Gluten Free at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville

282 ratings
Gluten Free Menu, Burgers, Bread/Buns, Dessert, Restaurant
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Celiac
1 week ago
Celiac friendly

Our waitress was very knowledgeable. They only have two entrees listed as gluten free on the menu but they have gluten free buns and a dedicated fryer for the fries. The chef modified the taco salad for me and the waitress said they can modify most dishes.

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1 week ago
Celiac friendly

Great service here and I felt safe. They have an entire gluten free menu. I enjoyed the steak dinner and a margarita. My server double checked with the bartender about what my safe options were. He was friendly and patient with my questions even though it was very busy.

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Celiac
2 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

Staff is knowledgeable and cares. Just be specific about cross contamination being an issue as some of the gf items on the menu are cross contaminated.

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Celiac
2 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

The staff seemed knowledgeable. After I ordered, the manager came out to discuss my meal and ensure me that they’d take care of me. I ate here twice without getting sick.

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Celiac
3 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

Had the GF grouper sandwich and fries. Chef came to the table to verify the options. UDI’s bun fell apart, but otherwise was a very tasty meal. Service was excellent and wait staff demonstrated an understanding of the seriousness of food allergies. Definitely recommend.

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Celiac
1 month ago

Ate here a couple times on our week long trip. We stayed at Flamingo so it was very convenient. Nachos were fantastic and my fiance and I shared a burger on gluten free bun. Bun stayed together and was not dry. Very tasty!

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Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Celiac friendly. I’d recommend the burgers. I made a mistake and I ordered a salad. Didn’t get much for the price. It was like $0.20 worth of lettuce and half a chicken breast. But - the GF burger my son ordered looked much better.

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Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Staff was very knowledgable about GF. Separate GF menu for easy ordering.

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Celiac
2 months ago

Great place, service and food! No gf menu but lots of options and they have a gf bun for burgers/sandwiches :)

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Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

I ate here last night. My waiter new about gluten free and assured me they take it seriously. They do as I had no issues and it was nice to have fries as it’s rare to find a place with a dedicated fryer. I just had the cheeseburger and the GF bun was good. Nice to have a place that’s safe for Celiacs in AC. We need more. Thanks.

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Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

My boyfriend has celiacs, the waitress was very knowledgeable and made sure the chef came out to talk with us about options and reassure us he has taken specific classes on food allergies. There was a separate menu for GF. I highly recommend!

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Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

Super friendly staff. Our waiter, Wesley, was great. As soon as I told him I was celiac, he called the manager out to our table. She went over everything, explaining how they have a dedicated frier and space. The condiments for their burgers are all squeeze bottles so no cross-contamination there! I am so thankful they care so much.

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Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

Burger and fries were good. No issues with anything. Buns are Udi's. Service was good too.

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3 months ago
Celiac friendly

The waiter took our order who then got the manager to confirm our order and discuss the food preparation. Everything tasted wonderful. I appreciated the extra time and care that the staff took to ensure my son's safety.

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Celiac
3 months ago

All - gluten free menu and fun place ! I had a burger!

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3 months ago
Celiac friendly

This is hands down my fav place on the strip. The BEST nachos you can find anywhere. The staff are super knowledgeable and friendly. I love this place so much and feel very safe eating here!

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Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

This is my favorite restaurant since my celiac diagnosis. Great gluten free menu, no cross contamination.

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Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

I ordered a burger on a gluten free bun and the manager came out to talk to me about how they prepare the food and to make sure everything was ok. I was impressed.

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Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

waitress was knowledgeable, confident. Food was excellent. everyones food was excellent. Neat atmosphere, not too loud, but comfortable. Great location near Gatlinburg TN, Located in Pigeon Forge TN. Very happy with service and food.

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Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

Staff was very knowledgeable, many gluten-free options, dedicated fryer for the french fries. We ate there for dinner and breakfast and the chef came to our table to go over breakfast options and ensured us she would handle best to avoid any cross contamination. I was fine after both meals and really enjoyed the meals. Would definitely go back!!

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Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

The staff was knowledgeable and to made sure my order was gluten free she wrote “Celiac” on the order! Yummy hamburger!! And fries!!! Looking forward to going back in the future.

