Cheesecake Factory

3.5 stars 3.5 out of 5 3 ratings
$$Gluten Free Menu, Burgers, Pasta + 9 more
66% of 3 votes say it's Celiac friendly

236 Summit Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35243 Directions

(205) 262-1800
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    My family and I visited CF in Birmingham and were so pleasantly surprised. My daughter (20) has just been diagnosed with Celiac and we are still very much in the learning phase. She spoke with our waiter, John, who was very knowledgeable about their GF options and also showed her items on the menu that were not listed as gluten free that could easily be modified to be gluten free. Big fan of this place for being nice, accommodating and providing lots of GF on the menu!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    Staff was knowledge, menu was clear as to what was/could be GF

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    I was traveling from out of town and I’ve always had good experiences with this chain. Extensive gluten free menu. Gluten free cheesecake. However, my experience at this location was horrible. I repeatedly explained my gluten free choice was allergy. I knew I was in trouble when I was served the wrong cheesecake! Not gluten free. Sure enough, when we got the receipt she hadn’t even rung my meal in as gluten free. I had a terrible reaction and was so so sick.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    5 days ago

    5015 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77056

    absolutely the worst experience ive ever had. the food not only came late but came with fries which are NOT gluten free because they are fried with flour-coated items. and the replacement food came late too with the inside of the burger being rather cold. and, despite not having any sort of bun on the burger, i still got contaminated and suffered the consequences. i do not recommend this place at all.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 week ago

    140 Market St, Yonkers, NY 10710

    They offer ‘GF’ items except when you ask further questions you learn the sauces are not GF. The menu is deceiving. The burgers come with a special sauce which isn’t GF. The sauce in the ‘GF’ Steak Diane is not GF. The fries have a separate fryer but it is right next to the other fryer. Ask lots of questions and don’t assume the ‘GF’ offerings are automatically safe.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 week ago

    3500 Las Vegas Freeway, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    Farfalle chicken pasta is my fave here! Great everytime! The shepherds pie is great too. I have heard however that Godiva chocolate has gluten in it so be careful!

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    1251 Us Highway 31 N, Greenwood, IN 46142

    Steak Diane is a reliable GF option for me. I have had good experiences, and the staff was definitely alert to celiac and GF requirements, as well as very considerate when asking my wife who is not celiac

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    265 Central Park Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

    Knowable staff and never gotten suck eating here.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    2 weeks ago

    700 Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98109

    This restaurant is not there anymore. All boarded up even though still active on Google.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    10120 California Street, Omaha, NE 68114

    I had the salmon with mashed potatoes and broccoli, which was all delicious. And didn't have any problems. It was carryout and I couldn't find a GF menu on their website, but did find an official looking allergen guide on another site that was very helpful. I'd gladly go back here.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 weeks ago

    251 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

    Pleasantly surprised. Great GF cheese cake.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 weeks ago

    3500 Las Vegas Freeway, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    The menu is huge and the items that can be prepared gluten free are clearly marked. I had the bacon cheese burger and it was delicious! Didn’t have room for cheesecake though.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    161 Quakerbridge Mall, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

    Never had issues with this location. Then I ordered a side of mashed potatoes with a take out meal and found actual pieces of bread in it. Needless to say I was sick for a week. Don’t trust this location, they don’t understand the seriousness of this mistake and had no explanation for it.

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    Not celiac
    4 rating
    3 weeks ago

    455 Commerce St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

    They had gf notations in the menu to indicate items that were gluten free.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 weeks ago

    30 Mall Dr E, Jersey City, NJ 07310

    They can substitute some pasta dishes, they did use a non dedicated strainer in fresh water, that had left a couple shells. The manger said they take items like that seriously

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    4 weeks ago

    1401 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302

    I had the shrimp angle hair pasta, but it want angel hair... and it was HARD and cold. But the plate was warm. So while the option was there, it was not the best.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 weeks ago

    161 Quakerbridge Mall, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

    Great food! The gluten free buns are delicious! The turkey burger is my go-to! I have also had their pasta and it is very good... clearly labeled on the menu which can be made gluten free!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    4 weeks ago

