Coastal Cravings

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 44 ratings
$$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Dedicated Fryer + 16 more
100% of 38 votes say it's Celiac friendly

1209 Duck Road, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 Directions

(252) 480-0032
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    1 rating
    yesterday

    Please tell me this is fluke... but I just recently ate at Craving twice in the past two weeks and got sick both times!!! I LOVE this place and I so sad if the crab cakes have changed. :( PS ... I’m a local.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    Amazing gf Fried Calamari and crabcakes! Servers were great! Also has dedicated fryer

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    Delicious food! Owner's mother has celiac so they are very careful. We had GF burger, gf chicken salad sandwich on a bun, GF fried calamari and a gf bbq sandwich. Everything was outstanding! Also fries in a dedicated fryer.

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    3 rating
    3 months ago

    This place was just ok. They told us they did NOT have a dedicated fryer so my daughter didn't get fries with her burger. The second time they put her sandwich on top of a basket of fries (it was wrapped in wax paper, thankfully). The food was so-so, those that had the gf crabcakes said they were great, the other food was "eh". I don't eat gluten free and ordered the chicken wrap (chicken was dry) and the burger (the meat tasted old and it was served on a lame potato bun from the grocery store) on two separate occasions.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    Gluten free crab cakes!!! This place is so nice and has separate friers and everything! The crab cakes were delicious.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    3 months ago

    So many options. Calamari from a dedicated fryer was a real treat.

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    Celiac
    3 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    Great food, gluten free safe and MANY options like wings and potato skins!! I had the crab legs and they were good, however, we had a horrible waitress who disrespected me and my party. I asked about the dipping butter if it were gf and she rudely said “it’s butter” but anyone who has celiac and is as severely allergic as me should know butter is not just butter. From then on she was snarky and seemed unpleased to serve us. Food was still awesome though so just hope you don’t get our waitress!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    Wonderful! Not $$$. Lunch for 2 for $22 is not three dollar signs in my opinion. Chef and his daughter are celiac, as am I. Dedicated prep area and food ingredients are tested in house for gluten content! I had an incredible Italian sub like sandwich on a fabulous gf roll. Had a really hard time not ordering gf crab cakes!! We will be back!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    Gluten free crab cake to die for! We had breakfast and everything was celiac safe and delicious and we had both of the gluten free desserts as well - fabulous!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    Lots of GF items and even GF calamari from a separate GF fryer which was a nice treat.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    Insanely knowledgable staff, insanely accommodating, and insanely safe to eat at! They have separate cooking space, cutting boards, fryer, you name it. They even have a Nema tester that they use too. They go above and beyond to make sure they’re offering safe food for celiacs. Tons of options and so delicious. I would give this place 100 stars if I could. It was my moms first time eating out in 4 years and she felt wonderful-no issues whatsoever. Yay!

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    One of the owners' mom is gf so we gave it a try. Most things are very good. The gf calamari needed a little more spice, but certainly was delicious.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Decent GF offerings. Calamari was great!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Staff was very knowledgeable about gluten free. Was told the chef has celiacs so they have an entire separate section of the kitchen for gf. Filet was the best steak I have ever eaten

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Wonderful food and very accommodating! They have a separate fryer for gluten free (our waitress told us that the owner's daughter has Celiac). My dad and I both have Celiac and had the gluten free crab cakes and French fries, everything was delicious and neither of us got sick after. Highly recommend!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    GF crab cakes were so, so good! Fries were some of the best I've had even before going GF.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Delicious fried calamari. It was the first time in a while that I have had fried GF food and it was delicious. I got the crab cakes as my meal and they were delicious. Everyone else in my party also had good meals

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    So the best thing ever!!!!! I have celiac and wow my favorite place in the world. dedicated fryer. I live the crab cake sandwich

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Loved! Best GF crab cakes!! Server was knowledgeable and atmosphere was fun.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Awesome service. No pizza though, so be aware :-)

