Mission BBQ

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 27 ratings
$Celiac Friendly, Barbecue, Lunch, Restaurant
100% of 22 votes say it's Celiac friendly

12984 South Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33907 Directions

(239) 603-6700
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    Amazing food, friendly staff! Lots of options. Yumm!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 months ago

    Excellent food! Celiac Friendly!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    5 months ago

    Delicious BBQ There is a handout menu that includes which sauces are gf.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    Safe eating environment. Company policy in place for allergies - food staff changed gloves and foam measuring cup for my meal. Expediter also changed gloves before touching my tray and handing it to me. Food is super delicious and staff is friendly and allergy knowledgeable. Ate there several times during our two week vacation and didn't mind the 45 minute commute. Don't hesitate celiacs and sensitive celiacs.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    This is my favorite place in Fort Myers!! My husband and I love this place and eat here all the time! One thing I really missed after my Celiac diagnosis was BBQ. I could never trust anyone with cross contamination anywhere else. When you tell them that you are GF, they know exactly what to do and how to do it right and they don't treat you like it is a huge inconvenience. I am a super sensitive Celiac and I have never gotten sick here. It's so nice to go somewhere to eat and feel like a normal person!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    Good was great. GF menu and announced gf order to the kitchen at order.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    9 months ago

    This place is the best! Amazing food. Almost everything is gluten free. Nice and helpful staff know what they are doing

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    Good food, GF menu including fries! Ate there twice and didn't get sick!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    Great gf options and dedicated areas for gf prep. Highly recommend! Great place to experience for lunch as they play the star spangled banner at noon every day.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Great food. ask for gluten free menu when ordering. very careful when taking order. highly recommend.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Great food. Very accommodating and knowledgeable. I have celiacs and have been here more than once which says something

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    The food is great . They called back Gf order! Would definitely go back

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    The staff was super knowledgeable and helpful. The food is AMAZING. I tried the baby back ribs, pulled pork, and brisket - and I can't decide which is my favorite because they are all really good! I also tried the baked beans, green beans, and French fries and again - delicious. The flavor is really great, and hearing them call "gluten free fries down" is music to the ears. I highly recommend this spot!

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    The food is wonderful but not as good as the service! They make sure the cooks know it's a gluten free order and never act like it's a bother. Taylor even came to the table to be sure I did not try the only sauce that is not gluten free. I recommend this place to any gf people!

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    This place is fantastic! So accommodating! They make sure you are aware of your options & treat you like a special person, rather than an annoying customer with allergies/special requests!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Delicious BBQ! The GF menu is at the register. French fries are fried in a dedicated fryer. They alerted the back about my GF order and someone came over and talked to me about the sauces and foods that I could/could not have.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    great place!!! GF menu at register, and staff really nice and know and understand my celiac! Great food !

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Went because others had written good reviews. They very aware of how to handle a gluten-free meal. Even came out & made certain I knew one of their sauces was not GF. Lots of food-might share a meal next time. I also will be back.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Amazing food and very knowledgeable staff. They even replaced my meal once without me asking when I didn't realize their beef rib had au jus on it before it was served. The manager actually figured it out before I dug into the meal. That says a lot to someone with a bad food allergy. I've eaten here probably 5 times and have never had a reaction. I plan on going back whenever possible.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    This place is AWESOME if you are gluten free or have celiacs. They have GF menus right at the register, and the workers know EVERYTHING there is to know about gluten. They even called to the back cooks that they had a gluten free customer in the restaurant. Not to mention, they were ALLL extremely friendly. The baked beans were fantastic. And they also came over and gave us some free fries. EXCELLENT PLACE!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Lots of gluten free options! Gluten free fries in dedicated fryer.

