Old Fisherman's Grotto

100% of 3 votes say it's celiac friendly

39 Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940 Directions

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Been there 6+ times! I'm I love and have been safe every time!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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 lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
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Celiac

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Had the crab tower and it was delicious. Waiter paid attention and guided how certain menu items could be made gluten free.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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I have eaten here several times when in the area. Yes, there is only one item on the menu listed gluten free. However, ask the wait staff for assistance, many of the items can be made gluten free. They are very accommodating. Crab tower is absolutely fantastic and the pasta and clams is excellent. Don’t forget the Dutch chocolate cheesecake! My mom and I are both celiac, she is extremely sensitive to cross contamination. Neither of us have had reactions here.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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

  • None Listed

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Healthy
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood

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Only one item on the menu is gluten-free – an eggplant parmesan, which is horribly cooked GF pasta, frozen veggies, mediocre tomato sauce, and two slices of eggplant with some sort of cheese. They SAY they can make "any item" on the menu gluten-free – but it sounded like there wouldn't be much care for preventing cross-contamination, so I stuck with the only item.

We've been here in the past, before my celiac diagnosis, and the food was hit and miss. There are honestly better options out there. We decided to give them a go because of their policy on not allowing loud kids, but we were still stuck next to two families with kids blasting cartoons from their tablets and loudly complaining about waiting for their food.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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We always have the best experience every time we visit this restaurant as someone with celiac disease they take extra precautions and bring out amazing food with amazing service

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Celiac

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The waiter was very knowledgeable and said he would also verify with the chef. I had the seafood paella and the gf chocolate cheesecake. My suggestion is talk to the server about your options because menu isn't labeled gf, but there are options.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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one gf pasta item no others.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This place is delightful. Our fabulous server, Giovanny, absolutely gets it when it comes to gluten and he is exceptionally personable, too. Food is some of the best we've ever had!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This place is not kid friendly. Do NOT come here if you have a family. Young children are not allowed. They have no high chairs or booster seats. The hostess said we could not bring my 9 month old nephew inside or his stroller. I was shocked by their lack of hospitality and service. Not a good place for young celiacs in the family.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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GF pasta, desert. Very taste.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Delicious meal! Had the filet and will go back for special occasions.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Does not have a separate menu, but said basically everything could be made GF. My meal was great.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I checked with the maitre d if they could do gf, and he said they could. My waiter was understanding and made sure my food was gf. I had the petit filet mignon and lobster tail with baked potato, it was so good. There is one menu item labeled gf it is a gf penne and eggplant dish. This is an expensive restaurant as others have mentioned, dress code is informal.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Excellent service - high quality food - knowledgeable about GF - on water front -

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The waiter was very accommodating and said they would make any dish work for me, and they did.

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Celiac

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Knowledgeable friendly Great Alaskan King and Dungeness crab. Amazing cream brûlée side salad was great with papaya cucumber and mango slices on bed of mixed greens

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Good restaurant. A little over priced for the quality. But most of their sauces are made gluten free naturally so you can order many items on the menu. They also have a gluten free pasta.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very accommodating and knowledgable about cross contamination. The food was so good. I had a seafood platter with risotto and it was so yummy!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Wonderful! So many options and they cook to order. They really try and do well here. The food is delicious. If you want to go to an upscale dinner/lunch, you'll get the quality you're paying for.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This is my goto place for dinner the night before the Big Sur Marathon (trusted - safe GF). I'm highly sensitive and I have cd. Staff: all of the staff here are trained and know about gluten. Menu: order any time off regular menu, which I like because I'm not limited to select items. When I order my waiter walked through each item and telling what has gluten or doesn't. If staff is not sure they always ask. Staff is trained to ask if you can have dairy. The staff is ready and able to accommodate if can't have dairy. Staff is excellent as they provide excellent customer service (refill your drinks, check on you, etc). Food: excellent. Surf and turf was excellent (hubby) had it. When it was delivered the waiter told him the steak wine sauce was made with corn starch and plate is always gf - just in case we wanted to share. Waiter also told me when my New Zealand sea bass was delivered the lemon cheese sauce (they put it on the side) was gluten free. Everything was cooked perfectly. Fish was a good size, moist and done perfectly. Vegetables were amazing and good assortment (Brussel sprouts, baby carrots, baby broccoli and more. On top of the vegetables was a spinach risotto which was best I've ever had. I had a wonderful run along big sur highway thanks to my waiter and this place. Pre race meal as always was perfect.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very knowledgable staff. They can make most items gluten free. They even give you a rose with the check. Food was pretty good but expensive.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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