50% of 2 votes say it's Celiac friendly

6600 Topanga Canyon Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 91303 Directions

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They are not celiac friendly. I asked for their gluten free salad and after having half salad I found a crouton. It happened twice so I decided not to go back

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I got a gluten free pasta dish. There was a noodle in there that was a completely different shape than the ones I ordered. I picked it out and thought I would be ok. So sick. :(

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Very disappointed in their gluten free menu. Not a separate and distinct menu, just items noted can be made gluten free on request. Ordered a salad and learned when it was served the chicken breast had been eliminated because of the marinade. Unable to provide a plain unmarinated chicken breast. No protein option available.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Gluten Free Features

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

Categories

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

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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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Got horribly poisoned here and as much as I love Cheesecake Factory, I won't eat there again - it's just not worth it. I was halfway through my salad when I came across a few things that were definitely not supposed to be in there... it was then that I wondered about cc and sure enough I started getting sick on the way home and was ill for 8 days... Shame because I actually had a very knowledgable server who told me all about the cross contamination issues, that the broccoli is boiled in the pasta water for example - something I would never think about. We both figured a salad would be safe enough right? SO WRONG. If you are in the least bit sensitive do not eat here.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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had an awesome waiter that was willing to check on items. cross contamination its very high. best bet go for the burger...the kitchen seems to know how to do that on right.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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The Cheesecake Factory has recently launched a GF menu, not as big as their usual menu but gives you plenty of choices including burgers, salads, pasta, dessert, drinks & even some of the low-calorie items.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Cheesecake Factory has an extensive gluten free menu with pastas and entrees. I ordered the four cheese pasta with gluten free noodles and chickens. Cheesecake Factory also has a Godiva gluten free cheesecake.

Celiac

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I just became gluten-free, and it's been a hard adjustment. So naturally, I was scared eating out, as it's supposed to be a fun celebration, and not something to dread. When I called to see if they had a gf menu, they assured me that they absolutely did. When I went there, while the server didn't 100% know if items that weren't labeled gf were (they seemed to be), she checked with both the manager and the chef. Thank goodness that I don't have to loose one of my favorite restaurants. I had the chicken farfalle gf dish and fries for a snack, and didn't have any pain. While they only have one option for cheesecake, it was still good.

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Very nice great gluten free options , they only had one gluten free cheese cake desert and it was worth it ,

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Dedicated fryer .. was warned that it is next to the regular fryer so they did warn me about the slight risk of cross contamination but that they had never had any complaints from celiacs. I am celiac and took the risk and seemed to be fine from it. The burger was great too. I had tried to eat at this chain in Canada before and didn't have much luck but I was thoroughly impressed with the menu this location had. I would go back for sure!

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Needs a zero star option. I explained I’m celiac and how important it was to protect against cross contamination and ordered a gf pasta. When it came out thank goodness I asked if it was Gf. They said “on no that’s the regular past sorry we forgot”. I was so mad I cried.

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They have gluten free options for pasta, burger and a cake. They clearly mark gluten free in their menu. I think they serve things as gluten free and not as gluten friendly but def something to ask next time

Not celiac

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Regular food sucks but the cheesecake is amazing!!

Celiac

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Do not eat here. They gave me a full gluten hamburger bun after I told them FOUR TIMES it had to be gluten free. Luckily the bathrooms at nearby Neiman Marcus are great.

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Do not eat here. My daughter has celiac and every time she eats here she gets sick!

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We have eaten here a few times with no issues afterwards. Tonight I learned they have a dedicated fryer and gf buns. Staff was knowledgeable about celiac. And not to mention the Godiva cheesecake is heavenly.

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Limited GF modifications; no separate fryer; limited awareness of celiac/allergy prep from the server. I only ate the beet/orange/avocado salad and didn’t order more because I was worried about cross contamination. While I didn’t get glutened, I certainly wasn’t satisfied and I left hungry.

Not celiac

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My favorite gluten free pasta dish.

