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Hi everyone,

Yesterday, I went out with friends to Legal Seafoods. They advertise a gluten-free menu, but as we all know, those menus usually consist of stuff like a burger without the bun, salad without croutons, etc. etc., you know, boring stuff.

Their menu had tons of stuff on it including clam chowder (in a broth instead of thick), other fish dishes, etc. I ordered the caesar salad (which they make with gluten-free croutons! :D ), and the fried calamari (yes, you read that right! They use chickpea flour in a dedicated fryer :D). The food was excellent, and for those who think their food usually looks "weird", none of the people I was with heard me order and no one would have guessed looking at the food that it was gluten-free.

I spoke with the manager, thanked him profusely, and told him I would definitely tell as many people as possible about the great food. I also ended up asking lots of questions of my server/bartender during the meal and he answered all my questions, checking with the cook if he wasn't absolutely sure. The manager was very happy that I was so satisfied with the meal, he said they work very hard to make their menus for people with allergies tasty.

If you're ever in the Boston area, go to a Legal Seafoods, you won't be disappointed. You still have to ask for the gluten-free menu, of course ;)

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thanks for the info! I hope that other restaurants take their cue from them!!

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Aren't they amazing? The food i so good and I LOVE that they now have gluten-free bread and croutons. I am so lucky to live 10 minutes away from one!

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Hi Mtn,

Are you referring to the one at the mall in Peabody? If so, are you referring to the bread crumbs or do they actually have real gluten free bread for before your meal etc.?

I wish they would do gluten-free fries, they have the dedicated friolator so you wouldn't think it'd be an issue, but I guess whoever they get the fries for must not be gluten-free, oh well, lol one can wish.

Anyways, thanks, I'm not a big seafood fan, but I'm always up for a filet mignon or burger (without bun etc.) so I'm anxious to check it out.

Aren't they amazing? The food i so good and I LOVE that they now have gluten-free bread and croutons. I am so lucky to live 10 minutes away from one!

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Hi Mtn,

Are you referring to the one at the mall in Peabody? If so, are you referring to the bread crumbs or do they actually have real gluten free bread for before your meal etc.?

I wish they would do gluten-free fries, they have the dedicated friolator so you wouldn't think it'd be an issue, but I guess whoever they get the fries for must not be gluten-free, oh well, lol one can wish.

Anyways, thanks, I'm not a big seafood fan, but I'm always up for a filet mignon or burger (without bun etc.) so I'm anxious to check it out.

Yes- the one in Peabody. Real rolls for your meal, croutons and I *think* they might have fries. They have fried seafood that is gluten-free- I've had the fried clams before. Yummers!

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I will have to make a trip then! Thanks for the info, always looking for new places to try so good to hear where people are having good experiences around here.

Yes- the one in Peabody. Real rolls for your meal, croutons and I *think* they might have fries. They have fried seafood that is gluten-free- I've had the fried clams before. Yummers!

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This is sooo exciting to hear! I just went to Michael's harborside in newburyport and had to order a plain salad and steamers to be safe. My mom, dad, and husband enjoyed fried clams ect. and I was so jelous! I will definitely have to check it soon :D

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Jallen,

Next time you are craving fried clams try Woodman's of Essex. They have a large restaurant in Essex, MA with gluten free fried seafood and recently opened a smaller place in Litchfield, NH. Highly recommended!

Bev

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Jallen,

Next time you are craving fried clams try Woodman's of Essex. They have a large restaurant in Essex, MA with gluten free fried seafood and recently opened a smaller place in Litchfield, NH. Highly recommended!

Bev

I was just thinking this (and my name is Bev too!) :D Woodman's is CRAZY good and you have everything EXCEPT the clam cakes, onion rings and buns. You can have French fries tiill you never want to see another one!

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I saw that Michae's Harborside had gluten-free menu options and we called once to see what it was all about, but the options seemed very boring, so we never ventured out there. The place right across the bridge, Stripers, was able to accomodate me a week or two ago with a really good filet mignon. They also told us on the phone they had a dedicated friolator for fries, but when we got there the hostess checked and said they couldn't gaurantee that another cook hadn't used it that day for something else (like the fourth time between chain restaurants and local restaurants that I got the OK on the phone and then the dissapointing news when I got there, 99 and Sylvan Street grill has done the same, although a couple times they said the friolator was fine and had fries with no problems...so I don't even know anymore with them)

Anyways, hate getting my hopes up with the whole dedicated friolator and then seeing them fall apart, that's why I love Burtons Grill and Woodmans (oh and Wendy's of course lol), never an issue, they rule (I work in Ipswich although I live in NH, so I find every reason to make an trip to Woodmans for lunch at least once a week since there's nothing in Ipswich good for gluten-free except for a Thai place which I'm not crazy about.)

This is sooo exciting to hear! I just went to Michael's harborside in newburyport and had to order a plain salad and steamers to be safe. My mom, dad, and husband enjoyed fried clams ect. and I was so jelous! I will definitely have to check it soon :D

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I saw that Michae's Harborside had gluten-free menu options and we called once to see what it was all about, but the options seemed very boring, so we never ventured out there. The place right across the bridge, Stripers, was able to accomodate me a week or two ago with a really good filet mignon. They also told us on the phone they had a dedicated friolator for fries, but when we got there the hostess checked and said they couldn't gaurantee that another cook hadn't used it that day for something else (like the fourth time between chain restaurants and local restaurants that I got the OK on the phone and then the dissapointing news when I got there, 99 and Sylvan Street grill has done the same, although a couple times they said the friolator was fine and had fries with no problems...so I don't even know anymore with them)

Anyways, hate getting my hopes up with the whole dedicated friolator and then seeing them fall apart, that's why I love Burtons Grill and Woodmans (oh and Wendy's of course lol), never an issue, they rule (I work in Ipswich although I live in NH, so I find every reason to make an trip to Woodmans for lunch at least once a week since there's nothing in Ipswich good for gluten-free except for a Thai place which I'm not crazy about.)

I agree....Burton's is amazing and has one of the BEST gluten-free menu's I have ever seen. Ditto for Woodman's...their clams are simply the best. I drive an hour and 15 minutes to get there so that goes to show how good the place is. I think the main difference is that both of these places have Celiacs in the family and that makes all the difference!

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