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.
Nima tested for gluten and came back as gluten free! I was pleasantly surprised! I had an omelette and hash browns! Great food!
I ate here the day before Christmas Eve. I have celiac and have eaten here several times and the gluten free pancakes were very good. But this time I had a terrible reaction. I told the waitress I needed gluten free when she first came to the table, told her again when I ordered and she repeated it, but there was a mix up somewhere because I am certain that I was given regular pancakes. I have not been that sick since I went on a gluten free diet 8 years ago. Almost had to stay home and miss Christmas Eve dinner the next day. So be very careful and double check that you have gluten free food.
Pancakes are good! Hash browns are phenomenal. They even have waffles and crepes gfree!
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed dining here this morning. It's always a challenge to find a restaurant that truly makes me feel safe about eating out. As soon as I mentioned Celiac Disease to our server, Molly, she explained that they have a separate grill, pointed out all the selections on the menu that are marked as gluten free options, and assured me that they understand how to control cross-contamination in the kitchen. Aaron, the manager, came out to our table three times to make sure I felt good about my meal and to let me know that they welcome questions. It felt wonderful to be able to relax and enjoy a meal out knowing the staff was well-trained and were taking care of me. In addition, the food was great, the service was exceptional, and the ambiance classy. Love this place!
Amazing pancakes. Can't wait to go back because so many options!
Very very great GF pancakes! I tell everyone about the ones I had
This place is awesome. Very careful with your GF selection and excellent food and service. Their GF pancakes are the best we've ever had. It's by far our favorite breakfast place. Not every Original Pancake House has GF menu and pancakes.
This place kicks ass for good gf breakfast eats
We absolutely love eating here!!! They always do a really good job of taking precautions and the food is so good!!!
I reviewed this place on YELP already but I need to get the word out. This location is NOT Celiac friendly, only the OPH in Rosedale is Celiac Friendly. The staff here had NO CLUE about Celiac when I visited this past October. They use the same Griddle for everything, please avoid. Go to Rosedale instead, feel free to ignore me and go anyway but ask them how they separate GF from non-GF and see what they say. You were warned. On the other hand the Rosedale location has a separate griddle and section of GF foods.
Use separate plates for the most delicious GF pancakes!
Maple Grove location has a great gluten free menu. On the actual menu, not a silly xerox copy in a binder, but on the actual menu. The chef knew well about GF and safety and cross-contamination. The waitress was very kind and helpful as well.
I missed eating here and really missed my banana pancakes! I was so excited to eat here this morning with my husband I enjoyed every bite!! YUM! When I ordered I made sure I said that I'm GF first before I said my order.
This restaurant was very knowledgable about gluten free items and cross contamination! The food was absolutely delicious and very filling! Very impressed!!
Wow! The pancake choices are great!
Great place to go when craving some great pancakes or waffles. I have always had a great experience and there are a lot of choices. Not every location offers Gluten Free options.
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.
Really good pancakes. Didn't get sick. Staff was knowledgable.
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.
Staff was knowledgeable and knew exactly what was made in a separate fryer from gluten- good place for a celiac!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Only select locations have gluten free pancakes available. The locations found here have announced they are serving them.