The Ranch House

9 recent ratings
$$ • Barbecue Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Beer, Bread/Buns, Brisket, Brownies, Burgers, Dessert, Enchiladas, Pizza, Pulled Pork, Salad, Sandwiches
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7 ratings

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2571 Cristo's Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87507

Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

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Good food and waitress Peggy Q made it a great experience by knowing the menu and how she could make items safe for me. From baking the potato skins to steaming the corn tortilla for my enchiladas. Very tasty . . . many of the dishes on my trip were bland. Not the enchiladas. No problems from my meal. Note I am a celiac but not usually an extreme symptom celiac.

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?

— 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

Celiac

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Lots of options, though the chips are not safe. I had the grilled salmon and it was fabulous.

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 4 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Returned yesterday for my quarterly visit to this restaurant. As always, the barbecue ribs were excellent and the staff friendly and helpful.

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

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

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
  • Bread/Buns
  • Brisket
  • Brownies
  • Burgers
  • Dessert
  • Enchiladas
  • Pizza
  • Pulled Pork
  • Salad
  • Sandwiches

Categories

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

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Peanut butter mousse with chocolate ganache!  Amazing!!!
Ribs, potato salad, and coleslaw
Brisket on sweet potato fries!
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Celiac

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Decent food with a nice atmosphere. Not a wide selection of GF options but the selection I made (ribs) were really good.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I've eaten here many times. There is no gf menu, but the desserts are marked and they have a hot fudge brownie. So a lot of items are gf and prepared safe. They will even bake your fries to avoid their shared fryer. The manager has a family member with celiac, so everytime I go my wait staff have alway known what I need. I feel safe here. The food is delicious! They have a gf bun for their burger, and the bbq sauce is gf. It's really nice too that the pulled pork is gf since I can't order that at Rudy's. A few things like the corn bread has gluten and the Mac and cheese. But you won't be disappointed in the selection

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

Gluten Sensitive

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Asked for a gluten free bun and staff asked if it was due to a health issue. I said yes so they said they would bake my fries instead of frying so my fries would not have gluten either from cross contamination with other gluten fried foods. Love that they did this because I always assumed fries were naturally gluten free but makes since they can get gluten if there is not a designated gluten free fryer.

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Talked to the waiter about what items were gluten free due to my Celiacs Disease and he went to the back to make sure he gave me the correct info. Anything fried has gluten so I stayed clear of those and the cornbread. So so so good!!! Totally coming back here again!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

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Excellent food - wide variety of options and knowledgeable staff. Great amba

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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No gf menu and our waiter wasn’t really sure. Ate pulled pork, potato salad, and slaw and for glutened. I was disappointed given we ate here only for safety and not for food.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Average

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Great experience, great food and excellent wait staff (Thanks, Andrew)

Some items are marked gluten free (like on desert menu) but hostess said most items are gluten free (smoked meat, steaks, hamburgers) and the waiter will gladly work with you to verify any sides or additions you might want to explore.

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?

— 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

Gluten Intolerant

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Amazing food!!! Great price!!!! I had the BBQ pulled chicken sandwich on a GF bun. It was delicious. I will definitely be coming back here next time I visit New Mexico.

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?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Although their menu is not marked with gf items, the server was very knowledgeable about gluten vs gluten free on their menu. Anything fried is off limits for gf. I had smoked baby back ribs with slaw and potato salad. A gf roll was subbed for the usual cornbread. They had gf bread! 2 of the 3 dessert choices were gf. The creme brulee was terrific. No health issues whatsoever from the meal. GF beer was available, but it was only Redbridge. The service was good. I recommend this restaurant to fellow Celiacs.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Food was awesome! Server was knowledgeable and if he didn't know an answer he double checked with the kitchen. Only downside is they have a shared fryer so if you're celiac you can't have the fries. The smoked meats were out of this world

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Have to agree with the other reviewers on here, that yes, The Ranch House is a great place to avoid gluten. I have to maintain a low fat diet, so I had the BBQ salad and asked them to leave off the onions and tomatoes. I got the smoked chicken, but got a bit of acid reflux I'm susceptible to, so next time I'll get it grilled. The BBQ sauce is gluten free. It was all very delicious! They are knowledgeable and easily ready to accommodate food intolerance's.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Gluten free rolls where made in house. Had a great chicken and avocado sandwhich. The creme brûlée was amazing!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff was knowledgeable. No dedicated fryer so a lot of things such as wings and chips are a no go. Overall food wasn’t bad.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Our waiter Dan was very knowledgeable about Gluten free and Celiacs and made sure the staff changed gloves and everything. The menu is 95% gluten free. There were others dining besides myself that have celiac and each waiter I heard was very informative. I Had the steak and baked potato it was Ammmmmazing! So nice to be able to eat out without the usual anxiety attack that goes with eating out. Thank you Ranch House for an awesome dining experience!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Absolutely fantastic meal! Server was very knowledgeable. I wanted the loaded waffle fries, but they don’t have a dedicated fryer, so they baked me sweet potatoes and that worked great! The ribs were just ok. But the chocolate peanut butter mousse with ganache was amazing!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Just fabulous!!! I haven’t had this good of barbecue since before my celiac diagnosis. The waiter was very knowledgeable and there were many things I could safely have. They even offer to bake sweet potato fries if you want them since the fryer isn’t dedicated. I had the chicken enchiladas and my husband had the Ranch House Platter. For dessert I enjoyed the vanilla creme brûlée and my husband had their gf brownie. He is not celiac but loves his chocolate. He raved about it. The entire meal was soooo delicious! I think I will be craving this place for some time to come.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Absolutely fabulous dinner. I had the ribs, Cole slaw, and potato salad and every one was wonderful. The pomegranate lemon drop was delicious and the server (Diego) was so warm and friendly. He was very knowledgeable about gluten. I will absolutely come back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Can’t recommend them highly enough! They accommodate both my celiac and dairy-free needs regularly. Have been here many, many times, and have never been ill. This is a great option for a large group/family meal with safe options for those with allergies. Thank you, Ranch House!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Our server was very knowledgeable and super helpful. The menu does not label what is or is not gluten free, but the majority of the menu is gluten free so it was easy. I also have to be soy & dairy free and Mark, our server, was awesome at helping me figure out what to swap. The Chef even delivered our meals and made sure I knew how they had prepared the food and to make sure I was all set. The food was simply amazing! Definitely a must eat at restaurant whether you need to be gluten free or not.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly and amazing. Chef came out too. Loved this place !