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Celiac
4 months ago
Not celiac friendly

So disappointed. Our teenage son loves Margaritaville and we've been to several all around the country and Canada and have always had a good meal and a good time. This time, it was like pulling hens teeth to get someone to discuss gluten free. The hostess looked at us like we had two head when we asked and she went to the bar to ask. In the meantime another server came up to seat us and when I asked she said Yeah it's on the menu. (Ok).... She was curt and rather rude. My son was so nice to her and she was apparently done for the day as they were changing shifts as we found out after we ordered and ended up with a different server. Our original server was taking off soon but had 35 minutes to stand around and make small talk with a table next to us while completely ignoring us. Our new server was too busy talking to the hostess with her back to us to waste her time answering any questions or getting a refill for a drink for a really dried out sandwich. Was definitely NOT expecting this level of "service". We were in there when the place was slow. Maybe they need more incentive to move but just kind of ruined my son's first experience in Key West and he assumed everyone was rude going forward. He was tired, hungry and treated poorly so kind of ruined his mood (and mine since he was so disappointed). Yes I get it we all have people who could be nicer at times, but these people are used to first time visitors so if you don't want to get yourself in a mindset to be happy and take care of them then maybe you should move on? We are always polite and thankful for those restaurants who care about gluten free and so appreciate their efforts but rude servers isn't something anyone should tolerate.

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4 months ago
Celiac friendly

Awesome place, extremely knowledgeable about gluten free. Manager came out and spoke to us about gluten free. They even had an awesome GF brownie with ice cream for dessert. Everyone had something they loved, and the atmosphere was fantastic. Will definitely go back if I am in the area

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Not celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

The menu is marked but we asked for a manager to be sure. The chef / manager came out and was extremely friendly and accommodating. The food was good and the chef came out to check on us again to make sure we were happy and to reassure us about the food being gluten free. With this kind of service and attention to detail we will definitely eat here again!

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Celiac
5 months ago

Had the catch of the day fish sandwich (grouper) w/gf bun and fries. No idsues and delicious. The jalapeno tartar sauce is to die for. Didn't miss or have room for dessert. Yummy!

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Not celiac
5 months ago

We love Jimmy so to find out they have a gluten free menu for my son was awesome. They had a gluten free menu and servers were helpful and knowledgeable. They offered to have chef speak to us but we declined. They had a dedicated fryer and even offered gluten free dessert ( brownie sundae)! We had another sever and a manager check in with us on our order also. The rest of us ordered off regular menu but our sever made good suggestions about what was gluten free and how they could adjust items . We ordered nachos and they offered to serve sauce on the side since it wasn’t gluten free. Overall we all had a great experience ( together)! Nice

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Celiac
5 months ago

The waitress and staff seemed to be knowledgeable but the food was very poor. I had the Asian salad and the lettuce was soggy. One of our quests had the non GF fajitas and she thought they were horrible. Won’t be back.

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Celiac
5 months ago

I was pretty disappointed honestly. I used to go there because they had a gluten free brownie dessert. Well that is no longer on the menu. The burger was mediocre and the bread was dry. Bad waste of $50 bucks for two people.

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Celiac
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

Waitress was a little shaky on her Celiac/GF information but I asked for a Manager. He came right out, explained everything they do in the kitchen, educating the waitress, as well and I felt comfortable ordering. Was told they have a separate section in their kitchen for GF prepping. I did not get sick. Will go again.

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5 months ago

Blackened Mahi Mahi was safe along with the peas and rice, also had a side salad.

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5 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Don't bother with this location. We have been to other locations and had great experiences. Server not knowledgeable about gluten free procedures or even if fryer is dedicated or not. Managers did not follow their own procedures regarding speaking to guests with celiac disease or allergies. Waited too long to get average, cold food. Spend your money somewhere else in Pigeon Forge.

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Celiac
5 months ago

Went for dinner and got the cheddar BBQ turkey burger with a gluten free bun and it was delicious! the waiter knew right away to tell me that the fries are in a dedicated fryer! And went again for breakfast and the waitress was very accommodating and helped out with making an eggs Benedict gluten free!

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Celiac
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

This is a great place to grab a bite. The wait staff will bring out the chef so that they can talk to you about the meal options and how they can modify for you specifically. Very friendly.

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Celiac
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

Waitress knew what was safe and not. Offered suggestions and had manager tell kitchen to prepare safely. Thanks!

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Celiac
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

Good menu, gf brownie sundae for dessert, very knowledgeable and helpful staff. Fun place. Went in 2017 & 2018- def our first choice go-to place when in town

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Celiac
5 months ago

Great staff, very knowledgeable. I had the burger and it was very good.

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Celiac
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

Gluten free options are clearly marked on their menu. The server was knowledgeable with the gf menu items. I had the catch of the day which was salmon, served over rice with mango salsa and broccoli. It was delicious and very generous portions.

