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Indulge in Gourmet Mac and Cheese

These Local Restaurants Serve Up a Hearty Helping of Nostalgia

Mac & cheese has been a childhood staple for decades. We packed it in lunch boxes and piled our plates with it on holidays year-round. Now, smothered in artisan cheeses and finished with endless fancy toppings, our comfort food classic has been given a gourmet upgrade.

From old-school pubs to upscale restaurants, you can get your cheesy fix all across NEPA. Stop in these local spots and taste test them all.

NEPA Restaurants with Amazing Macaroni and Cheese:

  • Ale Mary’s

    Scranton, PA

    With a whole section of the menu dedicated to mac & cheese, you can mix it up every time you visit Ale Mary’s. Their Taco Mac, topped with queso, pico de gallo, beef tenderloin and tortilla chips, is especially unique.

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  • Anthracite Café

    Wilkes-Barre, PA

    This scratch kitchen does comfort food justice. Mac & cheese pops up all over the Anthracite menu, from deep fried macaroni logs and a mac & cheese-stuffed burger to more traditional style dishes.

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  • Backyard Ale House

    Scranton, PA

    Pub food gets a creative twist at Backyard Ale House, and mac & cheese is no exception. Choose to top it with bacon and hot sauce, or add it to any burger for some extra cheesy goodness.

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  • Benny Brewing Company

    Wilkes-Barre, PA

    Come for the craft beer, stay for the cast iron mac. The cheesy favorite is a fixture on the Benny menu. Be sure to try the smoked pastrami mac, prepared over their cherry wood Biergarten BBQ pit.

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  • Cherry Creek Hideaway

    Stroudsburg, PA

    Cherry Creek knows you can never go wrong with a homemade cheese blend. Melty cheddar jack makes this mac & cheese and instant favorite. Top it off with cracked black pepper or spicy buffalo chicken. And keep an eye on their special features for even more mac.

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  • FonDippity

    Across NEPA

    This favorite food truck spreads the cheesy love all across NEPA. Smothered in their signature fondue and topped with everything from ghost peppers to Korean BBQ, you’re sure to find your perfect mac. Follow FonDippity on Facebook for location updates.

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  • OTOWN Bar & Grill

    Olyphant, PA

    Get out to Olyphant for made-from-scratch macaroni, white cheddar cheese sauce and a variety of toppings. Stop in to OTOWN on Mac N Monday for $3 off all mac & cheese dishes.

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  • River Grille

    Plains, PA

    Leave it to River Grille to make mac & cheese a breakfast staple. The Wake & Bake, featured on their brunch menu, pairs creamy macaroni with bacon, sausage and egg. And if you miss your wake-up call, you can always get their crispy chicken mac for lunch or dinner.

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  • The Charcuterie

    Stroudsburg, PA

    Mac & cheese is an elegant entree at The Charcuterie. The 548 is the classic version and the Butternut & Bacon Mac adds bacon and Charcuterie’s famous butternut soup to the mix.

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  • The Tipsy Turtle

    Jenkins Twp., PA

    Known for their famous Turtle Bites, it only makes sense that the Tipsy Turtle’s mac includes some crispy, spicy chicken. The sweet hot chicken mac is a must-try. Of course, those with milder palates can always get the classic plain.

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  • The Wooden Keg Tavern

    St. Clair, PA

    Shepherd’s Pie isn’t the only thing that pairs well with a Guinness. The mac & cheese selection at this historic Irish pub offers everything from pork and brisket to crab and avocado.

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  • WHEEL Restaurant

    Tamaqua, PA

    WHEEL is best known for a different cheesy childhood favorite, but you’ll still find mac on the menu. Get it as an appetizer or side, or choose it as your grilled cheese filler.

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Article Updated from its Original Version Published on 2/26/2020.

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