The Original Pancake House

1 recent rating
$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Pancakes
75% of 4 votes say it's celiac friendly
1931 11th Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35205

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Great gluten free pancakes. Big portions. Friendly staff. Definitely coming back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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fantastic pancakes and omelettes!!! We know where to go now when we are in town and want breakfast

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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im extremely sensitive to gluten. It causes migraines and vomiting for hours. When I ordered the gluten free pancakes from The Original Pancake House, I told the waiter I not only wanted the gluten but I needed gluten free. He said "I understand" It took a long time for my pancakes to be cooked but it was worth it. I didnt get sick at all.

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
  • Takeout

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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Pancakes are made on the same grill as gluten containing pancakes, so only meat/egg dishes are truly gf. Server was somewhat knowledgeable and tried to tell me that others with celiac disease have eaten pancakes without problems, but I'm not willing to risk it.

Ended up getting the corned beef hash and it was absolutely terrible. Will not be revisiting.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Very good GF pancakes. The only down side is they can't do Blueberry because they don't cook when added to the batter. They can do other fruits or you can get the blueberry compote with the buttermilk.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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This restaurant has gluten-free pancakes as well as eggs and home fries. Home fries and eggs are cooked separately in a skillet and when we mention that my wife had celiac, they said that they would be cleaning the grill. Everything was tasty; GF pancakes tasted very, very good not grainy at all, just like a pancake texture. Rating as a four star because they don't have a gluten free menu.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

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I typically love The Original Pancake House, it's one of my favorite places! But this location is the worst. When you walk in it smells. This is the second time eating at this location & we will never go back. I asked what pancakes could be made GF, the waitress was not helpful at all. I ordered GF pancakes, they tasted off & not sure exactly what it was, but they definitely made me sick!

Safety


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

— 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?

— Below Average

Celiac

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They have good food but I would not suggest ordering the gf pancakes or waffles if you are sensitive to cross-contamination. They do not have separate pans or ways to cook the gluten free items so there is a big risk of CC.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers online ordering
Celiac

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They did express *Gluten Friendly* as you never know with flour in the air. They are not a dedicated GF place, but have a separate prep area. But that said, My son has never been happier. He got a huge (10-12 pancakes) plate of Buckeye GF Pancakes no issues. Lots of options! Over 7 pancake options, 5 waffles options. Tons of toppings. Just ask your server they will know

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

Overall Rating

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Amazing, gluten free, choices. Approx 1/3 of menu can be prepared gf. Separate prep area in kitchen for gf. Fresh strawberry crepes are delicious!

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
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • 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

Not celiac

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Great experience, and very friendly and knowledgeable staff. They talked me through their limitations since they cook all the pancakes on the same grill, which may be an issue for celiacs. My food was great, I had gluten free pancakes and stole some of my husbands omelet. Flavor was great. The whole family loved all the food and my kids had a great experience. We would absolutely go back. You should be sure to not use the sugar though, because they have oyster crackers in them to prevent moisture.

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?

— Most

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 selection of healthy options

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