Gluten Free at City BBQ

45 ratings

Gluten Free Menu, Barbecue, Takeout, Lunch + 2 more

Celiac

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You can scan the barcode to get a menu with the allergens listed. I ordered the pulled chicken and baked beans.

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

Celiac

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Most of the sides are off limits (bummer), but the meat is sooo good. I got brisket and pulled pork and can happily recommend both. Btw there is a lot of outside seating (no heaters though). Staff seemed relatively knowledgeable. I will be back for sure!

Safety


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

— 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

Celiac

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There is not a separate fryer and no GF buns but they are very careful and their brisket is awesome.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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No dedicated fryer, but they do change gloves and lay down paper when you specify an allergy

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Today I called asking them to just avoid cross contamination while packing our food. The moment I said my son was celiac; they instantly put me on the phone with the manager, David. He was amazing to talk to. We were just ordering pulled pork for my son-he offered to go to a new shoulder and cut it fresh so there would be no chance of it already having shared knives on it. We are new to this journey and eating our. I didn’t ask about the runs used on the meat. But I felt really good with the experience we had and that they had some thought put into it .

Edited to say-we placed our order at 3:30. So, to cut into a new shoulder at that time of day is relatively easy.

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

Celiac

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Reviews said there was a gluten-free menu available, but it was not available online. I called to check and they were very aware of cross-contamination and easily pointed out the many gluten free items available.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • 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?

— 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 dairy-free
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Celiac

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Great place smoked meat is amazing as well as the GF potato salad and baked beans!!!! Never disappoints

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

Not celiac

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All meat and several sides are gluten free

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

Celiac

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Knowledgeable staff and more GF options than most, have not gotten sick in 2 trips.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Great bbq and great taste!! The staff was very nice and helpful. They have a very detailed allergen menu for more than just gluten. Will definitely be returning!!

Celiac

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Staff assured me that food would be gluten free but I had a reaction, more than likely due to cross contact/contamination. I’d love to instruct them on how to make their restaurant safe for Celiac because the food was delicious 😑.

Celiac

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I love their BBQ but don't go there anymore because at the Garner location by my house, I was watching them prep meats to portion them out. Using the same cutting board for everything, they cut the meat, then cut the bread and made the sandwich, then got out more meat and cut it up for a plate. 😭🤬😱

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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We had always done ok here, but today found a macaroni noodle in the baked beans. Everything is sitting together like a buffet.

Celiac friendly?

No

Not celiac

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Friendly staff and good BBQ. They make sure your meal is labeled GF (naked). There were several options for sides-including potato salad, green beans, collard greens, etc. They have 2 GF BBQ sauces too. I have a wheat allergy and did not get sick.

Not celiac

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Changes gloves when preparing sausage. And my son loves the green beans too. All bbq sauces are GF (unless they change)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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They have a lot of gluten free options! Mostly meats but they make sure that they let the kitchen know. And have ate there multiple time and never been sick.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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I had been to this location once previously a couple months ago where the Manager on duty said that they have a lot of celiac customers and they take allergies very seriously. I was able to eat there and felt great afterwards. Unfortunately my last visit there 2 days ago left my violently ill. Not sure if their allergy protocol just wasn’t followed, but I doubt I will be visiting this location again.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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The staff was excellent in their knowledge of GF. NO dedicated fryer though. But great GF menu; changed gloves without being told; all sauces are GF even though menu says otherwise. Talked with two members of staff who said they never knew anything about celiac until they worked there and now rarely a day goes by without at least one customer with it...great food too!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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very safe. have a GF menu and plenty of options. there are a few sides that are not safe.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Very good gluten free menu, and staff was very knowledgeable about celiacs

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Very helpful, understanding employees. Took the proper cross contamination precautions for my food (they have some gluten free items). It tasted great and I didn't get sick!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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They have a simple yet comprehensive allergy menu at the counter. Meats and most sauces are gluten free. About half the sides are safe. The pulled pork was good and the sweet city sauce was tasty too. Green beans were awesome and creamy coleslaw was alright. I’ll do it again.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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The staff is very knowledgeable, as the waitress also had celiacs disease, so they cleaned everything. Best brisket I have ever had. Amazing sides, including gf chili and green beans with bacon. Best food and waiter was super kind. They gave us $5 off and we will definitely be back. Super delicious. I definitely recommend.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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The staff understand gluten free and have celiac too. We had the very best brisket ever!!!

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Staff is very knowledgeable on gluten free menu options and bbq sauces. They do have a nutrition list for you to look at, just ask at register when ordering. Staff will even make sure to change gloves if you make them aware of any allergies

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Good protocol. Most of menu is celiac friendly (check online—good chart), and if you tell the cashier “gluten free,” she labels the order and they automatically change gloves, etc. Food is fantastic.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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Wow, I didn’t expect to have so many options here. I’ll gladly go back again.

