Legal Sea Foods

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 33 ratings

704 7th Street. N.W., Washington, DC 20001

(202) 347-0007
100% of 21 votes say it's Celiac friendly
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    5 ratingJuly 13, 2016

    Outstanding food and service. My waitress asked if I had any allergies right after we were seated and wrote down celiac-gluten allergy. She alerted the chef and other waitstaff. I was offered GF rolls which were delicious and all of my food was delivered by the manager as a precaution. I had an outstanding experience and will be back (hopefully soon)! Note: The restaurant has a large amount of GF items that sound delicious. I had the baked haddock and it was outstanding. Portion sizes are off the charts and well worth the price.

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    5 ratingJuly 08, 2016

    I have missed fried fish! Legal Seafood claims gluten free breading and dedicated fryers. They have GF dinner rolls that were quite good. Our waiter was knowledgeable and explained that the manager would deliver my meal to the table. He said that is their policy when there are food allergies so the manager can verify that the food was prepared correctly. I wish this restaurant was near my home.

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    5 ratingJuly 02, 2016

    The best gluten-free food ever. My new favorite restaurant on this planet. Staff is very responsive and respectful. This restaurant is very clean.

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    5 ratingApril 22, 2016

    Gluten free fish and chips ! Yes it's true! I have missed this delicious treat! Tastes great with a gluten free beer too! Service was excellent

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    5 ratingMarch 27, 2016

    Great place! All flour used in the fryer is gluten free - so all fried food is safe! I had the fried fish and chips which came with onion straws and French fries. All delicious and no side effects! Also offer a few gluten free desserts.

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    5 ratingFebruary 25, 2016

    Excellent! ! Very knowledgeable and caring staff. They have dedicated fryers so you can have fried fish here and fries but the onion straws are amazing! All of it was light and crispy. They also serve you gf bread rolls before your meal so you aren't left out watching non celiacs enjoy their bread. The portions are large too and the price is good. I would definitely go back and highly recommend to anyone needing a gf diet.

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    4 ratingDecember 28, 2015

    Lots of gluten-free options. There was a little miscommunication between my waiter and the chef, but the manager went out of his way to make it right for me. Gluten-free protocols are clearly in place. I visited in Nov. 2015. Read my full review over on the blog: http://www.eatingoutwithout.com/2015/11/legal-sea-foods-review.html

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    5 ratingJuly 09, 2015

    Delicious. The boys loved the gluten free rolls and it was a novelty to be able to eat the bread!

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    5 ratingJune 09, 2015

    My son has celiac disease, we were extremely impressed with the staff's knowledge and handling of food. GF food was bought out separately by another waiter, each time it was placed in front of my son it was identified as gluten free. He was able to get gluten free dinner rolls, which were warm and delicious. Had option of anything fried since they use a gf breading and separate fryer. This is a rare treat for him. He ordered fired clams and enjoyed!

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    5 ratingJune 04, 2015

    I can't say enough about this place! Gf rolls were amazing. Fish and chips were the best I have ever eaten. They even have onion rings. Waiter was excellent and very knowledgable.

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    5 ratingMay 09, 2015

    Absolutely awesome! Just came back second day in a row, highly recommended!

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    5 ratingMay 04, 2015

    The first time I've had fish n chips or onion rings since getting diagnosed years ago. So yummy! Staff are very knowledgable and like others who reviewed, the manager carried out my plate separately. The gluten free rolls were also delicious. Highly recommend :)

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    5 ratingApril 13, 2015

    What a wonderful GF DF experience. My son had clams and shrimp and I had the platter where everything is fried in their dedicated fryers (fish, scallops, calamari, fries, etc.). What a treat! Eating fried food that is GF and DF in a restaurant is almost unheard of. They were very careful and really understood cross-contamination. Liked how they brought our plates out separate too. Delicious!!

