12735 Wayzata Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55305 Directions

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Not celiac

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GF options are nice. Service is slow and unattentative at this location. We much prefer the Southdale location even though this location is 3 miles from us. Better service and better food at Southdale!

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Our waitress was awesome regarding food sensitivities. She brought the chef to my table & they recommended I reverse my order due to my sensitivities. I did end up ordering something else and was thankful for their perspective. Overall a great experience. GF was designated on menu by my food sensitivities extend beyond that.

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the server was knowledgeable, and I didn't get sick. the menu has little GF Optional icons. the menu is most of the burgers, salads, and some pasta. decent selection, and choices.

Updated 2 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

  • Breakfast
  • Kid Friendly
  • 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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There was no flavor to the pasta and I got sick for days. They use the same strainers to cook the pasta which now makes sense as to why I got sick.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Not Much

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

— Below Average

Celiac

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Just grab cheesecake, they offer two cheesecakes that are gf. I did ask about fryer for future plan to eat there. They said they do have a dedicated fryer. Will visit in future.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


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

Celiac

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Safety


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

— Not very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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

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Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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The server was super helpful and knowledgeable about gluten free items and notified the chef as well.

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

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We love their burgers & salads! Most of the servers are knowledgeable & if not we’ll call a manager over. We regularly frequent Cheesecake Factory & don’t get sick.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Have eaten here numerous times. Have not gotten sick and I am a celiac. Good food and yummy GF cheesecake.

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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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The options are great, but it’s simply not a safe place for celiacs. If you’re just avoiding gluten and don’t have to be strict, then go for it, but our waitress assured us that it was not safe for celiacs.

Celiac friendly?

No

Not celiac

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They have fryers that are supposed to be dedicated gluten free, but they’ll put gluten-containing foods in them when they get busy.

I had the Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake which is gluten free and amazing. We decided not to order dinner because the kitchen is not careful.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Excellent

Not celiac

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Cheesecake factory marks GF food on the menu and offer gluten free pasta substitution for their dishes. The sever was very helpful with suggesting a GF dish. I went with the chicken garlic pasta dish with the gluten free pasta. However I was sick for days after. The pasta was for sure gluten free and the chicken was unbreaded. I suspect the garlic sauce possibly contained gluten or maybe there was cross contamination when the dish was being prepared.

Safety


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?

— Average

Celiac

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I knew the risks going in, but I had a coupon for a free slice of cheesecake. I got the "gluten-free" Godiva flourless cheesecake. I don't know if they cut the slice with the same server as was used for cutting regular cheesecakes but I had a single bite (to test it out in case it was really contaminated) and I'm glad I stopped at one. It was delicious but I ended up getting ill not long later.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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They have a separate fryer for gluten-free French fries! I checked and both the location on Topanga Blvd in the valley and the location in Thousand Oaks have dedicated fryers for French fries only. When I asked they did warn me that they can’t guarantee nothing else could ever accidentally get in the fryer because other stuff is nearby in the kitchen, but they said nothing breaded ever goes in that fryer. So I ate the fries and they were good and I didn’t get sick.

Also, if you order through doordash then some items (like the fries) have a button you can check that says “make it gluten-free”!

Safety


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?

— Not Much

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Celiac

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They have a separate fryer for gluten-free French fries! I checked and both the location on Topanga Blvd in the valley and the location in Thousand Oaks have dedicated fryers for French fries only. When I asked they did warn me that they can’t guarantee nothing else could ever accidentally get in the fryer because other stuff is nearby in the kitchen, but they said nothing breaded ever goes in that fryer. So I ate the fries and they were good and I didn’t get sick.

Also, if you order through doordash then some items (like the fries) have a button you can check that says “make it gluten-free”!

Safety


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?

— Not Much

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering

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Mush have no safety protocols because my wife had a non-gluten free noodle in a gluten free pasta.

The quality and quantity is ok but doesn’t make a difference when there are non gluten free noodle in gluten free dish.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Poor

Not celiac

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Multiple staff lied to me multiple times about the fries being gluten free. They have a shared fryer and it’s highly cross contaminated. I asked so many times if they were gluten free!

