Whether you grew up with the blue box or dug into Grandmom’s classic baked version, mac and cheese is a dish that everyone can agree on. Warm, creamy, gooey and delicious, this comfort food is even more inviting when you don’t have to dirty a dish to get it. Head to one of these area establishments and enjoy all of the magic with none of the mess.
1 Delilah's at The Terminal
It seems that if the great Oprah Winfrey deems something fabulous, the rest of the country quickly follows suit. In 2003, Oprah proclaimed southern chef Delilah Winder's mac and cheese "the best," and since then thousands have lined up at her stall in Reading Terminal Market to dive into the delish dish, full of seven cheeses and more calories than we are willing to admit to.
1136 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
From it's Brady Bunch-inspired fireplace to the avocado green upholstery, its obvious that Jones has a retro vibe. It's no surprise then to find craveable old school dishes throughout its menu, including a baked mac and cheese that is simple but oh so satisfying.
700 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
3 Tommy Gunns American Barbeque
Sure, we highly recommend their tender ribs and smokey pulled pork sammys, but the mac and cheese at this popular Manayunk destination in the ultimate in decadence. Not only do they have cheesy covered, but after dunking a wedge of their signature recipe in the deep fryer, they have crispy down pat, too.
4901 Ridge Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19128
4 Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse
When dining at this gorgeous location, your waiter will kindly inform you that sides are served family style for sharing. Smile politely, then order the lobster mac and cheese all for yourself. With a super luxe sauce and sizable pieces of lobster tucked within, you'll wonder why you even bothered with the steak.
1426 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
5 Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Think that traditional mac and cheese is just a little to heavy for you? Order up a bubbling bowl of Fleming's chipotle-spiked version and you'll think again. With just the right amount of flavor and heat, the peppers cut through the richness and deliver a punch you'll fall for.
555 East Lancaster Ave.
Radnor, PA 19087