    875 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

    Great late night spot. We went after visiting John Hancock center for Chicago night views. Outdoor seating area is nice at the base. BEST PART for service kudos. Server told us that the fryer was shared with non-gf, so we were going to bypass the fries. But the server then came back and let us know that since it was near closing time, they may have cleaned the fryers already, and could do clean oil to make us fries . We said Yes. This is a restaurant that empowers its folks to do good things. The fries were awesome.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    4 weeks ago

    825 Dulaney Valley Rd, Towson, MD 21204

    I ordered an omelette of the menu and told the waitress that I was allergic to gluten. About halfway through eating my meal I opened the omelette and there were numerous strands of spaghetti in my omelette. NEVER has this happened to me. I got extremely sick. I would not trust this kitchen to make anything celiac friendly if spaghetti wound up in an omelette.

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    Not celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    4 weeks ago

    5600 North Pennsylvania Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73112

    My husband ordered a GF burger. Halfway through his meal, they came and told him they gave him the wrong burger and had given his GF burger to another table (who didn’t like it btw). Sure, they were sorry but it shows an obvious lack of process for GF.

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    2301 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815

    When we SPECIFICALLY ordered gluten free they gave us half the order gluten free, only good thing was the cheesecake. Thank god I didn’t eat the burger or I would be power washing my intestines at the moment.

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    4 rating
    1 month ago

    2133 Green Hills Village Drive, Nashville, TN 37215

    My waiter was very knowledgeable about my request and assisted my choices. I ordered a salmon dinner with two veg. Sides. I asked if the starter bread was gluten free and no, they don’t offer that choice yet. The dessert choices were 3 yessss and I got Godiva flourless chocolate cheesecake! Super fantastic!! Way to gooo

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    161 Quakerbridge Mall, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

    Went here about a month ago and had the cheese burger on GF bun and fries and was fine. Went back a couple days ago and ordered the same thing and have been sick for 2 days. Didn't even make it outside the restaurant. There definitely had to be cross contamination. Will not be going back.

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    5 rating
    1 month ago

    251 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

    Menu states what can be made gf. When the food was brought to our table they specifically said gf Caesar and gf shrimp pasta. And the waitress caught my daughter taking some of my son’s french fries and said those are fried in same oil with things with flour so you may not have any to eat them. I know it’s a chain but we’ve never had any issues.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    2075 North Point Cir, Alpharetta, GA 30022

    I’m not sure if cross contamination happened just to me or is a widespread problem at CF. I would not recommend eating there with an extreme sensitivity to gluten or celiac.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    3124 W Friendly Ave, Greensboro, NC 27408

    I have Celiac and I called prior to dinner to make sure they had GF options. I talked to the server when ordering. Ate 1/3 plate of GF garlic chicken pasta and 1/2 of a slice of GF Godiva chocolate cheesecake and 15 min later, I was doubled over in pain. Was the only meal I had eaten yesterday. After a long night of being sick, I looked at the receipt and my husband and I were charged for a non-GF pasta and non-GF cheesecake. Thinking now, that despite having called in advance, speaking with the server and having them bring out my dish while stating that it was GF; it was not. Very sick and very frustrated. Do *NOT* eat here. **Edit: I called this morning and spoke with a manager. She was very nice and very apologetic. Although it doesn’t make up for the effects of being glutened, she refunded my card the price of my meal. ** Edit #2: after multiple phone calls, I still have not received my refund..

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    2715 Southdale Cir, Edina, MN 55435

    I was sick just after eating. Ruined my evening out! Not going back. PS food tasted awesome! So not worth getting sick Though!

