Red Lobster

1 rating
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
1036 IL-59
Aurora, IL 60504

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Not celiac

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Gluten Sensitive menu on the tables.

Updated 3 years 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

  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Kid Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood

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Celiac

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When I mentioned I was celiac the waitress said “what’s that?” I asked about cross contamination but the waitress stated that all she could do was let the kitchen staff know but she couldn’t promise anything without cross contamination. The gf “menu” was a list of items that didn’t contain gluten but every dinner/lunch item was marked for “could have cross contamination due to cooking process.” No safe options. I ordered broiled scallops and a baked potato and just picked at my food. Didn’t feel safe at all.

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?

— 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?

— Below Average

Celiac

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I told my server I had celiac and explained i needed it to be gluten free. I used the allergen guide online to guide what I ordered. I got a steak, baked potato and salad without croutons. The manager came snd talked to me to make sure everything was handled right with my order. She said she would have her team wear new gloves, use new tools etc. she also seared my steak instead of putting it on the grill (the grilled items have a seasoning that contains gluten she said. I felt very comfortable eating after all the work they did!!

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?

— Good

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Update 9/2021 Don’t bother…… After Covid, everything has changed. No gluten free menu anymore, in fact I was told by my server NOTHING was gluten free.

When we started to quiz him, he got the manager who remembered what “used” to be gluten free and he talked to the kitchen staff and prepared my meal gluten free. The selection was extremely limited. The food was “ok”, I could only get salad, shrimp and baked potato. ( the rice tasted “off”) My husband who isn’t gluten free, found that the items he used to order were gone! So he ordered something new that he could have gotten at a fast food restaurant. Disappointed. I will not be returning.

Ask for the gluten free guide when they seat you - it’s a book - but you won’t regret it. All staff we have encountered have asked the chef if they are not knowledgeable about gluten in certain dishes, just ask. I have “go-to” fav’s: Skewered scallops, shrimp, baked potato, steamed broccoli & salad. So far no reaction, but I take a supplement, “gluten cutter”, when eating out ANYWHERE. You never know where there could be cross contamination, and this supplement has saved me on the road. My husband and I have been going to this Red Lobster for years and I would’ve given them a five star, but since Red Lobster left the Darden group, their food has changed a bit.

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?

— None

Not celiac

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No GF menu (just allergy list) safe items are not limited but include…Bacon wrapped scallops, salmon, most steaks, broccoli

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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 dairy-free
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Celiac

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Not many options, but the are some. They have a dedicated GF menu. Taste is decent, though.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

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