Gluten-Free at Dinosaur BBQ

Barbecue Restaurant
41 ratings
Reported to have a gluten-free menu

Barbecue sauce is gluten-free

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I had a great lunch at Dinosaur BBQ yesterday. They have a 2 page GF menu. I chose the bbq chicken with simmered greens and a side salad. It was all so delicious. The server took my celiac seriously and told me the kitchen staff change gloves before making any meals for customers with allergies. My meal was delivered to me on a special red plate. I felt great afterward. My non-celiac husband and daughter also thoroughly enjoyed their meals. This is a fun spot in Buffalo for a safe and delicious meal. Will definitely return on my next trip to Buffalo!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Had a separate GF menu and all of their BBQ sauces were GF as well.

I had the ribs and brisket with greens, coleslaw and baked beans. It was all delicious and hit the spot. Our server knew what to do when I said I was GF. They typically bring out the platter with corn bread on it and we double checked and she said they wouldn’t be since I said I was GF.

Felt great after eating here and would recommend!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

Celiac

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This meal was seriously the best thing I’ve had since my celiac diagnosis. Extremely pleased with the care and extra thought they put forward for my gluten free needs. Seriously, this place smashed it. Highly recommend the pulled pork and bbq chicken combo!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— Separate gluten-free 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 dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Rich GF Menu! Food is great and there’s a lot to choose from. Very reasonably priced. The place has a nice vibe, very spacious and service is good.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

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Gluten free menu but got glutened by the wings. May have been the sauce - try them dry rubbed to be safe.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

Celiac

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Separate Gluten free menu! Food was delicious!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

Celiac

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They have a gluten free menu and all of the sauces are GF. Very good food!

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

Not celiac

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The BBQ was delicious! They have a separate gf menu and the food came out on a red tray to mark it as gf. Will definitely be going back!!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

Celiac

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ETA, many years later (2021), they're still safe, still amazing, and still a local treasure.

French fries! BBQ! It's a local treasure, and totally GF friendly. Love it! Never had a bad meal there. Wait staff all know their stuff too. Another restaurant with a celiac employee, and that always makes me feel more comfortable.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating

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Their GF menu had many good options. They brought my food with a piece of cornbread on it (the cornbread is not GF), but when I asked the waiter about it he was very apologetic and they remade it. The food, especially the sausage, was delicious. I did not get sick.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 keto
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers outdoor seating
Not celiac

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I specified I needed gluten free and ordered from the gluten free menu. I ended up with cornbread on my plate on top of my food. She asked if I needed it sent back. It still came out with crumbs on the other food.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 dairy-free
  • Good for keto
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
Celiac

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Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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 takeout

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Cross contamination issues. Probably best avoided for the super sensitive.

Safety


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

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 dairy-free
  • Offers outdoor seating

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Not dedicated gf facility BUT all staff is very knowledgeable of food allergies and take your request seriously. Very good protocols, gf clearly labelled and food comes out on different-colored allergen dedicated plates.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 dairy-free
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Celiac

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Ugh. I am leaving this review feeling very conflicted. I LOVE dinosaur bbq and have eaten safely at their other establishments (Syracuse&Brooklyn) numerous times. We even had them cater our wedding!! This review is specifically related to my experience at the Troy location. I ate there last Sunday, specified that I have Celiac Disease and was halfway through my meal when I noticed a small piece of cornbread mixed into my mashed potatoes! I am 3 months pregnant, was a 4 hour drive from home and was a total mess worrying about the possible aftermath. The waitress and manager were very apologetic and kind but the damage was done and I refused their offer of a new dish. Obviously there was some carelessness in the kitchen that day and I worry about how strict their GF protocol is at this location. This may be an isolated incident and I know accidents do happen, but I’d advise anyone who eats at this location to be extremely careful, maybe request the manager to oversee your plate and inspect your food before you eat it!

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Good

Celiac

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They have a separate fryer and took the proper steps to make sure everything was gluten free. Their wings are amazing.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Keep in mind that the Dinosaur website is explicit that they can't guarantee no cross-contamination and they're not responsible for any issues a diner may experience. I've been to this location many times and usually have felt safe as a celiac and enjoyed the bbq but unfortunately this time left me less supportive. The waiter was thoroughly clueless about celiac and I had to be forceful to impress upon him how serious celiac is and that the kitchen needed to be careful. He was polite and appeared to listen but I was nonetheless worried.

The real disappointment was that the quality of the food has gone down. The brisket was loaded with globs of fat, the greens were mushy, and the coleslaw loaded with unmixed mayonnaise.

To be clear, I didn't have any reaction so my rating is based on the poor quality of the food and the fear of possible contamination. There is better and safer bbq in NYC.

Celiac

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Ordered take out on door dash. Got the bbq chicken with mashed potatoes (specified in the comments needed to be gluten free due to celiac and please no gravy) also got the black beans and rice. Food arrived with sticker on the container specifying “gluten free”. Was great until I opened it and there’s gravy on the potatoes (which has gluten) called and was told I had to go through door dash for the refund. At least sides are packaged in individual containers so I could still have the rest of the meal. The chicken was good but I was not a fan of the black beans and rice. I’ve also had the salt potatoes on separate occasion and wasn’t a fan.

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There were few gluten free options and I got the pulled pork and it was terrible. The menu was limited and the sandwiches on the gluten free menu didn’t have any bread. It was not my favorite and I don’t suggest going.

