Those from age two to 102 love macaroni and cheese, a truly American staple dish. Easy to replicate and tough to improve upon, producing a stand out mac and cheese is no easy feat. Enter the eateries of the Keystone State, willing and ready to approach such a task with aplomb. From flawless, classic versions to those with ample bells and whistles, plan your own mac attack of Pennsylvania with our picks for top mac and cheese!
Mac and cheese is beautiful in all shapes and forms, but when paired with lobster tends to take on a more refined vibe. Enter Black N Bleu, a come as you are tavern in Mechanicsburg serving up the best mac in state. Pasta, lobster, and tomatoes, carefully blended with a mix of cheddar, American, parmesan, Monterey Jack, and Alouette cheeses.
Family run and bursting with flavor, Meaty N Green is an absolute gem of an establishment. Served as a side and in its classic iteration, the macaroni and cheese at this East Stroudsburg location is worth a drive. Enjoy alongside some very special barbecue.
If you like your mac with a side of craft beer and good cheer, look no further than Birra, one of Philadelphia's premier pizza parlors. The mac and cheese is available two ways, both equally delicious. Choose from truffle macaroni and cheese, a nearly sinful combination of ham, peas, shaved black truffles, white truffle oil, and a panko crust, and the slightly more unusual mac and cheese pizza. The pie version features a blend of taleggio, pecorino, fontina and mozzarella cheeses, breadcrumbs, and herbs.
Available as a side, the macaroni and cheese at Griddle 145 is simply stunning. Ordered plain, or with bacon and scallions, this dish makes a perfect complement to mains such as fish tacos or the Southwestern Caesar salad.
Kelly’s Bar and Lounge is a Pittsburgh institution, and its macaroni and cheese is no less beloved in the ‘Burgh. Known for delicious—and strong—cocktails, and a fabulous outdoor space, Kelly’s is a must-eat if you can’t get enough macaroni and cheese. Bonus points for visiting on Mondays, when Mojitos are just $4.
Fegley’s takes its macaroni seriously, devoting an entire menu section to the delight that is mac and cheese. Four varieties, each distinct and delicious, spanning the culinary spectrum. Choose from the classic “High Gravity,” a Buffalo chicken option, a Cajun seasoned sous-vide chicken choice, and a jalapeno bacon masterpiece.
All flavor no frills, this lunch only Erie spot offers up a stellar side of mac and cheese. Available as a single serving, pint, or quart, this mac is classic and spot on, perfectly paired with barbecue and an ice cold Mexican Coke.
This food truck turned brick and mortar sensation is serving up some serious mac and cheese, with more variety than one might expect from such a classic dish. The classic boasts a seven-cheese blend with potato chip/panko breadcrumbs, and the choices only get more exciting from there. Flavors like basil chicken, jalapeno popper, and margarita pizza bring an unexpected global perspective to this American staple. Feeling even more adventurous? Try the “Return of the Mac,” featuring macaroni and cheese between pieces of Texas toast, grilled to perfection.
This Pittsburgh location does classic comfort foods right, and the outstanding appetizer macaroni and cheese is no exception. Served with pulled pork, pimento jack cheese, pimento butter, and barbecue potato chip crumb topper. Pair with a salad for an unforgettable meal.
Misconduct Tavern offers its mac and cheese traditional style, with a bevy of additional toppings to customize your perfect dish. From roasted garlic to pesto to grilled chicken, the extras are what make the dish at this Philadelphia location.