The Hangout

3.5 stars 3.5 out of 5 16 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Appetizers + 4 more
77% of 9 votes say it's Celiac friendly

101 E Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores, AL 36542 Directions

(251) 948-3030
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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 month ago

    Karl was extremely helpful and knowledgeable explaining menu items that were safe to order. He made sure to speak with the chef as well.

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    Celiac
    3 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    Manager guaranteed my Cobb salad would be handled carefully and he would take care of it himself to make sure. A random person brought it out with no utensils and 4 wrong dressing sitting on top and I have no idea what was in them or what they say on first. She barely understood English so I’m not sure she even knew what gluten free was. The boiled eggs tasted like bell peppers. Had to have waiter bring out the dressing and utensils and later to reassure me what I had eaten was safe he said that they, “dedicate part of the grill to gluten free foods.” Basically he served me bacon and who knows what else from a shared grill. Explains why I was sick within hours and vomiting all the next day. Plus, all of my kids said their popcorn shrimp tasted bad and didn’t eat it. Husband liked his food but his drink tasted weak. Atmosphere is cool, great view, but the noise is dense so it’s hard to hear. Cross-contamination is highly possible since the grill is shared so this is not Celiac safe.

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    1 rating
    2 months ago

    We were in Gulf Shores for a week and wanted to go to the Hangout. Their online menu had some indicators of gluten free options, including gluten free macaroni and cheese on the sides page. Gluten free pasta seemed too good to be true so I tried to call. They wouldn’t answer their phone after trying multiple times and letting it ring for a long time. So, I messaged them on Facebook. They replied back - the Mac and cheese is not gluten free but fries and chips are fried in a dedicated fryer. I then asked if they had gluten free buns and if they could confirm their queso was gluten free. I didn’t get a response to that question...they asked me to call them after I had already left the area. We didn’t end up going to the restaurant at all during our week there. Maybe I’ll be able to update this review next year.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 months ago

    I thought this place was great!!! Chips and fries are the only items that go in a dedicated fryer so I could have the chicken nachos for an appetizer. I had the Alabama Cobb salad and my daughter who is also Celiac had the crab. Yeah, a lot on the menu is not listed as gf but my guess is things like the burgers could be gf w/o bread. Even if not - the food that was marked gf was excellent as it was. There is a great view and a ton of entertainment (games, foam party, live music) for families. So glad we went. We had a blast.

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    Celiac
    3 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    There were not a lot of Gluten free options especially if you do not like sea food. I got the Atlanta Cobb salad. It was not bad. I felt like it was a little pricey. The waitress was sure helpful and went to check to make sure things were Gluten free. They just released a new menu.

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    Not celiac
    3 rating
    11 months ago

    Prices are high for what you get. View is amazing. That’s really what you’re paying for, the atmosphere, not the food. Not a lot of gf choices, but better than none. I had catch of the day. Went off season for lunch and didn’t pay for parking, no wait, no loud music.

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    I ordered the Grilled chicken and it was absolutely amazing! I did not have any reactions! However, they don't have very many GF options and will not let you exchange your fries with another side. I would recommend ordering a grilled chicken kids meal so you can get the veggie of the day as a side for free.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    1 year ago

    Not a big option for gluten free but what is available is good. Staff is very knowledgeable about gf. And great entertainment.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    1 year ago

    Loud, overcrowded, paid parking, and overpriced food. We weren't impressed at all with this restaurant. If you go to the hangout, it should literally be just to hangout not to eat a meal.

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    I had the chicken nachos and it was delicious. The portion size was huge (for $15.00) it should be! I didn't have any reaction afterwards which was a relief. My only complaint is that it is a family establishment however my step son who is nine was looking and young girls with thongs on and butt cheeks hanging out of shorts. I get we are on the beach but a cover up while you are inside eating is just my opinion.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Very very good !! I had the lemon pepper chicken and it was delicious!!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    The lemon pepper chicken with mashed potatoes and salad was excellent. Had it twice during my Gulf Shores visit. Love all the allergy friendly restaurants in Gulf Shores. Just FYI..Allergic to gluten, corn, peanuts and soy...

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    2 years ago

    Menu items clearly labeled GF, so if you stick to what's labeled you'll be fine. Drinks were OK, we got the chips & salsa and The Big Chill. It was a bit over priced for what we got, not the best but probably not the worst either!

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    4 rating
    3 years ago

    The menu has Gluten Free items indicated however the Gluten Free meals come with sides that are not Gluten Free, example being that unless a separate fryer is used to cook the fries they are definitely not Gluten Free. The wait staff was not very knowledgeable about Gluten Free . You need to be aware and just do your research before dining out. Great atmosphere though.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    3 years ago

    Great atmosphere, super kid friendly with sand put, tunnels, live music and foam party. Limited gluten free options but great food! Don't miss this spit in Gulf Shores.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Menu has items listed with gluten free badge to indicate if it's gluten free or not. Although very crowded during peak season, the food was delicious and the waiter explained that because of cross contamination in the frier, anything fried is not listed as gluten free, even if the ingredients are. Good food, great atmosphere. Definitely should stop by.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Appetizers
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Late Night
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
Monday
10:30 am - 10 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 10 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 10 pm
Thursday
12 am - 1 am, 10:30 am - 12 am
Friday
12 am - 1 am, 10:30 am - 12 am
Saturday
12 am - 1 am, 10:30 am - 12 am
Sunday
10:30 am - 10 pm

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