81% of 16 votes say it's celiac friendly

38 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 Directions

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Had the fried clams and fries. Excellent and no reaction! Nice patio seating with a view of the marsh. Would definitely come here again.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Very knowledgeable. It was nice to have a separate menu!

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?

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The server confirmed their fryer is dedicated. Corn tortillas and fries are safe. They also flagged all allergies in my family, not just gluten.

Good quality and plenty of options.

Server was very knowledgeable

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?

— Excellent

Updated 6 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

  • Appetizers
  • Beer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Chicken Fingers/Nuggets
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Fries
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Brunch
  • Happy Hour
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
  • Takeout

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Excellent menu!!
Coast to coast for 2 .... very fresh!!
Pimento cheese appetizer
Gf flounder so good!!
Gf fried oysters!
Gluten Free Fried Clams and Scallops was delicious
Gluten Free Calamari was delicious
Chicken tenders and fries
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The grits were amazing. Everything else was just ok.

Service was really slow

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?

— Some

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

— Good

Updated 7 months ago read full review

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Poseidon’s has a separate GF menu for lunch and dinner. Husband got the GF fried shrimp and oysters. Said it was the best he had. Our server Kristen was polite, knowledgeable and explained the GF menu. Absolutely love this place. So glad they are catering to those with restrictive diets.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Dedicated fryer! Server very helpful and knowledgeable; but let me repeat, they have a dedicated fryer. My son had fried shrimp. We ate the fried tortilla chips. Food was good. Recommend.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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This was our 2nd time coming here. The staff is excellent and knowledable. They Clearly state which dishes are gluten free everytime something was brought to the table. Also the food is delicious and a treat to get fried seafood. The calamari and the fried scallops are great! My husband and I will come here everytime we are in the area. Highly recommended!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Fresh fish was delicious. GF Menu with lots of options.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Menu says if you have Celiacs they suggest that you go elsewhere because their kitchen may have cross contamination with wheat/Flour products.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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We ate here twice during our vacation. I had no issues and the food (fried shrimp) was wonderful!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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Large menu! Tons of options not normally available for GF! I couldn’t resisted getting the fried food even though earlier reviews said it was not a GF fryer. I didn’t even ask but did order off GF menu. We have been 2 nights in a row now! I have not felt sick at all! I have had fried calamari, clams, shrimp, fried green tomatoes, french fries, shrimp and grits, I Love that girl. Staff was friendly. If there’s a long wait downstairs go upstairs and eat outside. It’s the same menu!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Possibly our favorite meal of our entire trip. From the GF Dinner menu we ordered the West Coast Pimento Cheese Dip, Fried Clam Strips, Fried Flounder, and Fried Popcorn Shrimp. The pimento cheese dip was probably our favorite of all the dips we tried throughout the weekend, nice and fresh. The fried seafood was amazing, fresh, and delicious. We also ordered the Petite Filet Medallions Oscar (listed on the GF menu), which may have been our single best choice of our entire trip. Inherently gluten free, the entire dish was absolutely fantastic.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I heard about this restaurant from a gluten free FB group and was so excited because heard I get could get fried fish, however, once I got there learned they don’t have a dedicated fryer :(. The waitress tried to tell me the fryer was at a high enough temperature it killed the gluten protein (eye roll). Even without the fried food though they did have a pretty large gluten free menu and the food was delicious. I got the crab dip (with corn chips), a wedge salad with ranch, the filet medallions Oscar style with veggies and mashed potatoes. Great atmosphere and was perfect for three small children.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Restaurant had GF menu. Asked waitress about risk for cross contamination and she just said to refer to the menu. Just had some boiled shrimp with no reaction.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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There is absolutely NOT a dedicated fryer. Gluten free menu is extensive, but totally unsafe for celiacs. The waitstaff is uninformed and not knowledgeable about celiac. Waiter tried to convince us everything in the restaurant was gluten free. He had no idea the calamari, fried in the same fryer as hush puppies, would be cross contaminated. Worst of all the rest of our food was lousy - especially given the price point! Unsafe restaurant and terrible value. Super disappointing!!

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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Ate here twice so far. I am GF and DF. I had fried shrimp, clams and scallops. Food is good, staff is knowledgeable.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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So gonna this start off as the food was absolutely delicious! When its actually gluten free. Ordered my dish and it came out with pasta, verifying that it was GF with the bus boy, he went to double check with the chef, they said yes it was GF. I started to eat thinking it must be safe. After 3 bites my waitress comes over and takes my plate away stating "why is there pasta in your dish?!" When advised we had asked about it being GF with the bus boy she said no, I'll be back to fix this. All in all, stomach hurts, slight bloating and a free meal. Manager apologies up and down and states he will speak with everyone and this should have never happened. Always triple check your food is safe to eat. Plenty of GF options to eat on the menu.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac safe. Popcorn shrimp was best meal out of all 4 meals. Was an okay meal but not the best.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Poseidon is one of the best restaurants on HHI for Celiacs and for those who have other food allergies (and yes, they DO HAVE a Dedicated Fryer). We ate here several times 2 yrs. ago when we visited, and have already eaten here twice on this visit. The servers and kitchen staff are very knowledgeable about gluten and CC, plus the food is great! My husband, who does not have any food allergies, loves eating here too! I’m certain we will eat here again before leaving.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Items marked GF are cooked in same fryer as gluten food. We were told the gluten would not affect my celiac son if cooked a high enough temperature in shared fryer. Food was tepid, grilled shrimp chewy and filet over cooked. Very disappointed.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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My daughter loved the popcorn shrimp and fries. They had an extensive GF menu and the waitress was knowledgeable about cross contamination. Highly recommend.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Thank goodness for a restaurant with a great gluten-free menu! They do have dedicated fryers ... I had fried clam strips for the first time in many years. So good! Service was impeccable as well.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great selection on the GF menu and food was delicious! Had the fried green tomato as an appetizer and the scallops with no issues. Will definitely go back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Separate fryer- decent GF menu- I had steak, crab, scallops, calamari, and blue crab dip.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Had a large party and they were very accommodating. Good food options, both overall and GF. Food quality was a bit variable; most very happy with the food, several underwhelmed. Dedicated frier was very nice and staff was helpful.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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The service was pretty bad and the food took a while to come out. But they do have a dedicated fryer and many items to choose from.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The servers and staff were very knowledgeable about celiac and had a gluten free menu. They have a gluten free fryer and so I was able to order fried calamari! The fried calamari was delicious. My sister ordered chips and crab dip which was also gluten free and very good. They have a gluten free protocol that they place on the dish to ensure that it is safe to eat. For my sister’s main entree she got lobster tail and French fries which she said was very good. I got shrimp and grits which was super rich but also scrumptious and a treat I cannot order often. This restaurant is amazing and so accommodating. Definitely a good choice for gluten free dining

