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Do you have a favorite cheesecake at the Cheesecake Factory?

ipsedixit Mar 4, 2010 07:05 AM

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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    JillyLeigh Mar 4, 2010 07:10 AM

    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
      ipsedixit Mar 4, 2010 07:43 AM

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

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      baseballfan Mar 4, 2010 07:16 AM

      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
        BartenderMT41 Mar 4, 2010 07:20 AM

        Only one I can eat is the Vanilla Bean.

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          invinotheresverde Mar 25, 2010 06:19 PM

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

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        liveloveat34 Mar 4, 2010 07:21 AM

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

        1. MikeB3542 Mar 4, 2010 07:23 AM

          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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            Muskrat Mar 4, 2010 03:58 PM

            "... 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
              MikeB3542 Mar 10, 2010 07:03 AM

              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. masha bousha Mar 4, 2010 08:41 AM

            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.

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              porkpa Mar 4, 2010 08:50 AM

              I love the key lime cheesecake.

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              1. re: porkpa
                Jen76 Mar 10, 2010 02:57 PM

                This is my favorite, too, although it's so rich/sweet that I can only eat a small portion of a piece.

                I love the seasonal pumpkin pie cheesecake, too.

              2. sheilal Mar 4, 2010 09:44 AM

                I prefer the plain, unadulterated, undecorated, pure, rich cheesecake.

                1. boogiebaby Mar 4, 2010 03:33 PM

                  I like the tiramisu cheesecake and the chocolate mousse cheesecake. If you like bananas, my friend swears by the banana cream pie cheescake.

                  I've never met a cheesecake I didn't like.

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                  1. re: boogiebaby
                    westaust Mar 5, 2010 05:55 AM

                    Banana Cream Pie cheesecake is definitly my favorite one

                    The Godiva chocolate one was really good as well (if they still have it, haven't been for over a year)

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                    vttp926 Mar 4, 2010 07:03 PM

                    my favorite is the white chocolate raspberry cheesecake. i really want to try the red velvet cheesecake though since i love red velvet.

                    but did you know that you get a whole cheesecake factory cheesecake from barnes and noble cheaper then from the cheesecake factory? definitely a better deal especially since the closest cheesecake factory is almost 2 hours away from me while barnes and nobles is give or take 35 mins.

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                      NJFoodie Mar 4, 2010 07:26 PM

                      I like the very simple Vanilla Bean Cheesecake. All the other flavors sort of cover up the original flavor.

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                        gordeaux Mar 5, 2010 03:49 AM

                        While I did't enjoy any of the other food all that much, I really loved the tex-mex egg rolls something fierce. My cheesecake choice? The long gone pecan pie cheesecake. It was a double layer thing. One layer was pecan pie, and the other layer was plain cheesecake. I think the pie was on the bottom. Ridonculously good, but I loooooooove pecan pie.

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                          ipsedixit Mar 5, 2010 06:54 AM

                          Along the same note of deceased cheesecake flavors, a long time ago (like nearly 20 years), I remember Cheesecake Factory had a wonderful pineapple rum cheesecake.

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                            HungryinBmore Mar 5, 2010 07:23 AM

                            BJS Wholesale sells CF Cheesecakes at a great price - I like the Reese Peanut Butter Cup & Plain w/ Strawberries

                            1. re: ipsedixit
                              gordeaux Mar 5, 2010 08:00 AM

                              That sounds dreadful!
                              I'm one of those ppl who LOVES pineapple, but fresh only. Actually, I'm that way about most fruit. I realize that conversely, there are plenty of ppl who'd think that pecan pie cheesecake sounds dreadful as well. It's all good. Hopefully, one day, they will bring back our respective deceased cheesecakes.

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                        pamiam Mar 5, 2010 08:30 AM

                        I used to work there, and HATED cheesecake when I started. I like the Oreo and White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle the best. Something about the chocolate crumbliness+creamy cheesecake convinced me. (Also, the Pumpkin and Pumpkin Pecan, when in season, are delicious).

                        1. Asumnuthin Mar 12, 2010 08:16 AM

                          I am NOT a cheesecake person
                          with that said
                          the The Godiva chocolate version was one of the most incredible deserts I ever had, even saved some for breakfast the next morning...

                          1. Johnresa Mar 20, 2010 12:30 AM

                            The dulce de leche cheesecake has been my fav for the past 10 years or so. I also really like the red velvet.

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                              sel Mar 20, 2010 03:06 PM

                              The only one that I've had and would have again is the simple plain version. The ones that I've tried with 'fruit' glop are gross, their chocolate varients taste like cheap American chocolate but are priced as if they used French Valrhona!
                              Damn I miss Gertie's Cheescakes circa 1990 in Culver City!

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                              1. re: sel
                                Servorg Mar 26, 2010 02:13 PM

                                You might give Harriet's Cheesecakes Unlimited in Inglewood a try and see what you think.

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                                  sel Mar 26, 2010 08:59 PM

                                  Thanks for the lead Servorg! I haven't heard of Harriet's Cheesecakes Unlimited before.

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                                jamiski Mar 23, 2010 04:50 PM

                                I love the key lime and the lemon raspberry. I definitely want to try the red velvet. The godiva chocolate is good too, as is the seasonal pumpkin.

                                1. massgirl Mar 24, 2010 01:36 PM

                                  I lust over the Godiva and the key lime cheesecake. Of course, I don't usually order it cause I get full after less than half. I want some key lime cheesecake now though :)

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