Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint

8 recent ratings
$$ • Barbecue Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu
85% of 7 votes say it's celiac friendly
410 4th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37201

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Celiac

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Cashier was incredibly helpful when I approached and mentioned I had a gluten allergy. I had the sliced beef brisket tray with the broccoli salad and green beans. She mentioned the fries were an option if I was okay with a 10% chance of cross contamination and I opted not to. She took the sauce off the brisket and pointed me to use the sauce on the table (it’s the only flavor on the tables) as it was their GF option. Great experience and didn’t get sick!

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?

— Some

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

— Good

Updated 3 days ago read full review

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I took my boy (celiac) to Martin’s with low expectations because he’s typically a chicken nuggets/pizza kind of kid- wasn’t sure how bbq would go. BUT he told me several times, this was his favorite meal ever!

The young lady at the front counter was very helpful and presented me with an allergen menu. She said all of their meat is gluten free, but that the chicken tenders were not. So we got the quarter chicken with green beans and fries. I asked about the designated fryer, and she said it was and that the fries would be safe for him.

They brought our food, and before I let my son eat, I asked for a second time if the fries were made in a gf fryer, and the young man went to check with someone in the kitchen. Came back and said yes, it was designated gf.

My son loved it - not only did he love the chicken and fries, he loved the green beans! He ate every last one of them. I was so very pleasantly surprised. Will definitely be back next time we’re in town.

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 month ago read full review

Celiac

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We had gone to a restaurant in the Omni, and were told they were closing soon. A server told us that we should check out Martin’s since there was no line. He said that most of the time the line is out the door and the food is amazing. We decided to check it out after reading the reviews here. I am so glad we took the chance! The cashier had an allergen list available that showed everything I could and could not eat. I had a salad with smoked turkey, and instead of dressing, I ate the bbq sauce that was on the table (the only one that is gf). They have a dedicated fryer for the fries, so I shared the fries with my friend. The broccoli salad was amazing! The coleslaw was bland, and I wouldn’t get it again. I was worried about cross contamination in a place like that, but I did not get sick from my meal and enjoyed it very much!

Safety


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

— 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

Updated 7 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

  • Allergen List

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Barbecue
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Healthy
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Celiac

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If I had the paid version I would rate this place as not celiac safe. When ordering the 2 waitresses were debating what was gluten free. When my first order was delivered it had dry rub on the ribs. I had asked for no rib because they were unsure if it was gluten free. The website says it it but I always like to check because things change. Order #2 the ribs were placed on bread. Order #3 had bbq that contained gluten on the side which I didn’t realized until I compared to the sauce on the table (which I was told was the only GF sauce). The ribs were very salty almost to the point of not being able to eat them. My husband who is not GF said his food lack flavor. My waitress did not understand what GF was. She seemed very annoyed with me that I kept sending it back. I truly hope I don’t get sick!

Safety


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

— Not at all

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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?

— Poor

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Easy ordering and I was guided to all gf items on menu. One snafu when food was brought to the table with cornbread atop the platter! Quickly returned the platter and a new one was brought out. Yummy food - including fries made in a dedicated fryer- and great service.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Explained I had celiac and they took care of everything. Plated everything separately, explained what sides and sauces that I could have. Great experience!!!

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 11 months ago read full review

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This Celiac loves, loves, loves Martin’s! I have eaten there often - both indoors before Covid & takeout since. Never, ever been glutened! I do heavily specify GF, and I always check order before I leave with my order, as a few times kitchen goofed & put my ribs on bread! But … management has always been awesome about it, and you can’t beat the taste if you grew up on TN BBQ! The ribs, I always order “naked.” Their pulled pork is delicious, as is their potato salad. Yummm! Think I’ll order some right now😊

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— 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?

— Not Much

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

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Love Jack’s, but apparently there is a debate Jack’s vs Martin’s in Nashville. We tried Martin’s for the first time. There was a LONG line, and they just opened, so we sat at the bar rather than waiting since we were flying back home that afternoon. The bartender was able to point out everything that was GF on the menu. He even let me know what sauces I could have (not many as compared with Jack’s). Overall, awesome place.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

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I ordered online, and they have a GF option. I’ve had their burger with no bun and their ribs (dry rub). Both are very yummy! Not sure if their frier is GF, but I’ve had no reaction eating the meats.

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?

— Excellent

Celiac

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Well the baked beans were supposed to be gluten free but I found multiple macaroni noodles in mine.

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

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Allergen menu but essentially everything has gluten or is prepared with items that have gluten including their dry rubs. Ordered salad at their suggestion but covered in croutons. Not knowledgeable. Not safe if celiac.

Virtually no options for celiac. Family enjoyed (but not celiac).

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?

— None

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

— Poor

Overall Rating

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Best thing my my body ever decomposed🥳🤩 must try Hot Dog no bun with French fries 🍟

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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I told them I was Celiac and my ribs were served on bread The server said she could just take the bread off. Don’t eat here if you have Celiac’s

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