5 Great Places for Mac & Cheese in Central Massachusetts 


Posted: August 1, 2018

Comfort food by definition is food that provides a comfortable feeling of well-being. When conversations turn to “favorite comfort foods,” inevitably Mac & Cheese is high on most everyone’s list of favorites. So whether it’s baked, boxed, buffaloed or baconed, Mac & Cheese has oozed its way into the hearts of many Americans – much to the dismay of cardiologists everywhere… (but that is a story for another day).

 

Armsby Abbey’s Mac and Cheese (Source: Instagram)

Lets start with Mac & Cheese, the fast and easy way – at a lunch counter. For that we have the Boulevard Diner and Mac’s Diner in Worcester and Puffin’s in Millbury – all places you can sit down at the counter and enjoy a bowl of steaming hot cheesey goodness and be on your way full and happy in no time.

Looking for Lobster Mac & Cheese? Scales in Millbury and Red Rock Grill & Bar in Upton have been keeping their customers happy with this tasty concoction for a long time. For a few twists on the Mac & Cheese theme, try Vintage Grille on Shrewsbury St. in Worcester for a Mac & Cheese pizza or crispy and crunchy deep fried Mac & Cheese bites.

BT's Smokehouse Mac and Cheese (Source: Instagram)

For Mac & Cheese along with BBQ, BT’s Smokehouse in Sturbridge is outstanding. Brew City in Worcester offers a spectacular blackened chicken Mac & Cheese tossed in creamy béchamel sauce. Just to be fair, since we mentioned BBQ, for a great vegan Mac & Cheese, yes we said it, vegan Mac & Cheese you must try Belmont Vegetarian in Worcester!

Life seems to slow down in fall and winter and our thoughts turn to Mac & Cheese or other comfort foods like casseroles, stews and soups. So get into your sweat pants, get on the couch and relax…..here are some of our favorite places for Mac & Cheese in Central Massachusetts.

ARMSBY ABBEY

Worcester, MA

The famous Mac & Cheese at the Abbey is ridiculously decadent, handcrafted and some say, beyond description. Stuffed with assorted Farmstead cheeses, rustic breadcrumbs and some IPA for good measure this is truly a dish you must have. Hint…try it with a spicy Bloody Mary for weekend brunch – you won’t be disappointed. 

Addie Lee's Mac and Cheese (Source: Instagram)

ADDIE LEE’S SOUL FOOD

Worcester, MA

With recipes handed down from Addie Lee herself (born in Mississippi in 1909) this restaurant does soul food right, including a baked Mac & Cheese that must have Addie Lee smiling down from the heavens!

BLACK & WHITE GRILLE

Spencer, MA

The pub-style food at the Black & White Grille is worth the trip, especially the very generous serving of their homemade Baked Mac & Cheese. Add lobster, chicken or bacon to make it a very filling comfort food meal!

PEPPERCORN’S GRILLE & TAVERN

Worcester, MA

This family-friendly Worcester staple has been serving up Mac & Cheese forever. On the menu now is pulled pork or lobster, both with rich sharp cheddar that goes perfectly with a Wormtown Be Hoppy Brew!


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