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Mac! Mac & Cheesery
American Restaurant$$
Today 11:30AM–9PM
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3936 N Mississippi Ave Portland, OR 97227
3936 North Mississippi AvenueUSOregonPortland97227
(503) 200-5787macandcheese.biz
$$American RestaurantToday 11:30AM–9PM
Saturday 11:30AM–9PMSunday 12–9PMMonday ClosedTuesday 11:30AM–9PMWednesday 11:30AM–9PMThursday 11:30AM–9PMFriday 11:30AM–9PM
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Mac! Mac and Cheesery has 15 different types of mac and cheese to choose from and something to please every palate. You can’t NOT try the fried mac and cheese balls! Vegan & Gluten Free options.
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Cafe serving unique mac 'n' cheeses, including vegan versions, plus salads, sandwiches & cocktails.- Google
"The "Original" tasted like original Kraft Mac and Cheese out of the box."
"But, definitely not better than a box of Cheeseburger Hamburger Helper."
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Cameron Katzenmeyer
a week ago
Went here on a quick date with the missus and was very happy with the atmosphere. Cute little place, fast friendly service. Every old metal lunchbox from your childhood you could think of is on the wall, talk about nostalgia. While the menu is relatively simple, there is something for everyone and anyone who likes the comfort of mac & cheese. Pricing was very reasonable and portions fair. I ordered the cheeseburger mac with BBQ chips on top. Great texture and decent flavor. Missus had the pulled pork mac. That was fantastic and very rich. Will be going again.
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Heather Wilson
4 months ago
Amazing food! Amazing staff! Love love love! We drive an hour and a half just to eat here. Thanks for being awesome!
Elizabeth Goodenough
2 months ago
Delicious! I had the Truffle and my husband had temperature four cheese, both were very tasty!
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Pechluck Laskey
2 years ago
I have pretty high standards for mac and cheese, and when a place is advertising itself as a mecca of mac and cheese, it gives me a lot of hope for gooey cheesiness. When you enter, you can start your order there at there at the counter, including starting a tab. I started out with fried mac and cheese balls (which tempted me more than the other guilty pleasure options for appetizers of poutine), which are 4 to an order and served with marinara sauce or pay the extra 50 cents to get them with bacon jalapeno. This was the best item I had. I also went with Mac! Mac Cheesery's Cheeseburger mac and cheese with natural local seasoned ground beef, crispy bacon, onions, cheddar, and topped with crushed bbq flavored chips. Based on the ingredients, it sounded quite savory, but the ground beef didn't seem to have enough seasoning to make give the dish its burger-y tone that I was expecting, and I found myself trying to scoop carefully to distribute the chips for some crunch since the bacon wasn't really to be found. It's surprising that this place that specializes in them isn't up to par with other mac and cheese offerings at other restaurants with its crispy and layers of multiple cheese. Mac! offers: lots of combinations on the menu, but seemingly not a lot of complexity in the flavor, a gooey promise unfulfilled. It seems they need better cheese and additional seasoning- it's more reminiscent of an upgrade of the box mac and cheese rather than decadent restaurant mac and cheese. At least as a consolation, these cheesy dishes are huge- so you getting two servings worth with each dish.
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Christopher Manuel
a month ago
I had really high hopes for this place when I heard about them! My boyfriend too me here for my birthday lunch. We ordered the Mac'n'Cheese balls as our appetizer. They were decent enough. I had two of the balls without Jalapeño and Bacon and my boyfriend had hem with. When I initially took a bite out of my cheese ball, I was expecting a oozing of cheese and all I got was a little spritz of cheese that didn't even taste remotely like cheese, very disappointing. Honestly the best part about the cheese balls was the breading! For the main course, I had ordered the Pizza Mac, and my boyfriend ordered the Cheeseburger Mac. Both were very healthy servings of their one-of-a-kind dishes, so I am satisfied with the portion sizing. So I thought to myself, "Man oh man! This should be good! (busting with flavor)" but when I took my first bite, I terribly let down. I was expecting the flavors of a Pepperoni Pizza to fill my mouth followed by a mild aftertaste of cheesy goodness. But all I got was very basic marinara sauce flavor with not cheese flavor at all! I honestly felt a little robbed! But, I knew there wasn't anything that could be done to immediately fix my dilemma, so I continued setting as I was hungry. My boyfriend's dish on the other hand, as I got to try a taste of his, was MUCH better than mine! But, definitely not better than a box of Cheeseburger Hamburger Helper. All in all, this establishment does need some fine tuning of their flavors as a lot of other reviews have written. If they can do that, then I will definitely give them higher score!
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Robert Brown
7 months ago
I bought an Amazon local coupon a couple of weeks ago for Mac! and finally decided to walk over the Mac! last weekend for lunch. Generally, I don't like restaurants where you have to walk to the counter to order. Why is it they deliver the food to your table and still expect the requisite 20% tip? So, I took my adult daughter and my girlfriend to Mac! last Saturday. We arrived about noon and there were no other customers. The guy manning the cash register wasn't all that friendly and he seemed to take offense at my Amazon deal. We eventually ordered three different mac and cheeses: the Original, the Tabetha & Karissa's Spinach & Artichoke, and the Poutine. We also ordered two glasses of iced tea. Let's start with the iced tea which came in a 16oz glass that was filled with at least 12oz of ice. When the waiter arrived at our table with our three mac and cheeses, there was no offer to refill the iced teas that we paid $2.50 each for. The waiter also never returned to ask whether we needed anything or liked our meals. The three mac and cheeses were incredibly bland and not very cheesy. The "Original" tasted like original Kraft Mac and Cheese out of the box. I was expecting real mac and cheese that would have a thick, rich, cheesy sauce that would taste like real cheese. The "Original" didn't deliver that. The "Tabetha & Karissa's Spinach & Artichoke" was a very bland mac and cheese in a white sauce. After taking a few bites, I looked carefully for some artichoke: there were a few pieces but they were absolutely flavorless. There were ten or so leaves of spinach, one of which was grainy/dirty tasting. The cheese sauce was thin and bland and tasted like it came from a mix. As with the "Original," it was impossible to ascertain what cheese the dish was actually made from. The worst of the dishes was the Poutine, which is saying something considering the other two dishes. I have had real poutine in the past and that only part of the dish that resembled poutine were the little cheese balls/curds. The sauce for this dish was very, very thin and had little flavor except for vinegar. Poutines are typically made with a brown gravy that has some meat flavor. Since the portions were good sized, I would have given the restaurant two stars. However, given the crappy service, small iced teas, and the horrendous Poutine mac and cheese, I can only give Mac! one star. If you like good food, I can't recommend this place to anyone. If you like Kraft Mac and Cheese out of the box, stop in and pay $8 for a decent-sized portion of their "Original." But be forewarned in regards to the quality of the product.
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John Wolcott
8 months ago
The food at Mac! is not that good, and less so for the price. There are significantly better eateries only footsteps away.
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Donald Edgar
3 years ago
I love mac & cheese, and this place has some really good options. It feels a little spendy for the amount of food you're getting, but it isn't too bad. The caprese is an excellent choice, as are most of them. The spicy was only okay in my opinion, though your mileage may vary. If fried food is your thing, try the fried mac & cheese balls. They recently just changed their register system, and now you can pay with Square. I'm a fan of any business that lets me pay with my phone! One thing I didn't care for though was the fact that they had NASCAR playing on the tvs. It didn't feel like they were trying to go for the sports bar vibe, so maybe it was for irony? Either way, tvs in restaurants are a detractor for me. Still, I'd go back.
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