The Original Pancake House

17 ratings
$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Pancakes
Safety Rating
9 ratings

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1700 W Parmer Ln
Austin, TX 78727
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Symptomatic Celiac

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Not celiac safe. I called before coming because we had a 20 minute drive here. I told them the severity of my allergy and they said, “Yes. It’s gluten FREE. You will be safe to eat here.” I started to order and the waiter told me that nothing here was gluten free. But the waiter was extremely nice.

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?

— Not Much/None

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

— Poor

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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I informed our server that I had celiac and ordered the GF pancakes. When the food came out, a different server brought me (not GF) pecan pancakes or something, so I knew not to eat those and told him I had ordered GF pancakes. He brought back "GF pancakes" but I was sick before we even left the restaurant.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Average

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I've never gotten sick here and this place is a complete treat for me!

Updated 4 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

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Kid Friendly
  • Restaurant

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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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!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Awesome gf chocolate chip and coconut pancakes.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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had eggs bacon and chocolate chip gf pancakes. the gf pancakes come on a different colored plate. very good

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Eaten here often. Good for both celiacs and non. Delicious food!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This location has amazing service and really great food, definitely worth the wait. There were at least 6 flavor of gluten free pancakes to choose from. I went with the pumpkin which had cinnamon sugar sprinkled on top, just awesome is all I can say especially with the crispy bacon I ordered. My pancakes looked so good that the lady at the next table stopped the waitress to ask what they were. It was such a wonderful treat to get GF pancakes that I didn't need to make myself and tasted great too.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing pancakes and corn beef hash. The waitress knew exactly what was gluten free and which one was not. I would definitely come back again.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Great pancakes and they get the GF customer. The bacon is amazing as well.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Gluten free pancakes in lots of flavors, I've had bacon and pumpkin so far and I am extremely pleased. Also- no up charge for GF! My hubby says the regular pancakes and omelettes are great too.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Gluten Intolerant

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Dozens of gluten free options and great gluten free pancakes

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Celiac

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they have many types of gluten free pancakes. They have a separate skillet for the gf pancakes. Amazingly delicious, friendly knowledgeable wait staff.

Updated 11 years ago read full review

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Reviews of this Chain

Symptomatic Celiac

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Decided to try this OPH even though there was not a current review on FindMeGlutenFree. I was pleasantly surprised by the knowledge and concern of all staff. While not 100% safe because they prepare the gf food nearby and in same kitchen with the main menu items, I have not gotten sick at time of this review (7 hours after eating). This OPH has a dedicated fryer and in addition to eggs and meat items that are prepared separately from main menu items, you can get gf pancakes, waffles and crepes. I added blueberries to my pancakes and got the blueberry compote, which I was assured was made with corn starch and not a wheat thickener.

They do not have gf bread so you cannot order gf French toast.

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
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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

Overall Rating

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The pancakes are prepared in the same place, on the same griddle. They did say they could clean the griddle before making mine, but I opted for the safest route- the omelette. Those are made in omelette pans that aren't used for anything else. The menu is clearly marked for the GF items. Things like sausage are cooked in flour.

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?

— Good

Overall Rating

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There is no dedicated gluten free menu but the menu does say gluten free options available for the pancakes and the waffles

My son had the gluten free pancakes eggs and bacon. He didn’t get sick! lol which is always the most important part. Besides taste.

He said the pancakes were ok, but he’s used to homemade so that a 4 star rating from him.

Service was quick even though it was busy.

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?

— Good

Symptomatic Celiac

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The server told us that the gluten friendly pancakes are NOT gluten free, only gluten friendly.

Do not come here if you have celiac disease. They are only “gluten friendly” for prior who don’t have an allergy and are avoiding gluten for other, non allergy, reasons.

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

Celiac

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Gluten free pancakes back as of June 2024!! The pancakes are amazingly fire

Safety


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

— Very

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

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