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Great food. Knowledgeable staff. Almost everything on menu is gluten free. We expect to be regulars moving forward.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    6 days ago

    161 Opry Mills Dr, Nashville, TN 37214

    So good! Separate GF menu. Lots of options.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 week ago

    17301 Valley Mall Rd, Hagerstown, MD 21740

    100% knowledgeable. 100% delicious. 100% friendly.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 week ago

    13067 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22033

    I had the baby back ribs and fries, and both were GF! There are a lot of GF options, and the staff was very helpful. They have a GF menu, and seemed to take it very seriously. I will definitely eat there again!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 week ago

    1530 N Green River Rd, Evansville, IN 47715

    The staff seemed very knowledgeable about celiac. Comfortable eating here and will go back

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    161 Opry Mills Dr, Nashville, TN 37214

    Ate here on a quick trip to Nashville based on reviews from this site. Place was super clean, staff was great and food was fast and yummy. We ended up eating here the next day too. First day they accidentally put cornbread on my plate, but as soon as I started to comment they took the tray and replaced with all new minus the cornbread. Pulled pork and FRENCH FRIES! Yum. Son who also can't eat gluten enjoyed trying all (minus one that isn't gfree) the bbq sauces. No one had issues either meal.

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    5 rating
    2 weeks ago

    1901 Deptford Center Rd, Deptford Township, NJ 08096

    The GF menu is easy to ready online. And there’s so many options of delicious foods to eat. I don’t feel like I’m comprising here. If you’re very sensitive I’d be cautious of the sauces on the table and ask for some from the back. Some are not safe although many are. I think this is the only area I see CC risk (from guests).

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    4132 E Joppa Rd #114, Nottingham, MD 21236

    Staff is knowledgeable. Always careful and have never had an issue.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 weeks ago

    161 Opry Mills Dr, Nashville, TN 37214

    Best BBQ place in Nashville! Definitely must go!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    2411 S University Dr, Davie, FL 33324

    Dedicated GF menu, staff was extremely accommodating - yelling down the line that my order was GF, they all changed gloves, & utensils. manager took extra care to show me the separated items in box. Told me how much he cared and had a family member with Gluten allergies. They made me feel so comfortable and food was awesome. Had the half chicken & green beans

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    33634, 5602 W Waters Ave, Tampa, FL 33634

    Asked for the manager, as was recommended. I ordered the chopped brisket and fries. He was very knowledgeable and even gave an extra sample of sliced brisket so I could see the difference and pointed out which sauces have gluten. I will definitely be back.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 month ago

    13944 Promenade Commons St, Gainesville, VA 20155

    Changed gloves, GF menu, great food!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    365 N Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901

    Gluten free menu! Staff was good about gluten free for our daughter who has celiac. No reactions! Dedicated fryer so fries are safe!!!!👍

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    5 rating
    1 month ago

    13944 Promenade Commons St, Gainesville, VA 20155

    Separate GF menu. A lot of options.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    14712 Baltimore Avenue, Laurel, MD 20707

    I eat here a lot when I travel. Each person I encounter is knowledgeable about Celiac, and never made me feel like a burden! The French fries are in a dedicated fryer, and the turkey is delicious! The Texas BBQ sauce is the only of the 6 that contains gluten. The food is delicious and the customer service is exceptional!

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    5440 Glenside Dr, Henrico, VA 23228

    Meats are great. Sauces are supposed to be GF but I can’t tolerate them well.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    1380 Highway 17 North, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

    I love BBQ! The staff was helpful and knowledgeable. Only one BBQ sauce had gluten. They had a dedicated fryer for fries. The food was great. I was a happy camper.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    3701 Boston Street, Baltimore, MD 21224

    This place is great. I have never haf an issue eating here.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 month ago

    1530 N Green River Rd, Evansville, IN 47715

    Great BBQ!! Service is even better.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 months ago

    615 W Germantown Pike #120, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

    CELIAC FRIENDLINESS AT IT'S FINEST! Seperate fryer and they give us sealed utensils!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    365 N Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901

    Great place for Gluten Allergy! They change their gloves and add NO cornbread to platter. The brisket is AMAZING and they have a dedicated fryer, so YES, safe fries!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    120, Village Drive, King of Prussia, PA 19406

    They have an extensive gf menu, most items are gluten free (as well as most sauces) and they have a designated fryer for fries. My order accidentally came with cornbread so they went ahead and remade the entire order and gave me extra ribs because of the inconvenience. Everyone was super nice and aware of gf procedures.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    2411 S University Dr, Davie, FL 33324

    This was my 1st visit and I was very impressed. Almost all the meat and sauces were gluten free and plenty of side choices. Staff was very knowledgeable and used my order to specifically train new staff on GF orders. Sweet tea, brisket and the beans with Memphis sauce was amazing!

