Picnic Beach

9 recent ratings
$ • Barbecue Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Burgers, Dessert, Fries, Rice Bowls, Salad, Sandwiches, Smoothies
Safety Rating
9 ratings

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128 W 1st Ave
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
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Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

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5/2024 Just wanted to update that I was in Gulf Shores again for the holiday weekend and ate here a second time. This time I had the Sunburn Burger with a GF bun. Everything including ranch sauce on it was GF. The sweet girl at the register was awesome and not minding my questions. I was able to eat the sweet potato fries as well. She confirmed they are in a separate fryer and warned me anything in the kitchen does have the potential of cross contamination. I did not have any issues on either of my visit’s.

3/2024 REVIEW! I found this little hidden gem through this app. We decided to eat lunch here while on vacation and I am certainly glad we did. There are only three things marked on the menu but the lady at the register taking our order was very knowledgeable about making accommodations to any item to make it GF. They also had GF buns for burgers. I had the Mediterranean bowl and it was fabulous. I would definitely recommend this place for a little something different.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 4 days ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Great burger and fries with gluten free bun option. Friendly staff, Evan was very helpful.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Great place for allergies! My husband is gluten and dairy free and I’m gluten free and they were extremely accommodating. The chef came out with ingredient lists for us to look at and confirm what we wanted was safe to eat. They have separate fryer for food allergies and can make a good portion of the menu gluten free. Highly recommend!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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?

— Excellent

Updated 3 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
  • Dessert
  • Fries
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Rice Bowls
  • Salad
  • Sandwiches
  • Smoothies

Categories

  • Barbecue
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

Photos


Sunburn burger with GF bun and sweet potato fries.
The Mediterranean Bowl
Amazing lunch. I could eat a pound of the sweet potato fries!!
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This restaurant is temporarily closed according to their website as of 3/27/2021.

3 years ago

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Celiac

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The Beach Burger was delicious (gluten free bun available). Better than expected. The staff was knowledgeable, friendly, helpful. Light, relaxed environment. Bowls can be made gluten free also. The fries are not gluten free FYI due to shared fryer.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

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Great food and drinks! I messed up while ordering and what came out was not celiac safe but I brought it up and they made another dish without any issues. Friers are safe for gluten sensitivity, but not celiac. Such great people!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Loved our dinner here! Many of the items are either naturally gf or can be made gf. I had the shrimp oil which was natural GR and it was delicious. It wasn’t cheap ($25) but there was so much food. I would definitely consider goi g here for a great gf restaurant

Safety


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

— Very

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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Safety


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

— 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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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After spending 3 weeks on vacation down here I finally got a burger and fries on our last day. After being gone from home over 3 weeks in a camper, a good burger and fries from a restaurant is disparately needed. I am a celiac so I only have very few places back at home that I can eat like this. I don’t know what gluten free brand bun they used but it was amazing and held up through the whole sandwich. Loved the food and the experience. This place is so cute on the inside and also has a distance view of the beach.

Safety


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

— Very

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/All

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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When my Celiac family member ordered, he specified that it was a gluten "allergy," yet they snuggled the paper boat containing his expressly GF Parmesan Bacon Fries within the same paper boat as someone else's chicken sandwich with a wheat-containing bun "to fit it on the tray" when they delivered the food to our table. They replaced those fries (took the original ones, which they had every right to do, but I find that a little tacky since I assume they throw them away given that we handled the boat) and apologized. It always calls GF practices and staff training into question when something like that happens.

Safety


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

— Not very

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

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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More gf options than they used to have! Food is really good, gf or not.

Safety


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

— 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 4 years ago read full review

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The food here was amazing and the staff was super friendly. They have great vegetarian and gluten free options.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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I had pulled pork and being gf/df/corn free, could have the sweet potato mash since it was made with coconut milk. The mash was delicious. They were willing to look at ingredients for me and do offer gf bread, but it had corn starch. Neat place to grab a meal. I had no cross contamination reaction.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Ordered GF bun told her it’s an allergy. Burger came out looked exactly like the non gf. Food runner had no clue. Waited, waited until I went & asked for a refund. Even with GLUTEN ALLERGY on the ticket they still made it on gluten bun. If you have celiac BE Careful!

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Food was great. Had a burger with GF bun and sweet potato fries. Yay!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing food! Multiple options good for lunch or dinner. The pretty young lady at the bar knew her stuff for G/F. Menu is clearly marked as well. A must eat in Gulf Shores!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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New gluten free menu menu with a lot of options! Even have a gluten free bun for the sandwiches. The smoked wings were the best!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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The staff didn’t seem like they knew/cared that much about gluten free. They were too busy. Our non gluten free guest enjoyed his food. The atmosphere was great, parking was easy. We enjoyed playing rummikube while we were waiting for our food.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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There is no separate kitchen space, but most of the items in this restaurant are gluten free. I have celiac and my son has a wheat allergy. He had ribs and I had pulled chicken. Neither of us had any issues at all. Highly recommend. Atmosphere was nice too. Super cute and relaxed.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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VERY accommodating staff when we explained our dietary needs. My son is very sensitive to cross contamination, so we Nima tested both the bison burger (plain with cheese and GF bun) and the fries. Both came back perfect with no gluten detected. The chef even cleaned his fryer and changed the oil for us just to be safe. Couldn’t have had a better experience.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Symptomatic Celiac

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This place was AMAZING! Manager was extremely knowledgeable about gluten allergies! Menu features a “gf” next to all gluten free items, and has gluten free buns for burgers! There is not a special kitchen space, but for mild celiac, there are plenty of tasty and safe options! The atmosphere is fun and it’s an amazing restaurant!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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