87% of 16 votes say it's Celiac friendly

5310 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77551 Directions

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Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

The staff is very knowledgeable about their gluten free options and the chef came out to personally take our order to ensure no miscommunication. I’m new to this and finally felt safe eating out.

Not celiac
3 months ago

Our waitress told us all I could have that was gluten free was a burger with no bun. She said there was nothing else on the menu gluten free. I chose not to pay $14 for a hamburger patty so I did not eat. My kids love it there so I’ll go again, but I think your experience just depends on your server.

Not celiac
4 months ago

Our waitress was friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable about the Gf options on the menu. The atmosphere was fun and I would definitely recommend!

Gluten Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly

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  • Late Night
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Nima test found Gluten in the Mojo Ribs and steamed vegetables. The chef insisted on arguing about it being “gluten free” the Gluten found picture timed out, I could only pull up the “last test” pics
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Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

Not worth it. The Nima tester showed Gluten Found (or the wheat symbol). The chef came out and argued with us about it being gluten free, trying to blame it on the food being sent back for the cheese, that wasn’t disclosed anywhere on the menu. (When we ordered our food directly from the chef) Oh and “steamed vegetables” means cheese covered steamed vegetables. Fries are also “dusted” with flour. Nothing is marked on the menu as gluten free so all you can go on is what the chef says and when he’s not thorough in his communications, that’s a lot of faith in one person. Especially someone who has no empathy for what it’s like to have to be celiac in a wheat-based world.

Not celiac
2 years ago
Not celiac friendly

My family went based on reviews, and despite there only being 2 items indicated as "allergy -sensitive". Big mistake! We were optimistic as the hostess said she'd have the chef talk with us personally (great! right? wrong...). The "chef" tells us we can have a gf pasta or gf sandwich bread. I ask, what about other ingredients? sauce? meats? spices? He shrugs and says marinara and pesto "should be ok". My 13yo celiac daughter was willing to take the risk, and fortunately did not get sick. But the lack of options, knowledge and consideration was beyond infuriating. And the total bill was outrageous. $75 for 2 dinners, a kids dinner and 4 drinks. We'll never visit any location again.

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Awesome experience! Chef came out to discuss gluten-free options, and explained how he prepares the dishes separately and with care. He took sons order (he has CD) and brought it out with our server. There aren't many GF options but gluten-free buns for burgers, a quinoa spaghetti and kale salad. Son had grilled chicken from kids menu. He ordered mashed potatoes (no gravy) but chef brought out rice and orange slices, too.

Celiac
2 years ago

Great place for gluten free food! They bring the chef out to talk to you, and there's SO many options!

Not celiac
2 years ago

I have eaten at different Rainforest Cafe's before and had a really good GF experience. When I asked here about a GF menu or options all our waitress said was "we don't have one." I ended up just ordering something that I was pretty certain would be safe and thankfully didn't get sick, but was very disappointed with the service and lack of knowledge from our waitress. Hoping we just caught them on a bad day.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Chef came to the table to discuss options as no gf menu. He was very knowledgeable about cross contamination and outlined how and where each option was cooked. I had a burger with a good gf bun and no effects afterward and I am severe celiac!

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

"I heard you're really good at accommodating gluten free." "As soon as you say that, I have to alert the chef." The chef came out and took my order personally. He assured me he is the only one touching my food and will be taking every precaution. Also, they have gluten free buns! No dedicated menu, but I feel safer here than many places that do!

3 years ago
Celiac friendly

The chef came out and told me things on the menu that were gluten free. I started to order and he asked if I liked things spicy, I replied yes. He asked if he could suggest the special 9, it is a Mahi Mahi filet, shrimp, grilled veggies and rice. It was one of the best dishes I have had in a while.

3 years ago

exceptional service, atmosphere and food. my celiac daughter had grilled chicken and fries. she said it was delicious. chef cam to table to take order and bring her order. Highly Recommend! dedicated fryer for fries

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Oustanding service! From our waiter Alen, Greezelle the manager who took time to tell me options that would fit for a celiac, to the chef who also followed up to ensure my dining experience with my husband the service was phenomenal. There's not a dedicated GF menu, but most of the items on the menu can be made GF. The gf food I ordered was also good: grilled shrimp and french fries made in a dedicated fryer, all was good. No side effects either. My husband, a non GF diner also really liked his meal. Thank-you!

