Poseidon

20 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Appetizers, Beer, Bread/Buns, Burgers, Chicken Fingers/Nuggets, Fries, Sandwiches
76% of 17 votes say it's celiac friendly
38 Shelter Cove Lane
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Top Reviews


Overall Rating

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Had a great experience at this restaurant. The gluten free breading is probably the best I’ve ever had! I had the fried flounder and it was delicious. They are also very careful with cross contamination and I felt great after the meal. Definitely coming back!!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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?

— 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 dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 month ago read full review

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This place was phenomenal! GF dedicated fryers and GF breading for seafood! It was delicious! So impressed!

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 month ago read full review

Celiac

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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?

— Excellent

Updated 1 month 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

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Appetizers
  • Beer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Chicken Fingers/Nuggets
  • Fries
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Happy Hour
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
  • Takeout

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Fried Flounder
Fried calamari appetizer. Very yummy.
Poseidon gluten-free menu
Poseidon gluten-free menu
Fried shrimp and fish
Excellent menu!!
Coast to coast for 2 .... very fresh!!
Pimento cheese appetizer
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Celiac

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I got a shrimp and fish fried platter with French fries. Dedicated friers. Did not get sick. They do have a disclaimer on their menu that if you are celiac to not eat there because they have wheat in their kitchen and cannot always avoid cross contamination. I am super sensitive and had no issues.

Went back again and got fried fish and scallops this time. We also shared fried calamari with a sauce of peppercini and kalamata olives. All was super yummy. The dinner server was very knowledgeable and said the only fried thing with gluten is the beer batter fish. Everything else has a gf batter!

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?

— Most

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

— Good

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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I ordered a fish dinner. There is a GF menu with many options. Dinner and service were excellent.

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

Not celiac

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Gluten free fried shrimp! It was delicious and so good to order something I haven't been able to order in years.

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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Had dinner here outdoors. GF menu with lots of seafood options. GF menu had fried options too but I didn’t ask about them or order anything from that section so can’t comment on CC risk there. Had some tasty scallops and grits!

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?

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I am a gf recipe developer, so I am picky. Meal was good, but not outstanding. They have a separate fryer for gf seafood and fries. We ordered prime rib, king crab legs, Blue crab dip with chips and fried clam strips. Our server was Barb. She was very helpful and knowledgeable.

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?

— Average

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Great selection on the GF menu and food was delicious! Ate here multiple times without any issues. All food was good. Will definitely go back!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Avoid! Terrible! They have a GF menu but they have a disclaimer suggesting if you have celiac to eat elsewhere. Really. Not kidding. They claimed to have a dedicated GF fryer but my daughter is in the bathroom now heaving her guts out. Absolutely not safe!

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?

— Some

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

— Average

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I let the survey know I had an allergy and asked what the safest food item would be to avoid cross contamination. She said salad and the menu stated that they can’t guarantee anything to be gf so salad is the least likely to come in contact with other things. I got a salad and it was ok. Not the best.

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?

— Some

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

— Average

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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We had a completely different experience than some of the more recent bad reviews. When I called, they were very confident in their ability to provide celiac safe gluten free food. My daughter is the one with celiac disease, and the kids menu was clearly marked. The burger isn't listed as gluten free only because of the bun, which my daughter wouldn't want anyway. The waitress flagged her order so they would make her fries in the dedicated fryer, and had the kitchen make her burgers in a pan instead of on the grill top. She also warned/reminded me that my appetizer wasn't gluten free when she brought it out so that I wouldn't share it. Overall, we felt very safe eating here and thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The only downsides were that it was very loud and we had a long wait, but we were a party of 15, so that's to be expected.

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


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 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Absolutely delicious! Even on Memorial Day weekend we got in quickly in the crowded establishment. Appetizers were modified to make them GF and shareable for the whole table.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good selection of healthy options
Updated 11 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Overall disappointed after reading the reviews on here. One of their listed GFpreparations for fish includes a side of whipped potatoes, yet they aren’t listed under the GF sides portion of the menu. I’m glad I chose the baked sweet potato. My non-GF friend has the potatoes and thought they tasted boxed, so I wondered if there’s some gluten in an anti-caking agent. The food was fine and the fried green tomatoes were good, but I’d be nervous to eat here again

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?

— Average

Other


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

Celiac

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We called to see if this was a place we could bring our child with celiac, and were told “for customers with celiac disease or severe gluten intolerance, we suggest you consider alternate dining arrangements.” Very disappointed since the other reviews here are so good.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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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 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


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 1 year 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 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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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 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

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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 2 years ago read full review

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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 2 years 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 2 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years 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 2 years 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

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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 2 years ago read full review

Hashimoto's

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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 2 years ago read full review

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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 2 years ago read full review

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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 3 years 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 3 years ago read full review

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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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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 3 years ago read full review

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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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago read full review

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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 3 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

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 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 4 years ago read full review

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