Jaco's Bayfront Bar & Grille

3.5 stars 3.5 out of 5 13 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Restaurant
83% of 6 votes say it's Celiac friendly

997 South Palafox Street, Pensacola, FL 32502

(850) 432-5226
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    1 ratingMay 25, 2017

    This place shouldn't be listed on here. There is not much gluten free and definitely not celiac here. There's items that "could" be made gluten free, however those items are slim and none, one being a $40 filet and the next being $20 for some mushrooms. If you're using this app to find a gluten free place in Pensacola, search nearby there's better places 2 minutes away.

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    1 ratingDecember 11, 2016

    I informed the waiter that I was gluten intolerant due to Celiac Disease. The waiter was unsure if they had gluten free items. I ordered off the brunch menu. I did not see any indication of gluten free items. I ordered fried eggs and potatoes. Again, I told the waiter no bread or grits because of gluten intolerance. My order came with cold unbutteted wheat toast on top of my eggs. My daughter removed the toast and I ate the eggs.... shortly after I had the reaction which lasted several days. Never again. Aside from becoming ill the food was cold and really not very good. We had a party of 6 adults and 2 children with cocktails, too expensive for a few and poor food.

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    4 ratingSeptember 22, 2016

    This place was wonderful! The view is absolutely impeccable! It's right next to the marina in downtown pensecola! I got the portabella stacks with shrimp! It was very delicious, but the portions are a little small. So you may want to also get an appetizer. The waiter was very knowledgeable about what was safe and what was not and when he wasn't sure he went and checked with the kitchen staff!! The only reason I didn't give 5 stars was because the portion was small, but I did not have a reaction to the food and I felt very safe and well taken care of!

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    3 ratingAugust 17, 2016

    Menu had recently been redesigned, and GF items had a "~" next to them with a disclaimer that these items *could be made* GF. No kids items were listed on the menu at all. Now, when I spoke to the waitresses, they were fairly knowledgeable on how to use a clean skillet to fry a "clean" burger to avoid cross contamination... so, all in all they were ok, but it required you to speak to the waitstaff to clarify what all of your options are because the menu was not very all inclusive.

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    4 ratingMay 22, 2016

    GF items called out on menu. Our server checked with the chef on a couple of items we had questions about. Portions a bit small but the setting right on the marina is very pretty. We would eat here again

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    4 ratingApril 09, 2016

    Beautiful view! Gf menu clearly marked. My food was very good, hubby's pork tenderloin over cooked and underseasoned.

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    4 ratingFebruary 10, 2016

    Excellent food. Menu showed exactly what was gluten free. Service was great...view awesome! Highly recommend. I had fish tacos, yummy !!!!

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    4 ratingAugust 07, 2015

    The view is lovely. The food was good (really enjoyed Mahi Mahi tacos), but I expected more local, fresh fish options considering its location. Not very kid friendly. Gluten free was clearly marked on the menu and the server had a reasonable understanding of what gluten actually is, however the salad was brought out with croutons on it.

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    5 ratingApril 18, 2015

    Great location, atmosphere and food. Pet friendly outdoor dining also.

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    5 ratingSeptember 18, 2014

    The portobello stack was delicious. They have quite a few gfree options to chose from. The mahi tacos looked really good - will have to try them next time!

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    4 ratingJanuary 09, 2014

    Great view of the water and a gluten free menu. I had the portobello stack with risotto and it was very tasty. Jaco's has mostly salads on their gf menu, but there are enough alternate options to make it worth a try.

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    4 ratingJuly 30, 2013

    Fantastic restaurant that indicates gluten free items directly on their regular menu. Love their tender blue salad, without the fried onion strings of course. Their food is excellent. They used to have gluten free flatbreads but don't have them anymore. :( And they accidentally served my brother a flatbread made with gluten so I don't know how well their servers understand the issue. But I've never had a problem with their other gluten free dishes. Highly recommend the tender blue salad! (Without the onion strings!)

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu


  • Restaurant
11 am - 9 pm
11 am - 9 pm
11 am - 9 pm
11 am - 9 pm
11 am - 10 pm
11 am - 10 pm
10 am - 9 pm

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