Bluewater Grill

5 ratings
$$$ • Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Dessert, Sushi
60% of 5 votes say it's celiac friendly
15 E Cabrillo Blvd
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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Celiac

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Not very impressed with this place. First place I've been to where the risotto is not gf, and scalloped potatoes were not either (in Europe they're usually gf). Server didn't seem very knowledgeable, but was friendly and asked the kitchen. When we got the food, both of our dishes were different than advertised. Fish was the same, but I got it covered in spices (seemed like it was with flour, so had to double check with the kitchen) and with sour cream instead of a beurre blanc.

Safety


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

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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?

— Below Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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Waiter was helpful in choosing what items would be safe and asked chef when not certain. I had fish of the day and my gf son had brick chicken -both tasty with no issues.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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?

— Good

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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DO NOT RECOMMEND. The waiter asked me if bread had gluten in it. When I asked to speak to the manager, I was told that the previous manager knew about gluten, not him. So he never came to our table. I am aware that the service industry took a hit during covid and we need to be patient but this place is unsafe.

Celiac friendly?

No

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

  • Dessert
  • Sushi

Categories

  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood

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Celiac

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We have eaten here twice and both times really enjoyed our meal. We happened to have the same server both times and he was excellent at making me feel safe. We ordered GF + DF and items were great!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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We loved this restaurant. I had the crab cocktail, crab Louie salad (shared) and the clam and mussel combo pot. It was delicious. The manager is GF and was very helpful. My husband and sister are not GF and they really enjoyed their meals as well.

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

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No gluten free menu but a lot of the fish is ok and so are the vegetable sides. But the server didn’t seem that knowledgeable nor did they offer to get more information. The food was average. You will probably be safe here but have limited options and expect confusion from the staff.

Safety


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

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

Celiac

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Able to make protein style burger- delicious! All seafood can be prepared gluten-free. No dedicated fryer. Delicious cocktails. Gf tater sauce

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

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I had the Louie salad and it was great! Perfect light meal. :) Server seemed knowledgeable and didn’t hesitate to ask the kitchen about what she didn’t know. I also got to try my husband’s black & blue ahi and it was like butter.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

Celiac

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This restaurant serves mostly fish. It looks delicious. I stopped in to see if they could do GF and they said most of their fish dishes are GF. Their sides are GF since they use cornstarch and not flour. However, their fries are fried in a shared fryer. So the fries are likely cross contaminated.

Ultimately, we ended up going somewhere else for dinner later that night. However, this restaurant looked really good. I will include a picture of the menu and the manager’s card, if you want to call them beforehand. They said they are currently working on a GF menu now. (April 2022)

Gave three stars since the person at the front was knowledgeable about what was gluten-free on the menu and the restaurant looked nice and clean and the fish looked fresh. Didn’t give 5 stars since we didn’t eat here so I don’t know for sure if the food is good or GF.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Amazing swordfish tacos! Did not get sick, and will be back.

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?

— Not Much

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

— Excellent

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