The Sassy Onion Grill

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 19 ratings
$Celiac Friendly, Burgers, Bread/Buns + 5 more
100% of 9 votes say it's Celiac friendly

1244 State Street, Salem, OR 97301 Directions

(503) 378-9180
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    2 ratingSeptember 03, 2017

    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.

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    3 ratingMay 25, 2017

    Had heard wonderful things so was so excited to try The Sassy Onion. I haven't had fish and fries since my celiac diagnosis. Honestly, I was very disappointed. When my lunch arrived, it looked delicious. Sad to say the food was cold. The fries were just okay (would have been much better if they were hot). The fish was okay but not what I expected. I will definitely not be going back there. I will say, the staff and service were wonderful!!

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    5 ratingApril 29, 2017

    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.

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    5 ratingMarch 04, 2017

    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.

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    5 ratingDecember 31, 2016

    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.

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    4 ratingSeptember 27, 2016

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

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    3 ratingMay 19, 2016

    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.

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    5 ratingMarch 24, 2016

    Great burger and onion rings!

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    5 ratingFebruary 28, 2016

    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!

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    5 ratingJanuary 02, 2016

    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.

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    5 ratingJuly 30, 2015

    Always yummy & I have never had a reaction!

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    5 ratingJuly 22, 2015

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

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    5 ratingJune 17, 2015

    kids loved the gluten free bread!

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    5 ratingMarch 17, 2015

    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.

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    5 ratingFebruary 24, 2015

    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.

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    5 ratingAugust 02, 2014

    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.

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    5 ratingSeptember 29, 2013

    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!

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    5 ratingJanuary 27, 2013

    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!

Gluten-Free Features

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


  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
6 am - 3 pm
6 am - 3 pm
6 am - 3 pm
6 am - 3 pm
6 am - 3 pm
7 am - 3 pm
7 am - 3 pm

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