CJ's on the Bay

6 recent ratings
$$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Pasta
60% of 5 votes say it's celiac friendly
740 N Collier Blvd
Marco Island, FL 34145

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Celiac

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They have an extensive allergen menu. Gluten & dairy free are clearly marked & they will accommodate your specific needs. Your food comes out with labels showing it was prepared gluten free. I also think it depends on your wait staff. The last time I ate there my server was clueless & I didn’t feel as comfortable ordering.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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I had the seafood scampi and it was very good! The seafood was a bit overwhelming at times but I’m not used to eating a lot of seafood. The waitress was very knowledgeable about allergens and my food even came with a flag that said special care to make sure my food was prepared carefully and without gluten. No gluten free bread or buns but there were many options available.

Safety


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

— Very

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
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Gluten-free menu; my daughter has celiac and she had salmon and loved it- felt great. Outdoor seating and tables had room in between. Waitstaff all in masks

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
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 6 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

  • Allergen List
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pasta

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Healthy
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Tried to order gluten-free pasta for lunch. They did not have any. The options with steaks and pork chops are not available. Unfortunately daughter allergic to seafood. They do have gluten free and dairy free menus which is good however very limited for lunch.

Safety


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

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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This was an amazing experience! Had an extensive allergen-friendly menu that catered to wheat, dairy, egg, and soy allergies. It not only included naturally allergen-free items, but also items that could be made allergen-free with a few substitutions. My food came out flagged, marked with my allergies, and separate from the other meals (and it was DELICIOUS!!!!). CJ’s has a really cool atmosphere. Would highly recommend!!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Clearly established my fiancé was celiac with the waitress. She made us feel comfortable with the food and even provided a gluten free menu. We ordered a stone crab and oysters for appetizers, and their clam chowder before my fiancé was able to eat anything else. I’ve never seen her run to the bathroom while we were still eating, but she had to get it out of system... they made us pay in full. I believe it was their clam chowder that got to my fiancé; god knows what they did with it. Absolutely disappointed with the outcome.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Poor

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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They have a separate menu for GF, nut allergies, soy, dairy, fish, shell fish and eggs. The staff was super accommodating and the food was delicious

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This is not safe for celiacs. I asked if the french fries would be safe for my daughter and the waiter said absolutely. He then went on to say that they were made in the same fryer as other foods, but that they use canola oil which is ok for any allergies. He said he was told this by management or owner. I really can’t remember because I was so angry at this point that I stopped listening to him after such a ridiculous statement. I was glad I brought food for my daughter because there was no way that I would have trusted this restaurant at all.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The seafood chowder is amazing!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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I’m gluten sensitive, not celiac, and didn’t have issues. I’ll be honest, I was there for the fries and they didn’t disappoint. Hadn’t had any in over a year. I ordered carpaccio and it came with toasted bread on top of some of the meat even though I said I was gluten free. I think this is a big and very busy place and they are not great with special order follow through. Be prepared to have to send something back if it’s not right.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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I have never had a problem with cross contamination here. Limited choices, but food is always delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Although popular restaurant with good food and ambiance, my celiac daughter had gf pasta dish but found regular pasta mixed into her dish. Although we explained we needed careful handling with her food due to cross contamination, we learned that the gf and regular pasta are cooked together after the fact!!! Maybe if we had spoken to manger to begin with, everything would have been handled different. Very frustrating!!!

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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After reading positive reviews, on vacation, we decided to head for CJ's for Father's Day. Everything seemed to be great until my 11 year old son who has celiac found a big gluten filled piece of pasta in his dish. Unfortunately, he didn't find it until the end of his meal. :( They didn't charge us for his meal, but I'm afraid the damage has already been done.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Any restaurant that has its own GF menu makes me very happy. It helps to know that they take it seriously! I've been here multiple times and thoroughly enjoy my food without any issues. The servers are educated in what we can/can't have and even told me that they can enter a "gluten" button to inform the kitchen to prepare the entire meal in a special manner.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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They offer an allergen menu and many GF options are available. Our party had burgers and a Mediterranean chicken wrap in lettuce cups, all of which were excellent. Is on the marina and has outdoor seating and an outdoor bar. Very classy place but casual outside. Service was excellent!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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great fish gf pasta waitree knew the allergy

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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