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Best macaroni and cheese


1. Grand Champion BBQ

Grand Champion BBQ has the best mac and cheese (bottom right), you say. (Becky Stein)

Grand Champion BBQ has the best macaroni and cheese (shown bottom right), you say. (Becky Stein)

You have tipped your hat to Grand Champion BBQ, with many saying they’ve brought mac and cheese to a “whole new level.” Grand Champion’s macaroni and cheese is considered less oily than others and gets shout-outs for “the power of gouda.”

2. Community Q

3. OK Café

4. Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q

5. Sam’s BBQ1


1. Community Q

Though versions of this near-legendary Mac and Cheese recipe can be found at other spin offs from the Sam & Dave’s family, credit must be given to Dave Roberts of Community Q for creating this gooey masterpiece. This blend of cheddar, Monterey Jack, and Parmesan cheeses with over sized rigatoni noodles made this Atlanta’s unrivaled favorite mac and cheese, and rightly so.

2. Grand Champion BBQ

3. Dave Poe’s BBQ

4. Sam’s BBQ1

149 comments Add your comment

Cajun mike

October 17th, 2011
11:03 am

BBQ 1 in east Cobb is the best I’ve had in long time


October 17th, 2011
11:08 am

Community BBQ, Clairmont rd, Decatur. This version is another food group.
I’m still in mourning over the loss of Maddy’s potato salad.


October 17th, 2011
12:08 pm

Carver’s on Marietta St.

Boston Shellie

October 17th, 2011
12:25 pm

Michon’s College Park! Best Mac & Cheese ever!!!!


October 17th, 2011
12:49 pm

Got three faves:

- Dave Poe’s BBQ (created by David Roberts, the same fellow responsible for Sam’s BBQ1 and Community Q’s mac ‘n’ cheese. The others may be even better, but this is the one I know and love.)
- OK Cafe
- Carver’s

Each has their merits and is equally worthy, so my nominations are in no particular order.


October 17th, 2011
1:09 pm

The only downside I have with Poe’s, Sam’s and Community Q’s is that it can get a little too oily at times. But, GREAT taste nonetheless.

I’ll have to add Fox Brother’s Mac n cheese as well. Also, they have a specialty called Fox-a-roni, which is their mac n cheese mixed with their Brunswick stew. Mmm, mmm, MMM!!!

Also, Burnt Fork BBQ in downtown Decatur has a lucious mac n cheese. Perfectly creamy and totally delish.

For a chain, Jim N Nick’s has a very delightful mac n cheese as well.

It almost seems that mac n cheese is replacing brunswick stew as the BBQ staple! LOL


October 17th, 2011
1:30 pm

Park Cafe in Duluth has the BEST mac n cheese!


October 17th, 2011
1:32 pm

Definitely The Porter!


October 17th, 2011
2:59 pm

Carver’s mac ‘n cheese is comfort food at its gut-busting best, though I wouldn’t be surprised if their secret is housed within a box of Velveeta.


October 17th, 2011
3:06 pm

Community Q, followed by 2 Lipitor.


October 17th, 2011
4:14 pm

Top Flr, fr shr.

just me

October 17th, 2011
5:05 pm

@ Boston Shellie

You must be talkin about AFTER Gordon Ramsey came there recently because I went there back in April and it was the worst mac & cheese ever. I couldn’t believe they were even willing to serve it. It was like they scraped the sides of the burnt up pan… it was dry and burnt, just horrible.


October 17th, 2011
5:55 pm

Community Q has maybe the best I’ve ever had,period.


October 17th, 2011
6:19 pm

Community Q’s is pretty stout. Fox Bros. is up there, too.


October 17th, 2011
7:17 pm

Community Q has great Mac n cheese.


October 17th, 2011
7:23 pm

Wisteria’s is amazing, other favorite is Swallow at the Hollow


October 17th, 2011
9:21 pm

Community Q’s mac and cheese is an unstoppable force of pure awesomeness. All other mac and cheeses cower before its majestic power.

up north

October 17th, 2011
9:41 pm

Jim N Nick’s or S&S

Just Me

October 18th, 2011
7:36 am

Stouffer’s frozen for home. Just take out of the freezer,bake, and eat.


