100% of 8 votes say it's Celiac friendly

43 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 Directions

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Celiac
1 month ago

Legal Seafoods tend to be good with allergies most of the time however this location gave me sweet potatoes spiced with ghost pepper after I told them I cannot do any peppers. Did not have a gluten reaction though, just a problem with the peppers.

Celiac
2 years ago

Very popular yet expensive restaurant caters to all gluten-free options. Beer rolls all fried food is made with corn flower . This main location has low fat GF clam chowder. They serve one of my favorite gluten-free beers New planet

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

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.

Gluten Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Late Night
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood

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Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

Great selection. Great food. Best options for a 2 year old with celiac in the area. Our go to spot!

Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

My experience here was phenomenal! GF dinner rolls to start (also dairy-free) courtesy of 'Something Sweet without Wheat' bakery in Woburn (an awesome bakery if you haven't checked it out!) I love that Legal branches out in the community to bring in fresh GF products versus frozen breads! Staff is knowledgable and overall would recommend!

Celiac
4 years ago

Wonder GF warm rolls to start. Among the best GF menus anywhere. The food is outstanding and reasonably priced given the large portions. When in Boston I always stop here to eat.

6 years ago

Great place to eat if you have Celiac. Had great fish and chips! They even brought me to GF rolls!! Staff very knowledgable and manager brought me my food seperate from the other food at my table .

6 years ago

Great options, knowledgable staff, amazing bread!

Reviews of this Chain

12 hours ago
Celiac friendly

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
1 week ago
Not celiac friendly

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.

Celiac
1 week ago
Celiac friendly

This place is AMAZING! My waiter was very knowledgeable about food allergies and the ingredients, service was fast, and the food was delicious!! 🐙🍤😍

Celiac
1 week ago
Celiac friendly

We have been in Boston and now in Washington and you feel really safe for celiac. My wife was really happy to have a good and real gluten free beer (brew with GF grains not removed). The food was awesome and staff is really knowledgeable. Great time with party of 9.

Celiac
1 week ago
Celiac friendly

Wonderful meal! Manager hand delivered GF rolls, appetizers and my meal and ensured it was GF. The waitress was helpful in selecting options and ensuring I knew what I could have. So thankful!!!

Celiac
1 week ago
Celiac friendly

Everything they fry is gluten free because their fryer is all gluten free. Great fried calamari. They have gf rolls if you ask for them. Knowledgeable staff. A very safe place and experience for those with celiac. I have never gotten sick.

Not celiac
2 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

Almost everything is gf and celiac safe. Gf fried seafood, delicious rolls, very knowledgeable kitchen! Everything fried is gluten free

Not celiac
2 weeks ago

Very knowledgeable staff, great options, and the fryer is dedicated to chickpea flour for all orders. Drink options are very good as well. Manager always delivers the gluten free meal to the table to ensure confidence.

Celiac
3 weeks ago

This is probably one of the best places to eat gluten free, along with 110 Grill. I’ve eating here many times, every time something different, and have never gotten sick. The staff is really knowledgeable and they even bring you gf bread, which is pretty good. The only thing I didn’t like was the clam chowder—only the lite one is gluten free and it’s not good. Hopefully, they’ll make the regular one gf in the future.

Celiac
3 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

The waiter took my order and then the general manager came out to reassure me that my meal would be prepared safely. I had the fried shrimp and french fries. Delicious and I didn’t get sick!

Celiac
3 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

I was so happy with my meal here. I just got the fish and chips (which I’ve never had before but always wanted to try) and it was amazing how normal the breading tasted. I haven’t had any good fried food since finding out I was celiacs (not even a decent chicken finger) so this just blew me out of the park that I found something after all this time.

Celiac
3 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

If you are at the Philadelphia airport, this place is a gem. The chef came out to confirm my allergies (which also includes dairy) and reassured me that the food would be safe. He delivered it personally. I enjoyed a tasty egg, bacon and home fries breakfast with gf rolls. Delicious and, best of all, no adverse reaction!

4 weeks ago
Not celiac friendly

First day of our vacation... was promised my 9 year old meal was GF safe... she vomited all the way from Boston to Reykjavik... they DON’T get it and lied about the fact that they did. My poor child is still sick 6 hours later. Furious. Caution or avoid altogether. 0 stars, but in order to post I need to click a damn star apparently 😡

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Great menu choices! Had calamari for the first time in 12 years! Was great! No issues afterwards.

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

I was thrilled when the waitress told me all their batter fried foods had a gluten free coating, so I had fried shrimp that was so yummy!! I had not been able to eat batter-fried shrimp for so many years, and it was wonderful!!

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

I thought I would have to give up fish and chips forever but at Legal they were GF and delicious!! Only deducted points because they did not have GF rolls that day

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Amazing fried calamari and shrimp!

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Great food & knowledgeable staff! Their fried calamari is delicious! They have dedicated friers & 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!

Not celiac
1 month ago

Second time here and they have lots of options, and the food is amazing!

Not celiac
1 month ago

Fabulous meal. What items that can be made gluten free are clearly marked on the menu. Lots of choices. They even have gluten free rolls! And buffalo popcorn shrimp! So good.

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Large selection of options and... wow! Yummy! When we told the server about my daughter’s “gluten allergy” (we know it’s not an allergy, but it is a means to an end in some situations...).. WOW!.. manager came out to discuss and highlight measures taken to protect her and then when it was served to us the other server explained the extent of care to eliminate the possibility of cross contamination. AMAZING!

