Chatham Fish & Lobster Company

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 67 ratings
$Celiac Friendly, Dedicated Fryer, Fish & Chips + 7 more
94% of 50 votes say it's Celiac friendly

1291 Main St, Chatham, MA 02633 Directions

(800) 945-0545
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    5 rating
    4 months ago

    I love this place. Their fryers are 100% GF. Only place I've found where I can have the fish and chips without worry. We come out to the cape every year and always eat here at least once. Only downside is they close at 6pm.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    great fried foods. Also had some spectacular non-gf options. Celiac daughter had fries & chicken fingers; I had a blackened swordfish fish taco that was so good I had it on 2 separate occasions. Fried seafood (spouse), grilled chicken, burgers. It was great.

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    5 rating
    5 months ago

    All fried foods are gf. Location is charming! Outside seating.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    All salads prepared on boards that they prep sandwiches on. They do fried foods but don't count on anything else gluten free on their menu. Btw- manager extremely rude when asked about their other menu items.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    Everything is labeled it it is GF or not! Everything fried I'd GF! 5 people in our party only for GF (celiac), Everyone thought the food was great! It's not really a restaurant- more like very casual diner. The only this would be to avoid peak times! This place gets full!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    100% celiac safe! Amazing fried seafood, lots of grilled options too

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    5 months ago

    amazing!! very well educated on gluten free & celiac. we loved every bite!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    6 months ago

    Wow! My family had a taste of everything. Scallops, so tender and juicy, whole belly clams, shrimp, FF and onion rings. Amazing! Wasn't greasy or made you feel UCK after! Was so nice to have fried food again!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    6 months ago

    My husband and I shared the fisherman's platter, it was delicious!!! it had belly clams, shrimp, scallops, fish, french fries and onion rings!!! I highly recommend it, nothing fancy but delicious!😊 and I felt very safe here because of all the great reviews😊

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    Best onion rings! They fry the onion rings and french fries separately from the seafood, which is great for me because not only in my celiac, I am allergic to shellfish

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    Dedicated GF fryer! Perfect fish and chips!! Gf desserts, careful staff!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    Just a small place, a couple tables to eat in and a few picnic tables out front BUT a pretty perfect vacation lunch spot. Anything from perfectly breaded fish and chips, great chicken tenders and fries, to a chicken Cesar salad (all gluten free). Everything fried on their menu is gf! Really happy with this Chatham find!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    All the fried foods are GF! I look forward to going here all year to get the fish & chips. Delicious food, reasonably priced.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    Awesome place! Awesome dedicated fryer. Fun to eat outside (inside available too).

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    5 rating
    8 months ago

    Absolutely wonderful! I've gone here so many times and not once have I gotten sick. All of their fried seafood is gluten free, it's like a dream.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    Amazing!!!! First time having fried seafood in 5 years. So good!!! Dedicated fryer and the kids had GF chicken tenders. Can't say enough how happy this made me!

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Our go to place on the Cape! Many options and amazing taste!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    I have eaten here many times over the past five years. Their whole belly fried clams are absolutely the best! Their fried scallops are delicious also along with the French fries and onion rings (not always available). We love this place so much we drive an hour to eat here. I am a very sensitive celiac and have never had a problem.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Gluten free fried food including chicken fingers. Also had gluten free crab cakes. Only downer was that chowder was NOT gluten free.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Reliably awesome- everything fried is gluten free. My only concern would be placement of gf and non gf items together in the display case as I would be afraid of a stray wheat noodle. But that says I didn't see any- the case was clean and beautifully presented. Always a treat- they brought back their kids menu- yay!

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Had gluten-free fish and chips and the boys had gluten-free chicken tenders. Borge were excellent!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    We eat at Chatham Fish & Lobster regularly on the Cape & just made a large order with them for our wedding after-party! Eileen was very easy to work with and took extra care to keep the salads & entrees gluten free. Love the fried seafood & the crab cakes! I've eaten here several times and never gotten sick, though some staff members have steered me away from heating anything up in the microwave in case there's cross-contamination.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Gluten free fish and chips. So delicious. The fish was white and tender. Cooked to just the right level. French fries crispy outside and soft inside. So glad we went here. Casual place with picnic table seating. Easy and plentiful parking.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    another great meal here. fried fisherman's platter was as good as always and completely GF. Don't pass it by if you are in the area and looking for fried seafood that is safe to eat

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    The kid at the counter tried to guess if the lobster salad was gluten free and then when I suggested that he find out the real answer, he asked someone in the kitchen if the mayo was gluten free (and they didn't know). When I ordered my salad, I said (because all the salads come with croutons) "no croutons, I need it gluten free", but he forgot and I got croutons. Good news is he was very polite and trying to be helpful. I'll definitely be giving them another try (yay dedicated fryer!).

