Everyone knows that some of the best Montreal mac n' cheese recipes comes from the little blue boxes filling the backs of our cabinets and the dank store rooms of our depanneurs. Nothing is better than KD on a late night when you don't have $10 to spend on drunk/high food. Being such a willfully naughty city, Montreal has taken its love of foods that pair with substance abuse to new heights, with many quality restaurants, food trucks, and bars, serving tasty and innovative Mac. We even have our very own Mac & Cheese Week in regard to our famous festival culture!
These Montreal pioneers in the mac n' cheese game were MTLblog's #1 reader-voted food truck for 2014. Le Cheese are masters of everything cheese. The Mac is rich, goo-y, mixed with peas, cauliflower, and optional bacon. Le Cheese also features crispy grilled cheeses, philly cheeses, and DYNAMITE cheese-filled tater tots.Triple Crown Dinette is Montreal's leader in all things comfort food: fried chicken, pulled pork, brisket, mac n' cheese, and more. All these can be packed in the picnic basket to enjoy in the park across the street. Mac n' cheese here is a standout, with perfect sweet/salty balence, and spirally, zesty cheese. People have said the Mac here has changed their lives. Don't miss great southern drinks and deserts like meringue pie and bourbon bread pudding.Mâche! is a very innovative Montreal restaurant, can't you tell by their punctuation? This American/Canadian restaurant has fantastic mac n' cheese with a twist, a fusili twist! Macaroni and cheese prepared with fusili, a six-cheese sauce, sausages, merguez, braised bacon, and caramelized onions.Les Deux Gamins has a legitimate claim to the best mac in Montreal. Hailed by all who eat here, the rich, luxurious, and creamy, mac is paired perfectly with an immaculate duck confit. The mac here has a baked crust of cheese, with fabulous mac bubbling just underneath.This BBQ and seafood spot has all-star sides. Really great mac n' cheese, collard greens, and hushpuppies.Dirty Dogs is the Montreal dog-spot with a heart of golden mac n' cheese. Dirty Dogs has speciality dogs festooned with mac n' cheesey goodness. The Bernie Mac is a hotdog topped w/ mac n' cheese, bits of bacon, on a grilled bun. The mac is creamy and the bacon is crispy!Beauty's is a iconic Montreal greasy spoon with monumental mac n' cheese. The special here is cream cheese, onion, and smoked salmon on a bagel, but the mac certainly holds its own.Diablos has good quality BBQ and superb quality sides. The fried chicken and beef ribs are top class. Some highlight sides are collard greens and mac n' cheese prepared with choice of cheese: parmesan, bleu cheese, etc., and meats: bacon, sausage, or chorizo.Burger Royal is an amazing spot for burgers, and innovative vegan and veggie options. One of the amazing burger combos is a mac n' cheese burger. The sides of mac are also done right, with a crispy shell of baked cheese on top!Joe's Panini is the 24/hour sandwich spot you know and love. What you might not know is that Joe's also serves up some tasty mac. This mac makes the list for being pretty quality, and primarily for its 24/hour availability. If you've somehow managed to run out of KD (which I believe is a civil offense), Joe's will have your mac fix 24/7.Le Fumoir is a great Montreal BBQ. Serving up the classics like the Texas platter (pulled pork, beef ribs, chicken, and pork ribs) with amazing sides of mac n' cheese, sweet potato fries, apple slaw, and bacon beans. Try the pulled pork nachos! Sometimes there's a burger w/ mac n' cheese for a bun!This innovative and daring Spanish restaurant has decadent Mac n' Cheese à l'Espagnole, with Petit Basque and Manchego. This mac is a whole meal, and can be outfitted with chorizo!
There's tons of great poutines in this city, but one of the most popular ones is Dirty Dogs. Not only do they make insane hot dogs but their poutines are massive and exploding with all the best poutine toppings!
Now, they're opening an all-new location and they're offering something super special to celebrate!
Yup, they're offering FREE poutine this Friday, September 15th starting at 6pm. But you definitely don't want to be late because only 100 free poutines will be given out. After those 100 run out, everyone else will also get a free poutine but with the purchase of a beer or cocktail!
I think that sounds like a pretty awesome deal to me, either way! Their new location is at 1709 Saint Denis and will definitely be your new go-to spot when those poutine cravings hit.
Don't miss this insane event happening this Friday and get yourself some delicious free poutine!
***What: Free small classic poutine for the first 100 people, the next 100 get a free small classic poutine with the purchase of an alcoholic beverage or a milkshake
I am not too sure if you are all ready for this... I suggest making sure that you have a nice glass of water next to you because your mouth will literally be watering before, during, and after you read this! Montreal sure is known for their amazing poutines but let's be real... Their Mac N' Cheese dishes are even better!
