Iron Whale

5 recent ratings
$ • Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Tacos
Safety Rating
3 ratings

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1200 Ocean Ave
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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Celiac

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Lots of gf item listed on the menu

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?

— Good

Updated 2 weeks ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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I’ve been here multiple times and the gluten free options from apps to entrees has the be the most wonderful variety. I have many other food allergies as well and I feel like I NEVER have to ask for substitutions and other requests. I’ve never experienced any cross contamination effects either! I feel so safe dining here.

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?

— 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 dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Been coming here every year for six years. I’ve never had a server that didn’t take eating gluten free completely seriously.

They didn’t previously have gluten free options labeled on their menu, but as of this year they do. I just learned they have a gluten free option for their seafood pastas. Neptune preserve them, I can’t be stopped now that I know that.

If you’re a fan of raw bar, I highly recommend the Asbury. The scallops are usually my go-to, but tonight I had the octopus salad and found it delicious and fresh.

I’ll be coming back for as long as this place is open.

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?

— 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 dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 10 months 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

  • Tacos

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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The swordfish rissoto entree!
Shrimp tacos
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Symptomatic Celiac

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I was hesitant after seeing the mixed reviews here but so glad we went for it.

All the food was fantastic (blistered shishitos, broiled oysters, two varieties of fish tacos) and I was very impressed with how they handled allergies. I didn’t actually start by telling my server specifically I had an allergy or celiac, but asked whether the oyster appetizer could be made without breadcrumbs. He said yes and asked if I needed everything gluten free. For the whole meal, each server noted which items were gluten free when they put them down and said flagged for gluten allergy - they went the extra mile without me even needing to ask.

Great cocktails too. Know that they are happy to modify items as well as tell you what’s already GF.

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
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Excellent meal, knowledgeable staff. The hostess did not have a GF menu to give me but I took a photo of their screen that had what could be made GF. The wait staff was very clear on which items would be modifiable to be GF. I had oysters and Scots tacos. Delicious!

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

Symptomatic Celiac

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Options not listed on the menu but talked to my waitress. The tacos are a soft corn tortilla so I got the “Gump” shrimp tacos and they were very good. Drinks were fancy and nice too for fall

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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 3 years ago read full review

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