Lemma's Beach Grill (Closed for the Season)

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 79 ratings
$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Dedicated Fryer + 15 more
100% of 69 votes say it's Celiac friendly

9103 Atlantic Ave, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08210 Directions

(609) 522-6361
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    Wonderful! Absolutely delicious gluten free breakfast. Fluffy, tender pancakes that aren’t gritty or gummy.....Belgian waffles that are crisp and tender with a cake like sweetness. I was pleasantly surprised by this hidden gem located right next to my hotel and overlooking the beach. Food was so good ate breakfast here 4 days in a row. Even the gluten free toast was good. Didn’t get sick or have any reactions whatsoever. They serve lunch too but I didn’t get a chance to try it. Basically whole menu can be made gluten free. Being able to have pancakes and waffles that were gluten free AND delicious meant the world to me. Thanx Lemma’s!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    We had such a wonderful experience here. The gf menu is extensive, staff are extremely well trained, and the owner and her daughter both have Celiacs. It was a little difficult to find and make sure you have quarters for parking, but it’s so worth it! We went for breakfast and intend to go for lunch on next year’s vacation to try the homemade gf mozzarella sticks. I wish they were open for dinner too!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    Support this place! Dedicated fryer and many options! Owned/run by family whose wife and daughter have celiacs. I believe husband is the chef. Very knowledgeable with menu options. Had a cheesesteak wrap(recommended over the gluten free roll) and it was great. Milkshake was spot on. On the way out was treated to a GF blueberry muffin made in restaurant and it was fantastic.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    This place is wonderful, my daughter has Celiac and finding a place made our vacation. The whole menu can be GF. The owner.and her daughter both have Celiac so they truly care. The place was a little difficult to find but most treasures are

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    So glad I searched out this place. Because the owners personally deal with celiac disease, they truly understand how to provide good, safe gluten-free meals. Their home-baked GF muffins are the absolute best!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    Such a great and friendly lunch experience! Owner and her daughter have celiac, so they are extremely cautious, careful, and knowledgeable. Whole menu can be made GF and everything is separate (fryers, condiments, serving baskets—they use yellow to signify GF). It was so nice to find a place where there was no risk of getting sick or disappointed. Mom-celiac family enjoyed everything they got, too. Highly recommend for celiac and non-celiac looking for a good, homemade meal overlooking the ocean. If there were six stars on here, that’s what I’d give them.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    The staff was so helpful and so knowledgeable about gluten free. The owners have celiacs, and they take great care with the food and toppings. Great spot for breakfast and lunch!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    This place is amazing! Made GF mozzarella sticks which I had for the first time in 3 years! They were so nice to me and made me feel so welcome. I wish we lived in the area instead of just visiting. We went on our babymoon and went for breakfast every day. Great pancakes and sausage!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    If you are in the area this is a must visit place. Extremely friendly and knowledgeable. My wife has celiacs along with other food allergies, they went above and beyond to make sure her experience was great. If you have not been here yet you are missing out the food is fantastic and many options.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    Let’s start off by saying that my daughter has Celiac Disease and so does the one of the workers/owner. They have a great selection of gluten free items. My daughter is not extremely sensitive but she did fine even though they also serve and prepare foods with gluten. Definitely a place to try. Its not fancy but we didn’t care since my daughter was very happy with the food!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    My 10 year old was in heaven because he could chose from almost anything on the menu. He woke up every morning early to be able to go back with his grandfather.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    Great comfort food! The owner and her daughter have celiac disease so they are super diligent about not having any cross contamination. I had Mozzarella Sticks with Marinara Sauce, a Crispy Chicken Caesar Wrap (the GF wraps they use are especially delicious!), a Pork Roll Egg & Cheese Sandwich on a Sub Roll, Home Fries, and a Blueberry Muffin. Everything was excellent! Don't wait until 3:30 to go here!! They are a family run restaurant, and they will close early if they're slow.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 months ago

    I felt so comfortable preferring my food and eating there. They had separate condiments that aren't touched by gluten hands. They are hyper aware of cross contamination. Hightly reccomend!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    I had GF French toast here today...delicious! I would eat breakfast & lunch here everyday if I could. The staff was knowledgeable & friendly. Can’t wait to come back! Perfect!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    Best gf muffins ever!! Great selection, great service, no issues :) Highly recommend.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    Wonderful experience! Thanks to all the positive reviews we decided to try Lemmas and so glad we did! Upon calling to ask about their gluten free options I was put in contact with the owner who said they had gf wraps and rolls and most items could be made gluten free, I had the Caesar wrap and it was delicious and my non gf husband had the Italian and loved it! When my husband and daughter went to pick up our order, she wanted fries which were made in their dedicated gf fryer so I could enjoy them too! We’ll definitely be going back next summer!

