Shanks Waterfront Dining

5 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Burgers, Dessert, Sandwiches, Tacos
Safety Rating
4 ratings

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131-c Grove St
Clinton, CT 06413

Most Recent Reviews


Symptomatic Celiac

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I had the lobster BLT with coleslaw and it was delicious. It is pricey and they don’t have a dedicated frier for the fries. But I think it’s worth it.

Safety


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

— Very

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 2 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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They don’t have a dedicated fryer, so I’m really not sure what the point is as your food is going to come out with Gluten on it. For those who are actually sensitive to Gluten, this is not a good option. They would be smart to have a separate fryer just dedicated to gluten-free. Very disappointing.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Had fried clams for the first time in about 15 years! They were very knowledgeable and made sure I knew it wasn’t a dedicated frier. When my husband ordered they verified if he wanted GF too or not. Food was great, view was beautiful. I will be back.

I do not have celiac.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year 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

  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Sandwiches
  • Tacos

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
  • Takeout

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Gluten-Free at Shanks Waterfront Dining
Seafood Platter, gluten free batter, not a dedicated gluten free fryer. Delicious!!
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Gluten Sensitive

Overall Rating

Review


Great food! Beautiful view. They do not have a designated GF fryer but staff is knowledgeable and we’re willing to accommodate requests. I am gluten sensitive, not celiacs. I had the fried seafood platter and had no issues. When I said GF, they asked about my allergy. Offered to grill any option

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

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Yes, the menu is marked with GF options. Yes, the view of the marina is beautiful. But the food is less than desirable. For the price I was greatly disappointed. Everything was lukewarm or cold. Sweet potato fries were mushy. Lobster nachos had a good amount of lobster but looked like something I threw together at home- not restaurant quality. Very sweet waitstaff and good customer service. But we spent over $65 on dinner and left hungry and disappointed.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main 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?

— Poor

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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They don't have a dedicated fryer but they do warn you about that. The lobster grilled cheese was soooo cheesy and the roll delicious. The sweet potatoe fries with maple BBQ sauce was a hit. They also offer a delicious GF clam chowder and BYOB. Very friendly and helpful, luxurious outdoor bathroom and nice outdoor seating. Bit pricey but definitely worth it.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


I have eaten here twice and it has been a great experience. Although the fryer is not safe for celiacs because of cross contamination, there are still other options available. The staff is knowledgeable and the food is really delicious. BYOB is great as is the view. Both times we visited there was live music.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main 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 for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Outdoor dining on the water! Delicious sweet potato waffle fries and decent tacos.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main 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 for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Placed a takeout order - Super helpful over the phone to what was gluten free and not. Does not have gluten free dedicated fryer, so the fried foods that can be gluten free will be fried with everything else. Was able to get a lobster roll on gluten free bun. Absolutely delicious!!!! Totally recommend, although the only celiac-safe gluten free side is either a salad or coleslaw (still very yummy!)

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Amazing lobster rolls with gluten free bun!!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Awesome shrimp tacos, corn or lettuce tortillas, amazing location on the water, great service! You can drive up or dock your boat.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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great place for gluten sensitive. offered corn tortillas for fish tacos and gf bread/rolls for sandwiches. atmosphere and dining experience a plus! BYOB

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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