On the Hunt for the Best Mac & Cheese at WDW

After doing our Snack Challenge video in January, I have been trying to come up with another food challenge. My last meal during the January trip was at Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’. Their Mac & Cheese was awesome and made me wonder if there was any other location at Disney World with a better Mac & Cheese.

Homecomin’s Momma’s Mac and Cheese (photo by Brandon Glover)

In May, I’m taking my 16-year-old daughter and a friend down to Disney World. They both were psyched to do a Mac & Cheese Challenge. I went into planning mode and started searching to find all restaurants that have Mac & Cheese. The Touring Plans’ menu database is searchable. Since Disney is not consistent, I had to search for Mac & Cheese” or “Mac and Cheese” or “Mac N Cheese” or “Macaroni & Cheese” or “Macaroni and Cheese. At this point, I knew that it is impossible to sample every Mac & Cheese offered at Walt Disney World. The search returned 204 menu items at 106 locations. This search did not include Gratin de Macaroni at Chefs de France or Baked Three Cheese Pasta at Eight Spoon Café. To pare down the list, I excluded room service, kids meals, Allergy friendly versions, and any specialty Mac & Cheese (Example: Yachtsman’s Truffle Mac and Cheese or Casey’s Corner’s Mac & Cheese Hot Dog).

After paring down the list, there are 26 restaurants with Mac & Cheese that we want to sample. This is still too much for seven days. Please help us and choose up to 10 restaurants for us to try. If you have a clear favorite, please leave a comment.

  • Chef Art Smith's Homecomin' (8%, 130 Votes)
  • Jiko - The Cooking Place (7%, 110 Votes)
  • Liberty Tree Tavern (7%, 104 Votes)
  • Le Cellier Steakhouse (7%, 101 Votes)
  • Trail's End Restaurant (6%, 99 Votes)
  • California Grill (6%, 97 Votes)
  • The Polite Pig (6%, 92 Votes)
  • Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant (6%, 92 Votes)
  • The BOATHOUSE Restaurant (5%, 83 Votes)
  • Chef de France (5%, 83 Votes)
  • Eight Spoon Café (4%, 55 Votes)
  • 1900 Park Fare (3%, 50 Votes)
  • Liberty Inn (3%, 44 Votes)
  • Wolfgang Puck Express-Marketplace (3%, 43 Votes)
  • Garden Grove (3%, 41 Votes)
  • Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory (2%, 35 Votes)
  • Boatwright's Dining Hall (2%, 33 Votes)
  • Tusker House (2%, 32 Votes)
  • Garden Grill (2%, 30 Votes)
  • STK Orlando (2%, 27 Votes)
  • The Diamond Horseshoe (2%, 27 Votes)
  • Hollywood and Vine (2%, 26 Votes)
  • Planet Hollywood Observatory (1%, 23 Votes)
  • Paddlefish (1%, 22 Votes)
  • House of Blues Restaurant and Bar (1%, 19 Votes)
  • Shutters at Old Port Royale (1%, 18 Votes)
  • The Turf Club Bar and Grill (1%, 15 Votes)
  • Paradiso 37, Taste of the Americas (1%, 10 Votes)
  • ESPN Wide World of Sports (0%, 5 Votes)
  • Picabu (0%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 260

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We will have a video and blog post in June with our findings.

Steve Bloom

By helping TouringPlans.com continue to reach the most accurate crowd level predictions, Steve finally found a way to meld his training in statistical analysis with a lifelong passion for Disney. He first visited the Magic Kingdom in 1972, just a few months after it opened. Now he enjoys frequent trips with his two kids. At age four his son insisted on wearing cowboy boots to reach the height requirement for Test Track, and his daughter believes that a smoked turkey leg and Dole Whip make a perfectly balanced meal. Even though she doesn't quite get it, Steve's wife is supportive of his Disney activities.

4 thoughts on “On the Hunt for the Best Mac & Cheese at WDW

  • April 16, 2018 at 11:17 am
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    Hollywood and Vine has the best!

    • April 16, 2018 at 11:39 am
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      You cannot put Hollywood and Vine and best in the same sentence. 🙂

  • April 16, 2018 at 4:45 pm
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    You’ve missed Tusker House from consideration! While Homecoming is better, Tusker House is my second favorite.

  • April 17, 2018 at 2:28 pm
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    Garden Grill has Mac and Cheese and isn’t listed on the Menu. Their mac n cheese includes Goldfish Brand Crackers on top. I feel like you should visit this one as no one can vote on it!

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