Tale of the Whale

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 19 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Seafood + 2 more
92% of 13 votes say it's Celiac friendly

7575 South Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959 Directions

(252) 441-7332
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 days ago

    I ate here last night with my family and boyfriend. We all enjoyed our meals. My mom and I split the fish duo. We got flounder, halibut, crab meat, lemon dill sauce, mashed potatoes, and green beans. All of which were amazing. I also had a virgin pina colada. The service was quick. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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    Not celiac
    3 rating
    2 weeks ago

    Good place to go if you don’t want gluten with your butter. Too heavy for me.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    Staff was extremely knowledgeable of allergies and extremely accommodating!! Items are marked gluten free on the menu and the food was very delicious. We had a huge party and food came out pretty quickly:)

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 months ago

    Our server was very helpful and knowledgeable about what I could/couldn’t have. The menu was also clearly marked. I’m vegetarian and gf, so I mainly stuck to veggie-based sides and a side salad, but it was all really good. My non-gf seafood eating husband loved his food too. Would highly recommend!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    2 months ago

    The menu is well marked and the wait staff is very knowledgeable. Food was excellent. I would recommend this restaurant.

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    5 rating
    11 months ago

    Love this place! Delicious gf broiled crab cakes and stuffed mushrooms. Amazing flounder dinner special! Beautiful views right on the water, can't wait to go back!

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    Celiac
    3 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    I ate the seafood teriyaki kabob special they had and they said was Gluten Free. They do not have a separate preparation area or fryer. The food was delicious, but I have Celiac disease and reacted to the food, so there must've been cross-contamination. Great service and the waitress was very kind and knowledgeable about what was gluten free and not. I would recommend this place for anyone with gluten sensitivity, but if you have Celiac disease i would go somewhere else.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    No issues, they were all over what I could and couldn't eat.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    This place is amazing!! Menu is clear, staff understands what gluten free means and atmosphere is super. I'm severe celiac and no issues minus being full from an amazing dinner!!!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Not used to seeing so many GFree options on a menu. Staff very helpful. Food is far above average as well. The only negative is this is a seasonal restaurant- meaning they close at the end of Oct and don't open again until April. Enjoy one of the best while you can...

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Great view. Great service - our waitress even checked if the virgin Pina Colada was gluten free. The food was delicious. So many gluten free options listed on their regular menu. Even gluten free desserts! Very sensitive Celiac daughter enjoyed EVERY bite and had no reaction. She shared with me a shrimp cocktail, Caesar salad, the seafood duo (flounder and mahi) and finally creme brûlée.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    FANTASTIC!!! The food was ah-may-zing! service was nice and the view was beautiful. What a great honeymoon or date night out restaurant! 100 stars!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    We were there in Sept and our meals were a very generous size. The waitress made every effort to make sure my items were gluten free. Beautiful view as well! we go back every year!

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    Not celiac
    2 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    The menu is clearly marked with "GF" icons to denote all of the gluten-free options. The manager and wait staff were both aware and attentive to our needs pertaining to our party member who has Celiac. They also offered that they do not use a dedicated fryer for French fries so those were not an option for our diner with CD. My rating of 2 stars is based on the quality of food. There are many seafood options as well as a good sampling of items for those who aren't seafood lovers. I was in a party of 10 and the general assessment of the food from all of the adult diners was that this is a restaurant that can be skipped. The only positive among the diners in our party was the steak. It was tasty, juicy an seasoned well. The same cannot be said for the vegetarian dish, the chicken, the ribs, or the broiled flounder.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 years ago

    Excellent GF menu! Lots of seafood options, including lump crab cakes!!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
Monday
4 pm - 9 pm
Tuesday
4 pm - 9 pm
Wednesday
4 pm - 9 pm
Thursday
4 pm - 9 pm
Friday
4 pm - 9 pm
Saturday
4 pm - 9 pm
Sunday
4 pm - 9 pm

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