Gluten-Free Fried Seafood in New England

Whether you vacation in New England or you’re just craving fish and chips, we’ve got you covered. Below is a list of eateries from all around New England that offer gluten-free fried seafood. Some are celiac friendly and some are not.  This list is far from finished – please submit your favorites to Abby at abby@glutenfreeconnecticut.com. Thanks! 

 *We cannot guarantee the safety of any of these establishments, so always use your own judgement when eating out. We’re just trying to make it easier and more delicious!

Connecticut

Lillian’s Cafe
374 Main St.
Niantic, CT 06357
(860) 739-2233
Lillian’s Cafe serves up plenty of amazing rotating GF options, including chickpea flour dusted fried clams. Be sure to call before you go to see if they’ve got ’em!  

Market Place Kitchen & Bar
Locations in Avon, Danbury, Woodbury, and Mt. Snow
Market Place offers gluten-free fried clams as one of their specials – call to find out when they’ll be offered next. Shared fryers. 

Burton’s Grill 
100 Evergreen Way
South Windsor, CT 06074
Burton’s has been accommodating celiac and GF diners since before it was cool. They have a beautiful GF menu full of seafood and pastas, crab cakes, wings, calamari and more. Locations in MA, CT, and up and down the east coast. Call for specials. Dedicated GF fryer. 

Plan B
Connecticut locations: Simsbury, West Hartford, Glastonbury, Milford, Fairfield, and Stamford
Massachusetts location: Springfield
Plan B is one of our favorite spots for many reasons, but their dedicated GF fryers are at the top of the list. ALL of the fried food served at Plan B is gluten free, including fish and chips, fries, onion rings, chicken tenders, tater tots, fish sticks for the kids and more. Dedicated GF fryers. 

 

Massachusetts

Woodman’s
121 Main St.
Essex, MA 01929
(978) 768-6057
Woodman’s offers an entire menu of GF fried seafood, including fried clams, scallops, calamari, shrimp, clam cakes, chicken tenders and more. Dedicated GF fryers. 

Chatham Fish & Lobster Company
1291 Main St,
Chatham, MA 02633
(508) 945-1178
All fried seafood served at Chatham Fish & Lobster Company is gluten free. They’ve got fried clams, shrimp, scallops, fish and chips, onion rings, and more. Dedicated GF fryers. 

Stars on Hingham Harbor
2 Otis St.
Hingham, MA 02043
(781) 749-3200
Stars on Hingham really knows their gluten free. They have a very extensive GF menu, and many loyal celiac customers. They serve GF fish and chips, scallops. clams, shrimp, french fries, and more. Also pastas, wigs, desserts, and plenty of vegetarian options. They even use different colored plates to ensure your safety. Dedicated GF fryers.

The Angler
1 Village Square
Westminster, MA 01473
(978) 874-2202
The Angler serves GF fried clams, scallops, fish and chips and more on Mondays and Tuesdays only. They clean the fryer, use new oil, a cornmeal coating, and make their GF customers very happy!

Box Seats
500 E. Washington St.
N. Attleboro, MA 02760
(508) 695-0660
Box Seats is a local celiac favorite. They serve fried calamari, fish and chips, clams, shrimp, chicken tenders, wings, and more. They also have GF pasta, burgers, brownie sundaes…the list goes on. Dedicated GF fryer. 

Legal Seafoods
26 locations in the Greater Boston area; check their website for one near you
Legal Seafoods serves up GF fish and chips. clams, calamari, fries and more. They also have GF rolls for sandwiches, and the manager delivers your GF meal. They definitely do their best to ensure your safety. Dedicated GF fryers. 

The Cabin
114 E. Grove St.
Middleboro,. MA 02346
(508) 947-8590
The Cabin is a locally owned and operated restaurant offering a huge GF menu, including fish and chips, calamari, scallops, clams, fries, and so much more. They even have GF quesadillas and desserts.

Burton’s Grill 
43 Middlesex Tpke.
Burlington, MA 01803
Burton’s has been accommodating celiac and GF diners since before it was cool. They have a beautiful GF menu full of seafood and pastas, crab cakes, wings, calamari and more. Locations in Burlington, Hingham, North Andover, Peabody, Shrewsbury, and Westford, as well as up and down the east coast. Call for specials. Dedicated GF fryer. 

J.T. Farnham’s
88 Eastern Ave.
Essex, MA 01929
(978) 768-6643
J.T. Farnham’s offers every fried menu item gluten free, except for onion rings. But we can deal with that because they have a dedicated GF fryer, they change the oil daily, and yum!

Plan B
Connecticut locations: Simsbury, West Hartford, Glastonbury, Milford, Fairfield, and Stamford
Massachusetts location: Springfield
Plan B is one of our favorite spots for many reasons, but their dedicated GF fryers are at the top of the list. ALL of the fried food served at Plan B is gluten free, including fish and chips, fries, onion rings, chicken tenders, tater tots, fish sticks for the kids and more. Dedicated GF fryers. 

 Rhode Island

photo credit: Woodman’s of Essex

Lola’s Blue Farm
Lola’s Blue Farm is a 1977 VW bus that’s been transformed into a 100% dedicated GF food truck. It travels through Narragansett Beach during the warmer weather, serving up all sorts of great GF grub, including fried seafood, using a chia seed, panko and corn batter.

TwoTen Oyster Bar and Grille
210 Salt pond Rd.
S. Kingston, RI 02789
At TwoTen, they can make nearly the entire menu gluten free – this means their fried clams, calamari – anything. They also have GF pasta dishes and GF rolls for sandwiches.  Dedicated GF fryer

Maine

Boone’s Fish House & Oyster Room
86 Commercial St.
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-5725
Boone’s serves up fried clams, fish and chips and more, but they do not use a dedicated GF fryer.

Bob’s Clam Hut
315 US-1
Kittery, ME 03904
(207) 439-4233
Bob’s can make any fried food on their awesome menu GF by using corn flour, but they use shared fryers.

Mack’s Place
224 Portland Rd.
Bridgton, ME 04009
(207) 647-4611
Mack’s has a huge GF menu, including fried shrimp, scallops, clams, fish and chips and more. They also have GF buns for hotdogs, hamburgers and lobster rolls and GF pizza. Dedicated GF fryers.

Geddy’s
19 Main St.
Bar Harbor, ME
(207) 288-5077
At Geddy’s, all of the fried foods, including fish and chips, shrimp and more is gluten free and cooked in zero trans fat oil. Dedicated GF fryers. 

New Hampshire

River House Restaurant
53 Bow St.
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 431-2600
River House has a lovely GF menu, complete with fried seafood(chickpea flour) including a haddock sandwich on a GF roll. They also serve GF crab cakes, burgers and more. Dedicated GF fryer. 

Lobster Tail
4 Corbetts Pond Rd.
Windham, NH 03807
(603) 890-5555
Lobster Tail serves GF fried shrimp, scallops, clams, onion rings and much more. They also use cholesterol-free, non-hydrogenated vegetable oil. Dedicated GF fryer. 

photo credit Box Seats

Bolton’s Lake House
22 Main St.
Kingston, NH 03848
(603) 347-1950
Bolton’s serves up GF fried seafood – call for details!  Dedicated GF fryer .