Bernie's Beach Bar

24 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
90% of 21 votes say it's celiac friendly
73 Ocean Boulevard
Hampton, NH 03842

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Celiac

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Bernies is great for gluten free. They have a dedicated gluten free fryer. Food is delicious.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 week ago read full review

Celiac

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They were knowledgeable about CC and I didn’t get sick.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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I have celiac and I got very sick about 3 hours after eating here.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Updated 4 weeks ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten Free Features

  • Allergen List
  • Beer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Chicken Fingers/Nuggets
  • Cider
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Fries
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Onion Rings
  • Sandwiches
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Wings

Categories

  • Bar
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Chicken tenders and onion rings!
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GF lobster roll and onion rings!
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GF Lobster Roll with onion rings
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Celiac

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My mom and I, both celiac, were able to order nice meals here. I got the GF fish and chips, she got the haddock dinner, both extremely tasty! 24 hours later no issues. They have a dedicated GF fryer and their staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. Our waiter knew we were GF before we sat down - the hostess must have told him - and the first thing he said to us was that he was going to make sure we were taken care of. Exemplary service.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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I had GF fish and chips with no cross contamination they have a separate menu and fryer. The atmosphere is a bit hectic but our waiter was great.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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There is a gluten free menu with many different options. There is a separate gluten free fryer. The fries were excellent, but the chicken tenders were not as great.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Not celiac

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Amazing 10/10!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The onion rings were so good! I will definitely return! Had the GF fish and chips!!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Have Eaten here a few times, never any issues , nice gf menu, food is yummmm !!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Soooo happy to find another resturant that really understands GF and dedicates a complete menu with so many choices. Even deep fried anything. I got to enjoy onion rings for the first time in a long time. Thank you Bernies! Ps, the amazing views of the ocean/beach and their top notch drinks made this GF experience even better.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I am a celiac & I recently got their food to-go with 2 other celiacs and we all got very very sick. It was on a Tuesday night so it wasn’t even a peak busy night. Please be very careful. My guess is it’s hit or miss.

I got really sick and so did the other 2 celiacs I was with. The food was good but I question if it was gf.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Incredible food and drinks

Excellent GF menu. Lots of options and GF rolls. The GF tenders were awesome and the GF lobster roll sandwich was incredible. Our sever Ashley was very knowledgeable and they have a dedicated GF menu.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I’m so happy I tried this place. I wanted everything. Had the chicken fingers amazing and then had there fried clams. So good. I can’t wait to come back. It’s hard to find a place that does fried gluten-free food. Glad I don’t live near here I’d gain so much weight 🤣

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Had the fried shrimp basket with fries and it was amazing, ordered take out at the bar and was ready in 15 minutes.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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Great selection, but I got glutened. I had the fish and chips. :(

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Awesome experience, great service , even greater gluten free food. Fried clams and onion rings were amazing.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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What a relief after all the places on the street with all fried (breaded) foods! Great GF choices, great service, great drinks menu, very reasonably priced. What else could you want?

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Mon amoureux est cœliaque et il A.D.O.R.É ce restaurant. Les serveurs sont bien informés sur le sujet et ils connaissent bien le menu et les particularités de celui-ci. Selon les dires de mon conjoint, les burgers sont excellent et les rondelles d’oignon aussi. Les aliments fris sont cuit dans un compartiment a part donc il y a moins de risque de contamination croisé. Si vous passez par la, arretez!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Love it here! Been coming here for years and never leave disappointed !

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Gluten free onion rings! The burger buns don't taste gluten free and the gluten free menu is huge. Definitely would visit again.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Large gluten free menu. However my food was as bland as could be. Nachos would have been decent if they were hot. Waitress offered to send them back, but by the time they came...I had chicken skewers with zero flavor or seasoning. Black bean rice was tasteless too. Not sure if due to being gluten free, it was not seasoned. Hubby had regular shrimp skewers and rice pilaf, which he said were good. In all fairness it was very crowded for a Sunday at 4:15. Hopefully I won’t get sick from this banquet

