I have done okay here as long as explain exactly what I need. The GF skillet is fine. Just ask politely for them to ensure the prep area is clean and they are careful of cross contaminating the ingredients. If you have an English muffin, make sure they grill it “clean.”
I’ve had a good experience at another Denny’s before, so I decided to give this one a try. Bad idea!!! The waiter (Jason) had no idea what I was talking about when I was trying to explain the dangers of celiacs and cross contamination. He just looked at me like I was an idiot on a gluten free diet. He was not knowledgeable at all about what went on in the kitchen and how everything is prepared. I asked him to check instead of making assumptions, but he just took my order and never reported back to me. I got an omelette and got really sick about 20 minutes afterwards. Not going back to this location.
This is a cross contamination nightmare. Dont feed your celiac kids these muffins. Its toasted on the same grill as the cheeseburgers and the pancakes, or put in the same toaster as the other breads. The staff aren't going to change their gloves or wash their hands before touching it either. If cross contamination is ok for you and your family, then go ahead.
Not celiac friendly! At all. The scrambled eggs have flour in them. They have a menu but the staff had no idea what was what. That means accidents can happen easily. They said they can never be sure its more for optional people not anyone with an actual issue.
Their menu has items labeled as gluten free, but there's no guarantee against cross contamination. When I explained my allergies, the waitress informed the chef, and he cooked my chicken on a portion of the grill that he had cleaned. I felt no ill effects after eating.
We stayed here for a week, and we ate at Denny’s almost every morning. My sister and I have celiacs, so it’s great. Most egg dishes are gluten free when you order the GF English Muffin.
Didn't get the best service, but Everything seemed alright. Let it be known however, that you have to be very specific when explaining that you have an allergy / celiac disease when ordering, as their menu is Gluten sensitive and their common staff memebers (non-managers) are not well informed.
Good attentive service and food PLUS I accidentally dropped my passport in the booth when I got my phone from my pocket. I didn’t realise it was missing until an hour after I left. I phoned and they found it and put it aside for me to pick up. Great relief... and beyond the usual service! (I forget the name of the server who helped but I overheard that she was going to work at a Denny’s in Seattle. So if her colleagues read this, thanks so much!)
Although the waitress tried to be helpful I never helped her understand just a little is too much. Then the offer of dry gf muffins, hashbrowns and egg white (from container) ham and cheese on the same griddle made me realize it wa as too big of risk! My family enjoyed their food very much. I recommend if you are not gluten allergic or celiac.
On the road... I don't expect everyone to be familiar with celiac but I've encountered many servers at Denny's who are. They have helped me to order & oversaw my requests to the kitchen. I have never gotten sick eating at Denny's. The menú helps to ID GF items. Build your own meals are a good choice. I recommend their excellent GF English muffin.
Very pleasantly surprised. Stopped here on the way home from pacific city because I was really hungry and craving eggs and it was the only place open that had a hint of gf food. I usually avoid diner style restaurants bc I worry about cross contamination, but they answered my questions knowledgeably and it seemed really safe. They cook the eggs and sausage in fresh pans and the gf muffins come separately packaged. I tried the grand slam with eggs, sausage, fruit and their gf muffin and it was great! Didn’t get sick. It’s diner food still, so don’t expect a gourmet meal, but it was exactly what I was craving.
Good food. Fantastic service. Beware, the fryer isn’t dedicated so fries and tortilla chips aren’t really gf although marked as such. BUT after talking, the server said she was going to insist that an unused fryer become a dedicated gf fryer and went back and talked to the kitchen manager immediately. We’ll see the next time I eat there.
The Mediterranean chicken and the little crunchy shoestring potatoes on the salad both tested GF on the Nima sensor. The GF designations are right on the menu, but you should still specify to the waitstaff because they always seem moderately confused.
I ordered an omelette and hash browns hoping maybe those would be gluten free but there has to be major cross-contamination going on here because I had a reaction to gluten. It could’ve just been an unfortunate mistake but I wouldn’t go back.
Independently owned/operated franchise with MANY *GF* options very clearly identified on the menu. Three separate flattop grills; will do "allergy prep" if requested. Sadly, the butter spread is served in condiment cups, not individual packets, so it's not guaranteed GF.