Archer's BBQ

48 ratings
$ • Barbecue Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
100% of 8 votes say it's celiac friendly
5415 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919

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Celiac

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Worker knew all about Celiac and took his time to make sure my food was safe. Very awesome place with great food.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Had the ribs, pulled pork, baked beans, and coleslaw. All delicious!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 takeout
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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They were so nice, we just adopted a puppy and they let us bring her inside in her crate. The food was excellent ! Lots of gluten free options and cookie ! Thanks for great food and service !

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 5 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

  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Barbecue
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Happy Hour
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Celiac

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Great to have BBQ in the area. All meats are GF. A little pricey but very tasty

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Super tasty bbq. Stated I didn’t want bread on my plate and they asked if I was gluten free. When I said I had celiac, they changed gloves and wiped down everything. Very helpful! They had a GF cookie, too.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Some of the best ribs around and they are very careful about cross contamination if you let them know before you order.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Very knowledgeable about Celiac's. Serves BBQ sauce in separate containers not exposed elsewhere.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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We went to the Farragut location and it was FANTASTIC! All meats, sauces, and sides (except Mac n Cheese) are GF. Staff very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful...including offering a sample:) Absolutely delicious!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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The staff are very knowledgeable about celiac disease and know how to take the proper precautions to make sure that everything is clean and safe to prevent contamination!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Awesome bbq and most of the sides and all of the sauces are gf. Wish I’d discovered this place sooner!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Staff was friendly and knowledgeable about menu items. Portions were generous with a minimal wait time. Fun sampling all the sauces. We really enjoyed it.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very friendly and knowledgeable. Asked if it was preference or allergy. They also have great taste in music!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Rock star treatment! When I asked for a gluten free menu they told me pretty much the entire menu (save the obvious such as bread, mac & cheese) was gluten free. They asked if I was celiac, intolerant, or just preference. When I said Celiac they wiped the counter down and processed my order first. The cherry on top was when the lady told me the bbq sauce bottles likely had c.c. THEN proceeded to offer me clean bottles from behind the counter. I'd give them ten stars if I could :)

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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They are absolutely fantastic!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Really good barbecue, fast and friendly service, aware of celiac and cross contamination

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great food and they are very aware of celiac. They washed down the counters, used new utensils and changed gloves.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very knowledgeable and they made sure there was no cross contamination. All of their meats, sides and sauces are GF and contain no MSG. Not to mention it was excellent BBQ by any standard. Go here if you get a chance and tell them you need it GF and they'll make sure you don't get exposed and you'll have an amazing meal. I would not change a thing about this place.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I ate here last Sunday when they opened. I told the guys there I had heard they were celiac friendly. He put on new gloves. the menu states all basically all their food is MSG and gluten free. They do have some dessert items like brownies along with Texas toast for the BBQ. it worked out great! I will go back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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We stopped here for lunch while traveling through specifically for because of their gluten-free options they did not disappoint!! Don't let Archer's fool you, they know what their doing. Everything is GF!! Meats, sauces, and sides...they know not to cross contaminate!! The guy getting our food washed his hands and changed gloves. They also have sauces separated and marked GF!!had the the shredded pork and chicken along with their potato salad. The portions were more than enough to fill up on...Delicious!!!

