Denny’s Gluten Free Menu

The Denny’s gluten free menu is a little on the weak side.

There really aren’t that many main entree choices to choose from besides a couple breakfast meals that compose primarily of eggs and hash browns.

In terms of gluten-free eating, I think I’m going to have to pass on Denny’s.

Sorry Denny’s.

But in case you still want to know what consists of the Denny’s gluten free menu, here it is.

NOTE: There isn’t an official, in-house or online gluten free menu, so here’s a list of all the gluten-free choices you have.


Denny’s Gluten Free Menu


  • 2 Egg & More Breakfast with Hash Browns: No bread
  • Bacons Cheddar Burger Patty with Grapes: No bun
  • Beef Patty
  • Eggs/Omelets
  • Grilled Tilapia: request no rice pilaf
  • Sliced/Shaved Ham
  • Steak
  • Ultimate Omelet with Hash Browns: no bread


  • Side Garden Salad: request no croutons and no dressing


  • Applesauce
  • Baby Carrots (raw)
  • Black-eyed peas
  • Celery Sticks
  • Corn
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Fried Corn Tortilla
  • Green Bean
  • Hashed Browns
  • High Div’n Veggies: No breadsticks, no dip
  • Jump-Shot Jello
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Olives
  • Pinto Beans
  • Red Grapes
  • Regular French Fries
  • Sliced Cucumbers
  • Tomato Slices
  • Vanilla Yogurt


  • Lemon Butter Sauce
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Salsa
  • Tartar Sauce

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  • Melissa kern

    Just a tip– Ask that your food be prepared separately because otherwise there will be cross-contamination and you may still get the gluten you are trying to avoid.. Also, some Denny’s and IHOP tend to put pancake batter in their omletts. So when you place your order, ask, and make sure. :)

    • Adam Bryan

      I had no idea Melissa. Thanks for the tips! Super helpful

  • Wanda Chaney

    I would second your warning about Denny’s. I’ve been there twice since developing a gluten problem and I got sick both times. Twice is enough for me.

    • Adam Bryan

      I couldn’t agree more Wanda. It’s just too risk

    • BrendaTheK

      What did you eat at Denny’s? We have to go there tomorrow for a meeting, but I would like to avoid whatever you had. I have experienced the batter-added omelets at IHOP and NOTHING there is safe.

      • Adam Bryan

        Dennys is one of those places where it’s way too dangerous to take a risk to eat their if you have an allergy. I wouldn’t recommend it but that’s just me. Sorry I couldn’t have been of more help Brenda

  • Eric Therrien

    thank you very much for you info!
    Very usefull

  • Cam

    I live in Canada and there is no health regulation to restaurants that says they should cater to allergy suffers. So have to really watch, and if there is nothing walking out has to be an option. I suspect in canada there will be either law suits or the government will legislate food segregation. But something that was recommended to me is to take along a card with your allergies on it and give it to your waitress, this way they can’t forget.

    There are very few restaurants in Canada, and Canadians are cheap they will not pay for expensive meals.

    • Attica

      I don’t know of anywhere that has “food segregation” laws (at least not yet). I don’t know if they’ll make any moves like that here or not, but it does seem to be on edge of something happening whether it be lawsuits or some kind of related laws coming down.

      That would be nice in theory, but I think then very few restaurants would do it because it would be too much of a cost and an annoyance for them to bother. Then unfortunately, we’d be completely screwed :(

      I have no idea where you live in Canada, but I’m assuming it is extremely rural. In most places that are even half-decently populated, there are restaurants everywhere you look.

      Especially on the coast… in that case, you can’t walk 10 feet without seeing one in most areas.

      Most Canadians are not cheap and lumping us together into one negative category appears ignorant.

  • Cheri

    Dennys in Glendora Ca told me absolutely nothing on their menu was gluten free. I had to sit and watch everyone else eat, i’d rather go hungry than get glutened. How hard is it to at least offer a few salad choices with some gf dressing..thumbs down to Dennys.

    • Adam Bryan

      I’m sorry to hear about you negative experience at Denny’s, Cheryl. What’s your favorite place to eat at in Glendora besides Dennys?

  • Joy

    Like IHoP, Denny’s adds pancake batter to their omelettes. It makes them fluffier.

  • Laurie

    The breakfast skillet meals are cooked in the skillet so there is no cross contamination. We’ve had good luck with the skillets. :)

  • Nicolette

    I have found quite a few items from Denny’s that do not get me sick. For breakfast I get egg whites with avocado and tomato, turkey bacon, hashbrowns or red potatoes, and fruit. For lunch/dinner I get a piece of grilled chicken or a Turkey patty. Ask for either wrapped in lettuce and whatever else u look like on a sandwich that’s gf. Then u can get any side choice like French fries. U just have to ask to be careful when they prepare it. And be creative :)

    • Adam Bryan

      Thanks for these suggestions Nicolette!

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  • james H.

    Actually, as an employee of dennys, there is in fact a gluten free menu that is available on request. If your server or hostess says that they don’t carry one, then it’s most likely laziness from not wanting to get it.

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  • Silvestre

    Hash browns normally contain gluten as an additive or they are often cooked in the fryer with other things that contain gluten. Rice in any form does not contain gluten nor does any form of corn

    • Katrina Ellis

      Thats no true they sell gluten free rice etc