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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.

            1. I love the key lime cheesecake.

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              1. re: porkpa

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

                1. 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

                    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)

                  2. 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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                    1. re: vttp926

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

                      1. re: NJFoodie

                        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.

                        1. re: gordeaux

                          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.

                          1. re: ipsedixit

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

                            1. re: ipsedixit

                              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.

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

                            1. 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

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

                                1. re: Servorg

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

                              2. 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. 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 :)