I have not eaten here yet, but I plan to. On the outside of their building they state that they have gluten-free options, as well as stating that they have gluten-free tortillas and other gluten-free items. I will try it before I leave.
When I called and spoke to a manager, she said that they make a gluten-free pasta in the kitchen with all the other pasta. She said that it is made before the gluten pastas. But as a celiac disease suffer, we all know that gluten and pasta is very sticky and very hard to clean so to be honest anyone in their right mind that Severson celiac disease wouldn't go here because we know that people are lazy and will not clean the equipment properly in order to protect people who suffer from allergies from gluten. Therefore, eat at your own risk. I did not eat here but I will not be here.
Buffet items are clearly labeled for gluten and dairy. There are two GF bread options - a rice naan and a chick pea pancake. Celiacs should be cautious about cross contamination for the naan because of the baking process. I can't remember if the menu shows GF items clearly since it's been awhile since I went on a non-buffet night. Staff is helpful. They have occasional specials - e.g. rose water marinated lamb chops that were to die for - so go frequently and see what yummy surprise is on offer for that night.
I trusted the reviews that I read, and went here with my husband. It was a huge mistake. Within an hour I was in the bathroom with massive diarrhea. I hate to be so honest but I know, as a celiac disease suffer, it is very important to know the truth. I would highly recommend you not going here. I think it is because the place is so big, there are so many people, that the server could care less about your needs and your allergies (or at least mine didn't). She was very pushy, very inpatient and not willing to listen to me when I told her I have celiac disease. It is also important to let your server know that you have celiac disease and that you are not just eating gluten-free because it is the new diet fad. I would try another place in Key West. I did call that tuna saloon and they had no idea what celiac disease was. I also called a pasta place in the area and the woman was so rude she claimed she knew what gluten was and when I questioned her on what gluten is she had absolutely no idea and pretty much seemed very embarrassed. And this was at the Pierhouse, the most expensive restaurant and resort in Key West. I was calling about the galley piano bar and she said that they only cater to their residents there that have a gluten allergy and when I continued to ask her what is gluten and what her knowledge is on it she acted completely oblivious.
Great food. Fabulous for gluten free dietary needs (also free from nuts, fish, and shellfish).
The staff however didn't give me what I asked for so I was overcharged and then they also forgot my salsa, but I'm hoping it was just an "off day" due to who was working... as I said food was delicious though.
Extensive menu for your dining companions, but I found the GF options limited. I got a GF pizza once for pick up and that was a chore, so I suggest only dining in where you can talk to the wait staff and ask questions. Food is tasty.
They were very nice when I walked in, however I asked about cross contamination because I am super sensitive with Celiac. The host/server state that he would love for us to stay and dine, but it would most likely not be in my best interest to eat there. He said that the nature of the kitchen would make the possibility of cross contamination extremely high and that he gluten free options are best for gluten sensitive people. He said it was not a good option for those with Celiac. I was very pleased with his candor.