I’m not sure why this restaurant is on a gluten-free app. I’ve never ordered the food, as it all seemed to contain gluten in one form or another. I’ve just ordered an alcoholic drink.
— Not at all
— No gluten-free information on the menu
— Not Much
Gnat’s Landing surely had been given its better than 2 star review by people who are stone deaf, immune to the Island’s sweltering heat, and have no dietary concerns whatsoever so long as their pitchers of beer keep coming and the Braves are playing on the big screen tv. If you are NOT seeking a venue where you can relive your post-college drinking days and get all the benefits of cathartic sweat without doing the yoga part, then this lively, insular bar is NOT for you. Best we could determine, the only gluten-free items on the menu are the grilled meats and the side of cheese grits. If you don’t mind bringing your own cocktail sauce and tartar sauce (Gnat’s Landing’s sauces are NOT gluten free), and you’re satisfied paying $20 for 16 small-medium grilled shrimp and a double side of cheese grits, then by all means, you probably can grab a meal served by a friendly and helpful server, as we had the good fortune to do. Our server saved us from dipping our shrimp into the sauces on the platter and ran back to check on their safety. As mentioned above, the sauces are NOT safe, which Is a matter that drives me to make a shout-out as a rotten culinary choice and, worse, a booby trap that can wreck a Celiac’s week of vacation. Never once have I seen anyone make the simple sauces of cocktail sauce and tartar sauce with wheat flour or wheat starch. It is pointless to adulterate those sauces with a known allergen that provides no taste, binding, or preservative benefits. As for the endorsement by the lovely young Celiac who comes to this restaurant and orders the shrimp platter and the “taters” (smashed loaded baked potatoes) — fellow reviewer and other Celiacs, that is NOT a safe meal — it is dining Russian Roulette! The tea is fresh-brewed and plentiful and our server was anxious to please, which is all that saved the meal from being a Kamikaze dive. As for the live band mutilating the iconic songs of the Eagles and Live ... we assume the owner lets garage bands practice in the space. If the band would play unplugged, and, beforehand, listen to their inspirational bands’ records, this local garage band might ... and this a might, learn the music they seek to imitate. Per the musician in our group, the lead singer’s demonstration of his strong breath control could be be appreciated if it was a note in the music. Quoting Howling Wolf’s criticism to his own guitarist, “Go home son. Listen to the records.”
I wish they had a gluten free menu but I get their grilled shrimp platter with the twice baked potatoes and I’ve never gotten sick. Really good food!!