The Sassy Onion Grill

45 ratings
$ • Restaurant
88% of 9 votes say it's celiac friendly
1244 State Street
Salem, OR 97301

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Amazing GF pancakes. Very fresh tasting omlettes and GF Onion Rings! Plus extremely friendly staff.

Safety


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

— 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

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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
Updated 2 weeks ago read full review

Not celiac

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I was informed over the phone that they have a dedicated gluten free frier so they can do fries, chicken strips, onion rings, etc gluten free. The chicken strips were very yummy. Being gluten free, they were pretty soft for fried chicken, but yummy!

Safety


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

— 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

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

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for takeout
Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I had a side of hash browns and the blueberry pancakes. They were both very good and I did not get sick.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • 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?

— Good

Updated 1 year 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

  • Baked Goods
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Dessert
  • Onion Rings

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Delivery
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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They just have regular pancakes on the menu but I asked them to add strawberries and chocolate chips on top. So amazing 😉
Udis bread, bacon, hash brown were pretty oily, and eggs with tomato and avocado
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This is our go-to spot when we are in Salem. The staff has always been kind, friendly and accommodating. The food is delicious. Highly recommend the GF fish and chips.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I had the turkey bacon melt on GF bread and the fantastic GF onion rings. I didn't care for the rings' special sauce, but that's GF as well!

Service was very attentive and friendly. Very good experience overall.

Safety


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

— 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

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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Recommend. Busy place on a Sunday morning. Be sure to ask for gluten free menu. GF banana bread was very yummy. Chicken fried steak good, but gravy was a little 'different', almost a sweetness to it with a little kick of spiciness?? Staff VERY nice!!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Very not friendly to gluten intolerance. They gave me regular gravy when I was very specific. When I told them they said oh that's not gluten free (I had already eaten it) they gave me their gf gravy which ended up being a cheese and honey sauce? which was nothing like sausage gravy. They claimed white gravy was impossible to make gluten free. I told them um milk, corn starch, sasauge. Doesn't take a genius. I tried again with them and they just kept contaminating things and did not care. I tried to even just get a plain gluten burger for my kid and we sat there over an hour and they "forgot" about us.. even though we were right there being stared at. I do not trust anything that comes out of there! This is the worst experience being gf in 20 years I've had. And their onion rings are made from chick pea flour which will tell you how they haven't changed their recipes in 20 years

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Great food. Knowledgeable server. I will definitely be back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Straight up diner with good food. I've eaten here at least 4 times over the past few years and have never gotten sick. Yesterday I tried the onion rings and was blown away! They were perfect and made me sad I don't live closer. :)

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I had the gluten free blueberry pancake. Very good and I did not get sick. I couldn't finish it so I took it to go but they have the paper togo boxes so I had to give the rest of my food away, didn't wanna risk it. Bring your own container for togo.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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The staff was knowledgeable. Wrote Celiac on the ticket. All fried items are gluten-free! The onion rings were delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Yummy chicken fingers, onion rings fish and chips. Smiles all around.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Had avocado omelette thing, was super good, but the do put a lot of cheese so if your not a cheese person you can ask for no cheese. The hash browns are really oily. But the service was pretty good. Definitely is more like small town diner food.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Best gluten free pancakes I’ve had since a place in Seattle. They were light and fluffy. Service was great. Can’t wait to go back for the onion rings which are suppose to be amazing.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This place is amazing. Wonderful food, and fully understood the cautions that must be taken with gluten free. I had now problem at all eating here. Onion Rings are incredible.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This place is great!! My breakfast was delicious! The staff is very knowledgeable about cross contamination. I can’t wait to go back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Gluten free breading, dedicated fryer! I’m so happy and full! We had fish and chips and an order of onion rings just ‘cause...

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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They have onion rings!! The bun to the GF burgees was incredible and they have a dedicated fryer and the stag is knowledgable and attentive definitely a must try!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Dedicated fryers. Breading on the chicken strips was amazing and crunchy.

