The Original Pancake House

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 8 ratings
$Pancakes, Breakfast, Restaurant
66% of 6 votes say it's Celiac friendly

8300 McKnight Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 Directions

(412) 358-9622
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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    Not safe for those with a serious gluten allergy or sensitivity. We walked in and walked right back out after inquiring about their cross contamination. Menu says on it shared kitchen and shared cooking surface. Asked the waitress if they could cook on a clean, separate surface and was told no they cook all the pancakes together on the same pan.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    9 months ago

    Not gluten free options, but labeled as “gluten friendly.” Did not stay to eat.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Waitress showed me what I could order and they used separate pan to make my potatoes. Gf crepes were sooo good!

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    5 rating
    5 years ago

    They can make the regular pancakes gluten-free! It was so nice to finally have (good!) pancakes again

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    6 years ago

    good gluten free pancakes and good bacon

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    6 years ago

    Amazing staff. Excellent GF pancakes. Never got sick eating here. Amazing. Highly recommend to anyone with Celiac!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    6 years ago

    Yummy pancakes!! And the potatoes are amazing!

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    5 rating
    6 years ago

    fantastic service and great food! also great kid friendly gluten free!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 days ago

    14351 Nicollet Ct, Burnsville, MN 55306

    Food is amazing! They do a wonderful job with gf!!

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    6 days ago

    1025 SW Donovan Ave, Bend, OR 97702

    GF food is prepared on the same grill as the regular food and there are no extra precautions in the kitchen. On gheir website they make it seem like you could realy eat gluten free pancakes here, but that is clearly not the case. I wouldn’t even be sure about something like the egg dishes they serve.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 week ago

    510 W Lyndon B. Johnson Fwy, Irving, TX 75063

    Staff was accommodating on making my meal GF while saving us $ on combos because my wife is not GF. Pancakes seem to be the only GF special item and they are delicious! Typically get the eggs, sausage, grits, & GF pancakes and have no gluten sensitivity to any of those items.

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    Celiac
    3 rating Celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    8355 Beechmont Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45255

    Gf pancakes. Huge selection. some cross contamination

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 weeks ago

    4165 Main St, Bay Harbor, MI 49770

    Gluten friendly pancakes were delicious!

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    3501 W 70th St, Minneapolis, MN 55435

    My husband and I have tried eating here on several occasions. Each time the staff seems less and less knowledgeable, and takes our allergy concerns less seriously. Most recently the manager came over to explain the allergy friendly meal process including identifiable multicolored plates. Our food came out on regular plates and we were told they don’t have colorful plates anymore by the waitstaff. After getting sick yet again from this locations it is needless to say we will not be coming back.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    3 weeks ago

    2851 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306

    Seriously ? These pancakes are HORRIBLE ! Completely uneatable . I chocked down one to be sure . But , I just can’t . 🤢 If you think theses are good GF pancakes you need to get out in the world . Wow just shocked someone liked these . I make better at home all the time and have had far better numerous places . I assume the regular pancakes are better . The 1 Star is for the GREAT service and descent coffee .

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 weeks ago

    3501 W 70th St, Minneapolis, MN 55435

    LOTS of GF selections. Waffles, French toast... I had the pumpkin pancakes. They were so good, I ate all 3 and now am stuffed! They serve GF on different color plates, which is extra reassuring.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 month ago

    2851 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306

    While I agree with Mike that the cross contamination is possible But the GF pancakes are delicious if you get a chance to try them.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    1 month ago

    1418 E Lincoln Ave, Anaheim, CA 92805

    No GF menu but staff was super helpful and my food was delish and I feel great.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    105 S State Road 7, Royal Palm Beach, FL 33414

    Waitress was knowledgeable, but of course that's hit or miss in such a busy place. I asked where the GF pancakes are cooked and she went to double check and I was told they have a separate grill for gluten free. I had the two by four, which is two eggs and four pancakes. I also had an order of hashbrowns which I asked to be cooked on the GF grill just in case. The pancakes were delicious! So much so that I had to double check that they were indeed GF. They arrived with a little toothpick flag in them and we're noticeably different from my husband's gluten pancakes though. The waitress told me they have another celiac customer that brings her Nima tester in and has never had a problem.

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    3322 East Chapman Avenue, Orange, CA 92869

    The Original Pancake House in Aliso Viejo, CA is not celiac friendly. The menu lists gluten friendly pancakes with a note that they are not for celiacs. When I asked the server if the griddle could be cleaned off before making them, she said: No they won't do that. But if you are not celiac and just want to eat GF pancakes, they are good.

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    3 rating
    2 months ago

    1418 E Lincoln Ave, Anaheim, CA 92805

    Blueberry GF pancakes were pretty dry.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    8903 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33434

    The gluten free pancakes were good. They had a few gluten free items and they cook it separately. A different person brings the GF food to the table so I knew it was the GF food. My son never got sick from them. I would definitely go back.

