Food & Drink

Montreal’s 8 best mac and cheese dishes

Published On 05/07/2014 Published On 05/07/2014

Everybody know that some of the best mac and cheese in Montreal comes from the dep, and out of a blue box -- but what if we told you that there are restaurants here that make their own, amazing versions of the stuff? And that they add things like bacon, lobster, and smoked meat to it?? Well, you're welcome Montreal, these are the town's eight greatest M&C dishes.

Katherine Sehl

Le Cheese Truck
Various Locations
The masterminds behind Le Cheese have one true passion, and that is, well, cheese. Their all-dressed mac comes topped w/ green peas, bacon, and curdy goodness, and get this: they don’t bake it -- they grill it.

The Puffist

Beauty’s
Mile End
It doesn’t get much better than Beauty’s macaroni au gratin, baked to perfection so that their old-fashioned white-rimmed bowls come out of the oven with a perfectly encrusted layer of baked cheese. A solid entry into the list.

Katherine Sehl

Les Enfants Terribles
Outremont
One of the best ways to improve mac and cheese is to add more cheese to it, and the fine folks at Les Enfants Terribles understand this. That’s why their mac and cheese comes with not one, not two, but THREE cheeses: cheddar, Gouda, and Parmesan.

Katherine Sehl

SuWu
The Main
SuWu may have launched a rad new menu, but don’t worry, they wouldn’t dream of touching their untouchably awesome mac and cheese grilled cheese. This perennial favorite packs on the starch in the best way possible.

Burger Royal

Burger Royal
The Main
In addition to their “oh-so-delicious” Mac Attack burger, pictured in it’s full glory above, Burger Royal spices up their classic mac and cheese bowl with meaty cheese and bakes it au gratin, which for those of you who don’t know, is French for: "really freaking deliciously".

Diablos BBQ

Diablos BBQ
Latin Quarter
It shouldn’t surprise you that the geniuses behind the Cheesus Burger (a burger that swaps its bun for two slices of halloumi cheese) have mastered mac and cheese. And at $9.99 a pop on their Wednesday mac and cheese nights, well, some decisions just make themselves.

Vallier Restaurant

Vallier Restaurant
McGill Ghetto
DIY comfort food meets haute cuisine at Vallier where their mac and cheese offering includes an added touch that makes all the difference: bacon cubes. If you’ve always longed to eat this student budget staple in someplace fancy, it would make the most sense to do it here.

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Le Gros Jambon Diner
Old Montreal
These guys have definitely upped the city's M&C game, offering their dish with no less than four cheeses and the option to add bacon, duck confit, lobster, ham, and/or smoked meat. Understandably, it's delicious.

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1. Beauty's 93 Ave du Mont-Royal Ouest, Montréal, H2T 2S5 (Plateau)

This is the perfect diner to stop in for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, offering daily specials and classics that have earned them quite the acclaim.

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2. Les Enfants Terribles 1257 Ave Bernard, Montreal, H2V1V8

With its full bar, seasonal patio, and fine selection of French-inspired comfort food, this place is anything but Terribles. The sidewalk seating is heated as well, so you don't have to worry about your Enfants freezing while you eat.

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3. SuWu 3581 Boul Saint-Laurent, Montréal, H2X 2T6 (Plateau)

Inside SuWu, you'll find comfy antique sofas, pinball machines, and super-awesome drink prices that're all half-price from 5-7p. And if you're hankerin' for some eats, they have a menu loaded with tasty options like their amazing mac n' cheese grilled cheese.

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4. Burger Royal 3820 Boul Saint-Laurent, Montréal, H2W1X6

The burgers here are fit for a king and come with fixins' like deep-fried pickles & jalapeños, bananas, and peanut butter. And to wash your grub down, try one of their cereal milkshakes, which come in flavors like Captain Crunch.

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5. Diablos BBQ 1693-A rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, H2X 3K4

Diablos is the perfect spot in Montreal to experience authentic Southern American BBQ, including a very un-traditional burger option that arrives sans bun.

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6. Vallier Restaurant 425 McGill, Montreal, H2Y 2G1

DIY comfort food meets haute cuisine at Vallier, where their mac n’ cheese offering includes an added touch that makes all the difference: bacon cubes. If you’ve always longed to eat this student budget staple in your fanciest threads (a boy can dream), it would make the most sense to don them here.

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7. Le Gros Jambon Diner 286 Notre Dame W, Montreal, (Old Montreal)

This Old Montreal resto (translated to "The Big Pig") serves up some truly gut-busting and delicious dishes, such as their Coca-Cola burger that’s drenched in Coca-Cola-flavored mayo.

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