Bridgewater Bistro

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 78 ratings
$$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Dedicated Fryer + 12 more
98% of 61 votes say it's Celiac friendly

20 Basin St, Astoria, OR 97103 Directions

(503) 325-6777
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    We only discovered this place on our last visit to Astoria before moving away from Oregon. Wish we had discovered it sooner! Absolutely delicious food with awesome views!! Highly recommend.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    THE BEST THING ON PLANET EARTH!!! I am not kidding this was in all forms of delicious. If I could put 20/5 stars, I would. The service was so genuine and kind. Not only am I very celiac, but I am also lactose intolerant. They were so good to make my meal accommodating to all my allergic needs. I was pretty much crying tears of joy of how good this place was. My family also enjoyed their meals (and some of them are VERY VERY PICKY). I recommend this place for everyone!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    Excellent gluten free fish and chips!! We ate there twice during our trip.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    Best gf fish and chips ever...great service. . Incredible fresh fish and cold slaw. Wished I lived closer. A+

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    Fabulous Lunch.. Staff knowledgeable.. Almost everything on the menu is or can be prepared GF.. dedicated fryer.. Fish and Chips were excellent.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    The food was wonderful! I was so excited to be able to order fish and chips. The waiter told me that they use a gluten free batter for everything that is fried so there was no cross-contamination. Everything on the menu that was "naturally" gluten was marked as well as items that they could make gluten free and they were marked with different markings so you knew the difference. This was a fantastic find.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    At least one member of the Waitstaff blatantly did not comprehend celiac or gluten allergy. That was the one we got... Despite being very clear about celiac and gluten allergy, the waitstaff put regular bread on the plate. It ended up falling onto the floor so they brought us some new pieces. While this was cooking we started to eat. They brought the new bread and thankfully we asked about the bread because it looked like normal bread. The waitstaff told us you have to specify that you want gf bread at each course... we only had placed the order for wine, then our full order with an app... the whole time Clarifying GF needs. Having put the silverware down where the bread had originally been has lead to a celiac reaction... The food seemed great, and we felt confident going there, but did not expect to have to deal with this there. We worked with several staff members, and several comprehended, but ours did not. We chose to not finish the meal and leave, they did comp the meal, but spending the next month recovering from the reaction is not equal. I only say not celiac friendly because staff did not comprehend. I believe the food if entered correctly and no cross contamination issues occurred we would have been fine.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    Incredible food & knowledgeable staff. Dedicated GF frier. Fries & clam chowder alone are worth a drive across country... the views just add to the incredible edible GF experience.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    Went there twice in one weekend trip to Astoria! Delicious and most everything was, or could be made, gluten free. Also able to accommodate my dairy free hubby.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    I’m celiac and love this restaurant. So many GF choices and the staff is well trained to accommodate. We eat here any time we are in the area. I love the calamari, pan fried oysters, & seafood cakes. All so good!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    While on a week vacation, my husband and I stopped here twice. I am a sensitive celiac and did great both times. The first time I had the chowder, a salad with pesto chicken, and a chocolate dessert. Yum! The second time I had chowder and split fish and chips with my husband. The breading on the fish was outstanding and my non-gluten free husband was even impressed. They were large pieces of fish. Out of three fish and chip meals while on the coast, this was by far the best. Both waitresses were very knowledgeable when questioned and seemed more than willing to help (a real winner there!). This should be at the top of your list if you are a celiac when visiting the northwest coast of Oregon!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    Absolutely incredible. Almost everything on the menu is GF!! All of the fried items on the entire menu are GF, so completely safe fryers! I had crab cakes (for the first time in a decade!) and fish and chips. Service was impeccable and the food was the best I’ve had in a long time!! AND, most importantly, I’m not sick!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    Everything on the lunch menu was either GF or adaptable to be GF (by swapping out bread, etc). The GF dinner rolls were AMAZING and we asked if we could buy their hamburger buns - we've never had better since going GF. And my very sensitive celiac wife did NOT get contaminated!