The Original Pancake House

3 ratings
$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Pancakes
435 S Melrose Dr # 101
Vista, CA 92081

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Celiac

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Great gluten free pancakes

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

Updated 2 months ago read full review

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Updated 3 years ago read full review

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

Updated 5 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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Celiac

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I stumbled upon this place while visiting town. It was one of the best waffles I have ever had. I ordered the gluten free strawberry waffle with their homemade strawberry syrup. They also make their own maple syrup but the manager told me that they do add a little coloring to it and I didn't want to risk it. We all know that coloring may contain either malt or barley. The whipped cream is homemade as well. I had their turkey sausage which is also gluten-free and very moist. Overall, I had a wonderful experience! Too bad I could not eat there on Monday because they are closed. Their hours are very short as well. Would definitely go back there when I go for a visit!

Safety


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

— 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

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good selection of healthy options

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My son had incredible gluten free bacon pancakes. He devoured them. When we ordered, the waitress told us that they serve GF pancakes on red plates, so if a different color was brought, do not accept. Server was great and knowledgeable.

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 lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
  • Reservations recommended
Celiac

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My family is celiac and I have been going here for many years and have never had a problem with cross contamination. Their staff is very old school and very friendly and go out of their way to accommodate us. I am so sensitive to gluten that even a smidge of a breadcrumb will leave me miserable for days so I really appreciate this restaurant and I hope they stay in business for many years to come. My family has some pretty serious allergies. This is one of the only local restaurants I can trust with my gluten allergies as bad as they are and I appreciate them so much.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
Celiac

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I’ve gone here a couple times and never gotten sick. The wait staff is super knowledgeable and nice!!! Their pancakes are bomb - they taste like normal pancakes to me and my non-celiac mom thinks so too! It’s always a risk with a flour kitchen but they have a separate cook area and I’ve been alright and enjoyed myself!

Safety


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

— 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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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The service was really good. Very clean and comfortable environment. It’s not a dedicated GF restaurant, but my son says he had zero cross-contamination- he knows almost immediately if he is cross-contaminated. There was a great selection of GF options as well. We will absolutely be back!

Safety


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

— 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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

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