The Original Pancake House

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

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817 Bloomfield Ave
West Caldwell, NJ 07006

Most Recent Reviews


Asymptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


The gluten-free pancakes were solid and appreciated. They have fresh blueberry syrup also which was terrific.

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?

— Excellent

Updated 3 weeks ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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I went here with my family and I was surprised to find out about the gluten free options. When I was younger, they didn't have it. This restaurant has changed for the better and I hope to go here again.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Excellent

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Hashimoto's

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Best gluten free pancakes I’ve had yet! Not entirely sure if safety so just marking in the middle. I felt fine! I’m fairly sensitive

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— Most/All

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 dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Updated 1 year 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
  • Dinner
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • 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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More Reviews


Overall Rating

Review


I’ve been there quite a few times and have gotten the plain gluten free pancakes and egg whites every time. They come with an umbrella in it. I’ve never had an issue afterwards! The staff is always very kind as well.

Safety


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

— 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

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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Review


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.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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I used to frequent this place years ago before I acquired a severe gluten sensitivity. Back then, it was a great place. It’s gone down hill drastically. I recently went there with my family. My niece, mother, and I all ordered the gluten free pancakes. Surprisingly, we all got sick. The place was dirty and cross contamination was clearly unavoidable for them. Beware and be careful!

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


The BEST gluten free pancakes! And their omelets are incredible. . they are baked and fluffy and like no omelet I have ever had. The waitress we had was awesome and very knowledgeable about gluten.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They no longer use a separate pan for gf pancakes. If you have Celiac or a severe gluten sensitivity, not a good choice for you.

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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Knowledgable staff, delicious GF pancakes cooked in separate pan with separate spatula. We love it here!

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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They have the best bacon ever! It's even better in their gluten free pancakes!

Updated 11 years ago read full review

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West Caldwell location has great gluten free pancakes !

Updated 11 years ago read full review

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Updated 11 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


This place has one of the best gluten free breakfast menus in the twin cities

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Gluten Intolerant

Overall Rating

Review


Got sick from the veggie sausages and it was completely awful. Not gluten free friendly.

Overall Rating

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OK here's my honest review going to the Original Pancake House with Celiac. They have several gluten free options, which is super cool. They can make any pancake gluten free, however, I have no idea what ingredients are in their add ons for pancakes and honestly I'm not sure the wait staff fully knows either. Due to that lack of confidence, I ordered plain GF pancakes. They tasted excellent and I highly recommend. The caveat is how sensitive are you and how willing are you to take a legit chance in potentially getting glutened? They do cook the pancakes on a separate griddle, but they use the same cooking utensil as regular pancakes, so the potential is there for cross contamination. I would avoid the waffles because they are cooked in the same waffle iron. I took a chance on the pancakes and I think I will be safe. I would stay away from ANY sides as they are cooked on the same griddled as the gluten foods. If I get glutened I am confident it is because I did not ask the right questions related to meat prep BEFORE I took a bite of the ham I ordered. So if you decide to roll the dice on this one and hope against hope because you just want to have a "normal" meal out with your family because celiac is HARD, I would recommend sticking with straight up GF plain pancakes. Hope that helps you all! Have a good day!

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

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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering

Overall Rating

Review


shit was gas as hell

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Pancakes were amazing! They showed up on red plates to distinguish them from the other plates in the kitchen. Did not get sick. Will be back again.

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

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