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    Gluten free fish n chips and chowder! Enough said.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    The food was really, really good. Tons of gluten free options. Tells you on menu. Macaroni and cheese with baby shrimp and a gf panko breading on top. Really good, but could of used a little more cheese. Was a little soupy. Also had seafood cakes( like a crab cake but with different fishes). That was super good. Had ciappino. Was good but a little to tomato saucey. Great atmosphere. Get to look out at the ocean through wall of windows.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    Wow!! This place is a gem! :) They have gluten free options that are amazing! You can almost feel normal.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    Excellent service and attention to my dietary needs, both gluten free and dairy free. Fish and chips was light and crispy outside and tender flaky inside.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    The wait staff is very educated and professional about allergies. The fish and chips were great and could be done both GF and DF. They had great flavor and were cooked firm just as it should be. Dessert was a watermelon basil sorbet that tasted fantastic.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    This must be what heaven is like.... almost everything is GF, and to die for. I wish there was a restaurant this good at home. The fish and chips was so delicious, the breading so light and not greasy at all, I couldnt tell I was eating fried fish at all. Oh gosh and the cobbler!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Lots of GF options. I had a cup of excellent chowder and very tasty fish and chips. I’m thinking about coming back for dinner.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Forget that most of the menu is gluten-free – the food is great! The service is great! The location is great! Eating out when you eat gluten free can be challenging unless you encounter a gem like Bridgewater Bistro! We cannot say enough good things about this place! Our server, Steve, was friendly, personable and professional. We enjoyed the clam/mussel chowder, seafood cakes and fried oysters. The Italian bread was outstanding. Everything was wonderful including the rum julep cocktail we ordered. We recommend this restaurant without hesitation. Enjoy!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Beautiful restaurant, wonderful food. Delicious home made gluten free bread!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    So yummy that we went back for a second meal on our 1 night stay in Astoria. Loved the GF fish and chips and calamari and the staff was very knowledgeable and friendly.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Best fish and chips ever! I was also a fan of the coleslaw, and I hVe never liked coleslaw. Can't wait to eat here again!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Kitchen staff is unbelievably knowledgeable and the food was incredible, some of the best gluten-free fish and chips I have ever had!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    This is a gf gem of the pacific northwest!!! We heard some folks travel from Portland just to eat here. We can see why. totally celiac friendly, it is essentially a gf full service restaurant. Don't have to ask for gf menu, everything incorporated, and everything tastes great lunch or dinner. owners wife is celiac and this is a no no we about it high quality that just happens to be gf prepared or adapted. Can't stop racing about this wonderful find.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Bridgewater Bistro is a great restaurant with a very nice selection of gluten free options. We ordered a few plates to share and all of them were incredible! The lamb lollipops and house chowder were the highlights, but the grilled prawns and arugula salad with prosciutto were also delicious. The menu is clearly labeled with GF or GF-A (can be made gluten free with some modifications) and the staff is very knowledgeable. One of the owners has Celiac, so even though the restaurant isn't a 100% dedicated GF facility (the menu is about 90% GF), it is as close as it gets and they are extremely careful when preparing GF food.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    A little pricey, but delicious and very gluten-aware. They also have other food-sensitive dishes (non-dairy, etc). And the location is beautiful - right on the water.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Great service and good variety on the menu. My favorite place to eat in Astoria

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Wait staff well informed about gluten issues and very accommodating for other allergies also, like dairy and nut (I learned from eavesdropping at the other table). Waitress was happy to ask the chef what she didn't know. House-made GF Bread super yummy and didn't fall apart even though there was a ton of turkey on my sandwich. Corn/rice battered cod so good, and I'm picky about my fish! bonus points for multiple GF beer and ciders. All deserts were GF and brownie sundae amazed us. Great view also. Normally we stay in Cannon beach and take a day trip to Astoria, but soon I will be staying in Astoria just so I can try brunch, happy hour and dinner since lunch was so great. Will be back ASAP!

