The Original Pancake House

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 21 ratings
$Celiac Friendly, Pancakes, Breakfast, Restaurant
81% of 16 votes say it's Celiac friendly

6322 Vinewood Ln N, Maple Grove, MN 55311 Directions

(763) 383-0888
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    Nima tested for gluten and came back as gluten free! I was pleasantly surprised! I had an omelette and hash browns! Great food!

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    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.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Pancakes are good! Hash browns are phenomenal. They even have waffles and crepes gfree!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    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!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Amazing pancakes. Can't wait to go back because so many options!

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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Very very great GF pancakes! I tell everyone about the ones I had

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    This place kicks ass for good gf breakfast eats

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 years ago

    We absolutely love eating here!!! They always do a really good job of taking precautions and the food is so good!!!

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    Use separate plates for the most delicious GF pancakes!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    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.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Not celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 years ago

    This restaurant was very knowledgable about gluten free items and cross contamination! The food was absolutely delicious and very filling! Very impressed!!

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    5 rating
    6 years ago

    Wow! The pancake choices are great!

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    5 rating
    6 years ago

    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.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    1 week ago

    1418 E Lincoln Ave, Anaheim, CA 92805

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 week ago

    105 S State Road 7, Royal Palm Beach, FL 33414

    Waitress was knowledgeable, but of course that's hit or miss in such a busy place. I asked where the GF pancakes are cooked and she went to double check and I was told they have a separate grill for gluten free. I had the two by four, which is two eggs and four pancakes. I also had an order of hashbrowns which I asked to be cooked on the GF grill just in case. The pancakes were delicious! So much so that I had to double check that they were indeed GF. They arrived with a little toothpick flag in them and we're noticeably different from my husband's gluten pancakes though. The waitress told me they have another celiac customer that brings her Nima tester in and has never had a problem.

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    3322 East Chapman Avenue, Orange, CA 92869

    The Original Pancake House in Aliso Viejo, CA is not celiac friendly. The menu lists gluten friendly pancakes with a note that they are not for celiacs. When I asked the server if the griddle could be cleaned off before making them, she said: No they won't do that. But if you are not celiac and just want to eat GF pancakes, they are good.

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    3 rating
    3 weeks ago

    1418 E Lincoln Ave, Anaheim, CA 92805

    Blueberry GF pancakes were pretty dry.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    8903 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33434

    The gluten free pancakes were good. They had a few gluten free items and they cook it separately. A different person brings the GF food to the table so I knew it was the GF food. My son never got sick from them. I would definitely go back.

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    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    1418 E Lincoln Ave, Anaheim, CA 92805

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

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    Celiac
    3 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    3000 Westgate Mall, Fairview Park, OH 44126

    We are from Columbus, OH and frequent the OPH in Columbus. This location doesn’t hold a candle to that one! No GF waffles, only a couple GF pancake selections, and the pancakes unfortunately taste GF (the ones at the OPH in Columbus don’t taste GF). As a disclaimer, I probably would have enjoyed it more had the location in Columbus not already totally exceeded my expectations.

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    Not celiac
    1 rating
    1 month ago

    8903 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33434

    Told them I was gluten / dairy free. Used butter to make my omelet. Been sick all day.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    2909 E Harmony Rd #140, Fort Collins, CO 80528

    We eat here on a regular basis since it’s one of the few places my daughter and I can get pancakes. We’ve never been glutened. Staff are always knowledgeable, kind, and professional as well.

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    5 rating
    2 months ago

    17 11400 S, Sandy, UT 84070

    Love the gluten free pancakes and they have several other things that are gluten free as well.

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    4 rating
    2 months ago

    2301 N Central Expy #156, Plano, TX 75075

    Had my first gf visit. Their gf pancakes are pretty good (even if a bit pricier). Menu doesn’t have as many gf options as most other breakfast places.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    2 months ago

    17 11400 S, Sandy, UT 84070

    Pretty much all they had was pancakes and a lot of syrups but the pancakes are pretty good and the strawberry syrup is delicious

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    Celiac
    5 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    1633 W Lane Ave, Upper Arlington, OH 43221

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 months ago

    16363 Whittier Boulevard, Whittier

    Excellent gf pancakes. My non gluten family members like them better then the regular pancakes.

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    Not celiac
    4 rating
    2 months ago

    14905 Pomerado Rd, Poway, CA 92064

    Delicious gluten-free pancakes. Though my waitress thought you could only order blueberries or bananas as add-ins, I see get reviews discussing more options. I docked a star because when they served me, I double-checked that they were gluten-free. They said "no" and quickly took them away. They were super apologetic and brought the correct ones out shortly after. Always confirm!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    549 Prairie Center Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344

    Staff was knowledgeable and there were plenty of gluten free options! I went with a large group from work and was concerned about my food getting mixed up with others. That didn’t happen though! They put there gluten free food one different colored plates! I ordered strawberry crepes and the were delicious! Best part was I have celiac disease and I didn’t get sick! Will eat here again!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    3 months ago

    1661 County Road B2 W, Roseville, MN 55113

    Very understanding about GF items, lots of choices, knowledgeable staff, and the food tastes great. Any of the pancakes are tasty and good texture, I just wish they had GF Buckwheat. The only draw back is their popularity means a lot of rude and entitled people who don't like to wait and take it out on other customers and staff. Go on a weekday to avoid the passive aggressive suburban soccer mom's from hell.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    3322 East Chapman Avenue, Orange, CA 92869