The list below includes restaurants that serve TO DIE FOR Mac N' Cheese! Their delicious melted gooey cheese is absolutely amazing. Let's be honest... Who doesn't love Mac N' Cheese on a cold winter day whether it be for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. So, instead of stuffing up on poutines, get yourself a decadent classic, or gourmet, Mac N' Cheese dish!
Although this spot is known for its fried chicken and on the go picnics, they also serve one of Montreal's most outstanding macaroni and cheese! Som instead of ordering some chiken to go, be sure to get their mac and cheese instead.
For a nice original dish of mac and cheese to bring you back to that good old home comfort nostalgia, I suggest checking out Mache! This Plateau restaurant if perfect for comfort food on a rainy day in Montreal.
This cute restaurant/food truck is solely dedicated to cheese. Not just any old cheese, but savoury mac and cheese that will literally make your mouth water. They even have grilled cheese mac and cheese sandwhiches!
Jukebox Burgers offers a variety of crazy and traditional mac and cheese dishes tha will melt your heart! They are known for their extensive mac and cheese menu, and their "Buffalo Chicken" Mac to spice things up!
Check out Bistro Nolah if you are searching for another West Island mac and cheese restaurant that has mastered the cheese world. They specialize in melty, gooey cheeses that will make you fall in love!
If you and your squad just absolutely love mac and cheese, then La Belle Et La Boeuf is the place for you! their traditional mac and cheese can be paired with any of their 6 sangrias to make you dream of summer! This is a great place to have some drinks and laugh with your squad before summers.
If you ever happen to be craving mac and cheese and you find yourself in NDG, be sure to check out NextDoor Pub! Not only can you get a nice cold beer, but also some fresh and delicious mac and cheese!
If you love some awesome mac and cheese and some even more delicious and larger than life drinks, I suggest treating you and your BFF to Deville! Deville is a great restaurants where you can dress up a little and enjoy from great eats. They have there amazing fish bowl drinks that are perfect for you and your BFF to share that is great when paired with their mac and cheese!
If you love deep fried food and mac and cheese, then BlackStrap BBQ has the perfect combination for you! They are most known for their fabulous deep fried cheese balls that will make you die of a cheese overdose!
This family-run eatery serves the best quality mac and cheese dishes that will have you coming back every week! They use fresh ingredients and will have you addicted to their savoury flavours in a heart beat.
If you want to go to a restaurant that serves Mac and Cheese to the 9, then I highly recommend chekcing out Macbar Et Fromage! Not only is their entire restaurant dedicated to mac and cheese, but they have perfected the dish with new twists and old traditions.
This french little restaurant is located right near McGill for those students who have daily cravings of mac and cheese. Not only are their dishes to die for, but they also add bacon and other touches to make you drool.
An entire restaurant dedicated to mac and cheese? Yes, friends. Macbar Et Fromage is centered around this magical meal; and although they have tons of delicious options to choose from, you can also make your own tasty, cheesy, yummy mac and cheese dish.
Honestly, if you've never tried the mac and cheese from Dirty Dogs, I don't even know what you're doing with your life. Their house-made mac and cheese is piled high on top of their poutines and hot dogs, making for one seriously euphoric food combination.
Guys, I honestly never thought I'd really start sobbing from pure happiness brought on by a delicious plate of food. But at this Old Montreal restaurant, I did. Their macaroni and cheese dishes are absolutely amazing, and if you're a fan of the dish, then you need to get yourself here ASAP.
This NDG pub is pretty much one of the best spots you can go to to get your food and drink on. Other than super comfortable and welcoming vibes, awesome dishes, and fantastic drinks, they also happen to have some of the best mac and cheese in the city.
This small restaurant (and food truck!) is dedicated to all things cheesy - so naturally, their mac 'n cheese is going to be straight-up amazing. Bonus points for their awesome grilled cheeses and poutines, too.
Situated in Montreal's West Island, this is quite possibly one of the tastiest macaroni and cheese dishes you'll ever have. Slathered in different types of cheese, and baked to absolute perfection, the mac n' cheese at this Southern-style restaurant will leave you more than satisfied.
Specializing in comfort food, this Plateau restaurant delivers - and then some - on the macaroni and cheese front. Although, bonus points for their delicious pate chinois dishes, and their poutines, too.
*Disclaimer: All research done in this article is by the author. Restaurants never pay to be featured on MTL Blog’s “Best Of” lists; furthermore, this list represents a showcase of great spots, and is not a numbered ranking.
Not only is Montreal home to hundreds of restaurants, but some are so AMAZING that you end up waiting... in line... for a long time... BUT! The best ones, in particular the ones one this list, are 514% worth the wait! Yes, I know it's winter... But lets be real, when it comes to something we love, like food, we would do just about anything! Even wait in line outside in -15 degrees for an hour.
So, before you check out all your cash this week, be sure to check out these restaurants in Montreal if you happen to have some, or a lot, of extra time on your hands! There is 514% something on this list for everyone so start planning and clearing your schedule for some well deserved MTL food!