Egg Harbor Cafe

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 3 ratings

512 N Western Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045

(847) 295-3449
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    5 ratingJanuary 22, 2015

    One of our go-to places for good food and a good selection of gluten-free options. Very knowledgeable and even accommodating when possible. The GF Door County chicken salad is delicious as are their GF pancakes.

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    5 ratingNovember 11, 2013

    Excellent service and food. We took our new sailor here for Veteran's Day breakfast. They were very kind and several staff members thanked him for his service. Highly recommend. Plus, the gluten-free selection is pretty impressive. My grits were amazing!

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    5 ratingFebruary 17, 2013

    They have a few gluten free options. It's not a ton but they are great!

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    5 ratingSeptember 23, 2016

    827 Main St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147

    Ordered the gluten free pancakes. Quite good although will request a fruit topping or something on them next time. For those of you from the Chicago area, they use Sweet Ali's flour blend. The Gf menu in general is quite large for a breakfast place which is nice for a change. No reaction and love that they bring gf dishes out on red (instead of white) plates so there's no confusion.

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    1 ratingSeptember 15, 2016

    125 W Main St, Barrington, IL 60010

    Large gf menu. Cross contamination

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    5 ratingSeptember 12, 2016

    827 Main St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147

    We eat here whenever we are in Lake Geneva. I have never had a reaction from there. I love the Cinnamon Roll breakfast!

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    5 ratingSeptember 11, 2016

    1603 N Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61107

    Found another Egg Harbor Cafe in Rockford, Illinois...this place rocks. We were in town for a soccer tourney and was able to call ahead and place orders. Every GF order was perfect, no errors! Each came in their own separate container, utensils and all condiments in their own containers as well. A++ for the staff, service and food Make sure you check this place out!

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    1 ratingSeptember 08, 2016

    208 S Hale St, Wheaton, IL 60187

    They say they are gluten sensitive only. They cook the gluten free pancakes right on top of where they cook gluten pancakes. Too bad. Food tastes good.

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    4 ratingSeptember 07, 2016

    208 S Hale St, Wheaton, IL 60187

    GF menu with Sweet Ali's bakery sweets. Some staff is knowledgeable while others seem a little unsure but are willing to check if they don't know. Good spot for breakfast.

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    5 ratingSeptember 03, 2016

    1820 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

    Food was delicious and the service was great!

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    5 ratingSeptember 02, 2016

    1820 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

    This was such a great find; I love this place! My only regret is that I'm only visiting Atlanta, and there is not an Egg Harbor Cafe in Greenville, SC. A gluten free diner's dream, such good food, atmosphere, and service. Wonderful place!

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    5 ratingAugust 28, 2016

    5920 Roswell Road Northeast, Sandy Springs, GA 30328

    OMG I had lunch there yesterday. Ordered the GF pancake combo and a cinnamon roll, too. The cinnamon roll was divine. I wanted a whole tray!!!!! Pancakes were great, too!!Potatoes were just average, but the eggs were good with pepper jack cheese.

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    5 ratingAugust 19, 2016

    140 E Wing St, Arlington Heights, IL 60004

    Great gluten free menu. Great for celiac.

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    5 ratingAugust 15, 2016

    5920 Roswell Road Northeast, Sandy Springs, GA 30328

    Gf pancakes were awesome!

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    5 ratingAugust 14, 2016

    827 Main St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147

    This place has delicious gluten free food! They are very cautious!

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    5 ratingAugust 14, 2016

    175 W Jackson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540

    GF lobster melt, excellent choice. Many options on the menu. Different colored plate and sticker identifying allergies.

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    5 ratingJuly 31, 2016

    125 Lake St, Libertyville, IL 60048

    great food, good gluten free options, highly recommend

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    5 ratingJuly 22, 2016

    1603 N Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61107

    This place has amazing breakfast food !! The gluten free pancakes and the gluten free cinnamon roll breakfast was delicious!!

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    5 ratingJuly 09, 2016

    175 W Jackson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540

    Many Gluten Free options. Your GF selection arrives plated with a sticker so there is no confusion by kitchen or server. Top quality food, prepared carefully, provides a thoroughly enjoyable and Celiac safe dining experience.

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    5 ratingJuly 03, 2016

    1310 American Ln, Schaumburg, IL 60173

    Make a special effort to come here for breakfast food. GF Pancakes, cinnamon rolls, Potatoes, egg dishes galore- they have it all. The excellent coffee and green tea are great compliments to an already awesome meal. We had a group of 9 and service was outstanding. Food came quick and everyone was served a HOT meal. My only regret was not taking pictures of everything we ate. The photos alone could convince any GF CRITIC that good GF food is a reality. 5 stars!

