Starlite BBQ

11 recent ratings
$$ • Barbecue Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Fried Chicken
80% of 10 votes say it's celiac friendly
7620 E Indian School Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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Celiac

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Food was safe, but not very good. Order was messed up.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Some

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

— Below Average

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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So nice to have so many choices and gluten free Fried Chicken!! Service was good and they were knowledgeable about Celiac. Definitely will be going back.

Safety


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

— 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

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

— Excellent

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Gluten free fried chicken! Oh my stars! It’s heaven sent. The fried chicken is delicious and so worth it. I also ordered the fried green tomatoes (also gf) and I was literally filled with joy! I love fried green tomatoes and I haven’t had them in soooo long! The complimentary cornbread is NOT gluten free FYI.

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 3 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

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Fried Chicken
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Barbecue
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Keto Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Gluten-Free Fried Chicken at Starlite BBQ
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Celiac

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Talked extensively with manager and chef. There are many GF items BUT they mislabel the meatloaf. They make it with Kellogg rice crispies. When I explained there are generic versions that would be gluten-free but the Kellogg’s version is not, they got very defensive and said they have people eat gluten-free and never have a problem with it. When I questioned about the barbecue sauce, he said he was pretty sure the Worcestershire used was gluten free but said there were so many ingredients he doesn’t really know. I really wanted to make this place work but I’m just not sure how much I trust the ingredients they are using.

Safety


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

— Not very

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?

— Average

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I ordered the GF fried chicken and mashed potatoes with gravy. As a lifetime celiac, that was the first time I'd ever had real fried chicken! Tasty. The barbecue sauces were all GF. They also didn't upcharge for the GF. I loved this place.

Safety


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

— 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

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

— Excellent

Updated 6 months ago read full review

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I called ahead and they explained that they have a dedicated fryer as well as most of the items are gluten free. When I ordered there I asked them to clean the cooking area and do glove change. They understood all the necessary protocols for celiac.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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As other reviewers, I agree with the awesome fried chicken being the best! All the BBQ is also great. Sauces and most sides are gf and very good!!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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

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

— Excellent

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Great food. I highly recommend the fried green tomatoes with pimento cheese.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Most

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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We went to Starlite BBQ because we saw they have a lot of gluten free options. Wow!! We had the gluten free fried chicken and the brisket. You would never know the chicken was gluten free and the brisket was so tender you could cut it with a fork. Seriously heavenly food! Highly recommend!

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Second time here. Fried chicken is fantastic; I don’t know that I’ll eat anything else. So fried chicken is all I’ll know.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent food and staff. We haven’t had true fried chicken in a long, long time!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Delicious selection of GF comfort food items like fried chicken, meatloaf, shrimp n’ grits, and pickled fried green tomatoes.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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