Duke's Restaurant & Barefoot Bar

88% of 36 votes say it's Celiac friendly

2335 Kalakaua Ave., Suite 116, Honolulu, HI 96815 Directions

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Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Excellent, bc of my cross contamination concern,the manager came out and explained nothing with gluten/bread cook on the grill. I got Cancun grilled chicken on top of salad. I want to try the burger! My son had the ribs and were excellent. We will be back.

Not celiac
4 months ago

Sat in the bar area, got a salad with oil and vinegar. Pretty basic but happy I did not get sick!

5 months ago

I felt mostly safe eating a Dukes. Although there were not a ton of options, and no separate GF menu, the waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu and what they could make safely for me. The manager came by the table to speak to me about my order and alerted me to the fact that the aioli had soy sauce in it as well. I appreciated their carefulness.

Gluten Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly

Categories

  • Bar
  • Late Night
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood

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Pono Pie at Duke's. To die for!!!
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Celiac
7 months ago
Celiac friendly

We'd been here a couple of years ago and it was excellent. I had the pulled pork sandwich. Our server was fabulous. She checked everything with the manager and kitchen. Good was excellent, ditto for service.

Celiac
7 months ago
Celiac friendly

Menu doesn't have a lot marked gf but the waiter told us all we could have. Steaks were amazing, salad bar was plentiful. Really enjoyed the meal and staff were very friendly!

7 months ago
Celiac friendly

The staff was sooo amazing. It was my birthday and the server went above and beyond. They have two primary gluten free fish dishes, I had one and my husband had the other. Honestly the best gluten free dinner EVER!! The salad bar was perfectly marked so that was a total plus. I can’t even put into words how amazing our dinner was and no issues either!

Celiac
8 months ago

The staff were very knowledgeable and reassuring of procedures. They informed the chef to assure there was no cross contamination. I had a cheeseburger with a great GF bun.

Celiac
11 months ago

Hamburgers with gf bun. No fries because they are cross contaminated. So I got to pay 3$ for a salad because I didn’t have a choice. Nice the manager comes to talk to you about your allergies and food needs. Not a lot of choices lunch wise.

11 months ago

Gluten free buns and the employees were on top of exactly what was and wasn’t gluten free including all dressings and sauces.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

They were amazing! The waiter who was very knowledgeable took our order and even after I ordered the manager came over and talked to me and the chef personally. They are very conscious about allergies-get reservations cause they are busy

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Staff was knowledgeable, manager came out to make sure we were all on same page and would tell Chef. They just didn’t seem to have a lot of options. Kids menu only had one gf option. If you want a burger, they have gf buns.

2 years ago

Staff was friendly & accommodating, but there were very few choices (2) beyond salad. Even their fries are slightly battered and there are in same fryer. The lunch buffet had (2) identified cold salads. No main meal on buffet (chicken, pork, pasta) was identified gf. Only a cider available.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Delicious food and very knowledgeable staff!

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

The staff was great with respecting and accommodating my dietary concerns. Upon notifying the waitress of the gluten issue, she inquired if it was an allergy or a preference. Being the former, she explained that she would notify the chef and the manager, so all parties could be on the same page. The manager stopped by our table to discuss what I wanted to order and how the recipe should be tweaked to mitigate any possible gluten content or cross contamination. The food was excellent and the staff very knowledgeable. The menu only lists a few items as specifically GF, but I think the key is just letting them know and they'll do whatever is possible to adjust to your needs.

Celiac
2 years ago

Waiter was very knowledgeable and manager even came out and explained how they were handling and preparing my food. I was really impressed. Menu has gluten free items labeled and so does the salad bar.

Celiac
2 years ago
Not celiac friendly

Though the seating host knew what celiac disease was, neither the server, nor the manager were very knowlegeable. Availability of no CC/GF dishes were very limited, as I didn't trust what they had to say about the burger grill. Thus, I ordered a beet salad minus the blue cheese and candied walnuts. The salad wasn't bad and the chef knew to use gloves/separate dishes to prepare the food. They tried, and that certainly counts. However, I'd go elsewhere, as only some of the staff actually understand celiac.

Celiac
2 years ago

This is a must eat if in Waikiki. Staff knew what options could be GF. I ordered the Mahi Mahi "Baked Duke's Style." It was so good. Would go back again and again.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Husband has celiac and we came here due to all the good reviews. Must say, our waiter was very knowledgeable about what is gluten and what is not gluten. The food and service was excellent and the manager also came by the table to make sure everything was ok. The food is tasty and not bland just because it doesn't have gluten in it.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

This is a busy spot but the staff are great. We sat at the bar on a Sat night and the staff still took the time to show us what we should eat (my friend and I are both Celiac) and told us they could make the fish taco in lettuce wraps, which was really delicious. It's served w an aioli sauce and pico de gallo but I just put the guacamole on and it was really good. The drinks are also tasty here, and you can't beat the views!

Celiac
2 years ago

Ate outside at the barefoot bar. Waitress was super friendly and helpful. Got a burger with GF bun.

Celiac
2 years ago

Had the lunch buffet. Pulled pork with rice and pineapple, very good. Other options available just ask your server. It is limited but they are getting new menus in soon and what we had for lunch was very good.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

So impressed with service and quality of food! We ordered from bar, I chose the beet salad and added chicken. Kyle, from the kitchen came out to speak with me about severity of reaction and was very knowledgeable about sneaky cross contamination. Delicious and safe! Definitely recommend

Celiac
3 years ago

Great experience! The server was super helpful in telling me my options and then a manager followed up and let me know what they would do to make sure everything was safe. And the food I had was so tasty. Loved it!

