The Original Pancake House

2 ratings
$ • Restaurant
435 S Melrose Dr # 101
Vista, CA 92081

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

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

  • 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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Celiac

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Separate GF menu with several GF pancakes as an option. Wait staff said she asked cook to clean cooking surface prior to my order. Staff was receptive to GF request. Bacon is awesome. Visited two days in a row and would return (visiting CHL).

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

Celiac

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Their GF pancakes are so fluffy and delicious! I've been here 3 times and haven't gotten sick at all. We did takeout for Mother's Day and the GF orders came in a separate bag. Mine was marked gf in multiple places. They really only have the pancakes marked GF so they're all I've tried other than the bacon. I'm sure they could do eggs too but not waffles or breakfast sandwiches.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

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 takeout
Celiac

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Delicious bacon pancakes! GF wasn’t on the menu, but my waitress was very knowledgeable about what could be made GF and also let me know about their dedicated cooking area for their GF pancakes. It was delicious and I felt great afterwards!

Safety


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

— 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

Celiac

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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-contamination?

— 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

Celiac

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Review


We had the corn beef hash with eggs any style, hash browns and the gf pancakes. All was delicious.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch

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