Saltwater Grill

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 16 ratings

11040 Hutchison Boulevard, Panama City Bch, FL 32407

(850) 230-2739
75% of 8 votes say it's Celiac friendly
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    3 ratingJuly 03, 2016

    I'm really torn on writing a review of this restaurant because they were so kind and understanding... However, I don't feel that it's completely safe for celiacs. I was diagnosed with celiac a year ago, after numerous serious complications of it going undiagnosed so long. I take cross-contact very seriously and do everything by the book so I haven't been accidentally glutened before. After the great reviews on here, we called ahead before they opened and confirmed that they would be able to accommodate us. We arrived early and spoke with the waiter, who went above and beyond by speaking with the chef about it. There were quite a few items on the menu marked as gluten-free, so I inhaled the delicious calamari and a martini, then ate a yummy salad as part of my meal. The other part of my meal was fried shrimp, which I confirmed was GF. When it arrived, the waiter told me it definitely was safe, and I told him how excited I was to eat it. Then I asked "not to be annoying, but it's a separate fryer and everything???" He paused and admitted that all the gluten-free food is cooked in the same fryer as the regular food. Which means my shrimp weren't safe, nor was the calamari I'd just eaten. His comment was "oh wow- you're really sensitive!" They were nice and took it off the bill, but I was still disheartened that a restaurant that goes so far out of the way to be gluten-free doesn't use separate fryers... I thought I'd be fine the next day, but I feel gross and finally understand what the big deal is. Overall, this place is great for those that are g-free by choice but the fried foods are NOT safe for celiacs.

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    4 ratingJune 27, 2016

    We went during happy hour & I was able to get their spicy shrimp & calamari prepared GF. Good was good & server didn't look @ me crazy when I mentioned GF ;)

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    5 ratingJune 08, 2016

    Great gluten free options. They carry gluten free breading, so you can get things like fried calamari that normally aren't a valuable at restaurants.

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    2 ratingMay 31, 2016

    Drinks are great and reasonably priced. Food was very expensive and not wonderful. Not celiac friendly.

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    5 ratingFebruary 14, 2016

    We waited over an hour to get a table and it was well worth the wait! The food was fantastic and the service was too. The menu is clearly marked with GF options and the staff is well educated. Our server went out of her way to go over how the food would be prepared to ensure it is not contaminated. Everything was delicious! The firecracker shrimp was out of this world.

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    5 ratingNovember 20, 2015

    One of my favorite restaurants! They have a dedicated gluten free menu that includes fried green tomatoes and fried shrimp prepared with a special gluten free batter. The gluten free food is so delicious that I find myself worrying that I did not get the right food. Be careful when ordering from the bar as my celiac mother was served a key lime drink topped with crushed graham crackers that were not gluten free.

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    5 ratingNovember 08, 2015

    Best food we've had in a restaurant since my husband found out he had celiac 5 years ago! Service was great!

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    5 ratingSeptember 07, 2015

    Wow! What an amazing place! The manager, chef, and waitstaff are all extremely knowledgable about celiac disease and gluten free food prep, including issues with cross contamination. Menu is full of GF items, including many fried foods :-). Such a treat! And the white chocolate creme brûlée is delicious! Service was excellent and food was equally amazing. I don't come to PCB often but if/when I return, I will definitely be back here!

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    5 ratingAugust 27, 2014

    This place is amazing. Not only is the restaurant amazingly beautiful the food was heavenly. They had so many gluten free options I couldn't hardly make a decision. I will definitely it here again when we come back for our next vacation.

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    5 ratingAugust 12, 2014

    Love it here!! Half of the menu could be prepared gluten free. Could fry the fish gluten free which not a lot of places offer. A little more pricey but worth it.

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    5 ratingSeptember 17, 2013

    Awesome food, great service

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    5 ratingJuly 27, 2013

    Had a fantastic gluten free meal here, including an appetizer and dessert! Gluten free menu with many choices. Everything was delicious and the service was fantastic! No problems after eating there. Early bird specials also make it more affordable with more reasonable serving sizes. Loved it! My most delicious meal at the beach!

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    4 ratingMay 21, 2013

    Delicious food. No dedicated gf menu, but most of the food was easy enough to figure out.

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    4 ratingJanuary 25, 2013

    Has limited GF menu including fried calamari and fried shrimp. Chef will work with you on all another menu items.

Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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