72% of 11 votes say it's Celiac friendly

308 S 44th St, Mt Vernon, IL 62864 Directions

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Celiac
3 months ago

Ordered a baked potato for carryout, loaded. Butter & sour cream were on the side, as was the dry chicken I chose as part of it. It came with melted "real" cheese on it (as opposed to a cheese sauce), BUT THEY STUCK TWO HUGE SLICES OF GARLIC BREAD IN THE BOX WITH THE POTATO!!! Ugh!!! So. Frustrating!!! Also got a side of potato salad- too sweet for my taste. Coleslaw was good, but felt "glutened" afterwards - and because they screwed up my potato, it was all I ate, other than the bite of too sweet potato salad. My dinner ended up being a KIND bar and a Haggen Daas vanilla ice cream cup from the hotel lobby market. Boo.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

When I walked in & asked if there was a gluten-free menu, the hostess had one ready to hand customers. When the server, Petronillia, came to the table, I explained I was celiac. She was friendly, very knowledgeable & efficient. When I ordered my food she made sure I knew that there would be no bread. She also made sure I knew all 6 sauces were gluten-free. The food was hot, tasted wonderful & I loved being able to try all the sauces! This location was my first time eating at a Bandanas. It will not be the last one! When I take the road trip from Virginia to Kansas City, this will be my stop for food. (And having lived in KC, I’m picky about my bbq! LOL)

Celiac
1 year ago

This was my second time stopping by during one of my road trips. During the first visit the manager came out to the table to make sure my order was safe. This one I ordered to go. Everyone was equally as helpful and no problems afterwards. It tastes delicious too!

Gluten Free Features

  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Barbecue
  • Keto Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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1 year ago

Came in for a gluten free meal as advertised. evidently the staff doesn't understand what gluten free means. The meal looked good. The part that is not cool. Is staff put a piece of garlic toast on top of meal. Therefore not gluten free. It touched other food.

Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

Told them I was celiac. Ordered from the gluten free menu. Meal showed up with bread on top. So I told them I couldn’t eat it and would get sick. They took it back and just took the bread off and sent it back. So I still would of gotten sick. Just ate my sides and left the contaminated food.

Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

Tried the soup on the gluten free menu and explained that I have celiac disease and needed them to be extra cautious. The next morning I woke up with the rash and nerve pain that I always get after eating gluten. This place is not safe for celiacs.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

omgosh delicious! The staff was very nice especially considering we showed up an hour before closing. All their bbq sauces are gluten free and the meat is real country bbq since they have their own smoke house that just draws you in. amazing

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Pork bbq lunch with loaded baked potato and green beans-yum! Usually I worry when ordering gf over the phone, but the lady I talked to was very reassuring, knowledgable and made me feel sure everything would turn out right. Food was great, didnt get any hint of sick, will definately be back!

Celiac
3 years ago

When I asked the waitress if they had a gluten free menu, she enthusiastically replied that they did and produced what I thought to be an extensive gf menu for my corner of the world. The food was hot and tasty. The wide selection of BBQ sauces were all gluten free. I learned there is a location in Carbondale, IL, and I will visit that location when I'm there.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Ok food, got the nachos and so far have felt good. Good sauces. A notch on it would be the fruit flies that we're going around our food.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Great service from Megan. Almost everything BBQ is GF, including 6 sauces. Fabulous value, huge portions and everything tastes great.

Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

I found this little gem while driving along I-64 towards Missouri. The smell was awesome and staff was super friendly. I timidly asked if they had anyone come in with gluten allergies expecting a blank stare and what I got was an enthusiastic yes and they have a specific gf menu and most everything here is gf! The portions were large and reasonably priced. I had the pulled chicken and pulled pork with sweet corn and loaded baked potato. I was in heaven with my first bite. Everything was absolutely mouthwatering. Several sauces to chose from too. I am so glad I took a chance and stopped by.

