This past weekend we had my 14 and 6 year old nephews in town and decided to take them downtown walking around on Sunday. After walking down Broadway and across the Shelby Street Pedestrian bridge, we ended up eating at Margaritaville on Broadway. It was great with the front doors/windows open and they had a gentleman on stilts walking around doing balloon animals and hats, the nephews loved it. For me, I was looking for gluten free options. Luckily, they are great on options and have a dedicated gluten free menu.

As you may know, there are 3 things that I get excited about when I see a gluten free menu, pizza, burgers with gluten free buns and fries. At Margaritaville I was able to get 2 out of 3 of them. We started out with the Volcano Nachos, which by the way, are enough for a meal for 2 by itself. Then I moved on to the Barbecue Bacon Cheeseburger and fries. The cheeseburger was great, but the bun lacked a LOT. As you know, one of the worst things about gluten free baked products is some of them crumble and fall apart… that is what Margaritaville’s does. I picked up the burger once, and that was it. While I really appreciate the attempt, I wished they would put a little more time into finding a better bun. I’ll order again, but next time it will be without the bun. The fries rocked! It was also great washing it all down with a gluten free Redbridge beer. The 4 of us apps, a couple of drinks and lunch was around $60.

If you are downtown, I highly recommend dropping in, trying it out and supporting a gluten free option.




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