Gluten Free at Tommy Bahama

26 ratings

Gluten Free Menu, Restaurant

Celiac

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Menu is “gluten friendly” including items that are cooked in a shared oil (fries). Proceed with caution.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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We visited to ask questions the day before we went, and found out that there’s a kids menu that’s not listed online. Since it’s our 11yo that is celiac, I was excited that the chef reported being confident that there would be no cross contamination for two items: grilled chicken with veggies ($10), and steak medallions with veggies ($15). There’s a kids sundae that can be GF by leaving off the cookie crumbs so it’s vanilla ice cream with Hershey’s chocolate syrup. This place is always super busy, so I was nervous, but we ate there yesterday and he’s fine. It’s a 4 star rating instead of 5 just because the server was a bit rushed and didn’t take the time to reassure us. The adult GF menu isn’t that extensive, but has some good options. Best patio in Palm Desert.

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
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Loved this place! Went here multiple times safely with my husband. The staff is respectful and knowledgeable. In fact the woman taking my order even said “oh you picked a great place I have celiac.” My favorite spot on our trip.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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Some of the entrees can be made GF. The server was helpful in explaining what could be made GF and informing the kitchen to be careful to avoid CC. I’m celiac and did not have a reaction.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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 selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Not celiac

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Our server was extremely helpful in finding other options on the menu that weren’t labeled as gf get they could make it that way! They can make tacos using lettuce wraps for instance. We will definitely come back, it was awesome!!

Safety


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

— 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Offers outdoor seating

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Ate here twice. Super friendly about gf. Brought separate warm bread and butter just for me. The gf options were plentiful on the menu and soooooo tasty. The wait staff was great both times. Even though the prices are high, this was the best dining experience we had on the island!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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?

— Not Much

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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I’ve eaten here at least 5 times and I’ve always felt safe. Their gluten free menu is at the back under the vegetarian options. I’ve always enjoyed the chips and guacamole to start. The ribs are especially very good, and I’ve had the creme brûlée for dessert (with a modification). Be sure to ask about the fries. They originally were in a shared frier but the last time I was there they were fried separately so I could eat them.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Whether or not it was caused by gluten, I was sickened, as was another in our party without food issues. I won’t return and don’t recommend it. There are other, better options in St Armands.

Celiac

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Excellent food. GF preparations are not a problem you just need to ask. The staff are very helpful and knowledgeable.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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They have a gluten sensitive area on the menu. Not a huge selection, but enough. I had the baby back ribs with cole slaw and potatoes. I was informed they were GF. Delicious!! Did not get sick!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Staff was very knowledgeable and had quite a few options to choose from! Enjoyed a safe, delicious dinner!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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They have a pretty large GF menu and the food is amazing! I had the baby back ribs and the chef pan fried my french fries for me to avoid cross contamination. They really did go the extra mile to make me happy.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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Fish tacos in lettuce cups were awesome!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Delicious! Staff was very knowledgeable and the waitress even brought me gluten free bread and my own almond butter. Lots of options and dedicated gluten free menu. The creme brule dessert was delicious! Definitely would eat here again.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Excellent food and responsive staff

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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We ate here twice during our week in Maui. Staff were knowledgeable about celiac and cross contamination. I got the baby back ribs both times and did not get sick. Very good. Highly recommend.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Gluten Sensitive Menu-that should be the first sign it’s not safe for Celiacs since it absolves the Restaurent of literally all liability, but I hoped they’d surprise me. I was wrong:

Despite a conversation about the chips being fried in a shared fryer, my appetizer was served surrounded by, you guessed it, said chips. The best part is that my entree side dish had a fried wonton in it (hint-it wasn’t supposed to be there). So, celiacs beware!!! The server didn’t seem to care nor was any amount taken off the bill. Unacceptable.

Celiac friendly?

No

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The gluten-free fish tacos were spectacularly fresh and delicious. Avoid the chips as not GF. If you tell them you are celiac they take great care.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Went in for a quick lunch and loved the GF options. The bartender was extremely helpful and considerate regarding Celiac Disease, the ribs were delicious (the mashed potatoes were a little flavorless, but still edible) and the gf Creme Brûlée that comes in a pineapple was so good! Will definitely return!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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They have a “gluten friendly” menu. Absolutely loved the steak salad and pineapple creme brûlée is to die for but both times I’ve eaten here my stomach felt a little off afterwards.

Celiac

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Very few options for gluten free. Staff unsure of what is gluten free or not. But she did list ingredients of glaze. so that was good. But only two real options. Overall staff isn’t trained. Just not a priority here. The pork chop was gluten free and it was very good. I just wouldn’t go back.

Celiac

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Amazing service and food. Fantastic job on gluten free. Everybody should experience this food and service😀👍👍👍👍👍

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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Gluten free menu and staff was knowledgeable. Food was excellent.

