Gluten-Free at Red Lobster

Restaurant
50 ratings
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Celiac

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No separate gluten-free menu, only a notebook with a spreadsheet explaining which items have allergy ingredients. Service was fine, I had a steamed lobster with a baked potato and broccoli. Expensive but safe.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Celiac

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Staff was very helpful

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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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I told the server I have Celiac and explained that it’s essentially a severe allergy to gluten. I ordered crab legs, a baked potato’s and side salad. She brought the salad with croutons, so I asked if she told them I had a gluten allergy. She responded “I didn’t know.” She clearly wasn’t listening at all. Then the cook himself came out and said I can’t eat anything other than green beans or broccoli because potato’s are gluten. They know nothing about Celiac or gluten, nor do they care to even listen to their customers speak. OTHER locations have been great, this one- sucks.

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?

— 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?

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good selection of healthy options
Celiac

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I told the waitress I have celiacs and she gave me some gluten free options. My food was contaminated. I am pretty sick after eating. First time I have been glutened at a restaurant after I told them I have celiacs.

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?

— 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?

— Below Average

Celiac

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The manager came to our table to answer my questions about gluten-free options. I don't like seafood but was there for a family member as part of a gift that evening, so I specifically asked if there were any gluten-free steak or salad options. Instead of simply answering my question, the manager kept talking about seafood options. So I repeated my question. "Do you have any salad options? Can I just get a chicken salad of some kind?" After repeating the question several times, I finally got a confirmation that they could make me a gluten-free salad. They kept asking if I was sure I didn't want anything else, and I confirmed that a salad was great and all I wanted (not once did I complain about it; I acknowledged that I was planning on having a salad anyway, so it was fine). Instead of just leaving it at that, however, the manager said, "You probably should've gone to Texas Roadhouse" and walked away. Such an incredibly rude thing to say, but don't worry. I won't be back. Thanks for not contaminating me, but maybe don't tell your customers to go elsewhere in future.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Gluten Sensitive

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When I asked about gluten free options, the waitress brought me an allergen menu. It indicates what’s in everything and if there’s a possibility of cross contamination.

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?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
Celiac

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Awful. 0/10. The server has no idea about allergies. The manager didn’t give a shit either.

I had called ahead & spoke to a different manager and he reassured me that the server would be knowledgeable not only about what having to eat gluten free means, but also about cross contamination. What we got was someone who didn’t know what celiac disease was or gluten. Even after elaborating. He brought biscuits, croutons on the salad, and breaded shrimp (we asked for no breaded shrimp.) and he had a real bad attitude about it too.

I understand eating out is a risk. However if I call and ask specifically and am reassured, I do expect someone who at least knows what any of this means, or if they mess up to at least say “sorry”. Would avoid if I were you.

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?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— None

Overall Rating

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Told them we needed gluten free. They really had no idea. I was given a binder to basically try to figure it out myself. Was told that the fries were gf only to find a ball of fried breading mixed in with them after already eating half of the fries. So totally not safe. Very disappointed in the lack of effort to serve us a safe meal. Clearly it was not a gf fryer but that is not what we were told.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— None

Overall Rating

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I was trying to add the Red Crab seafood restaurant in Delray & they added red lobster instead. Red lobster has a few gf options but they serve biscuits out of their kitchen so cross contamination is always a concern.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Celiac

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They have a binder of their food and the allergies that each item contains.

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

Gluten Intolerant

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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?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

Celiac

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When I mentioned I was celiac the waitress said “what’s that?” I asked about cross contamination but the waitress stated that all she could do was let the kitchen staff know but she couldn’t promise anything without cross contamination. The gf “menu” was a list of items that didn’t contain gluten but every dinner/lunch item was marked for “could have cross contamination due to cooking process.” No safe options. I ordered broiled scallops and a baked potato and just picked at my food. Didn’t feel safe at all.

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?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Below Average

Celiac

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I told my server I had celiac and explained i needed it to be gluten free. I used the allergen guide online to guide what I ordered. I got a steak, baked potato and salad without croutons. The manager came snd talked to me to make sure everything was handled right with my order. She said she would have her team wear new gloves, use new tools etc. she also seared my steak instead of putting it on the grill (the grilled items have a seasoning that contains gluten she said. I felt very comfortable eating after all the work they did!!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

Overall Rating

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Update 9/2021 Don’t bother…… After Covid, everything has changed. No gluten free menu anymore, in fact I was told by my server NOTHING was gluten free.

