Rainforest Cafe

17 ratings
$$$ • Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options may be available.
100% of 3 votes say it's celiac friendly
2201 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

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Celiac

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Ordered burger and fries and did bake fries instead of put in fryer. Although they did try to accommodate gluten free needs they were not able to. Tested with Nima Sensor and gluten was found. Not Celiac Safe

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?

— Average

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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They come out and talk to you about your allergies and will cook separate to make sure no cross contamination. I had no issues eating there.

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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The chef came out and talked to me about my order to make sure everything I wanted was gluten free. They take allergies very seriously!!

Safety


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

— 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?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year 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

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant

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Chicken fajitas minus the tortillas
Perfect!
Gluten-Free Burgers at Rainforest Cafe
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Not celiac

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Great for gf food but this is prob the worst rainforest cafe in the franchise. It is understaffed, slow, they even took the fish out of all the tanks and sent them to Orlando 3 years ago. The food is still solid but not as good as other locations.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Super allergy friendly! The chef came out and talked to me about my order. I ordered fajitas and assumed I’d need to have them with no tortillas but he offered me gluten free corn tortillas instead.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. Knew all about cross contamination and assured me they would be safe. Ordered a lettuce wrap burger with baked fries. Was delicious :)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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They take allergies VERY seriously here. Our waiter informed me that waiters are not even allowed to take the order if you have an allergy, the chef must. The chef came out and asked what I wanted to have and told me how he could make it gluten free. They took my order on a pink sheet of paper. Didn’t get sick and felt very comfortable here!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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No specific gf menu but they have gf pasta and gf buns. The manager came to see us to explain our possibilities and take our order on a special pink paper. Really good food in nice ambiance.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The chef came out and wrote a separate bright red allergy friendly ticket for me. He said he would work with me on whatever I wanted to eat and try to make it GF if it wasn't. They also have 2 items (a pasta and a quinoa salad) that are completely allergy free. Amazing service and very serious about allergies.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Perfect place, very nice service, the chef came up to our table to know about my allergy/desease and showed us which options could be totally gluten-free prepared. The chef himself brought my hamburger with chips (baked on oven). They took care about cross contamination. It was a really good experience.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Upon telling our server my daughter has to eat gluten free, the chef came out to our table and discussed their menu with us and personally took our order. Very well done!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Staff is knowledgeable about gf requirements. I had the anaconda pasta and it was wonderfully spicy.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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So impressed! As soon as I told the server my 5 Year old has Celiac disease, she said "oh, let me go get the chef right away" he came out and said "what is she in the mood for?" I can make almost anything completely GF for her. I asked tons of questions, and he was extremely knowledgeable about GF food prep. She loved her chicken and veggie stir fry over GF pasta and felt perfect afterwards.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I’m not sure why they don’t have a gluten free menu. Their staff and cooks are VERY knowledgeable about the allergy. When I told my server I needed to gluten free he told me the chef would be out to speak to me. 2 minutes later he was and instead of tell me just what I could have, he asked “ What are you in the mood for?” He made everything I wanted gluten free even down to the fries which he baked in the oven so I wouldn’t get cross contamination! Also, the rainforest burger was the best burger I have had!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Chef comes out and tells you what they can make gluten free. I had the Tuscan chicken with mashed potatoes and it was very good. My kids love it there so I was glad I could eat safely as well.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The chef came over after I talked to the waiter- they don't have a gf menu but he assured me that many items were safe or could be made safe- I had the fish tacos - obviously you don't come here for great food- it's for the kids - who, if they're gf may not have many choices- just an ok option

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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Friendly staff and options that could be adjusted to be gluten free. Daughter had the option of gf pasta with different sauces, gf hamburger and bun or grilled chicken, 4/5 of the kids menu sides and ice cream for dessert. Nachos were not gluten free and no dedicated fryer but daughter was happy with the options.

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
Celiac

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Extremely disappointed about seeing the great reviews for this place and the experience we had. We told the server my two year old son has celiac disease. He brought a manager over, we placed our order with her and felt really safe. Another server brings my son his food (cheeseburger with gluten free bun) and announced that it was the allergy meal. I immediately noticed the bread was regular buns. I snatched it up before my son could touch it and sent it back. Our server confirmed that they had sent regular bread. I believe that the hamburger was put on a gluten free bun and sent back bc my son was extremely bloated the rest of the day and the next and had gluten exposure stmptoms. The manager came out and apologized and comped my sons meal but did not seem to understand the seriousness. It ruined our entire trip to Disney.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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

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

— Poor

Celiac

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I’ve read reviews of others saying that a chef came out to talk with them about precautions. I personally did not have this happen, rather my waiter went back and relayed information. Fryer was not dedicated, so instead of fries I opted for a veggie.. I was a bit disappointed at a large plate of raw unseasoned broccoli that seemed like it was left under a warmer (but clearly not cooked). I had a veggie burger on a GF bun otherwise which was ok. There are no dessert options. Honestly few options in general…

The food experience was underwhelming (and overpriced for the quality) to say the least, but the kids enjoyed the ambience.

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?

— Not Much

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

— Below Average

Celiac

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Nothing is marked gluten free/friendly on the menu. Asked my server and she indicated I could have chicken (not beef) nachos, a hamburger with a gf bun, or pasta. I opted for the chicken nachos and the portion was very large and they were pretty good. The waitress advised that the nachos wouldn’t be served with the beans and she confirmed that the nacho chips were okay because sometimes they change the chips they use. A Manager came to the table to confirm the gluten free order wasn’t just a preference and to advise that precautions would be taken. Overall, pretty satisfied with the experience. It has been 24 hours and I do not have any symptoms of consuming gluten.

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

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

— Good

Celiac

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One thing is for sure, they truly care about safely accommodating allergies. The manager takes the order and the allergy conscious meals are brought to the table separately. We had the gluten free penne, corn, orange slices and coke icee. This plate tested celiac safe. The other plate was a hamburger on a gf bun with fries (yes they have a gf only fryer!). We noticed the seasoning and decided to Nima test them and the burger. Test showed gluten found. Kitchen, actually the manager, remade the meal and we asked for kosher salt to be the only seasoning. We took it to go, as by this time we had already been at the restaurant for 2 hours. Tested both at hotel and they tested gluten free! Highlight, we eventually all ate safely at the Mall of America which had been difficult for us, but noting that we waited a very long time for the food and the service from our waiter was subpar. That being said, the manager truly cared and was curious to know the results of the test so he could talk with corporate.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Not Much

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

— Average

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