Bluewater Grill

7 recent ratings
$$$ • Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Dessert, Sushi
Safety Rating
6 ratings

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306 Crescent Ave
Avalon, CA 90704
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Celiac

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We stopped in here for lunch. The waiter said they could make many of the items gluten free and cook separate for safety. I ordered a gluten free burger, he said I couldn’t have the fries. Which was fine. They brought out my burger with fries. I was a little worried to eat here after this, but they did redo my food. I didn’t get sick, so that’s good.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Below Average

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Ate here 3 times in 3 days. Every waiter was knowledgeable and very accommodating. Food came out quick and was incredible! Probably the best lobster tail I’ve ever had. Highly recommend!

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The waiter we had was very knowledgeable and accommodating. Marked our dish as both GF and DF and had the kitchen make sure the dish was safe. He was really friendly and nice about it!

The food was super good too—had the swordfish with altered rice and the salmon.

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 9 months 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

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

Photos


Steamers
Gluten-Free at Bluewater Grill
Lobster with scalloped potatoes and coconut ginger rice
Shrimp Louie salad with Lobster instead of shrimp
Shrimp tacos
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Celiac

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I was told the tortillas were gluten free. I had other dishes that were obviously gluten free. (Ceviche and a salad). I was sick all night. Love the atmosphere and the overall experience was good. Just need to educate the staff as to the common fryer aspect of gluten free. I think so many are using the GF diet as a fad diet and it makes it difficult.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Waitress was knowledgeable about what I could and couldn’t have. Fish was amazing!

Safety


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

— 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?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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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-contact?

— 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/All

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

Safety


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

— 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

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I ordered the mahi mahi catch of the day and my Nima gluten sensor showed gluten found

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?

— Poor

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Based on the waiter’s responses to my questions, he seemed knowledgeable about celiac. He told me the chef said he doesn’t cook with any gluten on the grill, so he can provide gf meals on the grill. My fish was delicious as well as the spinach and cole slaw. We tried to have dinner here at 6:00 on a Sunday night, but there was a 2 hour wait. Tonight we went at 5:00 and got in with no problem.

Safety


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

— 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

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Food is decent. Waitstaff was very understanding and kind. I had the cioppino as recommended by another review, with squash on the side instead of bread. A little salty but safe! Enjoy :-)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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My server, Rafael, was super helpful from the get go. He recommended what he thought would be best for me and took extra steps to make sure the cooks would be careful with my meal. I got the shrimp skewers with double veggies. Super yummy and an amazing view to go along with it!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great salad and service! So happy they are still understanding gluten free!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Staff was super knowledgeable and pointed me to all the safe items on the menu. I ordered King Salmon with a side salad. Great spot!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They were very attentive to my dietary needs. The only issue was the bus boy brought bread to our table 3 times before remembering that we couldn't eat bread (hence the 4 verses 5 stars).

They don't have a separate prep area, but only fish with a little olive oil, salt, & pepper go on their grill. The server & kitchen staff seemed highly knowledgeable about cross-contamination, so it was relatively safe.

I got the cioppino, which was fabulous! They gave me grilled summer squash instead of the toasted bread at no extra charge, which I thought was very nice. My boyfriend got the grilled halibut with coleslaw & potatoes. All of it was delicious.

All in all we had a great experience & I didn't get sick, so I'd definitely go back when I visit Avalon again.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing staff and the chef, Randy, was super knowledgeable along with the servers and hostesses. Seriously amazing food, and incredibly caring and careful handling. Super recommended.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Our waitress understood the seriousness of celiac disease and showed me what part of the menu to order from, essentially just the daily fish and a couple of salads. One of the previous waitresses there had celiac disease so some of the staff got to learn from her what was ok and what wasn't. However, later in the meal she offered me oyster crackers so she either forgot or doesn't know what's in oyster crackers. I got the crab salad and it was delicious and I didn't get sick.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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My wife and I enjoyed the delicious Ciopino and swordfish. Our waitress was very knowledgable when it came to identifying what was gluten free on the menu and if it was questionable, checked with the chef. Although they don't have a gluten free menu, we were informed that many of their dishes could be made gluten free upon request.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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The chopped salad with shrimp is gluten free as well as the dressing that comes with it! It was very good!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Gluten Intolerant

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The food was wonderful and the staff was very knowledgeable and took extra care to ensure my dish was gluten free and that my intolerance was noted. A lot of variety of gluten free options when it comes to the main dishes. Many of the fish can be prepared without flour or grilled plain. Unsure if they use separate cooking utensils as I am not sensitive to that kind of cross contamination.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

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/All

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 dinner
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Reservations recommended
Celiac

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Offered a gluten free menu and the server was knowledgeable about what items could work. Had the salmon, rice and green beans with no problems.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

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No gf menu was offered. I was assured a dish was gf and when it came out I asked again and it wasn’t. Staff was NOT knowledgeable. Manager was not helpful. I’m disappointed that a nice restaurant such as this has no clue.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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/None

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

— Poor

Gluten Intolerant

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Had an excellent Seafood dinner overlooking the Marina. Great service. I had the scallop dinner (substituted risotto) and other half had the salmon. Both meals were cooked to perfection. Kids enjoyed their bento style meals. No reaction/Illness.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Other


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

Overall Rating

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I ordered the Maine lobster roll on a bed of lettuce, it was delicious! Reminded me of home on Cape Cod. Also has sautéed spinach, both excellent.

Safety


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

— 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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