Celiac

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The server told me marked items on the menu could be made gluten-free. I had a burger which had a great gf bun. The fries are also gluten-free made in a separate fryer. It was delicious!

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I’ve only eaten here once and maybe they’ve changed things since I went, but the only thing I ended up eating there was strawberries and I‘m pretty sure that they were cross contaminated.

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Staff was not understanding and would not check on ingredients. The wait to be seated was insane and the food took forever.

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Definitely celiac free 100%. Food is great and very careful on cc double check everything with kitchen, definitely recommend this place in right on beach front in Waikiki

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They completely messed up our to-go order: only gave us 1 bag, and had to go back to get the 2nd. When we did, the 1 gluten-free meal we ordered (Impossible burger with a gf bun) had a regular bun. After 1 bite, I could tell it wasn't gf. Had to go back the for the 3rd time to get a new meal. They took some money off but didn't comp the meal. This was for a birthday party but it took the entire evening to get everyone fed. Big chain of restaurants don't care about the little guy. Was ill for 3 days but since I didn't have to go to the hospital, it's not a big deal for them.

Not celiac

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Our waiter was amazing ! I got the cheese stuffed hamburger . They had gluten free buns. The fries are normally cooked in oil that is cross contaminated but they heated up oil for me separately for my fries . Make sure to specify you want the fries gluten free

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Food is good with a good selection!

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The staff seemed knowledgeable and were able to answer my questions about separate prep areas and safe handling of allergies. Unfortunately there was a non GF noodle mixed in with my GF pasta, which I did not find until the end. Not sure how it happened. The manager was very concerned and helpful with the situation, but the damage was done and I was sick for days after. Celiac diners beware.

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No marking of GF items on menu nor any particular options for GF. When asked, the waiter informed me that their GF options were salads or the salmon.

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Almocei hamburguer e estava delicioso! O pão realmente é muito bom!

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The food itself isnt bad. Carryout service is horrible. Slightly overpriced and portions seem to have gotten smaller.

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Wish I had checked the reviews before going. It made me sick.

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Normally love The Cheesecake Factory but this one is not good. Food came out terrible and our drinks were way too strong. I was not glutened though.

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The waiter we had was not knowledgeable at all. Told me all the bread was GF so I suspect he has no idea what gluten is. I asked him to double check and of course it wasn’t! The burger with mushrooms was absolutely delicious though and the hot fudge sundae was enormous and tasty. Good food but not knowledgeable staff.

Not celiac

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They offer a good variety of gluten free menu options. I’ve had nachos, pasta, salads, entrees and dessert. There is no sacrificing yumminess for health. Everything was great. Service was good. We dined here several times over the last few years. The greatest thing of all is that I’ve never been sick after eating here. When I want a tasty meal and need to make sure I won’t be sick after enjoying my meal, I choose the Bridgewater Cheesecake Factory.

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They can bring out a toasted GF bun instead of bread, which is nice. I had a GF pasta dish. I did not have any flourless cheesecake. I had a very bad reaction, was throwing up all night long. I haven’t had a bad reaction at other cheesecake factories, and I don’t know what this place did to gluten poison me. I probably won’t be back to any cheesecake factory.

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We have eaten here numerous times We have been told the fryer is dedicated to fries only Waitress just told us fries are gluten free but the chicken nuggets are fried in it Manager came over to say they are fried next to each other and the bc the baskets are so close especially in a busy nite there could be cross contamination. He also said same thing for the chips and guac. Come on People get this right Its either gluten free or its not. 😡😡😡

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The food tasted great! I ordered a Hamburger and French fries, under the assurance it was gluten free and they even have a separate fryer for gluten safety.... GOT GLUTENED. I think they aren’t careful and I also think that when you say “Gluten Free - I am Gluten Allergic - I have Celiac” waiters think Gluten Free Preference, which is completely different than Gluten allergic, and they don’t care. Great food, just not safe.

