Legal Sea Foods

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 25 ratings
$$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Bread/Buns + 8 more
100% of 22 votes say it's Celiac friendly

2301 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202 Directions

(703) 415-1200
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    Celiac
    3 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    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.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    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!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    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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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

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

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Amazing gf meal. Service was awesome.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

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

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

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

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    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!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    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.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    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
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    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
    5 rating
    4 years ago

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

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 years ago

    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!

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    5 rating
    5 years ago

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

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 days ago

    1200 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills, NJ 07078

    Many gluten free items. Let wait staff know you are Celiac. Gluten free rolls are served warm and are very good!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 days ago

    Terminal B/C, 8500 Essington Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19153

    Amazing food and service. I always feel like they really get it to ensure no cross contamination. And the food is delicious. While I usually eat dinner (gf fish and chips anyone?) here it is also an awesome location for breakfast early morning in the airport. So much better than cold eggs and bars and the other limited airport gf offerings.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 days ago

    704 7th Street. N.W., Washington, DC 20001

    Amazing dinner!!! Staff is very knowledgeable and food was amazing, must try the popcorn shrimp. My celiac family had a great experience.

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    5 rating
    6 days ago

    30 Forbes Road, Braintree, MA 02184

    Outstanding, Outstanding, Outstanding!! The staff knew how to take care of all my food allergies! So caring about it and doubled checked everything!! Sooo many options had to go back three times in a week!!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    6 days ago

    Terminal B/C, 8500 Essington Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19153

    Staff very knowledgeable and helpful. Huge menu if you have a gluten allergy. Even able to handle my gluten , egg, and butter allergy. Definitely felt like I was in good hands. They went completely above and beyond. Best meal I’ve had in awhile. Waitress Ellery M and General Manager five stars. Thank you!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 week ago

    255 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

    Literally the best seafood I’ve ever eaten. They even recooked my meal because it was cooked in the same area where gluten items may have been cooked.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 week ago

    704 7th Street. N.W., Washington, DC 20001

    Great choices for Celiacs but unfortunately the food was not the best and we had the most dreadful service!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 week ago

    704 7th Street. N.W., Washington, DC 20001

    The staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. Fried seafood that’s celiac safe... love it!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 week ago

    30 Forbes Road, Braintree, MA 02184

    Had the flame grilled sea scallops which were excellent. Server asked about cross contamination concerns. Would definitely go back!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    255 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

    Staff was very knowledgeable and helpful. Amazing food. Rolls were amazing. Although it’s not on the menu anymore, they will make onion rings if you ask. Best onion rings I’ve ever had gf or otherwise. Definitely recommend trying.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    275 Baker Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

    Boston-based chain is very knowledgeable about celiac disease. Food is great!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    255 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

    Wow! More than half the menu is GF-friendly including a bunch of fried foods because...they had a dedicated GF fryer!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    26 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116

    At first there was a bit of confusion with the waiter but afterwards, the manager came to see us and assured the fish&chips would be 100% safe. So I had that and they topped it with their onion strings and even served us a cup of their chowder! Totally recommend!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    704 7th Street. N.W., Washington, DC 20001

    The staff has had special training on food allergies and they had many options to choose from, even fried and breaded items like popcorn shrimp and fish and chips. No reactions.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    1 Harborside Drive, Boston, MA 02128

    I had a LOBSTER ROLL for crying out loud. Delicious!

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    5 rating
    3 weeks ago

    704 7th Street. N.W., Washington, DC 20001

    Could not rate this highly enough! They are so accommodating to people with allergies and even have a special gfdf bread they will cook for you as an app. Had the most amazing meal for Valentine’s Day!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    20 University Road, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Love this legal! We enjoyed fish and chips, onion strings and grilled shrimp with broccoli and rice. They have gluten free bread as well. Legal seafoods is well versed in handling celiac needs and I felt totally safe.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    Terminal B/C, 8500 Essington Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19153

    Love this legal! It’s in terminal C of the philly airport and I enjoyed a quick meal of fish and chips there before my flight. The manager brings out all gluten free foods and they handle celiac so well.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    2099 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886

    This was the third legal I ate at in one East Coast vacation haha! Be warned, the portions are HUGE here. Fish and chips consisted of three huge slices of fish on a mound of onion rings that rivaled Mount Everest! (Just kidding- but it was way too much food. My mom and I wished I had split a dish). It was a stop off the highway in Warwick and we enjoyed their gf bread. Totally felt safe.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    270 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210

