The Brutal Poodle

32 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Burgers, Chicken & Waffles, Cider, Fries, Mac & Cheese
Safety Rating
29 ratings

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1967 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80210
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Most Recent Reviews


Overall Rating

Review


This place has the most amazing buffalo chicken sandwich and fries! They have a separate fryer so I felt safe and the waitress was knowledgeable about safe options. It’s definitely a different dining experience, but the food is exceptional!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


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

Updated 1 week ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Fantastic service and food! Our waitress was extremely knowledgeable and gave us the run down of the menu. They have a celiac fryer! We had the “Holla” Pena Lollipops (bacon wrapped shrimp poppers) and the green chili covered tater tots. I haven’t had green chili in years and it was SO GOOD.

They had other options I was dying to try like chicken and waffles and Mac n cheese. Maybe next time!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


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

Updated 4 weeks ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Amazing service and amazing food will definitely be coming back here whenever I am in Denver.

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

Updated 1 month 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

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Chicken & Waffles
  • Cider
  • Fries
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Mac & Cheese

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Vegan Friendly

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Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


12/10 on everything! Once we told the staff we were gluten free, our server went over the entire menu with us and told us what can be made gluten free. They also have a dedicated fryer! We had the shrimp jalepeno popper lollipops, the wings, and one of the loaded mac and cheeses, it was all so good! Will definitely be going back!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


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

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


I’m celiac and based on reviews I came here and it exceeded expectations! Incredible food, they can accommodate celiac for many dishes, kind wait staff, and I love the funky and metal atmosphere! My new favorite restaurant in Denver!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Outstanding food, so knowledgeable about Gluten Free and a lot to select from!

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

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


We go here weekly now. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and the kitchen takes all the precautions. Our son loves the GF fryer and wings!

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


I’ve ate here multiple times and have felt good after. They are knowledgeable and take extra precautions for celiacs. The burgers and fries are so good! And I’ve had the wings too, which I don’t find gluten free very often so it was a nice treat!! The vibes are very metal so be aware of that lol. A little overstimulating if you’re not in the mood! The music is really loud! The food is worth it though!

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

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Their chicken fingers and corn bread waffles were fantastic! The bartender assured me they use a separate waffle iron! I felt safe eating here - and I did not get sick after my yummy meal! I have gone back and had the Mac and cheese with Brisket and it was out of this world!

The first day I went showed me that name means you need to prepare yourself for loud thrash metal music. I quickly decided I needed to make my meal to go.

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

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Great restaurant! The service was great as well as the food. They were very knowledgeable about what it means to actually be gluten free. The music was loud, but it totally fit the vibe.

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

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


The staff is super friendly. When I mentioned gluten, our waiter told me his family members have Celiacs and the owners sister has it. Gluten free is important to this restaurant. Great food!

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

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Wheat Allergy

Overall Rating

Review


At first my husband and I didn’t think it was our kind of place. I didn’t realize it was a heavy metal focused establishment. The food completely changed our minds. It was delicious! We had the brutal burger with goat cheese and the pork green chili. Both were phenomenal! The Bloody Mary was the best ever according to my husband.

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

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


So many gluten free options and they have a dedicated fryer. This place is fantastic!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
Updated 10 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

Overall Rating

Review


The chicken and jalapeño waffles were amazing! We will be back. They have a separate fryer for gluten free.

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

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Spectacular food! Had chicken and waffles, Mac n cheese, brisket sandwich, and wings. Very Celiac aware. No cross contamination. Definitely recommend!

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Asymptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Siiiiick vibes!!! GF Mac n cheese, chicken and waffles, tons of GFO

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Very knowledgeable wait staff and good food! Dedicated gf fryer.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Great gf food options and awesome happy hour deals! Waitress was very knowledgeable!

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Great food. Servers are knowledgeable and polite. Never gotten sick eating here. Only thing is the music is loud and it’s typically heavy metal or the sort.

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Great place, awesome gf options

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


This place is incredible. The food. The service. The atmosphere (it’s an alt/metal theme). Super attentive and celiac knowledgeable. This will be a regular for us!

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Food was tasty and the waitress was knowledgeable. I had a portobello mushroom burger and it was very small. I would go for something more substantial next time. My husband had chicken and waffles-they were really good. It’s quite loud so be prepared for your ears to bleed but it was fun!!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


There was a separate gluten-free fryer and the GF chicken and waffles and tots were AMAZING. Crispy and well seasoned! Our server was knowledgeable about what could be made gluten free and was not afraid to say when she didn't know and would ask. 10/10 would go there again.

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Amazing! It is a metal bar, loud hard music, but the food is incredible. The waitress we had was knowledgeable and was able to steer me in the right direction. She asked if I was celiac. She said the owners sister has celiac too and the menu was designed with her in mind. Most things can be made GF. We ordered the chicken and waffles and the brisket sandwich with tots. Oh the tots, I’m still dreaming of them. Dedicated dryer. Did not get sick, great happy hour drink specials. Will 100% be back to try more.

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Looks sketchy from the outside, but it is anything but that! Kid friendly and great service. The food is incredible!

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Dive bar with loud metal music. If you can embrace this, you’ll have a great gf meal.

Short 15 minute wait for a table. Played arcade games and ordered high noon and a certified gf kombucha made in Fort Collins.

Ordered wings with dry rub (smoked then fried) with side of their spicy Buffalo and ranch. Wings were small. Ranch was too rich and fatty for me but Buffalo and dry rub were good. Rub had a little sugar in it- definitely something they play with here- the spicy with sweet.

Fries are house cut and can be put in a dedicated fryer.

Husband had gf chicken and waffles that is as good as all the other reviews say. Waffle had jalapeño and corn meal to create a denser, spicier finish.

Also tried a side of green chili. Ordered the veg, but found a few bites of what tasted like meat mixed throughout. I didn’t bring it up since I do eat meat. Corn tortillas on side warmed in foil to avoid cross contact. Spicy, good flavor.

Good allergy training for celiac. Vegetarians be careful.

Tried to call in for takeout a few days before and sat on hold for 30 minutes and never got an order in. Go in for good service.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


It was my first time and the reviews seemed great. We pulled up and I was a bit skeptical. It seemed more like a bar than a restaurant. It’s a mixture of both. I had the chicken and waffles (OMG SO GOOD. The waffle was fluffy and light and the fried chicken was to die for). I really enjoyed my meal. They have a designated fryer for gf. Also, the owners sister has celiac so the menu was created around her. Almost everything was gf or could be made gf. Their desert however had almost no options as they mostly had flour in them. I asked for any desert and they weren’t sure. 2 waiters contacted their boss to double check that there was no cross contamination and that it was 100% gf. My waiter was super sweet, knowledgeable, and understanding. Love this place. 10/10

Safety


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

— Very

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

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Great place! Don’t let the exterior fool you. The staff is knowledgeable about celiac (owner’s sister has celiac) and can make most anything GF. Separate GF fryer. The staff is amazing and the chicken and waffles was delicious.

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

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

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

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


The brutal poodle ticks all my boxes.. METAL, drinks and a great bar menu! I’ve had the chicken and waffles and this evening I tried the southern Mac and cheese and it was simply delightful! We also had the wings and lollipop stuffed prawns. All the food was excellent and the noodles are giant! I love how accommodating they were for gluten free and knew what celiac was. Overall if you love metal and some tasty gf treats come here!

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

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


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 2 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

Overall Rating

Review


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/All

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 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


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-contact?

— 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/All

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 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


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 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


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 4 years ago read full review

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