Rex at the Royal

3 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Cider
Safety Rating
3 ratings

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1524 South St
Philadelphia, PA 19146

Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

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Super-cool vibe in a renovated old theater, and the food was excellent. I have seen wider selections of gf options, but this place validates my opinion that it is better to have a few great options than a plethora of mediocre choices. The server was new but double-checked on everything to make sure our dietary restrictions were respected

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good with other allergies
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 3 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Came for Valentine’s Day special. A bit pricey but very good! I got the roasted quail and my partner got the prime rib, which was massive. Waitress was very helpful in selecting GF options and double-checked with the chef. No symptoms after. Would recommend!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 12 months ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Cider
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
  • Restaurant

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Celiac

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Food was excellent and the staff was phenomenal! First time I ever went to a restaurant and the hostess asked if anyone was GF. Looking forward to going back again.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Was a frequent visitor, but they just lost their chef.

Chef Swain was amazing, really good, knew food well and gluten free. But recently not as good and stop a meal that came out to me that contained bread.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Absolutely amazing food and very knowledgeable staff. My husband and I shared the gf shrimp and grits and a brisket sandwich which were both amazing. One note is that they do not have a dedicated fryer, so I recommend asking about any ingredients that may be fried. For example the grits we're supposed to have "crispy" pork belly, I asked whether it was cooked in the fryer or pan fried. Turns out it is cooked in the fryer, so they just left it off for me.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Fantastic options and knowledgeable server - delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Absolutely excellent service!! Great gluten free options. Food was terrific, well prepared etc., but more than that it feels like there is a creative mind back in the kitchen which shows up in both the food and drinks. A must if you're in Philly!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great meal with lots of options! I had the mussels served with gluten free bread, to die for!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Fantastic staff and food! My son had a burger and fries, I enjoyed a salad and the St. Louis style ribs. Would go again!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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There's a separate gluten free menu, they are wonderful. I got the burger which was amazing. The bun was delicious.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Warm, primate atmosphere. AMAZING service - our server Saturday night was very attentive. Escargot came with great gf bread. Also ordered the burger, and the bun was great. Just wished they had the cornbread as a gf option!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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This is where I go when I want burger. The gf buns are soft and warm. The drinks are awesome.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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expensive but divine. . delicious ribs with many choices of sauce, tender fall off the bone ... over sausage and pulled pork. desserts from local baker taffetts. omg.... layers of chocolate cake and peanut butter mousse topped with crackled high quality chocolate. ..

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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This is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. The atmosphere is great, and they have a wonderful staff. Their gluten free menu is comprehensive with options for each course, including dessert. The menu changes seasonally, which keeps me coming back to try new things.

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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