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“Best hot apple cider in town” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Cheesecake Factory

The Cheesecake Factory
21076 Dulles Town Cir, Sterling, VA 20166-2416
703-444-9002
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Ranked #17 of 211 Restaurants in Sterling
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: American, Bar, Bakery
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Best hot apple cider in town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

I go here for brunch and the hot apple cider. Both are excellent. Service is good and attention to food allergies is given. The gluten friendly menu is expanding with each visit. I've been several times for dinner as well and have never had a bad experience. The appetizer plates are huge! Ordered three for two and we ate leftovers for a couple days. Good size portions, great value and good prices.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Try the shrimp scampi/steak dianne”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

This was our first time here for lunch. Try the shrimp scampi steak dianne combo ($20). But first, you must be a person who likes garlic that is quite well done in the sauce and in the mashed potato (part of the combo). It was quite tasty and the steak was flavorful and not tough (but you need the sharp knife they give you). It is cooked to order, quite fresh and so was the taco salad (huge even for lunch).

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Long wait for a table, then long wait to order. Even longer wait for the food which was below the expected quality of Cheesecake Factory. We were a party of 15 and everyone ordered something different. Each person remarked that they were disappointed in the taste and quality of their dinner. Our bill, which included a few drinks and some cheesecake was over $600. Not worth it. Won't go back.

Visited August 2013
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Scarsdale, New York
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“The Cheesecake Factory”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

What can be said about the Cheesecake Factory that hasn't already been said? The menu is ridiculously large, the service is good without being chummy. And, of course, the value is there

Visited July 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Food is 4* but the Cheesecake is 5*”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

I have lived in Sterling my whole life and have tried every restaurant in the area. I have eaten at Cheesecake at the Dulles Mall many times and finally decided to write a review. If you are looking for a wide variety of food (I think they have 260 menu items) and amazing cheesecake then definitely check this place out. The service can be so-so and I wouldn't say they do any 1 dish amazing, out of this world, 5 stars, but everythingi I have ordered has been solid. I'm a simpleton, so I usually get the burgers, pizzas, or pasta dishes; all are pretty good. They have Brunch of sunday and the breakfast food is tremendous. For cheesecakes, I would recommend the Oreo Dream, Ultimate Red Velvet, or the Tuxedo Cream. It can be a little pricey, but its definitely worth a visit; bring your appetite!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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