Everyone loves a good burger.
I myself am quite obsessed with juicy bacon cheeseburgers.
Pair that with a side of freshly cut french fries and it’s a done deal!
Now when it comes to some gluten free burgers, I’m a bit ambiguous – I either love ’em or hate ’em.
I’m going to be honest with you, I really don’t like eating a cheeseburger bunless or on a lettuce. It’s just something that I don’t really feel. That’s just me.
But if a restaurant happens to have a gluten free bun (especially when it’s house-made, I immediately jump for joy 🙂
Below, you’ll find a list of some awesome gluten free burger joints that I know you’ll love. And yes, some do have bunless/lettuce-wrapped burgers, as well as some killer house made buns. Dig in!
Gluten Free Burger Joints
Here are some of my favorites not in any particular order:
1. Red Robin
I have to start with my favorite gluten free burger joint, Red Robin. Unlike most chain restaurants out there, except for a couple, Red Robin actually has their own gluten free bun. And it’s pretty frickin’ awesome. Plus, Red Robin is extremely gluten free friendly which makes the dining experience even better. “Red Robin…yummmm.”
2. Cheeseburger in Paradise
Just like Red Robin, Cheeseburger in Paradise offers a gluten free bun too. I know, we’re 2 for 2 on this list so far! The best thing about this menu is the fact that they have 6 gluten free burgers and 2 gluten free sandwiches, which is pretty awesome. The only downside is that the kids menu doesn’t have a kids-sized gluten free burger. Bummer!
Cheeseburger in Paradise Gluten Free Menu
3. Burger 21
I can’t believe it but we are 3 for 3! Burger 21 is pretty cool gluten free burger joint that offers their delicious burgers on a gluten free bun. The best thing is that you have 7 burgers to choose from as well as 2 french fry options: sweet potato & regular. It’s awesome!
4. Ted’s Montana Grill
This streak had to come to an end at some point. Although Ted’s Montana Grill doesn’t offer a gluten free bun for their burgers, they do offer one thing on this list that none of the other 4 burger joints do – naturally raised bison. P.S. There was not an acceptable picture for this restaurant. Sorry about that…
Te’d Montana Grill Gluten Free Menu
5. In-N-Out Burger
In-N-Out Burger is the only fast food burger joint to make this list. Why? Fantastic food quality, delicious fries, and lettuce-wrapped burgers. Unlike most fast food restaurants (except Chick Fil A), In-N-Out Burger offers gluten free versions of their burgers wrapped in lettuce, also called “protein style.” And let me tell you, it’s actually not half that bad. You can find that on their secret menu – yes, secret menu.
Plus, I can’t believe that I don’t have their gluten free menu on this site. But that’ll change soon 🙂
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So I have a quick question for you…
What’s your favorite burger joint?
If it’s not on the list, please share by leaving a comment below.
Thank you so much!
A great place is Bare Burger in NYC–They are a very small chain, have all sorts of burgers (beef, bison, ostrich, portabello, etc.) and gf tapioca rolls which are to die for!
I think that I need to try an ostrich burger Stevi! Thanks for the suggestion
I enjoy eating burgers at 5 Guys….they serve them either in a tray which makes knife and fork eating easy or as lettuce wrap. The food is consistently good.
I agree Mae I can’t even express how much I enjoy Five Guys 🙂
5 Guys is very accommodating, however, anyone with more than CD i.e. other allergies, beware of the massive exposure to peanuts and peanut oil.
I couldn’t agree more about both the peanuts and Five Guys gluten free dining experience Chris.
I haven’t found my favorite yet but I will say my least favorite is Bobby’s burger palace, we told them we had gluten allergies and a nut allergy (I read they were great about handling allergies especially gluten online) we asked for our ‘topless’ burgers and one came with a bun so we told them and they took it back when we got home the bottom of the burger was covered in greasy little bread pieces, they just pulled the burger off the bun and reboxed it! We were so disappointed and won’t be going back, makes me wonder what kind of joke they think these allergies are and if I could end up with nuts in my food also! Be careful!
