Review of Emerald City Fish & Chips

3756 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144

Overall Rating


I found out about this establishment through Find Me GF when I was diagnosed with celiac disease last summer, and have probably eaten here a dozen times since. I've never personally had an adverse reaction to any of the food here (I've had every variant of fish and chips on the menu, and they are all delicious) but staff has confirmed that the hush puppies are not GF and that they don't use separate fryers. I was not actually aware that they even offered hush puppies until very recently, because I'd never seen them listed on the restaurant's physical menu board. I only noticed them on the restaurant's online menu after COVID became widespread & calling in takeout became the new standard. I'm generally not much of a risk-taker when it comes to dining out, but I had tried this place based on earlier reviews, which were overwhelmingly positive. There are known risks to eating here if you have celiac disease, so I'd definitely encourage you to use discretion. I haven't felt unwell after eating here in the past, but I would hesitate to dine here again knowing what I know now. It's deeply regrettable and frustrating, because their food is excellent and *almost* celiac-safe. Ghostfish Brewing Company is a very good alternative for GF fish and chips, if cross-contamination is a concern for you.


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

— Not very

Quality & Quantity

Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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?

— Excellent

Updated 8 months ago