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    1 month ago

    2708 Potomac Mills Cir, Woodbridge, VA 22192

    I’m very disappointed at the Cheesecake Factory. Last time I went, I wanted some of their Alfredo. On their menu, it states that their Alfredo sauce is GF, but I asked the server and he said it was not. The only reason it gets 2 stars, is because they had some really good GF Cheesecake. I DO NOT recommend this place unless you only want Cheesecake. Only one flavor too. Dove Chocolate. It was good, but I would definitely appreciate it if they added more.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    931 Haddonfield Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

    Ridiculous that they have GF fries on the menu but do not serve them. Managers excuse was that they have 12.5 million dollar in French fry sales so they can't possibly provide extra space for us GF people even though it's on the menu. When I suggested that they take it off the menu, he had an excuse for that too- tried blaming it all on the server. My daughter has gotten her fries at another cheesecake factory- which is just as busy so the managers excuse is not valid- just too lazy to enforce is m thought.

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    Not celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    2715 Southdale Cir, Edina, MN 55435

    I went to the Ridgedale Mall location, and staff seemed to be knowledgeable about gf menu options. However, within two hours I was sick after having a “gf” shrimp and pasta. I was too sick to even attempt to eat my maybe gf Godiva chocolate cheesecake....On the bright side, at least my meal was tasty for the few hours it was with me.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    10120 California Street, Omaha, NE 68114

    While in the midst of our travels we stopped here. Food tasted great but I had major issues while driving with limited stops on highway. I ordered Gf burger plain and a salad with ranch--no croutons. Both were listed as could be Gf options on menu and I was told ranch was gf. I told server I had wheat allergy, needed clean utensils when preparing food to prevent cross contamination, etc--my typical spiel. I was miserable not long after leaving. Would NOT recommend dining at this location, especially if you are traveling. I've had success at other locations.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 months ago

    4200 Conroy Road, Orlando, FL 32839

    I had the gluten free version of Shepherds Pie. It was terrific. It has hamburger, vegetables, mashed potatoes and a mushroom based gravy. Make sure you say allergy. I will definitely get that meal again.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    5065 Main St Spc #314, Trumbull, CT 06611

    This place just awful. It’s unsafe. After sending back a GF shrimp pasta dish because the shrimp was breaded, the returned with a new dish with grilled shrimp but the pasta was not GF. Unfortunately, we did not know until after my wife ate a 1/3rd of the dish. Way to ruin a birthday dinner.

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    Not celiac
    1 rating
    2 months ago

    3710 Hwy 9, Freehold Raceway Mall, Freehold Township, NJ 07728

    Went there today, ordered ribeye steak with mashed potatoes and green beans. Two hours later, here I am, crapping my guts out. Waitress seemed knowledgeable and assured me that my meal was gf. My gut says otherwise.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    5530 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33431

    Not at all safe for Celiacs. My waiter really made it seem like they were knowledgeable and accommodating, but it was not true at all. I have never gotten so sick in my life. I didn’t eat out for months after this because I couldn’t trust any restaurant.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    2 months ago

    2900 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201

    Good, have gluten free options clearly indicated on menu. But I'm not sure if they have a dedicated fryer.

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    5 rating
    2 months ago

    15230 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

    Have eaten at this location several times with no issues. I’ve gotten the steak, salmon, and pasta. I love their chocolate cheese cake and their coffee/chocolate flavored cheesecake, both are amazing!

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    931 Haddonfield Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

    The food is average but this is a popular place with my friends and family so at least I can eat here. Fairly limited in options but I have had no issues. Make sure you tell them you have an allergy.

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    1 Maple Ave, White Plains, NY 10601

    Ordered the gluten free Americana cheeseburger but unfortunately, it was glutened. The restaurant server and manager were very apologetic when I showed them the test result. They took it back, didn't charge me and even gave a gluten free Godiva cheesecake on the house. While the service was great, the burgers are still not a safe choice here

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    3333 Buford Dr, Buford, GA 30519

    Be very careful here. They have items on their menu that are marked as gluten free even though they go in the same fryer with everything else. This might be a safe place for someone who is gluten sensitive but if you have celiac, I would steer clear.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    2 months ago

    4200 Conroy Road, Orlando, FL 32839

    Waitress very helpful. I’m gluten free vegetarian... has the tamales as an appetizer and the gluten free primavera pasta for dinner. I asked the server about the pasta ( are you sure this is gluten free ) she responded that the GF pasta is always the rotini ( spirals ) that’s how they ensure it’s the right one ... the Godiva cheesecake is on the GF menu ... but I’m unsure about Godiva being gluten free.. waitress assured us it was ... but I skipped it. The Food was delicious !!!

