Gluten Free at Bandana's Bar-B-Q

32 ratings

Gluten Free Menu, Kid Friendly, Barbecue, Takeout, Restaurant

Celiac

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I got the burnt ends lunch with potato salad and BBQ beans. The meat was very chewy and way over seasoned even for the end cuts. The potato salad was pretty gross, very sweet and not a good texture at all. The BBQ beans were also painfully sweet. The decor was cute and all but I probably won't go back.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Average

Celiac

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The food was great, had burnt ends and baked potato. The server was awesome, she knew about gluten. She said that even though the french fries are technically gluten free they are fried in the same oil as other foods. That made me feel so much better that she knew that! The gluten free menu is just a printed out paper menu, pretty old and a little icky looking (the server even apologized for the way it looked!). I ended up bringing the menu up on my phone, nicer to look at and up-to-date. Overall, a very nice dining experience, I felt safe eating there and did not get sick!

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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We ordered via a delivery service after reading the GF menu online. We were impressed! Such good food, so many GF options. We ordered brisket, turkey, potato salad, bbq baked beans. We ordered the bread on the side as a precaution and they obliged. When we called the location, the person answering the phone was not familiar with GF or precautions, but indicated we could see the options online.

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 dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
Celiac

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They have a full listing of gluten free items on their website. The waitress was even careful to bring us only gluten free sauces as well. Great options of meats and sides that are gf. I had a bit of a stomach ache for an hour or two but didn’t get sick like I usually do when I get cross contaminated. I would risk trying it again but being quite a bit more specific about using clean gloves and utensils.

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

Celiac

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There are plenty of gluten free menu options and a nutrition guide on their website. If you notify them of a gluten allergy, the staff changes gloves and makes sure nothing with gluten in it comes in contact with your food.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Food was good, but I got so super sick. We are unsure if it was gluten CC because my gluten eating boyfriend was also sick feeling after eating here. I popped the probiotics like crazy for the first 24-48 hours and that helped quite a bit. I might give this location another try if I lived in the area. The waitress was nice and double checked things for me in the back and knew what was safe and what wasn't. Again...we're not sure if it was CC or something else, as we both felt yucky, but we'd also been traveling for close to a week and eating out daily (something we don't do frequently), so...it's anyone's guess. I requested a separate menu (based on prior reviews saying they had one), but the hostess didn't know if they even had one...

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Great celiac friendly place. I'm celiac and I ordered the pork plate with green beans and potato salad. Tried all the gluten free sauces and it was all very good.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Staff is nice and will accommodate. They don’t have a GF menu but have a gluten allergen list you can use to order

Not celiac

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Easy to get a gf menu. They even brought out the sauce for cole slaw because I’m dairy free too. Super nice staff and delicious food. Huge selection of gf options.

Celiac

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Tried this restaurant based on reviews. Stopped in for take out and I told them several times gf. When I got our food I checked to make sure gf. One meal had bread sitting on food. They apologized and gave me all new food. Made us nervous. In the end food was good and no issues after getting new food.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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We love the food (especially the turkey) and can get dairy free as well as gluten free. I wish we could order more plant-based foods there. We'd go more if it wasn't such a risk compromising my health.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Love Bandanas. Always friendly and careful with my food. Basically as long as you avoid the bread you are good to go!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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We have been to the Bandana in Cape Girardeau MO twice and the one in Arnold once.. Both locations were great. They took the "Allergy" seriously. We had great experiences all times. The most recent time we were there they caught an accidental slip. The staff in back accidentally put the bread on the plate. The waitress asked us to make sure it was an allergy as I had just said we are all gluten free. My fault on that it won't happen again. But when said yes a young man came to the table and said I am very sorry but we need to remake all your meals as bread touched them. I was impressed I know some places that would just take the bread off and not say a word. They remade our meals and all was well. The manager and waitress both apologized. several times. We explained that we understood but we were happy they had fixed the problem. We did not get sick. Life is good.. The food was excellent and there are many gf options. We love Bandana.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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Loved the food! Celiac friendly! Very knowledgeable! Separate menu with tons of choices!!! Best BBQ I've ever eaten in a restaurant!!!!

Celiac

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Food was phenomenal. They have their own separate menu that lists everything. I couldn’t have the garlic toast that came with the meal so they let me have another side. Wish I lived in the area as I would go a lot!

Celiac

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Food was great! Staff was knowledgeable and they had lots of options on the separate Gluten-free menu. My Celiac kids got the “Budget Buster” meal which was only $6.99 and included a meat and 2 sides (we just ordered it without the garlic bread). All of our food was SO good!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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The staff was very kind and helpful and the food was great. I would however recommend bringing your own gluten free bread just in case you order one of the sandwiches so they are easier to eat. Only downside is that the gluten free menu is very confusing. Otherwise great place!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Ordered a baked potato for carryout, loaded. Butter & sour cream were on the side, as was the dry chicken I chose as part of it. It came with melted "real" cheese on it (as opposed to a cheese sauce), BUT THEY STUCK TWO HUGE SLICES OF GARLIC BREAD IN THE BOX WITH THE POTATO!!! Ugh!!! So. Frustrating!!!

Also got a side of potato salad- too sweet for my taste. Coleslaw was good, but felt "glutened" afterwards - and because they screwed up my potato, it was all I ate, other than the bite of too sweet potato salad.

My dinner ended up being a KIND bar and a Haggen Daas vanilla ice cream cup from the hotel lobby market. Boo.

