Barefoot Bernie's Tropical Grill & Bar

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 22 ratings

3730 North Croatan Highway, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

(252) 261-1008
92% of 14 votes say it's Celiac friendly
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    4 ratingAugust 20, 2015

    A large amount of GF and GM (modified) options. The labels are right on the menu - no special GF menu needed. They have regular entrees, pizza and sandwiches. My daughter was able to get a beautiful piece of salmon ( she said it was a little overlooked, but still tasty). The wait staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. We will be back.

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    5 ratingAugust 15, 2015

    Fantastic! We will be back. Had the Jerk Mahi and it was fantastic! GF options abound!

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    4 ratingJuly 16, 2015

    Tons of options, and staff was super helpful in ensuring everything was safe and prepared properly, including fries in the dedicated frier! I got a sandwich on a gf bun, and the only reason this isn't a 5 star review is because the bun was the driest gf thing I'd ever eaten. Otherwise, great experience, just skip the bun!

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    5 ratingJuly 02, 2015

    Amazing restaurant. I have 7 food allergies including gluten (CD), tomatoes, broccoli, peas, almonds, pork and avocados. I also have IBS so salads are out. I ate here 2 times. Both times I had jerk shrimp and mahi. Since I have so many allergies the owner came and talked to me. The menu is clearly marked with GF and GM (modified to be GF). I think this was the biggest GF menu oUT of all the places I have eaten at.

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    5 ratingJune 18, 2015

    The menu is marked with "gluten modified" for non-celiacs and "gluten free" that is celiac safe. Per Nicki our waitress (who has celiac disease) they take celiac disease and food allergies very seriously and are very careful. They have a new dedicated fryer that is celiac safe. Reasonably priced.

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    5 ratingMay 27, 2015

    Awesome place and not overly pricey. We went for lunch yesterday and it was so good and GF friendly that we went back that same day in the evening for pizza. Would highly recommend it!!!

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    4 ratingMay 27, 2015

    #1 most important thing (for me anyhow) was VERY knowledgeable waiter. Didn't have to ask many questions, he was honest and pointed out that their GM (gluten modified) meals still ran the risk of cross contamination because of a shared fryer, vs their GF (gluten free) foods. So, no fries here, but I had their steak and cheese sandwich on gf bun and it was good. Will absolutely be back. One of the cheaper places we've eaten on vacation so far.

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    5 ratingMay 17, 2015

    AWESOME selection of GF foods. My husband and I both ordered seafood dishes that were mouthwatering!! We saw that they offered GF buns with the hot dog meal and since we can't get the buns where we live, we decided to order 3 meals of it for ourselves and our son. When our meal arrived, the waiter apologized and said they had ran out of the hot dog buns so the hotdogs came inside a GF hamburger bun that had been sliced in half. We didn't want to make a stink about it due to a really sweet waiter. Halfway into our meal the manager came over to our table and apologized for the cook not having ordered GF hotdog buns. She gave knocked the price of the hotdog meals off the total. Long story short.....if you are visiting Kitty Hawk....eat at Barefoot Bernie's!!!! Delicious food...superb service!!!

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    5 ratingFebruary 20, 2015

    Good food! my husband had the barbq chicken and I had the jerk red snapper and crab. we got the jerk Mahi Mahi tacos as an appetizer (off the 520 cal and under menu) and those were pretty good, too.

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    5 ratingAugust 14, 2014

    The food is worth the wait. Lots of options and excellent ones at that, and the staff knows their stuff when it comes to gluten-free.

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    5 ratingJuly 06, 2014

    Amazing food, great prices ( most menu items are under $10), nice atmosphere and best of all they have a ton of GF listed items and many more that can be with slight modification. I recommend the spinach artichoke dip!

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    5 ratingJune 29, 2014

    Love this place! Lots of GF options including pizzas and burgers. The Hawaiian pizza with white sauce was good. Comes in a 10in thin crust. I've also had their burgers and they use three fellas bakery bread.

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    3 ratingMay 22, 2014

    This place boasts gluten free options and gluten free bread if you want to try a sandwich or burger. The food was decent for the most part. And there are a reasonable amount of meals to choose from if you're gluten intolerant.

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    1 ratingOctober 06, 2013

    Terrible! DEFINITELY NOT CELIAC FRIENDLY!!! I asked the waiter about gluten free specials , told him why, then settled on the pizza. It was delivered by a waitress whom I asked, "Is this the Gluten free pizza?" She replied yes and left. Fortunately, it took me a minute before I ate, since she came back and said it wasn't glutenfree after all. Another 30 minutes later, she brought me the real gluten free pizza. the crust was brown on the bottom, but raw under the toppings. by then I was too hungry to ask for something else, so I ate parts of it and had them take it off our bill. I don't know how to be anymore clear when I order and the food arrives, but I will never go back there again!

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    5 ratingSeptember 30, 2013

    GF pizza is amazing! Wish there was a Barefoot Bernies where I live

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    3 ratingJuly 30, 2013

    Loud, crowded, overpriced. Called ahead and still had to wait an hour for a table of 4 around 830. Pizza had a decent flavor but another crappy GF crust- I have toenails thicker than this stuff. The rest of my family was pleased with their very gluten-y dinner. Random Steelers swag everywhere was a nice touch.

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    5 ratingJuly 09, 2013

    Went here while on vacation in the OBX. Very nice GF menu, and homemade GF pizza dough was excellent! Our waitress told us her dad has Celiacs so she was very familiar with the diet. Be sure to ask for the special GF pizza/sandwich list (not all of them can be made GF using a GF crust/roll, but many of them can!). Definitely will be back on our next trip!

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    5 ratingJune 29, 2013

    Amazing! Lots of options!

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    5 ratingJune 19, 2013

    gluten free pizza, sandwiches, entrees, salads and kids meals

Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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