Buzzard Billy's

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 19 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Bread/Buns + 3 more
91% of 12 votes say it's Celiac friendly

615 3rd Street, Des Moines, IA 50309 Directions

(515) 244-2899
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 days ago

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

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    1 rating
    2 weeks ago

    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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    Celiac
    4 rating
    4 months ago

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

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    4 months ago

    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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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    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!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

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

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    5 rating
    7 months ago

    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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    5 rating
    7 months ago

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    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!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    Amazing menu with a TON of GF options!

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    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.

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    4 rating
    1 year ago

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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!

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    1 year ago

    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!

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Great selections and very accommodating staff!

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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Excellent selection and knowledgeable staff!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    222 Pearl St, La Crosse, WI 54601

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

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    Celiac
    4 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    222 Pearl St, La Crosse, WI 54601

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    222 Pearl St, La Crosse, WI 54601

    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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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    222 Pearl St, La Crosse, WI 54601

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    222 Pearl St, La Crosse, WI 54601

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    222 Pearl St, La Crosse, WI 54601

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

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    2 years ago

    222 Pearl St, La Crosse, WI 54601

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

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    222 Pearl St, La Crosse, WI 54601

    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.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    222 Pearl St, La Crosse, WI 54601

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

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Cider
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Late Night
  • Restaurant
Monday
11 am - 10 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 10 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 10 pm
Thursday
11 am - 10 pm
Friday
11 am - 12 am
Saturday
11 am - 12 am
Sunday
11 am - 10 pm
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