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    5 ratingApril 10, 2015

    How great is it to be able to eat gluten-free, fried food without cross-contamination? I went for my birthday and it couldn't have been better. I had coconut shrimp and fries. Heavenly! The gluten-free rolls were also great. Entire staff was knowledgeable, all the way up to the manager who brought us our food and checked with us after the meal.

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    5 ratingApril 04, 2015

    Great menu, super friendly and accommodating, highly recommended. As a person with Celiac I felt safe dining here. They are really on top of everything. And the gluten free clam chowder is great.

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    5 ratingMarch 31, 2015

    Fantastic service, great atmosphere, and wonderful food! GF dinner rolls were the best I've had! Many menu choices, and they even had a dedicated gf fryer. The manager served each of my courses, confirming my allergens each time he put something down on the table. We will definitely be back!

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    5 ratingDecember 31, 2014

    Very celiac-friendly! Huge GF selection (marked on the menu) with GF rolls and even a dedicated GF fryer. We were very impressed!

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    5 ratingNovember 08, 2014

    Excellent waiters!! Very sensitive! Most of menu is marked gluten free and they brought me gluten free bread! They also have separate fryer! The food is wonderful and atmosphere is great!! A must go to if you are gluten free in DC!!

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    4 ratingAugust 10, 2014

    While they were very accommodating of both our dairy and gluten intolerances, the food was overpriced for what we got and the taste was average. It was really great to have fried calamari and fried shrimp since I never get those, but the taste was pretty dry. They also did not mention the dinner rolls-- that would have really made my hubby happy to have. All in all, safe eating but I won't be returning.

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    5 ratingJuly 21, 2014

    We enjoyed several appetizers, freshly baked gf dinner rolls, a delicious meal, and even dessert. The rolls and desserts weren't listed on their celiac menu, so I'm glad our server mentioned them.... can't remember the last time I got dinner rolls out! The food was delicious and service was great. Definitely one of the highlights of our trip.

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    5 ratingMay 15, 2014

    My family was so excited to eat fried seafood out. They also served fresh from the oven gf dinner rolls that were a hit. I have additional food intolerances and they were accommodating of those as well. We tried many places in DC this week on vacation and this was the best place for me!

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    5 ratingMarch 12, 2014

    One of the best gf menus I have seen. Grilled seafood and lava cake dessert was great. Also, the wine ladder was fun for $10. My experience was consistent with other 5 star ratings .

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    5 ratingFebruary 28, 2014

    they have a celiac menu listing all the g free options and wait staff were all very aware. I ordered the seafood platter that included calamari, whitefish, scallops and French fries. it was all deep fat fried and way over any person's recommended caloric intake for the day, but since I NEVER get the option for these things normally, I went for it. yum, yum, yum! it was so worth it. it comes with tartar sauce but I also asked for cocktail sauce to dip it in. good thing our vacation including lots of walking ;-) I disagree with the $$$ rating, it was very affordable, especially for the amount of food!

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    5 ratingSeptember 11, 2013

    AMAZING! Best gluten free restaurant I have ever been too, they were very knowledgable. The sous chef brought me my food personally and said he took the extra precautions necessary and if I needed anything to ask for him personally. I was VERY impressed with their and their food! Highly recommended for a gluten free option!!

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    5 ratingJuly 07, 2013

    Great gf fried shrimp and gf bread, if you ask.

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    5 ratingJuly 05, 2013

    the best dining experience I have ever had...fried calamari amazing chocolate mousse and everything was all taken out by a manager! also gluten free rolls!

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    4 ratingApril 08, 2013

    The GF menu was wonderful, many options for appetizers, sides and dinner. My wood grilled shrimp were good but if i based this review on my husbands GF fried clams would've earned it 5 stars! Wait staff was knowledgable, no bread and crazy on a Sunday night.... But I felt safe and that's all that matters!

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    5 ratingApril 03, 2013

    Awesome! Great GF menu! Had GF dinner rolls and took extra nut/dairy allergies very seriously! Food was delicious.

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    5 ratingJuly 02, 2012

    Gluten free rolls are great!

