Best Mac ‘n’ Cheese in DC

The Smith Skillet Roasted Mac ‘n’ Cheese – Delivered version.

[Up-to-date as of August 10th, 2020]
Next in the series of Barred in DC food guides is where to find the best macaroni and cheese (mac ‘n’ cheese) in DC.

Again, most of these guides are generated  from an open Twitter threads-they are based on what my Twitter followers believe is the best in the District of Columbia rather than my personal experience, as I’ve not had all them.

Last Updated: Aug 9, 2020

Most Mentioned:

  • Duke’s Grocery/Counter (Dupont, Foggy Bottom, Woodley Park/Zoo area)
    • $14
    • Sharp white & mild cheddar /shell pasta /truffle oil
  • Barrel (Eastern Market)
    • Currently only available on special days
    • $14
    • possible ingredients: goat, fontal, parmesan, and gruyere cheeses with a crunchy gremolata on top
  • Farmbird (H Street)
    • $3.35 (can also be included as side with plate/sandwich)
    • Cheddar, toasted bread crumbs (fast casual)
  • The Smith (PQ and U Street)
    • $17 skillet roasted Mac + cheese

Mentioned Next Most

  • Brookland’s Finest
    • $12 Lardon bacon mac & cheese
    • Smoked gouda, Tillamook cheddar, gemeli pasta
  • Granville Moore’s / Queen Vic (H Street)
    • $14 ($11.90 takeout) Gnocchi mac & cheese (usually at Granville Moore’s, but now at Queen Vic during pandemic)

Mentioned Multiple Times

  • Bourbon Steak (Georgetown)
    • $14 black truffle mac & cheese ($30 w/ lobster)
  • Hill Country (Penn Quarter)
    • $6.25 (6 oz.), $10.75 (16 oz)
    • Longhorn Cheddar Mac & Cheese
  • Federalist Pig (Adams Morgan)
    • $2.73 (Sm), $7.50 (lg) mac & cheese
    • Shell pasta baked with smoked cheddar and jack cheeses
  • Service Bar (U Street)
    • $6 mac and cheese
    • Fusilli w/ gruyere, chevre, and jack cheese, mornay sauce topped w/ rosemary breadcrumbs
  • Oooh’s and Aaah’s (U Street, Brightwood Park)
    • $4.45 (med), $5.45 (lg)

Others Mentioned: Pub and the People, District Soul Food, Lincoln, Half Smoke, Rockland’s, Le Diplomate, Tico, Florida Ave. Grill, Union District Oyster Bar, Park at 14TH, DC Harvest

1 thought on “Best Mac ‘n’ Cheese in DC

  1. Flights and Foods

    I’ve been wanting macaroni and cheese all week. I’ve definitely been too lazy to make my own so this list is looking really good right about now.


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