We can probably all agree that Philadelphia offers some amazing food and a unique restaurant scene. Though the options in regard to cuisine and setting are endless among the eateries here, sometimes all you want is some good comfort food. I don’t know about you, but for me, nothing beats mac and cheese when it comes to comfort food. From the creaminess, to the cheese, to over the top additions to the dish, there’s so much to love about this food.
I’ve put together a list of my favorite spots to grab mac and cheese in town, so you can try them for yourself. I’ve included a vast array of cuisines in this list so you can enjoy other foods alongside your mac and cheese. Keep reading to learn a bit about each place!
Best Mac and Cheese in Philadelphia
- Good Dog Bar
- Mac Mart
- Butcher Bar
- South Philadelphia Tap Room
- Mike’s BBQ
- Silk City
- Craftsman Row Saloon
- The Sidecar Bar & Grille
- Zig Zag BBQ
- Ocean Prime
- Butcher and Singer
- Harp and Crown
- Urban Village
- Bridget Foy’s
- The Dandelion
- Twisted Tail
- Memphis Taproom
- The Lucky Well
- Prohibition Taproom
Good Dog Bar
224 S 15th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: (215) 985-9600
If you like a bar setting, Good Dog Bar is a great place to grab some mac and cheese in Philly. This local bar serves American cuisine alongside craft beer. With three dog-themed floors, you’re bound to have fun here.
The menu at Good dog Bar offers plenty of upscale bar food favorites. We recommend the creamy mac and cheese, of course, but they also have other great dishes like the semolina gnocchi, Good Dog burger, or brisket grilled cheese!
104 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 444-6144
Looking for a more mac and cheese centered spot? Take a look at Mac Mart. Serving mac and cheese bowls in a fast-casual style, this place is one of a kind. People love the food and service at this spot.
You’ll find a variety of toppings to choose from at Mac Mart. Be sure to try the fat-n-happy, heart attack, jalapeno popper, or mac n’ tots. And if you’re not feeling a bowl, check out the return of the mac – this yummy dish features classic mac and cheese in between Texas toast!
2034 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 563-6328
With over 1,000 reviews on Google, it’s safe to say Butcher Bar is a well-known restaurant. Though this spot serves a meat-centered menu, it’s known mainly for it’s amazing mac and cheese. And with plenty of beer and other alcohol, you’ll have everything you need.
Butcher Bar’s menu offers plenty of tasty options, so you really can’t go wrong. The smoked gouda mac n cheese is actually a side dish, so you can order it alongside any of the entrees like a strip steak or smoked wild boar ribs!
South Philadelphia Tap Room
1509 Mifflin St, Philadelphia, PA 19145
Phone: (215) 271-7787
Another bar with delicious mac and cheese in Philadelphia is South Philadelphia Tap Room. This local bar serves a unique menu as well as a rotating draft list. And with late night hours, you can fix your craving at any time.
You’ll find a vast array of dishes at South Philadelphia Tap Room, including vegetarian options. We recommend the mac and cheese, it’s made with three different cheeses and is topped with fried onions. Don’t forget the beer!
1703 S 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19148
Phone: (267) 831-2040
What’s better than the combination of barbecue and mac and cheese? I’d have to say nothing. Luckily, you can get just that at Mike’s BBQ. This local restaurant offers delicious barbecue and sides you have to try for yourself.
The menu at Mike’s BBQ is pretty straightforward and easy to order from. Be sure to grab some of the gouda mac n cheese, it comes in 8 oz. servings, a pint, and a quart, so you can order as much as your heart desires!
435 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Phone: (215) 592-8838
Housed in a renovated diner spot, Silk City serves up a mac and cheese you can’t miss. This local restaurant serves American comfort cuisine, so it’s no surprise their mac and cheese is a hit.
Silk City serves a menu with some pretty creative combinations and flavors. The mac and cheese comes with white cheddar cheese sauce and garlic bread crumbs. It comes as an appetizer so you can either start your meal with it, have it on the side, or eat it alone!