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Celiac

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Awesome barbecue and sweet potato chips!! Large gluten free selection and celiac friendly!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The food is amazing and they are very celiac friendly. Highly recommend!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious! Great options for my girls who both have celiac disease. Lots of sauces, sides, and meats, all GF.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Good solid BBQ! Love that all meats, sauces and sides are GF. Staff was friendly, although not very GF educated at the 10205 Kingston Location. Great ribs, cole slaw, green beans and baked beans. Thank you Mr. Archer!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Best BBQ in Knoxville! Thanks Archer for making it all gluten free!!!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Excellent food and staff that is knowledgeable and careful to avoid cross contamination.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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completely blown away. The food was incredible and we could eat almost anything on the menu. They washed their hands and changed gloves and gave us individually packaged sauces on their own, telling us to not use the ones on the table to avoid cross contamination. highly recommend. If we lived closer we would be regulars.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very willing and capable of working with celiacs. Used fresh BBQ and sauce to avoid cross-contamination. Changed gloves and prepared in separate area from regular prep area. All meats and sides are gluten free!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Don't let the college age guys behind the counter fool you. They know their stuff - changed gloves, wiped down their workspace, and even made sure I had BBQ sauce from behind the counter so I wouldn't have to use the contaminated ones on the tables. All that and the food was top notch. Do yourself a favor and try the loaded potato salad - it's awesome! Will definitely be back when I'm in the area again.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great for celiacs! Tell them you have celiac and they will totally take care of you! Awesome BBQ! All meats, spices and sauces are g/f, as well as the sides. I do not think the chili is g/f. This is definitely one of our go-to restaurants in Knoxville!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Great bbq! Sides were amazing. Employees changed gloves and wiped counters down before preparing our plates!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Very knowledgeable after Celiac Disease. We were so impressed we are making sure to stop next time we are close by!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Excellent ribs, sauces that are gluten free, sides that are delicious. Couldn't ask for a better bbq place, especially being celiac friendly.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Awesome!!! Excellent food, excellent service. They told me that one of the employees has celiac disease and she trained everyone on the proper food handing techniques to avoid cross contamination. Very impressed all around!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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The workers are very understanding of people with Celiacs and they take care of their customers. My husband and I were impressed by the amount of food we got, and were surprised when we received and extra portion of meat because we could not have the bun! Would recommend this to everyone!!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We ordered the meat plates of chicken and pork with sides of buttered corn, not-yo-mamas collard greens, stewed green beans, loaded baked potato salad, and sweet potato chips. They have 6 sauces to choose from to met all taste buds. All items on menu are gluten free except deserts. Loved the pulled pork plate. The loaded baked potato salad and sweet potato chips are my favorite. Can't go wrong with anything at this eatery!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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This is the besT BBQ I have had besides my husbands. I had "Not Yo Mamas Collard Greens" and they were the beat I have truly ever eaten. The staff was very knowledgeable about gluten. Will definitely be back here!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Good BBQ. GF-knowledgable staff. Family-friendly.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Great BBQ! Friendly staff who understand what gluten free means.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Food was amazing, well priced, and good portions. When I told them it had to be GF, they automatically changed their gloves without me asking. Would definitely go back if in the area again.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious fresh BBQ. Very accommodating with something for everyone. Highly recommended!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Archers BBQ offers a mostly gluten free menu. All of the meats, sides and sauces at Archer BBQ are gluten free and msg free. The only items on our menu that are not gluten free are the bread, buns and desserts.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Not celiac

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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?

— Good

Celiac

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This place used to be brilliant for celiac safe bbq but they have done a menu change now that's full of gluten items. My order came with toast also when I requested none. For the menu change the food quality sure went down too. So bummed as it was a real restaurant.

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?

— None

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

— Average

Celiac

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They take great precautions for CC. I understand the owner’s daughter has Celiac Disease.

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

Celiac

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Ordered GF and asked them to change gloves. Ribs came out with a piece of bread. They were very apologetic, but they were then out of ribs. Got other food that was very good. Just be very clear about your needs.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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?

— Good

Celiac

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We stopped in while traveling through Knoxville after seeing great reviews on this app. I can’t say enough good things about my experience! I asked if they had a gluten free menu and they let me know that everything is gluten free besides of course the mac & cheese, bread and cookies (they did have one GF cookie but I didn’t try it). They asked if I had celiac and I said yes so they sanitized the whole line and changed gloves to make my meal. They even gave me fresh sauce from the back just to ensure that I wouldn’t be cross contaminated from any of the sauces on the table (they are all GF but wanted to be extra safe which I greatly appreciated!). I ordered the brisket which was incredible (and I’ve lived in south Texas), the baked beans and the loaded potato salad which was absolutely amazing. The service was great, very knowledgeable staff, quick and great portions. I hope to return and try the pulled pork on our trip back by!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 lunch
  • Good for takeout

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