Wild Willy's Burgers (Closed)

3.5 stars 3.5 out of 5 3 ratings
$Burgers, Bread/Buns, Gluten Free Menu + 2 more

449 Westbrook St, South Portland, ME 04106 Directions

(207) 822-9999
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    2 ratingMay 11, 2013

    Very disappointed. You really can only have a burger. They told me fries and other sides were not gluten free. The one in Worcester MA is much better....fries and onion rings were gluten free there. I'm hoping they will figure things out and be more like others in the chain.

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    3 ratingFebruary 25, 2013

    They offer a GF bun for their burgers, which is definitely more than most places are doing. The GF menu was pretty much limited to that when I went though, maybe it has improved at this point. I paid a lot more than I was expecting for a burger that wasn't that impressive, and there really weren't options for sides. I was a little disappointed after stopping in because of the huge "Gluten Free Menu" sign outside. The manager also made a huge deal about their policy to not cross contaminate, said that only he could handle GF, put on rubber gloves and then put a GF branded bun on the burger and put it in a bag. I know he meant well, but it was sort of a scene. I will say that I'm impressed they're trying, and I know a lot of gluten tolerant people who really like their food, but unfortunately it isn't enough to make me go back.

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    5 ratingOctober 11, 2011

    Best burgers I have had. Very attentive to GF. The buns are even "branded" with GF". Highly recommended.

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    5 ratingApril 16, 2017

    588 Washington St, Quincy, MA 02169

    This business closed April 2017 :-(

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    5 ratingApril 13, 2017

    317 W Boylston St, Worcester, MA 01606

    Such great food and so many options!

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    5 ratingMarch 24, 2017

    765 Us Route 1, York, ME

    Knowledgeable, cooked my burger separately with new gloves. Dedicated fryer. Friendly!!

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    5 ratingMarch 04, 2017

    317 W Boylston St, Worcester, MA 01606

    So many gluten free options; almost the full menu. Helpful and knowledgeable staff. Always have a good experience here.

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    4 ratingFebruary 24, 2017

    317 W Boylston St, Worcester, MA 01606

    Tasty, and super accommodating with my needs as a celiac. I've eaten here several times and not gotten sick. They cost/healthiness/deliciousness isn't quite perfect, hence the 4 stars, but they're 5+ stars for allergies. Oh, and the root beer is yummy.

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    1 ratingJanuary 16, 2017

    317 W Boylston St, Worcester, MA 01606

    So disappointed! I've never been to a Wild Willys so I didn't know what to expect. While ordering I was still excited, based on the prices I thought it was going to be good quality and delicious burgers and sides. But it ended up being way overpriced garbage. The food was greasy and tasteless. And my boyfriend ordered mac and cheese as a side and it was legitimately Kraft macaroni and cheese out of the box. I'll never go back.

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    5 ratingJanuary 14, 2017

    317 W Boylston St, Worcester, MA 01606

    Wild Willy's in Worcester is one of my favorite places. They are incredibly accommodating of celiac disease, and the owner has told me to let him know if there's anything else I'd like to see there gluten free. They have all my favorites though! GF chicken fingers, mozzarella sticks, onion rings, fish and chips, burgers, fries, etc. It's a must try!

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    5 ratingJanuary 09, 2017

    765 Us Route 1, York, ME

    GF knowledgeable and celiac safe. Good buns and dedicated fryer....fries please!

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    5 ratingDecember 20, 2016

    317 W Boylston St, Worcester, MA 01606

    fantastic burgers and gf onion rings!

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    5 ratingDecember 01, 2016

    317 W Boylston St, Worcester, MA 01606

    This place is awesome! Literally almost everything is gluten free! Best GF chicken fingers I've had. update 12/2016: now they have mozzarella sticks! served with salsa, so if you're a motz stick connoisseur (like me) bring your own marinara sauce.

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    5 ratingNovember 14, 2016

    317 W Boylston St, Worcester, MA 01606

    My all-time favorite GF restaurant. Nice to get GF fries AND onion rings. Burgers are wicked awesome. Never an issue here for me or my son, both celiacs

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    5 ratingOctober 01, 2016

    317 W Boylston St, Worcester, MA 01606

    GF batter, GF fryers, Tasty GF Buns and a knowledgeable staff. The best GF onion rings. What a treat. I'll visit again.

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    5 ratingSeptember 05, 2016

    46 Arsenal St, Watertown, MA 02472

    Delicious! Limited gluten free menu (you have to ask for it), but the burger was very yummy. All fries/onion rings are NOT gluten free friendly, which is a let down. Also root beer on tap!

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    5 ratingAugust 28, 2016

    317 W Boylston St, Worcester, MA 01606

    Excellent GF options!!

