- Jen West For the AJC
The locals have spoken, and the macaroni and cheese at Community Q in Decatur is the Best in Atlanta. It's clear that Atlantans are passionate about this three-cheese dish, as it's been melting the hearts of diners for years. If you haven't tried Community Q's take on this southern favorite, go ahead and see what all of the fuss is about. You'll be glad you did. While you're there, do Decatur like an insider with this guide.
We'd be doing you a great injustice if we didn't give some shout-outs to our delectable runner-ups.
What's better than cheddar? If we're talking about mac n' cheese, then smoked cheddar is the secret ingredient. Hop on over to Atlantic Station to indulge in a hearty helping sure to leave you wanting more.
What's the secreat to Local Republic's savory macaroni and cheese? Bacon. Lawrenceville knows what's up.
Heirloom Market gives their mac n' cheese a kimchi kick, enhancing its flavor profile into another dimension. Cobb County gets to claim this gem as their own.
Located in Kennesaw, Trackside Grill makes their macaroni and cheese into a meal with broccoli, mushrooms, onions and roasted peppers topped with your choice of grilled or fried chicken. Yes, please.
You can savor smoked pork trotter mac and cheese fritters with jalapeno beer jelly at Twain's Brewpub just feet from the Decatur Square. This unique interpretation will turn you into a repeat customer.
Roswell folks are sittin' pretty with a bowl full of Table & Main's three cheese baked macaroni topped with toasted breadcrumbs. Taste for yourself what all of the rave reviews are about.
Vinings and Midtown dwellers can delight in South City Kitchen's four cheese blend, which is sure to make your stomach and soul happy.
Intown folks don't have to travel far for a unique and delicious take on southern mac and cheese. Ladybird's campside dish features smoked gouda, chili flakes and bread crumbs.
If you love making this dish at home, look no further than these mac n' cheese recipes by some of our city's top chefs.
You might also want to taste for yourself to see who makes the best in town. This list is another great starting point.
Also, did you know Atlanta has a food festival for mac and cheese?
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