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    5 rating
    3 months ago

    Awesome Gluten Free Waffels and much more. Complete understanding of cross contamination and many precautions are taken. No issues.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    Absolutely loved lemmas grill. We loved the fact we could have safe fried food. We also had gf toast with our breakfast. Ate here 3 times in 2 days Owner and daughter have celiac disease and know how to create safe eating experience.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    AMAZING, DELICIOUS gluten free food! My family and I went for breakfast, but we’ll be back for lunch soon! Can’t wait!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    Absolutely amazing experience! My family of 6 enjoyed a fantastic breakfast! My son with celiac disease had a fantastic meal that was safe. Plus, my other family members without celiac disease had delicious meals as well. The owners are wonderful. We will be back tomorrow morning for GF muffins!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    Mozzarella sticks!!! What a treat! Owners are celiac. Dedicated fryers, toasters, waffle irons. Rolls for cheesesteaks were soft and good. Whole menu can be made gluten free. Great ocean view. We will be back for sure.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    Wow! Amazing food and staff! Can’t wait to come back! Best GF food we’ve had in a while!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    I don't even know where to start on how amazing this place was. Everything is hand breaded, fries have a dedicated fryer, the list goes on. Best gf chicken tenders and mozzarella sticks we've had ever. Can not wait to go back for breakfast. If you're gf and you're down in Wildwood, this is a must! Beautiful location right on the beach, outdoor seating, and amazing food.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    This is a great place for someone with celiac disease or gluten allergy. Whatever meal you’re in the mood for, they can accommodate. They take great pride and care in making sure your food is made to order and without any traces of gluten. I had the best gluten free waffle for breakfast that I’ve ever had and would definitely eat here again!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    This place is awesome. One of the owners has Celiac as well as their one daughter. They take extra care, have a dedicated fryer and grill. This is THE place for breakfast and lunch if you are Celiac or not in Wildwood Crest. We had GF buffalo chicken cheesesteaks, GF fries, regular Lemma’s Grill wrap and regular cheesesteak hoagie, but what really did it for my daughter was the GF mozzarella sticks. To. Die. For. We went for lunch and it was so good we decided to go back the next day before even leaving. This place is not fancy, but the food is great and it’s right on the beach so it’s casual beach atmosphere is just perfect to stroll in after being on the beach.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    Amazing place!!! My wife and kids and I come to wildwood every year. Had no idea about this hidden gem until this year. Owner and daughter have celiac. Outside seating was really nice (oceanfront). And best GF pancakes I’ve ever had!!!! Also got GF chocolate chip muffins and blueberry muffins that were perfect. I hear the waffles are amazing. Will have to try them next time we do breakfast. Update: Went back today for lunch and it far superseded our expectations!! Best GF cheesesteaks and sandwiches and wraps I’ve ever had!! And the GF mozzarella sticks were so yummy! My wife and kids were fighting with me over them (and I’m the only one who has to eat GF). The owners are really such lovely people. Keep up the great work!! Will definitely make this place part of our annual traditions/places to go every year.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    Wow!!! Absolutely amazing experience. My 3 year old daughter has celiac, and we went here for breakfast, gluten free bread, waffles, pancakes etc. The owners 10 year daughter has celiac and they really take care of you. If you are in the area , you need to come here. Can't wait to try it for lunch.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    The pancakes are amazing 😍 Gluten free on the beach and SAFE 💕

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    Owner has family members with Celiacs. Even the maple syrup container was marked gluten-free!!! They go out of their way to change their gloves and have segregated areas. We had breakfast it was so good! Try the GF French toast!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    If you have celiac and are anywhere near here you must go! One of the owners has celiac and I have never felt safer eating out! Their GF waffles and muffins are amazing! If you weren’t told, you would never know they are gluten free. The owners truly care about you having a great experience. It is worth the drive. They are a seasonal business that is open for breakfast and lunch during the summer.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    Owners and staff are amazing! The owner chef has be preparing gluten free meals for over 14 years for his wife the owner and boss who has celiac disease!😉

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    This place is awesome ! I can finally go to the beach without packing a lunch ( gluten free ) Staff is friendly , great atmosphere and good food at reasonable prices . These people care about their customers and want you to be completely satisfied . If you have a gluten allergy , don't miss this little gem on the beach .

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Very gluten free friendly for Celiac. Very knowledgeable on how to cook and serve gluten free. Owner is very pleasant and caring!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Love love love this place! Staff is very knowledgeable about gluten allergies and owner will provide you with resources to find other gluten free options! Will definitely becoming back during vacations since very good food and celiac friendly! Thanks for a great French toast breakfast!!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Lemma's is a wonderful restaurant. I am amazed at how much food Joe can make gluten free. Joe and his staff bend over backwards to make sure all of your needs are met. Words do not give his food enough justice with how amazing it is. I am going to miss Joe's amazing cooking this winter. I am already looking forward to next summer! Thank you for creating amazing gf food! 😊

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    A family run restaurant where multiple family members have celiac disease. The food is great! I am very sensitive to crosscontamination and I had absolutely no problems. I ate there 4 times while I was in Wildwood. They are only open for breakfast and lunch.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    My family and I had a great experience at this establishment! After reading many positive reviews, we took my 5 year old Celiac son for breakfast. I told the owner that my son has Celiac Disease. Even though the restaurant was busy, she came over to our table to greet my son. She kneeled down to talk to him, explained that she and her daughter also have CD so she understands. She then explained to him and I his menu choices! ( Basically everything can be GF) She also explained the care the staff would take while cooking his food. She personally brought out his delicious GF waffle as well as a separate syrup labeled GF. She even came over mid meal to check on him. On the way out, I told her how much her compassion meant to me! We hugged as we both understand what it means to be a GF parent. My only regret is that we visited on the last day of our vacation! Can not wait to go back next year!

