The Marine Room

1 rating
$$$$ • Restaurant
2000 Spindrift Dr
La Jolla, CA 92037

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I always tell restaurants my food allergies as soon as I sit down. Our waiter said he didn’t even want to know about my food allergies until after drinks were ordered and delivered. He then pushed me to try and get a not friendly drink. Once it was time to order food, he seemed annoyed to even have the conversation with the kitchen. Mind you, I had already called ahead and the kitchen seemed like they would work with me. They do not have a dedicated GF menu. I only ordered a main course, no appetizers or salads due to limited options. The waiter said they would modify it to make sure it was safe for me and I hoped for the best. Service was awful. From the time we sat down to our main course getting delivered it was a 2.5hr wait.

My meal was surf and turf with double veggies and all sauces on the side (I got them in case others needed them but didn’t plan to use them). Halfway through our entrees, my stomach started to rumble and became upset. I was starving so I kept eating the proteins which should have been ok. By the time we had paid and were leaving, I really knew something was wrong. I had a piece of GF bread once I got home to try and help settle things and went to bed.

The next day was hell. I clearly had some exposure. I was sick and in bed, curled up with a heating pad and overall feeling like poop. All the classic signs for me of exposure as I was fine before.

I called the restaurant to complain about the service and let them know that my dinner made me sick. The manager told me that would never happen in his restaurant and I just had a virus and get over it. He didn’t seem to care at all or want to have a conversation with staff even about how to better handle folks like me in the future.

Long story short, I will never eat there again. This was two days ago and I am still paying for it digestively. I want to share my experience because others need to know.

Quality & Quantity

Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

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

— Poor


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
Updated 2 months 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

  • None Listed


  • Dairy-Free Friendly
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