80% of 5 votes say it's celiac friendly

615 3rd Street, Des Moines, IA 50309 Directions

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I have a dairy allergy as well and the waitress was great about checking with the kitchen on the items I was interested in. I did not get sick and I am sensitive.

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Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

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Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
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Celiac

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They have a separate kitchen space. The gluten free food does take longer to cook but I always feel safe.

They have appetizers, main meals, and desserts. You can get a fried chicken sandwich which is amazing!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

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Celiac

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Great food and service gluten free done easy

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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

  • Bread/Buns
  • Cider
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Restaurant

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Celiac

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Buzzard Billy's has an extensive gluten-free menu with Cajun food, pasta, chicken fingers and sandwiches. I have been multiple times and ordered gluten-free Jambalaya pasta, red beans & rice with andouille sausage, chicken fingers, and chili with sausage/alligator. Buzzard Billy's also has gluten free beer. The location and atmosphere are great too! I have Celiac Disease and I have dined at Buzzard Billy's numerous times with no issues.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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10/10 would recommend. I'm a very sensitive celiac. I was astonished at the number of options I had to choose from. The waitress immediately recognized that I had the gluten free menu and gave me some recommendations. I got the the garlic parmesan chicken sandwich on a gluten free bun. It was to die for. When I'm in town I will make sure that this is where I come to eat.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Made me so sick after i went and they didn’t even care that i had celiac. Don’t go here!

Celiac friendly?

No

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Celiac

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Joe our waiter was GREAT!!!! Knew exactly what I meant when I said celiac!! I love it!! Menu was nice to choose from! Love the service and food!!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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So very disappointed! We came in with a group of 9 so I know it was a “large” group but we watched so many tables come and go and then after we were finally seated we waited forever for a waitress and then even longer for our food. Again we watched several tables of 4-5 come and go over and over. Then just one meal came out for our table and over 30 minutes later we finally complained. We were there over two hours and when we finally complained the manager came. Between him and our waitress they blamed us for being a large group. I’m not impressed at all. Food was decent but nothing spectacular or worth the wait. My son is very gluten intolerant and didn’t feel well at all after his meal.

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I had a salad and was fine. Spicy and good.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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The flavor was pretty good, service was ok, but I was very ill with major gastrointestinal symptoms and a debilitating migraine following my meal here. I won't go into details but it was the worst episode of illness I've had in a long while. I'm really not certain it was gluten or if I was potentially food poisoned or what but my symptoms, which began a few hours after eating here, made for a rough day and a half. I won't personally risk eating here again.

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Not celiac

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There is a three page menu for GF items, including a kid's menu and deserts! It was a great choice for our whole family!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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awesome place! This is the second time I have been to this place. great service. love that they have desserts.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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Lots of GF options, fun atmosphere, friendly staff! Don't get too excited when you see GF chicken tenders, though. They are really just chicken nuggets in the shape of tenders. That was the only part we were disappointed in. Would definitely visit there again when passing through!

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Great place and knowledgeable staff. Lots of GF options AND GF desserts! Will definitely make this a regular stop!

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Celiac

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Wow!! Great find - huge portions! Overheard the table next to us also order gf! Good spicy food!! Would go back next time we travel thru!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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Amazing menu with a TON of GF options!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Love eating at Buzzard Billy's. Their food is very, very good. Plenty of choices to choose from for gluten free people. They also have dessert. Great choice.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Great for gluten sensitive! Many options to chose from, even dessert, cheese cake or bananas foster. Even one gluten free beer!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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The Chicken Fettuccine Alfredeaux was very good. A lot of alfredeaux sauce, with Cajun spiced. A lot of sauce, not too thin, not terribly thick: just right. Tasty enough you want to lick the bowl! And Crispin Pacific Pear cider, which was also very good. all of this was gluten free. excellent meal. they have a separate menu for gluten free. I will be back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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As others have mentioned Buzzard Billy's has an entire gluten free menu separate from the regular menu and it is huge! I have tried the red beans & rice, jalapeno chicken tender sandwich, and coleslaw and all have been awesome! For dessert they have had an Eli's brand salted caramel cheesecake that uses almonds in the crust so it's gluten free! Wonderful place for many gluten free options!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Separate (and extensive) gf menu. The burger buns are exceptional and don't have a sponge like texture like others do. They make many dressings in house so you don't have to worry about soy either, but I would always ask if you are that sensitive. I recently had the jalapeño chicken sandwich and it was Very good! The bananas foster is also gf and amazing!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Great selections and very accommodating staff!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Excellent selection and knowledgeable staff!

