Michael's Seafood Restaurant

13 recent ratings
$$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
77% of 9 votes say it's celiac friendly
1206 N Lake Park Blvd
Carolina Beach, NC 28428

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Celiac

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The tuna BLT sandwich on the GF bun was fantastic!

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 1 month ago read full review

Not celiac

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Michael’s was great for my celiac husband. Our waitress was knowledgeable and helpful. The food was delicious!! We had the crab dip with the gluten free bread they have and wow, amazing! For our entree, we shared the galley sampler with shrimp, scallops, piece of tuna, mashed potatoes, and brussel sprouts! It was a perfect seafood spot - highly recommend!

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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We came here because of the reviews— some were not great but others were fabulous. We had a great experience. My son and I have Celiac. We obviously don’t eat anything gluten. The place was pretty crowded and my husband and I decided to get a drink while we waited. The waitress behind the bar was fabulous. We wound up sitting at the bar (for faster service) with our kids. It was just like sitting at a table but with people moving in front of you- family friendly. Since we were at the bar we were able to talk to one of the bartenders and really get to know the place. She was extremely aware of Celiac and said they have maybe 4 items that can’t be GF. She made sure all our items were GF and even told us the brand of the roll we were getting. I felt very comfortable in the restaurant, she even told us how the are taught about GF and it is something that the restaurant prides themselves in knowing. We all had delicious meals of seafood, crab dip and pasta. Would definitely go there again.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 9 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

  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
  • Takeout

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Celiac

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Food was great. Got grilled fish., scallops and shrimp. Sides were cole slaw and broccoli.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 9 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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The seafood is excellent, as are the sides (try the mushroom risotto!). The staff was knowledgeable, and our waiter had a list of items which were NOT gluten free. They have gluten free bread, although we did not order it. They also have a gluten free version of their chowder, but it was only available frozen for taking home. We loved the place enough that we came back a second time during our vacation. We will definitely eat here whenever we are in the area!

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?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 takeout
Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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My food was good, the waiter was knowledgeable about gluten. My gluten eating wife had a bad experience. Under cooked fish, cold sides. They replaced her meal with a properly cooked and warm one

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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?

— Good

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff is knowledgeable about gluten sensitivity and takes precautions. Have been here several times without issue

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
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

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After reading reviews on here we decided to give this place a try. Despite them not being super busy (it was an early lunch) we waited a long time for service, but we had high hopes after asking about GF options. The tots were baked, they have GF buns and pita. So we ordered crab dip (came out with gf pita and was enjoyed by all), the tacos and tots, and the tuna blt. Our food was delivered with gluten shells and buns, and when we double checked they were hesitant. They were wrong, but corrected it. I’m not sure if I trust the food.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 11 months ago read full review

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The had gf pita bread to go with the crab dip which is as really good. Said they had gf seafood chowder available (not listed on menu) but did not order. Had the tuna BLT with gf bread with homemade French tartar sauce which was lovely.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 11 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Delicious options and gf concerned staff

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

Updated 12 months ago read full review

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This was my first time eating out out of town since I found out about my celiac diagnosis. The waitress was fantastic and immediately showed me what was gf and what wasn’t. When I had a question about a side she went back and double checked for me. I had their blue crab flat bread and it was AMAZING!! My husband (who is not gf) could not taste a difference in the food. Highly highly recommend if you are any where near Carolina beach

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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Food was very good. Staff was knowledgeable about gluten and contaminants and we had no issues. Loaded tots were baked (not fried) and delicious. Would recommend!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

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We ordered broiled shrimp which was only one of a few gf items on their menus. There is no gf menu available. They did offer a gluten free bun for the hamburgers. They do not have baked potatoes. The server was kind and knowledgeable about the choices avaiable.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Awesome experience! Best, safest meal I had at Carolina Beach! Staff was knowledgeable and no reaction! Enjoy this place! We will be back

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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95% of the menu they say is gluten free and I believe all or most all sides are GF. Server was very aware and said owners or chef's wife has Celiac so they know what they are doing. The seafood we had for dinner was great. Recommend this place if you're around!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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We chose this location based on other great reviews. I was surprised that there wasn’t a GF menu, and the hostess seemed annoyed when I asked. She spouted out all the things my celiac granddaughter couldn’t have. Once seated our waiter was much more patient with explaining the menu. There still did not seem to be a lot of choices that were kid friendly. We ended up ordering a cheeseburger for her. I guess with all the hype and rave reviews I expected more. They are very proud of the fact that the chefs’s wife had celiac.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Celiac safe. The owner’s wife has celiac so the staff is very knowledgeable about safe options. Had a great dinner and everyone enjoyed.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Awesome Seafood Restaurant in Carolina Beach. GF items are clearly marked and there are plenty to choose from. I had the fish tacos and they were incredible! Make sure you tell the server you are GF, bc they change they way the fish is prepared. Added bonus-they have a shuttle and will pick you up and drop you off, perfect if you are enjoying some cocktails!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Love Michaels , always been one of my favs!!!! More GF options than before, now I can have my favorite flatbread again! Thank you Michael’s for caring ❤

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Almost everything on the menu can be made gluten free! You can even preorder their award-winning chowder gluten free! They also have a free shuttle service that will pick you up and drop you off anywhere on Pleasure Island! The server was very knowledgable about my allergy and the service was excellent!!!! I can't WAIT to go back! :)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Great food! Server was very knowledgeable about gluten free options.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Delicious. More than 90% of the menu can be gluten free. If you want chowder, call ahead and they are happy to accommodate.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious and Celiac safe! The chef's wife has Celiac, so all staff is aware. 95% of items on menu are gf!! Shrimp and grits are terrific!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Very accommodating and serious about gluten allergies. Let them know you're Celiac and they take very serious precautions. The chef's wife has Celiac. Burger was great.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Head chef's wife has celiacs, so over 90% of the menu is already gluten free, or can be prepared that way. :).

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Our server was knowledgeable and accommodating. The other three members of our party enjoyed their meals--my son's tuna was picture perfect medium rare. Alas, my flounder was dry. From a gf point of view, however, this place is tops.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very knowledgeable and had no problems

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Our waiter was knowledgeable of gf needs and cross contamination issues. He said the chef's wife has celiac. Ordered the crab legs and steamed shrimp. They steamed it without any seasoning which made it taste bland. We were comfortable with the level of knowledge here.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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My family and I love Michaels. We go about once a month and if family or friends come to town we bring them here. The food is delicious and their service is so impressive. The gluten free options are great and the staff are very knowledgable.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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90% of the Normal Menu is gluten free or can be made gluten free, excellent seafood!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Menu was almost too big, but only provided the headline. Needed to review the what's from the main menu. My son and I had the sampler with shrimp, scallops, and catch. Tuna and flounder very good. Classy look and very reasonable in price.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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They do have a separate gluten free menu which has plenty of options. Our server was wonderful, friendly, helpful. The restaurant atmosphere was nice. The food was okay. We got a cheezy shrimp & corn chip dip appetizer which was good. Spinach salad was good. I think the main entree could have been cooked better. It wasn't bad, but wasn't great either. I ordered a baked mahi maji with steamed veggies and rice.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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