We live here in Hilton Head and travel frequently.
Generally, we have been very pleased to find a
Bonefish restaurant, as they do have a GF menu.
(Our first choice is always Legal Seafood, as they are
very strict about their GF menu and have many
choices, but there aren't that many of them in the
This last visit to Bonefish was very disappointing,
as something in the meal was not gluten-free and I
had a very difficult night.
My husband spoke with someone at the restaurant,
and when the manager called back, he insisted that
everything was gluten free and that the kitchen is
not allowed to deviate, etc., etc. My husband
explained that he just wanted to warn him so that it
wouldn't happen to anyone else, and that we
understand that cooks sometimes put a little flour in
the mashed potatoes, etc., etc., but he said that was
To all of us who are gluten-intolerant, we know the
little signs that things may not be quite right when
we order. The first thing that happened was that
they brought out a small sushi meal, which neither of
us ordered. Then when they brought out the salmon
dish, it had some kind of a rice dish instead of the
mashed potatoes. They took it back and returned
with the mashed potatoes on the plate. In hindsight,
I should have realized that something was not quite
right, but I took the wait person's word for it that all
The problem with this restaurant is not simply that
they made a mistake, it is that they are most likely
not going to fix it because they insist no mistake
happened. If you go there, do not order the Garlic
Mashed potatoes, and do not let them put anything
on your fish. That way you will probably be safe.