Barefoot Bernie's Tropical Grill & Bar

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 83 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Pizza + 7 more
97% of 74 votes say it's Celiac friendly

3730 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 Directions

(252) 261-1008
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    We were able to sit on the back patio with our dogs which was nice. Had to order from the bartender, but he was great. I got the seafood enchiladas which were very tasty. The plate came out with the allergy sticker which is always reassuring. One of the best meals during our vacation. My husband had the regular chicken wrap which he said was delicious.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    Lots of gf options on the menu. I ordered the Catch in a Bag and it was delicious. Great atmosphere, fantastic food & friendly service.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    Ate here twice in a week on vacation. Well marked menu with lots of choices and didn’t get sick!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    Celiac family: Perfect! Nice waitress, a lot of gluten free choices in the menu. They put a sticker on their gluten free plate. Very good experience.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    Wow!!! All perfect and 100% celiac PROOF!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    Pizza was AMAZING! I had the gluten free Hawaiian. Waiter was patient and kind. My plate came out separate with a allergy sticker on it. Manager came by to see how we were doing. He said that they are very diligent in training and education in the kitchen. I have a soy allergy and celiac. I also saw they have daiya cheese as an option.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    I took my celiac/dairy free/nut free son here and he was able to enjoy his own daiya cheese pizza. His plate came with an allergy sticker. I was very confident in letting him eat there!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    Food was great. Best place we’ve been to in the outer banks this week. Very knowledgeable and made sure our food was made without cross contaminating with other foods.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    Very good. They have several GF menu items labeled. The crazy chicken is very tasty. Had to get the pizza to go. They bake the crust better than anyone else.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    I came here because of the reviews I saw. Our server was very knowledgeable and the menu was clearly marked. My plate came out with the allergy alert sticker on it, which impressed me.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    Nice spot for lunch with lots of GF items clearly marked on regular menu. Waitress was very aware when we said Celiac and was like “Celiac, we know all about that” and even the plate came out marked with a sticker.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    1 year ago

    They make a solid effort to have a gf menu and options. One of the few in the area. Lunch and evening taste much better than late night. Definitely a good option for celiac and gf.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Incredibly knowledgeable staff. All plates tagged for allergens. Great food!!! I had the yellow sea bass with veggies en papillote. So yummy!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Amazing, safe place to eat. We are gf and df be there were plenty of options. Staff is knowledgeable. Allergy plates come out first and are tagged with a sticker so nothing gets mixed up. HIGHLY recommend this restaurant. We'll be back.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    so many options. the staff was super helpful and knew how to make me feel comfortable ordering as a celiac.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Out son has celiacs and is very sensitive ... zero issues here.... overall food was pretty good too! Enchiladas were amazing !!

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Several gf items, love the seafood enchiladas and their steamed clams, best clams in the OBX!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Another great hamburger and fries. Always good and they know how to do GF, especially if you have Celiac.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Reliable & delicious! Food comes out with a bright orange "allergy alert" sticker to ensure no cross all the way to the table. GF fries, buns, and more. They have dessert too, which is a rare treat.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Very pleased to find a restaurant with so many GF choices, including a warm cho.chip cookie for dessert!! Family friendly

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Best gluten free pizza I've ever had. Celiac friendly.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    all time favorite when visiting the obx, my mom and i both have celiac and we always have an amazing experience here.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    great food. dedicated section of the kitchen to avoid cc and dedicated fryer. perfect place to eat on vacation.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    We stopped here for dinner on or way to the Outer Banks. The wait staff seems informed and they take Celiac and being gluten-free very seriously. Our daughter had many gluten-free options to choose from and was even able to have french fries because the have a dedicated fryer. We had a great meal and the service was awesome.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    My daughter and I both have Celiac. The choices for us were great! Also, they have a gluten free cookie desert with ice cream. We both loved it and look forward to going back!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    This place rocked even though they were very busy when I went and I felt nervous and bad making special requests. I'm very sensitive to gluten, and intolerant of dairy, and I don't do well with basically anything spicy or acidic. The server was knowledgable and assured me that they served people with celiac & gluten sensitivity every day. They had a separate fryer, and my food came with orange "allergy alert" stickers on the sides of the plates- this was so the staff world be careful about cross-contamination while preparing my meal. This made me feel safer, and I really appreciated it so much!! I didn't get a reaction, and got to actually eat out with my family on vacation, for the first time in a long time!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    I'm a celiac and always cautious. I ordered the steamed shrimp and mahi tacos. prefect!!!! No issues and very delicious

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Loved! Server was knowledgeable and atmosphere was great

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    If I could give this restaurant 10 stars, I would! The food is delicious and can be made with a healthy (but delicious) menu. The wait staff and kitchen is knowledgeable about Celiac and mark the dishes "allergy alert" just to be sure they're careful. And the menu has a ton of options too! So great. I would come here all the time if I lived nearby.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    I had the GF Hawaiian pizza to-go, & it was delicious! The menu is clearly marked, & they had a surprisingly great selection. My hubby's regular burger was huge & he said it was delicious & cooked just right.