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    My husband and I went yesterday and after 13 years I finally had a fried Fisherman's Platter! Fish, shrimp, fried clams,scallops, onion rings and fries. It was soooo good! Not greasy at all and the fry was good and not over powering so that you were able to taste the seafood. My husband was extremely impressed also. It's so nice to have dedicated fryers so you don't have to worry at all about being glutened. The people were extremely nice and friendly too. Can't wait to go back and try something else! We will make the trip even tho it is over an hour away!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    I've been eating here for years. All fryers are dedicated. totally gf fried seafood and fries and rings. not only gf but CFL happens to be the best fish market on cape Cod. I know. I'm a fisherman and I used to be a seafood cook. I like that they have clam strips as well as whole "belly" clams. their strips are not the rubbery, miserable shoelaces you get frozen at other places. They are actually fresh breaded sea clam strips. amazingly good.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Thorough enjoyed my first gf fish and chips in over 5 years. Very knowledgeable staff. Lots of gf choices!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    The best fried shrimp I have ever had (gluten free or otherwise). All of their fried fish is gluten free. About 1.5 miles away from CBI.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Delicious gluten-free crabcake and whole belly fried clams with french fries. They were careful about cross-contamination. I had no symptoms. Casual place where you pick up the food-we sat outside at picnic table. Would definitely go back!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    GF fried fish and chips!!! Awesome food!!!

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    It's not fancy but they have a dedicated fryer for the French fries and fried gluten free battered seafood!! It was like coming to a candy store for me!! Loved it! Nice service! Food came fast! Tasted delicious! Even non gluten people in my party raved about it!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    The most delicious GF fried fish and onion rings I've had in years. Dedicated GF fryer and ALL fried foods are GF. My non-GF family loved theirs, too. Also had GF crab cakes, but I didn't try them. Only open until 6 pm. Got the last onion rings at about 1pm, so they sell out fast.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    It's been 5 years since I went GF and I was finally able to have onion rings and fried shrimp again! It was delicious and they had so many GF options.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    My husband found this place when we first started going to the Cape on Vacation, and now we go back whenever we are there. Pay attention to the hours they are open, not typical evening hours. The batter they fry all of their seafood in is gluten free so, there's no risk of cross-contamination. They also sell other GF items.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    2 years ago

    This restaurant seems good for gluten free people at a glance but they have limited hours, horrible service, are always out of onion rings among other things and randomly don't serve seafood! How can you be a fish company and not sell seafood. I do not recommend this restaurant.

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Chatham's is one of the Boston area's best seafood shops, selling fresh catch and delicious lobster straight from cape cod. after shopping, stop by its Marine cuisine restaurant for prepared food and fried seafood. they use only 100 percent gluten-free fry batter for all their specialties and sell fantastic gluten-free dinner rolls and banana bread.

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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Awesome gluten free options. We have never had a problem with any gluten contamination. Celiac friendly! Great fried foods!

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    1 rating
    3 years ago

    This place has completely changed since the last time I was here. It no longer serves gluten free fried seafood or gluten free french fries. It is now just a regular sandwich - serving lunch place. There are still a few gluten-free choices in the takeout food case, but that is about it. I can no longer recommend this place at all.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    3 years ago

    So disappointed they have discontinued their fried food and now sell only sandwiches that are not gluten free!!! They do not even have any reason for doing it. I am so sad about this😂

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    At first I was a little weary as in everything is fried and I'm not used to that. AMAZING food!! Fresh, flaky just amazing. So nice to have French fries again

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    SO GOOD! Best fried seafood, hands down!

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    2 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Poor service, out of half the items I wanted. And they use evaporated milk in their batter and coleslaw.....why????

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Many GF items including delicious onion rings! Very fresh food and clearly labeled what is GF!

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    2 rating
    3 years ago

    Lots of choices but sadly the gluten free fried fish was bland. First few bites were heaven (I mean since when do us gluten free folks get fried seafood?) but by the 6th or 7th I realized how bland it was and soon after had a stomach ache. My poor family tried to enjoy it but in the end admitted they preferred gluten-full fried seafood. Sorry guys. Nice try. The salads were good though as was the gluten-full Mac and cheese says my daughter.

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    4 rating
    3 years ago

    Food was delicious, but the staff seemed irritated and rushed when questions were asked.

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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Best place for gluten free fried seafood! Very friendly staff

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Great food! It is so nice to see that all fried foods are gf! Fish and chips, onion rings, fried clams are absolutely delicious ! Very fresh! One of our new favorite gf friendly places to go since our dietary changes. Thank you! We will be back for sure!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    amazing seafood and dedicated fryer. batter is gf anyway but they are great with keeping gf separate. they have cheese cake for dessert!!!

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    5 rating
    4 years ago

    Amazing amazing amazing! Food and staff knowledge and recommendations.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Baked Goods
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Fish & Chips
  • Fries
  • Onion Rings

Categories

  • Lunch
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
Monday
9 am - 6 pm
Tuesday
9 am - 6 pm
Wednesday
9 am - 6 pm
Thursday
9 am - 6 pm
Friday
9 am - 6 pm
Saturday
9 am - 6 pm
Sunday
9 am - 6 pm

map of Chatham Fish & Lobster Company

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