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    5 rating
    2 months ago

    2411 S University Dr, Davie, FL 33324

    Excellent awareness and practice of gf and have a separate menu. They were very proactive on gloves, dedicated fryer, and paying attention to whole order for entire family. Really appreciate the dedication and friendliness. Now, the food. Absolutely wonderful. The sides were great. the green beans, seasonal greens, and fries. loved them all. only small thing is I would have liked the brisket to be smoked a little bit more. it was not falling apart as I expect for long smoked brisket. But still overall 5 stars in our mind.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 months ago

    968 W Mitchell Hammock Rd, Oviedo, FL 32765

    Very careful. Just ask and they are of great help!

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    5506 Cherrywood Ln, Greenbelt, MD 20770

    Great food. Not all sauces are GF, so be sure to ask. Most staff very friendly, and one was GF herself and understood the importance.

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    5 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    13067 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22033

    BBQ meats by the pound and sides are gluten free. Gluten free menu available at register. Good BBQ with several gf sauces to choose from.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    1380 Highway 17 North, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

    Outstanding for GF! Walk in, choose food, eat...simple...almost everything is GF. And 7 GF BBQ sauces on the table, so most BBQ preferences covered! Highly recommend 😎

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    1380 Highway 17 North, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

    Almost everything on the menu is naturally gluten-free. Dedicated fryer for the french fries. Very knowledgeable staff. Felt very confident taking my 5-year-old Celiac there. She lived the kids' ribs with fries. Our group tried pretty much everything as a whole , and we had no complaints. It's fast food, but it's great quality food and the service was great. Delicious.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    1380 Highway 17 North, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

    Delicious BBQ food (brisket, pulled pork, chicken, ribs) and VERY gluten-free friendly. The staff were extremely knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. Highly recommended.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    5506 Cherrywood Ln, Greenbelt, MD 20770

    great place, just have to be smart and speak up of allergy, like any restaurant. all 6 BBQ sauce are GF, as are meat seasoning

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    1775 Papermill Rd, Wyomissing, PA 19610

    Excellent food. Well informed staff.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    1570 Butterfield Rd, Downers Grove, IL 60515

    Very knowledgeable staff, they wash hands and change gloves for gluten free. All smoked meats and all but one sauce are gluten free. Plenty of gluten free sides.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    6270 Columbia Crossing Cir, Columbia, MD 21045

    This is the second location I have eaten at. The staff is knowledgeable and helpful. I am sensitive to cross-contamination and did I not get sick either time. Fries are in a dedicated fryer.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    161 Opry Mills Dr, Nashville, TN 37214

    Very friendly staff and seemed knowledgeable of celiac disease.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    1932 Skibo Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28314

    They called out between counter and cooks multiple times that the order was gluten-free. Majority of the menu is safe. Friendly staff.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    4490 Everhard Rd NW, Canton, OH 44718

    First found Mission BBQ in Nashville. Then discovered Parma, OH and Canton, OH and every meal has been wonderful! They are very accommodating with great food and friendly staff.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    22599 MacArthur Blvd, California, MD 20619

    excellent pulled pork but even more impressive was their knowledge on gluten free. wonderful staff and some of the best barbecue I have had.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    6482 Landsdowne Centre Dr, Alexandria, VA 22315

    We LOVE Mission BBQ! I am (nearly) embarrassed to say we go there almost every week. The majority of their menu is gluten free. They have a gf menu at the register, and the staff is knowledgable. We have never gotten sick at any of the locations we have gone to (Stafford, Woodbridge, Alexandria) and the numerous gf and not gf friends and family members we have taken there have all raved about it.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    2644 Wilma Rudolph Blvd #101, Clarksville, TN 37040

    Excellent BBQ and selection of sauces. When you place a gluten free order they let the kitchen staff know so that they can change gloves and clean the workspace prior to making your meal. They also have a dedicated fryer for fries.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    33634, 5602 W Waters Ave, Tampa, FL 33634

    Absolutely amazing! I have Celiac Disease, so preparation of food to avoid cross contamination is serious to me. The manager Steve was excellent about the accommodations. He prepared our food himself and advised us about the safe sauces. I would recommend asking for the manager to make sure the prep is done correctly, because they are fairly new to the process. They have an allergy menu online and a gluten free menu in the restaurant. I loved the pulled pork and the jalapèno sausage. I will return, and you should all try it. :)

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    968 W Mitchell Hammock Rd, Oviedo, FL 32765

    Really good but smaller portion than I expected for the cost.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    2411 S University Dr, Davie, FL 33324

    Great GF choices, separate menu with lots of items. All but one sauce is GF. Will be back!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    885 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852

    Great Gluten Free menu and the staff was well trained to handle my celiac son. Person at the register yelled out that a GF order was coming and the cook in back immediately changed gloves. Fries are the only thing put in deep fryer so those are good. There were 6 different bbq sauces when we went - five of them gluten free. Great option.

