80% of 10 votes say it's celiac friendly

301 Franklin St, Buffalo, NY 14202 Directions

Top Reviews


Overall Rating

Review


There were few gluten free options and I got the pulled pork and it was terrible. The menu was limited and the sandwiches on the gluten free menu didn’t have any bread. It was not my favorite and I don’t suggest going.

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


No bread or buns. Didn’t care for the food at all.

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Nice gluten-free options. But major bummer that 1) their fryer is not GF, so no french fries and 2) no GF desserts.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 11 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

  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Barbecue
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Keto Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

Notes


Barbecue sauce is gluten-free

Photos


photo thumbnail
Parking in back at night, metered parking in front by day. Very easy in and out, plus love music and a well stocked bar.
Deliciousness! Food for days...
More BBQ goodness! Best ribs ever!
Awesome gluten free menu
Add a photo View all photos

More Reviews


Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


We love getting Dinosaur BBQ. The smoked wings are amazing.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Gf wings, but blue cheese in not certified gf. The manager delivered my food directly and explained the cautions they take to make food gf. Just bummed about the blue cheese ๐Ÿคฃ

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


GF menu available, the staff is super friendly and knowledgeable. GF food is brought out on a different color plate by one of the management. Food is always delicious, and have never been cross contaminated here! No GF rolls or dedicated fryer, so nothing deep fried for actual GF allergies.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Good gluten free menu. I had wings, ribs and pulled pork with mashed potatoes. Ask about sauces as some are not safe. The dry rub is great and safe. Fries are not celiac safe as they are cross contaminated. GF menu is available and the staff is helpful about it.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Winner, winner chicken wing dinner! Smoked chicken wings are great!! Tender, flavorful and moist with a light char grilled outside. Wango tango sauce was great addition to the wings. Coleslaw was good not great and the greens(collards and mustard)only had smoked turkey so my pork allergy wasn’t an issue. Brisket was ok not phenomenal but decent. I’m a mesquite bbq snob so getting a celebratory great out of me is darn near impossible. The slathering sauce was also good.

Waitress was compassionate, eager to clarify and brought us the allergen menu in addition to the gluten free menu. The food came quickly and accurately. We also were pleasantly surprised when we bought a bottle of wango tango sauce and it was only $3.99. Well worth the price and we had assumed it would be much higher. Good on them for not taking advantage. Parking is free on street after 5pm and we were told there was a free lot behind the restaurant but didn’t see it. Well be back.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Similar taste to Fat Bobs but way more serious regarding gluten.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Awesome choices! Extremely knowledgeable staff! Choch the bar person suggested Redbridge Beer, by Budweiser, a GF option that tastes great! Top notch atmosphere and they make a GF person feel welcomed!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


They have a HUGE GF menu and your meal is delivered on a specially colored plate to avoid cross contamination. Highly recommend!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Perhaps the best St Louis ribs I've ever had, plus yummy pulled pork and great wings. The chili was phenomenal and my husband's said the mashed potatoes were the best he's ever had. Full gluten free menu, no gluten free buns but your definitely here for the meat. They also had red bridge and angry orchard. Staff was well versed in gluten free options and service. Good was carried out separately to prevent cross contamination. Awesome.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Very safe to eat at! Food is amazing

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


I had an awesome experience here! We stopped by on our way to Niagara Falls. The staff was great, they brought me a separate menu and my food was brought out by a different person on a different colored plate. definitley felt safe here!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Motorcyclist friendly with a free bike parking Good ribs, beans and chili

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Delicious ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Gluten free menu available. Wait staff is great. Gluten free dishes are brought out on a different color plate, and by the manager.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Amazing gluten free BBQ options! They use dedicated allergy plates to avoid cross/contamination and the food is amazing!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Impressed by their allergy friendliness. Many of the sides and the meat options were gluten free. They were able to put together a veggie plate of 4 sides.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Separate gluten free menu with lots of options. My plate was a different color than the normal ones so the kitchen staff knew to be careful with avoiding cross-contamination, and it was brought out separately, which I appreciated. Delicious barbeque!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Really great bbq and they have a gluten free menu. All of the sauces are gf but be careful because they will say they will be careful and bring everything on a separate plate.... but then the corn bread was on it touching my food. Mention no corn bread if you are celiac.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


good food. have separate plates so staff knows of gluten allergy. Manger even brings it out separate from non gluten-free foods

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Fabulous! Very good with gluten free!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


They have a gf menu with lots of options and staff seem to be knowledgeable. HOWEVER, I somehow got cross contaminated because I felt really sick about 2 hours after eating there. I would only go here if your gluten sensitive, not celiac. Overall the food was great though.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Very very good. Wide selection to eat.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Not only gluten free options but literally one of the most attentive allergy restaurants I have eaten at. Great job!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Gluten free menu. Understanding servers and kitchen staff.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Not dedicated gf facility BUT all staff is very knowledgeable of food allergies and take your request seriously. Very good protocols, gf clearly labelled and food comes out on different-colored allergen dedicated plates.

Safety


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

— Very

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

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 lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


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

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


They have a separate fryer and took the proper steps to make sure everything was gluten free. Their wings are amazing.

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

Overall Rating

Review


Keep in mind that the Dinosaur website is explicit that they can't guarantee no cross-contamination and they're not responsible for any issues a diner may experience. I've been to this location many times and usually have felt safe as a celiac and enjoyed the bbq but unfortunately this time left me less supportive. The waiter was thoroughly clueless about celiac and I had to be forceful to impress upon him how serious celiac is and that the kitchen needed to be careful. He was polite and appeared to listen but I was nonetheless worried.

The real disappointment was that the quality of the food has gone down. The brisket was loaded with globs of fat, the greens were mushy, and the coleslaw loaded with unmixed mayonnaise.

To be clear, I didn't have any reaction so my rating is based on the poor quality of the food and the fear of possible contamination. There is better and safer bbq in NYC.

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Ordered take out on door dash. Got the bbq chicken with mashed potatoes (specified in the comments needed to be gluten free due to celiac and please no gravy) also got the black beans and rice. Food arrived with sticker on the container specifying “gluten free”. Was great until I opened it and there’s gravy on the potatoes (which has gluten) called and was told I had to go through door dash for the refund. At least sides are packaged in individual containers so I could still have the rest of the meal. The chicken was good but I was not a fan of the black beans and rice. I’ve also had the salt potatoes on separate occasion and wasn’t a fan.

More Info