Nalu Hawaiian Surf Bar & Grill

7 recent ratings
$$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Burgers, Sandwiches
60% of 5 votes say it's celiac friendly
1308 Coastal Highway
Dewey Beach, DE 19971

Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

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I was hopefully because they have a seperate GF menu. I got the GF salmon poke bowl. Food was OK, nothing special. I got sooo sick a few hours after eating this. I am not sure if it was food poisoning, salmonella, or cross contamination from Gluten but I will never return.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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?

— Below Average

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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After seeing this restaurant on this app, we decided to give it a try. I called to check on the gluten free menu. The hostess sent me the gluten free menu and assured me of its safety. When we arrived, we mentioned that two of us had celiac disease and that we needed to avoid cross contamination. We ordered nachos as an appetizer. When they were served, they looked fried and when we asked (after already asking before ordering) we were told that yes they were fried in a shared fryer. For dinner, we ordered the shrimp poke bowl and the shrimp tacos which were both on the gluten free menu. I asked if the tacos were gluten free, I was told they were soft corn tortillas. Then when the tacos were served, the shrimp was served on leaves of lettuce. When I asked, I was told that the tortillas contained both wheat and corn so they were in fact not gluten free. So instead of shrimp tacos, I had nine shrimp served on three pieces of lettuce with some coleslaw. It was delicious but very little food for an entree, not even the size of a dinner salad. The poke bowl was served with some sort of crispy bread, so we needed to send it back. There was also some confusion about whether or not the soy sauce was actually gluten free. Overall, not a good experience and not a safe place for celiacs to eat.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

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

— Poor

Updated 10 months ago read full review

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Had jumbo lump crap dip and surf n turf sandwich with side salad

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?

— Below Average

Updated 1 year 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
  • Burgers
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
  • Takeout

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Hashimoto's

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They have a GF menu and the best nachos.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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We had a so-so experience here. Ordered one poke bowl and two burgers. Fries are not gf so substituted rice. When the food arrived we could immediately see a French fry on the burger plate. When the burger was picked up there were many French fry crumbs underneath it. That happened to be my dinner and I only eat gf in solitary with my celiac daughter so I could eat it but if it had been her dinner it would have had to go back and I don’t know if I would trust them to remake it. Her poke bowl seemed fine.

Safety


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

— Not very

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 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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We had dinner here. They have a separate gf menu. We ordered the bacon wrapped pineapple as an appetizer. For my dinner I ordered the miso cod. Food was great. Server was great. We will return here on our next trip to DE

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 year ago read full review

Celiac

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The largest gluten free menu I have found in the area. So many options. I was floored. The staff was well informed and I felt safe. Food was delicious. Highly recommended.

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
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Nancy has great energy. Their gluten free options were plentiful. Cocktails were great with GF options too. Fryer not dedicated but we were informed and ordered accordingly.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Do not visit this restaurant if you need to be gluten free!!! The wait staff does not understand the importance of being accurate when discussing food intolerances. I have not been this sick for several years. Wait staff said gluten free menu was not accurate so went and talked to chef and came back with suggestions for safe eating, they couldn’t understand what I meant by shared fryers?. So I avoided fried food an still got very sick.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They had a menu that listed items that weren’t gluten free. There were a lot of options. I had pineapple shrimp with mango salsa appetizer and split a watermelon salad. There were only 4 (not huge) shrimp for $15! 2 were excellent and they other 2 weren’t. My husband (not gf)got black bean burger and fries for $11 and said it was really good. My daughter got nice and reasonably priced poke bowl that was good.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Came here due to this website. They have no gluten-free menu. They know nothing about anything gluten-free. This is a bad use of this site. Won't be back.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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The food was fresh and delicious. The wait staff was knowledgable and I felt comfortable ordering. They have a separate GF menu. I had the nachos with crab and the grilled mahi with coconut. The sweet potato salad was GF and delicious too! Highly recommended.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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What a FUN place! Neat atmosphere. Reminds me of a Cheeseburger in Paradise. The GF menu was pretty large and varied. I chose the nachos appetizer as my meal and was astounded at how HUGE it was! Really tasty nachos from the oven, with REAL cheese, not just cheese sauce. We had a good experience; if I were local I'd definitely be going back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We stumbled upon this fun restaurant! This was our first time in the area... Everything was great from the moment we walked in. There is a separate gluten free menu! They have gluten free wraps... The NaLu famous nachos were delicious. The Hawaiian salad was so yummy! My children loved all the gluten free finds.. Soft shell chicken tacos, hot dogs and corn chips! Jen our waitress was super sweet and made sure everything was gluten free for us! Definitely coming back before we head home!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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