Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille

28 recent ratings
$$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Ceviche, Flatbread, Shrimp and Grits, Steak, Tacos, Tortillas
Safety Rating
25 ratings

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2500 Island Inn Rd
Sanibel, FL 33957
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Most Recent Reviews


Asymptomatic Celiac

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Review


Lots of GF options. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Depth of flavor, thoughtful combinations. Everything was very tasty. Taquitoes(non-GF) were big and very tasty. GF Jerk chicken tostadas and shrimp tacos were good. Tacos Overflowed with shrimp. Non-GF fried Shrimp were huge and very good. We didn’t try the GF margarita flatbread, but non-GF was very good as well

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 5 hours ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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10/10, I loveeeee when they have the GF crème brûlée

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 weeks ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Great meal they have a separate gluten free menu. The seafood was incredible and our server Lindsey was knowledgeable, friendly and one of the best.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 month 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

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Ceviche
  • Flatbread
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Shrimp and Grits
  • Steak
  • Tacos
  • Tortillas

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Dog Friendly
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Our favorite restaurant on Sanibel very good food, very good service. They have a gluten free menu & I’ve never had a problem.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Great experience. Gluten free menu has so many options. I had the pulled pork sandwich with a side of veggies. Really good and the bun held up well with the sandwich. Waitress was super helpful and knew exactly how to handle the gluten free.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Open again after hurricane Ian. Another great visit to a classic area restaurant. Very nice Gluten-Free menu with many choices and knowledgeable staff. Excellent food and attentive service while restaurant was packed at noon rush. This is a top notch operation. (Same menu as Fort Myers Beach location).

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 months ago read full review

Hashimoto's

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My daughter is GF and we often have a hard time finding restaurants that can accommodate her needs on vacation. Doc Ford's has a very extensive GF menu, servers are very knowledgeable and helpful and my daughter enjoyed her meal very much.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Separate gluten-free menu. Lots of options and food was delicious. GF bun and fries are in a separate fryer.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Excellent GF menu, lots of options, excellent food, excellent service. Highly recommend!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Wheat Allergy

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Ate lunch at the Sanibel location-lots of GF options and a separate GF menu. Had the lobster roll on a really good GF bun and the beans and rice. Staff was super sweet and very understanding about my gluten and dairy allergies when ordering. I hope to come back for the paella!!! Heart goes out to the island as the are still recovering from Ian<3

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Great restaurant with GF menu and really careful about cross contamination. I’m a sensitive celiac and didn’t feel sick at all

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


They were very accommodating! Had a separate gluten free menu with lots of options to choose from! Great tasting food, would 100% recommend!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Wonderful! GF pizza was very good as were all of the main dishes. Very reasonable on price and the server was very knowledgeable. This place deserves the 5 stars!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Wonderful experience at Doc Ford’s on Sanibel Island. They have a complete Gluten Free menu, a dedicated fryer for French fries and an understanding of what Celiac and additional allergies (Garlic) can mean to a customer. Our Waiter, Alex, was very knowledgeable and offered suggestions, told what would work and what wouldn’t. I was also impressed when my lunch was served separately from the other orders.. I am visiting the area for a few weeks, but will be back in a few months. I will definitely put Doc Fords at the top of my list of safe, gluten Free restaurants and hopefully come back again on this trip. I noticed they have other locations in the area and plan on trying them as well. Wish I could try the conch chowder, but with garlic in the recipe, that’s not promising.. ☹. .. I will guarantee you the Grouper was outrageously good and loved the big basket of fresh french fries.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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Review


Fantastic selection of gluten free options with a dedicated gluten free menu.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Outstanding cross contamination prevention. Next best thing to a dedicated gf restaurant.

Safety


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

— 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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


The food and GF selection variety is wonderful! They try to work around dairy allergies, also. The biggest issue I had was that they carried my plate out with others and tried to lift a gluten plate over mine. I had to ask the one delivering the food to stop and bring my plate first. The fish tacos were possibly the best I’ve had, however I couldn’t eat my side of fruit because it appeared to have crumbs in it. Specify to also bring out your meal separately when ordering. This seems to be a common issue among many restaurants. I wouldn’t discount this place for that - just tell them not to bring the plate out with others. The food was spectacular.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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 dinner
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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as a celiac I'm always so cautious and this place was super curtious and asked my tolerance and allergy level when I asked for a gluten free menu. Our server asked the chef before putting in any of my orders to double check so I wouldn't get sick. If you're in the area this is definitely a gluten-free go-to!

