The Roost

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 15 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Dedicated Kitchen Space + 3 more
88% of 9 votes say it's Celiac friendly

7141 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach, FL 33706

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    5 ratingJuly 24, 2017

    Great service! Fried chicken was amazing. Several GF options. All their chicken is cooked GF. Small place nothing fancy. We drove an hour to eat here and it was worth it!

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    5 ratingJuly 13, 2017

    This place is great! The staff is friendly and helpful when ordering. Their chicken is gluten free and crispy! Several side dishes are also safe. Kris and Lenny take care of us, as we go here every week now!

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    5 ratingJuly 09, 2017

    This fried chicken was such a special treat!! The girl working there as well as the kitchen staff was very informed about which sides I could and could not have. For example she told me the broccoli rice casserole was not safe because it had cream of mushroom soup in it. There were several sides that were safe and they are serious about CC. They also have gluten free steak fries made in the dedicated gf fryer but they are a secret (not on the menu). I definitely recommend going here if you miss good fried chicken.

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    5 ratingJune 14, 2017

    The Roost's fried chicken is a blessing for celiacs. I was unsure about the safety of the sides - but who cares? Gluten-free fried chicken that is safe for celiacs. Ate here twice during a 5 day vacation!

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    5 ratingApril 06, 2017

    Fantastic chicken! A real treat for GF eating.

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    4 ratingApril 02, 2017

    The chicken is 100% gluten free, but our server wasn’t knowledgable about the sides. We were told to “order the ones you know don’t have gluten.” We had already driven out of the way to dine here, so we took a gamble and had the coleslaw and potato salad. Neither my mom (who has Celiac, too) or I got sick, but we probably won’t go back. We were so excited to try this place based on the reviews, bummed things didn't go as smoothly for us. I'd recommend ordering the chicken to go and making your own sides.

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    5 ratingMarch 25, 2017

    Sooooo Good!!!! Fried chicken was excellent and such a treat:) Collards and black eyed peas we're phenomenal! Staff talked us through what was gf and safe. Spoke to their processes and very friendly and thoughtful. We will be back!!

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    5 ratingMarch 25, 2017

    Chicken was the best I have had in years Crispy not grease Sides were tasty The drinks were the best part We have been twice

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    5 ratingMarch 24, 2017

    The fried chicken is gluten free made with rice flour! It was amazing! Some of the sides are gluten free such as the collard greens which were delicious! Just ask them to not add the corn bread to your plate. I will definitely be back!

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    5 ratingMarch 20, 2017

    GF chicken is great and they serve Redbridge! Try the collard greens as your side they are excellent

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    5 ratingFebruary 22, 2017

    The best Gluten free fried chicken! They only have fried chicken (breast,legs, or thighs) that is made with rice flour so there is no risk of cross contamination. Multiple gf side options available. Extremely friendly staff. Server spent time and verified the sides and the cook came out to visit with everyone to make sure they were pleased. Other members of our party had no idea the chicken was gluten free. Best place for celiacs!

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    5 ratingJanuary 02, 2017

    The broasted chicken was awesome. I also got collard greens and squash soufflé (apparently sometimes they make this with regular breadcrumbs, so be sure to ask). No gluten free bread options, but I didn't miss it. They have honey on the table, and I recommend supplementing your chicken with it!

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    5 ratingDecember 29, 2016

    Exceptional food and service! The gf chicken is awesome! We can not find this in IL. All the sides are homemade and fresh! Delicious!!! Must try! Cheap tall drinks is a plus too!!

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    5 ratingDecember 26, 2016

    The chicken was delicious - you would never know it's gluten free! My husband has Celiac and he had been craving fried chicken so badly. The staff were very friendly and incredibly accommodating. They answered every question and checked on anything they weren't sure about before answering with a guess. The are some sides with gluten but they are careful to point them out.

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    5 ratingSeptember 05, 2016

    Wonderful GF "broasted" chicken. If you're craving GF fried chicken, you can get your fix here. While not a completely GF facility, the staff is extremely knowledgeable and will help you to have a safe and delicious experience!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Dedicated Kitchen Space
  • Gluten Free Menu


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