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    1 ratingJune 30, 2016

    10270 Medlock Bridge Rd, Johns Creek, GA 30022

    Unfortunately Egg Harbor can not be trusted. As a family that has 3 celiacs, this restaurant has been a wonderful spot for us to eat without worry of getting sick. They have a gluten free menu and have always been so kind, understanding and careful. Today, we ordered the gluten free pancakes and the lady that brought them out stated that they were gluten free. After a closer inspection, we noticed they neither smelled or looked like the pancakes we usually get. We flagged our waiter down and questioned it, and he assured us they were GF. After my mom took a bite, it was clear they had gluten. Instead of apologizing and admitting the huge mistake, he apologized and started covering himself and almost acting as though we were wrong. The manager said yes there was a mistake and they were in fact regular pancakes. My mom is already feeling the effects and told him she would be very sick because of this mistake. The manager apologized and then handed us the check AND CHARGED US FOR THE PANCAKES! I am in disbelief and SUPER disappointed that we will no longer be able to eat there.

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    5 ratingJune 25, 2016

    2350 Lehigh Ave, Glenview, IL 60026

    I am so glad I came here for breakfast while in town on business. They had a huge GF menu! I had a huge plate of skillet with toast and a cinnamon roll. It was the most "normal" breakfast I've had in years. I would recommend this place to anyone!

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    4 ratingJune 20, 2016

    157 Yorktown Shopping Center, Lombard, IL 60148

    Very large GF menu with great options. Even though I informed the server that I required GF and I watched her write that on the order, my selection was brought to the table by a different person and had a non-GF muffin on the plate. They apologized and corrected quickly. I have learned the hard way that I always have to be observant of every detail. Other than that slip up, the food was excellent. Will definitely return.

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    5 ratingJune 07, 2016

    5920 Roswell Road Northeast, Sandy Springs, GA 30328

    I am celiac and I eat at more than one of their locations often. They make me GF, DF pancakes, French toast and many other things that are great. I highly recommend.

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    5 ratingMay 20, 2016

    777 N York Rd, Hinsdale, IL 60521

    Wonderful experience and food!!!

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    5 ratingMay 15, 2016

    140 Robert T Palmer Dr, Elmhurst, IL 60126

    Best Place Ever! They understood everything I needed.

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    5 ratingMay 13, 2016

    1310 American Ln, Schaumburg, IL 60173

    Great gluten free options! Fast and friendly service. Cinnamon rolls are to die for!

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    5 ratingApril 20, 2016

    827 Main St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147

    Gluten free pancakes!!! So yummy. There is a very decent gluten free menu available. Great meal, no symptoms afterward.

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    5 ratingApril 16, 2016

    777 N York Rd, Hinsdale, IL 60521

    Best Gluten Free breakfast I have had since being diagnosed Celiac. Server was very knowledgeable, and the pancakes were as good as the real deal. They had an 8.5x11 menu covered front and back with options. Very impressed.

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    4 ratingApril 14, 2016

    208 S Hale St, Wheaton, IL 60187

    They have Sweet Ali's gluten free bakery items!

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    5 ratingApril 03, 2016

    5920 Roswell Road Northeast, Sandy Springs, GA 30328

    This place was great! We took a trip to Atlanta over the weekend for an expo. We decided on breakfast here because they had lots of gluten free options. I love the atmosphere. It's so down home-y. The staff are very nice and well mannered. The sweet tea comes out in a Mason jar :) I ordered the gluten free cinnamon roll with scrambled eggs, bacon, and cheese grits. The only disappointment was that the cinnamon roll was a little on the small side, BUT IT WAS AMAZING! The best cinnamon roll I've ever had, gluten free or not. It was so buttery and soft, and the icing was perfect. Cheese grits were good, eggs and bacon were average. They do very well at making sure everything is clear from cross contamination (the server said they literally wipe down everything and have dedicated pans for gluten free). All in all, I really enjoyed eating here. I wish there was one closer to home cause I'd eat there all the time. Definitely stop by if you're in the neighborhood! There's more than one location!

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    5 ratingMarch 25, 2016

    1820 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

    Cannot express how much I love this place!! The gluten free pancakes are delicious and the GF cinnamon roll??? Oh my gosh. So yummy. The staff is incredibly nice every time I come. I've now made this my breakfast stop on the days I don't work from home, so I'm here 2-3 times a week and I've been coming for about a month now. Haven't gotten sick once and I have zero complaints!

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    5 ratingMarch 20, 2016

    10270 Medlock Bridge Rd, Johns Creek, GA 30022

    Exceptional service, large selection of gluten free items on menu. Pancakes can be dairy free but none of the pancakes or cinnamon rolls could be egg free. I tried the gf pancakes, thick cut bacon, and applesauce and it was phenomenal! Highly recommend if you are anywhere near Atlanta! Very attentive and patient with questions.

