Gluten Free at Famous Dave's

16 ratings

Barbecue, Restaurant

Celiac

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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
On Safety

The staff is very knowledgeable about gluten free options, and the cook took extra precaution to safeguard against contamination. There is only one bbq sauce that is not gluten free, and the staff made sure I knew which one it was. They do not have a dedicated fryer, but their mashed potatoes made up for me not being able to get fries.

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

On Quality & Quantity

The food was absolutely delicious. The staff didn’t feel that they had a lot of gluten free options, but I feel they have a great selection.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Spoke to manager on the phone before I came. We discussed menu options and they were able to assure me of a safe meal. When I got there, the manager personally made my dinner so there was no miscommunication between server and chef. It was delicious! Love them for lunch. Will go back!! Had salad and loaded potato. *Note: have to avoid the corn muffins. They contain wheat.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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They have some printed copies of their allergen info. And, their website has allergen information. Unfortunately, the two lists are inconsistent: some wheat-free items on one list are not on the other, and vice versa. I eventually ordered something that was wheat-free on both lists, but the server brought it out touching a corn muffin, despite our lengthy conversation regarding gluten issues. Eat here at your own risk.

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Very limited and lots of cross contamination. Server told us not to eat there is it a allergy.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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GF menu available online. Be sure to notify your server of your allergy and request gluten containing items be left off your plate. Not many GF sauces, but there are a few meat options to pick from and most sides are GF (although fryer is shared, so skip the fried sides.) I ordered the smoked turkey and chicken with steamed broccoli and didn’t get sick!

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Delicious, the honey barbeque sauce and Memphis baby back ribs are gluten free, I also got 2 sides broccoli and potato salad. It’s nice when you can eat out n not get sick.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Ribs were absolutely delicious and gluten free of course. They have 2 barbeque sauces that were gluten free. I forget to tell the waitress not to add cornbread to my order. Thank goodness it was sitting at the edge of my plate when my food came out. I just had my daughter remove the cornbread off my plate and I used a fork to remove the rib and fries from my plate that was sitting next to the cornbread. Thank goodness the rest of my food didn’t get contaminated and I didn’t get sick. I would definitely eat at this restaurant again next time I’m craving ribs.

Celiac

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Unsure why this place is listed on here. Manager stated they cannot guarantee anything is gluten free due to cross contamination.

Celiac

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I asked our waitress what was gluten free and she had the manager come out and go through the gluten free options. He was pretty knowledgeable about cross contamination and even said he would prepare the food himself to make sure it was ok. I had the roast chicken, garlic mashed potatoes and apples. I didn’t try any of the bbq sauce because I didn’t want to risk it.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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The country roasted chicken is my go-to here and they're good about making their salads without croutons if you ask. I've eaten at this location about 10 times and have yet to be glutened. There's a gluten free menu online (I've never asked for a physical one but they might have it). The waitress I had knew right away that the chips weren't gluten free when I asked which was nice that she didn't guess or anything. Just remember to tell them not to give you the cornbread muffin with your meal and you should be set.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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AVOID AVOID AVOID. The menu is a joke, they only have a very few things on their menu. And then when you order they are out of it. The waitress was completely incompetent. If I could give them a zero I would.

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We did a take out order. Excellent food. I had the salmon with garlic mashed and grilled pineapple. Delish! No problems with the food but the person who took our phone order probably should have been given another task.

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Waiter Scott and Manager Veronica took exceptional care of our celiac needs. Veronica was knowledgeable in cross contamination and was excited and eager to help us. The roast chicken is the safest meal for a celiac and it was delicious. The Brussels sprouts with pecans was out of this world. Highly recommended for anyone with a laundry list of foods you can’t eat. Thank you

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Previous review indicated all sauces except 1 were GF. Turns out only 2 are GF. Waiter was possibly worst we have encountered. Had no idea about GF. Tried to serve my Celiac wife a beer instead of Crispin Cider, served her ribs with cornbread touching it after all our requests about allergy concerns. Incredibly slow service.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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The country roasted chicken was amazing! The manager was very helpful in ensuring our meal was prepped correctly.

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Should be a zero. NOTHING HERE IS GLUTEN FREE. Had to go there for a family member's bday and was told by the cook that everything has gluten. Had to starve and drink water. Pathetic!!!!

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Celiac friendly?

No

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Don't do it.. it's basically a wheat-a-palooza. Nothing on their menu is truly GF as there is basically a guarantee of cross contamination. Also, the staff have no idea what being celiacs means. Left right away.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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Online recommendations out of date. Manager was kind and knowledgeable. extremely limited he items. I do not recommend. I was ill after eating here.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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Their BBQ sauce is not gluten free

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My girlfriend is celiac. We've eaten BBQ here on several occasions and she has never had any problems whatsoever. They have a good selection of entrees and all but one of their sauces (there are several at your table) is GF.

Not celiac

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Good food but not celiac safe. :(

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Celiac friendly?