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What is not to love! GF Godiva cheesecake! Large piece so couldn’t finish it all. Only thing to make better would be a fruit choice as it was limited

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I have never been sick here but do be extremely careful because there seems to be so many ways to get CCed here. A huge issue for me is that managers don’t bring out the GF plates so it’s up to the individual server and their knowledge, even if you carefully alert them. There are other small issues that make me feel unsafe. Like when I ask if the GF cheesecake can be sliced separately and get an attitude. The attitude that I’ve gotten from a few servers is what makes me nervous (some have been very helpful though). Even though I haven’t been sick it is never my first, second choice or even third choice to go here. Oh one more thing! And I know you all know this but never assume something is GF. For example, they cook their edamame in the pasta water!

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I took the gamble and ate here. I ordered a burger on a gluten free bun and the only gluten free cheesecake. It was really nice and I didn’t get sick. But I’m not as sensitive as others so can’t speak for everyone.

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Best gluten free burger hands down. Bacon bacon Berger! Fabulous!

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They offered us a toasted gf bun instead of bread before our meal! My son loves the pasta. Able to get salad without croutons. Items marked on menu that can be made gf.

Celiac

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I’ve never gotten sick here and I’m celiac

Not celiac

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I had a great time at TCF - there are many GF menu items to choose from! I wasn’t expecting such a diverse range of options so I was actually a little overwhelmed (not a bad thing!). Menu items that are are naturally GF or can be made as such are marked on the menu. My only disappointment was lack of gluten free cheesecake. I never expect desserts at restaurants to be gluten free but TCF had marketed they have several cheesecakes, however I only saw one on the menu and in the facility. Overall had an amazing experience with my friends despite long wait times. Staff was exceptional.

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Usually we have good experiences here... until our last visit. Ordered my celiac daughter gf pasta and explained her diseases/allergy prior to ordering. Pasta came out with a gluten spaghetti noodle mixed in with gf penne. Spoke with the manager and server and they both said they understood and had another dish prepared. Manager said she spoke with the kitchen herself. The second dish came out with yet another gluten spaghetti noodle in the gf penne. We were livid. Manager was clearly embarrassed and couldn’t explain how this could have happened. Will not go back.

Not celiac

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Update- came back and felt fairly safe after my first visit (review below) but this time ended up sick within half hour. Positive it was the food. Waitress asked ME what kind of dressing I could have. I guess she didn’t check the ingredients. I’m also dairy free and I said no cheese but maybe they put butter on the gf roll. But I checked online at their allergen menu and the dressing she gave me had gluten. I didn’t think to check online beforehand. Won’t be returning. Also said fries weren’t safe but said they were the last time I was there. Doesn’t sound like they really know. With such a huge menu it’s hard to imagine prep is free of cross contamination. I got a burger on an udis roll. My waitress assured me that their fryer for French fries is gluten free because nothing aside from regular and sweet potato fries go in there. I don’t know if it’s safe for celiac but I’m ok today. They have clearly marked items on menu.

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I have Celiac, the Manager was knowledgeable and discussed my options with me. The food took forever to come out but I guess they were making sure it was safe. I didn’t get sick from their salmon and veggies

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I apologize I forgot the name of our waitress but she was so incredibly helpful. She found out weather the special was gluten free (sadly it wasn’t), made sure the kitchen would use fresh water to boil gluten free noodles, and had the chefs completely clean their utensils when cutting me a slice of cheesecake. I ended up just getting salmon and a coffee cheesecake, but it all tasted amazing and I didn’t get sick at all. I took one star off just because they don’t have many gluten free options even with the extensiveness of the menu. Only two cheesecakes are gluten free and then the basic foods... gluten free pasta, gluten free buns for your burger, salmon, steak, or salad. The company really needs to have some more options available, but the food and service was good regardless.

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Place seems not very well maintained. Used to be one of my favourite chains. In this one you find dirty silverware, sticky tables, waiter with dirty shirt... there are some gf items in the menu upon request. The waiter was not very knowledgeable on what could be done gf (eg the fries). Some hours later we were not feeling very well. I would not recommend

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Ordered a specific meal gluten free, steak potatoes and mushrooms. Got incredibly ill, won’t go again.

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