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Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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Gluten free menu, great food! Never have gotten sick from here.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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There is a separate and fairly decent sized GF menus and the wait staff, each time we were there, made us feel fairly confident that things would be sure to be gluten free. My son generally gets the cajun, the buns for the burgers taste better than many we have tried, there are additional sides for the gluten free meals that are not offered on the regular menu (granted things like a side salad, but still!).

We have felt more confident here than many places in La Crosse that say they have gluten free yet do not seem to understand celiac.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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The first time we went here. The food and service was great and we experienced no issues. We foolishly visited the next time on a busy Saturday night. The server was very knowledgeable about celiac, but we all got glutened.

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No

Not celiac

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This was a favorite restaurant of mine even before I had to go GFree. It continues to impress with a good variety of gluten free options. Even GF pasta dishes !!!

Celiac

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This place is great the server was wonderful understand the need for no gluten very well. The food was amazing could not stop eating even though I was so full

Celiac

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They have a separate gluten free menu and the staff are very helpful. They did give me a side of regular bread (in a separate bag) with my gluten free order, so I’m not sure if the wait staff communicated that I’m celiac to the kitchen staff. I believe the GF entree was safe though.

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Yes

Celiac

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GF menu, lots of selection. Good food and good service.

Celiac

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I have eaten here many times. The ONLY time I have gotten sick was my own fault. I was ordering off of the gluten free menu but didn't specify to the server who was also taking orders from those that were eating off the regular menu. I can't fault them for that. the food has always been excellent and the servers knowledgeable about gluten free. Last I knew there was a bartender that works there that has Celiac and gave great recommendations on drinks. I'm pretty nervous about eating places, I never feel that way eating here. Now if only they would get a dedicated fryer and make their gator fingers gluten free... one can wish

Celiac

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Very good Cajun pasta made with gluten free penne. Staff very knowledgeable. Will return.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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I am a very sensitive celiac. I've been here twice. Both times I got the pasta primavera with the rasta sauce. First time I felt totally fine afterwards and I went back! Second time it was much busier than before (maybe it was more likely to have cross contamination) and I got sick. Very good food. I also tried the gluten free salted caramel cheesecake the first time (also amazing) and had no issues. Great place for the gluten intolerant, they have a whole separate menu! Celiacs.....may be risky, but i would still chance this over many other restaurants.

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No

Celiac

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I ordered the jambalaya pasta. It was good but I wish I had ordered the alfredo instead. I'm extremely sensitive and I didn't even have a slight reaction!! I'll be back.

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Yes

Celiac

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Had the shrimp Alfredo at the bartenders recommendation. She's a celiac and advises on the menu. Excellent.

Celiac

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Great GF menu. My daughter has Celiac and a severe nut allergy combined with being a very picky eater which makes dining out really hard. Their GF menu provided her many options that looked good to her. She ended up going with the GF Shrimp Penne Alfredo which she loved. They also offer a half order on some of their dishes which is good for kids. Service was great. Our server even came back to tell us that he confirmed with the kitchen staff that the dish was also nut free. We definitely will return when back in town.

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Yes

Celiac

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Gluten free pasta was outstanding and wait staff took my allergy seriously. Thank you Heather for a great dinning experience!

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Yes

Celiac

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Separate gf menu. Enjoyed the blackened prime rib with rice.

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I am a pretty sensitive Celiac but Have eaten here many times and never had a problem. Pastas and jambalaya are awesome! Blackened chicken/salmon and rice is also great. They do use shared fryers so don't eat the nachos or fries if you have an allergy. It's a popular restaurant right in the middle of DT La Crosse so don't be shocked if there is a short wait. Can also order for pick up.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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My favorite gluten free place to eat. The pasta is wonderful!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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