No

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I found a feather on my chicken wing. Never eating there again. They don't have many options for gluten free people either I felt

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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We should have left when we sat down to the table and it was full of crumbs and had to ask them to clean it off. Then I thought I would be safe with the sassy salad. Which was brought out with the cornbread muffin and corn chips on top. Basically bagged lettuce,cabbage,carrots with some brisket on top. No dressing! Won't be coming back!

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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Worst bbq choice if you have celiac. don't go.

Celiac

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This place has GREAT Ribs...order them without sauce and they're gluten free and amazing! Kids basket has ribs and corn on the cob. Vanilla bean ice cream for dessert!

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Celiac friendly?

No

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I would give this 0 stars if I could. They have a very complicated allergen list that I ordered from... Only to have the manager come and tell me what I ordered WASNT gluten free. The allergen list they have is WAY outdated apparently. I asked them several times to not give this menu to future diners.

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Celiac friendly?

No

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No actual GF menu and the staff was clueless. I ended up with nothing to eat!

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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I spoke with Jay (the manager) and he was very nice. The items that are GF are: BBQ or Roasted Chicken, the Rich and Sassy sauce, coleslaw, broccoli, mashed potatoes, and potato salad.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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Great chicken breast with choice of 4 gf BBQ sauces. Limited gf menu but a few things I really like such as a plain huge baked potato with butter - they have additional gf toppings too.

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There are limited gf safe options but the roasted chicken, broccoli, grilled pineapple and mashed potatoes are all delicious. They are very allergy aware and careful. My daughter with tn and fish allergies eats there safely too. The company lists ALL ingredients online.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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One person told me they would bring me an allergen menu and then someone else said they don't have one because nothing is really gluten free.

Celiac

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it's a joke, hand you a huge binder showing ingredients of each menu item... even the items listed as wheat free are sure to be cooked on the same surfaces

Celiac

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I spoke with kitchen manager because I'm celiac. They use gluten in there rubs! Some sauces are not GF. They do not have a gluten-free designated fryer.

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Celiac friendly?

No

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My daughter had a cheeseburger without the bun and raw carrots and celery. I thought that would be safe but she's sick today..

Not celiac

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Manager was very nice.. Told me nothing is safe on the menu for celiacs. Only option is to get chicken and peel the skin off which is obviously not safe either.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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Not GF!!! They only have a wheat free menu and a lot of their sauces contain barley malt flour!

Not celiac

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They used to have a gluten free menu, but not anymore. Manager was actually rude when we asked.

Celiac

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Had a great experience at Famous Dave's in Wisconsin Dells! We had the BBQ Chicken with the garlic mashes potatoes, broccoli, and corn on the cob, and there were no leftovers!It would be great if their beans were GF, but we found enough to make a delicious meal and even the kids were happy :)

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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When I called they said there's no completely gluten free food that isn't crossed with wheat/gluten. So if you have celiac disease or a high intolerance don't bother. Very disappointed.

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Celiac friendly?

No

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Closed down No longer at this location

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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There's not much on their menu that is GF, but I had an excellent wait staff that really took the time to help me. He let me know I had two options for a meat (roasted chicken and mild sauce wings). The wings were great paired with fries and garden/side salad minus the croutons. Ranch or blue cheese is the only dressing options, but both go great with wings. I've gotten sick at other restaurants that have GF menus and was a bit unsure. It's been 4 hours since my meal and no ill effects (and my reaction is quite bad and usually happens in the first 30 minutes of eating). So, if you like tender flavorful wings I highly recommend this option. Even thou I was limited it was so uplifting to have someone take the time to care about another's dining experience 😃

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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Stated they have NO gluten free food

Not celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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The manager told us that wheat is present in about everything in order to keep them "hot". For the record, my wife has celiac while I'm sensitive.

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two dinner options. char grilled chicken or lemon pepper chicken. couldn't believe how small the menu was.

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Great gluten free option we go there at least once a week

Not celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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Actively hostile to gluten free requirements

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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Untrained and removed their gluten free menu because they couldn't guarantee anything was safe.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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Dismal GF menu--in fact, what they refer to as a GF menu is only a wheat-free menu. And wheat is in just about everything there. The fact that they don't know the difference between wheat & gluten is sort of terrifying, and renders it not an option for celiacs at all.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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no gluten free menu. waitress not willing to help find something gluten free.

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Famous Dave's has a GF menu listed below but also states they can not completely prevent cross contamination. I've never had a problem eating there and have found their staff very helpful.Famous Dave’s Gluten Free MenuAppetizerschicken wings saucedfrench friesSaladsBe sure to order the salads without dressing and croutons. You can choose a dressing in the next section.fresh garden saladSalad Dressingshoney bbq dressingbleu cheese dressingranch dressingMeatsbbq chickencountry roasted chickengrilled chicken breastchicken wings plainmemphis style baby back ribsSaucesrich and sassy bbq saucedave’s own remoulade saucejalapeño sweet and sourgeorgia mustard saucetexas pit saucedevil’s spit bbq saucebuffalo saucewilbur’s revenge saucesouthiside bbq saucespicy tartar sauceSidescoleslawfrench friescorn on the cobdrunkin applesgarlic skin mashed potatoespotato saladfirecracker green beansloaded baked potato

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