Celiac
4 years ago

My family ate there last night! I was very excited that when I told our waitress that I had to eat GF that she excused herself and went right back and got her manager and he came out with a different color order book and told me I could have anything on the meme except a few certain things and assured me it would all be prepared for my safety! I had a cheese burger ( no bun) warped in lettuce w/ fresh veggies! It was delicious! We will be back!!!

4 years ago
Celiac friendly

Manager comes out to the table and explains what is gluten free, personally takes your order on a separate paper, and brings the order out to you himself. Service was fantastic and I felt safe knowing they were preparing my order.

4 years ago

Very friendly and helpful staff. It was a fun place to come with the kids and there were lots of options for everyone.

Celiac
4 years ago

The Rainforest Cafe doesn't have a dedicated gluten free menu, but the chef comes to your table to tell you what is gluten free. After explaining to me what dishes I could eat, the chef personally took my order on a special "allergy alert" notepad. I ordered steak, rotisserie chicken, wild rice, and French fries. It was such a luxury to eat French fries as they are fried in a separate fryer. I have Celiac Disease, and I did not get sick after eating at the Rainforest Cafe.

Celiac
5 years ago

No GF menu but chef comes out to your table and goes through the menu with you. Very friendly staff and great atmosphere. Dedicated GF fryer.

Reviews of this Chain

2 weeks ago

Chef came out to go over options and modifications of other items on the menu, and took my order. Food was very good.

Celiac
3 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

The chef came out and was very helpful!

Not celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

As everyone mentioned, extra precautions are taken with those who have allergies or an autoimmune disorder, such as Celiac disease. The chef personally reviews options with you and writes on a red ticket! They have a wid variety of options from chicken fajitas with corn tortillas, pasta, burgers and bbq sandwiches with buns. Make sure to let your waitress know you have an allergy prior to ordering the above mentioned items so special precautions can be implemented and cross contamination avoided!

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

GF options on menu, our server had a reasonable knowledge. He said they could modify a lot of the dishes & if I wished to speak to the Chef, he’d be more than happy to come out & discuss my needs. Had the Spaghetti Quinoa & was ok.

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

The hostess asked me about food allergies before she even took our names so that instantly put me a little more at ease. The chef actually came out to our table to talk to me after I told our sever I have celiac disease, he explained to me how everything is prepared separately and safely and that there’s even a dedicated gluten-free fryer! I ordered the quinoa pasta with vegetables, everything tasted great and I had no illness afterwards. I appreciated how helpful everyone was and I only wish more places were this meticulous.

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Chef came out to explain every option without even asking! Dedicated frier, too.

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

This place is wonderful! Both the manager and chef came to my table to discuss gluten free options. I had the Rasta Pasta dish - quinoa pasta with a delicious alfredo sauce handmade by the chef. We will definitely be back!

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Would not waste time or money Very over priced and little options Gluten free pasta, gluten free buns for hamburger that must be well done, or steak/ Fries are safe as well We sis not get sick but stressful with so little options No dessert options

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

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!

Not celiac
2 months ago
Not celiac friendly

We went here because the ratings were amazing and there were gluten free options. I had ordered the gluten free Mac and cheese and my brother had ordered regular Mac and cheese. First of we had been waiting for about over and hour for our food. Then when our food came my food was first a sever put a plate in front of me and said gluten free Mac and cheese. I was so hungry I just dug in. Then the main waiter brought over another plate of Mac and cheese and put it in-front of my brother and said gluten free Mac and cheese. By that point I had already partially ate the fragility Mac and cheese. The worst part was I knew I was going to be sick the rest of the vacation. I started to spit out the food. They rushed me over to where they gave me a drink to settle my stomach. The manager took 20 minites and finally came out! She started talking to us and I felt really sick. They asked if I needed medical attention. She was saying how this usually never happens. First of all this should never happen. If I had a different alergy and the same thing happened I could have gone into anaphylactic shock! This is why I do not trust this place and I don’t recommend it. The chef should ALWAYS bring out the gf so we can varify. Not only that but every single one of the staff should be educated on allergy’s and auto Amune disorders like celiac.

