Top 7 appetizers at The Cheesecake Factory

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - MARCH 26: A view of the Cheesecake Factory on March 26, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. The restaurant chain has announced that it will not be able to pay its rent starting April 1 due to how the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has affected its business. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - MARCH 26: A view of the Cheesecake Factory on March 26, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. The restaurant chain has announced that it will not be able to pay its rent starting April 1 due to how the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has affected its business. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /

If you’ve been to The Cheesecake Factory, then you certainly know that they’ve got a huge menu; it’s so huge that you could go there for a month and get something new each and every time. Seasonal menu items come and go, old favorites come back, new favorites get added to the menu; literally, the list goes on, and on, and on!

If you’re on the other side of the spectrum and you’ve never been to The Cheesecake Factory, then stay tuned because here, we will be diving into the top seven appetizers that are 100 percent worth trying (among the millions and billions of choices).

At The Cheesecake Factory, there are so many choices! Here are the top seven appetizers that you should try!

7. Thai Lettuce Wraps

Personally, I’ve never tried these, but they are all people talk about in regards to The Cheesecake Factory, so they snuck their way onto this list.

These come in an assemble-it-yourself sort of style. The lettuce rolls, the Chicken Satay or Grilled Avocado, Carrots, Bean Sprouts, Coconut Curry Noodles. All of this deliciousness comes with three different dipping sauces: Peanut, Sweet Red Chili, and Tamarind Cashew (personally, I am in love with Peanut Sauce, so that would definitely be my personal go-to if I ever order this, which I will).

6. Eggroll Sampler

Personally, I’ve only tried one of the eggrolls in this sampler, but trust me, it’s worth it!

Can’t decide which of The Cheesecake Factory’s eggrolls to order pre-dinner? Why not try them all! The four eggrolls that come in this particular dish are the following: Avocado, Tex-Mex, Cheeseburger, and Chicken Taquitos. I’ve personally tried the Avocado version of their eggrolls, and let me tell ya; the avocado is so creamy and fresh in this that it simply can’t be beat! However, the Cheeseburger ones do sound pretty mouth watering as well.

Want a description of each of the eggrolls within this sampler? Check out their menu right here!

5. Chicken Taquitos

Personally, I’ve never tried these before, but come on….who doesn’t love a good taquito?!

This particular appetizer consists of crispy-fried corn tortilla shells, all filled to the brim with seasoned and shredded Grilled Chicken, Green Chiles, Corn, Cilantro, and Cheese. On top and on the side? Avocado Crema drizzles and swirled on the top of each taquito, and Salsa Verde. This is such a perfect appetizer to share because you can use your hands and be happy eating them; no one can be sad eating a taquito (it’s just simply not allowed, with a name like that)!

4. Loaded Baked Potato Tots

While I’ve personally never tried this deliciously mouth-watering app, the four words that make up the title/name of this particular appetizer say enough on their own, don’t they? They also resemble Cheese Curds, so they can’t possibly be bad, right!

Filled Tater Tots completely stuffed to the gills with the following: Cheese, Bacon, and Green Onion. So, as the name would suggest, a Loaded Baked Potato, all rolled and stuffed into a handcrafted batch of teeny, tiny Tater Tots. These are served with a Baked Potato classic of Sour Cream, and a different take on a potato dipping sauce with a bright orange Sriracha Mayo. De-lish!

3. Roadside Sliders

Sliders are such a classic appetizer (or meal too, for that matter), that I’m so sad that I’ve never tried these. Definitely adding these to my list of new (to me) things to try next time I find myself roaming around a Cheesecake Factory location.

As their description puts it directly:

"“Bite-Sized Burgers on Mini-Buns Served with Grilled Onions, Pickles, and Ketchup.”"

Sounds like my absolutely perfect kind of burger/slider to me! Also available in a Kids’ Menu order/portion too!

2. Fried Macaroni and Cheese

Yes, and yes please. What could be better than a comfort food classic that is deep fried and put so beautifully on a plate right in front of your eyes? Nothing, I tell ya….absolutely nothing!

I have tried the Fried Macaroni and Cheese, and boy are they good. Here’s what they consist of:

  • Crumb-Coated Mac and Cheese Balls
  • Served over/also on top with a Creamy Marinara Sauce

I have one issue with these: although they are good, I probably wouldn’t prefer them necessarily with a Red Sauce. I’d rather no sauce at all, or if there was one, maybe something like a Ranch or a BBQ Sauce instead (Note to Self: ask for a side of each next time – sounds so much better)!

1. Sweet Corn Tamale Cakes

Alrighty, folks. We’ve made it. It’s officially time to talk about the number one appetizer on the menu at The Cheesecake Factory….Sweet Corn Tamale Cakes! I’ll just start off by saying just one thing: every time I go, or order to-go, I get these….Enough. Said.

Delicious, and I mean delicious Sweet Corn Cakes (resemblance of a type of Polenta texture/flavor and taste), Sour Cream, Salsa, Avocado, and Salsa Verde. Might not sound like much, but the experience is also part of it: they are served in an actual Tamale Shell. Also, There is something about the sauce on top, mixed with the Sweet, Sweet Corn that tops it all off and ties it all together. Get. These. When. You. Go. There. I promise you, you won’t be sorry. Thank me later!

Honorable Mention

Korean Fried Cauliflower – yes, super trendy and maybe overdone, but just look at the picture on their menu. Looks. Delicious. Haven’t tried it (yet), but certainly want (need) to, that’s for dang sure!

The best sandwich in every state!!!!. light. Hot

What do you think of this list of the top 7 apps over at The Cheesecake Factory? Agree or disagree? Let us know down below! We’d love to chat, and keep an eye out for the top 7 entrees from The Cheesecake Factory….coming soon! See you there, y’all!