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    4 ratingMarch 05, 2016

    477 S 3rd St, Geneva, IL 60134

    Large gluten free menu!! Food was excellent and staff was very knowledgeable regarding celiac/ gluten free cooking.

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    5 ratingMarch 05, 2016

    175 W Jackson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540

    Loved the gf cinnamon rolls! Also enjoyed how gluten free foods are put on different colored plates!

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    5 ratingMarch 03, 2016

    1820 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

    This is my mom's favorite gluten-free restaurant by far! She is highly gluten sensitive and has never had a reaction. Every time she comes to Atlanta she asks to go to Egg Harbor and sometimes I think she drives 2 hours just to eat here. They have a very large gluten free menu and their gf pancakes are delicious. Highly recommend!!

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    5 ratingFebruary 18, 2016

    10270 Medlock Bridge Rd, Johns Creek, GA 30022

    Super quick service, knowledgable of GF menu and how food is prepared. Good experience!

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    5 ratingFebruary 16, 2016

    125 W Main St, Barrington, IL 60010

    I have been there at least a dozen times, the servers have always been so nice about checking if items are gluten free for me even when they are busy(which is always). I've never gotten sick from their food. I would recommend trying the g free cinnamon roll!

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    5 ratingFebruary 04, 2016

    5920 Roswell Road Northeast, Sandy Springs, GA 30328

    Biggest gluten free menu I have experienced so far! The cinnamon roll is a must! It is to die for! Our waitress was extremely friendly and trained on celiac. Can't wait to go back again!

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    5 ratingJanuary 25, 2016

    1310 American Ln, Schaumburg, IL 60173

    They have a separate gluten free menu that has a lot of options. Servers are always very nice about checking if something is gluten free for you. And most importantly, the food is good!

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    5 ratingJanuary 22, 2016

    140 Robert T Palmer Dr, Elmhurst, IL 60126

    I was impress when they told me they had Almond Milk on hand for my coffee. Great place, friendly staff. Wonderful food

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    5 ratingJanuary 03, 2016

    10270 Medlock Bridge Rd, Johns Creek, GA 30022

    I have celiac I have been there several times and I never got sick.

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    5 ratingJanuary 01, 2016

    208 S Hale St, Wheaton, IL 60187

    We frequently go there for breakfast, and it's always amazing. Everything is fresh and delicious. So far, so good we've never been gluten-ed.

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    5 ratingDecember 28, 2015

    827 Main St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147

    My son, who has Celiac, loved the GF pancakes, eggs, and sausage breakfast. The staff was well educated about cross-contamination issues, and the restaurant has strong procedures in place to keep GF foods separate -- they even serve GF food on nice red plates. We'll definitely return!!

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    5 ratingDecember 12, 2015

    1310 American Ln, Schaumburg, IL 60173

    Had the GF cinnamon roll breakfast ( with eggs, sausage and potatoes). All excellent.

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    5 ratingDecember 08, 2015

    1310 American Ln, Schaumburg, IL 60173

    Super friendly staff and extensive gf breakfast menu. Had a gf cinnamon role and it was fabulous!

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    4 ratingNovember 29, 2015

    1820 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

    Omelettes and Berry Grits were great.

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    5 ratingNovember 27, 2015

    5920 Roswell Road Northeast, Sandy Springs, GA 30328

    Excellent food, tremendous menu options. Very friendly staff!!!! Justin was our waiter and super!!!! Now for breakfast, the g.f. cinnamon roll is a must and deserves a moment of silence to enjoy all its yumminess. Everything, eggs, harbor potatoes, cherry bacon, delicious.

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    5 ratingNovember 13, 2015

    1310 American Ln, Schaumburg, IL 60173

    Great variety of GF options. Works with Sweet Ali's to provide gluten free options.

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    4 ratingOctober 31, 2015

    477 S 3rd St, Geneva, IL 60134

    Amazing GF cinnamon rolls! Extensive GF menu

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    5 ratingOctober 19, 2015

    5920 Roswell Road Northeast, Sandy Springs, GA 30328

    Oh my goodness! I absolutely loved this sweet breakfast spot! They understood the difference between Celiac and Gluten. They have the BEST cinnamon rolls and amazing GF pancakes! Definitely recommended coming here! Also, props to Shea and Amanda for being so helpful!

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    5 ratingOctober 04, 2015

    1603 N Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61107

    Very nice place

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    4 ratingSeptember 30, 2015

    2350 Lehigh Ave, Glenview, IL 60026

    Very good selection on the gluten free menu. I was excited to try the cinnamon roll since that isn't something I see as GF very often and I haven't been able to make them for myself. Unfortunately I was disappointed by the cinn roll - the flavor was decent but it was actually bits of GF dough put together more like pull-apart bread, not a roll at all. It was covered with sweet frosting so of course I ate it, but still wishing to have a traditional cinnamon roll again someday.

Monday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm

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