Legal Sea Foods

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 20 ratings
$$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Seafood, Restaurant
100% of 8 votes say it's Celiac friendly

1 Harborside Drive, Boston, MA 02128 Directions

(857) 241-2000
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    5 ratingSeptember 07, 2016

    Saturday night (September 3, 2016) we were seated at the second floor for our daughters engagement party. I have celiac disease, (autoimmune disease to gluten) I cannot eat out often because of cross contamination issues in kitchens of restaurants. I called a few days before the event and spoke to Randy the manager. He assured me he could provide me with a safe meal. I placed our order with him over the phone. When we arrived, Randy and our waiter (can't remember his name) could not have been more accommodating. They met with me prior to taking orders, reviewed everything, brought my food and drinks out separately, reassuring me throughout the evening. And they did it discreetly as none of the other guests were aware. I can not tell you how grateful I am for having this experience and that Randy went above and beyond to make my food safe. Right down to dessert! You really never know until after an hour of eating if everything has gone safely, but yes it did. To be able to enjoy my daughter and future son inlaws engagement gathering, was the biggest gift Legal Harborside Dining could have given us. Thank you Randy for all that you did. I appreciate it more than you ever know. Sincerely Maria Newman

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    5 ratingAugust 22, 2016

    Almost every menu item has a gluten free option!!

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    5 ratingJuly 27, 2016

    My family loved going here while in Boston on vacation! It was busy so we had to wait a bit, but after our order was taken the meal came quickly enough and everyone was happy. My husband enjoyed is first ever GF fish and chips (a pre-celiac dx favorite), my 11-year-old was happy to find a cheeseburger on the menu, and the rest of us enjoyed all sorts of great seafood!

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    5 ratingJune 17, 2016

    This is at the Logan airport in Terminal A under the name Legal's Test Kitchen. My server had Celiac, and he assured me that they really know how to take care of us. I had a special that was breaded in gf batter. I think it was one of the best seafood dinners I've ever had!

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    5 ratingMay 16, 2016

    Made my day! Their batter does NOT have wheat in it, so fried anything is good! They also have GF rolls, of which I made myself mini lobster rolls to go with my slaw and french fries!

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    5 ratingApril 19, 2016

    This place was amazing! They even brought out gluten free rolls for me and were very considerate. They have a separate fryer for the gluten free food and were knowledgable. Definitely recommend!

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    5 ratingAugust 16, 2015

    Fried everything! Clams, onion rings, fish. The best rolls ever and a very knowledgeable staff.

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    5 ratingJune 28, 2015

    The food was amazing and the selection extensive. Breaded calamari? Yes! Rolls! I had the baked stuffed lobster which was perfect

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    5 ratingApril 11, 2015

    As others have mentioned, extensive gluten free menu, knowledgable staff, and great gf rolls. A definite stop.

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    5 ratingFebruary 28, 2015

    Best GF Jasmine Special I've had at any Legal Seafoods. Great GF experience. I wish they had the old GF rolls, new ones are good, but I like the old ones better.

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    3 ratingMarch 27, 2014

    This is for the Logan airport Terminal C location. This location used to be pre-security and at that time they offered pretty much the whole gluten free menu that you would find at a regular Legal Sea Foods restaurant. The restaurant has now moved post-security and the gluten free menu is much more limited (although still better than pretty much any other airport restaurant). Basically, they lost the gluten free flour and dedicated fryer in the move. So lots of pan seared seafood and grilled veggies. Also of note, they are always busy and they have crammed as many seats as possible in the space. If you sit on the bench side of the table expect to have to squeeze between the tables (unless you are size zero). You may want to decide ahead of time if you want to shove the front or the back of your lower half in your neighbor's face.

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    5 ratingJanuary 09, 2014

    Separate gluten free menu. Lots of selections. Food is presented by manager to make sure the correct GF food is served. Staff is very knowledgeable on GF menu options.

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    5 ratingSeptember 16, 2013

    Gluten and dairy free food in an airport?? Outrageous! They even had a gluten free menu and beer!