Craftsman Row Saloon
112 S 8th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 923-0123
Trying to find a laid-back spot for mac and cheese in Philly? Head over to Craftsman Row Saloon. This local restaurant serves American cuisine including burgers and more. And with local beers, you’ll never want to leave.
Seeing as this spot is an American restaurant, the menu at Craftsman Row Saloon features everything from burgers, to sandwiches, to milkshakes. The mac and cheese here is made of a four-cheese blend and is available as an appetizer. And if you’re not in the mood for mac and cheese alone, you can order the mac daddy burger instead!
The Sidecar Bar & Grille
2201 Christian St, Philadelphia, PA 19146
Phone: (215) 732-3429
An additional mac and cheese you have to taste while in Philadelphia is The Sidecar Bar & Grille. This neighborhood gastropub serves eclectic cuisine and a rotating list of craft beers. With an upstairs bar, there’s so much to enjoy here.
Enjoy any of the amazing dishes on The Sidecar Bar & Grille’s menu. The mac and cheese is offered as an appetizer and is covered in house made cheese sauce and panko. You can also add toppings like pepperoni, bacon, sausage, wild mushrooms, spinach, caramelized onions, or marinated peppers!
Zig Zag BBQ
2111 E York St, Philadelphia, PA 19125
Phone: (267) 951-2596
Another barbecue spot with a mean mac and cheese is Zig Zag BBQ. This local restaurant may be a bit lesser known, but has clearly done well for itself with a 4.8 star rating on Google. You’ll find sandwiches, barbecued meats, and sides at this spot.
The menu at Zig Zag BBQ is short and straight forward. The mac and cheese here is offered as a side and is actually a queso mac. This side is perfect for accompanying any of the entrees like the pulled pork sammish or brisket!
227 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 545-2262
Though you may not guess it upon first glance, Parc serves up some great mac and cheese. This restaurant is actually a French bistro serving up traditional dishes. With a charming patio and lively atmosphere, you’ll love it here.
You’ll find plenty of amazing French dishes on the menu at Parc. We recommend the mac and cheese of course, though. The dish is available as an appetizer and is hidden under the name macaroni au gratin, an even more indulgent version of the dish!
124 S 15th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: (215) 563-0163
What’s a steakhouse without an amazing mac and cheese on the side? Ocean Prime, an upscale steakhouse chain offers just that. Serving steaks, seafood, and more, this sophisticated spot is perfect for a high-end night in Philly.
Ocean Prime’s menu is filled with the classiest dishes, all of which are delectable. They offer two different mac and cheese options on the side: lobster mac and cheese as well as black truffle mac and cheese. Whichever you choose, it’s sure to compliment your entree!
Butcher and Singer
1500 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: (215) 732-4444
A similar spot to the last place on the list is Butcher and Singer. This classy restaurant serves surf n’ turf, a raw bar, and cocktails. As another refined and upscale spot, you’ll want to keep this in mind for special occasions or celebrations.
Though the menu is centered around steaks, seafood, and other entrees, Butcher and Singer’s mac and cheese is a standout option. This dish is available as a side, so you can order it alongside your favorite entree or alone if you’re not all that hungry!
Harp and Crown
1525 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: (215) 330-2800
A unique spot that encapsulates all aspects of nightlife is Harp and Crown. This spot is two levels and features two bars, a dining area, and a bowling alley. With so much to enjoy, this place is great for any occasion or fun night out.
You’ll find a variety of plates to choose from at Harp and Crown. As you may have guessed, our top recommendation here is the cockscomb mac and cheese. This dish features fontina, gruyere, and breadcrumbs, so you know it’ll be delicious!
1001 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Phone: (267) 687-1961
If you like beer with your mac and cheese, Urban Village Brewing Company will definitely be the answer to your prayers. This Philadelphia brewpub serves American cuisine with a focus on pizzas. With an outdoor lounge and plenty of beer, there’s so much to look forward to.
Enjoy pizza, sandwiches, and salads at Urban Village Brewing Company. Whatever you decide to order, be sure to grab some of the mac n cheese on the side. This dish is made with manchego and cheddar cheese sauce and topped with toasted brioche crumbs!
