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Does The Cheesecake Factory Take Reservations? (Yes, Here’s How to Make One)

By Lana Kisner | November 19, 2023

The Cheesecake Factory has always been a fan favorite for celebrations and dining out. The restaurant chain is known for its large portions and quality dining experience, but getting a table can come with a lengthy wait time. Lucky for eager diners, The Cheesecake Factory now takes reservations.

Cheesecake Factory restaurants take limited reservations during off-peak dining hours. You can make a reservation for parties of six or fewer on their website, by phone, or on Yelp. If you have a larger party, reservations are based on availability, so I’d recommend planning ahead of time and calling the restaurant. Read on to find out how to make a reservation at The Cheesecake Factory and the best times to do so.

A Few Things to Know

As I mentioned earlier, reservations at The Cheesecake Factory can be made during off-peak hours. Most restaurants are busy in the evenings, on weekends, and during the holiday season, so making a reservation at these times can be challenging.

Their peak lunch times are typically between noon and 2 p.m., and dinner times fall between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. In addition, weekends can be busy throughout the day until around 9 p.m. They often will not allow reservations during busy times, including Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day or any other occasion when people commonly choose to dine out.

So, what can you do to avoid the long waitlist? It’s best to arrive early or dine late. You can also save time by sitting at one of the “high-top” tables in the bar areas. These tables are self-seating, and the entire menu is available to order.

If you’re planning a private event like a wedding reception, baby shower, family reunion, or corporate dinner with 25-200 people, Cheesecake Factory locations with banquet halls can accommodate your request. Reservations for private functions can be made by visiting the Banquet Information page on their website.

Next, let’s take a look at how you can make a reservation on The Cheesecake Factory website and on Yelp.

How to Make Reservations at The Cheesecake Factory

Here are the step-by-step instructions on how to make a reservation on The Cheesecake Factory website:

Step 1. First, go to the Cheesecake Factory website.

Step 2. The “Reservations” page can be found in the menu. The menu can be accessed by clicking on the three lines at the top of the page. When accessing the website from a computer, you can also click on “Reservations” at the top of the page.

Step 3. Click on “Make a Reservation” on the Reservations page. After entering your preferred location, click on “Find A Table” to see the available reservation times.

Step 4. After choosing your preferred location, you’ll be redirected to Yelp’s “Reservations” page. Choose your preferred date and time and how many people will be at your party, then click “Find a Table.”

Step 5. The available times will be displayed. If none of the available times work, you can click on “See reservations on other dates” to choose a reservation that’s better suited.

Step 6. After choosing your reservation, enter your name, phone number, email address, and any special requests you may have. Once your information is entered, click “Confirm” at the bottom of the page to finalize your reservation.

How to Make Cheesecake Factory Reservations on Yelp

You can make a Cheesecake Factory reservation on Yelp in several ways. Accessing the “Reservations” page on the Cheesecake Factory website will automatically direct you to Yelp. In addition, you can make a reservation directly through the Yelp website or mobile app.

In the previous section, I showed you how to make a reservation on Yelp through the Cheesecake Factory website. In this section, we will go through the steps to make a reservation through the Yelp mobile app instead.

Step 1. Download and open the Yelp mobile app. Enter “Cheesecake Factory” in the search bar and find your preferred location, then click on “Reserve Now” at the bottom of the listing.

Step 2. You can also select the location, then scroll halfway down the page to the section called “Make a Reservation.”

Step 3. Choose your preferred date and time, then click “Reserve a Table.”

Step 4. Enter your name, phone number, email address, and any special requests you may have. Once your information is entered, click “Reserve” at the bottom of the page to finalize your reservation.

How Do You Cancel Cheesecake Factory Reservations?

You can cancel Cheesecake Factory Reservations by calling the restaurant directly. You can also cancel reservations online that were made through Yelp. Canceling Cheesecake Factory reservations online can be done by following the steps below:

  1. Open the Yelp app and click “More” at the bottom of the screen.
  2. On the next page, click on “Reservations.”
  3. Your Cheesecake Factory reservation will appear on the next page. Click on “Edit/Cancel.”
  4. To cancel the reservation, simply click on “Cancel” and then confirm your action. This screen also gives you the option to change the date and time of your reservation.

Can You Make Cheesecake Factory Reservations on OpenTable?

Unfortunately, you cannot make Cheesecake Factory reservations on OpenTable because the restaurant is not on OpenTable’s reservation network. However, you can find many other restaurants and make reservations on OpenTable, including:

  • Anthony’s
  • Black Angus Steak House
  • Duke’s Seafood
  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • The Rock Wood Fired Pizza
  • Yard House

To find the restaurants in your area that are part of the OpenTable reservation network, visit OpenTable online and search for restaurants in your city. You can then narrow your results with filters like “Price,” “Cuisine,” and “Top Rated” restaurants.

About the Author

Lana Kisner is a writer on the team with more than 15 years of experience in the food service industry. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, exploring new restaurants, listening to live music, and hiking with her dog.