The Cheesecake Factory

★★★★☆
  • 7067 Friars Rd

    San Diego, CA 92108

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  • 619-683-2800

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I love the burgers they have, especially when getting jalepeno's on the side to add. Normally, these types of restaurants (big chains) have the pickled canned jalapeno's, but the cheesecake factory gives you real ones and they give the

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I love the burgers they have, especially when getting jalepeno's on the side to add. Normally, these types of restaurants (big chains) have the pickled canned jalapeno's, but the cheesecake factory gives you real ones and they give the

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Just like my reviews of PF Changs, the Cheesecake Factory is a consistently great restaurant that you can eat at in just about ever city in the United States. No matter what you order, you will get too much delicious food to eat on a plate.

I love every item on this menu, and it is huge! They actually give you a book of items to order.

Today I had brunch, starting at 10:00 AM. Word to the wise, the mall does not allow any alcohol sales before 11:00 AM, so if you want a Mimosa, make sure you get there just before 11:00 AM.

Overall Food Rating on ALL DISHES: 4
Service: 4.5
Atmosphere: 4
Fair Prices: 4.5

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★★★★☆

Just like my reviews of PF Changs, the Cheesecake Factory is a consistently great restaurant that you can eat at in just about ever city in the United States. No matter what you order, you will get too much delicious food to eat on a plate.

I love every item on this menu, and it is huge! They actually give you a book of items to order.

Today I had brunch, starting at 10:00 AM. Word to the wise, the mall does not allow any alcohol sales before 11:00 AM, so if you want a Mimosa, make sure you get there just before 11:00 AM.

Overall Food Rating on ALL DISHES: 4
Service: 4.5
Atmosphere: 4
Fair Prices: 4.5

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Just like my reviews of PF Changs, the Cheesecake Factory is a consistently great restaurant that you can eat at in just about ever city in the United States. No matter what you order, you will get too much delicious food to eat on a

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Just like my reviews of PF Changs, the Cheesecake Factory is a consistently great restaurant that you can eat at in just about ever city in the United States. No matter what you order, you will get too much delicious food to eat on a

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I just wanted to comment on the service I received, yesterday. The people behind the counter were excellent. Even though the place was mobbed, the employee's all had smiles on their faces and were very mannerly. They should give lesson's

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I just wanted to comment on the service I received, yesterday. The people behind the counter were excellent. Even though the place was mobbed, the employee's all had smiles on their faces and were very mannerly. They should give lesson's

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Yes, it has good food and better cheesecake, but I don't think it is worth paying what you pay. Inside is pretty, but too many high matiance people *men and woman* eating here and acting as if they own the place.

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Yes, it has good food and better cheesecake, but I don't think it is worth paying what you pay. Inside is pretty, but too many high matiance people *men and woman* eating here and acting as if they own the place.

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It's too bad that CCF can't hire decent managers. I was a usual customer up until I was told by CCF's Customer Service Corporate Rep that I was not welcome to patronize...

When I arrived at the San Diego CCF I asked for table 72, which is in their rotunda front area. The hostess said it was available and I was taken to be seated there. I was familiar with this table and as I neared the area I noticed two people were seated there. The employee taking me there saw the same thing and asked if I wanted to talk to the manager, which I agreed to do. We walked all the way back to the lobby and again I asked the hostess if her computer showed that seat available when I arrived. She said yes. The manager on duty, Chuck, finally came and refused to reseat the guests, who had moved themselves to that table without asking. Instead Chuck LIED about there being 100 people in line and said he told them all to sit wherever they wanted (and didn't bother to inform the hostess). Chuck was arrogant with me and we were seated in an extremely busy area. We were eating and while my friend was talking to me the couple that were sitting at table 72 came over and the man yelled out loud, You can have the table now!" There was an employee standing right next to our table that heard and saw the whole thing. I asked her to get the manager and another manager was sent to our table. This was rude of Chuck to improperly handle the situation and for the situation to come this far.

It got worse when I received a call from their corporate personnel telling me that I was not welcome any longer to eat there.

The CCF is well known for long waits and raunchy service by their employees who only care when it comes time for their tip. Since they are located at the mall entrance it is extremely difficult to find a parking and then then to be hassled inside their restaurant.