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— 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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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Review


Excellent food and service! I enjoyed the grilled grouper sandwich on a GF roll

Safety


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

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Just ask for the separate GF menu—it’s a dream come true. Our server was super knowledgeable, too and when food was delivered, they made a point to acknowledge it was gluten free. Felt totally AOK after my delicious shrimp tacos. Ps: they have a dedicated fryer for gf fries!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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Review


They have sooo many gf options! I had shrimp and grits and my son had shrimp tacos! Both were fantastic! Great atmosphere and service too!!

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


This restaurant was terrific. I went there twice during my visit to Sanibel Island. The servers were very knowledgeable about Celiac Disease. Great selection of Gluten Free food including corn chips made in their dedicated fryer.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Dog friendly
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Great GF items. Waiter very helpful.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Great GF options. They take Celiac very serious. Food was very good and safe.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Awesome gf options and dedicated fryer!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


GF menu. Lots of options which included a flatbread that was delicious!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Fantastic place. Dedicated fryer for gluten free tortilla chips and they can make gluten free fries too in the gluten free fryer if you ask. Server was very knowledgeable about celiac and answered all my questions. I didn’t get sick and would 10/10 be back. Huge gluten free menu too.

Safety


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

— 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

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Loved the atmosphere and the service.

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

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Dedicated gluten free menu with a great range of food to choose from. I had a few apps including Gumbo and Mussels, served gluten free bread with mussels. Staff seemed knowledgeable, and made an effort to serve GF food separately.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • 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/All

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
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We visited Doc Ford’s again this week, on two different nights, seven months after our original visit. We noticed a few items on the Gluten Free Menu that contain soy sauce (not okay for Celiacs). On our first visit this week, the dedicated GF fryer was broken, but our waiter was very upfront about it and knew we couldn’t eat anything from the mixed fryer. We also learned that the GF buns are Udi’s buns (seems to be the go-to GF option at many restaurants). On our second visit of the week, no mention was made regarding the GF fryer, but we didn’t order anything fried, so we didn’t ask about it. We ordered a GF Caesar Salad (on the GF menu) - we told our waitress we were celiac and confirmed that the salad should be GF with no croutons…but it arrived at our table with croutons. We told the server we ordered a GF salad without croutons, he took it back the the kitchen, and a minute later brought out the same exact salad, with the croutons picked off and crumbs remaining (not okay for a celiac). I understand that mistakes happen, but it seems the kitchen is lacking some food allergy education, so my confidence in this restaurant’s ability to safely handle food allergies is lower than on our original visit.

Original review: Separate, extensive gluten free menu with appetizers, salads, sandwiches and entrees. Waiter was very knowledgeable and conscientious about importance of gluten free. Kitchen includes dedicated space for preparation of gluten free items separate from other food, and a dedicated gluten free fryer only used for corn chips and GF french fries.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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 selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff was super knowledgeable, and even the bussers who brought out the food stopped before handing me what was supposed to be a grilled grouper (and turned out to be Panko crusted), brought it back and told the kitchen to make a new one without me even asking. Took a little longer after that mistake but I definitely appreciated it. Also, the Yucatán Shrimp can come with a gf roll instead of their traditional bread! Definitely stop here if you get a chance!

Safety


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

— 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

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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In our week stay on Sanibel Island, my husband and I ate here 3x. Our waitress, Mandi, was very friendly and had great suggestions for my dietary needs. On our first visit she let me know up front that their fryer was not dedicated due to a mix up in the fries they ordered. We ordered a Spinach and Artichoke Flatbread for an appetizer. I chose the Banana Leaf Snapper with fresh vegetables, black beans and rice. My husband had the special, Fish and Chips (Fried Grouper and Fries). On our next visit the oil was changed and the plain fries were back. I ordered the Shrimp and Crab Roll on a gluten free bun and the dedicated fries. My husband again chose the special of Grouper Tacos and Fries. On our third visit Mandi again gave great recommendations from their Gluten Free menu. I choose the Island Style Shrimp and Grits, and a side salad while my husband tried the Penne with Shrimp. I was able to try a different item each time because they had a wonderful selection. Each meal was delicious and tasted fresh. I trust this kitchen and staff. The restaurant is clean and the staff is very friendly. I recommend Doc Ford’s in Sanibel and look forward to going back the next time we come to town. #1 restaurant on Sanibel, and open from 11 til 10.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Three of us just had lunch at this location today. Two are celiac with dairy allergy as well. The waitress was very knowledgeable and the chef (a native of Mexico) came out to verify that soybean oil was ok because I handed them a card that I closed “no soy sauce” Our meals were FANTASTIC, flavorful, well presented and large. I had the quinoa salad with Mangone salsa and dressing and shrimp, hubby had the half chicken with chimuchurri sauce.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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 lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— 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

