IHOP

6 ratings
$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Burgers, Pancakes, Waffles

Warning

This is a chain, which typically means a high risk of cross-contact. It may not be possible to dine safely at this establishment.

Safety Rating
5 ratings

As rated by the community

200 Beach St
San Francisco, CA 94133

Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Some items were GF, they had waffles and pancakes. Nice option

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


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?

— Good

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Delicious pancakes, Sausages, eggs and hash browns. Menu clearly states on menu which food is gluten free

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


They advertise as "gluten friendly", not gluten free. I asked about the GF waffle and they said it was cooked on a shared waffle iron that was not cleaned before switching to GF. I ended up getting a side of fruit.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

Updated 10 months 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
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pancakes
  • Waffles

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant

Notes


IHOP has recently started serving gluten-free pancakes, waffles, and burgers with gluten-free buns.

Photos


Gluten-Free at IHOP
Gluten free breakfast and pancakes (World Famous Pancake Combo)
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Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


They have gluten-free items but they are cooked on the same griddle as the non-GF items. Also, we learned that they put pancake batter in the omelets, possibly the scrambled eggs, and in the hash browns to make them fluffier! Be careful!!

Roasted red potatoes and bacon are gluten-free, 98% sure there's no cross-contamintion.

I would say this is NOT a gluten-free friendly restaurant.

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Average

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Delicious pancakes and waffles. Very knowledgable staff and quick and polite service.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Nice glutenfree pancakes and waffles!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Gluten Intolerant

Overall Rating

Review


Great gluten friendly pancakes. The app rewards you with more pancakes.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Gluten Sensitive

Overall Rating

Review


I had gluten free pancakes and low sugar syrup, both good, plus they have turkey bacon which I liked.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Gluten free options at IHOP!!

After learning I have celiac and knowing IHOP has traditionally put pancake batter in eggs for omelettes, I had written this chain off as an option. But I recently learned from our local gluten free group that IHOP has made huge improvements for GF diners, so my family and I gave it another try.

We called our location (Westerville off Polaris) in advance, talked to the manager and she assured off their safety protocols, the most important being a separate grill area and listed ingredients from their gf pancake blend. So we ventured in and for the first time since I was diagnosed, I was able to get a gluten free version of a rooty tooty fresh n fruity. (Gluten free pancakes with strawberries, 2 eggs, meat choice and hash browns). The pancakes were tender and a little bouncy with a hint of sweetness. In fact they were so good. I wondered if they maybe weren’t gf, but they are marked and served separately from the gluten ones. Also they are visually a bit different than the gluten ones (my hubby is not celiac and he had the regular pancakes and tasted mine first to compare to his.). When we got the bill we were pleasantly surprised to see the price difference was minimal compared to other restaurants offering gf pancakes, too.

I waited a few days to see if I’d have any kind of reaction, and I did not. My teen celiac son (who ate a lot more gf pancakes than me) also had no issues after the fact, so we’ll definitely come back. And if an omelette is what you want, they do offer gf/egg only omelettes cooked on the gf safe area of their grills as well.

I’m not sure all IHOP locations do gluten free as well as this one, but I hope so. IHOP is a great quick stop when traveling.

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Overall Rating

Review


Super yummy! Tastes just like regular pancakes!! definitely recommend!!

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


As of Tuesday, this iHop now offers the gluten friendly pancakes. As with ALL iHOPs, I am extremely careful about what I order. GF pancakes and waffles I have never had a problem with. If you order scrambled eggs or omelettes make sure you order them as ‘CRACKED’ eggs/omlettes. If you don’t specify this, they are made with pancake batter in them. (That’s how they are so fluffy!) My server today was really awesome. He asked if they would make the gf waffle I ordered with the lemon ricotta blueberry topping. He seemed to have never had anyone ask for a topping from the pancakes for the waffles. (He sure hadn’t for the gf waffle since it’s been in the menu here 6 days! 😂) Other than the newness of gf waffles to their menu, this is just like any other iHOP. As long as they know it’s an allergy/celiac (& they remind you that it’s not gluten free but friendly) if you order from the breakfast menu and follow the gf selections, it SHOULD be safe. As of now, I haven’t reacted to food I’ve eaten here. I’ll update after I’ve eaten and let my body have time to react or not.

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast
  • Good for brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout

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