Brotula's Seafood House & Steamer

3 recent ratings
$$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Safety Rating
3 ratings

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210 Harbor Boulevard
Destin, FL 32541

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We stopped here for lunch as someone had recommended it. Very few gf selections to choose from- 3 salads& 1 entree, I think it was. Doubt if I’d go back

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?

— Not Much/None

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

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Our friends selected this restaurant. There are 4 items marked GF on the menu-3 salads and a fish. The menu does say to alert your server about allergy concerns and says that many items can be made gf. We called the restaurant in advance to confirm this information. Upon ordering , our sever said that he would add “gf” tot he instructions. I chose the raspberry/mango . It was good, but I think the kale could have been more chopped as it was a little chewy.

The thing that we found disconcerting is there is a 20% added to all guest checks. It says this on the menu and the reason they do it is because of costs in product and labor. Understandably, costs have gone up everywhere, but most businesses address this by costing menu items to support their biz model. The server said he only gets 14% of the 20%. The menu states that not all of the 20% goes to the server.

I think the restaurant was pretty good and was a nice setting overlooking the marina. I think they have a decent understanding of gf sensitivity. The server was good, too, but the 20% thing was a big turnoff and I doubt I will return for that reason.

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

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?

— Average

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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We visited today and though the food was great, the staff and choices were not. There was only one GF option marked on the menu outside of a salad or steamer pot - which are upwards of $100. I did end up getting one due to lack of choices and I didn’t want the one other grouper fish option. Food was great but the waiter was not knowledgeable of gluten allergies, was condescending of our steamer pot choices, and did not want to allow us to order what we wanted for my daughter because he said it was a waste of money. I would maybe order take out and skip the waitstaff next time - but not worth the price we paid.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Not Much/None

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

— Excellent

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

  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood

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Cheese Grits are GF!!!!
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The reviews here were great, so we gave this a shot. After waiting 5-10 minutes to even be greeted behind a group of anglers trying to get their catch cooked, we took a table outside to watch the beautiful sunset.

There is no separate GF menu, but items (all 4) are marked on the “new menu” (which we were told at least 5 times was new). I ordered shrimp and grits and the fish dip with celery for an app.

We got our app (minus celery and crackers for my husband) before our drinks came. Then the waiter came to tell me the grits weren’t GF because they were from yesterday’s seafood festival and had flour in them! My other options for entree were lobster or cobia, and I don’t care for either, so we said cancel the entree and we’ll take the celery with our app and be done.

Then the manager came over with a poor attitude telling us it’s not their fault they were out of celery (news to me) and the grits are usually GF. I said there isn’t anything else on the menu I’m interested in marked GF. She said their menu isn’t marked, so I had to show the MANAGER the GF designation on the menu.

She ended up comping our app and drink, and finding some bell pepper and celery for me to eat with the fish dip, and the waiter was very apologetic, but we will not be back. New menu had limited GF options and staff was rude about their lack of ingredients, and why are they serving day+ old grits??

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?

— Not Much

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

— Below Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 years ago read full review

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My son - six years old - is not very fond of fish or seafood. But we still wanted to eat our Christmas dinner here. It turned out that they had a separate drier for the fries and there was no problem getting a piece of grilled chicken instead of fried as stated in the menu. Service excellent and the food for the rest of us was magnificent. Highly recommended.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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?

— Not Much

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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An amazing experience with exceptional service!!! The mussels appetizer and fish of the day dinner was heavenly!!

Safety


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

— 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 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Server Colby was very knowledgeable. They use cornstarch for their sauces, so that’s nice. I had the crab crusted grouper, delicious! Their steamed shrimp were amazing!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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The waitress was very knowledgeable and accommodating. The menu is limited for non seafood eaters like me.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Floridian Grouper with a tracking code and the cucumber Collins were delicious. So good. The crab was a great size.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Items are clearly marked that can be made gluten-free. Staff was knowledgeable and friendly. Very relaxing atmosphere right on the water. Only negative is that there were only 4 or 5 options to choose from, salads included. I was expecting a few more options with it being a seafood restaurant.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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First time we went here was awesome! our waitress was very accommodating and made sure to communicate with the kitchen I was ordering gluten free. Went back the second time and our waiter was horrible and I am pretty certain could not have cared less about gluten. Although I ordered the exact same thing, the crab legs had different seasoning I noticed so that could have been the source of gluten but also my mashed potatoes had some sort of little hard things I picked out which almost made me think of crouton crumbs. Whatever it was I got extremely sick. I was so glad to find this place, too, and now I am scared to go back...so, another one bites the dust. I gave it 3 stars because the first experience was so good. It's a hit or miss with this place, though.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Very knowledgeable wait staff, and very accomodating. There are more gluten free options in the sandwich section if you forgo a bun. They were creative and made this Celiac dining experience enjoyable.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Delicious gluten free options!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious seafood multiple options

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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