Coastal Cravings

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 29 ratings
$$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Dedicated Fryer + 14 more
100% of 20 votes say it's Celiac friendly

1209 Duck Road, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 Directions

(252) 480-0032
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    5 ratingAugust 25, 2017

    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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    5 ratingJuly 26, 2017

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

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    5 ratingJuly 19, 2017

    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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    5 ratingJune 10, 2017

    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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    5 ratingJune 07, 2017

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

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    5 ratingMay 14, 2017

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

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    4 ratingMay 08, 2017

    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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    5 ratingApril 21, 2017

    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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    5 ratingApril 19, 2017

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

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    5 ratingSeptember 20, 2016

    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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    5 ratingSeptember 17, 2016

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

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    5 ratingAugust 19, 2016

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

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    5 ratingAugust 17, 2016

    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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    5 ratingJuly 30, 2016

    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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    5 ratingJuly 30, 2016

    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 ratingJuly 26, 2016

    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 ratingJuly 23, 2016

    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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    5 ratingJuly 23, 2016

    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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    5 ratingJuly 21, 2016

    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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    5 ratingJuly 14, 2016

    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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    5 ratingJuly 02, 2016

    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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    5 ratingJune 26, 2016

    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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    5 ratingJune 14, 2016

    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 ratingMarch 29, 2016

    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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    5 ratingMarch 28, 2016

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

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    5 ratingJanuary 12, 2016

    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
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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