The Bears' Den at Hershey Lodge

9 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Burgers
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Celiac

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Great food and a dedicated fryer for good chicken fingers and fries which are hard ro come by in the celiac world.

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 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent place! Very friendly and helpful. Beverly knew the menu very well and gave me plenty of choices. Will be coming back again

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

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Options are limited to burger with a gluten free bun or chicken fingers and fries. Food was okay. Chicken fingers were pretty good, fries were soggy. Waitress was knowledgeable on questions asked. Nothing is marked on the menu, you have to ask.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Not Much

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

— Below Average

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

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Burgers
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Restaurant
  • Sports Bar
  • Takeout

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Celiac

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Review


Amazing gluten free burger and fries! The menu does not list gf but the waiters are knowledgeable.

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?

— 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

Symptomatic Celiac

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The chef came to our table, explained the gluten free options, which included wings, tenders and buns for burgers!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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/All

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
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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I am amazed at well they execute food allergies! Separate fryers, separate cooking surfaces as well. They even have gluten free options for buns for burgers.

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
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • 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?

— Separate gluten-free 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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This is one of the best GF meals I’ve had! After spending multiple days at Hershey park I was having a very hard time finding GF food. We went here after a park day and I got the smokehouse burger on a gluten free bun. The bun tasted exactly like a fully gluten bun AND all GF fries allergy or not go into a different fryer. If you looking for great GF food In Hershey PA this is definitely a place to go.

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 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


We had a great experience here. Everyone was happy to answer our questions and the chef came out to reassure us. They have a separate fryer and take steps to help prevent cross contamination.

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?

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I am Celiac and I am very sensitive to cross contamination. This was an amazing dining experience. The server was very knowledgeable about what items were gluten free. We had the wings and for dinner I had the chicken fingers & French fries. The chicken fingers were delicious. They do have a dedicated fryer. My husband who is also gluten free had a half rack of ribs. The portion were humongous!! I would highly recommend this restaurant!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


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
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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The menu doesn't list any gluten free options but when I asked the server, she was very kind in listing what they offered, along with mentioning that they take extra care about using a separate fryer and grill for gluten free orders. I ended up getting gluten free chicken tenders, and they were absolutely fantastic. All of the sauces but one (Sesame teriyaki) were also gluten free! Good prices, good food, good service! I'll be back!

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 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


Most of the menu can be made gf. The chef came out and gave me a lay of the land as far as what they can do. They have buns and a separate fryer. Great food and atmosphere!

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Some of the best GF chicken tenders I’ve ever had. Designated fryer for both tenders and fries. They also have gluten free bread and buns too. No separate menu but the bartender was great in explaining my options. 11/10 would recommend.

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 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


I had a great burger on a gf bun, fries all delicious. Waitress was well informed!

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?

— Most/All

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


We had gf wings and fries!! They have gf buns available fir burgers n hot dogs...chef came out to speak to us!!! Daughter has celiac and dedicated fryer for food!!!

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
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Awesome waitress Sydney. Tons of GF options. Dedicated fryer. Chicken fingers, fries, homeMade potato chips, nachos. What more can a 14 year old GF girl want. No reaction.

They also had GF buns for burgers and other sandwiches.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Both my kids have celiac. Had dinner last night here, waitress was very knowledgeable. My daughter had a burger on gf bun with fries (separate fryer). My son had wings (separate fryer). Both kids enjoyed their meals , no one got sick.

This morning had breakfast here. It was buffet so asked to speak with the chef. Per my kids request the chef made gf pancakes and bacon and brought it out himself. Again, kids enjoyed their meals and didn't have any issues.

We will definitely be back !!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Bar food/fried food options prepared on a separate grill. Not a ton of variety and not cheap, but nice to have an option at the hotel. Be careful when you get your food - I ordered GF but was brought a regular burger and bun.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great burgers. Bun is actually really good. Separate fryer for French fries and other items. Chips are corn. Best place for the money we found to eat at the lodge. My daughter loves the buttered noodles here too :) (she’s not celiac and they weren’t GF)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Gluten free options . Server was very knowledgeable and explained how they dealt with cross contamination. Separate fryers. Hamburgers, bar food etc...

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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NOT CELIAC FRIENDLY!!! We decided to try this place based on the positive reviews, boy was that a big mistake!! Never again!!! My daughter is a Celiac and has been for 7 years, we spoke to the chef prior to ordering and explained everything. About 1hr after she ate her meal she showed major signs of being glutened!! My poor child was in pain for 4 days!!!

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Separate fryer for the gluten free chicken tenders and fries. They also have gf rolls. Great, friendly service. Very kid friendly.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Cool place. Good nachos

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Ordered a grilled cheese with french fries and loaded nachos for the table! The nachos were super yummy! Everything was really good and the decor was pretty awesome as well! I felt completely safe about not getting sick and the staff was very informed and willing to help. The grilled cheese wasn't my personal favorite making it a 4/5 but I'd definitely go again!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Absolute best Gluten Free dinning experience ever. The chef came out to speak with us and he was so nice. We were visiting Hershey and I saw the other reviews on this site so we had to check it out. These other reviews were right on and I wish I lived closer and wasn't just on vacation. The Gluten Free fryer where my kids could get chicken fingers and French fries made them so happy!!!! My husband & I had burgers the buns were so I delicious I had to ask the chef what company they were so I could try to find them online. Hoping we get to go back before the weekend ends. Definitely worth trying when you are in the area.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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I recently stayed at the Hershey Lodge for a conference. We were free on Saturday afternoon to do lunch on our own and a group of us chose the Bears Den. I asked the waitress about GF options, she pleasantly replied "no problem, we've got you covered! We have bread, rolls, and can even do GF chicken fingers and our fries are done in a dedicated fryer, so pretty much any sandwich and burger can be done!" I ordered a grilled cheese with fresh mozzarella, basil and tomato and fries, DELICIOUS! All others in our group enjoyed their lunch as well.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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As others have described, a great and comforting experience. The waitress was knowledgeable, but as matter of course they bring out the chef to discuss GF options with you. We shared loaded nachos, and then had a burger and fries from a dedicated fryer. We were very pleased with the experience!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Felt as safe here as at Disney. Chef came out to table to speak with us. Dedicated fryer. Sports themed bar setting with amazing burgers, fries, chicken tenders, nachos, etc. we had burger on amazing GF bun, daughter had gF chicken tenders, we loved the GF fries. Home made salad dressings so she could get a Dairy Free dressing option.. Great spot.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The staff takes great precautions, and the chef comes out to speak with you when you mention gluten free/celiac. My kids were thrilled to have a hamburger on an actual bun.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Awesome place! The entire staff was very knowledgeable and helpful. Many options, GF chicken tenders, wings, sandwiches, dedicated fryers. Fun atmosphere.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Wonderful burger that was brought out separate from everyone else's food. Made sure it was safe.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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