Food & Drink

Top Mac & Cheese

August 31, 2011 1:00 AM

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Bar Louie (credit: Young Kim)

Bar Louie (credit: Young Kim)

Many chefs will tell you mac and cheese is an under-rated American classic. Nothing offers up gooey comfort better than a steaming helping of your childhood favorite.
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Dazzle (credit: CBS)


930 Lincoln St
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 839-5100

You might not think of a jazz club as a place to find the perfect mac and cheese, but aficionados swear by it. The sauce is made from several cheeses giving it an amazing richness plus how can you not like a mac & cheese which shows up on a Happy Hour menu.

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Bar Louie (credit: Young Kim)

Bar Louie

8332 Northfield Boulevard
Denver, CO 80266
(303) 457-5900

10661 Westminster Blvd
Westminster, CO 80020
(720) 214-3300

6911 S. Vine Street
Centennial, CO 80122
(720) 214-3400

This chain shows up in family favorite spots and serves up mac and cheese with penne noodles. Four cheeses are melted into a sauce and the mac and cheese is baked until it’s golden brown. If you like a little more with your mac & cheese, you have the option to add in broccoli, jalepenos, chicken or shrimp.

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Mac & Cheese (credit: Alex Ruiz)


523 East 17th Avenue
Denver, CO 80203-1329
(303) 830-1001

This joint prides itself on a real, cozy home feeling and nothing says dinner with the family like a big helping of mac and cheese. This is a traditional recipe just like Mom used to make (and we’re not talking about the “blue” box.) It’s also great because you can get it either as a full meal or a smaller side serving.

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Mac & Cheese at Casey's Bistro & Pub (credit: Young Kim)

Casey’s Bistro & Pub

7301 E 29th Ave #100
Denver, CO 80238
(720) 974-7350

Any family restaurant worth its salt offers mac and cheese, and this spot in Stapleton serves up an “Adult Mac & Cheese” which is a lot more than just mac and cheese. It’s penne pasta tossed grilled chicken breast, mushrooms, and sun-dried tomatoes with Irish cheddar and Brie cheese sauce.

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  • Charis

    I would have to disagree with your choices. As far as I am concerned the best Mac & Cheese in the Denver area is at the Copper Pot in Englewood.

    • James Spray

      Wynkoop Brewpub has an awesome mac & cheese.

  • Patti

    I too am disappointed that the Copper Pot was not included.

  • Dave

    Don’t miss having the Truffle Mac & Cheese at Solera.

  • Kelley

    My favorite mac and cheese is at J. Alexanders. Maybe this article was only about local restaurants though.

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