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The Cheesecake Factory

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Hillsdale Shopping Center, San Mateo, CA 94403
+1 650-638-0310
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This decor is really up to date and fancy . It lures you in with their spaciousness and this place is bustling with the vibes of a real good stuff here. Of course we had their house Cheese Cake to go ith our coffee . Recommend you should not miss a Good Cheese Cake if you are a lover of... More 

Thank calvinchan
Fresno, CA
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Four of us ate here for an early lunch so there was no wait on a Saturday. All of our entrees were wonderful including- kobe burger, jambalaya, chicken pasta, and the cheesecake was fabulous of course. Our server was attentive and friendly. Three of the four of us took a portion of our meal home.

Thank AnnetteFresno_CA
Redwood City, California
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

I had fish tacos and calamari appetizer. The calamari was great, but the tacos not so great. My daughter had the meatloaf. She ordered the lunch and it was huge. It was very tasty. My other daughter ordered chicken and biscuits. A really big portion so she ended up taking half of it home. We had dessert. It was very... More 

Thank mima94062
San Mateo, California
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47 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Of course excellent cheese cakes, but also great burgers, salads, flatbreads, pastas, and always great services.

Thank Kallen C
Upminster, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Very buzzy place to eat good friendly staff and service it seems like your always going to have to wait for a table 30 to 40 mins but you can get a drink from the bar while you're waiting big menu lots choose from nice portions

Thank Chefie19
San Jose, California
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

I have there lunch special , a thai glazed salmon in rice with i think pesto sauce and some vegetables. The food is amazing the sweetness of the salmon blends in the rice and vegies. The guy who took our order doesnt care that much tho. Never ask to refilll my moms soda. He talks too fast all the time.... More 

Thank Gian Kristian B
Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

This chain restaurant has it all. Good food, desserts, pasta, many different dinner items. All are good. This is a well managed store in the chain.

Thank daveaY1858VP
San Mateo, California
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105 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Thought we could get a quick lunch but too buys & very loud. Server was good. Did apologize for long wait to get food.

Thank dcs1755
Amritsar, India
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215 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We ordered chicken pasta and other chicken items. Taste is good and the portions are quite large- that's the USP for this restaurant. The only minus point is that you have to wait long sometimes.....but then you have to wait for good things in life

Thank Jayv1504
San Mateo
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

good foo nice place to eat and visit the dessert are wonderful at any time of the day in the Hillsdale Mall San Matoe Ca.

Thank Margaret M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hillsdale Shopping Center, San Mateo, CA 94403
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-638-0310

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