Clare & Don's Beach Shack

6 ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Fries, Tortilla Chips, Wings
50% of 2 votes say it's celiac friendly
130 N Washington St
Falls Church, VA 22046

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Celiac

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Yeah. Still shared fryer, even though items are marked gf. Had Ceviche, substituted corn tortillas for chips but had to convince the waiter of need for sub due to "allergy". Ceviche was just okay. Friend ordered salad with chicken, came out of kitchen with shrimp - she is highly allergic to shellfish. Waiter was very apologetic. Their outdoor space is amazing. Crowded by 5:30 on a Friday. Drinks are cold. Live music is good, but very loud. A great place to drink, hold the food.

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?

— 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?

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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They do not have a gluten free fryer and most items on the menu marked GF are fried. Limited options for GF meal, fun place with live music on the patio.

Updated 4 years 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

  • Fries
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Wings

Categories

  • Bar
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Their menu has GF options, but they do not have a dedicated fryer, so almost all of the GF options are cross contaminated. They do concern themselves with celiac customers and will come out to talk to you about what you can have. The selection is very limited!

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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No dedicated fryer as of April 2016. Not everything marked gluten-free on menu is truly gf since some of it is made in the shared fryer. Server was very helpful when I said I have celiac and he said the kitchen would use separate pans. I didn't get sick at all. Fun place.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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They have an extensive gluten free menu with soups, chili, seafood, tacos, taco bowls, salads etc

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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