Legal Sea Foods

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 31 ratings
$$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Bread/Buns + 8 more
100% of 26 votes say it's Celiac friendly

2301 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202 Directions

(703) 415-1200
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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 week ago

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 months ago

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    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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    5 rating
    6 months ago

    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!!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    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.

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    Celiac
    3 rating Celiac friendly
    10 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
    10 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
    1 year 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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    Celiac
    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
    2 years 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
    2 years 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
    2 years ago

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

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years 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
    2 years 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
    2 years ago

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

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years 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
    3 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
    3 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
    4 years ago

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 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!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    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
    6 years ago

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 days ago

    210 Andover Street, Peabody, MA 01960

    Had no Problems at all - and I am Very sensitive! The Fried shrimps with coleslaw were amazing!!! Loved it there

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    5 days ago

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

    This place was amazing! They have a lot of gluten free options in all sections of their menu and the batter that they use is gluten free! I have never been offered a gluten free roll as a part of the free bread before today! It was great!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 week ago

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

    An oasis in a gluten filled food court!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    100 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

    Great meal, manager brought it out separately from everyone else’s meals. Separate fryer and lots of GF options.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

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

    Food was great. Lots of options. They even brought a gluten free roll!!!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    175 Hillside Rd, Cranston, RI 02920

    The beer battered fish and chips are excellent! And celiac friendly! Also had classic or traditional fish and chips which were awesome too!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 month ago

    1200 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills, NJ 07078

    fresh food and great gf menu!

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    Not celiac
    3 rating
    1 month ago

    175 Hillside Rd, Cranston, RI 02920

    There is no GF chowder at this location, so we headed someplace else.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    1 Harborside Drive, Logan Airport Terminal B, Boston, MA 02128

    Staff very knowledgeable and attentive to detail. Appreciate the explanation for difference in prep - they bake the fries at this location versus frying, which is a texture difference.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

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

    Safe! I didn’t get sick! We shared fried calamari with marinara! I can’t remember the last time I had fried calamari, what a treat. I also ordered the grilled shrimp entree that had a side of jalapeño polenta cakes and a kale salad. Everything was delicious. I will go back.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 months ago

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

    Gluten free fish and chips! The breading is gluten free. Even the onion strings are gluten free. The breading is relatively low carb also. Great tasting food too!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    1 Harborside Drive, Boston, MA 02128

    I am so grateful for the attention to detail this establishment puts into offering safe food for its customers. It’s always delicious, always safe, and always great service. Plus, it isn’t so often that a celiac can indulge in fish and chips!

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    Not celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

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

    Pricey, but many entrees can be made gluten-free. It was heavenly to have breaded fish again, and their's was the best gluten-free dinner roll I've ever had.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    1 Harborside Drive, Boston, MA 02128

    very safe and the staff was knowledgeable. Had marks on the menu for gluten free options and very good gluten free rolls.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    1 Harborside Drive, Boston, MA 02128

    Great location too, just past security. All fried food is gluten free. Don't forget to order the gluten free rolls too.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    50-60 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01702

    Thank you Legal Seafoods! I have been gluten free for over a year and have never been somewhere so accommodating. I also have issues with many dairy products however butter is fine. I asked if they could heat up the Lemon Kale salad and top it with hot lobster but keep it gluten and dairy free except the butter from the lobster. They were happy to do it and it was an amazing meal! Made me so happy I could cry! It is not fun having food issues and Legal Seafood made it so easy! They have many items they can make gluten free and I want to go back and try more of their other items. The decor at the Framingham location is so nice, very pleasant atmosphere and staff was great!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    2 months ago

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

    Excellent! Staff was well trained, and super helpful! Delish gfbread! There was so much to choose from and they took us seriously!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

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

    The menu has plenty of options that can be made gluten-free, and the staff was very knowledgeable. When the food was delivered to me, they assured me that gluten-free precautions had been taken. I ate the shrimp, brown rice, and coleslaw, and it was very delicious. They have gluten-free buns available for their sandwiches, and the breading on fried dishes is made with a chickpea flour.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    690 West Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia, PA 19406

    Dedicated fryer, HOT fresh gluten free roll, and gluten free fish batter! I was in heaven to have fish and chips for the first time in ages! They have several gluten free options and take it seriously. I’ve eaten here twice now and both times, the manager has brought out my food and specified that it was gluten free and monitored for zero cross-contamination. There’s definitely good reason that this place has so many high reviews! I love not having to question if I might get sick, they take out all the guessing so you can simply relax and enjoy! it’s one of my go-tos now when I’m in town.

