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Eli's Cheesecake World

6701 W Forest Preserve Ave, Chicago, IL 60634-1405
(773) 205-3800
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Ranked #498 of 8,411 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $1 - $20
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisines: Bakery
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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144 reviews 144 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

YEP, not a fancy place, why of course it is the outlet, but it is very cute inside, Stop in on your way in or out of town, a few miles down Irving Park Road, a good alternate route if your going to the city and the traffic is horrible. All kinds of goodies to taste and take and even... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Stopped in since its been years and not disappointed! Best cheesecake on the planet! Their service is also untouchable! If you are in Chicago it is a MUST visit! The prices in the store are a fraction of what you see online! This IS a Chicago staple!

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

A visit to Eli's Cheesecake World won't soon been forgotten. Upon entering the modest cafe/retail shop, it's hard to imagine these heavenly delights are made just yards away behind the inner walls. The selections of cheesecakes and other yummy dessert items is awesome. You'll have to try a slice or two to taste test for for favorite kind. Free samples... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Although it has been there a while, I only discovered it in the last few months. The frozen Eli's items range from large cheesecakes of different flavors to small ones. There are discounted not so perfect ones too. In addition to cheesecake, you will find muffins, layer cake, popovers, scones, cookies and cinnamon rolls baked fresh each day. Try their... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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256 reviews 256 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

My sweet tooth was aching for something good and I noticed the cheesecake shop while walking around the concourse. Ended up getting a dutch apple cheesecake that was heavy on the apple and easy on the cheesecake. I wasn't complaining a bit about it though. Most important, the cheesecake was very good, I got a pretty good price (for the... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Eveeybody loves a good cheesecake. Eli's was recommended to me by a friend. He said don't leave Chicago till you've had their cake. Well, I didn't. What I liked the most was the fact that they had samples for almost every other cake. Helped me make up my mind - or rather narrow the list down. It's a great place... More 

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Derby, Kansas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

I found these guys as one of the vendors at the Taste of Chicago food festival. I helped my sister move to Chicago since she accepted a job there and me along with my folks decided to check out the food festival to see and sample all the different kinds of food they had there. I had the turtle cheesecake... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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69 reviews 69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2011

We decided to go directly to Eli's instead of having it at a pizza place in Chicago. At the place it was over $5 a slice and at Eli's it was $3-4 for a slice. The best cheesecake I have ever had. We had hoped to make the tour but could not make it at 12:30. From the reviews it... More 

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Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2011

No tour available for today but that didn't stop us from going. Well worth the drive!!! We arrived in time for lunch and thoroughly enjoyedhad the fresh roasted turkey sandwich with cranberry sauce and Parmesan mayo, which came with a slice of cheesecake in the flavor of our choice! Darn good lunch for $6.95! They had three samples to taste... More 

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Mt. Calvary, WI
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48 reviews 48 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2011

We were in the Chicago area so we added this to our itinerary. We got there early so we bought our tour tickets ($3 per person) and had lunch in their cafe. They offered various hot and cold sandwiches, fruit cups, soda, etc., and of course, lots of different flavored cheesecakes plus a few other desserts. The lunch was very... More 

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Additional Information about Eli's Cheesecake World

Address: 6701 W Forest Preserve Ave, Chicago, IL 60634-1405
Phone Number: (773) 205-3800
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Bakery

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