Egg Harbor Cafe

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 15 ratings
$Gluten Free Menu, Burgers, Sandwiches + 7 more
62% of 8 votes say it's Celiac friendly

140 E Wing St, Arlington Heights, IL 60004 Directions

(847) 253-4363
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    5 rating
    October 26, 2017

    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.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    June 29, 2017

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 19, 2016

    Great gluten free menu. Great for celiac.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    June 13, 2015

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

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    3 rating Not celiac friendly
    May 11, 2015

    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.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    October 04, 2014

    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.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    March 25, 2014

    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!!

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    2 rating
    November 20, 2013

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    July 31, 2013

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 07, 2013

    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!).

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    5 rating
    March 17, 2013

    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.

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    5 rating
    February 01, 2013

    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.

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    4 rating
    March 08, 2012

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

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    Celiac
    4 rating Not celiac friendly
    October 29, 2017

    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. I've asked them to clean the grill for me and I'm not getting sick. Food tastes good.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    October 10, 2017

    175 W Jackson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540

    Many Gluten Free options. Your GF selection arrives on a unique color plate so there is no confusion by kitchen or server. Top quality food, prepared carefully, provides a thoroughly enjoyable and Celiac safe dining experience. I have eaten here often without any reaction. On weekends it can be extremely crowded (it is right on the Naperville River Walk) with rather long waits, but definitely worth any inconvenience.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    September 27, 2017

    175 W Jackson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540

    They have never gotten me or my girlfriend sick so I can confidently say their kitchen practices are very safe and thorough for Celiac people. and their customer service is great as well. On one occasion we thought they had given us regular gluten pancakes because they were very fluffy and looked too good to be true. The manager got us a double order of gluten free pancakes complementary and asked us to bring back our original order so he could show his kitchen staff upon arrival. He explained to us that our pancakes were in fact, gluten free. He still gave us the double order and we apologized for the inconvenience. But I have nothing but good things to say about this place :)

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    September 24, 2017

    175 W Jackson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540

    Best gluten free place

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    5 rating
    September 05, 2017

    2350 Lehigh Ave, Glenview, IL 60026

    We always go here for brunch and I've never had an issue. They are very knowledgeable and they toast the bread in a separate toaster. Their options are varied and they have a fast service.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 12, 2017

    827 Main St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147

    Love love love this place!!! They have many gluten free options. I had the pancakes with a frosted cinnamon roll.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 10, 2017

    1820 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

    The best gluten free dairy free breakfast I've ever had!! Please try this place out!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    August 07, 2017

    827 Main St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147

    fast, fantastic food, gluten free menu

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 05, 2017

    2350 Lehigh Ave, Glenview, IL 60026

    This place is definitely celiac friendly. They have a separate prep area, a gluten free menu, and the servers are very knowledgeable. All gluten free orders come on colored plates, whereas non gluten free food comes out on white plates. While in the area for business, I ate breakfast here 3 times successfully.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 29, 2017

    5128 Mochel Dr, Downers Grove, IL 60515

    Gluten free menu with a lot of options!! Awesome breakfast place that is totally celiac safe!! Staff is so knowledgeable

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    July 17, 2017

    175 W Jackson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540

    Was very disappointed to find out AFTER they served us our pancakes that they don't make dairy free GF pancakes anymore. We made it very clear to the server that a member of our party has a dairy allergy in addition to celiac. Again, very disappointing - not just because they don't offer dairy and gluten free pancakes, but more so that their standards for the care of customers with allergies has turned negligent. This used be a safe place to eat - not any longer.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 13, 2017

    125 Lake St, Libertyville, IL 60048

    I had the bacavado omelette and a GF cinnamon roll. While I thought $5 was a bit much for the small roll, it was delicious and something you don't find very often. There were plenty of GF breakfast and lunch options. Remember, they are only open till 2 pm.

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    5 rating
    July 10, 2017

    1820 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

    Their GF cinnamon rolls are on the dry side and are made in muffin tins, but get the job done and satisfy my cinnamon roll cravings. I was a Cinnabon junkie for years, so I know a good cinnamon roll. Still haven't found one that's up to par, but these are pretty dang good for the time being. Their omelettes and pancakes are also amazing. They have a full GF menu. Definitely one of my favorite breakfast spots.

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    July 04, 2017

    1820 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

    Not many dairy free items though. Dried fruit has added sugar.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    June 30, 2017

    5920 Roswell Road Northeast, Sandy Springs, GA 30328

    I am celiac and I eat at more than one of their locations often. They use to have gf, df pancakes and French toast but now all have dairy. They said corporate won't allow special items made.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    June 28, 2017

    140 Robert T Palmer Dr, Elmhurst, IL 60126

    Gfree options very carefully prepared. My celiac daughter has eaten here many times and hasn't gotten sick.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    June 26, 2017

    175 W Jackson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540

    One of my favorite GF restaurants! Very knowledgeable about cross contamination!!! Great selection and top notch service!!!♥️

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    4 rating
    June 25, 2017

    827 Main St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147

    Gluten free menu with lots of choices. Food was fresh and delicious! Definitely coming back!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    June 06, 2017

    125 W Main St, Barrington, IL 60010

    Amazing menu. Have been to this restaurant so many times, never gotten sick. There is a separate place for gluten free food, and they even have separate plates, completely avoiding cross contamination. This place is amazing!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    June 01, 2017