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    5 ratingJuly 27, 2016

    1 Harborside Drive, Boston, MA 02128

    My family loved going here while in Boston on vacation! It was busy so we had to wait a bit, but after our order was taken the meal came quickly enough and everyone was happy. My husband enjoyed is first ever GF fish and chips (a pre-celiac dx favorite), my 11-year-old was happy to find a cheeseburger on the menu, and the rest of us enjoyed all sorts of great seafood!

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    5 ratingJuly 24, 2016

    690 West Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia, PA 19406

    Amazing!! You must try the buffalo fried shrimp appetizer! Great selections, great taste, great service!!

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    5 ratingJuly 20, 2016

    255 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

    Fantastic!!! Enjoyed the GF fish and chips which were phenomenal, the best fish I have had since I went Gluten free six years ago. My non-gfree family members loved them meals too. I could tell th server must get asked often if the breading is really gluten free haha "yes it really is, pretty much everything is". I have to agree, I think the majority of all items offered were gluten free. The server even asked the others still wanted bread before just bringing. The manager brought out my meal separately. I would give them 10 stars!! Highly recommend!!!

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    5 ratingJuly 18, 2016

    100 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

    Almost everything on the menu can be made gluten free- including their bread and fried food

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    5 ratingJuly 17, 2016

    270 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210

    Amazing menu.. The staff was so accommodating !!

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    5 ratingJuly 16, 2016

    50-60 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01702

    This is the best place to go if you have celiac disease. They can pretty much make everything gluten free. This is the only place I can get fish and chips safely, and it's delicious. Although a tad expensive (seafood usually is) I feel so confident in their ability to get the allergy right and I SO appreciate their effort in making their facility safe for all of its patrons!

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    5 ratingJuly 14, 2016

    20 University Road, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Great experience, knowledgable staff and the manager delivered all my food.

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    5 ratingJuly 13, 2016

    690 West Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia, PA 19406

    Amazing fried seafood, I tried the calamari, shrimp and fish. Our waiter told us that they have changed all the batter to gf so all fried items are gf. They also brought the most delicious warm rolls I've ever had. Loved my gf seafood dinner experience!

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    5 ratingJuly 11, 2016

    690 West Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia, PA 19406

    We've eaten here twice and I've ordered fried seafood & fries both times because I could!! It was really, really nice to feel safe (based on reviews here) and then to enjoy the dinner as well. Our second time the waitress wasn't as knowledgeable, but we saw & heard her confirming things with a manager to make sure she got my order correct.

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    5 ratingJuly 10, 2016

    30 Forbes Road, Braintree, MA 02184

    I had the most delicious fish and chips. The onion strings were amazing. All are gluten free so no need for special instructions. The manager brought out the food and stated it was gf and the waitress was beyond accommodating. Also enjoyed gf rolls. Nothing left on my plate!!

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    5 ratingJune 30, 2016

    255 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

    Always great. Dedicated fryer and yummy gluten free bread. Celiac little one does well here.

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    5 ratingJune 27, 2016

    30 Forbes Road, Braintree, MA 02184

    LOVE LOVE LOVE legal seafoods. I am really able to enjoy myself when i dine at any of the legal seafood restaurants. the manager always brings out the gf food and staff is always knowledgeable! The menu is great!

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    5 ratingJune 26, 2016

    5 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142

    great fried seafood, plus rolls. Clearly unstood food prep concerns and had plan in place to handle celiac not just gluten free by choose. more things on the menu were offered GF then not. even most deserts were offered. couple of cakes only were not but no surprise there. have not had fried seafood this good since going GF 6 Years sgo.

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    5 ratingJune 25, 2016

    255 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

    This is so good!! Highly recommend for all families! Not only did they have gf rolls, dedicated fryer, and appetizers... Everything was so fresh. I got Fried shrimp and onion rings, very big portions and very worth every penny.

