57% of 14 votes say it's Celiac friendly

100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608 Directions

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Celiac
3 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Staff used words like “believe” and “I think.” I don’t feel safe here and ended up just buying a drink. I’d rather go hungry than get sick on vacation. I can’t imagine the horror of trying to feed a child with celiac disease while at universal. Universal, try harder!!! Fail. Negative stars.

Celiac
9 months ago

Only things that are GF are the ribs and chicken. Front staff are not well informed but the kitchen staff is. Just make sure you tell the people taking your order it’s for celiac and the kitchen staff will fix any mistakes.

Celiac
10 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Not the best experience. Ordered a roast without Yorkshire pudding and chef made up normal plate and tried to serve it to me. I reminded them it needs to be gluten free and he just tried to take the bread off the top of my food and serve it to me. I had to ask them to make me a fresh clean one and watch the kitchen like a hawk. Even though servers were apologetic I was not impressed!!

Gluten Free Features

  • Beer
  • Cider
  • Gluten Free Menu

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  • English/Irish
  • Restaurant
  • Vacation

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Celiac
11 months ago
Celiac friendly

The safe food was very good. The lemon chicken was the best and the potato seasoning was awesome. The frozen butter beer was the best part. It felt like you were part of Harry Potter’s world!

Celiac
1 year ago

The staff knew what was GF, but there were only two options I could eat. I decided just to get the frozen butterbeer (all butterbeer variations are GF). So, while I could have eaten, I didn’t like my options enough, and the reviews on this app weren’t positive enough for celiac friendliness to risk it.

Celiac
1 year ago

You can eat chicken or rib, without the butter. The waitress, who attended, knew what she was talking about, and even went into the kitchen to make sure the cooks changed their gloves and everything was correct.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

The staff were very knowledgeable and answered all my celiac questions I go through when ordering. They offered a good variety of choices. We ate here twice during our visit and I was not affected at all. I would recommend this place.

Celiac
1 year ago

Just visited over the weekend with my teen celiac. The hostess was quite familiar with which items could be made gluten free. After reading the reviews here about the butter on the corn-on-the-cob being unsafe for celiacs, I inquired about it and was told that the flavored butter was no longer being used. My family shared a rib platter and a chicken platter and my daughter had no reaction. Better experience here than at the taco truck in Simpsons Land. There they had no clue whether any items were gluten free because "they didn't have a copy of the allergy paper".

1 year ago

Good experience here. The chef came out to talk to us about gluten & dairy free options for my son. We had the roast chicken plate with roasted potatoes & corn on the cob (hold the maple butter on the corn as others have mentioned). The chicken was delicious! Seriously. I was shocked. Our non-GF friends had the shepherd’s pie & fish & chips which were both just ok. It’s rare to feel like you won with the allergy friendly meal, but we totally won! The corn was just ok. I might ask to sub that out for more potatoes next time. And no reactions. I would feel comfortable with my Celiac hubby eating here, but he wasn’t along with us so I can’t confirm we definitely had a 100% GF meal. My son doesn’t react as obviously to trace amounts.

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

I ate here while visiting universal studios. I was very nervous to eat here because I didn't want to get sick and have it ruin the rest of my day. The restaurant has a very clear allergen menu which made me feel a lot more comfortable. I got the lemon & herb chicken corn & potatoes, without the butter on the corn (the butter was the only thing with gluten- its maple flavored butter). Food came out fast, and the guy who gave me it assured me that it never came in contact with anything that had gluten while being prepared. It was delicious and I didn't have a reaction!! Overall it was a great experience, I recommend eating here!

2 years ago
Not celiac friendly

After spending all day at universal and eating only food I had brought with me, we decided to eat dinner at Three Broomsticks on our way out for the day. An employee very pleasantly told me which items were GF and I ordered the lemon chicken dinner with roasted potatoes and corn on cob. I was told the butter spread on the corn was not GF and was told they'd leave it off. I was planning to give the corn to someone else anyway but wanted to avoid possibility of cross Contamination. The dinner was not bad although i noticed there was a shiny looking liquid on plate that got onto my potatoes and chicken. By the time I walked to the parking structure I could feel the symptoms of gluten exposure starting. I was very sick all the way home and the rest of the night. Feeling better today but definitely still feeling the effects. If you eat there make sure they do not put the corn with the spread on your plate as I suspect that's what occurred with mine.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

I was really worried about eating at Universal since I had spent all that money and effort to get there (six hour drive plus $150 on a ticket). After waiting in line, I was able to order at with a cashier. He was able to tell me what items could be prepared safely (truthfully, there were only a few options). I ordered the half rotisserie chicken with the corn and potatoes. The chicken was very good. The potatoes were amazing and the corn had great flavoring but was cold. I also enjoyed a hot butter beer. I had no reaction and had a great rest of the day at Universal. 💜 anything Harry Potter

Celiac
2 years ago

Loved it. Shared ribs platter and asparagus platter (sub roasted potatoes for mashed bc gluten in gravy). Excellent with hot butter beer on a cold day!

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

A number of main courses are gluten free. We had the Spare Ribs Platter and the Herb Chicken which are both gluten free. The meals come with potatoes and corn on the cob which are also gluten free. Our first cashier was great and knew what was available, the second one did not have a clue, so you do need to ask around to find someone who knows what is going on. Both meals were great and had tons of food.

2 years ago
Not celiac friendly

The first person told me to eat the fruit plate with a scone and croissant. Choice is roast beef or ribs and that is it. Bangers and mash have wheat in them. They sent us to spring field for healthy options. Well that was a great big joke. Starving and grumpy.

Celiac
3 years ago
Not celiac friendly

Was excited to sit down and have a meal with my family until the very unfriendly gentleman said a fruit plate was the only option.

3 years ago

Great food for a them park. The staff knew which items were gluten free. My very sensitive daughter had no ill effects.

3 years ago

The staff here was very helpful and friendly. When you order they can look up what items are GF right in their computer. They suggest modifications if parts of a meal are unsafe. I got the spare rib plate and the Frozen butterbeer. All GF. Yum!

Not celiac
3 years ago

I was extremely nervous to try this place, considering there were no reviews and I am very very sensitive! The employees/servers were very good about telling me what was gluten free, what had soy in it and what I can and can't have. I am so glad I tried it! I did not get sick at all!! The food was so good!!! And it was a big portion! I got the spare rib platter with no adjustments to my order needed. They told me that the Bangers and Mash as well as the Beef Sunday Roast were gluten free as well. I am definitely going to try that next time, since we have an annual pass. The butter beer is also gluten free, the frozen one is my favorite! They also have strong bow cider at the pub in the same restaurant, which is also gluten free. We had an absolute blast and I didn't get sick at all! I had to review it!!

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