Batter, Griddle & Drinkery

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 7 ratings
$$Gluten Free Menu, Pancakes, Waffles + 4 more

4425 NE Fremont St, Portland, OR 97213 Directions

(971) 271-8784
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    5 rating
    July 15, 2017

    Amazing! I had gluten free (Fried )chicken and waffles. Best chicken I've had since gf. Homemade syrup excellent too! Highly recommend.

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    5 rating
    January 22, 2017

    Soooo good!! Amazing to have so much choice. I wouldn't say celiac friendly because there's a lot of gluten containing batter in the same kitchen, I haven't had a noticeable reaction. Taste-wise - delicious!

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    5 rating
    January 01, 2017

    I love the gf waffles and crave them all the time! lots of gf Waffle and pancake options. totally worth the wait!

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    5 rating
    August 06, 2016

    wow what a great place. large selection, almost any pancake or waffle can be gf. I love their savory options. the place was really busy but service at the bar was good. I can't comment as to celiac but I did not have a reaction; so no gross contamination. definitely coming back.

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    4 rating
    July 06, 2016

    I'm not celiac so I don't know how gluten free everything actually was. But they offer gluten free waffles with gluten free fried chicken now which didn't disappoint! The gf chocolate chip pancakes were delicious as well.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    April 01, 2016

    By the staff's own admission there is gluten flour all over in the kitchen and they will not wipe down the grill. When I visited I was told they do not offer Celiac safe dining merely gluten free pancakes cooked on shared equipment.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    December 27, 2015

    We just had breakfast at BGD for the first time. They have gluten free pancakes and waffles!!! I don't mean the fad diet gluten-free. This place understands the waffle iron needs to be cleaned off, the griddle needs to be cleaned off, and a clean utensil used. They understand some of us have no choice, and will suffer if they are not careful. If indirect contact will make you sick, you are probably out of luck anywhere that serves gluten at all. If it takes direct contact (same fryer oil, same cooking surface, same utensil used, etc), this place is wonderful! This is a godsend in a world full of salads and fried eggs for choices. I have no idea what they do to make the batter so fluffy and delicious, but they do it, and they do it well. They have pork belly as well. If you have never tried this stuff, it's a must. There are about two dozen different waffle, pancake and crepe choices on the menu. You can ask for your eggs to be made differently if you don't like the way they are listed on the menu item. I had the Cumberbatch. It's normally two fried eggs on top of pork belly, topped with hollandaise. I like my yolks runny, so that is what I requested. They pancakes were delectable, and scattered with green bits of some herb....perhaps parsley? The eggs were perfect, as was the pork belly. The sauce had orange zest or orange juice...either was too much of it. If they cut the amount by a quarter, I think it would be good. Then the orange would be a hint. As it was, the orange is a bit overpowering. The waffles are huge! A table next to us ordered the fried chicken waffle, and that thing was big enough to serve two! I don't think you could order anything bad here. It's all creative and delicious. The servers all wear black, knit hats. They were very accommodating regarding asking the cook to be careful about utensils and space used for the gluten free order. They don't seat all that many, as the space is on the small side, but it's utilized efficiently. All the tables are wood slab. Some are bench seats, against the wall, some are small wood and metal seats, in the center of the room. There are a row of metal bar stools up at the counter. During the winter, with the glass, garage door closed, there is a good amount of echo, and they play the music a bit on the loud side, so the overall noise level is high, when full, as it was today. By the time we left, half the restaurant had emptied, and it was far less noisy. During the warmer months, when that big door is open, I suspect it is not quite as loud as well. We arrived shortly after nine, on a Sunday, and there was no wait. Parking, all around, is one hour limit, so keep this in mind if you do have to wait for a table. Despite the overpowering orange in the sauce, this is still the best breakfast I have had outside of my home. I will be returning.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Cider
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pancakes
  • Waffles


  • Bar
  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
8 am - 3 pm
8 am - 3 pm
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8 am - 3 pm
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8 am - 3 pm
8 am - 3 pm

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