The Original Pancake House

8 recent ratings
$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Pancakes
62% of 8 votes say it's celiac friendly
3501 W 70th St
Minneapolis, MN 55435

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Celiac

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Menu well-marked, separate plate color for GF

Even though they use Pamela's baking mix, which is what we use at home, it's fun to be able to go out for breakfast worry free. Have been to OPH many times and never had any issues afterward. Most recently had apple crepes which were great and nice to be able to get a short order (2) instead of full order (3).

Several outlets in the Twin Cities area and we have had success at 4 - the Roseville location is stark and felt cold but the other locations we've been to are very homey and cozy. Awesome thick bacon and coffee served in mugs which seem to be handmade, adding to the cozy feel.

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Pumpkin pancakes tested ok to eat with NIMA, Dec 2019

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Lots of gluten free options but they need to work on cross contamination issues. Food was tasty but I got sick pretty fast.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 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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So many options on their breakfast menu. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff. My food came out on a special red plate indicating allergy/gluten free order. I had the pumpkin pancakes and my daughters had the chocolate chip pancakes. Both were delicious and I have had no sensitive celiac issues!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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My husband and I have tried eating here on several occasions. Each time the staff seems less and less knowledgeable, and takes our allergy concerns less seriously. Most recently the manager came over to explain the allergy friendly meal process including identifiable multicolored plates. Our food came out on regular plates and we were told they don’t have colorful plates anymore by the waitstaff. After getting sick yet again from this locations it is needless to say we will not be coming back.

Celiac friendly?

No

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LOTS of GF selections. Waffles, French toast... I had the pumpkin pancakes. They were so good, I ate all 3 and now am stuffed! They serve GF on different color plates, which is extra reassuring.

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they take extra precautions and are celiac friendly. great savory crepes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Great GF offers! GF Pancakes are super tasty! Good GF toast, etc. my waitress was super friendly and knowledgeable. Loved the experience!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Great food. Knowledgable staff about Celiac and cross contamination. Will be back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Incredible food and service. Have been here lots of times and have never been sick. 100% recommend you go here for great and safe GF food!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Great food great portions. Celiac friendly food comes out on a red plate. Great system of seperating it from gluten food. Small wait but worth it.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Great food. Everything is clearly labeled. Did not get sick. All gluten free comes out on a red plate!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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BEST GLUTEN FREE BREAKFAST! My daughter and I both have celiac, and we had yet to find a restaurant to serve her gf French toast. This place knocked it out of the park. I had the strawberry crepes and was also in heaven! They prepared our meals on dedicated gf equipment, too. The service was fast and friendly. We'll be back for sure!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Great GF pancakes! They roll their sausages in wheat flour, though, and those are cooked right next to the bacon, so make sure to ask for a clean grill if you order bacon and are celiac. They seemed happy to accommodate me. I did not have a reaction the one time I ate there.

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Great gluten free breakfast. I have gotten sick here a few times.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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I really like this local Breakfast chain. They have a wonderful GF menu. They serve all of their GF items on Red Plates to ensure the staff knows of the allergy.

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Great gf menu options and knowledgeable staff! Wish we had this chain in Iowa!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Their GF items are spot on! Delicious food and very friendly service. The hashbrowns are amazing. Omelettes are HUGE and are definitely enough to split. gF Pancakes take care of your cravings for real flapjacks. Great!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Awesome pancakes!!!

I enjoyed the Strawberry pancakes and turkey sausage immensely!!! Highly recommend this place, I love they color code the plates so you can be assured your food is gf!!!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Outstanding! GF pancakes (made from Pamela's mixes) served on a red plate for allergy awareness. Hash browns were not only gf, but crispy and delicious!

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Not celiac

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Best breakfast place to go with a gluten allergy. Almost every dish can be made gluten free with no charge. Crepes are fabulous and so are the hash browns.

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Celiac

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I had to go through several different staff before the manager came out to help. They eventually gave us a server who had a better idea of how they cooked the food and certain ingredients. The majority of the GF menu is made with Pamela's products so they all have dairy in them. I was able to have the French toast (GF, DF) because they use GF bread dipped in an egg batter. If you only have to avoid gluten then this is a great option.

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Very accommodating! No up charge for GF substitutes!

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Great options . Staff is knowledgable and accommodating!! I had the pecan pancakes!!! Yum!

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Celiac

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Very busy! But the GF menu is great. Its so nice to be able to have breakfast out. Food was delicious. I am not having any kind of reaction so no cross contamination here

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Fantastic gf pancakes, crepes, omelettes, etc. great service.

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This place is phenomenal!!! Very knowledgable and the food is GREAT!! Best breakfast in a long time, lots of options too!! Awesome!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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Great food. Well trained servers.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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I can have what I actually want at OPH. Ooey, gooey maple syrupy goodness away from home. Imagine the joy! One of my favorite places to be...the servers there are top notch too. Thank you OPH. OPH omelet is a fave, as are the apple crepes. Choc chip or bacon pancakes great too.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Wow!! So good. Very careful about cross contamination. The pancakes are superb! A must try.

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Amazing and totally clean prep! They serve the GF food on a red plate so you know for sure the cooks got the memo.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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This was one of our favorite places before a Celiac diagnosis. It is SO nice to still be able to go there as a family. Nobody (no mater what they can our cannot eat) will be disappointed!

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Amazing breakfast! Gluten free batter for gluten free pancakes, crepes & French toast.

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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

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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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