Conch Republic Seafood

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 26 ratings

631 Greene St, Key West, FL 33040

(305) 294-4403
83% of 12 votes say it's Celiac friendly
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    3 ratingJuly 10, 2016

    I had the Hogfish nightly special and it was delicious. My waiter knew I was Celiac so he said I needed to have the fish blackened, not with the original cream sauce. My plate came with the fish blackened and the sauce in a cup. Minutes later I told my waiter and he said it had gluten and removed it from my plate. I didn't get sick, but wished my ticket was marked gluten free so that the sauce would have never been out on my plate in the first place.

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    5 ratingApril 11, 2016

    Great restaurant with awesome fresh seafood. All seafood is caught locally and sold to the restaurant right off the dock. It doesn't get any fresher than that.

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    4 ratingAugust 22, 2015

    Plenty on the menu to choose from. Taste was bland and ok Just not worth the price.

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    4 ratingAugust 12, 2015

    GF items marked on the menu. Food was good but not great. My husband (who does not eat GF) was underwhelmed.

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    1 ratingMay 30, 2015

    Attended a function where the company had a buffet laid out. With my gluten and dairy allergies they felt it best to make a plate just for me. She asked if I wanted chicken or shrimp and vegetables with a salad. I'm not sure why people believe gluten and dairy free is so hard to accommodate, but I received grilled chicken and steamed veggies that didn't even have salt or pepper. That was the most boring meal I've had in nearly two years. Made it worse to see everyone else eating some really yummy stuff from the buffet that could have very easily been free of my allergens, but no mention of it.

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    1 ratingApril 06, 2015

    Service was bad. Conch chowder was no different than bland red chili. I got the chicken and it was not good :(

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    5 ratingMarch 17, 2015

    Wonderful. They do a great job with identifying what is available GF on the regular menu.

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    5 ratingFebruary 28, 2015

    Delicious conch chowder. I also had the snapper with chimmichirri sauce, soooo good! I ordered from the bartender who seamed somewhat knowledgeable but said the chef is knowledgeable about gf cooking. The menu was well labeled and she made a note that I had a 'gluten allergy' after I made it clear I had celiac. Food was delicious, fresh and I felt great afterwards!

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    2 ratingOctober 11, 2014

    I had no idea they had a gluten free menu-- should have checked the app beforehand. I told my server about my allergy when I was modifying my order and she never even mentioned they had a separate menu! Would have been nice not to remove 4 ingredients from my order, but the drinks were good.

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    5 ratingAugust 13, 2014

    Conch chowder was delicious, hearty like chili with an amazing flavor and full of conch. The Plantain crusted Mahi Mahi was the best fish I've ever had. I had the Cayo Hueso Paella and it was full of of Shrimp, clams, mussels, fish, and chorizo. Excellent!

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    2 ratingApril 09, 2014

    Gluten free Food was just ok. The conch soup was good and spicy but bland . The mahi mahi was very greasy and just ok. Slightly bland for my taste. Mashed potatoes were very good and veggies were good also. Service was just ok as well.

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    5 ratingMarch 26, 2014

    All gf items on the menu are clearly indicated. The staff was friendly and accommodating, and my meal was absolutely delicious! Two thumbs up!

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    3 ratingMarch 26, 2014

    We didn't really care for this restaurant, although we didn't get sick! My husband had the conch chowder which is a red chowder and more like a chili than a traditional chowder. I really didn't like the flavor at all. I had the plantain encrusted Mahi Mahi. The fish was lacking flavor and the rice and veggies (green beans, broccoli, cauliflower) were all cold and bland. I commend them for having a gf menu, but I was expecting a lot more flavor. They do not have a gf menu, but gf items are marked on the regular menu.

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    5 ratingJanuary 25, 2014

    menu is marked. No longer serving GF beer, but do have Strongbow. Server was knowledgeable.

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    5 ratingAugust 04, 2013

    Extensive GF options, along with the frozen drinks. I enjoyed the conch chowda & jerk chicken w/rice and veggies. Not a frozen side veggie either. Great service, great food. Will be back, many times.

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    5 ratingJuly 19, 2013

    The menu has items that are naturally gluten free and are listed on the regular menu with a symbol. There are many choices! We started out with raw oysters and clams, and we ended up getting another dozen oysters because they were SO good. I usually can never order chowder but they had gluten free conch chowder! It wasn't creamy, it was more of a tomato base with a good spice, again it was so good!!! Since we ate a lot already, my bf and I split the days fresh catch. Today's catch was mahi and was prepared blackened with a sweet sauce on the side. It came with rice and veggies as well. My stomach is feeling great and I'm not looking for the closest bathroom. I highly recommend this restaurant, great food and an excellent location. If available it is nice to sit at the front of the restaurant closest to the boats, wonderful view, people watching and breeze.

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    5 ratingJune 25, 2013

    Great bar atmosphere that I usually have to avoid due to availability of GF options. Had the key west mahi mahi and the conch chowder both were excelent!

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    5 ratingMay 30, 2013

    Wow large variety of Gluten Free entrees. Nov. 2012 I was told a manager would follow my meal from start to finish to make sure it was not contaminated. I had the Key West Mahi that's plantain crusted with a honey glaze and avocado. It was amazing and gluten free! No bad side affects for me with this meal! I can't wait to go back! Updated 5/13 We went back 3 times and I never had a problem. I do react to very small amounts of gluten. It is nice they have such a large G.F. Menu as there are very few of them in Key West. I would hate for 1 persons very bad review from one experience to cause them to take away the G.F. Menu!!!

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    1 ratingMay 19, 2013

    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.

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    5 ratingDecember 31, 2012

    Mostly the entire menu is gluten free with marks by all the gluten free items. Excellent seafood!

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    4 ratingDecember 18, 2012

    Definitely a large selection of GF entrees which are clearly marked on the printed menu (though not online). I had the Local Catch (grouper) with JuJu Slather. Our server was attentive and familiar with GF requests. My fish and boyfriend's chicken were good. Sides were OK. Restaurant is open, noisy, and looks out onto the marina. Good for large groups and good for watching the holiday boat parade. Margaritas were a little light on the tequila.

Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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