Gluten Free at Joe's Crab Shack

87 ratings
Gluten Free Menu, Kid Friendly, Seafood, Lunch, Restaurant
User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
1 week ago
Celiac friendly

The people that worked there were very knowledgeable on what I could eat and they had the care to wash their hands.

User profile picture thumbnail
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Separate gf menu. Not many options but had the grilled redfish which was really good. We're going back tomorrow for shrimp and crab steamer. Had a bad experience at the one in Myrtle Beach and almost didn't go to this one. The service and the food are much better at Daytona.

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
3 months ago

The service was good. The food not so much. Had the salmon grilled in a pan. The only side I could have was the grilled veggies but they didn’t have them today so I had the steamed broccoli. It was very over cooked and the salmon had a metallic taste to it. Most of the menu is deep fried food or steamed seafood. Everyone else liked what they had but it was not an option for me because it was deep fried. Won’t be in a rush to go back.

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

I have dined at this location and others a few times over the years. They have a reasonable number of options and I believe the kitchen is safe.

User profile picture thumbnail
3 months ago

Had a great meal. Gluten free menu. Lovely seafood. Servicer very knowledgeable. Would go again.

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

Ate here earlier this week. Joe’s has a “Gluten Sensitive” menu, complete with several steamed pots listed. I had the Ragin’ Cajun Steam Pot that included crab legs, shrimp, corn, red potatoes and smoked sausage boiled in their spicy Cajun boil. It was lip-burning deliciousness. The menu lists a disclaimer about possible cross-contamination; I made sure, as always, to tell my waiter. Joe’s has remodeled and updated their menu since the last time my family ate here. Everyone else enjoyed their glutton-meals; however, the food was a bit pricier than we remembered.

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
4 months ago

Server was very knowledgeable & helpful in ordering. Food was good.

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
4 months ago

Gluten free menu available. Wait staff seemed knowledgable.

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
5 months ago

Good food, several gf options, with knowledgeable and friendly staff.

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

They have a gf menu, I just wish the “special” menus were included, at least online somewhere. Never had an issue ordering what is known to be gf, tho.

User profile picture thumbnail
Not celiac
6 months ago

great sea food and atmosphere. GF menu and helpful staff.

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

I went here last night and it was really good! The menu was limited but I got the queen crab with old bay seasoning and it was so delicious! The wait staff was very attentive and the chef was helpful in determining the seasoning for the crabs. Very sensitive Celiac and no issues! Would 10/10 return!

User profile picture thumbnail
Not celiac
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

Great service and staff, their steampots are always a safe bet! Limited in appetizers, but I've never been I'll after eating at any if their establishments

User profile picture thumbnail
Not celiac
6 months ago

I always go for a steampot which is naturally gluten free. Great service and knowlegible staff at this location, had a great and safe experience while visiting!

User profile picture thumbnail
7 months ago

Always have a great meal when here. Crab pot salad are perfect!!! Service always nice

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
7 months ago

The staff was unfamiliar with gluten and both staff at door and manager (after I had to ask for one) told me the menu was gluten "friendly" because everything has a little gluten in it and their GF menu had less gluten. The manager was very demeaning while talking to me say everything has some gluten in it with a very unprofessional tone and attitude. I explained I had an allergy and had to eat gluten FREE and I would be very sick if proper precautions were not taken to insure my food was not cross contaminated. After much debate I decided (only because we had promised my kids we would eat crab) to try to do a steam pot. I did not get sick after but the food, well just wasn't really good. The shrimp was the worst and I did not eat it it was so bad... I will not go back again.

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
8 months ago

Don’t go when it’s busy. I waited an hour for my order and when it came it was not gluten free. I ended up leaving my friend to eat alone while I went to Red Robin next door.

User profile picture thumbnail
10 months ago

Separate menu with several fish options. Staff was very conscientious & it was a busy Friday night at prime dinner time. Only gave 4 stars because pricey.

User profile picture thumbnail
10 months ago
Not celiac friendly

The manager was very rude when we asked about gluten free, even though it lists gluten friendly on their kid's menu. She told me that they didn't have gluten free. I really don't think she had any idea what she was talking about. Big disappointment because my kids loved the "gluten friendly" crab pots.

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
11 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Take it from a former employee of this specific JCS location... NOTHING here is safe to eat. The cooks don’t change their gloves (or don’t wear gloves at all), the line is only wiped down a few times a day, 99% of the cooks, servers, and managers don’t even know what gluten is, and no one there knows how to read labels so they won’t be able to tell you if something actually contains gluten or not. They aren’t even good about cleaning their dishes thoroughly and make mistakes quite often, so NOTHING is safe to eat here unless you go back to the kitchen and prepare it yourself.

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

Spun our wheels talking to the staff. They have a gluten free menu and said they have the protocols for preparing gluten free meals. Then when talking to a 3rd person, they admitted they don’t segregate the gluten free from gluten. They don’t know what they are doing.

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

The staff was knowledgeable about what was GF. Although they provide a caveat that their menu is "gluten friendly" rather than GF due to possibility of cross-contamination, they stated that they prepare GF items in a separate part of the kitchen from breaded items. Also, for the meals, they substitute corn and potatoes for whatever side dishes they normally provide. Overall, very good experience.