Celiac
1 month ago

Lots of options including sandwiches and fried foods. Fish and chips are good - they use chickpea flour which comes across as more of a cornmeal-like texture rather than a batter. Good, but I’ve got gf fish and chips in my city that is more traditional that I prefer. However, I felt very safe - staff was knowledgeable and when food was delivered they let me know they took extra precautions.

Celiac
1 month ago

Harborside restaurant...Extensive gluten free menu options. The waiter was very accommodating and asked in the kitchen when he was unsure about anything. Separate allergy food handler delivered the food to my son with Celiac. He was able to have a lobster roll and loved it!

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Great food! I had the oyster po boy on lettuce (no bread offered) with French fries and slaw. Didn’t love the slaw but the fries were good. Manager brings out food announcing allergy. Didn’t get sick after! Also, everything that goes into the fryer is gluten free so no worries about cross contamination.

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Almost all of their food could be made gluten free...including fried food and fries!!!! The staff was very knowledgeable and if they weren’t sure, they would ask instead of just guessing. Definitely returning!

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

The absolute best fish and chips I’ve ever had, gluten free or otherwise. Tasted almost too good to be true!

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Staff was great. My son (Celiac) really enjoyed his dinner including his warmed gluten free rolls. Thank you.

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Nice to have a breakfast option at an airport. The staff were very knowledgeable about celiac and took it seriously. I had eggs, bacon, and home fries- assured me the frier didn’t have any gluten exposure. The one bummer was they no longer serve any GF toast.

Celiac
2 months ago
Not celiac friendly

I don't know which location we ate at at the airport but I was assured my meal was 100% gluten free. I even asked about the fries in a designated fryer told the server I have an allergy she assured me I was going to be fine I threw up three times before having to board a plane. I do not recommend this restaurant and I think it's really sad that these restaurants assure you you're fine and really have no idea what you go through if you get sick.

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

They take all allergies seriously and offer so many options. Highly suggest it! They even have gluten free bread and a dedicated fryer

Celiac
2 months ago

Years ago when fried foods actually had a place in my diet, I had visited other Legal Sea Foods locations and had an okay experience from what I can remember. As a way to close out my wonderful trip to DC, I said “hey, you haven’t had fried fish in about 2 years, why not?” Find me gluten free showed positive notes from other travelers, so I made the decision to try. I ordered the Fish & Chips that came with a side of slaw and house made tartar sauce that they say is GF. I mentioned I had celiac/an allergy and was assured they knew how to handle GF. A manager even brought out the food and confirmed it was prepared GF. I didn’t have any NIMA capsules left, but I proceeded anyway. The food tasted great!...But within an hour of finishing the meal I was keeled over in pain for the duration of my following 2 hour flight. This was without a doubt a glutening. While I don’t doubt they’ve taken great care in preparing GF fried seafood and meals on other occasions, that wasn’t the case today. I suspect that the tartar sauce or slaw is not GF. Lesson learned.

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

I get to the airport early just to make sure I have time to eat here. They're very attentive and also work with my dairy allergy. I Love Legal Seafood. I'm very sensitive to cross contamination and I've never had a problem here.

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Fantastic food and great service. Menu is clearly marked with options. Told the waiter about my allergy and he sent the manager over who assured me that the food would not be cross contaminated. Will definitely be stopping by again.

Celiac
2 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Our server assured me everything was gluten-free, I even asked about the french fries being in a dedicated fryer and she said not to worry it's a hundred percent gluten-free you're fine. I've been throwing up at the airport for an hour with massive stomach pains!! Stay away from this place.

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Absolutely amazing! They dont use wheat flour on anything here so the fryer is 100% gf. Everything but one item on the breakfast menu can be made gf and the regular lunch and dinner menu is huge! So so good and super safe.

Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

Went here with my non celiac disease family. Service was great and helpful. No problem after eating here

3 months ago
Not celiac friendly

I've eaten at the Lynnfield MA and Peabody MA restaurants and both have no clue what they are doing when it comes to gluten. Yesterday I was served a bowl of mussels with regular bread in it after specifically telling the waiter I had a gluten allergy and even made sure I ordered the gluten free mussels. He just looked at me like a deer caught in headlights when I asked him if the bread was gluten free. He said no but just don't eat the bread (the bread was physically in the bowl with the mussels and broth). There is only one waitress trained in gluten allergies at the Peabody restaurant. How do I know? Because she told my husband and I casually that she was the only staff member who had received their allergy training. I don't care if a restaurant doesn't offer GF options, I just wont eat there. But don't say your giving me something that your not. It's not for a cook or waiter to make decisions about my health. On top of it, food allergies or not, I think Legal Sea Foods is very inconsistent with their food/service quality (I guess it depends on who is working). If your in this area there are tons of seafood restaurants I wouldn't waste my money on this one.

Celiac
3 months ago

Our waiter was knowledgeable about celiac disease. The chef took extra care. The food is excellent!

Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

tons of options - was told their batter is GF (so fried shrimp is actually fried shrimp, not just sub grilled!) and separate fryer, they bring gf bread to table, etc.

Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

Staff was super helpful. We had the lobster roll and calamari. There are multiple locations, so make sure you go to the one that has the gf lobster rolls and calamari if you want to enjoy. Full review is on my website, enmegfree.com.

Celiac
3 months ago

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

Not celiac
3 months ago

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!

Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

An oasis in a gluten filled food court!

Not celiac
4 months 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!

Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

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

Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

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

4 months ago
Celiac friendly

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

Celiac
4 months ago

fresh food and great gf menu!

Not celiac
4 months ago

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

Celiac
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

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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