Hawks Nest Grill

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 25 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Dedicated Fryer + 11 more
100% of 25 votes say it's Celiac friendly

5251 S Nova Rd., Port Orange, FL 32127 Directions

(386) 236-9779
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 days ago

    The owner is very familiar with celiac. Both his wife and daughter have celiac. I had gluten-free fried cheese and their ravioli, both were very good. I wish every place I traveled had a place like this. I felt very confident that the food I had was truly gluten-free.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 week ago

    Awesome gluten free Italian food. Four in our group with celiac disease. Ate twice in one week. Very knowledgeable about gluten free and cross contamination (owner/cook’s wife and son have celiac). Dedicated fryer. Gluten free menu items we tried: eggplant parmigiana, crab ravioli, cheese ravioli, mozzarella sticks, French toast, Italian sandwich, French fries, salads, blackened chicken fettuccine. Everything was delicious. We will definitely be back next year on vacation. FYI... if you have a large group be sure and call ahead because this is a small restaurant.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    Definitely check this place out. We went for breakfast and had a really knowledgeable waitress/cook. Try the corned beef hash. It's unlike any I've ever had. Delicious.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    Educated staff and many gluten free options! Dedicated fryer and gluten free cheesecake and pasta, including ravioli! Plus, everything was delicious.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 weeks ago

    Mr Rizzo the owner waited on us and cooked our homemade pasta dinner. Gluten free and so delicious! It’s a must to eat out here.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    This place was AMAZING!! The owner is completely knowledgeable about gluten and cross contamination, his wife and son are Celiac. They have a dedicated fryer. They have so many options as well. We were so excited as three of the four in our family are celiac. Obviously we wanted to try everything. We would definitely have gone more than once but ended up sick on our trip and only got to go the last day. So we had fried mozzarella, Rueben sandwich, fries, chicken wings, fried fish and homemade cheesecake. It was all so good. We didn’t have any but he makes his own GF pasta as well. Locally owned and operated. When we are anywhere near here will definitely go back. HIGHLY recommend. You can read more about the dishes we had on my instagram (bakedtoorderglutenfree).

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    Amazing!! The staff was so helpful. Everything we had was delicious. The GF french toast was excellent. We are in the area on vacation and plan to eat here again before we leave. My super-picky 7 year old is begging to go back! Top notch!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    This is my favorite gluten free friendly restaurant I have ever eaten at. I am allergic to wheat; the owner's wife and son both have celiac and he put SO much effort into explaining all of the options to me (there are a ton!). I have never felt so accommodated and catered to at a restaurant, the owner and the waitress were so sweet and excited for me that I could experience REAL gluten free food without the typical cross contamination disclaimer. Eat here if you get the chance!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    This is the best gf restaurant. Family owned and very knowledgeable. Fresh pasta in four flavors, gf garlic bread and mostly gf mozzarella sticks. And gf cheesecake that’s was great. Was on vacation but wished I was closer because if so would be here often. Also has gf breakfast which can get homefries because they have dedicated fryer!!!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    Amazing gluten free breakfast, Celiac friendly, accommodates dairy as well. Best prices and food on our trip! Wish this place was at home! Can't wait to try the GF pasta they sell as well! Wish we were in the area to come back for lunch and dinner!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    The homemade gluten free cheese sticks, spinach fettuccini, marinara sauce and last but certainly not least cherry cheesecake we’re so dog gone good! It was like eating glutened food! I am beyond stuffed! Probably put more than a couple of the pounds I lost recently back on! It was worth it!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    Fabulous. Very celiac friendly absolutely!!! Great food at really good prices. Our family all loved it! Dedicated fryer. Family owned restaurant

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    GF manicotti, garlic bread, and fried mozzarella! What a gem of a restaurant! The exterior is deceiving; step inside and you will be magically transported to GF heaven! The staff and service are also excellent, and we came in on a day they were making the GF pasta, so that was cool. They also sell their pasta on Amazon, and it was very good and made from chick pea flour.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    AMAZING! Handmade GF pastas, and fried foods I’ve only dreamed of eating again. Wonderful, friendly and family owned. You will be so happy you went.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    Absolutely amazing. GF mozzarella sticks! Fantastic pasta dishes. I can’t wait to come back.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 months ago

    OMG! I have never had pasta I liked better...even before I went GF. The GF cherry cheesecake was just like gramma's secret recipe, and they even had GF fried mozzarella. I was in heaven. Then I got the bill. $31.36 for two people? This place has only been open 2 months, but the make GF pasta fresh! Morons can wait for 2 hours for a mediocre dinner on the beach or drive a few miles and have them ultimate foodtastic experience.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 months ago

    Anyone would be a fool if they didnt eat here. My boyfriend was able to have fried mozzarella sticks for thr first time in many years. the staff is very knowledgeable about gf. Would recommend this to anyone. They have 4 different gf pastas and gf garlic bread. The gf cheesecake was as good as my own and I make a mean cheesecake. A real find on our florida vacation.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    Fantastic and safe for celiac to eat

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    I seriously have not had good Italian since being diagnosed. Owner is fully versed in cross contamination. Wife and child are celiac. pasta is chickpea pasta and sauces were amazing. Dedicated fryers.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    Tried Hawk's Nest today. Owner's wife and son are celiac so they are very knowledgeable. They make their own GF pasta using chickpea flour. They also sell the pasta and their homemade sauce. Owner mentioned wife makes dessert cheesecake and it working on a GF recipe for the restaurant. Definitely a great find. Especially for this area. Good GF restaurants are scarce. They serve breakfast, luuch and dinner and do take out.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    It is so hard to find GF options in Daytona but this place provides wonderful options. It’s so easy to go somewhere and find gf pasta but this is the first place I have been that makes homemade pasta in house , before your eyes! And I am not talking spaghetti or penne. I don’t know what type of pasta it was but there was about four flavor choices and multiple homemade sauce choices. They have a dedicated fryer and can make a variety of things Gf. We had fried cheese that was delicious/ They brought GF garlic bread. They even have breakfast served there. If you are nervous about the preparation you can discreetly watch because everything is made at grill at the bar. Owner is very knowledgeable as two family members are celiac/ It doesn’t look like much from outside but it’s a nice local place that has good prices for the beach. We had huge serving sizes. 30 min later I haven’t gotten sick. I will eat here again!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    Don't be fooled by the unassuming exterior. This place is delicious. They make gluten free pasta, salad dressings, garlic bread, and fried mozzarella in house. I was in heaven! Super friendly owner and a clean bathroom to boot. It's well worth the drive from orlando! Owner's wife and daughter have celiac, and he is very knowledgeable and accommodating. Even the vodka in the vodka sauce was gluten free.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    There are 2 celiacs in the owner's immediate family, so he knows what he's doing! Dedicated fryer, several choices of sandwich breads and buns, and at dinner they have housemade gf pasta. All very affordable.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    Gluten free Hot dogs, Hamburger, buns for both. Chickpea GF pasta, dedicated fryer. Owners wife has celiac, very understanding

Gluten-Free Features

  • Beer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Cheesecake
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Fries
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Hot Dogs
  • Pasta

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
8:30 am - 9 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 9 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 9 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 9 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 9 pm
Sunday
8:30 am - 1 pm
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