The Original Pancake House

3.0 stars 3.0 out of 5 2 ratings
$Pancakes, Breakfast, Restaurant

420 South San Antonio Road, Los Altos, CA 94022 Directions

(650) 559-9197
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    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    May 23, 2014

    The waiter had no idea what gluten was and offered to ask the chef but then did not. I ordered an omelette and it was fine, but not great. Atmosphere was mildly unappealing.

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    July 07, 2013

    gluten free by order

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    November 18, 2017

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

    Delicious GF pancakes! The eggs and hash browns were good too and didn't make me sick! Gluten free breakfast restaurants are hard to find, this one is worth it! I'm so full!

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    November 17, 2017

    817 Bloomfield Ave, West Caldwell, NJ 07006

    I used to frequent this place years ago before I acquired a severe gluten sensitivity. Back then, it was a great place. It’s gone down hill drastically. I recently went there with my family. My niece, mother, and I all ordered the gluten free pancakes. Surprisingly, we all got sick. The place was dirty and cross contamination was clearly unavoidable for them. Beware and be careful!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    November 13, 2017

    2229 Swallow Hill Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15220

    The best GF pancakes and waffles! Make sure to request the sugar free syrup though!

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    5 rating
    November 13, 2017

    3501 W 70th St, Minneapolis, MN 55435

    Great GF offers! GF Pancakes are super tasty! Good GF toast, etc. my waitress was super friendly and knowledgeable. Loved the experience!

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    5 rating
    November 12, 2017

    1750 Hamner Ave, Norco, CA 92860

    I had the most awesome experience here !! I ordered the blueberry gluten free waffle and I asked my server if the waffle was prepared with the other waffles. he stated that he wasn't sure and that he was going to ask therefore he came back and told me that they clean the waffle maker before making gluten free waffles. My suggestion is that you and sure you tell your server that you would like the waffle maker cleaned. the store manager Misty was so amazing she came out and spoke with us she wanted me to check the ingredient to ensure that I was able to eat the gluten-free waffle because of my other allergies that I have. she brought out the ingredients to the waffles to share with me and I was so excited that I was able to eat them. The only thing I wasn't able to eat was any of the syrup they are not a hundred percent Maple and because of other allergies I have as well I was not willing to try out an experiment unless it was a hundred percent maple. Next time I am just bringing my own syrup. I have to say I'm extremely excited to be able to eat breakfast somewhere that is gluten free friendly and it helps to have the staff be understanding and educated. although my server wasn't sure he didn't blow me off he went and checked. I wish we had a Misty at every restaurant that I went to!!! there are plenty of gluten-free choices on their menu !!!

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    5 rating
    November 12, 2017

    2059 Contra Costa Boulevard, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

    The gluten free pancakes are so delicious. They are light and fluffy. The omelets are huge and so filling. The staff is very knowledgeable of their gluten free menu.

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    4 rating Not celiac friendly
    November 06, 2017

    1418 E Lincoln Ave, Anaheim, CA 92805

    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.’

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    5 rating Not celiac friendly
    November 04, 2017

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

    Many choices of eggs and breakfast items. Manager reviewed ingredients for gluten and other allergies and was very considerate. Food was great and I did not have any health issues. I had eggs, turkey sausage and pan potatoes with salt and pepper. They also have gluten free pancakes. No dedicated gluten free area in the kitchen.

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    5 rating
    October 31, 2017

    14351 Nicollet Ct, Burnsville, MN 55306

    This place is amazing and delicious! The crepes are the best!!!!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    October 28, 2017

    14351 Nicollet Ct, Burnsville, MN 55306

    Absolutely delicious everything. Pancakes are fluffy and so tasty.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    October 28, 2017

    1418 E Lincoln Ave, Anaheim, CA 92805

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

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    October 25, 2017

    9403 Civic Centre Blvd, West Chester Township, OH 45069

    This location does not offer the gluten free pancake mix that it seems some of the other locations do, so I was disappointed. My server was very nice and extremely helpful when it came to ordering. Their oven baked omelets are awesome and I swapped the pancake side for fresh fruit and it was very fresh. I would recommend coming here, but you’ll be ordering normal everyday gluten free breakfast items.