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Amazing!!! Celiac 0 reaction love this place!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    I would make their gf fish and chips one of my last meals. Super fresh Not greasy. And many gf safe dessert options.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Very accommodating for Celiacs and other food sensitivities. Large wine selection. Delicious seafood & steak! Will definitely return.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    I am celiac and I really enjoyed this place. Lots of GF options, very knowledgable and pleasant server, great water view and atmosphere. My husband and I went for dinner. It felt very "date night" and that was nice. I got the fish and chips -- not as crispy as I was expecting but very good. Dedicated fryer. And many GF dessert options too. I got the chocolate silk pie and it was delicious! So rich. Felt very comfortable and would definitely go back.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Excellent food. Owner is Celiac so they really get GF. Almost the entire menu is GF. Fried oysters and french fries were outstanding! Highly recommend for everyone, not just for us that have to eat GF.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    We may have to move to Astoria just so we can eat here on a regular basis. We went here twice, (lunch and dinner) and each time the servers were incredibly knowledgable, even double checked ingredients, like if the Cajun seasoning was GF. Almost everything on the menu is GF adaptable if it's not already GF. The sandwich bread is delicious - not dusty or gritty like GF bread can be. Soups are heavenly; the cioppino is scrumptious. It's so enjoyable to eat in such a gorgeous setting (right on the water) and also with such peace of mind that there is extremely low risk of cross-contamination.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    WOW!!! this place is fabulous!!! All the desserts are gf. The 3 we had were insanely great!!! I had fish & chips, wow!!! ALSO had the crab & artichoke dip on gf toast points. CRAZY GOOD!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Every time I am in Astoria this is a go to for me. Very safe very accommodating. desert menu was 100% gf!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    This place was amazing with so many gluten free options. The fish and chips where out of this world. The whole dessert menu was gluten free too 😍

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    One of the owners has celiac. No words for how fabulous this place is.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    We love this place! The wait staff was so helpful and knowledgable about gluten free. Also they were super sweet to our kids. We will definitely return many times. We had the bacon jam burgers-they were so delicious!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    I was shocked to see how plentiful (and unexpected) the GF options were here ... I had the fish and chips and we had both fried and raw oysters and all were GF. I'd go out of my way to get to Astoria to eat here. I asked the server how on earth they wound up with such a GF-friendly menu, and she said the owner or chef (I can't remember which, or both) is celiac, so they're real-deal celiac-friendly. The fish and chips were the best I've had since going GF, and our server was delightful about my special needs.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Stopped by on Labor Day weekend (Saturday) w/ no reservation. Wait was about 1 1/2 hour. We decided to sit in the bar area and order dinner right away. Bar was busy but staff were friendly and helpful. I have Celiac and after talking to staff about my concerns, I felt safe eating here. The food was delicious. I will definitely go back when I am in town.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    incredible food and about 90% of the menu is GF, including a Ruben, calamari, fish and chips and amazing deserts. great value for your money, excellent service and beautiful atmosphere. a must!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Celiac safe and delicious! I had a hamburger without a bun with bacon jam and it was soooooo yummy! French fries too! Plenty of kid options as well and my mom had a beautiful salad. I'm currently dairy & egg free and was still able to eat a delicious meal.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Not only is the setting beautiful but the food is fantastic! Mostvof their menu is naturally gf or can be easily made gf. When I asked our server if the gf fish & chips were cooked in a designated frier she responded by telling me the owner's wife, daughter, & granddaughter all had celiac & the restaurant is celiac safe. I had the fish & chips while my husband had clam chowder. We both enjoyed everything!

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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Omg this place is knock you socks off amazing!! Perfect blend of favors, portions are perfect and the GF options are the most I've seen in a long time. The dessert menu alone was worth the trip. Seriously you need to eat here you will not regret it.

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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    They only have gluten free fryer. They do not fry any gluten items at all. Super good!

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    4 rating
    3 years ago

    Loved that their menu was very clear and many options offered. Chicken strips were great (just wish you got enough to make a meal). Clam chowder I was told was yummy. gF bun for sandwich was pretty good.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Great GF options. Their default menu is pretty much GF. Didn't have to ask for a special menu. We go there every time we pass through Astoria.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Dessert
  • Fish & Chips
  • Fries
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Dairy-Free
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
Monday
11:30 am - 8 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 8 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 8 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Sunday
10:30 am - 8 pm
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