all the food so I steered clear of that since I’ve gotten sick from fries from a shared frier before.
There is very little on the menu that celiacs can eat BUT the menu says clearly what is GF. They had a blue cheese salad with dressing listed which surprised me. So the bartender went and go me the ingredient list which clearly showed worstershire sauce. I told her that I was uncomfortable as many have gluten. She promptly went to the back and brought me the bottle to show that is was a tamari based sauce! Great dedication to ensuring my safety and a nice salad! Thank you!
Been sick here several times. They really have no idea what they're doing. Only 2-3 items labeled GF on the menu, servers don't seem to know much about prep or ingredients and showed clear disrespect when asked. 100% skip.
Aware of gluten free needs, and location has a dedicated gluten free fryer! Not all do. Can't say there are tons of options but I'll give them highest honors for their handling of gluten free buns for burgers and I'd assume sandwiches. Heated and toasted but not hard as a hockey puck. Sadly no desserts that are gluten free but they've added extra cider taps so they often have 5! To choose from. A couple guest taps, two standard, and one seasonal.
We came here twice in a weekend. The first time I told the server I had celiac and he said I could have the fries so I had a gf burger and fries. The second time the server told me that they do NOT have separate fryers and that I shouldn’t eat the fries. I shared a gf burger and gf pizza and I got really sick later in the day. I used to trust mcmenamins a lot and now I have very little faith.
The waitress we had was so helpful. Went into the kitchen to find out what sides I could have. She recommended a top notch cider too. If I’m ever in Seattle again I will definitely be stopping in.
I ordered the gluten free tots and Jamaican bowl (both indicated as gluten free). My two year old son and I have celiac. I explained to the server that we both had celiac and that all items needed to be gluten free. Not sure if it was the tots or the bowl but we were both sick the last two days. We were totally gluten-ed. We won’t be going there again.
Sadly the dedicated fryer has been eliminated so tots are no longer gluten free. The menu items that are gluten free have been reduced too. Very few gluten free choices. It’s too bad because I loved the tots and the wings, which are no longer gluten free.
The Cajun tater tots are great!!! I got those and the strawberry salad with chicken. Not all Edgefield restaurants have GF menu items marked but this one did. They have a GF DF pizza crust option that I didn’t try. Service was just so-so. I felt like they forgot us several times which was annoying. They seem to have issues timing their food too. A nice option though!
My son (CD) and I (Hashimoto's) and our family are here. The staff was knowledgeable and kind. The burgers were tasty on Udi's buns, the fries were over fried, but we were so hungry and excited to find a safe place to eat, they we didn't care too much. We've not had any symptoms after eating here.
Decent burger on a gluten free bun! Tasted like Udis. Wait staff was familiar with gluten and was helpful. I was told they had a dedicated frier for fries, so I ate some and they were great! Did not get sick and I have celiac.
Will never eat here again had a server change tip on receipt to 20 over what was tipped and in the theatre ordered gluten free burger and an hour later was served a burger with a regular bun which I realized halfway through my movie when I got uncontrollably sick. I would be wary eating here if you have celiac.
There are no gluten free options on the kids menu. Most other mcmenamins have something on the kids menu
Dedicated fryer is amazing - service is slow however have never gotten sick from here!
They have a separate drier and I got to enjoy fries. The hamburger bun was delicious as well. I had a great experience overall.
Not a big menu offerings for gluten free. I do appreciate what they have.
Items are marked on the menu with a G if they are gluten free. Sub gf bun for a few dollars more. Get the sweet potato fries, they are so perfectly crispy which is so hard to find! They do have a dedicated fryer! Staff was so helpful for gf items.
The staff here were super friendly and knowledgeable about Celiac Disease but I still ended up getting sick, so something didn’t work. I would recommend really emphasizing the need for no cross contamination.
I have tried a few times to eat here because of group happy hours and other things people have chosen. Every time I get sick. They put flour tortilla chips on my salad when I ask for the salad without them and they took them off but a few were left. They no nothing about the fact that a shared fryer is contaminating. Don’t eat here.
