Phoebe's Diner

13 recent ratings
$$ • Diner
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Cider, Fried Chicken, Steak
Safety Rating
13 ratings

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533 Oltorf St
Austin, TX 78704
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Most Recent Reviews


Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Loved loved loved this place. Stumbled upon them while walking through downtown and stopped in for breakfast. The wait staff was very knowledgeable about allergies and the proper precautions. They actually informed me that the GF and non GF items are prepped and cooked in their own designated areas and even have their own separate fryers as well!

I ordered the chicken fried steak and then went back and had the chicken and grits. Holy crap y’all. This food was soo freaking good. It’s hard to find good southern comfort food that’s GF and actually has flavor. Will absolutely make this place a regular stop!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 week ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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We had lunch at the downtown location of Phoebe’s, near the capitol. We shared a GF chicken fried steak with fried potatoes and roasted asparagus. It was so delicious! The sage gravy and crispy coating were wonderful—such good comfort food. There were loads of GF options. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff, too. I would definitely make a return trip!

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Phoebe’s staff was knowledgeable and conscientious about gf. I had eggs migas which was wonderful, spicy and delicious.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
Updated 3 months ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Cider
  • Fried Chicken
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Steak

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast All Day
  • Brunch
  • Diner
  • Lunch

Photos


Gluten-Free at Phoebe's Diner
Brussel sprouts and egg
Brussel sprouts and egg. The tasty tots are in the middle of the table.
GF fried chicken and goat cheese grit. Yummmm
Gluten-Free at Phoebe's Diner
Chicken and grits and sage gravy
Menu as of 2-22-19
Half of my crispy celiac safe fried chicken.
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More Reviews


Overall Rating

Review


The waitress was very knowledgeable of GF items. The tater tots were tasty tasty!! The roasted brussel sprouts with egg was delicious. Dont miss the GF fried chicken with goat cheese grits!! Wowza! We’ll be back!

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


I had brunch here twice while visiting Austin with no issue - my group of 14 people all loved it & raved about the food for weeks. The menu is marked for gf with many different options- although I don't think it had a designated fryer. I had different omelettes with potatoes which were great - let the staff know how severe/sensitive you are as they do try their best to avoid cross contamination for Celiacs.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Good

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


So many GF options and sooo delicious!

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Hashimoto's

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The deep fried items are gluten free: fried chicken, chicken fried steak. And so is the gravy. Very delicious.

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Had an omelette and potatoes that were to die for. Waiter said they would clean the grill before prepping my food. My stomach was dicey for a couple hours after, but that is not a typical symptom when I do get glutened, so I chalked it up to overeating. (Which I definitely did because the food was so damn good.)

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


DEDICATED FRYER!!! GF FRIED CHICKEN AND GRITS YALL

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


This review is very overdue, but I've been going here at least once a month for years now. I always order the same omelette just because I'm boring, but I've never had an issue! Cold brew coffee is great too.

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Really enjoyed the GF fried chicken! The breading is well spiced and truly a cut above anything else I’ve had of the kind.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


I had the fried chicken and grits for brunch. It. Was. Delicious! I didn't have any side effects from eating here so and I have Celiacs.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The food was delicious!!! They clearly had gf items marked and told the kitchen which plates needed extra gf care. The service was great, and every dish ordered was amazing. We will be back next time we are in Austin.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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/All

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 keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Diner that offers a variety of breakfast options. The tater tot dish was delicious, however the tater tots themselves were luke warm which was a bit frustrating. The fried chicken and grits was a good dish. Yet, the grits were a bit too sweet for me.

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Ended up covered in spicy maple syrup and fried chicken bits. The gluten-free fried chicken (which I got with creamy red potato quarters that had the most perfect thin crispy skin) was out of this world. Our server (Lance) was helpful, kind, and enjoyed my ecstatic enjoyment of the crispy, crunchy, yummy fried chicken. Wow!!!! Lots of other GF options on the menu and I feel confident there was no cross-contamination. My friends had (non-gf) bbq brisket benedict and carrot cake french toast, both apparently amazing. Definitely go!

Safety


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

— 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?

— 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 keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Lots of items on the menu are gluten free, and the food was very good!

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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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OMG. Fried chicken breasts with a spicy yet excellent crust and overall taste. Had tator tots instead of the grits but my wife said the grits were very good too. Paid $2 extra for GF sausage gravy and it was great too. Good service. Very happy to have found this place and stopped in.

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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All the fried chicken served is GF & it’s fabulous! My child was thrilled to be able to finally get to order chicken tenders & tater tots at a restaurant. Other things we had were the fried chicken & grits + the spinach Cesar salad with fried chicken. Everything tasted really good... and felt good afterwards.

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Fantastic gluten-free fried chicken! I never have any issues anytime I order it. The goat cheese grits are also great!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


I know the owner has celiac so the employees have been fully trained on what to do when you tell them you have an allergy!

Large portions! Foods always incredible!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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/All

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 takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 4 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The staff assured me that everything that goes in the fryer is gluten free. The fried chicken is made with rice flour and gluten free panko bread crumbs. Also definitely get the tots - best appetizer I’ve had anywhere!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Menu has gluten free markings and there were a lot of options here!! The GF toast is usually toasted on the same equipment as the regular toast but our server told me that precautions will be taken to avoid cross contamination. The staff made me nervous, though, because of her lack of knowledge of the menu but I feel fine! The roast beef hash was delicious.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Staff was very knowledgeable and assured me that precautions would be taken to prevent cross-contamination. Fried Chicken and Bacon was great! They were very busy but managed to keep my meal safe!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Great gluten free options. Fried chicken with goat cheese grits is great!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Staff friendly and knowledgeable. Will make gluten free dishes in their own pans if asked. Dedicated fryer too. Had the migas. Mmm mmm good! :)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


GF Crispy boneless fried chicken!!! Dedicated GF fryer and no upcharge since all fried chicken is GF. Much tastier than Max's, Wildwood, East Side Kings, or Hat Creek and a more enjoyable experience! All around the most impressive fried chicken in all of the Austin gluten free scene. LOVE this place! Recently added GF buns and a $2.50 happy hour during the week that can't be missed! Also offer GF shrimp & grits, crab cakes, and fried green tomatoes. Only wish they were open for dinner so I could eat here all day long.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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