Six Pack: Mac and Cheese in Philadelphia

Macaroni and cheese: that ooey, gooey dish Mom used to make fresh after school with cheese oozing out of every bite. While we’ve all had it, we haven’t had it quite like these six restaurants serve it up.

Stuffed Mac + Cheese

For those who like their mac and cheese stuffed inside things; cheese bistro, Wedge + Fig offers their Bacon-Lattice Mac + Cheese Pie with the chef’s choice of cheeses, laced with bacon on top of bacon and then baked into a flaky crust.

Wedge + Fig (Old City)
160 N 3rd Street
(267) 603- 3090

Will-Stuff-You Mac and Cheese

If you want to fill your stomach with cheesy mac and cheese goodness, look no further than Good Dog Bar. The mac and cheese is a a gourmet blend of gruyère, aged gouda & aged white cheddar mixed with a béchamel sauce & elbow macaroni. The dish is then topped with corn flakes, baked, and served with warm blueberry cornbread.

Good Dog Bar  (Center City West)
224 South 15th Street
(215)  985- 9600

Crispy Mac and Cheese

Bridget Foy’s spins their take on mac and cheese by adding a potato chip crust to their four-cheese cream dish. For two dollars extra add bacon, grilled chicken, tomato, or herbed mushrooms.

Bridget Foy’s (South Street)
200 South St
(215) 922-1813

Mac and Cheese on Passyunk Avenue

Birra serves up macaroni and cheese, Italian style with elbow macaroni, pecorino, fontina, mozzarella, breadcrumbs, and fresh herbs.

Birra (East Passyunk)
1700 E Passyunk Ave
(267) 324- 3127

English Mac and Cheese

The good folks over at The Dandelion give the classic dish a British twist with braised ham hock and Quickes English cheddar.

The Dandelion (Rittenhouse Square)
18th and Sansom
(215) 558- 2500

 High Brow Mac and Cheese

While lobster mac and cheese seems like a great idea, it is usually better in theory than practice. But the Village Whiskey lobster mac and cheese rises above the rest. Jamie’s Lobster Mac is doused with fontina, mascarpone, and bread crumbs, making the $18 dish well worth its cost.

Village Whiskey (Center City West)
118 South 20th Street
(215) 665-1088

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  • thetruth

    the mac and cheese side at rotissuer is really great too.

  • Mike

    Aaaaggghh!! “Ooey gooey” is not a food descriptor, much less an appetizing one. It describes tub and tile caulk dripping all over the place out of a caulking gun. Or, spackle from a 5 gallon bucket. It is not food dammit.

  • Rotisseur is a good one too. It just might be dinner as well.

  • Steve

    The smoked gouda and bacon mac and cheese at Falls Taproom (Formerly “Buckets”) in East Falls is pretty amazing. Haven’t been there in a long time, but I imagine it’s still on the menu

  • Tom

    The Chipotle Chicken Mac & Cheese at TJ’s in Paoli is off the hook!

  • Alimentarian

    At Birra, doesn’t the mac and cheese come only on a pizza?

  • no

    @Mike: U mad, bro? It sounds tasty to me – in context, mind you.

    @Alimentarian: As far as I know, yes, and quite frankly I found it rather bland – I’ve have much better things at Birra.

  • drew

    The creamiest MnC in the city is at south philly taproom. Not even close.

  • Matt

    Crab mac-and-cheese at Anastasi’s

  • Justin

    The mac and cheese at both Khyber and Rex are awesome.

  • Lia

    Pulled pork mac n cheese at Llama Tooth is unreal!

  • danielle

    pulled pork at Time is pretty great. I think about it often.

    @mike ooey gooey get’s the job done in many food descriptions. I can’t remember ever described a caulk gun as “ooey gooey”…