great choices of gf options, waiter knowledgeable, great service and excellent food. had to wait ages for a table but worth the wait
Waited forever for a table ... balmy night in Honolulu, who cares! Staff were knowledgeable about Coeliac; food was great, big thumbs up!
I went here with some hesitation because of the past reviews, but I had no issues. My server was helpful and I didn't have any problems with my food. I stayed on the safe side and had a salad. They do have a fun variety of options.
I ordered the Cobb salad and was very clear about needing gluten free. I was assured it would be. Someone other than my waiter delivered my salad and I reinterated my need for gluten free. Again I was assured it was and I commenced eating. 1/3 of the salad eaten and my waiter returned. He was unsure about the salad dressing. Hmmm. He left and returned again to tell me the dressing had soy sauce in it. Dammit! The manager came by to apologise and said it meal would be no charge. Great. I will cross this restaurant off my list.
Definitely not celiac friendly. Waitress informed us that buns and burgers are toasted on same area as wheat buns. She also informed us they do not use separate water for boiling pasta
My wife and I have eaten here a couple times on our 6 night stay. Staff is knowledgeable about celiac and the portion sizes are good.
No, most definitely not celiac friendly. The offer gluten free " upon request". I requested, they failed, badly. They gave a gluten free bun, but upon the first bites of my salad I realized there was already dressing. I asked a waiter about that and the seasonings on my fish. He asked and came back and took my salad and said it was not gluten free and said that the seasonings should be ok, because it might only have a "little" gluten. I had already taken bites of everything and spent the evening sick. No apologies, no comp service.
Had the gf Americana burger and fries and boyfriend had the lemon-herb roasted chicken dish. Both were good and boyfriend, who has allergy, had no trouble after meal. We also shared the Godiva chocolate cheesecake with vanilla ice cream. If you like a lot of chocolate, that cheesecake is for you! Flourless chocolate cake topped with chocolate cheesecake and then chocolate mousse.
I am Celiac. I ordered the cheeseburger....fantastic! I own a 100% gluten free restaurant in Maui (yes 100%) and really wanted a cheeseburger (with a real bun) while visiting Oahu. I feel fine and will probably go back before we head home.
My celiac daughter loves this place. She loves the burgers and the cheesecake. She has never had a reaction. Makes a MoMa very happy.
absolutely amazing GF burger!
I had gf bacon cheeseburger with gf bun and gf fries cooked in a separate fryer. (After asking them several times to check!) the staff were very patient. It was definitely a treat! Gf choc cheesecake for dessert- only issue, I was too full to eat it all! Not ill at all, just very full!
We ate there twice and I had success both times. I was told fries had a separate fryer but didn't get them. Burgers were great and was told their dressings for salad all had a dairy component. They did offer vinegar and oil and brought bottle for me to inspect. Good thing as one was a malt vinegar.
They had lots of options! My pasta was really good and the gluten free cheesecake was amazing. I want to eat it every day. The waitress knew what to do and took care of my food well.
Staff was very knowledgable and attentive to gf protocols and cross contamination. Food very good.
Menu is very clearly marked with GF options. Had great service. Was shocked that I could get a cheeseburger with bun and fries...all GF!
Staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. Ordered a pasta dish gluten free, and asked them to start a fresh pot of water to avoid cross contamination. They have a separate area for food prep, and I didn't get sick. Food could have been a bit more heavily seasoned, but otherwise great meal, and heated up leftovers for dinner!
Cheesecake Factory has GF? We wandered in just to check and yes they do. I had the American burger. Excellent. Best gluten free burger I've had. And the price is great for Waikiki. About $12. I've had cheaper but those were bunless. I loved it. Ate every bite! Most places and even at home I have leftover bun that isn't very good on it's own. This burger had so much even the last bite had sauce and cheese. So yummy!!
I ordered a burger with gf bread and a pasta dish. I found one errand gluten pasta in my pasta dish. I also ordered the Godiva cheesecake for dessert. They have a lot of options and our server and manager were very informative about the menu and their procedure.
DO NOT EXPECT TOTALLY GLUTEN FREE. Everything can be cross contaminated. They have a lot of choices, if you can handle the chance of getting some gluten. We are not celiac but have still had some problems eating there, even when ordering the gluten free items. Cheesecake Factory is not very clear on their menu that things can be cross contaminated. For example, everything is cooked in the same fryer.
Although they mark many options as "gluten-free" on their menu, it would be wise to ask about the preparation of the specific item you are ordering. After I inquired further, I was informed that anything in the fryer (although many are labeled gluten free) are not celiac safe, as they do not have dedicated fryers. Such a bummer, since one wouldn't necessarily even think to ask about fryers as things that are fried are specifically labeled as gluten free.
