Most of us never outgrow our love of childhood classic macaroni and cheese. Whether straight from the box or made from scratch, it’s a comfort food favorite and an eternal, picky eater pleaser. We stirred up six spots that serve the real deal—not the florescent orange stuff. So save the box for home and treat yourself—uh, we mean them—with some creamy mac and cheese that is sure to hit the spot.

Mary Mac’s Tea Room

This iconic Atlanta restaurant has been around for 68 years. So it’s safe to say that Mary Mac’s knows a thing or two about outstanding macaroni and cheese (and fried chicken and collard greens, too). Their version represents the traditional Southern take on macaroni and cheese. It features tender elbow macaroni, eggs, cheese and cream baked like a soufflé. The oven baking results in a decadent “cheese crust” that offers a crispy crown to the creamy goodness below.
Address: 224 Ponce De Leon Avenue, Atlanta, Ga 30308

Phone: 404-876-1800

Online: marymacs.com

Where does your gang get their mac-n-cheese fix? Tell us below!

–Rachel Quartarone

Photos courtesy of A.C. via Yelp, Zian C. via Yelp, Richard R. via Yelp, Mac the Cheese Food Truck via Facebook and Creative Commons via Flickr