Pineapple Express Barbecue

11 ratings
$$ • Barbecue Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Beer, Bread/Buns, Fried Chicken, Mac & Cheese
Safety Rating
10 ratings

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1 Lackawanna Plaza
Montclair, NJ 07042
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Symptomatic Celiac

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AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING!!! Run — don’t walk! Everything is gf and delicious!!! My very sensitive daughter with Celiac did not get sick. The rest of us loved the food too!!! Also, cool vibe. Great service. New favorite!

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 weeks ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Best GF Mac and cheese I’ve found out and about. Their brisket, fried chicken, and smoked sausage are also highlights.

I didn’t love the sauce on the pulled pork or their slaw. The greens were also surprisingly spicy and quite acidic.

We used them to cater a party and the food was a hit. Tray prices were reasonable, too!

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?

— Good

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Wheat Allergy

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We had lunch there on a Friday and the person at the counter was very reassuring and knowledgeable about the ingredients in the food. She said they understand how to prepare food for celiacs and take precautions. Food was quite good too.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— 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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 month 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
  • Beer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Fried Chicken
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Mac & Cheese

Categories

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

Photos


Chicken sandwich, mac & cheese, and IPA
Departed Soles GoodbIPA
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Celiac

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Review


Very clear that the kitchen is Celiac safe. Food was very good!

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 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Great food. Nearly everything GF. Great big space.

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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This place is so great. Everything on the menu is gluten free except the buns for the sandwiches. The fried chicken is the bomb, mac & cheese is better the next day. Pulled pork is great as well. Really fun place with bands and movies and looks like fun drink specials. I highly recommend and will be back. I wish there were more places like this around. (Didn’t love the cornbread - it’s super dense and a little sweet)

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 5 months ago read full review

Asymptomatic Celiac

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Everything is GF except the sandwich buns (and gluten free buns are available). We loved the fried chicken and Mac n Cheese. Fun atmosphere with foosball and connect4 games all around. Perfect for a fun, casual night out!

Safety


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

— Very

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

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 5 months ago read full review

Crohn's

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I was told ENTIRE menu was gluten-free, aside from buns on sandwiches (however they also offer gluten-free buns). I was also happy to have a gluten-free beer to go with my BBQ. It’s nice to be able to go to a restaurant and choose anything off the menu - and not have to worry…

We will definitely return!

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Fantastic fried chicken sandwich, mac and cheese (shells), and Departed Soles GoodbIPA (see photo). Easy to order, cafeteria style eatery, great atmosphere, kid friendly, and unbelievably tasty, Celiac-safe food.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Dog friendly
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 10 months ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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Probably the best gluten-free fried chicken I’ve ever had. Lots of gluten free options (including mac-n-cheese). Definitely worth a visit.

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?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


Celiac safe BBQ! I didn’t love the GF Mac and cheese but it was definitely safe to eat.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Average

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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