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Do you have a favorite cheesecake at the Cheesecake Factory?

I don't want this to get into a pissing match over the desirability of the Cheesecake Factory as a purveyor of fine foods.

What I want to know is if you have a favorite flavor of cheesecake at the place?

It's been quite a while since I've actually ordered a cheesecake from them, and was wondering if there are any favorites, or hidden gems, out there.

If you think they are all bad, don't bother replying and save the bandwidth ...

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  1. I love the White Chocolate Caramel Macadamia Nut, but then again, I've never met a cheesecake that I don't like :)

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    1. re: JillyLeigh

      I think we'd get along just fine, esp. at the Cheesecake Factory. :-)

    2. I love the chocolate chip. I once had a piece of the strawberry shortcake cheesecake but haven't seen it since. It was quite good but I have a feeling that it is a seasonal item.

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      1. re: baseballfan

        Only one I can eat is the Vanilla Bean.

        1. re: BartenderMT41

          The Vanilla Bean is my favorite, also, along with the Key Lime.

      2. the coconut cheesecake, not sure what its called but it reminds me of an almond joy. yum!

        1. Maybe it's just the local franchise (Mayfair Mall, Milwaukee, WI), but really disappointed with the Cheesecake Factory. The food was mediocre, the coffee really bad, and the cheesecake OK but nothing to write home about. (The toppings cover up what seemed to be a pretty average cheesecake).

          Considering the wait, not sure I will be returning.

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          1. re: MikeB3542

            "... The food was mediocre, the coffee really bad, and the cheesecake OK but nothing to write home about. (The toppings cover up what seemed to be a pretty average cheesecake).

            Considering the wait, not sure I will be returning."

            "not only is the food terrible, the portions are tiny." -- anonymous
            "the food is awful, but I keep coming back because the servings are huge.'' -- Anonymous's brother

            "Nobody goes there anymore -- it's too crowded." -- Sam Goldwyn

            1. re: Muskrat

              Most of the wait due to tweens and teens from the mall next door -- the place reminds me of Bakers Square 20 years ago, except with nicer decor and higher prices. And really, if your specialty is dessert, the coffee has to be top flight. Hate to be negative, but there are just a whole lot of places around that do it right, and frankly could use the business.

          2. Coconut Cream Pie Cheesecake. It's part cream pie, part cheesecake and the killer part is the chocolate macaroon crust.
            It's the first one I've tried there and I can't seem to motivate to order another flavor whenever I'm there. I'm sticking with it.