Staff not educated on cross contamination or just liars

Safety


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Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

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?

— Average

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Never gotten sick eating here! I had the gf four cheese pasta and gf Godiva chocolate cheesecake. Waiters/staff seem to understand :)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Found gluten pasta in my gluten free past and the staff did not care

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Last time I was there, the manager told me that they use the same pot of water to cook all pastas including the gluten free pasta. I wouldn’t recommend eating here.

Celiac friendly?

No

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They have a good amount of items that are gluten free. Their Turkey burger is honestly my favorite and now they have 2 different gf cheesecakes. We unfortunately usually have something wrong with our order EVERY time (for take out). So even though I haven't gotten sick here yet, I feel like I'm rolling the dice every time we order.

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Called ahead and the staff understood and would accommodate by prepping gf pasta separately (normally all pasta boiled together). Ordered with a seemingly knowledgeable server but 10-15 min after our order was in the manager came out and told us they were out of gf pasta?! I have no idea how it took so long for them to bring this to our attention but it was too late to go somewhere else so we ended up getting a gf bun with butter (my 4 year old is incredibly picky and that was the only other thing they had available). Points for trying to make it right and knowing what celiac meant and not just subbing reg pasta, but the whole experience was incredibly annoying as they didn’t have the gf food they had listed on the menu and the server didn’t know they didn’t have it either.

Celiac

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My girlfriend has celiacs and ordered the gluten free pasta and got horrendously sick about an hour later. No indication that anything was wrong. If it was pure gluten it would have hit her in 20 min so it had to be cross contamination. Do not put yourself at risk!!!

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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There are gluten free options, brick chicken is delicious they also have gluten free buns if you would like a burger...Godiva gluten free cheese cake...Pasta dishes they list as gluten free are not truly.. was told same water as regular pasta, no dedicated fryer for fries....

Celiac

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The staff was very knowledgeable about cross contamination and walked me through the different gluten free menu items.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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I have celiac disease for the last three years I’ve been going to the cheesecake factory in Peabody in the last two weeks I’ve been going there for breakfast three times at the last two weeks they screwed up my order the management has to teach the kitchen staff about celiac disease they don’t seem to understand about celiac poor management training

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Eles possuem GF Menu !!! Todos bem especificados no cardápio ! Solicitei o Bacon Bacon Cheese Burger 🍔 e estava divino ! O pão é maravilhoso e macio ! Uns dos melhores que já comi !!! Super valeu a pena !

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Waiter was knowledgeable about gluten free dishes and aware of cross contamination concerns. Dedicated fryer for French fries. I got a burger and it was great!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Great selection on the menu! Not a specific gluten free menu, so you have to look carefully on the regular menu. Lots of choices & even two gluten free cheesecakes!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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I asked for something gluten free and explained the severity. The server said he understood and when he brought my food he even made a point to say they left off the breadcrumbs. I thought I was ok until I took a few bites and found the breadcrumbs were just stirred in to cover the mistake.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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I have silent celiac but have always trusted Cheesecake Factory to prepare my food carefully (despite an incident at another location where they served me a regular hamburger bun). However on my last visit I got a pasta dish and after eating the whole thing I saw a regular noodle at the bottom. I got a very unsatisfactory response from the manager there and made a complaint to corporate with no response yet. Sad to see this has happened to others here and unfortunately I don’t think I would trust eating at this chain again given these 2 incidents which were both handled poorly by the restaurants.

Celiac friendly?

No

Not celiac

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I’ll preface my review by saying I have a lot of migraine triggers and that’s also my main symptom to gluten and dairy exposure. There were a good amount of gf options. Only 1 gf cheesecake option and my daughter was able to eat that. Godiva chocolate and she said it’s amazing. I also have a dairy allergy so it’s trickier. I got a turkey burger on a gf bun. I really liked it. They said the fries were safe and they were good too. My daughter got a pasta dish and liked it. I did end up with a migraine and not sure if it was due to this restaurant or some other trigger. I would eat here again.