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    Celiac
    3 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    225 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210

    Not celiac friendly. Not many non fried options. No dedicated fryer. Great staff!

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    3 months ago

    255 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

    Awful experience. Plenty of open tables, yet a long wait. Clam chowder was watery and very expensive for a small cup and soggy salads (ugh!). The waiter was always standing in the corner on his cell phone, very inattentive to any of his tables. Disappointed as our other Legal Seafood experiences were better at different locations. This was a bad dining experience (food and customer service combined).

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    220 Market St, Lynnfield, MA 01940

    Perfect place for celiacs. Bread from something sweet without wheat. Dedicated fryer and Knowledgeable staff

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

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

    The staff was knowledgeable and friendly. Almost the whole menu could be GF. A staff member delivered my meal personally and told me the chef ensured there was no CC. I had the salmon avocado BLT and FRIES! An unexpected treat during a long layover! I highly recommend this place!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

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

    Staff was extremely knowledgeable about gluten free and other allergies. Had a dedicated fryer. Get the Fisherman’s platter, it is clams, shrimp, calamari, scallops, and whitefish. Tasted just like glutinous fish and chips. Location easy to get to from Alaska gates in Terminal D - a five minute walk. Also, service was very fast. For this, we will make a point to fly into Philly!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    2401 South Smith Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22202

    Very good gluten free breaded and fried fish and chips. Other reviewers talked about GF breads - today they said they did not have any GF breads or buns.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating
    5 months ago

    690 West Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia, PA 19406

    Menu is clearly labeled, staff was knowledgeable and food was very good.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    255 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

    Staff was very knowledgeable and accommodating. The food was fresh and delicious.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    690 West Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia, PA 19406

    I am a very sensitive.Celiac and I had a great experience here. Everything fried is GF! The lite clam chowder soup is delicious. Very attentive and helpful staff. The manager brought out my food. I can’t wait to come back!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

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

    Food was amazing. Best gluten free rolls that were baked when ordered. Several gf fried options as the breading is rice based. Fried shrimp amazing! Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable. A manager delivered my food and said careful attention was made for my food allergy. Love this place!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    275 Baker Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

    I was able to order the GF fish and chips without dairy in the batter, something that other LS locations won't do. The fish wasn't heavy oily like I remember fried fish being. Very light and flaky! The battered onions were droopy oily, but tasty.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    1 Garden State Plaza, Paramus, NJ 07652

    Great food & knowledgeable staff! Their fried calamari is delicious! They have dedicated dryers & GF dredge for fried foods (calamari, fish & chips, fried oysters). The seafood casserole is amazing too! They even have GF rolls too! You have to ask for them but they’re so fluffy & flavorful!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

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

    Great experience! Menu clearly indicates GF options. Service was top notch. I only had to mention GF once and the staff made sure to point out that each dish they served was GF. The crab dip is to die for!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    6 months ago

    1 Harborside Drive, Boston, MA 02128

    Fabulous! Probably 90% of their regular menu can be prepared gluten free and is labeled so you can easily tell. I had fried cod and French fries. It was delightful! I’ve missed eating fried food out!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

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

    Amazing Gluten Free calamari as well as GF Salmon, rice and veggies. They have a GF menu and were very knowledgeable. Highly recommended. Richard was a great server/bartender.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    1 Harborside Drive, Logan Airport Terminal B, Boston, MA 02128

    Amazingly delicious food! And they are super careful about gluten allergies. they even checked with my wife who has Celiac to see if the drink we ordered was okay for her.Tons of options on the menu for gluten-free options.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    301 Great River Rd, Somerville, MA 02145

    Great and extensive coeliac safe menu.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

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

    Took my celiac daughter here and she had a great dinner. We were so surprised when they brought just-baked gluten free rolls to the table - - she was in heaven! She had grilled scallops with the garlic/leek brown rice and spinach and did not get sick.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    7 months ago

    1 Harborside Drive, Boston, MA 02128

    Batter is GF, therefore a great selection

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    100 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

    One of my best ever GF dining experiences

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months 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
    8 months 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
    8 months 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
    8 months 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
    8 months 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
    8 months 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
    8 months 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
    8 months 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
    8 months 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
    8 months 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
    8 months ago

    275 Baker Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

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

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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