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“Huge menu pleases everyone”

The Cheesecake Factory
Ranked #19 of 207 Restaurants in Skokie
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, International
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Huge menu pleases everyone”
Reviewed July 10, 2012

I'm not a food snob. I just want good tasting food prepared with fresh ingredients. This restaurant is great to take the family out together. Everyone can find something they like "very much." Quantities are huge so take leftovers for tomorrow's lunch. Service at this particular Cheesecake Factory is hit or miss - young people at the hostess stand more interested in socializing with each other than the customers waiting to waiters who know the ingredients used in the preparation of the dishes.

Visited May 2012
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Thank threesperfect
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Chicago
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Bad Apple”
Reviewed July 7, 2012

Now I've been eating here forever and have no business reviewing a Cheesecake Factory but this one needed to be recognized. Upon entering there was a Wendy's cup on the stairs and dirt and mud intermittently the whole way up to the hostess. The staff was super nice so that always helps. During the 2 minute wait I went to the restroom. Guess what - trash overflowing. Tsk Tsk. This is what I expect at a local
Burger King NOT CF. Lastly my meal - wow this was disappointing. We all ordered and 2 minutes before the food was ready they come out and tell me they ran out of turkey and can they just give me ham or chicken. Umm No! They ended up giving me a different entree at no charge but whatever - Ill give them a break for a while.....

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2 Thank Chicagojetsetter
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Chicago, Illinois
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119 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“OK Place”
Reviewed May 13, 2012

Average food, but huge selection, has something for anybody's taste. Huge selection of cheese cakes obviously.

Visited June 2011
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Thank Cub66
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Skokie, Illinois
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153 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Delightfully Over-the-Top”
Reviewed May 12, 2012

We have been loyal Cheesecake Factory customers since their original Beverly Hills, CA restaurant opened in the 1980s, having dined at many of their locations. Nowadays we frequent the Skokie restaurant. We love the elaborate, whimsical decor and the fact that no two restaurants look alike. The encyclopedic menu and generous portions are always a big draw for us. We marvel at how the kitchen manages to churn out such an amazing variety of food, all of it remarkably well prepared and at affordable prices.

Our favorite menu items include the Factory Burger, Incredible Grilled Eggplant Sandwich, Factory Burrito Grande, Chicken Madeira, Orange Chicken, Cajun Jambalaya Pasta, and, of course, the Chinese Chicken Salad and any of the decadent desserts (the Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake rules). Becoming ever more diet-conscious, we have also been pleased with selections from the Skinnylicious Menu and very appreciative of the Low-Carb Cheesecake with fresh strawberries.

The service, though friendly, tends to be bumbling and erratic, especially at busy times. In our experience, whenever there is a problem, a manager will come over to apologize and make things right. If there is a delay, he will offer a complimentary appetizer or beverage. You can't go wrong here.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank FoodFight101
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indianapolis
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“Lots of variety, great service”
Reviewed March 26, 2012

ate here with my family over spring break. All things were positive. Drinks were a little pricey, one drink was as much as my daughter's cheeseburger! But the Red velvet cheesecake....yum!!!

Visited March 2012
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Thank claire r
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