Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que

6 recent ratings
$ • Barbecue Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Safety Rating
5 ratings

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11950 South Strang Line Road
Olathe, KS 66062

Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

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Pulled pork and potato salad. They marked allergy and no reaction. Delicious and non gluten people were happy to get to eat here with me.

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?

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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tried the sausage, ribs, and pulled pork with baked beans on the side. tried both the regular and the hot sauce - not sure what it was but I am NOT feeling great :(

when I told them it was an allergy they yelled down the line about changing gloves.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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

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

— Average

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Food just okay. One time stop only.

Safety


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

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

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

— Below Average

Updated 4 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

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

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

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The part about the dedicated fryer for fries got cut off.
We typically do well at Joe’s. This time we tried the ribs (normally go with the burnt ends). Tested the ribs and fries with our Nima. Fries were okay but the ribs came back with Gluten found.
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I've always loved Joe's KC but recently got a really bad reaction about 3 weeks ago and am still recovering. Unfortunately I have to eliminate this place from my go-to indulgences now. And hopefully they will be more attentive to cross contamination for others but it's definitely not safe for celiacs.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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We’ve enjoyed going here a few times. They ask if ordering gf if it’s an allergy or preference. If allergy, they tell everyone down the line so that they can ensure safety all the way through. I’m gluten sensitive and my son has an allergy - he’s very cautious and has had no issues wearing here. Gf bun this time was dry, so I’d skip that but the meats and fries were delicious!

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Some

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

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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My NIMA Sensor came back with Gluten in the fries after being assured they were in a dedicated fryer. Good news though, my burnt ends and ribs were Gluten-Free!

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?

— Average

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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It is post covid so EVERYONE is having trouble finding help..BUT our over the phone was all wrong. They put bread on my son’s food. He is our celiac, so he had to trade with his dad to have something to eat. We were really bummed. They did give us an apology when we called and gave us a full refund.

Safety


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

— Not very

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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All their meats are GF/DF. We get the beans as those are also. The staff is very good about changing gloves and shouting out allergy.

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Hashimoto's

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The seasonings they use on their meats are gluten free. The staff is knowledgeable and will change gloves without prompting. They have gluten free buns or you can order meat by the quarter pound.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • 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?

— Some

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
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Some of the best BBQ I've had! All meats are GF. Fries are safe and not cross contaminated. GF buns. Highly recommended for a safe meal.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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We ate here while traveling through town. I have celiac and am very sensitive to cross-contamination and did not have any problems. At a friend’s suggestion, I had the Z-Man (no onion rings) on a GF bun and it was very good. The fries are made in a dedicated frier, so I was able to eat those as well. In response to the reviewer who was concerned about msg, this ingredient is not a valid concern for people with celiac or gluten sensitivity in general. Many celiacs also have other food sensitivities—lactose intolerance being a common example—but that doesn’t mean that all additional sensitivities apply to all individuals with celiac. Here is some background on msg: https://www.glutenfreedietitian.com/monosodium-glutamate/

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Staff was helpful and friendly. They changed their gloves and used gf buns. Dedicated fryer for the fries. We'll definitely be back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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I have eaten here for years before I was diagnosed and now years after I still eat there. The workers know how to prepare gluten free. You can either get a sandwich with just the meat or they do have a gluten free bun. Personally I get the bun on the side, take it home and toast it, and put it together. It is amazing that way. The fries and seasoning on the fries are gluten free. They will ask if it us a gluten allergy and mark the ticket accordingly to make sure it is safe. I love going here because I have confidence that I will not get sick.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Loved the z man burger and fries l. Server made sure there no onion rings on the burger

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Gluten free option, wonderful food and great service.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Dedicated fryer, gluten free buns (75¢ upcharge), and all rubs, seasonings, and sauces are gf. Aside from all that, their food is delicious!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Staff very knowledgeable, have a dedicated fryer for fries, and the best gluten free buns I've ever had! This bbq is amazing and so many gluten free options (pulled pork, brisket, burnt ends, smoked turkey, all sauces, fries, potato salad, etc). We always stop back to buy some meat by the pound before we leave and I've never gotten sick.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very knowledgeable. Great food. Almost everything is gf on menu so a great selection. Fries are in dedicated fryer.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Beef brisket & fries were delicious and I feel great!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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LOVE Joe's! Food is wonderful. If you tell the person when you order that you have celiac they yell to the whole line that there's an alergy coming through and they all change their gloves. We eat hete all the time, I've never gotten sick. Also we have a friend who eats here because they accomodate his dairy alergy. The fries are GF they have a dedicated fryer.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Very celiac friendly!!!! Best BBQ ever!!!!!!!!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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So good! I love this BBQ

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great food and they are careful about cross contamination.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Fries are gluten free! Anything but bread. Always good.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Updated 8 years ago read full review

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This place is super busy, and prices are reasonable. HOWEVER...the thing that is not revealed or mentioned in any of the previous reviews is that the 3rd ingredient in their Joe's house seasoning is MSG, (Monosodium Glutamate) and this makes people with a gluten sensitivity or allergy extremely sick. It's sprinkled all over their fries, and the chicken is loaded with it. We ordered fries without the seasoning on it and I tried to cut off all the chicken that it was visibly on but I still have a headache from being exposed to it. If you are able to eat here and don't have a reaction, it is possibly you don't have a gluten allergy.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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This is my favorite BBQ place in KC, and has been for years! I was thrilled to find out that even though I've had to give up gluten due to an allergy I can still enjoy most of their menu items! Obv no bread, but the sauces, spices and meats and most of the sides are still safe. They always change their gloves and are quick to call out down the line to alert the other staff about an allergy issue.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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I called in advance to check if dedicated fryers and the answer is yes! He also indicated that the BBQ sauce and the spices were GF. They changed their gloves and were very helpful when we went there in person. I love their fries and BBQ!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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Lots of options, knowledgable staff!

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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I was bummed for quite some time not being able to eat here anymore. Just found out they went GF with majority of the menu. It was just as tasty as I remembered!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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They stated the meats and sauces are gluten free. Ribs and chicken are my favorite. Potato salad and slaw as well. May want to call and see what else they have available.

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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Checked the allergy menu online before heading here. Felt good based on that and the reviews here on the app. Got the brisket with a gf bun. Told the person taking orders I'm gf and she said, no problem they'll change gloves for you, and yelled back to the kitchen as she keyed in my order. Could definitely tell it was a gf bun compared to my friend who had a regular bun. Mine was bigger but definitely a bit crumbly as I ate, but I didn't mind since the meat was so delicious. It's so fast paced in there so I was a little surprised that I didn't get sick, or the wrong bun or something. Would definitely go here again and try some fries next time too.

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

Overall Rating

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I was surprised to find they had so many great tasting gluten free options. The brisket, ribs and sausage were smoky, flavorful and downright delicious. I was in barbecue heaven. The service was super fast and friendly even on a crowded Friday night. I can't wait to go back.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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

Asymptomatic Celiac

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The best BBQ in town (KS & MO sides) and the safest for celiacs! Flys are GF, sauces are GF, everything can be made on a GF bun or bunless and literally YELL allergy when you tell them and double check with you. I have eaten here for years and never had issues.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free

Overall Rating

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At the original location, they are fantastic for those with celiac disease. They take precautions the moment I say I have celiac disease, have a dedicated fryer, and I have never been sick.

The Olathe location was the opposite experience. I didn't get sick, but they rolled their eyes and behaved poorly when I asked them to change their gloves.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Gluten Intolerant

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They have breadless options, GF fries and GF buns. They are very gluten aware.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Excellent

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