66% of 3 votes say it's Celiac friendly

936 Texas 337 Loop, New Braunfels, TX 78130 Directions

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Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

The staff is very knowledgeable! Make sure you tell them it needs to be GF, they bring out the menu, make sure everyone changes gloves, awesome experience!

Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

Love love love Rudy's! If you have a hankering for some smoked meats...go to Rudy's! I have celiac disease and have never had an issue. We even used them to cater our Christmas party. Great prices and excellent food!

Celiac
5 years ago
Not celiac friendly

They offer awesome GF smoked meats and their BBQ sauce is GF. Also Big Baked Potatoes and breakfast bowl options

Gluten Free Features

  • Allergen List

Categories

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

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Celiac
1 week ago
Celiac friendly

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
2 weeks ago

Overpriced and made are tummies upset.

Celiac
3 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

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
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Rudy’s is my go to restaurant! One of the only places I regularly eat at that I have never gotten sick! As long as you avoid the obvious, bread, mac and cheese, etc. you are good. Some of their meats do have MSG so check for that if you’re sensitive to it. Definitely Celiac safe and I am very sensitive!

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Best barbecue around! GF menu with most meats GF, most sides are also GF. Had chicken, spare ribs, barbecue sauces are also GF. Potato salad is amazing!

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

I asked for the allergen menu which was a list of things that **did** have gluten rather than the other way around. It was a little hard for me to wrap my brain around that. I would rather see what I can eat. There were lots of options. Most the meat was okay (not pulled pork) and several of the sides (not creamed corn or the Cole slaw). Then when I ordered, they started cutting up the meat before I could ask them to use a different cutting board and knife but they switched to a new board with a new chunk of meat. So as long as you are very clear that it needs to be gluten free I think it's okay. So I rated it celiac safe. I felt like the food was just meat and potatoes. No veggies. So I felt a little off after. But it tasted good.

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Don't let the fact that it's a gas station fool you. Amazing food. All the meats are GF. They do safe handling right in front of you, and my celiac son had no reaction. Many of the sides have gluten, but my son had the smoked loaded baked potato. The 18 year old bottomless pit couldn't finish it. They gave him separate small containers of sauce to avoid cross contamination from table bottles.

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Great staff, delicious bbq! I have never had a reaction at any of the Rudy’s locations.

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Seems most of their smoked meats are gf. We bought sliced meats for takeout that were delicious. My husband watched them carefully to make sure there was no cross contamination as it’s not a gf facility. I’m happy to see this is a chain across the Southwest.

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

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

4 months ago
Not celiac friendly

I was excited as they have updated their online allergen menu to be very clear and easy to read. Everything we ordered was listed as not containing gluten. Immediately after eating, I felt nauseated, and since (2 days later now) have been experiencing symptoms I only get with gluten, and have avoided for over a year until now. We will not be able to go back here, sadly, since the online allergen info is clearly not correct.

Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

Meats are mostly gluten free except for pulled pork. I got glutened by the creamed corn which has wheat in it so be careful.

Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

They have an allergen menu that tells what contains wheat/ gluten. They changed their utensils and when we asked about gloves, since they don't use any, put some on for ours. Lots of meat selection... the pulled pork isn't but all the other pork and beef is and honestly, those are the better meats anyways! They took their time with us and our questions despite how busy they were.

Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

We’ve ordered Rudy’s for two of my visits to Waco and I’ve had a great experience both times. Yummy, safe food. Just avoid the creamed corn because it has gluten.

4 months ago

Knowledgeable staff- great food and service. Breakfast bowls are delish too!

Not celiac
5 months ago

We eat here all the time. Most of their stuff is safe and they have an allergy list at the counter. Oddly, the pulled pork isn’t gluten free, which surprised us. Anything that touches their meat cutting area is gluten free so no cross contamination there. Half their sides come pre packed in a cooler, and the other half are scooped from large kettles. I could see opportunity for cross contamination there, as there are often multiple servers scooping out of multiple kettles at once, and I could see how some of the creamed corn (not gf) could fall into the potatoes or beans (both gf), so if you are super sensitive maybe skip those? Also make sure to tell the person helping you “no bread” right off the bat as they grab a big handful with paper and pile it on top of the rest of your food.

Celiac
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

Great staff and great bbq. Almost all meats were gluten free. The ribs were outstanding. We’ll be back for sure.

Celiac
5 months ago

The food is good there and they even have gluten free barbecue sauce and it never affected me negatively.. great job on celiac friendly / gluten free

Celiac
6 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Claim to have gluten free options however staff does not use gloves and is not educated on gluten - they thought it was butter. I contacted the manager the next day as I was violently ill afterwards and all he did was defend their procedures - that no one has ever asked them to wear gloves after handling bread when serving a celiac. Why do they have an allergen menu if they aren't going to have the simplest of procedures in place to ensure that cross contamination doesn't occur?

6 months ago

Most of the menu is listed as gluten free on their website with the exception of the pulled pork and the obvious villains like bread and pie. A favorite of our gluten-free relatives.

