The Waterfront Restaurant

13 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Beer, Cider, Pasta, Tacos
100% of 13 votes say it's celiac friendly
111 S Bay Blvd
Anna Maria, FL 34216

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Celiac

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When we arrived, we asked about gluten free options and the hostess Joy shared with us that the owners have celiac disease and are highly conscientious about food preparation. The kitchen staff would change gloves and prepare my food away from any contaminants.

I ordered the catch of the day, blackened grouper. The dish came with a vegetable and a starch. I chose a caesar salad without croutons and mashed potatoes. The salad had fresh, shaved parmesan and the dressing was light and tangy. The fish was cooked and seasoned to perfection and was buttery and flaky. The potatoes were roughly mashed and chock full of tasty little pork belly pieces. Absolutely decadent!

Of course, the acid test is how my body reacts. I did not get sick. I would've been very surprised and disappointed if I had. Kudos to the staff.

If we lived in the area, I would weigh a metric ton, so back to the Midwest I go!

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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Penelope was my waitress… she ROCKED! Knows every GF option! Food & atmosphere was amazing!

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 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Service was good, server mentioned that the owners are celiac so they could do pretty much anything on the menu gluten free. The food was good, and the atmosphere was fun.

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?

— Some

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

  • Beer
  • Cider
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pasta
  • Tacos

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Healthy
  • Keto Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Not celiac

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The owners have celiac so most of the menu is gluten free or can be modified to be gluten free. I ordered the pasta primavera and a cesar salad, gluten free. They both were so good. We plan to go back again this week.

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

Other


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

Celiac

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Everything was so good! Amazing seafood and they had GF pasta!! The jalapeño margarita was fabulous and the mussels were the best I’ve had.

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 4 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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My daughter is celiac and extremely sensitive. They took us seriously here and my daughter had no problems. Note that the owner has celiac too. Thank you to the management for keeping people like my daughter safe.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I had the grouper tacos, and they were fabulous! I’m a very sensitive celiac and rarely eat out, but after questioning the wait staff, I felt confident they could accommodate my needs. All was great and I had no reaction whatsoever.

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?

— 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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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
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Oh my goodness! We had lunch here and it was spectacular. All GF items are marked (GFO) on menu and there are a ton of choices. The waitress mentioned one of the owners (I think?) has celiac, so they’re very good at keeping the food safe. We are here for 2 weeks and will go back as much as we can!

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Enjoyed eating here. My food was celiac safe.

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly, lots of options. Takes reservations!! (Recommended) we did take out when we were quoted a two hour wait, but food was perfect. Gluten free labeled on the top of the take out menu. I had shrimp and grits.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I love this restaurant and feel safe bringing my son with celiacs here. The food and drinks are fabulous!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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We were drawn to this restaurant because of its extensive gluten free options. My 8 yo daughter is celiac and it is tricky finding places she can safely eat. We were very happy with the decision. We ordered three entrees for my husband and I and three kids (6, 8, and 10.) We decided to get everything entirely gluten free so that we could share with all of us. The staff was very knowledgeable about this and lead us through the modifications. We ordered a shrimp plate (modification: grilled rather than fried, and mashed potatoes instead of fries), a rib eye steak, and a burger (modification: GF Udi's bun, nicely toasted.) Everything was happily consumed, with the most popular dish being the steak. All three kids now proclaim themselves steak lovers - we decided to overlook the catsup they used on it! My son, who typically won't touch any GF substitutes, didn't even realize he was eating a GF bun on his burger and started to get worried for his sister! All in all, a great dining experience. PS the kids knew they were in a great place when they were handed Wiki Stix instead of crayons for before dinner entertainment!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Super delicious food and a variety of options! The salmon was to die for. Also nice because they have gluten free noodles for their pasta dishes.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Staff were very knowledgeable and menu is clearly marked. They have three different ciders, the grouper taco appetizer was delish and I’m not actually a fan of fish usually. The lobster topped grouper made my husband very happy and I loved the warm kale salad with scallops added. We sat at the bar bc the wait fir a table was really long. Make a reservation ahead or plan to go early enough to wander or have a drink while you wait. I promise it’s worth it.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing food, lot of choices, really knowledge on gluten free and cross-contamination will be back for sure

