I have been once to the location at Easton in Columbus, OH. We waited 1 hour and 45 minutes on a Sunday afternoon to get a table. As everyone has said the portions were huge and I thought it was ok food. Not too much different than you can find in other similar trendy chains. Truthfully I cannot even remember what I had which says something as I almost never forget a good meal. I was not overly impressed with the cheesecake and I thought it was kind of a small piece especially when compared to the rest of their portions and what it cost. My wife and I vowed never to return. There is just no good reason to wait that long to eat there.
Here’s the thing about the CF that surprises me. We like to take weekend trips to Chicago. We often ask locals where to eat and several times we have been told to go to the CF. Now, Chicago has some of the best places to eat in the world in all food categories and price ranges. CF is one of the LAST places I would consider going while there. The last time we were shopping and told the salesman we going to go to the Tempo cafe for dinner (we were in the mood for omlettes and the Turkey and Swiss one at Tempo is about the best you can find). The salesman told us we shoud not go there and go to the CF instead. The kicker of the story was that he ahad eaten dinner at Tempo.
I like it, because when I go there, my daughters will come, because they love it. I have also eaten there on business trips, because it is a place that everyone can agree on. Like so many chains, they do a good job, and they are a safe bet when you are in a strange area. That is why, (and here is the plug) I keep the RF book in the car, and take it on vacation. When you know the good RF places, it is easy to avoid the "safe bets"
Thanks to all who replied!!!!! And thank you for describing it as loud. I think I will not go there for the occasion I had in mind. Instead it sounds like something I will have to try when I am extremely hungry and in a loud and rowdy mood.
We like the Cheesecake Factory. My wife and I always split a small salad and an entree, which is more than enough food. Our favorites are the crab cake sandwich, the pulled pork sandwich, and the chicken chop. They serve a respectable cheesecake, too.
You just described my local Kroger store.
The food is good, portions are large, they have a huge menu, and it’s not cheap (but not overpriced). I never go there for the desserts, but they look good. The service is very good.
My nephew loves the place, probably because he eats like a horse, so the portions make him happy. He’s taken me twice. When I’m served an inspiring meal, I tend to remember what it was that I ordered. I couldn’t tell you what I had both times on pain of death. That pretty much sums up what I think of Cheesecake Factory.
I ate at one in Cesar’s Palace. Sandwiches large, somewhat average. Might I suggest we move this to the new forum?
Another astute quip. Oh well, I ate at one for the first time a couple of weeks ago in Florida at the request of my daughter. There are people who like these kind of places. I for one am not a fan. Atmosphere is contrived, way too much food. There were 8 of us, no one could finish their meal. Loud, do I need to go on? Obviously I didn’t care for it, but the place was crowded and people everywhere. I’ve read others reviews on here who really liked it. Not my cup of tea, so to speak.
Cheesecake Factory is a chain.
I was wondering if any of you out there have dined at the Cheesecake Factory not necessarily for the cheesecake or deserts but for the actual food? I see on their online menu that they serve an array of lunches and dinners and I wondered if the quality was good and if others have had a good experience. Also, what was the price range? Was it your money’s worth? Was it overpriced, etc, etc.
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