The Old Oyster Factory

5 recent ratings
$$$ • Restaurant
75% of 4 votes say it's celiac friendly
101 Marshland Rd
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

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Celiac

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We went with a large group and the waiter was very confident and pointed out what I could eat on the menu. He said they redid their menu about a year ago to make most things gluten free. They even had a flourless chocolate lava cake that was really good!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 week ago read full review

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The menu was not marked and there is not a separate menu. However, our server knew some of the information and also was more than happy to check with the head chef about many many questions we had. It was a great experience and we had many yummy apps!

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I ordered everything gluten free and still got very sick. Must have cross contamination.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Some

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

— Good

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

  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Healthy
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood

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GF Seafood medley (delicious!)
Iceberg wedge salad with bacon vinaigrette. (GF)
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Celiac

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Had a few options on the menu that were marked Gluten Free. There were a lot of items that could have been naturally gluten free that weren’t marked, so you can certainly be sure they take it seriously. Overall it was limited in gluten free options compared to the rest of the menu. I got the Almond Crusted Mahi Mahi and it was divine! I was worried initially about the almonds and if they were processed on the same equipment but had no reactions.

This place has an AMAZING view!! Loved the atmosphere as well. They had people directing where to park also which was nice but caught us off guard, so just a heads up on that.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Not Much

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good selection of healthy options
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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Fantastic! The gluten free menu had lots of options, I specifically came for the seafood medley. Everything was delicious. My husband got the swordfish special (likely not GF) Highly recommend! We sat in the covered patio area.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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GF menu was extensive and my server, Frank, was well versed in the Celiac and assured me that he, and the kitchen staff, would take all precautions to ensure that I had a safe and delicious meal. I had no problems at all.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac here. Excellent restaurant with very good gluten free choices. Always eat here when vacationing on Hilton Head Island. Gorgeous sunset views on the water. Highly recommend.

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Celiac

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They have a thorough gf menu! Explained celiac and waiter seemed knowledgeable. Seafood can be given “naked” to avoid any issues. Desserts can be made without almond shell and they are gf. Also has the standard flourless chocolate cake. Make a reservation if it’s dinner as they fill up!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Ate there twice during the recent trip to Hilton Head. Scallops very good, wedge salad excellent, salmon very good( I was a bit disappointed there was no pineapple sauce. Apparently they felt the need to omit the sauce, but wish they had told me ahead of serving it to me.)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Tried this restaurant because they claimed to have a gluten free menu. They did have several items to choose from, including several fish dishes. No dedicated fryer so nothing deep fried was available. Ordered the bacon wrapped scallops (appetizer( and Caesar salad for my son. Explained that he has celiac and importance of gf items. The server assured us she understood, but the Caesar salad came out with croutons on it despite her assurances. We sent it back, but our son was sick about 30 minutes after leaving. The rest of us enjoyed our meals, but I'd give this a miss if you require a gf diet.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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GF menu and a good blackberry cider. No GF beer. Server was knowledgeable. Tasty food and great views.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The views from the restaurant are amazing. Make a reservation or call ahead. Very crowded. Most fish can be broiled, sides limited to baked potato and veggies.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Been here several times, never had a problem.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Food was delicious and service was excellent and knowledgable. I had the almond crusted mahi mahi with side of rice and vegetables. The food was even better than I remember in the past. Recommend reservations since they take them now. Definitely will go back!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great seafood! I've gone here on multiple occasions and have never had an issue. The staff is knowledgeable and very friendly.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Good gluten free menu. Server was very knowledgeable and pointed out whether food was gluten free before being asked. This included sauces and the food the non GF people were eating . She even double checked an item on the website but not on the printed GF menu.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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