The Cheesecake Factory

3 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Appetizers, Bread/Buns, Burgers, Cheesecake, Dessert, Pasta

Warning

This is a chain, which typically means a high risk of cross-contact. It may not be possible to dine safely at this establishment.

Safety Rating
3 ratings

As rated by the community

Fair Oaks Mall
Fairfax, VA 22033

Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

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All I got was Salmon and vegetables which was bland to begin with but then afterwards I had to deal with feeling awful. Crazy how you can mess up such a simple and flavorless meal but Cheesecake Factory managed to do it! Don’t go here if you have celiac. NOT safe.

Safety


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

— 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

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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I ordered gluten free four cheese pasta. After I had eaten half of the dish, I noticed there was a different shaped noodle mixed in and realized it had been cross contaminated. I was up all night in pain and DO NOT recommend eating here if you have a gluten allergy. I was very disappointed because I loved this restaurant before I found out I had Celiac disease.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Below Average

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Update July 2022: I got the same dish that I usually get but was bloated that night so got some cross contamination. I got an order to go so I feel I couldn’t explain my needs as much. Anyway be careful. Not as good as it used to be. Got the salmon and substituted green beans and got the mashed potatoes. Excellent. Got the Godiva cheesecake. Super yummy. I have had good experiences with Cheesecake factory’s across the country but I always make sure to be clear about needing gluten free and cross contamination. Always ask with cheesecake to use a clean spatula and wash hands first.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Good

Updated 1 year 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

  • Dinner
  • 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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Symptomatic Celiac

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Found a huge gluten noodle in my “gluten free” pasta as well as a pea. Manager said this was definitely cross contamination. Currently waiting for the reaction. Never eating here again.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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The menu incorporates gluten free items. Which is nice because you don’t have to ask for a separate menu.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Cheesecake Factory does not have a gluten free menu however they are happy to make you a gf option of whatever you'd like. With the exception of pizza and pasta.

There salads are great, burgers, grilled chicken, steaks. There french fries are gf too!!

Updated 11 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

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Ate here for dinner last night and had a great experience! We let our server know of our allergies/food issues as we ordered and had no issues afterward! We even got dessert! They had a dedicated fryer.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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 dinner
  • Good for lunch
Gluten Sensitive

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They weren't very cautious and I only have an intolerance and it still made me sick

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

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

— Below Average

Overall Rating

Review


I have noticed it has gone downhill when it comes to Being taken seriously when it says gluten-free. I have tried to eat here many times (when I used to work there) and I get sick every time whether it’s a salad, burger or pasta. I have said some thing to not only the kitchen managers but also my regular managers and nothing has changed. Don’t want my fellow celiac’s getting sick. Don’t get me wrong it’s a great restaurant and has great food and I loved working there just wish the kitchen took it seriously.

Safety


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

— 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?

— 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 dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Symptomatic Celiac

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Do not eat here! I was told everything that I had was gluten free, but my salad came out with croutons and I could tell my pasta wasn’t gluten free. I still chose to eat them after they fixed my salad and got sick.

Safety


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

— 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/None

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

— Poor

Celiac

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Had a burger with salad. Server was very knowledgeable about what needed to be substituted to make the meal safe and made sure he checked everything before putting the order in (e.g. fries not safe due to fryer). Was very impressed. Edit: ordered a cheesecake slice to go, the one in the display case for was contaminated so I asked for a fresh slice from the back which they happily accommodated.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Most/All

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 lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery

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