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Cheesecakes are a versatile dessert. Not only can they be prepared with a variety of cheeses, but they can made of just about any flavor from fruit to decadent chocolate. They also come in both sweet and savory types, and in a myriad of flavors. What are the best spots in Orange County to get these delicious confections? We scoured the area to find the top spots just for you.

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(credit: Branden C./Yelp)


SusieCakes
2043 Westcliff Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 646-6881
www.susiecakes.com

With locations throughout Southern California, including Costa Mesa, Newport Beach and elsewhere in OC and LA, Susie Cakes is one of the areas premiere bakeries. Offering home-style dessert favorites baked entirely from scratch, the classic treats are made daily by in house bakers and use only the freshest ingredients. While SusieCakes offers everything from specialty layer cakes, signature cupcakes and puddings to other fine desserts, they also offer a tasty traditional cheesecake for patrons. The creamy classic cheesecake is baked on a graham cracker crust and delivers a light sour cream topping for the finish.

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(credit: Kim V./yelp)


The Cheesecake Factory
321 W Katella Ave
Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 533-7500
www.thecheesecakefactory.com

No cheesecake list could ever be complete without including the famous Cheesecake Factory restaurant. With locations throughout Orange County, Los Angeles and Southern California, there are plenty of places to find this restaurant. Once you’ve had your fill of the tasty food at The Cheesecake Factory, dive in to their incredible cheesecakes. From the Hershey’s Chocolate Bar Cheesecake with Hershey’s chocolate between moist chocolate cake and chocolate frosting, to the chocolate chip cookie-dough cheesecake, and the key lime cheesecake, you can’t go wrong. Also on offer is the low carb cheesecake, which is great if you’re looking to not indulge in extra sugar. Or, try the caramel pecan turtle cheesecake for a real treat. This caramel-fudge swirl cheesecake is topped off with caramel turtle pecans and chocolate.

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(credit: Lynn T./Yelp)


Ruth’s Chris Steak House
2961 Michelson Drive
Irvine, CA 92612
(949) 252-8848
www.ruthschris.com

Once you’re done with the a fine meal at Irvine’s Ruth’s Chris, dive into their delicious dessert menu. Ruth’s Chris’ cheesecake will absolutely change your mind on what you thought cheesecake to be. Made in house, this creamy cheesecake is served with fresh berries and served with a delicious frosting on top. It’s a must for cheesecake lovers and those looking for a sweet treat after their lunch or dinner!

Andrei's cheesecake (credit: Gary Schwind)

Andrei’s cheesecake (credit: Gary Schwind)


Andrei’s
2607 Main St.
Irvine, CA 92614
(949) 387-8887
www.andreisrestaurant.com

It’s can be pretty easy to find regular cheesecake at restaurants around town, but if you’re a fan of the dessert and cheesecake, you may want to try something a little different. The S’more Please Cheesecake at Andrei’s is cheesecake for an added twist. Pecans, house-made marshmallows and chocolate sauce is set on a chocolate cheesecake for something out of this world. The graham cracker crust is just an added feature to this delicious confection.

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Polly’s Pies
23701 Moulton Parkway
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
(949) 380-8383
www.pollyspies.com

With locations throughout Orange County, as well as in Los Angeles too, you won’t find it tough to get to a Polly’s Pies to get your cheesecake fix. But, be warned, while Polly’s Pies offers a ton of delicious pies and desserts, they only offer one cheesecake. Polly’s Original Cheesecake with fruit toppings is more than worth the visit though. The sweet and tasty dessert is one of their best dessert selections and easily one of the best cheesecakes in the county.

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