86% of 15 votes say it's Celiac friendly

615 3rd Street, Des Moines, IA 50309 Directions

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Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

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
8 months ago
Celiac friendly

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
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

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

Gluten Free Features

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

Categories

  • Late Night
  • Restaurant

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Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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!!!!

Not celiac
1 year 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.

Celiac
2 years ago

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

Celiac
2 years 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.

Not celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

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
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

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

Not celiac
2 years 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!

2 years ago

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

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

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!

Not celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Amazing menu with a TON of GF options!

2 years 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.

Not celiac
3 years ago

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

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

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.

3 years ago
Celiac friendly

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
3 years 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!

4 years ago

Great selections and very accommodating staff!

4 years ago

Excellent selection and knowledgeable staff!

Reviews of this Chain

Not celiac
23 hours ago

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
1 month ago

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
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

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.

Celiac
11 months ago

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

Celiac
1 year ago

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
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

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

Celiac
2 years ago
Not celiac friendly

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.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

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.

Celiac
3 years ago

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

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

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.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

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

Celiac
3 years ago

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

3 years ago
Celiac friendly

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.

Not celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

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

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