- Olive Garden/Applebee’s
- At most chain restaurants, there are so many options that choosing the perfect dessert from the menu might seem difficult.
- Some of the best desserts you could order include The Cheesecake Factory‘s classic Fresh Strawberry Cheesecake.
- Applebee’s serves a heaping Chocolate Chip Cookie Sundae piled high with ice cream and Oreo chunks that’s also worth ordering.
- When eating at Friendly’s, try its over-the-top Candy Blast Monster Shake.
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With tons of options to choose from at most chain restaurants, picking the perfect dessert to finish off your meal can sometimes be difficult. To help make the decision easy for you, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most delicious desserts from popular casual dining chains in the US.
From Applebee’s heaping Chocolate Chip Cookie Sundae to The Cheesecake Factory’s classic Fresh Strawberry Cheesecake, these desserts are worth ordering if you have a sweet tooth.
After dinner at Applebee’s, order the Chocolate Chip Cookie Sundae.
A warm chocolate chip cookie is piled high with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, Oreo pieces, and hot fudge to make Applebee’s delectable Chocolate Chip Cookie Sundae.
It’s worth saving some room for the Cheesecake Bites at Buffalo Wild Wings.
- Buffalo Wild Wings
If you aren’t already full after eating a meal at Buffalo Wild Wings, try the chain’s Cheesecake Bites: chunks of cheesecake covered in graham crackers and ready to dunk in your choice of chocolate or caramel dipping sauce.
Carrabba’s Italian Grill’s Sogno di Cioccolata “Chocolate Dream” is perfect for chocolate lovers.
Carrabba’s Italian Grill‘s Sogno di Cioccolata “Chocolate Dream” is a rich, decadent brownie layered with chocolate mousse and whipped cream and topped with chocolate sauce.
The Cheesecake Factory’s Fresh Strawberry Cheesecake is the most popular flavor on the menu.
- The Cheesecake Factory
You can’t go wrong with a classic, and The Cheescake Factory’s Fresh Strawberry Cheesecake is exactly that. According to The Cheesecake Factory’s website, this flavor has been its most popular for more than 35 years.
The Molten Chocolate Cake at Chili’s is a staple.
Chili’s moist, chocolate cake is filled with melted chocolate and topped with vanilla ice cream covered in a chocolate shell.
At Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, you can’t go wrong with the Buttermilk Pie.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store serves a creamy Buttermilk Pie with a custard filling, flaky crust, and sliced strawberry topping.
At Dave & Buster’s, the Build-Your-Own Churro Sundae is a delicious DIY project.
- Dave & Buster’s
Everything about Dave & Buster’s is fun, even down to the dessert. The arcade and restaurant chain offers a Build-Your-Own Churro Sundae complete with chocolate and caramel-filled churros, brown sugar cinammon ice cream, and individual assortments of chocolate sauce, raspberry sauce, Oreo cookie crumbs, and crushed Reese’s Pieces.
Order a milkshake at Denny’s in one of a number of flavors.
Denny’s has stayed true to its reputation as “America’s Diner” by serving a wide variety of frothy milkshakes. At the time of writing, available flavors include vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, cake batter, peanut butter banana, chocolate peanut butter, and horchata.
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Friendly’s is known for its tasty ice creams and over-the-top sundaes, but the chain’s Candy Blast Monster Shake may be the flashiest dessert on the menu.
This Friendly’s milkshake is made with Hunka Chunka PB Fudge Ice Cream and topped with whipped cream and chocolate drizzle. The rim of the glass is coated in vanilla frosting and dotted with M&M’s, Reese’s Cups, pretzel rods, and a fudge brownie.
The Dessert Shooters at Hooters are great for anyone who wants both chocolate and cheesecake.
Hooters’ mini desserts come in Chocolate Decadence, Strawberry Cheesecake, Reese’s, and Heath Bar flavors.
If you’re a fan of rich desserts, order Gigi’s Butter Cake at Maggiano’s Little Italy.
- Maggiano’s Little Italy
According to the restaurant blog, Maggiano’s Little Italy’s Vice President of Operations, Gigi, inspired the chain’s famous Gigi’s Butter Cake recipe. The rich, delicious cake is served with a brown butter glaze, honey mascarpone cream, and roasted grapes.
A visit to the Olive Garden is not complete without zeppoli for dessert.
Olive Garden serves its pillowy, sugar-dusted zeppolis, an Italian-style doughnut, with chocolate sauce for dipping.
At Outback, opt for the Salted Caramel Cookie Skillet.
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Australian steakhouse chain Outback serves a salted caramel cookie loaded with white chocolate, almond toffee, and pretzel chunks that has been baked in a skillet. The sweet treat also comes with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.
P.F. Chang’s Banana Spring Rolls are a customer favorite.
- P.F. Chang’s
The Banana Spring Rolls at P.F. Chang’s consist of six slices of banana wrapped in dough and fried until they’re golden and crispy. The rolls are then drizzled with caramel and vanilla sauces and paired with coconut-pineapple ice cream.
Red Lobster’s Chocolate Wave
- Lilia M./Yelp
Chocolate cake is layered with fudge frosting, topped with chocolate sauce, and paired with vanilla ice cream to form Red Lobster‘s Chocolate Wave dessert.
Ruby Tuesday’s Chocolate Fall Cake is a decadent dessert served in grand fashion.
- Tai P./Yelp
Ruby Tuesday‘s Chocolate Fall Cake literally falls from a giant glass and spills out onto your plate. The ensemble is made up of chocolate cake, chocolate mousse, Oreo crumbles, vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, and caramel and chocolate sauces.
TGI Fridays’ Oreo Madness is an indulgent take on an ice-cream sandwich.
- TGI Fridays
Unique to TGI Fridays, the Oreo Madness dessert features cookies and cream ice cream sandwiched between Oreo cookie crumbles and drizzled with rich chocolate sauce.
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