4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 16 ratings
$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Dedicated Fryer + 7 more
100% of 9 votes say it's Celiac friendly

40 Washington Ave, Portland, ME 04101

(207) 772-0360
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    3 ratingJuly 20, 2017

    Items on menu were clearly marked and the waitress checked with the chef for our questions. They had a dedicated GF fryer. The Falsal (falafel salad) was terrific and a huge meal. They were able to fry the falafel in a dedicated fryer. My daughter has Celiac and has the Imperial Thai Fighter - she enjoyed it. Giving 3 stars only because of the cleanliness of the restaurant.

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    5 ratingMay 25, 2017

    They mark all items here on the menu for GF and have a dedicated fryer! I've never felt bad after eating here, the food is very good and in huge portions so be prepared for that! Also vegan options

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    5 ratingMarch 11, 2017

    I've been here more time than I can count and it's always been great. I wish they had gluten free bread to make some of their sandwiches on them, but for now they don't. dedicated fryer. best sweet potato fries I've every had.

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    4 ratingAugust 10, 2016

    Great food, friendly staff, 3 GF and 2 non-GF family members all enjoyed their food! Silly decor and fun atmosphere!

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    4 ratingAugust 15, 2015

    We LOVE Silly's as a family (all adult now...but we've been coming for years, perfect place for kids), as it's always a fun, whimsical and interesting place to dine. There are quite a few GF options or adaptations. Please remember to tell your server you are strictly GF, so anything prepared is done in dedicated GF oil and surfaces. The brunch crepes are to die for...sweet, divine and delicious. They DON'T take reservations, nor seat until the entire party is present, so this can be a challenge on occasion...especially since parking is often difficult.

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    5 ratingMay 26, 2014

    Silly's is always a fun and reliable place to eat! Really extensive menu—you'll have trouble making up your mind. I recommend browsing the menu online before you go to Silly's, as GF items are separated there but not on the physical menu. My favorite dishes are Eggy Pop (sans toast), and Harmonious Chaos Salad. Just make sure you ask them to use the gluten free fryer for things like fries, sweet potato fries, fried tofu, and bacon. A few more notes: great for kids/families, generous portions, strong drinks, GF items take a little longer than non-GF items so allow extra time.

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    4 ratingJune 16, 2013

    casual, whimsical place for a quick bite, hangout, etc. appreciated the deck of card found in their lunch box that also contains menus and.extra napkins. ordered 4 gf items: gravy danger, slob bowl, mythos, and brownie sundae. food served quickly, servers were friendly, flavors were there, and lost importantly, gf hub felt good afterwards. only "complaint" would be not finding that many items that are listed gf. maybe they could modify a few more dishes? if they would offer gf breads and pizzas even for additional charges, it'll make this place even more gf-friendly.

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    1 ratingMay 06, 2013

    I have Celiac disease and had high hopes for Silly's because I've read all the great reviews. We went there Friday night and about 10 minutes into my mean I started getting the tell-tale stomach pains I get when I consume gluten (even just a cross-contamination amount... I'm very sensitive). Two bites later, I noticed something odd sticking out of my food... it was a piece of penne pasta (I had a lamb, rice and veggie dish called Mythos). I did tell the server (as it asks you to on their menu... this dish was listed as "GF" too, btw) beforehand that I can't eat gluten. I'm not one to say anything and the other people I was with had just finished their meals so I just asked for a to-go box and gave my leftovers to my boyfriend. So the lesson here is, BEWARE.

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    5 ratingJanuary 12, 2013

    Always great food and great service! The menu is layed out so you know what you can have immediately. The staff is always great. Sometimes GF takes a little bit longer for them to make, but well worth it!

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    4 ratingOctober 02, 2012

    Loved the fries. They have a dedicated GF Fryer. Quirky, fun atmosphere. Wonderful waitress.

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    5 ratingAugust 06, 2012

    Great menu, lots of great gluten free options. The gluten free pizza crust they offer does not taste like pizza exactly but is tasty nevertheless! Very fun atmosphere!

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    4 ratingOctober 11, 2011

    Menu is clear about which items are vegan, vegetarian & gluten free. Funky atmosphere!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Fries
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pizza


  • Dairy-Free
  • Lunch
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Vegan Friendly
11 am - 9 pm
11 am - 9 pm
11 am - 9 pm
9 am - 9 pm
9 am - 9 pm

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