Woodman's

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 22 ratings

121 Main St, Essex, MA 01929

(978) 768-6057
$$ $10-15 per entree
Categories

Seafood, Restaurant

100% of 4 votes say it's Celiac friendly
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    5 ratingOctober 11, 2014

    Clam chowder! So exciting! Woodman's is a celiac' s dream. You can't go wrong here.

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    5 ratingSeptember 05, 2014

    Fried seafood, french fries, chicken tenders and onion rings...all SO good and all gluten free!!! (Although the onion rings are only made gf in the slow season!) Really happy to stumble across this place on vacation!

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    5 ratingAugust 27, 2014

    I love it here!! The gluten free fried seafood is amazing! I make the 30 min drive here all the time because I have yet to find anywhere else where you can get this quality of gluten free fried seafood. Thank you to Woodman's for offering gluten free!

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    5 ratingJune 04, 2014

    Love this place. Accommodate gluten and dairy-free. They've even made me special gluten-free onion rings when the restaurant wasn't busy ;)

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    5 ratingMay 11, 2014

    Good fried clams. The sweet potato fries were not a favorite.

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    5 ratingMarch 15, 2014

    I am Celiac and also a local who usually avoids the tourist traps but had no problems after eating at Woodman's. It was a little greasy and could have been cooked just a tad longer to make it a bit more crunchy.

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    5 ratingSeptember 15, 2013

    Amazing! They were even able to make the fried seafood dairy-free for us which I wasn't expecting! If I lived here I'd be a regular here! The onion rings are one of the only things that's NOT gluten free.

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    5 ratingJuly 29, 2013

    I was so very happy to find out that I did not have to give up fried seafood when I found out Woodman's was GF. I have no complaints whatsoever about my experience there. The food was delicious and when we went to pick it up, my plate was even in its own box (tray), away from the sandwich that my son ordered and my husband's order which was actually the same as mine. It was very satisfying knowing that I could have one of my favorite meals out made safely. We have to ride a little ways to get there but it's well worth it.

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    5 ratingJuly 27, 2013

    The best GF restaurant ever!!! GF fired food, clams, scallops, lobsters, shrimp, fries and chowdaaaa! This is the birthplace of the fried clam!!! Can't go wrong also winter time bigger portions with no wait!

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    5 ratingJuly 20, 2013

    Good knowledge of cross contamination. Delicious food. Eating fried fish again was awesome!

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    5 ratingJune 05, 2013

    Amazing. I love fried seafood and to be able to eat it again is fantastic. So yummy and worth the drive! Their catering department is also wonderful!!

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    5 ratingMay 17, 2013

    We go to the one in Litchfield, same menu but they also have GF onion rings. PLUS, they have the batting cages, go karts, and an arcade. Kids love it!

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    5 ratingOctober 06, 2012

    We drive almost two hours to get here and it's well worth it every time! I've missed fried food since becoming gf but Woodmans takes care of that!

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    5 ratingAugust 14, 2012

    Impressed with Woodmans! Definitely not a place I would think would cater towards GF, but it definitely does! Make sure you let them know your order is GF so they prepare the plates separately from the onion rings. Staff also change their gloves every time they handle a GF order. Great food!

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    5 ratingJuly 22, 2012

    Woodmans is the only place I know of that has gf fried clams. They were awesome. A bit pricey, but well worth it. Have been there twice lately.

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    5 ratingApril 22, 2012

    Great fried clams!

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    5 ratingJanuary 15, 2012

    Thank you Woodman's! It is so wonderful to take my friends & family & be able to eat like everyone else. You guys are GF Angels!

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    5 ratingDecember 30, 2011

    Loved being able to enjoy fried seafood that was gf !

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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