When we started to quiz him, he got the manager who remembered what “used” to be gluten free and he talked to the kitchen staff and prepared my meal gluten free. The selection was extremely limited. The food was “ok”, I could only get salad, shrimp and baked potato. ( the rice tasted “off”) My husband who isn’t gluten free, found that the items he used to order were gone! So he ordered something new that he could have gotten at a fast food restaurant. Disappointed. I will not be returning.

Ask for the gluten free guide when they seat you - it’s a book - but you won’t regret it. All staff we have encountered have asked the chef if they are not knowledgeable about gluten in certain dishes, just ask. I have “go-to” fav’s: Skewered scallops, shrimp, baked potato, steamed broccoli & salad. So far no reaction, but I take a supplement, “gluten cutter”, when eating out ANYWHERE. You never know where there could be cross contamination, and this supplement has saved me on the road. My husband and I have been going to this Red Lobster for years and I would’ve given them a five star, but since Red Lobster left the Darden group, their food has changed a bit.

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?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— None

Gluten Intolerant

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No GF menu (just allergy list) safe items are not limited but include…Bacon wrapped scallops, salmon, most steaks, broccoli

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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 keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Celiac

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Not many options, but the are some. They have a dedicated GF menu. Taste is decent, though.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Overall Rating

Review


Had a clear allergen menu, and the staff was very helpful! I recommend the Baja Shrimp Bowl!!

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

Not celiac

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We reviewed their website beforehand and was pleasantly surprised that you can choose your allergies and see what is available. When we were seated we informed the staff that my son has a wheat allergy. It was then entered into their pos system and flagged any food that had wheat/gluten or CC. We are still new to the GF life, but this was a new and great one for us! The waitress also entered for the grill to be cleaned before cooking his shrimp.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Met our son with his daughter’s...9/6. Both have celiac ..I called ahead to check if safe for them to eat. Jay, chef and manager was excellent! He made sure each item was gf before bringing to the table. Came out 3times to double check with us! The girl’s had fries, steak, Brussels sprouts and salad. Ana was our server. She also was completely accommodating! Food was great!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering

Overall Rating

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

Overall Rating

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The wait staff was very friendly and very accommodating of my celiac and dairy allergy. The manager even came over to ensure me of the precautions they were taking to make sure there was no cross-contamination. I had the crab legs with green beans and it was delicious.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Overall Rating

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I had the Caesar salad loaded baked potato and lobster, for the most part everything was great though it was my first time getting lobster and I wasn’t too crazy about it. The Waitress Was very knowledgeable about GF and did a great job couldnt ask for better from her.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good with other allergies
Celiac

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Staff was helpful in answering my questions. I got the salmon broiled and mashed potatoes. Taste was great and I never got sick 🙌

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good with other allergies

Overall Rating

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Not celiac friendly at all. Side salads always have croutons in them despite asking for none every time, sometimes we can see the crumbs in there like they just picked them out! We've eaten there many many times and gotten sick every time. They sometimes set rolls and other gluten food and top of our food even when told we have allergies. One time when we asked for a replacement because the food was glutened the waiter said they could just "throw it on the grill to cook the gluten off" really disappointing because I used to love eating here.

Celiac friendly?

No

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RL has a fair selection of menu items that are gluten free. I’ve had the salmon power bowl twice, and shared the grilled shrimp power bowl. Delicious.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Overall Rating

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Unsure if the restaurant had a separate prep area, but it does offer several gluten free options.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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The gluten-free menu and helpful server made me feel safe eating here. We he didn’t have the answer he went to check with the kitchen. The food was good, and I didn’t get sick afterwards.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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The server, Colin, was very attentive to my dietary needs. He had a gluten free menu, was patient with my questions, and allowed me ample time to order, so I didn’t feel rushed. The food was very good and I had no nasty consequences afterwards.

