Creamy, savory, crispy, delectable... One of the most cherished comfort foods we crave is mac and cheese. From the pasta to the cheese to the toppings, this classic has plenty of room for interpretation on most menus as a side dish, an enjoyable appetizer, or even a whole dish. It is so versatile; rarely will you say no to some good old mac and cheese, so below, find the ones you must try in Miami.
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915 Lincoln Road / Website
The mac and cheese at Lincoln Road's Southern-Mediterranean restaurant is delicious. Guests can savor the delectable dish, which comes in generous, shareable side portions stuffed with four types of cheese: mild cheddar, mozzarella, aged parmesan cheese, and smoked gouda. The best part is the golden-crusted and herb-topped top of this mac and cheese. Whether you like your mac and cheese plain or with a decadent lobster tail on top, Playa has the best Southern mac and cheese. This delectable dish is only available for dinner.
206 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables / Website
Copper 29 Bar's Truffle Mac n' Cheese is a deliciously rich and cheesy accompaniment to your hand-crafted cocktail. It's a must-try at the restaurant because it's made to perfection with creamy cheddar cheese, Fontina Mornay sauce, truffle, and crispy bacon for crunch. Enjoy the generous side for only $10 during happy hour, which runs from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily, or order it from their regular menu for $16.
30 SW 12th St. / Website
If one dish stands out on Batch Gastropub's menu, it's the restaurant's decadent mac and cheese. This cheesy delight, also known as the Mac Attack ($13), is made with Gnocchi mac, tossed with aged Gruyère, and dusted with Doritos dust. You can make your own Mac Attack by adding grilled chicken, pulled pork, steak, shrimp, herb fries, pecan-whiskey candied bacon, an egg, and/or truffle oil. You can also enjoy this delightful dish at all the other Batch Gastropub's locations.
8455 NW 53rd St. / Website
At Barbakoa by Finka, the classics never get old; they only get better! Mac n' Cheese is a fan favorite classic that guests can enjoy. The cheesy Mac n' Cheese is topped with Shortrib & Bacon and pairs perfectly with any of their new unique cocktails, such as the It's About Damn Thyme (Bourbon, Thyme Syrup, Fernet Branca, Angostra Bitters, and Peach Bitters). The delectable Mac n' Cheese is ideal as an appetizer or entree.
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947 Brickell Ave / Website
BBQ & Craft Company's smoky goodness extends beyond ribs and briskets; their Mac & Cheese and Loaded Mac & Cheese are must-tries. Loaded Mac & Cheese is a smokey, cheesy dish made with smoked rib meat, BBQ sauce, and cornbread crumbs. Gruyère, smoked Gouda, White Cheddar, and cornbread crumbs are used in the Mac & Cheese. Guests can indulge in the Mac & Cheese at any time of day, whether for lunch or dinner.
455 Grand Bay Drive / Website
Lightkeepers, The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne's casually elegant restaurant and bar, offers a variety of delectable a la carte dishes that feature the freshest seafood and land dishes from South Florida's waters and local farms. Several For the Table favorites, including the signature Lobster Mac & Cheese ($26) made with fresh lobster and Winter Park dairy cheddar, are perfect for sharing while overlooking stunning views of the Atlantic.
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11715 Sherri Lane / Website
Everything Chef Adrianne produces is a delicious masterpiece, and her Truffled Mac and Cheese and her famous Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Bar is a must-try in Miami.
Photography by: Courtesy Priyanka Aggarwal/Unsplash, The Louis Collection, Copper 29 Bar, Batch Gastropub: Miami, Cristian Gonzalez, Lightkeepers, The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne