Waterman's Surfside Grille

27 ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Dessert
91% of 24 votes say it's celiac friendly
415 Atlantic Ave
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

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I had a great experience here. My waiter seemed very comfortable with the whole celiac thing. Made suggestions and felt confident I would be safe. I was! I had a great salad with grilled salmon. The salmon was made in a separate pan, per my request. They made me feel welcome, had a great lunch, great views! Will definitely come back!

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?

— Good

Updated 12 hours ago read full review

Celiac

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I ordered the Endless Summer salad with no cheese or nuts. I unfortunately have other allergies, so my options are very limited, but I appreciate that this was safe. This is the second time I’ve eaten at Waterman’s. The GF items are marked on the menu.

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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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I had the endless summer salad with blackened salmon. It was delicious! This was one of the only gluten friendly restaurants in the area.

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 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

  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Bar
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

Photos


shrimp, crab and scallops
sea bass
Gf broiled scallops
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Not celiac

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Items are marked gluten free on the menu. Tony our waiter was extremely knowledgeable. He was able to recommend an easy accommodation to make an appetizer gluten free. He also knew the food and drinks well to make great recommendations for our taste. He was extremely attentive and made sure we enjoyed all his recommendations.

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for takeout
Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The waitress was very knowledgeable about what a celiac could eat, and the menu was clearly marked.

I had the chicken sandwich with awesome sauce (minus the bun) and grilled vegetables. The flavor was amazing! Although they do have gf flourless chocolate cake I was too full!

This is one of the last “mom and pop” restaurants on the boardwalk. They choose local produce and seafood. I was impressed with the knowledge of celiac gluten free issues and the comfort level they gave me. I will definitely eat here again.

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 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Lots of GF options noted on their regular menu and our food was delicious!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Knowledgeable & accommodating. Worked well for us

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very busy in a rainy evening. Front room staff was ok...not great. Valet parking was a plus. Server was super. Lots of gf options and food was delicious. Crab dip was yummy. They offer a flourless chocolate cake, but it was gooey and not great.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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What an amazing experience! All the GF food is labeled on the menu. We had yellowfin tuna with a sauce, a broiled seafood platter and steamed shrimp. Very nice restaurant but it was very busy on a Monday night during the summer so make sure to allow a lot of time!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Gluten Knowledgeable but the food wasn’t good. I had the Mahi-mahi and it had no flavor at all. I left 3/4 of the dish untouched. The crab dip was good and the drinks. Overall a disappointment for the price and murmurous other restaurants to choose from.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We came for a taste of va beach seafood and got shrimp, scallops and crab and it had no taste Spent over $100 for two people and left disappointed! Service was fine food was disappointing!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Diverse gluten free menu, and great food! The flourless chocolate cake is amazing! Very careful about cross-contamination.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The restaurant itself is in a great location and is very large inside. They are often busy but when there is a wait they put you on a yelp text list that allows you to venture further along the boardwalk while you wait, which is a great feature when you have little kids in tow. We have been here twice and both times the service was as good as the view. The menu clearly indicates what items are gluten free and the servers are aware of cross contamination issues and offered excellent recommendations. Next time we visit, we will be back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Our server Ezra was very helpful when making a decision. Tons of GF options including the crab dip, one of my favorites! All the food was delicious!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This by far was my favorite restaurant of my week long vacation - the seafood is amazing, the crab dip was to die for. The drinks are yummy too! No reservations, and it can have a long wait, but so worth it. Chips are fried in nee oil every morning and worked for me, I'm celiac

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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gluten-free menu, gluten-free dessert of flower free cake. Good service.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I had a very pleasant experience here. Yoko, our server, was knowledgeable and attentive to my gluten free needs. I ordered the grilled flounder with green beans and red potatoes. I even had the chocolate mousse (without the cookie crumbles) for dessert. I did not have a reaction. I would recommend this restaurant to other celiac diners.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Food was exceptionally good! No reaction! I had the scallops, fresh vegetables, Amd mashed potatoes! Expensive but yummy!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Awesome food! They are knowledgeable and have a gluten free menu! Even a desert and a few appetites.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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i went recently not much I could eat and unwilling to bake fries like they did in past. had salmon salad but came out with pita so they had to redo it. it was VERY yummy.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very good GF options. Separate GF menu. They seem to really get GF. Food was very good. Waitress was very knowledgeable about GF. Also had GF dessert.

Highly recommended.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Gluten free options, however Chips and Fries come from common fryer. They are listed on gf menu, but have to read small print to see not gf and not safe for celiac. Thankfully I noticed after ordering but before eating. Items should not be on gluten free menu, or noted that chips/fries not gf right beside item.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Very good food with numerous GF options. As stated on the GF menu, there is no dedicated GF fryer. Server & kitchen helpful and willing to make accommodations.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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