    5920 Roswell Road Northeast, Sandy Springs, GA 30328

    Very knowledgeable about Celiac. Great breakfasts.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    May 20, 2017

    1820 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

    Excellent pancakes and cinnamon rolls! Staff very knowledgeable about cross-contamination.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    May 14, 2017

    1820 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

    It was decent. Very similar to Another Broken Egg. We had the cinnamon buns and were underwhelmed by them. I ordered an omelet and they brought it out with an English muffin on top of the eggs and potatoes. Since we all ordered from the gluten free menu it was a surprise. Had to ask for it to be remade- bummer! Not bad, just not super special.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    May 08, 2017

    512 N Western Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045

    Egg Harbor is the only place we feel completely safe eating! They are extremely good about keeping their GF food separate from the rest of the kitchen

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    May 07, 2017

    1820 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

    It was so nice to be able to get skillet potatoes and a cinnamon roll out! I also had the bacado omelette. Very yummy and quick service.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    May 06, 2017

    827 Main St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147

    The wait staff was not completely knowledgeable but it is a chain and has a GF menu, so I was able to trust that. Did not get sick and had a good selection of breakfast options including cinnamon rolls and skillets. Safe place right downtown!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    April 29, 2017

    1603 N Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61107

    We love Egg Harbor. Just recently we went to this one. The food as well as the service was exceptional. I love that they give me my own pitcher of water and my own coffee pot. They have a real gluten free menu too, not just a salad page. Highly recommended!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    April 02, 2017

    1820 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

    This breakfast place is legit! The GF cinnamon rolls are To. Die. For! I also had grits and a spicy jalapeño omelette. Worth every bite! Portions are generous, service was good even for a busy Sunday, and good phenomenal! There are tons of GF options. No reactions either.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    March 31, 2017

    208 S Hale St, Wheaton, IL 60187

    Love the gluten free cinnamon rolls!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    March 22, 2017

    4719 Lower Roswell Rd Suite 210, Marietta, GA 30068

    I have come here before being diagnosed having an allergy to Gluten and the food was great. So I was nervous coming back. I didn't want just four or five things to choose from. Was not disappointed. They have a very charismatic and friendly staff that are knowledgeable about GF. Don't be fooled by the Gluten free pancake options on the regular menu. When you ask for the GF menu be prepared to have 20+ options available. Extremely impressed and I will be back.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    February 13, 2017

    2054 York Rd, Oak Brook, IL 60523

    Went there this weekend because of all the positive reviews and the GF menu was great. My daughter would not give up any of her Cinn roll. Let them know right when we walked in that my daughter has Celiac and they knew exactly what to do.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    February 04, 2017

    2054 York Rd, Oak Brook, IL 60523

    Love their menu and attentiveness this location moved from Yorktown mall. Gf cinnamon rolls, pancakes you name it it,a heaven

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    5 rating
    January 29, 2017

    5920 Roswell Road Northeast, Sandy Springs, GA 30328

    GF cinnamon rolls are amazing!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    January 26, 2017

    125 Lake St, Libertyville, IL 60048

    Love the Gluten Free Cinnamon Roll Breakfast! Have eaten there several times and have never had an issue!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    January 03, 2017

    1310 American Ln, Schaumburg, IL 60173

    Huge menu available. Food comes out on a different color dish than everyone else's. Suggestion though: don't order a hot chocolate or coffee "without graham crackers." Seems barista realized after one shake of the topping.

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    1 rating
    January 01, 2017

    208 S Hale St, Wheaton, IL 60187

    My daughter (who has celiac) got glutened here - after ordering and verifying that her order was the gluten free pancakes. I called the restaurant after she got so sick and the manager told me that her plate should have been a different color, indicating that it was a gluten free meal, which all the wait staff should have known. Sadly, we don't feel like it is safe for her to eat here.

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    5 rating
    December 04, 2016

    10270 Medlock Bridge Rd, Johns Creek, GA 30022

    There is a gluten free menu with lots of delicious options. Try the gluten free cinnamon roll and the bacon you will not be disappointed!

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    5 rating
    November 06, 2016

    1820 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

    This place ALWAYS satisfys! Now that Ive switched to gluten free (and mostly dairy free) ive tried their GF Cinnamon Roll breakfast. OH. MY. GOD....sooo good! And very filling! GF pancakes are delicious aa well, but im sensitive to them due to the milk/butter. The service is always on point as well. :)

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    October 16, 2016

    208 S Hale St, Wheaton, IL 60187

    My favorite gf restaurant, lots of breakfast and lunch choices. Staff/kitchen does a good job being careful and labeling plates gf so you know they did it right.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    October 08, 2016

    5920 Roswell Road Northeast, Sandy Springs, GA 30328

    Huge variety on their menu. Their GF menu had so many options. Even the kids menu had GF options already included on it. Loves the GF pancakes.

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    5 rating
    September 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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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    September 15, 2016

    125 W Main St, Barrington, IL 60010

    Large gf menu. Cross contamination

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    September 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 rating Celiac friendly
    September 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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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    September 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 rating
    September 03, 2016

    1820 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

    Food was delicious and the service was great!

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    5 rating
    September 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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 15, 2016

    5920 Roswell Road Northeast, Sandy Springs, GA 30328

    Gf pancakes were awesome!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 14, 2016

    827 Main St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 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.

Gluten-Free Features

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

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Cafe
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
Monday
6:30 am - 2 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 2 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 2 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 2 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 2 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 2 pm
Sunday
6:30 am - 2 pm

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