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Going out to eat can sometimes be a challenge when you or someone in your dinner party has a food allergy. Over the years, we have come to love specific family friendly restaurants that are also great at handling food allergies. When ever you go to a place to eat and have a child (or anyone) with a food allergy, be sure to tell your server right away about their allergy. We make it a habit to do this when ordering drinks, in the very beginning of our dining experience.
The following list of restaurants are places we love going to, and that in our experience we have found them great (more than great) with handling our daughter's severe peanut allergy. Each of them bring out an allergy menu containing meals and items that are safe to eat, you just have to ask to see it!
1. Red Lobster
2. Olive Garden
3. Red Robin
6. T.G.I. Friday's
7. Ruby Tuesday's
8. Outback Steakhouse
My next food allergy post is going to go into specific details about cross contamination with cooking oils, and "unsafe" foods being cooked in the same cooking oil as your child's food. A lot of people do not realize cooking oil or even grills contain unsafe foods that are shared with safe foods. For instance if you have a tree nut allergy and you simply order scrambled eggs, yet right before the chef put your eggs on the cooking grill, he had pecan pancakes cooking in the same spot... resulting in cross contamination and a potential food allergy reaction! Be on the look out for that informative post soon!