Went in with my girlfriend and was told there was no dedicated menu, which is okay as some places will have a gf next to a menu item. Asked if the waitress would know what her options could be. She stated, “you need to know what you can have and if you want something we’ll see what we can do.” Not the most comforting thing to hear. Needless to say, can’t recommend coming here for a date if you have celiac or a gluten allergy.
I got the FIT 2 egg breakfast with hash browns instead of toast and everything went good! I also had some french fries (don’t know if it’s dedicated) but all was good. No gluten free menu unfortunately.
They explicitly state that they cannot guarantee anything is GF. They were uneducated about cross contamination. They had no GF menu, just handed me a confusing 30 page allergen binder. Wouldn’t trust if you’re celiac.
Never gotten sick eating here. I usually get omelettes. You have to ask for real eggs (they usually make them with pancake batter to fluff them up). Never had a problem with typical breakfast items of eggs, sausage, bacon, fruit etc
This place is not GF. I was told they had corn cakes (GF pancakes) but they did not. I was nervous to eat. The only reason I gave it 3 stars is because the country omelet was ok as long as you ordered it without the pancakes and pancake mix they use in the omelet (like, who on earth puts pancake mix in an omelet!) and because our server was up to date and triple checked to make sure my meal came out first before my family’s and made sure they didn’t add anything gluten related. Overall it’s ok, but I don’t recommend going to the ones in small towns because they don’t have that many GF options.
Took a very long time to be seated, had to wave a server down after 20 minutes just to ask about gluten free options. There were none. The servers were unsure and nervous when asked about gf. Would not eat here.
I’ve eaten here twice. The first time I was gluten so badly I was sick for a week. It was evident that the wait staff had not been trained. Then, stupidly, I went back and this time asked for the manager (hoping they’d know better). I asked for a side of corn tortillas and the manager sent out FLOUR. Needless to say I got incredibly sick (even not eating the tortillas or the food touching). It was a mistake and I would not recommend this to ANY celiac
Went for lunch. Enjoyed a grilled chicken salad with oranges and an orange kiwi dressing sans pecans. The waiter believed the salad was gluten free but double checked for me. They had to omit the pecans because on the packaging it mention that they “may contain wheat”.
We love breakfast out, but we were disappointed that eggs at this location were not GF. When asked if the eggs could be made separately, we were told "no". We switched to fried eggs, and didn't have an issue. Staff would benefit from training in this area.
Ihop does have an allergy list on their website. Following this, I ordered hash browns, fruit, and bacon. Our server,Dakota, was very knowledgeable and super friendly. I asked if they could Clean the grill to accommodate my wheat/gluten issues. No stomach issues so far.
This one was tricky. No gf menu...they had NO understanding of what I needed...in fact our waitress said no at first like they wouldn't do it. Had to give them step by step directions, but it turned out okay. Didn't get sick at all. Remember to order shelled eggs as they put pancake batter in their eggs to make them fluffy!
We are here a week ago and felt bad because our son had to sit here and watch us eat. We explained to the waitress why he wasn't eating & we would have to get him something to eat somewhere else. Next thing we know the manager, Irwin was at our table with a binder with allergy info. He offered to personally ensure the kitchen staff prepared his food safely. Our son had the 2X2X2 and the manager swapped out the 2 pancakes for hash browns. He said they use a clean separate pan for the eggs and they had a dedicated area for meats which all were GF. The omelette ARE NOT safe because IHOP uses pancake batter in the eggs to make the omelette fluffier. Our son had 2 sausage links, scrambled eggs and hash browns. Didn't get sick. 2nd experience was ok...the greeter spoke almost no English and when we asked for a gf or allergy menu she started to give our 17y/o a kids coloring page! waitress was not familiar but did listen. Was a bit nervous but he didn't get sick. Irwin is awesome so we may call ahead to see if he's on duty when we return!
My waitress Tiffany is very good about understanding the gluten free struggle and is willing to make substitutions of gluten free options in place of pancakes, etc. I enjoy the steak tips with mushrooms and onions and the eggs and grits in place of the pancakes.
Although this isn't my first choice for breakfast places, it worked out. Only thing open on an early morning passing through Harrisonburg. The manager was not in yet, but the assistant manager was happy to assist me. The hostess had no clue what gf was so I was glad when she said she'd grab the manager. The assistant manager was happy to have the kitchen staff clean off the flat top griddle so help eliminate (of course not completely) cross contamination. He actually suggested that before I could! He said they would use fresh shelled eggs instead of their premixed scrambled eggs for any dish I wanted. I ended up getting a spinach, mushroom, avocado omelette, with NO sauce, and a side of fruit. The other breakfast sides are NOT gf. My mom who is also gf ordered an omelette as well. I took my meal to-go. Everything tasted great, staff was polite and attentive and we did not get sick! In a pinch I would recommend this place, but really not a go-to option, which is reasoning for only 4/5 stars.
Chicken fajita omelette, ask for country fresh eggs and have it made in a separate pan. Our waitress told the chef personally what I needed. The omelette was delicious! I am very sensitive to small amounts of gluten and did not get sick after eating there 2 days in a row.
One of the managers (Joan) has Celiac too, and she went into the kitchen herself to prepare my food. I got an omelette with pepper jack cheese, fruit on the side. The waitress (Wanda) was phenomenal, and told me I could probably request "country eggs" (which means straight from the shell) at any IHOP location as a substitute for the standard pre-mixed egg batter stuff, and as long as they clean your section of the grill before cooking, it should be safe. I was coming back from a weekend with folks who didn't understand the severity of the issue, so I was already experiencing symptoms beforehand, but given how on-the-ball everyone was, I believe this location is safe.