Smitty's Pancake & Steak House

12 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant, Steakhouse
90% of 10 votes say it's celiac friendly
645 W Broadway St
Idaho Falls, ID 83402

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Celiac

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Got the GF pancakes with strawberries, very good and filling!

Safety


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

— 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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for lunch
Updated 2 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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Gluten free pancakes marked. Server very aware of celiac and suggested good things to complement the meal. Would eat again!

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Good

Updated 2 weeks ago read full review

Not celiac

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Here for breakfast. They offer GF bread/buns and their own GF pancakes. The pancakes were good and came out flagged as GF. GF salad dressings also listed. Staff was helpful.

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
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
Updated 3 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

  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pancakes

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Steakhouse
  • Takeout

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They also made my hash browns and bacon on a safe spot of the griddle! Delish!
I ordered the cinnamon apple and added sweet pecans to the short stack and it was AHMAZING!
Gluten Free Blueberry Pancakes!
Gluten Free pancakes! They are pretty thin, but still super yummy and not rubbery at all.
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Celiac

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I was informed they have gluten free bread and pancakes. I decided to try the French toast with gluten free bread. It was very delicious! My son ordered the fries which are so good! I’ll Be returning to try a burger and fries!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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
Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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love the pancakes. Their bread is wonderful too. Staff is always friendly and knowledgeable.

Safety


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

— 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?

— 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
Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I’ve eaten here several times and I love their pancakes! Please be aware that you need to make sure your server understands if you are celiac and they will take extra precautions. Otherwise they cook the GF food on the same griddle as everything else. I’ve never had a reaction, but I have had to send the pancakes back to be redone when double checking with my server when they were brought to our table. Be extra careful when they are super busy.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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 kids
Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Pancakes are the best gf pancakes I've ever had!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Best gf pancakes I’ve ever had!!! They are fully aware of celiac issues and cook everything separate

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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GF menu isn’t that big but it’s an alright menu. GF pancakes are popular.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious blueberry pancakes. A few have mentioned getting sick. Do not use the boysenberry, strawberry and apricot syrups on the table. The server told me they are not gluten free. She brought me maple syrup that is gluten free. I did fine.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I went to this restaurant because the reviews said that it was safe. I told the server I have Celiac and wanted GF pancakes. There must of been something wrong with the pancakes because I ended up vomiting later. The only other things I ate were certified GF so it had to be the pancakes.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great wait staff! Very friendly and respectful of GF needs. I go here just for gf pancakes! They have both blueberry and chocolate chip. I also love their thick cut bacon. Great comfort food breakfast!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Love all the gluten free options! Gluten free pancakes are so yummy!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Awesome!! Huge gluten free pancakes that taste BETTER than 'regular!' Our waitress double checked that they do indeed have a dedicated fryer (and delicious fries). They do share a cooking grill for everything, but clean it thoroughly before cooking for gluten free. My husband had a patty melt, I had ham, we split pancakes and fries, and neither of us got sick!! We're both very sensitive! Excellent food AND service. Thank you Smittys

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The owner’s daughter is celiac and ensured that foods and prep areas that are gluten free remain that way. Staff is very careful and knowledgeable. GF pancakes are great! Other GF items are tasty as well and haven’t had a reaction to anything served.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Food was great. Steak cooked perfectly. Gluten free pancakes were delicious. Bacon was yummy.

Service from the kitchen was incredibly slow.

Service from our waitress was awesome.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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not safe. I was excited to try a breakfast place, but I got very sick from the eggs.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Their gluten free pancakes are amazing. I eat here every time I'm in Idaho Falls.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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GF pancakes are amazing!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I have a wheat allergy so severe that the tiniest crumb throws me into anaphylaxis, so I ask a lot of questions about how the food is prepared. I learned that here the fries have a dedicated fryer and the gluten free bread is toasted in a GF dedicated toaster. The GF pancakes are prepared on the same surface as the regular ones, but they will cook them on a different surface (such as a clean pan) if you request it. The food was okay and the service was fantastic! I would feel comfortable eating here again.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Eaten once and didn't get sick

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Very low key, American Diner type restaurant. They have menus for people who want gluten free that highlight which dishes are gluten free, so you can see the whole menu but know which dishes are safe. They offer several breakfast options, sandwiches, burgers, steaks. I ordered an omlette with gluten free pancakes because I heard the pancakes were good. They really were! Our service was slow to start out but it picked up fast and our food arrived very quickly after we ordered.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Large GF menu, knowledgable staff, and really good food.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Food was excellent! Waitress was very attentive... making sure everything was safe. Would highly recommend Smitty's to anyone needing to be gluten free

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Our server was very knowledgable. The GF menu does highlight a few deep fried things, but she let us know there's no dedicated fryer, so we avoided the fries and tots and were fine. Not fast, but we prefer safe, so we entertained ourselves. The ribeye is fantastic. Not much on the kids menu is GF so I got a big rib eye steak and shared it with my youngest. They were knowledgable about cross contamination, the GF toast was tasty.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Separate gluten free menu. Server asked cook about items for my added dairy allergy. She was very attentive and helpful. Food was truly gluten and dairy free. No cross contamination. I didn't get sick. Very pleasant experience.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Good GF pancakes. My eggs were cooked perfectly. Our server was helpful & understood cross contamination. The GF menu made it easy to find something safe to eat. Great place to stop on the way to the airport.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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my pancakes were fantastic. they have a separate menu that's marked very clearly and has notes regarding GF items/prep. I gave 4 stars instead of 5 because the service was a little slow and our server didn't seem to fully grasp my concerns, plus my son's steak was way overdone, but it was a great find and if I'm ever in the area I'd definitely go back.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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One of the best parts of visiting the in-laws is having pancakes at Smitty's. They are fantastic! Never been ill (except for the sugar crash from too much syrup, but that's on me). I don't branch out from my pancakes and bacon, so I can't comment on anything beyond those, but they get those two spot on!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I had a gf Reuben and fries....yummy and no issues!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Last reviewer must have had a bad waitress.... The syrup was gf and they will cook meat (sausage, bacon& ham are gf) on a dedicated grill. Pancakes were awesome!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Smittys offered gf pancakes which were delicious - their own recipe. However the waitress said none of their syrups or their breakfast meats are gf so I ate dry pancakes and eggs. What's the point? Hoping I caught them on a bad day. No gf menu or options was given to me. Otherwise Smitty's is a legendary place to eat in Idaho Falls for the non-gf person.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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GF Pancakes were the absolute best we EVER had. Just like others we were waiting for the gluten affect because they taste just like regular pancakes...but it didn't happen. If your on a GF diet, but you crave the taste of food you grew up on then this place is worth the trip. We came from California!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I had to double check that my pancakes were gluten free. They have their own, from scratch, recipe. Very good. Plus they make all their own syrups.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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The kiddo and I needed someplace to have some breakfast while on the road and we decided, on a whim, to stop at Smitty's Pancake and Steakhouse. We figured we could at least get eggs. Let me tell you we were so excited to see that they offered GF pancakes. And we were even more excited (and overly stuffed) when we tasted the pancakes. I was so worried they had gluten in them they were so good! We didn't have any issues after eating there and we ate a LOT!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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