The Original Pancake House

6 recent ratings
$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Pancakes
83% of 6 votes say it's celiac friendly
3000 Westgate Mall
Fairview Park, OH 44126

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Celiac

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I've eaten at both Original Pancake Houses on several occasions, and I was extremely disappointed to have waited 40 minutes today to be seated and order, only to be told they now cook the gluten-free pancakes on the same griddle as all of the others. I was also told they could not accommodate me by using a separate pan. I'm not sure what changed with their protocol; in the past I've been told they use a separate area of the kitchen to prepare gluten-free items. This restaurant is NOT a safe choice if you have celiac disease.

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?

— 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?

— Average

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing gluten & dairy free pancakes

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?

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Always great, we go often!

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • 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
  • Keto Friendly
  • 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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Celiac

There is no precautions taken to prevent cross contamination.

4 months ago

More Reviews


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Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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 friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Delicious food and great about safety!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We are from Columbus, OH and frequent the OPH in Columbus. This location doesn’t hold a candle to that one! No GF waffles, only a couple GF pancake selections, and the pancakes unfortunately taste GF (the ones at the OPH in Columbus don’t taste GF). As a disclaimer, I probably would have enjoyed it more had the location in Columbus not already totally exceeded my expectations.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Best gluten free pancakes! I was diagnosed with Celiac 10 yrs ago. I've been to a lot of restaurants! I come here often, and I've never had a bad reaction after dining here. The pecan pancakes are phenomenal! You have to try them! 😋

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I called ahead to ask about a GF menu. Hostess said they have GF pancakes. I decided to meet family here for breakfast. While ordering I asked about pancakes and server was unaware of procedures for prep, only aware that they do offer GF pancakes. I also asked about their egg dishes and if any of these could be prepared GF. Her response - “we don’t put milk in any of our egg dishes.” I then decided to just have coffee. GF pancakes might be fine for someone without Celiac, but as a Celiac I would not eat food from this restaurant.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Menu has lots of selections. GF pancakes are very good, omelettes are the best. We visit family here from out of state and have had breakfast here 4-5 times. Never had a reaction.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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The gf pancakes were tasty and so nice-- enjoyed it so much. Nice waitress and clean restaurant. Happy celiac

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Best GF pancakes ever, great service, gf knowledgeable staff! Feel safe eating here and leave happy every time!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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These pancakes are amazing!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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I was thrilled to find a place to get gluten free pancakes! They are excellent and I have never gotten sick. The bacon is awesome as well.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Amazing gluten free pancakes. Very accommodating. Huge portions. Did I mention how much we love this place.

Be careful with the bacon. While it tastes great, we won't let our GF son eat it, because the restaurant cannot guarantee it's GF.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Awesome pancakes! Highly recommend.

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Celiac

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GF pancakes, amazing bacon, & some of the biggest omelets I've ever seen!

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

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

Gluten Sensitive

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There’s a dedicated GF pancake menu online with a solid variety of pancakes. GF pancakes are very good, and it’s nice to have choices beyond buttermilk.

Complaints- once I got glutened. Their GF pancakes taste very similar to their regular pancakes and I didn’t realize until I was halfway through the meal. Now I have my family try a piece first. Also, they are super expensive, and the GF pancakes are really tiny now. I haven’t eaten there since.

However, ever since I got glutened I have been asking them to please double check that they’re GF, and they have been writing it on the box to let me know they saw it.

It’s expensive so we don’t eat here often, but it’s nice to have the option. I wish they would expand to crepes.

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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They have items marked gf, and even offer gf griddle items, however, there is only 1 griddle so risk of cross contamination is high. Other items are prepped in a separate kitchen area and are much safer. Their omelettes are amazing!

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
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen

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 keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Reservations recommended
Celiac

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Eaten here multiple times without getting sick. Pancakes, waffles, bacon, eggs and huge portions.

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?

— Excellent

Overall Rating

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One of my absolute favorite places to have breakfast, and has been for years. Though they do offer Gluten Free* options on their menu, they specifically state that there is no guarantee against cross-contamination as they do not use separate cooking equipment for their gluten free items.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— 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 keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good selection of healthy options

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