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Best food we had while on AMI! Ate here twice on our vacation. Loved that GF options were clearly marked! Our server was delightful and very knowledgeable. My daughter and I are gluten-sensitive, not Celiac. I do wish they’d had more GF dessert options, but they’re right by Two Scoops ice cream so that problem was solved easily!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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One of the most Celiac friendly menus I’ve seen in five years due to the owner having it as well. The atmosphere outside is casual but the food is by far the best in AMI and Longboat Key.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Many gluten free options. Staff was very helpful. The gluten free frutti di mare was excellent. The rest of my family, not gluten free, had excellent meals as well. While we waited for our table we walked along the beach. The view from their patio while we ate was perfect at sunset.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing food, so many options, I had the mixed seafood over gf pasta it was the best meal ever

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Owner has celiac. Very impressed with the staff. Food was wonderful, too!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very obvious gluten free choices and about 1/2 of the menu is available as gluten free. Food is delicious. Staff is delightful. I had a small Caesar salad and grouper tacos on corn tortillas! So good!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Clearly marked GF options. Food was outstanding- notably salad with avocado, hearts of palm and delicious balsamic reduction dressing. Grilled shrimp was delicious and the mushroom risotto was the best ever. Fairly pricey, but worth it for the piece of mind. Vegan diet can rejoice as well as they had a vegan loaf that was delicious as well.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Excellent gluten free options that are clearly marked on the menu. Our waitress was very helpful, she is also gluten free. I had the lump crab salad and steak and my husband had the mushroom risotto and pan seared scallops and it was all delicious. We sat outside on the porch which has great views of the water and pier. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Had a nice salad and grilled grouper. The waiter told us that they understood cross contamination because the owner has celiac disease. He also gave great recommendations!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I had the moqueca. It was outstanding. Im gluten and dairy intolerant and very sensitive and I had no reaction. Waitress was great to hear my needs and communicate with chef. Best meal I've had out in a long time with no complications!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Owners are celiac so there is a complete understanding. Terrific food and atmosphere! Love this place. Make it a point to come back whenever we are here.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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My husband and I enjoyed two wonderful dinners at this restaurant. Be prepared for a wait if you didn't make reservations. There were quite a few GF choices. The staff is pleasant. I definitely recommend this restaurant.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The menu had plenty of mouth watering, delicious options that I didn't dare hope for. I had the blackened fish tacos. The server was knowledgeable and made me feel confident that she understood the issues. While they don't have a dedicated fryer for French fries (sadly), at least she was able to tell me this and understood the importance of it.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Well, turns out the staff didn't pick up the right food from the back. Almost ended up with gluten!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Do not eat here if you have gluten problems. I ordered a salad and tuna, specifically asking for gluten free with no croutons. The salad arrived and looked fine but there were 2 croutons hiding under the lettuce which I only noticed after eating most of it.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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My wife and I stopped for a nice lunch. The menu is clearly marked for gluten-free items and the servers are knowledgeable and suggested adaptions. I had grouper tacos in corn tortillas after starting with a fruit and cheese board of excellent cheeses. Original Sin cider on draft and other options available too. A nice view over the bay on a sunny day meant for a wonderful lunch.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Our waitress seemed very knowledgeable about gf options and the menu is clearly marked with gf options. It is not a dedicated gf menu but we had a great meal with no issues at all, and the outside dining and atmosphere was great.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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No GF alternatives, just the standard meat and salad routine. Absolutely nothing kid friendly. The other reviewer said too new for a dedicated fryer. Manager said it was never a plan to have dedicated fryer or any GF alternative items. Not celiac safe.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Great staff. Good food. Across the road from the ocean. Gluten free bread would have been five star. Call ahead if you mind waiting as very busy because food is excellent.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Nice selection of gf meals indicated by a star on regular menu. Server was knowledgable about the gf selections. Had a great meal with fresh blue crab. Nice view too. Can walk on pier right across the street after dinner.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Good selection of GF menu items and the food was great! Their kitchen was under renovation so the fries didn't have a dedicated fryer so they brought me grapes instead. Nice to see local restaurants aware and knowledgable.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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