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    5 ratingAugust 02, 2016

    317 W Boylston St, Worcester, MA 01606

    Great place! Super friendly, celiac knowledgeable. 90% of the menu is gluten free. Very yummy too. Good to go out and get a decent meal.

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    5 ratingJuly 29, 2016

    765 Us Route 1, York, ME

    Knowledgeable staff. Great food.

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    5 ratingJune 24, 2016

    317 W Boylston St, Worcester, MA 01606

    Great GF Fries! Great burgers! Very allergy aware.

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    5 ratingMarch 19, 2016

    317 W Boylston St, Worcester, MA 01606

    Love the food!! When you want Chicken fingers, fries and onion rings this is the only place to go!!

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    3 ratingMarch 15, 2016

    46 Arsenal St, Watertown, MA 02472

    The burgers are great & I've never had a reaction here. I'm only giving it three stars because the french fries are prepared in the fryer with glutened items, so not being able to complete the meal with fries is a huge negative for me. The Quincy location has gf fries.

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    5 ratingMarch 03, 2016

    317 W Boylston St, Worcester, MA 01606

    My "go to" if I'm feeling fries and a Burger. Come here often and feel full but great every time. They get Celiac and GF.

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    5 ratingFebruary 19, 2016

    317 W Boylston St, Worcester, MA 01606

    Great burgers. Excellent fries. Everything fried is GF so it's all safe and super yummy.

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    4 ratingJanuary 24, 2016

    46 Arsenal St, Watertown, MA 02472

    Delicious burgers and GF buns!

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    5 ratingNovember 27, 2015

    317 W Boylston St, Worcester, MA 01606

    This place is unbelievable with a great selection of gluten free food. They occasionally introduce "specials" such as mozzarella sticks, pigs in a blanket, cheese/bacon/potato balls, etc and they are all gluten free. Burgers are cooked as ordered. Service is great. Beware... not ALL Wild Willy's have gluten free items. Go to the one in Worcester. It's the best!

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    5 ratingNovember 05, 2015

    317 W Boylston St, Worcester, MA 01606

    I have Celiacs Disease and the gluten free options have not made me bedridden! Sometimes it's hard to trust places and sometimes you have to take the blow if its cross contaminated, but this place is so delicious - gives me hope for future restaurants to accommodate for my disease. Love the food and love the atmosphere!

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    5 ratingOctober 20, 2015

    317 W Boylston St, Worcester, MA 01606

    This is my favorite restaurant for gluten free food. There are gluten free options for everything. They are also so nice and friendly. I love this place!

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    5 ratingOctober 08, 2015

    588 Washington St, Quincy, MA 02169

    If I could give them more stars I would!! GF buns taste good and are size able. And all of there fries are GF!!!

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    3 ratingSeptember 26, 2015

    765 Us Route 1, York, ME

    Great, great GF burgers. They are very knowledgable about what is safe for celiacs, and for those who are just " gluten sensitive". That being said, in order to have your GF burger to be safe for a celiac, there are limitations such as not putting your bun on the grill (needs to be toasted) and only certain toppings are safe because of cross contamination from the spoons. (No sautéed onions!) I have mixed feelings, because when Wild Willy's was in Portland, they had a special GF section on their grill, and ALL toppings were available. BUT, here in York, the French fries are made in safe friers and are delicious!! Also, when we were there, the white vinegar on the tables was distilled, and safe! Yum! The one thing we really noticed though was an attitude from the front staff, possibly because of ordering GF. Very uncomfortable. All in all, my husband and I will probably be back if we're down there again.

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    5 ratingJune 28, 2015

    317 W Boylston St, Worcester, MA 01606

    We've been coming here for 2+ years and never had a problem. The bison burgers are so good and the chicken tenders are a kid favorite! We all love the onion rings and often indulge in a couple of root beer floats!

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    5 ratingJune 24, 2015

    588 Washington St, Quincy, MA 02169

    Wonderful gluten free burgers!!! The fries are fantastic! The buns are homemade not out of a mass produced package. The menu is very clearly marked and has many options. Will eat there again!

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    5 ratingJune 13, 2015

    317 W Boylston St, Worcester, MA 01606

    Had a wonderful meal with my husband for a date night. Told them I was GF, and they were great. A very tasty GF bun for my awesome burger and the French fries were safe to eat too. Even their chicken fingers were GF (I will make sure to try them next time!) Also had an angry orchard cider to top it off. I loved going to Wild Willy's when I visited York, Maine as a teen so it's nice to have one closer to home too.

