Old Fisherman's Grotto

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 20 ratings
$$$Celiac Friendly, Seafood, Restaurant, Pescetarian Friendly
88% of 17 votes say it's Celiac friendly

39 Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940 Directions

(831) 375-4604
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    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.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    one gf pasta item no others.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    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!!

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    11 months ago

    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.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    GF pasta, desert. Very taste.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Been there 3 times! I'm I love and have been safe every time!

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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.

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

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

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    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

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    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.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    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.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    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.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly

Categories

  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
Monday
11 am - 10 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 10 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 10 pm
Thursday
11 am - 10 pm
Friday
11 am - 10 pm
Saturday
11 am - 10 pm
Sunday
11 am - 10 pm
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