Tale of the Whale

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 13 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Seafood + 2 more
90% of 10 votes say it's Celiac friendly

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

(252) 441-7332
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    5 ratingAugust 19, 2017

    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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    3 ratingJuly 11, 2017

    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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    5 ratingJuly 05, 2017

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

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    5 ratingJuly 04, 2017

    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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    5 ratingOctober 27, 2016

    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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    5 ratingJune 15, 2016

    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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    5 ratingJune 17, 2015

    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 ratingOctober 06, 2013

    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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    2 ratingAugust 29, 2013

    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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    5 ratingJuly 09, 2013

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

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu


  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood

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