Gluten-Free at Sugarfire

Barbecue Restaurant
26 ratings
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options may be available.
Celiac

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If I could give zero stars I would this restaurant will not take a order over the phone I was told that I could just come in and wait even though I told them I didn’t have time to come into the store and make an order. they do not offer any gluten-free options other than to just not get a bun. When other sugar fire restaurants have gluten-free buns.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— None

Celiac

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I had the pulled pork plate. We told the guy that I couldn't have gluten and he said "Oh let me change my gloves" which I thought was awesome. Potato salad and baked beans are also gluten free and all sauces except 3 are gluten free. Was great to have a regular meal and not have to worry about gluten or cross contamination. Food was great!

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
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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 keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating

Overall Rating

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Food was delicious! Staff was super knowledgeable and helpful.

Safety


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

— 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

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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Staff were very knowledgeable about what was GF, told me exactly what was safe and what was not safe. Not all sauces are GF but they will tell you what is. Food was good, fun atmosphere. Had the baby back ribs, coleslaw and beans. They also have high noon.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Good

Celiac

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Very good! Several sides are GF. All meat and sauces are GF.

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

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

Celiac

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I was told all sauce was gluten free. I thought it was the fries making me sick, but it turns out the sauces have soy sauce in them and ARE NOT gluten free. The people have always been great and never act like I’m a pain, but I was really disappointed to find out that the information I was given by the manager was not true.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Excellent

Celiac

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Great experience! Their menu wasn’t marked online so I called and they were knowledgeable about their GF options. All of their meats are GF and most of their sides were too. I tried the pulled pork, smoke turkey, and ribs with Cole slaw, potato salad, green beans, and hash brown casserole. They have several GF alcoholic drink options too. The service was also great.

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
Celiac

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Called the manager she said she wouldn't eat there if she was a Celiac.

Quality & Quantity


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?

— Poor

Gluten Intolerant

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Gluten free buns are available and I have ordered online and as a drive through. It is always delicious and the sides of slaw and baked beans and homemade sodas are delicious.

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers online ordering
Not celiac

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I'm new to GF eating (NCGS), and eating out is a stressful situation for me at the moment. The staff at Sugarfire were fantastic. I inquired about gluten free options on the sides and the workers knew in a second what had gluten in it and what didn't. I don't know for certain of the fryers are dedicated or not, but I didn't have any problems with my French fries (they also serve hush puppies). You get a TON of food there and it's all excellent.

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

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Staff not knowledgeable at all about gf options. Couldn’t tell us which sauces were GF. Got different answers from different staff so didn’t eat any

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Not Much

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

— Average

Not celiac

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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

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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good with other allergies
Celiac

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As long as you don’t get a sandwich, there are a lot of menu options, all of the meats and sauces were said to be gluten free. They have daily side dishes not listed on the menu and they were labeled which were GF. I chose the cole slaw and au gratin potatoes and also had the brisket and pulled pork. The brisket was dry, but otherwise everything tasted great and had good sized portions (although a little pricey).

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

Overall Rating

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They have the best gluten free fries. The staff is knowledgeable and the owners are really familiar with GF because his wife has a gluten allergy. They monitor their Facebook page regularly and you can always message and ask if the special is gluten free. They also label which daily sides are GF on their Facebook page every day. I love this place. I’ve never been glutened here and we go every week.

All of the smoked meats are GF GF fries and many GF sides every day Occasionally GF desserts

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
  • 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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Not celiac

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On.Point. All of their sauces have gluten in them so pack your own buns and Sweet Baby Ray's. Delicious pulled pork sandwich (no bun) and potato salad!

Celiac

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One of my favorite places because they have several gluten free sides every day. The sides change daily and are marked GF. I love the GF broccoli rice and various GF potato casseroles. Normally I get the 6 oz. smoked turkey dinner. Depending on the daily specials, I have gotten a sandwich on a GF bun. I have not ordered their fries when they have other wonderful GF sides that I can't get anywhere else.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Try the turkey plate! White sauce is safe, and they always have GF sides available. I always ask which sides are GF because they’re not always marked.

Celiac

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Very Celiac friendly. Dedicated fryer for the French fries makes it a bit for my 8 yr old Celiac. The menu is not labeled, but the staff is very knowledgeable and helpful.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Has options. Not as well prepared as O’Fallon store with labels but it’s good food.

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really good BBQ, staff not as knowledgeable on gluten free items as O'Fallon, IL and Downtown St. Louis, however we got it figured out and I did not get sick afterwards.

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They are awesome all the sides are labeled and they stop and clean everything and change the piece of meat they are cutting from!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Ribs were delicious! The menu is not marked which items are gluten free however.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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The staff didn’t seem to know what was gluten free and what wasn’t. Three different staff said three different things about the sauces. I had the turkey without sauce and coleslaw, which were both good and so far haven’t gotten sick.