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    So accommodating gf wise BECAUSE THE OWNER HAS CELIAC DISEASE💜 So far so good , it's been 30/45 minutes and I'm still feeling great'!! Usually by now I would know. Had an egg white omelet ( egg yolk allergy ) with mushrooms, home fries AND Taylor Ham. Udis roast w/jelly ( individual packs) no butter as I've also got a cow milk allergy Who hoo! Btw met another Celiac Disease at the next table -young girl w/ her BF. ALSO new to establishment -The Greater Knead Bagels aka the owner who came to say hi

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    This was our first time at Lemma's but boy were we impressed! Almost everything on the menu can be made gf! Hubby enjoyed a delicious Belgian waffle - he hasn't been able to since he was diagnosed almost 10 years ago! He was thrilled! Staff seem very knowledgeable and were kind. Cash only, and only open from 7-4. Highly recommended! We will be returning!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    They seem very knowledgeable. Have a separate fryer... Everything on the menu can be made gf. They serve breakfast and lunch only, lunch until 4. Hopefully they will start dinner at some point. Also cash only no credit cards. Worth every penny!!!! Easy going, kid friendly, and delicious gf meals. Definitely go check it out.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Everything on the menu can be made gluten free and the food was absolutely delicious! The owner has celiac, so you know it's prepared correctly for those with Gluten allergies. The owner was also extremely gracious. This should be a definite stop for anyone. It is going to be a favorite of ours every time we come down to Wildwood!!! Thanks for a great experience!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Couldn't ask for better food or nicer owners! Whole menu can be made GF! Homemade muffins, waffles, etc! Will go back for sure!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    absolutely loved it...i didn't have to worry about a thing.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Great place right on the beach! Friendly and knowledgeable staff and excellent food. Many many gluten free and dairy free options. I had the Pork roll and egg sandwich on a gluten free roll. Will definitely come back here again!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    This is one of the few restaurants that I have felt completely confident that I would be safe eating gluten free items. The waitress explained they have one designated cook (usually the owner) who only prepares the gluten free food, and the entire menu could be adapted to be gluten free!! Her first question when I asked about GF menu was "do you have celiac?", which is something I appreciate so the cook knows I cannot tolerate even a little contamination. My daughter and I shared a Belgian waffle (which I normally can only make myself at home) and an omelette served with hash browns and GF toast. My husband got the regular Belgian waffle, my others kids got pancakes and an egg and bacon sandwich. The portions were huge. It was truly the best breakfast my whole family has had in a restaurant. The owner sent over complimentary GF blueberry muffins he had just made from scratch for myself (only I have celiac) and the rest of my family to try. My kids and I thought they were delicious. He came over to talk to us and make sure we were all happy with our meals, and was definitely committed to helping the GF community find excellent quality food. He shared that his wife has celiac and he understood what a struggle it was for her to find safe foods when going to restaurants. The restaurant was clean, the staff were friendly and very knowledgeable about the menu. It is a very casual and family friendly place with seating indoors and outside located right off of the beach. Just please remember all of the food is made to order, so there was a little longer wait than some places - but it was truly worth the wait. We have already planned that we would travel to Lemma's from other shore points even if we weren't in WW crest. Thank you for wonderful food, a great experience, and especially the piece of mind that I wouldn't start my day by getting glutened!!!

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Excellent! Blueberry muffins and strawberry pancakes were awesome!!!! What a wonderful start to our Jersey shore vacation!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    They had the most delicious gluten-free blueberry pancakes, and were very accommodating and well-experienced with Celiacs. Clean location right on the beach with friendly staff. Definitely recommend!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    food and service was excellent. highly recommend the cheese steak.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Awesome little place. Very Celiac Friendly. GF waffles and french toast were delicious! no concerns about cross contamination at all.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Amazing place !!! Come if you are in wild wood!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bagels
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Chicken Fingers/Nuggets
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • French Toast
  • Fries
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pancakes

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Dairy-Free
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Plant Based
  • Restaurant
  • Vegan Friendly
Notes
We are a seasonal business

May 1st - July 1st 7am - 2pm 
July 1st - September 1st 7am - 4pm 
September 1st - October 1st 7am - 2pm

Closed from October 1st 2017 until May 1st 2018
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