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CaraLouise

Gluten Free In Savannah, Ga?

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I will be going to the Savannah-Hilton Head area in August. Any ideas on where to eat, what to do, where to stay? I would appreciate it.

Restaurants in Savannah

We have FABULOUS restaurants in Savannah. Three are gluten-friendly

but fairly expensive. They are:

Sapphire Grill http://www.sapphiregrill.com/

Kasey's Grill http://kaseysgourmetgrille.com/

New South Cafe http://www.thenewsouthcafe.com/

Will you be renting a car? Do you know where you're staying? Sapphire

Grill is just next door to Lady and Sons - right downtown. The wait-staff

at Lady and Sons are knowledge about celiac disease and can tell you what on the buffet

is gluten-free. I go there when I have out of town company and can eat their baked

chicken, many vegetables and mashed potatoes. But I miss out on her yummy

breads and desserts - alas.

We are hoping that Kasey's Grill will soon be a member of GIG's gluten-free restaurant program - the chef's father-in-law has celiac disease. But both Kasey's Grill and New South Cafe would

require a car. Our support group had a December luncheon at New South Cafe

so they are fairly knowledgeable about celiac disease and there are entrees you'd be

able to eat.

There is a new seafood restaurant on the way to Tybee Island called Flying

Fish and Grill. It is very near my home and I have eaten there. I took my

own gluten-free flour, they mixed it with cornmeal and I had DELICIOUS fried

oysters. I didn't ask them to fry them in a separate pan but I did not have

a reaction. So both my fish and french fries were fried in 'contaminated oil'.

Of course, no hush puppies - just french fries and slaw. They

are located at: 7906 U.S. Hwy 80 -

http://yp.yahoo.com/py/ypMap.py?tuid=32660...r:regT:12:fbT:5

Crystal Beer Parlor is fun but their specialties are sandwiches. It's

downtown as well but not open on Sundays. Express Cafe and Bakery also

knows something about gluten-free dining but when I go there I usually leave hungry:

http://www.expresscafeandbakery.com/. Firefly Cafe is another downtown

restaurant with delicious food and a knowledgeable waitstaff :

http://www.10best.com/Savannah/Restaurants...1141/index.html

Our support group is meeting at Johnny Harris Restaurant in June. This restaurant is located on

Victory Drive. They deep fry chicken in dedicated oil and it is great. Their BBQ seems to be

gluten-free but the sauce doesn't agree w/some of our members.

None of these restaurants listed above GUARANTEE a gluten-free environment. Each time I eat out, I take my chances. And perhaps I'm not as cautious as I should be.

There is a fairly decent health food store in Savannah, very near

downtown - on the first street south of Forsyth Park - Brighter Day. You

should be able to find the standard gluten-free bread and maybe even Kinnickinick if

you're lucky (they just can't be counted on).

Hope this helps. Let me know if you need additional information. I'll be glad to try to

answer questions. I LOVE THIS TOWN - I hope you enjoy it.

Linda Ostrow

Savannah Celiac Support Group

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Hi, Im a student here with celiac disease. my suggestions are as follows

Gallery Espresso Cafe on Bull street: coffee shop--they usually have one or two gluten free items always available, i highly recommend the cheesecake which they almost always have. also they have some apricot cake which is pretty good as well.

Saigon on Broughton street: they have great thai food and most of their waitstaff are up on the whole gluten free thing. I get panang or crazy curry and the pad thai.

Sentient bean is right by brighter day market on park street, they have baked potatoes stuffed with cheese and veggies which are pretty good too.

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