Gluten-Free at Bluewater Grill

Restaurant
18 ratings
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available.
Reported GF menu options: Dessert, Sushi
Celiac

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Waiter was helpful in choosing what items would be safe and asked chef when not certain. I had fish of the day and my gf son had brick chicken -both tasty with no issues.

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?

— Some

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

— Good

Celiac

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This restaurant serves mostly fish. It looks delicious. I stopped in to see if they could do GF and they said most of their fish dishes are GF. Their sides are GF since they use cornstarch and not flour. However, their fries are fried in a shared fryer. So the fries are likely cross contaminated.

Ultimately, we ended up going somewhere else for dinner later that night. However, this restaurant looked really good. I will include a picture of the menu and the manager’s card, if you want to call them beforehand. They said they are currently working on a GF menu now. (April 2022)

Gave three stars since the person at the front was knowledgeable about what was gluten-free on the menu and the restaurant looked nice and clean and the fish looked fresh. Didn’t give 5 stars since we didn’t eat here so I don’t know for sure if the food is good or GF.

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?

— Some

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Amazing swordfish tacos! Did not get sick, and will be back.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Excellent

Celiac

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No gluten free items marked on the menu. I ordered what should be a naturally gluten free fish dish with veggies on the side, specifying a “gluten allergy” to the waitress. The waitress also got a bit short with all my questions which should have been a red flag to get out of there.

I ended up getting the worst gluten reaction I’ve had in a while.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Average

Celiac

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I ordered the mahi mahi catch of the day and my Nima gluten sensor showed gluten found

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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?

— Poor

Celiac

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Able to make protein style burger- delicious! All seafood can be prepared gluten-free. No dedicated fryer. Delicious cocktails. Gf tater sauce

Safety


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

— Very

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

Celiac

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DO NOT RECOMMEND. The waiter asked me if bread had gluten in it. When I asked to speak to the manager, I was told that the previous manager knew about gluten, not him. So he never came to our table. I am aware that the service industry took a hit during covid and we need to be patient but this place is unsafe.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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We have eaten here twice and both times really enjoyed our meal. We happened to have the same server both times and he was excellent at making me feel safe. We ordered GF + DF and items were great!

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
Celiac

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We have eaten at Bluewater at 2 other locations on our trip. This one was just as great as the others. I had the Seafood Louie salad. The dressing is GF and there isn’t anything in the dish that would have gluten. It’s delicious!

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

Celiac

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Based on the waiter’s responses to my questions, he seemed knowledgeable about celiac. He told me the chef said he doesn’t cook with any gluten on the grill, so he can provide gf meals on the grill. My fish was delicious as well as the spinach and cole slaw. We tried to have dinner here at 6:00 on a Sunday night, but there was a 2 hour wait. Tonight we went at 5:00 and got in with no problem.

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

Celiac

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We loved this restaurant. I had the crab cocktail, crab Louie salad (shared) and the clam and mussel combo pot. It was delicious. The manager is GF and was very helpful. My husband and sister are not GF and they really enjoyed their meals as well.

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

Celiac

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The app sashimi tuna was on the “wheat free” menu and is NOT safe. It’s marinated in soy sauce. Honestly I didn’t really like my meal- cod with sautéed carrots and spaghetti squash. The food was really oily but kind of tasteless. They forgot my salsa for the fish and then only gave me a small scoop when I asked for it. But as far as safety, what I ate was gluten free so they did a good with that. Won’t be going back though, food was mediocre

Not celiac

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Al a carte fresh fish menu. Fish and sides are cooked in olive oil.

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Food is decent. Waitstaff was very understanding and kind. I had the cioppino as recommended by another review, with squash on the side instead of bread. A little salty but safe! Enjoy :-)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Had tuna sashimi. Waiter explained what was gluten free, but did not double check and seemed uncertain. Meal came with soy sauce-esque sauce, but drizzle did not touch tuna. He was certain that fish of the day and shrimp and grits was gluten free. Did not indicate celiac friendly practices.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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My server, Rafael, was super helpful from the get go. He recommended what he thought would be best for me and took extra steps to make sure the cooks would be careful with my meal. I got the shrimp skewers with double veggies. Super yummy and an amazing view to go along with it!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Gluten free menu, staff not not knowledgeable “first time I’ve dealt with this.” I ordered fish, steamed veggies, fingerlings potatoes. Food was very good.

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Great salad and service! So happy they are still understanding gluten free!

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Sat at the bar and was very disappointed. Bartender gave wrong information about what was gluten free and did not seem to care. Will never go back. They only seem to care about their regulars.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Staff was super knowledgeable and pointed me to all the safe items on the menu. I ordered King Salmon with a side salad. Great spot!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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They were very attentive to my dietary needs. The only issue was the bus boy brought bread to our table 3 times before remembering that we couldn't eat bread (hence the 4 verses 5 stars).

They don't have a separate prep area, but only fish with a little olive oil, salt, & pepper go on their grill. The server & kitchen staff seemed highly knowledgeable about cross-contamination, so it was relatively safe.

I got the cioppino, which was fabulous! They gave me grilled summer squash instead of the toasted bread at no extra charge, which I thought was very nice. My boyfriend got the grilled halibut with coleslaw & potatoes. All of it was delicious.

All in all we had a great experience & I didn't get sick, so I'd definitely go back when I visit Avalon again.

Celiac

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Amazing staff and the chef, Randy, was super knowledgeable along with the servers and hostesses. Seriously amazing food, and incredibly caring and careful handling. Super recommended.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Our waitress understood the seriousness of celiac disease and showed me what part of the menu to order from, essentially just the daily fish and a couple of salads. One of the previous waitresses there had celiac disease so some of the staff got to learn from her what was ok and what wasn't. However, later in the meal she offered me oyster crackers so she either forgot or doesn't know what's in oyster crackers. I got the crab salad and it was delicious and I didn't get sick.

Celiac

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My wife and I enjoyed the delicious Ciopino and swordfish. Our waitress was very knowledgable when it came to identifying what was gluten free on the menu and if it was questionable, checked with the chef. Although they don't have a gluten free menu, we were informed that many of their dishes could be made gluten free upon request.

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The chopped salad with shrimp is gluten free as well as the dressing that comes with it! It was very good!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Went to dinner here recently for the first time. Was happy to see they offer a "wheatless" menu. However, the server was one of the least informed of any I have encountered. I asked which side dishes were gluten free and he replied that the vegetables were. I inquired about if the potato based sides were as well (mashed potatoes, potato chips) and he said "well I guess not because they're starches..." With a questioning voice. When I informed him not all starches contain gluten he seemed very surprised. He then went to ask the chef and came back to report that the chef didn't know if these dishes were gluten free! Very alarming and less than reassuring experience, especially at an establishment that has made the effort to offer a wheat-free menu. Will not be returning.

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This restaurant was awesome. Even though they didn't have a specific gluten free menu. Our waitress was very knowledgable. She had a list from the chef of what is gluten free on the menu. There was tons of options to choose from even a delicious desert. I will definitely recommend giving it a try.

Celiac

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Wonderful

Celiac

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loved it!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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Lots of oysters, fresh fish, Cioppino, sushi, steamed shellfish, chicken entrees, gluten free sides and creme brulee. happy hour includes wings that can be only baked, tacos made with corn tortillas, artichokes, etc. Very accommodating. Salad was fresh and cold!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Gluten Free Features
  • Dessert
  • Sushi
Categories
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
Menu
Phone number and website on card
Kid’s Menu
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