Chili’s Grill & Bar: Friendly to Vegan and Food Allergic Diners


Chili’s has been recommended to us by a few viewers for being friendly to dairy-free and other food allergic diners.

Kristi said:

Just wanted to suggest Chili’s as a preferred resturant. We went with our son who has many allergies. They were able to print out their ingredients list for each of their menu items so we could review the hidden dairy sources before we ordered!

And more recently, Christina shared this:

Chili’s is another restaurant with a great allergen menu and the servers I’ve had seem very familiar with it. They have a separate page/menu of all the available options for each allergen. Very easy.

My husband and I have also had good luck dining at this casual chain. The staff has been very accommodating, and their electronic menu at the table made it easy to find dairy-free and gluten-free meals.

Chili’s is not only a nationwide chain in the U.S. They also have restaurants worldwide (see their website below for locations). And we’ve heard rumor that their allergy-friendliness is an overall corporate policy, not location by location. But it’s still best to call ahead just to make sure.

If you want to plan ahead or order online from Chili’s To Go, they have their allergen menu posted online. It also notes when potential cross-contamination is a concern, and lists gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options. You’ll find a good smattering of milk-free entrees and sides, including select salads, burgers, and ribs. And they might be able to modify some additional menu items to be dairy-free upon request.

If the link to the allergen menu breaks, please kindly let us know in the comments. The one we linked to above was last updated by Chili’s on May 21, 2018.

Chili's allergen menu notes milk-free / dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, soy-free, fish-free, nut-free, peanut-free, vegan, and vegetarian options.

Where to Find Chili’s

At last count, this Tex-Mex bar & grill chain had over 1500 locations worldwide. See their website below for locations, hours, and online to-go ordering.


About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. The online menu says the burger buns don’t have milk. I wonder if that’s true or if it changed since writing this article.

  2. Recent menu change makes the allergen menus online outdated. However they do have their allergy menu on table at the Ziosk.

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