The Ugly Grouper

13 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
80% of 10 votes say it's celiac friendly
5704 Marina Dr
Holmes Beach, FL 34217

Top Reviews


Overall Rating

Review


Get the grouper tacos. Awesome flavor and gluten free!!! Ask for Sara. Best waitress on the north end!!!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
Updated 4 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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Great environment with live music. They have yard games that you and your kids can play while waiting. They have GF options. My son had the pulled pork sandwich and it was delicious and he had no problems. I got the Cobb Salad and it’s was terrible. There was no flavor. I would recommend if you go, get one of the sandwiches.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


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 month ago read full review

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I ordered the pulled pork slider and it was delicious! The gluten free bun was the best bun I have ever had and the pork was yummy. The staff was also friendly and knowledgable. Would definitely recommend, I have celiac and felt perfectly fine after eating there.

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

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

Categories

  • Bar
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Not celiac

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We stopped by for an appetizer and some drinks. I got the gluten free bruschetta and it was really good. As for the drinks...we ordered a top shelf marg and banana monkey drink and they were not good at all.

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 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Outdoor dining….friendly wait staff…live music. I got tomato mozzarella avocado salad and added grilled grouper to it. OMG it was so good

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Food was overpriced and not very flavorful, the bruschetta was good but that was the highlight of the meal. Even the non-gf food wasn’t very flavorful or good (according to my family). Nice for the atmosphere and bruschetta but that’s about it.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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?

— Below Average

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


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

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I ordered a salad, I did not feel confident that they had dedicated grill space for meat vs bread (buns & flour tortillas).

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?

— Not Much

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

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Very

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

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The Ugly Grouper is a fun outdoor dining experience with live music and lively bar. They have a section of games (think giant connect four) for kids to play while you enjoy your meal. They have a large kids menu (although most of that was not gluten free) and many items on their regular menu can be made gluten free. All the items are clearly marked on the menu. They offer gluten free bread for their burgers and bruschetta. They have lots of grilled items and the grouper dinner is excellent!

They are not a dedicated kitchen so I can’t say it’s completely devoid of gluten cross contamination but the staff was knowledgeable and I didn’t have any after effects!

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?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Whole place was empty (we we're early) when we arrived but they tried to seat us in the corner, directly in the sun, because we had kids. Waiter was knowledgeable about GF, had to run back to the kitchen to ask about fries because of their changing fries. Ordered a burger without a bun, and garlic mashed potatoes (all fries, even the sweet potato fries, were battered and NOT GF). Food was okay, everyone else said their food was really good. Host/store staff was vague and unfriendly, waiter was friendly. Daughter (not GF) ordered spaghetti and it was basically tomato sauce so waiter replaced with chicken strips, they looked yummy. (Daughter is picky) Warning: no indoor seating, wide open, so hold onto your menus and maybe wear pants and a sweatshirt if it's windy or cooler out. (They do have a few things to choose from, even ribs)

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Server was able to tell me gluten free options. I got the grouper tacos in a crispy (corn) shell. It was delicious. Very casual outdoor bar atmosphere, with live band playing most times. Games for the kids or young at heart. This would be a great place to hang out and watch sports. Lots of tvs. Non celiac people also enjoyed their food.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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NOT GF friendly and the drinks suck! Only nice thing is the outside area with TVs.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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