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Austin’s 5 Best Mac & Cheese Dishes You’re Not Prepared For

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When the temperatures are cooler in Texas it’s the perfect time to dip into that stash of comfort food recipes you’ve been wanting to try. And, one of the mainstays in this category appears to be homemade macaroni and cheese. But, if you had to choose, would you make it yourself, or look for a great restaurant that serves up some of the best? In this instance, we sourced some Austin locales, here in the Texas Hill Country, that serve up what many Texans believe to be the best. Without further ado, here are Austin’s five best macaroni and cheese dishes that you’re just not prepared for!

1. Jack Allen’s Kitchen

Austin’s 5 Best Mac & Cheese Dishes You’re Not Prepared For

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The five-cheese macaroni and chicken at Jack Allen’s Kitchen is macaroni and cheese on speed – and that’s a good thing, in this case. It’s simply that overwhelming in terms of creaminess and how the cheese pairs with the slight spiciness of the chicken. You won’t have this dish and leave unsatisfied.

2. Steiner Ranch Steakhouse

Austin’s 5 Best Mac & Cheese Dishes You’re Not Prepared For

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Are you prepared for a macaroni and cheese dish that comes from a restaurant known for its savory steaks? We think not. Especially when you add lobster into the mix. That’s right, Steiner Ranch Steakhouse serves up a lobster macaroni and cheese dish you won’t even have words enough to describe the deliciousness of.

3. Roaring Fork

Austin’s 5 Best Mac & Cheese Dishes You’re Not Prepared For

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The Roaring Fork’s green chili mac & cheese dish is American cuisine made with simple cooking methods that result in deliciously rugged flavors. The ambiance doesn’t hinder the experience whatsoever, so if you’re having this as a side or even a main, it’s going to be mouthwatering nonetheless.

4. Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill

Austin’s 5 Best Mac & Cheese Dishes You’re Not Prepared For

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The service and food at Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill are done right and done repeatedly because they work. Subsequently, their macaroni and cheese dish is made using pimento cheese (can you hear me now Texans?!) and is baked with added bacon gratin. It’s listed as a side dish, but let’s be honest. This could easily be the star of your dinner show, leaving the understudy crying in the wings.

5. Hillside Farmacy

Austin’s 5 Best Mac & Cheese Dishes You’re Not Prepared For

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A quaint eatery together with a specialty grocery store, Hillside Farmacy serves lunch to a great crowd, the likes of which previously included some very famous Texans. But, don’t let that sway you in any way with respect to macaroni and cheese dishes. As far as they come, their dish can hold its own, whether they were a famous-people-pick or not! Made with taleggio and aged white cheddar and covered with a crisp topping of bread crumbs, they also give you the option of adding a poached egg (yum!), some pancetta, or even broccoli. Be still our hearts…and hold tight appetite, because here we come!