Best GF pancakes I've ever had hands down.
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.
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.’
Great GF pancakes and knowledgeable staff. Come early though or be prepared to wait!
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.
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.
Best gluten free pancakes/food I have ever eaten. I literally cried when I tasted the pancakes because they tasted so real
They were great, I had no problems. I'm super sensitive, ordered the corned beef hash and Pancakes and they were Delicious!
They have the best gluten free blue pancakes. They have a variety of pancakes that they will make gluten free
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!
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!
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.
I have eaten at two Original Pancake House locations in the Twin Cities. I like how many options they have for GF - not just a couple of menu options I didn’t feel like I had to miss out on anything when ordering. They definitely have trained their staff on food allergies and have defined procedures in place. Gluten free meals come on a different colored/rimmed plate and when they serve it to you, they verify “gluten free pancakes” or whatever you ordered. I had great meals both times and had no reaction afterward. I will go again.
Had a great experience here with my 4yo daughter who has Celiacs. The staff answered all my questions and I felt confident eating here. Also best gluten free pancakes I have tried yet.
Staff was TERRIBLE. Completely lied to me and continued to screw up my order. Gave me extra food after messing my order up, and then expected us to pay for their mistakes. Menu for gluten free sucks as well, but surprisingly the food was decent so if you’re lookin for bad service and mediocre food, this is the place.
Awesome breakfast. Really hard to find a safe breakfast place but this is it. All GF orders come out on a special plate. All GF orders are made in separate prep area and grill. Blueberry pancakes are great. Will be a regular here.
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.
If you are Celiac, this is not a safe location to eat at. All cooking is done in the same equipment as the gluten items. No separate space or dedicated waffle iron. Yes they have a gluten free menu but that's because they have ingredients that are gluten free but that's all. Major risk of cross contamination and getting sick.
I had high expectations reading the reviews before coming here but was very disappointed. I explained to the waitress that I have celiac disease and they need to use new pans and utensils etc. I ordered eggs, sausage links and hash browns and confirmed with her they were all gluten free. It came out on a normal white plate (pretty sure their GF food comes out on colored plates). I was hesitant but starving so I ate it nonetheless (obviously should’ve followed my gut and been more careful). My receipt did not have an allergy alert or anything so I know she didn’t tell the kitchen. Well I definitely got glutened as I’ve been in the bathroom since. Very disappointed with the service. I will be calling tomorrow when they open back up to let their manager know and hope this doesn’t happen again. Also they don’t have a separate GF menu so it is very confusing to know what is GF and what isn’t, the only thing labeled as available as GF is their pancakes, waffles, and crepes and not the naturally GF things like eggs, potatoes etc. I really hope they get a separate GF menu to make it more clear for those of us with celiac disease and uncertain about their menu.
Have “gluten friendly” pancakes that are the fluffiest encountered. They have only one kitchen so cross-contamination risks.
One star: No GF pancakes or crepes like other locations. Good breakfast food, just no GF specialties.
Unknown if the pancakes have their own grill
Very knowledgeable management and staff. This particular location has separate waffle irons and prep for the GF products and GF items will be served on different-color plates. Check with managers for egg dishes and specials - they’re happy to help. I eat here almost weekly and never have problems. :)
Awesome! How have I lived in St Louis this long and never been here! Plenty of gluten free choice and very knowledgeable about allergens !
My boy got really sick after eating here. It was super busy with multiple Christmas parties and even though we spoke to manager and all about avoiding cross contamination my son got stomache ache soon after. I would not recommend coming here if you are highly allergic. Also FYI their pancakes even though can be gluten free are not dairy free because Mix has dairy in it.
My gluten-loving friend swears that their GF pancakes are better than normal ones! Staff is trained for celiac/allergies. I recommend the banana pancakes, the apple waffle, and the potatoes - but not at the same time, because they give you huge portions.
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Only select locations have gluten free pancakes available. The locations found here have announced they are serving them.