The Ugly Grouper

12 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu
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11 ratings

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5704 Marina Dr
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
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Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Excellent on all fronts- staff is well trained on all allergies. Food was great and I felt confident I would not get sick and I didn’t. Both celiac and lactose intolerant. Would highly recommend a visit. Had a grouper sandwich which was excellent. They had gluten free buns which was a plus

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 3 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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food was delicious. i got grouper sandwich on gf bun. it was awesome and server was knowledgeable

Safety


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

— 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?

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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I just want to report they have added gf to their menu. They also offer gf bread with a extra charge. We just had a late lunch there and the grouper was delicious.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Most/All

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
  • Dinner
  • Restaurant

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Gluten-Free at The Ugly Grouper
grouper sandwich, mashed potatoes and cider
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Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


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 3 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Great place to eat ! Waitress very knowledgeable. Although no GF menu the main menu is clearly marked with GF options . Lots of atmosphere too !

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Wonderful experience, family friendly, delicious food

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


Great atmosphere and TONS of gluten free options! They are very celiac friendly

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Decent offerings - but fried food is not a safe option for celiacs.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Amanda was absolutely incredible. she helped with my gluten allergy, she reassured everything would be safe. She made sure to bring me the safest food. And it was bomb!! Thanks Amanda for everything!! If you have gluten allergy for celiac make sure to ask for her she will hook you up!! 🔥🔥the claims where absolutely incredible. I’d recommend the shrimp tacos. Fireeeeee.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


The waiter already knew the options that were safe, the grouper tacos were outstanding! Fun atmosphere!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I’d give 5 starts because I loved that that they had GF options, nice vibe and live music. We went there few times and I loved the experience. However, some of the waiters are not very knowledgeable about cross contamination such as shared fryer. Ask and double check when ordering, just to be safe. I ate there few times and was feeling alright afterwards.

Safety


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

— 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 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


I got the pulled pork sliders on the gfree bun with mashed potatoes. Had no reaction and the staff was very nice and helpful. Next time I will bring my own chips for the chips/salsa/queso appetizer. There were other appetizers available but I don’t eat seafood.

Safety


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

— 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 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Super busy. Gluten free food for my son came out with the rest of the food for the table. I don’t love when they do that do to possible cross contamination. Then the waiter satiated he wasn’t sure that was the gf bread which made me nervous. He came back and said he double checked but at that point I wasn’t sure....my son ate and enjoyed it but we will know tomorrow. Also, no dedicated fryer so most of the sides were out.

Safety


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

— 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 2 years ago read full review

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-contact?

— 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 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


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-contact?

— 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 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


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-contact?

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


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 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


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-contact?

— 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 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


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-contact?

— 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 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— 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 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


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-contact?

— 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 2 years 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— 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 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


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-contact?

— 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/All

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 3 years 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 4 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


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

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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