    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.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    704 7th Street. N.W., Washington, DC 20001

    Make this a priority when visiting DC! This place is so effing good! A woman certified in gf food cam out and delivered our food and assured us the entire kitchen staff was very aware and making accommodations based on my allergy. I had fish and chips. This is not a a joke, I had the most delicious fish and chips ever. I still can’t believe it was gf and that amazing. If you don’t go here you are an idiot. For real.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    704 7th Street. N.W., Washington, DC 20001

    Not symptomatic so I can't speak to safety other than how reassured I felt. The person I spoke to on the phone was not very helpful, seemed to be guessing what was gluten free. Once I spoke to the manager I felt much better. I was relieved to hear there was a separate fryer. I did a take out order and when I walked in, I asked for the manager, Richard, who I had spoken to on the phone. He was very nice and very reassuring that he would keep my little boy safe. The fries were good.

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    Not celiac
    1 rating
    1 month ago

    275 Baker Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

    I’ve been coming here during market for years....this year...it has really changed....very inflexible....also changed my normal dish....then told me they didn’t....now you know us gluten free folks are TOTALLY AWARE OF OUR FOOD. the bread that used to be amazing was less than acceptable tonight....I doubt I’ll make it back...very sad...

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    1 Harborside Drive, Boston, MA 02128

    Gluten free breakfast menu. Asked allergy or preference.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 month ago

    1 Harborside Drive, Boston, MA 02128

    Very good food.Fantastic service and very dedicated gluten free restaurant.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    Terminal B/C, 8500 Essington Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19153

    Amazing! I cannot have dairy as well and they made my meal gluten AND dairy free. They have a dedicated fryer. Had fried calamari and fish and chips with fries! Wonderful to find a place to eat fried food and have a ton of choices!! Crazy that this is available at an airport!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    2099 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886

    Everything fried is gf and 100% safe for celiacs!! I love the fried calamari and fish and chips!

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    255 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

    I got violently ill after about 15 min .

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    50-60 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01702

    I’m not even much of a seafood lover, but I’ve always been treated well here and never had a problem with cross-contamination.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    220 Market St, Lynnfield, MA 01940

    Fantastic choice for celiac sufferers. My husband and I shared “Dragon roll” sushi and they left all sauces on side and left crispy wontons (which contain gluten) on side in a cup for my husband (who can eat them)... then I had mahi mahi tortillas- minus tortilla—- they put them in lettuce wraps and made them gluten free... and we finished with gf chocolate dipped ice cream bon bons (gf)... they went out of their way to assist me... and it was delicious 👍👍👍 We are regulars and I highly recommend.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    275 Baker Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

    Amazing fresh rolls, very knowledgeable staff that explains in detail. I might move to Atlanta now...

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    5 rating
    2 months ago

    255 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

    Gf rolls, gf headed fish and chips, dedicated fryer.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    Terminal B/C, 8500 Essington Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19153

    Great options for GF! They have dedicated fryers and workspace. The manager,David, served my food personally to assure me all was safe for me. GF breads and rolls, GF fish, bacon etc Can’t say enough good about it and it’s in an airport!!!

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    704 7th Street. N.W., Washington, DC 20001

    5 minutes after sitting down, my celiac daughter ate a gluten roll that the waitress brought to our table. This was after explaining we had celiac and her promising us GF rolls. She only ate one bite but only because I looked at the next table and realized they had the same rolls. The waitress (and manager) said “Oops. Sorry”. We did not eat there and wouldn’t recommend any other celiac eating their either.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    704 7th Street. N.W., Washington, DC 20001

    Menu is clearly marked w/ what items are or can be made gluten free. They use a corn mixture for frying instead of regular flour which was a nice surprise. Unfortunately our waiter was very arrogant and condescending to our questions about cross contamination and ensuring my meal was safe. The food was tasty (gf rolls were excellent!) Chowder was delicious - tasted just like clam chowder but w/ the consistency of a noodle soup almost. Fried fish platter was also very good and crispy. Nima tested the bread to ensure it was safe and it passed. Ate and did not get sick - unfortunately the waiter’s overall attitude put a damper on the experience. Would definitely return but request another service. Overall, excellent food and it’s safe.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 months ago

