Bay Walk Cafe

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 77 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Dedicated Fryer, Chicken Fingers/Nuggets + 3 more
96% of 54 votes say it's Celiac friendly

16 S Hwy 101, Depoe Bay, OR 97341 Directions

(541) 765-7674
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    We’ve been coming here on and off for several years & always can’t wait for our next Oregon coast trip so I can have real Clam Chowder again. It’s a small restaurant so it can be hit or miss if they’re busy enough to stay open in the winter.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    Amazing! Very knowledgeable. Food was so good.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    Great clam chowder and gluten free fish and chips. They serve regular fish and chips also, but they have a dedicated fryer for the gluten-free food.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    Awesome gf chowder, fish and chips and baked goods.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    Road tripping from Portland down to LA. Stopped in the town of Depoe. Saw gluten free clam chowder advertised at Baywalk Cafe and had to stop in for a bowl. The owners grandson has an anaphylactic allergy to gluten and she prepares all the food herself. She is AWESOME! The clam chowder was delicious as well as the fresh strawberry lemonade. My girlfriend is celiac and she enjoyed her bowl of chowder immensely! Thanks Baywalk!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    Excellent fish and chips cooked in a separate fryer. My spouse had the gluten version and liked my batter coating better. There were also some pastries and cookies, though we didn’t try any. The woman at the counter was quite knowledgeable about celiac disease.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    Delicious gf fish and chips in a fun, unique little shop on the Main Street in Depoe Bay. We drove down here from Lincoln City after reading the reviews and weren’t disappointed! We had to wait awhile for the food but it was totally worth it knowing I wouldn’t be contaminated!

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    Pretty good gluten free chowder, and excellent gluten free fish and chips. They use a dedicated fryer and utensils. Staff is very friendly!

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    2 months ago

    I’ve tried this place twice in the last 2 years. They have weird hours, and the chowder tastes like paste with sight clam flavor. I really wanted to like these guys (hence trying them twice) but ended up with a stomach ache after eating there both times (not from gluten) 🤢 I won’t go back

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    Not celiac
    1 rating
    2 months ago

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Hours say opens at 11am, but we came by on a Saturday in peak season August and were told the chef doesn’t arrive until 1pm. They only serve coffee, clam chowder & ice cream until then. Bummer, since we had made a trip there specifically. 🙁

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    5 rating
    3 months ago

    Excellent gf batter on the fish and chips. They offer gf clam chowder and French fries. They also have a dedicated fryer that is also soy free. Very knowledgeable staff who is happy to help.

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    5 rating
    3 months ago

    Good chowder and fish & chips. Delicious blackberry lemonade. Best part- our server was a larger than life character. They have GF ice cream cones.

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    5 rating
    3 months ago

    Amazing!!! The best hand cut French fries I’ve ever had and the chicken was amazing! They don’t do onion rings during the busy months which I can understand! Amazing customer service! Owner was amazing!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    Excellent gluten free fish and chips!! I'm gluten and dairy free and had a great experience with the very helpful staff who made sure everything I ate was safe. Thanks for providing a great restaurant for those with diet restrictions on the coast!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    Their gluten free clam chowder is sooo good! Great staff and owner!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    Food was delicious! We had the fish and chips, all GF and dedicated fryers. Knowledgeable about gluten.

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    7 months ago

    The food from the dedicated fryer was bland and old tasting. The chowder was decent. They have gluten free cones but the ice cream is also dipped into regular cones so definitely cross contaminated. Staff was very personable and friendly. Very small, 3 table joint. We wouldn’t drive out if our way to go back and are opting to hit the grocery and pack sack lunches for tomorrow rather than return.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    8 months ago

    Staff was knowledgeable and friendly. Great onion rings and clam chowder! Will come here again!

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    5 rating
    8 months ago

    Very knowledgeable! Best place on the Oregon coast for gluten free safe food!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    WOW. This was the highlight of my recent beach trip. I love that they cater to both gluten loving and gluten free folks. I have celiac disease and my partner doesn't. We were in heaven at this place. They offer both a gluten and a gluten free/celiac friendly (separate fryer) menu. Allison and Patrick, the owners, put love into every meal. Food is clearly their passion. Allison won't send an order out until it's absolutely perfect. Patrick watched me bite into my first gluten free onion ring, as if the world depended on it, because he cared that much about the food being "just right." Their chowder (gluten free, pescatarian friendly) was delicious! This place is an absolute GEM.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    Fantastic place dedicated fryer, onion rings, fish n chips, fries and yes Gluten Free / vegetarian Clam Chowder. Died and gone to celiac heaven!!