If you don't have anything else to do in life and if you enjoy being lied to then you won't mind their horrible service nor to be seated next to stroller moms who didn't try to get a babysitter to watch their crying babies. New parents need to train kids how to dine out even if that means starting at Denny's until the kids are older before going to nicer restaurants.

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It's too bad that CCF can't hire decent managers. I was a usual customer up until I was told by CCF's Customer Service Corporate Rep that I was not welcome to patronize...

When I arrived at the San Diego CCF I asked for table 72, which is in their rotunda front area. The hostess said it was available and I was taken to be seated there. I was familiar with this table and as I neared the area I noticed two people were seated there. The employee taking me there saw the same thing and asked if I wanted to talk to the manager, which I agreed to do. We walked all the way back to the lobby and again I asked the hostess if her computer showed that seat available when I arrived. She said yes. The manager on duty, Chuck, finally came and refused to reseat the guests, who had moved themselves to that table without asking. Instead Chuck LIED about there being 100 people in line and said he told them all to sit wherever they wanted (and didn't bother to inform the hostess). Chuck was arrogant with me and we were seated in an extremely busy area. We were eating and while my friend was talking to me the couple that were sitting at table 72 came over and the man yelled out loud, You can have the table now!" There was an employee standing right next to our table that heard and saw the whole thing. I asked her to get the manager and another manager was sent to our table. This was rude of Chuck to improperly handle the situation and for the situation to come this far.

It got worse when I received a call from their corporate personnel telling me that I was not welcome any longer to eat there.

The CCF is well known for long waits and raunchy service by their employees who only care when it comes time for their tip. Since they are located at the mall entrance it is extremely difficult to find a parking and then then to be hassled inside their restaurant.

If you don't have anything else to do in life and if you enjoy being lied to then you won't mind their horrible service nor to be seated next to stroller moms who didn't try to get a babysitter to watch their crying babies. New parents need to train kids how to dine out even if that means starting at Denny's until the kids are older before going to nicer restaurants.

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Good restaurant and they seem to try to do the best that they can. The fact that we had to wait 30 minutes for a table I thought was a testament to the quality of the restaurant. They definitely try to keep you informed of your wait time which is also to their credit.

But I went in to Cheescake Factory for what I thought would be a great meal with the family and it turned out to be less than I hoped for..

Our first server was great but when she had to leave her shift, things really went down hill quickly with the second server. She was dis-interested and lazy. Not attentive or helpful. In my opinion she shouldn't be working there. Bread only arrived with our meals. Didn't come back to check on our food.
My wifes chicken pasta was cold, not hot and my wife wouldn't allow me to return it. That made me feel ripped off by the restaurant.
I wanted to tip her (the Waitress) nothing, definitely not my usual 20-25%. But with my family there and not wanting to look disgruntled, I gave her an undeserved 13%. The waitress was terrible.

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★★★☆☆

Good restaurant and they seem to try to do the best that they can. The fact that we had to wait 30 minutes for a table I thought was a testament to the quality of the restaurant. They definitely try to keep you informed of your wait time which is also to their credit.

But I went in to Cheescake Factory for what I thought would be a great meal with the family and it turned out to be less than I hoped for..

Our first server was great but when she had to leave her shift, things really went down hill quickly with the second server. She was dis-interested and lazy. Not attentive or helpful. In my opinion she shouldn't be working there. Bread only arrived with our meals. Didn't come back to check on our food.
My wifes chicken pasta was cold, not hot and my wife wouldn't allow me to return it. That made me feel ripped off by the restaurant.
I wanted to tip her (the Waitress) nothing, definitely not my usual 20-25%. But with my family there and not wanting to look disgruntled, I gave her an undeserved 13%. The waitress was terrible.

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This restaurant is perhaps one of the best family restaurants in the area. They have a huge selection on their menu that can suit anyone and everyone's needs. The food tastes fantastic and their deserts are out of this world.

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★★★★☆

This restaurant is perhaps one of the best family restaurants in the area. They have a huge selection on their menu that can suit anyone and everyone's needs. The food tastes fantastic and their deserts are out of this world.

