The Whale

8 ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Burgers, Fries
Safety Rating
8 ratings

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2427 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
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Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Absolutely love The Whale! GF items are marked on their menu, dedicated fryer, and all the wait staff is extremely knowledgeable. They ask about allergies and give you a allergen card to put on your table (I’m celiac). Food comes out with a marker for gluten free. I’ve tried the steaks frites which were so good, the turkey burger with gluten free bun, side of fries, and the burger with gluten free bun. No reaction any of the times I’ve been here! I dream about that burger. Awesome vibes as well, great mixed drinks, can’t say enough about this place!

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
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


I went here for a work dinner and the staff was so accommodating and nice! I have several allergies including garlic, gluten, dairy and I’m vegetarian. The managers came and took their time to give me several options of how they could make items on the menu safe for me! I ended up with the palms of heart salad with a side of fries all the food was very good , but the overall experience was excellent!!!!!!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


They had a dedicated fryer for fries! There was a decent amount of gf options. Food was delicious, and they had great cocktails. The wait staff was extremely knowledgeable!

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 7 months 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 dedicated kitchen space
  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Fries
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant

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Overall Rating

Review


Besides the food being delicious, and the atmosphere so fun, the service was welcoming and inviting. The managers were friendly and knowledgeable. The server was fun and kind. And you’ll notice I haven’t brought up GF yet- it’s becuase I get like o finally got to have an experience like the kind I was used to pre celiac diagnosis. I was just out with a friend. But becuase i bring it up- two managers and the server checked in on me before, during and after to explain options, their kitchen, and to make sure I felt safe. The food came out and was clearly marked as mine and was delicious. I then asked if they could ever make some kid friendly GF options on case I wanted to do brunch with my celiac daughter there and they didn’t bat and eye and said absolutely. Their knowledge, understanding, kindness, and yummy food means I’ll be going back again and again!!!

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
  • 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?

— 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 breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Over priced. Options were pretty standard. Seems like you're just paying for the atmosphere and not the quality of the food.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Poor

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


The food was delicious!! I got a burger with a GF bun and a side of cooked carrots. I was told there is not a dedicated frier. Food came out with an allergy flag. Also amazing drinks and was super impressed with the service.

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?

— 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

Overall Rating

Review


The food was delicious! Our waitress was very knowledgeable and it was clear that they knew exactly how to deal with cross contamination. Highly recommend!

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Great food and AMAZING atmosphere. Great cocktails and knowledgeable staff. GF buns available (not shown on the menu) and dedicated fryer for fries! The spread appetizer with cucumber slices was really good as well!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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 2 years ago read full review

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