Macaroni and cheese is one of the top fan-favorite comfort foods. Below, you will find five of the best places to order mac & cheese in and around the city of Boston. In some locations, the dish is offered as an entree and in others it is a side, but either way, the following menu options will not disappoint. Whether you are looking for a classic mac & cheese with breadcrumbs on top or something a little more adventurous (like buffalo chicken or popcorn shrimp — what?!), these places will go beyond satisfying your craving.

(Photo Credit: Olde Magoun's Saloon)

(Photo Credit: Olde Magoun’s Saloon)

Olde Magoun’s Saloon
518 Medford St.
Somerville, MA 02145
(617) 776-2600

Head to Olde Magoun’s Saloon for their made-to-order mac & cheese with some delicious add-in options. Whether you choose to order the cheesy pasta “as is” or you choose to add in kielbasa, chili, popcorn shrimp or short rib (and these are just a few of their options), you will receive the yummy goodness in a cast iron skillet, keeping the mac warm for your enjoyment. Trust us, though, it’s not going to last very long!

(Photo Credit: Silvertone)

(Photo Credit: Silvertone)

Silvertone Bar & Grill
69 Bromfield St.
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 338-7887

Silvertone finds itself on “best of” lists for mac & cheese on a regular basis — and for good reason. Topped with toasted, buttered breadcrumbs, the dish here is one of the most popular in the city. Perhaps what sets this dish aside from many of the others is the mix-in options. While one might expect to find something like lobster as an add-on, Silvertone kicks it to another level. If you wish, you can add chicken, steak, buttered peas or crispy bacon.

(Photo Credit: jm Curley)

(Photo Credit: jm Curley)

jm Curley
21 Temple Place
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 338-5333

The mac & cheese at jm Curley is a favorite for many. The eatery has a special “Curley’s cheese sauce” that they use in addition to Cabot’s sharp white. If you want to “hook it up,” as the restaurant says, you can make it BBQ pork mac & cheese. Is your mouth watering yet?

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(Photo Credit: Scollay Square)

(Photo Credit: Scollay Square)

Scollay Square
21 Beacon St., Suite 1
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 742-4900

Talk about yum! The mac & cheese on the menu at Scollay Square is quite popular — and for good reason! The add-in options available include Maine lobster and buffalo chicken and are both delicious. Many enjoy the cheesy noodles without the additional fare, which only means that the base dish is pretty great, and that is really what’s important.

737 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 232-8000

Who knew that a place known for their BBQ would have such a great mac & cheese? Soulfire does a great job with their “heavy on the cheese” pasta. Keeping with the theme of the restaurant, of course, the tasty side is topped with BBQ chips! Both locations — Allston and Boston — serve up this yummy side dish, which is a must if you stop in for a bite.

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Boston-based writer Effie Orfanides keeps up with all of the latest happenings in her city. She loves eating at Boston’s hotspots, having drinks at the trendiest bars, and enjoying all that Boston has to offer. Her work can be found at