Nothing beats the comfort of a delicious bowl of mac and cheese. Whether you prefer a traditional variety or an option prepared with bacon or Buffalo chicken, good mac and cheese in tough to beat. And when it comes to mac and cheese, Indiana has you covered. The state is even home to an annual mac and cheese festival! Here are the best places to get it in Indiana.
It’s impossible to go wrong with mac and cheese from the Eagle in Indianapolis, Indiana. Located on Massachusetts Avenue (more commonly referred to as Mass Ave), the Eagle has been serving American fare, beer and the blues…as well as some of the best mac and cheese in Indiana for a little over three years. Though they are more well known for their all natural, free range, brined in house fried chicken, it’s the mac and cheese that keeps customers coming back for more! And with FIVE cheeses and garlic breadcrumbs, it’s easy to see why the Eagle is a favorite!
“It’s what’s for lunch…and dinner…and maybe a mid-afternoon snack” is the motto at Shigs in Pitt in northern Fort Wayne Indiana. The restaurant started with three friends combining their love of food with competition and has grown in size since 2005. All of their sides are homemade, including their green chile mac ‘n cheese. It’s not your average or traditional homemade mac ‘n cheese, but it’s as equally delicious with a little something extra thrown in to give it a unique flavor.
American home-style classics, local craft beer, and unique menu items featuring gluten free and vegetarian options…who wouldn’t love Rooster’s Kitchen? With its ooey-gooey and oh so yummy mac ‘n cheese with house made béchamel, Rooster’s Kitchen lets you make mac ‘n cheese your way. Add veggies if you like, or a blue cheese crust! Cheddar Ritz crust perhaps, or maybe potato chips? You can also add turkey, house bacon, pulled pork or chopped brisket!
Hot food, cold beer and warm hospitality is Fire By The Monon Trail restaurant in Indianapolis. Located along the infamous Monon Trail, this restaurant serves a delectable array of lunch and dinner options to hungry visitors of all ages! The best part about this place (besides their mac and cheese of course) is that they are family friendly, dog friendly, bicycle friendly…just flat out friendly! The Dirty Mac and Cheese is what customers rave about, with its tender rotini pasta, smoked pulled pork and white homemade cheddar cheese sauce…can you say yum?
Here at Chick-A-Boom, it’s all about friendly and efficient service while providing a unique sense of family and camaraderie with each and every person, from management to the customers and beyond. It’s also about farm fresh products, bold and boom-a-licious flavors! Try one of their tasty Big Buffalo Mac and Cheese Bowls, or, if you’re in need of a steady supply for a big event, order a half pan or a full pan of their S’Mac and Cheese! It’s creamy, cheesy, and comfort food at its finest!
Located inside the French Lick Resort in southern French Lick, Indiana is the 1875 Steakhouse. The restaurant was named in honor of the date of the first Kentucky Derby: May 17, 1875. The restaurant is elegant and overlooks French Lick Resort’s scenic gardens and the iconic Pluto Spring Gazebo. And though they offer some of the most delicious steaks in southern Indiana, it’s the Baked Lobster Mac ‘N Cheese that visitors remember most. Tender lobster and spiral fusilli pasta are blended together with a three-cheese blend and topped with herbed breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese to create a mouthwatering favorite!
Why does it always seem like the best barbecue places also have the best mac and cheese? At City Barbecue, besides the pork, mac and cheese reigns supreme! It’s soft, smooth and there’s something about the texture that sits just right with your tongue as the cheese melts in your mouth.
Who knew that a noodle joint could also have some of the most amazing mac and cheese? And not only does Noodles and Company offer some of the most incredible, homemade mac and cheese, there are also a ton of varieties and flavors to choose from! Wisconsin Mac and Cheese, BBQ Pork Mac, Buffalo Chicken Mac and a Truffle Mac! They also offer a gluten free, meatless, 500 calories or less, watching the sugar, and sodium conscious menu!
This barbecue joint is the place to be! There is nothing quite like barbecue paired with mac and cheese and the North End Barbecue and Moonshine is the place to get it! The mac and cheese comes as a side but do not worry because it’s the perfect size. The mac and cheese is also served with a unique rib jam.
This is a true farm-to-table restaurant. Traders Point Creamery is a family owned and operated dairy farm, that also has a restaurant and even a retail store! The Loft Restaurant has a breakfast mac & cheese as well as a dinner option. The food is organic, straight from the farm, and worth the trip.