93% of 15 votes say it's celiac friendly

255 State Street, Boston, MA 02109 Directions

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Our server informed us that all of the batter they use for fried foods is gluten free! I had the calamari, fried shrimp, and fries with no reaction or issues! The food was phenomenal and would absolutely recommend

The amount of food was great! And the quality was amazing!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

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Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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All the fried food is available gluten free!! I was able to eat fried clams and fried scallops. Delicious!!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 7 months ago read full review

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Honestly there are so many better options in Boston for seafood that I don’t think Legal is worth the money. Their calamari is heavy and not as good as 110 grill, which seems ridiculous since Legal is a seafood restaurant. The last time I went to this location they didn’t have any GF rolls or buns. The grilled seafood is mediocre and not any better than what you could just prepare at home.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 7 months ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten Free Features

  • Calamari
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Healthy
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood

Photos


GF Fried Haddock! Very good and they know their stuff when I comes to GF.
Oysters
Lobster
Gluten Free Calamari
Gluten Free Bread
Gluten Free Clam Chowder
All gluten free
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I would definitely not consider them gf. Ordered a gf lobster roll, its just a pile of lobster on a lettuce leaf. NO ROLL!!

Updated 7 months ago read full review

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Legal Sea Foods is very knowledgeable about gluten allergies and you can get a lot of meals here that most restaurants won’t take the time to do for you. I have only been to one other seafood restaurant that has the quality LSF does

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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The staff was friendly and knew how to accommodate celiac disease. There were plenty of items on their menu to choose from and since they use GF breading for all fried items, you can have anything that is fried. A manager delivered all gluten free plates to our table.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Staff knows what to do. Super knowledgeable about celiac and make you feel very comfortable eating there. Even have a separate frier for fried food. Go here!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Calamari was delicious as always but we ordered the lobster bake and it was inedible. The lobster tasted like chlorinated pool water. We wasted 3/4 of it. Disgusting.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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There are so many gluten free items on the menu! I had the fish and chips, and I felt totally fine. They have a dedicated fryer for the gluten free folks. Their onion rings are also lightly breaded in the cornstarch, and they were so delicious! Celiac safe for sure.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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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!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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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!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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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!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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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 friendly?

No

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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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).

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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I got violently ill after about 15 min .

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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

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

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Today I sat at the bar at Legal Sea Foods and was seriously impressed by all the attention paid to allergies. “Allergy to: dairy, mussels, gluten, nuts...” each were announced to the kitchen staff clearly, and managers delivered all of the allergy dishes personally.

As a solo traveler with celiac, I’m not a big fan of eating in restaurants. Legal is the exception. It’s pricey, and I can never finish the large portions, but it is well worth it for the guarantee of a safe meal while traveling!

Also: this branch had super soft rolls to start out your meal! I almost questioned whether or not they were really GF because they tasted so good!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Fantastic! They had great gf rolls to start, we're very knowledgeable about celiac & preparation. First time since diagnosis that I had fried...anything. it was wonderful. They made it with corn breading, separate in canola oil.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Staff were super careful and helpful. The manager even served me my food when I told them I had celiac to avoid cross contamination. The gluten free fried seafood is delicious and I would highly recommend the buffalo popcorn shrimp or the fried calamari!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Outstanding! The wait staff was extremely knowledgeable and made sure that everyone serving me knew I had a gluten allergy. Had fried calamari, gf bread, lobster, risotto pancake, clam chowder.... came here for dinner and came back for a lunch because I was so impressed and comfortable with the service.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Very knowledgeable staff and many allergy friendly options !

