Hill Country Barbecue

3 recent ratings
$ • Barbecue Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu
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3 ratings

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410 7th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20004

Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

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Delicious BBQ a lot of gluten free options!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

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They do have a gluten free menu if you ask for it. I was very pleased with the selections and variety. The barbecue sauces are all gluten free as well.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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No one really knew what gluten was- 1 person told us the BBQ sauce was gluten free and the other person told us it wasn't so we really didn't feel safe. We were in a bind for time so took the chance, but definitely shouldn't have. Lack of gluten free knowledge and inability to tell us what was safe or not was a big turn off. Food was also ice cold and definitely reheated from the day before

Safety


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

— Not at all

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
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

  • None Listed

Categories

  • Barbecue
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Hill Country Barbecue gluten-free menu
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All sides are in the same area. Meat too and their sausage had gluten, but they’re probably not slicing sausage. He did change his gloves to serve GF sides.

GF sides were mashed sweet potatoes, collard greens, deviled eggs and cucumber salad. Corn bread isn’t gluten free. Brisket was not great. Turkey was delicious.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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?

— Below Average

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Ordering was bit confusing, but once figured out, it was fine. The brisket was some of the best I've ever eaten!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Some knowledge and gluten free food but would trust sides. Ribs seem ok but ice cream selection limited and same scoop used for all so pointless. Pricy too.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Extremely delicious but shared kitchen for sides is a problem.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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This place is a little chaotic at first trying to understand how you are supposed to get food or what your options are. After you get over this hurdle, this place is great. Spicy sausage and the brisket was the favorites for our family. Additionally, being from the South, they have excellent SWEET TEA!!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Staff was very knowledgeable and the food was amazing!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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At first we were a little unsure, but after speaking with a manager he talked us through all of their practices. He seemed very knowledgeable about cross contamination and when we asked he talked his staff through everything to make sure we felt safe. On top of that the food was incredible. Some of the best brisket I’ve had (and I smoke my own) and my fiancé said the chicken was great as well.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Called ahead and received positive answers about GF & safe food. They have a separate GF menu. Food is served cafeteria style. The server who did the meat changed his gloves when asked (he had just handled bread). I will go back if I’m in DC.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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GF menu with lots of options; most staff is knowledgeable and/or able to get you a manager who can assist.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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When I called the restaurant to inquire about gluten free options the person on the line read aloud to me the menu and said it all contained gluten. When I asked for gluten free options she then told me that the sauce has gluten in it. Apparently the people who work there do not have access to the information shared on this website. For that reason I would not go here.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Lots of gluten free options and tastes amazing!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious. I have a photo of the menu if I can add it.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very knowledgeable staff, GF menu, corn pudding is AMAZING!! Potential for cross contamination but they take extra care

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Good food. A concern for cross contamination.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Best barbecue I have ever had, lots of gf options

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Loved it! They are very knowledgeable about celiac disease. I had their BBQ Beef ribs, Cucumber salad, and White Shoepeg Corn Pudding. All were delicious and very affordable. The atmosphere is laid back and in a very nice section of DC. Next time we are in DC, we'll definitely go back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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They have a separate allergen menu that Cleary specified what is gluten free. They have a great amount of options but a strange set up. It is a cafeteria style dining experience. we sat at the bar andjust let the bartender put in our orders. Food was good but I was shocked to see they didn't have any pulled meats. that was the only disappointment. I think I've had better bbq elsewhere though.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Excellent Menu layout. Showing gluten free options along with all other allergens. As a Texan it is always great to find good bbq outside the State, and Hill Country lived up to its inspiration!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I'm always happy when I eat here because of the options, but only when my workplace is buying (it's expensive). Like the beef brisket and corn pudding. Miss the german potatoes from my pre-Celiac days. Great overall but my favorite gluten-free BBQ place is Pork Barrel in Alexandria.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Good enough gluten free menu but didn't find staff were accommodating or helpful when asking for menu advice simply telling me to refer to the gluten free menu when I asked about sides and cross contamination.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very good, many gluten free options, pricier than I expected. Overall, very good!

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Awesome BBQ place!

We had beef brisket and it just melted in our mouth.

Would be better of you had Gluten Free rolls, which are very easy to get nowadays.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Good food and service but pricey.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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Very Celiac friendly! I asked for GF menu and checked it out first! Then asked all the food servers to change gloves. They were all very nice. The beef brisket was yum corn pudding delish, cole slaw the best and collard greens that made a Tennessee girl sing! Always ask questions and be your own advocate!

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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good bbq, friendly staff and great knowledge of gf. made substitutions without up charge!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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The corn pudding was to die for. The beef was mediocre but the dude dishes and service were excellent. and if you're from the south and need some sweet tea this is the place to come.

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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Great food! This is one of the few gluten free BBQ places that I know of. The food is great and there are tons of options. Ask the host for a gluten free menu before you find a table. Make sure when you go to order your meat selections that you ask the people behind the counter to change gloves and change the lining on the scale they use to weigh the meat. Since they have a few meat options that have gluten it is important that they change the scale's lining paper and gloves to avoid cross contamination. Also, remind the host that you do not want bread. Sometimes that instinctively throw a alive of bread on too of the meat since it is such a routine thing for them to do! Enjoy!!

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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The concept was good, but it's way too expensive for bit much meat.

Updated 11 years ago read full review

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Really good food. They were awesome about my allergy and allowed me to substitute an additional side for the cornbread. Their mashed sweet potatoes are out of this world.

Updated 11 years ago read full review

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Lots of gf options for meat, and some sides. Yummy!!

Updated 11 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Gluten Sensitive

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First to clear up any confusion, the older review that says you order at the counter is no longer accurate; the restaurant now has table service. No GF menu and nothing is marked. Other than the obvious things to avoid (Mac n cheese, cornbread, chicken tenders), the Market Chicken is also not GF. Other meats are all GF but the barbecue sauce is NOT GF. Server was not knowledgeable; said I couldn’t have sweet potato mash. I asked why since it sounded like it would be ok. She said it has cream. Okay, cream does not have gluten. Then she says well it has potatoes. In the end, I chose pulled pork, sweet potato mash, and collard greens. So far, I feel fine. Absolutely would not recommend this place for someone with Celiac though (I’m NCGS).

Safety


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

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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?

— Average

Celiac

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No one could tell us what sides were gluten free. Three people, three answers including the chef who changed his mind on the beans and corn pudding and couldn’t decide. Finally got irritated at us and told us to have coleslaw and pickles. The guy serving the sides while eating teaspoons of corn pudding from the buffet added a nice touch. 🙄

Celiac friendly?

No

Overall Rating

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Decent BBQ place. Most meats are GF, maybe half the sides, but sides are cafeteria style and cross-contamination from stuff falling into nearby bins while scooped is a very real possibility. In an area where a lot of the takeout GF kind of blurs together it's a great way to change up lunch, though.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Nearly all of the meats (except some of the sausages) are gluten-free. Many of the sides are gluten-free. Food is served cafeteria style. You order food at the counter. Meats are wrapped in paper. Sides are scooped into separate containers.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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