Mac and cheese dishes in Columbus, Ohio

Grab a fellow seafood lover + indulge in the lobster mac at Arch City Tavern | Photo by @archcitytavern

If mac and cheese is your guilty pleasure, then check out these five cheesy must-tries across the city. 

The Eagle, 790 N. High St. 

  • This southern comfort Short North restaurant is known for its mac and cheese with five cheeses + garlic breadcrumbs on top that is made in-house daily. 
  • Pro tip: Try “The Eagle Family Meal” for $21 and you can choose sides like mac and cheese paired with fried chicken for up to six people.

Legacy Smokehouse, 3987 Main St. 

  • Try the smoked mac and cheese or the “Haystack” with double mac and cheese, Fritos, and your choice of brisket or pork on top. 
  • Pro tip: If you have a group splitting a meal, try the “BigTex Sampler” with double mac and cheese topped with double beans, double coleslaw, two sausage links, a rack of ribs, one pound of brisket + one pound of pulled pork.
The garlic breadcrumbs add a crispy topping at The Eagle | Photo by @theeaglesn

Arch City Tavern, 862 N. High St. 

  • The lobster mac and cheese is a menu classic, with cavatappi pasta topped with Atlantic lobster, smoked gouda, Mornay sauce, and chives. 
  • Pro tip: Pair a discounted drink with your mac and cheese Monday-Friday from 3-6 p.m. for happy hour.

Ray Ray’s Hog Pit, Multiple locations 

  • Grab a side of the housemade, very cheesy mac and cheese bowls + pair it with jerk chicken, brisket, or pork
  • Pro tip: You can schedule a pickup for bulk orders for your next big party.

The Old Mohawk, 819 Mohawk St. 

  • Order an entree of elbow macaroni with four creamy cheese blends baked to a golden brown finish. 
  • Pro tip: You can half the entree order if you want it as a side dish.