Vic's On The River

17 recent ratings
$$$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
78% of 14 votes say it's celiac friendly
26 E Bay St
Savannah, GA 31401

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Celiac

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Many gf options. I had the blackened chicken with blue cheese & cheesy grits. Food was excellent. Only reason for the low star rating was the server had 0 customer service skills.

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

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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My fiancé and I were super excited to try this place but after our experience I would not go back. The menu offers items that could be prepared gluten free, I opted for a side salad and shrimp and grits for dinner and still ended up getting sick as could be. Not sure what accommodations are made in the kitchen as far as preparation goes so I would eat at your own risk.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Not Much

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

— Poor

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent soups and entrees. The staff was knowledgeable and patient. It’s not cheap, but good restaurants in Savannah are pretty expensive.

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

  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant

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my children ordered a cheeseburger meal with mashed potatoes to share in the kitchen brought it out already split on two plates
The most amazing shrimp and grits
The pear and blue cheese salad was delicious... I started eating it before I took the photo
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Not celiac

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Safety


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

— Not very

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 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The food is delicious and there are several gluten free options available. Our waitress Sharese brought me a plate of fresh sliced cucumbers and tomatoes with white balsamic dressing since I couldn’t eat the biscuits. Excellent food and exceptional service.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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 9 months ago read full review

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Great gluten free options, excellent service and perfect southern atmosphere. Had shrimp and grits and poached pear salad. Items that could be made gluten free were marked and the tickets marked gluten free. Server stated gluten free when he brought us our meal, so it seemed they were pretty attentive to our needs.

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

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Amazing food amazing service. Most items were able to be made gluten free. I got the shrimp and grits and my gosh they were amazing. Great food staff was knowledgeable and accommodating

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 lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Highly recommend Vic’s. I visit every time I’m in Savannah. French Onion Soup, Shrimp n Grits, and Black Grouper special are all to die for!!! Severe celiac and haven’t gotten sick here :)

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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No dedicated fryer. I ordered a steak to be safe. Cooked in a microwave. Green beans were great. Mash potatoes..left much to be desired. My husband who is not GF ordered grilled shrimp. He got boiled shrimp with no seasoning. Horrible food on both parts that’s after they tried to served us the wrong dinners. Fried shrimp and salmon. The manager even came when the wrong meal was given. But never come back. I would not serve any of this to anyone. Tried a different place. No pride in the food served. Paid our bill and left.

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?

— None

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

— Poor

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Absolutely wonderful

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I had the pan seared fresh catch and it was spectacular. The items are marked GF on the menu and I didn’t feel worried. I didn’t get sick at all which is always great.

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
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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 lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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When I went to order the fried shrimp, which was marked gf on the menu, the waitress said it would be grilled instead because they did not have a dedicated fryer.

Ordered the braised short ribs which were amazing!

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?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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My husband informed the staff that I have Celiac disease. They were amazing! I got the special which was Halibut on risotto. Delicious,!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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So good ! They can accommodate your allergies and the food is very good!! Had the special- grouper with risotto. One of the best meals I had here.

They also accommodated my soy and canola allergies.

Quality & Quantity


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 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent food, labelled food options. Great service.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Lots of gluten free options on the menu. I was so happy with the pear salad and tomato bisque (so good!) but they had plenty of entrees too. Beautiful setting. Great service. Fair prices. I'll come back every time!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We walked over because they listed fried chicken & fried shrimp- they offered to grill it. Not the same... big waste of time!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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No real glutenfree alternatives... just a burger without a bun. Not what we expected having read the reviews...

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Very tasty food. We were able to have the halibut special which was nice to go someplace with gf specials. Nice atmosphere also.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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This place was amazing the server was very knowledgeable and helpful... And the shrimp and grits were amazing.... My kids ordered a cheeseburger (no bun) and mashed potatoes to share and they brought it out already split on two plates for me

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Do not go here if you are worried about cross contamination!! Ordered from gluten free menu got bowl of soup and I found a noodle in my onion soup ? Did they care ? Not really offer me anything to make up for it ? No did not charge me for soup but did not comp meal offer to do anything to make it right either !! Beware of this number one rated best gluten free 4 star establishment !! They did not seem to care and that was the manager😡 warning they do not care if they glutenize you !!

