Beckham's on the Trail

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 45 ratings
$$$Celiac Friendly, Burgers, Sandwiches + 14 more
100% of 27 votes say it's Celiac friendly

8579 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34238 Directions

(941) 706-1654
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    5 ratingNovember 17, 2016

    Excellent service and exceptional fish and chips that are celiac friendly! Can't beat them! Wonderful experience! Can't tell you how delighted I was to be able to eat fried fish and steak fries without a gluten reaction! Excellent all around must go! Very knowledgeable! Also available is gluten free fried shrimp, gf jalapeños poppers, and gluten free Chocolate cake! Doesn't look like much on the outside but the inside is a quaint Irish pub style dining experience! Excellent excellent excellent! Thank you so much!

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    2 ratingJuly 03, 2016

    Super sweet staff, but the food was bland. The fries, peas, and calamari were most likely frozen. Fried fish had no taste or seasonings. Would not go back.

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    5 ratingMay 27, 2016

    Loved the gluten free fish and chips, and the gluten free chocolate cake. Will be coming back to eat here again.

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    1 ratingMay 26, 2016

    Not impressed. Good was bland and as a Celiac I would never risk eating batter made with gf beer. Dessert was horrible. Waitress rushed and impatient to explain ingredients. Don't waste your money.

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    5 ratingMay 15, 2016

    Great gluten free menu. Awesome fish sandwich. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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    5 ratingApril 26, 2016

    Staff is very knowledgeable of gluten. An awesome menu with a great variety. Loved this place.

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    5 ratingApril 23, 2016

    Many gf options. Dedicated fryer for fries. Very knowledgable staff.

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    5 ratingMarch 29, 2016

    Great place! As the hostess was seating us, and every other party that walking in while we were there, she asked if anyone was gluten free and gave us a separate gluten-free menu that was also a different color than the regular menu. Very polite, very knowledgeable, food was great!

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    5 ratingMarch 17, 2016

    Delicious gluten free fish and chips. We shared a gluten free chocolate cake and even the non-gluten intolerant in the group said it was delicious. Great place!

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    5 ratingFebruary 07, 2016

    Very good food and service, and many items on the gluten free menu.

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    5 ratingJanuary 25, 2016

    Delicious gluten free fare!! dedicated gluten free fryer. very knowledgeable staff. the fish and chips are amazing!! you must try this place out if you are celiac or gluten intolerant! !!

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    3 ratingDecember 20, 2015

    They seemed to be knowledgable about gluten free options. I ordered the burger which tasted like lighter fluid and the bun just completely fell apart. Coleslaw was good. We would definitely not go back but I give it 3 stars because the shrimp i ordered as an appetizer was very good!

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    5 ratingOctober 17, 2015

    We ate here this summer (Juns 2015), and loved it. The atmosphere was quiet (4PMish), the service was great and the food was wonderful. The GF Shepherds Pie was so filling, with perfect flavor. It was nice to find a place with what I call comfort food, in order to have a break from seafood, yet something different from all the big chains out there. Highly recommend! The desserts are the best. My husband got the Key Lime pie and said it was the best he's ever had, but it is not GF.

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    5 ratingSeptember 23, 2015

    One of the best gluten free restaurants I have been to! As soon as we walked in the hostess asked if we needed gluten free menus. The waitress was extremely knowledgeable about the gluten free options and the service wad top notch! We will definitely be back! The GF chocolate cake and fish fry was fabulous!

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    5 ratingJuly 19, 2015

    Great variety of GF choices with a dedicated fryer! The GF shrimp and chips was delicious (battered shrimp and steak fries) and I had a very tasty chocolate cake (from a dedicated bakery) with ice cream for dessert. You can't go wrong here!

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    5 ratingApril 22, 2015

    Fantastic gluten free menu. I had salmon with mango pineapple sauce - was delicious. Very knowledgeable staff.

