100% of 8 votes say it's celiac friendly

731 S Lindbergh Blvd, Frontenac, MO 63131 Directions

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So awesome! A background story on the GF menu about the owners own celiac kiddo made me feel great about feeding my own celiac babe!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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 1 month ago read full review

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Great experience like everyone else. The menu isn’t quite as extensive as the non-gf but still plenty of options! The staff is trained about cross-contamination.

Celiac friendly?

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Updated 9 months ago read full review

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Great breakfast place and the menu states would they do to prevent cross contamination. The waitress confirmed the procedures with me. Got a smoothie and the corned beef hash and didn’t get sick.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 months 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

  • Bread/Buns
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Dedicated Kitchen Space
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pancakes
  • Sandwiches
  • Wings

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant

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Celiac

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Wow is this place good! Fabulous GF options!

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Yes

Updated 11 months ago read full review

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THIS IS THE PLACE FOR YOU! There is a delicious GF menu with many options that are celiac safe AND an amazing regular menu. I get the Meg Ryan, which is on the regular menu, but it's just a combination of carb, meat, eggs, and hashbrowns, so I order it with the GF blueberry pancakes. You will feel like a normal human eating here. THANK YOU to the owners! (It get crowded, so get there early or late!)

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Staff is extremely knowledgeable and careful.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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They have a dedicated space for the gluten-free food which is important for the person who has celiac disease.

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There is a VERY good reason why they are the top gluten free restaurant in the St. Louis area. Had the gf chicken parmesan sandwich and sweet potato tots!!!!!!!!!!! We will be back

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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I have a wheat allergy and decided to try this restaurant. They were busy and I decided to get a take out order. I had gluten free blueberry pancakes with bacon and hash browns. The food was really good. The staff seemed very knowledgeable about the gluten free menu and food.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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I always love finding gf treasures on vacation! My small town has no options. This place is celiac friendly. Their daughter is celiac and their story is on the back of the menus. The staff was very knowledgeable and kind. For the first time in 5 years, I ate a pancake from a restaurant! I didn’t know that was possible. I highly recommend giving them a try if you’re in the area!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Really good food, and they seem to be really careful about cross contamination, the pancakes and skillets are really good.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Great GF pancakes and healthy dishes. They come with a GF flag inserted to avoid cross-contamination.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Staff is super knowledgeable and food is excellent!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Owners have a daughter with celiac. Everyone from hostess to servers are well educated and don't bat an eye when asking for their (extensive!) gluten free menu or ordering from that menu. I felt like normal diner for once. It was wonderful. The fact that the food, atmosphere, and service are fantastic kind of makes it seem to good to be true...but it's deliciously true!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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love love love this place!!!!

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Celiac

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Food was amazing! Love the pancakes!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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I feel normal eating here. Substantial gluten free menu and they have separate fryers!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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This was by far the most amazing gluten free meal I’ve had since being diagnosed with celiac. The pancakes are amazing and the staff super helpful. My family that isn’t gf loved their food as well.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I have celiac disease and was excited to try a place that “gets it.” I let my server know that I have celiac and asked for a gf menu. I ordered a pancake. After I was three bites in, my server came back and said he needed to stop me because he couldn’t be certain my pancake was gf because it didn’t come out of the kitchen with the gf toothpick in it. He apologized, took the plate, and had another remade. Thankfully, I don’t have digestive problems when I eat gluten (I have other symptoms) so I don’t know if I was “glutened.” He was very apologetic and I appreciated his honesty. But for someone who gets sick, this could have ruined your day.

The pancake was great! Smelled like a funnel cake! I’ll definitely be back to try lunch.

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Even though you still need to ask for the GF menu; it was fantastic to finally have a breakfast skillet again. No reaction to the "Kitchen Sink" and my non-GF mate really enjoyed his Huevos Rancheros (despite having verde/tamatillo sauce instead of the usual red sauce). Will visit again before leaving St. Louis!

FYI: Sunday morning (appx. 0900 check in) wait is 35-40min. thru the lunch rush...