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

Usually I get the Cajun bucket. It has always been great. This time I just wanted a salad because I'm cutting down on meat. When I had questions about a couple items the server brought the GF menu. Both salads were listed as GF w/o croutons. I ordered the chopped salad. It came w/o dressing. The server told me that it was in there, so I went digging. Good thing too. I found two croutons hiding in the depths. When I pointed it out she offered to take it back so they could pick out the croutons. I told them that picking them out didn't matter. If the were in there at all I couldn't eat any of it. She said that they would make me a new one. The new salad looked ok, but I dug through it anyway. It seemed ok, but I still got sick. I suspect the salads are premixed with croutons. How else would strays get in there? Are you ok with them picking the croutons out by hand? Stick to the crab buckets. Avoid the salads.

User profile picture thumbnail
1 year ago

My husband and I went this evening. when I explained to the waitress I had a gluten allergy she was very understanding and brought me a gluten free menu. The menu had several gluten free boils as well as appetizers and other main dishes. They had several sides to choose from as well.

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
1 year ago

Great service printed me out a gluten free menu , lots to choose from. Our waiter Tahan was amazing and did everything he could to help me . And I feel great after eating no issues :)

User profile picture thumbnail
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

Lots of GF choices but no dedicated menu. My son and I both had no reaction to the crab and shrimb bucket we had. Not sure of it would be celiac friendly.

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
1 year ago

I have eaten safely here. Definitely tell the server you need gf AND to change gloves in the kitchen. I am celiac and was able to eat safely. The steam pots are the way to go. Delicious. Please don't rate them low if you don't like seafood and menu choices are otherwise limited. This is a seafood restaurant.

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

A very small GF menu. The menu in the store didn't match the online menu. There are a few extra things online. If you don't like seafood then steak or salad is your only option. I had the steak, steamed potatoes and corn. I can't say the steak was great, but at least I didn't have to sit and watch my family eat. I didn't get sick afterwards.

User profile picture thumbnail
1 year ago

Not many options for those with celiac that also don't like seafood. Steak was tough, not many gf sides to choose from. Husband thought he would be nice and let me have some crab and was very disappointed in his meal.

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
1 year ago

It was okay. It was worth going once, doubt I'll go again.

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

The menu online wasn't what was in the restaurant. server wasn't trained. Terrible!

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
1 year ago

Unorganized and know one knows what they are talking about

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Had a gluten free menu & I didn't get glutened, but the waiter seemed annoyed when I asked to specify glove changes and said "well all boiled seafood is gluten free so you don't need to worry". Still, I don't know what all they've served using those gloves so I prefer a glove change. Other than that, it was good.

User profile picture thumbnail
Not celiac
1 year ago

Gluten free menu, great options.

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
1 year ago

Good food. Waitress was careful and the manager cooked my food to be safety.

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
1 year ago

Only gluten free stuff is seafood no gf bread for sandwiches/burgers etc. Would not recommend if looking for options outside of seafood

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
1 year ago

Awesome seafood and feel great

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

The famous crab dip is GF! Just ditch the chips for a spoon :)yum. There is a GF menu and a statement at the bottom of the main menu asking you to tell your server about food allergies. I ordered the steam pot and it was amazing!

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
1 year ago

My husband is severe celiac and Joe's is a safe place for us to eat at when we travel. It's good food and safe for celiacs. It is a bit pricey but worth it.

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Gluten free menu with a good selection. Staff very accommodating. Daughter had classic steam pot.

User profile picture thumbnail
Not celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

Before I ordered, I clearly stated I had a gluten and soy allergy to the waitress. I repeated after giving my order to make sure nothing had soy in it. Getting my meal gluten free was not a problem although they can't guarantee no cross contamination. Not many choices but doable. Getting my meal soy free was not getting though to her at all. My grilled chicken, broccoli and rice were all covered in a "butter blend" that contains soy. Sent it back only to receive the broccoli and rice back with the butter blend on it again. Manager came out asking what we needed having no idea what the problem was. It appeared she was running the kitchen so I assume the waitress didn't denote on my order or communicate to the kitchen staff my allergy.

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

The gluten-free menu is very limited, but fortunately includes the Crab steam pot. Worth it just for that.

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
1 year ago

Had a chopped salad without bread and cheese. Tasted fine. A place to go for a bucket of crab or shrimp but not too much else.

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
1 year ago

Gluten Free but Flavorful, now that's what I'm talking about. Love their buckets.

User profile picture thumbnail
1 year ago

The steampots are the way to go. If you have an egg allergy, let the waiter know. No appetizers to choose from for me due to lactose intolerance. On the higher end for cost. $$

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
1 year ago

I was badly glutened here. I ordered from their "gluten friendly" menu. The cedar roasted salmon with a side of white rice. Im positive that it was the white rice that did it. Just be ware! They are not gluten friendly.

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

They have separate Gluten Free Menu with several options. I got the Arctic Bay steam pot with snow Crab, Lobster, shrimp and sausage. Delicious!!!

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

Not only was the service bad, but I had to send my meal back 2 times before it was made correctly and actually gluten free. The wait the first time was very long despite them not being busy at all. And, after all of that, I got sick (and I'm not super super sensitive). I'm assuming that they just took the croutons off of the salad, instead of remaking it. Super disappointed, will not be returning.

User profile picture thumbnail
2 years ago
Not celiac friendly

the menu for GF is a piece of paper with many items crossed off.

User profile picture thumbnail
2 years ago
Not celiac friendly

Server said they had no gluten free options. Googled the menu and found something but I do not recommend for gluten intolerant

Gluten Free Features
  • Gluten Free Menu
Categories
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
Peel and eat shrimp
peel and eat shrimp
Arctic Bay Steampot
photo
Queen crab legs.
photo
The Orleans steam pot.