The Cheesecake Factory

11 ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Appetizers, Bread/Buns, Burgers, Cheesecake, Dessert, Pasta
77% of 9 votes say it's celiac friendly
789 W Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101

Top Reviews


Celiac

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Over all its was just fine. Nothing over the top special. Had gluten free buns and has a dedicated fryer. The burger was good. Due to “staffing shortage” they had a limited menu. About 50% of the menu was not available. Our waiter was good and you can make online reservations.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Updated 4 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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The manager assured us the bun was gluten free & the fries were fried in a dedicated fryer. However, we used a Nima to test fries & a bacon burger & the results were positive for gluten. It was disappointing since the food at other locations has been safe.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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A gluten free menu but difficult when add to that food allergies to all nuts (shared areas), egg, and soy protein. Spoke directly with manager who was very helpful. Discussed options of burgher, steak, chicken. Not easy when trying to please a 6 year old. Fries not safe as prepared in shared fryer. Daughter insisted on burger. Although GF bun available, used our own home made egg free bun. They offered to safely warm it and served it to her as a meal. She ate every bite of her dinner and enjoyed it! Again, manager was great in trying to accommodate and please. It had been a long day of sightseeing. We were tired, hungry and forgot it was Friday so there were large crowds everywhere. Ate without any incidents and everyone enjoyed sitting outside! Would recommend and return!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Appetizers
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Cheesecake
  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pasta

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

Notes


The Cheesecake Factory has an extensive gluten free menu. Gluten free options include pasta, burgers (with buns), and cheesecake for dessert.

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Celiac

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Was sat at a table and 10 minutes later we got up and walked out after being ignored by everyone who walked by us. Terrible service!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Always a good quick meal choice. Numerous options for GF and they have two GF cheesecakes now. They will change their gloves and get a new knife upon request when serving the cheesecakes - important for celiacers!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Got a Cobb salad and gf cheesecake as takeout. Salad was ok, cheesecake was amazing. Only one flavor option though.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Has a gluten free option menu and Godiva chocolate cheesecake that's GF!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Great gluten free options and cheesecake for dessert

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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So impressed last night at CF! They made special pasta and Alfredo sauce for my celiac daughter. The manager came to our table numerous times to check on us and totally understood the severity of cross contamination. They gave her a huge bowl of whipped cream for dessert, for free!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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not all items Are gluten free so be careful ie the Cobb salad listed in their GF menu with Blue Cheese

by some peoples standards one could argue Cheesecake Factory should not be listed as GF. I've had few issues not always GF however

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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I started working for this company 6 months ago and as part of my training they had me taste the food. When I informed them of my gluten allergy they made sure everything I ate was safe. They have a decent size gluten free menu and the staff are well informed on what is safe. There are even sundaes and a cheesecake safe for those who can't have gluten. The only thing I would be cautious of would be the fries. They are fried in their own fryer but it's next to other items that have flour. I've yet to have a reaction from eating the food and I love the options.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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Just received my gluten feee rotini and it had regular spaghetti mixed in it. I asked if they had both types gluten free and she said no. Then offered to start a new dish. Not safe at all!

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Below Average

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

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I was told the steak medallions could be made gluten free, though was sick afterward. Leaving 2 stars since the Godiva cheesecake was pretty good.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not at all

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
Celiac

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I enjoyed a lovely omelette & my daughter had gf pasta. They served us gf toast in place of the bread basket. We were too full to have it but there was a gf cheesecake option too that looked amazing. The server understood cross contamination & advised against the fries (despite them being marked gf, they are cooked in contaminated fryers). She even warned us that gf was a ‘fad’ in Florida & to always make it clear it’s an allergy & not a preference (I know coeliac isn’t an allergy but it’s easier for others to understand that).

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Overall Rating

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If you ever come here ask to sit in wendys section! Shes a celiac waitress and she went above and beyond for my sister and I who are both celiac. From bringing us gluten free toasted bun to telling us what all on the menue is gluten free. Such as the orange chicken that I thought I couldnt eat again! I had such an amazing time here and definitely recommend it to anyone!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

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