Celiac
8 months ago
Celiac friendly

Love eating here. Meat is never handled with anything but utensils only used on the meat, so low chance of CC. Should be aware that the pulled pork is not GF...

Celiac
8 months ago
Celiac friendly

Brisket, Beans, cole slaw and sauce all gluten free! Super good!

Featured Reviewer, Celiac
9 months ago
Celiac friendly

Amazing! A lot of the meat and sides are all GF. I ask them to cut the meat on a clean cutting board to avoid any CC. I always get the regular sausage and lean brisket with beans and potato salad. All BBQ sauce is GF but I get the tiny sealed ones instead of using the community bottles at the table. Great food and fun atmosphere.

Celiac
10 months ago
Celiac friendly

The staff was very knowledgeable about gluten. Very friendly and showed me a list of items that I could safely eat. No problem at all with gluten here if you order from their gluten free menu 😊

Celiac
10 months ago
Celiac friendly

Every time I come here, the staff is great. The chef will change his cutting boards and get a new knife. EI’ve used my Nima sensor on the smoked turkey on multiple occasions and gluten is never detected. Bbq sauce is also GF! We love this place !

Celiac
11 months ago
Not celiac friendly

UPDATE 2017 - It seems the management may have changed - the knowledge was no longer there and I felt unsafe. I dined there anyway (to appease my significant other - stupid me) and I got REALLY SICK. ******************************************************************* They don't have a separate menu but are familiar with people who must be GF and need to avoid cross contamination. I have eaten here MANY times - I've ordered salads and a few different entrees and no problem. My favorite is the applewood smoked chicken - I get it with string beans and cinnamon apples - delicious! If they're unsure of something they will come ask you - not guess. Love this place!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

I have enjoyed their take out at parties and picnics, dined here and have never had a gluten reaction.

Not celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Awesome customer service. They changed out the cutting board, cutting utensils, and even the meat for a fresh piece to slice from. No issues whatsover for anyone in the family. and their menu is labeled really well online with all the main allergies. Very grateful

1 year ago

Most of the meats and sauces do not contain gluten! (The pulled pork does contains gluten, so steer clear of that one!) There are also a few sides to choose from that do not contain gluten such as some of the chips, potatoes, and beans. No gluten free bread, so you can’t have the sandwiches. They do have big potatoes you can top with the meat of your choice though! They don’t have a gluten free menu, this info is from the allergen list on their website.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Great BQ Brisket! I had no issues eating there, and the sauces are gluten free too.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Staff was knowledgeable about celiac needs. They cut my meat out of a fresh piece of meat on a separate surface with a clean knife. Sauces are marked on the bottle as gluten free.

Celiac
1 year ago

I eat st Rudy’s often. I usually get the smoked potato with brisket and my son gets the moist brisket. We both have Celiac and have never had an issue.

Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

I think I got glutened here. I ate ribs and the sauce taking the lid off and pouring it to avoid cc- around 7, then I woke up at 1am puking. Not sure if the meat was undercooked or what, but my stomach definitely was queasy pretty bad the next morning.

Not celiac
1 year ago

I have never gotten sick from eating their food!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Great BBQ. Only few items not gluten free. They take extra precautions. Never gotten sick 😀

Not celiac
1 year ago

All the meat is gluten free except for the pulled pork.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

We are from Austin. Glad we found this while traveling.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

I always get the stuffed brisket potato and have never had any problems. Love eating here!

Celiac
1 year ago

The on-line gluten free menu is helpful. Although, like many places the rice crispy treats do claim to be gf, if they use Kellogg’s Rice Crispy cereal- they no longer make gf cereal as they use Barley Malt now.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

I absolutely LOVE eating at every Rudy’s location we’ve been to. They know what is in their foods, understand allergen cross-contamination issues and just care in general. Ask to see their allergen listing & to use a clean prep/cutting board. They are always happy to be sure you are safe eating there.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

All meats (except pulled pork) & all sauces are gluten free.

2 years ago

Barbecue is pretty good. All the meats and sauces are gluten free. The only side I eat is potato salad and it is fairly tasty.

Celiac
2 years ago

All but two sides and the Pulled pork are GF. well, and the sammiches

Celiac
2 years ago

Awesome!!! Best barbecue l've had in my life!!!👍👍👍

Celiac
2 years ago

They have an allergen list online. All meats, except pulled pork, are listed as not containing wheat or other gluten. Most sides also don't have gluten. Brisket is smokey, fork tender, & tasty.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

BBQ sauce is gluten free, meat is gluten free and they will change gloves and use a clean cutting board and knife. Corn on the cob and baked potatoes are gluten free as well as the blue bell ice cream for dessert. One of our favorites!

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

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

2 years ago

Food is great. Only meat not GF is the pulled pork. Sauces are GF and can be bought bottled to take home.

2 years ago

Went in and was told couldnt accomodate my allergies at all.

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

They have good food and will pull out a list at the register to guide you on what you can eat. Try the turkey. It is moist and one of the best we have eaten.

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