The 10 Best Places for Mac and Cheese in Massachusetts!

Mac and cheese is the ultimate comfort food. Rich, creamy cheeses covering mounds of tender pasta—does it get any better than that? It does! These 10 Massachusetts spots for mac and cheese will fix you right up when the craving kicks in.

1. MMMac N’ Cheese, Boston, MA

Located in Boston’s Faneuil Hall Marketplace, MMMac N’ Cheese serves up rich decadent variations of the classic. In addition, they do the classic like no other. Their Lobster MMMac N’ Cheese is to die for.

2. The Fat Cat, Quincy, MA

Start with traditional mac and cheese, and then add your choice of extras to make it a custom dish. This is how you get your comfort food fix at the Fat Cat in Quincy. Hearty and plentiful, you might need a nap after you eat. The Fat Cat doesn’t accept reservations, so expect to wait a bit if you go during peak hours. But boy, is it worth it! 

3. Tupelo, Cambridge, MA

It’s not often that a restaurant is lauded for its side orders, but that’s exactly the case at Tupelo. Their jalapeño mac and cheese is definitely worth writing home about.

4. Sweet Cheeks Q, Boston, MA

Sweet Cheeks Q is a barbecue restaurant, with tangy, tasty offerings piled onto a tray. The mac and cheese here is considered a “hot scoop,” and is a side dish well worth ordering. When little bits of barbecue brisket get mixed with the sinfully rich cheese, it’s a flavor made in Heaven!

5. Ashmont Grill, Dorchester, MA

Mac and cheese won’t even set you back $10 at the Ashmont Grill—and it’s served as an appetizer. The yummy three-cheese blend might make you reconsider ordering that large entrée.

6. Armsby Abbey, Worcester, MA

Noted for their use of fresh, regional cheeses, Armsby Abbey serves up a decadent mac and cheese using Farmstead cheeses, along with a few selections you can choose to add. How do roasted mushrooms and house cured bacon sound when added to your mac and cheese?

7. The Publick House, Brookline, MA

The Publick House does mac and cheese right—starting with the way they feature it on the menu. “The Mac & Cheese” gets its own section on the dinner menu, and is made with a five-cheese blend. Add braised short ribs, truffle cream, andouille sausage and more to make it your own.

8. Scargo Café, Dennis, MA

It’s the lobster mac and cheese that brings repeat customers in to the Scargo Café. Sometimes you’re looking for more than fried seafood to curb your craving for something from the sea. Rich, creamy cheese sauce combined with large pieces of tender, sweet lobster fits the bill every time.

9. The Loft, North Andover, MA

Try the baby lobster mac and cheese at the Loft and you won’t even recognize the person across from you who’s cutting into a thick chop or steak. A savory four-cheese blend with loads of lobster meat makes this a hearty favorite.

10. jmCurley, Boston, MA

Cast iron mac and cheese graces the menu at jmCurley. It is, of course, served up in a small cast iron skillet and features the restaurant’s own cheese sauce which is heavy on the Cabot sharp white. Add in barbecue pork for a few bucks more for an extra-added delight.

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