Gluten-Free at Islands Restaurant

Restaurant
33 ratings
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Burgers

Overall Rating

Review


Server was somewhat knowledgeable. They had a specific GF menu but shared kitchen spaces. My husband ordered off the GF menu and the server told us she would make sure to emphasize. Husbands tacos came out on flour tortillas… they remade and manager brought them back out and apologized. Didn’t get glutened once they brought us the correct tacos though.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

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I would never go back here. Terrible service and little concern for gluten allergies. Yes, I know celiac is not an allergy but that is what we tell the servers to avoid confusion when we go out. They brought my Celtic daughter’s food stacked with all the normal buns. Everything touching. The waitress was rude when I mentioned the gluten allergy as well. Island’s is usually better. Steer clear of this location.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— Average

Celiac

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Great place to stop while traveling on the 101. Right off the freeway, lots of free parking, rapid service, large portions, friendly staff, lots of gluten free options. I get the hamburger with gluten free bun and fries. Never a problem.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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?

— 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 keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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The waiter was helpful about the gluten-free options and they have a separate gluten-free menu. But I got contaminated and was I’ll for the next day.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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?

— Poor

Celiac

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I love this place! As soon as I asked for a gluten free menu, the staff reassured me that they made everything separate from items with gluten. I got tacos, cheesy fries and a sundae, no issues at all! GF menu isn’t huge but does have nice options and dessert. Would definitely come back again!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
Celiac

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They were absolutely fantastic. I highly recommend. Drinks were cheap too!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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Very clear allergen menu online and server understood about cross contamination.

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?

— Good

Celiac

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Dedicated gluten free menu available that lists food choices available. Just ask server for the separate menu.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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The staff was very knowledgeable about GF and cross contamination. The server wore gloves for my meal and made a point of not touching my plate with the same hand as my husband. The hamburger bun was one of the best I’ve had - it was moist and didn’t crumble apart

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Celiac

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We eat here often. I typically order a burger on a gluten free bun with no issues. They also offer gluten free french fries.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Not celiac

Overall Rating

Review


No longer have a dedicated gluten free menu

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?

— Good

Celiac

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Outdoor dining at this time. Online allergy listing. Ordered with Malibu burger with gluten free bun and fries. Server well aware of what was available on the menu and what was gluten free.

Safety


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

— Very

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

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating

Overall Rating

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Amazing service and they took my daughter’s allergy very seriously. Also, the manager hand walked our food out. They even insisted to get her a gf bun, even though we didn’t order it. She was one happy camper with her gf cheeseburger and fries. She didn’t get their ice cream but was so excited to know she had the option if she wanted to.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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We used our Nimasensor and the fries are definitely gluten-free!! They have dedicated fryers and are aware of cross-contamination. Appreciate their efforts!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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The gf menu is very limited. Example: Even the guacamole has gluten in it (they checked). I'm only giving them 2 stars because the food wasn't great (Red Robin is better) and the service was crappy (got all 3 of our orders wrong), plus they charged us double for an entree we only ordered 1 of.

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I had let my server know I had Celiac. Ordered a burger no bun and side salad. The salad came with croutons. When I let them know I can’t have a salad with croutons, they took it back and I WATCHED the “chef” pick the croutons off and put the salad on a serving tray to send back out. They really don’t know and don’t care about you’re food allergy. Would NOT go back

Celiac friendly?

No

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We had a great experience here! The staff at the host stand were not immediately familiar with celiac, but they got the manager who informed me that they had a dedicated fryer and separate cooking area and utensils. They have a gluten-free menu and all the french fries are GF. Our server was great, and they even proactively redid my daughter’s burger when they realized that the last person to lay hands on the order had not changed gloves. We really appreciated this.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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I’ve eaten here several times with no issues.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Celiac

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Staff is knowledgeable, no cross contamination. Limited on cheese but that’s okay.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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This location has a printed gluten free menu with very limited choices. They have an online allergen menu which lists items containing wheat. There seem to be some discrepancies if you're trying to be logical about which items contain gluten.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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GF buns, dedicated French fry fryer, nachos, salads, yes.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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My kid has gluten anaphylaxis and am thankful for their gluten free menu and care

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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I called and spoke with a manager prior to patronizing this restaurant. I was told the staff was trained in strict allergen control measures and to make the server aware I have celiac so they can notify the manager and ensure proper precautions are taken.I did exactly that, however the next day I woke up with signs of an exposure to gluten. The only food I ate was at Islands.The server was not knowledgeable in their gluten free offerings. I get the idea she did not have appropriate training nor did she convey the message to the manager and staff as I was told would occur. random people brought me my food, and thinking back I have no way to know if I was brought food prepared with precaution or not.My reaction says no. I am extremely disappointed.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Selective gluten free menu, but safe and tasty for Celiacs.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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Super limited gluten free menu—good news is they do have a dedicated GF fryer.

