Bandana's Bar-B-Q

5 recent ratings
$$ • Barbecue Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Safety Rating
3 ratings

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308 S 44th St
Mt Vernon, IL 62864

Most Recent Reviews


Gluten Sensitive

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Slow service, ordered no garlic bread baked beans instead - received garlic bread and no beans. They did manage to keep the cheese off my salad and potato. Took way too long for what I got. Do not recommend.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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?

— Average

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Asymptomatic Celiac

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Very good establishment. Nice people and good food. Between the two we both ordered off the separate GF menu. We ordered chicken, burnt ends and loaded baked potatoes. Wonderful. If anything I wish they had a bar but that's just personal preference.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Stopped here during a roadtrip. I am celiac and so is my daughter. Lots of options and a gluten free menu. We had the chicken. Potato salad, green beans and apple sauce were the sides. Friendly staff. Recommend!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 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
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Overall Rating

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Ordered brisket and plain baked potato, a little dry but yummy! Staff was very knowledgeable and price was reasonable. We'll stop there again, for sure!

Safety


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

— 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?

— Good

Updated 10 months ago read full review

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We were traveling and so hungry. Thought we would try this restaurant. They had lots of gluten-free options. Staff was knowledgeable about gluten allergy; felt safe. The food was incredible. We are from Kansas City area who has some of the best barbecue in the country. Well, this barbecue was as good as KC barbecue. Smoke was done well. Try this place.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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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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.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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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 friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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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!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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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.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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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 friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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 friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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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 friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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 friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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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 friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


I am a symptomatic Celiac. I ate here and within 10 minutes started vomiting. We designated gluten free on our order so it must have been major cross contamination.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Good

Overall Rating

Review


Great BBQ and gluten free sides! Most of their meats are gluten free, all sauces are gluten free, and they have a big selection of sides. One of my favorite places!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Gluten Intolerant

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Staff was helpful and knowledgeable. A gluten free menu is available and it includes most of their foods. They changed gloves when asked. Tasted great.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
Gluten Intolerant

Overall Rating

Review


Super delicious bbq and pretty safe. They have a GF menu and allergens list. All the sauces and meats are GF! I’ve eaten here a couple of times and have never had a problem.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Symptomatic Celiac

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Amazing! Ribs and 3 sides. All sauces gluten free too. Will be back!!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

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