IHOP Gluten-Free Menu

Here is the complete IHOP Gluten-Free menu.

IHOP Gluten-Free Menu 2019

IHOP may not be the best place to visit if your looking for a plethora of gluten-free food options. They are famous for their pancakes, and none of those are gluten-free. Neither are a lot of their breakfast options. You’ll find one omelette that is considered gluten-free, but they use some of their pancake batter in the rest of them to make them fluffier. It’s a little better if your going for lunch or dinner, as they do have some entrees, salads, soup, and a few sides that do not contain gluten. They also state that the preparation environment for their food is all shared so there probably will be some cross contamination. There are a lot of different sides to choose from when ordering different items on their menu, so we’ve just grouped all of their gluten-free options by category below.


  • Simple & Fit Vegetable Omelette (not including sides)

Egg Specialties

  • Californian Scramble (not including sides)


  • Avocado
  • Bacon Strips
  • Baked Potato (Plain)
  • Corn Tortillas
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Egg (Cooked Your Way)
  • Grits
  • Ham
  • Hash Browns
  • Pork Sausage Link
  • Pork Sausage Patty
  • Red Potato Hash
  • Seasonal Mixed Fruit
  • Seasoned Fries
  • Smoked Pork Sausage Links
  • Spam
  • Steamed Fresh Broccoli
  • Turkey Bacon
  • Turkey Sausage Link
  • Turkey Sausage Patty
  • Whole Kernel Buttered Corn


  • Crispy Chicken Cobb Salad (w/Grilled Chicken)
  • Mixed Greens House Salad (Without Dressing)


  • Blue Cheese Dressing
  • Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
  • Creamy Caesar Dressing
  • Creamy Italian Dressing
  • Fat Free Raspberry Vinaigrette
  • French or Catalina Dressing
  • Honey Mustard Dressing
  • Light Done Right Reduced Fat Italian Dressing
  • Orange Vinaigrette
  • Raspberry Vinaigrette
  • Thousand Island Dressing


  • Rustic Cheesy Tomato Soup (Without Crackers)


  • Bacon Crusted Chicken with Red Potato Hash
  • Savory Pork Chops
  • Sirloin Steak
  • Sirloin Steak Tips
  • Smoked Sausage
  • T-Bone Steak
  • Tilapia Florentine

55+ Entrees

  • 55+ Pork Chop
  • 55+ Smoked Sausage
  • 55+ Tilapia Florentine

Combo Plates

  • Egg Combo Plate
  • Regular Combo Plate (w/bacon or sausage)
  • Sausage & Eggs Combo Plate
  • Bacon & Eggs Combo Plate
  • Ham & Eggs Combo Plate
  • Ultimate Bacon & Sausage Combo Plate


  • Sugar Free Syrup
  • Blueberry Syrup
  • Boysenberry Syrup
  • Butter Pecan Syrup
  • Old Fashioned Maple Syrup
  • Strawberry Syrup


  • Ice Cream Sundae (w/Chocolate Syrup or Strawberry Topping)
  • Kids Jr. Sundae (w/Chocolate Syrup or Strawberry Topping)


  • Coffee (Regular or Decaf)
  • Iced Coffee (Mocha, Vanilla or Original)
  • IHOP Splashers, Splashberry
  • IHOP Splashers, Tropical Island Twist
  • Iced Tea
  • Mango Iced Tea
  • Lemonade
  • Soft Drinks
  • Flavored Coffee (French Vanilla or Swiss Mocha)
  • Premium Orange Juice
  • Apple Juice
  • Tomato Juice
  • Grapefruit Juice
  • Cranberry Juice
  • Milk
  • Chocolate Milk
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Hot Tea
  • Milk Shake (Chocolate, Vanilla or Strawberry)
  • Sweet Tea
  • Water

Source: IHOP Gluten-Free Allergen Menu

IHOP History

IHOP is an abbreviation for International House of Pancakes It’s an American based multinational pancake house that specializes in making breakfast dishes. The restaurant chain is owned by DineEquity Incorporated, though 99% of their restaurants are run by autonomous franchisees. While the restaurant’s main focus is on light foods such as pancakes, they also make omelettes, crepes and French toast. There are sections on their menu for lunch and dinner items as well.

The first IHOP restaurant was opened by Al and Jerry Lapin in 1958, along with other investors such as Trudy Kallis. They launched their restuarant in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Toluca Lake, California. However, due to heavy tectonic forces that were prevalent in California during that time, it was moved to Idaho as the owners worried that these geographical tensions might damage the original building. It took the company around a year to settle down after their relocation, they did this bit by bit through deconstructing the first building and shipping parts across the US to Idaho where they were finally laid down.

Later in 1960 the firm began offering franchise opportunities to the public, then in 1963 they acquired several competitive brands such as Orange Julius, The Original House of Pies and Golden Cup Coffee Shops. But it was not until 1973 that the name IHOP was adopted and used as an official marketing slogan with the company operating 500 restaurants nationwide and 1,000 by 1999. Currently, there are more than 1,500 IHOP locations worldwide.

