Russell's Barbecue

4 ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Fries
1621 Thatcher Ave
Elmwood Park, IL 60707

Most Recent Reviews

Overall Rating


I've been going to Russell's since I was a little girl, so almost 40+ years. Since my gluten sensitivity was discovered 8 years ago, I have not gone. I recently found put that they have gf buns and I could have a bbq beef sandwich! I will admit, I almost shed a tear of nostalgia of being able to sit in the old booth and enjoy a sandwich again. I now go to the Countryside location because it's closer to my house. I've never had issues at either restaurant.

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?

— Not Much

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

— Excellent

Updated 3 years ago read full review


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Been here prior to celiac. Fries in separate fryer. Any BBQ can have. But things like ham sandwich they fry it on same area where regular buns are so limited there.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Updated 7 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

  • Bread/Buns
  • Fries


  • Dinner
  • Late Night
  • Restaurant


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This place is really trying and has many naturally GF items: the bbq sauce, meats & separate fryer for fries. Some staff seem knowledgable about GF. However, we ordered GF & plate came with a regular bun on the plate. Please stress GF when ordering.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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