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The staff there was really friendly and understood the limited options. They has almost every main food item on the menu with a gluten free option. The cheesecake was delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Nice variation of gluten free options and they give a note to the chefs to be sure there’s no cross contamination. I’ve been there a couple times now and have never gotten sick!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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Very limited selection of GF items. I was not impressed with the spicy chicken tacos. I had eaten her before and got glutened by the Shepherd's pie.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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One of the best places to get gf options. The menu is huge and they have good gluten free pasta. I’ve had items modified too to be made gluten free. Never had any problems. Plus the gf cheesecake is great.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Knowledgeable waiter. Asked if I was Celiac or had a gluten allergy. Said he would make sure the cook made my food separately. Some unavoidable cross-contamination.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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My previous review was really bad on this place. And I don’t mean just this location, I mean everywhere. But I just went again and they had gluten free buns, fries, etc. Best thing, and the cheesecake is amazing like always. Definitely go again!

Not celiac

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The food tasted delicious but I felt sick immediately after eating the mushroom burger. Ended up being sick all night.

Not celiac

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One mention of allergies throws the kitchen in a head spin and they play it safe to the point where it's almost insulting.

Celiac

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Ate at this restaurant with specific instructions to the waiter about Celiac food preparation three years ago. They did not follow easy directions. Food was seriously cross contaminated. GF cheesecake was baked and stored next to wheat cheesecake. I was sick for three months. Never again. These chains do not understand what GF really means and how dangerous their cavalier attitude about it can be for Celiac’s. Do not eat here, you will get sick.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Had gluten free pasta, but I found a different noodle in my dish. I’m not sure if it’s a different type of gluten free noodle or not but it shows that they aren’t too careful.

Celiac

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The waiter knew nothing. I asked about an omelette, thinking it would be a safer choice, and it was marked gluten free. I wanted to make sure all of the ingredients were gluten free and he said “meat doesn’t have gluten ... I don’t think.... so the bacon should be fine” Yeah.... . He later reassured me that what I ordered was all gluten free. Now I am sick. Thanks.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Server was helpful to point out gluten free items on the menu and my meal was flagged for celiac/gluten allergy. The Skinnylicious soft chicken tacos were fantastic!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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Very few options, and it appeared that many meals were unable to be altered. Super disappointing.

Celiac

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They do have several GF items in the menu. I tried their GF old fashioned burger. The meat was pretty good, but, overall, the burger didn’t have much flavor. I’ve had GF burgers in other restaurants that have tasted much better. Additionally, $14 is way too high for a burger from my perspective.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly! GF choices are marked in the menu. The Bacon-Bacon Cheesburger was very tasty! Fries are separate fried.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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I have never had a problem with this location. They have lots of yummy options

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Ate here tonight. Had a hamburger, and fry’s. They have a separate fryer! Everything was amazing. The waiter was very knowledgeable about celiac.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Ate here with a large party, so I know that’s hard on the server. However, they will now direct you to an allergen website and won’t answer questions about the food or prep; our server answered one question about the fries but otherwise said he was required to go get his manager (which ultimately might be great, but was very awkward with a large group of professional colleagues and also wasn’t stated as a solution or being helpful, more as a response to me being a difficult patron). I almost decided not to get food, but ultimately chose something I get might be most safe. I think it was ok, but it’s hard to say because I’m traveling and already sick. Celiacs use caution or avoid.

Celiac

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Our waitress was not educated on what was safe. She offered us French fries, which I already knew are not safe. Me celiac daughter got sick after eating a burger on a gf bun.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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April 2019 - Tried this location for first time last week. Had Cobb salad with ranch (balsamic that normally comes with cob is not gf) and had no crutons. Took a couple slices of my own gf udi multigrain bread and they brought me butter. Waitress was knowledgeable about celiac options. Had no issues. Salad was a little bland but nice to have another family option. May try blue cheese dressing next time which is also gf.

Update: have gone several more times this year with no issues. Also Godiva cheesecake is GF but I advise you only get if buy a whole frozen one to take home and thaw out in fridge before eating (the sliced ones in the restaurant case are next to gluten deserts so I avoid getting slices at the restaurant). These are the best GF deserts I know of.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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