Wheelers Pancake House
Our Canadian Lodge Style dining room opened in 1996 but its history goes back much further. The massive white cedar logs used to construct the building were reclaimed from old barns and houses from a across Eastern Ontario. Many of these old growth logs came from dilapidated old barns that were built over a century ago. The other materials including the hulking roof trusses were cut from our own forest surrounding the sugar bush.
Nestled in the centre of our 730 acre forest, huge windows allow a true sense of being in the woods. Every season paints a different picture. In the Spring when sap is flowing you can watch the maple sap as it flows through a clear tube within view of your table. The centrepiece of the dining hall is the handcrafted stone fireplace built from stones collected right here on the Highland Line.
The busiest time of the year at the Pancake House is during the weekends of March and April when winter weary Canadians make the annual trek to the sugar bush for their first taste of Spring. During these weekends we do not take reservations so it is best to visit either earlier or later in the day... or come during the week if you can! And remember... the Pancake House is open all year round from 9AM to 3 PM.
Our huge pancakes are made from scratch!
Every night the dry portion of the ingredients are mixed together. When we are ready for fresh batter, the wet ingredients (including farm fresh local eggs) are added… After a couple of flips, the big, fluffy pancakes are headed to your table!
Our Famous 100% lean pork sausages are made right here. We mix in seasonings and our own maple syrup to create this one-of-a-kind maple sausage.
Gluten Allergy/intolerance- Gluten-free pancake mix available by request (contains whole egg powder) (does not contain dairy). Our Beans are gluten-free. There are wheat crumbs in our sausages.
Diabetic- Calorie reduced artificial syrup available
Egg Allergy- Egg-free pancake mix available by request. Dairy/egg free mix available by request. Our sausage and beans are made without egg.
Milk/Dairy Allergy- Milk-free pancake mix available by request. Our sausage and french toast are Dairy free. Beans contain dairy.
Nut Allergy- There are no nut ingredients in our meals or pure maple products (maple syrup, maple sugar, maple taffy, maple butter). We do have maple sugar coated nuts for sale at our store that are prepared in a separate kitchen. Servers and cooks may have come in contact with nuts. For those with severe nut allergies we do not guarantee that we are a nut free environment.
The food is cooked on the same surface as pancakes
containing those products. When cooking special order pancake
we use a paper towel with a few drops of vegetable oil to wipe off
the area of the grill where the pancake will be cooked, rub it down
again with fresh paper towel, cook the pancake on that area, and use
a separate clean utensil to flip the pancake. We have been able to
accommodate most people with sensitivities in this manner but
encourage those with severe sensitivities or allergies (to wheat,
eggs, etc.) to bring their own precooked pancakes (or french toast)
which we can heat in the microwave and serve with our pure maple
syrup for a small service fee.
*Those with severe allergies should advise their server as it is very difficult to prevent cross-contamination.*