4325 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27612 Directions

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I went here for my birthday with some coworkers. The food was delicious, but I ended up getting sick. I ordered a pasta listed as being gluten-free with modifications and the chocolate flourless cheesecake also listed as gluten-free with modifications. I had read about others getting sick from the cheesecake because of a chocolate powder so I specifically asked not to have this and any other modifications that needed to be made for gluten-free. They seemed confident it was safe. They also noted that my pasta was made gluten-free when they brought it out to me. I'm confident the noodles were gluten-free noodles but are not so confident in the preparation as there were bits of broccoli in my pasta as if they might've cooked the noodles in the vegetable water. This is fine as broccoli is gluten-free but makes me questions cross-contamination steps. I'm not sure which or if both items were what caused me to get sick. I would not recommend for a Celiac as I can't say with any confidence that I think they take the necessary steps for cross-contamination or that the staff is very knowledgeable of what steps need to be made and what gluten is. If you only have an intolerance it is probably fine.

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?

— Average

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Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
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Celiac

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ate there last night and got so sick! never again...

Celiac friendly?

No

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Celiac

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A variety of dinner options including GF cheesecake(flourless). We had a lemon herb chicken, potatoes, omelets (served all day) Helpful staff.

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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
  • Healthy
  • 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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This was a bad experience. The staff had no idea what was gluten free and what was not so they took a guess. (NOT SMART) On the menu 3 or 4 foods were marked as GF but not many marked at all. I got the grilled chicken, green beans and mashed potatoes. Then i got the GF godiva cheesecake. A few minutes later i felt the pain. I do not what know what caused it but i will NEVER go here again. DO NOT GO HERE!!!!!!!

Celiac friendly?

No

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Not celiac

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Huge portions. Very good gluten free bread

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Celiac

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I ordered gf four cheese pasta and it was delicious! My server completely understood my allergy and the food was perfect. ALSO they have a new option for gf cheesecake!! It's a coffee/chocolate option and was amazing! Highly recommend!!

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Not celiac

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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!

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Had the bacon cheese burger. It was absolutely delicious and love that the waitstaff actually had a clue about celiac.

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Celiac

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I had the gluten free Shepards Pie and got instantly sick after dinner. I also got the gluten free cheesecake which was wonderful. I don't know which one got me sick.

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They have a variety of gluten free options. It is a little frustrating that they only have one gluten free cheesecake.

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Got the GF sweet corn appetizer and will be going back for chocolate cheesecake. Great service knowledgeable staff.

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Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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Waiter was very helpful and answered all my questions. If he didn’t know, he went and asked the kitchen. I felt like I was in good hands eating there. I ended up with a burger and salad, which were both average.

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?

— Average

Celiac

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Updates: came here again for a quick, easy meal and had tasty food with no issues. Turkey burger no bun (they had the option of a GF bun but I wasn’t feeling it) and a side salad. The sever was really helpful and nice.

Old review: 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.

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

Other


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

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