    Maybe it was the server I unfortunately had but I did not feel safe to eat here beyond a bowl of fruit. The gluten free pancakes are made on the same griddle; “we clean it off”. The waffles are made in the same waffle irons as non GF waffles, “ we clean that too and use it”. I’m truly happy fellow Celiacs have had success here but I find it to be too risky; thereby unsafe.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    1418 E Lincoln Ave, Anaheim, CA 92805

    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.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    170 Hamilton Ave, White Plains, NY 10605

    I can’t say enough about this place.. awesome gluten free pancakes for a decent price-bonus- they serve coffee labs coffee which is really good (local). You can get add ins like banana or chocolate chip and a few others. I highly recommend this place.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 months ago

    5900 W Fairview Ave, Boise, ID 83704

    GF labels on the menu. GF pancakes were excellent. Popular place so you may have to wait for a table.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    2220 McGillivray Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R3Y 1N8, Canada

    I go there and get the banana split waffle every time, great knowledgeable staff.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    12224 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852

    Best pancakes I’ve had gluten free or not! Dedicated plates the staff knew what I could and could not have and what could and could not be modified.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    1700 W Parmer Ln, Austin, TX 78727

    My husband and I ate at the Original Pancake House, on Parmer Lane, for breakfast Sat. morning; it was our first time to eat there. I had three “Gluten Free” Original Pancakes which were so delicious!! They were nice and thick, and had substance to them. The soft whipped butter and warmed syrup was a nice compliment to the pancakes. I also had 2 thick strips of turkey bacon, which were a bit over cooked. My husband enjoyed his breakfast of Eggs Benedict w/regular bacon, and a half order of Buttermilk Pancakes. The coffee was piping hot and yummy. I wanted to compliment our waitress, Daniela. When I told her that I had to eat “gluten free” because I have Celiac; she seemed acknowledgeable about what I was saying, and showed me the GF items on the menu, and explained the cooking process in the kitchen area, which made me feel, at ease. Thanks! We will definitely be back!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    1661 County Road B2 W, Roseville, MN 55113

    Separate kitchen prep area, good experience

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    8300 McKnight Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

    Not safe for those with a serious gluten allergy or sensitivity. We walked in and walked right back out after inquiring about their cross contamination. Menu says on it shared kitchen and shared cooking surface. Asked the waitress if they could cook on a clean, separate surface and was told no they cook all the pancakes together on the same pan.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    6 months ago

    1700 W Parmer Ln, Austin, TX 78727

    Loved their GF pancakes! They are served on a different colored plate from everyone else which is also great!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    6 months ago

    3000 Westgate Mall, Fairview Park, OH 44126

    Best gluten free pancakes! I was diagnosed with Celiac 10 yrs ago. I've been to a lot of restaurants! I come here often, and I've never had a bad reaction after dining here. The pecan pancakes are phenomenal! You have to try them! 😋

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    601 S Pine St, Tacoma, WA 98405

    They will try but the kitchen is not set up for true gluten free. Not safe for celiacs.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    3000 Westgate Mall, Fairview Park, OH 44126

    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.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    14351 Nicollet Ct, Burnsville, MN 55306

    Gluten free pancakes are a great. I've had no issues eating at the Original Pancake House over the years.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    6 months ago

    1025 SW Donovan Ave, Bend, OR 97702

    Wonderful breakfast. Offers GF options but has a contaminated kitchen. Be careful!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    1418 E Lincoln Ave, Anaheim, CA 92805

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    1049 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3T 1Z6

    Really good pancakes. Didn't get sick. Staff was knowledgable.

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    7 months ago

    915 Charlottetowne Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204

    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.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    7 months ago

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

    Not Gluten Free! They have gluten free waffles, but take NO measures to prevent cross-contamination. This was explained to me by a server. Stay away, especially if it's busy!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    1049 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3T 1Z6

    Staff was knowledgeable and knew exactly what was made in a separate fryer from gluten- good place for a celiac!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    17000 Chesterfield Airport Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63005

    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!

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    1505 William D Tate Ave, Grapevine, TX 76051

    If I could give 0 stars I would. I got the gluten free pancakes and got so insanely sick. I will never go back.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    7 months ago

    17 11400 S, Sandy, UT 84070

    These are the best pancakes that I have had I a really long time. They can make just about any of the pancakes with the gluten free batter. Delish

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    1418 E Lincoln Ave, Anaheim, CA 92805

    Best GF pancakes I've ever had hands down.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    7 months ago

    7201 Hodgson Memorial Dr B, Savannah, GA 31406

    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.

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    5 rating
    7 months ago

    7700 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

    In love with their GF pancakes I like the blueberry ones and order their (real) whipped cream on top. Absolutely heavenly! Service is great too!!

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    5 rating
    8 months ago

    1049 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3T 1Z6

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    3322 East Chapman Avenue, Orange, CA 92869

    The staff was very attentive . They have a dedicated grill and the pancakes were very tasty!

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    8 months ago

    8903 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33434

    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.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    8 months ago

    8000 E Belleview Ave, Greenwood Village, CO 80111

    We've been to 5 different Original Pancake Houses in 3 different states. This is the only one that did NOT have GF waffles. Otherwise, food was good.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    2851 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306

    Great experience. Two celiacs had no reaction and the food was tasty.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    8 months ago

    8300 McKnight Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

    Not gluten free options, but labeled as “gluten friendly.” Did not stay to eat.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    3717 Plaza Way, Kennewick, WA 99338

    The staff was knowledgeable and took care to ensure I didn’t get sick.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Pancakes

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
Monday
6 am - 3 pm
Tuesday
6 am - 3 pm
Wednesday
6 am - 3 pm
Thursday
6 am - 3 pm
Friday
6 am - 3 pm
Saturday
6 am - 3 pm
Sunday
6 am - 3 pm
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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