100% of 27 votes say it's Celiac friendly

2301 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202 Directions

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The staff was very accommodating. Lemine was very attentive and was great. Peter, the manager came to our table and assured me that there was no cross contamination. We received excellent service and food was amazing.

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The first time in 5 years after going gf that I have been able to have fried shrimp! The staff was amazingly friendly and helpful! I can’t wait to return again!

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Good selection of fried GF seafood and kno what they are doing with GF.

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Gluten Free Features

  • Beer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Calamari
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Onion Rings

Categories

  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood

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Hot gf rolls!
Fried fish and chips with onion straws
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Could not speak higher of this place! Received a gluten free bun of my own, separated from everyone else's. I got the fish and chips, which also comes with frizzles, ALL gluten free. I also have a dairy allergy, and they made sure with the kitchen that everything was safe, which it was. Food was delicious, and the manager himself brought out my plate so as not to mix up with my mom's fish and chips, which were not gluten free. I'm extremely sensitive and had no problems after eating here. Can be considered pricey, but isn't everywhere around here?

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Brought my food out separately from the gluten containing food. Staff seemed knowledgeable and said gf option made separately to avoid cross contact. Fish and chips have onion rings on top!!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Asked about allergies immediately as we were making the reservation. Waitress asked who needed to be gluten free so someone informed her. Menu is marked to show all the gluten free options s vs having a separate menu. When they brought bread they brought 2 types: one for the gluten free and one for non gluten free. We did not even have to ask! And, on top of all that, the food was fabulous.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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There are a lot of GF options on the menu and the server was very knowledgeable, but I found the food to be rather bland. I won’t be going back. It’s too expensive for food with no flavor.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Gf rolls, calamari, and fish and chips were delicious. Our table had various allergies and dietary restrictions and all were handled incredibly well. Loved it!!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Our server, Michael, was well-informed about what was safe and what wasn’t. The menu is clearly marked. They even brought GF bread. The food wasn’t mind-blowing, but I was excited to be able to eat fish and chips and calamari, which hardly ever happens.

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Celiac

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They baked me fresh bread. No service like that where I'm from!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Amazing gf meal. Service was awesome.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Absolutely amazing with incredible service. Very celiac safe, and probably the best gluten free experience at a restaurant that I've ever had. The food is delicious, especially the free gluten free rolls. Staff is very knowledgeable and accommodating. The manager brought my food out himself and explained all the ingredients and cooking methods to confirm the safety! This is definitely my new favorite spot.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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My new favorite restaurant. I have Celiac and Wish I lived closer. Came here on vacation and it was great to know I would not get sick from eating their food. Waitress was very knowledgeable and the food is fabulous. I would recommend this to everyone. Gluten free beer available, gluten free rolls, and gluten free deserts as well.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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GF Menu items are clearly marked. The waitress was very knowledgeable and accommodating. She even made sure to double check with the chef that my order was indeed gluten free.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Love love love legal seafood. My first time at this location but have been to the one in the airport and in tysons. All excellent. When I started to order they had brought out regular rolls and when I mentioned gf the waitress went straight away to order me some yummy warm gf rolls. Gf fish and shrimp and fries and Greek salad shared among us. It was all super yummy. Always recommend legal seafood. Wonderful!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Will come here again.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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LSF was recommended on a travel Website and was a quick 2 min walk from the Hilton. The server, Meredith, was bright and bubbly, and very passionate about the food and restaurant, especially the Gluten-Free options. On her recommendation I ordered the GF Fish and Chips and their GF beer. Being from NZ, I am always a starter for good F&C. Their attention to the many GF options and to food handling is outstanding. F&C looked great. But lacked flavour (needed salt and 'something' in the batter). Onion straws were dry. Chips the stringy McDonald type and a bit cool. GF beer was great. I will go back, but probably opt for the Snapper, which looked great at next table.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Absolutely fantastic! Everything from the GF buns to the GF fried fish to the GF crispy risotto cake and GF braised greens with bacon was superb. Manager personally checked the food and delivered it to me. Can't wait to eat here again!!

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Celiac

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Nice selection of GF. Manager reviews all orders. The GF buns are amazing!

