Gluten Free at The Original Pancake House

232 ratings
Pancakes, Breakfast, Restaurant

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
2 days ago

GF labels on the menu. GF pancakes were excellent. Popular place so you may have to wait for a table.

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Celiac
2 days ago
Celiac friendly

I go there and get the banana split waffle every time, great knowledgeable staff.

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Celiac
1 week ago
Celiac friendly

Best pancakes I’ve had gluten free or not! Dedicated plates the staff knew what I could and could not have and what could and could not be modified.

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Celiac
1 week ago
Celiac friendly

My husband and I ate at the Original Pancake House, on Parmer Lane, for breakfast Sat. morning; it was our first time to eat there. I had three “Gluten Free” Original Pancakes which were so delicious!! They were nice and thick, and had substance to them. The soft whipped butter and warmed syrup was a nice compliment to the pancakes. I also had 2 thick strips of turkey bacon, which were a bit over cooked. My husband enjoyed his breakfast of Eggs Benedict w/regular bacon, and a half order of Buttermilk Pancakes. The coffee was piping hot and yummy. I wanted to compliment our waitress, Daniela. When I told her that I had to eat “gluten free” because I have Celiac; she seemed acknowledgeable about what I was saying, and showed me the GF items on the menu, and explained the cooking process in the kitchen area, which made me feel, at ease. Thanks! We will definitely be back!

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Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Separate kitchen prep area, good experience

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Celiac
1 month ago
Not celiac friendly

Not safe for those with a serious gluten allergy or sensitivity. We walked in and walked right back out after inquiring about their cross contamination. Menu says on it shared kitchen and shared cooking surface. Asked the waitress if they could cook on a clean, separate surface and was told no they cook all the pancakes together on the same pan.

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Not celiac
1 month ago

Loved their GF pancakes! They are served on a different colored plate from everyone else which is also great!

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Celiac
2 months ago

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! 😋

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Celiac
2 months ago
Not celiac friendly

They will try but the kitchen is not set up for true gluten free. Not safe for celiacs.

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Celiac
2 months ago
Not celiac friendly

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.

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2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Gluten free pancakes are a great. I've had no issues eating at the Original Pancake House over the years.

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Not celiac
2 months ago

Wonderful breakfast. Offers GF options but has a contaminated kitchen. Be careful!

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Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

My wife has celiac and this place is very knowledgeable about what had gluten and what didn't. She had the Denver omelet and GF pancakes with bananas walnuts and whipped cream. No issues at all after. Great place.

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Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Really good pancakes. Didn't get sick. Staff was knowledgable.

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Celiac
2 months ago

Used to love this place! Have eaten here so many times, but today may have been my last. I went to the Wells Fargo championship after here and that was a huge mistake because I was SO sick and absolutely humiliated in front of so many people. Projectile vomit all over myself. Ruined the day for me and my hubby. BE CAREFUL eating here.

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Celiac
2 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Not Gluten Free! They have gluten free waffles, but take NO measures to prevent cross-contamination. This was explained to me by a server. Stay away, especially if it's busy!

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Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

Staff was knowledgeable and knew exactly what was made in a separate fryer from gluten- good place for a celiac!

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Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

This place was wonderful! I was diagnosed with Celiac 5 years ago and haven't had a decent pancake until now! It was delicious and the service was fantastic! They knew all about Celiac and knew how to make sure that everything came out just right!

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Celiac
3 months ago
Not celiac friendly

If I could give 0 stars I would. I got the gluten free pancakes and got so insanely sick. I will never go back.

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Celiac
3 months ago

These are the best pancakes that I have had I a really long time. They can make just about any of the pancakes with the gluten free batter. Delish

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Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

Best GF pancakes I've ever had hands down.

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Celiac
3 months ago

We were very nervous about eating here as there was only 1 review. We called ahead and were informed that the staff would clean the griddle before cooking any GF food. The waitress was not very knowledgeable but promised to be careful. The side of bacon needed to be sent back b/c she forgot to indicate it needed to be cooked separately. Overall the food was fine and my daughter did not get sick, which is the most important aspect of eating out for her.

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Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

I have eaten at two Original Pancake House locations in the Twin Cities. I like how many options they have for GF - not just a couple of menu options I didn’t feel like I had to miss out on anything when ordering. They definitely have trained their staff on food allergies and have defined procedures in place. Gluten free meals come on a different colored/rimmed plate and when they serve it to you, they verify “gluten free pancakes” or whatever you ordered. I had great meals both times and had no reaction afterward. I will go again.

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3 months ago

In love with their GF pancakes I like the blueberry ones and order their (real) whipped cream on top. Absolutely heavenly! Service is great too!!

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4 months ago

Had a great experience here with my 4yo daughter who has Celiacs. The staff answered all my questions and I felt confident eating here. Also best gluten free pancakes I have tried yet.

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Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

The staff was very attentive . They have a dedicated grill and the pancakes were very tasty!

