Amazing dinner!!! Staff is very knowledgeable and food was amazing, must try the popcorn shrimp. My celiac family had a great experience.
Great choices for Celiacs but unfortunately the food was not the best and we had the most dreadful service!
The staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. Fried seafood that’s celiac safe... love it!
The staff has had special training on food allergies and they had many options to choose from, even fried and breaded items like popcorn shrimp and fish and chips. No reactions.
Could not rate this highly enough! They are so accommodating to people with allergies and even have a special gfdf bread they will cook for you as an app. Had the most amazing meal for Valentine’s Day!
Make this a priority when visiting DC! This place is so effing good! A woman certified in gf food cam out and delivered our food and assured us the entire kitchen staff was very aware and making accommodations based on my allergy. I had fish and chips. This is not a a joke, I had the most delicious fish and chips ever. I still can’t believe it was gf and that amazing. If you don’t go here you are an idiot. For real.
Not symptomatic so I can't speak to safety other than how reassured I felt. The person I spoke to on the phone was not very helpful, seemed to be guessing what was gluten free. Once I spoke to the manager I felt much better. I was relieved to hear there was a separate fryer. I did a take out order and when I walked in, I asked for the manager, Richard, who I had spoken to on the phone. He was very nice and very reassuring that he would keep my little boy safe. The fries were good.
5 minutes after sitting down, my celiac daughter ate a gluten roll that the waitress brought to our table. This was after explaining we had celiac and her promising us GF rolls. She only ate one bite but only because I looked at the next table and realized they had the same rolls. The waitress (and manager) said “Oops. Sorry”. We did not eat there and wouldn’t recommend any other celiac eating their either.
Menu is clearly marked w/ what items are or can be made gluten free. They use a corn mixture for frying instead of regular flour which was a nice surprise. Unfortunately our waiter was very arrogant and condescending to our questions about cross contamination and ensuring my meal was safe. The food was tasty (gf rolls were excellent!) Chowder was delicious - tasted just like clam chowder but w/ the consistency of a noodle soup almost. Fried fish platter was also very good and crispy. Nima tested the bread to ensure it was safe and it passed. Ate and did not get sick - unfortunately the waiter’s overall attitude put a damper on the experience. Would definitely return but request another service. Overall, excellent food and it’s safe.
This was an amazing experience, lots of options, excellent food and even fresh GF buns. Best dining experience of our trip to DC
wonderful place to eat in DC!! staff very knowledgeable of allergies - gluten and tree nuts!! Food was delicious!
Rolls, fried calamari and shrimp! Amazing!
Other restaurants should learn from legals regarding a good GF menu. Bring back the fingerling potatoes!
Picked this spot based on the recommendations on this app. They had great choices for seafood that were gluten free. Wish the crab cakes could be made GF but alas they need to be held together by an agent. Wasn’t sick afterwards.
The menu is clearly marked as to what is gluten free, and the staff is very knowledgeable and accommodating. I always have great meals here!
Our waiter had gone through specific training to accommodate to our needs. My food was phenomenal and I can't remember a time when I have eaten a gluten free clam chowder and a gluten free fried shrimp. Overall, this is a great place, and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a good place to eat!
Waitress was very attentive to my dietary needs. Food was delicious and fresh.
Excellent choice for dinner!! Our waiter helped with our GF and DF questions. The only "mess-up" came when we realized that my husband could have requested egg wash prior to frying as opposed to a buttermilk wash. He had the Fisherman's Platter. He was very pleased with the taste!! I had the char-grilled snapper with broccoli and rice which covered my GF and DF needs. The GF rolls are also DF which we had with olive oil brought to the table as opposed to butter. When I asked if the rolls were made in house, they said no, but they wrote down the name of the company from which they were ordered. The rolls are made specifically for the restaurant, but I look forward to checking out the website for other GF possibilities. We will definitely return when back in DC!!!
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.
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
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.
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.
Helpful with avoiding cross contamination and involving chefs/managers if you bring up concerns to the server!
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!
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!
Wow!! That's all I have to say. It is by far the best seafood I have ever had. I actually over ate, I liked it that much!!!!! The service was amazing our waiters were friendly and the manager brought out our gf food. What a meal by far the best gluten free food in Washington D.C. GF dinner so far!!!🍤With gluten free fried shrimp. Yum Yum!!!!🍽🍤🍤Lots of options.
Great seafood. GF knowledgable and genuine concern. Had many options and the food was delivered by the manager to ensure allergy compliance. Nice atmosphere too. Have a drink at the bar before dining.
Outstanding food and service. My waitress asked if I had any allergies right after we were seated and wrote down celiac-gluten allergy. She alerted the chef and other waitstaff. I was offered GF rolls which were delicious and all of my food was delivered by the manager as a precaution. I had an outstanding experience and will be back (hopefully soon)! Note: The restaurant has a large amount of GF items that sound delicious. I had the baked haddock and it was outstanding. Portion sizes are off the charts and well worth the price.