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All the kids loved it! Great barbecue sauce and amazing service! 100% recommend!

Celiac

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Server brought out my meal with the garlic bread on top of the meat (which I obviously didn’t order). The server (Austin) has my entire plate remade, which made me feel much more comfortable eating my meal. Their website has a gluten-free menu (and other allergens).

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Yummy yummy. The baked beans taste like I made them. Pulled pork was tender and juicy.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Very gluten free friendly. They gave an extra side dish instead of bread. We have eaten here several times with all good experience. 3 celiac, 2 bread eaters.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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Staff was familiar with the term gluten free, and offered the option of an alternative side instead of the usual bread with dinner. Most items are gluten-free, and the food was good!

Not celiac

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Staff knew nothing. Fries not gluten free. We left without eating.

Celiac

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All meats and sauces are gluten-free. No cider offered.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Food was absolutely delicious!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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When I walked in & asked if there was a gluten-free menu, the hostess had one ready to hand customers. When the server, Petronillia, came to the table, I explained I was celiac. She was friendly, very knowledgeable & efficient. When I ordered my food she made sure I knew that there would be no bread. She also made sure I knew all 6 sauces were gluten-free. The food was hot, tasted wonderful & I loved being able to try all the sauces! This location was my first time eating at a Bandanas. It will not be the last one! When I take the road trip from Virginia to Kansas City, this will be my stop for food. (And having lived in KC, I’m picky about my bbq! LOL)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Most of the selections are gluten free. the staff is often knowledgeable. I have never had a problem from eating there.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Great food and very knowledgeable staff. Celiac and other allergies. Applesauce is awesome!!!

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This was my second time stopping by during one of my road trips. During the first visit the manager came out to the table to make sure my order was safe. This one I ordered to go. Everyone was equally as helpful and no problems afterwards. It tastes delicious too!

Celiac

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Good, safe meal. No problems. First waitress was new and went to get another waitress. Offered me a GF list of foods which is so helpful. Checked on us many times.

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Came in for a gluten free meal as advertised. evidently the staff doesn't understand what gluten free means. The meal looked good. The part that is not cool. Is staff put a piece of garlic toast on top of meal. Therefore not gluten free. It touched other food.

Celiac

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Told them I was celiac. Ordered from the gluten free menu. Meal showed up with bread on top. So I told them I couldn’t eat it and would get sick. They took it back and just took the bread off and sent it back. So I still would of gotten sick. Just ate my sides and left the contaminated food.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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So many options with sides and meat (including sausage). Everything was delicious amnd they give you an extra side when you say no bread! Ask for the gf menu for a complete list.

Celiac

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Tried the soup on the gluten free menu and explained that I have celiac disease and needed them to be extra cautious. The next morning I woke up with the rash and nerve pain that I always get after eating gluten. This place is not safe for celiacs.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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omgosh delicious! The staff was very nice especially considering we showed up an hour before closing. All their bbq sauces are gluten free and the meat is real country bbq since they have their own smoke house that just draws you in. amazing

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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GF menu is available online. I don't know if they have one in the restaurant, because I used the online one. Lots of choices, and I didn't have the problem others did with the bread on the plate. However, when the server made a mistake with a side, she grabbed the side dish, then came back with another, holding it with her hand over the food, which didn't seem sanitary. I wouldn't think they're careful enough to make it safe for celiac, which is a shame, because it could be a haven for GF folks!

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Delicious! No MSG! Everything was SO good including the sweet corn! Loaded baked potatoes and 6ish different BBQ sauces. All was gf and so good!

Not celiac

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Pretty good food with a gluten free menu that had several gluten free options. I was very pleased with this place.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Lots of meat choices, all the Bar-B-Q sauces were gf and most sides are too! The also give an extra side instead of the bread option

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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Always accommodating. Friendly staff. Celiac friendly. Great BBQ food. We eat here every time we come to our lake house.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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These people working here were fantastic! They helped us look thru all their ingredients to figure out what we could have and turns out we could have many items. They gave us a substitute side for the bread! Awesome!

Celiac

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The waiters and menu said it was gluten free but the pain in my stomach afterward says it is definitely not.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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I've never got sick here. They have a gluten free menu and all of my experiences have been good.

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I asked for the gluten free menu, which the waitress forgot. Once I got that I order pulled chicken - no bread. My meal came not pulled chicken and with bread on top of it!

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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.This restaurant doesn't understand GF safe handling. My to go order came with a big piece of bread draped over it....

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Have eaten here several times without getting sick. Luncheon turkey dinner with potato salad, barbecue beans and side salad with the lemon dressing. I always let the server know I have celiac disease and ask that he/she request the kitchen staff to use new gloves. They always seem to be knowledgeable about allergies.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Pork bbq lunch with loaded baked potato and green beans-yum! Usually I worry when ordering gf over the phone, but the lady I talked to was very reassuring, knowledgable and made me feel sure everything would turn out right. Food was great, didnt get any hint of sick, will definately be back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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When I asked the waitress if they had a gluten free menu, she enthusiastically replied that they did and produced what I thought to be an extensive gf menu for my corner of the world.

The food was hot and tasty. The wide selection of BBQ sauces were all gluten free.

I learned there is a location in Carbondale, IL, and I will visit that location when I'm there.

Celiac

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Meat served plain then I could sauce myself.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Gluten Free Features
  • Gluten Free Menu
Categories
  • Barbecue
  • Kid Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
Gf Smoked pork, gf baked beans, baked potato, and delicious gf barbecue sauce.
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