When we are out of town and need to find somewhere to eat, a handy app I use to look for restaurants is called Find Me Gluten Free.
You have the option to include chain restaurants and to include restaurants that don't have a dedicated gluten-free menu.
The results will show a 5-star rating (from user input, not from the app), price, type of food, kid-friendly, gluten-free menu, allergen list etc. When you click on a restaurant for more information you can also read reviews, click on a link to the website, click on the phone number to call the restaurant.
Over the summer we went to Hilton Head and I used the app to see what restaurants to check out for lunch. We decided to try Munchies because of the high rating, numerous positive reviews, and a variety of menu items...specifically grilled cheese.
Side note: One of Kayla's favorite places to eat is Jason's Deli and getting a grilled cheese sandwich. Jason's Deli uses Udi's bread and we've found Udi's to be the best gluten-free bread; especially for making grilled cheese. We haven't had much success with other brands of bread for making a grilled cheese.
Munchies also uses Udi's so that was a win. Now for the grilled cheese. Not just any grilled cheese, but gourmet grilled cheese. We ordered a Build Your Own grilled cheese with Havarti, Bacon, and Avocado. To say this was delicious is an understatement. It was probably the best grilled cheese I've ever had. I never thought to put avocado in my grilled cheese, but now, if we have avocado in the house when I make grilled cheese, I add it.
On to dessert. They have gluten-free ice cream cones. Kayla could finally have ice cream in a cone! Except she's been eating it out of a bowl for so long I actually had to convince her to ask for the cone. The server even asked if I wanted her to use a new ice cream scoop and open a new tub of ice cream because of the chance of cross contamination with dipping the scoop in one of the tubs that have a gluten ingredient and then using it in a gluten-free flavor. I was impressed!
If you need to eat gluten-free I recommend this app to help you with finding information out about restaurants in the area.