The Brutal Poodle

4 recent ratings
$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Burgers, Cider, Mac & Cheese
1967 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80210

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Celiac

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Our first time in Denver & the gluten free app led us to The Brutal Poodle. It’s got a unique hard rock vibe. The gluten fee options were great. We had the chicken wings, brisket sandwich & the chicken & waffles. They have a gf fryer and it was great. Homemade ranch & blue cheese dressing. The margarita was tasty too. Waitress was super helpful & friendly. Yum!

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 1 month ago read full review

Not celiac

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Don't let the asthetics of this place fool you. I would never think to go to a punk rock bar to find excellent food (especially gluten free) and great service, but The Brutal Poodle had both. Server told us most menu items can be made gluten free. He recommended the chicken and waffles, and while that wasn't a dish I typically ordered even when I ate gluten, I went for it. Wow, so good! The waffle was light and crispy and amazing. Perfect blend of savory and sweet. And the chicken was delicious. My husband ordered the brisket sandwich and sweet potato fries. While the gf bun was typical, the juiciness of the meat covered up the dry bun.

I really couldn't recommend this place more. We were just visiting Denver, but next time we're in town, I'm definitely going back.

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 8 months ago read full review

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Amazing experience at the Brutal Poodle! Apparently the owner/chief has a sister with celiac. I had the chicken tenders and fries (and was extremely doubtful they would be fresh or good). THEY WERE AMAZING!!! It has been years since I’ve had chicken tenders that were freshly battered and fried! They can make most things on the menu GF (including their famous chicken and waffles - which I will try next time!) My girlfriend had the brisket and said it was fantastic! So grateful that this place is willing to put in the extra effort!! THANKS GUYS!!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year 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
  • Burgers
  • Cider
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Dedicated Kitchen Space
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Mac & Cheese

Categories

  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Celiac

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GF chicken and waffles are great! Also love the gf Mac & lots of unique menu options. Staff is always super helpful!

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
Updated 1 year ago read full review

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The staff was extremely knowledgeable. They chefs sister is celiac so he had to give her options. They have GF Mac and cheese options, Chicken and Waffles and many more...

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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