100% of 15 votes say it's Celiac friendly

1200 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills, NJ 07078 Directions

Top Reviews


Celiac
2 months 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.

Celiac
3 months 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
6 months ago

fresh food and great gf menu!

Gluten Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Late Night
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood

Photos


AmaZing gf seafood platter!
Chocolate pudding cake with ice cream on top of coconut macaroon, this was Amazing!
Gluten free fried Calamari
Beef burger with gluten free bun and gluten free fries. Amazing!
Light clam chowder soup, delicious
Complementary gluten free bread
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1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Great seafood, and also very understanding about gluten free and cross contamination. Even brought out gluten free rolls!

3 years ago

They bring GF bread before your meal upon request. I had a lobster roll on GF bread. It was really delicious. I loved Legal Seafood before getting diagnosed with celiac. Now I love it even more. The waiter was helpful and knowledgeable. Love this place.

3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Wonderful with adapting to allergies

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

My kids and I had the best meal here! They brought out complimentary GF rolls (delicious!) and had many good options for dinner. My son was able to get a kid's burger on a GF bun with French fries, and their chocolate pudding cake was to die for.

4 years ago
Celiac friendly

Amazing! We had the beef burger, the fried calamari, light clam chowder soup, and the chocolate dessert. Everything was great and they have complementary gluten free buns!!!!delicious. I will be back soon. I will post pictures.

4 years ago

Just ate here and it's now a favorite. To be able to eat gf fried foods and get gf rolls???? Unheard of. So delish!

Not celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

I have always had a great dining experience at Legal Seafood. Their GF rolls are fantastic! The servers are knowledge about the GF choices on the menu and the manager brings the GF meal separately. They now have the GF items identified on the regular menu, so no need to ask for a separate menu anymore.

Not celiac
5 years ago

I always feel safe here. GF dinner rolls are too delicious, though. Nice to eat chowder and calamari. GF dishes are always delivered by the manager, too. They do it right!

6 years ago
Celiac friendly

I felt safe eating here. Very knowledgeable just not my favorite restaurant.

7 years ago

one of the best chain gf places. a manager reviews every gf order. the gf options are actually broader than the gf menu suggests: the can make gf fries (pan fried), they can gf bread and fry any fish as well as make gf fried fish bites for kids. they have fresh baked gf dinner rolls and even gf croutons for salads. only caveat is the fried fish all contain dairy due to the breading process.

Celiac
7 years ago

Loved it!!!!! The staff were so helpful and is the server didn't know an answer to a GF question they would consult with the chef. They had delicious GF rolls so I wasn't just sitting there watching everyone eat their delicious bread. A lot of options and the food was excellent!!!

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac
1 week ago
Celiac friendly

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

3 weeks ago

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

Celiac
3 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

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

Celiac
4 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

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

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

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

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

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

Not celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

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

Not celiac
1 month ago

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

Not celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

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

1 month ago

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

1 month ago
Celiac friendly

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

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

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

1 month 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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!!!

Not celiac
2 months 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 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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!

2 months 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
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

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

Celiac
2 months 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
3 months 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
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

Amazing fried calamari and shrimp!

Celiac
3 months 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
3 months ago

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

Not celiac
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 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
3 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
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

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

Celiac
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

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

5 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
5 months ago

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

Celiac
5 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.

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