IHOP Gluten-Free Menu

Here is the complete IHOP Gluten-Free menu.

IHOP Gluten-Free Menu 2020

IHOP, of course, is famous for its pancakes. Up until 2019, IHOP was simply not a great place for gluten-free eaters, as they really didn’t offer much. But in late September 2019, IHOP launched their gluten-free (gluten-friendly as they call it) options at all IHOP restaurants nationwide. 

They also have some entrees, salads, soup, and a few sides that do not contain gluten. There are a lot of different things to choose from when ordering different items on their menu, so we’ve just grouped all of their gluten-free options by category below.

IHOP defines gluten-friendly as menu items prepared without gluten-containing ingredients based on information from our approved suppliers. They do not claim that items marked as gluten-friendly are “gluten-free” because we cannot confirm that they meet the FDA’s definition of “gluten-free” (< 20 parts per million of gluten). Because we have multiple sources of gluten in our shared cooking and prep areas, including common fryer oil, we are unable to guarantee that any menu item can be completely free of gluten or allergens. (Source)

Gluten-Friendly Pancakes

Their original gluten-friendly pancakes contain four fluffy gluten-friendly pancakes topped with real whipped butter. Also available as a combo with a selection of eggs, bacon or sausage and hash browns.

Gluten-Friendly Waffles

Their gluten-friendly Belgian waffles are golden-brown, topped with real whipped butter. Also available as a combo, with a selection of eggs, bacon or sausage and hash browns.

Gluten-Friendly Burgers

They have six ultimate steakburgers now available as gluten-friendly options:

  • The Classic
  • The Classic with Bacon
  • Mega Monster
  • Loaded Philly
  • Jalapeno Kick
  • Cali Garlic Butter

All gluten-friendly ultimate steakburgers include a choice of gluten-friendly sides – French fries, fresh fruit, hash browns or a two-stack of original gluten-friendly pancakes.

Omelets

  • Simple & Fit Vegetable Omelette (not including sides)

Egg Specialties

  • Californian Scramble (not including sides)

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

Salads

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

Dressings

  • 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

Soups

  • Rustic Cheesy Tomato Soup (Without Crackers)

Entrees

  • 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

Syrups

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

Desserts

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

Beverages

  • 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 the 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 omelets, 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 restaurant 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.

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Summary

IHOP has a pretty large selection of gluten-free (gluten-friendly as they call it) options including pancakes, Belgian waffles, and burgers. They don’t claim to take any precautions when preparing food in a shared environment, so there may be some cross-contamination.

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  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.

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

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      • 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.

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    • There are new gluten free pancakes and waffles circa September 2019. I dont now if they are Johnny cakes or oat flapjacks or rice pancakes. but you have to be careful of cross contimination.

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  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

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  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?

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    • 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!

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      • When I asked “ what flour is substituted for wheat to make it gluten free – No Employees knew the answer And there were no ingredients listed anywhere on any packaging so they could answer my questions. Therefore, I did not order anything. Beware of the “oil” also – smells synthetic- on all their food including pancakes and waffles friends at table ordered. No thank you.

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  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.

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  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.

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    • 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.

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    • I swore I saw it advertised on tv that they carried gluten free. Good thing I never went bc I would have gone anaphylaxis Iin the restaurant. Even Denny’s carries gluten free pancakes.

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      • Hey Jessica,
        Yes, we’ve updated the menu above. As of September 2019, IHOP now has gluten-friendly pancakes, waffles, and burgers.

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  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!

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  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.

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    • 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.

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  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….

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  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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  10. My sister doesn’t like to frequent Ihop,because she too hss thd gluten allergy, so we go to The Original pancake house! Come up to the times IHOP! GF Options is a Must!

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  11. In Niagara Falls (Canada side) IHOP at the Four Points Sheraton now has gluten friendly pancakes and waffles. Probably won’t be for persons with celiac due to possible cross contamination.

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  12. ***update***
    I was wrong – I was told they had gf pancakes and waffles. It’s in the works to come very soon, as per management, but it’s not here yet.

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  13. Except that you can have ANY omelet made gluten-free simply by asking that it be made with “shell eggs,” instead of their batter infused egg mix. Mention to the waitress exactly why you need this and make sure that she tells the cooks to change their gloves before making your order.

    I have never had a problem when doing so and am ordering IHop takeaway tonight.

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  14. Heads up! IHOP is now allegedly, offering GF Pancakes. I am told the Bloomington, MN has them (according to the website’s menu). Last time I checked, it was only corporate IHOP that has GF pancakes. I’m going there on Thursday evening, so will report back. However, gluten cross-contamination will always be an issue because they do not have a separate kitchen thats dedicated GF.
    https://www.ihop.com/en/menu/gluten-friendly It includes GF Pancakes, Belgian Waffle (waffles are over extremely overpriced!!! GF or not!) and GF pancake combo. They do have burgers too, but NO fish!

    If I don’t post back here on Friday by 4pm CST, then assume they really did have Gluten Friendly Pancakes.

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    • Hey tpkyteroo,
      Yes, we’ve updated the menu above. As of September 2019, IHOP now has gluten-friendly pancakes, waffles, and burgers. But yes, cross-contamination will always be an issue with places like these.

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