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    1 rating
    11 months ago

    Came here during normal business hours on a Saturday afternoon only to find them closed! Had to search for something else gluten free in a town we don't know.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    This was great to have so many "normal" options for everything like chicken tenders and fries, ice cream cone.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Gluten free chowder, battered fish and chips, onion rings all cooked away from gluten food, oh yes!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    i was so impressed with the atmosphere and the friendly service...my fish and chips was delicious i even got gluten free goodies to go...what lured me in was the sign for gluten free clam chowder it was delicious defiantly

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Wonderful fish and chips. Dedicated fryer. Staff super friendly. Its a busy little place with not a lot of seating, but it definitely will be my goto place on each trip to the coast. The clam chowder is gluten and bacon free and is very tasty too.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Great service. friendly family owned business that is very knowledgeable and has dedicated fryers. chowder and battered fish or chicken is available at reasonable prices.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Delicious!! Small, wonderfully pleasant service.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    They even made my gf fish and chips dairy free too. Every time I come, they seem to be understaffed and there's a long wait, but for celiac competent staff and kitchen, it's totally worth it.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    I loved the serve! They are very knowledgeable about celiac and gluten intolerance. This is the first place I have gone to where I had NO cross contamination with my fries, and the first time I've had fish and chips AND onion rings since diagnosed almost 3 years ago. I will definitely be going again.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Great clam chowder. Great gf fries! Going back later this week for fish and chips. Owner very knowledgeable. Referred me to this app to check for other places to eat. Depose Bay is an interesting town. Loved seeing whales while standing on sidewalk! Went back and had gf fish and chips. Delicious!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Best gluten free food place! Ordered GF onion rings!!! Also when we came in was asked if there was anyone in the party who has a gluten allergy. That makes me feel so safe at eating here! They have gluten free fish and chips! I am so excited for this place. The onion rings are amazing!! It's a must stop!!! Dedicated fryers also!!

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    Not celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Not only were they very nice, but also knowledgable and spent time explaining their process. With no wheat flour in their restaurant (except pre-breaded items) and dedicated fryers for GF we felt comfortable eating there, which doesn't happen often. Thx Bay Walk Cafe!!! Not a healthy option by any means but a nice treat when you never get fish & chips.

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    small but very friendly, good service and glutin free menu. They are very careful that there is no contamination. The staff and owner are very knowledgeable about glutin free, right down to glutin free catsup. We saw their sign driving through Depot Bay for Glutin Free Chowder. So we stopped and found that they had glutin free Fish & chips,VERY GOOD, and the fries options were garlic, regular and ranch, all glutin free. We had the garlic, mmmm. They also have glutin free ice cream and ice cream cones. I highly recommend the Bay Walk Cafe.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Excellent clam chowder, gluten free fries, fried chicken and fish and chips! Nice treat!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Amazing fish and chips. Dedicated fryer, knowledgable cook. Food takes a bit, but it is well worth the wait.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Awesome and celiac friendly! The gf fried cod and onion rings were a nice surprise.

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    Not celiac
    4 rating
    2 years ago

    Great food and service!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Great clam chowder and fish & chips. Rarely have an opportunity to eat gluten free foods like this.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    I liked the clam chowder and cod fish n chips a lot! The service was really good too!

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    Not celiac
    1 rating
    3 years ago

    Really disappointed. I heard this is under new ownership, so hopefully it was just an off day for them. The fish and chips were super greasy. The clam chowder was watery and lacked flavor. Would not try again. Would not recommend.

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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Great GF clam chowder and fish 'n chips! The batter was light and fluffy and cooked perfectly! Such a great find! What a wonderful birthday lunch!! Will definitely be coming back!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Dedicated fryers and a good selection of GF seaside foods including Fish and Chips, GF Clam Chowder, and even GF ice cream cones. Friendly staff who truely care about the needs of the gluten sensitive.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    You would think you could get some GF fish and chips in Vancouver...nope! But this place was amazing. No reaction whatsoever. The batter had a nice texture, seasoned also perfectly, the meat was very moist, flaky, and taste was amazing. Five Stars from the guy who was shot and stabbed.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Onolishious! GF fish was light and cooked to perfection, with fresh cut garlic fries... Mahalo for existing!! First time in 2 years I've had fish n chips!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Only place I have found GF onion rings and they are amazing.

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    This is a casual, low-key cafe. Seating is VERY limited, but it is located right on 101, and there is an overlook with parking right across the street. If you want a formal setup, this is not for you. If you want a friendly place to sit down (if there is space), and enjoy a gluten free seafood treat while playing Yatzee or other board game they have on hand, this IS. We were ecstatic to find this cafe, and are very glad we found it. If you are GF, you know how limited dining options are. It isn't super fancy, but it IS tasty food and a friendly place. She even stayed open later than she had planned and reopened the fryers that she had cleaned in prepping to leave. We will be back!

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    Not celiac
    3 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    The fried food is fantastic but SLOW and the hours are limited and inconsistent. I bet they will close, and it will be because of poor business practices, not because it was GF or bad food.

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    Celiac
    2 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Overpriced. Overcrowded. The waitress made a rude remark about my 4 year old spilling her water despite the fact that I was the one to crawl under the table to clean it. Was snide when I asked for more water and brought warm tap water. It took 27 minutes after half of our food was brought to get the other half.

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    1 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    Super bummed!! Closed and it's 3pm :-(( Celiac and very limited food options here on the coast . We looked for a website or a dedicated facebook to find out hours and couldn't find anything. Wished they would create at LEAST and Facebook page to list when they are going to be there.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Chicken Fingers/Nuggets
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Fish & Chips
  • Onion Rings

Categories

  • Cafe
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
10 am - 6 pm
Thursday
10 am - 6 pm
Friday
10 am - 6 pm
Saturday
10 am - 6 pm
Sunday
10 am - 6 pm
Notes
Gluten-free clam chowder
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