12640 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23602 Directions

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Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Great restaurant with awesome staff that are super friendly and knowledgeable about the menu!!! A must go. The brisket is SO good

Gluten Free Features

  • Cider
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Barbecue
  • Dairy-Free
  • Keto Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Celiac
1 week ago

Hit or miss here. They try really hard, but I’ve had macaroni noodles in beans. Maybe the meet only is a better option? If you are celiac, it may hurt :(

Celiac
3 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

Incredibly thoughtful staff and approach. Entered in GF at the register, called back to the prep station verbally, then changed gloves and wiped down the station. They cared and took all possible precautions to avoid CC. I’m always happy just to find a place that listens and has a process.. Mission has an added bonus because the food is delicious!

3 weeks ago

The owner went above and beyond for our first time here. He explained the dedicated frier for the fries and all the things we could have gluten free. He walked back and told the staff personally about the allergy. He even brought us complimentary sides of the ones we didn’t order he was so enthusiastic about making sure we enjoyed our gluten free meal. The food is absolutely delicious and somehow not overly greasy. Definitely going here again!

Celiac
3 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

All staff was patient with my questions. They were all very knowledgeable. The food was amazing! We'll be back for sure!!

Celiac
3 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

Wonderful food and great service

Not celiac
3 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

We loved this place! My boyfriend is celiac and the staff were all careful to keep our food safe. They changed utensils, all fries are fresh, made to order in their own fryer, and the manager took time to talk to us even after staff had answered our questions just to assure us they use safe practices. The food was amazing! We tried a bit of several different meats and five of their six bbq sauces were gf. We liked our experience enough to seek out another of this chain while in Fort Lauderdale recently. Definitely try this place if you can!!

Celiac
4 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

Always amazing! Love being able to get safe French fries

Not celiac
4 weeks ago

Staff was very attentive to the gluten issue. Noted it so that staff would change gloves and take care when plating it. Very clear and knowledgeable about which food and sauces were GF. Dedicated fryer for fries!

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Maybe the best gf place AND the best BBQ I’ve had. Ever. Just finished my 2nd meal here and very impressed. Their gf protocol is stellar. Change gloves. Dedicated fryer. Most things naturally gf. So lots of choices. I’m a fan.

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Great food and service. Ordering gf was very easy and painless. They made seem normal.

1 month ago
Celiac friendly

The food is delicious and they take extra care to avoid cross contamination. The only thing that has ever made me sick here were the lemons. I guess something contaminated them during prep so beware. There are so many safe choices here it's wonderful.

Celiac
1 month ago

I saw Mission BBQ's ratings on here and decided to go. I called beforehand, as is my usual procedure, and spoke to the manager (Heather), who carefully detailed the specifics of the restaurant and added that they have many regulars who also have celiac disease and are familiar with how to avoid cross contamination. Heather personally prepared our food and brought it to us. All of their sauces except one are gf, but Heather also let us know about a sugar free sauce (Alabama White) that was perfect for my diet. The entire experience was lovely and the manager was very attentive. I have only one complaint. We ordered a side of collard greens and I stirred it before eating only to find a noodle lurking inside. The manager was very apologetic, and replaced the side with one that hadn't yet been on the line. Luckily, I caught it before I ate, but it may be helpful for other celiacs to request that their sides be taken from containers that haven't yet been on the line, to minimize cross-contamination.

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

First thing is first. The food is absolutely incredible. I ate the pulled pork, the spare ribs, and the brisket, and all of it was delicious. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable about gluten sensitivity, changing gloves and providing a gluten free menu. Go here. Go here now.

Celiac
1 month ago

No GF Bread/Buns but very accommodating.

Not celiac
1 month ago

Food was good dedicated GF menu and were knowledgeable about sauces that were GF.

Not celiac
1 month ago

Gluten free menu. I had the pulled pork, brisket, baked beans, and green beans. I liked that the lady taking my order explained how careful they are regarding cross contamination...they use separate cutting boards when ordering gluten free.

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Excellent food, many gluten free options. GM was able to have a great discussion about what options there were. All meats are GF and they GET IT! Completely recommend!

Celiac
1 month ago

Has separate GF menu, but only located at the register and you have to ask for it. Most meats are GF, along with several sides. 5 out of 6 sauces are GF. Dedicated fryer for fries. When ordering state that it's a gluten free order. They immediately tell the kitchen staff, who change gloves. I've visited this location several times and always take gluten free seriously.

Not celiac
1 month ago

Love this place. They change their gloves, clean off the surface, always professional. French frys are the only thing they fry so they are safe.

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

All of the staff I spoke with were knowledgeable, and ask if they were not sure. I had pulled chicken and fries (dedicated fryer!). Memphis Belle sauce is my fave. Don’t Mess with TX sauce as it is not GF. All of the other sauces are, though.

