Original Pancake House
Last verified 6/12
Reminder: You must take the responsibility of being vigilant by always reconfirming the GF status of a menu item and addressing cross-contamination issues each and every time.
Only some of the Original Pancake House restaurants serve gluten free pancakes. So far, the only ones known in San Diego County that are serving them are in Poway and Temecula. Please Contact Us if you know of another that is serving them in San Diego.
The following was emailed on 3/10/10 from Ann and Jon Liss, Elizabeth Highet, The OPH Franchising Inc., email@example.com, 503-246-4955:
"The Poway location is the only one I know of in SD area serving the
GF pancakes. I have not heard of GF waffles being offered. We don't
put it on the web since it is only served at about 1/2 the locations.
For what it is worth, here is our stock GF reply.
"We have asked each franchisee to consider offering gluten free
pancakes. Once they are making the basic buttermilk style cake it is
usual for them to serve the related cakes with additions such as
coconut, pecan, blueberry, bacon, etc. We are not requiring they
serve them in part because we cannot require or enforce the use of
separate grills, spats, towels etc. for those sufferers who require or
expect complete certainty as to no cross contamination. We have
franchisees who have lost family members to celiac disease, and hope
that our attempt to provide GF options without separate grills, etc.
will be of benefit to some sufferers.
I hope that you will ask your local OPH, by call or visit, if
they are offering GF cakes, and prompt them to try if they a re not
"I have eaten the GF pancakes at the Poway location a handful of times. They are really good! However, I need to warn others that all of their pancakes are made with peanut oil. I think they use peanut oil for anything they need to grill or fry. I asked if they could use an alternative oil for those of us with nut allergies and the response was "no". I just happen to be looking at their online menu before phoning in an order and saw it listed online. But I have not seen it listed in-store. Thankfully my daughter didn't have a really bad reaction from it . . . So for us, we will no longer be able to enjoy their GF pancakes. But they are very tasty! Especially with bluberries in them :).
14905 Pomerado Road 92064
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