Celiac

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The staff is very knowledgeable. I gave it 2 stars because the GF sides are fairly bland and MOST importantly how do you eat BBQ without ANY sauces??? The white sauce people have posted about is a basic southwest aioli that belongs on a sandwich not on bbq. If you are unfamiliar with the term aioli it’s seasoned mayo. I shared the soy sauce/ tamari sauce difference with their staff who were didn’t seem to know the difference but we’re grateful to learn hoping they would understand how the slight change would open up there menu. I have celiac and did not get sick. Did the pulled pork, ribs, potato salad and slaw. Slaw was bland and meats were also since I couldn’t have anything but mayo 😕

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Great food! Staff is knowledgeable and accommodating taking precautions/changing gloves w/o making me feel like a pain in the butt! I do wish they would consider not wrapping hot meat in plastic wrap! I cringe when I see that. At least use a wax paper barrier or something.

Celiac

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We have eaten there three times and no reactions from the fries and ribs! It’s a rare thing for my husband to have no reaction with his Celiacs. The food was great and the staff was very helpful! The only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars is due to not knowing their fryer status.

Celiac

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The staff was very knowledgeable about menu items that were made completely GF. They had a great GF bun to go with my brisket sandwich and it didn’t change the quality or deliciousness of their food AT ALL! No dedicated fryer, so take your chances on the fries, which they warned me about, but other than that, the mark their daily menu with which sides are gluten free! Great experience!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Ate there 2/1/19. Food was tasty but I thought expensive for the amount that you receive. Ordered the turkey, baked beans and cole slaw. my daughter had pulled pork, hash brown casserole and baked beans. We both were sick so either the beans had something with gluten in them or were not good. Did not change their gloves when handling our meat. No one else that ate with us became sick but they are not gluten free either.

Celiac

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Staff is extremely knowledgeable. If you tell them celiac, they change all the cutting surfaces, knives, utensils & change gloves. Also get out new meat to cut. All sides are labeled GFree also. Only white sauce is gfree, they told me the other sauces have soy sauce & Worcestershire sauce that is not gfree.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Love this place! Really high quality BBQ, but also some standard staples like burgers. They are very knowledgeable if you inform the server you are GF. Fries are not safe for celiac but there are tons of other sides.

Celiac

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Excellent food! Staff was knowledgeable on gluten free. Meat was all gluten free, fries were in a shared fryer so they were no GF. They did not have GF buns but the meat was great plain with their bbq sauces.

Celiac

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This is a great new place that opened up in town.

Not celiac

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All meats gluten free and the staff is knowledgeable. Just be careful of cross contamination!

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really good BBQ, sides change all the time so you have to ask if they are Gluten Free or not. No Ill effects after eating here several times.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Cross contamination like non-other. They will tell you it’s gluten free but then you watch the employee place the buns in the toaster and turn around lift the lid and grab the meat with his hands. All the meat is cross contaminated now. Not Celiac friendly at all...sat with my family and watched them eat. Celiac sucks!

Celiac friendly?

No

Gluten Intolerant

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The staff was very knowledgeable and when they weren’t sure about an ingredient they looked it up. All the meats and most sauces are GF. The meat server changed his gloves and opened new packages of meats for me because he felt it was safer. Many sides are also GF. I had a 2 meat combo with turkey, ribs, coleslaw and baked beans. The food was delicious. The ribs were outstanding. Sauces were good but mostly sweet.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Great food, a ton of sauce options, and the staff knows exactly what to do. The only non-gluten free sauces were the Carolina mustard sauce and the Alabama white sauce, everything else was safe (and again, SO many options!). I had the ribs, coleslaw, and potato salad.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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If the right staff is working, this place is super helpful! (Some didn’t know what was gf but one guy was extremely knowledgeable and helpful) was able to eat most sides and most of the bbq sauces. Food was spectacular.

Gluten Intolerant

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Delicious meats and several side and sauce options. Yum!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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I was a bit timid going here due to the lack of a gluten free menu. However when I got to the counter, I told them I couldn’t eat gluten, and asked if they could change their gloves before serving the food. The staff responded immediately with clarifying the severity of my allergy (gluten sensitivity or celiac disease?). I was low key thrilled that they knew of celiac disease and were able to serve me accordingly. The meat is separate from the sauce, and all the sauce is gluten free except the white/cream sauce I believe (always ask them for clarification as they may rotate sauces). I highly recommend the pulled pork with the coffee bbq sauce! Also, there are some gf sides that they were able to provide, which is always incredible when it’s not a side sale or fruit like I’m used to (hehe!). Again, ask for clarification on which sides are gf as they may rotate. Celiac safe!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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SOOOOOOOO delicious. There's no other way to describe the food AND sauce. I went up to the counter, asked about GF and the workers immediately changed gloves without me asking. That says everything. Oh man, it was good.

Not celiac

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Homemade chips are GF.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Make sure to ask or read ingredients not all of the sauces are gf

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Awesome and you CAN try so many sauces! AVOID the Carolina and white sauces, they contain gluten. The chef came out and went through every item I could eat.

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Like others suggested, ask them to change their gloves! They're very accommodating. LOVE their ribs!!

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white sauce is only one gf but it was delicious! Potato salad, beans, and coleslaw are gf as well.

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White BBQ sauce.....Awesome!

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