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

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
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

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
3 months ago

Not much to chose from on the menu, but the staff more than made up for this. The head chef came out and spoke with me. He handled making my food himself. I was very impressed by this. And my food was delicious!

3 months ago
Celiac friendly

When I told my server that I have food allergies, he went and got the chef, who came out and went over my allergies and my options with me. I had an extra helping of bbq pulled pork with raw red onions and cole slaw on a gluten free bun and a side of French fries which were fried in a dedicated fryer. They only had two types of cider to choose from but I had one to drink and it was great as well.

Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

Waiter and chef came by the table to explain the full menu showing which items could be accommodated and which could not. He explained how he would make them celiac friendly. Very positive experience.

Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

very limited choice on menu (2 indicated as allergy friendly, but chef is willing to make more options gluten free on request), staff quite knowledgable and double check with chef about food items, felt safe eating here

Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

We had a wonderful experience here. We inquired about what items are safe for my celiac husband and the waitress said she would send the chef to come talk to us because they take food safety very seriously. The chef told us the fries are made in a dedicated fryer, any hamburger can be made on a gf bun and all but one of the pastas can be made with a gf quinoa pasta which is made separate in its own pots from the gluten containing pasta. The food was delicious and my husband did not get sick. We have eaten here twice now with no issues.

Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

Once we informed our waitress that several members of our party were gluten free and another with dairy/egg allergies she immediately brought the chef out to discuss food options. They were extremely accommodating and we all enjoyed our meals.

Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

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.

Not celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

Employees were very knowledgeable and friendly. Provided a separate menu for Gluten free. Highly recommend this restaurant!

5 months ago

While there is not a separate GF menu, the chef and waiter came to the table and walked thru the menu noting every available option. In some cases, the substitutes GF items or seasonings in place of the standard menu options. Our family had a great time. Would come again!

Celiac
6 months ago
Not celiac friendly

I ordered the quinoa spaghetti and it tested positive for gluten with my NIMA. I asked the staff to make sure everything was safe and sanitized, however there was still Gluten found. I gave it 2 stars because the manager was very kind.

Celiac
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

Had GF pasta. Chef came out and spoke to us.

Celiac
6 months ago

Terrible experience. Felt rushed the make a decision with very little guidance on my options. Waitor didn't know what was gf. Poor service.

6 months ago

Separate gf buns and pasta. Manager came out. Brought my food separately. Did not get sick.

6 months ago

Options are very limited (2 choices). Chef only comes out after special request (you have to ask again after informing hostess and server). Chef had to go back and check on cross contamination potential.

Celiac
7 months ago
Not celiac friendly

If I could give this place a zero or negative, I would. Waited 20 minutes to speak to the chef, we then waited 40 minutes AFTER the rest of our party FINISHED eating to get our "GF" order. Everything was cold, meaning it sat for a while with who knows touching and/or contaminating our food. Needless to say, after spending over 2 hours at our table, we are now eating at D-LUXE BURGERS. Do NOT waste your time or money at Rainforest!

Celiac
7 months ago
Celiac friendly

We only went here because the previous reviews looked like they might actually get it. The only appetizer we could get was a bowl of cheese and potato chips ($10.99? Really?). Disappointing. Our server was clueless about what was safe or not and had to go ask at least 5 times. We were told that a chef would come out and discuss options and that did not happen. Ended up getting what tasted like a microwave lunch (pasta and marinara). It was way over priced for a bowl of very bland GF Quinoa pasta with 2 pieces of chicken (maybe). $70 for lunch that was not worth eating. We actually ended up getting something later elsewhere because husband and son were so disappointed

7 months ago
Celiac friendly

They had a gluten free bun!! First restaurant I’ve been to in Florida that had one!! The chef had desperate fryers and THEY HAVE GLUTEN FREE DESSERTS!! 47/10 honestlyyyyy

Celiac
8 months ago
Celiac friendly

Amazing. Chef came out to talk to us. My daughter was with a group who were having a set menu so they arranged burger and fries. Originally were going to oven bake fries but came back and said they were putting on the dedicated deep fryer for her. Only very happy 11 year old coeliac.