That’s just awful Lauren 🙁 But thanks for sharing your experience with us and giving us a heads up!
My family of 6 are gf. The sickest my family has ever been was when we went to Red Robin to eat there in central Texas.
My youngest dd threw up (which can happen to some if the gluten is high enough) after we got home. We had the lettuce wrap versions bit it didn’t matter. No one would tell us what the peppery spice rub included in the burger contained.
Now my kids refer to RR as the evil place.
We will never go back. I am sad and disappointed to see this listed as No.1.
All spices are a bit of a hazard, unless you know for sure they are manufactured in a GF facility. Hope the little one is all better. I used to eat out four times a week, but now I have learned to enjoy my own home-cooked eating, with herbs grown in pots outside the backdoor and guaranteed GF spices. I don’t really save any more money, but the food is better and definitely safer.
They do say the rub is GF, also their seasoning salt. It’s not. I was there two nights ago. Told them NO seasoning.
I am a server at Red Robin in Washington state. Can confirm that the safest bet for our gluten free diners is to request no seasoning on the burger OR the fries. It’s super simple for us to do, there’s literally a button on our screen that says “-salt” and “- salt fry” that we just push. Also, make sure you tell the server if it is an allergy. We also have an “ALLERGY ALERT!” button that lets the cooks know they need to change their gloves, get different knives/utensils, etc.
Next, at the restaurant I work at, we have a fryer specifically for gluten free. Some places don’t though, so ASK! Then there’s no worries of cross contamination 🙂
Finally, if you are severely allergic to gluten, I would ask the server if you could have an unopened ketchup bottle. Sometimes people/kids get a little crazy and touch the bottle to their burger bun.
Oh, and when you walk in the door, ask for a gluten (or any allergy) menu. We have them. It tells you the things you can and cannot have, and what modifications need to be made to make it 100% gluten free. AND they’re updated every single month! 🙂
Thank you, thank you! You were a big help to me!
Five napkin burger in NYC was fantastic! Great GF burger and bun, great service.
I checked out their website and it looked killer. Thanks for sharing Cheryl!
Farmhaus in Augusta GA has both gf buns trekked in from Atlanta every week and GF fries. A bit expensive, but tastes awesome and totally worth it.
Hardees will lettuce wrap for you, and burger king will do a ‘protein style’ no bun in a clamshell.
Sweet! Now is Farmhaus a chain restaurant or just a local Georgia based restaurant Jamie?
They don’t have a gluten free bun but the burger is delicious (and the dog too!) AND you can eat the fries – and for me its really about the fries!
I basically only for to 5 Guys for the fries Ellen. They’re just too good!
The Counter!! The sweet potato fries are pretty good, too.
Thanks for the suggestion Sarah! I’ll be sure to add this to the site 🙂
Five Star Burger in Santa Fe has a very good Gluten-free bun and Domino’s has a small gluten-free pizza. They both passed the taste test with me.
Larkburger! Larkburger! Larkburger!!! Love, love, love them! All natural, high end, gourmet burger joint in Colorado! They have Gluten Free buns, and amazing truffle Parmesan Fries. I dream about this place regularly. http://larkburger.com/
WoW! They sound and look pretty awesome Dawn. Thanks for the suggestion 🙂
The Counter in Los Angeles has a great gf burger! And their meat is grass fed too!
Sweet! I’ll need to check them out Christy. Thanks!
Boomerjacks restaurants in the Dallas/Fort Worth area have great gluten free burgers and their menu has a lot of GF items. I love them!!
Thanks for the suggestion Tamara!
Blue Moon Burger in Seattle. They actually research the best GF bun and change if customers don’t like it. Plus, they have GF fries, tater tots, and sweet potatoe frirs, made in a separate fryer!!!
That sounds pretty awesome Margit! Plus it’s from my home town of Seattle so I already know that it has to be good 🙂
The Cheesecake Factory came out with a new g-free menu! Ate there last night and it was fantastic! Burgers, sandwiches, pasta – even flourless chocolate torte!
