King Daddy's Chicken and Waffle (Closed)

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 100 ratings
$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Dedicated Kitchen Space + 11 more
92% of 77 votes say it's Celiac friendly

444 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806 Directions

(828) 785-1690
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    Celiac
    1 rating
    3 days ago

    9/20/18- This place is CLOSED. New restaurant is opening 9/26?-27???

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    Beware! While this restaurant presents itself as having a sensitivity and awareness of food intolerances and allergies, they do not. My waitress was dismissive when I talked to her about my severe celiac‘s disease, waving me off and telling me it is marked on the menu. When I persisted and told her how sensitive I am I assumed her attitude would not prevent her from notifying the kitchen. Now here I am, it was the only thing I ate that day, and I am dearly paying the price. I can tell it is more than a minor cross contamination issue. I called a few hours later, once I knew I was sick, and nobody has followed up with me about it.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    Fabulous fried chicken! And the fried green tomatoes...what a treat!! My husband said the gluten less fried chicken was better than his gluten full fried chicken.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    4 weeks ago

    Ate here twice in the past week. Food was great and the staff was very informed on the gluten less items.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    I absolutely love this place! I’ve only had waffles here but they are awesome! And very reasonably priced. A huge waffle served w whatever topping you want! Their menu states that they aren’t a gf facility but that they make every effort to prevent cross contamination. I am very sensitive to gluten. I highly recommend this establishment!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 month ago

    Amazing glutenless fried green tomatoes, chicken and waffles!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    best fried gf food i have ever had!! they are usually busy, but the wait times aren’t too long. they have quick service and very knowledgeable and friendly staff. definitely stop by if you are in the area!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    Awesome, funky little place that is definitely celiac friendly. We had a short wait—maybe 15 minutes—and once seated, our waitress was attentive and knowledgeable about celiac. The fried chicken is delicious, and our whole family enjoyed the crispy sweet coating and the tender meat on top of waffles—so good! French fries are top notch and also gf. We tried the sweet potato hush puppies—good, but not sure I’d get them again. This was food that you want to eat again—we may have to road trip to Asheville just for King Daddy’s!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    Amazing food!! They have a separate preparation area in the kitchen for gluten-less meal needs. The fried chicken and waffles are.... no words to describe the flavor! Just amazing! They have 2 waffles gf waffle Belgian like and a cornbread one. Both amazing! Will definitely be coming to try more from their menu. So many options for gf it is overwhelming!! Make the trip, you won’t be disappointed.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 months ago

    I felt completely comfortable eating here. Staff members were knowledgeable about gluten. The have a separate area to prepare gluten less food. I had the gluten less fried chicken and vegan gluten less waffle. They were very good and I did not get sick at all. I highly recommend this place.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    2 months ago

    Food was SOOOOO GOOOD and I just wanted to keep eating it. I got the vegan and gluten less waffle with fries and peanut butter and syrup. I didn’t like the sweet potato hush puppies but I’m picky.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    The GF fried chicken and waffle was awesome!!! Would have given it five stars, but I think they were understaffed as we had to wait about an hour to get our food. It was definitely worth the wait to be able to eat fried chicken again though!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 months ago

    Wonderful service! I have been twice now and plan to eat here everytime I come to Asheville. No reaction at all and so good in taste texture and reheat

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    5 rating
    3 months ago

    My family of four lives over an hr from here and have eaten here twice in the past few months because my son and I can't do gluten and I also can't handle dairy. Challenging at times to find food out let alone fried chicken. Super exciting to be able to have fried chicken. Son loves getting a waffle the size of his head. This is not my husbands favorite, but he loves me so... Been twice and both times had no issues.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    My southern boyfriend was so happy that I was finally able to have hush puppies, fried chicken, and waffles. The food was delicious and I didn't get sick with Celiac

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 months ago

    Delicious! Really enjoyed the sweet potato hush puppies and the “gluten less” fried chicken! The vibe is cool, too. I sat at outside for brunch and it was delightful.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    this place rocks gluten free. we have Celiac and have never gotten glutened here. the food is incredible!!!!!! my fave is the duck endive salad. gotta get the sweet potato hush puppies every time, too.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    I have celiacs and didn't get sick. Very good and fairly priced.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    Absolutely delicious!! Server and kitchen staff very knowledgeable. Chicken and waffles were great. Fries perfectly cooked. Blenheim Ginger Ale was awesome!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    6 months ago

    This is an amazing restaurant. I had a gluten free fried chicken on gf waffle with cheese and bacon. It was amazing. They have gf sweet potato hush puppies! They have a separate fryer and were extremely knowledgeable about celiac and allergies. There was a wide variety of foods to choose. Wish I lived near here!!!