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Gluten free options AMAZING! I had fried fish and chips too with fried onion strings and I almost cried! It was really good even for my non gf husband. He said the batter was perfect. 👍🏻. The salad was fresh and tasty and the GM brought over hot gluten free rolls with butter which were the best gf rolls I've ever had. Still a little drier than regular, but with butter on the top you barely notice. He explained that from their point of view many are trying to avoid gluten and desire more healthy eating, so they are doing their best to meet the need. The gf options on the menu were extensive. Each item that could be made gf had a little icon beside it making it very easy to scan the options. My husband said the clam chowder was really good too. The fish and chips were $20 which is a bit high, but when I tasted it, it was amazing. The price might limit me from visiting as often as I'd like, but I'll be back!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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One of the best GF restaurant experiences I have ever had. GF rolls were brought out for me and the manager brought out each portion of my meal. They also have separate oil and GF breading if you want anything fried!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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The staff was extremely knowledgable. The menu indicated what could be made gluten free which was the majority of the menu. We had the crab cakes, risotto cakes, and French fries.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Best gf safe meal in long time. Fried seafood platter was great. Manager explained the oil and breading and brought everything out himself.

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Not celiac

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Great gluten free spot. GF menu; GF bread; GF-trained staff.

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Wow!!! I cleaned my plate for the first time in years while out to eat!!!! GF fried scallops, jasmine rice, garlic/onion cauliflower..... Delicious! Also had a "lite clam chowder" that is gf; it was good as well but scallops come first! :) GF beer as well as cider. Highly recommend. Was worth the extra $$

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Not celiac

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Really enjoy all the gluten free options and love the fact they bring out gf bread!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Huge GF menu. They really do an amazing job! The manager stopped by several times to make sure everything was perfect. Always a favorite spot!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Very good food. Very good service. They really understand how to be gluten free.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

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Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
On Safety

They are very conscious and friendly about gluten allergies

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

On Quality & Quantity

Excellent food, many gluten free options

Celiac

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Legals has a great selection of gluten free menu items. First time I have been able to enjoy Fish & Chips in years. Look for the gluten free icon on the regular menu.

Celiac

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Ate here with some other Celtics, and I greatly enjoyed my entire meal. Never got sick, enjoyed all the appetizers - especially the buffalo shrimp! It was amazing to just keep eating and not stress about what I was consuming.

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Staff knowledgeable about celiac. Served hot GF rolls. Waiter confirmed food is GF when serving. I ordered lobster, broccoli, rice, sorbet. Delicious!

Celiac

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We ate FRIED FOOD! All their fried batter is gluten free! The manager followed our meal through because of the celiac notification. Super friendly and knowledgeable. Great selection. Wish we could rate more stars!

Celiac

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The most GF friendly restaurant I’ve been to in a long time! Love the rolls and fries! Legals is the best!!

Celiac

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Awesome for celiacs!!! Great protocols. All fried food is gluten free. Get smiles with the Nima. Highly recommend.

Celiac

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We t over what I could have and what could be customized. Server made sure I knew it was gluten free.

Celiac

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The waitress mentioned her mom has celiac disease and that she makes sure everything is up to the standards where she feels safe bringing her mom in. Got the lobster bake and ate it with no reaction.

Not celiac

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Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

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Wait staff and management very aware of and attentive to gluten issues. We had breakast here and manager brought food to the table to assure us of GF status.

Celiac

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Safe fried fish! Fish and chips and fried haddock are my favorite!

Celiac

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Love this place! Everything in the fryer is GF, they have gf pasta that is cooked to order. Mussels are delicious as well!

Celiac

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I had lunch here today with my daughter’s, who both have Celiac. They brought them GF rolls, which made us so happy. There were a ton of choices, including fries. Our waitress brought out my food and let me know that only the manager could bring out the gluten free food. We felt very safe here and plan on returning frequently.

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Legals is great! The majority of the menu can be prepared GF and a Manager brings your food out to you. And yes they have amazing GF rolls! This location did a great job with my celiac needs and the waiter was friendly and accommodating. I will definitely go back to Legals !!

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This place is fantastic! The GF rolls here taste just like I remember from a cruise ship .. so delicious and my server gave me some to take home, no upcharge. The manager came to the table and talked to me about the safe practices they have in place for allergies and then brought my food to the table. The house salad is delicious .. and most things can be prepared GF. My husband and I had the fish and chips. Looking forward to trying more things soon. Enjoy!

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We went for a restaurant week lunch and the special menu was not marked for gluten free options, so our waitress went to ask a more knowledgeable waiter. He came over right away, took over our table, ran back to the kitchen to get our questions answered and in a matter of moments, a plate of hot gluten free buns arrived. The waiter was all about how they do gluten free really well there and intend to earn our trust. The food was good, thoroughly gluten free (my husband is super sensitive), and the service was amazing. I know restaurant week is intended to get people to try out new restaurants, but I have never before felt like a restaurant was really trying to get OUR business.

