Last verified 4/11
Reminder: You must take the responsibility of being vigilant by always reconfirming the GF status of a menu item and addressing cross-contamination issues each and every time.
Chili's provides a gluten-free menu at their restaurants upon request. They also provide a GF menu that comes as a PDF. Go to www.chilis.com,
then "Menu" then "Download Allergen Information", then "Wheat and Gluten Allergen Information." Chili's
updates this monthly, so they recommend that you print a new one every month.
James to SillyYaks site, 4/11
We go to the Chili's on Fletcher Parkway in La Mesa, CA. I always get their Memphis Dry Rub ribs . . .those ribs are great.
Michelle H., 5/10
"I patronize both the Mission Gorge and the Scripps Poway Parkway locations. I have been eating at Chili’s for over 10 years, and have never experienced poor service. Even at peak hours, I have found the serving staff to be warm and attentive.
Prior to December 2009, the gluten free menu was limited to the salmon, salad without meat, and hamburgers without buns. But thankfully, that changed with the new revised menu starting in January 2010. Now gluten free meals also include the barbecued chicken salad (without tortilla strips), the Monterey Chicken (my personal favorite, grilled chicken with bacon, cheese and BBQ sauce), another type of Mexican grilled chicken, one grilled steak option and of course, the grilled salmon and the burger without the bun.
I always check the website for the gluten free menu prior to heading to the restaurant, or you can ask a server when you arrive, and they will print out the menu for you right there. The servers have been very considerate and understanding when I’ve asked for the gluten free option. They may not be completely educated on gluten, but they all knew there were special dietary entrees available and very willing to notify the cooking staff to my required needs (and concerns regarding cross contamination).
I have had good results with the food, and no adverse reactions to any foods listed specifically on their gluten free menu.
Christine P., 4/09
"I am writing this email because I went to Chili's last night and had their chips and salsa. It is not on the Gluten Free menu but none of their Appetizers are so I didn't know. Usually you would figure the chips and salsa would be fine and I have seen a lot of questions on the Internet wondering if they were ok but no real answer. So I tried it out. I just had a Gluten free Salad and some chips and salsa. After I ate it, I got sick as a dog. I am not sensitive to items if they are just fried in the same oil as something with gluten, so I can truly say that these DO contain Gluten. I threw up about 15 times and was hurdled over on the floor my stomach hurt so bad for about 4 hours. I thought it was important to mention this because so many people have asked about it. I wouldn't want anyone experiencing what I experienced last night. This is how my body reacts to wheat and only wheat and since I only ate a salad with gluten free dressing I can confirm that it WAS the chips and salsa. I also found out that with some of their tortillas it is half corn and half wheat flour. So just beware."
Maria to SillyYak site 5/08
"I just wanted to tell everyone that we took our silly to Chili's for
dinner two nites ago and had a GREAT experience!!! She got the honey
bbq ribs,. loaded mashed potatoes and corn on the cob! She loved it
all! (and so did this mommy who usually can't trust anyone and brings
food for Rachel)
You can view their gluten free items on their website and they also had
a copy at the restaurant. Menu did state that it was valid only thru
end of May (need to recheck for updated menu) and we also had the
server make the kitchen staff aware of
our special needs! Two days later and she is doing well, even brought
leftover ribs for school lunch yesterday! (Messy but oh so good!)"
There are over 15 current locations of Chili's within San Diego County. Please
check your phone book or internet for the location nearest you.
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