Sauced BBQ & Spirits

3 recent ratings
$$ • Barbecue Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Beer
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3 ratings

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2300 First St #120
Livermore, CA 94550

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Celiac

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Clear indications of all gluten-free items. They really have a wide variety of choices, and most sauces are gluten-free. Great experience.

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Dog friendly
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I’ve eaten here several times since being diagnosed with celiac disease six years ago and never had a problem

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?

— Not Much

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiacs stay away! I ordered my meal, made sure with everything was GF as labeled, had waitress mark it as an allergy to prepare separate. As I’m eating I realize one of my sides was different than what I ordered. Waitress says she will check with chef. She comes back and says oh yeah that has flour in it, if you just ate the middle it’s fine. I started crying at the table, I did all my due diligence to make sure I had a safe meal and it still wasn’t. And it wasn’t even great. The manager comped our table and gave us a gift card which was appreciated but we unfortunately will never return. Hope no other celiacs have to go through this either.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Below Average

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

  • Beer
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

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

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Symptomatic Celiac

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I’ve eaten here many times and never gotten sick. Be sure to ask about the sauces (Georgia gold I believe have gluten in it). I always get the loaded sweet potato, but the menu is clear on what you can and can’t eat. Be sure to tell the kitchen it’s an allergy.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This place is good. My bf and I have been sharing the loaded sweet potato. I've been ok after

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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I got glutened here. Unless you want a salad I would not recommend Sauced for someone with celiac disease. Cocktails are okay but the gluten free items or at least the ones I got must have been cross contaminated.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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The gluten free options were clearly labeled with the sauces “pig icon.” I was surprised none of their salads claimed to be gluten free and that none of their burgers were advertised as gluten free without the bun. I ordered the loaded baked sweet potato with pulled pork (and no cheese or sour cream), unfortunately there was a very overpowering taste of propane coming from both the potato and the pork. So even though this would be a very filling gluten free option, I would not recommend it. I would hope their other options are more tasty.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Great BBQ and all meats are gluten free (except wings). Lots of options for sides.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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I wrote to Sauced asking about the labelling issue. This is the response I got:



We've had a lot of questions about this. Several months ago I contacted our co packer and manufacturer of our BBQ sauce to get an answer and I found out that we did switch to a malt free Worcestershire sauce back in June of last year for all of our in house BBQ sauces. It was an error on our part not removing the "malt vinegar" from that label. That is technically my jurisdiction since I designed and maintain the label files for print so I take full responsibility for that. I will remove it on the next run of labels.



However, when I asked our co packer how we were able to previously label the product gluten free, I was given this answer:

"The malt vinegar is an ingredient within the Worcestershire sauce that we use to make the BBQ sauces, NOT in the BBQ sauce itself but in the Worcestershire sauce used to make the BBQ sauce. The FDA allows food manufacturers to label the product “Gluten Free” when the ingredient is less than 20 ppm." So because our malt vinegar sub ingredient fell below the 20 parts per million, we were still able to label the product "gluten free."



I understand that having food allergies makes navigating menus difficult and you have to put a lot of trust into those preparing and serving your food. I myself have a shrimp allergy so I am really sympathetic to your situation. I will make sure our next run of labels removes the malt vinegar from the ingredient list and I will make sure our managers are clear on this so they can educate our staff so that our staff, in turn, can answer questions accurately. We really do our best to make sure we communicate food ingredients and preparation techniques to our guests to avoid this very situation. Again, I hope you will accept our sincere apology for any miscommunication.



Hopefully this alleviates people's concerns. It seems like the sauce has been changed, and the food labelled Gluten Free on the menu is safe. Can confirm my gf ate there and she was fine.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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Very tasty and menue was clearly marked. I did not see the other review until afterwards about the malt vinegar, but I can say that I did not get sick.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Yummy BBQ! I have celiac and have eaten here numerous times. I love getting the ribs or burnt ends with a side salad and baked beans! Yum! The loaded sweet potato is delicious too. The menu has all gluten free items marked with a pig icon.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Even though they say in their menu and on the sauce bottles themselves that three of their four sauces are gluten free...NONE of them are. On the list of ingredients of the three advertised GF sauces is malt vinegar. Malt vinegar is most definitely not gluten free. Because of that oversight I am concerned about the reliability of all their other gf notations. The manager couldn't have been more sympathetic and was horrified at the mistake. She promised to notify corporate mgmt right away. I recommend caution.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Spoke to manager about reliability of gluten free process. All of the smoked meats are cooked in a smoker that never contacts wheat/gluten. Their golden BBQ sauce is not gluten free, but it never contacts the smoker. All other sauces are gluten free.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

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Review


Great GF options and it’s very clear what is and is not GF.

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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PLEASE DO NOT EAT HERE. Anything that is marked gluten free is not. All sauces contain gluten (some soy sauce, some malt vinegar). They gave me coleslaw which was just cabbage and inedible because it was spicy, had a bug in it, and still got sick. I told them that what they are listing as gluten free is hot and they could not have cared less. Still made me pay for my meal, too. Please, do not eat here, you will get sick.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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/None

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

— Poor

Symptomatic Celiac

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Amazing gluten free items like my meal which was a huge sweet potato with baked beans jalepeños cheese bbq brisket on top

Jalepeño cole slaw not too spicy but the best flavor

Side salad which was huge in a silver bowl with balsamic

Many bbq meats are gf and identified on the menu but not the chicken wings

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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Menu says if item is gluten free & staff very good with celiac. Most meat choices are gluten free. Fries are not. However, all their sauces say they are gluten free however it has malt vinegar in it so there are NOT gluten free.

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?

— Excellent

Overall Rating

Review


Sauces said gluten free but malt was listed in the ingredients. I got sick

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Not Much

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

— Average

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