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Celiac
3 days ago
Celiac friendly

Tried this restaurant based on reviews. Stopped in for take out and I told them several times gf. When I got our food I checked to make sure gf. One meal had bread sitting on food. They apologized and gave me all new food. Made us nervous. In the end food was good and no issues after getting new food.

Celiac
2 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

We love the food (especially the turkey) and can get dairy free as well as gluten free. I wish we could order more plant-based foods there. We'd go more if it wasn't such a risk compromising my health.

Celiac
3 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

Love Bandanas. Always friendly and careful with my food. Basically as long as you avoid the bread you are good to go!

3 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

We have been to the Bandana in Cape Girardeau MO twice and the one in Arnold once.. Both locations were great. They took the "Allergy" seriously. We had great experiences all times. The most recent time we were there they caught an accidental slip. The staff in back accidentally put the bread on the plate. The waitress asked us to make sure it was an allergy as I had just said we are all gluten free. My fault on that it won't happen again. But when said yes a young man came to the table and said I am very sorry but we need to remake all your meals as bread touched them. I was impressed I know some places that would just take the bread off and not say a word. They remade our meals and all was well. The manager and waitress both apologized. several times. We explained that we understood but we were happy they had fixed the problem. We did not get sick. Life is good.. The food was excellent and there are many gf options. We love Bandana.

Not celiac
1 month ago

Loved the food! Celiac friendly! Very knowledgeable! Separate menu with tons of choices!!! Best BBQ I've ever eaten in a restaurant!!!!

Celiac
2 months ago

Food was phenomenal. They have their own separate menu that lists everything. I couldn’t have the garlic toast that came with the meal so they let me have another side. Wish I lived in the area as I would go a lot!

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Food was great! Staff was knowledgeable and they had lots of options on the separate Gluten-free menu. My Celiac kids got the “Budget Buster” meal which was only $6.99 and included a meat and 2 sides (we just ordered it without the garlic bread). All of our food was SO good!

2 months ago
Celiac friendly

The staff was very kind and helpful and the food was great. I would however recommend bringing your own gluten free bread just in case you order one of the sandwiches so they are easier to eat. Only downside is that the gluten free menu is very confusing. Otherwise great place!

3 months ago

All the kids loved it! Great barbecue sauce and amazing service! 100% recommend!

Celiac
4 months ago

Server brought out my meal with the garlic bread on top of the meat (which I obviously didn’t order). The server (Austin) has my entire plate remade, which made me feel much more comfortable eating my meal. Their website has a gluten-free menu (and other allergens).

Celiac
7 months ago
Celiac friendly

Yummy yummy. The baked beans taste like I made them. Pulled pork was tender and juicy.

Celiac
11 months ago
Celiac friendly

Very gluten free friendly. They gave an extra side dish instead of bread. We have eaten here several times with all good experience. 3 celiac, 2 bread eaters.

Not celiac
11 months ago

Staff was familiar with the term gluten free, and offered the option of an alternative side instead of the usual bread with dinner. Most items are gluten-free, and the food was good!

Not celiac
11 months ago

Staff knew nothing. Fries not gluten free. We left without eating.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

All meats and sauces are gluten-free. No cider offered.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Food was absolutely delicious!!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Most of the selections are gluten free. the staff is often knowledgeable. I have never had a problem from eating there.

Celiac
1 year ago

Great food and very knowledgeable staff. Celiac and other allergies. Applesauce is awesome!!!

Celiac
1 year ago

Good, safe meal. No problems. First waitress was new and went to get another waitress. Offered me a GF list of foods which is so helpful. Checked on us many times.

Celiac
1 year ago

So many options with sides and meat (including sausage). Everything was delicious amnd they give you an extra side when you say no bread! Ask for the gf menu for a complete list.

Not celiac
2 years ago
Not celiac friendly

GF menu is available online. I don't know if they have one in the restaurant, because I used the online one. Lots of choices, and I didn't have the problem others did with the bread on the plate. However, when the server made a mistake with a side, she grabbed the side dish, then came back with another, holding it with her hand over the food, which didn't seem sanitary. I wouldn't think they're careful enough to make it safe for celiac, which is a shame, because it could be a haven for GF folks!

