Pappy's Smokehouse

18 ratings
$$ • Barbecue Restaurant
100% of 4 votes say it's celiac friendly
3106 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO 63103

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Pappy’s was some of the best BBQ we’ve ever had. I asked about it being safe for our daughter who has celiac and they reassured me that they would take extra precautions in making sure it was handled safely. The food was phenomenal. We got the ribs, pulled pork, turkey, potato salad, and baked beans. The sweet BBQ sauce is GF, but the original is not. Our daughter (celiac) ate without setting sick and I did as well (I am just gluten sensitive). We will most definitely visit again when we are in the St. Louis area.

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

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Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 5 months ago read full review

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Their website now says this:

Gluten: We are very gluten friendly and can accommodate most allergen issues. All of our meats are gluten free except our Burnt Ends. All of our sides are gluten free. Our Sweet Baby Jane Sauce and Carolina Vinegar are gluten free. 

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 7 months ago read full review

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Staff was amazing!! She was very knowledgeable about celiac disease. The sweet potato fries and corn are not gluten free. If you get the platter, they serve the meat on top of bread. Very good!!

Updated 1 year 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

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

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Celiac

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Hands down the best ribs I have ever had. I came late enough in the afternoon that they were not busy. They changed their gloves and were careful with cross-contamination. Everyone I talked to seemed knowledgeable about gluten. The cashier told me that the sweet barbecue sauce is gluten free. I hope she was right. But the ribs were good enough without the sauce.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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I ordered the ribs with coleslaw and beans for dinner last night. It was delicious. I think I ate too much because I’m still full this morning. I’m not confident how they did on the cross-contamination front only because they were SO busy. If you’re not sure, I’d go off peak hours so they’re not as rushed and can take the time to accommodate special requests. Yep. I got sick. Guess that wasn’t me eating too much.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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It was great. Basically everything is GF except burnt ends and anything fried. They use some sort of oil blend that contains gluten. I would highly recommend their fried items for your non-GF friends. I had them before I found out I was sensitive and they're great!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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I told them I had a gluten allergy at the counter. My tray came out with bread crumbs in the basket where they clearly had placed the bread that goes under the meat but then removed it. So while there was no bread served to me, my meat had been placed on an obvious pile of white bread crumbs. They were nice and replaced my meal but I can not give them a good rating if they are going to think that was acceptable when someone says they have a food allergy.

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The food is good and it might be alright if you aren't celiac or super sensitive. We ordered carry out for a birthday party, followed their instruction on what to order, and had to instruct them to be sure to change gloves during preparation. The food was delicious but my son and I both got sick. I was sad to have to toss the leftovers!

Celiac friendly?

No

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Make sure to ask for no bread. Talked to the girl about gf options for a minute but I'm not sure she knew to take off the bread. Food was great though:

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Awesome place and very helpful! will definitely return!!

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This place was delicious and the staff was knowledgeable about which food was gluten free and how to avoid cross contamination. The food was running out when we were there at 5:30 p.m. with a very long line. So much to eat - most of the sides (anything not in the fryer) and the meat (except the burnt ends) are all gluten free. Will definitely return if in the area.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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Fantastic food! The staff is very knowledgable and helpful! All meat except burnt ends is GF. Most sides are GF too. The original sauce is not GF but they have two options that are! Great place!! Go early the line forms before they open and they often sell out!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Very helpful staff. Delicious GF options and sauce!!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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The staff was very knowledgeable about Gluten. All their meats are Gluten Free except Burnt Ends. Also the only two sauces that are Gluten Free are Spicy and Sweet. Also I was told that the Roasted Corn was the only Gluten side. I would double check with them on that. Overall it's an excellent place!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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1st things 1st... The food here is incredible!

The staff at pappys was incredibly responsive to me when I let them know I have a serious allergy and needed their help ordering.

The staff immediately changed their gloves and set up a safer area to prep my food. They also steered me away from things I couldn't have (burnt bits, fries, and fried corn) as well as let me know that their sweet sauce and spicy sauces are the only two that are gluten free. (Original is NOT gluten free!!!!)

They were super careful, and didn't for one second make me feel like a pain for asking.

I did however, have a small reaction. :-( So if you have celiacs, this is probably not the place for you.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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The dry rub on all the meats are gluten free. The original bbq sauce is gluten free. All sides, except for fried corn, is gluten free.. Sauces are on the table and self-applied.Just request they don't put bread on your plate. Staff is aware of allergies and very friendly. Great BBQ and no reactions!!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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