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Critics can be harsh. Time to keep it real. Yes the menu is a medium sized cookbook with no recipes, yes the wait can be long, just like any half way decent restaurant in San Diego on a Friday or Saturday night, and yes parking is no holiday either, on the weekend. So let's get to the important stuff. First off, the building design inside and out is creative, artistic, and impressive. The atmosphere is excellent, the food exceptional, and service is very good (I love the all white uniforms) . The outside patio has nice ambiance with heat lamps at every table to keep off the evening chill. Out of all the Cheesecake Factories I have been to from Seattle to California to Virginia and back this one takes the cheesecake!!!

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★★★★★

Critics can be harsh. Time to keep it real. Yes the menu is a medium sized cookbook with no recipes, yes the wait can be long, just like any half way decent restaurant in San Diego on a Friday or Saturday night, and yes parking is no holiday either, on the weekend. So let's get to the important stuff. First off, the building design inside and out is creative, artistic, and impressive. The atmosphere is excellent, the food exceptional, and service is very good (I love the all white uniforms) . The outside patio has nice ambiance with heat lamps at every table to keep off the evening chill. Out of all the Cheesecake Factories I have been to from Seattle to California to Virginia and back this one takes the cheesecake!!!

Pros: Building design, large food selection, Patio with heat lamps,

Cons: Parking, Fri and Sat. wait times

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NO, NO! This location of The Cheesecake Factory I cannot recommend. I don't care how great their food is, their service is awful and I do not support awful service. People do not deserve to be treated the way they have treated my family. Of course, the wait is long..blahblah. Just another sign of how inconsiderate they are in not taking reservations. Anyway, I put my name in two hours early one time to be sure my party would get in when I told everyone to come. We waited another hour and a half on top of that! Then when we sat down, I got a call that two people who at first thought they couldn't come, then could because of the lateness of us being seated, called again to say they wouldn't come. The waiter would not stop hassling me about my 2 empty chairs. (we had a party of maybe 10 people). Then he and another waiter made us get up after we already had been served our drinks and move around so he could take away one of our tables. My 90 year old friend from church had come and can barely walk. Yes, she had to get up and move. And they were very rude about it. My father was not happy and asked to speak to the manager. The second "waiter" informed us he was the manager. My dad voiced his complaint and the manager continued to be very rude. My dad asked if he could fill out a comment card. The manager said (and I quote), "Sir, we are the richest restaurant chain in the United States. We don't need comment cards." !!! Excuse me, but I will not support an attitude like that, no matter what your food is like. Even rich restaurants would not be rich restaurants without customer support. So there's a piece of my mind.

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★☆☆☆☆

NO, NO! This location of The Cheesecake Factory I cannot recommend. I don't care how great their food is, their service is awful and I do not support awful service. People do not deserve to be treated the way they have treated my family. Of course, the wait is long..blahblah. Just another sign of how inconsiderate they are in not taking reservations. Anyway, I put my name in two hours early one time to be sure my party would get in when I told everyone to come. We waited another hour and a half on top of that! Then when we sat down, I got a call that two people who at first thought they couldn't come, then could because of the lateness of us being seated, called again to say they wouldn't come. The waiter would not stop hassling me about my 2 empty chairs. (we had a party of maybe 10 people). Then he and another waiter made us get up after we already had been served our drinks and move around so he could take away one of our tables. My 90 year old friend from church had come and can barely walk. Yes, she had to get up and move. And they were very rude about it. My father was not happy and asked to speak to the manager. The second "waiter" informed us he was the manager. My dad voiced his complaint and the manager continued to be very rude. My dad asked if he could fill out a comment card. The manager said (and I quote), "Sir, we are the richest restaurant chain in the United States. We don't need comment cards." !!! Excuse me, but I will not support an attitude like that, no matter what your food is like. Even rich restaurants would not be rich restaurants without customer support. So there's a piece of my mind.

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Nice atmosphere setting, outside patio, inside, great for any occasions, wonderful food and service. Also have the best desserts!!

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★★★★★

Nice atmosphere setting, outside patio, inside, great for any occasions, wonderful food and service. Also have the best desserts!!

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I love the Cheesecake Factory, simply because EVERYBODY can get what they want there. I have never seen a menu as extensive as theirs, as you can order anything from sushi to pasta to a burger to a steak. And of course their cheesecake it amazing, but you'll probably have to take it home because you will be so full. There can be a long wait to be seated, however the bar usually is not too crowded so we usually go for drinks while we are waiting. They also have a Curb-Side to go, so if you work nearby and want to pick up lunch quickly you can call in your order and they run it out to your car for you! Talk about convenient!

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I love the Cheesecake Factory, simply because EVERYBODY can get what they want there. I have never seen a menu as extensive as theirs, as you can order anything from sushi to pasta to a burger to a steak. And of course their cheesecake it amazing, but you'll probably have to take it home because you will be so full. There can be a long wait to be seated, however the bar usually is not too crowded so we usually go for drinks while we are waiting. They also have a Curb-Side to go, so if you work nearby and want to pick up lunch quickly you can call in your order and they run it out to your car for you! Talk about convenient!

Pros: Selection, Variety

Cons: Parking, Wait time

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The line on a busy weekday or weekend can be up to an hour, but usually not worth waiting for. The ambience is nice, but it's very crowded, loud, and the food is okay.

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★★★☆☆

The line on a busy weekday or weekend can be up to an hour, but usually not worth waiting for. The ambience is nice, but it's very crowded, loud, and the food is okay.

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This is probably one of my favorite restaurants in town. The menu alone will take you a while to go through it because they offer such a variety of entrees. The meals are huge! If you have enough room for dessert they not only offer lots of different cheesecakes but other scrumptious goodies as well.

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This is probably one of my favorite restaurants in town. The menu alone will take you a while to go through it because they offer such a variety of entrees. The meals are huge! If you have enough room for dessert they not only offer lots of different cheesecakes but other scrumptious goodies as well.

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The Chessecake Factory has a very large menu! It has salad, sandwhiches, pasta, steak, chicken, and lots more. The only bad thing about this restaurant is that it is always crowded. If you don't want ot wait, you need to make a reservation. It has at least 20 different kinds of cheesecake for dessert and they are delicious!

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★★★★☆

The Chessecake Factory has a very large menu! It has salad, sandwhiches, pasta, steak, chicken, and lots more. The only bad thing about this restaurant is that it is always crowded. If you don't want ot wait, you need to make a reservation. It has at least 20 different kinds of cheesecake for dessert and they are delicious!

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This place is always crowded, so good luck on the weekends. Luckily the mall is right there, so when the wait is unbelievably long, you can go shop and work up even more of an apetite. The prices are high, but they make up for it with their portions. I'd rather have less food and pay less, rather than feel like a beast when I'm done overeating, or taking leftover home that will likely be throw away after a day or so. They may have the largest menu I've ever seen at a restaurant, so allow yourself plenty of time to decide. The service is really good, which I appreciate.

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★★★★☆

This place is always crowded, so good luck on the weekends. Luckily the mall is right there, so when the wait is unbelievably long, you can go shop and work up even more of an apetite. The prices are high, but they make up for it with their portions. I'd rather have less food and pay less, rather than feel like a beast when I'm done overeating, or taking leftover home that will likely be throw away after a day or so. They may have the largest menu I've ever seen at a restaurant, so allow yourself plenty of time to decide. The service is really good, which I appreciate.

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This Cheesecake Factory is not my favorite Cheesecake Factory. Their food is great, but it's so busy that the waiiers and waitresses always seem really overwhelmed. No one wants to feel like a burden, but that is how I have felt here, unfortunately.

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★★★☆☆

This Cheesecake Factory is not my favorite Cheesecake Factory. Their food is great, but it's so busy that the waiiers and waitresses always seem really overwhelmed. No one wants to feel like a burden, but that is how I have felt here, unfortunately.

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the cheese cake factory is a very good place to go and eat.i really like to order the orange chicken they have there.the restauant is a bit expensive but worth a try if you never been to one.

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★★★★☆

the cheese cake factory is a very good place to go and eat.i really like to order the orange chicken they have there.the restauant is a bit expensive but worth a try if you never been to one.

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The cheesecake factory is a lovely little restaurant that takes on an average night...30-45 minutes to get in. It is a nice place to take a date on, but I would not recommend it as a family outing. The prices there are a little bit high at about $25/person for a full meal, but the food is pretty good and usually in large portions. Their cheesecake and other deserts are really good. They have great service and great drinks, but for me the price is a little too much, so this is only a special occasion type of place.

