Arguably the best side dish of all time, macaroni and cheese is the ultimate side to add to your meal. There are many variations, too.

It can be baked with a crispy top-layer of cheese, stuffed with lobster or bacon, and even turned into a gooey pasta dish.

We searched far and wide for the top restaurants to fulfill your mac & cheese craving, check them out.

Maple & Ash


If a crispy panko bread crumb crust is the way you love your mac & cheese, look no further. Maple and Ash is located in Chicago, and is best known for its deep dish pizza. However, this side dish is one of the most ordered items off of the menu. Recommendation: Pair with Steak Frites

The Pig & Pearl


Pig & Pearl, an Atlanta staple, is home to everything SMOKED. This modern day smokehouse draws guests in for their flavorful meats and seafood, as well as the smoked cheddar mac & cheese. The taste of the wood fire grill is sealed into every bite and will leave you wanting more.

Jacob’s Pickles


Will this be the best mac & cheese you ever had in your life? We’ll let you find out. Jacob’s Pickles, located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, is known for great brunch, amazing drinks and an extensive mac & cheese menu. Recommendation: The buffalo mac & cheese with blue cheese drizzle.

The Stillery Nashville


Spicy fried chicken laid on a bed of baked mac & cheese, then cooked in a cast iron skillet, The Stillery Nashville has truly raised the bar. Mixing the Nashville traditional Hot Chicken with a crowd favorite, has become a hit.



Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, located in Miami, is home to Southern comfort food. The creamy, five-layer, herb-crusted mac & cheese is the talk of the town. Southern Comfort really lives in this dish.