Gluten-Free at Meatheads Burgers & Fries

Restaurant
26 ratings
Reported to have a gluten-free menu

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I have Celiac Disease and I ate here and I got sick. I even explained that everything needed to be cooked separately and they clearly did not cook something separately because within a matter of hours I was having cramping and then other tell tale symptoms. More than 24 hours later I’m still experiencing symptoms. This is an unsafe place for those of us with Celiac Disease.

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?

— None

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Be careful - they grill all the bread (incl GF) on the same cooktop unless you say something. Also, the cashier told me the onion rings were GF - good thing I inquired further or we would have been severely glutened :( I prob won’t go back.

Safety


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

— Not very

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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Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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?

— Excellent

Celiac

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Dedicated fryer & Udi brand hamburger buns. Very delicious!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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

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
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers outdoor seating
Not celiac

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The food was good but very expensive. We were expecting a much smaller price. Part of the problem is the menu is posted without prices.

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?

— Good

Gluten Intolerant

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Love this place. GF bun is always a plus. Fries are in a dedicated fryer. Staff is friendly and I've never gotten sick. They note on the ticket to have the grill wash hands/change gloves.

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
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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The burgers and fries were really good!! Service was super friendly and I was highly impressed. I’ll definitely return!!

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Gluten free buns available for $2 extra. They have a separate frier for gluten free fries, but be aware that the cheese sauce for cheese fries and nacho fries is not gluten free!!

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

Not celiac

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I got a burger on a gluten free bun. The bun is crumbly but tastes great, and the plain fries are gluten free from a dedicated fryer.

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
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • 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?

— Good

Celiac

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Designated fryer for fries! Very good protocol.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Food was good! Service was good. Most importantly I didn’t get sick. Burger with GF bun

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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The #1 problem seems to be that they insist on toasting all the damned buns on their grill. Thus, even the meat can be cross-contaminated even if you don't order a bun. The Udi's buns are fine of course, except those also get toasted on the same grill as everything else. The other issue is it depends which manager is on duty how careful or not they are. Most of the cook staff are low-wage workers with little training.

We have eaten here quite a few times, but occasionally been noticably contaminated. The #1 problem seems to be that they insist on toasting all the damned buns on their grill. Thus, even the meat can be cross-contaminated even if you don't order a bun. The Udi's buns are fine of course, except those also get toasted on the same grill as everything else. The other issue is it depends which manager is on duty how careful or not they are. Most of the cook staff are low-wage workers with little training. The order-taking staff are usually very good about GF and will mark the order as "gluten allergy" but that doesn't matter a lot with the above problems.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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 takeout
  • Offers delivery
Celiac

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Gf buns and dedicated fryer! BBQ sauce is gf as well

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Dedicated fryer so fried are safe for celiacs!! Also have gf buns!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Yum!! Burgers (no bun by choice) clean

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Great burger and fries in a dedicated fryer. Allergy/food concerns specified in their system.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Excellent gf buns and separate fryer. Highly recommend!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Celiac friendly. Allergy protocols. We have safely eaten there many times.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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I let the cashier know that it was my first time, and we needed to do gluten free, and she helped us choose burgers. I asked for the GF bun, then saw the caramel apple “pie” shake. I asked it that would be okay for gluten free, and she didn’t know. I asked if they could just leave out any crust stuff and she said sure. The shake came with crust sprinkled on top, and my boyfriend’s burger came with the regular bun.

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I walked in and just asked about the gluten free options they were clueless. Guy said he would “check if the fries are gluten free. He said they would “try to be careful” Bc the Cajun seasoning can cross contaminate. I left and didn’t order anythjng. They were not knowledgeable at all .

Celiac

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Been to Meatheads countless times. Only thing in the frier is French fries so 100% safe. Now they have Udis gluten free buns. Never been sick and love a good burger and fries. I’ll be back....

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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GF buns and dedicated fryer. Easy choice

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Lettuce-wrapped buns or Udi’s buns. Staff are knowledgable about celiac. The Cajun fries have gluten but the regular fries are gluten-free, and they always separate my husband’s Cajun fries so that they don’t touch mine. Fries are made in a dedicated fryer so no cross-contamination.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Gluten free buns and cooked my bacon separately to ensure a safe bacon burger.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Gf buns and dedicated fryer! Love this place!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Gluten free buns, employees even let us check the ingredients on the Cajun seasoning. Both my daughter and husband are Celiac and neither got sick. The food was overall pretty good. We were actually at the one in Normal, but couldn't find that location in the app.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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I have been here quite a few times and the love that they ensure the french fries are gluten-free, fried in a separate fryer, and also provide a gluten-free bun (which is a bit oversized) with their burgers. They always ask if it is an allergy or a preference (I just say allergy because trying to explain is more info than they want haha) and make sure to note that on the ticket. Fortunately, I’ve never had any issues. I’m not ultra sensitive though.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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love meatheads! dedicated fryer for fries, they note “gluten allergy” when you place your order. I usually just get the lettuce wrap but they also have gf buns now! best grilled chicken sandwiches!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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I had great experiences here for about six months, but the last two times I’ve eaten here I’ve gotten ill within 30 minutes with my typical symptoms of being glutened. Makes me sad because I love their food!

Celiac friendly?

No

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Celiac

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It closed at the end of 2018 :(

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So amazing! Staff were knowledgeable and manager brought food out.

Celiac

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They have gf buns or you can get a burger in a lettuce wrap. Their salads are also delicious!

Celiac

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Great food. Great fries. Dedicated fryer.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Udi's buns, dedicated frier and a helpful and knowledgeable GM. Made the kids' day. Generous servings on all items.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Staff was very accommodating for celiacs when told. They have a gluten free bun or lettuce option and they put the fries in a separate fryer! No reactions or anything and the food was great!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Fantastic gluten free fries and a delicious burger! The biggest pluses were the people and I didn't get sick! We will go back before we go home.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Great food. Love their fries and burgers (in lettuce wrap). They now offer Udi's buns, also.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Sorry I didn’t get a picture.. workers were friendly.. Lettuce wrapped burger and fries were good and I didn’t get sick.

Celiac

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great GF burgers on Udi's GF buns. and they even have GF fries! excellent service too! safe for celiac

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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This location now has Udi’s Gluten Free buns for an additional $1.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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service was friendly. You do get a choice of lettuce or gluten free bun. My burger was Juice and delicious.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Lettuce wrapped burgers and fries are delicious. They now also offer Udis gf buns. They are careful with gluten and celiac customers.

Celiac

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We took our two boys out for burgers on a Friday night and had a good experience. No gluten free buns, but had lettuce buns (all those carbs aren't good for you anyway!). Fries were great and from a dedicated fryer. I have Celiac, so I tested my food with my Nima. It came out at below 5ppm. We are adding this place to our list of favorite quick eat spots.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Gluten Free Features
  • Gluten-Free Menu
Categories
  • Restaurant
Salad with grilled chicken
Half pounder, generous fries
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Hamburger patty on bed of lettuce with BBQ sauce, American cheese, bacon and a fried egg! Very good!