100% of 3 votes say it's celiac friendly
130 South Jordan Creek Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50266

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My husband, infant and I had the most wonderful experience at this Joe's Crab Shack last night! We had never been to one before. I'm an extremely sensitive celiac who is scared to eat out but we're traveling so I try to choose wisely. We were greeted by two friendly hostesses who happily gave me a gluten free menu. Our waitress Vannah was absolutely fantastic. She went out of her way to make sure my food was completely gluten free. I ordered the bucket of shrimp with corn and potatoes as additional sides since the shrimp is actually an appetizer. The shrimp was cooked perfectly, which is hard to find at a restaurant. I also got a barefoot on the beach drink which was wonderful and well priced at $9 considering the size. I almost always have a reaction at a restaurant because I am so sensitive, but I didn't even have a slight reaction. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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I always order a steam pot here. I love them. I'm not a mega eater when I go out tot eat, but I feel comfortable eating a lot here and knowing I'm not going to be glutened. Each time we go, I make sure my waitress is informed. I have not had a problem in any of the times I have been here. I definitely recommend the steam pots on the gf menu to gf people.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years 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

  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood

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This exceeded our expectations from previous visit. The wait staff knowledgeable it was delicious

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

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The staff had zero information on gluten free options, and had none of the gluten friendly menus they offer on the website. The manager came out and was also pretty clueless on what options were available. They were not busy at all, the restaurant and bathroom is dirty. I would not recommend this to anyone. Please save your gluten eating friends from this restaurant too. My gluten eating family members food came out cold also. Not one person in our party was happy with their meal.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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?

— Below Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
Celiac

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Celiacs get one choice of seasoning on crab, Old Bay. If you have kids, ask to go light on the Old Bay. Corn and potatoes in the steam pot are safe. Waitress and staff accommodating.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
Celiac

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Been to this location many times. Crab steampot with Old Bay is always delicious and has never made me sick.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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

Celiac

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Your choices are a Steampot or Grilled Fish. They were upfront about not having a dedicated fryer and also omitted butter sauce on my fish and broccoli to keep me safe.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

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