ZZQ Smokehouse

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 30 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Dedicated Fryer + 3 more
100% of 25 votes say it's Celiac friendly

3390 Coachman Rd #204, Eagan, MN 55121 Directions

(651) 452-9900
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    5 ratingSeptember 15, 2017

    I was very impressed, the owner was knowledgeable about Celiac disease. The only gluten there is the bun and beer. Amazing food, I will definitely be back!

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    5 ratingAugust 25, 2017

    Owner came to take our order and was very knowledgeable about Celiac. All meats, sauces, sides, and fries are gluten free. The coleslaw has some kind of distilled vinegar though. They cleaned the grill and utensils after the last food was cooked. Definitely the best BBQ I have had in Minnesota. The meat was smoky and flavorful. I liked the food with just a little sauce as the meat was fantastic on its own. Great food and great service. We will be back often!

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    5 ratingAugust 11, 2017

    Had the brisket and pulled pork with fries and coleslaw. Owner informed me that it had vinegar in it. He is very very knowledgeable when it comes to gluten with 2 people on his wife's side that have it. They are in the process of getting all separate and new utensils. He is getting tongs with purple handles since purple represents allergies. He even told me to be safe and use a napkin to push down on the sauce pumps. I went right at 11 and as soon as I sat down it got busy. He should definitely open a second place south of the cities and have a food truck downtown Minneapolis. Now as far as the food goes... it looks really good and man the taste is just great!

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    5 ratingAugust 04, 2017

    Great food, very knowledgeable about GF needs. Very friendly!

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    5 ratingAugust 03, 2017

    Food was awesome! The owner was so helpful, even has a nutritionist look over his ingredients to make sure they are safe. Yup I smell Iike a smokehouse because...it's a smokehouse. Very celiac friendly and very knowledgeable.

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    5 ratingJune 26, 2017

    I've been to ZZQ twice now with my celiac daughters. Both times the owner took our order, and explained things very well. Very fun, delish place to go.

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    5 ratingApril 30, 2017

    We eat here at least once a week. Great food and knowledgeable staff.

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    2 ratingApril 29, 2017

    Food very one dimensional. Relies heavily on dry rub. Barbecue sauces were watery with a strong vinegar taste. Fries are gluten free. Food is gluten free, but I prefer more flavor in my food. Order at counter food delivered to table. You will leave smelling like you've been at a smokehouse.

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    5 ratingApril 16, 2017

    So amazing! Very reasonable price, super knowledgeable staff with first hand experience relating to celiac disease. I felt so at ease eating here due to those reasons!

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    5 ratingMarch 28, 2017

    Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Food was amazing and well worth the trip. Only non GF item in the menu is the beer and the buns.

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    5 ratingMarch 23, 2017

    Phenomenal smoked food. The owner has a celiac family member so he knows 1st hand what's gf, and about cross contaminant ion. Food was simply- outstanding! I'd highly recommend to anyone. I had the ribs & pulled pork, they were both fabulous.

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    5 ratingMarch 11, 2017

    We were ABSOLUTELY AMAZED!! We were able to enjoy our meal without the worry of getting glutened. For us, it is a drive to get there but definitely worth it!! Will be going back for sure and soon. Not often can we say that we enjoyed our meal, this place deserves 10 stars. Great food, friendly and knowledgeable staff!! Way to go ZZQ Becca

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    5 ratingJanuary 28, 2017

    Amazing. Before I ordered I told him I have Celiac. His wife has 2 people with celiac in the family. The only thing in the menu that I couldn't have was a bun. Didn't need one. The food is amazing, big portions, fantastic REAL BBQ! Worth the drive! Will be back, with friends in tow!

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    5 ratingJanuary 25, 2017

    EXCELLENT smoked brisket!!! Very knowledgeable about celiac disease. We will be back!!! 🐮

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    5 ratingJanuary 14, 2017

    This is a great place! I'm very selective about where I eat due to my gluten issues. Met the owner, Zach on my first visit. He is very celiac conscious and makes you feel right at home. I can eat almost everything on the menu except for the buns. But at this place, you sure don't need a bun. Delicious!!

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    5 ratingSeptember 29, 2016

    Great Q, nice variety of sauces and very concerned with Celiac health. they asked for the gluten free members of our party to order first so they could clean all equipment and surfaces for us.

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    1 ratingAugust 29, 2016

    I am torn. This restaurant is very gluten free friendly, but the food was atrocious! We went on a Saturday night with our children, when we pulled up we were shocked to see that it wasn't busy, we had been worried, considering the timing. I know understand why. It was not edible. The meat was disgusting in both taste and texture, the fry seasoning was overpowering and off putting. I was so excited to try this place, but alas I am disappointed. Skip this place.

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    5 ratingAugust 13, 2016

    Great food. French fries are fantastic. They are the classic Texas BBQ joint; pick your meat, pick your sides. Nothing fancy, just delicious finger licking smoky bbq. And no worries about gluten contamination.

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    5 ratingJuly 07, 2016

    Outstanding food! I've been to a lot of BBQ restaurants and ZZQ ranks right up there with the best. Only the bun has gluten. Every side and sauce is GF. Very friendly. Go to this place!

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    5 ratingJuly 03, 2016

    Fellow at the restaurant is very knowledgeable and friendly. Best of all, everything except the bread is gluten free. The food is excellent! My favorites were the ribs, pulled pork and brisket. The menu is simple but that is OK! Try the spicy, sweet & smokey sauces together. YUM.

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    5 ratingJuly 01, 2016

    Excellent food! Manager is extremely knowledgeable of gluten free needs and other food allergies/sensitivities. Had the 3 meat plate with some extremely tender and delicious ribs. Highly recommend!

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    5 ratingJune 17, 2016

    very celiac friendly and tastes great.

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    5 ratingMay 27, 2016

    Passing through town and this place came up on my GF App. I am so glad we stopped. This BBQ and smokehouse has an authentic taste and it really hit the spot for hungry travelers. Simple: 4 Meat options (chicken, brisket, pork and ribs) and 4 sides (fries, beans, coleslaw and potato salad). It's worth the trip. Food is outstanding. Place is clean, staff smiles, Zach the owner will make sure your GF needs are met. Dedicated frier, utensils cleaned, and all the sauces are gluten free. We are up visiting from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and will definitely stop by again. Hungry? Check back Sunday - Zach has a "burnt ends" brisket special. I can't wait!

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    5 ratingMay 13, 2016

    Amazing. Always really good food and great service! Zak the owner is wonderful at ensuring a great experience. Celiac and have never been sick.

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    5 ratingApril 26, 2016

    A must for meat lovers with celiacs or a sensitivity. Owner Zach takes every precaution with cross contamination including dedicated friers. Let them know you're gluten free and they will wash everything. Only thing you cannot have is the bun. I'll be back!

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    5 ratingApril 08, 2016

    Fabulous food and very knowledgeable ownership. I asked about GF and the owner knows his stuff being that he has relatives with Celiac disease. Love this place! I can have fries too!!!

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    5 ratingFebruary 16, 2016

    Great food! The owner is friendly and super knowledgable. The only thing I couldn't eat was the bun.

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    4 ratingFebruary 06, 2016

    Everything but the buns is gluten free. Owner is very knowledgable about cross-contamination.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Fries
  • Gluten Free Menu


  • Barbecue
  • Restaurant
11 am - 8 pm
11 am - 8 pm
11 am - 8 pm
11 am - 8 pm
11 am - 8 pm
11 am - 8 pm
11 am - 7 pm

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