3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Everything was excellent. The manager came to the table to review my meal. She then went to kitchen to be sure it was cooked properly. Lunch was excellent!!!! We went back for dinner last night. OMG if you are GF you have got to try this place. Our server Trevor was very knowledgeable and concerned to make it perfect. After he was done, Kyle the manager, came to our table to review my dinner and assure me they are on it. Dinner was amazing. I had baked Anahi Mahi Dukes style. Excellent. Here's the best part. You get to have dessert and it's not an afterthought. Pono Pie. Gf-sugar free-dairy free. The flavor of the fruit is fantastic and it was plenty sweet, naturally. It was amazing whether you are GF or not. They can accommodate if you have celiac. Explain everything well to the server and manager. They have a great process. Thank you Dukes for adding to our vacation!!!

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Ate there twice. I am surprised with other reviews as in both occasions a manager came to me to reassure the chef knew of my celiac and the food was being prepared separately, changing gloves etc. The waiters were knowledgeable and explained me all GF options in the menu (some fish, all the steaks, so I was told). I had the coconut ginger fish first time and Duke's baked fish the second time. Both were very good. Full disclaimer: I do not show symptoms.

3 years ago
Not celiac friendly

The burger was ok but gluten free bun wasn't grilled or toasted and tasted like cardboard. Fries are NOT gluten free cause they are fried in with everything else. Was stuck with bland white rice. Service was great first time second time sat for 20 mins to order and another 20 for drinks/food. We just got up and left. The burger was tasty at least.

Celiac
3 years ago

Great atmospherr but lame gf menu Bland Left hungry

3 years ago

I am only intolerant not celiac but I handled the Cajun chicken sandwich on gluten free bun without any issues. It was excellent.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

GF options okay. Waiter knew his stuff. Location is amazing.

Not celiac
3 years ago

Had the sirloin and the Opah fish (Duke's style is only way to have it gf-baked with lemon-basil-garlic glaze). Both came with garlic mashed potatoes. Not many options for supper and prices were a bit higher here. The waitress, while understanding which items were gf, didn't realize the severity of cross contamination since she offered to serve us the dessert (which had a cookie crust) and told us we could just eat the middle out of the crust (obviously not a safe bet for someone with a gluten allergy). Overall food was good, just limited menu for dine-in supper (other items available if you walk in and eat at the bar area).

Not celiac
3 years ago

I'll start by saying I am gluten intolerant but not celiac. We ate at Dukes several times and they were very accommodating! Burger, steak and wedge/steak salad, we're all great!

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

I've eaten here many times and have never had a problem. Several gf options to choose from. The manager assures me each time I come that the kitchen prepares an area safe from cross-contamination before making my entree. They always seem to go above and beyond which is why I always return.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

The service was great and our waiter knew everything about gluten free on the menu (ask for luke when you go). I recommend the ribs or steak, the fish was good too. My family tried all gf things (besides dessert) and enjoyed them all. It is a great place if you have celiac disease or need to be careful about cross contamination. I recommend going here!

Not celiac
4 years ago
Not celiac friendly

So disappointed. The reviews looked great. In reality all chips (for nachos) and wings are cooked in same fryer with shared oil so although they're labeled GF they are Not. Hummus does have cheese so be careful for DF. For gf it's only served with cucumber. Laaaame. At least the manager did inform me about the fryer though.

Celiac
4 years ago

Great and knowledgeable staff. I had the BBQ burger which was on an Udi's GF Bun. The burger was dry and bun was not toasted. But for a celiac to eat a burger out and not get sick- that's pretty epic! My husband had nachos, they were GF and very good. I would go back again- plus they had Crispin cider, my fave!

Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

The food is really good but often times the staff needs to go ask questions. The nachos with pork are great. They are fried in the same fryer but first thing in morning. I am celiac and have not had any issues with them. They also have gluten free buns for sandwiches but the fries are not safe. Keep in mind they will charge you more for a side salad instead of fries. We have found that the service at the bar, if you can find a seat, is Usually much better than a table.

Celiac
4 years ago

WOW! Excellent service and outstanding food. Go for lunch vs dinner-best GF options. Server double checked order and ingredients and to be sure notified the manager who both oversaw our order and satisfaction. Absolutely outstanding experience!!!!!

Celiac
4 years ago

Quite a few gluten free selections. I had the seafood luau, which was delicious. The service was knowledgable and efficient.

5 years ago

It was okay. The GF menu was disappointing and the wait time was very long after being seated. The staff was friendly, but limited options.

Celiac
6 years ago
Celiac friendly

the gf menu is small but there was enough for me to eat the steak salad was really good and I have no problems

Celiac
6 years ago
Not celiac friendly

I so wanted to rate this place highly. I have great pre-celiac memories here. Unfortunately the GF menu was a joke. It all was cross contaminated less one or two items. I was disappointed to say the least.

Celiac
6 years ago

Wonderful place with great service and very knowledgable. As a celiac I could not risk salad bar but those choosing to be gluten free have plenty of choices

6 years ago

I'm GF and sugar free. The waitress went out of her way to make sure she was getting accurate info from the HEAD chef. Food was delicious., savoy and fast. I will come back again. Definitely worth the 10 minute wait!

7 years ago

Worked very hard to ensure GF meal. Good seafood and meat selection!

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