Brass Pig Smoke & Alehouse

18 recent ratings
$$ • Barbecue Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Beer, Bread/Buns, Burgers, Cider, Fries, Sandwiches
Safety Rating
16 ratings

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602 N Main St
Bloomington, IL 61701
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Celiac

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Owners wife has celiac and he wanted a safe place for her. Almost entire menu is gf. Separate fryers. Their described cross contamination procedures were good. Food was tasty and we’ll go again. I had deep fried chicken tenders for the first time in years.

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

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Really wanted to like it but they just aren’t careful.. they brought my sandwich out on a regular bun and then said “oh yea I forgot we have a new GF hoagie” and continued to gaslight me about it until I asked to see a regular bun.. and they brought out the same one I had. I just ran out crying and started gagging myself to throw up in the parking lot because I took a bite after they assured me it was safe.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Good

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Great food, most menu items have gluten free option. Waitress indicated the owner’s wife is celiac so staff are well trained. Great experience!

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Beer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Cider
  • Fries
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Barbecue
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Soy-Free Friendly
  • Takeout

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Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


No gluten free menu, but server was able to tell which item were gluten free. Food tasted great, and price wasn’t bad.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

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

— Good

Updated 12 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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The chicken tenders were delicious. Great flavor, the batter was like fried chicken. Husband had the brisket and said it was phenomenal. Fries were undercooked but I imagine would also be good if they were cooked properly. Dedicated fryer.

As others have said, it’s more of a bar vibe in the sense that it is very loud. The service wasn’t super great but worth it for the food.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Asymptomatic Celiac

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Been here more times than I can count. Amazing food and service. Almost everything can be made gf! My go to is the crispy chicken club with fries.

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Best BBQ I’ve had, maybe ever. And we’ve done a family bbq trip to Memphis at one point. Waitress knew her stuff, kitchen checked some other allergens for me. I will drive out of my way to go here! Highly recommend!!!

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


The food is always delicious! You’ll definitely want to get the chicken tenders with sweet peach sauce. Carry-out is better than dine-in. It’s essentially a bar with really good food. It’s loud, cold, the service is usually slow and the tables are uncomfortable. ALWAYS ask for your gluten free bun on the side, otherwise they will get soggy and fall apart.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for soy-free
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Food was decent but not great. Felt like a bar with smoked food instead of a restaurant with a bar. Most things can be made GF. Our waitress said that the owner’s wife has celiac so they take it very seriously. She knew exactly what could be made GF and what couldn’t. Really just the egg rolls, Mac n’ cheese, corn bread and a few sauces that aren’t gluten free. Separate GF fryer.

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?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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My daughter loved the chicken strips! Menu says almost any item can be made GF.

Safety


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

— 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/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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Almost every waiter I’ve encountered is knowledgeable and helpful when making menu selections. Only two sauces or so are not gluten free and having amazing nachos and chicken tenders has been great. Only one waiter brought back my food on the wrong bun once, but when I asked she corrected herself and brought a whole new dish (no worries about reusing contaminated food). Overall, I love this place and recommend it—but don’t be afraid to double check!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Asymptomatic Celiac

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Tried the chicken tenders, they were brought on gf bread. Just amazing. They also have gluten free beer. Absolutely great place!

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


I was over the moon with this place! Server was excellent and made me feel confident about the food. Plus, they have a dedicated fryer!

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


I trusted the good reviews and told the waitress I am very sensitive and she assured me they know about cc. I ordered the fries because she assured me it was a dedicated fryer and a turkey sandwich on a gluten free bun. The waitress wasn't sure if the pretzel bun was gluten or not. That should have stopped me from ordering. But I trusted the other good reviews. Well, just as I was finishing my sandwich, I got ataxia and brain fog which is always my first clue. Then about 15 minutes later, the rest of my symptoms began. So much for my fun trip to visit my cousin! I don't know if I just had a bad waitress or what, but I will not be eating here again.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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/All

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

— Average

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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Amazing gluten free chicken tenders. The waiter said they have a designated fryer for gluten free items as well.

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


This place is FANTASTIC. I had the chicken tenders, fries and corn on the cob. I also tried my wife’s smoked sausage, which was great as well.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Gluten free items were marked on the menu. I ordered some pulled pork and brisket. Pork wasn’t pulled or shredded much though. Would rate the food average.

Weirdly, I got (unusually) super tired within an hour of eating so I’m not exactly sure what triggered that, but it was unusual for me.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Not Much

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

— Below Average

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


We ate here on a trip through town. We let the owner and wait staff know our daughter has Celiac and they made sure everything was safe and ready for her. She could choose from all but three menu items and everyone was very knowledgeable and kind about all of the cross contamination procedures needed to keep her safe. We will be back for sure.

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Average

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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Review


AWESOME chicken fingers! This would be 5 stars but it was freezing in there and lightning was bad away from big windows.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Most of the BBQ sauces are GF. Owners’s wife has celiac so they are very conscious of cross contamination. All the food we’ve had here is delicious! The Brisket sandwich is amazing and the potato salad!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I had gluten free fried battered/breaded chicken fingers and curly fries that were so, so good! I also shared a brisket sandwich on a gluten free bun, and it was good, too, but the chicken tenders were the star of the show.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Dedicated gluten free frier. Almost everything on the menu can be made gluten free. I had an Italian beef sandwich on a gluten free roll and curly fries. Loved it!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


hand breaded gluten free chicken tenders and fries in a dedicated fryer are fantastic!

Most sauces are gluten free, meat is, and most sandwiches can be made gluten free also.

Wife of the owner has celiac, so he is very knowledgeable.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • 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/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 years ago read full review

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