The Shack

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 8 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Dedicated Fryer + 9 more
85% of 7 votes say it's Celiac friendly

27 W Grand Ave, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064 Directions

(207) 937-8271
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    Not celiac
    4 rating
    3 months ago

    They had gluten free options and make a nice salad. Staff was ready for my questions and were friendly and accommodating.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    3 months ago

    There is no gluten free menu but the hostess said they have a dedicated fryer. I did not eat here as I did not feel safe

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    We all enjoyed the fried seafood and french fries without any issues later. Eight thumbs up!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    So just for clarity sake, and this is just semantics, but they every fried food item that they have is gluten free. So yes they have a dedicated fryer; but even better, they have no other fryers so they can't mistakenly use the wrong one. Fish and chips were great (although a touch pricey at $21)! They also have a back roof deck which is nice and not obvious if you've never been. Old Orchard Beach is great for me as a Celiac.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    Excellent GF fried clams! Amazing GF fish and chips! Dedicated fryer. Definitely worth the trip!

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    5 months ago

    Prior to going, I had messaged the restaurant on FB to verify that this has a dedicated fryer and also they answered my questions well. The waitress was helpful and knowledgeable, but when we ordered our food, my son with Celiac found noodles in the coleslaw. :( It was the proximity of the coleslaw to something with pasta. We agreed to go to this pricier restaurant thinking we would be safe, but then this happened. No offer to not charge us, just an offer for a different bowl of coleslaw. The rest of the food was already contaminated and he had been eating it. We loved the food, but very sad that we had trusted it to be safe.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    I was very excited and pleased to find out that I could finally have fried seafood again. I was diagnosed with Celiac 4 years ago and since then finding certain gf foods can be discouraging. The Shack has a dedicated fryer for gluten free items. I had wings and fried clams and I was in heaven. I thanked the owner for offering fried seafood. I did not get sick. Their current menu doesn't state anything is gluten free but I believe they will be changing that.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Fish & Chips
  • Fries
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
  • Takeout
Monday
11:30 am - 10 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11 pm
Sunday
11:30 am - 10 pm

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