Blackwall Hitch

3.5 stars 3.5 out of 5 3 ratings
$$$$Gluten Free Menu, Late Night, Bar, Restaurant
66% of 3 votes say it's Celiac friendly

5 Cameron St, Alexandria, VA 22314 Directions

(703) 739-6090
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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    Being a holiday weekend, we had family and friends in town. Finding a place with outdoor seating near the water is limiting and we decided to go to Blackwall. The outside was full so we sat inside, which was fine. Our server took out drink order and off she went. When the drinks came we ordered appetizers. One of which was the fry flight. A few minutes later she came back to tel us that's we couldn't order the fry flight. The reason we were given was it was too busy in the restaurant and they didn't want the fries to sit too long waiting to be picked up and get cold. Ummmmmm. There are food runners and they were bustling doing an amazing job. We could order a side of fries, and any sauces, just not the flight. Sounded strange but we moved on. I am celiac and was surprised to see a GF flatbread! What a treat! Our server never asked if anyone had any allergies or dietary restrictions. It was listed as GF...so I placed my order. When the flatbread arrived I knew it wasn't gluten free. I asked our server who said she would check with the chef. Indeed it was NOT GF. Everyone finished their meals and I went up front to ask for the manager. Holding a menu in my hand i said "this flatbread isn't gluten free." "Right", he said. "But it's listed as gluten free." "Yea its a misprint." "Well I'm celiac and I ordered this. Luckily i could tell it wasn't so I sent it back." "Yea." "Ok well this is kind of serious for people who are celiac." "Yea I know." "Perhaps you should tell your wait staff they should let people know." He literally rolled his eyes! He was truly put out and could have cared less. And I was disappointed. I lived in Annapolis when the original Blackwall Hitch was built. I used to go there to listen to bands and have late night drinks. When I saw they were opening here I wanted to support them. I've been there a variety of times and being a GF vegetarian I have always been limited. So I mostly go for drinks. But I'll never be back. A misprint is one thing. Find a way to fix it. Alert your wait staff to ask people about allergies. Most restaurants do that these days. If I can't trust that you are serving me something that won't poison me, you don't get my money. Or my friends' money.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Lovely experience. Had the shrimp and grits which were amazing.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Fantastic GF options on their menu. Start with a delicious Maryland Crab soup. Then a HUGE Chesapeake Steamer Boil includes king Crab legs, shrimp, scallops, mussels, clams in a seafood broth with kielbasa new potatoes and corn on the cob. This pot had incredible flavor and cooked to perfection! I'll definitely be back and skip lunch so I have a better shot at finishing.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Bar
  • Late Night
  • Restaurant
Monday
11 am - 12 am
Tuesday
11 am - 12 am
Wednesday
11 am - 12 am
Thursday
11 am - 12 am
Friday
11 am - 12 am
Saturday
12 am - 2 am, 11 am - 12 am
Sunday
12 am - 2 am, 10 am - 10 pm
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