Eating Out

Check out these restaurants for their allergy menus and/or ingredient lists:

  • Fatz Cafe – located in SC, NC, TN, GA and VA.  This is one of the restaurants I’ve had the best experience with.  We took the allergy menu with us to the restaurant and showed the waitress what we wanted to order for our daughter.  She took it to the manager who came out to our table to find out himself exactly what her allergies were and assured us that her food would be cooked on a separate surface from all the other foods being cooked.  They get an A+ in my book!
  • Chili’s – Click their link to find their allergy menu information.  Great resource!  We’ve never had a bad experience there, so we continue to go back.
  • Red Robin – I haven’t tried this restaurant in the allergy realm of things, but their website does list a menu for the wheat/gluten allergy or you can email them to find out about other specific allergy lists in their menu.  Check it out!
  • Chuck E. Cheese – Click on this link to find info about allergens in their foods.  If you don’t find what you’re looking for, they invite you to email them and they will get back with you.
  • Taco Bell – Click this link for a list of all the menu items and what allergens, if any, they contain.  Great resource!
  • McDonald’s – Click this link for a list of all menu items and their ingredients.  If you have a milk allergy – CHECK OUT THE FRENCH FRY INGREDIENTS!  In the U.S., the fries contain milk.  In Canada, they do not contain milk.
  • On The Border – Click the link for the allergy menus for this restaurant.  If you’ll notice near the top of each menu, it gives a date that you can expect the menus to be accurate until.  So, be sure your allergy menu is up-to-date when you order off of it.  If the date has expired, I would definitely have the waiter double check the ingredients.
  • Rita’s Italian Ice – Yes!  They have an allergy menu!  Check them out!
  • Salsarita’s – Allergy Menu now available!! One of my favorite places to eat! **Just be sure the preparer of your food puts new gloves on before touching your food. Cross-contamination is also very dangerous for some of us!
  • P.F. Chang’s China Bistro – They have only a vegetarian or gluten-free menu in addition to their normal menu, but they do not list ingredients.
  • Longhorn Steakhouse – Offers a gluten-free menu.
  • O’Charley’s – Offers a list of common allergens and lists all the foods on their menu that contain those allergens! Great resource!
  • Chick-fil-a – They have a list of their products naming the allergen/s in each food on their menu. Click the link to read their allergy statemtent. *Be advised that they do use peanut oil, but it has been noted that peanut oil does not necessarily cause an allergic reaction in individuals with a peanut allergy.* I haven’t personally put this to the test because my daughter can’t eat anything there due to other allergies.
  • Johnny Rockets – Click the name to find a list of all the ingredients in each menu item along with each common allergen listed in bold at the end of each item. Very helpful!!
  • The Lady & Sons Restaurant – Savannah, GA – This is an allergy statement from this restaurant. Everything is fried in peanut oil. There is not a list of menu items and the allergies they may contain, so eat at your own risk. Their statement is to talk to your server about any allergies you may have.
  • Outback Steakhouse – This is a link to their statement on allergens. Specifically peanuts, dairy and gluten.
  • SteaknShake – This is a link to their allergy statement and ingredient list for each item on the menu. Great resource!
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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sarah  |  March 4, 2009 at 1:50 am

    Hey Amy! Thanks for starting this blog! I read through all your posts. I have dealt with my own food allergy since I was 17, we lost a dear friend after his peanut allergy finally won, and now our Jonas is battling with an egg allergy. I’m so glad for the info I’ve learned over the years but I know I’ll learn even more from you as you share your experiences with your sweet baby girl. I pray she outgrows some if not all of her allergies. I know life would be so much easier. We pray Jonas has outgrown his egg allergy when he gets tested in July!
    I will be pointing other friends to your site!-Sarah

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  • 2. Melissa white  |  September 18, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    My daughter is allergic to eggs and peanuts.
    Long horns has been fantastic to go, staff and management always top notch.

    Chickfila has switched to canola oil, well at least here in GA. They are always great too. Will grill chicken for us, since their nuggets have eggs.

    Red Robin has detailed allergy menus, staff & mgt always great to work with.

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  • 3. sandra  |  December 29, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    my son whos now 2 was tested and confirmed he has a Dairy/Eggs/Nut/Tomato allergy and its been hard finding things a 2 year old would like to eat! ill be trying out some of these recipes and look forward to more to come!

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    • 4. allergyfree  |  March 18, 2011 at 12:04 pm

      Glad you found me! My daughter was born with peanut/egg/milk allergies and still has them at 5 years old. So, we’ve been doing this her whole life. I hope this site will be a blessing to you and that you can find some fun things for your son to enjoy! I know it’s not easy!!

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  • 6. Florence Scarbro  |  December 9, 2011 at 3:41 am

    Amy,

    I have heard about your blog thanks to Mrs. Denise.
    Right after we moved to Nashville, my son got really sick and was diagnosed with Eosinophilic esophagitis.
    I will give more details as I am learning about it myself.
    He, therefore is allergic to peanuts, soy, potatoes, chicken, turkey, mustard, eggs, and dry beans.
    This makes it extremely difficult to feed him. Right now, he is mainly on a liquid diet but I do need a lot a help.
    Thank you for your tips.
    oh

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    • 7. allergyfree  |  December 9, 2011 at 12:08 pm

      Hey Florence! Mom told me about that!! I’m sorry to hear about that. I know it is extremely difficult to have to change your diet and lifestyle because of food allergies. We’ve been dealing with Callie’s for 6 years. And I am still learning, too. Don’t get discouraged, though. There are SO MANY people going through this, too. Google ‘Kids with Food Allergies’ and you’ll see some great websites that are very informational that you will find very helpful since you are just starting on this journey. I try to blog about it as much as possible, and I mainly do recipes and tips. If you have any questions, please email me. I will try to help you as much as I can. Praying for you guys!! It’s difficult, but not impossible! =) Amy

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