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“Good as always”

The Cheesecake Factory
Ranked #3 of 69 Dessert in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Dundee, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Good as always”
Reviewed August 9, 2013

We always visit here as our last meal in the states before heading to Tampa airport, which is only a 10 min drive away.

Food as always is very nice, the kids had pasta dishes, I had sirloin tender loins and potatoes and my wife had the grand burrito, service was of the usual high standard and the food kept us going all the way back to the uk....

  • Visited July 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Love it!”
Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

Came here with some friends, the waiter was very friendly and accommodating.
Food was served promptly and was delicious.

  • Visited August 2013
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Bradenton, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good food but atmosphere needs improving”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

The long island iced tea was strong as it should be. The asian chicken salad from the skinny menu was delicious and huge. Spicy chicken salad and chicken caesar salad was good. The only problem we had was a few pesky flies/mosquitoes. They probably need a positive fan at the doorway. Also they need to change the uniforms from white to something that doesn't show the dirt so much. They just look messy. Otherwise I've been here mulitple times and the food is always good.

  • Visited August 2013
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Worst meal of our holiday”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

Our boys had been looking forward to this restaurant since our last visit six years ago! Disappointed is an understatement. The menu is far too extensive for them to be able to specialise in anything so everything is mediocre at best. The boys both ordered penne pasta with marinara sauce - it arrived with chopped tomatoes and no sauce at all and the enchiladas I ordered tasted of nothing but cardboard. My partner had a salad from the skinnylicious menu which was also indescribably poor. They did have the courtesy to take the boys pasta off the bill as they ate practically none of it but it was such a disappointment after they had looked forward to it for so long. We will definitely NOT be returning

  • Visited July 2013
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Not as great as people say”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

I went to this place last week and I was expecting really good food. I ordered nachos for appetizers and it was not even that good that I have had so much better nachos eating at places that look like what I call "rinky dink restaurants" or "questionable restaurants." I love pasta so the waiter recommended this Louisiana pasta which was on the spicy side. He described it as a thick creamy alfredo sauce and when it came out it was actually a thin tomato sauce. I would have sent it back but it already took so long to come out and the party was pressed for time that I just had to deal with it and eat it. My problem is if you don't know what your doing and if you never tried the food don't make up lies about how good it is and describe how you would imagine it because you have never laid your eyes on it before. I don't understand why the waiter couldn't just be truthful and say I never ate their pasta or at least say well I don't know but I will ask someone else what is in it. If you work somewhere and are not knowledgable of the food on the menu just say so. The worse part though was that it was someone's birthday and I requested they come out with a small candle on a desert. Sure they said they will do that for me...well did they? No...they came out with the checks and I was expecting desert to come out but nothing. Worse service ever...Plus they didn't give us plates when appetizers came out and we didn't even have utensils when the main dish came out. Actually the worse part is the 18 percent tip is automatically added to the check which sucks because he didn't deserve one. I understand if the place was packed and he was busy but the place was not packed and he was just horrible.Just grab a cheesecake to go and eat somewhere else

  • Visited July 2013
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