Gluten-Free at Rudy's

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

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This place does not specifically have a gluten free menu but you can find an allergen menu on google but not their website. I gave this place 4 stars is to caution the celiac newbies but if you are a celiac veteran that knows what questions to ask this place will surprise you. The staff I encountered were knowledgeable and the meat seasoning they use is gluten free.

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?

— Not Much

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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Awesome food, turkey was great. Husband said best BBQ he can remember. Sissy sauce great and labeled GF. We had brisket, chicken, turkey, corn on the Cobb and 3-bean salad. You want to go here!!!

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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I ordered the potato salad, coleslaw, and Moist brisket which were reported to be gf.

They reported the cream corn, pulled pork, chocolate pudding and banana puddings have gluten.

Safety


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

— Not very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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

Other


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

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Glutened by the lean brisket. Told cashier I have a gluten allergy. He confirmed with a manager that the creamed corn has gluten so steered me away from that and was very careful not to let the bread (for my friend) touch me (lol) or the tray to avoid crumbs on my food. Unfortunately I think the brisket seasoning is what got me in the end. My fault here.

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— None

Gluten Sensitive

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Delicious barbecue. Everything is alacarte. We did brisket and turkey probably the best we ever had, along with side of coleslaw and potato salad. Would go back. It is noisy and bar like atmosphere but we ate at picnic table in adjacent room and just enjoyed our meal.

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Celiac

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Many GF options. Had to ask for the paper menu to see the options though. Most/all sauces are GF. Potato salad is GF! Excellent food, excellent experience there

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Gluten Intolerant

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I stopped by with a family member who wanted a BBQ sandwich, and I ordered a baked potato with meat on it and asked if they would switch their gloves before they prepared my potato to avoid potential cross contamination with sandwich buns. Not only did they happily change their gloves for me, they even put the meat I ordered in a separate container to make sure it wouldn't come into contact with anything else that could cause me issues. They went above and beyond for me during a busy dinner rush and I will absolutely be back!

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?

— 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 dinner
  • Good for keto
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
Celiac

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Rudy’s is always really helpful for managing dietary restrictions. They take the meat out of the back to cut it if you have cross contamination on the front cutting boards. They were very careful and checked everything. They do have a gluten-free / allergy menu but it’s kind of strange, it tells you what you cannot eat that’s all confusing when you’re trying to order. But most things are gluten-free! I got breakfast and dinner when visiting the area.

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

Overall Rating

Review


Almost everything 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 dinner
  • Good for keto
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Celiac

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This is the 3rd time I have at take out from here. I have not had any problems with the meats and jumpo potato. The food is delicious and the sauce is great. I have celiac disease so I am always cautious when eating out.

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?

— None

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Celiac

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Staff have a list of all allergen free meats and sides. I had brisket and coleslaw. Delicious!

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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I have eaten here twice and have gotten sick both times. Both times I only got meat and informed the staff that I had Celiac.

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?

— Not Much

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

— Poor

Celiac

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Rudy’s is a staple for us! All of the regular meats are gluten free. I always get the jumbo smoked potato with double brisket. It is pretty life changing. I always ask them to change their gloves when prepping it and I’ve never been sick. Hands down one of my favorite places to eat.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Not celiac

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One of my favorites! Lots of naturally gluten free options to choose from. Most of the menu is gluten free, except for the bread products (obviously) and the cream corn and chili stew if available. Just make sure you tell them no bread and look at the allergen menu yourself because gluten is not well known here, as many places.

Allergen menu: https://rudysbbq.com/media/1069/rudys-country-store-and-bbq-menu-allergen.pdf

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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The person taking my order was attentive and was able to say what was safe and what wasn't. They produced a list of what food DID contain gluten. Meat preparation and gluten containing food appeared to be separate. My concern with cross contamination was slight, but was reduced by the attentiveness of the person taking my order. Overall, it seems safe for diners with celiac.

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

Celiac

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I came to Rudy’s for a meeting and was pleasantly surprised by how well they handled my order. I looked at the allergy list on line seeing that most things, other than bread and a few side dishes were gluten free, I ordered with confidence. I asked the staff member to make sure no one had touched any of the bread. He not only changed his gloves, he asked for a clean cutting board, knife and fork. Their BBQ sauce is also gluten free!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • 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

Celiac

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Rudy’s has a nice selection of BBQ meats that are almost all GF. It is convenient and worked great for our stay at Sea World.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Most

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

— Good

Celiac

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When ordering online for pickup or curbside I included a note that our son has Celiac Disease. They called me and said everything would be cut on a separate clean board with a clean knife. They also swapped us out for one item I ordered incorrectly that had gluten. We were beyond impressed! The only items that have gluten are the creamed corn and pulled pork from the Au Jus.

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
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • 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?

— 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 takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Celiac

Overall Rating

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
Celiac

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I always have a good dining experience experience at Rudy's. They take gluten free issues seriously and they are happy to comply with requests such as changing gloves and cleaning their work space.

The only barbecue that isn't gluten free is pulled pork. Their sauces are also gluten free, as well as most of their sides, which have ingredients and allergens printed on the containers. They include slices of bread with every meal, so be sure to tell them to leave it off.

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?

— 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
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering

Overall Rating

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 dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Great place to eat or for take out. Potato salad is the best!!! I'm very celiac and had no reactions. Bbq is gluten free

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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The workers seemed knowledgeable about what items were gluten free. They also gladly washed their hands before handling our meats (I asked them to because I know they add bread to each order) We got the new potatoes, turkey and brisket. It was all delicious! The BBQ sauce was labeled gf. They also have an allergy menu which makes it easy to know what to order. I've been to Rudy's a few times in TX and AZ and I've never had an issue. Delish!

