Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille

2 recent ratings
$$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns
Safety Rating
2 ratings

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5400 S Seas Plantation Rd
Captiva, FL 33924

Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

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It was great to have them back on the island. They know how to make gluten free. Loved the lobster rolls.

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?

— Good

Updated 1 month ago read full review

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My husband (celiac) and I ate here three times while we vacationed at South Seas.

2/3 waiters seemed to be more informed on it. Our first was very cautious and said “I’m making a big alert here on my order that this is GF for an allergy.”

They have an expansive menu - the roasted chicken over potato hash was amazing.

They don’t have a dedicated fryer but they empty out and clean the oil tank every night and make the tortilla chips in the AM before anything else.

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 1 year ago read full review

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Great service. Understood gf and a huge gf menu. Food was excellent and felt fine afterwards. Not celiac but very sensitive to cc with a wheat allergy.

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 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

  • Bread/Buns
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood

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More Reviews


Celiac

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Gluten-free menu, lots of options. Service was great, food was delicious. 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 2 years ago read full review

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Ordered a gluten free Caesar salad and was glutened. Was sick within hours.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Average

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I had the Yucatán shrimp (no bread) and a GF flat bread. The sever assured me the flat bread was baked in a tray. It was just ok. Good atmosphere and lots of good drinks.

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?

— Average

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Went twice while on vacation, great experiences, food was delicious. We have multiple allergies in our group including celiac and shellfish and they did awesome with both. Staff is very knowledgeable and willing to help and assist. I would recommend for allergies.

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
  • 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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Do not go to this location. Doc Fords was once my favorite restaurant. A few years ago, a server recommended I try their Sanibel Cheese Steak with the GF flatbread. It was delicious. My family only travels to this area once per year and it is always exciting to go to Doc Fords. Today upon arrival, we were greeted by a friendly hostess followed by an unfriendly waitress. She was very uninterested in any kind of conversation. I asked her, “How’s the shrimp ceviche?” And she replied, “I don’t know. I wouldn’t order it. I don’t like seafood.” Wow. I ordered the GF Sanibel Cheese Steak with flatbread and she rolled her eyes and goes, “I’ll have to make sure it won’t confuse the kitchen.” Seriously? We were the only people there. It was 11:30am. The manager finally came out and said, “We will make this accommodation once, but during dinner hours, this would really confuse the kitchen.” Really? Confuse the kitchen... for one substitute that a member of YOUR staff recommended years ago? There are only two types of GF bread. What does it matter if I suggest flatbread instead of a bun? The whole experience was awful. I will only go to the Ft Myers Beach location. This one is terrible. We left without ordering food. I plan on emailing the owners to inform them about the incompetent staff they chose to hire.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Great food and service. I went twice for lunch, had the jerk chicken tostadas as an app and the shrimp tacos one day and fish tacos the next. Side dish of fruit was delicious. Would recommend. Staff is knowledgeable with celiac.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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GF menu - the flatbread was great. Servers well-versed in food allergies. Highly recommend.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Huge GF menu and it was tasty!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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AMAZING!! A large GF menu! We came back twice it was so good! I highly recommend the cedar plank salmon yum! Ask for Seth, he was awesome!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Service here is fantastic. Servers are very knowledgeable, and there are tons of gf options.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent options and a good sized separate menu. My daughter loved that she had so many choices. They were knowledgeable and accommodating. Good food too!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very knowledgeable- asked if it was allergy or preference. has GF menu which is most of the menu. Had tostado, spinach/artichoke flatbread, tropical salad w blackened chicken which does not have the crisps onions. Mine came out w them and the manager rushed over to apologize. Overall great food. Also mojitos are yummy!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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They had a separate gluten free menu and even had a dedicated gluten free fryer, so I got to have French fries!! The server was very knowledgeable and helpful. I highly recommend Doc Ford’s.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Best gluten free menu and delicious! I have never seen such a large gluten free menu anywhere, 3 whole pages!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Extensive gluten free menu. We tested the grilled chicken sandwich on gf bun, 1/2 roasted chicken, mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables with Nima Sensor. Result indicated our order was gluten free. Everything was delicious.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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sehr grosse GF Speisekarte für erwachsene ein Traum. leider nichts für unseren Zöliakie Sohn drauf.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They have a very extensive gluten free menu and seem to know what they are doing. My food was very good.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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They have a Gluten Free Menu, many dishes are the same from the regulare menu, that simply needs to be ordered GF. Burgers come with no bun, no dedicated fryer. They seems to be informed about celiac and cross contamination but we didn't risk it and had a cheeseburger no bin and we were fine.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

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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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, 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

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