Billy's Boston Chowder House (Closed)

100% of 8 votes say it's celiac friendly

29 E Main St, Los Gatos, CA 95030 Directions

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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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
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Separate fryers and re-glove for handling food

Good size quantity for the price and delicious taste and flavors!

Delicious eats and so happy that they can make almost every dish gluten free! Great service and Billy, the chef was so gracious and friendly.

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for takeout
Updated 9 months ago read full review

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Excellent experience! Very friendly and knowledgeable staff, plenty of options that were gluten free (appetizers and mains included breaded options!!, and gf desserts included a blueberry cobbler). They have a dedicated fryer, have gluten free breads and pastas, etc.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year 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

  • Bread/Buns
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Fish & Chips
  • Lobster Rolls
  • Pasta

Categories

  • Delivery
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
  • Takeout

Photos


GF berry cobbler
GF Fried Shrimp, Sweet potato fries and tater tots
GF fried fish
GF lobster Mac & Cheese
GF onion rings
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Reviews looked great but the restaurant closed the kitchen before the posted time on their door and on google.

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Updated 1 year ago read full review

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My son had a fabulous meal here! Onion rings and fries and sweet potato fries and a BREADED chicken parm sandwich! It was to die for! And I had a non-GF lobster roll that knocked my socks off and could be done GF. They had so many options! A true gem.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Gluten free eggs Benedict. Enough said there! But I’m gonna add to it. GF onion rings.

Celiac friendly?

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This restaurant is incredibly accommodating to gluten-free diners, and the fried foods (in dedicated fryers) were excellent. Service started out just a bit rough but smoothed out after a little while and turned out to be very good. We had Julian as our server and he was personable and very helpful with the menu in terms of gluten-free options and general food recommendations. I thought their selection of wine was actually pretty good - we really enjoyed the Mendocino County Pinot Gris we had. There are not many places you can get gluten-free fried shrimp (and other fried fish dishes like fish and chips), at THIS quality level. The shrimp were delicious, whether they’re gluten-free or not. I really liked that they mark the items that are NOT gluten-free (or not able to be modified to be GF) with an asterisk. The lobsta roll was great! Really sweet, delicious lobster, classic New England roll, pre-buttered (you have the option of mayo only if you’d like), and plenty of lobster meat. I mean, literally over the top of the roll. They really deserve credit for not being chintzy with the lobster meat. I’ve seen other reviewers complain that it’s pricey but I didn’t find it out of reasonable range at all. We really had an excellent time and even got to meet Billy himself, and he was charming and personable and we enjoyed talking to him. Between Julian and Billy, they really helped add to the enjoyable dining experience. I know I said a lot about the gluten-free options but if I knew nothing about gluten-free, I’d have never known. We would - and WILL - definitely return.

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I was in heaven at this restaurant. They do GF very well. We ordered a piece of fish, lobster Mac & cheese, sweet potato fries, tater tots, fried shrimp and they even brought us a GF berry cobbler. It was so good!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Almost the whole menu is gluten free and they have a dedicated fryer! All the staff are very friendly and asked the whole table if there were any allergies before we ordered.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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The staff was super friendly and fun. The food is delicious! The chowder is really good! We had the gf fish and chips and the captains platter

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No dedicated fryer. Grate food

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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I really liked this restaurant. I felt safe and there were so many gluten free options! They even had safe fried foods, which was a treat.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Amazing service and superb gluten free options. I had the scallops with sweet potato fries and salad and shared calamari with my husband. He is non-celiac but eats gluten free to limit my exposure and he was impressed with his clam roll and the calamari. Definitely recommend.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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I go here about once a month and have never been glutened!! I absolutely love their food.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Amazing gluten free fish and chips and onion rings. While I was here they had a minor cross contamination and re cooked my whole meal. Great staff. Very friendly. First time in years I have had French fries or onion rings. Yummy!!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Some of the waitstaff doesn't know what's going on in terms of food allergies, others do. Rest assured, they are pro's in the kitchen. I'm very sensitive, ate there twice, didn't get sick. Awesome place.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Great fish and chips. Reminded of being home in New England. I look forward to coming back and trying more of my New England favorites.

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No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Amazing fried food! We had the fish and chips (sweet potato fries and regular fries) and a fried seafood medley. Everything was delicious. They were happy that we went when they first opened so they could accommodate all of our allergies (GF, DF and latex free). They have a dedicated fryer. We were in heaven! Then we wandered next door to the yogurt shop and got a GF DF dole whip ... identical to the ones you get at Disneyland! Highly recommend and what a treat to have fried food!

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We went back since I had such a great experience the last time today was definitely not the same I asked for an unlimited mimosa since a sign said they ended at 5 and it was 3:40 she said they end at 4 so I couldn't get it I didn't argue because I didn't want to taint the experience I ordered the gluten free calamari appetizer which was very good then I had the cioppino (which isn't pictured because I forgot since I was so worried) it came out with bread she took it back since it had bread she then came out with the same bowl and I told her my concern about cross contamination which she just kept saying it was gluten free I then decided I would just eat it (which I hope I don't regret) I won't be back since it's not worth getting sick over I hate that celiac disease isn't taken serious by a significant amount of food service staff I wish people were more knowledgeable I really thought this place was great the last time I was there so I am so sad that this time was different I really wish I was the type to send my food back but I get to embarrassed and am concerned that if I was to complain they would definitely gluten me it stinks that eating out used to be my favorite thing and since I've been diagnosed it gives me so much anxiety

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No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Incredibly gluten friendly and staff are so helpful. Can have things that I normally could not and haven't in a long time without worry.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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GF fish n chips and beer - what more do you need!

