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Where to Find the Best Macaroni & Cheese in Walt Disney World

Let’s face it- macaroni and cheese is one of the most universally loved foods in the world. With soft noodles, gooey cheese, and millions of variations with different flavors from ingredients and additions, there is no macaroni and cheese option that doesn’t taste fantastic. The Walt Disney World Resort serves up macaroni and cheese in countless locations with options ranging from a classic take to elevated options with ingredients like truffle or lobster and even uses the delicious bite as a topping on other indulgent foods to take things to another level. Macaroni and cheese lovers can follow this list to check out the must try bites found at the Walt Disney World Resort.

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Baked Macaroni & Cheese with Pulled Pork – Flame Tree Barbecue

One of the most popular macaroni and cheese options available at the Walt Disney World Resort can be found in the heart of Disney’s Animal Kingdom at a quick service location on Discovery Island. Flame Tree Barbecue is open daily for lunch and dinner and serves up a limited menu of decadent barbecue options inspired by various regions from across the country. The Baked Macaroni & Cheese with Pulled Pork tops creamy baked macaroni and cheese with a hefty portion of smoked pulled pork, crispy onion rings, and crunchy coleslaw for the perfect combination of creamy, crunchy, and smoky that Guests are sure to love.

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Beach Club Marketplace – Several Options 

Guests who stay at or visit Disney’s Beach Club Resort can enjoy the charm and laid-back atmosphere of a New England resort nestled on the seashore. The Disney Resort features several dining options including the quick service Beach Club Marketplace where Guests can shop for merchandise as well as grab hearty meals as well as grab-and-go options throughout each day. The Beach Club Marketplace is also a macaroni and cheese lover’s dream with five options to choose from beginning with the Baked Macaroni & Cheese with cavatappi pasta and a blend of five cheeses. That delicious base can then be topped with four different savory options that turn it into a filling and delicious meal to enjoy. Guests can opt for toppings of bacon, plant-based chili, beef chili, or pulled pork for their baked macaroni and cheese, and there is literally no wrong option as they are all amazing!

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The Friar’s Nook – Several Options 

The Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland features several quick service locations including The Friar’s Nook which is an open air ordering counter located across from the entrance to the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. The Friar’s Nook serves up several macaroni and cheese options including the Creamy Bacon Macaroni & Cheese which is the perfect combination of thick and creamy cheese coating the noodles plus the smoky flavor from the bacon. Guests can also opt to order the Creamy Bacon Macaroni & Cheese Tots or the Bacon Macaroni & Cheese Hot Dog, both of which top hot and savory bites with the delicious macaroni and cheese. All three delicious options at The Friar’s Nook can also be ordered with a Mickey Souvenir Hat Bowl which is a great item to bring home and eat future macaroni and cheese from!

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Lobster Macaroni & Cheese – Tiffins Restaurant

A great macaroni and cheese option in Disney’s Animal Kingdom can be found at the table service Tiffins Restaurant located on Discovery Island adjacent to the popular Nomad Lounge. Tiffins Restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner and captures the spirit of adventure through a menu that shares flavors and ingredients from around the world including a delicious macaroni and cheese. The Lobster Macaroni & Cheese at Tiffins Restaurant is offered as an enhancement option and features decadent pieces of lobster paired with cheddar, sherry, and soft orecchiette pasta for an indulgent bite that Guests absolutely should enjoy whenever dining there.

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City Works Eatery & Pour House – Several Options 

Disney Springs is home to plenty of dining locations, including a popular spot on the West Side that serves up an extensive menu of American favorites with a selection of craft brews. City Works Eatery & Pour House welcomes Guests for brunch, lunch, and dinner and is a sports lover’s delight as there are plenty of large televisions constantly playing games and events. Macaroni and cheese fans also have two delicious options to enjoy from the main course menu at City Works Eatery & Pour House. The Smoked Cheddar Mac ‘N Cheese tops cavatappi pasta with smoked cheddar cheese sauce, bacon lardons, and grilled chicken for a hearty and creamy option with plenty of big smoky flavor. A spicier option is the Tex Mex Mac ‘N Cheese which also starts with a base of cavatappi and smothers it in pepper jack cheese sauce, spicy chorizo, piquillo peppers, crispy tortilla strips, and cilantro for a spicy, creamy, and unforgettable meal!

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Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ – Momma’s Mac and Cheese

Mamma’s Mac and Cheese – Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’

Another very popular spot in Disney Springs is Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ in The Landing. Chef Art Smith has made a career out of bringing his family’s classic Southern comfort food recipes to life for the masses, and this table service restaurant does the same with the inclusion of fresh Florida ingredients. Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ is open for brunch, lunch, and dinner and Guests who dine there can order up a macaroni and cheese side that is the epitome of indulgence. Momma’s Mac and Cheese comes served in a small cast-iron skillet and features the perfect combination of soft noodles, piping hot creamy cheese, a crispy top, and fresh greens to lighten everything up. Momma’s Mac and Cheese is a large enough side to share, but no one will want to!

