Roost Cafe & Bistro

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 70 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Lobster Rolls + 18 more
93% of 59 votes say it's Celiac friendly

262 Shore Road, Ogunquit, ME 03907 Directions

(207) 363-0266
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 days ago

    Amazing breakfast! I believe that everything on the means could be made to accommodate. The only thing not gluten free or unknown is the coffee.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 days ago

    Almost everything on the menu was available gluten free. A great choice of dishes and the environment was lovely.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    4 weeks ago

    Staff is very knowledgeable, they do have lots of GF options - ricotta pancakes, bread & buns to make all sandwiches- even croque madam- and a delicious herbed Gf batter for fried haddock. It is a shared fryer so u will need gluten-digesting enzymes. Sadly, the lobster roll is only available at dinner☹️

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    5 rating
    4 weeks ago

    Great gluten free options for all meals. Great fried fish and chips both gluten free.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    Look NO FURTHER! The GF sandwiches here are second to none! Very rare to find superb quality AND service. The atmosphere is great. AND THEY HAVE PARKING! Very knowledgeable staff of GF menu .

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    We come here every time we visit Ogunquit and I just realized that I’ve never written a review. I’ve been here several times and have never had an issue. The food is delicious no matter the time of day. Sometimes we’ll just sit at the bar and have a drink or two over some small bites. Haven’t been in some time and can’t wait to return this summer!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    There are so many things on the menu that are, or can be made gluten free. We went for breakfast and I had gluten free blueberry pancakes. They were wonderful! Also the place itself is charming. Will definitely come back here on our next vacation.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    This was our second trip to this area of Maine. We luckily found the Roost last year. It was so delicious that we ate three meals there. A year later we returned to find the good and service was consistently wonderful during both s dinner and breakfast. They take gluten free/ celiac seriously and take extreme care when preparing and serving meals to assure no cross contamination. They serve all gf good on colored plates to make sure their is no oversized. It is a joy to dine out without worrying about my health. They truly “get it”. If I could give more than 5 stars I would. Now to address the delicious food... each and every bit that my husband and I enjoyed was cooked and served perfectly. The menu denotes which items either are naturally gluten free or can be prepared that way. The delicious options are wonderful. Their fried calamari and fried oysters were beyond amazing with light and crispy coating and fabulous dipping sauces and sides. More than 2:2 of their desserts are gf too we shared a scrumptious rhubarb cheesecake. Yummmm For brunch we ate outside and enjoyed grapefruit mimosas with our egg Benedict .... they have about a half a dozen types. I enjoyed a portobello Benedict with grilled tomato, spinach with a lovely Hollandaise sauce on a split grilled corn muffin. That muffin was easily the best version I’ve had in very long time! If you are looking for other recommendations... my husband and I enjoyed their: salad both chopped and beet Eggs Benedict, lobster pot pie, lamb, fish and chips, tortillas stack, and a yummy omelette. You can be sure we will be returning on our next trip north!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    What a great restaurant! I was able to have fish and chips which is very hard to find where I live. They have colored plates to show that they’re gluten free meals and the staff is very knowledgeable. Would highly recommend!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    The food was great. The place is also very cute. The service was kind but very slow - if you have small kids, be prepared for that - but we ate safely and enjoyed it!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 months ago

    Many GF brunch options and one of the best meals in a long time.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    Very knowledgeable staff. Not to mention the absolutely delicious food

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    After eating here twice in one weekend for breakfast without any issues I feel comfortable writing a review! I have Celiac Disease AND lactose intolerance and they were more than accommodating. I’m a lobster lover and had to have their lobster Florentine omelet both days. They make gluten free English muffins and home fries!! The omelet was made with water instead of milk, and was chalk full of lobster, tomato and spinach. It was to die for and I had to go back the next day to get it again. I am very sensitive and get sick over the smallest pinch of cross contamination and had no issues either time. I would highly recommend The Roost if you’re in the area! 5 Stars all around. :)

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    9 months ago

    We have eaten brunch here a few times and my celiac son had terrific meals every time. Very accommodating servers.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    9 months ago

    Staff overwhelmed by lunchtime crowd, food delicious but sick for remainder of day and night after eating it.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    10 months ago

    Our meals were delicious. We have two people in my party that have celiac. We had great calamari with sweet and spicy chili sauce. I had lemon roast chicken special with sour cream mashed potatoes, sunchokes and pattypan summer squash. It was soo good. My friend had gluten free Korean short-rib tacos that she said were amazing! For dessert we shared coconut flan which was good. Service was on the slower casual side it very friendly, knowledgable and accommodating. Would definitely come back and recommend for celiac diners.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    The atmosphere was very cozy and the food was amazing. I can't wait to go back! I have celiac and I had no problems.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    I highly recommend this amazing place. The staff are so knowledgeable about gluten free food. They have a fabulous selection of gluten free options. They have separate fryer.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    Staff was incredible. Knowledgeable of both GF and other allergies. Chef is made aware of all allergies and prepares food specifically for you. We have allergies to Gluten, Dairy, Soy, almond, and Paprika. Been there twice. Great time and great food.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    No separate menu but most items can be made gluten free. Got a Rueben and was probably the best one I've ever had, was even able to have fries. This place is excellent! We got a blueberry muffin from the bakery to take home which was just ok.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    Fantastic! So many gf options, went for breakfast and had a choice of corn or blueberry muffin with my meal. Food is incredible and so is the staff. Our waiter was well informed and helpful. We will be back, probably have most of our meals at the Roost. Definitely worth checking it out.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Very impressed with the gluten free options here. Being newly diagnosed with celiac disease I'm still learning how to navigate menus and figure out where I can safely eat. This was not only fantastic food and service but knowing that the staff clearly understood my needs was a huge relief . We will probably eat here everyday the entire trip ! I wish I didn't live 2 hours away or I'd be a regular for sure . Thanks roost for making my vacation even better !

