The Cheesiest Holiday: National Mac and Cheese Day


It’s #NationalMacandCheeseDay and we would like to share some of our favorites cheesy dishes from around the Grand Rapids Area. We celebrated at Gravity Taphouse Grill with Five Cheese homemade mac creator, Luke Theaker.  In no particular order, check out where you should visit next if you’re a mac and cheese lover.

#1 Gravity Taphouse Grill

Boss Mac: $13

Applewood smoked bacon, fresh tomato, cheddar, Swiss cheese

Five Cheese Mac: $11

Cheddar, parmesan, Swiss, mozzarella, boursin, bread crumb topping

Address: 3210 Deposit Drive Grand Rapids, MI 49546

#2 Hopcat

Killer Mac & Cheese: $10

Shell noodles smothered in cheese sauce. Have it as is, create your own or try one of our favorite combos. Add a protein, porter, Caprese, or a hopcat style.

Address: 25 Ionia Ave. Grand Rapids, MI 49503

#3 Gilly’s at the BOB

Brew House Mac ‘N Cheese: $12
Rigatoni pasta, 4 cheese sauce, farm country smoked cheddar, toasted bread crumbs, scallions

Address: 20 Monroe Ave NW Grand Rapids, MI 49503

#4 The Electric Cheetah

#5 Speak EZ Lounge

Pancetta Mac & Cheese: $15

A combination of Aged Mozzarella, Alpine Swiss, Feta, Romano, Gorgonzola & Blue Cheeses with Pancetta Bacon, Shallots, and Grape Tomatoes tossed with al dente Cavatappi noodles and Bechamel. Topped with a Parmesan Pretzel Crust.

Address: 600 Monroe Ave. NW Grand Rapids, MI

#6 Twisted Rooster

House Mac & Cheese: $9.29

Cavatappi Noodles, Bold White Five Cheese Blend and Fried Parmesan

Twisted Mac & Cheese: $12.59

Cavatappi Noodles, Bold White Five Cheese Blend, House Smoked Chicken, Sweet Peas, Asparagus, Cherry Tomatoes with Baked Cheddar Bread Crumbs and Fried Parmesan

Lobster Mac & Cheese: $12.29

Cavatappi Noodles, Bold White Five Cheese Blend, Maine Lobster, Asparagus, Baked Cheddar Bread Crumbs and Fried Parmesan

Address:1600 East Beltline Ave NE Grand Rapids, MI 49525

#7 Logan’s Alley

Baked Mac n’ Cheez: $11.50
Cavatapi pasta tossed in a creamy smoked Gouda cheese sauce with sautéed fire roasted red peppers and red onions. Topped with goat cheese and seasoned bread crumbs and baked to perfection.
Add: Bacon , Chicken, Beef , or Pulled Pork

Address: 916 Michigan St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

#8 Rose’s Restaurant

Mac & Cheese: $19
Gemelli pasta, applewood smoked bacon, black forest ham, diced grilled chicken, char-grilled onions, green peas, four cheese cream sauce, fresh herbs, toasted bread crumbs

Address: 550 Lakeside Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506


“Big People” Mac & Cheese: $20

Osteria Rossa fresh pasta. spring peas. caramelized onions. braised pork. three cheese sauce. seasoned bread crumbs.

Address: 25 Ottawa Ave SW #103, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

#10 Rockwell Republic

Baked Mac & Cheese: $17

 Langostino lobster, roasted red pepper, bacon, scallion, smoked cheddar cream sauce, cavatappi, panko breadcrumb, traditional mac and cheese.

Address: 45 Division Ave N, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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