Gluten Free at McAlister's Deli

364 ratings
Allergen List, Vegetarian Friendly, Deli, Lunch
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Celiac
1 week ago

There are gf options, but it is no longer celiac friendly.

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Celiac
1 week ago

It’s a chain restaurant but I’ve never gotten sick at one.

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Celiac
2 weeks ago
Not celiac friendly

Not gf folks 👎😩. Everything on their website did not meet what the menu or staff said in the restaurant. The only choices were gluten sensitive. Not gf

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Celiac
2 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

When the person at the register wasn't sure of the gluten content of an item, she called the manager. I had many choices and the staff was willing to offer adaptations to make a menu item gluten free. Really good tasting food and I didn't get sick. This means a lot to me as I have celiac diseaseand it is hard to find good gluten free restaurants.

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Celiac
2 weeks ago

The food is great!! I’ve never had a reaction ever and if I have any questions I can talk to the cook or manager.

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Celiac
2 weeks ago

I have eaten at this restaurant several times, had gf bread available every time. Although staff doesn’t seem to be very knowledgeable about celiac disease, I’ve never had an issue with contamination or getting sick. Food has always been good.

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Not celiac
3 weeks ago

Handled gluten free well. Good sandwiches!!

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Celiac
3 weeks ago

I love the options here But I usually stick with a potato But the do have gf bread!

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4 weeks ago
Not celiac friendly

Every time I get a "GF sandwich", I get sick. The salads don't bother me. But I've been twice to get a sandwich and sick both times. No more McAlister's for me!

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Celiac
1 month ago

The one on Gunbarrel has gf bread for sandwiches. They checked sauces when I asked.

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1 month ago

We eat here often, it’s one of the only local places that we feel relatively safe. They now have a gluten sensitive menu at the counter that includes nachos, potatoes, veggie chili, and sandwiches on gluten free bread to name a few. Don’t get your sandwich toasted as the press is used for the regular sandwiches too, and if you order the Ultimate Nachos, be sure to have them use the veggie chili because the regular chili is not gluten free. Lots of selections have dairy, beans, or spice, so if you have issues with any of those you’ll be more limited in choices.

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Celiac
1 month ago

I absolutely love eating here! They have gluten free bread and my favorite sandwich to get is the smoky pepperjack turkey! I left off one star because they switched from Lays chips to their own brand and after eating their brand of bbq chips, which according to the website are gluten free, I did get sick the next day. But other than that one time I've never gotten sick after eating here, so maybe just avoid the chips and get the fresh fruit instead!

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Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Love all the options here. Can get gf bread, potatoes, nachos. Great option

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Celiac
1 month ago

Not celiac friendly. Husband worked there and saw their "precautions".

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1 month ago
Celiac friendly

We order takeout from here all the time and have no problems with getting sick. Just have to call and let the kitchen know there is a gluten allergy. Took one star away because the actual food quality is hit or miss... sometimes the potatoes are old or they forget part of your order. But it is convenient and lots of choices.

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Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

If you tell them when you order you are celiac and ask them to change their gloves they are very accommodating. Our go to is a baked potato with fruit. They do. Ow offer GF bread but we haven’t tried it yet.

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Celiac
1 month ago

Many gluten free options and are willing to substitute for other allergies! I thought the food was very good. The options are displayed nicely too, so the menu is easy to follow!

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Celiac
2 months ago
Not celiac friendly

I was given regular wheat bread at this location causing me anaphylaxis. I asked multiple times about safety and they assured me. This place had about the worst service ever. Poor management. Maybe another McAllister’s is good but this location is horrible.

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Not celiac
2 months ago

This was not a good experience. They said they knew as bout gluten but I got cross contaminated here. I was told the potatos were gf, but when they came out I knew they had been in a fryer. So I did not eat the potatoes, just the omelet but I still got sick.

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2 months ago

Too spicy and questionable gluten free options when asked about. Their staff knows nothing about GF and the service was horrible

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Not celiac
2 months ago

Only a few options, but tasty!

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Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Been here several times and they take the allergy seriously. There menu has a gf symbol next to the safe items and you can get your sandwich made with gluten free bread.

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Not celiac
2 months ago

Baked Potato options as well as a vegetarian chili my GF child enjoys.

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Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

The staff is very familiar with celiac. I eat there almost daily as my son works there. They are very careful. I have never been sick

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2 months ago
Celiac friendly

GF bread options. Hubby and kid did NOT get sick

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Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

Management personally made our food. They went above and beyond to make sure our Celiac family could eat safely.

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3 months ago
Not celiac friendly

They were helpful up front but something got cc'd in the back. My daughter was sick within an hour. She ate a baked potato with bacon, a few sips of tomato bisque soup, and a few bites of a turkey and cheese sandwich on gluten free bread. So disappointed, was hoping she'd be safe based on other reviews of this location. We may try again but just a potato to see if she gets cc'd.

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Not celiac
3 months ago

The gluten free bread here is great! I also get no cheese for a dairy allergy and the staff has only given me cheese once in two years, which is pretty great for a take out restaurant. Definitely gluten free friendly with several soups and side to choose from as well!