I have missed fried fish! Legal Seafood claims gluten free breading and dedicated fryers. They have GF dinner rolls that were quite good. Our waiter was knowledgeable and explained that the manager would deliver my meal to the table. He said that is their policy when there are food allergies so the manager can verify that the food was prepared correctly. I wish this restaurant was near my home.
The best gluten-free food ever. My new favorite restaurant on this planet. Staff is very responsive and respectful. This restaurant is very clean.
Gluten free fish and chips ! Yes it's true! I have missed this delicious treat! Tastes great with a gluten free beer too! Service was excellent
Great place! All flour used in the fryer is gluten free - so all fried food is safe! I had the fried fish and chips which came with onion straws and French fries. All delicious and no side effects! Also offer a few gluten free desserts.
Excellent! ! Very knowledgeable and caring staff. They have dedicated fryers so you can have fried fish here and fries but the onion straws are amazing! All of it was light and crispy. They also serve you gf bread rolls before your meal so you aren't left out watching non celiacs enjoy their bread. The portions are large too and the price is good. I would definitely go back and highly recommend to anyone needing a gf diet.
Lots of gluten-free options. There was a little miscommunication between my waiter and the chef, but the manager went out of his way to make it right for me. Gluten-free protocols are clearly in place. I visited in Nov. 2015. Read my full review over on the blog: http://www.eatingoutwithout.com/2015/11/legal-sea-foods-review.html
Delicious. The boys loved the gluten free rolls and it was a novelty to be able to eat the bread!
My son has celiac disease, we were extremely impressed with the staff's knowledge and handling of food. GF food was bought out separately by another waiter, each time it was placed in front of my son it was identified as gluten free. He was able to get gluten free dinner rolls, which were warm and delicious. Had option of anything fried since they use a gf breading and separate fryer. This is a rare treat for him. He ordered fired clams and enjoyed!
I can't say enough about this place! Gf rolls were amazing. Fish and chips were the best I have ever eaten. They even have onion rings. Waiter was excellent and very knowledgable.
Absolutely awesome! Just came back second day in a row, highly recommended!
The first time I've had fish n chips or onion rings since getting diagnosed years ago. So yummy! Staff are very knowledgable and like others who reviewed, the manager carried out my plate separately. The gluten free rolls were also delicious. Highly recommend :)
What a wonderful GF DF experience. My son had clams and shrimp and I had the platter where everything is fried in their dedicated fryers (fish, scallops, calamari, fries, etc.). What a treat! Eating fried food that is GF and DF in a restaurant is almost unheard of. They were very careful and really understood cross-contamination. Liked how they brought our plates out separate too. Delicious!!
How great is it to be able to eat gluten-free, fried food without cross-contamination? I went for my birthday and it couldn't have been better. I had coconut shrimp and fries. Heavenly! The gluten-free rolls were also great. Entire staff was knowledgeable, all the way up to the manager who brought us our food and checked with us after the meal.
Great menu, super friendly and accommodating, highly recommended. As a person with Celiac I felt safe dining here. They are really on top of everything. And the gluten free clam chowder is great.
Fantastic service, great atmosphere, and wonderful food! GF dinner rolls were the best I've had! Many menu choices, and they even had a dedicated gf fryer. The manager served each of my courses, confirming my allergens each time he put something down on the table. We will definitely be back!
Very celiac-friendly! Huge GF selection (marked on the menu) with GF rolls and even a dedicated GF fryer. We were very impressed!
Excellent waiters!! Very sensitive! Most of menu is marked gluten free and they brought me gluten free bread! They also have separate fryer! The food is wonderful and atmosphere is great!! A must go to if you are gluten free in DC!!
While they were very accommodating of both our dairy and gluten intolerances, the food was overpriced for what we got and the taste was average. It was really great to have fried calamari and fried shrimp since I never get those, but the taste was pretty dry. They also did not mention the dinner rolls-- that would have really made my hubby happy to have. All in all, safe eating but I won't be returning.
We enjoyed several appetizers, freshly baked gf dinner rolls, a delicious meal, and even dessert. The rolls and desserts weren't listed on their celiac menu, so I'm glad our server mentioned them.... can't remember the last time I got dinner rolls out! The food was delicious and service was great. Definitely one of the highlights of our trip.
My family was so excited to eat fried seafood out. They also served fresh from the oven gf dinner rolls that were a hit. I have additional food intolerances and they were accommodating of those as well. We tried many places in DC this week on vacation and this was the best place for me!
One of the best gf menus I have seen. Grilled seafood and lava cake dessert was great. Also, the wine ladder was fun for $10. My experience was consistent with other 5 star ratings .
they have a celiac menu listing all the g free options and wait staff were all very aware. I ordered the seafood platter that included calamari, whitefish, scallops and French fries. it was all deep fat fried and way over any person's recommended caloric intake for the day, but since I NEVER get the option for these things normally, I went for it. yum, yum, yum! it was so worth it. it comes with tartar sauce but I also asked for cocktail sauce to dip it in. good thing our vacation including lots of walking ;-) I disagree with the $$$ rating, it was very affordable, especially for the amount of food!
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.
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!
At first there was a bit of confusion with the waiter but afterwards, the manager came to see us and assured the fish&chips would be 100% safe. So I had that and they topped it with their onion strings and even served us a cup of their chowder! Totally recommend!