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    5 ratingJune 26, 2013

    My 13 yr old daughter with Celiac and I were stuck at Boston Logan for 8 hrs and being able to eat a full, healthy meal at this restaurant made her day. Travel usually consists of a lunch box full of random snacks that don't fulfill her all day. The staff was extremely knowledgeable and talked up the GF menu. We even enjoyed GF croutons on our salad, something you just don't find in public venues. 5 stars!

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    5 ratingMarch 08, 2013

    Airport food is not scary here. The crab avocado salad was 100% GF

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    5 ratingDecember 16, 2012

    Best place in the country to get GF food inside an airport. I haven't had any issues with any of the Legal's at Logan. I love their food and never miss an opportunity to eat here when I'm traveling - it's actually worth getting to the airport early.

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    5 ratingOctober 18, 2011

    fantastic gluten free options! out of this world!

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    5 ratingApril 21, 2017

    690 West Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia, PA 19406

    This restaurant is a must for Celiacs. Back in 2005 they created g-free items on their menu and the list is lengthy. I loved the fisherman's stew. The hot g-free rolls are delicious. I will definitely come back for more when I am in the area:)

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    5 ratingApril 20, 2017

    2301 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202

    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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    5 ratingApril 20, 2017

    100 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

    Tons of gluten free options they are good about letting you know it's gluten free when they set the dish down on your table. I had fried calamari and fish and chips. YUM

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    5 ratingApril 19, 2017

    2099 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886

    Been here quite a few times - last visit the excellent waiter told me that the fryer was now gluten free! I get the scallops every time. Love it here.

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    5 ratingApril 13, 2017

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

    A must place to go for GFer's. staff was fabulous, food was amazing from the rolls, salmon, baked potato with crab meat, and yes even clam chowder soup. Took half of it back to hotel to enjoy the next day.

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    4 ratingApril 13, 2017

    255 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

    Great food and amazing gluten free menu but no bread besides the rolls. Great rolls and food

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    5 ratingApril 09, 2017

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

    They were great! The manager brought out my food, showed me the ticket, which was marked celiac, and assured they took all the right measures to keep me safe and I felt fine after eating a salad and mussels. The restaurant trains staff in celiac and cross contamination and started a gluten free/celiac friendly food program on in 2005. I'm amazed and pleasantly surprised

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    5 ratingApril 08, 2017

    2301 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202

    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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    5 ratingApril 01, 2017

    275 Baker Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

    This place is fantastic! I mentioned to the server that I needed GF options. She was knowledgeable and friendly. And I finally got to have something GF and fried! The buffalo fried shrimp was fantastic! They brought warm GF buns to the table, so I was able to enjoy while the folks I dined with has their own buns (served separately). Absolutely great food, no reactions. The only problem was I ate waaaaay more than I should have!

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    5 ratingMarch 31, 2017

    301 Great River Rd, Somerville, MA 02145

    Great fried seafood amazing service

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    5 ratingMarch 31, 2017

    275 Baker Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

    I usually stay away from chain restaurants, but not in this case. I love this place. Sometimes I crave comfort foods and they have an extensive menu of things to choose from. Their fried shrimp and calamari is delicious. I've eaten here many times while traveling and is has always been safe.

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    5 ratingMarch 28, 2017

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

    Amazing menu for gluten free! Sitting here now and thrilled... so hard to eat in airports usually!

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    5 ratingMarch 28, 2017

    43 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

    They brought out warm GF rolls, enough said. Waiter was very knowledgeable and a manager brought out my food to ensure accuracy. Menu is clearly labeled. Had the fried clams for an appetizer, which were fantastic.

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    5 ratingMarch 14, 2017

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

    Whenever I am in DC or Boston, I must go to Legal Seafoods! I have Celiac Disease and they are very careful. Their warm gluten free rolls are delicious. Even my gluten eating friends were surprised by how good they were. One time in DC I had fried oysters. Oh my goodness! After my diagnosis, I didn't think I would ever be able to have fried oysters again. I was thrilled. I thought they were delicious.

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    5 ratingMarch 11, 2017

    1 Garden State Plaza, Paramus, NJ 07652

    Manager brought all my food personally. Everything was delicious including the gluten free rolls. I had scallops over a bacon hash wonderful. Lobster And a chocolate pudding cake for desert. Everything was delicious!!

