435 S Melrose Dr # 101, Vista, CA 92081 Directions

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They use Kinnikinnick mix for their GF pancakes. We have eaten there 2 times now and have been ok.

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Gluten Free Features

  • Pancakes

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • 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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Not celiac

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So many delicious options for gf dining on the breakfast menu. Crepes, pancakes, French toast, and more. The oatmeal is not labeled as gf and I believe it indeed is not. :(

Not celiac

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Four stars only due to miscommunication on what pancake I ordered but still got gluten free pancakes lol and you can’t go wrong with bacon

Celiac

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Yes

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I eat here often with no issue. I order a side of Bacon and Eggs, coffee/ cream. They do offer Gluten friendly pancakes however they are prepared and cooked in the same area as the other pancakes I was told. So if your celiac like myself that’s not an option. They staff and management are very helpful in making certain I am served a safe meal. I so appreciate that.

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Yes

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The staff was amazing! Very sweet and understanding about celiac. (They cook on separate grills for us celiacs) the pancakes are GF, and the hashbrowns are too (I asked to be sure and they didn't put any seasoning) overall I am satisfied :) they are unsure about their syrup, so make sure you bring some GF pancake syrup from home!

Celiac

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Great GF pancakes, tons of options. I eat here once a month at least and have never had a problem. They serve GF on a different colored plate. I'm very sensitive to gluten.

Not celiac

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They have the best gluten free pancakes I have ever had. Breakfast meats are gluten free, too. No dedicated space, but surfaces are cleaned to avoid cross contamination.

Celiac

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This place is amazing!!! For starters there are so many options for gluten-free people that you can have almost anything you want. They bring out gluten free on a red plate so you know it’s gluten free. The staff is very knowledgeable and kind. We thought about moving from Georgia to here for this restaurant!!!

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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I just went to this location on Monday and had a phenomenal experience. While the building is a little out dated and they only accept cash or check, the food was delicious. They don’t have a gluten free menu but I communicated with my waitress and she had a friend with celiacs so she knew the seriousness of the allergy. She stated they have a gluten free batter and a dedicated grilling area for the pancakes. You can add chocolate chips, blueberries, or any simple mix ins; you just have to ask. I got the Western Omelette which was made with four eggs and huge and it also came with a side of three pancakes. I forgot how much I loved pancakes, and I’m just waiting to go back!

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Lots of g-free options including the fluffiest pancakes I have ever seen! Manager came and spoke to us - all g-free meals are served on separate dinnerware. Knowledgeable staff. Good place for kids too!

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Safety


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

— Unsure

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?

— Excellent

On Quality & Quantity

Best gluten free pancakes in the county with a number of toppings available. There are also excellent omelets that are gluten free.

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Very busy weekend breakfast. Register online to avoid long waits. Place is noisy with crying and shouting kids so ask for a quiet table. Its out gluten free go to breakfast place.

Celiac

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No

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We attempted this location just now. They are an open top cooking location, everything is made on the same cooking surface. They have no allergy protocol. This location is not celiac friendly!

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Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free
On Safety

Staff is extremely knowledgeable on what is and what is not gluten free - asked me if it were an allergy or preference and when I told her allergy she took extra precaution. They even bring the toast out on a red plate rather then white, I was told if it does not come out on a red plate do not eat it.

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

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

— Excellent

On Quality & Quantity

Food was extremely delicious, omelettes are MASSIVE - could easily feed 2 people. Can make pancakes and waffles GF. I will definitely be going back!

Celiac

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Wow! Pancakes with strawberries!! I can never find g free pancakes! Delish and our waitress Tewanna was super!

Celiac

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Safety


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

— Somewhat

On Safety

Menu well-marked, separate plate color for GF

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

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

— Excellent

On Quality & Quantity

Even though they use Pamela's baking mix, which is what we use at home, it's fun to be able to go out for breakfast worry free. Have been to OPH many times and never had any issues afterward. Most recently had apple crepes which were great and nice to be able to get a short order (2) instead of full order (3).

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Several outlets in the Twin Cities area and we have had success at 4 - the Roseville location is stark and felt cold but the other locations we've been to are very homey and cozy. Awesome thick bacon and coffee served in mugs which seem to be handmade, adding to the cozy feel.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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I love how many options I have here! Their french toast is delicious. It's the only place around where I have choice between pancakes, waffles, french toast, and crepes! I come here quite often.

Not celiac

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No

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The food was delicious. There are many gluten free choices including pancakes, waffles, and some of the meat. The omelettes are baked and puff up nicely. This is a chain so you must ask server how they cook it. At this store they have a separate griddle for gluten free.

