88% of 9 votes say it's celiac friendly

118 S Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401 Directions

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I have Celiac and we have eaten there many times. I have never been gluten. The food is delicious, we love the atmosphere, it's a very quaint little place gem. I would even go as far as to say a diamond in the rough it's just a great place all around the staff is amazing and I just can't rave enough about it.

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Updated 9 months ago read full review

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We ate here for Valentine’s Day and John did an amazing job of reassuring me that everything on the menu except the pita and desserts were gf. The food was so good! We got the fried calamari, falafel and two combinations. We will definitely be going back.

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Yes

Updated 11 months ago read full review

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Other than pita bread and desserts everything is gluten free. I had the sea bass and was delicious. John and his family do a great job. Thanks!

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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

  • Calamari
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Kid Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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All GF Dinner menu items.  Sorry, no Dessert though!
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GF fried calamari
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Hostess stated they would not keep breads off cutting boards, no assurance of cross contamination efforts, not welcoming. We left.

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Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Extremely knowledgeable about gluten issues and had so many options! Bonus points for gf beer!!

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Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Excellent food and very well informed staff. I would recommend it for my celiac friends.

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Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Extremely gluten free friendly and the fried calamari was incredible. Less one star for the short hours.

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Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Server was very knowledgeable. Best fried calamari! Small venue but great ambiance!

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Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Absolutely excellent!!! GF calamari was delicious.

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Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Very concerned staff for gluten free. Fried calamari were amazing. Wonderful options for gluten free. Almost the whole menu is available to us GF.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Very impressed with this restaurant! I asked as we were seated if there was a GF menu and the man replied "you're holding it!" Having fried calamari again was heaven and the entrees are all safe. I had the grilled shrimp which were so big that they were almost prawn sized! Extremely friendly and attentive staff and reasonably priced. We will be back!

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Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Excellent and authentic gluten free menu. Staff very knowledgeable. Yummy!! Family owned and operated. They do not rush you and are very conversational.

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Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Excellent fresh fried calamari and all if the items on the menu are GF, with the exception of the obvious, like Pita Bread. Very reasonably priced and friendly staff.

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Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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We are here last night and it was great! They were very knowledgeable when it came to Celia disease and said they don't even have flour in the building. I got to have fried calamari for the first time since I found out I had celiac. My boyfriend who does eat gluten even said it was some of the best calamari he'd ever had. Our waiter was great! I'd definitely go back!!!

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Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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This place was beyond phenomenal! my husband and I were able to have fried calamari (we haven't had in years!) it was coated in corn meal. the entire menu (less the pita bread) is gluten free and the manager/owner was there that night and very celiac knowledgeable. We ate until we were stuffed and are already planning our trip to Wilmington just for this restaurant.

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Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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This place is amazing!! The food was absolutely delicious and the waiter was so nice. It is also reasonably priced. They are very well educated on gluten allergies and take precautions. In fact, everything (even the calamari) is gluten free on their menu, except the pita bread and desserts. After talking to the waiter, John, he expressed that he was also the owner. I was so impressed that he owns, operates, and waits at the restaurant, and was super friendly. He even recommended stuff to do locally. I highly recommend for everyone, especially those with gluten issues!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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The waiter John is always helpful and knows what has gluten and what doesn't. My wife has other allergies and he knew exactly what she could have. Food is exceptional especially the lamb.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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If you have more than 4 people you need to plan ahead. If you have a toddler make sure they can sit in a regular seat. Black Sea only has 1 high chair in the restaurant. 3 items on the kids menu and they only offer soft drinks. No substitutions available even for an iced tea instead of a soda. Waiter was a bit grouchy and not very patient with our group. Lightened up a bit when he realized our kid was better behaved then the other one in the restaurant. Food was good though and waiter knew about gluten restrictions.

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Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Everything was delicious at Black Sea Grill. Perfectly seasoned, fresh, and clearly made with love at this family owned restaurant. The calamari was outstanding. Battered in cornmeal, it was the best calamari I'd ever had, even pre-gluten free days.

