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10 Places to Get the Best Mac n Cheese in Jacksonville

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Sweet dreams are made of cheese, who am I to dis a brie? I cheddar the world and a Feta cheese, everybody’s looking for…mac n cheese in Jacksonville. Macaroni and Cheese is a universal comfort food with so many different variations! We’re on the hunt to find the most delicious, outrageously cheesy mac n cheese in Jacksonville. 

Warning: you will be hungry after reading this! 

Food Trucks

“Forged from a love of crafting sauces and spice rubs,” Butt Hutt Smokehouse serves up some of the creamiest mac n cheese in Jacksonville. This signature side is a beautiful blend of melted cheddar and jack cheese, butter, black pepper, and a dash of red pepper.

This dish pairs perfectly with any of their BBQ Entrees! We suggested trying the Florida Boy Sandwich–a unique twist on pulled pork.

📍Food Truck Schedule 

To meet them for lunch or dinner, follow @butthuttjax for updates!

Anthony Hashem, self-proclaimed the “Sultan of all things CHEESY” opened The Happy Grilled Cheese in 2013. Each item on the menu is prepared fresh daily, using nothing but the best ingredients! This place takes mac n cheese to a whole new level…literally!

The Mac Melt sandwich features not one, not two, but THREE cheeses, homemade mac, and a little bit of onion for flavor. Happy Grilled Cheese also offers mac n cheese on the side, with the option of upgrading it to Loaded, Buffalo, or Philly! 

👉 UberEats (from the main restaurant; delivery not available for the food truck!)

Just when you thought mac n cheese in Jacksonville couldn’t get any better…The Blazin’ Buffalo is known for its yummy mac n cheese bites. It’s a literal ball of fried perfection!

For more cheesy-goodness, order the Ultimate Crispy Chicken Sandwich with Mac n Cheese on top! We’re positive you, this combo is “gouda” for you.

Who said turning mac n cheese into a vegan dish was impossible? Using a selection of high quality, certified vegan ingredients, Kravegan is serving up dishes jam-packed with flavor!

The Crabless Crab over Mac is an absolute must-try! Even the meat-lovers will find it tasty! Side-note: no matter what you order at Kravegan, you HAVE to munch of their booze-infused cupcakes for dessert.

📍Food Truck Schedule 

The updated weekly schedule is always posted at the bottom of their homepage! 

Restaurants

Spliff’s Gastropub’s is catered towards cheese lovers! With a whopping 10 menu items dedicated to mac n cheese, they turn this traditional side dish into a true culinary masterpiece.

The OG is their classic cheddar and gouda blend that “started it all” with customers having the ability to customize it with certain meats, cheeses, and veggies. If you’re looking to branch out from the classics, we suggest The Dark Star (includes grilled chicken and bacon), The Brotherly Love (includes steak and peppers), or the Lob Star.

We guarantee that you’ll want to go back for more just to try all of the mac inspired menu items! Spliff’s Gastropub truly does serve some of the best mac n cheese in Jacksonville

What do you get when you infuse Parmigiano-Reggiano with Mornay, Gruyere, Maine lobster, and fine herbs? If you guessed Restaurant Orsay’s lobster mac n cheese, you are correct!

They also offer a dinner option that includes Cavatappi pasta, garlic cream, and sauce. Restaurant Orsay puts unique French influence onto the traditional American dish, making it a must-try for mac n cheese in Jacksonville

It’s no secret that macaroni is a staple at all BBQ restaurants. The Bearded Pig serves up a unique twist Southern Comfort food…with a hint of charm.

Not only do they offer mac n cheese as a side, but they also offer it on sandwiches! We love “The Dace” – a sandwich that includes mac, beans, and even slaw. The Bearded Pig truly serves up some of the most creamy, gooey mac n cheese in Jacksonville, we guarantee you’ll want to go back for more.

Seafood mac n cheese, sign us up! Team Love Seafood serves up puts a Cajun twist on our favorite Southern food side. Try their special Sea and Soul Food Mac & Cheese which is, “submerged in their very own 7 cheese, cheese sauce with Shrimp, Crab, and Crawfish!”

Definitely order the XL size and save some for a midnight snack. Plus, Team Love Seafood recently opened their own food truck–the more mac the merrier.

📍9501 Arlington Expressway (inside the Regency Square Mall Food Court)

📍For food truck locations, @teamloveseafood for daily updates!

Smoky Mountain Mac n Cheese made with three different kinds of cheese, topped with a crunchy cheese cracker crumble…is your mouth watering yet?

Maple Street Biscuit Company is known for its community-style environment, sustainable business practices…and macaroni! We love pairing this great side dish with one of their amazing comfort food entrees. Our go-to is The Five, an all-natural chicken breast topped with pecan wood smoked bacon, cheddar cheese, and house-made sausage gravy on a flaky biscuit.

📍Jax Beach | 410 3rd St.

📍San Marco | 2004 San Marco Blvd. 

📍St. Augustine | 39 Cordova St.

📍Murray Hill | 1171 Edgewood Ave.

 

Richard Jones had a dream of sharing family recipes and sharing them with the Jax employees. Shut Em Down’s  mac n cheese is an iconic side option, which pairs perfectly with anything on their menu!

What sounds better than a fried chicken sandwich with a side of homemade mac?

Also pro tip: go on Wednesdays when they serve the Chicken and Waffles special.

More Restaurants in Jacksonville

It’s truly impossible not to love all of the delicious mac n cheese in Jacksonville. Share your favorite macaroni picture with us on Facebook and Instagram, and on TikTok

 
Happy eating, JAX!
Britta Moletz

Britta Moletz

Britta is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Pittsburgh City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Pittsburgh area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinPittsburgh on Instagramand Facebook.

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