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    Celiac
    3 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    33634, 5602 W Waters Ave, Tampa, FL 33634

    got the pulled pork and french fries. only got the fries because reviews on here recommended. I asked the lady at the counter if they were made in a dedicated fryer and she looked at me like I had 6 heads so I have to literally say "do you fry anything else in the same fryer with the fries" to get an answer, I then overheard her making fun of me for ordering gluten free. the pulled pork was dry and I wasn't a fan of either of the sauces I tried. the fries were greasy but the best park of the meal. probably won't return. on a side note they also tried to put a non gluten free side in the same box as my food (that someone I was with ordered) honestly suprised I didn't get sick

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    4490 Everhard Rd NW, Canton, OH 44718

    I had the most wonderful experience here last evening. This was my second time eating here, and they are very careful with your gf order, making sure to change gloves, etc. On my first visit, I ordered ribs, which were delicious, but I was afraid to try the sauces that are kept at each table, which are almost all gf, because of the cross contamination risk. Last night I ordered chicken, and the manager told me that I could have any of the sauces except the Texas twang, and I explained that no, none of the sauces are safe for me because of the cc that occurs when people might touch the sauce bottle to the buns of their sandwiches. He said that he had never thought about that before, but yes I was right this was not safe for celiacs. He said that he would bring this problem up to his general manager. He then had new clean bottles filled with the sauces that are gf brought out to our table! I was so happy and tried all of them! This made my dining experience so much better, because they were delicious and I felt safe eating them. Best of all, I did not get sick either time I have eaten here, not even a little tummy ache 😁.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    7 months ago

    4132 E Joppa Rd #114, Nottingham, MD 21236

    Plenty of Meat Market platters, Signature meats (1/2 chicken, ribs), salads and sides to choose from. Most sauces are GF.Advise the order taker that you require GF, they will note it in the order and call back to the kitchen staff to clean surfaces and change gloves.Mission BBQ is one of my go-to for a safe option to eat. Been eating there a few times a month for many years and never have gotten sick.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    25 W Street Rd, Warminster, PA 18974

    We checked this place out for the first time on 11/11/17. My husband explained the celiac thing when placing the takeout order and they understood. He only ordered items he was assure would be safe. When he got home he had two market platters of meat, various sauces, an order of fries (dedicated fryer), baked beans and a green beans. As I began to dish the green beans on my plate I saw something white and looked closer and it was a piece of macaroni. I freaked out because I happened to pop two green beans in my mouth as I dished. I immediately switched plates with my husband the green beans had a lot of liquid in them that got on my nearby food and of course I thought it could be contaminated. I debated on whether to eat the meal or not and in the end did and did not get sick. I was very, very lucky. I am sure it was an innocent mistake but one that could have gotten me extremely ill. Despite the anxiety it was an amazing meal.

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    Celiac
    3 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    1901 Deptford Center Rd, Deptford Township, NJ 08096

    Food was very good, but the only side options were French fries; i guess i was expecting more from the great reviews

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    2229 Colonial Ave, Roanoke, VA 24015

    This place made me feel normal! They have SO many options. Plus the food was amazing.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    885 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852

    This place is great!!! Most of the meats are GF and they even have GF fries!!! I have visited Mission BBQ many times and never had reactions!!! they also are great about changing gloves and you don't even have to ask, but let's be real we all ask anyways! ;) I also live their business model with supporting our military and first responders!!!

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  • Lunch
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Monday
11 am - 9 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 9 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 9 pm
Thursday
11 am - 9 pm
Friday
11 am - 10 pm
Saturday
11 am - 10 pm
Sunday
11:30 am - 8 pm

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