The Waterfront Restaurant

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 12 ratings
$$Gluten Free Menu, Cider, Fries + 3 more
66% of 6 votes say it's Celiac friendly

111 South Bay Boulevard, Anna Maria, FL 34216

(941) 778-1515
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    5 ratingJune 09, 2017

    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!

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    5 ratingMarch 20, 2017

    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.

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    5 ratingMarch 02, 2017

    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.

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    5 ratingOctober 22, 2016

    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.

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    2 ratingJanuary 23, 2016

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

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    1 ratingApril 21, 2015

    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.

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    4 ratingJanuary 30, 2015

    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.

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    4 ratingAugust 20, 2014

    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.

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    2 ratingApril 05, 2014

    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.

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    4 ratingFebruary 21, 2014

    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.

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    5 ratingDecember 11, 2013

    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.

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    5 ratingAugust 30, 2013

    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.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Cider
  • Fries
  • Gluten Free Menu


  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
11:30 am - 9 pm
11:30 am - 9 pm
11:30 am - 9 pm
11:30 am - 9 pm
11:30 am - 10 pm
11:30 am - 10 pm
11:30 am - 9 pm

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