They all sound delicious Wendy!
In the Boston area b.good (http://www.bgood.com/) has always been fantastic. They have Udi’s buns and the fries are baked with no cross-contamination. The staff members are always great about chaning their gloves when a gluten-allergy (not proper wording I know) gets printed on the ticket.
“Changing their gloves” excuse the typo
Sweet! Thanks for the suggestion Laura 🙂
I was just on vacation in Boston, and wandered into a B Good, hoping they’d, at least, lettuce wrap…to my surprise they will sub a GF bun for 99 cents. The server also asked if it was an allergy or preference, when I indicated allergy, they were totally careful about using new utensils and making it in a separate area. All that is well and great but let’s get to the taste. OMG. Everything is local and fresh, and it was an amazing burger, and I’m sad there are none in Los Angeles. So good.
My favorite gluten free burger is located at the Hudson grille on White plains, NY. They have the most amazing soft gluten free bun I have ever had. Also the fries are perfectly golden and incredible! A real treat when you are used to eating the standard GF buns.
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I’m from Jacksonville, Fl and there’s a local resturant called Epik Burger. They offer everything on gluten free buns and tons of gluten free fries as well. If you’re ever in Jax I definitely recommend trying them out. My husband and I are there a couple times a month!
I have a lot of allergy of food like corn ,basil,allspice, conamon,Patrick
Here in Austin Texas there is a burger place called Mighty Fine Hamburgers that is awesome! They take great care in making your food and have a gluten free bun that is super yummy. And they have a fryer for your fries. Once you say gluten free please they take great care:-)
Any restaurant can be gluten free if you want to eat a burger without the bun. What’s the use of ordering a burger if you don’t have the bun. Red Robin and Burger 21, you get my vote for having gluten free buns.
Mighty Fine Burger in Austin, TX is one of my favorite spots for a gluten free burger. They have a gluten free bun, the meat is flavored just right and they will fry your fries separately to insure that they are gluten free as well! There is good and then there is Mighty Fine LOL
Meatheads does an amazing job. Just let them know you have an allergy and they punch it right on the ticket. No different than ordering your condiments. We have a dairy allergy and eat gluten free. The workers change their gloves and prepare your order in a separate area. They don’t have gluten free buns but wrap the burger in lettuce. It’s such a great wrap job that u can actually pick it up and eat it. They also use a dedicated fryer so their fries are gluten free too. Just don’t add the Cajun spice as this has gluten.
‘Burger Burger’ in Fredericksburg, TX has awesome food! Homemade buns-including Gluten Free ones!
Hi Adam, thanks for the article. I too enjoy a tasty burger, but I noticed that a lot of places don’t serve a 100% meat patty. Some add a filler that contains wheat or soy, both of which are no-no’s for people like myself with Celiac Disease. I also discovered that almost all gluten-free breads/buns have ingredients I can’t eat (sorghum, soy, and quinoa, as well as the emulsifier xanthan gum). Have you ever tried bringing your own bread into an establishment?
TGI Fridays has an amazing gluten free bun for their burgers. Not sure who makes it of if it is in house made
Culver’s is a great option for fast food, they have a really good gf bun.
Smash Burgers has a very good GF burger and bun. Not as good as Red Robin’s bun but still. This is in the NY area.
Warrens & Dillans here in northern Utah also have a gluten free bun option.
Max and Ermas has a gluten free bun
In the Willamette valley of Oregon and sw Washington, there’s a fast food hamburger chain called Burgerville. They have great gf buns that you can substitute for the burgers. But also they have amazing seasonal milkshakes. Almost everything they have is produced from the Pacific NW.
Margate dairy and Burger Bar in Margate NJ (about 10-20 mins from AC depending upon where you are staying). Gluten free hamburger and hot dog buns (udi’s) and….dedicated fryers so you don’t have to worry about your fries!! They have gluten free chicken nuggets (not breaded just lightly seasoned). Also dairy free ice cream and gluten free cones. This place is a gem and the owner is so nice!!