Being an American favorite, the restaurants provide reasonably priced, high-quality, tasty dishes in a family themed atmosphere. The stores are open 24/7 throughout the day and night with locations both in the United States, Canada and the Middle East. The minimum amount for opening an IHOP restaurant as a franchisee is $40,000 per store on a double unit agreement, and $50,000 for single restaurant agreements. It’s estimated that the company’s annual revenue collection is around $2 billion.


If this IHOP gluten-free menu was helpful or if you find something inaccurate please let us know below.

IHOP Gluten-Free Options
  • Gluten-Free Options


We wish that IHOP did more to offer some gluten-free options, especially for breakfast which his what they are known for. They also don’t claim to take any precautions when preparing food in a shared environment, so there may be some cross contamination. If your not highly allergic to gluten, but just trying to avoid it, there may be a few options here for lunch or dinner, but that’s about it.

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15 thoughts on “IHOP Gluten-Free Menu”

  1. My opinion about Corporate IHOP. They so over the top hate Celiacs that when I tried to get them to actually give us more GF options, they decided to ADD GLUTEN TO THEIR FISH TO MAKE SURE WE HATE THEM BACK! IHOP is evil and they should NEVER EVER be visited! They don’t get a lot of business in comparison to the glorious Original Pancake House – which is packed, AND does GF pancakes! Denny’s is another restaurant of ill repute. Call them ahead of time about a group of people coming in and they will bend over backwards to remain understaffed and will serve you old cold food, while they worship the drunks. Corporate denny’s decides staffing levels. Yep, IHOP and Denny’s two restaurants to avoid like the plague.

    So…WHERE do I get to go tonight? :P IHOP of all places because it is the ONLY restaurant with an outlet and a side room that is open overnights for a NanoWrimo Count Down to Midnight party. And one of the host is Wheat Free, and is allergy aware. We just do not have any other place we can meet. And We are not that happy about it. However, the Manager at that location, IS AWESOME! His hands are tied! Its corporate that is the issue.

    • I disagree with you. Have you tried the IHOP in Madison Alabama they have the best food, services and the best people

      • Hey Steve, I used to love IHOP before my UC, but how can a pancake house without gluten-free pancakes be great? For those of us who can’t eat gluten, there is no reason to go to IHOP. The people might be great, but if we can’t eat 80% of the menu… well, enough said. There are much better gluten-free alternatives out there with gluten-free pancakes, Belgian waffles, etc.

  2. IHOP will make any of their omelets with “shell eggs,” meaning eggs that they crack specifically for your meal, they will prepare them in a clean bowl and cook in a clean pan to avoid cross contamination. You just have to be sure to let the server know about your special dietary needs. I do wish they had gluten free pancakes though

  3. It really is disappointing they don’t have gf pancakes. You can get gf easily at the store and make them at home. How hard would it be to add that to the menu. And why can’t their egg options all be gf?

    • I completely agree Sarah! I would love to go to IHOP with my family when they visit, but since they don’t have GF pancakes we go to a local place that does. IHOP needs to get on the ball!

  4. I went to an IHOP in Los Angeles near the airport. I asked the server if they were the restaurant whose omelets contain pancake batter. The waiter said he didn’t believe they were. He asked if I wanted him to check with the cook. I asked him to please check with the cook. He did and said they did not do that. While he was checking, I noticed that it stated right at the top of the menu that Yes pancake batter is their secret ingredient in omelets. This is why I feel nervous about eating places that do not have gluten free options labeled on the menu. If chain restaurants receive mixes, prepared sauces, and pre-marinated meats, they may not know what is already in them.

  5. It’s a bummer. My family of 8 loved going to I hop but since my allergy can be pretty severe and they are not gluten free friendly in any way, we have stopped going.

    • Yes, same here Sherri :( I remember growing up going to IHOP all the time. But ever since I was diagnosed with UC, I haven’t stepped in one since. They aren’t doing anything to help those of us who have to eat gluten-free.

  6. I went to IHOP today and asked for Gluten-Free and they said their Simple & Fit Veggie Omelet and Californian Scramble are both GF. They are finally getting Gluten-Free friendly!

  7. I wanted to take my grandkids for green pancakes after I take them to see the new Grinch movie. My granddaughter, 4 years old has to eat gluten-free. She will not understand why her brother, 7 years old can have green pancakes and she can’t. I wish IHOP had gluten-free pancakes for her.

    • Hey Karen!
      So sorry to hear that. I completely agree, IHOP needs a gluten-free pancake. IHOP is behind the times in terms of offering alternatives for those of us with dietary and allergy restrictions.

  8. Yes! One can’t fill up just on sides to get a filling breakfast! There are a lot of us who are gluten intolerant or allergic and many who are also eating gluten free by choice. IHOP doesn’t seem to care about that population….. especially being a breakfast place “supposedly “ known for pancakes….

  9. You would think that a business as big as IHOP would like to make more money from CELIACS! Evidently Not! Sry, I can’t eat there anymore! They have known for years that SOME people can’t eat their EXPENSIVE breakfasts!

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