50% of 4 votes say it's celiac friendly

199 Boylston St, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 Directions

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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

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Not celiac

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Had Cuban sandwich on GF roll with side salad. It was really good. Shared GF Godiva cheesecake. It was decadent!

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Based on others feedback, I skipped the GF pasta options. I ordered the GF Factory Chopped Salad and subbed feta for the Blue Cheese, dressing came on the side. The salad was tasty. I ordered the GF Coffee and Chocolate Cheesecake to go - it was DELISH.

I had no problems last night and I think you can get a fairly safe meal if you stick with the VERY limited GF "friendly" options marked. There are only a handful of Non-pasta dishes marked and only 2 kinds of GF Cheesecake on their book-like menu. Would not be top of my list, but I think a manageable option if your group/family wants to go.

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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GF Godiva cheesecake
Omelette with home fries and GF roll
There was a regular pasta noodle in my food! I have celiac disease and got wicked sick due to the cheese cake factory lack of knowledge on how to cook for gluten free. Stay away from this place!
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The promised me up and down that they could make my food gluten free and there was a pasta noodle in my food! Stay away please

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Usually good, however last time I was there, a gluten noodle ended up in my gluten free pasta. Thankfully I was serving it when I noticed and didn’t eat it yet. They immediately fixed the mistake however it could have been a lot worse if I ate some

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Not celiac

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Love Cheese Cake Factory- went tonight & got Lemon Herb Chicken. Was really good until I was just about done & found a half inch spaghetti in my carrots. Side was mashed potatoes not spaghetti- needless to say I am now very sick. Not a happy camper. I would not come back to this location.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Lots of gluten free options, very knowledgeable

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Awesome gluten-free menu that was delicious and had a large selection of options!

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Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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While I explained four times how serious it was the food was gluten free and cooked separately as my daughter has celiac disease and they assured me they had spoken to the chef and everything was safe in reality they served us tortilla chips that had been fried in the same fryer as items with gluten. When I said something about it I got a “bummer sorry” response. I contacted the headquarters and no one responded. Will never be eating there again.

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?

— Poor

Celiac

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Well, I didn’t get sick, so that’s a plus. But I was extremely careful. I researched beforehand, and apparently Cheesecake Factory is kind of notorious for cross contamination with certain things, especially if you order gluten free pasta or things that normally have gluten but can be made gluten free upon request. I was recovering from getting sick a few days earlier, so I was extra careful and tried to order something that was naturally gluten free instead of “gluten free upon request.” Luckily I looked online at their nutrition information beforehand at https://www.thecheesecakefactory.com/assets/pdf/Nutritional_Guide.pdf. The physical menu at the restaurant only said “gluten free upon request” for any item, so I wouldn’t have know which were naturally gluten free. I made it clear to the server that I had celiac, and he said almost dismissively, “Oh, there’s gluten free marks on the menu.” So when I ordered I asked him to please let the chef know to be extra careful because I was very nervous and still recovering. I still can’t handle dairy yet as I heal. Most of the naturally gluten free ones had dairy. I ended up getting the pan seared chicken with corn replacing the mashed potatoes. It was fine tasting, but not filling. I was hungry when I left, and grumpy that I spent $20 for basically a chicken breast with veggies. The family enjoyed their food, but their bread crumbs got all over the table because you rip the bread with your hands. I was so nervous it would get in my food. They do have two gluten free cheesecakes. I had the Godiva one at Valentine’s Day when I wasn’t having issues with dairy, and it was delicious. And I didn’t react. But I don’t know that I really want to come back and spend so much money on rather disappointing food, and being paranoid about getting breadcrumbs all over.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Not Much

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

— Average

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Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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My daughter ordered the roasted chicken with mashed potatoes and broccoli. The waiter understood my daughter was celiac and relayed that information to the kitchen. Out of an abundance of caution, the manager &/or chef recommended only eating the fries if the sensitivity isn’t severe because they couldn’t 100% guarantee no cross contamination of that menu item. We skipped the fries but everything else was safe and del ious - including dessert. I appreciated their coming back out to advise.

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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They have gluten free options or can modify some recipes to be gluten free. The server was not knowledgeable about celiac disease at all and told me twice that the food I ordered was gluten free...only to return a few minutes later to tell me that it wasn’t and I had to choose something else. She also did not ask of my being gf was a preference or an allergy, which I feel many restaurants ask these days. They do also note on the bottom of their menu that while they try not to cross-contaminate, their kitchens are not allergy free environments and they do use shared equipment (such as fryers).

Safety


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

— Not very

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

Celiac

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Their gluten free chocolate cheesecake is SO GOOD! I only get a slice of cake because the food menu is not really safe. But I highly recommend y’all try it!

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?

— Not Much

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

— Good

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