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Amazing GF options and all delicious! Breakfast lunch and dinner!

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Many gluten free options for breakfast including fresh toast and pancakes. They use Udi's bread for their French toast. They also have a bakery on site that offers gluten free blueberry muffins and scones and a zucchini bread. No dedicated kids menu but they are certainly willing to cut down potions for them.

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    Not celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    My husband and I both had a gluten free lunch. He had a tuna melt and liked it. I had a steak sandwich and was disappointed that the meat was awful tough. I had fries and he had sweet potato waffle fries. We had water with our meals and it was about $40 without the tip. It was exciting to have such a large selection of GF items on the menu, but I wouldn't recommend the steak and cheese sandwich.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    fantastic they habe gluten free batter crab cakes the best!!!!!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    I have celiac disease plus a number of other allergies. I just had an amazing meal there that was completely safe for me. The staff was wonderful, attentive and thorough. I especially recommend the mussels! Highly recommend!

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    3 rating
    1 year ago

    Pretty pricey, plus a $2 upcharge for gluten free. They have a good selection for brunch. Food was good, but nothing amazing. GF English muffin was very crumbly.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Don't really want to give away or favorite place but Roost is just Awesome. 100% celiac safe. they even make their own GF bread :) The owners go out of their way to make sure you're happy.

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Exceptional food! Great presentation! Wonderful ambiance! There is a new chef and menu. Gluten free items are clearly marked on menu.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Great Place! Very Celiac friendly. Nice Variety of GF items. I'll be back next time I'm in the area.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Very extensive gf menu and knowledgable staff. Best gf pancakes I've ever had and the rest of my party raved about pancakes and omelettes too.

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Had a good breakfast here and no gluten issues, but the family definitely preferred Cafe Amore down the street. The corned beef hash was the kind with big pieces of corned beef and very oily -- not what I was hoping for. I'd definitely give it another try as it was a cute place and the waitress was nice.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Knowledgeable and willing and able to do GF right! I heard that the owner is GF so that explains why. They even have a dedicated fryer and offer GF fish and chips! They also can bring you GF bread when you are seated so you don't have to hungrily watch others eating delicious wheat bread while perusing the menu.

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Great menu and understand GF. Chris is an awesome bartender. Try the best infused vodka.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    I crave their gluten free blueberry pancakes....and let's not forget the hash!

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    I was so sick could not make it downtown. Cross contamination

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    Not celiac
    4 rating
    2 years ago

    Very expensive but it was great to have a crab cake eggs Benedict!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    excellent! great selection. I had GF fish and chips. thrilled to have something I usually can't order.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Brilliant place. Lots of gluten free options! I had home fries with corn beef hash and 2 eggs. It was amazing. Waiter was excellent. Highly recommend it.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    This is my go-to place while eating in OGT. All GF dishes at breakfast come on colored plates.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Nice place with many gluten free options for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Love this place. Great food. Great for celiacs. Separate fryer. No complaints.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    While on vacation for a long weekend, I am not embarrassed in the least to admit my partner and I ate at the same place for all three mornings. The first morning, we were so torn on what to have, we just decided to order our first choices and then come back the next day to try our second choices.... and then we decided to come back again for our third choices! All three mornings, we both got two different options and shared them, and we did not once find a single thing we did not like. We don't live in a place with much for gluten-free breakfast options, so this was like a miracle. The french toast, lemon ricotta pancakes, the Florentines, the omelets, the staff, the decor... Perfect!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Excellent! Very knowledgeable about GF and indicate on the menu which items can be made GF- which is the majority of items! Love the quaint atmosphere and will return again and again! We ate here for breakfast and this may have been my favorite meal of my entire trip - outstanding!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Very accommodating ...ribs are good. Lots of gluten free options.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    looked great and two out of three were ok, the last one was not. a small slip

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Great service and amazing gluten free menu. They have a separate cook top and fryer so you can have French fries! Very good, will be back....

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    This was amazing! The fish and chips were excellent, and there were very few items that could not be made GF! Keep room for dessert - we recommend the lemon curd cake and the carrot cake!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Fantastic selection of gf breakfast items. Great tasting food and warm atmosphere.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Cookies
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Dessert
  • French Toast
  • Fries
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Lobster Rolls
  • Muffins
  • Sandwiches
  • Scones

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Cafe
  • Dairy-Free
  • Lunch
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Plant Based
  • Vegan Friendly
Monday
8 am - 9 pm
Tuesday
8 am - 9 pm
Wednesday
8 am - 9 pm
Thursday
8 am - 9 pm
Friday
8 am - 9 pm
Saturday
8 am - 9 pm
Sunday
8 am - 9 pm

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