85% of 27 votes say it's Celiac friendly

2301 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815 Directions

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Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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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.

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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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

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Our waiter was brilliant, had GF burger meal and dessert for my daughter but unfortunately all the fries are cooked in the same frier we were told so had to give them a miss.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Free Features

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

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • 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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More Reviews


Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Visited twice during our stay in Wakiki. Great burger buns very light and even doubled checked that they were Gluten free. Fries are gluten free and cooked in separate fryer. Staff had great knowledge of celiac. Would go back again!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Staff was knowledgeable and menu was broad range. Quality of food was superb

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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GF burgers are great, also had GF pasta which was very good. Pity there aren’t more cheesecake options we didn’t try the GF options there were only 2 available.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Surprising amount of gf options, even dessert items! The waiter didn't ask any questions when I requested the gf coffee cream cheesecake, but did make sure to tell me it was the gluten free one when he set it on the table. He then offered to pack our leftovers separately, so it seemed like he was conscious of CC. I had no issues after eating here.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Very gluten free aware, gf buns for burgers & fries which are done in separate fryer if requested. Food took a while but it was New Year’s Eve & busy. Will have to go back to try a cheesecake, couldn’t fit one in this time

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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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.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Good food, knowledgeable staff. I've always ate safely here.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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great choices of gf options, waiter knowledgeable, great service and excellent food. had to wait ages for a table but worth the wait

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Waited forever for a table ... balmy night in Honolulu, who cares! Staff were knowledgeable about Coeliac; food was great, big thumbs up!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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I ordered the Cobb salad and was very clear about needing gluten free. I was assured it would be. Someone other than my waiter delivered my salad and I reinterated my need for gluten free. Again I was assured it was and I commenced eating. 1/3 of the salad eaten and my waiter returned. He was unsure about the salad dressing. Hmmm. He left and returned again to tell me the dressing had soy sauce in it. Dammit! The manager came by to apologise and said it meal would be no charge. Great. I will cross this restaurant off my list.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

No

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Definitely not celiac friendly. Waitress informed us that buns and burgers are toasted on same area as wheat buns. She also informed us they do not use separate water for boiling pasta

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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My wife and I have eaten here a couple times on our 6 night stay. Staff is knowledgeable about celiac and the portion sizes are good.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

No

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No, most definitely not celiac friendly. The offer gluten free " upon request". I requested, they failed, badly. They gave a gluten free bun, but upon the first bites of my salad I realized there was already dressing. I asked a waiter about that and the seasonings on my fish. He asked and came back and took my salad and said it was not gluten free and said that the seasonings should be ok, because it might only have a "little" gluten. I had already taken bites of everything and spent the evening sick. No apologies, no comp service.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Had the gf Americana burger and fries and boyfriend had the lemon-herb roasted chicken dish. Both were good and boyfriend, who has allergy, had no trouble after meal. We also shared the Godiva chocolate cheesecake with vanilla ice cream. If you like a lot of chocolate, that cheesecake is for you! Flourless chocolate cake topped with chocolate cheesecake and then chocolate mousse.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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I am Celiac. I ordered the cheeseburger....fantastic! I own a 100% gluten free restaurant in Maui (yes 100%) and really wanted a cheeseburger (with a real bun) while visiting Oahu. I feel fine and will probably go back before we head home.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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My celiac daughter loves this place. She loves the burgers and the cheesecake. She has never had a reaction. Makes a MoMa very happy.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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absolutely amazing GF burger!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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I had gf bacon cheeseburger with gf bun and gf fries cooked in a separate fryer. (After asking them several times to check!) the staff were very patient. It was definitely a treat! Gf choc cheesecake for dessert- only issue, I was too full to eat it all! Not ill at all, just very full!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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We ate there twice and I had success both times. I was told fries had a separate fryer but didn't get them. Burgers were great and was told their dressings for salad all had a dairy component. They did offer vinegar and oil and brought bottle for me to inspect. Good thing as one was a malt vinegar.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They had lots of options! My pasta was really good and the gluten free cheesecake was amazing. I want to eat it every day. The waitress knew what to do and took care of my food well.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Staff was very knowledgable and attentive to gf protocols and cross contamination. Food very good.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Menu is very clearly marked with GF options. Had great service. Was shocked that I could get a cheeseburger with bun and fries...all GF!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. Ordered a pasta dish gluten free, and asked them to start a fresh pot of water to avoid cross contamination. They have a separate area for food prep, and I didn't get sick. Food could have been a bit more heavily seasoned, but otherwise great meal, and heated up leftovers for dinner!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Cheesecake Factory has GF? We wandered in just to check and yes they do. I had the American burger. Excellent. Best gluten free burger I've had. And the price is great for Waikiki. About $12. I've had cheaper but those were bunless. I loved it. Ate every bite! Most places and even at home I have leftover bun that isn't very good on it's own. This burger had so much even the last bite had sauce and cheese. So yummy!!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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I knew the risks going in, but I had a coupon for a free slice of cheesecake. I got the "gluten-free" Godiva flourless cheesecake. I don't know if they cut the slice with the same server as was used for cutting regular cheesecakes but I had a single bite (to test it out in case it was really contaminated) and I'm glad I stopped at one. It was delicious but I ended up getting ill not long later.

