Tipsy Turtle Restaurant & Bar

7 ratings
$ • Restaurant
83% of 6 votes say it's celiac friendly
1223 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel, FL 33957

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Celiac

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The owner’s daughter has Celiac. I was told most of the items could be made gluten free. I ordered pasta and asked about separate pans. I was pleased they had the answer and my meal was delicious. I even double checked it was gluten free.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • 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

Updated 3 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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I am not celiac but get gravely ill with gluten or dairy. Both times I ate here, wait staff were very helpful and assured me of precautions. I ordered the grilled chicken with gluten free bun. No problems. It was delicious!

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

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 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I came because of the other reviews. The woman who took my take order seemed both clueless about what "gluten free" meant and unconcerned about my accidentally getting something with gluten. Initially she said nothing on the menu was gluten free. I asked why their egg dishes, yogurt, grits, and so on would have gluten, and she said she guessed those were gluten free. I ordered scrambled eggs, bacon, and cheesy grits. When I said grits, she made a face like that was a bad idea and said "well, okay, if you want." I said "wait!" and asked if the cheesy grits contained gluten. She said yes, it's in the cheese powder they use. I reluctantly went through with the eggs and bacon. The friend I was with then placed her order. The woman brought my to go order--at which point we learned she had never entered my friend's order. My friend ordered a breakfast sandwich and specified to thoroughly cook the egg so it wouldn't be runny. Her sandwich came with an egg over easy, which she found out in the car when it broke and dripped all over her. I would not feel comfortable eating here again or recommending it to someone who is medically gluten free.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 4 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

  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Pasta
  • Sandwiches
  • Tacos

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Not celiac

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They do not have a GF menu but as other reviewer said have GF buns and bread so most sandwiches can be made GF. Fryer is shared so if celiac can not have the fries otherwise they are GF.

The waitress was very helpful and took safety precautions very seriously.

The food was excellent! Had GF philly cheese steak and fries and my husband had the bbq burger.

They had a separate bar with live music at night if you are looking for a place to do something at night.

They are now open for breakfast starting at 7am-11am

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

Updated 5 months ago read full review

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The waitress told me the owner's daughter has Celiac disease, so they are very aware of what needs to be done. They have delicious drink combinations and the fish tacos were amazing. Great atmosphere!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 months ago read full review

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Let your server know before ordering

Amazing variety

Very fresh

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 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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They have buns, pasta, and their fish tacos can be made gluten free with corn tortillas.

For the rest of the family (if not everyone is gluten free), the food is delicious as well. They have tons of options. They made some pretty serious substitutions without charging any extra, which was extremely nice.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Updated 11 months ago read full review

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