Wildberry Pancakes & Cafe

16 recent ratings
$$ • Cafe
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Pancakes
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15 ratings

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130 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601
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Most Recent Reviews


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This place was very frustrating because they have gluten free pancakes but told me they cannot wipe down the surface for me, or just use a new pan. I am disappointed by their lack of adaptability. I had to watch my friends eat amazing pancakes while I ate yogurt and a side of bacon. Super disappointing

Safety


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

— 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/None

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

— Poor

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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They are very upfront and honest about the fact that there isn't anything here that is safe for celiacs. They were extremely friendly and I appreciate their honesty. They even removed the GF labeling they had on their menus.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Not Much/None

Updated 4 months ago read full review

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Gf batter is cooked on the same surface with regular batter. All meat and eggs cooked on same batter as well. Everything is cross-contaminated. When asked to cook separately or clean things in between, they refused.

Safety


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

— 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/None

Updated 8 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

  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pancakes

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Cafe
  • Healthy
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Vegan Friendly

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What’s left of her gluten free cinnamon roll pancakes!
Gluten-Free Pancakes at Wildberry Pancakes & Cafe
Gluten-Free Waffles at Wildberry Pancakes & Cafe
Gluten-Free Waffles at Wildberry Pancakes & Cafe
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Symptomatic Celiac

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They told me that the menu calls everything “gluten-friendly” because it’s not guaranteed to be GF. They use the same waffle maker for GF waffles and say that the GF pancakes are made right next to the non-GF. Very disappointing

Safety


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

— 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/None

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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It’s unsafe. Talked to the manager and was informed the entire kitchen is “high volume” and cross contamination is not avoidable. Everything is shared. What a shame. Not at all gluten free.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Not Much/None

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

— Poor

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Everything besides the omelettes are prepared on a shred surface. No go for Celiac’s.

Safety


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

— 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/None

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Fantastic gluten free pancakes and no problems for me

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 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Not Celiac safe. Waitress said they weren’t able to wipe off the grill and the pancakes are cooked right along side the regular ones.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Poor

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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They have a gluten free menu but cannot guarantee it is safe for celiac.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Poor

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Ordered the gluten free buttermilk pancakes and the waiter informed me there could be a risk of cross contamination…I should of took that as a sign. I immediately got sick after eating.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Not Much

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

— Average

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious gf chocolate chip pancakes! Waitress explained they would clean the grill, but could not guarantee against cross contamination. She was very knowledgeable and nice. I did not get sick, and the food was great!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • 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

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Best gluten free pancakes I’ve ever had! Lots of options and they were definitely careful serving. Waitress knew GF details beyond the menu specifications:)

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 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The food was delicious and there are many menu items marked as GF on the regular menu. I ended up getting the Prosciutto and Mushroom omelet with fruit and toast. The waiter did warn me that the toast would be in an area that could allow for CC. I opted to get it not toasted and had no issues. Loved this place!

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?

— 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 lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Server did tell us they can't guarantee that there will be no cross contamination. I find many places say this just to cover themselves. I understand that, but I did feel that precautions were taken. Neither of my children got sick and one is super sensitive. They both had pancakes. The portions were huge, even when we got the silver dollar version for my little one. The items were marked as gluten free when they came out of the kitchen. I always like this. It was very crowded, but we were seated quickly.

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

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Yummy breakfast. My daughter is celiac and ordered the buttermilk pancakes. The waiter told her they can’t be 100 percent sure there won’t be any cross contamination but she was fine and she loved the pancakes!

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

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Yea they have gf items. Unfortunately they use the same cook top. Stick to the eggs

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Not Much

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

— Average

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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Delicious gf pancakes. They give you 5 pancakes, it’s more than enough

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


I went here thinking I had some good GF options. But after talking with the waitress it was clear the only options I could eat were the skillet omelettes. Beware the gluten free waffles and pancakes are all made on shared kitchen space so there is potential cross contamination. For that reason I played it safe with a skillet omelette. It was good, but I was disappointed I couldn’t safely try the other GF items.

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?

— 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 outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Went here with my date and friend and amazing honey berry waffles

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Updated 4 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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I was feeling a little paranoid after having accidentally glutened my visiting brother-in-law the previous evening, but fortunately for my reputation as hostess, Wildberry delivered.