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Ate there Friday night based on 54 reviews with 5 star rating & a lot of recent Celiac reviews saying it was safe. I had a TOTALLY DIFFERENT experience and do NOT recommend this restaurant for anyone with Celiac disease. Looking back the first red flag was their disclaimer that basically says ‘don’t eat here if you have Celiac disease’. But I overlooked it based on the reviews. Told server I was Celiac & I ordered GF popcorn shrimp (cornmeal breaded). I got that along with GLUTEN COCKTAIL SAUCE. I assumed it was GF as it was on my GF plate so took a bite but instinct told me to spit it out & ask. Good thing I did or I would have been extremely sick. The server was unapologetic & not knowledgeable. Had to stop a manager who couldn’t answer basic questions like: dedicated fryer, all fried seafood made with cornmeal (thinking wrong plate was brought out). They remade my meal but I couldn’t trust what they brought out & had lost my appetite. Gave 2 stars instead of 1because they removed my meal from bill and said they need to work on their practices & educating their staff better. There is a difference in cross contamination and putting Gluten on my plate.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Dedicated fryer. Had fish and chips and we also had steamed shellfish. All was top notch and so good. Staff seemed trained and were very friendly.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Gluten-free menu. Although it has the typical disclaimer about cross-contamination because they aren’t a GF establishment, the manager and waitress were very knowledgeable and careful about my order. It was brought out separate, and they said “gluten free” when placing it on the table. I got the shrimp & grits that also had andouille sausage. It was down-right addictive!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Lots of gluten free options, and my celiac son could actually even have fish and chips (dedicated fryer and corn meal breading)! I'd go back in a heart beat!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Delicious gf fried shrimp and clams. Dedicated fryer. Four stars because it took an hour to get our food.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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great gluten free calamari,. awesome gf options. would highly recommend.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Waitress, Emma, was knowledgeable about our needs. Dedicated gluten free fryer. Food was fantastic! My wife even got to have fried shrimp which is a rarity where we live. Highly recommend.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Had dinner here and really enjoyed the GF fried shrimp and fries! I would def go back.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly but be careful if you're allergic to soy. They fry in soybean oil so I did not get to have any fried at all. I was so looking forward to fried fish after reading the reviews. I had grilled scallops and Jasmine rice which was good. The creme Burke was great.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Fried fish and shrimp! Delicious and recommended! Fried in a separate fryer!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great lunch! Most fried seafood is gluten free because they use a cornmeal crust, and they use a dedicated dryer. Great service, great lunch. Highly recommend!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Very knowledgeable about gluten free diets. Lots of gf options. Food was delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Food was delicious! For those who eat seafood, they use a corn meal breeding and a dedicated fryer so you have a ton of options.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Dedicated fryer for seafood & fries!! First time my daughter ate fried seafood!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Great gluten free options. All the fried seafood is already gluten free and fried in corn meal. Knowledgeable staff. I had the fried shrimp and it was delicious!

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Not celiac

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This place is great! They're very knowledgeable and have plenty of options. There are even GF fried foods I can't usually find anywhere else!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Poseidon offers many GF options, however, I am not a huge seafood person, and there were minimal options beyond surf. Although their fryer is GF, it is not dairy-free due to the batter they use. As there were minimal options with multiple allergies and the service was poor as it was busy, I opted for a side of French fries baked in the oven to be safe. I would be interested to see menu items added beyond surf!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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I had the fish corn shell tacos. They were delicious. The staff was great and helpful. Service was quick at lunchtime.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Waiter seemed knowledgeable, however a couple of items on our order either didn't come out, or came out wrong. Very pricey, for what you get.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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phenomenal! Super knowledgeable and they take gluten allergies quite serious! We can't wait to go back each time!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Awesome seafood & very aware!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Food okay, staff not very knowledgeable. Hostess said all fried seafood was GF, but it is not. Celiac sufferer was delivered tacos with flour tortillas and started to eat rice. Order was for another in the party and GF tacos delivered later. All hostess did was move the plate and said sorry, not offering new dish or taking anything off bill. Also spilled soda when pouring refill, but left us to clean up. Not going back

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Excellent food and Calamari was very tender and delicious. Service was excellent.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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