Celiac

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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

Celiac

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Safety


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

— Unsure

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?

— Excellent

On Quality & Quantity

They have a separate fryer for gluten-free French fries! I checked and both the location on Topanga Blvd in the valley and the location in Thousand Oaks have dedicated fryers for French fries only. When I asked they did warn me that they can’t guarantee nothing else could ever accidentally get in the fryer because other stuff is nearby in the kitchen, but they said nothing breaded ever goes in that fryer. So I ate the fries and they were good and I didn’t get sick. Also, if you order through doordash then some items (like the fries) have a button you can check that says “make it gluten-free”!

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Offers online ordering
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
Celiac

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Safety


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

— Unsure

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?

— Excellent

On Quality & Quantity

They have a separate fryer for gluten-free French fries! I checked and both the location on Topanga Blvd in the valley and the location in Thousand Oaks have dedicated fryers for French fries only. When I asked they did warn me that they can’t guarantee nothing else could ever accidentally get in the fryer because other stuff is nearby in the kitchen, but they said nothing breaded ever goes in that fryer. So I ate the fries and they were good and I didn’t get sick. Also, if you order through doordash then some items (like the fries) have a button you can check that says “make it gluten-free”!

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Offers online ordering
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Not at all

On Safety

Mush have no safety protocols because my wife had a non-gluten free noodle in a gluten free pasta.

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?

— Poor

On Quality & Quantity

The quality and quantity is ok but doesn’t make a difference when there are non gluten free noodle in gluten free dish.

Not celiac

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Safety


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

— Unsure

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

On Quality & Quantity

Multiple staff lied to me multiple times about the fries being gluten free. They have a shared fryer and it’s highly cross contaminated. I asked so many times if they were gluten free!

Other


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Staff not educated on cross contamination or just liars

Overall Rating

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Never gotten sick eating here! I had the gf four cheese pasta and gf Godiva chocolate cheesecake. Waiters/staff seem to understand :)

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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Found gluten pasta in my gluten free past and the staff did not care

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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Last time I was there, the manager told me that they use the same pot of water to cook all pastas including the gluten free pasta. I wouldn’t recommend eating here.

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They have a good amount of items that are gluten free. Their Turkey burger is honestly my favorite and now they have 2 different gf cheesecakes. We unfortunately usually have something wrong with our order EVERY time (for take out). So even though I haven't gotten sick here yet, I feel like I'm rolling the dice every time we order.

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Called ahead and the staff understood and would accommodate by prepping gf pasta separately (normally all pasta boiled together). Ordered with a seemingly knowledgeable server but 10-15 min after our order was in the manager came out and told us they were out of gf pasta?! I have no idea how it took so long for them to bring this to our attention but it was too late to go somewhere else so we ended up getting a gf bun with butter (my 4 year old is incredibly picky and that was the only other thing they had available). Points for trying to make it right and knowing what celiac meant and not just subbing reg pasta, but the whole experience was incredibly annoying as they didn’t have the gf food they had listed on the menu and the server didn’t know they didn’t have it either.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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My girlfriend has celiacs and ordered the gluten free pasta and got horrendously sick about an hour later. No indication that anything was wrong. If it was pure gluten it would have hit her in 20 min so it had to be cross contamination. Do not put yourself at risk!!!

Celiac

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There are gluten free options, brick chicken is delicious they also have gluten free buns if you would like a burger...Godiva gluten free cheese cake...Pasta dishes they list as gluten free are not truly.. was told same water as regular pasta, no dedicated fryer for fries....

