Pancake Chef

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 16 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Pancakes, Breakfast + 2 more
84% of 13 votes say it's Celiac friendly

327 E Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701 Directions

(231) 436-5578
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    Celiac
    4 rating
    2 months ago

    Be aware of the seasonality of this area. I would recommend coming between memorial day and labor day. We were here the weekend before memorial day and GF pancakes were not available.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    GF pancakes were amazing. Eggs. Sausage links and hash browns also extremely good. I ordered my eggs over medium well and they were perfect. Will definitely return. Compliments to the chef!

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    My waitress was really unhelpful. She said they didn't have a dedicated fryer and the only thing I could substitute was the soup and salad bar. I don't trust open salad bars to not be cross contaminated and I couldn't eat any of the soups. I wasn't going to pay nearly $20 after the gf bun upcharge and the salad bar upcharge for a burger and a possibly contaminated salad, so I didn't eat here.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    Had lunch, dedicated fryer and cooking space. Chef paid us a visit to reassure us. Our daughter loved the burger and fries.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    11 months ago

    My son who has Celiac had the gluten free pancakes with blueberries. They gave him 5 pancakes that were about 5 inches in diameter and were quite fluffy. Our waiter, Nikola, was very kind and explained the gluten free food was made in a different area of the kitchen and the grills were not shared. When we first walked in I asked the host if they had gf options and he rattled off several, including buns, and said to make sure we told our server we needed gluten free so they could make sure the kitchen was informed. My son finished off all of the pancakes and had no reaction. We will for sure go back the next time we are in the area.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    This place is so friendly and have many gf options everyone was very welcoming. Highly recommend it. I got the gf pancakes with bananas and chocolate chips. It was very good!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    11 months ago

    My server, Amanda, was super helpful and could answer my questions, or was willing to go find out if she didn't know. I had the gluten free pancakes with bananas and pecans, and they were AMAZING! I definitely recommend this restaurant. UPDATE: JULY 2017 My boyfriend and I stopped here on our trip back south from the Porcupine Mountains. We were immediately greeted by George who welcomed us with a smiling face, and made us feel like family. We had great service from Nikola, who was patient, informative, and helpful in making sure all my dietary restrictions were met. We both got the Bison burgers with the salad bar, and they were amazing. Everything was home made, down to the freshly grated cheese at the salad bar. On previous visits I have also had the GF pancakes, which were delicious as well. Their prices were extremely reasonable. We will definitely return to this place that made us feel like we were coming home for dinner.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    11 months ago

    I overate because I could! Delicious and safe. 👍👍

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    I had the blueberry gluten-free pancakes and it was delicious. I did not get sick.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Our waitress was superb. My daughter and I both have celiac and went out of her way to make sure everything was safe. We had a wonderful breakfast and definitely would go back

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Over the course of a few days I had breakfast here 3 times and was never disappointed! Awesome omelettes and gluten free toast. Yes they use Pamela's mix for pancakes and is still good. Wait staff is very friendly. Go here as soon as it opens before going to the island!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Their gluten free pancakes were delicious. They also had sugar free syrup available . Cozy restaurant. .friendly staff..and they have Canadian bacon, regular bacon, sausage etc. Really good!

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    3 years ago

    The gfree pancakes were a delight. I asked them to add pecans and they did! 5 pancakes are $10+, but it was nice to be able to go out for breakfast and get something besides eggs and bacon. They use Pamela's pancake mix. No ill effects. They also have gfree bread, but I didn't try it.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    they may have gluten free pancakes on the menu but that is it. even the breakfast sausage is battered!?! NOTHING on the dinner buffet was gluten free except corn and iceberg lettuce salad.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 years ago

    Pancakes are good and gluten free, you get 5 huge ones for one order!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Pancakes

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Kid Friendly
  • Restaurant
Monday
8 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
8 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
8 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
8 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
8 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
8 am - 9:30 pm
Sunday
8 am - 9:30 pm
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