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Unbelievable options!! Sweet potato tots and chocolate chip pancakes are incredible!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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love, love, love. My waitress was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and accommodating about eating gluten free. An important note: they usually make their GF pancakes on the same surface as their regular ones, BUT if that's a concern for you, you can ask that they make it on a separate skillet. That's what they did for me and it was wonderful!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Fun atmosphere, good service, and great food. i had the "Meg Ryan". It ncluded a gf pancake the size of a dinner plate, eggs, bacon, and skillet potatoes. I could hardly eat half of it. We will be going back for sure.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Perfectly cooked gf pancake with blueberry compote. Zach was fast and polite.

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fantastic food, great ambiance, well worth the price!! also, get the gluten free chocolate chip pancake. it's great :+)

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Super good gluten free pancakes!!

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Celiac

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Great burgers and fries!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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In town on business- good lunch options. Recommend.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Fantastic skillet plates!! The atmosphere is so easy going and I will definitely be back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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GF chocolate chip pancakes + bacon. Delicious

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Both kids have to eat gf and they never get pancakes when we go out for breakfast. It was so great they got to order something fun for a change. We loved this place. No issues after eating here.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Disappointed at best. The menu was impressive, there aren't many places you can get gluten free pancakes. That said, hubby got a hash scramble that tasted like pre-cooked turkey and had a funny texture. My chicken sandwich was under seasoned and would have greatly benefited from some bacon and sautéed onion. The gf bun wasn't bad, but it was doused in fake butter and I just couldn't get past that. Overall, the service was decent and everything was edible but it was by no means great. We won't be going back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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Great place! The owners daughter has Celiac Disease so he offers "Hanna's menu" in her honor. GF options with attention to cross contamination. Eternally grateful The Shack!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Gluten free menu with dedicated grills and fryers! Breakfast was delicious!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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love this place! our only stop for a good breakfast. pancakes and a smoothie are my go to, but I have also had their egg/hash Brown skillets which are very good also! Same owners as the corner pub and haven't had a problem. yet

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Blueberry and chocolate chip pancakes were amazing. Service was great. Plan ahead though, long wait on Sunday morning. Totally worth it!

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Great staff and food. Dedicated fryer and space. Recommend!

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Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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The Food was so good, I got the fall special one of the best GF pancakes I've ever had. The waiter was very knowledgeable.

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Yes

Celiac

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Phenomenal food. Great service. It's the only breakfast place I trust not to get sick eating. - Celiac

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Yes

Celiac

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We’ve eaten here many times today without issues. The food is great and they have a great gf menu. But today my daughter ate the chocolate chip pancakes and got sick. This makes us sad, as it’s our go-to breakfast place that we’ve always felt safe at.

Safety


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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SO GOOD! The Shack is one of few places you don’t sit there feeling left out when everyone else is eating pancakes. YES, pancakes!!! The owners daughter has celiac and they have a special GF menu called Hanna’s at The Shack, full of breakfast and lunch options. Your food comes out with GF labeled toothpicks so you don’t sit there questioning, why does this look SO good, you sure I can eat this?!?

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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
  • Good selection of healthy options
Not celiac

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I had the gluten free pancake and omelet. They have a good menu for GF options and the food is yummy!!

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Celiac

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Awesome menu and staff. I’ve been here multiple times with good experiences. One time I forgot to order GF and they replaced it for me, no problem.

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Celiac

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I haven’t eaten here now twice and did not get sick or feel unwell. Have never had a problem

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Yes

Celiac

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Got sick. Don’t chance it- I would avoid this place

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No

Celiac

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This place is awesome! Our waiter Brandon was top notch! The food was incredible! I ate with 6 family members and everyone raved about their breakfast. They have a separate GF menu with a great selection. I can’t say enough about being able to have gluten free pancakes while dining out. I will definitely be back to try something else!!

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Yes

Celiac

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Delicious (yet pricy)! Huge and amazing gluten free pancakes, delicious adult drinks, fun atmosphere, and delicious coffee! Great staff...educated about gluten free and cross contamination.

