Rudy's

5 recent ratings
$ • Barbecue Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options may be available.
100% of 5 votes say it's celiac friendly
2451 South Capital of Texas Highway
Austin, TX 78746

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Celiac

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Great bbq

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

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 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Visiting Austin from Utah and ate here. The workers were knowledgeable and they had an allergen list. I ordered the turkey, brisket and cole slaw. It was delish and I didn't get sick and I am sensitive celiac. Will definitely back.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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10/2018. Ordered turkey and individual order of potato salad to go. I have fairly new celiac diagnosis so asked them to clean knife before cutting turkey. They gladly took cutting board in back and cleaned it and knife and other utensils before carving mine. Turkey and rub is GF but I am being extra careful. I didn’t try Rudy’s sauce this time but will on later visit (they warn some are sensitive to vinegar in it). Thanks Rudy’s for offering GF items and your great staff training. Didn’t have any problems and added GF bread and Sweet Baby Rays GF honey BBQ sauce at home. Nice to have another safe option!

Update 10/2019 - have eaten here tons of times in past year and had no issues. Also did fine with their lean brisket and sauce and pickles and onions. Advise that you take own gf bread if you want it.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years 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
  • Lunch
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Celiac

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Loved the food and style of the place, as I was a rookie the server had me try all the meats which are all gf and then select. I had brisket moist with sides of potato salad & coleslaw. So cheap too

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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No reaction from this Celiac! Their bbq sauce is gf and really good! Had the chicken and again, no issues. (I’m fairly sensitive.)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Extremely accommodating. Handed us an allergy card with all allergens listed. Great service

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Very good BBQ. All meats and rubs they use are certified GF. Coleslaw and potato salad also GF. If you're new they give you a sample of their turkey, lean brisket, and what they call their wet brisket (more fatty). Lean brisket and turkey were great. No sample on other meats because they are not sliced items. They offer wheat sliced bread only, so be prepared to eat the meats without bread.Sauce is a little too sweet for me and there is only one variety. Friendly service.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Unfortunately I also have allergies to spy and cow's milk. The online ingredient list did not reveal that soy is in the dry rub used on all meats. A long drive for no meal. I did not go further than the front cashiers stand so I do not know about potential cross contamination or any other issues.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Yum! I also immediately received an allergens card for ordering. They took care to keep my order separate from those I was eating with who got bread.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Great barbecue. Wished they had a nutrition list.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Great BBQ, super fast as long as there isn't a huge line. LOVE their new potatoes....how could they not taste amazing when they are drowning in butter?!?

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Great BBQ - even though, or maybe especially because it is attached to a gas station. I went in thinking I wouldn't be able to eat much and when I asked the guy at the counter what my options were, not only was he very patient and helpful, but he was extremely knowledgeable. He even gave me a card that they have at the ordering counter that has a list of items and allergens on one side and a complete explanation about gluten in their food on the other side.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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Rudy’s is a staple for us! All of the regular meats are gluten free. I always get the jumbo smoked potato with double brisket. It is pretty life changing. I always ask them to change their gloves when prepping it and I’ve never been sick. Hands down one of my favorite places to eat.

Safety


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

— 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

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

— Excellent

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One of my favorites! Lots of naturally gluten free options to choose from. Most of the menu is gluten free, except for the bread products (obviously) and the cream corn and chili stew if available. Just make sure you tell them no bread and look at the allergen menu yourself because gluten is not well known here, as many places.

Allergen menu: https://rudysbbq.com/media/1069/rudys-country-store-and-bbq-menu-allergen.pdf

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

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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The person taking my order was attentive and was able to say what was safe and what wasn't. They produced a list of what food DID contain gluten. Meat preparation and gluten containing food appeared to be separate. My concern with cross contamination was slight, but was reduced by the attentiveness of the person taking my order. Overall, it seems safe for diners with celiac.

Safety


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

— 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?

— 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

Celiac

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I came to Rudy’s for a meeting and was pleasantly surprised by how well they handled my order. I looked at the allergy list on line seeing that most things, other than bread and a few side dishes were gluten free, I ordered with confidence. I asked the staff member to make sure no one had touched any of the bread. He not only changed his gloves, he asked for a clean cutting board, knife and fork. Their BBQ sauce is also gluten free!

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

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

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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Rudy’s has a nice selection of BBQ meats that are almost all GF. It is convenient and worked great for our stay at Sea World.

Safety


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

— 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

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

— Good

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