Denny’s Gluten Free Menu Items and Options

Denny’s, sometimes also known as Denny’s Diner, is an American diner-style restaurant chain with over 1,700 restaurants in the United States and many other countries. They are known for their breakfast foods including pancakes, eggs, bacon, omelettes, and their famous ‘grand slams’ meals.


What is gluten free at Denny’s?

In this article and guide, we’ll highlight all the gluten free menu items, sides, meals, smoothies, and other gf options available at Denny’s. Want to learn more allergen facts about Denny’s foods? Check out their Food & Supplier Integrity page here.

View Denny’s September 2021 Allergen Guide here.


Denny’s Gluten Free Menu

These are all the gluten free options we could find at Denny’s. Note all items listed below do not contain wheat or gluten, based on the Denny’s menu and allergens information provided. These items still have the potential for cross contamination and other traces of gluten, so please keep that in mind.

Notice anything missing or incorrect? Leave a comment below. This article was last updated: September 29, 2021



These are all of the breakfast meals and options at Denny’s that do not contain wheat or gluten ingredients. Based on reviews we saw on the Find Me Gluten Free app, you should always tell your waiter about your allergy, because the chance for cross-contamination is high at Denny’s.

  • Sante Fe Sizzlin’ Skillet
  • Bacon Strips
  • Turkey Bacon
  • Gluten Free English Muffin
  • Chorizo
  • Egg, Boiled
  • Egg, Whites
  • Egg, Whole / Liquid
  • Salmon
  • Ham, Shaved
  • Ham, Sliced
  • Hash Browns
  • Sausage Crumble
  • Sausage Links

Syrups and Toppings

  • Cane Sugar Syrup
  • Chocolate Syrup
  • Pancake Syrup & Sugar-Free Pancake Syrup
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Confetti Sprinkles
  • Nuts
  • Peanut Butter
  • Sugar, Powdered
  • Strawberry Sauce
  • Strawberry Topping
  • Vanilla Cream
  • Whipped Cream


Classic Dinners & Burgers

These are all of the classic dinner and burger options at Denny’s that do not contain wheat or gluten ingredients. Keep in mind it’s a shared cooking space and the potential for cross-contamination is very high at Denny’s.

* Denny’s does not have gluten free buns, so you always have to specify that and tell them to lettuce wrap your burger.

  • Crazy Spicy Sizzlin’ Skillet
  • America’s Diner Double*
  • Double Cheeseburger*
  • Bacon Avocado Cheeseburger*
  • Slamburger*
  • Flamin’ 5-Pepper Burger
  • Beyond Burger Patty*
  • Sirloin Steak
  • T-Bone Steak
  • Grilled Chicken Breast
  • Prime Rib
  • Cobb Salad



These are all of the sides and other options at Denny’s that do not contain wheat or gluten ingredients. All of the fried items are cooked in shared fryers and are exposed to gluten/wheat contamination.

  • Corn Tortilla Chips
  • Nacho Meat
  • Fries (Wavy Cut)
  • Hash Browns
  • Mashed Potatoes, Red-Skinned
  • Potato Stix
  • Broccoli*
  • Sweet Petite Corn*
  • Seasonal Fruit
  • Squash and Zucchini*
  • Zesty Nachos

* The broccoli, sweet petite corn, and squash and zucchini are not labeled gluten free on the menu but are free from wheat/gluten in the Denny’s allergens guide, so we recommend asking your server for more information. They may have a sauce or contamination so it’s best to ask in case.

Condiments, Sauces, and Dressings

These are all of the condiment, sauce, and dressing options at Denny’s that do not contain wheat or gluten ingredients.

  • Honey
  • Jams & Jellies, Fruit Flavors
  • Ketchup
  • Mayonnaise, Regular
  • Mayonnaise, Sun-Dried Tomato
  • Mustard
  • Red Wine Vinegar
  • Alfredo Sauce
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Buffalo Sauce
  • Butter
  • Diner Q Sauce
  • 5-Pepper Sauce
  • Glaze, Honey Buttermilk
  • Hot Pepper Sauce: Green
  • Hot Pepper Sauce: Red
  • Nashville Hot Sauce
  • Pepper Jack Queso
  • Salsa
  • Sea Salt Caramel
  • Spread, Garlic and Herb
  • Spread, Sweet Grilling
  • Tartar Sauce
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette, Low-Fat Dressing
  • Blue Cheese Dressing
  • French Dressing
  • Honey Mustard Dressing
  • Italian, Fat-Free Dressing
  • Oil, Salad
  • Ranch Dressing
  • Thousand Island Dressing


Sandwich Toppings

These are all of the toppings options at Denny’s that do not contain wheat or gluten ingredients. You can get these with your burger or protein option, just tell them no bun!

  • Aged White Cheddar Cheese
  • American Cheese
  • Cream Cheese
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Swiss Cheese
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Onions
  • Caramelized Onions
  • Mushrooms
  • Fire-Roasted Bell Peppers &
  • JalapeƱos, Sliced
  • Pickles, Sliced



These are all of the drink options at Denny’s that do not contain wheat or gluten ingredients.

  • Soft Drinks including Coca Cola, Sprite, Fanta, and more.
  • Signature Diner Blend Coffee
  • Hot Tea
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Fresh Brewed Iced Tea
  • FUZE Raspberry Tea
  • Minute Maid Lemonade
  • Apple Juice
  • Orange Juice
  • Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice
  • Tomato Juice
  • Milk
  • Tropical Green Smoothie
  • Srawberry Banana Smoothie
  • Mango Smoothie




denny's gf options

Source: Denny’s menu


Items to Avoid at Denny’s

These items all contain gluten or have a very high risk for gluten contamination:

  • The Whole Grain Rice contains wheat/gluten.
  • All breads except for the gluten free english muffin contain wheat/gluten.
  • The cereal (grits) and oatmeal both may contain gluten or grains.
  • The bone-in wings are cooked in a shared fryer and may contain gluten.
  • All gravy and au jous sauces contain gluten.
  • Many salads contain croutons which contain gluten, so tell your server if you order a salad.
  • All desserts contain wheat and gluten.
  • The ice cream may contain wheat and gluten.


Summary of Gluten Free Menu Options at Denny’s

Pro tips, fun ideas/food hacks, and a quick summary of everything gluten free at Denny’s

  1. When you order in the restaurant or online, tell them you have an allergy or Celiac Disease so they take precautions with your food, meals, and sides.
  2. A lot of people positively mentioned the burgers and nachos in their reviews.
  3. Denny’s has over 135 ratings on Find Me Gluten Free with an average of 3.5 stars indicating a medium experience for most gluten free customers. Some locations seem to have great staff who are helpful with gluten free and avoiding cross contamination, other locations don’t seem to understand it at all, based on the reviews.
  4. Customers reported the following gluten free options as being delicious and safe the most: Grand Slam with GF English Muffin, Omelettes, Burgers Lettuce Wrapped, Zesty Nachos, Steaks


denny's breakfast

Source: Denny’s Facebook page


More Information about Denny’s

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