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Hidden Gems at Cheesecake Factory

I have to start this off by thanking Aubrey Drake Graham for the song Child’s Play, which is a gem itself. Unfortunately, he had nothing to do with this post but I will never go to The Cheesecake Factory without thinking of the opening verse. Now that that is out of the way, you might be wondering what I could possibly teach you about this restaurant, as it is a very well-known place to eat. I did just say that Drake mentioned it in a song, after all. Stay with me, though! Most of us know The Cheesecake Factory for a few things:

  1. A textbook of a menu (It has over 250 items.)
  2. Superhuman portions (They might as well bring you a to-go box with your plate.)
  3. Cheesecake (Duh!)

The Houston Galleria Cheesecake Factory is just a few minutes from my job so it’s a frequent choice for celebrating work anniversaries and such. My coworkers, friends, and family are quite familiar with this place but whenever we go, I always seem to order or suggest something they’ve never heard of. That’s not hard to do when the menu is so expansive so I thought I would share some items y’all might not think to order but definitely should. Additionally, I have partnered with The Cheesecake Factory to give a gift card to one reader so that, if you see something you like, you can go and try it for yourself! Entries will be accepted for one week starting today. [giveaway closed] All you have to do to be considered for the giveaway is:

  1. Subscribe to Dash of Jazz (You’ll get early access to giveaways like these and no spam, I promise!)
  2. Comment below on this post with your favorite menu item from the Cheesecake Factory.

Keep scrolling for my hidden gems and best wishes in the giveaway. Thanks for reading!

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My Hidden Gems

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The strawberry dreamsicle is a strawberry milkshake with vodka and amaretto. It’s a decadent drink/dessert that toes the line between adulting and “I don’t wanna grow up!”

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The chicken and biscuits is really two meals in one! It’s my favorite comfort dish to order and consists of two fluffy biscuits, creamy mashed potatoes, and chicken breast and veggies in a yummy gravy. Think of it as a deconstructed pot pie.

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This is my go-to dish when I want to eat light. Arugula, red and golden beets, pecans, apples, and goat cheese drizzled in just a touch of vinaigrette is my idea of the perfect lunch.

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The pumpkin pecan cheesecake gives my perfect pumpkin cheesecake a run for it’s money. I typically like neither pumpkin nor pecan pie on their own but am a big cheesecake fan, as y’all might know. This cheesecake is a great bridge of all three and SO good. 25 cents from the sale of each pumpkin pecan cheesecake or pumpkin cheesecake will go toward fighting hunger with Feeding America. It’s only available during the holiday season so try it soon!

Thank you to The Cheesecake Factory for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own.


  1. Tope

    Cheesecake Factory is one of my favs! I love their Shepherd’s Pie and the Oreo Dream cheesecake. Next time I go I’ll have to try their Chicken and Biscuits. It looks and sounds so good!

  2. Lala

    The Godiva chocolate cheesecake is what opened the door to my love for cheesecake!

  3. Miss Adgy Baby

    Cheesecake Factory is my weakness!! My fav is the Avocado egg rolls & Original cheesecake !

  4. I haven’t been to the Cheese Factory in a while but always a fave. Great giveaway!

  5. Kim

    I LOVE their skinny menu – especially the shrimp tacos. And I am not far from the Galleria – live in the suburbs but frequent that way often!

  6. I love Cheesecake Factory! My hands-down fave is their Luau Salad followed by Chris’ Outrageous Cheesecake. I’m gonna have to try the Chicken & Biscuits, though!

  7. K. Williams

    My favorite dish is the Jamaican Black Pepper Shrimp and I love the Red Velvet Cheesecake cake. Yum!

  8. This is either the best news or the worst news…..I might 50 lbs heavier! LOL, I love Cheesecake Factory. These all look amazing!

    xo, Amanda | http://www.thegoldengirldiary.com

  9. I love the cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory! I don’t eat there nearly enough! That strawberry shake looks delicious and I definitely need to try it!

  10. Usually when I dine out, especially when I travel, I prefer local restaurants over chains. The one exception I seem to make is for the Cheesecake Factory. Like you mentioned, their menu is like a textbook, so if there are picky eaters and/or varied tastes among the group, it’s likely there is something everyone will like on the menu. Plus, dining here still feels like a special experience, and that’s mostly because I can’t resist the cheesecake. My favorite is the red velvet cake cheesecake!

  11. I just love all their cheesecakes. I can’t wait to try the pumpkin.

    With Love Rochelle

  12. Oh gosh where do I start! I love the chicken and biscuits, the orange chicken, the chicken marsala, and the peanut butter fudge ripple cheesecake. Yessssss

  13. Ashley

    Great post! I enjoy the Cheesecake Factory from time to time and do find the menu to be overwhelming. Next time I go I will definitely have to give the pumpkin pecan cheesecake a try as I have the biggest sweet tooth!

  14. Cindy Adibe

    The stuffed mushrooms stole my heart! I like their fudge cake as well. Lastly, any of their cheesecakes mixed with some chocolate is good in my book!

  15. manda

    I love their asian salad.

    1. Jazz

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  16. Joan

    Cheesecake Factory is my favorite! I love the Red Velvet Cheesecake cake.

  17. Marie

    I love the chicken and cheesecake!

  18. Michael

    subscribed and love the cheesecake!

    1. Jazz

      Thanks! Make sure to confirm your subscription to be entered. 🙂

  19. I’m subscribed!!! And my fave dish is the avocado egg rolls.

  20. Julie

    Subscribed! I love their cheesecakes and salads!

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