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    5 ratingJune 17, 2016

    1 Harborside Drive, Boston, MA 02128

    This is at the Logan airport in Terminal A under the name Legal's Test Kitchen. My server had Celiac, and he assured me that they really know how to take care of us. I had a special that was breaded in gf batter. I think it was one of the best seafood dinners I've ever had!

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    5 ratingJune 17, 2016

    2099 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886

    Great menu! Lots of the food can be made GFree or is naturally GFree. Manager brings out your food which always makes me feel better. Great food! Great experience!

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    4 ratingJune 16, 2016

    75 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington, MA 01803

    They do make mistakes so you have to dine a bit on your toes. I notice that when the manager is involved dinner is seamless and no mistakes are made.

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    5 ratingJune 11, 2016

    1200 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills, NJ 07078

    They bring GF bread before your meal upon request. I had a lobster roll on GF bread. It was really delicious. I loved Legal Seafood before getting diagnosed with celiac. Now I love it even more. The waiter was helpful and knowledgeable. Love this place.

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    5 ratingMay 28, 2016

    2301 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202

    One of the best GF restaurant experiences I have ever had. GF rolls were brought out for me and the manager brought out each portion of my meal. They also have separate oil and GF breading if you want anything fried!

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    5 ratingMay 16, 2016

    1 Harborside Drive, Boston, MA 02128

    Made my day! Their batter does NOT have wheat in it, so fried anything is good! They also have GF rolls, of which I made myself mini lobster rolls to go with my slaw and french fries!

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    4 ratingMay 10, 2016

    100 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

    I had a fair number of entree options here, but they did not have any gluten free desserts. Overall the food was good, but my moms tuna was very overcooked and my dish was somewhat bland. That said, I didn't get sick!

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    5 ratingMay 09, 2016

    690 West Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia, PA 19406

    A great place to go for upscale gluten free food. I have been there many times and never had an issue.

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    5 ratingMay 08, 2016

    2099 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886

    Just had dinner here. My server was very good explained to me about the menu when I told her I had Celiac Disease. They have gluten free rolls, fish and chips were great . Will be back again very nice menu.

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    5 ratingMay 07, 2016

    30 Forbes Road, Braintree, MA 02184

    Our server, Brian, was super. Instantly offered how meal would be prepared to make it gluten free. Very tasty gf rolls were brought out for my son and myself. Manager brought out our gf meals. When asked if we were there for Mother's Day (a day early), we said no but for son's birthday and he brought out a little birthday treat, gf, for my son. A truly enjoyable experience.

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    5 ratingMay 04, 2016

    Terminal B/C, 8500 Essington Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19153

    Great experience. They've actually made their entire trying operation gluten free now to streamline their kitchen. So the menu of options is extensive including fries, fish and chips, etc. very knowledgeable and conscientious staff.

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    5 ratingApril 21, 2016

    1200 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills, NJ 07078

    Wonderful with adapting to allergies

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    5 ratingApril 19, 2016

    1 Harborside Drive, Boston, MA 02128

    This place was amazing! They even brought out gluten free rolls for me and were very considerate. They have a separate fryer for the gluten free food and were knowledgable. Definitely recommend!

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    5 ratingApril 19, 2016

    Terminal B/C, 8500 Essington Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19153

    Excellent service. Very careful with allergies when preparing your order. Ellery J. Is very friendly and checks on you often.

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    5 ratingApril 17, 2016

    275 Baker Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

    This place is fantastic! Everything fried is gluten free and they use canola oil (no soy!!!)!!! This was the first time my son was able to order French fries or onion rings at a restaurant! The gluten free dinner rolls are from "somethingsweetwithoutwheat.com" and they were fabulous! This place took note of all of our many, many allergies, and cooked our food to order. We will be returning!

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    5 ratingApril 17, 2016

    2301 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202

    The staff was extremely knowledgable. The menu indicated what could be made gluten free which was the majority of the menu. We had the crab cakes, risotto cakes, and French fries.

