Original Pancake House – Maple Grove, MN
This isn’t a formal review by any means, but I want to give a shout out the The Original Pancake House in Maple Grove, MN. A couple of weeks ago I ate at OPH for the first time. They offer a huge variety of what they call “gluten friendly” pancake and waffle options. There is a $1.00 charge for this. I did not inquire with my server about the kitchen conditions as far as the gluten free preparation, but I did not seem to experience any cross-contamination issues.
I met Lindsay (Brandon’s brother’s girlfriend) for breakfast. It was an absolutely gorgeous day and we were able to sit outside on their patio to enjoy our meals.
I ordered a gluten friendly bacon waffle. It was huge! The bacon inside was crisp and delicious. The waffle did not taste gluten free at all which is always a plus! It was served with maple syrup…maple and bacon…perfect!
Don’t kid yourself…there is no way I could have stopped with the waffle. The menu looked too good! I also had to try their fresh squeezed grapefruit juice…if you love grapefruit and pulp, you are set. SO good!
As if fresh juice and a waffle wasn’t enough, I also had to have the sliced bananas. Okay, not just sliced bananas. They are served with brown sugar and heavy cream. You must try it!
Overall, a great meal to start a day spent with a lovely person!
There are OPH all over the place! Have you ever been there? Thoughts?