When you’re craving mac and cheese, nothing else will do. And establishments across Idaho are serving up some of the very best. From restaurants dedicated to crafting this delicious comfort food to old-school barbecue joints, here are the 9 best places for down-home mac and cheese in Idaho!
Sweet Lou’s has two locations, one in Coeur d’Alene and one in Ponderay, Idaho. For the sake of this list, you’ll want to pay attention to the bacon mac and cheese entrée. Served with bacon, tomatoes, and mushrooms in a cheddar and jack cheese sauce, plus a side.
Listed as the number one mac and cheese spot in Idaho by Southern Living Magazine, BBQ4 Life has amazing options like the “Broodwich,” a sandwich served on Hawaiian bread-French-toast and filled with pulled pork, mac n’ cheese, and barbecue sauce.
Paragon Brewing has made a name for themselves for their excellent brews, and have brought that same sensibility and flavor to their mac and cheese. Their beer mac-n-cheese is served with sharp cheddar and parmesan cheese sauce tossed in trottole noodles with bacon and panko bits.
The Bee’s Knees Pub and Catering Co. in Idaho Falls, Idaho, has a very simple mission: to get you buzzed. Mac and cheese lovers have a lot to like about Bee’s Knees. Every sandwich and burger come with a side of delicious mac.
Big Daddy’s Barbeque in Meridian, Idaho, is a mac and cheese lover’s paradise. In addition to their excellent barbecue nachos, “Big Daddy” wings, and mouth-watering meat plates, their side of mac and cheese with bacon is simply divine.
Portneuf Valley Brewing provides unique beers and tasty food to the fine people of Pocatello. Their wacky mac-n-cheese is a “wacky macaroni baked in a cheesy sauce with a crunchy topping and a three-cheese blend” of cheeses. Order a full or half portion.
The Brick 29 Bistro in Nampa, Idaho, defines their cuisine as “comfort food reinvented.” Try their whole wheat penne mac and cheese, made with cheese fondue, fresh tomatoes, green onions, Bristol bacon, and cheddar-jack cheese for lunch or dinner.
Nectar in Moscow, Idaho, has been in business for a full decade. Try a “lil mac” appetizer or order the entrée version, made with cougar gold, gruyere, parmesan, and break crumbs.
The delicious mac and cheese at Bittercreek is made with sharp cheddar, gruyere, mozzarella, and an herb and bread crumb crust! They also have a vast selection of beers on tap. Head to Bittercreek Alehouse for your next ooey-gooey cheese fix.