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They are the best. Other restaurants should take a clue to how Legals earns business from Celiacs: 1) they have trained wait staff and chefs 2) they don’t make you feel like like a second class citizen by giving others bread and you (the Celiac) no bread... no, they give you warm tasty GF rolls served by wait staff who only serve GF meals 3) they also have many options — so you feel you have lots of choices. Great going Legals! 5 stars for me!

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Never had a problem here! Tasty and safe with lots of choices.

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Many gluten-free options. Yummy GF rolls. Dedicated GF fryer. Knowledgeable staff. Best fish & chips I’ve ever had! Highly suggest for celiacs.

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Love going here! They always take care of food allergies!

Celiac

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Legal Sea Foods is very knowledgeable about gluten allergies and you can get a lot of meals here that most restaurants won’t take the time to do for you. I have only been to one other seafood restaurant that has the quality LSF does

Celiac

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Great staff and awesome options. Incredible procedures for no cross contamination.

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Lots of options, including GF fried sea food. Delicious, and I didn’t get sick.

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I decided to be brave and trust other reviews, and ate seafood from a restaurant in the airport before a flight. Fried clams, fried shrimp, and fries were fantastic! I also got a chicken Caesar salad to go and the waiter asked if I'd like gf croutons on top- yes!! They were very attentive to gf, and everything fried is gf.

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Legal is my favorite restaurant by far. I’ve lived in Nashville and Atlanta the past several years and always make a point to come here every time I’m back home (originally from Boston). They’re amazing with celiac. Never been glutened, manager always brings out the food, can do GF fried clams, onion strings, etc.

Not celiac

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Love their fish n chips. Definitely recommend.

Celiac

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I had the Hot Lump Crab Dip appetizer and the Garden Salad with Salmon for lunch. Both tested GF. Waitress was very helpful and Manager delivered food reiterating that it was GF upon delivery. I’m so thankful that this restaurant truly cares for their customers and continues to be reliable for a safe meal.

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The staff was friendly and knew how to accommodate celiac disease. There were plenty of items on their menu to choose from and since they use GF breading for all fried items, you can have anything that is fried. A manager delivered all gluten free plates to our table.

Celiac

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Staff knows what to do. Super knowledgeable about celiac and make you feel very comfortable eating there. Even have a separate frier for fried food. Go here!

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Calamari was delicious as always but we ordered the lobster bake and it was inedible. The lobster tasted like chlorinated pool water. We wasted 3/4 of it. Disgusting.

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Our waitress didn’t make me feel so sure about their knowledge of celiac, but a different one delivered my food to make sure mine was the celiac one. They didn’t have gluten free buns, but they do have gluten free rolls. The fries were really good. Overall I think it was good.

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There are so many gluten free items on the menu! I had the fish and chips, and I felt totally fine. They have a dedicated fryer for the gluten free folks. Their onion rings are also lightly breaded in the cornstarch, and they were so delicious! Celiac safe for sure.

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10/19 update: this place was as great as I remember it from about 4 years ago. Wonderful experience. Delicious fried fish, onion rings, and French fries and coleslaw. Highly recommend! What a wonderful GF DF experience. My son had clams and shrimp and I had the platter where everything is fried in their dedicated fryers (fish, scallops, calamari, fries, etc.). What a treat! Eating fried food that is GF and DF in a restaurant is almost unheard of. They were very careful and really understood cross-contamination. Liked how they brought our plates out separate too. Delicious!!

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Not the usual Legal experience. In every other restaurant, a manager has brought my food and confirmed it was gluten-free. Not only was the service terrible here, but they didn’t seem to take Celiacs seriously. I had to ask three times to make sure the dish was safe and staff acted completely annoyed by my concern. I have never had a bad experience at Legal’s, but will never come back to this location.

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They have a dedicated GF fryer. Had popcorn shrimp and scallops. Waiter was very knowledgeable. Excellent food and very friendly staff. Wholeheartedly recommend.

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Awesome gf food with gf rolls as an option too.

Celiac

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Glute-free paradise! They have a dedicated fryer, the staff is super friendly and knowledgeable, and everything was delicious.

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Celiac safe! We went here twice in Boston. Items that can be made gluten free are marked on the menu. Restaurant seems to have adequate allergy protocols because neither my partner nor I got sick! Everything fried is gluten free (they use cornstarch instead of flour). We tried the calamari, crab legs and sides, surf and turf with sides, and lobster roll. The lobster roll is really just butter poached lobster with the option of their gluten free bread rolls to make it yourself. The lobster is perfectly tasty on its own! The gluten free bread rolls are mediocre. Good service and good food, definitely recommend for Celiac's folx!