Celiac

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Gluten free menu available with plenty of options such as lobster crab shrimp and fish. Just make sure it is grilled broiled or boiled. A few sides are also gluten free

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Having Celiac disease and many allergies, its is a challenge to eat out without getting sick. This was the best eating experience. The manager, Stephen Busco, personally insured my food was safe for me to eat. He came by the table when he had questions. He stopped by at the end of our meal again to see how our dining experience was. This Red Lobster has the most caring manager and it shows in how the wait staff treated us, which was very accommodating. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Wheat Allergy

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Red Lobster has a lot of good choices.

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Very accommodating. Great experience!

Celiac

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I was actually very surprised how well I did it this restaurant. There were a number of choices that I could choose from. There was dedicated GF menu. I called ahead and spoke with the manager and he assured me that if I choose off that menu that I should be very safe. Anything that is broiled, specifically, is safe because they item ia put and cooked in a glass crock type dish. That way, there is no contact with the grill/oven/etc. Still nervous, the day that we went to the restaurant I spoke with the manager and the waiter and they both assured me that I would be safe with what I chose. I chose broiled shrimp and scallops, baked potato, and broccoli. It's been 4 days and I've had no symptoms. The waiter was very good working with me and very patient. Being this was the first restaurant that I have eaten in since my diagnosis six months ago, he was calm and answered all my questions and I felt safe about eating there. I would highly recommend going to this location.

Celiac

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I had garden salad, shrimp scampi, and a baked potato and it was great. The server was aware of allergies. Great experience.

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Have a manager take your order. We had a great experience at the North Little Rock location

Celiac

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The staff was very helpful! They knew what I could eat. Since I’m also a vegetarian it can be hard finding something. But there’re many options. I had a salad which was extremely delicious. PLEASE NOTE: the steak with the fries and the Ceasars salad were my boyfriend‘s food. He’s not eating gluten free!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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I don’t recommend this restaurant for anyone avoiding gluten. They are not knowledgeable about gluten free items. They removed they’re gluten free menu. They have an allergen menu which is very difficult to go through and in my experience it accurate. And some of the items they claim are gluten free are NOT gluten free. For example their shrimp scampi they claim is gluten free when they’re sauce has gluten. This is not a safe place to eat. You don’t know what they are doing to steam the shrimp or crab either with fresh water or pasta water.

Celiac friendly?

No

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Didnt get an allergic reaction till about 4 hours later, so not the worst.

Celiac friendly?

No

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We went back today after a long time. We used to get the steamed crab. They changed their policy and share the water they steam the crab in with the pasta. So if you have Celiac you will be at risk. Be ware.

Celiac friendly?

No

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The manager, Eric, was exceptional! He took his time to make me feel comfortable and to personally prepare everything for me. He even cleaned the tray before serving my food. The crab legs, baked potato, broccoli and salad was delicious

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Gluten Free menu, allergen list and helpful staff. Great food and great service.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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They got rid of their gluten free menu. Was a struggle to go through their allergy lists. Just stick with “grilled” items.

Celiac

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They are fantastic and always help with whatever questions I have, and will willing bring out a manager with any other questions!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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What a pleasant surprise! Stefan the manager (also Celiac) was very knowledgeable. Unlike Applebee’s, they actually have a dedicated GF menu and were very helpful. The food was delicious and we did not get sick. We’d definitely go back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Wonderful fresh fish, fabulous gluten free options (as long as you like seafood). The catch of the day can be pan seared to avoid any cross contamination. I love the crab legs

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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Their gluten free menu had maybe 5 items on it all appetizer type things. The waiter was awesome and double checked things for us but my son and daughter who need gluten free were both glutened and spent the next few days sick. They also over cooked a lot of our food.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Staff is friendly and knowledgeable! They have an allergy menu. Never been sick there.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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I ordered a lobster tail, mashed potatoes, and coleslaw... to be gluten free. The lobster tail was literally the size of a large shrimp, 1/4 the size of the one my husband received and there was a large crouton in my coleslaw, luckily I saw before I tried it. It was awful soggy too, but hey they offered me another one! Haha. Didn’t leave sick but hungry. Never will go back!

Celiac friendly?

No

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They have a very small “gluten friendly” menu. Very limited selection. I ordered two sides. I didn’t get sick but wouldn’t eat here again as there aren’t enough options.

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Very good. Had good shrimp. Would recommend

Gluten Free Features
  • Gluten-Free Menu
Categories
  • Kid Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
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