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    5 ratingMarch 19, 2015

    Amazing gf fried shrimp, they didn't have shrimp in stock and so the owner went and bought some at the grocery store and then made it

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    5 ratingMarch 09, 2015

    Great service and huge portions. Lots of choices that you don't always see in other restaurants. Dedicated fryer was a plus for my teen daughter.

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    5 ratingFebruary 25, 2015

    A must stop! Best meal ever and so knowledgable on gluten free. From appetizer to dessert you can eat here with confidence and gluten free people know what a relief that is! Do not miss eating at Beckham's.

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    5 ratingDecember 29, 2014

    Phenomenal English Style GF fish & chips (complete with mushy peas), breaded shrimp and chips, burger and desserts. The owner has Celiac disease and has created a 2 page GF menu! The batter on the fish was so tasty. The have a dedicated fryer for GF. Fabulous! I would go out of my way to return to this restaurant! Fabulous!

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    5 ratingDecember 27, 2014

    Great GF fish and chips with mushy peas! The owner came to the table! She too is a celiac! Designated fryer! She explained how she hated going to other places and hated reading blah blah ask to hold blah. So everything on her GF MENU is GLUTEN FREE WITH NO MINUS THIS OR THAT!! A must stop!! Hope you enjoy this place as much as we did! Oh and there is a totally GF bakery around the corner that she gets her buns from for her hamburgers!

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    5 ratingNovember 02, 2014

    Run by a British celiac this place does fabulous British pub grub that also happens to be gluten-free. The fish and chips was amazing. Highly highly recommended.

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    5 ratingSeptember 21, 2014

    Amazing! Not only is all the staff vigilant about gluten free preparations, the food is incredible! The GF fish and chips melt in your mouth. My hubby eats rye GF version with no because it is so tasty. Expansive menu, all soups are always GF and full of flavor. After 23 years gluten free, never thought I could eat out and feel so comfortable. What a gem!

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    5 ratingAugust 26, 2014

    Based on previous reviews, we decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed! Some of the best gluten free food we have ever had at a restaurant. The waitress was very helpful and knowledgeable about the menu and made some great menu suggestions. The owner was very friendly as well and made us feel special. We had the fish and chips and both of the desserts as well. Delicious!!!!

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    5 ratingAugust 17, 2014

    A great find on vacation when I've been struggling to find places trust to eat at with my gluten and dairy allergies. Due to the dairy allergy, I was more limited with the awesome GF menu but still had many options which was a luxury. They use a beer batter for the fish and chips so I was thrilled to be able to eat that and it was fantastic! Our waitress was helpful and made the experience even better with her service and attention to my needs. I even enjoyed a GF beer! Can't wait to come back here. It made me feel "normal" eating out which is a rarity.

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    5 ratingJuly 25, 2014

    Dedicated GF area and fryers! Had the gf beer-battered fish n chips, which was excellent. Have also tried their burgers and deserts. Pretty great and the staff is very knowledgable and accommodating.

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    5 ratingJuly 17, 2014

    AMAZING!! Beckhams has the most extensive gluten free menu (incl drink menu!) I've ever seen! You name it, they have it!! They have designated kitchen space and fryers! I was able to eat fish & chips!! Our waitress was VERY knowledgable and I was very comfortable knowing I wouldn't get sick from cross contamination. The owner is a Celiac herself, and she even visited our table during our visit to share her story! She's a beautiful person. I'm so very thankful I found this place during our vacation here!! Thank you BECKHAMS!!!

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    5 ratingJuly 11, 2014

    Waiter was very informed. Food was very bland, but I didn't get sick which was all I was worried about on vacation.

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    5 ratingJuly 05, 2014

    This restaurant is amazing! Run by someone with Celiac disease the kitchen has dedicated fryers & staff is well trained.

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    5 ratingMay 18, 2014

    Fantastic! Offered us gluten free menus before we could even ask. Nachos were yummy.