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    5 ratingFebruary 20, 2017

    255 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

    Thank god for legals! No one has tried harder to push the gluten free/celiac cause than these guys. While some say it taste like chain food I think they have managed to stay ahead of other chains and their stale menus or bland food. Legals uses GF ingredients and fryers for all of their fried food and is very careful with cross contamination. Where else can you get fried fish, bread and clam chowder that is GF!? I would love it if they had lobster rolls with GF bread or hot dog bun, others have mastered this and it wouldn't take much (yes they will make with their GF rolls but its just not the same). Please don't criticize Legals even if you don't love the food because they have done so much to advance GF/Celiac causes and it's not just for the diet fad, they have real allergic sufferers in mind.

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    2 ratingFebruary 19, 2017

    255 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

    Gluten free rolls were great, and the fried shrimp appetizer was good, but they ran out of half the stuff on the menu on a holiday weekend and the seafood casserole was pretty much tasteless. Probably won't come again.

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    5 ratingFebruary 15, 2017

    2301 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202

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

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    5 ratingFebruary 03, 2017

    210 Andover Street, Peabody, MA 01960

    Always a favorite, never disappointed!

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    4 ratingFebruary 02, 2017

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

    Happy with my visit. I had a crabmeat sandwich (because it was $10 cheaper than a lobster sandwich). It came on a soft, warm, flaky GF bun. I'm told the fries are safe, but I think they serve some other breaded and fried things. Regular menu is clearly marked with things that are or can be made GF. Much appreciated! Many options. Sandwiches are reasonably priced . (Most are $15-25). Some reviewer said the whole kitchen is GF. That's not true.

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    5 ratingJanuary 30, 2017

    75 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington, MA 01803

    Their fried seafood platter is such a treat and they have amazing gf rolls. You may have to ask for them up front. Love Legal!

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    2 ratingJanuary 28, 2017

    2001 International Drive, McLean, VA 22102

    Menu lists gf sandwiches without any reference to no gluten free buns or rolls. So basically it's a pile of food on a plate. The manager, Juan, was cordial in telling us we should have known. Again, they are sold as gluten free Sandwiches but the menu says nothing about no gluten free bread or rolls for the sandwich to come on. What a shitty experience, LS used to be outstanding with gf.

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    5 ratingJanuary 27, 2017

    2099 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886

    They have great gluten free options here. The staff is very knowledgeable about avoiding gluten and celiac disease, at least our waitress was. They even have gluten free dinner rolls! Which are delicious.

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    5 ratingJanuary 23, 2017

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

    Son loves the GF bread served with other breads before the meal. He said, "it's amazing!" Waiter VERY knowledgeable of ingredients, and asked questions about other food allergies.

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    5 ratingJanuary 22, 2017

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

    Helpful with avoiding cross contamination and involving chefs/managers if you bring up concerns to the server!

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    4 ratingJanuary 17, 2017

    2301 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202

    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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    5 ratingJanuary 17, 2017

    950 Providence Highway, Dedham, MA 02026

    Was really wowed by attention to detail on cross contamination. Server asked if the grill was ok or if I needed a clean skillet. Despite being quite busy, the manager was alerted and delivered my meal personally. Delicious food and great cocktail menu.

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    5 ratingJanuary 13, 2017

    30 Forbes Road, Braintree, MA 02184

    Knowledgeable staff, great service (gf food served separately) and a thoroughly enjoyable meal. Most important to me, no symptoms. Truly gluten free dining. I highly recommend this restaurant and location.

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    5 ratingDecember 27, 2016

    5 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142

    All GF foods are clearly marked and the server was very knowledgeable. They have a dedicated GF fryer and warm dinner rolls before dinner. Amazing food and I did not get sick!

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    5 ratingDecember 23, 2016

    2301 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202

    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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    5 ratingDecember 11, 2016

    2301 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202

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

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    5 ratingDecember 10, 2016

    10 City Square, Charlestown, MA 02129

    Great gluten free buns and fish and chip done in a dedicated fryer. Big portion too. I couldn't finish it!