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Staff was knowledgeable. Washed hands and changed gloves. All sauces but one were gf. (Texas Twang is not gf.) Had a salad with pulled chicken.

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Great food & staff. Had smoked half chicken and pulled pork. Both were delicious. Lots of gf sides. The fries are great.

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Staff is friendly and knowledgeable about celiac disease. Fries are made in a dedicated fryer and many items and sauces are safe. I’ve eaten here several times and never had an issue.

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Amazing food—VERY gluten aware and VERY good for whole family! They have a separate gluten free menu with many choices. Manager very interested in meeting our needs—even came an asked about pudding—tested it with Nina and without the vanilla wafers it was gluten free too!

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Delicious food, no problems with reaction due to cross contamination, and they have a dedicated fryer for fries! I believe only one of their sauces is not GF because it has Worcestershire sauce in it.

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Separate gluten free menu. GF order was announced out loud to the kitchen. I was told all of the sauces are safe except the Texas one. Will eat here again for something quick.

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Love this place so much!! Aware of allergy and have many options for those with celiacs.

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Been to one in North Myrtle. Now visited here. Good food. Super quick service. And they are great at gluten free. What more could a man want?!

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Excellent! Many options and always very safe in their preparation.

2 months ago

Food was excellent. They made sure to they knew we were gluten free. Food was done fast. Meat was moist and fries were delicious. Edit to add- my husband saw the server change her gloves when they said our order was gluten free

2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Great meal. GF menu. First time there, I ordered and didn’t see GF on the ticket so I went back up to the counter to double check before my meal was ready. The cashier didn’t tag it but the line stopped and listened as the manager announced my name and ticket needed to be GF. Tons of choices, no GF bread but that’s ok with me. Best of all... I didn’t get sick afterwards so... 5 stars! I’ll be back soon!!!

2 months ago

Very easy for me to eat GF here, I've never had any problems.

Not celiac
2 months ago

The food here was amazing. I absolutely loved their sauces, the majority of which I could have, as well as all the meats and many sides. They have a gluten free menu. Unfortunately, they weren’t thinking and put a piece of corn bread on my tray. It didn’t contaminate anything. I also found a small piece of noodle in my green beans and bacon. I think if I had reminded them to be careful they would have, but the cook was maybe not signaled that I was gluten free because everything I ordered was naturally that way. I’m giving them 4 stars because this was some of the best BBQ I’ve had and I suspect on another night I would be fine there. The girls I ordered from were trying to be conscientious.

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Very good bbq and the staff knew about gf items on the menu.

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Best BBQ sauces!! Staff knew to be careful, told me which sauces I could eat and the food was delicious!

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Have eaten here many times and have never been sick. Staff is knowledgeable. Highly recommended!

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Very quick. Very affordable. Very good. They take great care to make sure your food is gluten free. They even have fries!! The manager (owner?) personally spoke with us about processes and ingredients. Great worry-free option for anyone in the area.

Celiac
2 months ago

They change their gloves and totally understand Celiac.

Celiac
2 months ago

Very good, friendly and wise regarding gluten free!!! Never got sick eating here!

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Have eaten here multiple times and never gotten sick- delicious food!

Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

Fries are gluten free as well as most of the meats and sauces. They have a gluten free menu, just ask. Awesome food, never been sick.

Not celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

Outstanding. The food is the ONLY REAL barbeque I've had in this fine state. The only things that aren't gluten free are the obvious: Mac and cheese, cornbread, etc. They are absolutely amazing all the way through. Hint: for kids, if you have more than one, get an adult entree and just split it. Or just take the rest home,

Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

Wipe down entire line when allergy order comes thru. Very knowledgable. Large GF menus 5 of 6 bbq sauces gluten free. And very good!!!

Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

My daughter’s order was marked as requiring special handling and the cashier went to the manager to tell him as well. They changed gloves and kept her order separate before bringing it straight to the table. They have a lot of gluten free options and take it seriously. We will be returning.

Celiac
3 months ago

Many items GF. Tell the person taking your order you'd like it GF. They remove the cornbread and fries are prepared separate. I always get brisket. Almost all sauces are GF. Excellent place, great staff. Great food, never got sick. Only place I go for BBQ. 2 thumbs up!

Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

Staff was great! Knowledgeable and considerate. Food was awesome.

Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

Separate menu, cleaned cooking area, knowledgable of their ingredient to an impressive extent

Not celiac
3 months ago

Great separate GF menu. Great GF BBQ!!

Celiac
3 months ago
Not celiac friendly

I haven’t gotten this sick in my entire time as a celiac. The lady who took my order told the staff that there was a gluten allergy and she told me which sauces I could have, and promised they would change their gloves. Food was delicious but within a few hours I knew something had gone wrong. They seem wonderful and I’m sure this was just a fluke, but please be aware if you have celiac that this place may not be best.

3 months ago

their food is SO good, they changed their gloves for me. have a separate GF menu. I ordered pulled pork.

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