    255 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

    Large gluten free menu. Dedicated fryer. Clam chowder is broth. Not creamy.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    100 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

    Great experience. Staff was very knowledgeable about celiac/gluten free food preparation as well as cross contamination. They were patient and willing to accommodate my needs.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    1 Harborside Drive, Boston, MA 02128

    Staff were all super friendly and almost their entire menu can be made gf! Better yet, you can even have all the fried items because they have gf breading only and a dedicated fryer!!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    704 7th Street. N.W., Washington, DC 20001

    This was an amazing experience, lots of options, excellent food and even fresh GF buns. Best dining experience of our trip to DC

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    3 months ago

    275 Baker Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

    Staff was extremely knowledgeable about gluten free/celiac preparation. The server went above and beyond to explain things to me in a way that made me feel comfortable. The food was delicious. There was only one downside, but it was a big one. Fifteen minutes after putting the first bite of food in my mouth I was sick in the bathroom. I had a strong reaction to something there... I had the gluten free rolls before my meal, then had the gluten free fish and chips (fries). It also came with fried onion rings on top. They were aware of my “allergy” so I’m not really sure what specifically caused the reaction, but something must’ve slipped thru the cracks. All of their batters were supposed to be gluten free so I didn’t think twice about eating the fried food. The food was so good and they seemed so knowledgeable I would honestly try them again the next time I’m in Atlanta. Accidents happen, and if it was just an isolated mistake I would still like to try a lot of items on their menu. They told me the owner had celiac and they go to great lengths to make sure it’s prepared celiac friendly, but I guess there are no guarantees.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    50-60 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01702

    I've never had a bad experience at Legal Seafoods and this location was no different. Server asked right away about allergies, even before I mentioned gf. They brought out gf rolls that were delicious. I got fried haddock that was very tasty and fresh. When I verified they still had a gf fryer the server told me all their friend seafood is gluten free. A different employee brought my plate out separately and told me she was the allergy runner and that my meal was gluten free. Service and food were both great.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    275 Baker Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

    This place is amazing!! Brown rice batter for fried calamari, gluten free buns for sandwiches. Most of the menu can be made gluten free. The staff is very knowledgeable. They have a completely separate kitchen for gluten free orders, plus the chef will come out and talk to you about the meal to make you feel even more safe. I will be back.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 months ago

    2401 South Smith Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22202

    Excellent. Always. I had oysters, shrimp cocktail and crab dip w veggies. Nice menu. Clear options. Naturally gluten free.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    3 months ago

    275 Baker Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

    Good GF options, including fried seafood and rolls.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    2001 International Drive, McLean, VA 22102

    Staff very knowledgeable about GF - GF rolls brought out and my questions about cross contamination where answered respectfully. Kitchen staff brought out my food separately and explained how it was prepared and cooked separately. I’ve never felt more confident in food I didn’t cook myself! I’m very sensitive to gluten and had absolutely no problems.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    20 University Road, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Legal is my number one, always safe option. Tell the waitstaff that you have celiac disease as soon as they seat you because they'll heat up delicious gluten free rolls that are made by a nearby bakery, Something Sweet Without Wheat. Legal has strict protocols in place for dealing with customers with celiac. My food is always served to me by the manager, who always assures me that no gluten has come anywhere near my food. And in the dozens of times I've eaten there, it never has.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    1200 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills, NJ 07078

    My all time favorite place so much to choose from if you enjoy seafood. So safe and clean all wait staff aware of food allergies and very accommodating!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    75 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington, MA 01803

    One of my few go-tos! Great gluten free bread and all menu options are marked (extensive gf options). A manager serves the food and you always know that it is safe. Designated gf fryer as well.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    704 7th Street. N.W., Washington, DC 20001

    wonderful place to eat in DC!! staff very knowledgeable of allergies - gluten and tree nuts!! Food was delicious!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    704 7th Street. N.W., Washington, DC 20001

    Rolls, fried calamari and shrimp! Amazing!

Gluten-Free Features

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

Categories

  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
Monday
11 am - 10 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 10 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 10 pm
Thursday
11 am - 10 pm
Friday
11 am - 11 pm
Saturday
12 pm - 11 pm
Sunday
12 pm - 9 pm
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