After learning that Jason Carron, formerly of the food allergy-friendly Fleming’s Steakhouse , was the executive chef of the Sea Dog Brew Pub, we knew a visit was in order. Upon arriving, we were happily surprised to find a full gluten-free menu ( not available online)! This menu (click on picture to expand) includes appetizers (mostly salads), a variety of entrees ranging from steak, pork chops and baked haddock to pasta dishes that are available with sides such as asparagus, mashed potato, red bliss potatoes, fries, peas, broccoli and mushroom risotto. Burgers (with buns!) and pizza (crust is dairy-free) are also options. Dessert is not posted on this menu, but on the night of our visit, they were serving a gluten-free brownie sundae.
We enjoyed the Spinach Salad (contained walnuts) and Chicken Margherita Pizza which ,obviously, contained grilled chicken, tomato sauce and was topped with shredded cheddar jack cheese. Another dish tried was the Grilled Chicken Pasta. This chicken was served over a bed of gluten-free penne, tomatoes and broccoli and was finished with a rum cream sauce. They did a great job cooking the pasta and were also concious of contamination by having management deliver our ‘special’ food. You may notice the chicken is lacking in the picture of the pasta dish above. Though our server seemed embarrassed that the dish had a missing component, I didn’t mind at all when I discovered that it was specially and separately prepared from the regular grilled chicken and, thus, arrived on a separate plate.
Oddly, they do NOT offer gluten-free beer!
Besides the Woburn location, there is the Sea Dog Brew Pub in Hull, and the Sea Dog Steak & Ale in Northborough, Ma. It has a similar (if not identical) gluten-free menu. However, the gluten-free options vary at the Maine locations. For instance, the Bangor location provides a list of substitutions when needing gluten-free, such as trading pasta for rice. They do not currently have gluten-free buns, pasta or pizza (yet)…
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