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    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    1418 E Lincoln Ave, Anaheim, CA 92805

    The gluten friendly pancakes are not celiac safe, they are made on the same grill. The omelette lacked flavor.

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    Celiac
    3 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    3000 Westgate Mall, Fairview Park, OH 44126

    We are from Columbus, OH and frequent the OPH in Columbus. This location doesn’t hold a candle to that one! No GF waffles, only a couple GF pancake selections, and the pancakes unfortunately taste GF (the ones at the OPH in Columbus don’t taste GF). As a disclaimer, I probably would have enjoyed it more had the location in Columbus not already totally exceeded my expectations.

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    Not celiac
    1 rating
    2 months ago

    8903 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33434

    Told them I was gluten / dairy free. Used butter to make my omelet. Been sick all day.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    2909 E Harmony Rd #140, Fort Collins, CO 80528

    We eat here on a regular basis since it’s one of the few places my daughter and I can get pancakes. We’ve never been glutened. Staff are always knowledgeable, kind, and professional as well.

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    5 rating
    3 months ago

    17 11400 S, Sandy, UT 84070

    Love the gluten free pancakes and they have several other things that are gluten free as well.

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    4 rating
    3 months ago

    2301 N Central Expy #156, Plano, TX 75075

    Had my first gf visit. Their gf pancakes are pretty good (even if a bit pricier). Menu doesn’t have as many gf options as most other breakfast places.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    3 months ago

    17 11400 S, Sandy, UT 84070

    Pretty much all they had was pancakes and a lot of syrups but the pancakes are pretty good and the strawberry syrup is delicious

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    Celiac
    5 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    1633 W Lane Ave, Upper Arlington, OH 43221

    delicious GF pancakes and waffles. not celiac friendly because the griddle is shared. a little on the expensive side.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 months ago

    16363 Whittier Boulevard, Whittier

    Excellent gf pancakes. My non gluten family members like them better then the regular pancakes.

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    Not celiac
    4 rating
    3 months ago

    14905 Pomerado Rd, Poway, CA 92064

    Delicious gluten-free pancakes. Though my waitress thought you could only order blueberries or bananas as add-ins, I see get reviews discussing more options. I docked a star because when they served me, I double-checked that they were gluten-free. They said "no" and quickly took them away. They were super apologetic and brought the correct ones out shortly after. Always confirm!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    549 Prairie Center Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344

    Staff was knowledgeable and there were plenty of gluten free options! I went with a large group from work and was concerned about my food getting mixed up with others. That didn’t happen though! They put there gluten free food one different colored plates! I ordered strawberry crepes and the were delicious! Best part was I have celiac disease and I didn’t get sick! Will eat here again!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    4 months ago

    1661 County Road B2 W, Roseville, MN 55113

    Very understanding about GF items, lots of choices, knowledgeable staff, and the food tastes great. Any of the pancakes are tasty and good texture, I just wish they had GF Buckwheat. The only draw back is their popularity means a lot of rude and entitled people who don't like to wait and take it out on other customers and staff. Go on a weekday to avoid the passive aggressive suburban soccer mom's from hell.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    3322 East Chapman Avenue, Orange, CA 92869

    Maybe it was the server I unfortunately had but I did not feel safe to eat here beyond a bowl of fruit. The gluten free pancakes are made on the same griddle; “we clean it off”. The waffles are made in the same waffle irons as non GF waffles, “ we clean that too and use it”. I’m truly happy fellow Celiacs have had success here but I find it to be too risky; thereby unsafe.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    1418 E Lincoln Ave, Anaheim, CA 92805

    Fantastic food - Really fresh. Be warned they serve LARGE portions. Yelp ahead to get your name on the waitlist. We waited 45 minutes for breakfast and it was worth it.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    170 Hamilton Ave, White Plains, NY 10605

    I can’t say enough about this place.. awesome gluten free pancakes for a decent price-bonus- they serve coffee labs coffee which is really good (local). You can get add ins like banana or chocolate chip and a few others. I highly recommend this place.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    5 months ago

    5900 W Fairview Ave, Boise, ID 83704

    GF labels on the menu. GF pancakes were excellent. Popular place so you may have to wait for a table.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    2220 McGillivray Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R3Y 1N8, Canada

    I go there and get the banana split waffle every time, great knowledgeable staff.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    12224 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852

    Best pancakes I’ve had gluten free or not! Dedicated plates the staff knew what I could and could not have and what could and could not be modified.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    1700 W Parmer Ln, Austin, TX 78727

