About Eli’s

The Art of Cheesecake

At Eli’s that means everything from coming up with the perfect recipe and selecting the finest ingredients to hand-decorating and staying up all night to bake our crisp all-butter cookie crusts. Eli Schulman believed baking was an art. So when he created the very first Eli’s Cheesecake as the signature dessert for his award-winning restaurant, Eli’s the Place for Steak, a legend for 39 years, his customers proclaimed it “Chicago’s Finest.” With the same care and dedication demonstrated by Eli himself, The Eli’s Cheesecake Company, a family owned business, has been baking up delicious cheesecakes and other desserts since 1980.  At Eli’s, we slow bake our cheesecakes in small batches, taking the time to allow our ingredients to develop to their optimum flavors…the key to achieving Eli’s unique taste and texture. Eli’s prefers using regional ingredients from local farms and producers who share Eli’s commitment to quality.


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Eli’s Corporate Office, Bakery, Retail Store and Cafe

6701 Forest Preserve Drive
Chicago, IL 60634
Corporate Office: 773-308-7000 or toll free 800-999-8300
Cafe & Retail store: 773-205-3800

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Regular Hours:

Cafe/Retail Store:

Monday-Friday 8am-6pm
9am-5pm Saturday
11am-5pm Sunday

Corporate Office:

Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm

2017-2018 Holiday Hours*:

Cafe/Retail Store:

Closed on September 4, November 23, December 25, and January 1 & 2
Open Late (until 7pm) on November 22 and December 22
Closing Early on December 24 (at 2pm) and December 31 (at 2pm)
*dates & times subject to change, please call 773-308-7000 for details

Corporate Office*:

Closed on September 4, November 23, December 25, January 1 and January 2
Closing early (at 12pm) on September 1, November 22, December 22, and December 29.
*dates & times subject to change, please call 773-308-7000 for details

Visit The Eli’s Cheesecake Cafe at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport