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The Cheesecake Factory

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€€ - €€€
Union Square
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251 Geary St Fl 8, San Francisco, CA 94102-1803
+1 415-391-4444
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:30
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2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We wanted to simply go and grab some dessert last night at the Cheesecake Factory. Little did we know this seemingly simple task would require an agonizing 25-30 minute wait in line to actually indicate what we would like but it would also require us to disrobe as it was dreadfully hot. We rcvd our 1 slice of cheesecake about... More 

Thank Capt16
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81 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We came first thing upon opening to have brunch, waited over an hour for our food with no explanation or a sorry. Had to chase the server up a couple of times for drinks ordered. Think this place rests on its laurels being a big name rather than for good service and food

Thank dollyshols
Northern Ireland tyrone
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We picked the Cheesecake factory for lunch on one of our days touring the city. We had a little bit of a wait so we sat up at the bar and people watched (which I love). When called for our table we got a great wee table on the Terrace and we watched the world go by. Food was lovely,... More 

Thank Patricia O
Singapore, Singapore
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Son was dying for Cheesecake from Cheesecake Factory after having savoured it in LA. Am Glad the taste is consistent everywhere.

Thank Ma-manators
San Francisco, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It took us an 1 1/2 hours to get our table, after being seated it took another 30 minutes to get our drink order taken. We finally ordered our food which took another hour. When we finally got our food it was cold, dry and horrible. The waitress was nice enough to take off my brothers food, I just asked... More 

Thank marlon629
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I've never had a bad experience at the CF. my daughter's favorite place. The only reason I don't go is because it's guaranteed to cause weight gain. The calamari appetizer is great. The bread is great. Pasta dishes - I haven't tried one but my family says they're great. As for the cheesecake, like pizza, if is good without any... More 

Thank Andrew D
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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164 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

With references to The Big Bang Theory, we became interested in The Cheesecake Factory. That, a fondness for cheesecake of course. We first tried to get a seat during lunchtime but the outside terrace was packed to the brim (and no tables available inside either. Next day we went a bit earlier and managed to secure a seat at one... More 

Thank JayDee_NL
Vancouver, Canada
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was ok. The location is great and the outdoor patio was super. Unfortunately the service was very disorganized and slow. We will not be back

Thank Orcbait
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36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A must try establishment in USA. All have very huge serving portions. But good quality and tasty food. Love the cakes. Must try too. Hahaha But restaurant queue can be long. So come early to get a place. We waited about 1 hour for dinner.

Thank ivanlim88
San Diego, California
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24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went in because arrived late to The City and it was close and familiar. But....long wait, noisy, they seated us outside in the cold and left us waiting. Ultimately the food was not as good as we've gotten at same restaurant in New York.

Thank TravelerXYZ2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Italian, American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 251 Geary St Fl 8, San Francisco, CA 94102-1803
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighbourhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: +1 415-391-4444

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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