They do have a dedicated gluten free fryer! But the service is slow and the food is mediocre at best.
My review below is before they moved and tore down that building. We went last night. They fessed up after over an HOUR of waiting that they couldn't do the gluten free frier because they were "too busy"!!! So beware. We waited almost 2 hours for food. And didn't get what they promised and what they used to do! So disappointed. They may not have a separate frier anymore. No clue if they can even do gluten free anymore. Beware. So sad. We used to go here a lot. But they moved an supposedly improved. They didn't. Watch out. You need to really make a point to tell them you are GF and ask that everything be taken seriously. We went here frequently with no problems. They will fry tots or fries separately IF YOU REQUEST IT. One time we didn't make it a point to request it and they fried my son's fries with the fish and chips that had gluten. He was sick as a dog and they didn't tell us until after he had eaten quite a few fries. So now we make a huge deal and ask a few times if they are GF before he and I eat. Many choices. They have a separate menu. Just make sure you tell them you have a GF allergy and that they write it down.
Super nice server... But I was concerned to see Cajun Tots labeled gluten-free despite the shared fryer. Ordered cheeseburger on gf bun (discussed bun prep) and salad. Definitely glutened here tonight. Can't come back here.
This was my third time here and the least pleasurable of all my visits due to the waitress getting visibly annoyed with me asking questions about the gluten free dishes. I got the GF burger (she said the fries are NOT cooked in a separate fryer so I couldn't have them). It was really good but even though I asked her if she could ask the cook to clean the grill before doing my burger, I know she didn't. I got a little cross contaminated. Not severe, but combined with the attitude, I won't go back.
Differing experiences. One time i had a 5 star experience. Ordered here at Rooftop Bar and had cocktails and Cajun tots and was fine- bartender got a clean shaker for the drinks and told staff in the kitchen to be careful with preparing my order. She seemed knowledgeable about Celiacs. Unfortunately, went to the downstairs restaurant on another occasion and waitress was low-key rude about my allergen request. Just wasn't friendly and seemed in a bad mood about it. I got CC'd, I think by the burger although I ordered gf bun. In fairness, in regards to my dinner I did not ask for a glove change or about CC in the kitchen because the waitress made me feel embarrassed and I was with a large group of people. I risked it and paid the price. It could be ok if you ask them to glove change but I don't know and probably wouldn't order at the downstairs restaurant section again. Got medium level CC'd and I'd rate it 2 stars. Go with the Rooftop bar where there is a lower customers to staff ratio and they may be more able and willing to see to dietary needs. Maybe celiac friendly. Depends on staff.
I've been here three times since diagnosed with celiac disease. I've never gotten sick. I haven't tried the GF sandwich buns, but the GF menu has several nice options and they'll make any sandwich GF. Some servers seem more knowledgeable than others. No one has ever been rude to me about needing GF. I would love more GF options, but I'm content to have a place to go for fries. The frier is dedicated! I'll tentatively say this place is celiac friendly.
Great burgers and sandwiches, GF buns available. Live their fries. Have made special accommodations for other dishes for me. Best cider especially when they have the blackberry! Laid back service but that's kind of the McMenamins way.
There are some limited gluten free options here. I do like the clams, and I order a side salad with no bread or croutons without a problem. I think their rice bowls are gluten free (very spicy), and they do offer gluten free buns for their burgers. Sometimes there is a gluten free option for soup.
Wait staff was super nice and accommodating! They were confident in my questions and choices. Food was good! If I lived in Seattle, I would go back, especially to get those evil yummy tater tots!
Their online menu which had gluten free options DID NOT match their actual menu. It was a tedious process to get the waiter to find a gf option, which was a plain salad. Should not advertise as gluten free.
horrible service, waited over 45 minutes for our food...I was told my sandwich would come on gf bread but came on a bun, very few options for gf. would not recommend. worst mcmenamins ever!
They were very knowledgeable about celiac disease and had spaghetti squash with meat sauce and gluten free garlic bread. They also seemed to be very cautious about cross contamination. I did not get sick after eating there
I also had a horrid experience here. Bun was not gf though the server said it was. Sick for days. Ugh!!