Celiac

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They now have a gluten free menu with a lot of options. You can get a burger with a gluten free bun. Their milkshakes and the Cool Breeze are gluten free; the fries too.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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I've only been once (so far), but the staff knew how to handle the gluten free order to keep me safe. They have GF buns and the fries are in a dedicated fryer. The waiter was very knowledgeable and the manager came to check on us later as well. Islands has been added to my list!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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One of my go-to places when I don’t feel like cooking! GF buns for burgers and their fries are GF too. Staff is very friendly, knowledgeable, and understanding. They’ve taken excellent care each time I’ve come in to make sure my meal is safely prepared.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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Staff was knowledgeable, they have a gluten free menu, but a lot of the regular menu can be made gluten free by using the GF bun. The teriyaki sauce has gluten in it but the fries are gluten free (and delicious).

Celiac

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Celiac

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Nice options on their menu for GF. Dedicated fryer! Both my daughter and I have Celiac and the server and manager made us feel very safe.

Celiac

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I have celiac and have eaten here numerous times. The staff has told me they use a dedicated frier for their gluten free items and they pre everything seperately, however they don’t have a dedicated clean space, so there is a risk of cross contamination. But, every time I’ve told them about my issue they say they will make sure to take extra care, and I have not had any issues. I recommend them, quite a few options.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Eat here regularly. I order the GF chicken tacos with fries every time I go from their GF menu. Fries are made in a dedicated fryer, so they’re GF. Manager recommended the Cobb salad dressing for dipping sauce, which is vinegar based (and I love) instead of the Ranch dressing (which is NOT gluten free at this restaurant). Make sure you state you have a gluten allergy when ordering. I love Islands!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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A friend recommend checking out Islands after she ate successfully off the gluten free menu. We have been multiple times now and my very sensitive Celiac daughter has eaten there without getting sick. They have a dedicated fryer for fries and a nice selection of items on their gluten free menu.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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Super excited to find a burger place in my family's neighborhood that offers gluten l-free buns! They also have salad options (be sure to ask which ones are gluten-free) and tacos. The burgers are tasty and high-quality with fun add-ons like fried egg and bacon. They got my four substitutions right also (gluten-free bun, no cheese, add an egg, sweet potato fries). They have ice cream sundaes that are gluten-free (though not dairy-free, which I also needed).

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I am a sensitive celiac. I had a burger wrapped in lettuce and the fries. They have a separate fryer for gluten free fries. It tasted good, and I had no issues. It was nice to go out and not have to worry.

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Manager came out after my food arrived to say the item I ordered on the GF menu was not GF due to the sauce. Good thing I hadn’t started eating it yet. We left as I no longer trusted the kitchen to abide by the GF menu appropriately

Celiac friendly?

No

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I have been going to the new location at the mall for the last 6 months and they now have GF buns and have not gotten sick.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Now have gluten free buns! Yay. Nicole in the bar is great.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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They now Carry gluten-free buns.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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The staff was very knowledgeable of our needs for my daughter with celiac. The waitress double checked that gloves would be changed, there was a separate dedicated fryer, and made sure to talk to the chefs and the manager. The manager brought out her food and said that he watched the preparation of all of it to assure there was no cross contamination. They took it all very seriously and I was quite impressed. We will definitely be returning.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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They will not accommodate gluten allergy. Not one item. I sat and watched my family enjoy their meal and never went back.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Has always been safe for me. They have a good GF menu, fries are safe. I tell them I have Celiac (they mark it as “gluten allergy) and I’ve never gotten sick.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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I have Celiac and it's my second visit to an Islands restaurant. They can make your burgers with gf bun or lettuce. The fries are awesome too.

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Islands has improved a lot recently. They have a GF me menu with buns for their burgers and sandwiches. Their fries and tortilla chips are made in a dedicated fryer.

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The staff understands perfectly what celiac is and are super friendly. Food is super good, 100% would recommend!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Gluten Free Features
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Gluten-Free Menu
Categories
  • Restaurant
Decent selection
Gf burger and fries