Ruddy Duck Tavern

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 27 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Pasta + 3 more
84% of 19 votes say it's Celiac friendly

509 Evans St, Morehead City, NC 28557 Directions

(252) 726-7500
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    I had GF breaded fresh shrimp fried in a dedicated fryer and it was awesome! The tartar sauce is unique and delicious. They offer GF buns and breads.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    3 months ago

    Dinner was yummy. I wanted fish tacos and knowing how hard it is to find fish tacos that are not fried... they have grilled fresh Mahi fish tacos on homemade corn tortillas. If you sit outside the music is quiet and the view is amazing! The service was great too! They have call ahead, would recommend because they are in a busy spot. Will definitely visit again.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    Sadly they do not have a dedicated fryer. They use a shared fryer with “non-transferable” oil. Regardless the fried food is not safe for Celiacs. Stick with a salad or sandwich with gf bread.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    5 months ago

    Very knowledgeable about cross contamination. Dedicated fryer. Delicious fried seafood. And the owner came back to check & make sure that everything was well taken care of. Super nice staff! Such a great dinner that we will be going back tomorrow before we leave town.

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    5 rating
    6 months ago

    The staff were knowledgeable and able to tell me what was safe to eat. I loved the gluten free calamari. The rice noodles were very good as well.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    Great food, was shocked that I could get fried seafood from a dedicated fryer.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    Nothing but good things to say. Good service and very delicious food. They can make nearly everything on the menu gluten free. A wonderful experience after years of not being able to have fried seafood. I am a real foodie and appreciate good food and this place knows how to make tasty food. I actually ate there about three months ago and I am planning a trip to the beach this weekend and excited to go back. I was searching to see if other gf restaurants were in the area when I ran across these reviews. After reading a couple negative reviews from last year I HAD to give my review. Those couple of reviews had to either been a rare fluke but I just couldn't imagine anything but the best food and good service. Trust me, you won't regret going here.

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    5 rating
    10 months ago

    I really enjoyed eating at this restaurant! They have a great variety of gf options. I was most excited that they have gf batter to do fried seafood. I have not had fried seafood in a long time and was excited to be able to eat some that would not bother me, since it's gf. I got the fried shrimp burger, as they also have gf buns. It tasted really good! I plan to return one day and think next time I'll try the gf fried shrimp basket.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    I have Celiac and am very sensitive, and I highly recommend Ruddy Duck. There are many more GF options than are marked on the menu, including a great GF bun and a dedicated fryer for French fries and other fried foods made with a special Gf batter. I had a cheeseburger and fries, and a fried shrimp burger with fries. It was so good that we came back again a second night! Our server, Lynn, was very knowledgeable and helpful in making sure I knew my options and that my food was safe.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    I had a burger with a gf bun and it was good!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    What a treat to be able to order nearly anything on the menu gluten free. Wonderful experience!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    I had a side salad and the shrimp boil. Our waiter said most items on their menu can be made gluten free including the pizza.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Our server was really knowledgeable and helpful with everything gluten free! Their in house GF bread is the best I've ever had!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    gluten free shrimp were AMAZING!! must eat!!

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Lots of options! I had the shrimp burger with gf batter on a gf bun.

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    They have gf batter and can do gf fried fish and shrimp baskets! The gf fried shrimp are awesome! They also have great gf pizzas (but not sure if these are cooked separately to avoid cross contamination).

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Had a great lunch here for the whole family including one with celiac. Numerous GF items noted in the main menu, and many others available in GF versions as well, including pizza and GF rolls for burgers and other sandwiches. Our waitress was GF knowledgeable and explained it all, and even the server bringing out the meals noted the GF roll with the burger. Fries have a dedicated fryer and were excellent as was all the other food. Service was great even with a holiday weekend rush. We could not have asked for more and will definitely be back.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    This place is a GF heaven. Our waitress was very knowledgeable about which items were GF and almost every item on the menu can be made GF. I had the nachos, veggie burger w GF bun and French fries. Delicious!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Most items can be made gluten free. They have a dedicated fryer for their fries. Gluten free buns and no upcharge. If you order anything battered, they have a gluten free batter. I had my first gluten free fried calamari and it was great. I had a Just Fish sandwich with fried flounder (gf). Food was great and I did not get sick. Staff knowledgeable and friendly.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Huge portions, just about the whole menu can be made GF (just ask).

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    I live in the area and this is my biggest go-to place for good food! I always get the loaded nachos as my entree and have never been let down yet. Or have I gotten sick. They also offer a banana cream pie that is also GF. It's so tasty and I always get a piece to go as long as it's not sold out. I highly recommend!

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    I have Celiac disease and ate here last summer with sister-in-law; after being assured that the kitchen would be careful and I would be safe, I got seriously sick:( It was a few days of misery for me following this adventure and my family and I have never gone back. Would NOT recommend.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    1 year ago

    lots of options but terrible service and tasteless food.

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    2 years ago

    Long wait, finally seated outside with our baby only to be completely soaked after being rained on bc the shelter is not rain proof. Waitress ran out and bagged at food even though it had gotten rained on and we had to pay full price for the food!! With that said they have 4 meal options on the menu and I got the cippino (seafood soup) and my husband not gluten free got frog legs. I would rate food ok not great but not bad.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Very good food with gluten free fried food and gluten free buns and bread. Along with gluten free pasta and other amazing food

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pasta

Categories

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
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