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    My fiancée test positive for two of three proteins and is extremely celiac. Came here on while on vacation and was excited after reading the reviews. After confirming all the items she was intending to order ( boneless fried chicken, GL waffle, sweet potato hush puppies) were gluten free the order was made. We were told the syrup and the dipping sauces were also gluten free. Well about half way through her meal she became foggy headed and violently ill and had to take a Zofran in order not to throw up. We were a family of seven so they added in a 20% tip. Our waitress knowing she was getting a guaranteed tip phoned in attending to us. She then argued with us when we asked to have it removed and confronted my fiancée about it (mind you she was a server for 15yrs.) If I could give zero stars I would. Terrible service and not GF friendly.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    Absolutely amazing! Having gluten free bone-in fried chicken is quite a treat! I've never seen it offered anywhere else in the nearly 10 years since my celiac diagnosis. The waffle was really good as well, but I can easily make tasty gluten free waffles at home, so it wasn't as exciting as the chicken; the chicken was the star of the show!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    This place is amazing! The staff is very knowledgeable and attentive, and they were quick to tell us that they were gluten-less because there is flour in the restaurant, but they have a separate fryer and utensils. We haven't had fried chicken in 5 years, so what a treat to be able to eat it again! Seriously delicious!!Just go eat here! You won't be sorry. Even the grilled chicken was delicious. Well done, King Daddy's!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    Delicious gluten free waffle. Friendly staff. They call it “gluten less” because apparently it’s not legal to say gluten free unless you are a certified gluten free kitchen.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    Absolutely amazing! GF chicken n waffles are the best I've ever had. The staff is very knowledgeable and half the kitchen is dedicated GF. You have to try this!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    Phenomenal! Celiacs rejoice! Best fried chicken and waffles since husband got diagnosed 2 years ago! He wants to move to Asheville, it's that good!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Food was amazing! Enjoyed the zucchini cakes as an appetizer and then had chicken and a waffle. Awesome food and staff was super knowledgeable and sweet. Highly reactive Celiac and did not get sick! Score!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Just ate the most awesome fried chicken I have eaten in years! Waffles are yummy too. They forewarn you that there is a lot of flour in the air and if you are super sensitive you might not want to eat there. But I have experienced no ill effects & I usually know right away when I get glutened.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    I had the GF fried boneless chicken and cornbread waffle with fried cinnamon apples on top. It was absolutely delicious. Best GF fried chicken (better than my own!). My non-GF partner had the grilled chicken sandwich. He raved about his food, too! Fun in-door and out-door atmosphere, friendly, and knowledgeable staff. Staff did warn about possibility of cross-contamination, but they do have a dedicated fryer and work space.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Fried chicken was amazing. The waffle was okay, but gummy. Recommend one of the amazing sides with your chicken instead of the waffle! Brit was knowledgeable, friendly, and gave us great recommendations for other places to try.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Best GF fried chicken ever!!!!!!!! GF waffles are huge and tasty, but very heavy. GF fried green tomatoes ... AWESOME!

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    High ratings on FindMeGlutenFree. Tried out as visiting Asheville. Waiter & manager sounded knowledgeable. Tested appetizer Gluten-less fried chicken livers. Tested positive on my Nima tester. Manager replied "though they have designated section, regular flour can fly around kitchen." Cancelled subsequent entree order. They were accommodating--not charged for anything.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    High ratings on FindMeGlutenFree. Tried out as visiting Asheville. Waiter & manager sounded knowledgeable. Tested appetizer Gluten-less fried chicken livers. Tested positive on my Nima tester. Manager replied "though they have designated section, regular flour can fly around kitchen." Cancelled subsequent entree order. They were accommodating--not charged for anything.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Great fried chicken, waffles, and hush puppies! We got the GF fried chicken breasts, since it was a 25 min wait for the other fried chicken. One of the few times my kids have been excited about eating out since being diagnosed with celiac. They have a dedicated fryer which is nice. I do eat less fried food being celiac, but I sure enjoy the opportunities I get to eat fried food safely. Would definitely recommend.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Best celiac friendly breakfast I've had!!! Chicken n waffles and fried green tomatoes were amazing!!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Wow! Amazing fried chicken and the gluten free waffles were so good together. A great place and super nice staff.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    That fried chicken! Omg. Nice waitstaff, cool Atmosphere, superb gf food, dedicated fried, great experience

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    I never expected to have a gluten free waffle that fluffy! My meal was great, the waffle didn't even taste gf. The place had a nice environment and kind staff. I felt fine afterwards, definitely recommend eating there!

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Absolutely excellent gluten free chicken and waffles. Good selection of handmade mixed drinks. Highly recommended if you're even close to Asheville.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Wow!!! Get some GF fried chicken and waffles now!! Full bar too!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Wonderful food and wait staff. It was a treat to be out of town and actually have fried chicken. Fried green tomatoes were yummy as was the fried trout.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Enjoyed the fried chicken and gf waffles with a side of collard greens. Very delicious. Knowledgeable staff. No issues. I have celiac and am very sensitive to gluten and c/c but I didn't get sick after dining here.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Great gluten free options and everyone is very knowledgeable about food allergies!

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Have been there twice and loved it both times. So many options for entrees and sides. GF fried chicken, waffles, hush puppies and fried green tomatoes are a must!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    GF waffle is tasty, but heavy. Don't make my mistake and be sure to only order the half waffle size. The chicken is a tad bit oily, but hot and moist. Overall, enjoyed getting this treat.

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Delicious fried chicken and waffle! Will be back next time I'm in Asheville.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    One of my favorites for GF in Asheville!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Really good gf fried chicken and waffles.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    This place was so awesome we went here twice on our week long vacation to Asheville. I only got the GF friend chicken once though...just can't do that much fried. It was delicious though, as was the Belgian waffle. My non-GF boyfriend also LOVED everything he got.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Nice and safe. Very accommodating. The food was pretty plain, I didn't care for the fried chicken or the other things we got. So much grease. But safe for Celiacs so 4 stars!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Chicken Fingers/Nuggets
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Dedicated Kitchen Space
  • Fried Chicken
  • Fries
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Waffles

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Dairy-Free
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Plant Based
  • Restaurant
  • Vegan Friendly
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