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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

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

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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

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Server was knowledgeable about gluten free options. Gluten free pancakes were good as well

Celiac

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Gluten free pancakes are in the menu. The waitress warned us that the kitchen is cross contaminated and they cannot guarantee food without gluten. Sure enough, got sick later that day. If you are not extremely sensitive to gluten, this would work for you, but it is no good for a Celiac.

Celiac

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No

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Wonderful staff. The gluten free menu states that there isn’t anything that is Celiac safe available. I sure appreciate their honestly.

Celiac

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No

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We were there during Xmas break. Management is unwilling to maintain GF dedicated pancake griddle when it’s busy.

Not celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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I absolutely love this place! The menu labels items as gluten friendly. I talked with the waitress and she said to state you are allergic and they will clean the grill for gluten free pancakes. She advised against the waffles because the waffle iron is difficult to clean thoroughly. Also she said the crepes come out thicker than normal crepes due to the batter. I opted for the pancakes and they were delicious. I think if you just stick to the pancakes and explain your allergy you will be fine.

Celiac

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Literally in heaven eating my pancakes

Celiac

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

Celiac

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Yes

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I had a great experience here. The waitress was very educated on celiac as well as the restaurant’s gf options and procedures. Loved the pancakes and bacon!

Celiac

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Yes

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Pumpkin pancakes tested ok to eat with NIMA, Dec 2019

Celiac

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It’s been awhile since we were there. Service was kind of rude. Came across like they didn’t care. I have multiple food allergies and only eggs and coffee black were my options. I’ll pass

Celiac

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Absolutely DELICIOUS!! I’ve tried several items on their menu. My favorite by far is the Banana Crepes. Their pancakes, waffles, and potatoes are also delicious.

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Yes

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Cherry crepes came up with a smiley face on the NIMA

Celiac

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Yes

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Wow, it’s standard procedure to send a manager over to walk through menu/order and talk about kitchen prep! 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

Celiac

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Amazing food. Dedicated allergy station in their kitchen. Knowledgeable staff. Highly recommend!!

Celiac

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Yes

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So many good options. Separate station for all allergies (I.e. peanut) and celiac/gluten. Amazing food!

Celiac

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Gluten free pancakes, omelets, meat, hashbrowns w/o seasoning. Gluten pancakes come out on green rimmed plate. Great coffee!! Ask the manager if you have questions. NOT WAITERS

Celiac

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No

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They cook all their food on the same grill. I wouldn't eat here if you have celiac disease.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Had awesome GF blueberry pancakes and they handmade hot chocolate for me because the brand they carry was not GF.

Celiac

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Yes

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Gluten free chocolate chip pancakes with whipped cream. Yum. Portion was so generous!

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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I had the pigs in a blanket "pancakes with sauges" with a side of hashbrowns. I also had some of my wife's western omelet. Everything was very good. It was hard to believe the pancakes were GF, they were so good. When you order something GF it will come out on a colored plate. I will definitely come back again.

Celiac

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Amazing pancakes!!! They knew all about gluten and cross contamination. Brought us out a stack of pancakes that were amazing.

Celiac

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Delicious food and great about safety!

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Yes

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Great! I’ve eaten there several times and have never had a problem. Honestly a bit expensive for some things but the coffee and gf pancakes are really good!

Celiac

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Had the GF Chocolate Chip Belgium Waffle. They do a homemade whipped cream that is amazing. Did not even need syrup the waffle was fluffy and not dry at all. Server was very kind. Didn’t get sick.

Celiac

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We love this place! Delicious gluten free pancakes and plenty of other options too! They are always considerate about preparing our food carefully and staff is very knowledgeable about celiacs disease.

Celiac

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I have eaten here a few times... they have gf waffles-pancakes and bacon. The staff is knowledgable. I am celiac and did not get sick

Celiac

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GF pancakes were the bomb! Menu marked and staff were knowledgeable.

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No

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Hit or miss. I've been going for years and got sick and never went back. The staff tends to be irresponsible with making sure the chefs know the allergy is present. If you are sensitive, I wouldn't risk it but if you do be very clear the severity of the allergy

Celiac

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Their gf pancakes are the best I've had

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No problem getting glutenfree pancakes and waffles! Tasty!

Celiac

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Nice people. Great food. Did not get sick.

Celiac

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Not the best gluten free pancakes but they did prepare celiac friendly. Can do a Gluten free Mr. Pancake for kids!

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