100% of 12 votes say it's celiac friendly

185 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401 Directions

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My daughter with celiacs said the chicken Caesar salad was amazing. Also, the waiter offered her a gluten free creme brûlée that wasn’t on the menu but that the kitchen could alter for her allergy purposes. It was probably one of the best we ever tasted.

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Loved this meal!! My hubby and I got a couple of appetizers to share: Pimento cheese accommodated to be GF with fried chips (separately) and celery, wedge salad and deviled eggs. All were SO GOOD! There were a few entrees that were GF but we didn’t try any. No desserts at this time the are GF. My waiter brought out our food and said, all these are GF. I’d eat here again & again. Cute, warm atmosphere.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Maybe it was just too busy of a night. They have a gluten free menu. The wait staff all seemed very aware of ‘gluten free’ needs. My dish was brought out and the gentleman specifically stated it was gluten free. It tasted wonderful but I got sick shortly after. Granted it was Valentine’s Day and the kitchen was very backed up so I’m hoping this was just a rare occurrence.

Updated 8 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

  • Bread/Buns
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Restaurant

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Shellfish over grits
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Celiac

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Separate gf menu. No issues at all for myself and my 4 kids. Kids got gf grilled cheese; oldest son (celiacs) got shellfish and grits which was great and no issues. I got the herb crusted chicken salad which was fantastic. Had a southern low country flavor but was healthy and whole food based. All in all, very gf friendly for celiacs!

Updated 9 months ago read full review

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Very safe to eat here for Celiacs. Every time a dish was placed before me I was told what was in it and it was GF. Heirloom salad to die for. Shellfish grits, not so much. A lot of sauce not so many grits. No GF deserts, but menu is extensive choice and everyone seems knowledgeable.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 11 months ago read full review

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Great lunch from gf menu, dedicated fryer for house made gf chips covered in scallions and blue cheese. Atmosphere and staff was really pleasant. Definitely safe for Celiac, the waiter double checked items and the manager brought my plate out. Wish I’d tried the low-country bouillabaisse—will come back if we visit SC again. Five stars to anything safe—it wasn’t the best restaurant we visited but definitely where I felt least worried about cross-contamination.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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GF menu. Great, informed staff. Delicious food all around

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Delicious and passed the Nima test. I had deviled eggs and melon salad

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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They had a gluten free menu. Service was great, server was super knowledgeable... Food was better than average, but not as great as we'd heard. Didnt get sick... would eat here again with confidence.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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They have a big gluten free menu with appetizers, several entrees and desserts

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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They had a separate gluten free menu with great options. I had the shellfish over grits - delicious! I didn’t get sick and would have gone back to try something else if I were visiting longer. There weren’t many gf dessert options, but I had a sorbet that was good. The atmosphere is really nice, worried it would be dressy (we were casual) but I saw everything from shorts to a wedding party in gowns.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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The shrimp and grits are AMAZING. the staff was extremely knowledgeable and they had a lot of great Gf options

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious food. I got the shellfish and grits and it was a great home cooked southern meal with a classy twist. Gluten free menu that’s pretty large

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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We had lunch here. The staff seems to understand gluten free and cross contamination. I got the shellfish over grits and it was great! A little more sauce than I was expecting but still good. Just needed to walk about 5 miles afterwards to walk it off!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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The staff was excellent. The gluten free menu was fairly extensive. It was a delicious meal!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent - gluten free menu is extensive and the staff clearly know what they’re doing.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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High quality food with gluten free menu. No gluten free bread.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing food. Friendly, knowledgeable. GF denoted on menu. Homemade GF bread isn't bad. Falls apart with moist foods like juices from burger. Taste is good and their food is 5 star in all ways. Best creme brûlée I've ever had.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Great place with nice service and southern charm. Excellent gluten free menu.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Separate gluten free menu lunch menu, friendly service and delicious food! I had a sandwich on gluten free bread.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Excellent gluten free food and service!!!! They definitely showed special attention to my celiac daughters. Fell very comfortable with them eating there and can't say that often!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Absolutely the most delicious meal I had while visiting Charleston! Lovely service, atmosphere, and food options. Highly recommend!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Excellent service that had knowledge about celiac and cross contamination. All of our daughters food was delivered by a manager to help ensure everything was safe.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Wonderful high end restaurant for gluten-freers. The staff is incredibly knowledgeable about gluten and the GF menu is large. Definitely some of the best food in Charleston!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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This my favorite place to eat in Charleston! The service is incredible and the gluten free options do not make you miss gluten at all! Highly recommend

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Yes it's celiac friendly and amazing for dinner and brunch!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent selection. Very knowledgeable. Dedicated fryers. No reactions.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Best lunch I've had I had a fish platter that was like flounder with rice, corn, tomatoes and asparagus yum!! So fresh

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Great gluten free menu. Fresh food and the bread is done well, my only advice is that when it's busy it gets really busy so always make sure you remind that you're gluten free

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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No longer offer gluten free table bread. This was a huge let down. Gluten free menu options have decreased since last visit. I choose the Magnolia burger which listed gluten free bun on the menu. The burger came with two slices of soggy bread. The meal was very unappetizing. My husband ordered shell fish over grits which came to the table with four shrimp and two scallops. This restaurant was one of my favorite stops in Charleston but will now be at the bottom of my list. Immediately started feeling sick and fear I was contaminated.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Excellent gluten free menu. Very aware of cross contamination. Excellent variety. Come here and enjoy without worry! Food was absolutely delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Gluten free menu - excellent choices. Had a wonderful safe meal.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Started with the summer melon salad. Absolutely amazing. I am also dairy free and they left the feta off for me. As has been stats by others, the bread is amazing. So nice to have bread with everyone else at the table. I then had the low country bouillabaisse, incredible. The waiter was very attentive to my needs and made sure everything was handled separately. Ended the meal with the peach sorbet. Amazing meal, highly recommend.