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Mac & Cheese Food Truck – Several Options

One location that macaroni and cheese lovers simply have to visit is the Mac & Cheese Food Truck located on the West Side of Disney Springs across from the AMC Theater. The food truck is one of three in a small courtyard with beautiful views of Lake Buena Vista, and Guests can dig into six options that are all more delicious than the last. The Barbeque Beef Macaroni & Cheese features cheddar, crispy onion rings, and a smoky-sweet barbecue sauce while the Texas Chili Macaroni & Cheese is topped with a four-cheese blend, corn chips, and chives. An Italian spin comes with the Chicken Parmesan Macaroni and Cheese tops soft noodles with mozzarella, basil, marinara sauce, creamy parmesan sauce, and chicken for a comforting bite. Seafood lovers can savor the Lobster and Shrimp Macaroni & Cheese which pairs large bites of each seafood over noodles with provolone and toasted buttery crackers whereas purists will love the Six-Cheese Crunchy Macaroni & Cheese which is completely creamy and topped with a crispy shell of crunchy cheese puffs. The final option offered at the Mac & Cheese Food Truck is the Mac & Cheese Fritters which are perfectly fried bites of macaroni and cheese featuring delicious cotija cheese.

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Truffle Bacon Macaroni & Cheese Hot Dog – Fairfax Fare

Guests who find themselves on Sunset Boulevard in Disney’s Hollywood Studios should absolutely visit Fairfax Fare, a quick service location that specializes in indulgent hot dog options including a macaroni and cheese version. The Truffle Bacon Macaroni & Cheese Hot Dog tops an all-beef quarter-pound hot dog in a brioche butter bun with a savory and creamy helping of macaroni and cheese. If that weren’t indulgent enough, the restaurant then adds crispy applewood bacon and a drizzle of mustard aioli plus a side of pickled vegetables to take it totally over the top. Fairfax Fare features some great bites, but the Truffle Bacon Macaroni & Cheese Hot Dog is a must-try in Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

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Eight Spoon Café – Several Options 

Discovery Island in Disney’s Animal Kingdom is home to yet another location that serves up amazing macaroni and cheese options that can’t be missed. Eight Spoon Café is a convenient quick service location with an outdoor ordering counter and is open throughout each day in the Disney Park. Eight Spoon Café specializes in savory options including a traditional Baked Macaroni & Cheese that is the perfect combination of creamy cheese coating soft noodles and a crispy crust on top. Guests who are looking for a more savory option can opt for the Baked Macaroni & Cheese with Pulled Pork which tops the already perfect base with a decent portion of melt-in-your-mouth pulled pork, a drizzle of barbecue sauce, pickles, and fresh green onions for crunch.

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Loaded Macaroni & Cheese – Steakhouse 71 Lounge

On the lower level of the lobby of Disney’s Contemporary Resort is the popular Steakhouse 71 and Steakhouse 71 Lounge which pay homage to both the year that the Walt Disney World Resort opened as well as the favorite foods and beverages of Walt and Lillian Disney. The Steakhouse 71 Lounge features a limited menu of delicious Lounge Bites that Guests can enjoy with their specialty cocktails, and there is one macaroni and cheese option that packs some big flavors. The Loaded Macaroni & Cheese features a creamy base with applewood-smoked bacon and spicy jalapeno mixed in for a bite that is comforting, filling, and one to not miss at this location!

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Crispy Mac & Cheese Balls – Wine Bar George

A modern twist on classic macaroni and cheese can be found at Wine Bar George, a table service restaurant located in The Landing at Disney Springs. Created by Master Sommelier George Miliotes, Wine Bar George features over one hundred different wine options that pair perfectly with a limited menu of charcuterie and small bites. Guests who dine at Wine Bar George for brunch, lunch, or dinner can enjoy the Crispy Mac & Cheese Bites, which are perfectly fried balls filled with creamy macaroni and cheese served over a tomato nage and topped with shredded pecorino. Each serving of the Crispy Mac & Cheese Bites comes with four balls, but no Guest is going to want to share!

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STK Orlando – Several Options

The Landing at Disney Springs is home to STK Orlando, a modern twist on the classic steakhouse that welcomes Guests in for brunch, lunch, and dinner. STK Orlando features a sleek modern interior spread out over two floors where Guests can dine on classic steakhouse options that have been upgraded with modern flavors and twists. Macaroni and cheese lovers who dine at STK Orlando have several options to choose from, each more indulgent than the last. There is a basic Mac & Cheese with the perfect combination of creamy and cheesy, a smoky Bacon Mac & Cheese, and an indulgent Lobster Mac & Cheese. The best part about macaroni and cheese at STK Orlando? Guests can opt for the totally decadent Mac & Cheese Trio which features all three types on the menu in the perfect sampling!

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Truffle Macaroni & Cheese – Yachtsman Steakhouse

The final macaroni and cheese on the list can be found at the popular Yachtsman Steakhouse at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort. The table service restaurant is open for dinner only and features a nautical and upscale interior that pairs perfectly with the mouthwatering steaks that are cooked to perfection. In addition to the steaks, Guests can choose from a menu of several side items to round out their meals at Yachtsman Steakhouse including the delicious Truffle Macaroni & Cheese. The wonderful option features a bed of orecchiette and reypenaer cheese topped with crispy shoestring shallots for the perfect textural addition. Steak is definitely the star option at Yachtsman Steakhouse, but the Truffle Macaroni & Cheese is not far behind!

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About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane first visited Walt Disney World when she was two years old, and despite spending most of the trip quarantined with the chicken pox she managed to fall in love with the place. Visiting WDW every year since, she especially loves learning about the history and small details of the parks, enjoying a Lapu Lapu, and eating/drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. When she's not in Disney, Caitlin lives in New York teaching preschool and spending her time counting down the days to her next trip.