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Excellent service. I was even able to modify my selection more. Lots of options. Delicious.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Amazing food! Nice variety of gluten free options and they take food allergies/intolerances/celiac disease seriously. Favorite restaurant in OBX!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Good food, environment, and service. Everything is labeled on the menu as GF or if it can be modified. I had zero issues with getting sick. We recently moved from San Diego to Hampton Roads area. This is the best restaurant we've been to in the General area.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Look - far and away this place has the best GFree experience I've had anywhere. Many more GFree items on the menu than I expected. The server brought my plate of fish enchiladas out and it had a tag on the plate: 'Allergy Alert'... and he said 'we'll treat you good here.' Can't ask for more than that!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Many gluten free options. Have the chicken health stack. Very flavorful. Did not get sick. Was the best GF meal out I had all week. Waitress was awesome.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    This place is a go-to for gluten free diets. I have Celiac disease and was pleased to find a restaurant with so many options. I had the seafood enchiladas which were very delicious! Their menu is clearly marked with GF and GM (gluten-modified) dishes. I will be coming back here every time I'm in OBX!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Wonderful experience.!! Tons of GF or modifiable options. GF buns, sub rolls and fries. Knowledgeable server and kitchen staff. Food delivered on separate tray by separate server and with 'Allergy Alert' sticker. Manager stopped by to check and explained their strict prep process to avoid cross contamination. Very impressive!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    So many GF options that I had trouble choosing what to order! Staff seemed knowledgeable and asked if I had Celiac. I felt safe ordering and eating here.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    So many GF options that I had trouble choosing what to order! Staff seemed knowledgeable and asked if I had Celiac. I felt safe ordering and eating here.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Food was good, servers were friendly. No issues after with our two celiac kids. Went on Sunday for lunch with no issues getting seated. Staff was knowledgeable.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Extensive gluten free menu, knowledgeable staff. Always satisfied. Have never been disappointed.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Great food and service! There are many gluten free options on the menu which was awesome to see.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Extensive GF menu, knowledgeable staff, fantastic food. Would give 5 stars if the wait for a table had not been so long. Definitely call ahead (maybe a day ahead).

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    I loved this place! Lots of GF options and the GF pizza was awesome! Friendly service and great atmosphere. They were also awesome about my daughters shell fish allergy. Prices were reasonable too! Definitely going back again before we leave!

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    They really try to watch cross contamination which is always nice to hear! I got the seafood enchiladas and they were delicious! It was a lot of food too.... I took home one and a half (came with three). We also got the deviled eggs which were good but a little odd with something like sweet chili ish type of sauce.... Also got the steamed calms, super yummy! We will definitely be visiting again!

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    2 years ago

    Hmmmm... What to say?! This is one of the worst restaurants I've been to in a while for actual food quality. The atmosphere was cute and they had a sufficient amount of gf options but everything we had in our party of 4 was small on value and whole food. My fish tacos had very little fish and the shells were bathed in some sort of oil. They were also covered in sauces and cheeses. It was just... Really lacking in real food. It was all just bleh. There's good quality whole ingredients and then there's Bernie's. If you have time go across the causeway to the avenue grill in manteo . It is by far the best in the area that I've found so far. Hope this helps someone find good food! I won't be returning to this one.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Awesome! I ate here twice while on vacation and loved it. They have many items on the men that are marked gf and other that they can make gf for you. The first time I ordered steamed shrimp with old bay seasoning and Cole slaw. It was really good. The second night I ordered the steak and cheese sub. I got a gf roll that was soft and yummy. It had sesame seeds and tasted similar to sourdough bread. I definitely recommend.

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    Not celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    We're GF, but not celiac. The seafood enchiladas were really, really good. I got the hamburger with GF bun. The hamburger was ok (not awesome) but the GF bun was awful. Utter sawdust.

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    great gf pizza. Lots of options.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    our waitress was lovely and so helpful! it's refreshing to have someone that actually even knows what gluten is sometimes. menu was clearly marked GF but they also had some things makes GM and could change just 1 ingredient to make it GF. My son and I both ate with confidence that we would be safe!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pizza
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly
Monday
11 am - 11 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 11 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 11 pm
Thursday
11 am - 11 pm
Friday
11 am - 12 am
Saturday
11 am - 12 am
Sunday
11 am - 11 pm
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