Celiac

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No bread or buns. Didn’t care for the food at all.

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Nice gluten-free options. But major bummer that 1) their fryer is not GF, so no french fries and 2) no GF desserts.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Very knowledgeable server. Big selection. Best ribs I’ve ever eaten

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Gluten Sensitive

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Their catering is much better than their restaurant food. We had it for a family party and everything was delicious and no one got sick. If you need to order food for a crowd this was great

Celiac

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I was really impressed with their knowledge and care to avoid cc.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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We love getting Dinosaur BBQ. The smoked wings are amazing.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Amazing bbq. Finger licking good

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Gluten free menu which I chose from. Explained to the server that I have celiac disease and did NOT want any cornbread but it came with the cornbread smack on top of the meat. My dad also has a gluten intolerance and requested no cornbread yet his came with it as well.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Great food and service. Our server was knowledgeable. Most of the menu is gluten free- all the meats and several sides. Cool atmosphere too.

Celiac

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They had a gluten free menu but cornbread came on top of rack of ribs. Explained need for gluten free. My son ate ribs ( no cornbread) and had severe reaction 5 hours later.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Went tonight for dinner based on recommendations on FindmeGF. I have celiac. Pros: food was delicious and plentiful, prices were very reasonable, dedicated GF menu, waiter was friendly, helpful and seemed responsive and knowledgeable about GF. Cons: despite making my celiac and GF needs abundantly clear, our food came with cornbread on top. We sent it back immediately - waiter was very apologetic - and they brought us our meal again quickly, but it was instantly apparent that the kitchen had only just removed the cornbread, and had even left cornbread crumbs on top of the meat. We sent it back again and expressed frustration, and finally got a new meal without bread, but walked away feeling that this place just doesn't get it. While they do have a GF menu, they do not have any GF dessert options. May work for non-celiacs, but I would not recommend as safe for celiacs.

Celiac friendly?

No

Not celiac

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Great food! Got the ribs/wings combo. Delish! Creole deviled eggs we’re a bit spicy for me. Great food. Washed it down with a raspberry cider ( alcohol)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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I am leaving 3 stars as on my last visit i ordered off the gluten free menu, had meal prepared by manager and after eating part of my greens i found a pasta in it. I will not be ordering sides again but I do feel you would be safe ordering just a meat.

Celiac friendly?

No

Gluten Intolerant

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Gf wings, but blue cheese in not certified gf. The manager delivered my food directly and explained the cautions they take to make food gf. Just bummed about the blue cheese 🤣

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Great food and excellent server. Despite being busy staff was knowledgeable and attentive and they usually have a separate server/manager bring out GF orders. Cornbread is NOT safe so make sure tell them to leave it out. Edit: Went back and received phenomenal service and careful attention. Probably my best experience eating out with celiac to date. Also incredible food and many options I should add.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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GF menu available, the staff is super friendly and knowledgeable. GF food is brought out on a different color plate by one of the management. Food is always delicious, and have never been cross contaminated here! No GF rolls or dedicated fryer, so nothing deep fried for actual GF allergies.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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An additionele GV menu and kids specialiteit. Loved it!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Good gluten free menu. I had wings, ribs and pulled pork with mashed potatoes. Ask about sauces as some are not safe. The dry rub is great and safe. Fries are not celiac safe as they are cross contaminated. GF menu is available and the staff is helpful about it.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Gluten Sensitive

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Winner, winner chicken wing dinner! Smoked chicken wings are great!! Tender, flavorful and moist with a light char grilled outside. Wango tango sauce was great addition to the wings. Coleslaw was good not great and the greens(collards and mustard)only had smoked turkey so my pork allergy wasn’t an issue. Brisket was ok not phenomenal but decent. I’m a mesquite bbq snob so getting a celebratory great out of me is darn near impossible. The slathering sauce was also good.

Waitress was compassionate, eager to clarify and brought us the allergen menu in addition to the gluten free menu. The food came quickly and accurately. We also were pleasantly surprised when we bought a bottle of wango tango sauce and it was only $3.99. Well worth the price and we had assumed it would be much higher. Good on them for not taking advantage. Parking is free on street after 5pm and we were told there was a free lot behind the restaurant but didn’t see it. Well be back.

Celiac

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Similar taste to Fat Bobs but way more serious regarding gluten.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Separate GF menu. The wait staff assured me that they were knowledgeable about cross contamination and that I could have a completely GF meal. I had 1/4 slab of ribs with coleslaw and bbq baked beans. It was brought out separate from my husband’s regular meal by the manager. It was delicious and I didn’t get sick.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Ribs were delicious and my server was very knowledgeable about cross contamination. Great meal!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Ordered take out and specified it needed to be gluten free, specified no bread or gravy. When I got home my food had cornbread on top of all the meat and gravy on the mashed potatoes.

Gluten Free Features
  • Gluten-Free Menu
Categories
  • Barbecue
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
They also have a wonderful GF beer available
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Found pasta in my greens
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Parking in back at night, metered parking in front by day. Very easy in and out, plus love music and a well stocked bar.
Deliciousness! Food for days...
More BBQ goodness! Best ribs ever!
Awesome gluten free menu
Tres Ninos with sides
Jumbo BBQ chicken wings with garlic Chipolte sauce $3.95
Inside on a Friday night after it was less crowded
Outside in the evening
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Gluten free menu 2
Gluten free menu