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“alot of food”

The Cheesecake Factory
Ranked #8 of 146 Dessert in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: Union Square
San Francisco, California, United States
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“alot of food”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

go here for the cheesecake- so many options and calories!
the main course options are endless and portions large- so if you plan to eat dinner here- you might have to take your cheesecake home- unless you desire to be a contestant on the biggest loser.

Visited May 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Large portions”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

Not the best pancakes I've ever had, but their are enormous! You can easily have enough of one portion for two persons (girls probably), so it's worth the money. They also have a big choice of desserts, sandwiches etc. So maybe other things are delicious, I heard people going back there for more. Just check it out if you are in the neighbourhood. Service is btw not the best.

  • Visited November 2012
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San Mateo, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great views of Union Square, great grilled cheese -- get there early!”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

I needed a place to meet up with my niece who was visiting San Francisco for the day. It needed to be centrally located and near BART. I chose Cheesecake Factory because they opened for an early lunch at 11am. Little did I realize that this was the same weekend as the Santathon (hundreds of people dressed like Santa converging on Union Square). With that said, the restaurant didn't take reservations in advance and by 11:05 a.m, they were completely booked (get there well before 11 if you want to sit down first). The only option was to sit outside. Better than nothing, but eating wtih our coats on in December under a damp, rain-threatening sky was not optimal. Seeing all the Santas in the Square below lightened our mood.

It took more than 20 minutes for them to take our order and the food took another 20 minutes after that. This is not the place to go for a quick bite. There are many menu options to choose from and it is family-friendly. My sons loved the grilled cheese which says something because they are very picky eaters. My niece and her friend liked the salads and i enjoyed the hamburger. Overall it was ok. If I had a gift certificate, I'd probably go back and make sure that I could linger longer (and that it wasn't during a major event in the City).

  • Visited December 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Strawberry cheesecake sensation”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

Cheesecake - the classic was amazing. The strawberry cheesecake was also excellent.
Service - despite the crowd, the service was good.
Value - good value for money. The size of the cheesecake!!! Big enough to share unless you're having the cheesecake as a main meal.
Atmosphere - crowded and noisy but heck the food's good.
Took away some cheesecake - for pigging out later (like as if we hadn't enough cheesecake) but it was that good. We had to take some away for later. They packed it very nicely for us - complete with cutlery & napkins and a healthy dose of whipped cream too!!!(Much to my younger daughter's delight) Be back again for sure.

  • Visited December 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“i liked it”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

...but it is a bit of a tourist trap. Tried to get in after arriving in SF, was told it would be an hour wait at 10.30pm! Tried again when it was raining and we just wanted a bit of lunch. Still had to wait but had some cocktails/drinks in the warm. Bar server was bit rude IMO. Had fettuccine alfredo and boyf also had pasta. Large portions and very tasty. People next to us had salads and they were massive. Enjoyed cheesecake as well, huge selection as always.

  • Visited December 2012
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