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Regular menu marked with items gluten free. Calamari is naturally gluten free and absolutely delicious!!

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I was nervous to try a restaurant in an airport before boarding a flight but manager came out and assured me of the procedures and also personally delivered my food. They use chickpea flour so all fried foods are safe. Was a treat to have French fries!

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Best GF pickle chips I’ve ever had! The GF buns at this location are mini and kind of hard so not the best. I was with 2 friends and all 3 of us ordered the fried fish sandwich (2 gf, 1 regular). They brought the 2 GF ones out and said these are the GF ones and then brought the regular one. All 3 buns looked exactly the same and the GF buns did not look GF to me. Our server took them away and we were brought new GF sandwiches - our server did not bring the food out and also recognized that the buns were not GF. While we waited a manager came over and assured us that she had spoken with the kitchen staff (read yelled) and apologized profusely for non GF dishes being brought out and presented as GF. She also brought us 2 complimentary GF desserts. I was very impressed by the quick response to non GF food being brought out, however, had I not noticed that the buns were not GF and I would have eaten them and gotten sick. (I did not get sick so the replacements were GF) would go back again but double check that everything that comes out is in fact GF.

Celiac

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This was our first time to any Legal Seafood, and we selected it while traveling in Boston specifically because of its celiac-friendly reputation. We. Were. Not. Disappointed. Everything, from our waiter’s well-versed understanding of our gluten-free concerns, which immediately put us at ease, and the number of gluten free options on the menu (literally ALL of the fried fish is gluten free, plus there were many other choices available), to the quality of the food, were AMAZING! The regular non-gluten-free New England clam chowder was the best I’ve ever had (so your non-celiac dining companions should def try it) and my husband’s brothy gluten-free light chowder was delicious, as well. Grilled shrimp with jalapeño polenta and kale salad, fried calamari with hot peppers, and fried whole belly clams were excellent. They even brought gluten free dinner rolls. The best part was how comfortable we felt knowing they truly understood my husband’s dietary needs so we were completely relaxed, which is rare for a celiac dining out. Only downside? Ice cream was the only gluten-free dessert on the menu. Not complaining, though. Can’t recommend this place highly enough!

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The staff was very accommodating. Legal Seafood offers many items gluten free. We tried the beer battered cod with fries & fried shrimp with fried rice. This place is AMAZING! The manager & waiter was very cautious & made me feel great about eating here without worrying about being sick.

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I have never been to restaurant with so many gluten free options! I had the calamari and the lobster roll on gluten free bread. The bread was delicious. Definitely plan on going back!

Not celiac

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This place does not disappoint. Lots of GF options. I had the fried haddock which is prepared gluten free normally anyway.

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Fantastic GF fried shrimp and fries made in a dedicated fryer!

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WOW! 1) DELICIOUS GF FOOD. 2) celiac friendly! They have allergen trained people for celiacs and shellfish! 3) amazing service. The waiter told us that during their interviews, if they were not knowledgeable or messed up on an allergy inquiry they are not even hired.

Celiac

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Reviews can be wrong but NOT for this place. This place is Wonderful, Amazing, Tasty, and worth the cost of the meal. My wife and I went here tonight for dinner after I read just about every review on the app. I have celiac and she does not. I’m also a Type 1 Diabetic. We got an Appetizer of Buffalo Popcorn Shrimp. She had the grilled Snapper and I had the Deep Fried Shrimp at the waiters’ recommendation. They let me sub the Polenta for the Coleslaw (no charge) and brought two GF rolls (amazing) at no extra charge. By far the Best meal we have had in DC. It was all wonderful and the Manager delivered every dish that had to be GF. HIGHLY recommend this place and Brian as a waiter. As a side note, I’ve seen some reviews complain about price. For two of us we paid $78 for all our food and drinks and that’s a bargain if you ask me (and we’re from the Midwest). We’ll definitely be returning.

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I can’t even begin to explain what a treat this place is. I was only in Philadelphia for one night and I got take out when I landed and again before I took off. I can go here and actually feel like a normal person. They put the finishing touch on it by having the manager come out to make sure the food is gluten-free.

Celiac

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I’ve eaten the fried food at many other locations. I got very sick after eating here. They also brought all the food - raw bar, appetizers, entrees out at once which makes the experience significantly worse.

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