Celiac

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Great brisket And baked beans , they seemed well trained in GF food prep. I didn’t get glutened!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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This location is NOT gluten free. THeir prep area is not separate, and the guy who cuts the meats for distribution is constantly touching bread, and then touching the large hunk of meat (Brisket, or pork shoulder or whatever). The end result is that while the meat itself may be gluten free, once it goes through the prep area, it is essentially no longer gluten free. IF you have ceiliac as I do, this restaurant is NOT for you. Just a bit sensitive it is probably okay, but for ceiliacs like me, DO NOT GO HERE. This is very unfortunate because the food smells incredible, but I cannot eat it because of the loaf of bread they threw in my 1/2 Rack of ribs (which doesn't help at all).

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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If you have celiac or are on a gluten free diet, try their gluten free options. Their turkey, pulled pork, pulled chicken, brisket, and ribs are all gluten free. Their gluten free sides include green beans with bacon, vinegar slaw, creamy slaw, and smashed potatoes. Lots of good options here.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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The brisket here is my favorite in the area. They're really good about changing gloves when cutting meat and scooping sides if you specifically tell them you have an allergy. The green beans with bacon in them are also so delicious. My favorite BBQ in Charlotte for sure.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Staff did a great job preparing my meal. The food was excellent.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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This is a fast food type of place. The manager who helped me has celiac and assisted with my choice. I ordered ‘naked pulled pork’ and the citrus pecan slaw. I was told to stay away from the Montreal sauce; there were several other choices available. A few other gluten free side dish options were available and other meat choices, too. Food was delicious and I had no reaction.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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We really enjoyed their food! Meats are GF and the sauces and sides are labeled.

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Love the food and the detailed allergen menu as I have more than just gluten problems. One of the few places I can go and feel like I get the mostly full experience like everyone else I am dining with.

Celiac

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Great food and very helpful staff. 🌞summer day trips carefree with great choices to enjoy here!

Celiac

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Communication was very clear from customer to order to kitchen as far as gluten free needs. (Son has celiac)Server took a pic of dry rub ingredients -all checked out for pork,brisket,& chicken. Sides-best baked beans I've ever tasted! Portions are shareable among 2 people. Rest of family was very satisfied with their order!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Allergen menu posted near register to help you make your choice, probably no dedicated prep areas, but most of the meats and all of the sauces are gluten free.

The food was delicious, but the portions were a bit on the small side for the price.

Celiac

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Allergen list is posted right by the register, very helpful. Our order was supposed to have no bread, but it was served anyway. It was in a separate container and easy enough to leave at the counter. Food was delicious but never have I seen such small portions of meat at a BBQ joint for the money.

Celiac

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Many options. Menu is easy to read about what contains wheat and gluten. Letting the staff know I had an allergy was easy. Food is pretty delicious too.

Celiac

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Good options. Went there at end of the night and meat was kind of dried out. Went back another day and it was perfect! No reaction

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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Food isn't good and portion size is disappointing as well.

Not celiac

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Food just isn't good. Blah and small portions for the price.

Celiac

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Good BBQ, but all the sauces are too sweet. Baked beans are really sweet too. Green beans are full of awesome bacon flavor. They have an allergen list and all of the sauces are gluten free. Make sure to ask them to hold the toast and change gloves if you are gluten free.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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The brisket is so good, and there are several veggies that are safe. They do a great job! (Just make sure you tell them so they don’t give you corn bread.)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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When immediately finding out I was gluten free the cashier told the rest of the staff that they needed to change gloves. They also have a list on their website about food allergens and on hand at the store. I was surprised how much of their menu did not contain gluten.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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I did not find the staff knowledgeable. I read the nutrition info but if I had a specific question they couldn’t answer it. I do not think the food tasted great and I felt very sick after eating it.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Staff very helpful. Let the kitchen know I was celiac. Looked at options online beforehand. Good options. Wasn't sure about the sauces being gluten free, normally vinegars are not.

Celiac

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The service was fantastic! List of allergens next to register & online so it was helpful for GF & DF. Naked brisket, vinegar slaw & baked beans were great.

Celiac

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Great. I looked online for their allergen menu, and I didn't see it posted. Didn't see the sauces on the allergen menu though.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Gluten Free Features
  • Gluten Free Menu
Categories
  • Barbecue
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
Allergen menu (noted as of Nov 2019). All their main meats are gf and almost all sauces. Most of the sides are not gf.
Good barbecue and these were the options for Gluten free sides-in addition to 2 GF BBQ sauces
The judges sampler- Pulled pork, brisket, ribs, 1/4 chicken with 2 large portion sides and add vinegar slaw.