60% of 5 votes say it's celiac friendly

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Not celiac

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I specified I needed gluten free and ordered from the gluten free menu. I ended up with cornbread on my plate on top of my food. She asked if I needed it sent back. It still came out with crumbs on the other food.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for keto
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Ugh. I am leaving this review feeling very conflicted. I LOVE dinosaur bbq and have eaten safely at their other establishments (Syracuse&Brooklyn) numerous times. We even had them cater our wedding!! This review is specifically related to my experience at the Troy location. I ate there last Sunday, specified that I have Celiac Disease and was halfway through my meal when I noticed a small piece of cornbread mixed into my mashed potatoes! I am 3 months pregnant, was a 4 hour drive from home and was a total mess worrying about the possible aftermath. The waitress and manager were very apologetic and kind but the damage was done and I refused their offer of a new dish. Obviously there was some carelessness in the kitchen that day and I worry about how strict their GF protocol is at this location. This may be an isolated incident and I know accidents do happen, but I’d advise anyone who eats at this location to be extremely careful, maybe request the manager to oversee your plate and inspect your food before you eat it!

Safety


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

— 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

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Very knowledgeable server. Big selection. Best ribs I’ve ever eaten

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year 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
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Healthy
  • Keto Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

Notes


Barbecue sauce is gluten-free

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Their catering is much better than their restaurant food. We had it for a family party and everything was delicious and no one got sick. If you need to order food for a crowd this was great

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Despite some recent negative reviews, I gave Dino a shot. I went for lunch while it wasn't busy and sat at the bar. The bartender seemed knowledgeable; she knew to ask if I wanted a cider, not a beer. My food came on a different colored plate and the server paid close attention to what they were doing. I felt comfortable.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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This is the type of place that has good intentions, but poor execution. I told the waitress I was gluten free, but when my plate came there was a big piece of cornbread on it. We've also ordered takeout and gotten mixed reviews on which items were and were not gluten free.

If you are looking for great BBQ, Try PJ's in Saratoga. They are great.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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The wife has celiac's and was able to enjoy some excellent pulled pork (the rubs on the pork are GF). She was able to get a salad (be careful though, not all dressings are GF) and mashed potatoes as sides. The meal turned out great and the waitress was very knowledgeable in the precautions necessary. I'm not sure if this is standard protocol now but the GF meals are all plated in red plates where normal meals are plated on blue. I've dined here before but never with my celiac wife. Reading some of the recent reviews worried me, but we were pleasantly surprised and as always the food was fantastic.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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i ordered a "gluten free" meal. im glad i checked my food before eating. i had noodles in my collard greens. i would of been sick for days !!!i wont order from here again. THEY ARE NOT GLUTEN FREE. VERY POOR CARE IN CROSS CONTAMINATION

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The food is really good and I love the staff but I got glutened here. I really can't say enough for how good the food is! They do have a few gf options at the bar, so if you're going to listen to a band, you've got choices there.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious & had a GF menu, but I had a reaction to my dish. I got the pork with baked beans & mashed potatoes.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They have a large gluten free menu with many BBQ items but watch out. First they served me mac and cheese (NOT gluten free) and I had to explain that mac and cheese was not gluten free. Then when they served me my new meal, my pulled pork had a piece of mac and cheese in it, suggesting they just moved my other meal to a new plate. I tried to explain the issue of cross contamination to them but my waiter did not understand.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Food good. Large beer selection of no use to Celiacs. Last visit, found pasta mixed into the supposed gluten-free pulled-pork. Another in our party was glutened. Don't believe they take GF seriously here.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Dined there on Sunday, 10/11/15 for daughter's birthday. Two of three celiacs were glutened! Son had MACARONIS IN HIS PULLED PORK! He ordered the 'bad a-- pulled pork plate' and got 'bad a--', alright! ugh! The two who were glutened spent the night miserable. The waitress & kitchen & manager were non-chalant about the whole thing. VERY disappointing experience as we have enjoyed Dinosaur BBQ here and in Rochester multiple times with no problems. But now? Now their GF efforts seem to be merely a nod to the fad GF-ers. This is insufficient and very upsetting. Heavy, woeful, sigh.....

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They take allergies seriously and food is very good.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing! A GF menu and knowledgable wait staff! Any choices.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Ate burger and mashed potatoes here safely!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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When I asked for a GF menu, server proactively asked if I had Celiac. The order was flagged and came out on a separate colored plate. Made me feel very comfortable. And they have Red Bridge.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Had a sampler, pulled pork was OK, brisket was good, ribs are amazing, best I've had anywhere. I'll come back again just for ribs. Gluten free meals go on a red plate to be sure they don't cross contaminate in the back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Absolutely delicious and so close to campus.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very good for GF!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Absolutely delicious every time! Love that all their sauces are GF! Highly recommend the ribs

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Great place to eat. All sauces are gluten free. They are very accommodating.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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I love this place. Great GF food. I've never had any issues here.

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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All of their bbq sauces are GF.

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Not celiac

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The BBQ was delicious! They have a separate gf menu and the food came out on a red tray to mark it as gf. Will definitely be going back!!

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

Celiac

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ETA, many years later (2021), they're still safe, still amazing, and still a local treasure.

French fries! BBQ! It's a local treasure, and totally GF friendly. Love it! Never had a bad meal there. Wait staff all know their stuff too. Another restaurant with a celiac employee, and that always makes me feel more comfortable.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Their GF menu had many good options. They brought my food with a piece of cornbread on it (the cornbread is not GF), but when I asked the waiter about it he was very apologetic and they remade it. The food, especially the sausage, was delicious. I did not get sick.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for keto
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout

Overall Rating

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Cross contamination issues. Probably best avoided for the super sensitive.

Safety


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

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Offers outdoor seating

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