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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All but the pulled pork and two sides are gluten free as well as their sauces. They changed their gloves & cut my meat on a brand new board. I felt very confident eating here and I have celiac disease and had no reaction :)

Safety


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

— 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?

— 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 here is mind blowing! I recommend the moist brisket, especially if you're eating low carb. They have breakfast bowls that are gf and last time I checked the rubs on the bbq were gf! I'm happy just eating the meat candy here but there's safe sides also, just be sure to tell them that you're gf because they do handle bread which usually comes with the entree unless you tell them no bread. Staff is knowledgeable.

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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This was our first time trying Rudy’s since Hutchins BBQ was closed temporarily from fire damage and we were craving BBQ. We were thankful for the GF options, and the potato salad is delicious! But the meats? They taste kinda blah. Being fairly new to North Texas, I guess once you’ve had Hutchins, there’s no point looking elsewhere. At least not this particular location.

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?

— Average

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Great bbq

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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Great BBQ and sides

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

Overall Rating

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great food! the kitchen staff seemed pretty careful and i didn’t have a reaction. i got the jumbo smoked potato with turkey and it was great

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?

— 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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering

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Good food. I also don't do dairy so we always get turkey, lean brisket and plain baked potatoes. The sauce is safe and so we either do that or add our own sauce at home. Do not get sausage, baked beans or pulled pork for sure.

Celiac

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Turkey baked potato is my go-to!

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Have celiac and have eaten meats and items from their pepper bar multiple times and never been contaminated.

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

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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Visiting Austin from Utah and ate here. The workers were knowledgeable and they had an allergen list. I ordered the turkey, brisket and cole slaw. It was delish and I didn't get sick and I am sensitive celiac. Will definitely back.

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They don’t have a specific GF menu, but with some common sense this is a great GF safe option. Hold the bread, and be smart. Celiac, very sensitive, I eat here weekly with no reaction or issues. Potato salad good, slaw good, ribs (PR and baby) good, brisket good, hot links good, chicken good.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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All meats are good and so are beans and slaw. Just ensure no bread. Sissy sauce is also good. Love it. Brisket stuffed potato awesome

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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I’ve been there twice and they have treated me great. I indicate I have gluten intolerance and they clean up everything, bring out different cutting boards, etc. Be sure to try Rudy’s BBQ sauce. It’s gluten free and tastes great.

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10/2018. Ordered turkey and individual order of potato salad to go. I have fairly new celiac diagnosis so asked them to clean knife before cutting turkey. They gladly took cutting board in back and cleaned it and knife and other utensils before carving mine. Turkey and rub is GF but I am being extra careful. I didn’t try Rudy’s sauce this time but will on later visit (they warn some are sensitive to vinegar in it). Thanks Rudy’s for offering GF items and your great staff training. Didn’t have any problems and added GF bread and Sweet Baby Rays GF honey BBQ sauce at home. Nice to have another safe option!

Update 10/2019 - have eaten here tons of times in past year and had no issues. Also did fine with their lean brisket and sauce and pickles and onions. Advise that you take own gf bread if you want it.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Overpriced and made are tummies upset.

Celiac

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Loved the food and style of the place, as I was a rookie the server had me try all the meats which are all gf and then select. I had brisket moist with sides of potato salad & coleslaw. So cheap too

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Rudy’s is my go to restaurant! One of the only places I regularly eat at that I have never gotten sick! As long as you avoid the obvious, bread, mac and cheese, etc. you are good. Some of their meats do have MSG so check for that if you’re sensitive to it.

Definitely Celiac safe and I am very sensitive!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Best barbecue around! GF menu with most meats GF, most sides are also GF. Had chicken, spare ribs, barbecue sauces are also GF. Potato salad is amazing!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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I asked for the allergen menu which was a list of things that **did** have gluten rather than the other way around. It was a little hard for me to wrap my brain around that. I would rather see what I can eat.

There were lots of options. Most the meat was okay (not pulled pork) and several of the sides (not creamed corn or the Cole slaw).

Then when I ordered, they started cutting up the meat before I could ask them to use a different cutting board and knife but they switched to a new board with a new chunk of meat. So as long as you are very clear that it needs to be gluten free I think it's okay. So I rated it celiac safe.

I felt like the food was just meat and potatoes. No veggies. So I felt a little off after. But it tasted good.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Don't let the fact that it's a gas station fool you. Amazing food. All the meats are GF. They do safe handling right in front of you, and my celiac son had no reaction. Many of the sides have gluten, but my son had the smoked loaded baked potato. The 18 year old bottomless pit couldn't finish it. They gave him separate small containers of sauce to avoid cross contamination from table bottles.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Great staff, delicious bbq! I have never had a reaction at any of the Rudy’s locations.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Seems most of their smoked meats are gf. We bought sliced meats for takeout that were delicious. My husband watched them carefully to make sure there was no cross contamination as it’s not a gf facility. I’m happy to see this is a chain across the Southwest.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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No reaction from this Celiac! Their bbq sauce is gf and really good! Had the chicken and again, no issues. (I’m fairly sensitive.)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Crohn's

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I was excited as they have updated their online allergen menu to be very clear and easy to read. Everything we ordered was listed as not containing gluten. Immediately after eating, I felt nauseated, and since (2 days later now) have been experiencing symptoms I only get with gluten, and have avoided for over a year until now. We will not be able to go back here, sadly, since the online allergen info is clearly not correct.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Meats are mostly gluten free except for pulled pork. I got glutened by the creamed corn which has wheat in it so be careful.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Gluten Free Features
  • Allergen List
Categories
  • Barbecue
  • Lunch
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
The loaded brisket potato is seriously life changing. All of our family who visit always crave it affer coming. Its so amazing!!
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Brisket
Very knowledgeable about how to keep you safely gluten free. Get the brisket!