Love this legal! It’s in terminal C of the philly airport and I enjoyed a quick meal of fish and chips there before my flight. The manager brings out all gluten free foods and they handle celiac so well.
This was the third legal I ate at in one East Coast vacation haha! Be warned, the portions are HUGE here. Fish and chips consisted of three huge slices of fish on a mound of onion rings that rivaled Mount Everest! (Just kidding- but it was way too much food. My mom and I wished I had split a dish). It was a stop off the highway in Warwick and we enjoyed their gf bread. Totally felt safe.
I’ve been coming here during market for years....this year...it has really changed....very inflexible....also changed my normal dish....then told me they didn’t....now you know us gluten free folks are TOTALLY AWARE OF OUR FOOD. the bread that used to be amazing was less than acceptable tonight....I doubt I’ll make it back...very sad...
Amazing! I cannot have dairy as well and they made my meal gluten AND dairy free. They have a dedicated fryer. Had fried calamari and fish and chips with fries! Wonderful to find a place to eat fried food and have a ton of choices!! Crazy that this is available at an airport!
Fantastic choice for celiac sufferers. My husband and I shared “Dragon roll” sushi and they left all sauces on side and left crispy wontons (which contain gluten) on side in a cup for my husband (who can eat them)... then I had mahi mahi tortillas- minus tortilla—- they put them in lettuce wraps and made them gluten free... and we finished with gf chocolate dipped ice cream bon bons (gf)... they went out of their way to assist me... and it was delicious 👍👍👍 We are regulars and I highly recommend.
Great options for GF! They have dedicated fryers and workspace. The manager,David, served my food personally to assure me all was safe for me. GF breads and rolls, GF fish, bacon etc Can’t say enough good about it and it’s in an airport!!!
Staff was extremely knowledgeable about gluten free/celiac preparation. The server went above and beyond to explain things to me in a way that made me feel comfortable. The food was delicious. There was only one downside, but it was a big one. Fifteen minutes after putting the first bite of food in my mouth I was sick in the bathroom. I had a strong reaction to something there... I had the gluten free rolls before my meal, then had the gluten free fish and chips (fries). It also came with fried onion rings on top. They were aware of my “allergy” so I’m not really sure what specifically caused the reaction, but something must’ve slipped thru the cracks. All of their batters were supposed to be gluten free so I didn’t think twice about eating the fried food. The food was so good and they seemed so knowledgeable I would honestly try them again the next time I’m in Atlanta. Accidents happen, and if it was just an isolated mistake I would still like to try a lot of items on their menu. They told me the owner had celiac and they go to great lengths to make sure it’s prepared celiac friendly, but I guess there are no guarantees.
I've never had a bad experience at Legal Seafoods and this location was no different. Server asked right away about allergies, even before I mentioned gf. They brought out gf rolls that were delicious. I got fried haddock that was very tasty and fresh. When I verified they still had a gf fryer the server told me all their friend seafood is gluten free. A different employee brought my plate out separately and told me she was the allergy runner and that my meal was gluten free. Service and food were both great.
This place is amazing!! Brown rice batter for fried calamari, gluten free buns for sandwiches. Most of the menu can be made gluten free. The staff is very knowledgeable. They have a completely separate kitchen for gluten free orders, plus the chef will come out and talk to you about the meal to make you feel even more safe. I will be back.
Staff very knowledgeable about GF - GF rolls brought out and my questions about cross contamination where answered respectfully. Kitchen staff brought out my food separately and explained how it was prepared and cooked separately. I’ve never felt more confident in food I didn’t cook myself! I’m very sensitive to gluten and had absolutely no problems.
Legal is my number one, always safe option. Tell the waitstaff that you have celiac disease as soon as they seat you because they'll heat up delicious gluten free rolls that are made by a nearby bakery, Something Sweet Without Wheat. Legal has strict protocols in place for dealing with customers with celiac. My food is always served to me by the manager, who always assures me that no gluten has come anywhere near my food. And in the dozens of times I've eaten there, it never has.
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.
just went here last night and they were just great. asked about dietary restrictions when we called for a res. they have tons of GF options on the menu. when I said I was dairy free also, the manager came to me and said the Caesar dressing couldn't be modified and ordered me others that would work. she then said she would personal monitor my good prep and bring it to me herself. I had amazing lobster w2 sides and a salad. I get sick at restaurants frequently, and this please just did a wonderful job.
Total surprise to me that their fry batter used for all dishes is actually gluten free meaning you can order popcorn shrimp and fish and chips and it'll taste just like everyone else's. Most of the menu is gluten free (no gluten crab cakes though) and if it's not gluten free there's a chance they can modify it to be- I had them make their nutty salmon dish gluten free for me and it was awesome!
I have a 10 year old with celiac. She had fries and fish sticks which we were told would be safe. Waitress even asked detailed questions. And by the time we got home my daughter was sick and up all night with stomach pains. Not sure where it went wrong. Very disappointed.
All GF fryers, finally got to have the fried seafood I've been missing! GF rolls are also good.
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!
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