Returned in spring 2016 and they have eliminated the gluten free bread and no longer offer dairy free sorbet.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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dinner was delicious!! the chef was amazing. the server made certain to communicate ALL of our allergies. excellent experience!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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They had fries listed on their gluten free menu but they were fried with other things. Not celiac friendly.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Blossom (owned by Magnolias) had a separate gluten free menu with many great options. The staff was very knowledgeable and concerned for my allergy and went and told the chef and general manager immediately. I also have a dairy allergy and the chef made me a whole new sauce to go with my Carolina Mountain Trout. They were exceptional and the food was delicious. I would definitely go back for more.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Magnolia's is a top rated restaurant where a line usually forms outside before it opens for lunch. There is a gluten-free menu offered and thankfully, some of their most popular dishes are on it. The shrimp and grits are made with a white sauce instead of a tomato broth. The salad selections were fresh and locally sourced cheeses are used when available.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Yes they are gluten free but they cost an arm and a leg. I seriously suggest that they need to lower their prices so middle class people can eat there. I am very disappointed as their menu sounded delicious but I just can't afford to spend 65 to 70 dollars on one meal...

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Excellent GF menu upon request... Ordered the tuna melt sandwich! Yes, a sandwich with amazing gluten free bread. They even brought me a basket of warm gluten free bread for $2 extra. Great atmosphere and service. Highly recommend!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Not very good, but safe. I won't eat here again. The girls had chicken which was very over-cooked and my shrimp wraps were revoltingly sweet.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Fantastic dining experience! This was our first trip to Charleston and I have celiac disease, so I relied on the reviews here on FMGF. I was not disappointed--in fact, I was overjoyed.

The waiter was very knowledgeable, attentive and courteous and the drinks were generous pours. The place is lovely inside and the GF menu is extensive. The GF bread was very good (and we all know that can be a disappointment) and I appreciated the fact that the waiter said to us"please slice the bread yourself as we are not supposed to handle it. "(good training in avoiding cross contamination!)

Our salads were crisp and dressed perfectly. The hubs had the pulled pork dinner (delicious!) and I had the parmesan flounder. Mine was a bit overcooked, truth be told, but it did not take away from my enjoyment. So many delicious flavors in that dish and the veggies are locally sourced.

And the creme brulee was fabulous.

HIGHLY recommend treating yourselves to this wonderful restaurant. It's truly a celiac's dream--excellent food, vast menu, respectful staff and no worries while dining. Worth every penny.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Wonderful experience from start to finish. Very large gluten free menu (almost as big as regular menu). They have gluten free bread which you can purchase to begin your meal. Had the shellfish over grits which was delicious. Wait staff very knowledgeable and restate what you can and cannot have as they bring it to the table. Manager actually brought out my meal and explained how it was gluten free. Spoke with the manager and he has worked very hard to develop the wonderful gluten free menu. Such a nice meal.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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With an extensive GF menu, it was difficult to make decisions about what to order! I finally settled on the asparagus salad and shellfish over grits and both we're delicious. At first I was a little concerned because our server confused my GF inquiries with a food allergy at another table and he recommended the fried green tomatoes, which are not GF. However, with a reminder, he was very careful and when my food was delivered, I was assured it was GF. I'm very sensitive and it was definitely safe. It was a great meal!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Excellent menu, delicious good. Highly recommended.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We were hoping for much more Southern Hospitality from the hostesses at the door but once we got to the bar and when we were sat down, the great food and drinks just kept on coming. Our meal was excellent. The tuna was cooked rare just as we asked for. The dirty rice was unforgettable. The lamb chop special, also rare/medium rare, was very good with the rhubarb and roasted elephant garlic. And the gluten free menu was extensive. The manager personally brought out my wife's duck dish that was gluten free and it was great that he reassured us that it was done very carefully as my wife is very sensitive. Am looking forward to coming back here again!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Awesome! I felt completely safe ordering, got the Parmesan Crusted Flounder and it was amazing. They offer g-free bread, which was a wonderful surprise (it's an extra $2). Overall experience couldn't have been better!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Everyone raves about this restaurant so we thought we should try it. The food was very good. The GF bread was a bit disappointing since it was 1/3 of the size of the regular bread, and they charged extra for it, where the regular was at no charge. We had to send our salmon back (2 different orders) to have them remake it. It was sushi grade, so we wanted it rare. We rarely eat salmon at restaurants Bc it is not sushi grade and they overcook it Bc of that. If I wanted overcooked salmon, I would eat canned, thanks. However, they did have lots of GF options - not just 2 or 3, and the food, when they got it right, was outstanding.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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The staff is very knowledgable & attentive. They happened to have GF bread & it was so good I was nervous it was not GF! The menu is great & both the shrimp & grits and trout we ordered were delicious! Save room for dessert... the creme brûlée is heavenly! Great wine & cocktail menu as well.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Thanks to all the previous helpful reviews. Went to Magnolias last night and had a fabulous gluten free experience. The waiter was extremely knowledgeable about GF. Their GF menu also had indication of vinegar in items. The bread was awesome as was the blue crab stuffed rainbow trout! Not being a fan of creme brûlée I opted for scoop of white chocolate ice cream and port for dessert. I would definitely go back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Dedicated gluten free menu, knowledgeable staff, fantastic food, and delightful ambiance

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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