Gluten-Free at Joe's Crab Shack

Restaurant
29 ratings
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Celiac

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Very knowledgeable server. Gf menu. Limited items still have steak and fish options, apps and sides. I had sirloin 6, mashed potatoes and corn on the cob

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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?

— Good

Gluten Intolerant

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I have many other allergies on top of a gluten intolerance, so I still cannot use the gluten free menu. I listed all my allergies and all the questions I had about which allergies I was concerned about for different parts of the dish. My waitress never wrote the allergies or questions down even though I asked many times. The food was brought to us by someone else, and came with a sauce on the side which I was still unsure about for my other allergies, so I asked again. That waiter asked our waitress and she came back to me, sighed, and said "you need to do your own research before you come" even though some of my allergies (garlic and bell peppers) are not listed on restaurant menus, even online. I'm lucky to not be terribly sensitive to cross-contamination, but I don't trust them at all.

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?

— Separate gluten-free 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good selection of healthy options
Celiac

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The gluten free menu has 3 salads, 5 entrees, and some buckets. Service was excellent.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 is the classic fish chain, nothing overly special but they do have a lot of gluten free options. I had the atlantic pot. I did light on the old bay because I was sharing with my 1 year old and she didn't need their normal amount of seasoning. This has a nice view of the water depending on where you get seated which was nice also. Service was helpful.

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?

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
Celiac

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I had the Cajun pot. Very good and no changes required for gluten free, just pricey. Refer to the online gluten free menu for options. Wait times were very long to be seated due to being short staffed, but food was good!

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 exceeded our expectations from previous visit. The wait staff knowledgeable it was delicious

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?

— Excellent

Celiac

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The staff had zero information on gluten free options, and had none of the gluten friendly menus they offer on the website. The manager came out and was also pretty clueless on what options were available. They were not busy at all, the restaurant and bathroom is dirty. I would not recommend this to anyone. Please save your gluten eating friends from this restaurant too. My gluten eating family members food came out cold also. Not one person in our party was happy with their meal.

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?

— Separate gluten-free 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?

— Below Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
Celiac

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Celiacs get one choice of seasoning on crab, Old Bay. If you have kids, ask to go light on the Old Bay. Corn and potatoes in the steam pot are safe. Waitress and staff accommodating.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

Overall Rating

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Been to this location many times. Crab steampot with Old Bay is always delicious and has never made me sick.

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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Your choices are a Steampot or Grilled Fish. They were upfront about not having a dedicated fryer and also omitted butter sauce on my fish and broccoli to keep me safe.

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


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

Celiac

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Food was tasty though I missed the Old Bay seasoning in my crab pot. Server asked what I wanted instead of potatoes thinking potatoes had gluten in them. Staff needs better training about food allergies. I didn’t get sick so that is a plus.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 dairy-free
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating

Overall Rating

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Joe’s has a decent selection of gluten free items you can choose from. And of course it’s always fun to make a mess when you eat and you don’t have to clean it up!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
Not celiac

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The gluten free menu is typical of a Landry's. It is basic. But the kitchen didn't seem to understand what gluten is. They told me that the vegetables were cooked out butter and garlic and did not know if that was ok. Usually, my experience with Landry's restaurants is that they are well trained on food allergies.

Celiac

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Very limited menu, very expensive for what we got, and not very well done seafood for a seafood restaurant. Very disappointed, but my wife didn't get sick, at least.

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I requested the gluten free menu and ordered the Ragin Cajun steam pot. Service was okay (the girl seemed stoned out of her mind) but she was friendly. The food was so good but did give me a reaction the next day unfortunately.

Celiac friendly?

No

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Gluten sensitive menu available limited but tasty !!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Staff did not understand CD. Had gluten sensitive menu but apparently not enough training.

Celiac

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Went off season. Been here about 5 yrs ago & was fine. Read the recent review so I made sure to let them know it was an allergy!salad came out fine (I did not ask for dressing as it includes an avocado)-portion was huge and only ate half. Had the steam pot of queen crab legs. I detected no seasoning (good) and enjoyed them. Drawn butter was ok, not like fresh butter you would have at home. It came with potatoes and an ear of corn I was too full to eat but looked plain & steamed. Did not get sick, huge portions. $$$ Bill was $100 for 2 people!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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They had a seperate gluten free menu which stated that is was for "gluten sensitive". I knew what I was getting into but ate there none the less. The waitresses was friendly and knowledgeable enough but it set me off and my stomach is already triggered. I ate the BLT salad I can't remember the name of it, they held the croutons but I think it was the avocado lime dressing or seasoning on the chicken that had gluten in it.