Celiac

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Great food. Always amazing. Best GF pancakes ever. Wait is super long on the weekends and they don’t allow you to call ahead but it’s so good that I keep going. Their sister restaurant is next door and also tasty. Just no breakfast there. They seem to really care about GF and always able to answer questions.

Celiac

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First, dedicated fryer, pans and grill. The owner's daughter is Celiac. The staff was well informed and excellent. Breakfast was good, fast and reasonably priced.

Celiac

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Awesome gluten free menu, dedicated kitchen space

Celiac

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Sick before I ever left the establishment!

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No

Celiac

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I’m so sad to post this but my daughter got so sick after eating a gluten free pancake here. We loved this place before.

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No

Celiac

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So delicious! Breakfast skillet was awesome!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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Great Gluten free menu! Staff very knowledgeable and no “allergy or preference” questions!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Owners have daughter with Celiac so they have a whole Gluten free menu. I choose the King Lives pancake. It was delicious! This place is a gluten free treat. Staff is very knowledgeable and helpful. Sat at the bar and waited on by Andy. He made our experience delightful.

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Yes

Celiac

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Great GF choices and a special GF part of the kitchen. I love the chocolate chip pancakes.

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Yes

Celiac

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Delicious food, friendly staff, fun atmosphere. Gluten free done right.

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Wonderful menu and options! Large portions at great prices! The same owners have Corner Pub and Grill. My husband got the king lives pancake & it was incredible! I got the smoke em while you got em & it was very good! Planning to go again!

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Yes

Celiac

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Staff is knowledgable and there is a front and back gluten free menu available. Very good food and no symptoms of cross contamination!

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Yes

Celiac

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I wish I could give more than 5 stars. This place is truly AMAZING!!! Fun atmosphere, friendly staff, awesome menu. One of the owners has a daughter with celiac and the entire staff is very well trained on gluten free food prep and safety. If you are ever in an area with The Shack if is a MUST TRY!

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Yes

Celiac

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Food was phenomenal and the staff was very knowledgeable. It’s nice to see so many options on the gluten free menu. The food was so good and the atmosphere is really fun too. Wish I lived around here because I’d get this again and again!

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Yes

Celiac

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I voted for this as the best breakfast in KC! I went for my birthday and had the Meg Ryan. I had the most delicious gluten-free pancake and it was huge! Everything was delicious and I didn’t have any digestive issues. I can’t wait to go again! The staff was very knowledgeable and accommodating to my food allergies. I feel like this is a very safe place to eat!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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Good variety of gluten free breakfast items. I especially loved their blueberry pancake!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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My daughter has Celiac and loves the chocolate chip pancakes. She’s had them a couple times with no ill effects.

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Yes

Celiac

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This place is a gluten-free jackpot for breakfast and lunch with a totally celiac-friendly menu and kitchen. If you delight in actually having a sandwich for lunch, this is your spot. I had the turkey with sweet potato tots (yum!). Friendly, fast service and funky decor make it a win.

Celiac

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Great GF menu & highly knowledgable about Celiacs and cross contamination prevention! Extremely friendship staff! We will visit again.

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Very happy with the gluten free menu options.

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Although they are amazing with GF sensitivities, if you have dairy sensitivities on top of GF beware. They add sour cream to pancakes and egg batter. I ended up eating special eggs made for me today, that’s it. The fruit I ordered never came. Although the manager was super sweet and accommodating. I don’t understand why America feels the need to add all this extra crap to their food. Whatever happened to “just eggs” or “just pancakes.” That’s why everyone has high cholesterol, seriously.

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Celiac

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Food is amazing! We went for breakfast, did the blueberry pancake (huge). They offer all the standard breakfast meats plus chicken sausage, fruit bowls, smoothies, yogurts, and more. I have celiac and did not get sick. The coffee is also really good

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Another 5-star review for The Shack! Delicious food prepared well with LOTS of gf options. A delight!

