Because I have celiac disease and was on a road trip when we stopped at Cotton Patch Cafe, it was very important that I had a meal that I wouldn't regret the next day. We found the restaurant using the findmeglutenfree app and called ahead to make sure they still had a GF menu; they did, and we asked for it specifically when we arrived.
Our server was not well-educated about the gluten free diet, but she made sure the kitchen staff knew it was imperative that my meal be GF. When my food arrived, it was obvious that the kitchen staff was well-versed and knew how to prepare a safe GF meal.
I ordered the Light Blackened Tilapia (smaller portion than the regular Blackened Tilapia). This is normally served over seasoned rice with a side of steamed vegetables, but the GF menu stated that the rice was not GF and a substitution could be made. I ordered a second portion of the steamed vegetables - which were broccoli, carrots, and squash.
The tilapia was seasoned and cooked perfectly. Though the vegetables were not seasoned, they were steamed just until tender, which is how I like them. I put a little butter on them, and they were quite nice. It was a delicious meal that I felt safe in eating. Even better, I had absolutely no adverse reactions to it the next day.
— Separate gluten-free menu
Their gluten free menu is wrong. They have Mac and cheese marked gluten free and it is not. I had already eaten some when a different waitress who was more knowledgeable warned me.
— Not at all
— Separate gluten-free menu
— Not Much
The manager went out his way to go over possible options for me to eat as I am GF and dairy free. I am not celiac but try to watch cross contamination closely. I’m not sure if this place is 100% safe for someone with celiac? The manager did however try to be accommodating and avoid cross contamination.
I love Cotton Patch but not this location! I have been to this location many times but apparently they have different management. I asked for the gluten free menu and I noticed some dishes had an “*” beside the them but there was no comments on the page stating why. The waiter didn’t know why so, I asked for the manager. The manager said that’s how they get it from corporate and had no idea why they were there. Since I’ve eaten there so many times over the years, I knew the dish had something that I needed to substitute to make it gluten free. The manager wasn’t concerned and apparently didn’t intend to fix the problem. I’m concerned about eating at this location if the manager isn’t trained or concerned about food allergies. I don’t know how he could be training and supervising the employees at the restaurant about them.
Awesome staff and manager. They accidently put a salmon on a rice bed with gluten but the manager caught it, knew they couldn't just scrape the rice off, and grilled a new salmon.
Not really any exciting GF options. You really feel like you're missing out eating your grilled chicken or salad while others at the table are eating rolls and deep fried everything. Can't even have chips and salsa, the chips had chunks of fried batter mixed in for some reason. They obviously don't know anything about cross contamination.
the Cobb salad is good. I usually get the avocado bacon cheeseburger without the bun and substitute the fries for a baked potato. they don't have gf bun but there is plenty of food without it. they have a gf menu and if you ask for a manager they will accommodate your gf needs.
Cross Contamination was present, they tried to accommodate but were not very knowledgeable.
They have a good selection of grilled meats available but not much else to offer celiac sufferers. I had a loaded baked potato and it was delicious. Not very special in terms of gluten free options.
Good food, but not certified.