The Original Pancake House

19 ratings
$ • Restaurant
72% of 11 votes say it's celiac friendly
1418 E Lincoln Ave
Anaheim, CA 92805

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Celiac

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

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Blueberry GF pancakes were pretty dry.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 years 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

  • Pancakes

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Kid Friendly
  • Restaurant

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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Celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Best GF pancakes I've ever had hands down.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Went here while visiting California, after looking at many different places to eat I found The Original Pancake House and it seemed the best for celiac. I had the gluten free chocolate chip pancake and it was very well made and I could not tell if it was gluten free or not. The staff were all very kind and accommodating, they listened carefully and understood the precautions needed for celiac. I would recommend this restaurant but as always make sure to let the staff know if you have an allergy as they take it seriously. I didn't not feel ill afterwards.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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There is NO gluten free menu. They claim they always clean the grill between every order. What that probably means is they scrape it off. It’s unlikely they are actually cleaning anything, including the utensils to turn the pancakes. That said, they do have gluten free pancake batter and can add strawberry or blueberry compote on top. Pancakes were decent and I didn’t get sick. I’m gluten/wheat sensitive and get headaches within 20 minutes of contact with wheat-if someone grilled bread then placed my chicken on the same grill I’ll know it. So I wouldn’t recommend it if you’re celiac. The staff is knowledgeable but they’re not going through any hoops for you. The manager said, ‘There is flour floating through the air in the kitchen.’

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great GF pancakes and knowledgeable staff. Come early though or be prepared to wait!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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They told us they could clean the grill but not guarantee and they would try. They wouldn't change gloves even though I asked them too they refused. The pancakes were delicious but my daughter stopped because she started to feel sick. Honestly after watching them (we sat by the kitchen) I just don't see how it could be safe. The waitresses are touching food on the plate when they are carrying them so it just can't be safe. Really bummed bc it was so good just not safe.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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I am sure their gf pancakes and waffles are great, however for anyone who has a true allergy, it needs to be known that they are made on the same grill with gluten containing products. For this reason my daughter and I chose not to eat here. We're sad to not be able to eat here, but would rather not deal with the consequences of the cross contamination.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Best gluten free pancakes/food I have ever eaten. I literally cried when I tasted the pancakes because they tasted so real

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They were great, I had no problems. I'm super sensitive, ordered the corned beef hash and Pancakes and they were Delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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They have the best gluten free blue pancakes. They have a variety of pancakes that they will make gluten free

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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My family adored this restaurant and it will definitely be our go-to pre-Disneyland breakfast from now on. They are very up front about the risk of cross-contamination so if you are celiac or very sensitive use your own best judgement. My boys are not overly sensitive and had no adverse reactions. That being said, we loved it! My son could pick any specialty waffle or pancake off the menu. He was delighted!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Great little breakfast place. My daughter had Gluten free blueberry pancakes and she really liked them. They cook them on a separate grill to minimize contamination. She didn't get sick at all! We also ordered bacon and eggs, buttermilk pancakes and french crepes. All the food was delicious! It's a cute little place with not a lot of seating. We didn't have to wait because we went an hr after the parks opened. Price are reasonable servers were friendly and food was quick. I would totally recommend this place to anyone! And they accept credit cards now!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Great food. Best coffee too! Our 4 year old was able to eat gluten free pancakes! They were delicious and she loved them. It was nice to be able to have her order pancakes at a restaurant instead of just hash browns. Cozy little restaurant. Highly recommend! Just very busy but still good service.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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cash only.....

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

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Amazing, gluten free, choices. Approx 1/3 of menu can be prepared gf. Separate prep area in kitchen for gf. Fresh strawberry crepes are delicious!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • 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

Not celiac

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Great experience, and very friendly and knowledgeable staff. They talked me through their limitations since they cook all the pancakes on the same grill, which may be an issue for celiacs. My food was great, I had gluten free pancakes and stole some of my husbands omelet. Flavor was great. The whole family loved all the food and my kids had a great experience. We would absolutely go back. You should be sure to not use the sugar though, because they have oyster crackers in them to prevent moisture.

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?

— Most

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 selection of healthy options
Celiac

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Excellent Customer Service! Excellent Gluten-free pancakes, the best I've ever eaten. Waitress was very knowledgeable in regards to GF items

Safety


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

— 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

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Gluten free options. Staff knowledgeable about menu. Have never had a flare up after eating here.

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

Overall Rating

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?

— Average

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