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Outstanding GF menu. Had the lobster roll and it tasted so good that truthfully I was worried I would get sick. Glad to say I never did! Atmosphere was also great and the view of the ocean from the top deck was fantastic! Highly recommended for the options alone.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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What a treat ! Gluten Free seafood on the beach! Yes !!!!! Thank you Bernie’s. A great menu full of options. I had fish and chips. With coleslaw and it was delicious.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They have a huge gluten free menu. Their pulled pork sandwich and onion rings were so good! At first I was worried they gave me a gluten bun because it looked and felt like it couldn't possibly be gluten free. I am extremely sensitive to contamination and I had zero issues.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Dedicated fryer. Huge gf menu. So great to have so many options.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Excellent fried haddock! They have a dedicated gf fryalator. Yummy scallops and bacon. Great view!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Server seemed okay knowledge wise of celiac but double checked with manager to make sure what we ordered was okay. We got a Cobb salad with chicken and the mussels both off the GF menu. One or both of these were not GF and ended up getting sick shortly after. Would caution if going here

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Went with my husband and 2 boys. The boys (6&9) have celiac. My husband and I avoid gluten when around them as well. Ordered off the gf menu: Twin lobster meal w/ 2 sides ($26) Clam strip meal w/ fries ($17) Fish and chips ($15) Garden salad with chicken ($13) And sodas. After tip meal was $100. Food was good. Onion rings were a bit soggy though. Dedicated fryer is def a score in our book!! The best thing of all we ordered was the clam strips!! The view is amazing. No one left with a belly ache!! Extra bonus.... free drawings of your kids while there and great music. Outside eating area is huge.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Had a great experience there! They had a separate GF menu with a lot of options! Even got to have fried fishermans platter!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Fabulous menu and the waiter was very helpful in making sure my watermelon mojito was safe! I will definitely be back.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Waitress wasn't very knowledgeable about gf. Was hesitant to eat the food when it arrived. I did and no reaction! Very yummy! Extensive gf menu! Fried food was all spectacular! Onion rings were nice and thick not those straw things that seem to be the only gf onion ring option other places.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Got very sick from this place.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Love it!!! Such an amazing Gluten Free Menu!!!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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What is this business of open until 1 and the gf kitchen closes at 10 while the wheat eaters can get served until 11? Big disappointment..

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Great GF menu. Had fish and chips it was delicious. Will definitely go back! Best on the beach

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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I have dined there four times. Every time was delicious and I was never sick. Highly recommend for celiac.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Stay away if you have celiac. This place got me sick.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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While they have an awesome GF menu. After my order arrived (Mahi tacos) it was clearly on a flour tortilla, when I kindly asked the waitress if she was sure this was GF tortilla she said she put it in the computer correctly. Um, I didn't doubt her typing skills, it was clear the staff had no idea the seriousness of the allergy of Gluten intolerance. The kitchen was downstairs and she was too busy and didn't want to or wasn't willing to go double check. Therefore I didn't eat my onion ring either too scared of the outcome. But the food i did have was amazing, bacon wrapped jalapeño & Steamers. The 4 of us concluded the steamers were the best we've ever had anywhere. large portions.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Almost 40 gluten free items ABSOLUTELY AMAZING

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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I was excited to find this place on this website for my family's visit to Hampton Beach. But we got there and printed right on the bottom of their menu is that their gluten free ingredients may have been produced in gluten-tainted facilities and that they can't guarantee that there won't be cross-contamination. Knowing that we had two more days and a trip home ahead of us, none of which my wife wanted to risk being sick for, we ended up not eating there. I guess if you are eating gluten free for dietary reasons it could work for you, but if you have celiacs or an intolerance, eat at your own risk.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They have a large gf menu with lots of options for gf fried seafood and onion rings!! It was amazing! Haven't had gf fried food in a long time. Staff knowledgeable and really nice!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing gfree rolls and fried food batter! My mom has been craving gluten free onion rings since her celiac diagnosis and she almost cried they were so good! I'll be dreaming of the lobster rolls for days. :)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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I found this place on my FMGF app while on vacation. It was 7pm on a Saturday so we had to wait about 30-45 mins but we expected something like that on a weekend. The gluten free menu they offer is unlike any other. They have a dedicated fryer. I wanted one of everything on the menu haha. We got the clam strips basket with fries as an appetizer and I had the lobster roll on a gf bun with onion rings for my main course. All of it was amazing!! Fantastic wait staff, incredible food, and nice roof top seating. I'm very sensitive and I didn't have any reaction! I will definitely go back to this place!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Amazing! I have a severe gluten allergy and I got to have fish and chips for the first time in years, they have a dedicated fryer and very knowledgeable staff! The rooftop deck overlooking the water was the cherry on top!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Over 37 items gluten free. Dedicated gluten free fryer. GF salad dressings, GF batter for fried seafood onion rings ect GF sauces.Apps, Drinks, Entrees, Lunch, Seafood Baskets, Sides, Soups, Salads ect. Best fried seafood that's gluten free!!!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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