    My husband and I ate at the Original Pancake House, on Parmer Lane, for breakfast Sat. morning; it was our first time to eat there. I had three “Gluten Free” Original Pancakes which were so delicious!! They were nice and thick, and had substance to them. The soft whipped butter and warmed syrup was a nice compliment to the pancakes. I also had 2 thick strips of turkey bacon, which were a bit over cooked. My husband enjoyed his breakfast of Eggs Benedict w/regular bacon, and a half order of Buttermilk Pancakes. The coffee was piping hot and yummy. I wanted to compliment our waitress, Daniela. When I told her that I had to eat “gluten free” because I have Celiac; she seemed acknowledgeable about what I was saying, and showed me the GF items on the menu, and explained the cooking process in the kitchen area, which made me feel, at ease. Thanks! We will definitely be back!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    1661 County Road B2 W, Roseville, MN 55113

    Separate kitchen prep area, good experience

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    7 months ago

    1700 W Parmer Ln, Austin, TX 78727

    Loved their GF pancakes! They are served on a different colored plate from everyone else which is also great!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    7 months ago

    3000 Westgate Mall, Fairview Park, OH 44126

    Best gluten free pancakes! I was diagnosed with Celiac 10 yrs ago. I've been to a lot of restaurants! I come here often, and I've never had a bad reaction after dining here. The pecan pancakes are phenomenal! You have to try them! 😋

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    601 S Pine St, Tacoma, WA 98405

    They will try but the kitchen is not set up for true gluten free. Not safe for celiacs.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    3000 Westgate Mall, Fairview Park, OH 44126

    I called ahead to ask about a GF menu. Hostess said they have GF pancakes. I decided to meet family here for breakfast. While ordering I asked about pancakes and server was unaware of procedures for prep, only aware that they do offer GF pancakes. I also asked about their egg dishes and if any of these could be prepared GF. Her response - “we don’t put milk in any of our egg dishes.” I then decided to just have coffee. GF pancakes might be fine for someone without Celiac, but as a Celiac I would not eat food from this restaurant.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    14351 Nicollet Ct, Burnsville, MN 55306

    Gluten free pancakes are a great. I've had no issues eating at the Original Pancake House over the years.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    7 months ago

    1025 SW Donovan Ave, Bend, OR 97702

    Wonderful breakfast. Offers GF options but has a contaminated kitchen. Be careful!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    1418 E Lincoln Ave, Anaheim, CA 92805

    My wife has celiac and this place is very knowledgeable about what had gluten and what didn't. She had the Denver omelet and GF pancakes with bananas walnuts and whipped cream. No issues at all after. Great place.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    1049 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3T 1Z6

    Really good pancakes. Didn't get sick. Staff was knowledgable.

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    8 months ago

    915 Charlottetowne Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204

    Used to love this place! Have eaten here so many times, but today may have been my last. I went to the Wells Fargo championship after here and that was a huge mistake because I was SO sick and absolutely humiliated in front of so many people. Projectile vomit all over myself. Ruined the day for me and my hubby. BE CAREFUL eating here.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    790 E 2100 S #400, Salt Lake City, UT 84106

    Not Gluten Free! They have gluten free waffles, but take NO measures to prevent cross-contamination. This was explained to me by a server. Stay away, especially if it's busy!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    1049 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3T 1Z6

    Staff was knowledgeable and knew exactly what was made in a separate fryer from gluten- good place for a celiac!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    17000 Chesterfield Airport Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63005

    This place was wonderful! I was diagnosed with Celiac 5 years ago and haven't had a decent pancake until now! It was delicious and the service was fantastic! They knew all about Celiac and knew how to make sure that everything came out just right!

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    1505 William D Tate Ave, Grapevine, TX 76051

    If I could give 0 stars I would. I got the gluten free pancakes and got so insanely sick. I will never go back.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    8 months ago

    17 11400 S, Sandy, UT 84070

    These are the best pancakes that I have had I a really long time. They can make just about any of the pancakes with the gluten free batter. Delish

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    1418 E Lincoln Ave, Anaheim, CA 92805

    Best GF pancakes I've ever had hands down.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    8 months ago

    7201 Hodgson Memorial Dr B, Savannah, GA 31406

    We were very nervous about eating here as there was only 1 review. We called ahead and were informed that the staff would clean the griddle before cooking any GF food. The waitress was not very knowledgeable but promised to be careful. The side of bacon needed to be sent back b/c she forgot to indicate it needed to be cooked separately. Overall the food was fine and my daughter did not get sick, which is the most important aspect of eating out for her.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Pancakes

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
7 am - 3 pm
Wednesday
7 am - 3 pm
Thursday
7 am - 3 pm
Friday
7 am - 3 pm
Saturday
7 am - 3 pm
Sunday
7 am - 3 pm
Notes
Many Original Pancake House locations offer gluten free pancakes. Please speak to your server about taking the proper precautions to prevent cross contamination, if necessary.
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