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    5 ratingApril 18, 2014

    Finally a true gluten-free menu from a restaurant that "gets it"! The food is great with texture and flavor! Plus I can't tell you how excited I was when I discovered their gluten-free cake for dessert!

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    5 ratingMarch 05, 2014

    Owner is gluten free so understands risks such as cross contamination, they have a gluten free menu, they have separate fryers for fried food, and were very knowledgeable. I have celiac so am pretty sensitive to gluten and had no issues. I ordered a burger on a gluten free bun.

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    5 ratingJanuary 27, 2014

    The food is delicious, friendly atmosphere and very knowledgeable staff. Lots of choices on the dedicated GF menu My burger on a GF bun was delicious as were my GF French fries. Ordered dishes to go as well. Thank you thank you.

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    5 ratingDecember 26, 2013

    This place was amazing to say the least! We had the fish and chips which came highly recommended and was not a disappointment at all. We also had an amazing fresh soup of the day and a burger… Everything including dessert was fabulous! You will not be disappointed with this place!!! The first really good sign was that they asked if we would like a gluten-free menu or a regular menu- which was a first for us!

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    5 ratingJuly 02, 2013

    Great gf menu. i think very safe, the owner is cd (which honestly doesn't mean much to me since I feel a problem within 30 minutes and many of them don't feel anything) but we had a great meal with no trouble - had fried shrimp and a hamburger. We had a really nice server as well.

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    5 ratingMay 23, 2013

    Fantastic food and wonderful people! They have a Gluten Free menu that you won't believe. Just had the best fish & chips I've ever had anywhere (even prior to developing Celiac Disease.) After speaking to Annie, one of the owners, I would say you can feel totally safe eating here. They take great care in preparing their GF food because Annie is one of us! I highly, highly recommend Beckham's on the Trail!

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    5 ratingMarch 31, 2013

    Extensive GF menu. It was a thrill to order a burger, fries, fish and chips, etc. Owner has CD, so everything is safe. Servers are extremely knowledgable. Dessert, especially, was over-the-moon delicious.

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    5 ratingNovember 01, 2012

    Beckham's on the Trail is one of the best restaurants offering a gluten free menu in South Sarasota! The excellent management, staff, and menu selection caters to not only regular diners, but also to those who have food intolerances, food allergies, or celiac disease. There are many items on the gluten free menu that I have not seen offered at other restaurants. For example, there is fish and chips, battered shrimp, stuffed pork loin, and chicken piccata. In addition, there are gluten free buns for all sandwiches. French fries and nachos are made in a dedicated fryer. Cross contamination is NOT an issue at Beckham's, as the kitchen has strict procedures in place for special orders which are overseen by Annie Malon, who has multiple food intolerances herself. My husband (regular diner) and I (celiac) ate several meals at Beckham's while on vacation at Siesta Key. We tried many different items from the menu and were never disappointed. The appetizers, salads, entrees, sandwiches, and desserts were delicious and reasonably priced. Beckham's on the Trail is the "go to" restaurant for locals and vacationers!!

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    5 ratingAugust 29, 2012

    Awesome GF menu! I felt like I was eating normal food, but it was GF! It was so nice. And tons of gluten items for the rest of my family. It was all delicious. I had the fish and chips and my son has a GF burger with a yummy bun and fries. He was over the moon to have GF fries! Great service too. Reasonable prices for tons of food. Great people too! Thank you!

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    5 ratingJune 17, 2012

    Best GF meal I have ever had out. Craving good gluten free buns for my burgers and this place provided big time! They get their bread fresh from Island GF Bakery right down the street. Extensive GF menu. Even made my husband's ribs gluten free so I could try them. One of the owners has Celiac's so everything is prepared to spec. GF cocktail options too! I HIGHLY recommend this place for both GF and non-GF diners.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Appetizers
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Dessert
  • Fish & Chips
  • Fries
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pasta
  • Sandwiches


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Happy Hour
  • Lunch
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
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