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    115 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02199

    I’ve eaten here many times with Celiacs and never had a problem. They even have two gluten free cheesecakes, which are very good! I keep going back!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    1201 Lake Woodlands Dr #302, The Woodlands, TX 77380

    Great options on menu, was surprised even a couple gluten free options for cheesecake if you are still hungry. I may try one next time and plan ahead for when we go back.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 months ago

    S, 8711 E 71st St, Tulsa, OK 74133

    Tons of gf options including the best Godiva cheesecake!

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    4 rating
    3 months ago

    Shops At Mission Viejo, Mission Viejo, CA 92691

    I've been here dozens of times and I always order the same thing, gluten free 4 cheese pasta. (Thankful not to have a dairy allergy). One time, a few years ago, it came out with the wrong noodles, which I noticed immediately, because they are a different shape than the gf spirals. They also quickly realized the mistake and the waitress and manager came running out to make sure I didn't eat it. They were proactive, sincerely apologized, made me a new one and didn't charge my husband and I for our meal, at their insistence. Very good customer service and they kept us as customers. It's smart of them to have a different shape for gf pasta, so I knew not to eat it!

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    2601 Preston Rd, Frisco, TX 75034

    After waiting almost an hour to get our food, my son started eating his GF pasta dish and found a piece of gluten pasta in it. The manager said “I’m sorry” and walked off. Will never eat here again after how we were treated - my son had even talked with our waitress extensively before ordering about him being a sensitive Celiac and could they please be extra careful 😳

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    200 E Via Rancho Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92025

    They have “GF upon request” items on menu. But the Shepherds Pie and Cobb Salad both tested “gluten” on my Nima Sensor.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    201 Morrell Rd, Knoxville, TN 37919

    I appreciate anytime a restaurant has gf items listed on the full menu, however after several visits to Cheesecake Factory it is confirmed that this is not the place to go if you have celiac. They have brought regular bread with breakfast, regular pasta instead of gf (Thankfully I asked but by the time my meal came everyone else in the party was done eating. CCF did not offer to compensate in any way). Bread crumbs to top gluten free pasta I ordered on a to-go order. They put a piece of chocolate that is not gf on the gf Godiva cheesecake... I always leave this restaurant sick. It is a shame, wish they would get it together.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    1566 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus, OH 43240

    the smallest portion size ever in the 4 cheese pasta. undercooked brocolli. steak was the consistancy of a hamburger. potatos were garbage. i also had a horrible reaction afterward. NOT CELIAC FRIENDLY BY ANY MEANS.

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    Not celiac
    4 rating
    3 months ago

    930 Milwaukee Ave, Lincolnshire, IL 60069

    Ok for GF vegans but need more vegan and gf options. Ate fries salad and chips and was ok.

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    94 Providence Place, Providence, RI 02903

    They don’t know how to avoid cross contamination. The waitress stacked all the food together while carrying it to the table, gluten touching the gf plate. I wouldn’t trust the process in the kitchen if they carry it to the table like that.

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    304 Orland Square Drive, Orland Park, IL 60462

    I got the chicken Alfaro and found a regular noodle in my pasta. Went back again and had the same thing happen. Later I found out the cook the regular noodles with GF ones!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    91-5431 Kapolei Pkwy, Kapolei, HI 96707

    gluten free cheesecake!

Gluten-Free Features

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

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
Monday
11 am - 11 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 11 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 11 pm
Thursday
11 am - 11 pm
Friday
11 am - 12 am
Saturday
12 am - 12:30 am, 10 am - 12 am
Sunday
12 am - 12:30 am, 10 am - 11 pm
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