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Horse Thief BBQ

3 ratings
$$ • Barbecue Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Beer, Dessert
Safety Rating
2 ratings

As rated by the community

324 S Hill St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Most Recent Reviews

Overall Rating


The servers have no clue what they are serving you! If you have wheat/gluten allergies/sensitivities or are celiac I suggest you stay far away from this place. Their menu advertises "all meats and sauces are gluten free with the exception of the 1/2 chicken"

When I asked about the chicken wings (if they are fried in a fryer with wheat items) our server said they are smoked. I also asked about the fries and their fryer. He said they have a dedicated fryer for the fries so I was pretty excited. He went to the kitchen to ask some questions for us and came back and stated that the fries do have a dedicated fryer but are now coated with flour to make them more crispy so those would not be safe. Apparently the 1/2 chicken recently changed recipe so now it is in fact gluten free.

We ordered the brisket, 1/2 chicken, and wings. All I ate was a few bites of the 1/2 chicken and a few wings that were soaked in a super sweet sauce. They were crispy so I was a bit suspicious. I also ate a slice of brisket. Immediately after leaving I had sharp stomach pains and a bubble feeling at the top of my stomach. I knew we were glutened at that point. 5 days later we are still having strong symptoms which tells me this isn't just contamination - they fed us wheat after we asked all the questions.

If you need wheat & dairy free, they have absolutely nothing for you except wine.


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity

Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main 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 Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 10 months ago read full review


Overall Rating


I am a sensitive celiac and have eaten here many times without getting sick. I've always gotten the meat plate + BBQ baked beans. Ask for yourself, obviously, but the woman behind the register told me everything except the mac and cheese is gluten free. Also, it's delicious.

Celiac friendly?


Updated 4 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

Overall Rating


The menu does not give enough info on GF due to the number of items with soy sauce. My choice to eat lunch was based on a caring staff who knew about Celiac issues. I had the pulled pork and double slaw.

Updated 4 years 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

  • Beer
  • Dessert


  • Barbecue
  • Dinner
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout


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