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    4 rating
    October 24, 2017

    782 E Broadway, Eugene, OR 97401

    Love their gf pancakes and all the options, plus there are more gf menu items. If only they'd do their apple pancake and/or the dutch baby gf, I'd give them 5 stats and this would be my all time favorite place!!

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    October 10, 2017

    1810 SW White Birch Cir, Ankeny, IA 50023

    Most pancakes are available gluten free. However, they are marked as 'gluten friendly' on the menu as they are cooked on the same griddle as wheat pancakes and so they cannot guarantee they are gluten free.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    September 30, 2017

    1661 County Road B2 W, Roseville, MN 55113

    Very considerate and authentically gluten-free.

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    1 rating
    September 30, 2017

    1518 W 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260

    Saturday morning and wife's gone, I can't cook Gluten free pancakes. Stop by the "original pancake house" for a to-go order of GF pancakes to take home to my boy. The don't to take out orders on weekends because they are too busy???? Strange?? Plus the restaurant was half empty. Bad business, bad customer service, lack of common sense, and just dumb. Thanks for nothing.

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    5 rating
    September 30, 2017

    915 Charlottetowne Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204

    Great gluten free options including their meats and pancakes

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    September 24, 2017

    915 Charlottetowne Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204

    They have a special menu that tells you which pancakes they can make with certified gluten free pancake mix. The pancakes are fluffy and have the same texture as a regular pancake, which is typically hard to find especially at a chain type restaurant. Our waitress was great; super attentive and timely even with being short staffed.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    September 10, 2017

    1700 W Parmer Ln, Austin, TX 78727

    Awesome gf chocolate chip and coconut pancakes.

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    5 rating
    September 08, 2017

    2900 Lemmon Ave #200, Dallas, TX 75204

    BEST GLUTEN FREE PANCAKES! Add chocolate chips to make them even better!

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    Celiac
    4 rating Not celiac friendly
    September 06, 2017

    601 S Pine St, Tacoma, WA 98405

    Glúten Free Menu. Not safe for celiacs though.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    September 04, 2017

    12224 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852

    Great gluten free pancakes. Definitely will be coming back

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    August 31, 2017

    3717 Plaza Way, Kennewick, WA 99338

    Gluten friendly menu. Staffing was very helpful. It was nice to be able to get pancakes. Food was ok.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    August 17, 2017

    601 S Pine St, Tacoma, WA 98405

    Gluten free pancakes are amazing!!!! You get 6 medium sized pancakes, SIX!!!! Their bacon pancakes are bomb.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 14, 2017

    3501 W 70th St, Minneapolis, MN 55435

    Great food. Knowledgable staff about Celiac and cross contamination. Will be back!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 06, 2017

    3501 W 70th St, Minneapolis, MN 55435

    Incredible food and service. Have been here lots of times and have never been sick. 100% recommend you go here for great and safe GF food!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 02, 2017

    1810 SW White Birch Cir, Ankeny, IA 50023

    the menu is very clear on which items can be made gluten free. staff was very knowledgeable! is a little more pricey compared to a normal pancake house, but the size proportions are huge!!! well worth the money and no reaction afterwards! will most definitely come back

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    August 01, 2017

    5900 W Fairview Ave, Boise, ID 83704

    Ended up super duper sick:( Learned the hard way- eating at home.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 01, 2017

    170 Hamilton Ave, White Plains, NY 10605

    Pancakes were excellent and served on a color coded plate to avoid cross contamination as much as possible. Service was very knowledgeable about gluten and very efficient with our needs. The coffee was spectacular. Server mentioned he grinds the beans himself in the morning and it really made a difference.

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    5 rating
    July 23, 2017

    1661 County Road B2 W, Roseville, MN 55113

    Excellent service. Ate here twice for the GF crepes. Heaven!

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    July 22, 2017

    2301 N Central Expy #156, Plano, TX 75075

    I don't understand why anyone who needs to be gluten-free would eat here.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    July 21, 2017

    5148 W 159th St, Oak Forest, IL 60452

    Yes they have gf batter but they are cooked with everything else.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 19, 2017

    17 11400 S, Sandy, UT 84070

    super gf friendly!!! they serve the best gf pancakes I've ever had and they are very customizable. I always get the bacon pancakes and they never disappoints. I have eaten here multiple times and have never gotten sick. Always super tasty. I would definitely recommend.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 17, 2017

    16363 Whittier Boulevard, Whittier

    They do a really good job with the gluten free pancake. You can flavor it will any of the other options on the menu like fruit, nuts, cottage cheese.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    July 15, 2017

    2075 Niagara Falls Boulevard, Buffalo, NY 14228

    I ordered GF pancakes and was very very sick. Haven't gone back since.

