The Foolish Chicken

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 37 ratings
$$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Dedicated Kitchen Space + 8 more
96% of 29 votes say it's Celiac friendly

79 Holland Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Y 0X9 Directions

(613) 321-4715
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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 week ago

    This is a place were you want to go. It is nice people very casual dinner wich is nice to have with family. The food is amazing ! Ranch bacon dip is a must and sweet patatoes poutine is great. Confort food. I will go back for sure. Our 4 year old son ate Finger chicken wich i tasted and it was delight! And i dont like fried stuff usually So it good sign :) I had adore these fried chicken. Have an nice meal there. I recommend it for sure.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    My go-to place for poutine! Almost everything on the menu is available GF with a dedicated GF fryer. They even changed their corn bread recipe to make it GF and it is delicious! The staff is super friendly and very knowledgeable about Celiac.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    Well aware of celiac. They have a dedicated frier & are careful with cross contamination. The wings, sweet potato fries, and dulche de leche cheesecake were phenomenal!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    They’re amazing with Celiac - and lots of options. Their GF desserts are definitely a favourite.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 months ago

    My favourite place to go for a gluten free meal in Ottawa. Staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. Great chicken fingers, dedicated fryer and cheesecake!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    The service is great, good food and celiacs can have almost everything on the menu, including cheesecake! Been there many times and I've never been sick.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    11 months ago

    My personal favourite restaurant for celiac friendly dining. Excellent staff & good!

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Lots of gluten free options. Two types of gluten free cheesecake!

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Great staff, very easy to work with for concerns on gluten free and the poutine is amazing

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Know what they are doing when it comes to Celiac customers. Drivers are completely separate and food is delicious, and looks quite similar to everyone else's which is a bonus.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Celiac friendly. I had the GF chicken fingers and poutine. Amazing. Also tried their GF cornbread and it was so good!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Best chicken in Ottawa. Very. Celiac aware, with a great selection of options.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    They are amazing about gluten free and the food tastes great. I highly recommend the cheesecake. they have one gluten free cheesecake it differs from day to day.

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Excellent food, service and ambience. Staff was very attentive re: request for gf. Dedicated fryer was used. No issues, even on a busy Sat eve.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    I have celiac and a nut allergy, so I came here after seeing other reviews. This reataurant is wonderful. I had GF poutine and wings, and am very happy with what I ate here. The proprietor was very friendly and knowledgable about GF. Please go, you will enjoy their offerings, I'm sure!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Dedicated fryer!!! Fabulous food! 3 of us have celiac, no one reacted. We even had chicken wings. Yum!!!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    It gets busy here during peak times and on GCTC show nights so if that bothers you go early. This is a family owned business and the staff is warm and the food is delicious. Try the cheesecake!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Exceptional service! My waiter, who I think was the manger, was super knowledgable. Lots of items, got the ribs, which were amazing! Also splurged and got the cheesecake which was out of this world. Crust was made with nuts so was 100% GF. Would most definitely return!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    We ordered two different poutines, a rotisserie chicken and a walnut salad; everything was excellent with generous portions and all gluten free! No contaminations and staff was super knowledgeable and friendly. Planning to make it one of our regular go to

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    great gluten free food, and when I talked to the owner he was enthusiastic about being ready for Celiacs. one of my favorite places to go, Shame it's way out west

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    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Disappointed. We drove out specifically because this is one one of the few places to supposedly offer GF poutine. However, when we got there, they couldn't guarantee that the fryer hadn't been used with non-GF ingredients. Quite a few options if you are gluten sensitive, but not celiac.

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    3 years ago

    Told the staff I am Celiac and still brought a plate with gluten bread on the side. They are good but on a night were they are full they are not one for details.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Very nice place, excellent food, plenty of GF choices, amazing !

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    service excellent, food was heaven. my children even liked it. Definitely will be going back

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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Excellent service by the proprietor. I loved having so many GF DF options. His wife makes the desserts. The coconut rice pudding was just incredible! I highly recommend this restaurant!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    The gluten free poutine is so food !

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    5 years ago

    Great menu, great staff (thanks Emily) and great atmosphere. They even had a full gluten free desert menu!

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    4 rating
    5 years ago

    Great choices, knowledgable staff. Very accommodating. Food taste is pretty good

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    5 years ago

    Food was very good and staff seemed knowledgeable about gf food and cross contamination. Service was quick considering all the families with young children in there. Atmosphere was good but quite noisy due to kids which is not their fault. I would definitely go again.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    5 years ago

    great Gf poutine and chicken strips! Super clean place(clean bathrooms too..) And really good service

Gluten-Free Features

  • Baked Goods
  • Beer
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Dedicated Kitchen Space
  • Dessert
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
Monday
11:30 am - 9 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10 pm
Sunday
4 pm - 9 pm
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