Barefoot Bernie's Tropical Grill & Bar

97% of 101 votes say it's Celiac friendly

3730 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 Directions

Top Reviews


Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Wow talk about a safe meal. So my plate was flagged when an allergy alert sticker. I had the steak with chimmichuri sauce, rice and beans. I was so pleasantly surprise to find out they have a dedicated fryer and had gf French fries for the first time in years. The sauce that goes with the fries was delicious and also gf it was a jalapeño mayo. Will be back!!

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Highly recommend this place!! Staff, food, and atmosphere was amazing!! We went a few times (4) on this visit!! You won’t be disappointed!

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

My kids both have celiac and it’s difficult to find places with kid friendly options. This place was outlet “go to” for our entire trip. They had steak and mashed potatoes, chicken breast and broccoli, and my son says the GF pizza was the best he’s had so far. They even had a GF dessert: warm chocolate chip cookie skillet with vanilla ice cream! Highly recommended!

Gluten Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pizza
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Wow! 100% celiac proof, 100% excellent tasty food and perfect service!!!
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GFree Seafood enchiladas - notice the 'allergy alert' tag!
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Not celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Ate here twice on my recent trip to Kitty Hawk because it was so good and I did not get sick. My family member with celiac ate with us both times and did not get sick either. Barefoot Bernie’s knows how to do GF. They tag the plates.

Celiac
2 months ago

The food was ok...the gluten free roll was amazing(hence 4 stars), but the meat (steak & cheese) was super salty (3 stars). The fries were a bonus. My non-gf family said the fried shrimp was also very salty.

Not celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

AMAZING the salmon was so good. Didn’t feel sick after. The manager came to my table and checked in. One of the best GF places I’ve eaten at

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Their menu specifies GF or GM to modify dishes and make them gluten free. I had the most delicious mahi sandwich!! Staff is very knowledgeable. I’ll eat here again, no doubt about it.

Not celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Tons of gluten free options. The waitress was up on all things gluten free. They also have gluten free beer.

Celiac
2 months ago
Not celiac friendly

So there's a lot of reviews on here about how great everything is....I wasnt impressed honestly. Please be aware that the ancient grain they have labeled as GF has BARLEY in it. So NOT GF!! The fact they have several items listed as GF upon further investigation of the items are not gf. I spoke directly with manager so there was not many things that I could have being gf and soy free. Everything they have they use a "blend" of oils that all include soy. Even chicken, fish, meat, etc all marinated in soy marinades and fries fried in vegetable oil. Not celiac friendly in my opinion when they are labeling things gf when its not. They dont seem to know Gluten is more than wheat. Maybe if you have an intolerance. The staff was very nice snc and tried to make something ended up having plain broccoli with nothing and plain mahi with nothing.

Not celiac
2 months ago

These reviews aren’t lying! This place is fantastic! I love that the plate comes out with an “allergy alert” sticker on it. And a warm, GF chocolate chip cookie? Yes, please!

Celiac
2 months ago

Pretty good, decent size gluten free (and gluten modifiable) labeled menu. The kids had gluten free pizza and steak and French fries - they were fans. I had a Mahi Mahi sandwich (Udis roll) and really liked it.

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

The gluten free pizza was good. They are really good about avoiding cross contamination with Gluten Free. Their menu is also clearly marked for what dishes are gluten free and what dishes can be altered to be gluten free. Which means a lot with 2 kids that can’t have gluten.

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Waitress was very knowledgeable about celiac. Lots of GF choices and food was delicious!

Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

Manager was very freindly and accommodating. He was knowledgeable about GF. Said the fryer was dedicated and tgey seperate kitchen space. Food was delicious and did not have any side effects.

Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

Big menu with lots of gluten free options, the staff is knowledgeable and the food is always amazing. Everything is fresh, and the food is good for the whole family!

Celiac
3 months ago

Excellent food and a lot of GF DF choices!

Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

Like all the other reviews say, this place was great. Lots of GF options, and the GF plates come out clearly labeled. The manager even came out to tell us they had a separate preparation space. We'll be back!

Celiac
3 months ago

Delicious and lots of options! Servers are knowledgeable about allergies. Great food!

Not celiac
3 months ago

Many GF choices. Friendly staff and good food.

Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

Staff very knowledgeable. Ordered the lunch special, avocado/pepper jack/bacon sandwich with fries, very good gf roll. Dedicated fryer for French fries. Cooked sandwich in separate area. Plate marked with allergy sticker and brought out separately. No reaction.

Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

Great place for great gluten free food with plenty of meal options! The manager and staff are very good allergen aware and take precautions to prevent food cross-contamination. They use 'allergy alert' stickers and bring out those meals first. The manager takes great pride in their food prep processes and wants their restaurant to be a safe place for everyone. Dedicated fry frier! Highly recommend the kill deviled eggs, seafood trio, pollo loco and seafood enchiladas.

Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

Many options, good food, staff was knowledgeable and careful. My meal came out with a sticker on the plate marking it as gluten allergy. Many meals can be altered to work. Really enjoyed it and didn’t get sick! Always a plus!!! 😄

Not celiac
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

Great options! They are very good about food allergies and plates are marked with sticker for allergy. I felt very comfortable eating here and will definitely return next vacation.

Celiac
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

Very knowledgeable about safe handling, food was excellent, and many GF items. My son has Celiac and got the Kill Deviled eggs for an appetizer and the steak with Bleu cheese sauce on the special menu was made for him.

Not celiac
9 months ago

Overall great dining experience and fast services. I had the southwest chicken salad and my husband had the tuna and shrimp. My chicken was a bit over cooked(dry) but the salad was good despite that. My husband must have liked his dinner by his plate was clean. Loved the gluten free options on the menu and will def be back to try the gluten free choc chip cookie and ice cream. Manager even stopped by and chatted for a few minutes. Menu was marked with gluten free or gluten modified options. Great overall atmosphere with sports bar type feel.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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

1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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.

Celiac
2 years 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.

Celiac
2 years ago

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

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

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.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

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

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

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

Celiac
2 years ago

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

Celiac
2 years ago

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

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

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.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

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

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

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

Celiac
2 years ago

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

Celiac
2 years ago

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

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

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.

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

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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