Legal Harborside

13 recent ratings
$$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Fish & Chips, Fries, Sandwiches
92% of 13 votes say it's celiac friendly
270 Northern Ave
Boston, MA 02210

Top Reviews


Celiac

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Server was great and knowledgeable. Tons of options. Had a shrimp tempura roll and a lobster roll (the hot one with butter). It was delicious!

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Updated 6 days ago read full review

Celiac

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What a disappointment! And an expensive one at that! Explicitly explained my son and I have celiac disease and need strictly gluten-free, with no cross contamination. Server assured me it was safe. I asked about the fries that came with the GF Lobster Roll. She didn’t think they were safe, but she’d check with the chef. Server asked if I wanted hot lobster with butter (yes) or cold lobster with mayo (no). She asked me twice. I asked how many ribs come in the GF ribs starters - 5, I was told. Great - perfect for our 4-person party.

The 2 non-GF meals for the rest of our group came. I asked about our GF ribs - where were they? That server wasn’t allowed, she was a non-allergen server. Finally, my son’s and my meals came at the same time as the ribs starter for the whole table, after the other half of our party as half-way finished. :( Nice that our food was delivered by a separate server, with gloved hands. However…. My GF Lobster Roll was, well, odd. And if that was the way it was supposed to be made, no one told me. It was a bed of chopped lettuce, with room temperature lobster with no butter, and 2 GF dinner rolls on the side. My son’s GF fish and chips were fine, and he ate them.

Our 5-rib appetizer was only 3 ribs with little meat.

By the time the server finally came back after avoiding us, I pointed out that I had ordered the GF Lobster Roll. I said I could understand if they had no GF bread for the roll (but come on! They are known for Lobster Roll!) and I asked where my side of fries were … or were they not safe? … the server said “The chef said he didn’t *think* they were safe,” so she didn’t bring me any and so did I want more dinner rolls? WHAT???!!! I pointed out that my son was served *GF* fries with his fish & chips and he just ate the last fry! And now she was telling me they were not safe?!?! “Oh! Well, then, they must be OK,” she said and she brought me a small basket of fries.

This was our big splurge for a nice meal when in town, and yet I was served a salad instead of a Lobster Roll, 3 ribs instead of 5 for our 4 people delivered after people we’re 1/2 way done eating, fries that weren’t safe for me were supposedly OK for my celiac son, then the server flipped her understanding and gave me fries anyway later on.

Such a disappointment!

Next time, I’ll save my $ and keep my expectations and visit Luke’s Lobster’s instead. MUCH more assuredly safe food and service.

Safety


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

— Not very

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?

— Average

Updated 1 week ago read full review

Celiac

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Wonderful experience

Safety


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

— Very

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

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 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

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Fish & Chips
  • Fries
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
  • Takeout

Photos


Celiac GF fish and chips, with fries, the same fries that the "chef didn't think were safe" to be served with my GF Lobster Roll - well, are the fries safe?  Or not?
Supposedly GF Lobster Roll with hot lobster and butter. Not on gf bread, room temperature lobster, no butter, on a bed of chopped lettuce. Looks a lot like a salad to me. Was told "chef didn't think the fries were safe" so none were given to me.
Supposedly gf 5-rib starter that is only 3 ribs, with grizzle
GF rolls
Bon Bons
Steak and Scallops
Fish and Chips
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Celiac

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Tons of GF options here! Felt safe with the waitstaffs knowledge on gluten. Ate here twice with no issues!

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Lobster tempura sushi was incredible. They took precautions and follow the same steps as the other locations.

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

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Great meal, beautiful view. Lots of GF choices, would eat there again and again!!

Safety


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

— Very

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

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

— Excellent

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Ate here twice. Fried Calamari was great. Dedicated fryer. Very good experience, the food coming out was brought out separately - different then the other food items. Catch of the day was good and had sushi.