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    1 rating
    July 09, 2017

    2900 Lemmon Ave #200, Dallas, TX 75204

    NEVER EAT HERE!!!FEEL LIKE I CAN THROW UP!!! AWFUL!!

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    5 rating
    July 07, 2017

    14351 Nicollet Ct, Burnsville, MN 55306

    Delicious GF pancakes! The options for GF are many, and the portions are large. Can't wait to go back.

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    5 rating
    July 07, 2017

    2059 Contra Costa Boulevard, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

    We take my grandmother, who has celiac, here all the time and she has never had any problems. The staff is friendly and seems to be very knowledgeable. I highly recommend giving it a try. It's one of our favorite places!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 07, 2017

    915 Charlottetowne Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204

    Love this place! My non-gf husband and I eat here all the time. Gf pancakes are delicious!

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    June 26, 2017

    8903 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33434

    Not Fully Gluten Free- only gluten friendly. Items cooked on same grill space as non gluten free items.

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    5 rating
    June 24, 2017

    2229 Swallow Hill Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15220

    Just enjoyed a decadent meal, most items available GF (except the maple syrup, due to caramel coloring additive). No worries! The cherry kijafa blintz needs no syrup! We also enjoyed the corned beef hash omelet and a side of fruit and bacon. coffee was meh but everything else delicious! service was great!!! *not celiac, just sensitive

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    June 24, 2017

    14351 Nicollet Ct, Burnsville, MN 55306

    Several people at the restaurant have Celiacs, so they know how to keep our food safe to eat. Great pancakes!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    June 19, 2017

    915 Charlottetowne Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204

    We were a little hesitant to eat here at first because me, my sister, and my mom all have celiac, and they told us they used the same griddle for pancakes as the regular ones. However, we were told they could use a separate pan for our GF pancakes. Me and my sister had chocolate chip pancakes, and my mom had the buttermilk pancakes. They were fantastic and none of us got sick!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    June 14, 2017

    9403 Civic Centre Blvd, West Chester Township, OH 45069

    Buckwheat pancakes very good!!!

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    5 rating
    June 10, 2017

    1810 SW White Birch Cir, Ankeny, IA 50023

    Great tasting food! Staff we spoke with all seemed educated. I didn't get sick after eating there. Pancake options are available. This is notated, in part, on the menu.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    June 06, 2017

    2229 Swallow Hill Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15220

    My boyfriend has celiac, has gotten very very sick twice in the past few months. Both times talked to the manager directly who assured us they had the kitchen staff switch out all the utensils and that they would oversee the whole thing. I do not doubt they did, I just think for highly sensitive celiac customers there is an uncontrollable factor that they are unaware of.

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    3 rating Not celiac friendly
    May 29, 2017

    1418 E Lincoln Ave, Anaheim, CA 92805

    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.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    May 21, 2017

    2900 Lemmon Ave #200, Dallas, TX 75204

    no GF menu. no help in the matter. the only option that states GF buy it is pancakes, which is definitely not a good option for celiac.

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    5 rating
    May 13, 2017

    170 Hamilton Ave, White Plains, NY 10605

    The gluten free pancakes were really good! Though the second time I went, I did have some symptoms that I'm pretty sure came from here. The third time I was fine, and they told me the gluten free food comes on a special color plate so watch for that and ask about it. They don't claim to be gluten free here, just "friendly", so celiacs may wish to avoid.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    May 01, 2017

    782 E Broadway, Eugene, OR 97401

    Amazing GF pancakes! I would highly recommend

Gluten-Free Features

  • Pancakes

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
Monday
6:30 am - 2 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 2 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 2 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 2 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 2 pm
Saturday
7 am - 3 pm
Sunday
7 am - 3 pm
Notes
Only select locations have gluten free pancakes available. The locations found here have announced they are serving them.

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