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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food was wonderful and staff was very friendly and knowledgeable.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great experience! Very accommodating to Celiacs and anyone with any type of food allergies with cross contamination issues! We went Saturday night. They ensured we were sat in the section of one of their most experienced servers as she is incredibly knowledgeable to every food item. Had GF options noted on menu. Had the beef carpaccio & french onion soup to start..absolutely amazing!!! Then had the cheerwine braised short ribs! Wow! And sweet potato creme brulee. Wow again! Great ambience, great location next to river! Great first night experience in Savannah. Highly recommend as a must go for anyone with gluten allergies!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Was very confident after talking to waiter. I ordered the shrimp and grits. Was told that is a definite gluten-free and safe thing to order. Sick as can be. Not celiac safe.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Best dinner ever!! Great service, thank you Patrice. You were very helpful in finding me just the right choices for gluten free.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I am beyond disappointed in this restaurant! After reading all the great reviews I decided to start my trip off with dinner there. I could not have been more clear with the waitress about my condition. They botched my order and I got glutened on my first night in Savannah. 😔

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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No problems at all and I react violently to gluten!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Wonderful. Accomidating. Knowledgeable.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Shrimp and grits were incredible and a huge portion. The service was ok. Venue was quaint.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Wow! This was our favorite meal all week. VIc's doesn't have a huge GF menu and it isn't super kid friendly....but we all thought our food was top notch. I had the shrimp and cheddar grits. Their sweet tea was also worth mentioning....it was delicious. The restaurant itself is lovely and our server was great. We will be back for sure!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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A delicious seafood venue with a large assortment of gluten free options. The evening we went we ordered both specials for the day as both were GF.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Excellent calamari for appetizer and delicious shrimp and grits for entree. Would highly recommend this place. Menu denotes which items can be made gluten free.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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While the food was good, my mom and I were disappointed that they do not have any gf bread. They mark most of their sandwiches with the can be gf notation, but they would simply serve it without any bread. I po' boy is not a po' boy without a roll

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The chicken was good but rice was a little bland.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Excellent food many options highly recommend

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Excellent food and plenty of GF options on the menu which clearly marks the plates that are or can be made GF. Large selection of wine, knowledgeable staff. Very tasty Sweet Potato

Creme Brulee for dessert.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Very knowledgeable and accommodating regarding gluten free options. Food was amazing and I was never concerned about getting sick. Would definitely recommend.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Stopped spur of the moment without a reservation...ended up eating at the bar. No GF beer or cider but had the Savannah Peach drink. It was delicious and hit the spot. Drew, the bartender, seemed to be very knowledgable on the GF menu. Appears to be a scratch kitchen so no problem with accommodating GF. The shrimp and grits were great. The gentleman playing the baby grand was excellent. A wonderful evening overall.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Gluten free menu consisted of regular menu items like burgers or sandwiches sans the bread or roll. A bit pricey for the quality of food. Great atmosphere and awesome wait staff!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Celiac

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Good food, basically just subtracting the bread or fries etc. not a lot o choices but typical I've found.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Outstanding GF menu. Most items available GF. Staff were knowledgeable and accommodating. Highly recommended.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The coffee shop (didn't go to the restaurant): dirty, dirty bathroom. Blue bell ice cream, not GF, all kinds of pastry, none GF.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Gluten free menu was great and longer than most places. The server was not knowledgable.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Fantastic menu, attentive friendly service, perfect portion sizes. Ask for a window seat, you won't be disappointed!!

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Great food great service! Nice place to dine for a pricier meal

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I agree with Kate. Good food, helpful & knowledgable staff, & a real GF menu.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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