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Celiac
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

So pleased to hear one of the first two questions asked by our waiter, was if anyone had food allergies! I explained I had celiac disease and he totally understood and rang in my food as Gluten Allergy. I had the cheeseburger in paradise and the bun was the best GF bread I’ve had! Also great to know they have a dedicated fryer! Had no reaction!

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Celiac
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

They are all awesome!! Food was great! We always get the volcano nachos with grilled chicken!! Justin G was an outstanding server! Have a gluten allergy, he was knowledgeable, and explained process. A manager brought our food out!! We have never gotten sick from cross contamination here!!! Always our go to while in PCB!! ❤

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Celiac
6 months ago
Not celiac friendly

The worst dining experience I have ever had! The restaurant was dirty and run down. The hallway to the bathrooms had vomit and according to my husband, the men’s room was covered in vomit. (No vomit in women’s room but it was dirty and smelly.) 3 of our plates came out wrong so we sent them back—1 had a regular bun and 2 had cheese (my kids have dairy allergy too). Then one still came out wrong the 3rd time! The waitress said the kitchen was full of Haitians that don’t speak English so that did not make me feel safe. Then the manager came out to ask (in an accusing way) why we were sending food back instead of apologizing to us. Then when the bill came, all those extra meals were listed with a lump some subtracted at the bottom which was very confusing. I still think we were overcharged, but we were about to miss the sunset, so we paid it. I cannot believe Jimmy Buffett would allow his name on this dump! They don’t even deserve 1 star!

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Celiac
6 months ago

I would not recommend this for celiacs. They do not have a dedicated flyer. My daughter asked for the Asian salad which is marked gluten free and the waiter told me they use regular soy sauce. She ended up ordering the taco salad without the tortilla strips (which contain gluten) and it tested negative for gluten on our Nima.

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Celiac
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

Had a Caesar salad, it was decent. They have lots of options, but I wasn’t super hungry.

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Celiac
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

Delicious food - fully aware of coeliac issues & no issues with sickness after. Nice to have more than the usual burger & salad options :)

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Celiac
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

Went out of their way to assure my food was gluten-free, including one of their margaritas. The GF brownie dessert is a must have!

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7 months ago

great! chef came out and explained precautions. gluten free fries - separate fryer. a bit pricy but fun atmosphere.

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Not celiac
7 months ago

Small selection available. Great nachos

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Celiac
7 months ago
Celiac friendly

We ate there twice during our week in Pigeon Forge. Both times the chef came to our table to discuss the order and assured us that they take Celiac very seriously. We felt very confident in eating there and did not experience any problems. Gluten-free items are marked on the menu.

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Not celiac
8 months ago

I ate here twice on my recent vacation. One dinner, I had a grilled grouper sandwich on a gluten free bun with french fries cooked in a dedicated fryer. The other time I had a blackened grouper sandwich on a gluten free bun with french fries cooked in a dedicated fryer. Both times the waitresses were attentive and rung in my order as an allergy. They told me it would take longer for our food since the chefs would change gloves and utensils. We did have to wait a little longer for our food, but it was well worth the wait.

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Celiac
8 months ago
Celiac friendly

I asked the hostess when we walked in if they had a gluten free menu and she showed me on the regular menu that everything that has a picture with a wheat symbol is gluten free. She was knowledgeable. Our waitress was new and if she wasn’t quite sure of an answer she would go check and come back and let me know. They took it very serious even on an extremely busy Friday night that I have celiac.

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Celiac
8 months ago
Celiac friendly

I am severely allergic to gluten and they made sure all my food touched nothing that contained gluten. They have a different fryer for anyone with a gluten allergy

Gluten Free Features
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Dessert
  • Gluten Free Menu
Categories
  • Restaurant
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Kids cheeseburger, Udi’s bun. My daughter said it’s the best burger she’s had since diagnosis!
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Cheddar BBQ turkey burger with gf bun
Cobb Salad
Grilled chicken with mango salsa and fire roasted corn
GF menu
Cheddar bacon burger with BBQ Aioli sauce and GF Fries.
GF burger and fries (separate fryer)!
Gf cheese burger and fries (dedicated fryer)
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Chicken sandwhich on gf bun and gf fried
Gluten-free volcano nachos
Gluten-free menu
Grilled chicken with mango salsa, roasted corn and rice
Menu
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Our view of boats floating by as we ate. Very nice!
Nice GF menu
gluten free taco salad, made with chili instead of taco meat. Very yummy and big.  From the GF menu.
GF chocolate sundae feeds four!