The 10 Best Places for Mac and Cheese in Illinois!

Who doesn’t love mac and cheese? This ultimate comfort food is widely popular throughout Illinois and several restaurants get really creative when it comes to mac and cheese dishes. Whether you prefer the traditional mac and cheese or something zestier with unique flavors, you’ll find something to suit your taste at these 10 great places for mac and cheese in the state.  

1. Joey G’s Mac n’ Cheese, Chicago, IL

Joey G’s takes pride in not serving your typical mac and cheese. They offer a wide variety of mac and cheese dishes such as Italian beef and chicken bacon ranch (mac and cheese). Aside from their crazy delicious mac and cheese, their friendly customer service makes this small joint a real gem. 

2. Sweet Lorraine's Fabulous Mac n' Cheez, Vernon Hills, IL

You have to visit Sweet Lorraine’s if you have a craving for mac and cheese. With over 10 different mac and cheese dishes, this restaurant offers interesting twists on the traditional. Customers especially love the stuffed grilled cheese mac and cheese, but everything on the menu is worth trying. 

3. Sugar Wood-Fired Bistro, Peoria, IL

Sugar Wood-Fired Bistro is mainly known for their wood-fired pizzas, but their mac and cheese often steals the show. It’s rich, creamy, and delicious. Many customers order the mac and cheese along with the pizza. Customers also love the unique ambiance, great service, and outstanding food. 

4. Scratch Kitchen & Lounge, Forest Park, IL

This unique burger joint offers more than just your typical cheeseburgers and fries. Everything they serve is made from scratch, including their famous mac and cheese dishes. Their buffalo mac and cheese is a big hit, but they also allow customers to build their own custom mac and cheese dishes with a variety of ingredients. 

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5. Fire And Ale, Sherman, IL

Fire And Ale is known for their casual environment and friendly service. Although mostly known for their wood-fired pizza, they also offer a traditional mac and cheese dish and a Buffalo chicken mac and cheese. Both mac and cheese entrees are worth checking out. Customers also appreciate the prompt service and caring owner. 

6. Betty Jean's Soul Food Diner, Sycamore, IL

For comfort food at its finest, look no further than Betty Jean’s Soul Food Diner. Although their mac and cheese is just a side dish, it’s more than worth mentioning and trying, of course. Customers claim their mac and cheese is superb. Don’t forget to try their famous main entrees including the catfish, fried chicken, and pork chops. 

7. W.E. Sullivan's Irish Pub and Fare, Peoria Heights, IL

Experience an Irish twist on mac and cheese at W.E. Sullivan’s Irish Pub and Fare. Their Irish mac and cheese dish features craft beer cheese and corned beef bacon. Patrons appreciate the courteous wait staff, laid-back atmosphere, and amazing drink selection. 

8. Medici in Normal, Normal, IL

Check out the smoked gouda mac dish at Medici, a local favorite restaurant offering a diverse menu of American fare. Their famous mac and cheese dish features smoked gouda cheese topped with toasted bread crumbs. Customers also love the great drink selection and rooftop dining area (when the weather permits). 

9. The Calzone & Macaroni Co, Vernon Hills, IL

For creative, gourmet mac and cheese, head to the Calzone & Macaroni Co. They offer 12 baked mac and cheese dishes, each featuring delicious flavors such as bacon apple, barbecue beef, and Buffalo chicken. Customers can also build their own mac and cheese dishes or order the mac and cheese beer nuggets. It’s basically mac and cheese heaven. 

10. D.A.'s Deli & Dining, Orland Park, IL

Although known for their one-pound corned beef sandwich, D.A.’s Deli & Dining serves up some pretty tasty mac and cheese, which comes with cornbread or a dinner roll. The mac and cheese is very cheesy and complements the other side dishes and entrees very nicely. 

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