PROS: Great Food Great Service
CONS: high price

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★★★★☆

The cheesecake factory is a lovely little restaurant that takes on an average night...30-45 minutes to get in. It is a nice place to take a date on, but I would not recommend it as a family outing. The prices there are a little bit high at about $25/person for a full meal, but the food is pretty good and usually in large portions. Their cheesecake and other deserts are really good. They have great service and great drinks, but for me the price is a little too much, so this is only a special occasion type of place.

PROS: Great Food Great Service
CONS: high price

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the cheesecake factory is the busiest place at Fashion Valley Mall. you always have to wait atleast 40 minutes for a table if you go on a weekend. The food isn't all that great either - it looks better than it tastes and the prices are fair if you make a lot of money.. the pricing ranges from about $8-$18 so save up if you plan to go there someday.

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★★★☆☆

the cheesecake factory is the busiest place at Fashion Valley Mall. you always have to wait atleast 40 minutes for a table if you go on a weekend. The food isn't all that great either - it looks better than it tastes and the prices are fair if you make a lot of money.. the pricing ranges from about $8-$18 so save up if you plan to go there someday.

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Cheesecake is the same at any store you go to. This one is located at the Fashion Valley Mall and it doesn't disapoint. The food is good, HUGE portions, and of course great cheesecakes. Just make sure you save room, the plates are so large. enjoy!

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★★★★☆

Cheesecake is the same at any store you go to. This one is located at the Fashion Valley Mall and it doesn't disapoint. The food is good, HUGE portions, and of course great cheesecakes. Just make sure you save room, the plates are so large. enjoy!

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On a scale of 5.Service 5Price 5Ambiance 5Food 5Outstanding food and the cheesecakes are to die for.

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On a scale of 5.Service 5Price 5Ambiance 5Food 5Outstanding food and the cheesecakes are to die for.

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The Cheesecake Factory. Known for their delectable cheesecake, they're also known for their amazing food....

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The Cheesecake Factory. Known for their delectable cheesecake, they're also known for their amazing food....

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They have EVERYTHING. This place caters to all flavors while keeping quality a priority. Their appetizers...

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They have EVERYTHING. This place caters to all flavors while keeping quality a priority. Their appetizers...

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During my 6 month stay in San Diego, I went to the Cheesecake Factory 3 times. Twice were JUST for the cheesecake and once I, unfortunately, included dinner. My meal was honestly disappointing. The meal itself was overpriced and the

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★★★☆☆

During my 6 month stay in San Diego, I went to the Cheesecake Factory 3 times. Twice were JUST for the cheesecake and once I, unfortunately, included dinner. My meal was honestly disappointing. The meal itself was overpriced and the

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I have never been to a restaurant where there is actually advertising in the menu. Perhaps it's because the menu at Cheesecake Factory is so comprehensive. Portions are huge and the cheesecake is fabulous. Just be aware of long waits

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★★★★☆

I have never been to a restaurant where there is actually advertising in the menu. Perhaps it's because the menu at Cheesecake Factory is so comprehensive. Portions are huge and the cheesecake is fabulous. Just be aware of long waits

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I felt that Cheesecake offered a great menu and good service. The food was great and the service was fantastic. I would definitely recommend the restaurant to anyone looking for a great meal and menu for even the pickiest of eaters. Bring

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★★★★★

I felt that Cheesecake offered a great menu and good service. The food was great and the service was fantastic. I would definitely recommend the restaurant to anyone looking for a great meal and menu for even the pickiest of eaters. Bring

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If you want to wait for a hours for a meal and have a piece of cheese cake for about $8 then come to the cheesecake factory. If you still want to come try going at an off peak hour and sometimes you can get seated right away. The menu is

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★★☆☆☆

If you want to wait for a hours for a meal and have a piece of cheese cake for about $8 then come to the cheesecake factory. If you still want to come try going at an off peak hour and sometimes you can get seated right away. The menu is

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THE HUGE WAIT./... 2 HOURS... IS NOT WORTH IT AT ALL. THE FOOD IS OK NO BIG DEAL. THE CHEESCAKE COULD BE BOUGHT TO GO SO DO THAT INSTEAD OF WAITING FOREVER

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THE HUGE WAIT./... 2 HOURS... IS NOT WORTH IT AT ALL. THE FOOD IS OK NO BIG DEAL. THE CHEESCAKE COULD BE BOUGHT TO GO SO DO THAT INSTEAD OF WAITING FOREVER

 

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