200 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone: (215) 922-1813
A more casual spot to grab some mac and cheese is Bridget Foy’s. This restaurant serves an eclectic menu and offers a full-service bar, too. With a two-level design and plenty of space, there’s room for everyone here.
Bridget Foy’s menu is simple and easy to order from. Though there are so many tasty options, we suggest the mac and cheese. This spot makes their mac a little different than the typical dish, with radiatori pasta and a Ritz cracker crumble!
124 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 558-2500
With over 3,000 reviews on Google, it’s evident that The Dandelion is a popular spot in town. This local restaurant serves British cuisine and craft beer. With a pub-like setting you’ll be able to relax and enjoy some company.
The Dandelion’s menu offers all of your favorite British classics, including mac and cheese. This dish is made with braised ham hock and quickes english cheddar. It’s served as an entree, but you can always order it for the table if you want another entree as well!
1509 Mifflin St, Philadelphia, PA 19145
Phone: (215) 271-7787
If you like music, check out SOUTH next time you want some mac and cheese in Philly. This local restaurant serves Southern cuisine and plenty of whiskey. And with live jazz music, you’ll have no problem letting you worries drift away.
There’s so many unique dishes on the menu at SOUTH, all of which go great with their mac and cheese. The dish is available as an appetizer, so it’s perfect for sharing or staring your meal. It’s made with a four-cheese blend and sweet cream custard!
509 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone: (215) 558-2471
Twisted Tail is a lot like the last spot on our list, so if you like one, you’re bound to like the other. This two-level spot serves Southern American cuisine, barbecue, and cocktails. Plus, you can enjoy live blues music here.
Twisted Tail’s menu offers lots of seafood and other Southern dishes. Make sure to accompany your delicious meal with the crawfish mac and cheese, it comes with breadcrumbs on top for that homestyle feel!
2331 E Cumberland St, Philadelphia, PA 19125
Phone: (215) 425-4460
Housed in a quaint space, Memphis Taproom is another must-try spot with mac and cheese. Yet another spot with Southern comfort food and a rotating beer list, you can’t go wrong here. They also offer plenty of vegetarian and vegan options.
There’s a vast array of creative flavors to enjoy on the Memphis Taproom menu. Even the mac and cheese has a unique twist here. The dish is a roasted cauliflower mac and cheese made with roasted asparagus, aged cheddar, and garlic bread crumbs. You can also add slow roasted pork to the dish!
The Lucky Well
990 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Phone: (215) 646-4242
If the first two barbecue spots didn’t call to you, The Lucky Well definitely will. This local barbecue spot serves smoked meats, sandwiches, and delicious sides. As a casual, lesser-known restaurant, this is a great place to decompress in Philadelphia.
The Lucky Well’s menu is complete with all of the barbecue you could dream of, even including a couple of vegetarian choices. We recommend the smoked then grilled wings, smoked portobello ribs, or pulled pork sandwich. And don’t forget a side of mac and cheese, of course!
501 N 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Phone: (215) 238-1818
Finishing our list of mac and cheese in Philadelphia is Prohibition Taproom. Serving comfort food and craft beer, it’s no surprise people love it here. With a casual atmosphere and jukebox in the dining space, this relaxed stop will help you unwind.
You’ll find a combination of large and small plates at Prohibition Taproom, so no matter how hungry you are, they’ve got your back. The mac and cheese here is offered as an entree and is made with cavatappi pasta, cheddar, gruyere, and toasted herb bread crumbs. You can also add mushrooms, spinach, or bacon!
I don’t know about you, but I’m craving mac and cheese now – I might even dream about it tonight. Luckily, there’s plenty of great places to grab the comforting dish in Philadelphia. I would even suggest trying them all!
Looking for other types of cuisine? Check out our list of the best food trucks in the Philadelphia area.
Which mac and cheese are you most excited to try? Let us know! Did we leave a restaurant out of this list? Make sure you mention it below and we’ll check it out!
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