Barking Crab Restaurant (Closed)

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 15 ratings
$$$Celiac Friendly, Dedicated Kitchen Space, Lobster Rolls + 6 more
100% of 8 votes say it's Celiac friendly

151 Swinburne Row, Newport, RI 02840

(401) 846-2722
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    5 ratingFebruary 28, 2015

    Staff was extremely knowledgeable of Celiac disease. They don't have a glue free menu but the manager came over and spoke with me about my choice and what they can make gluten free. She also informed me that the fries are made in a different fryer than all the breaded foods and that she would go back and make sure the kitchen staff knew. I got the lobster roll on the gluten free roll and sweet potato fries. When the manager brought my food out, she brought the pickle out on a separate dish because she new that vinegar is some times made with wheat! My food was fantastic but I didn't eat the pickle. I highly recommend this place!

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    3 ratingJanuary 01, 2015

    Management was knowledgeable about Celiac but the quality of the food was not what I would have expected. It was New Year's week so the Chef might have been on vacation. The chicken under brick was very dry and the burger somewhat plain.

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    2 ratingJuly 09, 2014

    My wife and I visited here yesterday. Their gluten free rolls are dry & I'd strongly recommend against eating gluten free there. Even the lobster was dry too. It's sad because we are from out of town and my wife was very excited to eat here.

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    2 ratingJuly 09, 2014

    We had the Gluten free lobster roll, roll and lobster was dry!

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    5 ratingMay 05, 2014

    Excellent gf rolls had grilled chicken very good ,management very concerned about celiacs trained staff would recommend any time!

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    5 ratingApril 15, 2014

    Amazing service and completely celiac friendly. The crab dip is amazing. I had a lobster roll on a gluten free roll. It was the best gluten free roll I've ever had. I'll definitely be coming back.

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    5 ratingMarch 21, 2014

    Could not have been happier to find this spot which takes Gluten issues and allergies so seriously. Our server actually asked us if we had any special dietary concerns! We chose this olace because of it's positive reviews on FMGF. It did not dissappoint. as soon as we told our server two of us were GF, she immediately had her manager come to our table for a visit to gather info and offer us menu options. He explained that we could even have fried sides like sweet potato wedges because they would be either pan-fried or baked and never in fry oil contaminated by flour. I had a traditional lobster roll on a GF bun which was much like an English muffin. Delish! my daughter (GF by choice) had a seafood casserole baked to perfection. The kitchen was able to omit the cracker topping and she was so excited that her needs were taken seriously! Bryan (the manager) even hand delivered our meals so there would be no risk of a mix-up. This will be our go-to spot whenever in Newport this summer.

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    5 ratingJanuary 05, 2014

    Great food! The manager came over and assured me that he would bring my food out separately and that the kitchen staff is very cautious about cross contamination. I had one of the specials for that night, crab meat sandwich with fries. I will definitely be visiting there next time we are in Newport!

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    4 ratingDecember 07, 2013

    Had the crab dip appetizer! Awesome! Ordered the lettuce wedge with blue cheese. It was a lot of food! Waitress was knowledgeable and checked with the kitchen. Fun atmosphere. No separate menu though. They do have gluten free rolls and will make you any sandwich off the main menu. Very accommodating.

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    5 ratingAugust 14, 2013

    Excellent sea food! The manager came over right away and assisted with my allergy needs (gluten and dairy). Menu items were modified to meet my needs and my husband and I were both thrilled with our meals. Gf beer to top it all off :)

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    5 ratingAugust 03, 2013

    Awesome! Manager personally handles GF orders. Walks the order thru the kitchen to reduce cross contamination. And they review your order with the chef or bartender to make sure all ingredients are GF. Even have GF rolls!

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    4 ratingJune 24, 2013

    good food for a reasonable price. the manager came right over and talked to us and asked about our allergies. he answered our questions about items on the menu.

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    5 ratingMarch 20, 2013

    These guys were wonderful! They send the manager over who can chat about the menu & will make sure your food is gluten & CC free Seriously amazing :) Renee, the manager on duty, helped design a dish for me. She's wonderful and really understands celiac. (They don't have s dedicated menu, but do not fear). And the food is fantastic!!! I can't say enough. The barking carb was so good we went twice in one weekend! I wish I lived closer!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dedicated Kitchen Space
  • Dessert
  • Lobster Rolls


  • Kid Friendly
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood

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