October 18th, 2011
7:47 am

The Lobster Mac ‘N’ Cheese at The Capital Grille is the best I’ve ever had, and I’ve had many. At $15 per serving, though, it better be at the top.

I-20 East

October 18th, 2011
7:56 am

I love, love, love the mac and cheese at Arizona’s Steaks at Stonecrest in Lithonia!!!


October 18th, 2011
8:05 am

I am a fan of Fat Matt’s Rib Shack mac and cheese. The mac and cheese compliment those delicious ribs perfectly!! I will definetly be trying Community Qs though.

Mary B

October 18th, 2011
9:25 am

Matthews in Tucker

Mary B

October 18th, 2011
9:26 am

oh and McKendricks lobster mac and cheese!


October 18th, 2011
9:33 am

Sam’s BBQ 1!


October 18th, 2011
9:36 am

swallow at the hollow (BBQ) in roswell!


October 18th, 2011
9:36 am

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October 18th, 2011
9:43 am

definitely sam’s bbq1
nothing comes close, not top flr, fox bros, capital grille, jim n nicks, swallow at the hollow, ok cafe or fatt matt’s
although, I haven’t tried community q….


October 18th, 2011
9:57 am

I dont think I’ve met a mac and cheese i didn’t at least like…


October 18th, 2011
9:58 am

I gotta vote for The Albert in Inman Park. Their mac and cheese is just like my mama’s, and hers is the best ever.


October 18th, 2011
10:08 am


October 18th, 2011
10:22 am

Definitely S&S cafeteria!


October 18th, 2011
10:42 am

Steinbeck’s Truffled Mac and Cheese!


October 18th, 2011
10:45 am


October 18th, 2011
10:45 am

While Sam’s BBQ 1 & Community Q’s is great…GRAND CHAMPION BBQ is now THE best!!!! They’ve riffed off of Dave Robert’s (as they used to work with him) & have brought it to a whole new level…gotta love the gouda!!!

Typical Redneck

October 18th, 2011
11:00 am

I’m a fan of Kozmo’s.


October 18th, 2011
11:11 am


October 18th, 2011
11:16 am

Community Q kills it, and now I know where I’m going for lunch.

John S

October 18th, 2011
11:34 am

Mike O

October 18th, 2011
11:39 am

Grand Champion BBQ in Marietta!!!! Hands down the best! Mmmmmmm smoked Gouda!!!!


October 18th, 2011
12:09 pm

Community Q in Decatur


October 18th, 2011
12:15 pm

BBQ 1, community q and Dave poes BBQ all have the exact same mac and cheese so that’s why I have to give it to Grand Champion BBQ. The Gouda kicks the already great Mac and
Cheese to a new level and makes it the best I have ever had.


October 18th, 2011
12:52 pm

Fat Matt’s is a perfect balance of cheesy, creamy, and peppery. I like the creamy kind too, but if I’m going to splurge on that much fat, I want it to taste like real cheese.


October 18th, 2011
1:13 pm

Food 101 – Bacon Jalapeno Mac n Cheese for “fancy”
Matthew’s for “down home”


October 18th, 2011
1:40 pm

Grand Champion BBQ in the Roswell/Marietta area. Absolutely the BEST Mac … If you don’t believe it, give it a taste & I guarantee you’ll convert!


October 18th, 2011
1:44 pm

The Porter is great. Also, The Shed at Glenwood.


October 18th, 2011
1:46 pm

OK Cafe’s is the best!

Tech Man

October 18th, 2011
1:48 pm

Fox-a-roni at Fox Bros. BBQ. Carver’s is great as well


October 18th, 2011
1:48 pm

obviously, none of you have ventured into the ghetto so i think you’re biased. JJ’s Ribs has the best, hands down … next?


October 18th, 2011
1:49 pm

and just had Fox Bro’s mac-and-cheese yesterday … it’s good but it’s not the best