Conch Republic Seafood Company

88% of 9 votes say it's celiac friendly

631 Greene St, Key West, FL 33040 Directions

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I have never been so sick in my life after eating at a restaurant before. There are only a few gluten free items on their already very limited menu so I settled on pork chops. They were okay, my husband didn’t care for them. As I was ordering, I tried to tell the waiter about my celiac disease and in the middle of telling me, he literally just walked away. That should have been my sign not to eat but I did. Cross contamination at the highest here. They just want to bang out as much food in as little time as possible and do not take any precautions. I will not be returning.

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

Updated 4 days ago read full review

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This was by far both mine and my husband (not gluten free) favorite meal while visiting Key West. I got the blackened yellow snapper dinner and my husband got the blackened swordfish dinner. We were both so impressed that everything including the vegetables were SO flavorful. The blackened rub they use is super flavorful and not hot which was a delicious surprise. It also came with a chimichurri sauce that seemed a little thicker than normal chimichurri and I was even dipping my mashed potatoes in it. The vegetables were carrots and green beans with little broccoli florets sprinkled in. We were so impressed that so much thought went into each piece of the dinner we were already talking about eating here again. It's got open air dining and we were right on the water so the atmosphere was great as well. It's a little on the pricier side, but it's absolutely worth every penny!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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

Updated 3 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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Ordered the mango salad first visit and filet mignon second visit. Delicious and no reaction. Decent prices for KW and very friendly staff!

Safety


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

— Very

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

Updated 2 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

  • Appetizers
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Salad

Categories

  • Happy Hour
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
  • Sports Bar

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Blackened yellow snapper. AMAZING!
Conch Fritters
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Mahi mahi
Conch soup
Key West Mahi
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Celiac

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Absolutely delicious, i have celiac and I got the local snapper and did not get sick. Everything was cooked to perfection

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

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

Updated 7 months ago read full review

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Reviews and pictures from comments indicated there were much more GF options than in actuality. However, for what I ordered (conch chowder and snapper dinner) they were absolutely delicious, no reactions and waitress made sure to denote that I was celiac for the kitchen. Also huge portions!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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Enjoyed the GF conch chowder and salad. Other GF items also marked on the menu.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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If you are a fish lover, this is a must. Fabulous area next to the historic seaport and great atmosphere. Lots of food! We had it for lunch the next day too.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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The menu clearly marks what their GF options unfortunately for me majority is seafood which I am also allergic too. That being said I ordered a blackened chicken sandwich sans bun and mashed potatoes and had no reaction. It was delicious I would have ate two more (I was starving don’t judge me!). Dessert options were limited but Kermits Key Lime Pie House place is right across the street and they have GF key lime desserts!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Have eaten here many times on our key west trips - never disappoints! Menu notated with gf options and have never gotten sick/had an issue. Food is amazing!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Great seafood. But no GF bread or anything like that.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Amazing tasting food - very fresh. Waiters seemed quite knowledgeable. Ate here twice in one day and had no reaction at all. Items are labeled gf. Some appetizers aren't listed as gf because the appetizer comes with crackers on side and some menu items not listed as gf can be tailored to be gf but you have to ask your waiter. Seasonings were gf, also. Great drinks! Great location! I really don't want to try any place else

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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Menu was clearly marked there were multiple options including their conch chowder, which was delicious.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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The server was very aware! The menu is clearly marked and there are a ton of choices!!! The conch chowder and mahi mahi were amaaazing!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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The only place I visited in Key West where I could have conch chowder. Several choices, they do it well.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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If you have celiac do not eat here!!! They do not understand Gf food prep and nothing is safe to eat. All food is grilled and cooked on the same surfaces.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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I was skeptical at first, but the food was absolutely delicious! Get the snapper with chimichurri. One star off for limited options.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Best food I've ever eaten. I had the jerk chicken which came with island rice and green beans. Seriously amazing. The salad was amazing too. (The one with the fruity dressing.)

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Menu is clearly marked for GF options. I had the tomato based conch chowder for an appetizer, followed by blackened snapper with vegetables and mashed potatoes... delicious meal and educated wait staff. It located on the wharf with a fun atmosphere

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The staff was knowledge.. I had the Conch Chowder, it was delicious.. Also had the peel and eat shrimp. Cocktail sauce was GFand tasty. Even had a staff member go check when our server was busy.. Didn't get sick.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Spoke with manager and chef prior to dining. They assured me my gf meal would b prepared with no cross contamination. It was and was delicious.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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We found numerous well marked GF items on the menu. The Jerk Mahi Mahi was excellent. Conch Chowder is GF as well and was also great.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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I had the Hogfish nightly special and it was delicious. My waiter knew I was Celiac so he said I needed to have the fish blackened, not with the original cream sauce. My plate came with the fish blackened and the sauce in a cup. Minutes later I told my waiter and he said it had gluten and removed it from my plate. I didn't get sick, but wished my ticket was marked gluten free so that the sauce would have never been out on my plate in the first place.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Great restaurant with awesome fresh seafood. All seafood is caught locally and sold to the restaurant right off the dock. It doesn't get any fresher than that.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Plenty on the menu to choose from. Taste was bland and ok Just not worth the price.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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GF items marked on the menu. Food was good but not great. My husband (who does not eat GF) was underwhelmed.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Attended a function where the company had a buffet laid out. With my gluten and dairy allergies they felt it best to make a plate just for me. She asked if I wanted chicken or shrimp and vegetables with a salad. I'm not sure why people believe gluten and dairy free is so hard to accommodate, but I received grilled chicken and steamed veggies that didn't even have salt or pepper. That was the most boring meal I've had in nearly two years. Made it worse to see everyone else eating some really yummy stuff from the buffet that could have very easily been free of my allergens, but no mention of it.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Service was bad. Conch chowder was no different than bland red chili. I got the chicken and it was not good :(