Our waitress seemed pretty knowledgeable and also had let us know that they do have a toaster that they use exclusively for gluten-free breadstuffs, but he ultimately chickened out and didn't push his luck with the GF toast he had gotten with his super-meaty skillet. An absurdly large-portioned and enjoyable brunch was had by everyone involved.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Update: 9/22/19 was ordering pancakes and was told that skillets are the only thing they can guarantee gluten free. All pancakes are cooked on same grill and all toast is toasted in same toaster as regular bread. Server said that the risk of cross contamination was high.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Server quick to note that cross-contamination is possible in this busy place, but that effort would be made. They did a good job. Cinnamon pancakes, omelette, all good.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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I ordered the GF pancakes - they must have mixed up my order or something because I had a stomach ache for almost a week after eating my meal. I know- not wise to order GF in a pancake house but the reviews seemed promising. I guess I was just unlucky. On the bright side it tasted REALLY good.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Best gluten free pancakes in town! Try the Cinnamon Bun pancakes for a special treat!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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The pancakes were delicious. Staff seemed very knowledgeable.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Our gluten free kiddos love the cinnamon roll pancakes. Sorry we were too hungry to take a before pic. The portions are HUGE! You can get any of their pancakes gluten free and they have gluten free bread too.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Gf heaven! Make a reservation on yelp because this place is packed! The gf pancakes didn’t need butter or syrup because they were so spectacular. A must go!!!!!!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Absolutely fantastic. Staff was fantastic. Are waitress had celiac disease as well and was able to let us know how the kitchen staff prevented cross contamination.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Everything here was amazing. They can make almost everything gluten-free. They do use the same area but it is throughly washed, and when I asked about it they said that some of their staff has celiac so I know they know what they’re doing.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Staff is super friendly and gluten free pancakes are awesome!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Server was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and food was absolutely amazing! Some of the best GF pancakes we’ve had!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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GF pecan and banana waffle was superb. Extensive GF menu.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Just ate at restaurant and they were clear before we ordered that they share the same equipment for waffles and pancakes between gluten free and gluten batters. There is guaranteed cross contamination. They are honest about this so it should be changed on this website to reflect the clear cross contamination.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Delicious gluten free waffles and a great wait staff!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We were told they were able to do gluten free pancakes and waffles but then when we were sat they said they were unable to clean the grill and then had no idea if the syrup was gluten free. The server wouldn't even check for us. This is definitely NOT celiac friendly and their lack concern for allergies makes me not recommend at all.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Large selection of gluten free items PLUS the gluten free Belgium waffles are AMAZING! I recommend the “Signature Berry Bliss” gf waffles :)

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The waitress messed up several orders at the table. She then proceeded to use my fork to inspect another persons pancakes which contained a mushroom. There is no way I would take my celiac daughter to this place. The food was pedestrian at best and very expensive.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Amazing selection and great food!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I had the cinnamon roll pancakes and some hash browns. I told the waitress I had an “allergy” and she gave me that speech every restaurant gives to avoid being sued (since we have gluten items we can’t guarantee blah blah blah) after reading the reviews on here I was pretty confident though and it all worked out well. I haven’t gotten sick and will definitely go back there soon.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Definitely worth the wait! There were so many gluten free choices!! The staff seemed knowledgeable and were very accommodating! The wait was 1.5 hours, but we were able to walk around millennium park while we waited. Once we sat down, the food was AMAZING!!! All in all, I highly recommend this place!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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If you miss GF waffles this is the place to go.... can't tell they are GF ... this place was delicious.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Lots of GF options. I got the pecan waffles and they were very good. No ill effects. Go during off peak hours as it gets busy during peak times. Highly recommended.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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I had the 2 eggs with bacon and gf chocolate pancakes and they were AMAZING! It’s a bit pricey but definitely not the worst it could be sence the serving sizes are enough for a giant. If I could, I would’ve rates it 4.5 stars because my parents had slight mistakes in their order (ex: mixed fruits instead of just strawberries) but nothing to get too upset about. DON’T LET THE MENU FOOL YOU! You can get almost anything on the menu gluten free, not just waffles. I wish I could have one of these in my hometown, it’s so good!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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This place is absolutely awesome. There's only one option for the GF pancakes so I went with it. Pancakes with mixed berries were very good, but not the best I've ever had. Their regular menu has GF items/options labeled. There was a 30 minute wait for a weekday, which is eh, but the atmosphere is great. Not too sure how celiac safe this place is but I'm a sensitive celiac and I did not get sick after eating 5 of their GF pancakes.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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GF waffles, pancakes and toast. I had the pancakes, they were kind of powdery but still really enjoyable! A friend who isn't gluten intolerant and I shared and she said she couldn't taste he difference!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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I had the hash which was delicious. servings are huge.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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