Poseidon

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 64 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Dedicated Fryer + 15 more
94% of 55 votes say it's Celiac friendly

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

(843) 341-3838
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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    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.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    4 weeks ago

    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.

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    Not celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    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!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

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

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    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.

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    Not celiac
    4 rating
    4 months ago

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    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

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    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!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    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!

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    5 months ago

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

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

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    7 months ago

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

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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.

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

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

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    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
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    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!

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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!

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

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

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    Celiac
    2 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

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

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Awesome seafood & very aware!

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    1 year ago

    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

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

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

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Excellent food, service, and atmosphere. Many Gluten free options on menu....even the fries!! Loved it!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Excellent food and service!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Best restaurant ever!! Dedicated fryer. Had calamari and fish and chips. DELICIOUS!! Chef even came out to see how everything was. Wonderful.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    GF Heaven! They have a dedicated fryer so you can get GF French fries, fried shrimp, fried scallops etc. I have celiac and did not get sick. My favorite was the fried green tomato appetizer!! This is one of several restaurants in the Serg restaurant group. They all do GF well!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    My husband and I are gluten sensitive. I ordered the salmon which was grilled and came with a sweet potato and steamed vegetables. Waiter was very knowledgeable about Celiac and Gf issues. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Delicious food. I have celiac and didn't have an issue eating here. All of their gluten free items are marked on their menu. Will definitely be coming back

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Believe the hype about this place! Delicious!!!! The GF calamari was amazing and even my gluten eating husband loved it

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Many options available; knowledgable staff. The fried green tomatoes were so delicious!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Great service! I have celiacs and they even specially made a dessert for me! Never got sick, dedicated fryer!!!! Mutiple options for gluten free meals!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Fabulous GF calamari

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Amazing gluten free fried seafood and chicken! The calamari is amazing! I had the scallops and clams. French fries are also gluten free. Service was slow and I suggest you use call ahead seating. We arrived at 4:30 and it was busy.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    2 years ago

    Well I'm still allergic to shell fish but the food was good. Also it's not only 2 $$ it's more like $$$

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Great GF seafood options! Dedicated fryer for calamari! What a treat! Husband had the GF scallops and I had the Gulf Coast Combo. So many choices!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Fabulous experience and food! The menu is clearly marked with GF items. They have a dedicated fryer so fries and other fried items are safe. I enjoyed the chicken tenders and fries in the kids menu because I'm not a fish lover. So good. Will be back at least once in the next 3 days!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Very friendly and knowledgeable servers, who are gray with kids. Our 12 yr old son was finally able to have fish and chips for the first time, corn batter in a dedicated fryer. He also had sweet tea for the first time, even in a sovereign boot. The manager came out to make sure everything was to our liking. We came back the next night!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Amazing and safe! Absolutely delicious and we will be going back!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Great food & service. Menu is clearly marked with gluten free options. Wait staff was very good. My daughter with celiacs had the filet mignon, whipped potatoes, & mixed vegetables with creme brûlée for dessert. Food is delicious, this is a high end restaurant. Dinner for 5 people, 1 appetizer, 5 entrees, 3 alcoholic drinks, & 3 desserts was $220 after tip.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    This is a must! The food was really good. We ate their our first and last night. Both nights had terrible service. The calamari was out of this world ( however the 2nd night it had too many octopus looking pieces-with the tentacles). The green beans were barely cooked. Enjoyed the huge fried scallops and surf and turf with fried shrimp.

Gluten-Free Features

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

Categories

  • Brunch
  • Happy Hour
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • 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 - 11 pm
Saturday
11 am - 11 pm
Sunday
10 am - 10 pm

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