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Celiac
4 months ago

Staff was TERRIBLE. Completely lied to me and continued to screw up my order. Gave me extra food after messing my order up, and then expected us to pay for their mistakes. Menu for gluten free sucks as well, but surprisingly the food was decent so if you’re lookin for bad service and mediocre food, this is the place.

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Celiac
4 months ago

We've been to 5 different Original Pancake Houses in 3 different states. This is the only one that did NOT have GF waffles. Otherwise, food was good.

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Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

Great experience. Two celiacs had no reaction and the food was tasty.

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Celiac
4 months ago

Not gluten free options, but labeled as “gluten friendly.” Did not stay to eat.

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Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

The staff was knowledgeable and took care to ensure I didn’t get sick.

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Celiac
5 months ago

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

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Not celiac
5 months ago

Gluten free pancakes, waffles and crepes. Excellent food, knowledgeable staff. Yummy! Not for celiacs as they cook on the same grill.

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Celiac
5 months ago
Not celiac friendly

The food was not good and i ended up getting sick from the food and the waitress didn’t even know much about gluten free. Will not be returning

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5 months ago

Excellent breakfast place , have eaten here and at other locations in this chain with no issues

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Celiac
5 months ago

The food is wonderful and I have never gotten sick. Although they no longer carry gf bread:(

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Celiac
5 months ago

Had gluten free buttermilk pancakes... Cooked on separate grill. Pretty delicious since I havent had pancakes in years out. Many different options as well!

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Not celiac
5 months ago

Awesome breakfast. Really hard to find a safe breakfast place but this is it. All GF orders come out on a special plate. All GF orders are made in separate prep area and grill. Blueberry pancakes are great. Will be a regular here.

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Not celiac
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

I was so excited to finally get a gluten free waffle!! They have lots of gf choices: crepes, pancakes and waffles! Don’t let the dated exterior fool you, it is a nice clean interior with good service! Well priced too!

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6 months ago
Celiac friendly

Went here while visiting California, after looking at many different places to eat I found The Original Pancake House and it seemed the best for celiac. I had the gluten free chocolate chip pancake and it was very well made and I could not tell if it was gluten free or not. The staff were all very kind and accommodating, they listened carefully and understood the precautions needed for celiac. I would recommend this restaurant but as always make sure to let the staff know if you have an allergy as they take it seriously. I didn't not feel ill afterwards.

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Celiac
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

Nima tested for gluten and came back as gluten free! I was pleasantly surprised! I had an omelette and hash browns! Great food!

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Celiac
7 months ago
Celiac friendly

The staff was very nice, the waiter asked me if I wanted GF bc of preference or allergy which I love to hear. They offer GF pancakes, crepes and waffles. I tried their GF pancakes and they were beyond amazing!

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Celiac
7 months ago

fantastic pancakes and omelettes!!! We know where to go now when we are in town and want breakfast

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Celiac
7 months ago
Not celiac friendly

If you are Celiac, this is not a safe location to eat at. All cooking is done in the same equipment as the gluten items. No separate space or dedicated waffle iron. Yes they have a gluten free menu but that's because they have ingredients that are gluten free but that's all. Major risk of cross contamination and getting sick.

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Celiac
7 months ago
Celiac friendly

The food was delicious. There were many gf options. They have a dedicated area for cooking pancakes. Our server Lisa was great!!

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Celiac
7 months ago
Celiac friendly

The gluten free pancakes are amazing. I get them with bacon. A little busy at times but that’s usually a good sign.

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Celiac
7 months ago

I had high expectations reading the reviews before coming here but was very disappointed. I explained to the waitress that I have celiac disease and they need to use new pans and utensils etc. I ordered eggs, sausage links and hash browns and confirmed with her they were all gluten free. It came out on a normal white plate (pretty sure their GF food comes out on colored plates). I was hesitant but starving so I ate it nonetheless (obviously should’ve followed my gut and been more careful). My receipt did not have an allergy alert or anything so I know she didn’t tell the kitchen. Well I definitely got glutened as I’ve been in the bathroom since. Very disappointed with the service. I will be calling tomorrow when they open back up to let their manager know and hope this doesn’t happen again. Also they don’t have a separate GF menu so it is very confusing to know what is GF and what isn’t, the only thing labeled as available as GF is their pancakes, waffles, and crepes and not the naturally GF things like eggs, potatoes etc. I really hope they get a separate GF menu to make it more clear for those of us with celiac disease and uncertain about their menu.

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Celiac
7 months ago
Celiac friendly

Great food, amazing gf pancakes. Great service. our server's wife and daughter are gluten intolerant so he was able to tell us about cross contamination issues which were minimal. will go again.

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Celiac
8 months ago
Celiac friendly

The bacon pancakes were great! They were able to make them without milk for me. Can't wait to come back and try the gf crepes!

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8 months ago

Have “gluten friendly” pancakes that are the fluffiest encountered. They have only one kitchen so cross-contamination risks.

Gluten Free Features
  • Pancakes
Categories
  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
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GF options
The gluten free pancakes were amazing!!
Buckwheat pancakes, broccoli omelette, and turkey bacon.
Gluten Free pancake options are right at the top center of the menu.
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