The Original Pancake House

3 recent ratings
$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Pancakes, Waffles
Safety Rating
3 ratings

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1633 W Lane Ave
Upper Arlington, OH 43221

Most Recent Reviews


Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Everything is cooked on a shared grill except eggs. All sausage products are coated in flower. Not safe at all for celiacs and I wasn’t informed about this until after getting sick.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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?

— Below Average

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


They did express *Gluten Friendly* as you never know with flour in the air. They are not a dedicated GF place, but have a separate prep area. But that said, My son has never been happier. He got a huge (10-12 pancakes) plate of Buckeye GF Pancakes no issues. Lots of options! Over 7 pancake options, 5 waffles options. Tons of toppings. Just ask your server they will know

Safety


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

— Very

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

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Called ahead and was told they take precautions. The menu has asterisks by GF items. The staff said there is a separate space for GF prep/cooking. The meal came out on a black-rimmed plate to indicate GF. Delicious pancakes & turkey sausage. Celiac and Will go back soon.

Safety


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

— 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
  • Offers outdoor seating
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

  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pancakes
  • Waffles

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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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Chocolate Chip GF pancakes on left.
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More Reviews


Overall Rating

Review


We went here for the first time today and I was very excited. If you eat pancakes raw, I do have to agree they are a little sour, but if you eat them with anything else they are amazing. They give you a large serving with no up charge. I was very excited and I will definitely be going back.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


I was so excited to find gluten friendly pancakes, especially because they have the look and texture of a normal pancake, but somehow they manage to taste like nothing and then have a distinctly sour aftertaste. I got chocolate chip pancakes and can’t even taste the chocolate. I ate one and think I’m going to throw the rest away because they taste so bad. the hash browns are decent, but some of the worst pancakes I’ve ever had. also there is no guarantee of no cross-contamination (hence “gluten friendly” instead of “gluten free”) which is fine for me, but don’t go here is cross contamination could be an issue for you

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Poor

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


I would be cautious eating here if you are celiac. They technically offer gf pancake batter but it is cooked on the same grill top as gluten pancakes and when my partner asked about their cross contamination protocol they joked to just not tell me about the cross contamination risk with a 🤫. I dont know if that employee still works there but they've lost my trust and offended me when they implied celiac is all in the head or that my full consent about what exposure risk I might take is not needed or a joke. Some celiacs are more symptomatic than others with exposure but that doesnt mean they arent experiencing damage to their intestines all the same. Not cool.

Safety


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

— Not 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

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


I’ve eaten here twice in the past week with no signs of gluten contamination. The pancakes are excellent, they offer fresh squeezed oj

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— 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

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


My favorite breakfast spot in Columbus. Has a ton of gluten (friendly: meaning they have gf batter but it is cooked on same stove top), flavors my favorites have been blueberry, pumpkin, and gingerbread! So many different options. Even has gf waffles and of course your traditional eggs, omelets, etc

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Waitress stressed that they were gluten friendly and cross-containment could occur. Had 1 GF pancake, bacon, and huevos ranchero. Really good food and I don’t think I had any CC.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


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

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


This place has one of the best gluten free breakfast menus in the twin cities

Safety


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

— 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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Gluten Intolerant

Overall Rating

Review


Got sick from the veggie sausages and it was completely awful. Not gluten free friendly.

Asymptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


The gluten-free pancakes were solid and appreciated. They have fresh blueberry syrup also which was terrific.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

Overall Rating

Review


OK here's my honest review going to the Original Pancake House with Celiac. They have several gluten free options, which is super cool. They can make any pancake gluten free, however, I have no idea what ingredients are in their add ons for pancakes and honestly I'm not sure the wait staff fully knows either. Due to that lack of confidence, I ordered plain GF pancakes. They tasted excellent and I highly recommend. The caveat is how sensitive are you and how willing are you to take a legit chance in potentially getting glutened? They do cook the pancakes on a separate griddle, but they use the same cooking utensil as regular pancakes, so the potential is there for cross contamination. I would avoid the waffles because they are cooked in the same waffle iron. I took a chance on the pancakes and I think I will be safe. I would stay away from ANY sides as they are cooked on the same griddled as the gluten foods. If I get glutened I am confident it is because I did not ask the right questions related to meat prep BEFORE I took a bite of the ham I ordered. So if you decide to roll the dice on this one and hope against hope because you just want to have a "normal" meal out with your family because celiac is HARD, I would recommend sticking with straight up GF plain pancakes. Hope that helps you all! Have a good day!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering

Overall Rating

Review


shit was gas as hell

Safety


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

— 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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

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