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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My 4 year old daughter has celiac and is very sensitive to cross contamination. We had a lovely lunch with our family with Mia issues whatsoever. Staff was helpful and the good was great. Extensive GF options.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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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!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Since 2005, Legal Seafoods has been celiac friendly as they don't use flour at all. Both of our young kids have Celiac and eating at Legals was such a treat. All their seafood, french fries, chicken fingers, etc are safely gluten free! They also serve GF rolls which were delicious. No need to worry about cross contamination here. The food was all delicious, as always! Now we just need a Legals in CT!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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My favorite chain on the East Coast. Fabulous fresh seafood, dedicated fryer, the only place I know of for gfree deep fried calamari, shrimp, fish, etc. Salads are wonderful variegated fresh greens, not wilted iceberg business. Fish at this location was the best ever!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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Fantastic!!! Enjoyed the GF fish and chips which were phenomenal, the best fish I have had since I went Gluten free six years ago. My non-gfree family members loved them meals too. I could tell th server must get asked often if the breading is really gluten free haha "yes it really is, pretty much everything is". I have to agree, I think the majority of all items offered were gluten free. The server even asked the others still wanted bread before just bringing. The manager brought out my meal separately. I would give them 10 stars!! Highly recommend!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Always great. Dedicated fryer and yummy gluten free bread. Celiac little one does well here.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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This is so good!! Highly recommend for all families! Not only did they have gf rolls, dedicated fryer, and appetizers... Everything was so fresh. I got Fried shrimp and onion rings, very big portions and very worth every penny.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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My son and I both have celiac disease. The servers knowledge and service was great. We enjoyed warm rolls, chowder and fried shrimp appetizer. What a treat to indulge in items that are usually off limits when dinning out! Thank you Legal Sea Foods!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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I love how much they really care about this. It's great. The food is tasty. You should go.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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This is a dream for a celiac. 100% dedicated gluten free fryers, manager oversees preparation and delivers gluten free food in different colored plates. Huge selection of gluten free items and the kitchen is committed to keeping everything separate and safe. Best place in Boston for a Celiac go dine. And delicious to boot!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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This is the first time in 15 years I have had fried fish while eating out & boy was it fantastic. The chef brings out your gluten free plate personally. It was so good I felt like I had gone back in time:) Highly recommend.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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Very gluten aware. Food was fantastic!

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Celiac

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Decided to go here because of the great reviews. I had the scallops shrimp and lobster in wine sauce with French fries and they had awesome dinner rolls. I asked several times if there was a dedicated fryer and was told yes. Well I really was sick shortly after I ate. Something was not right even though they assured me everything was gf-- my gut says there was gluten in something-- I would not ever return-- not worth the suffering

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More gluten free options than I could count. Fantastic.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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GLUTEN FREE NOT CONTAMINATED FRIED FOODS! Very cautious kitchen, taken very very seriously. Chefs alerted, and food is brought out by managers who assure it is 100% gluten free.

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Yes

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I would give this like 10 million stars if possible. Their fish and chips is basically my entire life, I live in Chicago and we went to Boston on vacation and I bring up their fish and chips to my mom like every day to ask if we can go back. They also had the best and one of the only gf onion rings I've ever had. They were literally so good I can't even. If you are in Boston stop by your life will be changed...!!!!!!!!!!

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Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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I am from Chicago and am so used to my only option being salad. Legal Sea Foods was an amazing experience! I was able to order fried foods that were completely gluten free, that was amazing in and of itself, but the fact that the food was super flavorful and probably the best seafood I have ever had was the pinnacle! They even served my mother gluten free to assure there was no contamination and she couldn't even tell the difference until they told her. She and I were so amazed we will be going back on our next trip, we just hope we get the same waiter because he was amazing! I strongly suggest this place to anyone wanting a great gluten free experience like never before.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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They really go out of their way here to protect those of us who need to eat gluten free. I felt extremely safe eating here and got to enjoy delicious fried seafood and French fries! The rolls they bring out are also very good. Service was excellent!

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Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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The service was fantastic. They were so helpful telling about their gluten free food. The rolls are fabulous. I had their fish trio plate with lite clam chowder - delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Celiac

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Love their fish n chips. They are not open right now due to covid. Hope they reopen soon😩

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Could be the most comfortable I’ve felt in a restaurant. When you tell them you’re GF the manager instantly gets involved and makes sure everything is taken care of. Delicious GF fried shrimp!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

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They are very conscious and friendly about gluten allergies

Excellent food, many gluten free options

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

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Legals has a great selection of gluten free menu items. First time I have been able to enjoy Fish & Chips in years. Look for the gluten free icon on the regular menu.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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