Olympia Cafe

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 26 ratings
$$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Bread/Buns + 5 more
100% of 20 votes say it's Celiac friendly

5 E River St, Savannah, GA 31401 Directions

(912) 233-3131
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    I had the best GF bun ever on a sandwich. I wish I could order them it was so good. We just had lunch here but it was all good. Of all the places we ate in Savannah this is the first place I would go back to.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    Menu is marked which items are gluten free. Lots of options. Waitress bent over backwards for us. Best gf hamburger bun my daughter has ever had.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    2 months ago

    A server spoke with a member of our group who has allergies to gluten, dairy, and shellfish. I have gluten sensitivity, and neither of us had any problems later. They were very helpful. Most of the seafood dishes can be modified for special dietary needs, and our meal was outstanding. We actually made another reservation before leaving the premises. One of the best meals I’ve had in a very long time.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    3 months ago

    One of the best GF experiences we’ve had. My wife is allergic to both Gluten and Corn, and we had no problems here. The waitress knew all the ingredients of all the dishes. The Gluten free menu is huge, and they are knowledgeable about cross contamination. Highly recommend this place!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    Huge GF menu...very careful! Lots of options from Burgers to Stuffed Grape Leaves and everything in between. Really good GF buns!!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    Staff was really kind and patient with all of my questions, the food was delicious and I didn’t feel sick!

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    Great tasting salad with a side of GF bread. Staff was knowledge about gluten contamination

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    6 months ago

    Knowledgeable staff, met owner before wait staff because he was out meeting customers, gluten-free bread option, menu marked with gluten-free choices. Watch out for Celiac/cross contamination potential. I ate everything I wanted with knowledge of what to avoid for possible cross-contamination or my combined personal knowledge and wait staff knowledge of what ingredients normally make up (say gyro meat usually made with bread crumbs=not likely GF). No issues after eating messy style appetizers for my meal.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    9 months ago

    Walked in and asked the sever/hostess how well they handle celiacs and she had no idea what I was talking about. When prompted gluten free handling not just options she expressed she had no idea and that we could talk to the kitchen guys next door. I walked over saw the kitchen and walked out. I didn’t eat here and if your sensitive I wouldn’t risk it.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    11 months ago

    They have tons of GF options. I had the dolmades (stuffed grape leaves) and my boyfriend had the lamb shank. Both were absolutely delicious!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    DELICIOUS! I got the chicken kabob platter. The bread is so good you’ll question if it is GF. My husband couldn’t even tell the difference and had to ask.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Fantastic food and a knowledgeable staff. We're definitely going back!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Great menu & hostess was knowledgeable. Server met my cross-contamination questions with eye rolls & a foul attitude. I'm guessing gf allergy requests get old, but my daughter becomes very ill from cc, so we always ask. Food was great.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Lots of GF items labeled right on the menu, very tasty! GF bread available served with meals!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Delicious meal! GF bread brought to the Table! I had the lemon chicken and lemon potatoes. Superb meal with such flavor! They know all about keeping things safe for people with celiac! I cannot give this restaurant enough stars! It is a must in Savannah!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Very knowledgeable about gluten free and has many options.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Waiter was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Brought gluten free bread to the table which was wonderful. Food was excellent!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Very good food! The staff was knowledge and they had a lot of gf options on the menu.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    YOU MUST EAT HERE! The food is great, super allergen aware, even cut up a bun, dry toasted it, so I could have something to dip in my hummus since I can't eat the pita. Delicious, authentic. Highly recommended!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    so you wouldn't know it from their website, but there print menu has gluten free items clearly marked... and there is a lot to choose from. I had the dolmades dinner plate and it was excellent!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Waitress Erin was very knowledgeable. Baked and blackened fish safe. Provides me GF bread.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    There is not a separate printed GF menu but the waitress was highly knowledgeable and so helpful with recommendations as we dined here for lunch. She informed us that they have GF flour and can fry things separately (in a pan) to convert many items on the menu into safe options. Their deep fryer is not celiac safe, so no french fries, but we were thrilled with their ample selections and had so much else to order that we didn't care; my husband was able to order fried fish for the first time since his diagnosis in 2014! Their appetizers in particular were exceptionally delicious, and in lieu of pita they offered grilled GF bread. We couldn't get over how helpful, attentive, and knowledgable the staff was. This is clearly a restaurant that cares about its patrons and is willing to do what it takes to keep us well fed and healthy. We left with big smiles on our faces.

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    2 years ago

    Staff knowledgable and service was good. Gluten free rolls were warm and tasty. I had lamb chops and they were ok but not the best I've had. There was no GF dessert as a previous poster mentioned.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    We have known Nic and Vas (the owners) for over 20 years. We have been to Olympia more times than we can remember. When we found out 2 of the 5 members of our family were Celiac it really limited where we could eat out. On one visit to Olympia the subject came up. Nic then spent a lot of time researching Celiac, gluten allergies and gluten intolerance. The next time we came in he brought us gf bread, gf saganaki (flaming goat cheese, so yummy), gf fish sticks and chicken fingers for our daughter. It was so nice to have those items! you can have any breaded fish done safely in gf flours. Our last trip in I told Nic I really missed eating baklava. It has been at least 3 years. He said next time he would have it. So let them know you are gluten free/Celiac and they will serve you a meal you didn't have to change for your diet restrictions. So good. We love Olympia!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    We came in because it was recommended by a friend, we mentioned that my lady was gluten free and right off we were seated, they brought me French bread & gluten free also.There were options that were gluten free, and fresh fruit and other desserts were available.We were delighted, by the entire experience!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Cafe
  • Greek
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood
Monday
11 am - 10 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 10 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 10 pm
Thursday
11 am - 10 pm
Friday
11 am - 10 pm
Saturday
11 am - 10 pm
Sunday
11 am - 10 pm

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