Gluten Free at City BBQ

41 ratings
Gluten Free Menu, Barbecue, Takeout, Lunch, Restaurant
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Celiac
1 month ago
Not celiac friendly

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).

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Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

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.

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Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

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.

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4 months ago
Celiac friendly

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

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Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

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.

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Celiac
4 months ago

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

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4 months ago

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.

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Celiac
4 months ago

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

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Celiac
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

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!

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Celiac
5 months ago

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.

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Celiac
5 months ago

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.

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Celiac
7 months ago

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.

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Celiac
8 months ago
Celiac friendly

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

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Not celiac
8 months ago

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

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Not celiac
8 months ago

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

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Celiac
9 months ago
Celiac friendly

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.

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Celiac
10 months ago
Celiac friendly

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.)

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Celiac
11 months ago
Celiac friendly

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.

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Not celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

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.

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Celiac
1 year ago

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.

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Celiac
1 year ago

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.

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Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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.

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1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Delicious food! Staff was very knowledgeable and made sure I knew that the kitchen crew changed gloves so there wasn't a chance of cross-contamination. Many menu options to choose from. I had brisket with vinegar slaw and baked beans. I've eaten here many times and had never had any problems. Highly recommend!

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Celiac
1 year ago

Very happy with how they treated us on my visit yesterday. The area where they fill the orders is viewable from the main restaurant. I had asked them to change gloves to avoid cross contamination, and they complied. I watched a guy put the order together and then put a piece of Texas toast on the plate. Another employee caught it, then changed gloves and remade the order. Thanks for helping my family feel safe to eat here!

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1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

I agree with Jessica's comment. However, cross contamination exists. Their barbecue turkey and potato salad were very nice.

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Celiac
1 year ago

They do a decent job with GF and food is good. Not as good as some other BBQ in the area, but a nice option to have.

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1 year ago

Delicious meats & sides. Very clearly labeled allergen list at the cash register.

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Celiac
1 year ago

It took me a long time before I gave this place a chance but I was pleasantly surprised. They will provide allergen list at the register or you can look ahead online. So far every time I've been they've been very accommodating. I ordered pulled pork naked, baked beans & coleslaw. Pretty decent meal!

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1 year ago

I think this is the best bbq around this area. They have a list up by the register showing everything that includes allergens including gluten. I like that all the sauces are gf, but sadly many of the sides including the potato salad are not. I always order green beans and coleslaw.

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Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Great service and yummy food as always. As someone else stated, remind them to take off the toast.

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Not celiac
2 years ago

Good food. Really good about avoiding cross contamination. Request them to change gloves before prepping food.

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Celiac
2 years ago

Good accommodations. Did serve meal with toast despite telling them we needed a GF plate for our daughter who has Celiac. They remedied the situation quickly when my husband pointed out error. That being said, this was the only bbq place we found that had information about allergies on their website.

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Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

really grassy bbq! just order without the toast. Yummy! And such nice staff. huge portions!

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2 years ago

Allergen list clearly lists gluten and dairy. Decent, fast bbq. Could use a few more choices for sides.

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Not celiac
3 years ago

I have enjoyed the meat and barbecue sauces. Ask for the allergen menu. Remind them you do not want bread.

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Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

Good food, all the sauces are gluten free. Portions can be a tad skimpy at times. Make sure to mention to take off the bread, they can put it on a separate tray if you have others in your party that want it. Pickles are amazing! Ate there on vacation this week and have not gotten sick.

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Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

All meats and sauces gluten free. Several gf sides.

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5 years ago

They can cover GF but don't take care of Celiac's . Bread gets put on plate, seams like I get Gluten contamination everytime. No matter which City BBQ

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5 years ago

They usually give an extra side since we cant have the bread sides.

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Celiac
5 years ago

Great food and lots of gluten free options. If you mention that you have an allergy, they make sure they change their gloves before preparing your meat.

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Celiac
5 years ago

Pretty solid BBQ for the price. The staff wasn't very knowledgable about their GF options but I had no reactions and the food was good!

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5 years ago

City Barbecue has QUALITY meat that has no gluten in it. They also have a lot of sides to choose from that do not contain any gluten. The cashier has an allergen list that you can look over before ordering. Basically they're ingredients are fresh and not processed.

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Celiac
5 years ago

Great GF food! All meats and sauces are GF! We had this catered for my son's birthday party and they were great. Highly recommend!

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Celiac
5 years ago

One of several locations in cincy. Meats ate Gf, as are most sauces, and several sides, including baked beans!

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Celiac
5 years ago

ate here many times as a celiac without problems

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6 years ago

several options available. Good original BBQ sauce and brisket. yum!

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6 years ago

Decent food, good family friendly atmosphere, and reasonable pricing.

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6 years ago

staff not super aware of gf. However they go above and beyond to help. Substituting sides for corn bread and buns, pulling brand new meat in order to avoid cc... they are awesome, but you have to advocate for yourself because they might not know. Buns come into contact with alot back there so be vocal (but nice) and they will work with you.

Gluten Free Features
  • Gluten Free Menu
Categories
  • Barbecue
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
The judges sampler- Pulled pork, brisket, ribs, 1/4 chicken with 2 large portion sides and add vinegar slaw.