Jan 20, 2023 - Food and Drink

🧀 Local guide to the best mac and cheese in Columbus

A brown and white plate piled with mac and cheese

Tip Top's iconic mac and cheese is delicious when dining in or taking it to go. Photo: Alissa Widman Neese/Axios

Today is National Cheese Lover's Day, and we think there's no better way to celebrate than with a delectable dish of mac and cheese.

Our readers' local favorites:

Jesse A.: "The Eagle's mac and cheese is my personal favorite. 🤤

  • "It's a must if you've not had it! With some chicken and hot honey on the side … *southern faint*."

Ann S.: "Shade's in Canal Winchester."

Elaine B.: "Grandview Cafe's mac and cheese is delicious!"

💭 Alissa's thought bubble: Tip Top on Gay Street can't be beat. The thick penne noodles covered in white, creamy cheese sauce are topped with poblano peppers, red onion, corn, melted cheese and house-made chips.

  • While sausage crumbles are technically optional, you should definitely spend the extra $1.
  • You also can't go wrong with Ma's mac at Hot Chicken Takeover, a classic side dish.

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