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Best Mac and Cheese in MSP

MayrMN Jul 11, 2009 07:24 PM

Have a friend coming into town tomorrow and they have a serious hankering for mac n' cheese.

I know this is open to interpretation, so please 'rate' it on a gourmet scale. 1 being 'easy mac' and 10 being 'aged cheese gourmet'.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

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    mnxd9 Jul 12, 2009 12:43 AM

    I think the best we had was at Crave (Edina location) we ordered it for our daughter, I think it was on the kids menu, it was quite some time ago, I remember thinking it was the best I've had. Worth looking into.

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    1. re: mnxd9
      chadradchad Jul 12, 2009 09:07 PM

      I second Smalley's in Stillwater it was great!

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      kevin47 Jul 11, 2009 08:54 PM

      Cafe Maude has really good mac and cheese, which would be a ten as it literally uses aged cheese. Smalley's in Stillwater has really good mac and cheese, which doesn't have aged cheddar, but bacon and chili's. If I had a serious hankering for Mac n' Cheese, I'd go for the latter, though the rest of the menu can be touch and go. Plus, Stillwater is nice.

      Town Talk has a fancy Mac and Cheese, which seems totally in their wheelhouse, but I haven't tried it.

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        reservationsplease Jul 11, 2009 11:41 PM

        I took my kids to Ruth's Chris when they were to young to enjoy steak and my kids said they didn't want steak. I know that hard to believe. The kids asked for burgers and were told no. Wrong answer. So they asked if they could have mac & cheese and the server said yes!!
        To this day my kids tell me of the day they had Mac & Cheese at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse and loved it. Not that they will do that for you, but it wouldn't hurt to try.

        1. re: kevin47
          churchka Jul 12, 2009 08:29 PM

          Love Smalley's in Stillwater's Mac and Cheese. Very creamy. And I loved everything else there when we were there recently.

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          qajohn Jul 11, 2009 08:02 PM

          I don't have much to compare too, but the Twin Cities Grill in the MOA has pretty good Mac and Cheese trending toward the gourmet side.

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