Mel's Drive-In

12 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Burgers, Fries, Ice Cream, Sandwiches
83% of 12 votes say it's celiac friendly
6000 Universal Blvd
Orlando, FL 32819

Top Reviews


Overall Rating

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Went during lunch time and it was super busy. Used mobile order and there was an option to add an allergen notification which said staff would talk to you before preparing your meal. They did not. We had to ask several times to verify if our food was gluten free. When food came out the fries were cold and unappetizing. Salads were mostly iceberg lettuce. They also gave us the wrong dressing and when we went back in to ask for the right one they tried to charge us extra for the dressing. Staff might be better when it’s slower but I’d avoid going during any sort of rush.

Safety


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

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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?

— Poor

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff was knowledgeable about gluten allergy and celiac and was able to provide me with a meal that was safe to eat

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main 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

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

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I would not recommend eating here. The food was not great (for gluten-eating members of my party as well) and while the person taking my order was very knowledgeable, there were too many people touching the food post-production. For example, I saw an employee move my meal to a separate tray from a tray full of other burgers to hand to me so it would appear to have followed allergy protocol.

Safety


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

— Not very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


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?

— Poor

Updated 6 months 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

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Fries
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Ice Cream
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant

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Chicken sandwich with avocado on the side
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Celiac

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Review


They were great

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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

— Good

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Went there for lunch and had a cheese burger and fries on a gluten free bun. Very knowledge staff and food come out marked gluten free. Tasted great and I had no problems.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 11 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


This establishment was fantastic to work with for celiac options! They cover the food with an extra plate to prevent cc!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Went here for dinner yesterday and the waitress was very knowledgeable about gluten free options. I had been glutened at both places I had eaten on previous days, so I was nervous. Had a burger and fries and I didn’t get sick at all. Highly recommend for quick food service! It’s also part of the quick service meal plan at universal. I have celiac.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main 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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


I had a cheeseburger with french fries. They gave a dedicated friar just for the fries. They have a gf bun and dont charge extra for it! Yummy burger and worth the price. Fries were good too!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Sans gluten mais ordinaire. Burger au minimum.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Hamburger was amazing, super juicy. The only thing is that the gluten free bun fell apart Staff was great, informed manager and manager brought out my food. Would definitely eat here again

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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The staff at the counter offered for me to speak with the chef, who confirmed a separate gluten free fryer for chips (YAY) and gluten free buns that were not out through a common toaster. So delicious!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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I was excited to try here after reading the reviews on the app. However, when I told them I had a wheat allergy the chef seemed unsure what my options were. I did not feel safe eating there and ended up finding somewhere else.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I had a great experience here. I told them I had a gluten allergy and they immediately got a chef out to talk to me. She asked me what I wanted and told me what she could accommodate. I had a chicken sandwich with french fries, that are in a dedicated fryer, and avocado on the side. The gluten-free bun was awesome and the portion size was great

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They made a fresh chicken sandwich for me (took 15 minutes) and I got fries without seasoning

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Dedicated fryer, gluten free buns. Never had an issue here.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Overall in theory it's great, dedicated fryer and staff that know. Don't go during the lunch hours as the counter is so hectic your food touches many hands. Felt post gluten feelings after eating here at lunch due to post prep contamination.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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had a great server and accomdations can be made. We had a good burger and no salt fries that were prepared not seasoned as the seasoning has gluten. they were not sure if the milkshake would contain gluten so we skip attempting it.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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GF buns and fries from dedicated fryer. Regular fries come with seasoning, GF fries do not. GF Burgers and fries came out in different serving trays than the rest of the food. Totally fine for a theme park lunch.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Went there for lunch on the recommendation of a friend. While they don’t have a gluten free menu if you ask any of their servers they are very well informed and if you are not satisfied with their answers they will have the chef come out for any additional questions. They have gf buns for their burgers and a dedicated fryer for their fries, which is not located next to the fryer for the other gluten containing foods. If you inform them of your allergy they will be sure to not season your fries, as the seasoning does contain gluten. Ate their with no issues.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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