Celiac
2 years ago

Delicious! No MSG! Everything was SO good including the sweet corn! Loaded baked potatoes and 6ish different BBQ sauces. All was gf and so good!

Not celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Pretty good food with a gluten free menu that had several gluten free options. I was very pleased with this place.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Lots of meat choices, all the Bar-B-Q sauces were gf and most sides are too! The also give an extra side instead of the bread option

Not celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Always accommodating. Friendly staff. Celiac friendly. Great BBQ food. We eat here every time we come to our lake house.

2 years ago

These people working here were fantastic! They helped us look thru all their ingredients to figure out what we could have and turns out we could have many items. They gave us a substitute side for the bread! Awesome!

Celiac
2 years ago
Not celiac friendly

The waiters and menu said it was gluten free but the pain in my stomach afterward says it is definitely not.

Celiac
2 years ago

I've never got sick here. They have a gluten free menu and all of my experiences have been good.

2 years ago
Not celiac friendly

I asked for the gluten free menu, which the waitress forgot. Once I got that I order pulled chicken - no bread. My meal came not pulled chicken and with bread on top of it!

Celiac
2 years ago
Not celiac friendly

.This restaurant doesn't understand GF safe handling. My to go order came with a big piece of bread draped over it....

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Have eaten here several times without getting sick. Luncheon turkey dinner with potato salad, barbecue beans and side salad with the lemon dressing. I always let the server know I have celiac disease and ask that he/she request the kitchen staff to use new gloves. They always seem to be knowledgeable about allergies.

3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Meat served plain then I could sauce myself.

Celiac
3 years ago

Very yummy lots of gf choices

3 years ago
Celiac friendly

I would write more, but there is BBQ sauce on my fingers. ;-) Excellent food, great staff.

Celiac
3 years ago

We always get the BBQ takeout and make sandwiches at home with our gluten free buns. Yummy!

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

We've been to many Bandanas and are never disappointed. Good gf good.

Celiac
3 years ago

Virtually all the meat is gluten free, which is a large selection, unless it is fried. Gluten free menu available upon request.

Not celiac
3 years ago

The dinner rolls are not gluten free. Some of the desserts are not gluten free. beyond that, try just about anything, it's all good. Pork and Beef plate was great. very knowledgeable about what is and isn't gluten free

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Nice GF Menu staff very careful with my food. Never have had any issues with my food. Great Bbq

Celiac
4 years ago

Yummy food! Even swapped the garlic bread for another side dish. Had the smokey bbq sauce, pork, potato, and beans.

Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

Love eating here and not worry if you will be sick or not.

Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

They have a gluten free menu. Lots of options. Delish!!! 😀

Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

Wonderfully delicious! Lots of gf options. When you tell them no bread with the meal they give you an extra side!!! That has never happened before.

4 years ago

I got glutened. It wasn't entirely their fault, but I wish they were better trained. I didn't realize the family meal we ordered would be on one platter and the garlic bread would be on top of my meat. My four year old was melting down so I didn't try to get it fixed. I will eat there again, but I don't trust the staff to catch cross contamination issues.

Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

The staff is knowledgeable and accommodating. All the meat and BBQ sauces and most of the sides are gluten free

Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

They have a gf menu.Almost everything is gf except a few fried items.lots of gf bbq sauces and sides. Great place to eat,I was stuffed on lunch portion.

Not celiac
4 years ago

I definitely recommend the Brunswick stew! Delicious! Also helpful that they list the calories on the menu.

4 years ago

Was really good. Gluten free menu! Loved it!

4 years ago

Awesome BBQ. Pulled pork, turkey, chicken and beef. A lot of gluten free options. My kids also love Bandanas. Ask them to hold the french bread and ask for another GF side.

Celiac
5 years ago

Great selection of meats and sides. Really amazing BBQ. Ribs fabulous!

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