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Great GF options. They are very careful preparing the food.

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This is one of my all-time favorite restaurants! The only place I know where you can get GF fish and chips or breaded calamari--and both done fresh and beautifully. The pastas, lobster rolls, and blueberry cobbler make this a place you'll want to come back to again and again!

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Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Fantastic food and really friendly people that take Celiac disease seriously. Almost all the items on the menu are gluten free.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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My whole family plus in-laws just ate the most delicious GF meal, served by the friendliest staff. We even got a table visit from the chef! The kids were so happy to get gf fish & chips, I got calamari for the 1st time in forever, and a lobster roll on the best gf bread, They even have sour dough bread bowls. (just about the whole menu is gf), and best of all I didn't get sick!

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Love this place they always treat me right and have some of the best seafood in the Bay Area!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Amazing place. The attention to gluten free is amazing.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Excellent food and variety of GF options! The server took time to explain how they maintain a gluten free kitchen and reduce cross contamination. I had the captains platter and no reaction or GI issues. Yum!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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Best GF fish and chips around, made with Redbridge GF beer and tapioca flour. Owner and staff are very knowledgeable and take care to prevent cross contamination. Dedicated GF fryer. $6 bottomless mimosa's during weekend brunch. Kid friendly.

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Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Whoa, GF calamari!! So good - crispy breading & tender inside. The spinach-orange side salad was sweet and really delicious too (just on the edge of being too sweet, but balanced by a hint of bitterness) . Great spot, worth every penny. (I couldn't find prices online, so i was a little nervous - I think calamari was $12 and salad $6, which seemed reasonable to me).

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Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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What a treat! Delicious haddock fish and chips from a dedicated fryer! The batter is not too exciting but the fish is excellent and the tartar sauce is really good. Our sweet server brought sourdough bread to the table but nothing GF. Pretty soon she came back with two absolutely delicious rolls for me...a hot roll with melting butter...heaven! It is hard to know how to describe the rolls. The are flat bread discs but oh so yummy (from a local certified GF bakery). Billy indicated they also use them in place of the English muffin for the eggs Benedict. Soooo good! Everyone enjoyed our lunch, including those with the non-GF orders. Definitely recommended! Biggest disappointment was that they serve a GF bread bowl for soup but the chowder and bisque are not GF, only the Manhattan chowder. Seems that they could thicken the chowder with something other than wheat flour to make this truly a spectacular treat of items that most of us only consider to be a faint memory since going GF.

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So much goodness! The owner, Billy, is a trained chef (Johnson & Wales) and it shows. Nearly the whole menu can be made gluten-free and there's a dedicated GF fryer.

You can get foods here you thought you had given up on -- Onion Rings, Fish & Chips, Shephard's pie, and seafood pastas. The GF batter is a little bland because it's hard to replicate what wheat does, but at the end of the day it really doesn't matter.

The best-kept secret here is the grilled seafood with a lemon-butter sauce. Order these GF (as there's a trivial breading) and enjoy.

Celiac friendly?

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Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Safe and tasty, plus a nice location!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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This place is amazing!! I always get fried calamari and a pull pork sandwich. They have a separate fryer for gluten free food. Most of there menu can be made gluten free. The servers are really friendly and nice but the service is a bit slow. I have eaten there on busy days and slow days and no matter what I feel like I'm always waiting for something.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Super tasty! Food did take a little while, because they had to make new pasta, but it was worth the wait. We had the Manhattan chowder in a bread bowl, and the lobster mac and cheese. Totally worth the money! There was a substantial amount of lobster in the pasta, and large pieces of clam in the chowder. B+, would eat again.

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Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Fantastic food! Totally gf safe and Celiacs safe but they were running out of gf options on Saturday night so call ahead to make sure they have what you want.

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Wonderful meal! GF fried seafood, lobster rolls, lobster mac & cheese were all fabulous. Tom, our waiter, was incredibly nice & helpful!

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Fried food heaven. After 30+ years with celiac it was exciting to finally taste a lobster roll and fish'n'chips. I don't ever have to do that again (not really much flavor) but it was delightful to enjoy a big plate of safe French fries.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Fantastic food, the wait staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. They have a dedicated fryer, so I had beer-battered fried haddock (Redbridge is the beer they use), French fries and coleslaw. It was awesome!

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This place is amazing. I've been multiple times with no reaction.

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Yes

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We went here the other day for the first time. Almost everything on the menu can be made Gluten Free. The owner, Billy, even came over to answer some questions. Once he found out it was my young daughter who was gluten free he made sure she had a great experience. She said the Gluten free pasta and Manhattan Clam Chowder was delicious. They even served GF Beer. We will definitely be back to this very friendly restaurant.

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Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Simply wonderful. VERY GF- friendly menu. Owner came out to see how everything was and how I liked the GF sourdough, which is the best GF bread I've had. Call me a new regular.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Update (1/14): Virtually the entire menu has been updated to be GF with only three items that can't be done GF. Make sure to ask for GF when as items can be made with or without wheat.

Everything is awesomely delicious and the server checked with the chef before placing the order! Extra points for the wine list, which shows some real thought went into it (including Navarro, which is mostly carried by high-end restaurants.) Even my Bostonian dining companion was happy.

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Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Pretty much everything is Gf here just make sure to ask for the menu

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Finally made it here and loved it. Great gluten free choices, dedicated fryer, knowledgeable staff. Definitely a winner!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Great fish and chips! Dedicated fryer and g-free trained kitchen. Staff was kind of blah. Non g-free hubby felt the batter on his regular fish and chips was a little bland. G-free foods are also the same price as regular which is great.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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This place is wonderful. GF menu with a dedicated GF fryer- yummy!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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