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Very limited selection if you are also dairy free. Food was bland.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very extensive gf menu with lots of variety. Knowledgeable staff. 2 of us are celiac and had no problems. Fun atmosphere.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The Sanibel location is my favorite, ambiance wise. Three page GF menu includes apps, salads, entrees and sandwiches. If you can’t find something here, you aren’t trying.

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

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff was knowledgeable- ate chicken sandwich. GF bread was good. Ordered fruit as a side since daughter can’t have dairy. Went back for a second time. The first time server told us they did not have a dedicated fryer. Second server said they did. She went back and checked and confirmed. Ordered chicken sandwich with GF bread, mayo, and fries. No issues.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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I felt assured that the staff took my celiac needs seriously. I had the fish tacos and they were delicious! I’m an extremely sensitive Celiac, which is a blessing in disguise (I get contamination warnings some of my fellow Celiacs don’t) and had zero cross contamination. I also ordered a coconut rum drink from the bar - delish! I will come back here and recommend as a safe option.

Plenty of GF options. A nice full GF menu which is hard to find!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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My family ate two meals here and neither of my celiac kids got sick. The gluten free menu had many options and everything we ate here was delicious. Our servers informed us that they have a separate line for gluten free meals. Would love to see a few gf desserts.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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They had a three page gluten free menu, and the waiter alerted both the chef and manager that I have celiac and am allergic to shrimp. I had no issues and was pleased that I didn’t have to spend time meant for relaxing educating the staff. Would go again.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Awesome atmosphere and gluten free options. Bartender was excellent, gave me meal recommendations which I really appreciated. Had a great meal, never got sick. Highly Recommend!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Very extensive GF menu...which makes my 15 yr old Coeliac daughter feel like a normal person with all of the choices. Love the Sanibel branch...Captiva was very disappointing..not from a GF perspective just it was very dirty, layout isn’t as nice and food just wasn’t as nice. Along with Sanibel Fresh, Doc Fords is one of our go to places.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Ate there 5 times and did not get sick. Staff cognizant of GF and cross contamination. All good. Note that I’m not celiac but highly sensitive.

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Celiac

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Absolutely DELICIOUS food! Large GF menu. I had the Sanibel Cheese Steak with GF flatbread instead of the bun, ate it like a gyro. So yummy!Not sure why the price tag for Doc Ford’s is $$$, should really be $$, my sandwich was only $11. A must stop when in Southwest Florida.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Excellent service. Great gluten free options.

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Good food, staff was great, and they seemed careful with prep for celiac. Have been a bunch of times and no G issues.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Lots of GF options. Staff very knowledgeable and the food is excellent. We always go here when we are staying on the island.

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Celiac

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Yes

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Chef made the special gluten free for me. Large gf menu- fantastic!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Gluten Intolerant

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They have an extensive GF menu from flatbreads to tostados! Not your usual, 4 salads and a couple of chicken dishes and a couple of meat dishes. I was shocked to the point that I couldn’t decide what to order!😄 we were lucky to have an incredibly knowledgeable server who pointed out a mistake in the menu knew where there was some cross contamination. Natalie is a gem!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Symptomatic Celiac

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I ordered the Maine Lobster roll with coleslaw and it was delicious! Bun was fluffy and didn’t fall apart. I also have a flaxseed allergy and the sever checked that the bun was safe. They have good CC procedures and a wide variety of options!!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Symptomatic Celiac

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10/10

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


10/10

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Symptomatic Celiac

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10/10 enough said. Foods amazing every time, knowledgeable staff, pretty views/ restaurant, GF menu. I have been here 20+ times, never had any issues.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

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