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Great staff & good food. The menu lists GF items, but please be careful: the sausage (breakfast & other) is not GF, & I'm not sure what else is listed as GF but really isn't. The chef checked & said the different sausages have wheat in them (they're locally/NC made specially for the restaurant). The "OBX Steamer Pot" has sausage in it (& says GF on the menu). They were really good to me & offered to make mine in fresh water instead of the shared water they use to make all their other steamer pots. This way I didn't have to worry about any contamination from the sausage. We will be back, but be sure to ask lots of questions before you trust the menu.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    The waitress told us the chef has a family member with severe celiac, and so everything is dedicated for those needing gf. I had the crab cake sandwich and fries without the bun (gf buns were available for an extra fee). It was the best crab cake I've ever eaten! The place is quaint, with indoor/ outdoor seating available.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Awesome! Bread and rolls! Dedicated Fryer! Fantastic food.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    During a busy, rainy day in the off season, we were waited on by the manager! She was so nice, knowledgable and told us how the gluten free menu items are prepared! The gluten free buns we delicious and did not fall apart! The menu is broken down by times for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A few things from the dinner menu is available for lunch, which is awesome! Most lunch sandwiches can be put on a gluten free bun. I highly recommend the crab cake bites! They are amazing!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    The seared scallops are the best I've ever had!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Loved the crab cake sandwich (the GFree bun was really good) and fries. What a rare treat!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    The lunch menu doesn't show much GF, but they can make anything GF. The fries are made in a dedicated frier. Very good food.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Had breakfast here multiple times! Loved the gf crab cake breakfast sandwich on a gf bun! You can even order ahead, and get your breakfast to go...like my extended family did on their way out of town. Very friendly staff eager to please. So nice to get a chance to have some food that we rarely get to have in the GF world!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    This place is amazing!!! Our food was awesome; had the crab cakes which were full of real crab meat and full of flavor. The fries and slaw were good too. Best part was they had a gluten free chocolate cake for dessert! Everything about this place was fantastic. Great service, friendly and knowledgeable waitress, quick service, and I didn't get sick! Highly recommend stopping here. The waitress said the owner has Celiac and has trained his staff in cross contamination and how to be careful. Loved it!!

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    3 rating
    2 years ago

    Love that they are celiac friendly! Potato skins were great, but I cannot recommend the chicken Marsala. It tasted like eating something charred even though it was not burnt. The explanation was that they cook the chicken on a grill. Unfortunately, it must pick up a very pungent char flavor. But if go back and try something else. Very friendly staff.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Great place. Crab cakes and fries are GF. Made in a dedicated fryer. I verified (and it states on the menu) that they use almond and rice flour for the crab cakes. They offer a GF roll for sandwiches. My celiac 9 year old loved his meal, so we will be back. The rest of us (non-GF) enjoyed our meals as well. Fish tacos and pulled pork.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    they had a lot of gf offerings and said they had a separate fryer. I ordered the crabcakes, fries, and had potatoes skins and mussels for app. wait staff was knowledgeable and helpful.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    I got the special mahi mahi with rice and veggies. Lots of options to choose from. We also got a steam pot to go one night and I didn't have any issues.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Amazing food - the seafood is really the star - mini crabcakes (in a dedicated fryer) and seared scallops in lobster sauce - unreal! I'm Celiac, so I was in heaven. So many gluten-free items on the menu - the chef/owner takes it very seriously, and the entire staff is trained in safe allergen-friendly food handling. Highly, highly recommend. Even if you have to wait for a table, you can hang out in the Tap Shack behind the restaurant - kid-and-dog friendly, too!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    The owner's mother has celiac disease and so the chef is well aware of the needs of gluten free diners. My daughter and husband had crab cakes and fries for the first time; dedicated fryer and the crab cakes are made with non-gluten containing ingredients. I had scallops in lobster sauce that were delicious and GF. Highly recommended!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Excellent place to eat. The owner has family members with Celiac disease, so he is very careful. Separate prep area for GF foods, including a separate fryer. French fries are awesome! My daughter with a severe gluten allergy ate there with no negative consequences. We will be returning!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Ate lunch here. Dedicated fryer for French fries and GF crab cakes - which were to die for. Just being able to have French fries as a celiac is A-mazing. Definitely more GF options for dinner. Steamer baskets are available for lunch and sandwiches can be made on GF rolls as well as salads. Owner has a family member with Celiac. Very sensitive Celiac daughter had no reaction to her snow crab legs and fries. We will definitely be back for dinner

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    I love this restaurant! I was recently diagnosed with celiac disease and I've been coming to the OBX my whole life, so we've been having to find new restaurants to go to while we're here to get food I can eat. So we ended up here for lunch, and I love it!! The staff was so friendly, almost everything could be made GF (or was already GF) and the gluten free sandwich rolls were honestly better than most regular sandwich rolls! AND apparently they're even working on making gluten free canolli soon, which will be awesome!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Assume food, staff very knowledgeable. Dedicated fryer for french fries. Menu had gluten-free items marked.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    This place is fantastic. Scott (the owner whose mom has celiacs) took tons of time sharing his efforts to make sure the celiacs of the world have a safe, enjoyable and delicious experience. I am so thankful for him! We had sandwiches and fries (separate fryer). It was delicious. Next time we'll will try the crab cake. After being cross contaminated at many restaurants, is my new favorite place! They really take it seriously!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Beer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Crab Cakes
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Dessert
  • Fries
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pancakes
  • Pizza
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly
Monday
7 am - 9 pm
Tuesday
7 am - 9 pm
Wednesday
7 am - 9 pm
Thursday
7 am - 9 pm
Friday
7 am - 9 pm
Saturday
7 am - 9 pm
Sunday
7 am - 9 pm

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