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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The staff was very knowledgeable about cross contamination and walked me through the different gluten free menu items.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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I have celiac disease for the last three years I’ve been going to the cheesecake factory in Peabody in the last two weeks I’ve been going there for breakfast three times at the last two weeks they screwed up my order the management has to teach the kitchen staff about celiac disease they don’t seem to understand about celiac poor management training

Celiac

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Eles possuem GF Menu !!! Todos bem especificados no cardápio ! Solicitei o Bacon Bacon Cheese Burger 🍔 e estava divino ! O pão é maravilhoso e macio ! Uns dos melhores que já comi !!! Super valeu a pena !

Overall Rating

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Waiter was knowledgeable about gluten free dishes and aware of cross contamination concerns. Dedicated fryer for French fries. I got a burger and it was great!

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Great selection on the menu! Not a specific gluten free menu, so you have to look carefully on the regular menu. Lots of choices & even two gluten free cheesecakes!

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Celiac friendly?

No

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I asked for something gluten free and explained the severity. The server said he understood and when he brought my food he even made a point to say they left off the breadcrumbs. I thought I was ok until I took a few bites and found the breadcrumbs were just stirred in to cover the mistake.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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I have silent celiac but have always trusted Cheesecake Factory to prepare my food carefully (despite an incident at another location where they served me a regular hamburger bun). However on my last visit I got a pasta dish and after eating the whole thing I saw a regular noodle at the bottom. I got a very unsatisfactory response from the manager there and made a complaint to corporate with no response yet. Sad to see this has happened to others here and unfortunately I don’t think I would trust eating at this chain again given these 2 incidents which were both handled poorly by the restaurants.

Not celiac

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I’ll preface my review by saying I have a lot of migraine triggers and that’s also my main symptom to gluten and dairy exposure. There were a good amount of gf options. Only 1 gf cheesecake option and my daughter was able to eat that. Godiva chocolate and she said it’s amazing. I also have a dairy allergy so it’s trickier. I got a turkey burger on a gf bun. I really liked it. They said the fries were safe and they were good too. My daughter got a pasta dish and liked it. I did end up with a migraine and not sure if it was due to this restaurant or some other trigger. I would eat here again.

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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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

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Nice variation of gluten free options and they give a note to the chefs to be sure there’s no cross contamination. I’ve been there a couple times now and have never gotten sick!

Not celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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Very limited selection of GF items. I was not impressed with the spicy chicken tacos. I had eaten her before and got glutened by the Shepherd's pie.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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One of the best places to get gf options. The menu is huge and they have good gluten free pasta. I’ve had items modified too to be made gluten free. Never had any problems. Plus the gf cheesecake is great.

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Knowledgeable waiter. Asked if I was Celiac or had a gluten allergy. Said he would make sure the cook made my food separately. Some unavoidable cross-contamination.

Celiac

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My previous review was really bad on this place. And I don’t mean just this location, I mean everywhere. But I just went again and they had gluten free buns, fries, etc. Best thing, and the cheesecake is amazing like always. Definitely go again!

Not celiac

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The food tasted delicious but I felt sick immediately after eating the mushroom burger. Ended up being sick all night.

Not celiac

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One mention of allergies throws the kitchen in a head spin and they play it safe to the point where it's almost insulting.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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Ate at this restaurant with specific instructions to the waiter about Celiac food preparation three years ago. They did not follow easy directions. Food was seriously cross contaminated. GF cheesecake was baked and stored next to wheat cheesecake. I was sick for three months. Never again. These chains do not understand what GF really means and how dangerous their cavalier attitude about it can be for Celiac’s. Do not eat here, you will get sick.

Celiac

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Had gluten free pasta, but I found a different noodle in my dish. I’m not sure if it’s a different type of gluten free noodle or not but it shows that they aren’t too careful.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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The waiter knew nothing. I asked about an omelette, thinking it would be a safer choice, and it was marked gluten free. I wanted to make sure all of the ingredients were gluten free and he said “meat doesn’t have gluten ... I don’t think.... so the bacon should be fine” Yeah.... . He later reassured me that what I ordered was all gluten free. Now I am sick. Thanks.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Server was helpful to point out gluten free items on the menu and my meal was flagged for celiac/gluten allergy. The Skinnylicious soft chicken tacos were fantastic!

Not celiac

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Very few options, and it appeared that many meals were unable to be altered. Super disappointing.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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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.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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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.

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.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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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.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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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.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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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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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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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.

Celiac

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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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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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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!

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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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.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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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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Celiac friendly?

No

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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.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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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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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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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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