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Gluten sensitive menu on back page of regular menu. Food was very tasty. Not many selections but all good choices.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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The food was good but it was a very limited menu with no dedicated gluten free area. Menu said gluten sensitive not gluten free. Very disappointed.

Celiac friendly?

No

Not celiac

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Delicious gluten free options, dedicated gluten free menu, friendly staff.

Celiac friendly?

No

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This is not a restaurant to share with small children. This is one of my “go-to” restaurants for finer dining. The choices of GF items are limited but very good. I have never had a server who was not knowledgeable. I have never been sick from eating here. I am sorry others have not been as happy here as I have been.

Celiac

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Filet mignon was excellent. Front house staff not knowledge. Speak to manager and no problems.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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our server treated us kind of second-rate when she found out we were Celiac, as if it was a burden to her. my wife had a nasty gluten reaction afterward so something was cross-contaminated.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Gluten Free selections in every menu. Staff was great. Got this recommendation from locals who eat gf but not celiac. Blackened fish tacos and baby back ribs are excellent. Wife ate vegetarian and loved it too.

Celiac

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I had the Gluten sensitive Fish Tacos which are made with Lettuce Wraps. They were delicious. I also had the Spiked Guacamole..they gave me cut up cucumber instead of chips..it was very refreshing. The gf menu had a ribeye..also ribs..but I didn't try them.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not the most extensive GF menu, but they are very accommodating. Filet Mignon salad is the way to go.

Celiac

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Great service, thank you Jason! Amazing food—staff was ultra aware of gluten free options!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Had steak salad, pricey, but delicious. No reaction. Choices are limited, but the ambiance is wonderful and the server was very good.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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They had several GF menu items in a separate section on the menu, and my daughter was so excited to be able to order GF baby back ribs. She loved them (lots of flavor) and I had gluten free blackened fish tacos, which I devoured. No reaction to the food and the wait staff and server all called out gluten allergy when taking order and bringing the food.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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We waited almost an hour for our food and it wasn't even hot when we go it. Very limited gluten free options.

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really enjoyed the macadamia encrusted goat cheese and the grilled filet mignon salad.

Celiac

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Some waiters are very friendly and informative and others aren't! I ate here one night and was completely fine and two nights later was poisoned and had a tough next few days.

Celiac friendly?

No

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Took celiac very seriously. Goat cheese was excellent but no gf chips or crackers to go with it. Blackened fish tacos on lettuce was wonderful too.

Celiac

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Great meal! The server was really knowledgeable, they were able to make their nightly special GF. They do have a separate GF menu, and detail the changes to regular menu items. Also, their blood orange margaritas are fantastic. The service was quite slow, but they gave us a free pineapple creme brulee to make up for it, which was delicious (and naturally GF). Would definitely recommend.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Some good options. A little dependant on waitstaff education and a couple times they gave me non-gf contaminated food but I caught it and they corrected. I've never gotten sick there. I keep coming back for fish tacos and grapefruit basil martinis

Not celiac

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They have many items on their gf menu that they out in the fryer. The same fryer used for everything else. So everything on the gf menu is not gf. Beware. Had blackened fish tacos in lettuce. They were very good but there were some fried bananas in a sauce on the plate (not in food description and still put there after I told the waitress I could not eat something cooked in the deep fryer.

Celiac friendly?

No

Not celiac

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good food, nice restaurant and they were very accommodating with gf.

Celiac

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Our waitress was extremely knowledgeable and was even able to create a gluten free meal that wasn't on the menu.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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Chef driven!! Made scratch meals using the menu as inspiration. I had a dish with grilled chicken with a fabulous SAUCE, cauliflower mashed potatoes and broccoli. Hubby had shrimp and scallops with almond rice and spinach. Fantastic.

Celiac

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Fewer gluten free dishes than listed online. Basically had the choice between fish and beef. I was not very confident they knew what they were doing but I didn't get sick.

Celiac

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Informed the server that I have celiac. She got the manager (Jason Grant - WONDERFUL!), who was very aware of celiac, and he helped me order. Very happy.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not many options at all. Very bland food. Not worth the money.

Celiac

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Ate here Oct 2014 with my family including 9-yr-old with Celiac. She had the filet. Waitress was very knowledgeable of Celiac, gluten, cc, etc. in fact when she brought the filet, it had something on it that concerned her (not sure what it was). She brought it back to the kitchen & they cooked a new filet & didn't charge us (it was a $60 steak).

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We have three little children who also are gluten free in addition to myself. Finding food that I could eat and that the children would be happy with proved to be more trouble than it was worth. We left without eating. We could have ordered hot dogs off of the children's menu for our children, but what would the point be paying $7 per hot dog just to get a silly hotdog by itself ?

Celiac friendly?

No

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