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Mac Attack! 5 Spots to Warm up with Wisconsin Mac and Cheese

Macaroni and cheese: the ultimate comfort food. There’s really nothing better than filling up with a hot bowl of rich, creamy goodness after a long day.

Whether you like it dressed to the nines or plain and simple, mac and cheese is one of the few meals with the power to please even the pickiest eaters. Luckily, you’ve come to the right place for it – no one knows cheese better than Wisconsin, so you know you’re in for a top-notch meal wherever you go.

As the weather starts to cool down, consider cozying up with a bowl of mac from any of these great spots!

The Old Fashioned – Madison

One of Madison’s most iconic restaurants, The Old Fashioned serves up a decadent bowl of mac and cheese that’s well known as one of the best in town. Made with Wisconsin sharp cheddar and Sarvacchio cheeses and baked with bread crumbs for a delicious crunch, this bowl of mac is the perfect way to top off a brisk walk around Madison’s Capitol Square. For an authentic Wisconsin experience, try it with a side of Fendt’s Ring Bologna from Watertown!

Comet Café – Milwaukee

Comet Café prides itself on a cozy atmosphere and homemade comfort food. Located on Milwaukee’s east side, the eatery features mac and cheese that’s rich, creamy and made to order. 

Diners can add chili, beef, bacon, or ham and peas to their mac for an extra kick – and really, you can’t go wrong with any of them. To make the most of your visit, stop in on Sunday evenings for Bacon Night!  

MACS Macaroni and Cheese Shop – Wisconsin Dells

After a long day of slipping and sliding at an outdoor or indoor water park, drop by MACS in downtown Dells for a casual meal that’s sure to please the whole family.

MACS boasts a dozen indulgent ways to top your dish, with options like Cheeseburger Mac, Taco Mac, Loaded Baked Potato Mac and Mama’s Mac (made with cheddar, mozzarella and fried hot dogs!) Each dish is topped with crunchy breadcrumbs and a side of homemade toast, then served in a hot skillet.

Not near the Dells? No problem. Check out MACS' other locations.

Capt. Mikes Kenosha

Capt. Mikes in Downtown Kenosha offers a laid-back atmosphere with nightly specials, and is known for their quirky combinations of mac and cheese with catchy names.

Try their signature “Nach-Yo” Mac – topped with chorizo, pico de gallo, crème fraiche and tortilla chips – or the “Schtable Boy,” made with hickory-smoked bacon and green onions. A bowl of “Walrus” Mac with Kobe beef, tomato and red onion? Don’t mind if I do.

Appleton Beer Factory – Appleton

If you’re ready to go all-out with your mac, stop by the Appleton Beer Factory for their Beer and Bacon Mac & Cheese Sandwich – a decadent, mouth-watering creation filled with Wisconsin white cheddar cheese, cavatappi pasta, applewood-smoked bacon and APA beer.

If Wisconsin is passionate about anything more than cheese, it’s beer, and this sandwich is the ultimate “best of both worlds” combination. Best paired with good friends and a homemade brew, you can feel at ease knowing that your meal is being crafted by the hands of experts. 


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