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    4 ratingJune 01, 2015

    765 Us Route 1, York, ME

    A small, pleasant place with a decent burger (on Udis) and GOOD fries (dedicated drier) They asked if my GF order was Celiac then informed the kitchen throughly. Side bonus: Bell & Evan chicken and Pineland Farms beef available. Downside: the food is good, the bathrooms are distinctly NOT handicap friendly.

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    5 ratingMay 30, 2015

    46 Arsenal St, Watertown, MA 02472

    great burgers. udis rolls. No fries sadly but omg so great. esp for groups.

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    5 ratingFebruary 20, 2015

    588 Washington St, Quincy, MA 02169

    I have to say, I've tried a lot of very decent gluten free burgers in my area (Red Robin and British Beer Company, to name a few) but I think this one may be the best one I've tried yet. The only bad thing I have to say about them is that the GF menu is not available online. I've now tried the "Willy" burger and the "Conestoga" and both were really really yummy. The rolls are particularly good, better than the standard Udi's rolls I've had other places. I'm not sure where they get them from, but I definitely hadn't had them anywhere else before. The fries are also GF - personally, I thought the fries were nothing special but put some salt on them and they're not bad. The burgers are the real draw for me - I will definitely be back many times. This would definitely be a good place to bring kids!

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    5 ratingJanuary 23, 2015

    317 W Boylston St, Worcester, MA 01606

    Awesome. So good to have a burger and onion rings. Not all use dedicated fryers but the Worcester one does. Worth paying he extra money to eat normal.

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    5 ratingNovember 26, 2014

    588 Washington St, Quincy, MA 02169

    burgers? this is the spot! opened the door and the aroma said it all. menu is clearly marked. The staff here made me feel like eating GF was NORMAL. our party had; outlaw Burger, willy burger, sweet potato fries, root beer float all GF they have angry orchard hard cider 3 locations in MA, 1 location in Maine and New Hampshire

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    1 ratingNovember 08, 2014

    765 Us Route 1, York, ME

    Do not eat here. They screwed up my order twice and nearly poisoned me!

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    2 ratingOctober 23, 2014

    46 Arsenal St, Watertown, MA 02472

    Don't know why this particular location takes gluten free product (chicken fingers, fries, etc) and makes then not gluten free. The reason i was told the onions aren't GF at the Worcester location is because the ladle touches the regular bread. You think they'd stop doing that, but at least they're good about cross contamination.

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    5 ratingOctober 02, 2014

    588 Washington St, Quincy, MA 02169

    Staff is great

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    2 ratingSeptember 26, 2014

    46 Arsenal St, Watertown, MA 02472

    So disappointed the fries are not gluten free here. They were at the other Wild Willy's I went to in Maine. They have enough friers they should dedicate one to being GF.

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    5 ratingSeptember 15, 2014

    317 W Boylston St, Worcester, MA 01606

    YUM!!! Awesome burgers & fries!!

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    5 ratingSeptember 04, 2014

    765 Us Route 1, York, ME

    So good!!! Real food, tasty and separate friers plus gf rolls!

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    5 ratingAugust 20, 2014

    765 Us Route 1, York, ME

    We were so impressed with the knowledge of the staff, the amazing burgers, and delicious fries! Great experience!

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    5 ratingAugust 17, 2014

    765 Us Route 1, York, ME

    Can't give enough praise!!! We were actually excited to eat there because they were SO celiac friendly!!! Thanks, Wild Willy!

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    5 ratingAugust 16, 2014

    317 W Boylston St, Worcester, MA 01606

    fantastic burgers. the bun was the best gf bun I ever had. all the fries items that are normally breaded are gf. they are really careful about crosscontamination.

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    5 ratingAugust 02, 2014

    765 Us Route 1, York, ME

    Great place and great food! They are extremely friendly and GF knowledgable. Highly recommend!!!!!

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    5 ratingJuly 30, 2014

    765 Us Route 1, York, ME

    best gf burger I've had, the staff was very knowledgeable and nice, the buns tasted good! fries were amazing. great meal

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    5 ratingJuly 28, 2014

    765 Us Route 1, York, ME

    The staff were knowledgable. The burger was amazing and the fries were great! This restaurant is good for kids. I'm definitely going back again!

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    5 ratingJuly 27, 2014

    317 W Boylston St, Worcester, MA 01606

    best gf onion rings ive ever had! And the gluten free bun is amazing!!!

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    5 ratingJuly 25, 2014

    317 W Boylston St, Worcester, MA 01606

    the GF fries and onion rings are awesome!

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    5 ratingJune 17, 2014

    317 W Boylston St, Worcester, MA 01606

    Love the extra effort they make to ensure there is no cross contamination or potential mix ups. Burgers are delicious. Coffee shake is amazing.

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