The Sassy Onion Grill

10 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Burgers, Dessert, Fries, Onion Rings
85% of 7 votes say it's celiac friendly
1244 State St
Salem, OR 97301

Top Reviews


Overall Rating

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Best GF french toast ever. Rolled in hazelnut banana bread with Marionberry syrup and fresh strawberries will go back. I have celiac and didnt get sick. Great nitro coffee. Lots of choices. Young servers.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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

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 selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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I proffered a burger on gluten-free bun and the sweet potato fries. Asked multiple times of everything was gluten free and they assured me that it was. It was delicious but when I got home I was the sickest I have ever been in My whole life. I got massively glutened.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Such a surprising find! A diner that offers GF and has altered menu items so anything fried is coated in GF ingredients so crocs can enjoy fries/onion rings/fried fish/etc.

Breakfast and lunch. Both has multiple options

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?

— Some

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

— Good

Updated 5 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
  • Burgers
  • Dessert
  • Fries
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Onion Rings

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Healthy
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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The Sassy Onion Grill gluten-free menu
Gluten-Free at The Sassy Onion Grill
Gluten-Free at The Sassy Onion Grill
Gluten-Free Fries at The Sassy Onion Grill
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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Gluten Sensitive

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Soooo good! Got the gluten free chicken strips and gluten free onion rings! Both were amazing!

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

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 lunch
Updated 5 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Donkey kick sandwich is so good. And they have gf fries and onion rings

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 lunch
  • Good for takeout
Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I was looking forward to a safe, gluten free breakfast which is hard to find at restaurants here. The reviews reassured me so I gave it a try. I had good food and good service. My family enjoyed it very much and have gone back again. Unfortunately I did have a reaction to something I ate there so I won’t be going back. Perhaps it was the pancake. I am very sensitive to any gluten cross-contact in food.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

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

— Average

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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This was one of the first places I visited when moving to Salem. They have a ton of gluten free options. Likewise, everything that goes in their fryer is GF. This includes chicken strips, onion rings, fries etc.

Their servers are attentive and will warn you if you order something that isn’t gf. This is my favorite cafe in Salem.

Safety


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

— 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
  • 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
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 10 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

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I ordered one of their omelets and it was amazing!! I did get toast with it but ended up not eating it just because I didn’t know if they shared a toaster and I was so full from the omelette and hash browns, my boyfriend just ended up eating the toast. I did not get sick after eating here ☺

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 11 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Amazing GF pancakes. Very fresh tasting omlettes and GF Onion Rings! Plus extremely friendly staff. Went again today! Amazing skillet and GF banana bread with the fresh jam.

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 1 year 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 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

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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 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years ago read full review

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

Updated 3 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 3 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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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 3 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 3 years ago read full review

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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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago read full review

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

Portions are HUGE.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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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 4 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 4 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 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 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 4 years ago read full review

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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 5 years ago read full review

Wheat Allergy

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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 5 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 5 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 5 years ago read full review

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

Updated 6 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 6 years ago read full review

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Great burger and onion rings!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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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 6 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 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Always yummy & I have never had a reaction!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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kids loved the gluten free bread!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 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 7 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 7 years ago read full review

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