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The 6 Best Mac And Cheese Restaurants In Raleigh

Updated: July 27, 2022

Looking for a great macaroni and cheese? These Raleigh spots take the humble mac and cheese to new heights. We assimilated millions of diner and critic reviews from top review sites to find the best mac and cheese in Raleigh. You can go gourmet with lobster mac and cheese or mix it up with mac and cheese balls at the venues below.

Find the perfect Mac and cheese spot

Wilson's Eatery

American, $$, East RaleighAmerican, $$Raleigh, East Raleigh
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2020

    Here are Raleigh's top 4 traditional American spots

    Hoodline, 2020
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Your guide to the top 3 spots in East Raleigh

    Hoodline, 2019

Glenwood Grill & Annex

American, $$, WadeAmerican, $$Raleigh, Wade
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • City Seeker

    Best American in Raleigh/Durham

    City Seeker
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Check out the 3 most popular spots in Raleigh's Wade neighborhood

    Hoodline, 2019

Relish Craft Kitchen & Bourbon Bar

American, $$, Northwest RaleighAmerican, $$Raleigh, Northwest Raleigh
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Wral, 2018

    Best Mac and Cheese (Part 2)

    Wral, 2018
  • Trip Savvy, 2020

    The 16 Best Restaurants in Raleigh

    Trip Savvy, 2020

Chop Shop BBQ & Grill

Food Truck, Six ForksFood TruckRaleigh, Six Forks
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

Earth To Us

Latin, $$$, RaleighLatin, $$$Raleigh
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 5.0

Sullivan's Steakhouse

American, $$$, HillsboroughAmerican, $$$Raleigh, Hillsborough
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Check out the 4 most popular spots in Raleigh's Glenwood South neighborhood

    Hoodline, 2019

How did we curate this list?

Choosing the right spot for Mac and cheese can be tough, especially if you’re exploring new restaurants. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 3295 restaurants in Raleigh, 823905 restaurant reviews, and exactly 212 lists and articles from experts at Hoodline and Trip Savvy and more. All with some boam magic. These spots have been featured in Hoodline - Check out the 3 most popular spots in Raleigh's Wade neighborhood, Hoodline - Check out the 4 most popular spots in Raleigh's Glenwood South neighborhood and Trip Savvy - The 16 Best Restaurants in Raleigh. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Most common questions

The Fiction Kitchen, The Pit Pure Vegan Café are the highest-rated vegan mac and cheese places in Raleigh.

The Fiction Kitchen, Wilson's Eatery, and Glenwood Grill & Annex are the highest-rated mac and cheese spots for dinner in Raleigh.

The Fiction Kitchen, Wilson's Eatery, and Glenwood Grill & Annex are the highest-rated mac and cheese spots that are good for groups in Raleigh.

There are 48 mac and cheese spots in Raleigh.

Chop Shop BBQ & Grill is the highest-rated food truck that serves mac and cheese in Raleigh.

Drink pairing tips for Mac and cheese

  • Chardonnay and mac and cheese


    When considering how to best enjoy your mac and cheese, we would highlight how well a glass of Chardonnay complements the dish as it cuts through the rich flavors.


  • The ideal pairing for lobster mac and cheese

    When having lobster mac and cheese, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Burgundy, a popular white wine.

  • Pair Strongbow with macaroni,cheese and leeks

    Not sure what cider to drink with your macaroni,cheese and leeks? Try Strongbow. The dry flavors will pair nicely with the food and complete the meal.

Fun facts about Mac and cheese

  • Amazing Mac and cheese in Houston

    If it’s May and you’re in The United States, then we have a surprise for you! They host the Houston Pasta Festival there! Head on down and enjoy the amazing food and wine stands.

  • The best day for mac and cheese

    Can’t get enough mac and cheese? Neither can The United States. The country celebrates National Mac & Cheese Day every year on July 14

  • Worth every penny?

    If you have recently won the lottery, or you just happen to have $200 lying around, why not spend it on indulging in the world’s most glamorous, and most expensive, mac and cheese?

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