8 months ago

Excellent knowledge of allergies and safety My GF pasta was outstanding So many options and personal chef attention

Celiac
8 months ago
Not celiac friendly

The staff & manager tried really hard, which is why I'm giving them a 3 instead of 1. But all it takes is one chef who doesn't care. I got a burger with a Udi's bun, but I am fairly certain that the fries were not in a dedicated fryer. Again the manager and server tried super hard and I honestly don't blame them.

Celiac
9 months ago
Celiac friendly

Loved the food. Waiter was knowledgeable and personable. I usually never go out to eat because I think it’s playing Russian Roulette at most place but I have eaten here 3 times and each time it was excellent and I did not get sick.

Celiac
9 months ago
Celiac friendly

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
10 months ago
Celiac friendly

The chef did when a extra mile to ensure everything was safe for me to eat .. and their chocolate cake is amazing

Celiac
11 months ago
Celiac friendly

Did a great job with my GF needs. The chef came out to take my order with the needed modifications to ensure my items stayed gluten free. Great atmosphere too!

11 months ago

A similar situation to the T-Rex restaurant. The chef will come out and tell you everything that’s safe and what can be modified. They have a GF fryer and GF buns for sandwiches. Just remember to order your fries without seasoning, as the seasoning isn’t safe.

Not celiac
1 year ago

We were looking for gluten-free on the Riverwalk and vegetarian and found the gluten freeo Anaconda pasta at rain Forest Cafe. The food was surprisingly good and even had vegetables in it would seem to be difficult to find in Texas. Those who are seriously gluten-free beware, they serve a slice of focaccia bread with this allergy friendly meal.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

The waiter wasn’t so knowledgeable and made me worry, but the chef came out and discussed his procedures with us. Ended up doing well and having no issues. Docked a Star because the waiter was completely unhelpful.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

My whole family is gluten free and the manager took great care of us. She asked all the allergies and made sure all of our meals were made correctly. I am VERY sensative and did not have a reaction. Very pleased!

1 year ago

Rainforest cafe is NO longer in MGM. It moved to Planet Hollywood- above the Walgreens . Corner of Vegas strip and Harmon Ave

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

My daughter ordered the mini burgers no bun and they baked her fries for her. The manager was very helpful and let us know her food would be on a bright pink ticket so everyone was aware of her allergy in the kitchen!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Chef came out and talked to me and told me all the options I had. They have a dedicated fryer and gluten free buns.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

I had a conference down the street and ate here for lunch 3 days in a row and didn't get sick. Each time the chefs came out and discussed my allergies and their procedure for avoiding cross-contamination (changing gloves, clean utensils, etc.) management also came by and oversaw that my food was prepared properly. Felt very safe eating here.

Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

Waitress told us the chips are not GF because they're not in a dedicated fryer. Then the chef came out & said they are GF but he didn't seem to understand cross contamination. We paid for our drinks & left.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Waitress got the chef, but we had to wait for ages for him to appear before we could order. Girl had burger with GF bun and white rice (was offered fries, but wanted something else). Had steak with vegetables and mashed potatoes. Food ok.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Not too many options but staff are very accommodating and knowledgeable! Speak to the waiter/chef on what can be made gluten free.

Not celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

I can’t begin to explain how awesome our experience was. We requested a GF menu and they sent the chef out who walked us through our options. He was wonderful. Has a dedicated fryer. He has 9 fryers. Onion rings not an option here but they were on menu for my burger and he told us he would remove them. Great atmosphere for kids.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

They have a small gluten free menu (buns & pasta) but it’s delicious. Waiter advised us even though they have a dedicated frier it is not recommended for celiacs since the baskets are not dedicated to a certain frier. He recommended the fruit or veggies as a side instead of fries. He double checked with the chef about the pasta & reconfirmed it’s safe for celiacs before ordering. He also brought out her pasta separately to avoid any cross contamination. Food was good & safe for my little celiac.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Chef came to the table to show options and write order down on a red ticket. Then he delivered the items himself! Great!! Lots of options!

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