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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The food was amazing with gf buns, etc. however your promo listed pizza and that wasn’t on the menu. It’s a smokehouse.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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So, so, so incredibly impressed with The Ranch House!! The owner’s father had Celiac Disease, so they are very aware of the plight for gluten free dining. Staff is incredibly knowledgeable, and the kitchen has dedicated space. I had the Ultimate Burger with a side of BBQ beans, and a vanilla creme brûlée for desert. So good. Hands down one of the best GF dining experiences is Santa Fe. Worth the drive down from the Plaza!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Believe the reviews, this place is great. I am Celiac and ate safely here.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Oh my dear Lord and sweet little baby Jesus! This place is fantastic! Very good with celiac needs. Our waiter was celiac. The restaurant can custom make almost anything gluten free. Even baked the sweet potato fries for me so they would be safe. I had the grilled chicken and avocado sandwich with a homemade gf bun. Really tasty and large enough portions so that I can have the other half for breakfast.😎. Also had a salad with greens, goat cheese,red onions and Granny Smith apple sticks, which they kindly halved the order for me and it too was amazing. For dessert, yes, I’m a sucker for any place that also includes a gf sweet treat, I had a peanut butter chocolate mousse with chocolate ganache on top, toffee and a hint of sea salt. I will be miserable for the next three days for my gluttony but it was sooooo worth it. If you’re celiac and anywhere near Santa Fe, you need to make it a point to stop! This place goes so far beyond the pitiful accommodations of most chain restaurants that would be a tragedy to miss it.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Excellent food and they take care to avoid cross contamination. They have a couple of awesome GF desserts as well.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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The owner is celiac and made our food himself! The fries are typically not GF (shared fryer), but they weren't busy so they baked the sweet potato fries for us. Great service.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We live in Albuquerque and will drive 45 minutes to eat at the Ranch House. The red chile baby back ribs are worth the drive. The owners family have celiacs disease, so they take care of you. This restaurant is on our short list of favorites!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Knowledgeable staff and outstanding food!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Love this place! They are very knowledgeable about Celiac disease. They serve Red Bridge Beer! I've eaten the house salad and baked sweet potato fries. They offer so many gluten free options. I've eaten here a few times since my diagnosis and have never gotten sick.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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If there was a sixth star they would get it! Had a fabulous (& safe)brisket sandwich & salad for lunch and cream brûlée for desert - most important my husband enjoyed his non GF meal as well - we both said best bbq ever! Very friendly staff and beautiful clean facility as well!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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loved the food !! great choices and wonderful staff.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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gf buns, fries are fried in same fryer as everything else. plenty of other things to eat tho

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The service was great. All of the smoked meats and sides are gluten free. I had the brisket, baked beans, & potato salad with no issues. The server was kind and respectful of my dietary needs. The prices are fair and the atmosphere is nice. Recommended.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Lots of GF options - dedicated kitchen , my wife is celiac and loved her choices and loved the veggie sandwich on a GF bun. Sides were all gf GREAT GREAT PLACE - beautiful restaurant. What is really great is that I could eat stuff I really at a place where my wife could eat.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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A great find while traveling. The waiter informed us the owners are gluten free. Most of the sides were GF. The smoked food and BBQ sauce were all amazing. Even a GF dessert choice!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Ordered this "to go" to take back to our hotel room after a long day of driving. Service was very prompt and the hostess showed me what I had what I ordered, which I really appreciated. I have been craving ribs all week. I ordered the 1/2 rack of baby back ribs, sweet potato fries and puréed butternut squash. My husband ordered the brisket plate with baked beans and potato salad. The first bite of my ribs was a bit dry, but the rest was juicy and yummy. I appreciate all the gluten free options. The fries were a bit soggy, but that happens with takeout. The squash was the yummy surprise. My husband like his brisket and the rest was "good". Definitely a solid recommendation.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Bar and Grill, offering a variety of American cuisine. Famous for their BBQ. Open for lunch and dinner, 7 days a week. Excellent food, very clean, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Dedicated grill (not fryer) for GF. Owner eats GF. No separate GF menu but most items on regular menu are GF. Just ask the staff.

Updated 11 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent BBQ and more. theranchhousesantafe.com

Updated 11 years ago read full review

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