Reader's Guide to the Best Mac & Cheese

We headed to the most scientific place to poll people, Instagram, and found out where you’re favorite Mac & Cheese spots are in Cleveland. Join Becca Gordon (Stella and Shay) and I as we work our way through your list and judge for ourselves!


  • Hatfield’s Goode Grub - Brown Sugar Bacon Mac N' Cheese 

  • Urban Soul Grille - Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

  • Heck’s Cafe - Mac & Cheese Side

  • Red the Steakhouse (Cleveland lunch menu) - Mac & Cheese - Fontina, Raclette, Parmesan, Mornay Sauce

  • Prosperity Social Club - Mac & Cheese - Asiago and Parmesan cheeses with pasta shells

  • Fahrenheit Cleveland - Butter-Poached Maine Lobster Macaroni & Cheese - Cognac Reduction, Chives, Brie & Goat Cheese, Oven Dried Tomato, Rigatoni

  • The Oak Barrel - Duck Confit Mac & Cheese - pecorino, nutmeg, peas, orecchiette pasta, petite salad (also offer just a side of Mac & Cheese)

  • Lava Lounge - Mac & Cheese - penne, chorizo, onion, apple, gorgonzola, sage bread crumbs

  • Two Bucks - Mac & Cheese 8 different ways - Original, Three Way, Smoker, Buffalo, Lobster, Rancher, Lobster, Wake & Bake, and Kielbasa & Beer

  • Avon Brewing Company - Build Your Own Mac & Cheese

  • Strip Steakhouse - Gruyère Mac and Cheese

  • Mad Mac’s - a whole menu dedicated to Mac & Cheese

  • Willoughby Brewing Company - Build your own Mac & Cheese

  • Deagan’s - Gruyere Mac & Cheese -pancetta, chives

  • Nano Brew - Mac & Cheese Bites - crispy, crunchy, mac n cheese bites, served with spicy house ranch 

  • Lucky’s Cafe - Baked Mac-N-Cheese - Cheddar, brie, Parmesan, and mozzarella cheeses, baked with pasta and cream topped with brioche bread crumbs

  • Landmark - shell pasta, smoked gouda, cheddar, chives, panko bread crumbs

  • Wild Eagle - Fried mac & cheese balls

  • Melt - Mac & Cheese Crocks

  • Brother’s Lounge - Lobster Mac & Cheese

  • Georgetown - Bacon Truffle Mac

  • Urban Farmer - Baked Mac & Cheese tomato relish, brioche crumbs

  • Rowley Inn - Smoked gouda, cheddar, panko bread crumbs, Add tomatoes, jalapeños or sautéed onion

  • Washington Place Bistro - Mack & Cheese Side (*not a typo appears on their menu this way ;))

  • Rocky River Brewing Company - Johnny Mac & Three Cheeses - Cavatappi pasta tossed with Italian sausage, andouille, red onion & roasted red peppers in our chef’s delicious 3 cheese blend, topped off with scallions, diced tomato & a toasted ciabatta roll.


Keep up with our travels on Instagram! So far we’ve visited -

Strip Steakhouse, Two Bucks, Fahrenheit, and Prosperity Social Club.