King Daddy's

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 35 ratings
$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Dedicated Kitchen Space + 9 more
95% of 24 votes say it's Celiac friendly

444 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806 Directions

(828) 785-1690
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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 29, 2017

    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
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    July 05, 2017

    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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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    April 14, 2017

    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 Celiac friendly
    March 08, 2017

    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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    5 rating
    December 29, 2016

    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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    5 rating
    November 03, 2016

    One of my favorites for GF in Asheville!

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    October 04, 2016

    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!

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    4 rating
    June 04, 2016

    i did not get sick first time but second time our waiter... well im not really sure who was our waiter. but the guy i think was ours was too busy or something and someone served me something that made me soooo sick. just dont go when its busy. the first time it was great and we were the only table there... hence the 4 not 5 star review

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    5 rating
    March 31, 2016

    Gluten free fried chicken is wonderful! I felt very comfortable eating here and the waitress was very attentive to my needs.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    March 28, 2016

    I am super strict, but I have eaten here probably more than a dozen times and not gotten glutened. Sometimes they have fried eggplant that is amazing!!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    March 23, 2016

    AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    January 24, 2016

    This was possibly the best meal I've ever had. The GF chicken and waffles blew my mind. You certainly didn't feel like you were missing out on anything. The fried green tomatoes were good, but nothing compared to the perfectly seasoned and crispy perfection that was the chicken and the beyond decadent and fluffy waffles. Everything tastes fresh and real. You can tell you're eating quality, local, fresh ingredients. On top of that, they serve natural sodas. I had never had an all-natural ginger-ale before and the brand they serve has ruined all other ginger-ale for me. This is one of those meals I will never forget and, as of now, it ranks as the best thing I've ever eaten. Beyond that, the prices are more than reasonable. In fact, I would've paid quite a bit more for an experience like the one I had.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    January 03, 2016

    Great place! Safe for all Celiac with great tasting food. A must stop for brunch in Asheville.

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    5 rating
    January 03, 2016

    Holy freaking cow! I can not go anywhere that does not make me sick but this place is awesome! I had a waffle and fried chicken gluten free of course. And this was the best meal I have ate since I have had to be gluten free. By far this place is GREAT!!!!!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    December 21, 2015

    Most amazing friend chicken and waffle I have ever had since having to eat gf. A+

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    November 24, 2015

    Great food and service. Highly recommend!

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    5 rating
    November 13, 2015

    Divine divine divine!!! Well thought out options for GF and DF. GF waffles were awesome. So glad we went

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    October 24, 2015

    Fabulous! Everything that my family of 4 tried was wonderful. We live in Charlotte but visit Asheville often. This will now be at the top of our list of must do's :)

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    September 07, 2015

    Waiter was very knowledgeable. They have a separate fryer and waffle maker for gluten free orders and have a fairly large collection of gluten free items to choose from. Plus, GLUTEN FREE FRIED CHICKEN! I mean, this is the first time I've ever seen that since being diagnosed Celiac. And oh boy is it good. A definite must if you find yourself even remotely nearby.

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    5 rating
    August 10, 2015

    Awesome gluten friendly food! Dedicated fryer. Yum! All salad dressing made in house. Basil vinaigrette is superb! Food preparation was a little slow but totally worth the wait! A hidden gem! Highly recommend.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    June 11, 2015

    Delicious food, friendly staff, designated fryers/waffle maker/ect. Cute site down location too. Does order out too.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    June 03, 2015

    GF Fried chicken was amazing and the sweet potato hush puppies were wonderful!! I had the homemade jam with my hush puppies and took leftovers home for breakfast. Staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. Excellent.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    May 15, 2015

    Delicious! Had a piece of fried chicken and a waffle. They have a separate fryer and waffle iron for gluten free items so the chance of cross contamination is low. The wait staff also seemed well informed and said they would let the kitchen know I was really sensitive so they could take the appropriate precautions.

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    5 rating
    April 19, 2015

    So good! I had chicken and waffles for the first time and it was amazing.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    April 08, 2015

    They have a lot of GF options and the best part is the dedicated fryers and waffle irons for us Celiacs. They take it very seriously! It does take a bit longer to prepare/cook but it's worth the wait!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    March 19, 2015

    Yes!!!! Eat here!!!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    January 17, 2015

    My family and I went to King Daddy's last night and it was DELICIOUS. I have not had fried chicken in many years and this was a treat. The gluten friendly options were great as well as the service. We will definitely dining there again in the near future.

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    2 rating
    October 26, 2014

    A friend and I stumbled upon King Daddy's after our first choice had a long line formed outside. To my dismay, my second choice had the same long wait. It was Sunday morning in Asheville after all. King Daddy's was a quaint, new, eclectic restaurant which received great reviews on this app. I was so excited when I saw gf Belgian waffles on the menu. They had stone ground grits as a menu special. I had the server double check with the kitchen to make sure the grits were in fact gluten free. (Not all grits are gf). The server assured me the grits were gf. I was excited!! The food came nicely presented & tasted fabulous. I couldn't tell that my waffles were gluten free. They tasted incredible! I should have known better. What tastes too good to be true usually is. Within 15 minutes of leaving the restaurant I had all typical gluten reactions. Cramping, feeling like I would throw up & the notorious extended belly. I was miserable. So much for eating those left overs I was excited about. 😔 If you are gluten intolerant, BEWARE!!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    October 20, 2014

    Great food! Will definitely return.

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    5 rating
    October 04, 2014

    OMG! Gluten free fried Chicken, just like you remember. and sweet potato hush puppies!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 17, 2014

    Our server Oakley was amazing! He was knowledgeable about gluten free. First time I was ever able to have gf chicken and waffles!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 06, 2014

    Awesome GF options and knowledgeable servers! Dedicated kitchen space and fryer, with fried chicken and waffles. Super fun vibe and great option!

Gluten-Free Features

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

Categories

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