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    4 ratingApril 16, 2016

    2401 South Smith Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22202

    The meal was really good but the service was awful. Lots of gluten free options and menu clearly marked. Manager will bring the meal to insure gluten free. I didn't eat the rolls but there are gf rolls.

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    5 ratingApril 16, 2016

    301 Great River Rd, Somerville, MA 02145

    the gluten free food is great you don't know any difference. the staff is friendly very knowledgeable and careful with food sensitivities to gluten.

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    5 ratingApril 14, 2016

    301 Great River Rd, Somerville, MA 02145

    Omg. Such great fried clams! The best for this gf hungry soul!

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    5 ratingApril 13, 2016

    26 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116

    We just stumbled on this restaurant while visiting Boston. But it is almost woth the price of a plane ticket from Texas to eat here sgain. Glten free rolls, onion rings. seafood. So good!

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    5 ratingApril 13, 2016

    2401 South Smith Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22202

    Such a great place to eat for a celiac! Lots of safe options, knowledgeable staff, and quality food! They have great rolls, can adjust anything, and are very considerate. Definitely the place to eat!

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    5 ratingApril 11, 2016

    255 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

    My son and I both have celiac disease. The servers knowledge and service was great. We enjoyed warm rolls, chowder and fried shrimp appetizer. What a treat to indulge in items that are usually off limits when dinning out! Thank you Legal Sea Foods!!

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    5 ratingApril 10, 2016

    50-60 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01702

    One of my favorites! They even have GF fries AND an amazing GF chocolate cake dessert. My daughter is Celiac and I am intolerant, have never had a bad experience and am there at least once a week!

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    5 ratingApril 03, 2016

    275 Baker Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

    Wonderful fried yes I said fried fish! The breading was crisp and the manager brought out my food! Can't wait to go back!

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    5 ratingApril 02, 2016

    2301 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202

    Best gf safe meal in long time. Fried seafood platter was great. Manager explained the oil and breading and brought everything out himself.

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    5 ratingApril 02, 2016

    26 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116

    So many gluten free options! Great food and service.

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    5 ratingMarch 26, 2016

    10 City Square, Charlestown, MA 02129

    Wonderful gluten free options! Servers are educated and extremely friendly. Gluten free pizza was delicious!

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    5 ratingMarch 23, 2016

    255 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

    I love how much they really care about this. It's great. The food is tasty. You should go.

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    5 ratingMarch 20, 2016

    690 West Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia, PA 19406

    I love it here. The food is awesome. The staff are amazing. Highly recommend.

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    5 ratingMarch 17, 2016

    210 Andover Street, Peabody, MA 01960

    If you love Fried Seafood and your celiac, this establishment is heaven on earth. I always have a good time with the staff and leave extremely satisfied. It's Outstanding and highly recommended.

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    5 ratingMarch 16, 2016

    220 Market St, Lynnfield, MA 01940

    Great selection and great food.

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    5 ratingMarch 12, 2016

    100 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

    Food was incredible and I made sure to specify that I had celiac disease. The manager (rather than my server) brought my food out just to acknowledge that it was GF, which was very nice. The GF rolls (free of charge) were warm and absolutely delicious! I got the fish and chips and my meal was huge and just wonderful. Will be coming back next time I'm in Boston.

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    5 ratingMarch 08, 2016

    1200 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills, NJ 07078

    My kids and I had the best meal here! They brought out complimentary GF rolls (delicious!) and had many good options for dinner. My son was able to get a kid's burger on a GF bun with French fries, and their chocolate pudding cake was to die for.

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    5 ratingMarch 05, 2016

    220 Market St, Lynnfield, MA 01940

    I can't believe Legal Seafood isn't in the popular restaurant list. They've been celiac friendly for decades!Always excellent food, always professional staff, gluten free menu.

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    5 ratingFebruary 28, 2016

    275 Baker Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

    Best experience I had in Atlana. Good food and knowledgable staff. Manager brought out my food.

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    5 ratingFebruary 19, 2016

    301 Great River Rd, Somerville, MA 02145

    Never had an issue with them.

Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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