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Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Awesome calamari. Lots of gluten free options. (The desserts and pita bread were the only things with gluten.) Super friendly as well.

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Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Great food and good prices...99% of the food is gluten free and the owners are very nice! my husband had Celiac and is very sensitive. We have eaten here several times with no problems at all!

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Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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I am severe gluten sensitive and was so excited to see a possible calamari dish. We told our waiter I could not eat gluten. He said the calamari was battered in cornmeal so I gave it a shot. I tend to react within 2 to 24 hours and nothing happened after I ate the super yummy dish! Best calamari ever! Loved the beef, rice and the Turkish white wine. Took a walk on the dock after our meal. A night to remember!

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Updated 6 years ago read full review

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There isn't much here for someone with celiac disease.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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3 of our family has Celiac. We drove out of our way to come here because of the great reviews and read that they don't use flour. When we ordered lunch we asked for a GF menu, she said just don't order the sandwiches, they have gluten, the rest would be fine. We told them about Celiac, she said no problem, however all 3 of us got sick. Not sure what precautions they took to limit cross contamination, the server brought out our plates right after bring a gluten meal out without washing hands. The food tasted great, but NOT worth it when all 3 of us got sick. Don't go here if you have Celiac.

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No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Great food, reasonably priced. Very accommodating! My husband ordered the surf and turf, but wanted grouper instead of flounder and I ordered the sampler but got shrimp instead of the lamb chops and beef. Everything was fresh and delicious. We will go back!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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A very enjoyable evening. John was very knowledgeable about gluten sensitivity and cross contamination although there was little to worry about because they do not cook with any flour. They had New Grist Pilsner and usually have New Planet as well. Great place for celiac, vegetarian,and vegan options.

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Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Gluten free calamari was such a great treat! The staff was amazing and extremely accommodating! I am allergic to garlic and onions as well, and they were still able to make me a delicious, safe meal.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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very good food, including multiple fried options. owner served us and ensured that they dont use any flour in the place, only corn meal. no dessert options or bread, but really good meal choices and very friendly service. will eat here again

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Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Loved it here. Atmosphere was great and the food was so good. Best gluten free fried calamari I've ever had. Coming from an Italian girl from NY that's saying a lot! Will definitely return.

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Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Kristen is amazing! Since my first meal there she has remembered I have celiac sprue and always remembers to bring veggies with the hummus instead of pita. This is my fave restaurant in town and the only place I feel 100% safe eating. Best lamb chops EVER!!!

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Updated 7 years ago read full review

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My favorite restaurant!!! Love the food, love the atmosphere and love the owners. Almost everything on the menu is GF. If you haven't eaten here, you are missing out! Sampled the GF brownie and it was delicious! Can't wait to make them myself.

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Updated 7 years ago read full review

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The food is so flavorful. This is one of my new favorites. Everything on the menu is GF except pita points and desserts (for now). They have the best GF fried calamari. The owners are very welcoming to GF diets which makes eating there easy and enjoyable. Great atmosphere!

Update on GF dessert. I got to enjoy an amazing chocolate brownie topped with vanilla Ice cream on my birthday. It was so amazing that even my non-GF friends were all over it! It is not yet on the menu but may occasionally be available if you're lucky;).

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Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Amazing food and safe for Celiacs. I have celiac and am very sensitive. Upon walking in I asked if they had a gluten free menu and he said "you're looking at it! We don't use flour!" Wow All I have to say is deep fried calamari I haven't had that since getting diagnosed. It was to die for. They don't deep fry anything that has flour or wheat in it. I had no reactions. I also had the mahi mahi and it was super fresh and incredibly tasty. This place is amazing!! They also had a gfree beer I hadn't tried yet.

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Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Excellent! I have not eaten fried food in a restaurant in years. The calamari is so good you wouldn't even know it is gluten free!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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The food is fabulous and most of the menu is gluten free. I highly recommend the Black Sea Grill to anyone following a GF diet.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Everthing on the menu is Gluten Free except four items, which I can do without.. Great place to dine!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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