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Wonderful. They do a great job with identifying what is available GF on the regular menu.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious conch chowder. I also had the snapper with chimmichirri sauce, soooo good! I ordered from the bartender who seamed somewhat knowledgeable but said the chef is knowledgeable about gf cooking. The menu was well labeled and she made a note that I had a 'gluten allergy' after I made it clear I had celiac. Food was delicious, fresh and I felt great afterwards!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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I had no idea they had a gluten free menu-- should have checked the app beforehand. I told my server about my allergy when I was modifying my order and she never even mentioned they had a separate menu! Would have been nice not to remove 4 ingredients from my order, but the drinks were good.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Conch chowder was delicious, hearty like chili with an amazing flavor and full of conch. The Plantain crusted Mahi Mahi was the best fish I've ever had. I had the Cayo Hueso Paella and it was full of of Shrimp, clams, mussels, fish, and chorizo. Excellent!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Gluten free Food was just ok. The conch soup was good and spicy but bland . The mahi mahi was very greasy and just ok. Slightly bland for my taste. Mashed potatoes were very good and veggies were good also. Service was just ok as well.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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All gf items on the menu are clearly indicated. The staff was friendly and accommodating, and my meal was absolutely delicious! Two thumbs up!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We didn't really care for this restaurant, although we didn't get sick! My husband had the conch chowder which is a red chowder and more like a chili than a traditional chowder. I really didn't like the flavor at all. I had the plantain encrusted Mahi Mahi. The fish was lacking flavor and the rice and veggies (green beans, broccoli, cauliflower) were all cold and bland. I commend them for having a gf menu, but I was expecting a lot more flavor. They do not have a gf menu, but gf items are marked on the regular menu.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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menu is marked. No longer serving GF beer, but do have Strongbow. Server was knowledgeable.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Extensive GF options, along with the frozen drinks. I enjoyed the conch chowda & jerk chicken w/rice and veggies. Not a frozen side veggie either. Great service, great food. Will be back, many times.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The menu has items that are naturally gluten free and are listed on the regular menu with a symbol. There are many choices! We started out with raw oysters and clams, and we ended up getting another dozen oysters because they were SO good. I usually can never order chowder but they had gluten free conch chowder! It wasn't creamy, it was more of a tomato base with a good spice, again it was so good!!! Since we ate a lot already, my bf and I split the days fresh catch. Today's catch was mahi and was prepared blackened with a sweet sauce on the side. It came with rice and veggies as well. My stomach is feeling great and I'm not looking for the closest bathroom. I highly recommend this restaurant, great food and an excellent location. If available it is nice to sit at the front of the restaurant closest to the boats, wonderful view, people watching and breeze.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great bar atmosphere that I usually have to avoid due to availability of GF options. Had the key west mahi mahi and the conch chowder both were excelent!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Wow large variety of Gluten Free entrees. Nov. 2012 I was told a manager would follow my meal from start to finish to make sure it was not contaminated. I had the Key West Mahi that's plantain crusted with a honey glaze and avocado. It was amazing and gluten free! No bad side affects for me with this meal! I can't wait to go back! Updated 5/13 We went back 3 times and I never had a problem. I do react to very small amounts of gluten. It is nice they have such a large G.F. Menu as there are very few of them in Key West. I would hate for 1 persons very bad review from one experience to cause them to take away the G.F. Menu!!!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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I trusted the reviews that I read, and went here with my husband. It was a huge mistake. Within an hour I was in the bathroom with massive diarrhea. I hate to be so honest but I know, as a celiac disease suffer, it is very important to know the truth. I would highly recommend you not going here. I think it is because the place is so big, there are so many people, that the server could care less about your needs and your allergies (or at least mine didn't). She was very pushy, very inpatient and not willing to listen to me when I told her I have celiac disease. It is also important to let your server know that you have celiac disease and that you are not just eating gluten-free because it is the new diet fad. I would try another place in Key West. I did call that tuna saloon and they had no idea what celiac disease was. I also called a pasta place in the area and the woman was so rude she claimed she knew what gluten was and when I questioned her on what gluten is she had absolutely no idea and pretty much seemed very embarrassed. And this was at the Pierhouse, the most expensive restaurant and resort in Key West. I was calling about the galley piano bar and she said that they only cater to their residents there that have a gluten allergy and when I continued to ask her what is gluten and what her knowledge is on it she acted completely oblivious.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Mostly the entire menu is gluten free with marks by all the gluten free items. Excellent seafood!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Definitely a large selection of GF entrees which are clearly marked on the printed menu (though not online). I had the Local Catch (grouper) with JuJu Slather. Our server was attentive and familiar with GF requests. My fish and boyfriend's chicken were good. Sides were OK. Restaurant is open, noisy, and looks out onto the marina. Good for large groups and good for watching the holiday boat parade. Margaritas were a little light on the tequila.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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