Legal Sea Foods

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 16 ratings
$$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Late Night + 3 more
90% of 11 votes say it's Celiac friendly

301 Great River Rd, Somerville, MA 02145 Directions

(617) 337-4088
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    5 rating
    9 months ago

    This is probably one of the best in the area. It’s consistent, they are aware of gluten allergies so that’s always a plus! I come here when I am craving some good seafood. I got gluten free buffalo popcorn shrimp last time and it was delicious. Dedicated fryer too!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Best gluten free rolls I have ever had, what a treat! Lobster roll was amazing, and the popcorn shrimp were fresh, crispy, and flavourful.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Such great food and very accommodating! Gluten and dairy sensitivity due to celiac disease and they where very knowledgeable and wonderful. Best experience I have ever had in a restaurant!!

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Great fried seafood amazing service

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    the gluten free food is great you don't know any difference. the staff is friendly very knowledgeable and careful with food sensitivities to gluten.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Omg. Such great fried clams! The best for this gf hungry soul!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Never had an issue with them.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Serve delicious GF rolls from Rosie's bakery. Manager delivered my food.

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Separate fryer. Fried fish. Delicious rolls. No complaints. Manager brings out meal.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Would not recommend to anyone with a gluten allergy or Celiac disease. I have been to the Burlington location and have always had an amazing experience. Decided to try this new location for a change. The server was not knowledgeable at all on gluten free options or handling. Brought out a regular roll and placed it right in front of me then went to another table to take an order, I went to reach for it and she ran over saying it was a regular roll! Later she told me there was only one gluten free option on the menu for dessert which I knew was incorrect as I had been to another location. About 30 minutes after this visit I got violently ill from a gluten contamination! I spoke with Legal's "safety manager" Marnie about this incident and pretty much was given a song and dance about how they are all trained and she is not sure what happened. She assured me that allergies are important to legal and sent me a $35 complimentary card despite a bill of $150 for that evening.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    our daughter is celiac and a very picky 10 year old . They make all gluten free fried foods separately from rest. We tried their french fries, Caesar salad, fried oysters, bread and molten chocolate cake, and our daughter loved all of it. They also offer GF fish sticks. The rest of the food was also excellent: the trout was perfectly grilled. the white sangria and Mexican mule were nicely prepared and nicely sized too. excellent place for GF and regular food. a nice stop after a fun afternoon shopping the new outlets at Assembly sq. in sommerville.

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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    All fried food here is gluten free. All. For everyone.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Awesome menu! Never had a reaction here and almost anything can be made gluten free

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Great new place! Most of their menu items can be made GF. The fried seafood was delicious. They even brought out GF rolls. I really felt like the waiter and manager cared about my allergy. I will be back!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    New place of the Legal Seafood Chain .located the new assembly Square mall area! Staff manager very knowledge all the gluten-free menu. This restaurant I was told by the manager all the flower is gluten-free. Best seafood . Beer Vodka

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 days ago

    30 Forbes Road, Braintree, MA 02184

    Had the flame grilled sea scallops which were excellent. Server asked about cross contamination concerns. Would definitely go back!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 week ago

    255 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 week ago

    275 Baker Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

    Boston-based chain is very knowledgeable about celiac disease. Food is great!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 week ago

    255 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 week ago

    26 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116

    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!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

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

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    1 Harborside Drive, Boston, MA 02128

    I had a LOBSTER ROLL for crying out loud. Delicious!

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    5 rating
    2 weeks ago

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

    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!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    20 University Road, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Love this legal! We enjoyed fish and chips, onion strings and grilled shrimp with broccoli and rice. They have gluten free bread as well. Legal seafoods is well versed in handling celiac needs and I felt totally safe.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

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

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    2099 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    270 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210

    Had fish and chips. Son had burger and fries. Both feeling fine hours later. This place is fantastic. Wish I didn't have to drive three states away to eat here. Service and food was excellent.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

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

    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.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

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

    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.

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    Not celiac
    1 rating
    4 weeks ago

    275 Baker Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

    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...

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    1 Harborside Drive, Boston, MA 02128

    Gluten free breakfast menu. Asked allergy or preference.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 month ago

    1 Harborside Drive, Boston, MA 02128

    Very good food.Fantastic service and very dedicated gluten free restaurant.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

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

    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!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    2099 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886

    Everything fried is gf and 100% safe for celiacs!! I love the fried calamari and fish and chips!

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    255 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

    I got violently ill after about 15 min .

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    50-60 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01702

    I’m not even much of a seafood lover, but I’ve always been treated well here and never had a problem with cross-contamination.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    220 Market St, Lynnfield, MA 01940

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    275 Baker Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

    Amazing fresh rolls, very knowledgeable staff that explains in detail. I might move to Atlanta now...

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    5 rating
    1 month ago

    255 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

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

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

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

    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!!!

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 months ago

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

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

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

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 months ago

    255 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

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

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    Celiac
    3 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    2301 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202

    There are a lot of GF options on the menu and the server was very knowledgeable, but I found the food to be rather bland. I won’t be going back. It’s too expensive for food with no flavor.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    100 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

    Great experience. Staff was very knowledgeable about celiac/gluten free food preparation as well as cross contamination. They were patient and willing to accommodate my needs.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    2301 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202

    Gf rolls, calamari, and fish and chips were delicious. Our table had various allergies and dietary restrictions and all were handled incredibly well. Loved it!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    1 Harborside Drive, Boston, MA 02128

    Staff were all super friendly and almost their entire menu can be made gf! Better yet, you can even have all the fried items because they have gf breading only and a dedicated fryer!!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

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

    This was an amazing experience, lots of options, excellent food and even fresh GF buns. Best dining experience of our trip to DC

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    2 months ago

    275 Baker Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    50-60 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01702

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    275 Baker Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 months ago

    2401 South Smith Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22202

    Excellent. Always. I had oysters, shrimp cocktail and crab dip w veggies. Nice menu. Clear options. Naturally gluten free.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    3 months ago

    275 Baker Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

    Good GF options, including fried seafood and rolls.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    2001 International Drive, McLean, VA 22102

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    20 University Road, Cambridge, MA 02138

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    1200 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills, NJ 07078

    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!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    2301 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    75 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington, MA 01803

    One of my few go-tos! Great gluten free bread and all menu options are marked (extensive gf options). A manager serves the food and you always know that it is safe. Designated gf fryer as well.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

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

    wonderful place to eat in DC!! staff very knowledgeable of allergies - gluten and tree nuts!! Food was delicious!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

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

    Rolls, fried calamari and shrimp! Amazing!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    225 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210

    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.

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    5 rating
    5 months ago

    50-60 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01702

    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!

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    30 Forbes Road, Braintree, MA 02184

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    5 months ago

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

    All GF fryers, finally got to have the fried seafood I've been missing! GF rolls are also good.

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    6 months ago

    5 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA 02142

    I ate lunch there and told them multiple times to inform the kitchen about gluten free. (Celiac/severe gluten “allergy “). I got very sick almost immediately after eating.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Late Night
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
Monday
11 am - 11 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 11 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 11 pm
Thursday
11 am - 11 pm
Friday
11 am - 12 am
Saturday
11 am - 12 am
Sunday
11 am - 11 pm

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