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Yes

Celiac

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This is my go to breakfast place since being diagnosed with Celiac! The food is amazing and very affordable. They have a dedicated kitchen space and I never have to worry about cross contamination

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Celiac

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This place was terrific! Had a full gluten free menu and the cucumber vodka for my Bloody Mary was gluten free as well. Definite do-over!

Not celiac

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I finaply found tine to go, and on their busiest day. Long wait, but I heard it was worth it. Sunday's they only serve breakfast, no lunch which was dissapointing. My denver omlete had cheese, eggs, ham, and green peppers. It was overcooked on the outside, and almost undercooked on the inside. It was bland. Hash browns were brown on one side, so majority was not crunchy. I was excited to not be sick an hour later, but terribly dissapointed a few hours later when I ended up sick. I will go back to try their lunch sometime, but will be very diligent in how I order and ask a lot more questions. While their menu states CF and I believe they have trained their employees, we are always at risk. Overall, the omelette was not at all worth the 65 minute wait.

Celiac

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It was great, loved it. Will be going back soon

Celiac

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Best pancakes in the world. Thanks for your GF choices.

Celiac

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They have gluten free pancakes!!!

Celiac

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Best breakfast place I have ever been to. They put a stick on the plate to tell you it was prepared in the gluten free kitchen, sometimes they forget the stick and the waitress will double check or just get it remade to be sure. The gluten free pancakes are really good. You can do the "do it yourself meg ryan" on the regular menu and it can be gluten free or you have the gluten free menu. I normally get their white trash screwdrivers with titos. There was 1 time they messed up my drink and I got sick but before I finished it, the waitress in training came over and let me know what happened, made me a new one, and comped it. I felt bad for her because it wasn't her mistake and she knew how bad it could be for me. Other than that 1 moment that 1 time, I have not had any issues there and love taking my family and we have gone at least 3 dozen times.

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Celiac

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Super knowledgeable about gluten free and AMAZING GLUTEN FREE PANCAKES THE SIZE OF THE PLATE!!! I have Celiac Disease and get sick easily but have eaten here many times safely!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Great and safe place for people with Celiacs to eat. Staff is extremely knowledgeable and careful.

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Yes

Celiac

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Dedicated pans and fryer for gluten free food. My daughter had the gluten free chocolate chip pancake and loved it!

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Yes

Celiac

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Both times my daughter ate here she got sick, even after making sure the servers knew how important is was that her food be gluten free. Maybe it’s just the two servers we had because we have heard how great they are here with being GF. Disappointing though as my daughter doesn’t dare to go back.

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This is one of my FAVORITE breakfast places!! They have delicious gluten free options, including pancakes, sandwiches, and fries! The manager even told us that they could make crispy chicken tenders for us if we let them know in advance. I have been to this restaurant three times and have never been disappointed. I would definitely recommend this place!

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Celiac

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Great prices for GF, didn't feel like I was being priced gouged. We enjoyed a pancake (as big as a plate), a skillet egg dish, and a delicious turkey sandwich on a delicious hoagie. This is our new favorite place in OP.

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Absolutely love this place! I got an omelette with shredded hash and a chocolate chip pancake. Yes, a pancake! It was incredible. Our waitress was so friendly and very accommodating with my questions. I very rarely eat out because I worry about getting sick but Shack's has a dedicated skillet and preparation space AND my meal came with a Gluten Free flag to signal my allergy. The owners daughter has celiac and they have a specific gf menu. Can't wait to come back and try their lunch items

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Celiac

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Literally the best place ever! Fried pickles, weekly GF specials, i could go ON!!

Celiac friendly?

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Celiac

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Lots of choices. Knowledgeable staff. I’ve eaten breakfast here twice, with no problems. Nice to have a delicious and reliable place to eat out—and my non-celiac friends LOVE it.

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Celiac

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Great GF selections. Dedicated kitchen space. Yummy food. Fun atmosphere. Being very sensitive, having Celiac is hard when eating out. It’s fun to have a place where my whole family can enjoy (and I don’t have to cook!)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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