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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 #1,586 of 8,194 restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Bakery
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
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81% Recommend
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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202 reviews 202 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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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
16 helpful votes 16 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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27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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36 restaurant reviews
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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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6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Midwest USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2010

Went to Eli's a few days ago and it was great. They are extremely generous to offer you multiple samples. They have pretty much every flavor and type of cheesecake you can imagine. If you don't mind a dented cake or slice, they have damaged items heavily discounted. The staff was friendly and they have extra food and drinks to... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2009

Do not go to Eli's if you expect a tour. We paid our $3 per person and then were told to sit in the "cafe" for the tour to start. The one tour a day starts at 12:30 pm. A gal named Madge gave a 30+ minute slide show of how much cream cheese they use, how much sugar, etc.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2008

Really nice they offer more than just cheesecake; great place to stop at for lunch. The Cuban sandwich was delicious, but it was not part of the regular menu. Over $9 for it and a drink seems like a bit much to me, though.

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Pepperell, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2008

We went to Eli's just to go on the tour. They start with a video and some general info. Then we got to stand near one production line - that day they were assembling tiramisu. It's not really a tour - which is probably fine for most people, but I'm really into seeing the whole factory. There are people there... More

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