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    3 ratingDecember 07, 2016

    690 West Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia, PA 19406

    Had the steamed shrimp, broccoli and rice It was a lot of food. Warm GF rolls Always a safe place to eat

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    5 ratingDecember 04, 2016

    10 City Square, Charlestown, MA 02129

    so many GF options. their GF rolls are amazing!

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    5 ratingNovember 15, 2016

    210 Andover Street, Peabody, MA 01960

    Gluten free rolls are amazing along with anything fried in tapioca flour!!!!

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    5 ratingOctober 29, 2016

    255 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

    so happy to eat a gf fish and ship, Amazing, great restaurant

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    5 ratingOctober 20, 2016

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

    Love love love!!! Lots of great options, me and my mom swear by this place. I am allergic to dairy and gluten so eating out at a place I can enjoy safely can be fairly daunting. I let them know and they told me if they could do certain dishes. Gluten free dishes are clearly marked with a little leaf. I cannot eat the fried foods as the batter has dairy, but i can appreciate gluten free fried food even if I can't eat it! I had the snapper verde with fries and spinach and it was AMAZING. Food is pricey so be mindful, but if you can swing it then it is very worth it!

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    5 ratingOctober 17, 2016

    2301 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202

    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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    5 ratingOctober 11, 2016

    255 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

    So excited to have been able to eat here on my first trip to Boston. Fantastic experience and even better food. I will be returning as often as I can!

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    5 ratingOctober 10, 2016

    26 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116

    dedicated fryers, knowledgeable staff, gf beer, gf menu. I've eaten here tons of times and I think it's the most celiac friendly restaurant in Boston. the manager always personally brings out your food if you have celiac disease.

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    4 ratingOctober 10, 2016

    225 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210

    The fried items marked GF on the menu are cooked in a shared fryer. Our server made us aware of this prior to our order, so we were able to avoid these items. I wish they would mark this on the menu. Beyond this issue, my experiences at the Legal Test Kitchen in South Boston have been overwhelmingly positive. The servers are very knowledgeable, the restaurant offers good gluten free rolls, and GF items are delivered separately to the table by the manager. Lots of good menu options.

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    5 ratingOctober 08, 2016

    100 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

    Great service. Sooo gluten free friendly. First time in over a decade that I have been able to order fried calamari. So good. Gluten free clam chowder also good, says my husband. Hassle free, delicious. Wish we had a Legal Sea Food in California.

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    5 ratingOctober 05, 2016

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

    Tons of GF options (even rolls beforehand!), the staff was friendly and accommodating, and the manager even brought out our food and made sure everything was fine. We'll definitely be back!

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    5 ratingOctober 03, 2016

    50-60 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01702

    This is the only place in the Metrowest area that I know that has gluten free baked stuffed lobster and it is truly delicious!! Gluten free calamari is awesome and the sides available are excellent. This may be pricey to some but it's worth every dime if you want to really enjoy a tasty gluten free meal.

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    5 ratingSeptember 27, 2016

    210 Andover Street, Peabody, MA 01960

    A very nice experience. The newly remodeled interior & some interesting additions to the gluten free options makes it worth another visit. Now the regular menu is marked with an icon to help you make selections.

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    5 ratingSeptember 24, 2016

    10 City Square, Charlestown, MA 02129

    delicious food! really good with our family's gluten and dairy allergies! an amazing meal!

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    5 ratingSeptember 21, 2016

    20 University Road, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Food was great (fried calamari! Fried risotto cakes!) but service was even better. Our food was brought out by the manager and she confirmed that it was all safe to eat. Expensive but worth it for peace of mind.

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    1 ratingSeptember 16, 2016

    10 City Square, Charlestown, MA 02129

    No GF buns or rolls. GF pizza crust not delicious.

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    4 ratingSeptember 16, 2016

    10 City Square, Charlestown, MA 02129

    This is the Oysteria location. The staff was awesome and extremely knowledgeable about gluten allergies. Their fryers are completely gluten free and many of their non-fried menu items are as well. They would get 5 stars from me if my pizza crust was cooked all the way. That was the only problem here. Loved the staff, the atmosphere, and the food.

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    4 ratingSeptember 11, 2016

    26 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116

    Fish was good. Fries were ok not fresh cut. No problem with gluten. Waitress aware. Overall good experience with good GF options.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
Monday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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