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3 months ago
Not celiac friendly

The staff had no knowledge of any gluten containing items and were unwilling to listen to requests as simple as “please change your gloves”. No allergen menu offered and no gluten-free bread like other locations carry. If you have Celiac or are gluten sensitive at all, DO NOT EAT HERE.

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Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

Awesome service, friendly staff and delicious corned beef and Swiss on gluten free bread. Love!

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Celiac
3 months ago

Disregard the previous user review from 3 years ago. Luckily my wife and I walked in to check it out and were very happy with our visit. Lots of choices and the managaer and staff were very helpful in making sure of no cross contamination. We found another gluten free favorite in Dothan! Yesssss

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Celiac
3 months ago

Staff very unknowledgeable. Manager even more so. Refused to change gloves and said no gluten free options. I was unable to eat with my family.

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Celiac
3 months ago
Not celiac friendly

The gluten free sandwich I had was amazing! However, they do give you a warning that it is NOT celiac friendly and there is a high chance of cross contamination. I tried it out and unfortunately got sick after. If you are celiac, don’t take the risk.

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3 months ago

I loved it. I just ordered baked potato bc I knew it would be ok. We don’t have this restaurant where I live and I enjoyed the change.

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Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

The staff where very nice so was the manger and I got the Italian chopped salad and when they where coming out with the food they almost got to are table before they forgot if they changed there gloves or not so they went back and made the whole salad over again. (Ps I did not get sick and on a scale from 1 to 10 I am like a 12 when I eat gluten.)

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Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

Gf bread options for any sandwich!

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Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

We are three celiacs and one gluten sensitive in our family. Katelynn our host (cashier) was very knowledgeable, patient, and helpful. We all selected very different items and enjoyed every bite.

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Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

The Hot Springs, AR location has gluten free bread and they are knowledgeable about allergens. They make the sandwich on a separate board with new gloves. Other GF items are marked on the menu

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Celiac
3 months ago

Gf options include potatoes and nachos. Spud max was really good. Nachos were ok. Celiac. Did not get sick.

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Celiac
4 months ago

McAlisters doesn’t disappoint! They use Udi’s bread and are careful to be sure you receive the correct order. This is a clean and friendly location. We look for it when in the area.

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Celiac
4 months ago

Nice quick lunch! Several items can be made GF. They used Udi's whole grain bread for my sandwich.

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4 months ago

The gluten free bread was hard as a rock. Some parts were literally uneatable. Not cool

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Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

My daughters favorite safe place to eat! She loves the club, on GF bread, NOT TOASTED. Also the potato’s and salads!

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Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

They have a separate gluten-free menu, and the server knew of it. More info available online. I chose the Pecan-berry salad.

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Celiac
4 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Horrible experience, avoid this place if you have celiac disease or any other food allergy. I ordered a sandwich with “gluten free” bread, but the cashier was very unprofessional and laughing as I was ordering and did not take my order seriously. After eating 1/4 of my sandwich I felt weird about it and ended up finding out that it was made on whole wheat bread.If you have any food allergies don’t risk eating here.

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Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

I had a chipotle chicken sandwich and it was yummy! Lots of gluten free options and staff well aware what is safe. Was assured no cross contamination and I had zero issues.

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Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

Their menu has items identified as gluten free. I ordered the Spud Max and didn't have a reaction.

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Celiac
5 months ago

They have gluten free options, but it is not a gluten free kitchen. They use the same utensils on everything in the kitchen.

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5 months ago

The new Udi’s soft bread is available here for sandwiches.

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5 months ago

I appreciate the gf menu...but everytime ive tried eating at this place I get sick.

Gluten Free Features
  • Allergen List
Categories
  • Deli
  • Lunch
  • Vegetarian Friendly
It doesn’t mention the gluten free bread for sandwiches( maybe because it’s not available at all locations), but you can see which sandwich meats don’t contain gluten on their website.
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The ITALIAN on GLUTEN FREE bread! Delicious!
This is their current Gluten Free menu.
Gluten-Sensitive Menu
gluten free bread!!!
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Great gluten free menu. They also have an alley book you can cross check for eggs, milk, soy, gluten/wheat, fish, shellfish, peanuts, and tree nuts. They were so patient and accommodating!  They even pulled a dressing from the kitchen so I could look at the ingredient list. (I am following the Autoimmune Paleo.)
Great gluten free menu. They also have an alley book you can cross check for eggs, milk, soy, gluten/wheat, fish, shellfish, peanuts, and tree nuts. They were so patient and accommodating!  They even pulled a dressing from the kitchen so I could look at the ingredient list. (I am following the Autoimmune Paleo.)
Great gluten free menu. They also have an alley book you can cross check for eggs, milk, soy, gluten/wheat, fish, shellfish, peanuts, and tree nuts. They were so patient and accommodating!  They even pulled a dressing from the kitchen so I could look at the ingredient list. (I am following the Autoimmune Paleo.)
It looks over the intersection from the northwest corner.
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Club on Gf bread
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Ham & Cheese Toastie on Gluten Free bread with Potato Salad.
Sweet Chipotle Chicken on Gluten Free bread with a fruit cup.
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