Celiac friendly?

No

Not celiac

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I would say that while the celiac in our group did not get sick, I can’t call this place celiac friendly. We found odd food particles in other food dishes which makes me wonder how much care is really being taken by kitchen staff. Also, our food was not great. I had to buy two of my children food after eating here because their food was over cooked and inedible. I spent almost $200 for six people to eat and walked away hungry :-/

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This location is no longer open

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Served a Caesar salad with non-gluten-free croutons

Celiac friendly?

No

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The food was way over priced and they had a very small gf menu. Basically salads with iceburg lettuce.

Celiac

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Great food. A bit pricey. My bucket did not have as much in it for the 30 bucks.

Celiac

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No issues with gluten free - I didn't get sick. 3 stars for other reasons. The first thing the server did was try to sell us a membership to their loyalty club. We were in vacation and just wanted supper. Ugh. 4 if ordered steak - 3 new York strips, 1 sirloin. Guess we should have known not to order steak at a seafood restaurant. The sirloin was great. The New York strips - none of the three who ordered them ate them but instead stopped at McDonald's after. I also found a piece of rice among my broccoli (the seasonal vegetable for my side). I know. Not a huge deal, especially since the rice was gluten free, but when paying that kind of money for a meal and the kitchen can't pay careful enough attention to keep rice out of my broccoli, it makes me wonder what else ended up where. Would not go back. Overall disappointing experience.

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Daughter got sick here unfortunately.

Celiac friendly?

No

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Unbelievably bad service and average food. Such a bad experience. Super disappointed. I could go on and on with every gory detail but suffice it to say it will be a lonnnnnnnggg time before any of us return to a Joe's Crab Shack. The manager, Anthony, was very nice and did take several items off the check but seriously it was too little too late.

Celiac

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They had a GF menu, which my daughter and I ordered from. We each got a salad. When they arrived, they both had croutons on it. Sent it back. Won’t go back there.

Celiac

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I felt safe eating here because what I ordered was all naturally gluten free. We thought since we were near the gulf that the crab would be extra good...nope! Food was just okay

Celiac

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Food was good. When I got the GF menu was excited however on closer inspection there was not a large variety to choose from. Was lots of steamed pots which I didn’t want settled for blackened mani mani with veg and potatoes. Was nice to sit in the window and people watch.

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I asked for the gf menu which they had and had a wide selection of items. Ordered the salmon with rice and broccoli. Turned out amazing!!! Will eat here again!!!!

Gluten Intolerant

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They have a gluten sensitive menu. The waiter was helpful and cleared my other allergies with the kitchen. I had grilled shrimp skewers which were very good.

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If I were rating on gf only, this would get 5 stars. Here’s the thing— I’ve been here twice and it can’t be ignored that the food subpar and the atmosphere isn’t my ideal. There is a handful of gf offerings but both times I went the food arrived cold (even a steam pot!) and the food was overpriced for the quality. Oh, the environment... do you like bright colors, flashing lights, screaming children, and singing waiters? If you do, you’ve found your seafood destination! As for me, I’m steering clear from now on.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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I ordered the crab steam pot with old bay. This is the second visit in 6 months. I did not have any issues either time. I think ordering the steam pots is the safest option for Celiac’s at this restaurant.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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As usual Joe's did not let me down! Always a treat to locate this restaurant during our travels. Cool location.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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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.

Celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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

Celiac

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Gluten free menu available. Wait staff seemed knowledgable.

Celiac

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

Celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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

Celiac

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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!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Gluten Sensitive

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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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Gluten Free Features
  • Gluten-Free Menu
Categories
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
Cajun steam pot
Gluten free menu
As of October 2019
Peel and eat shrimp
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Arctic Bay Steampot
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Queen crab legs.
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The Orleans steam pot.