Portions are HUGE.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac, no issues. Chicken fried steak and banana 🍌 bread 🥪 were divine except the gravy was WAY to sweet. Safe for celiacs, let them know you are when you arrive.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Usually hit Caffe 680 (same people)-- GF soups, sandwiches, and salads. Staff is super knowledgeable and the manager always makes sure to change gloves, re wash hands and equipment, and will work with me to adjust other dishes to be GF. I'm a pretty sensitive celiac and I've eaten here about 1-2x a week for a few months with no reaction. Asian chicken salad is especially good and both the cilantro and peanut dressings are safe. Awesome place for a quick lunch!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Have never had an issue here. So many nice gf choices that you can’t find anywhere else. My mom didn’t enjoy her burger one visit, but everything gf has been fabulous. Love the chicken fried steak and onion rings. Don’t eat there frequently or you’ll get fat. Lol

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Multiple gluten free items, even breakfast which is hard to find. Fryer only used for gluten free foods. Onion rings and fries crispy and good. Bun for burger also tasted good. Server knowledgeable.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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I love the staff, love the food but sometimes don't feel so great after eating here. unsure what the cause is though since the fryers are dedicated gf.... Usually end up taking a gluten enzyme to feel better after eating here so I stopped. My first 2 visits in 2016 weren't like that, just more recent visits.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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What a find! What a treat! Loved the gf onion rings. We all had different sandwiches which were all delicious. No one got sick. Waitress was very knowledgeable about avoiding gluten. Staff all very nice. If I'm ever back in Salem I will return.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I have celiac disease and I went here twice with absolutely no problems. The chicken strips were absolutely delicious, the fryers are all dedicated gluten free, and the server was knowledgeable.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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The hazelnut banana bread French toast is amazing! All their fried food is gluten free. Their gravy is gluten free. Now, if they just had gluten-free biscuits, I'd be in heaven.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great fish and chips. Everything that goes in the deep fryers are gf. Onion rings were great also.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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I was so excited for fried food, but the breading sluffed right off the onion rings and the fish was a super weird texture. I would try something else there, and trust that they understand GF. Would do on a pinch, not my first choice.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Great burger and onion rings!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Seriously good GF onion rings and fish and chips. The fryer is totally GF! I went with my non-GF family and they loved the food, too. You can eat almost everything on the menu and you can relax about getting sick. They told me they have a separate allergy-sensitive prep area and are very friendly. It was nice to order like a normal person and enjoy my full meal. Highly recommend!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The chicken fried steak was such a treat. everything was wonderful and I didn't get glutened! Service was excellent and I love that we could order French Press coffee.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Always yummy & I have never had a reaction!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Best GF onion rings and delicious cheese hamburger. GF bun very tasty. Service was awesome. Want to come back for the French toast

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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kids loved the gluten free bread!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very pleasantly surprised by this place because when I walked in and the whole place smelled like sour dish rag and there were sad fake flowers on the table (not usually a good sign). The waitress brought me a gfree menu and I was delighted by all the options. I had the gfree chicken fried steak because well I haven't had anything like that in 5 years! The service was good the food was great! They give you a pitcher of coffee for the table which I love. I'll definitely be back to try out the lunch menu.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Delicious GF French toast!!! I had to order more because it was SO good. I've already been back once and I plan on going often. Everything we had was tasty.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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We stopped for lunch because of the variety of gf choices. The menu didn't indicate very many items were gf but our server gave us the run down which included a lot of the menu. My husband had a burger and the gf bun was really nice. I had the gf fish and fries (all fryer items are gf). We shared very good gf onion rings. They can also do sandwiches. On the breakfast menu the gf banana bread French toast was tempting. Service was a bit slow but very friendly and helpful. $8-$12 for meals.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Wow! Just had breakfast at the Sassy Onion. I had the GF french toast made with their housemade banana bread. They coat it with nuts which adds great texture too. They also offer lunch with choices like GF chicken strips or fish and chips. I haven't had either of these since my diagnosis three years ago. Can't wait until I am traveling through Salem again. Our server Josh was very helpful and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this place!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Many gluten free options including buns, onion rings, banana bread, and more. Staff said they will continue to get more gluten free items. Bun half up well to a juicy, cheeses burger which is always good in my book!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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