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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From the very positive customer service by a knowledgeable server to the last bite of my gluten-free fish and chips platter, this restaurant earned its 5-star rating from me. This was our second time eating at this location in 3 years (we are out-of-staters), and both experiences were super. Not a frequent occurrence for this Celiac, so it was greatly appreciated. We will return again.

Safety


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

— Very

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

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing food and overall experience. We ate outside but the water. Very friendly GF options marked on the menu even fried foods and French fries. First fried shrimp in 15 years and it and the fried fish tasted great! So happy we came here. Other grilled options as well. Thanks!

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Ordered gluten free sushi rolls. Noticed the brand of soy sauce wasn't gf and the waiter proactively mentioned this and brought a gf option. Was impressed with their knowledge of detail.

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

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

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Separate fryer and gf batter and all that. Had fried calamari, oysters, and a scallop entree. They had run out of a bunch of stuff but otherwise good times (expensive obviously)

Safety


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

— Very

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 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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An absolute go to for anyone with Celiac. Dedicated fryer and staff very knowledgeable. Manager brings out GF food. Highly recommend

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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All of their batter is gluten free so low chance is your food getting cross-contaminated. The manager brings out all gluten free food.

I got gluten free fried fish and chips with fries. It was absolutely amazing. Didn’t get sick at all. This was the most safe I felt eating out at a restaurant.

I would 100% recommend this place!!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Had fish and chips. Son had burger and fries. Both feeling fine hours later. This place is fantastic. Wish I didn't have to drive three states away to eat here. Service and food was excellent.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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its called Legal Harborside. Took my 6 year old celiac son there tonight. I'm not sure what glutened him (he had a hamburger on gf bun, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob and GF bread brought out before the meal and soft serve ice cream) but he is so sick right now, he was definitely glutened at this place. We will not be back. I wish there was an option to give zero stars.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Never had an issue here and they have awesome dishes!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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It's technically considered a chain but I've always had a good experience here. The staff is accommodating and makes you feel comfortable. It's nice to be able to get fish n chips and feel relaxed about it.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing menu.. The staff was so accommodating !!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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My boyfriend tried to take me here for a fancy dinner. He told them at reservation, at check in and upon being seated that we both have a serious gluten allergy. Despite them being told several times they still brought out a big basket of gluten filled bread while carrying the gluten free roll right on top of the gluten filled basket. Needless to say after seeing that I did not feel comfortable at all and left immediately!

I did try and contact legal's "safety manager" about this incident as I had already had an awful experience at legal's on the mystic and she never returned my call!

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Amazing Meal- Legal really is the top when it comes to working with food allergic guests- Well prepared food with lots of variety to choose from! GF menu choices are now indicated in the main menu- They even bring out warm gf dinner rolls (made locally by Something Sweet Without Wheat)- Our server was friendly, personable and very helpful-

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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I was in gluten free heaven! When they brought me gluten free rolls, I knew it was going to be a great meal. I also had the buffalo shrimp appetizer and I had the lobster roll. Such a treat! I wish I lived here!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This restaurant is amazing! I went with a group of friends and we got a table on the rooftop. I told the manager that I have celiac and everything I was served was handled in such a special way. Its all a raw bar on the rooftop, but the sushi was amazing. They did bring one dish for our group to share that wasn't gluten free and were very clear to warn me about it, but also brought me a small plate of my own food so I could eat with my friends. Service like that is rare. I would definitely eat there again!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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The BEST gluten free meal I have ever had! They can modify most of their dishes to be GF. They use chick pea breading to make any of the fried or breaded items. They have dedicated fryers for GF meals. I had the buffalo shrimp appetizer. Absolutely delicious! For dinner I had breaded sea scallops and French fries. Also very delicious. The scallops were so tender and the breading very light. They also have the most delicious, soft, GF rolls they buy from a local bakery. My husband who is not GF liked my rolls better than the regular rolls. If you're celiac and in Boston DO NOT miss this restaurant!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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