The service was beyond what I had expected and my waiter was very kind, and helped me find the right gluten free dinner for me. I got the 4 cheese pasta and it was out of the world delicious. I would recommend my waiter again, and was so happy that I was able to eat here. I want and will DEFINITELY come back, and am very excited that this is another gluten free option for me.***
Fortunate enough to have a server who was extra considerate. They brought it to our attention that even though the menu item is GF it is prepared in "shared" cookware/water! The Godiva flourless chocolate cake is delicious :)
Great place to eat! So many gluten free options on the menu and the staff is very helpful and nice. My celiac daughter got a kids cheeseburger with a gluten free bun, and did not have a reaction! Also, delicious Godiva gluten free chocolate cheesecake! Definitely recommend!
The Godiva chocolate cheesecake brings me back over and over!
Be careful what you order and ask questions! Had my heart set on Pasta Carbonara, which is made with gf pasta upon request. However, the gf pasta is made in the same water as the regular pasta. Ordered the tamale cakes instead and they were great. Our server was excellent and very knowledgeable. They have a lot of offer in the gluten free department, just remember to ask about the items first and you'll be fine.
My son was so excited to have so many options. He decided on a cheeseburger on a Gluten Free roll, French fries and Godiva GF cheesecake.
The Colonie New York location seems to have their act together now. I ordered the 4 cheese pasta and it was very good. The server seemed to understand celiac . She also remembered when it came time for desert and offered me the only gluten free cheesecake selection they have which is chocolate. Will certainly go again.
They have a decent amount of gluten free options. However, they offer Godiva cheesecake as the gluten free cheesecake but Godiva chocolate is not gluten free! Their vinaigrette dressing is also not gluten free because it uses malt vinegar.
Was contaminated(a gluten free pasta dish), tried it again a second time with an entirely different meal (a chicken dish with rice) and was contaminated again. Will never go again.
I like eating there using their gluten free menu but I am wondering how careful they really are. Have had acid reflux attacks after eating there and am not sure if it is related to gluten in the food or just plain old indigestion. The gf salad tastes great but I am questioning how safe it really is. Eat there with caution.
Just learned that CF has gluten free options this past week! We ate there last night and it was delicious! I had lemon herb roasted chicken. We ate there tonight and my gf mushroom hamburger came with a gf bun! I expected a bunless burger, but this was a nice surprise. Fries were offered and I asked if they were fixed in a dedicated fryer; the server checked and said yes, but the regular fryer was right next to it and the chef suggested there was a chance of cross contamination, so I passed on the fries. A wonderful experience!
I ordered a salad and my husband had a burger with gf bun. the fries are listed as gf but when we asked the server who then asked the manager, they couldn't verify that the dedicated fryer was actually dedicated. they switch the oil between the three fryers to clean it (not sure how that works) and they use all three fryers to fry wonton, chips etc in morning. so, don't order the fries or tortilla chips. the salad had too much dressing too.
I've been scared to try Cheesecake Factory because I haven't seen fantastic reviews...overall I had a decent experience. Waiter seemed to be knowledgeable. I had the delicious 4 cheese pasta. I didn't feel any strong symptoms after (although I am asymptotic for the most part) the only disappointment is that they really don't have many options, especially for the size of their menu!!
They do have many items flagged as being gluten free by request. They only have one gluten free cheesecake though. The waiter was not knowledgeable, but did offer to ask if things were gluten free & wasn't irritated by all the questions. I had the roasted chicken & it was good. Three hours later feeling a little off, but not ill.
We had the corn cakes and lettuce wraps from the guiltless menu as well as a Godiva cheesecake no whip. I had plenty of options to choose from for food. My only complaint is that there is only one cheesecake that is GF and it would be so easy to make more. Just eliminate the crust!
Have been here twice and had a great meal both times. The first time I ordered my pasta carbonara without peas and it came out with peas but they quickly remade my meal and gave it to me for few. Very pricey but very worth it and the chocolate cheesecake is to die for!!!!!!!
the menu features a GF icon next to items that can prepared GF.
My 4 year old had her first burger here on a GF bun (we have yet to find a GF bun in the grocery store she'll eat) she was so happy to eat a burger "like mommy and daddy" - I don't want to be negative because we really love going here, but the waitstaff could be a little more knowledgable with customers and food allergies- especially when it's a child. Every questioned we asked her we got "oh sorry I don't know"
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