BJ's on the Water

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 10 ratings

115 75th Street, Ocean City, MD 21842

(410) 524-7575
50% of 4 votes say it's Celiac friendly
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    1 ratingJuly 20, 2015

    I have never written a restaurant review before, but this was the single worst experience I have had at a restaurant since my gluten issue developed, and it warrants a warning. BJ's marks certain items on their menu with the handy GF icon, but DO NOT TRUST THEM. We ordered an appetizer dip that came with "multi-grain crackers". When it arrived, I was suspicious that they were GF (I've never seen a GF cracker look that good) and I asked the waiter to confirm. He said "I promise those are gluten free... they're multi-grain!" I still didn't feel right so I asked to see the box. First ingredient: whole wheat flour. I asked to see the manager, and when she came out, she was hostile and unapologetic. She told me that lots of things on their menu are gluten free if you don't eat certain things on your plate ("like sandwiches!") and customers should understand that. I challenged her that the menu didn't specify that ridiculous caveat, and the misinformation from her obviously undertrained staff made the situation worse. She went on to blame the server for not knowing the menu better and me for thinking that crackers could possibly be gluten free. There was no apology, and we still had to pay for the appetizer! Avoid this place at all costs.

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    1 ratingJuly 19, 2015

    Beware. I ate here last year with my son who has a gluten allergy. They advertised gluten free menu and French fries. My first question is always - do you have a dedicated fryer for the FF. the server said to me "No". I said then how can you say they are gluten free ? They may start off that way, but it's how you cook them ... They wouldn't pan fry them for is :( very disappointing.

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    4 ratingJune 03, 2015

    I have celiac and ordered the shrimp imperial and potato skins. I did not get sick from either. Little pricy but overall good meal.

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    5 ratingApril 30, 2015

    Good options but as others have said- beware of the fried items. I have gotten crab imperial and surf and turf option- had no issues and the servers were knowledgeable.

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    5 ratingMarch 14, 2015

    Went here with family of 5 with one Celiac. Great service, great food, great atmosphere, great views. Menu well marked for GF. To quote my daughter, "this is the best restaurant in Maryland!"

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    3 ratingAugust 06, 2014

    ok. flounder and crab imperial very good but more imperial sauce than crab.... items marked GF that are not so beware. staff knowledgeable and pointed out fryer is shared.

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    5 ratingDecember 21, 2013

    Flounder stuffed with crab imperial was amazing! Server knew what gluten is and menu is coded with what is GF. :)

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    4 ratingAugust 26, 2013

    Average food, more expensive than $$. Items identified as GF. Knowledgable staff.

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    5 ratingJuly 19, 2013

    Just had a fabulous meal here! Many items labeled GF, and staff was very knowledgeable. Although there are some fried items listed as GF, they do NOT have a dedicated fryer, so celiac's beware.

Monday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:30 am
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:30 am

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