The Lone Buffalo

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 4 ratings
$$$Gluten Free Menu, Dedicated Fryer, Pizza + 6 more
100% of 3 votes say it's Celiac friendly

814 La Salle St, Ottawa, IL 61350 Directions

(815) 324-9549
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    4 rating
    9 months ago

    First off, they DO NOT have a dedicated fryer like it states on this app. If they had, I would have given them 5 stars. They do have GF buns and flatbread. I had the Cubano Flatbread and it was so delicious. Our waitress was very nice and accommodating to my Gluten allergy.

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    Not celiac
    3 rating
    10 months ago

    Our experience on 9/3/17 does not match the previous reviews at all. 1) our server knew nothing of celiac or cross contamination. She mostly had a blank stare when we asked questions. 2) our wait was long and we weren't even there at prime lunch or dinner time. 3) server got the manager who informed us the fryer is NOT 100% gluten free and there was not a firmly established method for preventing cross contamination. 4) the only reason I gave 3 stars instead of 1 is because the manager bent over backwards to serve us and personally made sure kitchen area was safe. She told us she was new and hoped to establish a firm gfree menu and safe methods. She was very nice. ... overall restaurant is nice atmosphere but menu is small and bc our service was slow and we had gfree questions, we were there for one full hour before we got our food.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Loved this restaurant! Stopped in the town on a road trip and had a wonderful experience. my dad and I are both Celiac, so eating while traveling can be interesting. When I called The Lone Buffalo, they were knowledgeable about gluten and cross-contamination; when we got there, our server had Celiac, too! While there is not a separate gluten free menu, there are many options on the menu that are safe/modifiable. I had a flatbread that I added chicken too, which was delicious; the server informed me of all the steps taken to ensure no cross contamination had occurred, which was very reassuring. My dad had a steak and kale salad, which was also delicious. Also, our server knew to read labels on alcohol, so o was able to enjoy one of their signature cocktails with a little modification (one of the best old fashioneds I've had in awhile). Additionally, the atmosphere is great and the service friendly and accommodating. I would highly recommend The Lone Buffalo

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    I was very excited to find that both our server and the kitchen were knowledgeable about gluten-free and cross-contamination. Our server pointed out the menu items that I could eat and made sure to inform the kitchen that I had celiac. They only fry their fries in their fryer, and they also have a gluten-free flatbread option om the menu. The food was great and our attentive server put me at ease. I even had a delicious gluten-free pot-de-creme for dessert!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Fries
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pizza


  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly
11 am - 10 pm
11 am - 10 pm
11 am - 10 pm
11 am - 10 pm
11 am - 11 pm
11 am - 11 pm
10 am - 9 pm

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