Egg Harbor Cafe

4 recent ratings
$ • Cafe
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Burgers, Cinnamon Rolls, Pancakes, Sandwiches
75% of 4 votes say it's celiac friendly
140 E Wing St
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

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Celiac

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When I’ve gone in person, the staff seemed educated. When I asked for the gluten free menu, even the host seemed educated. The food was delicious and I did not get sick. Unfortunately, when I ordered delivery, I got very sick. I tried a second time, letting Nima take the first bite. Nima found gluten in the pancakes, but not the sausage.

Safety


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

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 4 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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Egg Harbor has an amazing GF menu! I have never have gotten sick after eating there. My favorite breakfast/lunch restaurant! Staff is very knowledgeable too!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 breakfast/brunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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The gluten free cinnamon roll is amazing😍 I’ve eaten many times here and never had an issue!

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

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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 1 year 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

  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Cinnamon Rolls
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pancakes
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Cafe
  • Delivery
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Takeout

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Gluten-Free at Egg Harbor Cafe
GF cinnamon rolls! nice spread of food!
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Celiac

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I have eaten at this location several times and have not gotten sick!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The gluten free menu is huge. So many choices. I loved everything I tried with no reaction.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Great options for GF breakfast. Very knowledgeable staff. Could even help my GF and DF mother in law!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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I’ve been eating here for two decades and find few breakfast places in the area that compare. I love their fresh-squeezed orange and strawberry juice, their skillets, sandwiches and specials. The gf bread for sandwiches is great as are their gf pancakes, although I usually play it safe and avoid starches since the egg options are plentiful. Staff have always been friendly and accommodating and meals are marked with allergy tags.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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I eat here at least monthly as it is close to my workplace. Great GF menu. I have never had any good issues. Love their skillets and sandwiches.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Short hair (pubic) hiding between my pancakes, syrup is fake with preservtives, eggs were so raw in middle the whites ran, people didn't know much about gluten, and their cinnamon rolls taste like freezer and were dry. I left without paying, disgusted.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great gluten free menu. Great for celiac.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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The best gluten free pancakes I've had in a loooong time!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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We have had gluten free breakfasts many times here. We had breakfast this past mother's day. We ordered gluten free pancakes for our celiac son. Once we got the pancakes, we this time decided to test his pancakes with their gluten free syrup with our ELISA gluten free test kit(our 13 year old never gets sick-just stops growing when eats gluten). The test early on seemed negative(takes 10-15 minutes to complete). My son who is also diabetic could not wait thinking it was OK ate his pancake. At the end of the test, unfortunately, a faint positive appeared disappointing all of us. We had a long talk with the manager(who is celiac herself !) about somewhere cross-contamination occurred. The gluten free batter is from Sweet Ali's gluten free bakery-not questioning that-we tested the gluten free cinnamon roll(also from Sweet Ali's) after taking it to go at home, and it came out negative.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This is not truly a gluten free menu. I have eaten 5 different gluten free meals here and have gotten sick on every one of them. There is cross contamination so if you have celiac disease like I do this is not the place for us.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This was our first outing after our 2 year old and 5 year old were diagnosed with celiac. It was a success! The girls split a pancake combo platter off of the gluten free menu. They loved it! We highly recommend this restaurant!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Celiac

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They have a gluten free menu. It is a decent size. I ordered the GF cinnamon roll breakfast expecting a good size roll. It was very small and the eggs and potatoes were also small in portion size. Very disappointed.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Cute. Large GF breakfast menu. So many choices (generally an unusual thing for Celiacs). Be sure to stop by if you are in the neighborhood.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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A huge gluten free menu with both breakfast and lunch items makes this one of my favorite new restaurants. I've had the pancakes, skillets and cinnamon rolls and they were so delicious (I haven't had a cinnamon roll in forever and this one was perfect!).

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Great GF menu. The waitress we had was educated and excited to boast about their offerings. The GF pancakes tasted like traditional pancakes, the only difference is they aren't as light and fluffy and that's to be expected. Omelette's, scrambles, bacon, sausage, ham, burgers, salads tons of veggie choices, I highly recommend and the price is fair to boot.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Hadn't been to this restaurant in a while but visited this morning. I was so pleased to learn that they now have a GF menu -- and it includes GF pancakes and a GF breakfast cinnamon roll! I was certainly tempted by the cinnamon roll but can't comment on it since I didn't try it. I did thoroughly enjoy my side of GF pancakes -- excellent. All in all a great, safe eating experience. Look forward to dining there again and would definitely recommend.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Nice gf selection for breakfast. I just wish they had gf pancakes

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Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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CELIAC TEEN APPROVED! I was soooo excited when I saw they had a gf cinnamon role bc when was the last time I was able to have a cinnamon role at a restaurant— before my diagnosis. We went on a Sunday morning so there was a little bit of a wait but it was so worth it. I got the gf cinnamon roll with scrambled eggs, bacon, and their potatoes and when I asked the waitress to make sure it was marked as an allergy (Ik it’s not an allergy but if I say that they treat it right) she said all of the gluten free orders are automatically treated as such just in case! That made me feel so good and safe. The food was very tasty and everyone seemed super knowledgeable about how to keep me safe. Whenever I am glutened I usually have my reaction within an hour of consuming the food so I can confidently say this was a safe meal for me. Definitely come visit if you are anywhere in Chicago!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
Celiac

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Awesome cold brew, cinnamon roll was small but very tasty and included in a genorous meal with it (eggs, sausage, potatoes). Also had gf pancakes

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

Overall Rating

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Great staff so helpful and great food

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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?

— Good

Celiac

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They have a 2 sided long gf menu!! Very delicious food and great service. My friend tried my pancakes and couldn’t tell they were gluten free.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

Overall Rating

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Great GF menu, lots of options. Has sweet Ali’s GF cinnamon rolls.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

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