The Cheesecake Factory

2 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Appetizers, Bread/Buns, Burgers, Cheesecake, Dessert, Pasta
50% of 2 votes say it's celiac friendly
101 Jordan Creek Pkwy
Des Moines, IA 50266

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We didn’t try anything GF. But dis ask the server for future reference if the GF menu was cooled on a separate line. She said no and that they all use the same fryer. So they do have a lot of GF options, but if cross contamination os an issue, it would be a no go.

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?

— Average

Updated 1 month ago read full review

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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

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 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
  • Delivery
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • 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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Went there last night after seeing a movie. Initially I was turned off by the lack of desirable GF options. Had to repeatedly change order plans due to dishes that were surprisingly using gluten, or risk of allergic exposure to other to other ingredients. Says fries can be GF, but cooked in same fryer for cross contamination. Refused to allow me to open my own Angry Orchard bottle ordered to avoid cross contamination from beer covered hands in bar. I was about ready to leave in frustration. But the waitress was patient and accommodating so went back several times to get answers from kitchen before she sat down with me to discuss options. Had a burger earlier in the week, so it didn't sound good, but ended up getting one with mashed potatoes. The burger was great and the bun was excellent! Once I was almost done, I asked the waitress what brand it was. When she said Udi's, I said then we have a problem because you gave me the wrong bun. I explained that Udi's are small, flat, undesirable to look at, don't have a very good texture, and that it's sad they are so commonly used. So what I ate was clearly not Udi's. Waitress brought out a manager named Alicia, whose daughter is Celiac, and she explained multiple steps to avoid gluten, and an area to prepare most GF items. She went back and brought me out a prepackaged GF bun. Apparently Cheesecake Factory purchases a restaurant grade GF buns in bulk from Udi's. Wonder why Udi's has such huge variance between this and what I've gotten at stores or is served in so many other restaurants. Ordered the GF Godiva chocolate cheesecake to go and it is absolutely amazing!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Did not have issue with food did have problem with cheesecake!

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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This is my daughter’s favorite place . Their gluten free four cheese pasta and Godiva cheesecake is super yummy!!!!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Had a great waiter who knew about providing a safe GF meal. I had pasta and did not get sick. They say they offer GF cheesecake but it’s in the same display cabinet as all other cheesecakes. I watched them use the same serving utensil on the GF cheesecake as other cheesecakes. (Bad!)

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Lots of options! I had a burger with a gluten free bun. The menu says fries can be made GF but the waitress said they have a communal fryer so definitely unsafe for celiacs! Other than that everything was good especially the chocolate Godiva cheesecake! :)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I only had the Godiva chocolate cheesecake - in a to-go box. And omg it was so good and rich. Loved every bite.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Everything was good but my pasta had a regular noodle in it and it honestly was not worth the $20. I would only go for dessert and appetizers.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious food, lots of choices, knowledgeable staff! The Godiva Cheesecake is gluten free and it is DELICIOUS! A must have!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Had so many options for celiac people! I didn't feel sick at all after eating their pasta and can't wait to go again. It's hard finding good food that is gluten free, but they have it! 😄

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Celiac

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Not celiac

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Love the Godiva chocolate cheesecake!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Had a turkey burger with mashed potatoes subbed for fries because the waiter said they use a community frier (despite the menu marking fries as "gf upon request"). Looked and tasted like an Udi's bun. I was really hungry and it hit the spot!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Hashimoto's

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gluten free chocolate cheesecake, gf buns for burgers, gf pasta, omelets, salads, etc

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Gluten Sensitive

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. I ate the chicken tacos skinny meal gluten free and did not get sick.. Delicious

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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I had a mai tai and Hawaiian fish burger with a gluten free bun. For a chain restaurant, it was good and I was glad they had customized the menu for the location. The server was knowledgeable and helped me out with safe food choices.

Safety


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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Reservations recommended
Gluten Intolerant

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I’d give 0 stars if I could. They couldn’t even guarantee a bowl of strawberries would be safe. Ended up getting soda and tea the whole meal and eating snacks I packed in case

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?

— None

Overall Rating

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I've gone to this Cheesecake Factory location a few times and always order the same GF pasta. They have several GF pasta options and GF buns for burgers available upon request. Every time I order the GF pasta they seem knowledgeable. When the food comes out, they always say "GF pasta" before setting the plate down. I can tell it's GF pasta since the original dish comes with penne and the GF pasta is fusili. I've never gotten sick after being here. Would recommend!

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

Not celiac

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My GF pasta dish and Godiva chocolate cheesecake was great!

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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